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

Barrington Kid 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 […]

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

Post - Dude the Hunter
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 […]

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. With more than 150 prizes on […]

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 […]

41. July 4th Barrington Brat Tent Returns with a Bang

Barrington Fourth of July Brat Tent Festivities
The Brat Tent entrance will blast open today to celebrate four days of July 4th festivities in downtown Barrington. The 27th Annual Barrington Fourth of July celebration will feature a packed schedule of entertainment for kids, families AND adults. We’ll be sharing fun details and the full events schedule in the coming days here at […]

27. Meet & Encourage Barrington’s Youngest Artists

Children's Activities at the Barrington Art Festival
The people in charge of this weekend’s Barrington Art Festival are shining a spotlight on the area’s youngest artists this year. For the first time, they’re devoting a section of the festival to youth artists who will be displaying their works for sale and there will also be a children’s art activity area where kids […]

23. Explore Citizens Park at Family Nature Fest

Family Nature Fest in Barrington, Illinois
Want to get outside and explore nature with your kids tomorrow? There’s a full schedule of exciting activities planned for all ages during Family Nature Fest from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at Citizens Park in Barrington. There will be an interactive fitness trail set up for tomorrow’s festival, along with […]

335. Cowboy Up for the Lil’ Dudes & Darlins’ Dance

Barrington Park District Lil' Dudes and Darlings Dance
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! It’s time for your kids to slip on their boots and grab their hats for an evening of dinner, dancing and good old Western fun. The Barrington Park District is hosting the first ever “Lil’ Dudes and Darlins’ Dance” this Friday.  It’s fun for the whole family and y’all want […]

330. Show Your Stuff at the Barrington Art Festival

Youth Art Division at the Barrington Art Festival
With more snow in the overnight forecast, I’m happy to have reason to show you this photo I took during last May’s Barrington Art Festival. Puffy clouds, bright blue skies, sleeveless shirts and, yes, Barrington’s 2011 Memorial Day Weekend Art Festival are right around the corner. Do you remember how hot it was during last […]

261. The 12 Toys of Christmas at Learning Express

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit
Christmas is one week from today and, if you still have shopping to do, it’s almost crunch time.  To help you find great gifts for the kids on your list this year, I asked Learning Express Toys to let us in on their hottest holiday gift items for 2010.  Learning Express has stores in both […]

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