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  • 05

    Erika's Lighthouse BHS Chapter Meeting

    3:30 pm-4:15 pm
    Barrington High School Commons
    616 W. Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

    Teen Clubs of Erika’s Lighthouse have formed in schools and universities throughout the Chicagoland area where trained club members provide peer-to-peer panel programming about depression and mental health.  Teen Club members speak to their classmates about depression, the warning signs to look for, and how to get help for their peers.  The goals of an Erika’s Lighthouse Teen Club is not just to educate their classmates about depression, but also to help break the stigma associated with depression and to develop a culture of good mental health in schools so that teens who suffer from depression can get the help they need.

    Take a step towards making a difference by becoming a part of the Erika’s Lighthouse chapter at BHS.  Stop by the Commons after school on Wednesday, Sept. 5th to learn more!

  • 06

    BStrong Together at the Barrington Farmers' Market

    3:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Downtown Barrington
    Park Ave and Cook Street, Barrington, IL 60010

    Come check out the newly revamped and revitalized Barrington Farmers’ Market  A wonderful family event, the Barrington Farmers’ Market includes a wide array of locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, artisanal products, entertainment, and more!

    Stop by the BStrong Together table to learn more about our programs for the Fall of 2018.

    Every Thursday, June 6th – Oct 18th
    3:00 – 7:00 pm
    Park Ave & Cook Street

  • 08

    Adult Mental Health First Aid

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Barrington Area Library
    505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

    **  FREE  **


    Adult Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course ideal for anyone who interfaces with the public. It was developed because more than 1 in 4 adults will have a mental health challenge such as depression, anxiety, impulse control or misuse of drugs or alcohol in any given year. The National Council on Community Behavioral Healthcare has begun working with community advocates to implement MHFA to equip the public with the needed skills to help people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The data demonstrates that this program helps those trained to better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, which improves the outcome of the event for everyone. The training open to anyone interested in learning about mental illness and how to respond to someone in a mental health crisis. No previous mental health training needed.

    All attendees receive a certificate of attendance for completing the 8-hour course.

  • 09

    2nd Annual BStrong Together Run/Walk & Family Fun Festival

    8:00 am-10:30 am
    Citizens Park
    511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010
    Join BStrong Together and Broncos Committed for a Sunday morning of exercise and FUN focused on supporting parents, kids, and the community.
    The 2nd Annual Joe Kelsch Memorial Run/Walk & Family Fun Festival includes 5k and 1-mile timed runs, community walk, place awards for 5k and 1-mile runs, plus music and entertainment from Bob the DJ, games and crafts with Broncos Committed mentors, food, and fun for all ages!!
    8:00 am – 1 mile Fun Run
    8:30 am – Timed 5k Run
    8:35 am – Community Walk
    9:15 am – Awards
    Register by August 26th to receive $5 off each run or walk registration and guaranteed event t-shirt!

    Register today


    To become an event sponsor, please contact Anne Horwath at anne@strategyskills.com

  • 09


    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Barrington Area Library
    505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

    Sunday, Sept 9th, 1:30 – 4:30 PM,
    inside and outside at the Barrington Area Library

    Join the Barrington Area Library for a celebration of ROOTS – roots that sustain and nurture us, that help us grow, that connect us.

    • Watch plein air painting and a wood turning demonstration
    • Express yourself through a community drawing activity
    • Enjoy live music from popular acoustic band The Corner Boys
    • the experts from Chicago Master Gardeners and Bartlett Tree Experts
    • Learn from and try hands-on activities with Barrington Area Conservation Trust, Smart Farm, Lake County Forest Preserve District
    • Explore your roots at our Genealogy Reference Desk
    • Talk to folks from a real local farm (and taste some of their wares)
    • Head into Citizens Park for the “Tale on the Trail”

    No need to register – just drop in, bring a friend, bring the family! Open to all ages. They are still planning more surprises for Rootsfest, so check out the Barrington Area Library for updates.

Upcoming Events


BStrong Together is pleased to announce the creation of three ongoing, facilitated Conversation Circles for parents, educators, and community members focused on the issues, concerns, joys and challenges of raising children in today’s complex world.  Click here to learn more and to register to join.

Click here for a menu of BStrong Together's upcoming Fall 2019 programs for students, parents, and the community.

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