March

Storytelling at Barrington’s
White House

Barrington Cultural Commission

Friday, March 11
Barrington’s White House
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Professional storytellers Jim May and Megan Wells will be joined by local storytellers to entertain us with the wonder of the spoken word. The theme of the stories will be “I knew I was in trouble when…” Ticket price $20. Presented both live and virtual. Register online at barringtonswhitehouse.org or pay at the door.

Documents You Don’t Think You Need, Until You Do

Elderwerks Educational Services

Thursday, March 24
Zoom Webinar, 7–8 p.m.

Long-Term care and estate planning are for all of us, regardless of our assets. After attending this virtual program, you will be able to discuss the role of an agent under power of attorney for healthcare, describe the use of a power of attorney for property, and explain negative consequences that may occur when relying on the health care surrogate act. Presented by Kathryn Casey, Partner & Certified Elder Law Attorney at Dutton, Casey & Mesoloras. All are welcome! There is no cost to join, but registration is required. To register, call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 or email Events@Elderwerks.org.

April

World Leaders Forum
Inspirational Series

Judson University

Friday, April 8
Herrick Chapel, on Campus, 4 p.m.

Judson University is hosting the World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series headlined by actor, director, producer, and activist Edward James Olmos as our speaker. The event will be hosted by entrepreneur Jacqueline Ruiz, an entrepreneur, author, and Latina pilot, who will also moderate a panel discussion with Rick Najera.

Aging in Place Safely

Elderwerks Educational Services

Tuesday, April 19
Zoom Webinar, 10–11 a.m.

Jim Whittington of Lifeway Mobility Chicago will identify challenges and safety risks in your home. He will review possible solutions to overcome those risks to make your home a safer and more accessible place as you age. All are welcome! There is no cost to join, but registration is required. To register, please call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 or email Events@Elderwerks.org.

One-of-a-Kind Floral Designs

Garden Club of Inverness

Thursday, April 21
Inverness Park District 10 a.m. to Noon

The Garden Club of Inverness presents One-of-a-Kind Floral Designs with Candace Quinn, owner of Prairie Basket Florist, who has created unique floral expressions “of life and love” for 25 years. She designs for weddings, business events, and special occasions. She will share her creative approach with us in her signature way. The location is at North Park 300 Highland Rd. in Inverness. For details visit gardenclubofinverness.com.

April

It’s Almost Never Too Late to Plan for Long-Term Care

Elderwerks Educational Services

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Zoom Webinar, 10–11 a.m.

The thought of losing all you saved, to pay for care you hoped you would never need, can be terrifying. And yet, you know that is a concern you have particularly if you consider yourself too old or too sick to buy long term care insurance. Fortunately, there are at least six other asset protection tools you can use to avoid being subjected to a financial catastrophe. Presented by Mark Levin, CFP at Secure Your World. All are welcome! There is no cost to join, but registration is required. To register, call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 or email Events@Elderwerks.org.

Running Out of Covid…. Again!

5K & 10K Walk / Run

BACF Youth Advisory Council
Saturday, April 30
Citizens Park, 9 a.m.

The Youth Advisory Council “YAC” of the Barrington Area Community Foundation is back at it again this year with their 2nd Running Out of Covid Run/Walk. This is a family friendly community event that will hopefully be celebrating spring and what we all hope is an exodus from the past two years of Covid-19. YAC is a group of 24 local high school students dedicated to improving the quality of our community by meeting unmet needs in the Barrington area. All proceeds from entries and sponsorships will go towards local charities of the students choice, as well as the Barrington Area Community Foundation. Adults, $20. Students, $15. (Tax Deductible contribution to BACF.) Visit barringtonareacommunityfoundation.org.

May

41st Annual Lions Kemper
Golf Outing

Barrington Lions Club

Monday, May 16
Kemper Lakes

The Barrington Lions Club is so excited for Lisa Stamos, publisher, and her 100th magazine issue of Quintessential Barrington! How fortunate we have been to have Quintessential cover our Lions Service Club in Barrington. The number 100 is also a special number for our club. We were founded in 1925, and will turn 100 in 2025. Chuck Thyfault will be our president. Presently, president Brian Dockery charts our course and next year our incoming President will be Bob Thomas. Exceptional leadership. We have fared well throughout Covid—less meetings, yes, but still thrive at the same energy and charity success for which we are known. Matter of fact, we have six new members, many that you may know, bringing renewed enthusiasm to our club. Please consider joining! Upcoming, we have our 41st annual Lions Kemper Golf Outing on May 16th. This is our major fundraiser. Please contact John Loomis, treweek@aol.com, or Curt Pulkrabek, cpulkrabek@sbcglobal.net, to find out more. We know how to put on a great event at a great Kemper golf course. Back to the subject. Lisa Stamos and Quintessential. It is so heartening to see this wonderful magazine tell all our stories. And so many new!

June

19th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

Barrington Area Community Foundation
Monday, June 6
Biltmore Country Club

The only fundraiser the BACF hosts each year, we work hard to create a day of fun on the links leading to an exceptional cocktail hour and dinner featuring prizes, raffles, and auctions. Don’t golf? No worries! There are several ways you can participate. Details and sponsorship forms are on the BACF website: barringtonareacommunityfoundation.org under the Events tab. Our event would not be possible without generous sponsors and in-kind donors.

WINGS Open House

WINGS Program, Inc.

Thursday, June 16
Barrington’s White House,
3–8 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the successes we’ve had in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Take an experiential journey with “Samantha” as she receives services through WINGS, while also learning about the work WINGS has done in the community over the last 37 years. We will have special graduate guest speakers and recognize our community leaders, donors, current and past board members, staff, and volunteers. Tickets are complimentary and include an open bar, passed appetizers, and a dessert table. Register at wingsprogram.com. For more info, contact Nikki Katrodia at nkatrodia@wingsprogram.com.

Poetry Hour in the Park

Barrington Cultural Commission

Thursday, June 23
Robert Soule Amphitheater
Citizens Park, Barrington
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Relax outdoors on a summer evening and be inspired by area poets presenting their original poems. The theme for the evening is: “Summer…musings, memories, and marvels”. Admission is free. Bring your chairs, blankets. and picnic baskets.

BYFS 50th Anniversary Gala

Barrington Youth & Family Services

Saturday, June 25
Barrington Hills Country Club, Time: TBD

Join Barrington Youth & Family Services under the disco ball at its annual Gala on June 25, 2022 at Barrington Hills Country Club. They’re throwing it back 50 years…to the ‘70s in celebration of their 50th Anniversary for an evening that’s sure to be a blast from the past. Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is a community-based, nonprofit social service agency that has been serving the Barrington community since 1972. Open to the public. Buy tickets at: barringtonbyfs.org/ For event details, sponsorship opportunities, or information about auction items, contact Crystal Pepper at crystal.d.pepper@gmail.com.

August

Solly’s Way Foundation
Charity Fundraiser

Solly’s Way Foundation
Friday, August 5

Pinstripes South Barrington, 7–10 p.m.

Solly’s Way Foundation is hosting its charity fundraiser on August 5, 2022. Follow @sollysway or visit sollysway.org for updates on new announcements and ticket sales. The Solly’s Way Foundation recognizes the character and perseverance many young people exemplify in the face of adversity. Our foundation presents a scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors who experienced the loss of a parent or guardian.