First-ever CreatorFair Concludes Library’s Month of “Barrington Creates”

 The Barrington Area Library celebrated the conclusion of their month-long Barrington Creates event with a first-ever CreatorFair featuring nineteen local makers on Sunday, February 28th. Free for the public to enjoy, the event featured a wide variety of artistic and technical projects with makers of all ages on hand to show off their unique creations. Participants included Wild Grass Art ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Cookies and Cream Peppermint Bark

 With Christmas just days away, this weeks “4PM Panic” post features one last simple cookie recipe, just in case you have a bit more baking to do. One of my favorites, Cookies & Cream Peppermint Bark, is a great family dessert for Christmas week and perfect if you are like me haven’t even started your holiday baking yet. The beauty of ... Read more...

149. Go the Distance with Mom this Mother’s Day

 Flowers, shmowers! Instead of giving your mom that ‘same old’ spring bouquet this Mother’s Day, why not give her a pair of running shoes and a spot in this weekend’s Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk ;). It’s happening Sunday morning on the streets of Barrington and it’s a fun experience you can share while helping a non-profit raise $8,000 for cancer ... Read more...

145. KIDS CLUB: Brand New Barrington Area “Kids Fest”

 There’s a new event happening in Barrington tomorrow that’s all about encouraging kids to get outside, explore nature and have a blast while breathing fresh air.  Three local organizations are coming together to host the first ever Barrington Kids Fest at Citizens Park and they have a long list of exciting outdoor activities planned for the day. This is the ... Read more...

137. Meet Dude the Hunter & Author/Illustrator, Sue Daly

 Have you heard? Dude, the real-life beagle from the brand new children’s book, Dude the Hunter, will be at Norton’s U.S.A. on Lageschulte Street in Barrington this Saturday with local author and illustrator Sue Daly! Sue will be signing copies of her new book, with the little star by her side. The event lasts from 2 to 4 p.m., so ... Read more...

65. Help Good Shepherd Hospital at Art in the Barn

 If you’ve ever made a trip to Good Shepherd Hospital for medical needs, planned or unplanned, this is one weekend where you can return to repay the favor. The 37th Annual Art in the Barn juried fine art show is happening this Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. Over 175 artists will be there to sell their creations and ... Read more...

Annual Duck Races in Barrington, Illinois

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

 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. With more than 150 prizes on the line, the stakes are ... Read more...

52. Save the Lives You Love at National Night Out

 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 ... Read more...

International Fest in Barrington, Illinois

45. Travel the World at Barrington International Fest

 We just spent Fourth of July weekend celebrating our country’s independence, but today’s a day to celebrate all countries and cultures without leaving Barrington. The first ever Barrington International Fest is happening today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and we’re all invited to share a sampling of dance, food and music from around the world. International Fest will be ... Read more...

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