Member News for Tuesday August 13, 2019
Let It Be Us Fireside Chat Tonight in Barrington
Join Let It Be Us tonight, Aug. 13 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Barrington's White House, 145 W. Main St., for a Fireside Chat on opportunities regarding foster care and adoption in Illinois. Learn how to obtain a foster care license, what it means to be a foster parent and how to navigate adoption through foster care. The FREE event is led by Susan McConnell and other foster care and adoption experts, and is open to future and current foster and adoptive parents. The series is made possible through a grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation. Click here to register.
FREE Workplace Safety Program Tomorrow at Harper
A training program for small businesses on how to prevent slips, trips and falls will be held tomorrow, Aug. 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Harper College Wojcik Conference Center, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd. in Palatine. Learn how to increase awareness of workplace hazards to create a safer environment. Click here to register.
Elderwerks Education & Resource Fair Tomorrow
Don't miss the Elderwerks Education and Resource Fair tomorrow, Aug. 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. Enjoy a FREE day of education classes, resource booths, music, yoga, and hearing screenings, and learn about issues facing retirement-age adults and seniors. A FREE lunch will be offered to the first 400 attendees. For more information call Elderwerks at (855) 462-0100 or click here for details.
Lunch and Tours at The Garlands on Aug. 14 & 23 and Sept. 11
The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Ln., will offer lunch and tours tomorrow, Aug. 14, Friday Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. starting at 10:30 a.m. Find out what this beautiful senior living community has to offer. To RSVP call (847) 304-1996 or click here to send an email.
Guided Tours of Bettendorf Castle in August & September
Sign up for a guided tour of historic Bettendorf Castle, 418 Concord Ave. in Fox River Grove, on the following dates: Aug. 14, 27 & 29 and Sept. 12 & 14. See the exterior grounds of the castle, learn the history of how it was built, and hear about future plans for renovations to help preserve the castle. These tours are intended for smaller groups and individuals. To book a tour for a group of 40 or more, please click here to send an email. For information about tour dates and tickets, visit:  and click on the Tours tab.
Savvy Spirit Honors Educators with Specials Now Thru Aug. 15
Savvy Spirit Women's Clothing & Accessories will offer specials to all teachers and educators at its "Very Important Teachers Week" now through Thursday, August 15 at the Ice House Mall, 200 Applebee St. in Barrington. From 9:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.  teachers and educators can enjoy treats and refreshments, a special Savvy gift with purchase, a chance to win a $100 Savvy gift card, and receive a 25 % savings on their entire purchase throughout the week. Click here for details.
Huntington Learning Center Requests School Supply Donations
Huntington Learning Center in Barrington is collecting new backpacks and school supplies for Chicago area students in need. Huntington of Greater Chicago has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, 101.9 FM, and 100.3 FM for the school supply drive. Donations can be dropped off at Huntington Learning Center, 722 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington from now until Aug. 31. No contribution is too small.  For more information call ( 847) 382-3615.
Dave Coulier at Raue Center For The Arts on Aug. 17
Don't miss stand-up comic Dave Coulier on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake. Coulier, best known as “Joey” from ABC’s television series Full House, has performed his clean stand-up routine on The Tonight Show, HBO’s Detroit Comedy Jam, and HBO’s Comic Relief at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets start at $30. Click here to buy tickets.
Vintage Days in Historic Long Grove on Aug. 17 & 18
Mark your calendar for Vintage Days in historic Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd., on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 17-18 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The two-day street market offers all things vintage, antique, reclaimed, repurposed, upcycled and handmade. The FREE event includes live music, local street food and a variety of fine wine and beer. Click here for details.
Music of Charlie Chaplin to be Performed Aug. 18
Enjoy the music of composer Charlie Chaplin performed by Marta Aznavoorian, piano, and Philippe Quint, violin on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Barrington's White House 145 W. Main St. in Barrington. In honor of Charlie Chaplin’s 130th birthday, a collection of Chaplin’s works has been carefully curated and newly arranged for piano and violin over three years by Philippe Quint, in collaboration with two arrangers. Tickets are $35/Students $20/8th grade and under are FREE. Click here to buy tickets.
BACOA Memory Cafe Program on August 20
The Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) will host the Memory Café on Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail in Lake Zurich. Memory Cafe provides an opportunity for people who are experiencing mild or early stage memory loss, and their care partners, to gather for socialization and conversation. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP call (847) 381-5030 or click here.
Register for BDE Ballet Master Class by Aug. 21
The Barrington Dance Academy's Ensemble will host a Master Class on Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon - 3:00 p.m. The class will be led by Arionel Vargas and Marize Fumero, both professional dancers trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Classes are open to the public. Cost is $25 and registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 21. Click here for details.
August Specials from Advance Wellness Medspa
Don't miss the end-of-summer savings now through Aug. 31 at Advance Wellness Medspa, 1555 Barrington Rd., Bldg. 1, Ste. 130 in Hoffman Estates. Hot deals include: Oxygen Facial for $99; Glycolic Peel for $45; Microdermabrasion for $69; Latisse for $150; and Microneedling for $199. Save $25 for every $100 spent on Botox. Click here for details.
Creme de la Creme Celebrates 10 Years at Event on Aug. 24
Join Creme de la Creme early learning center in celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. X in the Areboretum of South Barrington. The public is invited to visit the school and join in the celebration. For more information call (847) 852-4000. Click here for details.
Barrington Countryside FPD Hosts Blood Drive on Aug. 24
The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will host a Blood Drive on Saturday Aug. 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and an Open House from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 22222 N. Pepper Rd. in Lake Barrington. The FREE family-friendly open house will include: fire house tours, antique fire trucks, kids activities, food trucks and more. All blood donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Culver’s frozen custard. Appointments for the blood drive are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For details about the Blood Drive or to schedule a donation call (877) 258-4825 or click here and use group code 763A.
Learn How To Create Inner Peace on Aug. 27
Learn How to Creat Inner Peace at the first of a series of workshops on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 103 E Main St., Ste. 125 in Cary. Coaching by Corey owner Ellen Corey, N.B.C.-H.W.C., will guide participants to create a vision for inner peace from the insights and strategies gained during this four-part series. Ideal for busy professional women, mothers and caretakers. Series includes: Life Balance, Connecting To Values, Discovering Me Time, and Creating Your Future Vision. Cost is $97 for the series or $35 each, and includes a light lunch. Click here to register.
BACT Hosts "Tartans for the Trust" on Aug. 31
Barrington Area Conservation Trust will host "Tartans for the Trust," on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center, 361 Bateman Rd. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy a unique evening of Traditional Celtic music and more. Tickets are $100 per person/youth age 17 and under are FREE, but must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to buy tickets.
LGBTQ Support at Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness
Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness, 215 S Northwest Hwy, Ste. 202B, will offer an LGBTQ Counseling Support Group on Wednesdays starting in September from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Insurance is accepted. To register, call (888) 261-2178. Click here for details.
Windy City Bulls Announce Priority Game Dates
The Windy City Bulls have announced six priority game dates that will be included in their 2019-20 regular season schedule. The NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls will tip-off its fourth season at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy. in Hoffman Estates, on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. Other priority game dates include: Saturday, Dec. 14, Saturday, Jan. 4, Saturday, Jan. 25, Saturday, Feb. 8 and Education Day on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 a.m. Click here for details.