Weekend Planner: Homecoming, Ignite the Night and More

Area happenings the weekend of Sept. 28-30.


Barrington High School Homecoming, Saturday, Sept. 29, all day

Start the Homecoming celebration in the morning at the Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast held at Barrington High School from 8 a.m. to noon. The $5 breakfast benefits the Quarterback Club of Barrington. The parade kicks off at the Metra station at 10:15 a.m., and the Varsity Football team will take on the Schaumburg Saxons at 2 p.m. See our event planner for more details. 

Barrington Fire Department Open House, Saturday, Sept. 29 9 a.m. to noon, Public Safety Building

Learn about fire safety and see the ins and outs of the Barrington Fire Department at this annual event. It’s free to attend and will be educational for people of all ages. For questions, contact the Barrington Fire Department at 847-304-3600

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, 9-11 a.m., Citizens for Conservation Headquarters

Join the Citizens for Conservation during the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve public lands. All are welcome to join the restoration volunteers at Citizens for Conservation’s headquarters, 459 West Highway 22, Lake Barrington. Volunteers will collect seed of native plants that will be used in restoration projects in the Barrington area. RSVP to Citizens for Conservation at (847) 282-7283.

Ignite the Night, Saturday, Sept. 29 5-10 p.m., Spring Creek Forest Preserve, Barrington Hills

Join the Friends of the Forest Preserves for an evening under the stars for a cook-out dinner, live band, horse drawn wagon rides, telescopes and a bonfire. Call (312) 356-9990 or head to https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d2/default.aspx?wid=36515.


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