Category: Parks and Recreation

167. 2nd Annual Dash for the Dogs at Citizens Park

 It’s the social event of the season – FOR DOGS – and it’s happening tomorrow, Saturday June 9th, at Citizens Park in Barrington.  Animal House Shelter is hosting their second annual Dash for the Dogs 5K and 1 mile fun run for families, dogs and kids and the forecast looks terr-ruff-ic!

Dash for the Dogs is an annual fundraiser that is held to raise much needed funds for the medical bills of special needs animals at Animal House Shelter, one of the closest shelters to Barrington in Huntley, Illinois. Animal House believes every animal deserves a chance and due to that they take on many animals with injuries and medical conditions which require extensive and expensive medical treatment.
Pooches of all ages and breeds are invited to take part and organizers hope to have a great showing of four-legged-friends (and their humans) to raise awareness and help the cause by “giving every animal a shot!”……

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145. KIDS CLUB: Brand New Barrington Area “Kids Fest”

 There’s a new event happening in Barrington tomorrow that’s all about encouraging kids to get outside, explore nature and have a blast while breathing fresh air.  Three local organizations are coming together to host the first ever Barrington Kids Fest at Citizens Park and they have a long list of exciting outdoor activities planned for the day.

This is the first year that the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, the Barrington Park District and the Leave No Child Inside initiative of the Greater Barrington and Lake Zurich areas are joining forces to create a unique Barrington Area Kids Fest.  They’ve decided to combine the 11th annual Community Kite Fly and the 2nd annual Family Nature Fest to form one all-encompassing outdoorsy festival and it’s totally FREE and open to all kids and families in the community.
A ton of local groups, organizations and businesses are supporting the event to provide families with action-packed recreational and educational activities designed to get everyone moving and active.  In addition to your kites, be sure to bring your bikes this year. One of the tomorrow’s highlights will be a family bike adventure through Cuba Marsh led by Barrington cyclist, Bob Lee……

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Remembering September Eleventh

62. Remember 9/11

 A survivor who was in the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks shared his story in Barrington last week and the community hosted a beautiful memorial service on Sunday to mark the 10 year anniversary.
Families, veterans, police officers, firefighters, elected officials and others from the community gathered in the morning at Memorial Park to remember the attacks, honor the victims and thank those who have devoted their lives to defending our country.…

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Annual Duck Races in Barrington, Illinois

53. Get Lucky at the Summer Duck Race & Pool Party

 Don’t let summer sneak away without taking part in one of Barrington’s most popular parties of the season. The 18th Annual Duck Race and Pool Party is happening tomorrow and there are hundreds of rubber ducks resting in Barrington tonight before they take the plunge during tomorrow’s big event.
With more than 150 prizes on the line, the stakes are high for tomorrow’s duck races. Your kids will have a blast at this end-of-summer bash which doubles as a fundraiser to help Illinois children facing serious illness. Here’s how it works……

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Family Nature Fest in Barrington, Illinois

23. Explore Citizens Park at Family Nature Fest

 Want to get outside and explore nature with your kids tomorrow? There’s a full schedule of exciting activities planned for all ages during Family Nature Fest from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at Citizens Park in Barrington.

There will be an interactive fitness trail set up for tomorrow’s festival, along with exciting fitness-themed games, activities and classes. Everything is designed to encourage kids and their families to turn off the TV and instead get outside with nature, have fun and get fit.…

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Citizen's Park Art in the Park Festival

22. Get Artsy Outdoors at Art in the Park

 If you love art and you love the outdoors, you don’t want to miss the FREE “Art in the Park” art and music festival coming up in Barrington this weekend.  The third annual event kicks off the outdoor festival season and is happening all day this upcoming Sunday, May 22nd.  You can expect to find more artists displaying their works this year, along with more musicians, more children’s activities, more food AND more people gathered for a day of art and inspiration at Barrington’s Citizen’s Park.
There will be close to 60 area artists displaying their works for sale from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at this Sunday’s event, there will be eight musical acts performing live on the stage, you’ll find live art demonstrations happening throughout the park and just wait until you hear what’s planned for kids this year……

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Barrington Park District Lil' Dudes and Darlings Dance

335. Cowboy Up for the Lil’ Dudes & Darlins’ Dance

 Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! It’s time for your kids to slip on their boots and grab their hats for an evening of dinner, dancing and good old Western fun. The Barrington Park District is hosting the first ever “Lil’ Dudes and Darlins’ Dance” this Friday.  It’s fun for the whole family and y’all want to be there.

Your kids can two-step, line dance, square dance and more to a great lineup of country music favorites on Friday night and here’s the lowdown on how the hoedown will go-down.…

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Fitness and REcreation Center Barrington Park District Anniversary

279. EXERCISE MORE -2011 New Year’s Resolution #3

 I’m one of those people who feels like I have to get back in shape before I go back to the gym. Kind of like cleaning the house before the cleaning lady comes. But I’ve decided that’s just not going to cut it anymore. I need to crawl out from behind this computer, get out of the office and get my exercise routine back on track. And this is the perfect time to do it! The Barrington Park District is hosting a big open house this Saturday for the 1-year anniversary of the new Fitness & Recreation Center.

The theme of the open house is “Get Fit & Have Fun in 2011”. From 10AM until 1PM on this Saturday, January 8th, you’ll be able to try out their exercise equipment and classes, meet their instructors and enjoy discounts on selected classes and 1-year Fitness Center Memberships. Plus, they’ll be giving away a long list of prizes, including:…

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Letters to Santa from Barrington, Illinois

242. Santa Letters at the Barrington Park District

 With Santa’s visit right around the corner, your kids have probably been dreaming of what they’ll find under the tree on Christmas morning. And can you believe Santa has asked the Barrington Park District to help him handle his holiday fan mail from Barrington this year?

That’s right, the Barrington Park District is accepting letters on behalf of Santa through this upcoming Saturday, December 4th.…

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