November 2015 Around Town 1


CFC Youth Ed Program 
To Feature Birds Of Prey

“Raptors, Birds of Prey” will feature birds from Flint Creek Wildlife Restoration. Kids can get an up-close look during a raptor walk at Flint Creek Savanna, where birds and handlers will be stationed along the trail.

The program will be offered Saturday, November 7, from  1-3 p.m. at CFC headquarters, 459 W. Highway 22, Lake Barrington. It is open to children ages 5 and older, with a parent or caregiver. Registration is $10 per person; all proceeds benefit Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation. Register at or call 847.382.7283 for more information.

Stay Fit with Yoga & Zumba classes in Hawthorn Woods

Join us for a restorative vinyasa flow class held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hawthorn Woods Village barn. This class is ideal for those who are just beginning their yoga practice and want to learn the fundamental poses as well as seasoned yogis looking to reap the benefits of holding poses for a longer period of time while refining their practice. Or pick up the pace in Zumba on Saturdays at 9 a.m., also held at the barn, where you will dance in this dynamic, exciting and effective total body fitness system that is a fusion of Latin and International music. Ten-visit passes are available and work for both classes. Visit for more information.

Save the date…Pumpkin Pie 
Pick up  2015

A great big thank you to all of the community advocates in Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove and Lake Zurich!  To express gratitude for your unwavering support, please stop by Keller Williams Realty Partners new Hawthorn Woods office at 101 W. Gilmer Rd. in the Cherry Hill Plaza on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25 between 9 a.m. and 5.p.m. to receive a free pie. There are no restrictions so just stop in, register and pick up your pie while supplies last.

“We want to give back, so we’re giving away free pies! Thank you for your continued support,” says Helen Oliveri of Keller Williams Realty Partners.

Tickets on Sale for Women’s 
Biz Net’s Barrington Bliss 
Holiday Luncheon

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and Women’s Biz Net (WBN) will host its annual Barrington Bliss Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, November 19th at the Marriott Northwest, located at Rt. 59 and I-90.  The event celebrates the holidays with a delicious lunch, shopping booths, live entertainment, networking and seasonal tips.

The WBN Barrington Bliss Holiday Luncheon welcomes over 100 professional women in the community to network, shop local vendors and enjoy a holiday program luncheon. Tickets to the event are $35 for members, and $45 for guests. A table of 8 can be purchased for $240. Tickets are available online at

Small Business Saturday

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is November 28th.

At Lifestyle Publications, we encourage all of you to make an effort to shop at a small, locally owned business this month and to support this day. Your dollars will stay in the community and make a big difference.​

Hawthorn Woods Earns 
International Award for 
Leadership and Governance

The Village of Hawthorn Woods was recently awarded the Strategic Leadership and Governance Award by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). ICMA is an organization composed of government professionals who are dedicated to creating excellence in local government by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. This international award recognizes innovative and successful local government programs or processes that have significantly affected an organization’s culture or strategic direction. Pamela Newton, Hawthorn Woods Chief Operating Officer, attended ICMA’s annual conference to accept the award on behalf of Mayor Joseph Mancino, the Village Board of Trustees, and Village staff.  Hawthorn Woods was awarded for “Re-Inventing Municipal Government: An Entrepreneurial Small Business Approach,” during the Celebration of Service ceremony at the ICMA conference in Seattle, Washington, held on Wednesday, September 30.

The Village of Hawthorn Woods received a similar award from the Lake County Municipal League last year. In November 2014, the Village was honored with the Innovation Award which recognizes municipalities for developing strategic programs to solve municipal challenges and increase the effectiveness of local government. In the past nine months, Hawthorn Woods has been recognized and honored five times, including the newest ICMA award.