56. Get in on the New Barrington Dance Craze

Dancing in the Streets of Downtown Barrington

There’s a new community dance craze taking over the streets of Barrington. “Flash Mobs” have become the latest rage. If you watch Glee, follow YouTube or are a hip and happening reader of 365Barrington.com, I’m sure you know all about them ;).  For those of you who’d like a little background, Flash Mobs are “large groups of people who assemble suddenly in public and perform a dance or unusual act for a brief time, then disperse.” The performance is supposed to be a secret, but a little birdie has let me in on what could be Barrington’s next Flash Mob.

Dancing in the Streets of Downtown Barrington

Barrington’s last Cruise Night of the season is happening downtown on Cook Street tomorrow night, starting at 6:30. My source tells me that, if you’re there at around 6:45, you might just get Flash Mobbed, like this one that happened a couple of weeks ago…

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53. Get Lucky at the Summer Duck Race & Pool Party

Annual Duck Races in Barrington, Illinois

Don’t let summer sneak away without taking part in one of Barrington’s most popular parties of the season. The 18th Annual Duck Race and Pool Party is happening tomorrow and there are hundreds of rubber ducks resting in Barrington tonight before they take the plunge during tomorrow’s big event.

Annual Duck Races in Barrington, Illinois
Photo Courtesy of Barrington Photographer and "Citizen of the Year", Bob Lee

With more than 150 prizes on the line, the stakes are high for tomorrow’s duck races. Your kids will have a blast at this end-of-summer bash which doubles as a fundraiser to help Illinois children facing serious illness. Here’s how it works…

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52. Save the Lives You Love at National Night Out

National Night Out in Barrington, Illinois

Our new baby turned two weeks old yesterday. With three kids under three in our house, events like tonight’s sixth annual National Night Out at Citizens Park in Barrington are beginning to take on new meaning.  Barrington police have played a big part in the planning and it’s designed to be a fun way to learn things that can save the lives of the people we love.

If you’ve ever worried about things like bike and train safety, stranger danger, your kids and drugs, how to keep them safe behind the wheel or as the passengers of other teen drivers, National Night Out will help bring you a little peace of mind. Whether your kids are little like ours or in the midst of their teens, they’ll definitely walk away from this party armed with new skills to help keep them out of danger.

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147. Bronco Football Pep Rally

Barrington High School

 They’ll be raising the roof at Barrington High School tomorrow night. The 15th Annual Bronco Football Pep Rally starts at 7PM and they say, “Come early, be loud, wear red and show your spirit!” Team players, cheerleaders, the Broncette Pom Squad, Spirit Band and Color Guard will all be performing to get the crowd fired … Read more…

145. Eat, Pray and Love FOOD

Eat Pray Love Special Movie Menu

 The movie version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat Pray Love” hit the big screen this month and Gold Class Cinemas at the South Barrington Arboretum is offering a special menu and cooking demonstrations based on the movie this week. In the story, the main character, played by Julia Roberts, visits Italy, India and Indonesia during … Read more…

142. Jazz Fest at L’Eiffel Bistrot

Jazz Fest at L'Eiffel Bistrot

 If you’re a fan of jazz music, it’s a great weekend to check out L’Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington. They’re hosting Jazz Fest there with live music tonight and tomorrow night. One of the featured performances will be a session by Hot Club Du Chicago.  They’re a quartet that specializes in playing “Gypsy Jazz”, made … Read more…

139. Meet The Barrington Bus Family

Pahlke Family and The Barrington

 The first day of school is one week from today, but you may have already seen the big yellow buses back out on the streets.  For the past week, the Barrington Transportation Company has been busy test driving their buses and getting drivers in gear for the new school year.  It’s a big job, but the family behind this … Read more…