Cynthia Rowley at her fashion design studio in New York City.

Barrington Cultural Events

Barrington’s White House

Check out the many cultural events scheduled for this spring at barringtonswhitehouse.com. Upcoming events include: Cynthia Rowley Events (June 1 & 2); Mid-Century Modern/MGM Great Films Concert (June 17); BCC Poetry Reading at Citizens Park (June 23); Chris Waltz Blue Grass Players (July 4); Steve Puttrich Watercolor Class (July 21); and Stephanie Block and Friends (July 29).

Barrington Farmer’s Market

Barrington Village Association

Park Ave., Downtown Barrington
Thursdays, June 9 to Oct. 13
3 – 7 p.m.

The Barrington Farmers Market was started in 2000 by the Barrington Village Association, a homeowner’s group made up of residents living in the downtown Village area. In 2018, the market underwent a successful revitalization in hopes of building a new food system, fostering entrepreneurship, and encouraging community.

May

FitGolf

NeuroBalance Center

Every Thursday
2–3 p.m.

NeuroBalance Center is excited to announce its newest fitness program, FitGolf! Hosted weekly at NeuroBalance Center located at 1529 South Grove Ave. Barrington, this program is offered by Dr. Sam Warady, Occupational Therapist, Health & Wellness Trainer & Adaptive Golf Instructor. Sam is a certified Adaptive Golf Instructor through the U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance (USAGA), an organization that offers adaptive golf clinics and tournaments for individuals living with disabilities throughout the country. Contact NeuroBalance Center at 847-800-6162.

Thirsty for Information

Elderwerks Educational Services

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Zoom Webinar, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

How much water do you take in each day? In this session, Maureen will talk about the importance of water for the well-being of your body, how to add more fluids to your diet, and what happens to your body when you do not get enough water. Presented by Maureen Statland, Social Services Specialist. 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.

Barrington Area KidFest

Barrington Park District/Breakfast Rotary Club

Saturday, May 7
11 a.m.–3 p.m., Citizens Park

Our goal is to inspire families to go for a hike, a bicycle ride, play catch, fish, play frisbee and of course, Fly A Kite! KidFest is a FREE. Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other organizations. Check in at registration to get your all access wristband to participate in the activities. Then, pick up a free kite (for ages 2-10), climb a tree, build a birdhouse, race your parents, do an obstacle course, or explore the creatures that live in the pond. Food and drinks available for purchase from Rotary Grill! This event is popular, and parking is limited.

Barrington Area Charities 5K

Presbyterian Church of Barrington Hills

Saturday, May 14 @ 9 am
6 Brinker Road

This a unique scenic race through the rolling hills of Barrington, you’ll be running or walking by beautiful country estates, horse farms, and a lot of woods and nature. Charities to benefit: Ukraine- Presbyterian Disaster Relief for Ukraine, F.I.S.H. Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity. Christopher House, Good News Jail Ministry, and Samaritan Counseling Center. Starting Line is at the Presbyterian Church parking lot. We need additional volunteers, sponsors and runners and walkers. Contact Ross Bogue at 312-543-2243 to sign up as a participant/ walker/runner/sponsor. To sign up, go Barrington5k.org.

May

41st Annual Lions Kemper Golf Outing

Barrington Lions Club

Monday, May 16
Kemper Lakes

Our 41st annual Lions Kemper Golf Outing is 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.

Barrington Art Festival

Barrington Cultural Commission and Amdur Productions

Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29

Free and open to the public from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day, the Barrington Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 110 juried artists from around the country in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture, and more. Learn more at Barrington-IL.gov.

Barrington Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 31
10:30 a.m.

The Memorial Day Parade is back! Bob the DJ will join a group of veterans at the parade which will begin on Park Avenue, go to Dundee Avenue, and end in Evergreen Cemetery with a ceremony. Learn more at Barrington-IL.gov.

June

Cynthia Rowley Brings the Beach to Barrington

Barrington’s White House

Wednesday, June 1, Thursday, June 2
All Day

Cynthia Rowley is bringing the beach to Barrington! The Barrington-native and fashion designer will visit Barrington’s White House once again with events including a Pop-Up Shop with the most recent Cynthia Rowley collection on June 1 and 2; a “Sip, See, & Shop” with Cynthia herself on the 2nd, and a beach-themed tented cocktail party in the BWH Parking Lot. Ms. Rowley is offering three internships. Details coming soon at BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com.

19th Annual Golf Outing & Fundraising Dinner

Barrington Area Community Foundation

Monday, June 6
Biltmore Country Club
160 Biltmore Drive, N. Barrington

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.

First Summer 2022 Metra Parking Lot Concert

Village of Barrington

Friday, June 10, 7 p.m.

Join the Village of Barrington as its Metra Parking Lot Concerts are back! They kick the summer off with Chicagoland’s ‘80s cover band, Hi-Infidelity. Tickets are available at Barrington-IL.gov.

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.

June

Cruise Night–Red, White, & Blue

Thursday, June 23
6–8 p.m.

Cruise Nights are back in 2022! Join the Village of Barrington and Bob the DJ in downtown Barrington for this Red, White, & Blue-themed car night. Cruise Nights are fun for the whole family with food and drink from local restaurants and kid-friendly games available. More information at Barrington-IL.gov.

50th Anniversary Gala

Barrington Youth & Family Services

Saturday, June 25
Barrington Hills Country Club, 5:30 p.m.

Join Barrington Youth & Family Services under the disco ball at our annual Gala on June 25, 2022, at Barrington Hills Country Club. We’re “Throwing it back 50 years…to the 70’s” in celebration of our 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. The event is open to the public. For tickets, visit barringtonbyfs.org. For details, sponsorship opportunities or information about auction items, contact Crystal Pepper at crystal.d.pepper@gmail.com.

July

Fourth of July Celebration

Village of Barrington

Parade and Events
July 4

Barrington’s Fourth of July Parade is a must! It starts at 10 a.m. at Barrington High School and follows Main Street eastward to the METRA parking lot. Fireworks in the evening are at BHS.

4th Annual Be Mine

Let It Be Us

Friday, July 8
Shakou Barrington,
7 p.m.

Let It Be Us will host its 4th Annual “Be Mine” fundraiser at Shakou Barrington on Friday, July 8th. Enjoy a night of fine food, signature cocktails, unique raffles, and their exciting live auction event! More information and tickets at LetItBeUs.org.

SAVE THE DATE

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.

Aging Better Expo 2022

Elderwerks Education

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Join Elderwerks for our annual Aging Better Expo at the Triphahn Center in Hoffman Estates. Attend presentations on Legal Planning, Medicare, Financial Planning, Veterans Resources, and much more! All presentations will be available for viewing online. Learn about a variety of local resources. Call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 or email Events@Elderwerks.org to register today.

Afternoon Tea

Signal Hill Chapter NSDAR

Wednesday, October 26

Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will hold an “Afternoon Tea” on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at The Garlands of Barrington. The program, titled, “Remembering Marshall Field’s,” will be presented by author and historian, Leslie Goddard, who brings history to life in a fun, inspiring and educational way. The event supports the chapter’s ability to contribute to organizations that share DAR values: historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation, and Native Americans. Visit signalhilldar.com.