Day: May 4, 2012

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 first year that the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, the Barrington Park District and the Leave No Child Inside initiative of the Greater Barrington and Lake Zurich areas are joining forces to create a unique Barrington Area Kids Fest.  They’ve decided to combine the 11th annual Community Kite Fly and the 2nd annual Family Nature Fest to form one all-encompassing outdoorsy festival and it’s totally FREE and open to all kids and families in the community.
A ton of local groups, organizations and businesses are supporting the event to provide families with action-packed recreational and educational activities designed to get everyone moving and active.  In addition to your kites, be sure to bring your bikes this year. One of the tomorrow’s highlights will be a family bike adventure through Cuba Marsh led by Barrington cyclist, Bob Lee……

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144. 365 Barrington “Kids Club” Mother’s Day Art Contest

 If you have kids, know kids or are a kid-at-heart, we have some exciting news.  Starting today, we’re carving out a new space here at 365Barrington.com that’s devoted to great stuff for children to do in Barrington and we’ve even invented a brand new monthly contest!  During the first week of each month, we’re going to challenge kids to share their own original artwork, based on a theme, with awesome prizes offered by our partner in this project, Learning Express Toys. Our first contest starts today as we debut the brand new 365 Barrington “Kids Club”, a new way to keep up on the latest local cool stuff for kiddos.

So here’s how it works:  Each month we’ll pose a challenge for kids to answer with a drawing and a few words, if they so choose.  Our first “Kids Club” contest has a Mother’s Day theme……

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