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Aging Conversations with Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell

Social Services Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you on Zoom every Tuesday starting March 9th. Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446, No passcode needed. Sponsor: Elderwerks Educational Services. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Zoom. For more info visit zoom.us.

Auditions for Chicago Master Singers

Arts & Entertainment Sing with Chicago Master Singers! If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you! Auditions will be held on July 27, 28, 29, and August 2. For complete details, please see https://www.chicagomastersingers.org/sing-with-cms.html. Sponsor: Chicago Master Singers. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Countryside Church, 1025 N Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067. For more info visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Auditions for Chicago Master Singers

Arts & Entertainment Sing with Chicago Master Singers! If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you! Auditions will be held on July 27, 28, 29, and August 2. For complete details, please see https://www.chicagomastersingers.org/sing-with-cms.html. Sponsor: Chicago Master Singers. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Countryside Church, 1025 N Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067. For more info visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.

Auditions for Chicago Master Singers

Arts & Entertainment Sing with Chicago Master Singers! If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you! Auditions will be held on July 27, 28, 29, and August 2. For complete details, please see https://www.chicagomastersingers.org/sing-with-cms.html. Sponsor: Chicago Master Singers. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Countryside Church, 1025 N Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067. For more info visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.

Barrington Gives Back - A Concert & Cookout for a Cause

Fundraisers & Benefits Gather your gang for a picnic to benefit local non-profits fighting hunger, homelessness and supporting local youth. Sponsor: St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Friday, July 30, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fox River Forest Preserve, Shelter A 28500 West Roberts Road Port Barrington, IL 60010. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Auditions for Chicago Master Singers

Arts & Entertainment Sing with Chicago Master Singers! If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you! Auditions will be held on July 27, 28, 29, and August 2. For complete details, please see https://www.chicagomastersingers.org/sing-with-cms.html. Sponsor: Chicago Master Singers. Monday, August 2, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Countryside Church, 1025 N Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067. For more info visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.

Aging Conversations with Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell

Social Services Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you on Zoom every Tuesday starting March 9th. Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446, No passcode needed. Sponsor: Elderwerks Educational Services. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Zoom. For more info visit zoom.us.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Tower Lakes-Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Tower Lakes The meeting takes place only if there are petitions to be heard. Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Tower Lakes-TLIA Board Meeting

Tower Lakes Monday, August 9, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Aging Conversations with Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell

Social Services Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you on Zoom every Tuesday starting March 9th. Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446, No passcode needed. Sponsor: Elderwerks Educational Services. Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Zoom. For more info visit zoom.us.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Alzheimer's/Caregivers Support Group

Social Services The Barrington Council on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Support Group provides education, speakers and support for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  It meets the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30-Noon.There is no charge for this program, but registration is requested for first-time participants. Call Pam Pellizzari at (847) 881-0473 to register. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lutheran Church of the Atonement Barrington, IL.

Tower Lakes-Plan Commission Meeting

Tower Lakes Thursday, August 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Tower Lakes-Village Board Meeting

Tower Lakes Monday, August 16, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Memory Cafe

Social Services A social get-together for individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Please call Pam at BACOA with questions and/or to register: 847-881-0473. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Ela Area Public Library 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. For more info visit bacoa.org.

Aging Conversations with Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell

Social Services Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you on Zoom every Tuesday starting March 9th. Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446, No passcode needed. Sponsor: Elderwerks Educational Services. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Zoom. For more info visit zoom.us.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Aging Conversations with Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell

Social Services Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you on Zoom every Tuesday starting March 9th. Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446, No passcode needed. Sponsor: Elderwerks Educational Services. Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Zoom. For more info visit zoom.us.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Village of Lake Barrington Plan Commission Meeting

Lake Barrington For more information regarding the Village of Lake Barrington or to check for meeting updates, go to the Village website at www.lakebarrington.org or call Village Hall at (847) 381-6010. Thursday, August 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Village Hall - 23860 Old Barrington Road.

BDE Nutcracker Audition

Arts & Entertainment Male and female dancers who will be at least 6 years old by September 1st are invited to audition for BDE’s Nutcracker, to be performed November 26-28. Rehearsals are held every Sunday from September 12-November 14 at Barrington Dance Academy. Tech and dress rehearsals will be held November 21-24 at Barrington High School. If cast, dancers must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. $20 audition registration fee applies, and dancers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their audition time to register. Audition attire consists of solid color leotard and pink tights for girls, and black pants/shorts and white t-shirt for boys. Please register at least 24 hours in advance by visiting barringtondance.org. Please call 847-382-6333 or visit barringtondance.org for more information. Sponsor: 36-3793620. Sunday, August 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Barrington Dance Academy 758 W Northwest Highway Barrington, IL 60010.

Aging Conversations with Elderwerks President, Jennifer Prell

Social Services Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you on Zoom every Tuesday starting March 9th. Have a question, concern, or just need a little guidance? Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish. No registration is required. Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446, No passcode needed. Sponsor: Elderwerks Educational Services. Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Zoom. For more info visit zoom.us.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Tower Lakes-Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Tower Lakes The meeting takes place only if there are petitions to be heard. Thursday, September 2, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Alzheimer's/Caregivers Support Group

Social Services The Barrington Council on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Support Group provides education, speakers and support for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  It meets the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30-Noon.There is no charge for this program, but registration is requested for first-time participants. Call Pam Pellizzari at (847) 881-0473 to register. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lutheran Church of the Atonement Barrington, IL.

Tower Lakes-Plan Commission Meeting

Tower Lakes Thursday, September 9, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Tower Lakes-TLIA Board Meeting

Tower Lakes Monday, September 13, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Tower Lakes-Village Board Meeting

Tower Lakes Monday, September 20, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Memory Cafe

Social Services A social get-together for individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Please call Pam at BACOA with questions and/or to register: 847-881-0473. Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Ela Area Public Library 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. For more info visit bacoa.org.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Village of Lake Barrington Plan Commission Meeting

Lake Barrington For more information regarding the Village of Lake Barrington or to check for meeting updates, go to the Village website at www.lakebarrington.org or call Village Hall at (847) 381-6010. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Village Hall - 23860 Old Barrington Road.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

NeuroBalance Center's Annual Fundraiser

Fundraisers & Benefits NeuroBalance Center is honoring their 11th year by throwing a big celebration at the center! Music: Food: Laughter! Music by Hey Jimmy, food by Heybeck Meats, Laughter by You! Bring the kids! Tickets are available at NeuroBalancecenter.org Eat Local, Play Local. Sponsor: NeuroBalance. Sunday, October 3, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1529 S. Grove Ave Barrington, 60010.

18th Annual Barrington Area Community Foundation Golf and Fundraising Dinner

Fundraisers & Benefits The Barrington Area Community Foundation’s 18th Annual Golf Outing & Fundraising Dinner will be held on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at the Barrington Hills Country Club. For more information regarding sponsorships, foursomes, and reservations, please visit barringtonareacommunityfoundation.org. Sponsor: Barrington Area Community Foundation. Monday, October 4, 2021. Barrington Hills Country Club. For more info visit barringtonareacommunityfoundation.org.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Tower Lakes-Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Tower Lakes The meeting takes place only if there are petitions to be heard. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

BDE Hosts “Encore” GALA

Arts & Entertainment Join Barrington Dance Ensemble for our live in-person event featuring tours of the Sanfilippo Estate, dinner, silent auction, live auction, fund a need, and the Barrington Dance Ensemble company members performing well-known Fosse choreography staged by Wade Schaaf. RSVP is required. Please contact BDE at 847-382-6333 to request an invitation, or visit barringtondance.org. Proceeds from the gala’s silent and live auctions will support scholarships and programming for our student dancers, as well as the return of BDE’s Nutcracker to the stage in 2021, and our entire 2021-2022 season programming. Please call 847-382-6333 for more information and follow the hashtag #bdeencoregala on social media. Sponsor: 36-3793620. Saturday, October 9, 2021, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 789 Plum Tree Road Barrington Hills, IL 60010.

Tower Lakes-TLIA Board Meeting

Tower Lakes Monday, October 11, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.

Alzheimer's/Caregivers Support Group

Social Services The Barrington Council on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Support Group provides education, speakers and support for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  It meets the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30-Noon.There is no charge for this program, but registration is requested for first-time participants. Call Pam Pellizzari at (847) 881-0473 to register. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lutheran Church of the Atonement Barrington, IL.

Tower Lakes-Plan Commission Meeting

Tower Lakes Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Tower Lakes-Village Board Meeting

Tower Lakes Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tower Lakes Village Hall.

Memory Cafe

Social Services A social get-together for individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Please call Pam at BACOA with questions and/or to register: 847-881-0473. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Ela Area Public Library 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. For more info visit bacoa.org.

NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Recovery Support Group

Health Specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, + (LGBTQ+) community for the first time ever in Illinois! LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group designed for any adult (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who has a mental health condition. Members of the LGBTQ+ population face a set of challenges unique to us as a group specifically, which is why this particular NAMI Connection group demographic is being formed. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. All meetings are 90 minutes long and are confidential. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit from other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space. Sponsor: NAMI Barrington Area. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Online. For more info visit namiillinois.org.