Stay tuned to changes in local event schedules here.
A Barrington tradition for more than 20 years! Fresh produce and food items for your “buy local” shopping list. For a list of vendors, visit barringtonfarmersmarket.com.
Calling all Foodies! Food trucks are coming to Deer Park Town Center every 3rd Saturday, from now until October. The monthly Food Truck Series, presented by The Luby Group. Save the dates for July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. Food trucks will be located in the road in front of Pottery Barn and Kendra Scott. Free admission and parking. Please follow current CDC mask guidelines.
Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Jennifer Prell, founder and president of Elderwerks, is available every Tuesday. Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15-minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration required. Enter Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446. Questions? Please call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885.
Join Let It Be Us for a night of fine food, signature cocktails, and a live auction. Let It Be Us is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the landscape of foster care and adoption in Illinois. Funds raised go to programs that build the strong and innovative bridge between waiting children and foster and adoptive parents. Let It Be Us envisions a future in which our most vulnerable children have the opportunities and resources they need, best met by belonging in a family. Visit letitbeus.org/events.
Actor and entrepreneur Terrence Howard is the featured guest for the second Conversations with Mark Vargas taking place in Elgin. Judson alumnus Mark Vargas (’04) will host a discussion with Howard about life, business, and finding inspiration. Proceeds from this event will fund entrepreneurship, diversity, and RISE program scholarships at Judson University. Tickets are $75. VIP tickets are available for $500, and guests will receive a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Howard following the event. For more info, contact Julie Schmidt at 847-628-2076.
Enjoy a great day of nine holes of golf with cart, BBQ lunch, raffles, and split the pot. Have fun and benefit others. If you are not a golfer but would like to join the group for BBQ lunch, raffles and split the pot, the cost is only $30 per person.
Attendees will learn what steps to take when getting help in the home or transitioning to a new lifestyle. There will be time for questions. Presented by Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell. There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Please email email@example.com or call 847-462-0885 to register.
Come join the fun! Riders of all disciplines are welcome. Ride through the beautiful Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Barrington Hills countryside on a predetermined course, jumpers, and non-jumpers will both enjoy the challenge of matching the pace time. Ribbons awarded 1st thru 6th place. Plan your team of 2-5 riders (at least 1 adult per team). Celebrate with your friends with a luncheon and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Fox River Valley Hound Heritage Foundation.
All riders are required to wear an ASTM/SEI certified helmet. Proof of negative Coggins required. Riders recommended to purchase a $5 Cook County Forest Preserve Trail day pass/permit 24 hours before event. To obtain an application to enter, ask questions, or volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Online ordering for Citizens for Conservation’s fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale will be available from August 1–31 at: citizensforconservation.org. Pickup is scheduled for September 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frier Farm, 23805-24099 N. Kelsey Rd, Lake Barrington. All sales are pre-order online only; no additional plants will be available on pickup day. CFC members will receive a 10% discount on all orders. For more info, call CFC at 847-382-7283.
An individual golf package for $250 includes green fee and cart, buffet lunch, 19th hole celebration with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, awards, and a hospitality gift bag. A foursome package goes for $950. Or come for bar and dinner only, $75. Register at barringtonchamber.com.
Hope’s In will host a service-learning exchange in Barrington for people to volunteer and help us support the families we love in Guatemala. Over three days, we will conduct medical training for local doctors to cover topics including post-COVID-19 therapies, hypertension, and diabetes; child sponsorship Skype calls, and informative sessions for those who would like to get involved; a “meet the scholars” session which will interview two girls who have received scholarships for school in Guatemala; and Skype check-in calls with families we previously built homes alongside in Guatemala. We also are providing in-person volunteer activities and social events for attendees. Visit hopesin.org for more info.
An online week of fun and interactive learning opportunities delivered by local experts. This Expo will feature presentations on aging in place, health/wellness, insurance, legal matters, and more. Visit elderwerks.org for more information. Call 847-462-0885 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate BACT’s 20th anniversary! Bagpipes, kilts, live music by Pat McKillen, and Highland Games. This “Ravinia-style” outdoor event is for the whole family. Tartans for the Trust, BACT’s annual summer event, benefits the preservation of rare and exceptional properties through landowner conservation easements. Pack a picnic, and bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and mini tables. For more info, see Karen Trzaska’s Guest Essay in this issue. To purchase tickets (and raffle tickets) visit bactrust.org or contact Julie Linnekin at 847-334-2669.
The Barrington Hills Polo Club announces the return of its LeCompte/Kalaway Cup Polo Matches to be held Saturday, September 11, at the Oakwood Farm Polo Field in Barrington Hills. Originating in 2005, the Kalaway Cup has been held annually each September except for 2018 when it was cancelled because of rain and 2020 when it was shut down due to the pandemic. See special promotion in About Town. Tickets at the Gate: $20 per person; children 12 & under, no charge. For info on tickets and tailgates, contact email@example.com. For advertising and sponsor information, contact John Rosene, 847-791-2910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com, or call 847-462-0885 to register.
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.
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