328. Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

You’ve seen it on TV. The crime happens, the evidence is collected and the crime is solved, all within an hour! Let’s face it. The TV version of CSI doesn’t quite paint an accurate picture of a true crime scene investigator. But you can see, first-hand, how the pros solve crimes by signing up for a brand new class being offered by the Barrington Park District.

Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

“CSI Barrington” classes are offered for adults and teens and start next week on Monday, February 28th.

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299. Preschool 101 at the Barrington Area Library

Preschool Open Houst at the Barrington Area Library

When you’re new to being a mom like I am, there’s a lot to learn about getting your kids started in school.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming. From traditional preschools, to the Park District to Montessori classes, Barrington offers many choices for preschool and the Barrington Area Library is helping make those decisions easier by hosting a Preschool Enrichment Fair tomorrow night.

Preschool Open Houst at the Barrington Area Library

There will be representatives at the library from 22 area preschools from 6:30 to 8PM on Tuesday, January 25th. They’ll be there to answer all of your questions about things like registration, class size and the average day for students.

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252. Learn to Speak Chinese in Barrington’s Schools

School District 220 Accepts $1.5 Million Chinese Language Grant

Last night, School District 220 gave us all a new reason to celebrate the benefits of living  here in Barrington.  The school board voted to accept a $1.5 Million 5-year federal grant that will fund Chinese language instruction in grades kindergarten through 5.  That makes District 220 the ONLY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ILLINOIS to receive federal funding this year for Chinese curriculum. As the mother of two young children in Barrington and as a Realtor who helps people buy and sell homes here, I think this news is totally 真棒!

School District 220 Accepts $1.5 Million Chinese Language Grant

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202. Opening Day at the New Early Learning Center

First Day of School at the Early Learning Center

This is an exciting day in Barrington because School District 220’s new Early Learning Center officially opened its doors to students for the first day of school this morning. The brand new school is a state-of-the-art, 38,000 square foot facility designed especially for special needs students age three to five years old. It’s the first new school to open in Barrington District 220 since 2002, and we’re all invited to check out the new school at an open house tonight.

First Day of School at the Early Learning Center

District 220’s chief communications officer, Dr. Jeff Arnett, was at the school bright and early this morning snapping photos of opening day.

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128. Anna Shea Chocolate Making Classes

Chocolate Making Classes at Anna Shea

Have you ever seen chocolate so exquisite, it looks more like art than food? There’s a chocolate factory in South Barrington that not only produces these bite-sized beauties, starting tonight, they’ll be teaching classes on how to make them. These are the first chocolate making classes being offered at Anna Shea Chocolates since they opened at … Read more…

62. Rockstar 101

Consolidated Music of Barrington's Rockstar 101

The sound man checks the mics. The audience anxiously fills the room. You’re backstage dressed in your skinny jeans and grungy t-shirt, feeling the pre-performance energy and waiting for your cue. You grab your guitar and take the stage. You’re a rockstar. And this is not your wildest dream. It’s Rockstar 101! Consolidated Music of … Read more…

38. Do the WRITE Thing

TT Patton, The Art of Fine Writing

Mother’s Day is tomorrow and there are a million things you could run out and buy for your mom. But Barrington business owner, Theresa Patton recently reminded me that there’s no gift more powerful than putting pen to paper. Theresa owns TT Patton stationery shop in downtown Barrington. When I asked her what inspired her … 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…