Our “10 on Tuesday” list of upcoming events in Barrington has a bit of a theme going on this week. With that big holiday coming up just two weeks from tomorrow, I bet you can guess what it is…
That’s right! Halloween events and costume parties for kids and adults make up most of our list this week. But there are a few non-Halloween events as well, starting with this next gathering of the Barrington Area Library’s social book club, called LIT, at a popular new bar in town…
1. Join LIT, the Library’s Social Book Club
When: Monday, October 22nd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Annex Lounge
What: Join LIT, the Barrington Area Library’s social book club and librarians Liz and Emily upstairs at The Annex Lounge (formerly Park Avenue Wine Bar) in downtown Barrington and discuss “The Healing” by Jonathan Odell. LIT is an out-on-the-town kind of club, where members meet to discuss the latest books on their reading list at a variety of local bars and restaurants instead of at the library.
More: To register in advance, visit BarringtonAreaLibrary.org
2. Halloween Egg Hunt
When: Thursday, October 25, 7 to 7:45 p.m., 2012
Where: Langendorf Park (235 Lions Dr.) Barrington Room & Main field
What: For ages 1 to 10 years with Parent Bring you flashlight and join us for s spooky, fun-filled Halloween Egg Hunt around Langendorf Park. Everyone gets to hunt for candy and toy-filled eggs. Each child will receive a safety kit, a bag for their eggs and Halloween treats for all. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Fee: $5 per child ($8 at the door Adults admitted free with paid child
3. Halloween Disco Costume Party
When: Friday, October 26th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Center for Ballroom and Dance at Deer Park Town Center
What: Have you been waiting for the chance to bust out those Disco moves? Your time has come! Center for Ballroom and Dance is throwing a Disco Halloween party with a Disco Line Dance followed by hours of open dancing. Be sure to wear your costumes and bring all your friends! The dance is open to the public and all skill levels are welcome!
Cost: $10 per person
4. Barrington Rotary Trick or Treat Trot
When: Saturday, October 27th – Race Day Registration Opens at 7 a.m. & race starts at 8 a.m.
Where: This year they’re moving the run to Citizens Park at the Lodge, 511 Lake Zurich Rd.
What: Dust the cobwebs off your costumes and bring the whole family out for the 6th annual Rotary Trick or Treat Trot. There are 3 Events to choose from: The Spooky 5k Trail Run/ Fitness Walk will be a hauntingly good time for all. Young Goblins – Come and run the 1 mile Trail Course for kids and adults. And there will be 100 yard dashes for children 2 to 9-years-old.
The 5K route is USATF certified. Split times available at 1, 2 & 3 mile marks. Medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Costumes are highly Encouraged.
Cost: 100 yard hustle ($10), 1 mile trail course ($15) & 5K run/walk ($30)
5. Halloween Spooktacular
When: Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Barrington Park District Fitness & Rec Center
What: A “don’t Miss” Halloween Event. Halloween Spooktacular is one of the Park District’s most popular event, with lots of frightfull fun for the entire family. Pregisteration is required Fee; $9 in district per child $11 out of district.
Cost: Preregisteration is required Fee; $9 in district per child $11 out of district
6. Fall Festival at Deer Park Town Center
When: Saturday, October 27th, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Deer Park Town Center
What: Enjoy FREE trick or treating, while supplies last. Look for pumpkin decals on doors or windows. And grab a complimentary bag to collect your goodies at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. Other activities include: Dog costume contest judged by Save-a-Pet, Monster Mash with Center for Ballroom and Dance, plus a stilt walker, balloon artist and free face painting.
7. Trick-or-Treating at the Ice House Mall
When: Saturday, October 27th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ice House Mall
200 Applebee Street in Barrington
What: Dress your kids in costume and bring them to the Ice House Mall for an early taste of tricks and treats. Stores will be offering specials and treats for your little ghosts and goblins and there will be spooky decorations throughout the mall to welcome shoppers and to celebrate the holiday.
8. ArBOOretum Day
When: Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 11 a.m.
Where: The Arboretum of South Barrington
What: Free fun for the whole family to celebrate Halloween and the sights and sounds of the fall season. Come in costume or as your are for hayrides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo and trick-or-treating at shops throughout The Arboretum of South Barrington. If you’d like a little costume inspiration, be sure to stop by KidSnips where they’ll be doing fun hairstyles for Halloween.
9. Great Gatsby Glam Fashion Show
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Stonegate Conference & Banquet Center in Hoffman Estates
What: Grab your feather boas and your friends and join the fun at The Barrington Junior Womens Club’s 11th annual fall fashion show. This year’s roaring 20’s theme is inspired by The Great Gatsby book and motion picture starring Leonardo Dicaprio, coming out later this year. Expect decorations, music and food that take you back to the 1920’s Waldorf Astoria and enjoy boutique shopping, silent raffle, lunch & drinks, runway fashion show & great company.
The fall fashion show is the BJWC’s signature event & biggest fundraiser of the year. Money raised will support philanthropic initiatives & community programs supported by the Barrington Junior Womens Club.
Cost: $75 for runway seats/$65 for non-runway seats
10. Get Your Groove On with Walk On
When: Friday, October 26th, 2012
Where: Biltmore Country Club – 160 Biltmore Dr. – North Barrington
What: Go back to the 70’s and get your disco groove-on for Walk-On Farm at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. Enjoy music, dancing, food and silent auctions during the riding center’s major fundraiser of the year. Walk On Farm provides equine assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.
Cost: $90 per person