I have a bad habit of overusing exclamation points, but today, I simply HAD to put one in our title! Because, one week from today, the area’s only Open-Air Skating Rink will be opening for business in South Barrington. They’re busy setting it up at the South Barrington Arboretum and there are two big events tied to the outdoor “Skating Plaza’s” grand opening next weekend. The first is an appearance by “Skates”, the Chicago Wolves Mascot.…Continue Reading
There are a TON of Halloween events happening in Barrington this week and this is one time when I’m going to do my best to share ALL of the GORY DETAILS. Today, I’m focusing on Halloween events for kids, just because I love this picture of a Barrington dad all dressed up and holding his devil baby.
This picture is from last year’s Barrington Park District Hallween Egg Hunt, which is just one of many Halloween happenings this week in Barrington.…Continue Reading
There are two “Firsts” happening in Barrington this week. One will help keep Barrington teens healthy. The other will help protect the health of Barrington’s schools. Barrington School District 220 is hosting their first ever Town Hall Meeting to get the community’s input on school issues. And, for the first time, Barrington High School is offering FREE heart screenings this week to help check athletes and other students for serious heart defects.…Continue Reading
Halloween isn’t until next weekend, but here’s a great way for your kids to break in this year’s costumes before the big night. There’ll be trick-or-treaters out and about at one Barrington hot spot tomorrow afternoon.…Continue Reading
This is an exciting day in Barrington because School District 220’s new Early Learning Center officially opened its doors to students for the first day of school this morning. The brand new school is a state-of-the-art, 38,000 square foot facility designed especially for special needs students age three to five years old. It’s the first new school to open in Barrington District 220 since 2002, and we’re all invited to check out the new school at an open house tonight.
District 220’s chief communications officer, Dr. Jeff Arnett, was at the school bright and early this morning snapping photos of opening day.…Continue Reading
Chicago Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp will be in town tomorrow night. He’ll be signing autographs at Kernel Fabyan’s Gourmet Popcorn Shoppe at Deer Park Town Center and there are still some spaces left for the event, but they’ll likely be sold out by today.…Continue Reading
Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but if you have an awesome costume that you just can’t wait to show off, I have the perfect reason for you to get all dressed up this weekend. The Barrington Breakfast Rotary is hosting the fifth annual “Trick-or-Treat Trot” this Sunday morning and you’ll be ahead of the pack if you come in your costume.…Continue Reading
As I research things to write about here at 365Barrington.com, I occasionally come across FREE things to do in Barrington. I thought it might be helpful for me to create a space here on this blog where you can read about the free things local businesses are offering. So today, I’m officially debuting one of our latest features here at 365Barington.com.…Continue Reading
Here’s a great opportunity for your kids to…Continue Reading
It’s Back! The fall fun at Goebbert’s Farm Market in South Barrington is in full swing once again, starting today, and will last through Halloween. There are also some new attractions that you won’t want to miss at Goebbert’s this year and we’re giving away free pumpkins, too!…Continue Reading
This is a big weekend for our friends up at Good Shepherd Hospital. They’re hosting their 36th annual “Art in the Barn” event on the hospital grounds from 10AM to 5PM on both Saturday and Sunday and they have a full schedule of art and entertainment planned, including live music, food and pony rides!
“Art in the Barn” began in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists came up with the idea to help raise money to build the hospital here in Barrington. It started as a show with 30 artists, and this weekend, there will be about 180 artists displaying their works for sale and they’re expecting about 6,500 people to attend. There will be painters, jewelry-makers, sculptors, photographers, ceramics artists and woodworkers on hand, just to name a few. The art will be on display in barns that were used as food testing sites when the property was owned by Quaker Oats. Over the years, the annual juried art show has raised over $2.5 Million dollars for Good Shepherd Hospital. It’s a great way to spend a fall weekend in Barrington and support our local hospital at the same time.…Continue Reading
Because of rain and windy weather in the…Continue Reading
We have AWESOME weather today for the 24th annual 3-day Grove Avenue Elementary School Carnival which starts tonight in Barrington!
The carnival runs tonight, from 5-10PM, tomorrow, September 17th, from Noon until 10PM and Sunday, September 18th, from Noon -5PM. There will be lots of rides including “The Screamer” and “Super Shot” for the older kids plus the “Fun Slide” and “Go-Gator” for the wee ones……Continue Reading
As the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, the Barrington community is preparing to host a special tradition created to commemorate the date and honor members of the US Military who are helping protect our freedoms and our safety. At 9:11AM on this upcoming Saturday morning, September 11th, hundreds of runners will take part in Barrington’s annual 9.11 Mile Freedom Run followed by a day-long Family Festival.
The pre race activities will begin at 8AM outside the Metra Station in downtown Barrington this Saturday morning, and the run starts at 9:11 Sharp! If you’re not up for running 9.11 miles, there’s also a 9.11 kilometer (5.6) mile route and you’ll find course maps clicking HERE. You can register in advance online through this Thursday, September 9th, by clicking HERE. The registration fee for the 9.11 mile run is $40 and the 9.11 kilometer walk/run is $35. Registration is either free or deeply discounted for members of the US Military. The Freedom Run is sponsored by “We Do Care“, a non-profit group that provides ways for us to thank and show support for military personnel and their families. Here’s a look at a video of the inaugural 9.11 Freedom Run in Barrington.…
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