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128. Help Restore Flint Creek for Earth Day

 Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Then you and your kids won’t want to miss the Citizens for Conservation’s special Earth Day class  in Barrington this Saturday, April 7th. The best part about the class — it’s all outdoors!
To teach the importance of plant restoration, the volunteer group is inviting the public to help them restore Flint Creek Savanna South in Barrington. Because some cutting and lifting brush is involved to make room for native vegetation, participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, insect repellent, pruners or loppers (it’s O.K. if you have to look it up!). Citizens for Conservation also recommend wearing closed-toe shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
As a reward for their hard work, kids will receive an educational poster showing native prairie plants, mammals, birds and insects that make a restored woodland and prairie their home. On top of that, there will be marshmallows for roasting on a bonfire and fifty free Sonic Slushies waiting for them after they’ve finished reviving the Barrington creek–Is there any better way to celebrate an accomplishment?…

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Ignite the Night Bonfire Festival in Barrington Hills

174. “Ignite the Night” Fall Bonfire Festival & Cookout

 There’s a super cool fall festival happening in Barrington Hills this weekend, so I wanted to give you the scoop and make sure you have plenty of notice.  It’s the 4th Annual “Ignite the Night” bonfire festival hosted by the Friends of the Forest Preserves in Cook County.

The nighttime festival will take place this Saturday, September 25th, between 5 and 10PM within the Barrington Countryside Park District at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Barrington Hills.…

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Playing Polo in Barrington Hills

159. Barrington Hills Polo Part II

 There’s a certain mystique about the sport of polo that has always made me curious, especially since it’s played right here in Barrington. So I recently stopped by the Barrington Hills Polo Club’s Oakwood Farms field to check out a scrimmage, learn more about the sport and meet some local players. My husband, two kids and I pulled our car into the farm’s drive and right on up to the side of the field where the players’ families were parked and out picnicking. It was a regular Saturday morning scrimmage, it was a beautiful day and I was struck by how much these players seemed to love the open space, fresh air and the thrill of their fast-paced sport.

One of the greatest things about the Barrington Hills Polo Club is that……

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Where in Barrington Was this Photo Taken?

154. New at 365 – “Guess Where Wednesdays”

 To me, the first day of the month always seems like a great time for fresh starts.  So, on this September 1st, we’re trying something new and we’re excited to see how this goes.  Starting today, we’re going to feature a contest called “Guess Where Wednesdays” here at 365Barrington.com.  If you can guess where in Barrington the weekly “Guess Where” photo was taken, you win a prize.  You’ll find details below, but first, here’s our inaugural mystery photo:

Here’s how it works:

On Wednesdays, I’ll post a photo here that has been taken somewhere in Barrington.
You can submit your guesses about where the photo was taken in the comments area for this post.
You have until midnight on Friday to submit your guess.
The following Monday, we’ll draw a name and contact the winner with instructions about receiving the prize of the week.
Only one guess per person is allowed.
Only guesses posted here on this website, not on Facebook or Twitter, will be entered into the weekly drawing.
Your email address must be valid, so we can contact you if you win.

I’m working on coming up with some fun prizes for this contest, but for this week, we’re giving away two free tickets to……

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We are excited to host the 2022 Barrington Area TasteFest, organized by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce! Two weeks from tonight, you can sample local flavors from more than 20 area restaurants, breweries, wineries and distillers, all in the same space. How awesome is that? 🥘 🍷🍻 🥃

Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 5:00-8:00 pm Tickets are $40 in advance/$45 at the door (limited).

The evening also includes entertainer Jimmy Nick, and a chance to grab some fast-moving cash in the Barrington Bank & Trust money machine.

The first 300 attendees will receive a collectible TasteFest glass at the door. Guests are invited to cast their votes for the Best Taste Awards.

For advance tickets visit: www.BarringtonChamber.com (link in their post). bacc190

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