Barrington Area Library Presents Madrigal Choir

Barrington High School Madrigal Choir Performs

The BHS Madrigal Singers are back by popular demand with a concert of classic holiday music. Enjoy the amazing voices, high energy, and good cheer of some of the most talented BHS students. Registration required and refreshments will be served.  Event will take place in the Meeting Room.

178. Meatheads Story Time, Reading Rewards & A Special “Goulden Burger”

Media Personality and MommyOnAShoestring.com Founder Beth Engelman Children's Story Time at Meatheads in Barrington

 Meatheads Burgers is hosting a series of free summer reading events at all of their restaurant locations, with the next one coming up this Saturday in Barrington!  Kids age ten and younger are welcome to this special Story Time with Craft event hosted by author, media personality and “Mommy on a Shoestring” founder Beth Engelman. … Read more…

349. Still Time to See Santa at the Ice House Mall

Santa Arrival at the Ice House Mall

 Christmas is next week, but you’re not too late to spend some quality time with Old St. Nick at Barrington’s Ice House Mall! You’ll find Santa at the Ice House Mall from noon to 3 p.m. every day from now through Sunday, December 22nd.  He’ll also be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on … Read more…

330. Health Beat: Six Tips for Curing a Holiday Hangover

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 A sip of bubbly here, a glass of holiday eggnog there, drinking too much at the holiday party can make you feel like you were hit by a truck. Anyone who has taken a few too many sips of an alcoholic beverage knows the feeling of a hangover quite well. A pounding headache, nausea and … Read more…

13. Barrington EATS: Heinen’s Fine Foods for Better Health

Heinen's Wellness Consultant, Kady Shipley - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

With the season of New Year’s resolutions in full swing, Heinen’s Fine Foods in Barrington is making it easier for us to stay on target and reach our health and wellness goals in 2013. In fact, they have a whole department in the store dedicated to subject, their Wellness Resource Center, and we decided there’s no better time than now to get to know the center’s resident wellness expert, Kadi Shipley.

Heinen's Wellness Consultant, Kadi Shipley - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Heinen’s Wellness Consultant, Kadi Shipley – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

With a degree in dietetics from the University of Akron, Kadi is in charge of answering questions about the thousands of products Heinen’s carries to help us improve our diets for better health.  “The research is there for why eating healthy is important, but what people need to embrace individually is how good eating-well makes you feel. If people experience stress, fatigue or discomfort with their bodies, I want them to understand there are ways to eat that can solve these problems.”

When it comes to the latest health foods, drinks, vitamins and supplements available today, Kadi’s tried and tested hundreds of products.  So we asked her to share a short list of things to know and products to help improve our daily diets.  She boiled it down to eight great recommendations…

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7. Second City to Perform for Dash to Cure Diabetes

Dash to Cure Diabetes Comedy Show

 It’s January and it’s cold, but the winter weather is no match for a little fun and humor in the name of a great cause.  Mark your calendars because Second City’s company of touring comedians is making a pit stop at Barrington High School to perform the night of Friday, January 25th. Second City’s touring … Read more…

173. Welcome the New Season with the Summer Wine Walk

Summer Wine Walk in Barrington

We have a libation theme going this weekend with a number of beverage-centered specials and events taking place in Barrington.  With the first day of summer only five days away, merchants downtown are getting a jump start on the season by hosting the first ever Summer Wine Walk, a compliment to the well-attended Winter Wine Walk they hosted in March.

The FREE event will be hosted by participating businesses surrounding Cook and Station Streets from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th.  Each merchant will have a wine map for you to grab so you can see what’s available for sipping before you move on to your next destination. Participating merchants will be offering a total of 14 wines to sample along with appetizers from Cooper’s Pizza.  And to add a little summer sizzle, Park Avenue Restaurant will feature live music with Brian Saltzman from 3 to 6 p.m.

More merchants have joined the downtown wine walk for tomorrow’s event.  Here’s a look at who’s participating and what you will enjoy as you power your way through the town…

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154. Discover “Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift”

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For the first time since publishing her children’s book, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift 15 years ago, Tower Lakes author, Sheila Glazov, will have the honor of watching a musical rendition of the story brought to life on stage this Sunday night.  Performers with Lake Zurich’s Trilogy School of Performing Arts have prepared a special interpretation of the book, which is a “family fairy tale” about a young princess created to help children of all ages build self esteem.

The musical version of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift was adapted shortly after Sheila published the book’s second edition to include paragraphs about bullying in schools.  She wrote the story as a “fairy tale version” of her popular adult book examining behavior and relationships called, What Color is Your Brain?  A Fun and Fascinating Approach to Understanding Yourself and Others.

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152. Eat, Drink and be Booky with Hip New Social Club

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There’s a new book club in town that’s a little more social than serious—which is perfect if you’re a reader who likes to enjoy a cocktail or two over discussions of plot and symbolism. “LIT” is the name of the Barrington Area Library’s brand new social book club for adults designed to let you have just that kind of light-hearted experience. And with a motto like “Eat, drink and be booky,” you’ll get exactly what you sign up for!


LIT
is an out-on-the-town kind of club that will be hosted at a variety of local restaurants instead of at the library. The first one will be held at Park Avenue Restaurant &Wine Bar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Monday, May 21…

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