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OBOB March Events

March Events

Conflict and Cooperation in the 21st Century

Saturday, March 2, 2 PM
Former CNN correspondent Brian Jenkins discusses the root causes of conflict and explores how ordinary citizens can act to strengthen a civil society. Co-sponsored with the Barrington Rotary Clubs. Barrington High School Guidance Resource Center. Register.


The Last Mission of ‘Hog Wild’

Saturday, March 9, 2 PM
Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Terry Rainey discusses the ill-fated last flight of B-29 ‘Hog Wild.’ Shot down on a humanitarian mission to North Korea, this event led to the Cold War hostilities between Russia and the United States. This program is made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. Jewel Tea Pavillion at Citizen’s Park. Register.


Scavenger Hunt Saturdays

Saturday, March 9, 10 AM-5 PM
For kids of all ages with a parent or adult.
Details and registration.


Special Needs and Building Resilience

Wednesday, March 13, 7 PM
OBOB will present the HBO biopic of Temple Grandin, the true story of an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. Along with the movie, the audience will hear a brief presentation about resilience and children with special needs given by members of Barrington Area Special Voices. Barrington High School Auditorium. Register.


The American Road to Victory Film Discussion Series: The Americans on Hell’s Highway

Sunday, March 17, 1 PM
Join OBOB and the VFW as we screen the second part of this documentary then discuss the film and hear from local veterans.
Details, registration and location.


Unbroken Book Dramatic Reading

Monday, March 18, 9 AM
Join the BHS drama department for a reading from our OBOB choice, Unbroken.
Black Box Theater, Barrington High School. Register.


OBOB Book Club Reads The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Thursday, March 21, 7 PM
The Annex
Saturday, March 23, 2 PM
Cook Street Coffee
Register and get details on the OBOB Book Club page.


Resilience in Real Life

Saturday, March 30  2 PM

This event has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 7. OBOB teams up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to welcome speaker Toni Hoy. Hoy shares her family's experiences in raising two children with mental illness, while looking at the differences between institutional long-term care and the smaller group home option. Barrington High School Guidance Resource Center. Register.