April 2010

30. Barrington Community Kite Fly

Community Kite Fly in Barrington, Illinois

Every year I see the street-side signs calling all to come out to the Barrington Community Kite Fly. I haven’t been able to make it yet, but this year I am going! It’s happening tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 4PM and I can’t wait to see the colors of the rainbow flying over Citizens Park. […]

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 […]

28. Play Some Old School Basketball

Men's Basketball at the Lake Barrington Field House

The Lake Barrington Field House is fired up about a new adult basketball league they’re starting for men age 18 and up. The goal is to give guys a way to play with groups their age on Tuesday nights from 7 to 10.  And there is something in it for you ladies, too.  It’s a great way to carve […]

27. Park Avenue Wine Bar and Merchant

Park Avenue Wine Bar in Barrington, Illinois

I sat down at the Park Avenue Wine Bar in Barrington last night and for a minute I forgot I was in the suburbs.  A cool curved backlit bar, the reflection from pendant lights above and exposed brick walls give the space a very urban vibe and I can see why Barrington’s newest night spot is one of the hottest […]

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 […]

25. Blow Everything Off to Be with Your Family

My Baby

My husband, two kids and I were heading to a birthday party this weekend when he decided he would dictate today’s blog post to me. It went a little something like this: “Baby Billy’s being baptized tomorrow. We’re so thankful that he’s here. God Bless America. The End.” He was making a joke, but it was also […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

21. Get in on Green Drinks Barrington

Barrington Chapter of Green Drinks

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and there’s a fun new way in Barrington to find out how you can help protect the planet.  It’s a group that is growing called “Green Drinks Barrington” and it’s made up of local folks who share a passion for improving the environment. They meet on the third […]

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