November 24, 2021
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. For a copy of the Member News Guidelines CLICK HERE. Questions? Call (847) 381-2525 or email: 
Turkey Ball Music Fest Tonight at Broken Oar
Join Broken Oar tonight, Nov. 24 starting at 5:00 pm for their Turkey Ball Black Wednesday Music Fest in a heated tent at 614 Rawson Bridge Rd. in Port Barrington. Hear three great bands in one night, followed by a late night DJ until 2:00 am. Gates open at 3:00 pm and the first 100 to enter receive a FREE t-shirt or koozie. For details CLICK HERE.
SOUL Harbour to March in Thanksgiving Parade
Tune in to see the SOUL Harbour Ranch therapy animals and volunteers march in Chicago's Thanksgiving Parade tomorrow, Nov. 25. The event will be live-streamed beginning at 8:00 am and SOUL Harbour is unit #29. For details on where to view the parade CLICK HERE.
Black Friday Giveaways at Deer Park Town Center
Visit Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., on Friday, Nov. 26 for gift card giveaways and complimentary donuts, while enjoying strolling carolers. Starting at 10:00 am, the first 100 shoppers in line will receive a goodie bag containing one gift card to a store or restaurant. Line up no earlier than 9:30 am across from Pottery Barn. For details CLICK HERE.
Santa & Shopping at The Arboretum on Nov. 26
Plan for a visit with Santa while shopping on Friday, Nov. 26 in the Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Rd. Kids are invited to take photos with Santa from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at the Community Room located between Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria & Pub and Cooper's Hawk Winery. The first 50 children receive a treat at the event sponsored by Wickstrom Lincoln. For details CLICK HERE.
Vintage Holidays Begin in Historic Long Grove
It's the season to enjoy Vintage Holidays in Historic Downtown Long Grove. Now through Sunday, Dec. 19, you can reserve a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit merchant open houses with holiday promotions, and hear strolling carolers around the town. Children can also visit with Santa on select weekends. For details CLICK HERE.
BDE Presents The Nutcracker at BHS Nov. 26-28
A holiday tradition returns with "The Nutcracker" Nov. 26-28 at Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., featuring professional guest artists, the Barrington Dance Ensemble company members, and more than 100 local dancers. Performance times are: Nov. 26 at 7:00 pm; Nov. 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm; and Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm. To buy tickets call (847) 382-6333 or CLICK HERE.
Eagles Tribute Band Performs Saturday at Raue
Buy your tickets to hear Eagles tribute band "Heartache Tonight" perform Saturday, Nov. 27 at 8:00 pm at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake. From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” enjoy all of your favorite Eagles' hits. Tickets start at $30. To buy tickets CLICK HERE.
Visit Santa's Workshop at the Ice House Dec. 4
Chessie's Restaurant and Savvy Spirit Women's Clothing will host a holiday kick-off event on Dec. 4 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Ice House Mall & Village Shops, 200 Applebee St. in Barrington. Children will receive candy canes when they visit Santa's Workshop, and can write letters to Santa in Chessie's atrium and mail them in Santa's Mailbox. Then stop by for cookies and milk at Savvy Spirit in Ste. 101. For details CLICK HERE.
Walk On Holiday Market at Barrington's White House
Shop for a cause at the Walk On Holiday Market Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Barrington's White House, 145 W. Main St. The event features an array of vendors, appetizers from Wild Asparagus Catering, a wine pull and raffle baskets. Their virtual market and silent auction begins Monday, Nov. 29. Proceeds benefit Walk On’s equine-assisted activites for children and adults with disabilities. For details CLICK HERE.
Travelex Webinar of the Hawaiian Islands Dec. 7
Discover the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 5:00-6:00 pm at a webinar hosted by Travelex International and the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau. The FREE virtual tour includes time for Q&A. For details or to register CLICK HERE.
Caring Women's Connection Craft Night Dec. 8
Caring Women's Connection will host a craft night on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 pm at Hawthorn Woods Country Club, 1 Tournament Dr. An instructor will guide attendees in building a wooden snowman decoration. Cost is: $25, which includes all supplies. A cash bar will be available. Deadline to register is Dec. 4. For more information call Olga at (847) 530-1733 or email: To register CLICK HERE.
Style Exteriors by Carden Hosts Toy Drive
Please consider donating to the Toy Drive hosted by Style Exteriors, Inc. by Carden, 833 W. Liberty St. in Wauconda. Anyone who drops off a new unopened toy at their office between now and Friday, Dec. 10 will also receive a free gift. For details call (847) 865-3069 or email
Sen. McConchie Hosts Holiday Gift Drive
Senator Dan McConchie, 26th District of Illinois, will be hosting a Holiday Gift Drive for two charities in the northern suburbs: Little City, which serves children and adults with disabilities, will benefit from gifts purchased using the Amazon Wish List; and Lake County Haven, a social-service agency helping homeless women and children, will receive gift cards purchased from designated local businesses. For details CLICK HERE.
Home of the Sparrow Holiday Gift Program
Home of the Sparrow's Holiday Gift Program offers three ways to give back this holiday season to help homeless women and children in need: Make a monetary online donation at:; Donate items listed on their Shelter Needs Wish List at; and/or Adopt a family and give gift cards. For details email:, call (815) 271-5444 x224, or CLICK HERE.
Elderwerks Offers Holiday Wrapping on Wednesdays
Need help wrapping your holiday gifts? Stop by Elderwerks Educational Services, 251 E. Northwest Hwy. in Palatine any Wednesday now through Dec. 22 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Elderwerks' volunteers will gladly wrap your gifts for a small donation. For details call (855) 462-0100 or CLICK HERE.
Barrington Children's Choir Performs Dec. 11
The Barrington Children's Choir will perform its 2021 Winter Concert "O, Joyful Children" on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm at the Barrington United Methodist Church. The program will feature music that reflects how winter is viewed through the eyes of a child. Four ensembles will present an eclectic mix of choral music ranging from traditional holiday favorites to stunning contemporary arrangements. Tickets are $25. For details CLICK HERE.
BCC to Host Holly Ball Fundraiser on Dec. 11
Barrington Children’s Charities (BCC) will host its Annual Holly Ball Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 6:00-11:30 pm at Barrington Hills Country Club, 300 W. County Line Rd. The event, which raises funds for BCC programs that help local children in need, features a dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Auction items will also be available for online bidding. For details CLICK HERE.
Breakfast Rotary Hosts FREE Holiday Concert Dec. 14
The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club will host a FREE Holiday Concert with the BHS Madigal Singers on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 7:00-8:00 pm at Barrington's White House, 145 W. Main St. Guests are invited to arrive early to enjoy refreshments and conversation with Rotary Club members, and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a Caribbean vacation. For details CLICK HERE.
Domanico's Steakhouse Now Hiring
The new upscale casual Domanico's Steakhouse at 28686 W. Northwest Hwy. in Lake Barrington is now hiring. They are accepting applicantions for experienced servers and bartenders. To inquire, please email your resume and work history to For details CLICK HERE.
Job Openings at Douglas Automotive
Douglas Automotive, Inc. has openings available for shop helpers and experienced automotive technicians. Job seekers should apply online or drop off a resume at any of their three locations in Barrington, Fox River Grove, or Crystal Lake. For details CLICK HERE.
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