June 2015 Around Town 4


Long Grove Annual Strawberry Festival Returns June 26-28

Strawberry lovers of all ages flock to Long Grove’s renown fest to enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, fruit smoothies, and other strawberry drinks, ice creams, strawberry donuts, baked goods and, of course, the farm-fresh berries themselves. The festival, considered to be one of the premier outdoor festivals in the Chicagoland area, offers live music and entertainment held at venues all over town and most of Long Grove’s many shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants offer variations of strawberry-themed foods, drinks and merchandise. Fun for all ages, Strawberry Fest features plenty of activities and fun for children, including a variety of kiddie rides, face painting and outdoor activities and tents full of family and education-oriented products. Further details at VisitLongGrove.com

Citizens for Conservation Earth Day Volunteers Hike Out

The weather was perfect for Citizens for Conservation’s Earth Day workday with new volunteers join those who work every week year-round restoring native habitat in the greater Barrington Area. The project on this Earth Day was to prepare and then scratch in legume seed that had been harvested last fall and saved for spring planting. After preparing the seeds, the volunteers hiked out in Flint Creek Savanna to scratch in the legume seeds and begin a new season of growth.

Father’s Day Charity Car Show Fun for the Family

The North Shore Corvette Club and Libertyville Chevrolet 15th Annual Corvette, Chevy and StreetRod Fathers’ Day Charity Car Show is on Sunday, June 21 at Libertyville Chevrolet, during the Libertyville Days Festival of Heroes. Veterans will be recognized and proceeds will benefit Veteran Charities locally. In addition, a food drive will be held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.

Fun for the whole family, the show features food, vendors, DJ, goodie bags, dash plaques, door prizes and raffle prizes during the event. For information or to register, visit NorthShoreCorvetteClub.org.

Lake County March for Babies

The annual Lake County March for Babies, held Sunday, May 3, at the Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville, brought together more than 800 people to support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The 5k walk was led by Bettina and Brian Golwitzer and their children, Brayden and Emily. The Golwitzers have firsthand experience with the March of Dimes mission as their daughter Emily and her twin sister Alexis, who passed away shortly after birth due to an un-diagnosable birth defect, were born nearly 3 months too soon. Like Emily, one in nine babies in Illinois are born too soon, but the March of Dimes is funding groundbreaking research, educational programs and advocacy efforts to reduce this number.

Hawthorn Woods Woodchucks Summer Camp

Woodchuck campers will explore and discover with friends through various crafts, activities and games. Hawthorn Woods offers two camps: Preschool Camp for ages 3-6 and Adventure Camp for ages 7-11. Each week a theme will guide us on our adventures of music, art, sports and more. Our schedule will include weekly guests and trips to the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center for some fun in the sun. Adventure Camp goes on a weekly field trip. Our camps are designed to encourage socialization, exploration and discovery in a structured and fun environment. Learn and have fun this summer the Woodchuck way. Camp starts on June 15th and meets from 9 a.m. ­-12 p.m. at Heritage Oaks Park; registration is required. Visit VHW.org and search “Woodchucks” for more information.

Re-Opening and Ribbon-Cutting at Midtown Athletic Club

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) celebrated the grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting of Midtown Athletic Club’s outdoor pool. Chamber members toured the state-of-the art tennis and fitness club, sampled smoothies from their café and enjoyed the sunny deck while mingling with the Midtown management team. Midtown Athletic Club offers indoor and outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, state-of-the-art Pilates Reformer and Kinesis Studios, two cafes, a full bar, and over 100 group fitness classes each week. Midtown Athletic Club is located in Palatine and has extended pool hours from May through October.

Learn to Swim at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center

Swimming is an essential skill. Our participants at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center have a splish-splash time learning how to swim. Our program is designed to ensure that your child learns to swim in a gradual process that includes the introduction and mastery of various skill sets before moving on, along with helping your child grow more confident in a safe and loving aquatic environment. Quality instructors ensure your child will learn and advance their skills in a fun environment. Class levels offered include parent-tot, preschool, and Levels 1-5. Visit VHW.org for specific information, class times and fees.

Helen Oliveri Team Opens New Lake County Office

The Helen Oliveri Team of Keller Williams Realty Partners is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their new Lake County office in Hawthorn Woods, Ilinois. The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, prizes, refreshments and tours of the new Gilmer Road location. Helen, a resident of the area, is thrilled to bring the state-of-the-art facility to her hometown.

Save The Date! BACC 29th annual Golf Classic Announced for July 13th

Registration is now open for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) 29th annual Golf Classic Monday, July 13, at the Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington. This event is one of the first outings on the newly renovated championship Wynstone golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. The BACC Golf Classic is a scramble and includes contests, games, celebratory dinner and prizes. Golfers can practice for the day’s event at the driving range. Shotgun tee start is at noon. Guests will be treated to a buffet lunch, the 19th Hole Celebration, open bar and dinner. Tickets can be purchased for individual foursomes or the 19th Hole Celebration with dinner and open bar. For information, visit the BACC website at BarringtonChamber.com or call 847.381.2525.