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The Christmas centerpiece and classic ballet, The Nutcracker comes back to the Barrington community and stage this year. The Nutcracker tells the timeless tale of Clara’s magical journey into the Land of Sweets.

The show will feature professional guest artists, BDE company members, and over 100 local performers. Children and adults will be captivated by the choreography, costumes, set, score and holiday flair.

Barrington High School, 616 W Main St

Friday, November 26 at 7 PM
Saturday, November 27 at 2 & 7 PM
Sunday, November 28 at 2 PM   (Sold Out)

Tickets are $25-32 and will go on sale on Wednesday, October 20. To purchase, visit www.barringtondance.org or call 847-382-6333.

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Join other community members in honoring Veterans interred at Evergreen Cemetery on December 18, 2021 at noon.

Members of the Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Barrington, IL will sponsor a wreath laying event this Holiday Season with the third celebration of Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 South Dundee Avenue in Barrington.

Nearly 700 veterans’ graves have been identified at Evergreen dating back to the Civil War, and the goal is to honor each one with a live balsam wreath. The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember Veterans’ service by placing wreaths on their graves, Honor their sacrifice, and Teach children the value and cost of service to our country. This year’s theme is “Live Up To Their Legacy,” reminding all of us that the actions of service men and women provide benefits to us all.

This event will be held under the guidance of prevailing Covid 19 precautions. Beginning at noon, the event plans include a live memorial ceremony, and then to proceed directly with the wreath placement on identified graves. Community volunteers will be provided wreaths and will be directed to specific areas of the cemetery to make certain all Veterans’ graves are provided a wreath. The memorial nature and timing of the event encourages family and community participation.

Wreaths are obtained through contributions, which can be grave specific at Evergreen, or placed randomly on identified Veterans’ graves. As Veterans continue to age, the need for wreaths will continue to rise; any funding remaining from this year’s drive will be held in reserve for the 2022 December event. Citizens, families and groups that are interested in sponsoring wreaths or participating in this event may visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA, or contact the Signal Hill project coordinator at Signalhillnsdar@gmail.com.

Placement of wreaths will begin at noon on December 18, 2021, rain/snow or shine, and will continue until all wreaths are laid.

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Author and storyteller Lynn Rymarz is pictured in costume as Mary Cassatt, an American artist. Rymarz will be the guest speaker at “A Virtual Afternoon Tea and Drama” taking place via Zoom at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, hosted by The Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR.

Members of the Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, are pleased to announce “A Virtual Afternoon Tea and Drama” taking place via Zoom at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

For this event, preregistered attendees are invited to dress up in their finest attire, don a fancy hat, brew a cup of tea and enjoy a unique online experience.

This year’s program will feature author and storyteller Lynn Rymarz in a dramatic presentation titled “Meet Mary Cassatt: An American Artist.”

Rymarz will share details of the life of Mary Cassatt, a child growing up in Pennsylvania with dreams of becoming a professional artist. Mary Cassatt resists the conventions of her day and moves to Paris, where her artistic talent is influenced by the Impressionists.

Following the drama, the chapter will hold a live Tea Basket Drawing.

“All funds raised will enable the chapter to continue its support of education, historic preservation, patriotism, and conservation,” said Joyce Wright, Signal Hill Chapter regent.

For more information on how to register for this event, visit signalhilldar.com.

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Evergreen C

The members of Signal Hill, NSDAR of Barrington, are undertaking their third year of sponsorship of Wreaths Across America Day to honor Veterans buried in Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, December 18, 2021. National Wreaths Across America Day was begun to Remember the fallen, Honor their Service, and Teach children the cost of Freedom.

Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR has been able to provide the wreaths through solicitation of group and individual sponsors. Unfortunately, several local area Veterans’ groups are no longer able to support this mission due to dwindling memberships.

Sadly, there are never fewer Veterans to honor. More than 700 Veterans’ graves have now been identified at Evergreen, and, while we are well on our way to providing wreaths for each grave that has been identified, we are reaching out to the general community to help reach this goal. You may contribute to this remembrance by visiting www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA for donation guidance.

Should you have a family member who is interred at Evergreen, you may make a designated grave contribution, and may personally place your grave-specific wreath prior to the general distribution by citizen volunteers. If you are unable to attend, a Signal Hill chapter member would be honored to place the wreath in your stead.

With your generosity, any donations exceeding this year’s goal will carry over to 2022, so your gift will always benefit this annual remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery.

Donations are not required to participate in the laying of wreaths; if you wish to participate in the event, please register at www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA.

A brief memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 South Dundee Avenue in Barrington, beginning at noon. Afterward, attendee volunteers will be guided to place wreaths on those graves identified as Veterans, ranging from the Civil War to present day service. The event will be held rain, snow, or shine, until all Veterans have been honored. State and local COVID19 protocols will be observed on that date.

The Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, raises funds throughout the year and distributes to 501 (c) (3) organizations, whose missions support DAR’s mission of education, historic preservation, patriotism, conservation, and Native American issues. For more information, please visit our website at https://signalhilldar.com .

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Members of Salem United Methodist Church show their support for ending hunger as they prepare to walk in the Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk.

The Barrington Area CROP Walk is in its 39th year. In that time, the fundraiser has raised more than $1 million to help feed the hungry and bring basic necessities to those in need.

While the walk’s main sponsor, Church World Service, brings charity to the global community, 25% of the funds raised stay local, which makes this fundraising event even more important.

This year’s walk takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, starting at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln, Barrington. Registration is at 12:30 p.m.

Walkers are asked to get sponsors to raise funds for this worthwhile cause, and organizers are asking those who can’t make it that day to help by donating online at events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/barringtonil; click on “donate.”

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CFC 50Help celebrate CFC’s 50th anniversary at this family-friendly fest this weekend. Live music, food and beverage trucks, fun nature activities, wildlife demonstrations, games, prizes, crafts, and more.

The event will take place this Saturday at a big top tent at the Smith Building, 27401 W. Rt. 22, Lake Barrington, from 2 – 6 PM.  For tickets, visit the 50 FEST webpage here.

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From October 4-23, the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois are offering in-person sales of gourmet nuts, candies, and magazines.

Beginning Monday, October 4th, local Girl Scout entrepreneurs will begin in-person sales offering gourmet nuts, candies, and magazines to Girl Scout supporters through the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Fall Products Program. The 2021 lineup includes fan favorites like Mint Treasures and introduces new ones like Caramel Apples.

The 2021 in-person fall products are $5 to $10 and include: Girl Scout Uniform Tin with Mint Treasures; Bunny Holiday Tin with Deluxe Pecan Clusters; Whole Cashews with Sea Salt (can); Caramel Apples (box); Peanut Butter Trail Mix (bag); Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels (bag); English Butter Toffee (box); Deluxe Pecan Clusters (box); Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps with Sea Salt (box); Mint Chocolate Penguins (box); Sweet and Salty Mix (can); Chocolate Covered Raisins (can); Peanut Butter Bears (box); Dill Pickle Peanuts (can); Fruit Slices (can).

The Fall Product program teaches Girl Scouts to skillfully navigate the virtual marketplace. These budding business owners learn how to set up a website and cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets. Each entrepreneur customizes their own site by:

  • Showing their goal and what they want to earn;
  • Writing a description or creating a video to explain to customers how funds earned will be used;
  • Adding their preferred image;
  • Providing ways customers can safely connect to products using a website, emails, text, social media, QR code, or printable business cards;
  • Creating their own personalized virtual avatar.

Customers can order items through Girl Scouts’ individual websites. Each customer can order, pay, and receive direct shipments of items with the Girl Scout receiving full credit for the purchase. These young entrepreneurs began offering Fall Products virtually on Sept. 14, and may choose to sell in-person with parent permission and following all Girl Scout health and safety rules from Oct. 4-23.

Visit the Girl Scout’s virtual shop for more products ranging in price from $5 to $20, available exclusively online. Interested customers can reach out to a local Girl Scout for these fall products. To support a local Girl Scout’s small business, customers can call Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Product Program hotline at (847) 214-9295, email cookies4you@girlscoutsni.org, or visit www.girlscoutsni.org/buynutscandymags.

Funds earned through the Fall Product Program helps troops get started in the fall, long before the winter Girl Scout Cookie Program. Both programs teach important skills and help troops fund activities and service projects.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call (844) 476-4463.

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rummage sale

Holiday décor will make up one department in a church filled with treasures at the 87th annual Barrington United Methodist Church Rummage Sale Sept. 24-25.

Do you love a great find? Then come explore an array of affordable, quality items at this year’s Barrington United Methodist Church Rummage Sale.

The much-anticipated sale returns to Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, on the southeast corner of Route 59, in Barrington from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25.

Masks will be required, social distancing will be stressed and the event will be following COVID precautions that are applicable at the time, which may include limiting the number of shoppers in some spaces.

For up-to-date notifications, visit barringtonumc.com/article/87th-annual-rummage-sale.

Great finds and treasures will fill an entire wing of the church and spill out into two tents. Thousands of clean, usable sale items will include clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, lamps, housewares, tools, sporting goods, linens, holiday items, crafts, fabrics, small furniture pieces, bikes, and lawn items. There will be no books, DVDs or CDs.

Among the many departments, you won’t want to miss the French Room, filled to the seams with carefully selected, high quality items such as china, jewelry, clothing, antiques and collectibles.

For information, to donate or to volunteer, call (847) 836-5540 or visit www.barringtonumc.com.

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Art in the Barn was started in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists met to develop a quality art event for the Barrington community.

What began as an art show with 30 artists and 1,500 attendees has grown to be one of the most iconic and highest quality art festivals in the Chicagoland area with up to 180 juried artists exhibiting their work. With more than 45 years of momentum, this beautiful event draws returning art lovers and new visitors from the surrounding area where they enjoy not only the exhibition and sale of fine art, but also music and entertainment, food from a variety of vendors, and children’s art.

Art in the Barn is one of the major fund-raisers for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital which has donated millions to the hospital. It is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital.”

Stop by Saturday or Sunday, September 25th-26th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 enter free.

For information, please visit Art in the Barn.

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Palatine Octoberfest

Games and activities for Family Day will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, including face painting, police and fire department displays, children’s raffle prizes and birdhouse building by Home Depot.

The Rotary Club of Palatine will hold its 13th annual Oktoberfest Friday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 19, on the corner of Smith and Slade streets in downtown Palatine, south of the Metra train station.

The event runs 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to this tented event that features authentic German music, food, beverages and activities for all ages.

“Everyone knows beer is a large component of any Oktoberfest celebration,” said Al Stoeckel, beer chairman. “There are a number of beers being poured this year — Krombacher pils, which is an imported full-flavored German pilsner — along with three great beers brewed locally at the Wild Onion Brewing Company in Lake Barrington: ‘Oktoberfest’ German style lager, ‘Hefty-Weiss’ Bavarian style hefe-weizen and kolsch, a crisp clean German ale.

“For the non-beer lover, we offer two different varieties of wine, merlot and pinot grigio, and from Wild Onion, a strawberry lemonade hard seltzer.”

The event will also feature authentic German food and offerings from vendors such as Morkes Chocolates, Tap House Grill, Lincoln Land Kettle Corn, the American Legion, Friends of the Rotary, Schnitzel Platz, Tre Amici Pizza and Kooker’s.

Musical entertainment will kick off Friday night with Die Musikmeisters from 5-8:30 p.m., followed by Phenix from 9 p.m. to midnight. Saturday’s entertainment includes Ed Wagner’s Brass Band performing from 3:30-6 p.m., followed by Phenix from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

The musical lineup on Sunday features Die Musikmeisters on stage from noon to 2:30 p.m., followed by Johnny Wagner performing from 3-6 p.m.

Read more here, or visit the Rotary Club Oktoberfest website here.

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