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Barrington Children’s Charities Derby Party Coming to Rolling Oaks Farm

Barrington Children’s Charities Derby Party Coming to Rolling Oaks Farm

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Barrington Children’s Charities is hosting their 8th annual Derby Party Fundraiser on Saturday, May 5th, at Rolling Oaks Farm, a private Barrington Hills estate. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby dressed in your most creative Derby attire and hats to participate in the best-dressed and best-hat awards! Be sure to wear footwear appropriate for a barn atmosphere.

Co-chaired by board members, Jodie Barbara and Sara Werner, the event includes unique and delicious food, open bar, live Derby broadcast, live music by Sons of Bildor, 50/50 raffle and best-dressed awards.

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rolling Oaks Farm | 160 Dundee Road, Barrington Hills
Price: $150 per ticket

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Guests are also invited to visit Shirley’s in Downtown Barrington for the “after-party” event.

The ticket price is $150 and the event supports the organization’s efforts to meet the needs of children in the Barrington 220 School District.

Barrington Children’s Charities developed and is fully funding a program at all eight elementary schools in Barrington 220 for children on the federal free and reduced price meal program. In partnership with Blessings in a Backpack, BCC provides these local elementary children in need a backpack full of food for 38 weekends (plus long weekends and holidays) during the school year. For only $100 you can help a child in need eat healthy over the weekends for the entire school year. If you can’t attend this year’s Derby Party, you can still click here to sponsor a child TODAY!

To get into the Derby Party spirit, here are scenes from last year’s event.

Barrington Children’s Charities is a not-for-profit charitable organization working to positively impact the lives of children.

Run entirely by volunteers, BCC donates monies raised to support and address the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children of the Barrington 220 school district area and chooses its beneficiaries based on need.

For more about their mission, visit

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Hi guys! Today we'll be checking out some star-crossed lovers! 💔

No, **not** Romeo and Juliet! I mean first of all, the story of 牛郎织女 -- niú láng zhī nv -- dates back to at least the Jin Dynasty -- 250-420 AD 😱. Take that, Shakespeare! Also, Romeo and Juliet may be tragically "star-crossed," but, as the story goes, Niu Lang and Zhi Nu literally *are* stars -- on opposite ends of the Milky Way 😦.

Let's rewind. Zhi Nu is the youngest daughter of the Queen Mother of the West and the Jade Emperor (Hey -- we know who those people are! 😁).

Meanwhile, Niu Lang was a poor. sad, unloved cowherd. As many versions of the story go, though, the cow was magical -- which is never a bad thing 😂. The cow led Niu Lang to steal the clothes of a girl bathing with her sisters in a river.

As questionable as a method as that may seem, it worked! Zhi Nu and Niu Lang were married and had children ❤️.

But there's always a but. And this story's "but" is that the Queen Mother was not happy with this union. Niu Lang had a magical coat (that's another story), and when the Queen Mother tried to separate them, he flew up to try to join Zhi Nu in the heavens.

Unfortunately, the Queen Mother wasn't having it, and she separated the two with a river in the sky, only allowing them to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar -- "Chinese Valentine's Day."

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