EVENT DATE : January 18, 1:00PM
Ela Area Public Library

Kids from grades 6 - 12 are welcome to come and pilot their very own robot to victory in this introductory STEM course. No prior robotics or technical experience required for this program.  Register at EAPL.Libnet.info/Event.

EVENT DATE : January 19, 6:00AM
Port Barrington

Whether your'e a seasoned ice fisherman (or woman) or this is your first time on the ice, Hermann's welcomes all, big or small. Prizes, raffles & a 50/50. Food & drink (including deliveries out on the ice). Fishing from 6 am - 1 pm. 300 Center St., Port Barrington.  

EVENT DATE : January 22, 2:00PM
College of Lake

Learn the basics for starting your own company, such as choosing a business structure, determining tax requirements, marketing, selling and much more. From 2 – 4 pm at the College of Lake; $20; 847.543.2033.

EVENT DATE : January 25, 10:00AM
Covered Bridge Creamery

Hosted by Joe Rossi: "We mostly hang out and talk about songwriting, present our latest songs, and have a coffee or ice cream. Always a good time. For those who really want to turn the screws on their songwriting skills, soul crushing criticism is still available... " 10 am - noon at 320 McHenry Road, Long Grove.

EVENT DATE : January 30, 7:00PM
Barrington Area Library

Matt and Cynthia Gruel sing 10 of the songs in Charles Troy's presentation on Cole Porter, featuring his music from the Depression years. Learn more at NostalgiaEntertains.com.

EVENT DATE : February 3, 5:00PM
Ela Area Public Library

Would you like your kids to learn and practice Spanish? Introduce them to the marvelous world of Spanish by playing games, talking and reading tales, narrations and short stories. For ages 6-10 at the Ela Area Public Library, from 5 p.m.—6 p.m. . 

EVENT DATE : February 5, 8:00AM
Barrington's White House

At 8 a.m. village officials from 11 communities will gather to provide businesses and residents updates on current economic conditions and what lieds ahead in 2020 for the greater Barrington area. Tickets and more information available at BarringtonChamber.com.

EVENT DATE : February 8, 1:39AM
Catlow Theater

Hollywood's biggest night out is the Oscars. The Oscar Shorts Film Festival features three showings of Oscar-nominated animated (5 films) and live action short films (5). Showings are at noon and 6:00 p.m. on February 8 and noon February 9. Tickets are $17 available at Barrington-IL.gov/Oscars. 

EVENT DATE : February 8, 6:00PM
Hawthorn Woods Village Barn

New for 2020 for residents of Hawthorn Woods. Kids ages 3-12 with an adult. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Village Barn. Advance registration and fees required; VHW.org/SpecialEvents.  

EVENT DATE : February 8, 6:00PM
Hawthorn Woods Village Barn

New for 2020 for residents of Hawthorn Woods. Kids ages 3-12 years old with a parent or adult. 6—8 p.m. in the Village Barn. Advance registration and fees required: visit VHW.org/SpecialEvents for details.

EVENT DATE : February 9, 2:00PM

Are you a girl interested in computer science? Learn about programming skills such as loops, functions, and conditionals, and work towards developing a project. At 2 p.m. at the Ela Area Public Library. To register search at EAPL.org/Events.

EVENT DATE : February 11, 1:00PM
Ela Area Public Library

Learn "the rest of the story" behind common nursery rhymes. This program is not suitable for children as John Gowing shares how many of these rhymes depict dark periods of Britain's past. Starts at 1 p.m. and registration is required. Search at EAPL.org/Events.

EVENT DATE : February 12, 11:00AM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum

The Dunn's series called "Object Talks" continues at 11 a.m. on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday to learn about an object in the Museum's collection once owned by the 16th President of the United States. Learn about his connections to Lake Co. and the county’s role in the Civil War. Registration required. Discounts for county residents and seniors. Search at LCFPD.org/Calendar. 

EVENT DATE : February 15, 7:30PM
Barrington's White House

Tower Lakes native and Barrington High School grad Pat McKillen returns for what's become an annual performance at Barrington's White House. This talented local singer-songwriter weaves interesting tales together in a 7:30 p.m. performance. For information and tickets visit BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com/Events.

EVENT DATE : February 20, 6:00PM
Chatter Box of Long Grove

Thirsty Thursday is a book club for Millennials (20s & 30s). The book to be discussed at this 6 p.m. meet-up is "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore, the incredible true story of how hundreds of young women toiled amidst the glowing dust of radium-dial factories until they began to fall mysteriously ill.

EVENT DATE : February 20, 6:30PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum

At 6:30 p.m. hear traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva. The Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake Co. is at 1899 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville. Enjoy free programs every first and third Thursday evening at the Dunn Museum.

EVENT DATE : February 20, 7:00PM
Copper Fiddle Distillery

Get to Copper Fiddle early each first & third Thursday for a chance at 15 minutes of fame. Play, sing or enjoy the tunes. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Mic, guitar and amp provided (no drums).

EVENT DATE : February 22, 1:39AM
Lake Co. Fairgrounds

Featuring local, regional & national breweries, distilleries and wineries offering samples, plus music, food, games & entertainment. Now in its 6th year with 70+ brewers. Held at the Lake Co. Fair Grounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake. All attendees must be 21 or older (no infants or babies). Advance tickets at LCFair.com/LC-Draft-Beer-Fest include early entry & designated driver options.

EVENT DATE : February 22, 11:00AM
Barrington's White House

Experience a “real wedding” flowers, food and the latest trends at Barrington’s White House from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Register online for this free event at BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com/Events. 

EVENT DATE : February 22, 11:00AM
Barrington's White House

Experience "real wedding" flowers, food and the latest trends at Barrington's White House from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. Register online for this free event at BarringtonWhiteHouse.com/Events.

EVENT DATE : February 22, 5:00PM
Lake County Fairgrounds

To celebrate its 6th year the festival will expand to more than 70 craft brewers, more music and more fun. Lake Co. Fair Grounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake. Purchase advance tickets at LCFair.com/LC-Craft-Beer-Fest.

EVENT DATE : February 29, 9:00PM
Lucky LuLu's in Crystal Lake

North Barrington's premier jam band, Better With Bacon, celebrates 2020's extra day with a performance starting at 9 p.m. at Lucky LuLu's, 2520 Route 176. Rock out to the music of Widespread Panic, Phish, Grateful Dead, Warren Haynes, String Cheese, Dr. John, The Band, and much more.