Day: May 17, 2012

153. Countryside School 5K & Fun Run for Walk On Farm

 Fourth and fifth graders at Countryside Elementary School have organized a community 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run this weekend and they’re asking us to lace up our running shoes to join them in raising money for Walk On Farm.
Walk On Farm is a horseback riding center on Cuba Road in Barrington devoted to making life easier for people with disabilities. Families who live many miles from Barrington drive their kids to Walk On weekly to experience the joy of horseback riding and the confidence and strength it builds in special needs riders like Danielle Sulaski from Aurora, Illinois.

Danielle is living with Cerebral Palsy after suffering a stroke at birth. Danielle’s grandfather, Bob Hunt, says she’s a different girl when she loses her walker and climbs on a horse.…

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

 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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