After 54 days riding his bike 2,000 miles down the Pacific coast to raise $1 Million for ALS, Cancer and Hospice, Bob Lee returned to Barrington this week. His family and friends welcomed him home on Sunday night and there’s a big Spin-a-Thon and community party planned for Bob this Saturday.
Bob’s welcome home party actually starts with a Spin-a-thon for anyone interested in hopping on a bike at Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center. There are three $25 classes being offered, in Bob’s honor, between 1 and 4 p.m. All funds raised will be tripled thanks to matching donations and will go toward reaching Bob’s $1 Million goal.
After the classes, the entire community is welcome to a reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from 4 to 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, also at Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center. Bob says it’s an opportunity for him to say thanks to all those have supported his ride in so many ways. And this event is just one of many upcoming things to do that made this week’s “10 on Tuesday” list of Barrington-area events taking place in the coming weeks…
1. Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Barrington
When: Wednesday, October 31st
Where: Village of Barrington
What: Fill those candy buckets because Trick-or-Treaters will be out in force, starting tomorrow afternoon. The Trick-or-Treat hours in the Village Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington and Barrington HIlls are from 3 p.m. to 7 pm. on Halloween, this Wednesday, October 31st. The hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. in Lake Barrington and from 4 to 8 p.m. in Tower Lakes.
2. Letters to Santa at Deer Park Town Center
When: Letters collected through November 8th with the winner notified the day of Santa’s arrival on Friday, November 9th.
Where: Deer Park Town Center
What: Kids, write a letter to Santa and you’ll automatically be entered to win a ride with him on the fire truck at Santa’s Arrival at Deer Park Town Center on Friday, November 9th. Drop your letter in the mailbox at Barnes & Noble in the children’s department.
More: The winner will be notified the day of Santa’s Arrival (Friday, November 9) via email or telephone.
3. Barrington Park District Showcase of Arts and Treasures
When: Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Barrington Park District Fitness & Rec Center, 235 Lions Dr.
What: The park district is hosting their 11th annual Showcase of Arts and Treasures art show with over 80 booths featuring some of the most talented and creative artists from the Midwest. From jewelry to holiday items to artwork, you’ll have fun browsing through booths from many of our region’s most talented artists. Admission is Free
4. Ride for 3 Reasons Spin-a-Thon & Thank You Reception
When: Saturday, November 3rd. Spin-a-Thon from 1 to 4 p.m. and Reception from 4 to 5:30.
Where: Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center
What: Welcome Bob Lee home at his “Ride for 3 Reasons” reception or participate in one of three hour-long Spin-a-Thon classes or $25 per class. Funds raised will be tripled by matching donations to support programs related to three causes, Cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Hospice end-of-life care.
More: Register for the Spin-a-Thon at 3Reasons.org
5. Craft Corner Wednesdays
When: Wednesday, November 7th at 7 p.m.
Where: Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar – 128 Wool Street
What: Sample six craft beers on tap produced locally at Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington and talk beer with the Onion’s brewmaster, Mike Kainz, while enjoying food & beer pairings at Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar.
More: WoolStreetGrill.com & OnionBrewery.com
CLICK HERE to read our recent feature about this new “Drink Local” partnership.
6. Farm to Table Pork Dinner at Pl8
When: Thursday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Pl8 Simply Asian Restaurant at the Foundry of Barrington – 736 Northwest Highway
What: Pl8 is teaming up with the owners and operators of Barrington Natural Farms for an evening of exceptional farm-to-table dining. Pl8’s chef is planning an Asian menu focused on pork and “the perfect Berkshire pig selected from this small and sustainable Barrington family farm.
Cost: $60 per person (not including tax and graduity)
More: Call 847-382-1988 or visit Pl8SimplyAsian.com
7. Cocktails and Crafts
When: Thursday, November 8th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Bataille Academie of Art Annex Building – 120 Lageschulte Street
What: Enjoy a break from home, have a fun ladies night out and tap into your inner artist at the latest adult “Cocktails & Crafts” session hosted by Bataille art instructor, Lori Weyburn. In this craft class, you’ll be designing holiday cards while sipping adult beverages and your drinks are included in the price.
Cost: $40 per class
More: Call 847-381-1459 to register or visit BatailleDance.com
8. Holiday Open House at Silks ‘n Things
When: November 9th (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.), 10th (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and 11th (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Where: Silks ‘n Things at Deer Park Town Center
What: Enjoy special store-wide savings on holiday items for home decor and entertaining at the 22nd Annual Silks ‘n Things Holiday Open House. Silks ‘n Things is well known for its custom silk floral designs and tasteful selection of home accessories and tabletop items for all holidays and seasons.
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