29. Spring Has Sprung Sprint

Spring Has Sprung Sprint in Lake Barrington

 You don’t have to join “The Biggest Loser” to get fit.  There’s a great shape-up going down right in The Village of Lake Barrington.  The Village recently formed a “Community Health and Wellness Committee” and hosted their first-ever “Family Fun and Fitness Fair” last Fall. Their second event, the “Spring Has Sprung Sprint”, is coming up this Saturday and there’s … Read more…

26. Kaleidoscope School of Art

Kaleidoscope Art School Exterior

 It’s one of those places I’ve driven past a million times on Main Street, always curious to know what colorful characters I might find inside. This week I decided it was time to stop wondering, so I stopped the car at Barrington’s Kaleidoscope School of Art. A collection of quirky objects and art decorate the … Read more…

24. 1940’s Radio Flashback

1940's Radio Review - Crimson Crooners

 If you’d like to sit back and listen to the music and sounds of 1940’s radio, the Barrington Park District is the place to be tonight. The Barrington Cultural Arts Center is hosting “A 1940’s Radio Review” and tickets are still available. The performers have made a special trip to Barrington to put on their … Read more…

23. Go to Go Go Go Joe

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Station Middle School

 My all-time favorite musical is playing right here in Barrington this weekend and I can’t help but give the old “break-a-leg” to the cast and crew of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat over at Barrington Middle School – Station Campus. If you love the music from “Joseph” as much as I do, chances are … Read more…

22. Antique and Garden Show

Ice House Mall Antique and Garden Show

 I may be sitting at my desk, but now that we’ve seen some of the first beautiful days of spring, I find my mind is wandering.  I’m thinking about being outside, planting flowers, digging up stray tulip bulbs and the fact that it’s time, once again, to cut the grass.  If you’re mind is in the garden, you’ll … Read more…

20. Sign up for Safety Town

Safety Town - Barrington Junior Womens Club

 It has become a summer right of passage for 5 and 6-year-olds in Barrington. “Safety Town” is where kids go to learn the most important lessons to protect them from danger. It’s a permanent mini-town set up right here in Barrington and this summer’s sessions are filling fast. The safety camp is for kids entering kindergarten or … Read more…

19. Join a Pinstripes Bowling League

Pinstripes Goose Island Bowling League

 If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to join a bowling league, now’s your chance. Pinstripes Bowling, Bocce and Bistro at the Arboretum of South Barrington is spreading the word about their “Goose Island Bowling League” which starts this week on Wednesday. The league runs for eight weeks and the cost is $12 per person per … Read more…

18. Experience the Catlow Theater

Catlow Theater in Barrington, Illinois

 Downtown Barrington may not be a big place, but there’s one place that defines its skyline like no other.  From first dates to favorite movies, the historic Catlow Theater holds so many memories and is a true Barrington treasure. Barrington Business owner, Wright Catlow, opened the theater back in May of 1927. His father owned the building … Read more…

16. Rock the Penny Road Pub

Penny Road Pub

 Someone wise once said, “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” If this home-made sign is the Penny Road Pub’s cover, it bears no hint of the color you’ll find on the inside of this rural Barrington hot spot. The PRP has been around since 1972 and, if you’ve been around Barrington a while, … Read more…