Welcome to the first Tuesday in October! Have you picked pumpkins or put out your scarecrow yet? There’s so much happening in Barrington this month so we have lots to choose from for our weekly 10 on Tuesday list of upcoming events and fun things to do in Barrington.
We picked a scarecrow theme for this week’s 10 on Tuesday list because, as you’ve probably noticed by now, the scarecrows are back at businesses in Barrington, decorating storefronts all over town. It’s the Village of Barrington’s annual Scarecrow Contest and the voting is underway now. I’ve spotted a few scarecrows with election themes so far this year encouraging us to get out and vote along with another promoting Bob Lee’s Ride for 3 Reasons and a tribute to Whitney Houston.
The scarecrow contest and voting will end on Halloween, which is Monday, October 31st. Winners will be announced on the Village website on Tuesday, November 1st. Casting your vote is easy to do online at Barrington-Il.gov. But before you cast your vote, be sure to check out this week’s top 10 list of upcoming things to do in Barrington starting with a cool event happening in South Barrington tonight…
1. Barrington Junior Womens Club New Member Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 2nd, at 7 p.m. – TONIGHT!
Where: L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie at The Arboretum of South Barrington
What: If you’ve ever been curious to learn more about and possibly join the Barrington Junior Womens Club, tonight’s a great night to check it out! The group is hosting their annual new members night tonight. The BJWC is a non-profit organization established more than 75 years ago. The group’s goal is to bring women together to enhance the community by hosting and participating in events throughout the year.
2. “60010 Shops the Ride” Shopping & Dining Event
When: Thursday, October 4th 6 p.m. -9 p.m. and Friday, October 5th 9 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Locations throughout Barrington
What: Shop and dine for a good cause! Help Bob Lee reach his goal of raising $1,000,000 for Cancer, ALS and Hospice programs and support local retailers at the same time. Participating Barrington businesses will donate a portion of their sales to Bob’s Ride for 3 Reasons during this shopping and dining event.
More: EnjoyBarrington.com and 3Reasons.org.
3. Mosaic Martini Craft Night at Bataille Academie of Art
When: Thursday, October 4th, starting at 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Bataille Academie of Art Annex – 120 Lageschulte in Barrington
What: Cocktails and Crafts nights are a new way for you to join your friends for a well deserved evening out with a social series of adult crafts classes led by Bataille Academie of Art instructor, Lori Weyburn. Martinis will be served as guests make mosaic crafts during this week’s session. The cost is $40 per class and that includes the cocktails and all of your materials.
4. Sock-Hop Fundraiser Featuring Dick Biondi!
When: Saturday, October 6th, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Barrington Park District Langendorf Recreational Facility – 235 Lions Dr.
What: Nationally known disc jockey and legendary Chicago radio personality, Dick Biondi, will be spinning the music of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s at the Barrington Noon Rotary Club’s 2012 fundraiser. Girls, put on that poodle skirt and saddle shoes and guys, slick back your hair and break out that varsity letter jacket. Get ready to cut a rug, twist and shout, and rock and roll the night away to support great local causes.
Money raised will benefit the programs of Barrington Youth and Family Services, Career Place, and Barrington Rotary Charities.
Cost: $40 per person
More: Purchase tickets at BarringtonRotarySockHop.com
5. Growing Cents of Style Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 6th (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and 7th (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), 2012
Where: The sale is returning to 22N102 Pepper Road in Lake Barrington, oone block north of Route 14, adjacent to Treetime Christmas Classics
What: Growing Cents of Style is a seasonal children’s consignment sale, which started in 2006, dedicated to selling the highest quality boutique and designer clothing (sizes newborn – size 16), shoes, accessories, baby gear and toys.
6. Play On Sports Gear Consignment Sale
When: Saturday, October 6th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 7th from 10 am. to 2 p.m., 2012
Where: 22049 Pepper Road – Across from Treetime Christmas Classics
What: Find great deals and save money at this seasonal consignment sale where you can purchase gently used sports gear for a fraction of the retail cost. The company’s owner says, “The savings you gain will allow you to reinvest in your family in other ways and consignors feel great knowing that their old equipment is being recycled and playing on!”.
7. 12th Annual Scarecrow Festival
When: Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park in downtown Barrington
What: Barrington’s Scarecrow Festival will feature pony rides, scarecrow, pumpkin and cookie decorating, games, inflatables and games for the kids. Bob the DJ will be on hand to delight the crowd with his special costume and favorite spooky songs. They’ll will also be grilling food available for purchase. Materials for scarecrows will be provided and festival goers can bring clothing and accessories to personalize their creations.
8. Stiletto March and Girls Night Out
When: October 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The evening begins at 5:30 with registration and cocktails at L’Eiffel Bistrot.
What: Strap on your highest heels to shop, dine and join in celebrating breast cancer survivors and those who have lost the fight. Exclusive shopping offers and discounts as well as food and drinks will also be available at participating retailers. The ticket price includes 2 glasses of wine and appetizers at L’Eiffel Bistrot. A portion of each ticket goes to The Cancer Institute at The Alexian Brothers Health System.
Cost: $25.00 per ticket in advance | $30 at the door (cash or check only)
9. Carnaval: An Evening in the Caribbean
When: Saturday, October 13th from 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Where: The Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills
What: The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble (BYDE) Auxiliary Board invites the community to their 2012 Gala Fundraiser, Carnaval: An Evening in the Caribbean. The evening will begin with docent led tours of the Sanfilippo family’s collection of antique music machines, followed by live and silent auctions, raffles and performances by BYDE and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater dancers.
Cost: The ticket price is $150 and proceeds will benefit BYDE’s arts education mission, their November/December 2012 production of The Nutcracker and their Spring 2013 production of Coppelia.
10. 30th Annual Barrington Area CROP Walk
When: Sunday, October 14th, 2012, Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Walk will begin and end this year at Atonement, 909 E. Main Street in Barrington
What: The Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk is an annual community hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World Service, an international ecumenical relief, development and refugee resettlement agency providing assistance in the United States and around the world. The WALK is supported by churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses and individuals in the Barrington area.
Twenty-five percent (25%) of all funds raised are allocated for local agencies that serve people in need of food.