Arboretum of South Barrington

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277. Miles for the Military 5K Run in South Barrington

 If you’d like to get a workout while showing support for our Military, there’s a great opportunity coming up at The Arboretum of South Barrington this Saturday, November 17th.  The South Barrington Park District is teaming up with the Arboretum to host a pre-Thanksgiving Miles for the Military 5K run, which will kick off at 9 a.m.

Race day registration for Saturday’s Miles for the Military 5K Run begins at 7:00 a.m. at the race’s starting point, which is the Arboretum’s Fountain Plaza in front of the iPic Theaters.  The route will weave through the Arboretum and, if you register in advance, the cost is $30 per person or $10 for kids age 12 and under.  The price for race-day registration is $40 per person or $15 for kids.  The ticket price includes a long sleeve performance tee for adults and a free swag bag for the kids.
All proceeds will benefit Air Compassion for Veterans, an organization that “provides needed transportation resources to our Wounded Warriors seeking care”.
But wait, THERE’S MORE!……

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181. Toad the Wet Sprocket at South Barrington Arboretum Music Fest

 Anyone up for a FREE music festival this weekend?  Prepare to flash back to the 90’s because Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of ten bands performing at the Arboretum of South Barrington’s two-day Block Party and Music Fest, which starts at noon tomorrow.

There’s a great lineup of performers for both Saturday and Sunday, but the headlining band is Toad the Wet Sprocket performing at 8:30 on Saturday night. Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, this 4-piece band of Santa Barbara, CA high school cronies came to be known as Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986. The band’s big commercial breakthrough came in 1991 (the year I graduated from high school) as the single “All I Want” became a Top 20 hit. Another single from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Fear LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” also became a successful track for the band.
Here’s a look at the scheduled performers for the fest and an oldie but goodie by Toad the Wet Sprocket……

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Open Air Produce Market at the Arboretum of South Barrington

24. Meet the Green Grocer in South Barrington

 A Chicago neighborhood hot spot is opening for business in Barrington TODAY to offer a new place for us to find fresh local produce while shopping outdoors.  The Green Grocer is debuting a seasonal open air market this morning at the Arboretum of South Barrington and their colorful fruits and veggies are just waiting to come home to your table.
The new Produce Market will be a great place to pop in and pick up essential grocery items, lunch to go, the ingredients for a fresh and delicious dinner, fresh flowers or a gift for a friend who loves unique and hard-to-find food items.…

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Mardi Gras Package at L'Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington

337. "Hot Happenings" in Barrington for March 3-6

 Because there are so many things planned for weekends in Barrington, today we’re debuting a weekly list of “Hot Happenings” for Thursdays through Sundays in Barrington. Our first event is a cool party that’s going on TONIGHT at L’Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie in South Barrington.

It’s a Mardi Gras celebration with Carnival Brazilian Dancers and a special Cajun 3-course dinner……

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