Thursday September 10, 2020
News & Events from BACC Members
Member News Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday in order to be considered for a future issue. We will include items, space permitting, on a rotating basis. Priority is given to members who have not had an item run in the past month or longer. Questions? Call the BACC office at (847) 381-2525 or click here to send us an email.
Friday Bird Walks with Citizens For Conservation
The Citizens For Conservation will co-sponsor Friday Guided Bird Walks with naturalist Wendy Paulson starting tomorrow, Sept. 11 at 8:00 am at Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Rd. in Barrington. Walks are held in local forest preserves and natural areas, including CFC sites and pre-registration is required. Click here for details.
Register by Sept. 12 to Sip, Plant & Party at Barn Nursery
Sip, plant and party on Friday Sept. 25 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center, 8109 S. Route 31 in Cary. Gather your friends, BYOB and plant a 12" neutral planter with fall grasses, kale, mums and accents. Group sizes are limited to 15 and participants are seated six feet apart (2-3 people per table) in covered greenhouses with open doors. Masks must be worn as needed. Cost is $58 and deadline to register is Sept. 12. Click here for details.
Reserve Your Spot for Barrington Art Walk Sept. 12-13
Reserve your timeslot for the Barrington Art Walk on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 12-13 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Hosted by the Village of Barrington, the event will take place in the BMO Harris Bank parking lot with 60 artists participating in a socially distanced environment. Only 50 patrons are allowed into the Art Walk at a time, which must be reserved in advance. Click here to reserve your spot.
Family Portrait Offer from Light Drawn Studios
Visit April Graves of Light Drawn Studios at the Barrington Art Walk this weekend, Sept. 12-13 (see details above). Visitors to their booth will be given the opportunity to "Celebrate the Year of The Family," with a complimentary family portrait session to all who register. Those who cannot attend can receive the same offer by signing up for the Light Drawn Studios mailing list. Click here to sign up.
Celebrate Grandparents Day at The Arb Sept. 13
Celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 13 at The Arboretum of South Barrington,100 W. Higgins Rd. Honor Grandma and Grandpa in a contact-free, safe way by ordering take out and delivering your love with their favorite meal. For a directory of carry-out options CLICK HERE.
Lincoln Trio at Barrington's White House Sept. 13
Barrington's White House welcomes back the world-renowned classical Lincoln Trio on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3:00-4:30 pm. Barrington native Marta Aznavoorian will perform on piano, joined by Desirée Ruhstrat on violin and David Cunliffe on cello for the world premiere of “Dash” by composer Jennifer Higdon, as well as Beethoven’s popular Piano Trio, Op. 11. Cost to view the virtual concert is $10. Click here to buy tickets.
James Funk to Perform at Neoteca Sept. 17 & 19
Enjoy delicious food and fine wine while listening to the sounds of singer-songwriter James Funk on Thursday, Sept. 17 & Saturday, Sept. 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Neoteca, 130 S. Hough St. in Barrington. Formerly with Virgin Music, Funk is lead vocalist and bassist for classic pop band The Dawdlers, and the "Paul guy" in Lennon & McCartney tribute duo, Two of Us. Click here for details.
Lake Cook Orthopedics Hosts Blood Drive Sept. 19
The non-profit charity CARES, which is supported by Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of Illinois Bone & Joint LLC, is hosting a socially distant Vitalant mobile bus blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in the parking lot of its Lake Barrington Rehab Facility at 28156 W. Northpointe Pkwy. This blood drive is open to the public. Click here for details.
NeuroBalance Center Live Virtual Gala is Sept. 19
NeuroBalance Center will host it's 10th Annual Fundraiser Gala Live on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The event will raise funds for the nonprofit resource center that provides education, healthcare, fitness rehabilitation and counseling for those living with MS, PD and other neuromuscular autoimmune conditions that threaten independence. Donors can text NBCprivateevent to 76278; or to donate by mail, send checks to: NeuroBalance Center, 1529 South Grove Ave., Barrington, IL 60010: For details about donating online CLICK HERE.
Lavelle Law Webinar: Defending Sales Tax Audits
Lavelle Law, Ltd. will host a Breakfast Briefs Webinar: "Defending Sales Tax Audits & Offers in Compromise," on Wednesday Sept. 23 at 9:00 am. The interactive webinar includes a review of the IRS’s offer in compromise program and a discussion of the state’s push to audit sales tax reporting of bars and restaurants, as well as strategies for defending these audits and avoiding large liabilities. This is a FREE presentation, with Q&A, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Move for NPH Virtual Fundraiser Starts Sept. 25
Run, walk, bike, swim or dance your way towards ending global poverty starting Friday, Sept. 25 by participating in MOVE. The virtual event is hosted by NPH USA, a nonprofit organization supporting nearly 3,300 vulnerable boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru, as well as additional outreach programs. The 10-day fundraiser will end with a live virtual celebration on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 6:00 pm. Register by Sept. 18 to receive a FREE t-shirt. Click here for details.
Most Gigi's Playhouses to Reopen by End of Sept.
Gigi's Playhouse announced that nearly 70% of its centers will re-open in some capacity by the end of September. For the health and safety of participants, openings have been gradual with 1-1 tutoring and therapy sessions, open hours by appointment, and smaller-scale group programs that leverage outside spaces. GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s offer free therapeutic and educational programming. Click here for details.
WINGS to Host Long Grove Race & Purple Tie Ball
Wings Program, Inc. will co-host the Prairie State Half Marathon 10K & 3.5 Mile on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 am-noon in Historic Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd. Click here for details.

Also on Oct. 3, Wings will host its 20th Annual Purple Tie Ball from 6:00-7:30 pm. This year's event will be a virtual celebration to raise funds for the nonprofit organization that supports adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse. Click here for details.
Support Local Business in Walk On Road Rally Oct. 3
Save the date for a fun socially distant Road Rally Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm hosted by Walk On. Visit Barrington area businesses to complete your official entry card, then enter for a raffle drawing. Proceeds will benefit Walk On, a therapeutic horseback riding center located at 26665 W. Cuba Rd. in Barrington. Cost to enter is $25. Click here for details.
Virtual Program on The Impacts of Light Pollution
Go Green Barrington and the Barrington Area Library will co-host a virtual program, "Dark Sky: The Impacts of Light Pollution,” on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Ken Walczak of the Adler Planetarium and International Dark Sky Association will discuss the impact of light pollution and steps we can take to reduce it. This is a FREE program, but registration is required. Click here to register. 
Dine In or Pick Up at Biaggi's in Deer Park
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano is now open for dining or pick up at 20560 N. Rand Rd., U-512 in Deer Park. Enjoy chef's specials including: Hummus with Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade, Shrimp & Crab Cannelloni, Dover Sole Meunière and warm Apple Crostata for dessert. Open daily from 11:30 am - 8:00 pm. Click here for details.
Save on Premium Island Rum and Scotch at Vin
Enjoy a trio of Premium Island Rum and Scotch at savings of 50%, 60% and more at Vin Chicago, 311 E. Main St. in Barrington. Supplies are limited for these hot deals: Angostura "1824" 12 Year Rum for $29.99; Ledaig Oloroso Sherry Finished 19 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky for $89.99; and Bunnahabhain 25 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky for $299.99. Call (847) 277-0033 or click here for details.
Buy a Gift that Sizzles from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Give the gift of a well-deserved sizzling steak or select from one of the curated experiences at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. U in The Arboretum of South Barrington. Gift cards can be selected in any amount and sent via mail or email. Click here for details.
Takeout Meals & Wednesday Wine Special at Francesca's
Enjoy half-priced wine every Wednesday at Francesca's Famiglia, 100 E. Station St. in Barrington. They will uncork a special selection of wines at 50% off. Or order a meal online for simple, hassle-free Italian takeout. Click here for details.
Get Fit Options at Good Shepherd Health & Fitness
Find the best way to stay physically fit during these challenging times at Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness, 1301 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington. Choose from a variety of options, including: water fitness, group exercise, personal training, Pilates (group and private), indoor track, cardio and weight equipment. Call (847) 620-4500 or click here for details.
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