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    "Stress Busters" Parent Coffee and Workshop

    9:30 am-11:00 am
    Barrington Area Library
    505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

    Are you stressed?  Is your child stressed?


    “Stress Busters” Parent Coffee and Workshop
    Wednesday, May 2nd
    9:30 – 11:00 am
    Barrington Area Library

    Join BStrong Together for our final Parent Coffee of the school year.  Learn more about stress and anxiety as well as tools and techniques for all ages that can be used to manage stress in order to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.  

    We will begin with a presentation from Josette Day of The Barrington Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy followed by time to explore demonstrations and mini-workshops on a variety of stress management techniques including:

    • mindful breathing
    • simple yoga
    • the power of spending time in the natural environment
    • art as a tool for stress reduction
    • how to do a mini body scan
    • defusing techniques to navigate unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and sensations
    • mindfulness activities for all ages

    The focus will be on sharing helpful resources and ideas to manage stress that you can easily implement with your entire family. We hope you can join us!

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    KidFest 2018

    11:00 am-3:00 pm
    Citizens Park
    511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010

    Be sure to stop by the BStrong Together booth at KidFest 2018!

    KidFest is a FREE, fun, family event that gets the entire family outside and moving.

    Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at Citizen’s Park. When you and your family arrive at the park, check in at one of the registration tents to get your All Access Wristband to participate in all of the activities. Then, pick up a free kite (for ages 2-10), provided by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, and fly it in the big open field. At your leisure, experience each of the activity stations. Climb a tree, build a birdhouse, race your parents, do an obstacle course or explore the creatures that live in the pond. Food and drinks available for purchase from Rotary Grill! We have something for everyone to enjoy and its ALL FREE! This event is very popular and parking is limited. FREE kites will be provided to all children ages 2-10. One kite per child.

    The KidFest mission is to provide activities that inspire healthy habits, expose nature opportunities in the area and to encourage families to get up and explore the great outdoors. Our goal is to inspire families to go for a hike, a bicycle ride, play catch, fish, play frisbee and of course, Fly A Kite!

    Clay Footprints • Fishing Game • Nature Art • Bozo Buckets • Build a Birdhouse
    Pond Explorations • Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls • Mammal Kit • Nature Explorations
    Animal Artifact Table • Fun Mini World Trial Classes • Climb A Tree • Kid’s Fun Runs
    Nature Journaling • Disc Golf Activities • Miniature Therapy Horses Visit

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Sept 9th
8:00 - 10:30am
Citizens Park in Barrington




BStrong Together programs have concluded for the year, but we are hard at work getting ready for next year's prog rams to begin in September.  In the meantime, you will find us at the following community events throughout the summer and early fall.  Be sure to stop by to learn more about BStrong Together!

The Barrington Farmer's Market
June 15th and September 6th

Barrington Cruise Night
July 19th and August 23rd

Barrington's National Night Out
August 9th

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