Upcoming Events at Barber National Institute


Shillelagh Golf Outing

Whispering Woods Golf Course

Whether you're an expert or novice golfer, you can support the Barber National Institute through the Shillelalgh Golf Outing anytime this summer at Whispering Woods Golf Course! We'll send you a golf package to include: a voucher for lunch and dinner at a local restaurant, a round of golf to be used when you'd like and our golfer gift.

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Barber Beast on the Bay

With safety protocols and restrictions now in place, the Barber Beast on the Bay 10 mile and adapted course will not take place as planned in 2020.  In its place is a new event, Barber Beast on the Block, that will enable participants to complete a virtual 5K when, where and how they want.

This fun fitness alternative can be undertaken anytime from noon on Friday, Sept. 11 through noon on Monday, Sept. 14.  The cost is just $25, and will include:

  • Link to a Beast recording that will offer suggested exercises and activities and motivational messages and music to listen to while you’re running or walking.
  • An awesome 2020 finisher shirt complete with our Beast on the Block logo.
  • Comfortable face covering perfect for a stroll or workout (you can never have enough!)
  • Virtual medal to humble-brag with on social media.
  • Participant bib PDF to print and pin on for those virtual 5k selfies.

And best of all, you will know that you are helping individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges live more productive and fulfilling lives.

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Ladies Only Luncheon

With safety restrictions in place, the Ladies Only Luncheon will not take place as planned in 2020.  This important fundraiser helped raise needed funds to support services for children at the Barber National Institute.

In lieu of the cost of reservations, patrons and attendees are asked to make a donation to the Barber National Institute.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 for the return of the Ladies Only Luncheon.

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Annual Barber Christmas Ball

In anticipation of continuing safety guidelines, the Barber Christmas Ball will not take place as planned in 2020.

The loss of this event, one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Barber National Institute, will have a significant impact on the organization.  To help ensure that essential services continue, Ball attendees and supporters are encouraged to redirect the cost of their reservations to a donation

Please mark your calendar for the 2021 Barber Christmas Ball on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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Recent Past Events


Jay & Mona Kang VIRTUAL Art Show and Sale
Celebrating the Possibilities

Online Galleries Monday, June 1 – Sunday, June 21

For Art Show donors & sponsors: The Phil & Chris English “Donor Debut” beginning on Friday, May 29. Donate now to get the first look at this year’s show and make purchases.

The Barber National Institute Art Show & Sale is one of the largest and most diverse Art Shows in the region, with paintings, photography and sculptures from over 500 youth, adult amateur and adult professional artists.

Admission is free of charge.

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Sensory Friendly Time with Santa

Crafts, games, and visits with Old Saint Nick entertained children and families at the 9th Annual Sensory Friendly Time with Santa on December 8, 2019, at the Millcreek Mall.

The Barber National Institute sponsored the event, providing families with children with autism and special needs a stress-free experience with Santa.

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