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Big Red 6

The Barrington Hills Chronicle (a Riding Club of Barrington Hills splinter group), posted what follows on Wednesday:

“The Riding Club of Barrington Hills is inviting all volunteers this Saturday, May 14th, to a roadside clean-up campaign on Route 62 (Algonquin Road). A meeting at the the Riding Center on Bateman Road will start at 8:30am (this Saturday, May 14th), or feel free to join whenever it is convenient for you. Every Saturday in May is the clean-up plan.”

In addition, three additional events are taking place tomorrow:

These activities are occurring at the same time tomorrow morning, primarily along Bateman, Algonquin, Brinker, and County Line Roads.

Readers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when driving in these areas. On any given day, the Village has two patrol people covering the entire Village, and even with additional resources allocated, they hopefully will not be overwhelmed.

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Barrington 5k

Allison Kraz, left, and her mother, Deborah, get ready to run the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk in downtown Barrington on Sunday “It’s something fun to get out and do together. After this we are doing to do some shopping and get some lunch,” Allison said. The run was a fundraiser for WINGS, which provides services for victims of domestic violence. | Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

For plenty of moms, there’s no better start to Mother’s Day than sleeping in late followed by breakfast in bed.

Then there’s Lori Gonzalez of Palatine, whose perfect start was hitting the pavement in downtown Barrington with her 9-year-old daughter, Madi, for the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K.

“This is her first 5K, and we are doing it together,” Gonzalez said Sunday as she and Madi got ready for the run.

For Allison Kraz and her mom, Deborah, the 5K run was a start to a day of fun activities.

“It’s something fun to get out and do together. After this we are doing to do some shopping and get some lunch,” she said.

More here.

Related:Presbyterian Church of Barrington 5k Charity Race May 14th

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The Citizens For Conservation graphic above is your road map for plant pre-order pickup, and/or plant purchases starting tomorrow.  For complete information, click here.

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Date: May 14th, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM

“Race day is fast approaching. What is not to like about this? The Barrington 5K Charity Race features a rolling 5K course that runs through scenic Barrington Hills. Proceeds from this event will support charities including Christopher House, FISH, Habitat For Humanity, Samaritan Counseling Center Good News Jail and Prison Ministry and aid to Ukraine.

This is a unique opportunity for PCB Outreach in the Barrington community and something we want to build on! But we need your help and participation.

The race will begin at PCB and run south on Brinker Road and east on Otis Road and back. We welcome runners and walkers.

Parking will be available in the PCB parking lot and at Countryside Elementary School located at the intersection of Lake Cook Road and Brinker Road.

If you don’t plan to run or walk, sign up to be a volunteer on the poster boards in Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions contact Ross Bogue.”

Click here to learn more and register.

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Wild Onion

“Not sure how to volunteer to help nature? Learn about the many ways to volunteer with CFC at Wednesday’s Raise-a-Pint event.

Volunteers consistently say their ‘experiences are rewarding’ and ‘they get back far more than they contribute.’ Your hobby, special interest, experience, time, or talents can be matched to volunteer opportunities helping nature. CFC volunteers come from all walks of life with the common bond of caring about nature in our region.

Join in the fun and support CFC activities, meet and talk with volunteers, learn how you can volunteer, enjoy raffle prizes, and the Wild Onion Brewery will donate $1 for each pint sold.

Wednesday 3/30 | 5pm-8pm | Wild Onion Brewery, 22221 N Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington.”

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The owner of The Catlow theater in Barrington is asking for public donations to help pay for needed upgrades at the nearly 95-year-old cinema — or for advice that he should give up and sell the historic venue.

Amid years of struggles to stay afloat, the owner of Barrington’s The Catlow theater is again asking the community for financial help — or to tell him it’s time to give up and sell the historic movie house.

In a message sent to patrons late Sunday night, Tim O’Connor writes that he needs money for back taxes, licenses, utilities, fines and many costly repairs needed for the nearly 95-year-old theater’s downtown building.

“I’ve been through this before and it’s not an easy task to ask for your help yet once again,” O’Connor writes. “I desperately need help to hold onto the theater.”

O’Connor writes that’s he’s started an online GoFundMe fundraiser at gofund.me/120f2b29 seeking donations. As of Monday morning, $896 had been donated toward a $35,000 goal.

“Today, I’m asking, one last time, for your help,” O’Connor writes on the fundraising page. “The need, this time, is even more critical.”

According to O’Connor, the Catlow for decades had protected status as a historic building, and some upgrades were not mandated by Barrington village code because the building was “grandfathered.” That has since changed, O’Connor writes, and the village now says significant changes are needed to reopen the theater, which has been closed since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

“We’re in a ‘Catch 22’ situation,” O’Connor wrote on the fundraising page, adding that he has a June deadline to make the upgrades or lose the theater. “We have significant financial needs but we are blocked from earning money to meet those needs until we address the outstanding matters.”

O’Connor states that donations would help fund plans to convert the cinema into a not-for-profit venue for live music and stage performances, as well as movies.

Read more here.

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“Home of the Sparrow (HOS) invites you to join us for an extravagant evening at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, Illinois on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 5 pm to 10 pm. Home of the Sparrow will celebrate its 35th Anniversary, accomplishments, community impact, and history and hear stories of inspiration from women who were in the program.

Guests attending the event will be welcomed to explore the estate’s magnificence through a self-guided tour of the mansion and collections. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and exquisite dinner followed by a short program highlighting how community support positively impacts those we serve. The evening will also be filled with exciting packages in the live and silent auction, Fund-the-Need, and will end with a fun and unique carousel race.

Visit www.HOsparrow.org/35AnniversaryGala to register online for this sell out event. Tickets are $225 per person, $425 per couple, and $1,680 for a table of eight. Black tie attire is preferred. Corporate sponsorship opportunities and packages are available! If your business or company cannot attend, we also offer a Non-Attendee Sparrow Sponsorship Opportunity.

HOS opened its doors as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit homeless shelter in 1987. Today, Home of the Sparrow not only provides Transitional Shelter, but also Affordable Housing and Rapid Re-Housing along with Supportive Services that address the core issues of homelessness. Since then, HOS has remained dynamic in assessing and responding to the needs of hundreds of homeless women and children in our community.

For event questions or to become a sponsor, visit www.HOSparrow.org/35anniversarygala, call (815) 271-5444 x 224, or email Emily Greene at EGreene@hosparrow.org.”

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A special Mother’s Day garden package, which includes an assortment of flowers that will attract butterflies and bees and provide blooms from spring through fall, is available to order during Citizens for Conservation’s 26th annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale. For information, visit springsale.citizensforconservation.org.

“Online ordering for Citizens for Conservation’s 26th annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale is available through April 17 on CFC’s website, springsale.citizensforconservation.org.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID precautions, the in-person sale is back and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, in the Good Shepherd Hospital barn area, 450 W. Hwy. 22 in Lake Barrington. COVID health and safety protocols will be in place.

CFC’s sale is one of the largest in the area, offering more than 350 varieties of forbs, ferns, and grasses. This year’s sale will also feature a special Mother’s Day garden package, which includes an assortment of flowers that will attract butterflies and bees and provide blooms from spring through fall.

Native plants provide many advantages for both gardeners and the environment, and buyers can choose from a huge selection of robust, hardy native plants such as perennials, ferns, sedges, grasses, shrubs and trees. As part of CFC’s Milkweed for Monarchs campaign to encourage monarch populations, six species of native milkweed will be available at discounted prices.

But other native plants are essential as well; monarch and other pollinators need flowering native plants as food all season long.

All plants sold are free of neonicotinoid pesticides. To help customers better plan their purchases, CFC’s online catalog includes information on plants’ color, bloom period, water and sun requirements and size.

Orders are filled on a first-come-first-filled basis, so order early. Pickup date for preorders is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 6. CFC members will also be able to shop the sale May 6, and members get a 10% discount all days.

To help with plant selection, native plant experts from CFC’s Habitat Corridors Program are available for a brief online or phone consultation. Email a request by April 1 to info@habitatcorridors.org with your name and contact information, and a native plant expert will be in touch to set up an appointment. Please include “Native Plant Sale” in the subject line.

For information, contact CFC at cfc@citizensforconservation.org.”

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Citizens for Conservation is taking on-line orders beginning today:

“We are excited to return to an in-person sale again in 2022!

  • Online ordering begins March 1st
  • Click here to access the plant sale!
  • Orders are due by April 17th.
  • Pick-up dates for on-line orders will be May 6 and 7 at the barns area of Good Shepherd Hospital
  • The in-person sale runs from May 6 – 8 at the barns area of Good Shepherd Hospital

This year’s sale features a special Mother’s Day Garden along with more than 350 varieties of native plants, shrubs and trees. Click here for further details on this year’s sale.”

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Lunar gets a pat during a visit to JourneyCare in Barrington. The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program has 10 miniature horses, eight registered therapy dogs, and even a therapy cat that visits in a stroller. (Courtesy of SOUL Harbour Ranch)

These days, it’s not so unusual to see therapy dogs roam hospital hallways or visiting nursing home rooms.

What may be a little more unusual is seeing sneaker-wearing miniature horses waiting their turn to offer up a little nuzzle.

The SOUL Harbour Ranch Therapy Program in Barrington brings miniature horses — as well as its trained dogs — to spread a little love to the elderly, people who are sick or those who just need a little comfort.

Jodie Diegel and her husband, Jerry, owners of SOUL Harbour Ranch, have grown the program to 50 volunteers with various therapy animals. Their hope is to continue to expand their offerings to keep spreading the joy these loving animals bring.

Jodie discusses the programs they offer and how you can join their team or offer other assistance.

Q: What is the SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program? Give a brief overview of what the organization does.

A: The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 located in Barrington, home to founder and president Jodie Diegel and her husband, Jerry.

Read the rest of the Q&A in the Daily Herald here.

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