Barrington is a social, active and vibrant community. Enjoy an hour or the day in Barrington. There is something going on each day for you to enjoy from shopping at one-of-a-kind shops, to alfresco dining, to tours of the historical society and many other options.
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THIS WEEK IN BARRINGTON
Barrington 4th of July Parade - Registration and Sponsorship!
The Barrington 4th of July Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013. This year’s Parade theme is “America - Land of Hopes and Dreams” and “Homegrown in Barrington”, highlighting that for many of our students, the opportunity to explore creative ideas, follow passions and achieve success begins right here in Barrington. In addition to the parade, the committee will host an Essay and Poster Contest with Barrington area school children, and the annual Food Drive. All donations will be given to the Barrington and Cuba Township food pantries to benefit local neighbors in need. For more information about the parade, essay & poster contests and the food drive, please visit www.barringtonparade.com and also find us on Facebook for weekly updates.
To participate in the Parade, please visit the website at www.BarringtonParade.com. The registration form is available on line. Fill in the form and return it with the appropriate entry fee. No entrants will be accepted after Wednesday, June 15, 2013. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to provide additional service or financial support for the Parade, sponsorships are available separately on our website www.BarringtonParade.com. We look forward to celebrating with you on the 4th!
Fun Runs at Barrington Running Co. - Saturday, May 18
Barrington Running Co has Fun Runs every Saturday morning at 8AM in the summer. This is a great way to connect with local runners. The distance is 3-7 miles, and all paces are welcome! Meet at the store, 133 Park Ave (near Cook St & Main St.) Any questions, please call the store at 847-702-7867 (RUNR).
Gourmet Burger Sale at Heinen's - Saturday, May 18
All day on Saturday the 18th at Heinen's Fine Foods, 500 N Hough St, is the Gourmet Burger Sale. Offer 4 varieties - BBQ Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Inside Out and Two Brothers for just $3.99 per pound. Make sure to stop by and pick up your burgers for the weekend!
Food Sensitivity Testing - Saturday, May 18
Are foods making you sick? Find out more about the ALCAT food sensitivity testing and how the foods you are eating every day could be causing inflammation in your body. Acacia Organics, 100 E Station St, will be hosting speaker Rob Slotten from ALCAT on Saturday at 11am. The class is free! Sign up here under the "classes" tab.
Art in the Park - Sunday, May 19
Barrington Cultural Arts Center presents Art in the Park, Journey into the Arts. From 10am - 5pm, expect to travel through a maze of artwork and feel the inspirations and motivational atmosphere as you view each piece and get to know the artists. The event is free so come and enjoy a day in the park!
Splurge into Summer Class - Tuesday, May 21
Acacia Organics, 100 E Station St, is hosting an interactive class that will teach fun and innovative ways to incorporate healthy and yummy foods into your family's busy schedule. This the is first class of a new series of "Live and Learn" classes taht are being co-taught with Elyse Wagner, MS, CN, LMHCA. Delicous samples will be a part of the class. $30 per person. Tuesday, May 21st at 11am or 6pm. Bring a friend or the family and enjoy! Sign up here under the "classes" tab.
She Biz Women's Entrepreneurial Forum - Wednesday, May 22
Be apart of the positive dialog promoting and inspiring female entrepreneurs in our community! On May 22nd, Francesca's Famiglia Restaurant (100 E Station St) will host a Women's Forum showcasing the Barrington Area Women Entrepreneurs from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. The event includes an interactive panel of successful dynamic female entrepreneurs and showcase tables highlighting local support organizations and area women business owners. $10 per person payable at the door. Coffee, tea and muffins will be provided. Space is limited so reserve your spot by joining the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/546840382033494/ or email CindiKahn@gmail.com. Come as you are and be prepared to be inspired!
Treat Me Tuesday at the Ice House Mall - Tuesday, June 4
Every month on the first Tuesday is Treat Me Tuesday at the Mall. Receive goodie bags, lunch specials, and be a part of a grand prize drawing at 12:30pm. See the poster for more details. Sponsored by Motor Werks of Barrington and the Barrington Courier-Review.
Sundays in Downtown Barrington - Every Sunday in May
Grab some coffee, enjoy breakfast, and then explore the neighborhood stores for some great shopping and Sunday fun each Sunday in May. Some of the events include champagne tastings at Roots2; cotton candy at Mia Sorella; Sunday specials each week at Notice; $4 bloody mary's at McGonigal's Pub; sweet treats at Urban Flair; smoothie and healthy drink sampling at Acacia Organics; unique gift shopping at Angelina. Get out and enjoy this Sunday in downtown Barrington.
Phillips Graduate Suit Collection - Happening Now
A perfectly fit suit communicates attention to detail and a tie knotted with conviction projects confidence. The Graduate Suit Collection is now at Phillips Men's Wear, 100 E Station St, for $395. The next step your graduate takes will be one of the most significat of his life and the Graduate Collection can be the first step of his wardrobe journey. Stop by Phillips today to order from their Graduate Collection.
Fleur de Lis Salon and Shizoku Skin - Now Open!
Fleur de lis Salon, located in Barrington Commons, recently changed to an AVEDA salon. Anne Usman, an Esthetician and owner of Shizoku Skin, works alongside fellow "beauty-maker" Brittany Cone, owner of Fleur de lis Salon, to offer a variety of services. Their unique business model combines hair and skin excellence using the outstanding brand AVEDA and Shizoku Skin's natural private label skin products. Just in time for spring, Shizoku Skin is offering Flash Peels, the perfect lunchtime lift for $50, and for guests who haven't tried our brilliant Aveda color services, Fleur de lis Salon is offering $20 OFF! Call the salon at 847-381-1003 for details. You won't be disappointed!
Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream Parlor – Now open!
Kaleidoscoops has reopened after the winter! Stop by and try one of their 50 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt at 106 W Main St. Enjoy a variety of sundaes, shakes, smoothies, or a banana split, root beer float or old fashion ice cream sodas. Kaleidoscoops also carries a wide variety of ice cream cakes and pies ready for pick up. Try a large frozen yogurt and receive one FREE topping! Open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Verizon Wireless is Now Open!
Verizon Wireless - Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise, has opened a new store at the corner of Northwest Highway and Lake Cook Road, 106 N Northwest Highway. Wireless Zone of Barrington is a technology retailer, offering all of the services offered by Verizon Wireless (phones, mobile internet, tablets and accessories and a whole lot more) in a locally owned and operated retailer. They provide personal service with wireless experts in addition to the devices you would expect to see in a wireless store. Stop by to look at the complete line of phones, accessories and other technology. The Wireless Zone of Barrington is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Nights at Roots 2 - 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each Month All are welcome to Roots 2 General Store, 211 Park Avenue, from 7pm-9pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month to enjoy artwork from local artists and food and wine tastings. If you'd like to showcase your art contact Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in to the store!
Live Entertainment at Chessie's - Every Friday
Stop by Chessie's on Fridays at 8pm to listen to live music in the bar area. Performers include Gina Gonzales, Mark Himes, Mike Davis and Jim Sieg! Come out of the cold and warm up at Chessie's in the Ice House Mall at 200 Applebee Street. Call Chessie's at 847-382-5020 for more information on specific dates of performers or click here.
Plan to Dine in Barrington this week at one of our 42 restaurants. Find them all here!
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The Barrington Area Library - 505 N Northwest Highway
Be sure to check out the Library for many great events, activities and other happenings! With storytime, school day kids crafts, book club discussions, video game tournaments, "second Friday" musical performances, computer classes and many other events for writers, readers and do-it-yourselfers, the Barrington Aera Library always has something going on. Go to their website for more information and to register for the Fall 2012 events! www.barringtonarealibrary.org
The Barrington History Museum - 212 West Main Street
Visit the working blacksmith shop, check out special exhibits, take a walking tour of historic Barrington or to learn more about Barrington! Plenty of fun for all ages and many educational opportunities. Visit the website for more information and a list of special exhibits at www.barringtonhistorymuseum.org or call 847-381-1730.
Take a tour of Barrington on your bike! Ride along the many bike routes, lanes or paths throughout the Village and experience the beauty of Barrington. There are several scenic miles of paths in the forest preserves which surround Barrington which provide for a delightful day seeing Barrington from a different point of view - on two wheels! See the Bike & Pedestrian Page for more information and a complete map of the Barrington bike facilities. Don't forget to stop in Barrington to shop and dine along the way!
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Barrington Art Festival – Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26, 2013
Amdur Productions proudly kicks off its 30th season with the Barrington Art Festival on Memorial Day weekend. FREE and open to the public, 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 incredible artwork available for purchase at the festival, guests will be able to enjoy live music throughout the weekend. See the latest videos here and here. Epicurean delights will also be available at the festival. Activities for kids make the Barrington Art Festival the perfect family experience. For more information go to the Amdur Productions website.
4th Annual Plant Exchange - Saturday, May 25
Bring plants, seeds, seedlings, bulbs and/or garden books and exchange for something new at Norton's U.S.A.'s 4th annual plant exchange! Event starts at 3pm and delightful treats will be served. Norton's is located at 400 Lageschulte St. See the website for more information: www.nortonsusa.com
Dash to Cure Diabetes - Sunday, May 26
This popular day of races will feature a 4-mile trail run on the prairie path between Citizen’s Park and Cuba Marsh, a 5k walk through the streets of Barrington, and Junior Dashes for children. The events begin at 8:00 a.m. Great goodie bags and T-shirts to the first 500 registered. For more information, visit www.dashtocurediabetes.org.
Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 27
Join Barrington residents and members of the Barrington VFW at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade kicks off at Cook and Main Streets and will end at Evergreen Cemetery with a short service to commemorate U.S. men and women who gave their lives while in military service to their country. Unite with friends and neighbors for this solemn occasion.
Barrington Beautification - May 27 - September 2
Beautification committee members of the Council of Barrington Garden Clubs will be observing local business sites from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Awards for garden design excellence will be presented to businesses selected at the September 11th. Council of Barrington Garden Clubs meeting. The members of our clubs recognize the time, effort and commitment these gardening efforts take and want to formally acknowledge how much we all appreciate the beauty these designs add to the entire Barrington area.
Relay, Recycle and Read - Saturday, June 1
Relay for Life of Barrington is hosting a book sale at St. Anne's Parish, 120 N Ela St. Relay, Recycle and Read will be from 9am-5pm on Saturday, June 1. Please drop off books at all schools, the Garlands, the Ice House Mall or contact Mary Sneed, email@example.com or 847-756-4235 for pickup.
Cruise Nights Celebrates 10 Seasons in Barrington!
Join us in downtown Barrington every Thursday, beginning May 30, for the 10th season of Cruise Night. The weekly car show is held every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. from May 30th through August 29th. This event is FREE and is located in downtown Barrington in the Harris Bank Parking lot on South Cook Street, just south of Lake-Cook Road. Each week there will be food and ice cream vendors, fantastic prizes and entertainment by Bob Roig of Priceless Parties. Bring the entire family! For more information, call (847) 304-3400.
2013 BARRINGTON CRUISE NIGHT SCHEDULE
May 30 Chevys
June 6 70’s Night
June 13 Ford/Mercury
June 20 4-Speeds
June 27 Street Rods/Pre-1948
July 11 Buick, Pontiac & Olds
July 18 Exotic Cars
July 25 British Cars
August 1 Mopar
August 8 Convertibles
August 15 Sports Cars
August 22 Corvettes
August 29 Trucks/ 4x4
Relay for Life - Friday, June 7
Please join the entire Barrington community to raise funds for the American Cancer Society by making or joining a team. We will have fun activities for kids & adults and great entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m. The event concludes at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Fun for the entire family! Luminaries are available for $10.00 to purchase in honor or memory of your loved ones online. There will also be a Silent Auction Tent with chance baskets that evening as well. Look for more information as we honor all survivors with a special event that evening too!
Please come out as we CELEBRATE, REMEMBER, give HOPE, and FIGHT BACK against cancer on June 7th! For more information, please visit www.relayforlife.com
Barrington Farmers Market - Thursdays from June to October
The Barrington Farmers Market returns to the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook Streets. This popular market is held every Thursday beginning June 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through October 17th. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, flowers, pastries and so much more! For more information, visit www.barringtonfarmersmarket.org.
Fourth of July Celebration - “The Brat Tent” - Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 6th
Where: Downtown BARRINGTON - North Commuter Lot @ 201 Spring Street
A Celebration for the Whole Family to Enjoy!! Children’s entertainment daily and each night will be packed with live musical entertainment.
Admission: After 6p – Adults $5; children 12-17 $1; 11 & under are FREE
For more information, please visit www.barrington4thofjuly.com
Run for the Arts - Thursday, July 4
The 16th annual run features a 10K run through Barrington Hills, a 5K run/walk and a 2K walk through the streets of the Village of Barrington. Proceeds to benefit the Barrington Cultural Commission. For more information go to www.signmeup.com/75858 or call 847-620-4580.
Barrington Fourth of July Parade
The Barrington 4th of July Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013. This year’s Parade theme is “America - Land of Hopes and Dreams” and “Homegrown in Barrington”, highlighting that the opportunities to explore creative ideas, follow passions and achieve success begins right here in Barrington.
In addition to the parade, the committee will host an Essay and Poster Contest with Barrington area school children, and the annual Food Drive.
For more information about the Parade and activities surrounding the parade, please visit www.BarringtonParade.com. We look forward to celebrating with you on the 4th!
4th of July Fireworks - Thursday, July 4 at Dusk
Gather with friends, families and neighbors for the wonderful annual fireworks display under the stars (viewing from Barrington High School Lawn). It is a celebration for the whole family to enjoy!!
UNCORK Barrington - Annual Wine Tasting - Friday, July 12
Enjoy an evening of tasting over 45 international wines, sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres and listening to live musical entertainment. Make your way down to the Brat Tent near the Train Station from 6pm - 10pm. Presented by the Barrington Village Association (BVA). Go to www.uncorkbarrington.com for more information.
Barrington Brew Fest - Saturday, July 13
Sample over 20 regional brewers and microbreweries featuring over 50 craft beers. Make your way down to the Brat Tent on Saturday afternoon from 3pm - 7pm. Presented by the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA). Go to www.barringtonbrewfest.com or call 847 852-3897 for more information.
2013 Barrington Concours d’Elegance - Friday July 12 – Sunday, July 14
A 40-mile Road Rally through the Barrington area, an elegant cocktail buffet on the lawn at Makray Memorial Golf Club and many other activities surround this weekend of events. A charity benefit for Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
For more information go to www.barringtonconcours.org or call 847-381-4291.
Barrington Annual Sidewalk Sales Days - Thursday, July 25th – Saturday July 27th
Annual shopping spree throughout the shopping centers of Barrington. Shop our wonderful and unique stores for great deals. Bargains galore for the whole family!
For more information go to www.barringtonchamber.com or call 847-381-2525.
Big Trucks Event - Saturday, August 3
Climb in and explore the world of over 25 different “Big Trucks” from fire engines to dump trucks. Beese Park will be filled with 25 different large trucks from 10am - 2pm. For more information go to www.barringtonparkdistrict.org or call 847-381-0687.
Relay Putt and Drive Golf Outing - Monday, August 26
Relay for Life will hold its inaugural golf outing hosted at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S Northwest Hwy, on Monday, August 26th at 9am. Contact Peter Gibbons, firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-274-4350 for more information.
Staying the Night?
If you're planning on staying in Barrington for the night check out America's Best Value Inn on Northwest Highway or check out The Barrington House Bed and Breakfast in the historic downtown district.
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