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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Explore today and Enjoy Barrington!
THIS WEEK IN BARRINGTON
Bike Barrington - Saturday, June 22
All are welcome to Bike Barrington on Saturday, June 22nd from 9am-12pm in the Barrington Village Hall Parking Lot. This is a free family-fun event designed to teach bike safety and encourage families to ride in and around Barrington. The day will include bike safety tips and checks from Village CycleSport, bike registrations from the Police Department, free bike helmets and fittings from Advocate Good Shepherd, free water from Heinen's, a short ride for the family through Barrington streets, safety training obstacle course for the kids and many other fun activities. See the poster for more details or call Kevin Kramer at the Village, 847-304-3473.
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
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
13th Annual Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire - Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22
Tour the private gardens of three outstanding Barrington Hills estates. Shop in a tent-covered French Market featuring fine antique dealers and boutique items, or wonder through a 19th century farmhouse and antique barn stuffed with high-end flea market finds. Enjoy expert cooking demonstrations and outdoor entertaining presentations. See unique designer-created garden party vignettes sure to inspire all. Gourmet lunch entrees are available and there will be live musical entertainment throughout the day. Tickets are $40 by June 16th, and $50 June 17th and after. Bargain hunters can shop before the faire opens with a $75 “Early Buy” ticket, Friday only, 8:30am -10am. Call 847-381-7367 or visit www.handsofhopeonline.org to buy your tickets or for more information. Faire proceeds benefit Hands of Hope.
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.
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, June 22
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).
Treat Me Tuesday at the Ice House Mall
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.
Blue Cherry – Now open!
Blue Cherry Frozen Yogurt is now open at 115 S Hough Street. Stop in today for some delicious frozen yogurt with a pick-your-own-toppings station!
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 Father's Day Memories - Happening Now
Phillips continues to move ahead, but never away from its quintessential American styling. From button-down sport shirts to chino trousers and shorts, from classic regular fit to the trimmer custom fit, from pleats to flat front, Phillips sportswear is a Father’s Day favorite. Now at Phillips Men's Wear, 100 E Station St, if you mention this ad you can save 15% on their sportswear collection uniquely suited to a Barrington lifestyle.
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!
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!
For a unique shopping experience visit Barrington, your place for retail. Find that one of a kind store by downloading the new 2012 Shopping and Dining Guide!
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 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 25 – Saturday July 27
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.
College Bound & Women's Personal Protection Workshop - Saturday, July 27
Barrington Martial Arts will host a College Bound and Women's Personal Protection workshop on Saturday July 27th at 3:30pm. This workshop will be held at Barrington Martial Arts which is located at 123 Barrington Commons Plaza. The cost of this workshop is $60 but register before July 20th and pay only $50. 50% of all proceeds will go to the Boston Red Cross for Boston Marathon victims. This hands on workshop will be limited to 20 people from ages 15 and up. To register, for question or for additional information call Master Morris at 847-382-9599 or visit www.barringtonmartialarts.com
Anti-Child Abduction and Anti-Bullying Workshop - Saturday, July 27
Barrington Martial Arts will host a Anti-Child Abduction and Anti-Bullying workshop on Saturday July 27th at 2pm. This workshop will be held at Barrington Martial Arts which is located at 123 Barrington Commons Plaza. The cost of this workshop is $60 but register before July 20th and pay only $50. 50% of all proceeds will go to the Boston Red Cross for Boston Marathon victims. To register, for question or for additional information call Master Morris at 847-382-9599 or visit www.barringtonmarialarts.com. Please note this workshop does fill up fast and will be limited to 20 persons only, ages 7 years old and up, so early registration is highly advised.
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.
20th Annual Duck Race & Pool Party - Saturday, August 10
Join JourneyCare to celebrate the 20th annual Duck Race and Pool Party from 4pm - 7pm at the Barrington Park District Pool at Langendorf Park, 135 Lions Drive. This event helps to raise funds to support the pediatric programs of JourneyCare, fromerly Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois. The evening will include swimming, children's activities, a DJ and family fun! Adopt your ducks and watch them race down the slide to win great prizes. Find out more and pre-purchase your ducks at www.journeycare.org/duckrace. For questions related to the event, please contact Kelly Henry at 224-770-2417 or email@example.com.
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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