RootsFest

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09/09/18 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington Area Library
Phone:(847) 382-1300
Address: 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

ALL ARE INVITED TO ROOTSFEST!
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.

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  • 09/22/18 10:00 am - 09/22/18 5:00 pm

    ART IN THE BARN

    On Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd, 2018 Art in the Barn will celebrate 44 years of bringing fine art to our community. Held on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL, visitors enjoy the 175 artists exhibiting in all art mediums. This beautiful fall festival continues to provide an ideal gathering place for a weekend of art, entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. A wonderful way to welcome the fall season.

    For more information, click visit Art in the Barn.

  • 09/23/18 10:00 am - 09/23/18 5:00 pm

    ART IN THE BARN

    On Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd, 2018 Art in the Barn will celebrate 44 years of bringing fine art to our community. Held on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL, visitors enjoy the 175 artists exhibiting in all art mediums. This beautiful fall festival continues to provide an ideal gathering place for a weekend of art, entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. A wonderful way to welcome the fall season.

    For more information, click visit Art in the Barn.

  • 09/25/18 7:00 pm - 09/25/18 9:00 pm

    SCHOOL SAFETY COMMUNITY NIGHT

    During the 2018-19 school year, Barrington 220 will host its first ever week long campaign called “Safety 220” to educate our students, staff and community about some of these school safety measures and how to respond to various crisis situations.

    As part of that week long campaign, Barrington 220 will also partner with Barrington Police and Fire to host a School Safety Community Night on Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm in the BHS auditorium. All community members are encouraged to attend.

  • 09/26/18 9:30 am - 09/26/18 11:00 am

    Parents and the larger community play critical roles in fostering a safe school environment for our students.  As part of School Safety Week, join BStrong Together, Mandy Burbank from AMITA Behavioral Health, and representatives from Barrington 220 to learn more about what you can do to help.

    Research shows that a connection with a trusted adult is one of the strongest factors in preventing school violence.

    Join Mandy Burbank from AMITA Behavioral Health to learn why it is important for our children and teens to identify a trusted adult.

    • What qualities should they look for? 
    • What is the role of a trusted adult? 
    • What do you do if you are the trusted adult? 
    • What resources are available at the school and
      in our community?  

    Come learn how a single, personal connection can make a difference. 

  • 09/27/18 5:30 pm - 09/27/18 9:30 pm

    Prescription for Success: BHS Alumni Explore the Business of Healthcare

    5:30 pm - Unveiling of Barrington High School's new Health Sciences Lab
    7:00 pm - Panel discussion
    The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Barrington High School Alumni Association (BHSAA), is proud to announce the 7th Annual Alumni Legends program, “Prescription for Success, BHS Alumni Explore the Business of Healthcare,” to be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Barrington High School.
    The panel will include BHS alumni who have excelled in their healthcare field exploring their education, careers, and current healthcare trends. A list of panelists is available at www.220foundation.org

    In addition to the panel discussion, the event will serve as the official unveiling of the High School’s new Health Sciences Lab, a fully interactive classroom space that will provide our students with a healthcare pathway leading to increasingly in-demand careers.

  • 09/29/18 All day

    BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING 2018

    7:00 AM - Annual "Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast" in the BHS cafeteria until noon.
    10:15 AM - The Barrington High School Homecoming Parade leave the METRA station and marches to Barrington High School.
    11:00 AM - BHS School Tour open to all alumni.  Alums meet inside the main entrance to the school.
    1:00 PM - The BHS Broncos take on Fremd High School in the Barrington Community Stadium.
    SATURDAY NIGHT - BHS Homecoming dance 

  • 09/30/18 11:00 am - 09/30/18 4:00 pm

    6th ANNUAL "THE HILLS ARE ALIVE" FESTIVAL

    Fun for the Whole Family!

    For the 6th year, the Village of Barrington Hills is hosting a community heritage festival. This year’s event promises to be another spectacular day!

    As always the purpose of the festival is to bring the community together for a day of fun, and to highlight the organizations and activities that make our community unique.  Join us of crafts, games, live music, fun games, food, bubbles, and balloons.

    FREE EVENT

  • 10/01/18 7:00 pm - 10/01/18 9:00 pm

    Report cards and test scores assess academic preparation. How do we gauge young peoples’ mental and emotional readiness for greater independence? Parents, learn from a panel of local experts who will address warning signs, proactive steps to maintain mental health, successful interventions, long-distance crisis response, managing a diagnosis, achieving autonomy, and more.

  • 10/09/18 7:00 pm - 10/09/18 8:30 pm

    FREE FILM SCREENING FOLLOWED BY A FACILITATED DISCUSSION

    ** Appropriate for adults, parents of kids of all ages, and students 10 and older **

    REGISTER HERE

    Join BStrong Together and AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute for this FREE screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" and facilitated discussion to follow.

    Film Synopsis
    Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

    In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can
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    To support our learning experience, we will follow the screening with a discussion facilitated by Jackie Rhew from AMITA Health Behavioral Health and The Center for Emotional Wellness.  Jackie will be joined by Mandy Burbank from AMITA Health Behavioral Health and Dr. Matt Fuller, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Innovation for Barrington 220.  We encourage parents and students to come together for this important conversation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQx2X0BXgZg&feature=youtu.be

    This FREE event is made possible through the generous support of AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute.

  • 10/09/18 7:00 pm - 10/09/18 8:30 pm

    FREE SCREENING FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

    Join us for a FREE special screening of the movie "Screenagers" followed by a panel discussion for parents, students, educators, and community members facilitated by Jackie Rhew from The Center for Emotional Wellness.

    This award-winning film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.   In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

    Learn more at https://www.screenagersmovie.com/

  • 10/13/18 9:00 am - 10/13/18 5:00 pm

    **  FREE  **

    YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

     

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training for anyone dealing with adolescents (12-18), and especially valuable for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, coaches, peers, neighbors, health workers, and other caring citizens who might interface with an adolescent experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. This training is open anyone who regularly interacts with adolescents, and to the general community.

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

    REGISTER TODAY

  • 10/30/18 6:00 pm - 10/30/18 9:30 pm

    @Home in the Digital Age

    Join BStrong Together and Barrington 220 for the second event in our @Home in the Digital Age series.

    6:00 - 7:00 pm  App Showcase - Student demonstrators will teach parents, educators, and community members about apps commonly used by our children and youth.

    7:00 - 8:30 pm  Guest Speaker and Discussion - Dr. Devoah Heitner - Raising Digital Natives founder and author of "Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World." - will speak followed by a community conversation about how to become digital mentors instead of digital monitors.

    Screenwise offers an encouraging perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents and educators worry that kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Digital Citizenship expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children--if parents help them. 

    The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults about growing up in the digital age. Texting, gaming and social media are social spaces requiring social skills. The book offers advice on helping kids navigate friendship and identity issues that are common among new texters, gamers and social media users. 

    Screenwise presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book empowers parents to recognize ways that wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid's digital savvy.  Based on real-life stories from families, the latest research, and Dr. Heitner's experience working with schools, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible and empathetic kids in the digital age.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clFF1FL8kDE&feature=youtu.be

    Learn more about Dr. Heitner and Raising Digital Natives here.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT!

  • 11/09/18 6:45 pm - 11/09/18 9:00 pm

    THE BC BASH IS COMING!!

    FRIDAY, NOV. 9TH FROM 6:45-9:00 PM AT CANLAN SPORTSPLEX
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    BStrong Together, Broncos Committed, and Barrington Committed are pleased to host the Fall BC Bash for ALL Barrington middle school students in 6th through 8th grade for a night of turf games, basketball, volleyball, inflatable obstacle course, music, and FUN at Canlan Sportsplex in Lake Barrington. This event is designed to bring together our community’s middle schoolers and Broncos Committed high school mentors for a night of healthy, positive fun!

    $10 registration includes BC Bash giveaway and concessions are available!

    Registration link coming soon!

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