November 2017 Around Town

Wauconda Turkey Trot

Registration is now open for the 7th annual Wauconda Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.

This family-friendly 4 mile chip timed run around Bangs Lake is perfect for running enthusiasts.  The 2 mile fun run/walk is great for families and novices, and is pet friendly. The event is coordinated by Star Charities, a local 501c3 charity and all the proceeds benefit the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.

Register in person at Threads Boutique and Bliss Wine & Gifts, or online at

ATHENA Awarded to Dr. Denise Casey

A local doctor, Denise Casey, has joined the ranks of successful women that include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was recently honored with an ATHENA Award.

With offices in Barrington and Lake Zurich, Dr. Casey is the founder of Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness. She leads a staff that provides in-office and home-based services for seniors, those with disabilities, individuals dealing with divorce recovery, anger management and parents of substance users, among others.

“The ATHENA Award was created in 1982 to illuminate inspiring women leaders that excel in their profession, give back to their communities, and most importantly, are a role model to other women,” says Suzanne Corr, President/CEO of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, in presenting the ATHENA to Dr. Casey. SW Lake Lifestyle was a sponsor of the award luncheon held at Biltmore Country Club. ATHENA Awards have been given in 500 cities and 8 countries.

Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon hosted by Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Biz Net on Thursday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Club at Wynstone, One South Wynstone Dr. in North Barrington. Attendees will be treated to appetizers, live music from the Barrington High School Madrigals and vocalist Rose Colletta, a delicious buffet lunch, holiday cooking and decorating ideas, and access to 16 unique holiday shopping vendors.

Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Holiday Bliss shopping vendors include: Arbonne International, Colored Squid Gallery, Designed by Stacey Jewelry, Giannelli Designs, Glam & Glitz, J. Hilburn/W by Worth – Barrington, Jennie and Vera’s Sweets + Savories, Kathleen Nelson Fine Art, Inc., Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pinrose, Safehouse Farm Alpacas, Savvy Spirit Women’s Clothing and Accessories, the zen of slow cooking, uniquely SWEET, Usborne Books & More, and Wellness for Eternity.

For tickets or more information visit or call (847) 381-2525.

Caring Women’s Connection 
Vendor & Craft Fair

Bring a friend and start your holiday shopping early on Thursday, November 9th, 6-9 p.m. at St. Matthews Church in Hawthorn Woods. Free Admission, adult beverages served, 25 different vendors, and door prizes! We will be collecting lotion, shampoo and nail polish for the women at Mt. St. Joseph if you’d like to donate.

Give Every Dollar a Job

Presentation by Holly Bach of SCORE on Monday, November 6, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Room at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N Northwest Hwy., Barrington.
Learn the four core rules for budgeting: Give Every Dollar a Job, Roll With the Punches, Save for a Rainy Day, and Live on Last Month’s Income. Learn why and how much business owners should pay themselves. Review and demo budgeting software. Register online at

About SCORE and SCORE Chicago: Since 1964, SCORE, “Mentors to America’s Small Business,” has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through free mentoring services and low cost business workshops. More than 11,000 volunteer business mentors in more than 320 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Score Chicago, with 130 mentors throughout the Chicagoland area, is part of SCORE, a national non-profit professional nationwide association. Score is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA). To request a mentor, visit

Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimers

Join us at the Ela Public Library for this Adult program presented by Hadi Finerty of Alzheimer’s Association November 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. if you’ve ever felt uncomfortable spending time with a person with memory loss. Gain insight into memory loss, dementia, and effects of the disease on communication and behavior. Learn techniques to make visits more comfortable and connections more meaningful. Meeting Room A, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.

“Business After Hours” 
hosted by Hand & Stone Massage

November 14, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, 20771 N. Rand Road in Kildeer, IL. Open to all Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce members and those interested in becoming a member, it’s a great chance to network with other business owners in the area. To register, visit or call 847-438-5572.