Thursday February 11, 2021
News & Events from BACC Members
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FREE Virtual Event Tonight on Youth Mental Health & Warning Signs of Suicide
Barrington District 220 is partnering with Barrington Youth & Family Services and BStrong Together to host a FREE virtual event tonight, Feb. 11 at 7:00 pm, on "Youth Mental Health and Suicide: Know the Warning Signs and How to Help." Area expert Mandy Burbank, LCSW, of Amita Behavioral Health, will share the warning signs that a young person might be depressed or suicidal and offer advice for how to approach someone you are worried about, as well as tips for talking about suicide. Support resources will also be provided. To register or learn more about upoming events CLICK HERE
COVID-19 & Trauma Discussion Tonight on FB Live
Join Dr. Denise Casey and Michael Hugo of Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness and Village of Barrington Trustee Emily Young for a FB Live event on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 pm. They will discuss the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cllck here for details.
10 Sessions Left for Light Drawn Studio Portraits
Only 10 sessions are still available for Magical Princess & the Pea Portraits photographed by Light Drawn Studios, 724 W. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington. Sign up now for sessions on Feb. 12 and 15. Your $100 session fee will be donated to create four MRI-safe blankets for children with life threatening illnesses. Call (224) 655-7801 or click here for details.
Maximize Your BACC Member Benefits & Network!
Join BACC tomorrow, Feb. 12, at noon for a FREE Virtual Boot Camp and networking event! This zoom meeting is designed for any Chamber member who wants to:
  • Use BACC resources to expand their presence
  • Market their products, services and events
  • Network to build relationships
To register CLICK HERE.
President's Day Event with Susan Eisenhower
Celebrate President’s Day by learning the principles behind former President Dwight D. Eisenhower‘s biggest decisions. Barrington’s White House will host a virtual interview on Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 pm with Ike’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, about her latest book, "How Ike Led," followed by a live Q&A. Ticket purchasers will receive a link to view the event for up to 30 days. Cost is $10. Signed copies of the book will also be available for pick up. Click here to register.
ESO Hosts Feb. Live Stream Listeners Club Series
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) will live-stream the second in a FREE four-part Listeners Club series on Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 pm for classical music aficionados and those who would like to learn more about this musical genre. Paris native Benedicte Jourdois will focus on the work of Franz Liszt, which will be performed by Nicole Heaston in concert with the ESO in a broadcast on WFMT on Feb. 25. Additional live-stream events will take place on Feb. 22 and 24. Click here for details.
Elderwerks Hosts FREE Caregiver Symposium Feb. 15
Elderwerks Educational Services will host a Caregiver Symposium on Monday, Feb. 15 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm to offer caregivers coping skills, techniques for self-care, and home care resources. Presentation topics from a field of experts include: Maintaining Your Sense of Self; Understanding Different Types of Dementia; Compassion Fatigue; Planning for Future Needs; and much more. Click here to register.
FREE Travelex Rocky Mountain Webinar on Feb. 17
Sign up for a FREE travel webinar, "Rocky Mountaineer: Colorado’s Rails and Rockies," on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5:00 pm hosted by Travelex International. The virtual tour includes Colorado Springs, Alamosa, Durango, Moab, Glenwood Springs and Denver. Visit Mesa Verde National Park and enjoy guided sightseeing tours, an evening at Flying W Ranch, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Cog Railway, a vintage train ride, stargazing and more. Click here to register.
Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Bombs Feb. 18
Join Caring Women's Connections on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm for a fun, interactive cooking demonstration of Hot Chocolate Bombs. Learn how to make your own to share with family and friends. Cost is $20/member and $30/nonmember, which includes the demo and materials. Click here to register.
Harper Hosts Virtual Series on Retirement Planning
Harper College will host the first of a FREE two-part virtual series on Retirement Planning on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Discover the seven components of a fulfilling retirement and learn how to incorporate them into your lifestyle. Part 2, on Financial Preparedness, will be held on Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 pm. Deadline to sign up for the first program is Feb. 16. Click here to register.
Staycation Special from Hampton Inn Deer Park
Enjoy a Staycation Special for $119 at Hampton Inn & Suites, 21660 W. Lake Cook Rd. in Deer Park. The Staycation Special includes: a queen suite, a large one-topping pizza and two-liter soda, breakfast for four, access to the hotel fitness center and indoor pool, and discounts at local restaurants and shops. To make a reservation call (847) 726-0500 or click here for details.
Lake County YWCA Merges with Metro Chicago Y
The YWCA of Lake County, 1425 Tri State Pkwy. in Gurnee, announced that it has merged with the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Existing YWCA programming will remain in place. The merger will also allow for expansion of other YWCA services to Lake County. For details click here to send an email..
Lavelle Law Names New Partner, Hires Associate
Lavelle Law, Ltd. announced that it has named Joseph Vito as a partner, and hired Nicholas Starr as a new associate. Vito joined the firm in November of 2015 and has played an instrumental role in building Lavelle's personal injury practice group. He is also part of the firm's litigation, real estate, and election law practice groups. Starr will be working in the firms' business, real estate, and health law practice groups. Click here for details.
Barrington Countryside FPD Blood Drive on March 6
The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will host a Blood Drive on Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at 22222 N. Pepper Rd. in Lake Barrington. Appointments are recommended and masks are required. All successful blood donations will receive a COVID-19 antibody testing. To schedule a donation call (877) 258-4825, or to sign up online use group code 763A and CLICK HERE.
***Red Hot Valentine Specials from BACC Members***
Last Day to Enter Valentine's Day Giveaway
Today is your last chance to enter the Deer Park Town Center Valentine’s Day Giveaway. No purchase is necessary and winners will be randomly selected on Feb. 12. Prizes include: Kendra Scott, a Stoney River Steakhouse $100 gift card, movie passes to Century Theatres, a Crate & Barrel gift basket, a Cold Stone Creamery & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory $50 gift card, and a Vera Bradley gift basket. Click here for details.
Sale on Sweets at Cold Stone Creamery in Deer Park
Enjoy sweet savings of 20% through tomorrow, Feb. 12, for all pre-order Valentine's Day Dipped Chocolate Strawberries, Valentine Chocolate Boxes and Valentine Ice Cream Cakes at Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 2030 N. Deer Park Blvd. #106 in Deer Park. For details call (847) 726-2663 or CLICK HERE.
MS Moda Valentine's Anniversary Sale for New Brides
Don't miss the Valentine's Anniversary Sale now through Saturday, Feb. 14 at MS Moda, 209 S. Cook St. in Barrington. New brides can enjoy 30% off veils and $300 off MS Moda wedding gowns. Call (224) 385-3960 to schedule your appointment or click here for details.
Valentine's Gift Idea from 18/8 Fine Men's Salon
Indulge your favorite gentleman with a "Gift of Grooming" at 18/8 Fine Men's Salons, 120 S. Hough St. in Barrington. This limited-time offer includes an Executive Handcrafted Haircut, Express Scalp Treatment, and Hot Stone Neck & Shoulder Massage. Click here for details.

For more great Valentine's gift ideas CLICK HERE to visit the website and check out their Cupid's Countdown.
Galentine's Day on Feb. 13 in Long Grove
Women are invited to shower their closest friends with love and attention on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in Historic Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd. Dress up in pink or black and enjoy an extended day of shopping, sipping and dining with your friends and visit participating businesses offering specials, discounts, give-aways and more. Register for a chance to win prizes donated by local merchants throughout the night. Click here for details.
Valentine's Dinner for Two from Region Feb. 12-14
Plan ahead for your Valentine's Dinner from Region Kitchen & Bar,
718 W. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington. Enjoy a special dinner for two menu that features four half-shell oysters and four jumbo wild shrimp cocktail, Chateaubriand beef tenderloin, pan-roasted chilean sea bass and more. Cost is $50 per person, carryout available Feb. 12-14. Click here to order.
Gianni's Cafe Valentine's Menu Feb. 12 - 19
Gianni's Cafe, 20505 Rand Rd. in Kildeer, has released its Valentine's Day menu specials that will be available starting tomorrow through Feb. 19 for carry out or dine in. Reservation seating times for igloos and greenhouses on Valentine's Day are being taken at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 pm. To view their Valentine's menu CLICK HERE.
Makray Offers Special Valentine's Selections Feb. 13
Celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday, Feb.13 with a special menu from Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington. Enjoy dining in or pre-order a delicious meal for curbside pickup. Call (847) 381-6501. Click here for details.
Valentine's Menu at Chessie's on Feb. 13 & 14
Celebrate with your valentine Feb. 13 or 14 by ordering from a special menu from Chessie's Restaurant, 200 Applebee St. at the Ice House Mall in Barrington. Dining options include: crab bisque or french onion soup, calamari or stuffed mushrooms, a choice of Friday fish fry or Saturday prime rib, and much more! Click here for details.
Win a Versona Gift Card at The Arboretum
Don't miss the Valentine's Giveaway at Arboretum of South Barrington,100 W. Higgins Rd. Enter to win a $50 gift card to Versona by texting ARBVDAY to 444222 before midnight on Monday, Feb. 15. One winner will be selected at random and notified on Feb. 16. The winner must be a U.S. resident, 18 years of age or older, and able to claim the prize in person at The Arboretum. Click here for details.
February Wellness Specials from Natural Serenity
Treat your valentine or yourself to a Wellness Paradise, Ultimate Detox or Energy Renewal now through Feb. 18 at Natural Serenity,148 S. Northwest Barrington. Enjoy salt cave sessions, foot detox, aromatherapy and more. Click here for details.
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