Great new opportunities and friendship!
Social gatherings for ages 50 years and up.

The Barrington Park District is working with local residents and businesses to create a social group for people to gather, have fun and make new connections.

The BACK PORCH will meet the second Friday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00pm.


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Beer & Cider Tasting

For Ages: 50 years and up

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.


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Comic Relief

For Ages: 50 years and up

Needing a good laugh? Want to release some tension or just relax and have fun? Come see Comedian Katherine Dicer and enjoy some great food and entertainment, all included in fee. Bring a friend or come alone we will have plenty of room.


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The Back Porch – KICKOFF PARTY!

For Ages: 50 years and up

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.


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Wine & Chocolate

For Ages: 50 years and up

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.


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