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The COVID-19 pandemic provided a new landscape to take advantage of people, especially older adults. Join Jackie Melinger and Lisa Lipton from My Personal Bookkeeper for an informative session on the latest scams to be aware of and what you can do to protect yourself. There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 847-462-0885 to register.
Support local Barrington area businesses and enjoy a car tour of our beautiful villages. Each $25 entry gets a scavenger hunt card that will take you to several of our local businesses where you will collect a coupon or item. All completed cards earn an entry into the grand prize drawing. Hosted by Walk On. If your business would like to take part, call (847) 381-4231. Find out more at walkonfarm.org/rally
The 9th annual Hills Are Alive Fall Festival is a no-charge event promising an afternoon of family-friendly activities for all ages, live music, delicious fare and enticing sweets and treats! Visit vbhil.gov/hills-alive for more information. See you there rain or shine!
Join NeuroBalance Center for its first Virtual Transformational Speaker event on “How to Live Better with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neuromuscular Conditions” featuring award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl and NeuroBalance founder Joy Wagner. Both will share their personal experiences in adapting to and managing these conditions. Registration for event TBD. Learn more at neurobalancecenter.org.
Come to the 86th annual Barrington United Methodist Church Rummage Sale at the Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Rd., Barrington. Note that this sale is one week earlier than our traditional date. The sale fills an entire wing of the church and includes a tent with sporting goods, lawn items, and more. Don’t miss the “French Room” filled with carefully selected, high-quality items including china, jewelry, clothing, antiques, and collectibles. Proceeds are distributed to many local and Chicago-based organizations working with women, children, and youth and to United Methodist Women. At present, we are planning on a sale with no restrictions, hoping we will remain in Phase 5. Visit barringtonumc.com, for more info or contact the church at 847-836-5540.
Rahab’s Daughters, a non-profit social services organization focused on the prevention and detection of human trafficking, has secured Det. Joseph Scaramucci as the keynote speaker and guest of honor at its upcoming annual gala. Scaramucci, currently a detective and SWAT team member for the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office in Waco, Texas, has initiated investigations resulting in the arrests of almost 500 sex buyers, 149 human trafficking arrests and the identification of 260 trafficking victims. Offered in-person or virtual, visit rahabsdaughters.org for tickets and more info.
Raise a glass with us (from the location of your choosing) as we commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and celebrate our survivors who are now hopeful, free, and thriving. Gather safely and in-person at this year’s 21st Annual Hybrid Purple Tie Ball. Enjoy music by Maggie Speaks, silent and live auctions with several one-of-a-kind items, and we will honor an outstanding WINGS graduate with the David K. Hill Award. Visit wingsprogram.com for tickets.
Join in the fun with a live band, BBQ by Heybeck’s Meats, and fab silent and live auction items. Buy your tickets now as there is a limit of 200 to be sold. Visit neurobalancecenter.org/fundraiser.
Join Barrington Dance Ensemble for its live, in-person event featuring tours of the Sanfilippo Estate, dinner, silent auction, live auction, fund a need, and the BDE dance company member’s performance. Online auction bidding will begin on Oct. 1. RSVP is required. Call 847-382-6333 to request an invitation.
Help celebrate CFC’s 50th anniversary at this family-friendly fest. The day will include music, games, crafts, food trucks, guided tours of Flint Creek Savanna, and more. Events will take place at a big top tent at the Smith Building, 27401 W. Rt. 22, Lake Barrington, as well as at CFC’s headquarters and Flint Creek Savanna Preserve.
The Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk is an annual community hunger education and fund-raising event sponsored by Church World Service. This year plans are being made for the Walk to take place throughout the Village of Barrington, beginning at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln Ave., Barrington on Sunday, October 10. An in-person Walk is being planned and safety precautions will be taken, as needed; individuals may also walk on their own. The need for food and resources for our local agencies and around the world is great. The Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk ranked 48th in the country out of almost 600 walks, raising over $30,000. We hope to exceed that amount this year. Register and donate at https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/barringtonil.
Originally scheduled as the 2020 keynote speaker, Petraeus will mark the return of the World Leaders Forum in a Q&A with distinguished Judson University alumnus Mark Vargas at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg. Now celebrating its 10th year, Judson University’s World Leaders Forum brings recognized world leaders to the Chicago area to provide an opportunity for Judson students and community members to be inspired by significant thought leaders. General admission tickets to the event at 7 p.m. start at $75 ($50 for veterans). Tickets for the meet-and-greet VIP reception with General Petraeus are available
BJWC’s Fall Fashion show helps kick off the holiday season each year. Watch for details at BJWC.org and social media.
Join Walk On for our annual holiday market at Barrington’s White House! Explore goods from both local and international vendors, with goods to supply your every holiday present need. Good food, drinks, and company while you shop. Need a gift but can’t make it to the event? All week shop our online market & virtual silent auction! Find out more and get your tickets today at walkonfarm.org/market
This will be a hybrid event format. The important things will stay the same—sharing holiday cheer and supporting families impacted by domestic violence, who need help more than ever. But this year, we would like to give you an option of attending in person at The Four Seasons Chicago or celebrating from your home. We promise to include all the traditional Sweet Home Chicago activities and ensure an enjoyable day with both options. Our traditional activities will include gingerbread house decorating, balloon artist, visiting with Santa, and K-9 Comfort Dogs, and a special music performance by Ralph’s World. Sweet Home Chicago.
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