The QB Calendar

Stay tuned to changes in local event schedules here.


Cultural and Art Events

Barrington’s White House

Barrington’s White House offers events virtually and with limited capacity gatherings as per state guidelines. See page 55 of the magazine for details. Visit


Barrington Farmers Market

Barrington Village Association

3 to 7 p.m. in Downtown Barrington

Through October on Thursdays

Animal House Shelter Capital

Animal House Shelter, Huntley

The Mary Gardner Foundation in conjunction with the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is looking for another donor to match their pledge/contribution of $400,000 for the shelter’s new facility. Contact Ashley Feck, Dir. of Development at 847-361-1886 or

Hope’s In Academy Jr.

July 7 – July 23
Every Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

A virtual summer camp that creates fun, age-appropriate conversations for students to learn how to change the world. Based on our high school program called the Hope’s In Academy, this modified course will help middle school students learn about social impact and meet various nonprofits in the Barrington area. The camp will be hosted by our Exec. Dir. Courtney McGovern who co-founded HOPE’S IN with her twin sister while they were juniors at BHS. Sign your child up here: hopes-in-academy-jr.


Medicaid Mayhem & Protecting Your Assets

Elderwerks Educational Services

Wednesday, July 22
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Free Zoom Webinar: Through Shire Law Group’s PowerPoint presentation and a discussion, participants will be able to explore the mechanics of Medicaid and come away with an understanding of the process and strategies for planning. Reservations are required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email: After registration access info will be emailed.

Sizzling Sale Days & Barrington Wine Walk

Barrington Chamber and Village of Barrington

Thursday, July 23 thru Saturday, July 25

Shop Barrington stores and enjoy special sales throughout. *The Barrington Wine Walk is only on Saturday, July 25, from 2–6 p.m.* Participating merchants will offer a 1 oz. pour at their store. Check-in for the wine walk is at 2 p.m. at Neoteca, 130 N. Hough St. Tickets ($25) can be purchased in advance at: A souvenir wine glass and map will be provided at check-in. This is a great day to support Barrington merchants with your friends!

July / August

Help Older Adults Use Meds Safely

Elderwerks Educational Services

Wednesday, July 29
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Webinar: This workshop provides senior care workers, adult children with aging parents, and older adults with information to identify signs of medication misuse, recognize how medications and alcohol interact, and tips for using medications safely. Join us for $5, 1 CE credit will be awarded to IL nurses, social workers, professional counselors, and nursing home administrators. There is no fee for community members, consumers, and those not needing CE credit. Reservations required. Call 847-462-0885 or email After registration, access info will be emailed.


34th Annual Golf Classic Barrington Area Chamber

The Club at Wynstone

Monday, August 3
Registration at 10 a.m.

Begin the day with a lunch and practice at the driving range, followed by a scramble including contests, games, and a celebratory dinner with prizes. Thanks to top sponsors: Idealease Inc., Barrington Heating and Air, Shake Guys, and Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A. To register, call 847-381-2525 or visit

Virtual Senior Info Fair


Wednesday, August 12
Thursday, August 13

Elderwerks and will host two days of free virtual education for caregivers, adult children, older adults, and seniors. Choose from 22 classes. Register at: or call 855-462-0100.


First General Meeting

Barrington Junior Women’s Club

Tuesday, September 1
Francesca’s Restaurant

Interested new members can contact co-chairs Carolyn McNamara and Maureen Bozduman at: Events are also posted on BJWC’s Instagram page @barringtonjuniorwomensclub, Facebook, or

Barrington Art Festival

Barrington Cultural Commission and Amdur Productions

Saturday, September 12
Sunday, September 13
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Barrington

15th Annual LeCompte/Kalaway Trailowners Cup

Barrington Hills Polo Club
Barrington Hills|
250 Deepwood Ct.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 12

The Riding Club of Barrington Hills and Barrington Hills Polo Club invite you to return to the way the game of polo is meant to be enjoyed, where polo players and fans of all ages can gather in a world-class venue for the sport and lifestyle. Visit Tickets are $20 at the gate.


The Nature of Our Changed World

Fox River Valley Hound Heritage Foundation

Barrington’s White House
Saturday, September 12
4 p.m.

The Fox River Valley Hound Heritage Foundation presents a panel on the effects of COVID-19 on our environment. Details on
page 54 of the magazine.

Couture for a Cause


Arlington International Racecourse

5:30 p.m. Saturday,
September 26

Allstars of Project Runway: Enjoy cocktail hour, a fashion show, live auction, and afterparty. Learn more at

September / October

National Alpaca Farm Days

25638 W. Chatham Rd, Barrington

September 26 and 27, 2020
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Safehouse Farm Alpacas for a free, family friendly event. View live demos and shop for alpaca products. For details, check Facebook at Ye Olde Alpaca Shoppe/Safehouse Farm Alpacas. Contact Linda McGill, owner, at 847-209-5513 or email: Visit them also at Barrington Farmer’s Market.

Safehouse Farm Alpaca Tours must be pre-scheduled. Visit Ye Olde Alpaca Shoppe for unique and practical alpaca items and informative tours and classes. Set a time for your groups personal shopping and tour. See contact info above.


Crop Hunger Walk

Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, October 11
12:30 p.m. Registration

Sponsored by Church World Service, the Walk will begin at Saint Anne Catholic Community, 120 Ela St., Barrington on Sunday, October 11. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1 p.m. Please watch for updates in case the pandemic creates a change in these plans. It’s easy to sign up and donate to our walk. Visit the Crop Hunger website: to register or donate.

October / November

Afternoon Tea & Drama

Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR
The Garlands of Barrington

Wednesday, October 21
Doors Open at 11 a.m.

This special event is open to the public. Enjoy a boutique, unique baskets, and select vendors offering their specialties. This year’s featured drama is “Plymouth Pilgrims: The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage” as told by actor Terry Lynch in the role of Plymouth Governor William Bradford. Tickets are priced at $50 per person. Doors open at 11 a.m., Tea served at 12 p.m., Drama at 12:45 p.m. Call 847-381-2950 for reservations and leave a message. To learn more, visit


Fall Fashion Show

Barrington Junior Women’s Club

Details Forthcoming

Cocktails for Canines

Second City Canine Rescue
Inverness Country Club

Saturday, November 7

“Feels Like Home” is the fundraiser for SCCR’s capital campaign (see article on page 40). Opportunities to commemorate a beloved person or pet are listed on their website at: Email: Tickets will be available on their website August 1. This event sells out quickly and sponsorship opportunities are available by emailing:

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