11. Find Spring Treasures at Ice House Antique Show

 Somehow I’ve trained my two-year-old to say “It’s a happy day!” first thing when she wakes up. She shouts this out at the first signs of sunlight, even if it’s dark, stormy and I feel like crawling back into bed. But today, it really LOOKS like a happy day. The sun is shining (at least for now), the forecast calls … Read more…

10. Sip, Sample & Shop with the Women of WINGS

 Calling all Barrington Foodies!  Here’s a great way to jump start your weekend plans while getting to know some of the top chefs in Barrington.  There’s a fun wine and food sampling event happening TOMORROW with an impressive list of guest chefs from area restaurants offering samples of some of their finest dishes. The event is called Taste Takes Flight, … Read more…

9. Bunny Business at the Foundry of Barrington

 It’s become an annual Easter tradition for families throughout Barrington. If you want to catch the Easter Bunny on Easter Weekend, all you have to do is drop by The Foundry of Barrington. The big bunny will be at the Foundry’s Annual Family Easter Event tomorrow. There will also be a FREE petting zoo featuring baby ducks, chicks, rabbits, goats … Read more…

8. Spotlight on Barrington’s Stars Fashion Show

 If you want to see the latest spring styles that are flying out of Barrington shops, you don’t want to miss a fast paced and fun fashion show & luncheon coming up in Barrington next week.   It’s called the Spotlight on Barrington’s Stars.  And that means there will be Barrington models wearing locally sold fashions to showcase the retailers in … Read more…

7. "Sing" to Win $5,000 at Deer Park Town Center

 The prizes are sweet and the stakes are high in a cool national singing competition just getting underway at Deer Park Town Center. The “Sing!” vocal talent competition will shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups right here in the Barrington area and throughout the country.  The groups must consist of 3 to 25 … Read more…

5. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Prairie Middle School

 The second Middle School Musical happening in Barrington this weekend will take you way back to the 1920’s, right at Prairie Middle School. The title character, Millie Dillmount, has arrived in New York City from Salina, Kansas to experience life and see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. Although scared and alone, Millie Dillmount is determined to “make it,” even … Read more…

3. Audition for the First Barrington Community Follies

 Do you like to sing in the shower? Do your toes start tapping when you hear a snappy tune? Does your car become your stage when you sit down in the driver’s seat? Don’t waste all of that untapped talent by performing for yourself! Why not share it with the world in the first ever Barrington Community Follies?  That’s right, … Read more…

2. Nominate Barrington’s 2011 Citizen of the Year

 It’s National Volunteer week and, if there’s one thing I’ve learned since moving to Barrington, it’s that ours is a community filled with endless opportunities to help others.  There are hundreds of organizations championing countless causes, powered by thousands of volunteers who are changing lives.  It reminds me of a beautiful image from one of my great grandmother’s favorite poems, … Read more…