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Come see what the hype is all about! The Back Porch is a vibrant community of adults (over 50), focused on a happy, active lifestyle. Join other adults in exploring a variety of pursuits, from casual happy hours to fine dining, musical entertainment and theater, as well as group activities, sports and much more. Join the fun and let the journey begin! There’s never been a better time to start than now! The kickoff party will offer refreshments and music by Sons of Bildor. Bring yourself, partner and/or a friend.
Every little one wants the chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes before the big day arrives. Come to the Park District and enjoy a catered dinner and a personal visit with everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, Santa. Pre-registration is required. This is a very popular event, so please register early!
This special day is just for you and your favorite doll. Come on over to the Park District dressed in your tea-party finest, and we’ll have mini sandwiches, snacks and even some tea for sipping! Instructor Barb Lauro will lead us in a craft, as well as a mini fashion show for you and your doll right in the“Sullivan Tea Room” on stage.
Kids will ring in the New Year by brewing homemade root beer at the ultimate bubbly bash! Party attendees will cast their vote for BEST 2019 ROOT BEER as they taste-test a flight of 5 different unidentified sumptuous foamy brands. Next, kids will complete their experience by preparing their own customized “black cow” (root beer float) with loads of festive fixings. Then, meet a real furry bunny rabbit mascot, named Root Beer…. of course! Lastly, the party culminates with kids making root beer SLIME to take home. This is a child’s dream New Year’s Eve Week event!
Are you too young to stay up until midnight or would you like to start your New Year’s celebration early? Children and their parents can get an early start on the party at Barrington Park District’s Noon Year’s Eve Ball! Ring in the Noon Year with dancing, festive snacks, a craft and a Noon Year’s toast as we count down to the Noon Year!
Monday, January 21st 1:00 - 4:00pm Ages: 3 - 11 years $22/$25 per child $5/$6 per adult Attention! There’s trouble at the Barrington Park District and we need your help! Bring your hero/heroine(s) in training dressed as their favorite hero (you are encouraged to dress up as well). Learn to fly like Superman, run like the Flash, use your Spidey Sense to navigate through the web and save the day like Wonder Woman. Heroes/Heroines will also have the chance to create their own…
If you love wine and chocolate, then come sample some of the best wines in the area along with great chocolate! At this event Vintages Wine & Spirits will teach you what wines pair well with a particular chocolate. While wining and sampling great chocolate, meet and mingle with new friends in town.
The Barrington Park District takes a step back in time with an old fashioned, indoor, drive-in movie night!
Come spend some quality time with your special little girl(s) as we dance the night away and enjoy a catered meal. Can we guess who your favorite character is? Come dressed to impress!
If your pallet is looking for new brews to taste, then this is the event for you. We will be experiencing beer and cider from some of our local pubs. Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse will be doing the tasting. Bring an appetite too because we will also have food samples from some of our local restaurants.