Sunday, September 15
Citizen’s Park in Barrington,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Barrington Cultural Arts Center presents its 5th annual Art in the Park which is sponsored by the Barrington Park District. Art in the Park is an annual event at Citizen’s Park that provides an opportunity for all artists in the community to showcase and sell their wares in a beautiful setting. Please note the event’s date changed (was May 19, 2013). To learn more, visit www.barringtonculturalartscenter.org.
Saturday, September 21
Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre,
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is proud to present its annual gala on Sept. 21 at the Stonegate Conference Centre in Hoffman Estates. The gala will benefit programs and services at the hospital. An invitation will follow. Please purchase tickets early, as this is a popular event. For more information, including exclusive sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Stetler at 847-842-3128 or Sue Abderholden at 847-842-4026.
Saturday, August 10
Brunswick Zone, 6 – 11 p.m.
The Carolyn Gable Expect a Miracle Foundation is having a Cosmic Bowling fundraiser on Sat., August 10 to benefit children of single, working parents to help them attend extracurricular activities. Tickets are $70 a couple, or $35 for a single ticket. The price includes: dinner buffet, three games, Scotch doubles, and shoes. Lane sponsors or raffle prize donations are needed. All sponsors contributing $150 or more will be entered in a special “sponsors only” raffle prize drawing. To register, call 847-545-1157. For more information, visit www.expectamiraclefoundation.org/events.html. Brunswick Zone is located at 21080 N. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.
Saturday, August 10
Langendorf Park, 4 – 7 p.m.
Help JourneyCare (Hospice) celebrate 20 years in Barrington at the Barrington Duck Race and Pool Party. Enjoy free swimming, children’s activities, a DJ, and family fun. Adopt a duck and watch them race. This event is to support the pediatric programs of JourneyCare. For more information, or to pre-purchase ducks and raffle tickets, visit www.journeycare.org/duckrace.
Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27
Barrington’s biggest shopping spree of the year is back! Mark your calendars to check out the Barrington Sidewalk Days from July 25-27. Dozens of retailers participate to give you the best deals around town.
Monday, July 15 – Tuesday, July 16
Beyond the Lab: Field Explorations for Curious Children, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Citizens for Conservation’s Youth Education is offering a Leave No Child Inside and STEM-oriented camp for summer 2013. “Beyond the Lab: Field Explorations for Curious Children” is for children entering first and second grade. Camp is scheduled for July 15 and 16 from 9-11:30 a.m. Camp fee is $100 for CFC members, $150 for nonmembers. Register by calling 847-382-SAVE. For more information, and to get a registration form, visit www.citizensforconservation.org/youth-education/.
Saturday, July 13
Downtown Barrington, 3-7 p.m.
Enjoy live music, tasty food, a 50/50 raffle, and a beanbag tournament all while sampling the best of the brews at the 10th annual Barrington Brew Fest. More than 40 craft brewers from the Midwest, as well as from other parts of the country are expected to attend. All proceeds from the fest will benefit the Barrington Area Council on Aging. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the day of. The ticket price includes a commemorative glass and brew tastings. The 750 attendees will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, call 847-852-3897, or visit www.barringtonbrewfest.com
Sunday, June 23
Come shop for furniture, estate jewelry, flowers, and plants at the Antiques & Garden Market. Located at the Arboretum in South Barrington, over 30 vendors will be present where you can browse and find treasure. Admission is free and the event happens rain or shine. For more information, visit www.shopthearboretumSB.com. The Arboretum is located at 100 W. Higgins Rd., (Corner of Rt. 59 and 72), South Barrington.
Sunday, June 23
Barnes & Noble, Deer Park, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Sing, dance, move, and groove with Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s Campus, and enjoy interactive story time with Mr. Brandon, as the WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour comes to Deer Park. For more information, visit www.shopDeerParkTownCenter.com. Deer Park is located at 20530 N. Rand Rd.
Saturday, June 22
Rolling Oaks Farm
JourneyCare Foundation of Northeastern Ill. is proud to present The Gala at Rolling Oaks Farm on Sat., June 22. The gala is raising money in support of JourneyCare’s mission of making every moment count for those touched by serious illness and loss. For more information, to purchase tickets, or for sponsorship opportunities, call Kristin Frazier at 224-770-2414, or email email@example.com.
Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22
Barrington Hills, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hands of Hope invites you to the highly anticipated Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire on June 21 and 22. Faire tickets are $40 if purchased by June 16, and $50 if purchased June 17 or after. A special $75 “Early Buy” ticket will be offered for those who want to shop the flea market from 8:30- 10 a.m. before the Faire opens on Friday. Shuttle buses depart every 15 minutes from the following locations: Fri. from Barrington High School and 800 Hart Rd., Sat. from 800 Hart Rd. (only). Barrington High School is located at 616 W. Main St. Faire proceeds will benefit Hands of Hope, a Barrington based nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping meet critical needs of women and children in Africa by addressing education, economic development, clean drinking water, and health services. For more information, call 847-381-7367, or visit handsofhopeonline.org.
Monday, June 17
Twin Orchard Country Club
Join Little City for the 50th Golden Anniversary Little City Invitational Golf Tournament at the Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove. Enjoy a day of golf, networking, and the opportunity to assist Little City in raising funds to support children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Little City Invitational Golf Tournament is the second longest running golf tournament in Illinois. Register at www.littlecity.org/lci.
Saturday, June 15
Smart Farm’s Hoop House, 10 a.m.
If you are interested in learning about how to properly care for your tomato plants, attend the Smart Farm class Tomato Plant Care: For Highest Yielding Results. The class will cover trellising, pruning, and fertilizing tips. Instructors will demonstrate their favorite way to mulch, called the “lasagna method,” and the “Florida stake and weave” method of trellising. These methods work for all types of tomatoes from cheery to beefsteak and heirloom to hybrid. For more information, and to register, visit www.smartfarms.org. Smart Farm’s hoop house is located on the Good Shepherd Hospital Campus off Route 22 in Barrington.
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Citizens for Conservation’s Youth Education is offering a Leave No Child Inside oriented pre-school camp for summer 2013. “Beginning Naturalists” is for children ages 4 and 5, and is scheduled for June 10-14 from 9-11:30 a.m. Camp fee is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. To register, call 847-382-SAVE. For more information, and registration details, visit www.citizensforconservation.org/youth-education.
Monday, June 10
Barrington Hills Country Club
Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Invitational Golf/Tennis Outing hosted by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. The Invitational will be held at Barrington Hills Country Club. For more information, contact Sarah Stetler at 847-842-3128, or Sue Abderholden at 847-842-4026.
Saturday, June 1
Flint Creek Savanna, 1-5 p.m.
To celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, join CFC for its popular class on seining along with seining expert and long time CFC volunteer Tom Vanderpoel. Participants meet at CFC to drive to a local site where they will use seining nets to see what is in the water. Look for frogs, fish, mussels, and larvae. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Water shoes/boots or closed-toe shoes are required and must be worn at all times. This program is for children six and older, and caregivers are required to attend. Registration is required and can be made by calling 847-382-SAVE, or visiting www.citizensforconservation.org/youth-education/. Class size is limited to 20 children. Completed registration forms are due by May 25. Flint Creek Savanna is located at 459 W. Highway 22, Barrington.
Saturday, June 1
Fel-Pro RRR, 7 a.m.
Join Animal House Shelter for its 3rd annual Dash for the Dogs one mile fun run for families, dogs, and kids. Dash for Dogs is an annual 5k run held to raise much needed funds for the medical bills of special needs animals at the shelter. Registration and check in begins at 7 a.m., the 5k run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Pre-registration fee is $30, day of registration is $35. Catered food will be provided and available for all runners and walkers. The race will be on a certified course. Results will be posted on the Animal House Shelter website, www.animalhouseshelter.com. Register online at www.signmeup.com, by phone at 847-961-5541, or by visiting the shelter located at 13005 Ernesti Rd., Huntley. All pre-registered participants receive a t-shirt. Day of race registered participants will receive a t-shirt while supplies last. If you would like to help out, but not participate in running or walking, you can sign up to volunteer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 26
Celebrate Memorial Day 2013, by participating in the 14th annual Running of the DASH to Cure Diabetes. The four-mile trail run, 5k walk, and host of kid races will be held at Citizens Park starting at 8 a.m. The races will benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to help in search for a cure. For more information, visit www.dashtocurediabetes.org, email email@example.com, or call 847-381-3274.
Saturday, May 25- Sunday, May 26
Barrington Village Center, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Amdur Productions proudly kicks off its 30th season with the Barrington Art Festival on Memorial Day weekend. The Barrington Art Festival will offer the work of 120 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums including: ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors, wood, and more. In addition to the artwork, guests can enjoy live music at the festival and Epicurean delights. Artwork will be available to purchase.
Saturday, May 25
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1:30 p.m.
Chefs from some of Chicagoland’s favorite restaurants will be sharing their culinary experience at Chicago Botanic Garden this summer during the annual Garden Chef Series. Chefs will prepare a signature dish during a cooking demonstration at the Garden’s open-air amphitheater in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden each weekend from Sat., May 25 until Sun. October 6. All demonstrations are free and take place at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Past chefs have included: Gale Grand of Tru, Jeff Shapiro of Real Urban BBQ, and Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen & Bar. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions, get cooking tips from experts, and receive a delicious recipe that they can serve at home. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of plant giveaways at the Garden. Each month, visitors will be able to take home a seedling along with a care sheet and recipe. Past giveaways have included Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale, Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil, and Grandpa Admire’s Heirloom Lettuce. Giveaways happen Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Parking is $20 per car, free for Garden members. For more information, call 847-835-5440, or visit www.chicagobotanic.org/chef. The Chicago Botanic Garden is located at 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL.