May

Aging Conversations with Jennifer Prell

Elderwerks

Zoom Meeting/Tuesdays
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Jennifer Prell, founder and president of Elderwerks, is available to you on 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

220 Fine Arts Springfest Barrington High School

Friday, May 7 (4:45 to 8:30p)

Saturday, May 8 (4:30 to 8p)

Barrington 220 is hosting an outdoor music, theater, and art festival, showing artwork from across the district, and including elementary, middle, and high school work both digitally and through ceramic lanterns. There are three stages on the front end of the building (one near sand volleyball courts; one near the Lincoln Statue/Tennis Courts; and at the main steps of the building. There will be a wide variety of dance, vocal, and musical performances across the BHS campus. For more info, contact Dir. Brigid Tileston at btileston@barrington220.org.

Annual Plant Sale

Smart Farm Hoop House

Friday, May 7 (9a-12p)
Saturday, May 8 (9a-1p)

Calling all gardeners! Smart Farm is excited to offer its annual plant sale this year in person. Stop by the Hoop House on the west side of the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital campus at 490 W. Hwy. 22.

Camp BJWC Spring Social

Barrington Junior Women’s Club

Saturday, May 8

Barrington Junior Women’s Club’s annual Spring Social event is centered around an adult summer camp theme, “Camp BJWC”. It will be an elevated camp experience for the day. Think of it as reliving your favorite camp memories with bubbly in hand! Tickets go on sale in March and details will be announced on BJWC’s social media channels.

Foster Care 101 Series

Let It Be Us

May 11 and 25, June 15 and 29
From 7–8:30 p.m.

Let It Be Us announces events for potential foster parents. Let It Be Us, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and well-being of youth in Illinois foster care, is offering a “Foster Care 101” series schedule, designed to walk prospective foster and adoptive parents through the licensing process. Each Foster Care 101 presentation offers important information useful for prospective foster parents. Led by Let It Be Us’s expert foster parent recruiters and special guests, each event features in-depth discussions that broadly circle the issue of how to better serve the needs of children in foster care. All presentations are conducted remotely via Zoom to encourage maximum participation and accessibility. To register, visit letitbeus.org/events.

COVID-19 & Caregiving

Elderwerks

Webinar
Thursday, May 13
10 to 11 a.m.

When facing Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, there are a lot of things to consider. This educational program gives information about special considerations that caregivers should be aware of during COVID-19. This virtual presentation will be by Susan Scatchell of Gentle Home Services. There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Please email events@elderwerks.org or call 847-462-0885 to register.

Lions 40th Annual Golf Tournament Barrington Lions Club

Kemper Lakes

Monday, May 17
Morning golf: 7:30 a.m.
Afternoon golf: 12:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. for morning golfers and 10 a.m. for afternoon golfers. Lunch will be at 11 a.m. After play concludes, there will be a reception in the clubhouse. Enjoy your favorite cocktails and beverages along with heavy hors d’oeuvres along with an awards presentation. To learn more, visit barringtonlionsclub.org. For questions, contact John Loomis at 847-381-6887 or email: treweek@aol.com. Or contact Curtis Pulkrabek at 847-922-4154 or email cpulkrabek@sbcglobal.net.

May

A Night of Talent and Giving

Barrington Breakfast Rotary
Live from BHS-TV

Saturday, May 22
From 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Featuring the Barrington High School Student TV Production Group and the Fine, Visual, and Performing Arts Department. Lives streams on VIMEO. The event will include a 50/50 Raffle, LIVE Auction, and Silent Auction. Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club will present projects that highlight its motto of “People in Action” to meet community and international needs. During the event, the co-hosts will entertain along with special fine arts student performances. Event Link: TalentandGiving.givesmart.com.

Three Ways to Fund the Rising Costs of Extended-Long Term Care

Elderwerks

Webinar
Thursday, May 27
5:30–6:30pm

This virtual presentation will be presented by Carol Brandt, president and founder of Brandt Financial Concepts who will cover the newest ideas and most efficient ways to fund costs that are not covered by group/personal medical insurance or Medicare. She will provide three ways to fund the rising costs of Extended-Long Term Care and information regarding COVID-19 restrictions and repricing updates. There is no cost to join, but registration is required. To register, please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.org.

Barrington Art Festival

Barrington Cultural Commission

Saturday, May 29
Sunday May 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy time outside at the 12th annual Barrington Art Fest sponsored by Amdur Productions and hosted by the Barrington Cultural Commission. Juried artists in a wide variety of media await. Stop by the registration booth when you arrive to check in.

Memorial Day Celebration

Final VFW Post 7706 Event

Evergreen Cemetery
11 a.m.

Join our esteemed men and women of the military who have served. This is the 75th and final year of this hometown tradition and event. Evergreen Cemetery is on Dundee Avenue in Barrington.

June

Dinner & Live Music

Parker Players
Moretti’s Barrington

Saturday, June 5
5 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Parker Players is launching a dinner/theater performance series and open with two shows at Moretti’s upstairs event space. Tickets will be sold to either a 5 p.m. or an 8 p.m. performance and will include dinner and an evening of live music featuring Barrington area vocalists and pianists. They intend to continue the series at other Barrington area restaurants throughout the summer and fall. Ticket information can be found at parkerplayersbarrington.org.

BDE’s Spring Production Barrington Dance Ensemble

Carousel House,
Sanfilippo Estate

Friday, June 18–7 p.m.
Saturday, June 19–2 p.m.

Barrington Dance Ensemble (BDE) is delighted to announce its 2021 Spring Production. The production will be a mixed repertory performance which will showcase an array of dances that perfectly presents the technique and talent of the ensemble’s dedicated dancers, joined on stage by Barrington Dance Academy students as well as professional guest artists. Audience members will be treated to a variety of choreography from classical to contemporary in this family-friendly production. In-person seating will be limited based on IDPH guidelines. For more information, visit barringtondance.org or call 847-382-6333.

Summer Musical, “Dear Edwina, JR.”

Barrington 220 Fine Arts

Thursday, June 24
Friday, June 25
7 p.m.

Featuring the talents of students grades 6-10, “Dear Edwina” is a family friendly musical which tells the tale of a young girl coming of age as a talent scout visits Edwina’s hometown and she puts on shows live from her garage. The public is welcome to buy tickets for a virtual performance. Tickets will be available for purchase during the month of June through our online box office at barrington220.org/finearts or contact Dir. Brigid Tileston at btileston@barrington220.org

June

Barrington’s Farmers Market

Begins June 18 thru October

Park and Cook Streets
Thursdays, 3–7 p.m.

Dreamway Ribbon Cutting
and Family Walk

Village of Barrington

Saturday, June 26
10 a.m.

The Dreamway (see article on page 56) will be featured with a Ribbon Cutting and Family Walk for all to enjoy. The event starts at Langendorf Park with a ribbon cutting and brief ceremony to commemorate the project’s visionary, the late Joe Kelsch, Sr. Be sure to note that if you walk the trail to Hart Road, you’ll need to walk back or have a car parked at BHS.

Classic Collectors Car Show
Barrington Area Chamber

Downtown Barrington

Saturday, June 26
Noon to 4 p.m. / VIP Patio Open until 10 p.m.

Don’t miss this free event open to the public showcasing classic cars with fun awards such as “Mint Condition” and Retro Relic”! Enjoy cars, food, VIP patio, and live music. For more information visit barringtonchamber.com or call 847-381-2525.

July

Hunter Pace Equestrian Event

Barrington Hills Riding Center

Bateman Road
Saturday, July 17

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 $5.00 Cook County Forest Preserve Trail day pass/permit 24 hours before event. To obtain an application to enter, ask questions, or volunteer, contact angeline@lennoxpro.com or jkfreeman847@gmail.com.

August

35th Annual Golf Classic
Barrington Area Chamber

The Club at Wynstone

Monday, August 2
Registration 10 a.m.

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.

Elderwerks Aging Better Expo: Planning Your Future Today

August 9–13
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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.

September

Lived and Learned: An Intimate Conversation with Lesley Stahl

NeuroBalance Center

Thursday, September 23
7 p.m.

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.

Congratulations to David Nelson who has served Barrington 220 for 40 years as the Hough Street School fifth-grade boys basketball coach. This will be his last year in the role. His final team rosters includes (from left) Logan Jones, Max Keppler, Asst. Coach Jori Snowden, Sam Schauenberg, Coach Dave Nelson, Trevor Jopp, Santino Fasolo, Principal Zack Ernst, Baron Drake, Harry Wintringer, Max Pablecas, and Caleb Hardy.