Thursday March 16, 2023
News & Events from BACC Members
Member News Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday in order to be considered for the next issue. Items will be included, space permitting, on a rotating basis. Priority is given to members who have not had an item run in the past month or longer. CLICK HERE for the Member News Guidelines. Questions? Call (847) 381-2525 or email: 
Art Exhibit at Barrington's White House Tonight
View the work of artist Cheryl Cook tonight from 6:00-8:00 pm at Barrington's White House as part of their "3rd Thursdays Art Night Out" series. Cook is a painter, teacher and courtroom sketch artist for television networks and the Chicago Tribune. The event includes complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and an exhibition of Cook's work, which will also be available for purchase. For details CLICK HERE.
Live Music at Shirley's Piano Bar March 16-18
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend with live music and drinks starting tonight, March 16 from 7:00-10:00 pm at Shirley's Piano Bar in downtown Barrington. Enjoy live entertainment again on March 17 & 18 from 5:00 pm-1:00 am both nights. For details CLICK HERE.
Grasshopper Pies Available Tomorrow at Ella Bonella
Pick up a delicious Grasshopper Pie and other treats for St. Patrick's Day from Ella Bonella in Barrington. This limited-time specialty pie is made with a chocolate graham cracker crust, crème de menthe custard, whipped cream and chunks of chocolate brownies on top. Available only tomorrow, March 17, in both 6” and 9” sizes. To order, call (847) 560-1523 or CLICK HERE. 
Irish Festivities & More at McGonigal's Pub
Don't miss the Irish festivities this weekend at McGonigal's Pub, The Loft (2nd level), and Fork & Cork (next door) at 105 S. Cook St. in Barrington. Watch NCAA tournament games, enjoy music, Irish food and drinks on Friday and Saturday, March 17 & 18 with no admission charge. For details CLICK HERE.
Shamrocker's Ball at Broken Oar March 17-19
Enjoy live music along with Irish beer and fare this weekend at the Shamrocker's Ball March 17-19 at Broken Oar in Port Barrington. Cost for a daily pass is $10, and a three-day weekend pass is $20. For details CLICK HERE.
Midwest Dance Collective Performs March 19 at BHS
Under the direction of Dancewerks owner Ellen Werksman, the Midwest Dance Collective will perform on Sunday, March 19 from 3:00-5:00 pm at Barrington High School. The concert, "Your Guess is as Good as Mine," is a visual journey of dance, song and multi-media, blended artistically to allow the audience an immersive experience in the art of dance. For details CLICK HERE.
BPD to Host Referendum Info Meeting March 21
The Barrington Park District will ask voters to approve an $18.8 million bond issue to pay for improvements at Langendorf Park, including a new pool, bathhouse, picnic shelter, platform tennis and pickleball courts. They will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm at Langendorf Park, 235 Lions Dr. in Barrington. For details scan the QR code shown or CLICK HERE.
Buy Your Tickets for World Leaders Forum Tuesday
Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT CH, will share the stage for the 10th World Leaders Forum on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Judson University in Elgin. The event marks the North American Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Eric Liddell winning the gold medal in the Paris Olympics. Each guest speaker will share a keynote address and engage in a question-and-answer session. For details or to buy tickets CLICK HERE. 
Elderwerks' Virtual Program About Dementia March 21
Learn about "Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia," on Tuesday, March 21 from 10:00-11:00 am at a live virtual presentation hosted by Elderwerks Educational Services. The program will cover how dementia affects the part of the brain that controls speech and expression, and how to communicate effectively with those who have dementia. To register CLICK HERE.
ADS Hosts Design Trends Forecast on March 24
Join Advance Design Studio, Ltd. for their 2023-24 Design Trends Forecast on Friday, March 24 from 12:30-2:00 pm. Hear from award-winning design experts about color trends, cabinetry, textures, storage solutions, and more. Light snacks and beverages will be provided and space is limited. To register CLICK HERE.
Spring Break at Battle House & Canlan March 27-31
There is still time to sign up for a fun Spring Break Camp the week of March 27-31 at Battle House Laser Tag and Canlan Sports in Lake Barrington. Campers will enjoy laser tag, dodgeball, a scavenger hunt, soccer, archery and more. To register for full-day or half-day camps call (847) 382-3433 or CLICK HERE.
Comedy Night at The Arboretum of SB on March 29
Enjoy a night of laughs on Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00-8:30 pm at The Arboretum of South Barrington. Comedian Larry Reeb will perform under the tent in front of Star Grill Cinema. Guests are invited to dine beforehand at an Arboretum restaurant, then bring a chair to the show. A $5 entry fee will be donated to Soul Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy. For details CLICK HERE.
Wellness Expo & Mixer in South Barrington March 30
The BACC Women's Biz Net will host a Women's Wellness Expo & Mixer on Thursday, March 30 from 5:00-7:00 pm at The South Barrington Club. Network and gather information from select health & wellness vendors, while enjoying pampering services, wine tasting, refreshments, appetizers, giveaways and raffles. Cash bar. Cost is $15. For details CLICK HERE.
Harper College to Host Career Forward Event April 5
Harper College will host Career Forward on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Wojcik Conference Center in Palatine. The free event is designed for adults who want to start a new career or refresh their current career. Workshops will be offered, led by representatives from Harper’s programs to explain options. To register CLICK HERE.
Bunny Hop on April 8 in Downtown Long Grove
Bring the family for a Bunny Hop on Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in Historic Downtown Long Grove, 342 Old McHenry Rd. Families can hop from station to station to enjoy FREE face painting, fire truck tours, ponies dressed as lambs, the Easter bunny and more. For details CLICK HERE.
Easter Brunch on April 9 at DiBenedetto Trattoria
Make your reservation today for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 9 at DiBenedetto Trattoria in Hoffman Estates. Enjoy selections from their delicious menu of Italian cuisine. Call (847) 496-5016 to make a reservation. For details CLICK HERE.
WIN Speed Networking on April 12 in Lake Zurich
Women In Networking will host a Speed Networking Scramble on Wednesday, April 12 from 8:30-10:30 am at The Hope Collective in Lake Zurich. Area businesswomen interested in networking and meeting new contacts are invited to this free event with organized rotations to make meeting others easy. Coffee, beverages and light snacks will be served. An RSVP required by April 5. To register CLICK HERE.
BACC Scramble & Spirits at Makray on April 13
Register today for the BACC Scramble & Spirits event on Thursday, April 13 from 3:30-7:00 pm at Makray Memorial Golf Club. Connect during three rounds of networking with a group of noncompetitors, sharing answers to focused questions, then get a chance to connect with everyone else over drinks and appetizers. Limited to 4 professionals per industry and no more than 2 reps from the same company. Cost is $40 per member/$50 per nonmember, which includes refreshments and appetizers. Cash bar. Space is limited. To register CLICK HERE.
Barrington Giving Day Seeks Spring Drive Donations
Barrington Giving Day is requesting donations for their Spring Cleaning Drive now through Saturday, April 15. Please considering dropping off used or new clothing, shoes, books, spots equipment, prom attire, toys and other items. Donations can be dropped off at: 300 N. Hough St. (formerly the McGrath Volvo dealership). For a list of needed items and drop-off times CLICK HERE.
Breakfast Rotary Hosts Early Bird Drawing April 27
Win up to $20,000, with a chance of winning an additional $500, in the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club Early Bird Drawing on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm. Only 400 tickets are available for the drawing, which will take place at Barrington's White House. Participants need not be present to win. The winner will remain in the Grand Prize Drawing, which will be held on June 22. For details CLICK HERE.
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