Opera House Event
Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four “second Tuesday” summer fundraising shows and one “second Tuesday” Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House. The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy. Mr. Troy will perform “The Creation of The Wizard of Oz” on July 10th, “The Creation of West Side Story” on August 14th, and “Making A List: The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)” on November 27th. Mr. Troy’s shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers, and a scripted narrative.
Adult Vocational Scholarship
The Rotary Club of Woodstock is pleased to announce a new vocational scholarship geared to adult learners who are preparing for a career that requires less than a four year degree – this could be an Associate’s Degree or a certificate.
To be eligible, the recipient must live within the boundaries of Woodstock School District 200, be 25 years of age or older and be enrolled in a vocational degree or certificate program at an accredited institution.
Mobile Food Pantry
Ten months of the year, the Rotary Club of Woodstock operates a one-day mobile food pantry through a partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Woodstock Food Pantry. Open to anyone in the community who needs it each month, the pantry averages 200 individuals and families.
Partnering with the City of Woodstock, the Club maintains Rotary Triangle Park, with its “Welcome to Woodstock” sign. Three times a year, the Rotary Club of Woodstock provides the upkeep by trimming bushes, weeding and putting down fresh mulch. The park is just past IL. Rt. 47 (Eastwood Dr.) on IL Rt. 120 West (McHenry Ave.) as it enters downtown.
In the fall, the Club participates in the nationwide effort Operation Warmth. Through a partnership with Woodstock School District 200, the Club purchases and donates coats that are housed at the elementary schools to be given out to the children as the staff see the need.
Club member, Tom Nierman of Nierman Landscape Design, plants our Rotary Community Garden. The produce is then donated to the Woodstock Food Pantry. The Community Garden is maintained by the McHenry County Master Gardeners / University of Illinois Extension Program.