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The Garlands Gazette

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  • Garlands Gazette February 2017

    Get ready to party this February with a Super Bowl tailgate and viewing, Valentine's Day Concert, Mardi Gras Party featuring the Red Rose Jazz Band and a night of fun watching a play reading of "His Girl Friday" with pizza and pop. read more
  • Garlands Gazette January 2017

    New year, new you at The Garlands. Learn what your handwriting says about you at a handwriting analysis lecture, ring in the Chinese New Year with a concert and party and tap into your creative side by creating hand-made thank-you cards. See what other opportunities there are to learn and grow at The Garlands in the New Year! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette December 2016

    dec-16-gazette-coverGet the scoop on this year's Winter Wonderland celebration complete with horse drawn carriage rides, special guest Santa Clause, Hanukkah Bingo, sing-alongs, treats and more, plus don't miss Ugly Holiday Sweater Day or the lifelong learning program on Six Drinks that Shaped History. read more
  • The Garlands November Gazette

    nov-16-gazette-coverBarbara Rinella returns to The Garlands November 9 with "A Tribute to Nancy Regan and Recent First Ladies," performer Tom Sanfield salutes Garlands veterans with a November 11th show, plus members can join holiday craft-making events and watch Bears football games together in the Timbers lounge. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette October 2016

    oct-16-gazette-coverAll members, their guests and the public are invited to "My 'Perfect' Polish Italian Wedding Dinner Theater" Oct. 15 at The Garlands! Don't miss this hilarious ethnic-American celebration with live music, dancing, an Italian buffet, wedding cake and champagne toast. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette September 2016

    Sep 16 Gazette cover (1)It's back-to-school time! Sharpen your pencil for a six-course educational series covering what is Unique about America--from the Statue of Liberty to The Tower of Freedom. The Garlands is also hosting a complimentary continental breakfast for members who formerly taught school at all levels. read more
  • The Garlands August Gazette

    Aug 16 Gazette coverMust-do events to add to your social calendar this month include attending The Garlands Garden Club photography exhibit, the series of talks on Brazilian culture to kick-off the Olympics and the outdoor movie night to view a film under the stars. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette June 2016

    June%2016%20Gazette%20cover[1]Start filling up your summer calendar with Garlands events like the Watercooler Sisters art exhibit, Calypso party and a Chicago bridges program.  read more
  • The Garlands Gazette May 2016

    May 16 Gazette coverSome may sip mint juleps while betting on the Kentucky Derby ponies, some may take a virtual trip around the world with a percussion ensemble performance and others may attend a Picasso fine art discussion. These are just a few of the opportunities for spring fun at The Garlands. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette April 2016

    Apr 16 Gazette coverCelebrate National Poetry Month with Garlands poet Jean Tolle and other members with readings and special events this April. See what opportunities are offered for Lifelong Learning, entertainment, fitness and socialization inside this month's Gazette. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette March 2016

    Mar 16 Gazette coverCelebrate Women's History Month at The Garlands with programs on Cleopatra and the true story of "Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey." read more
  • The Garlands Gazette February 2016

    Feb 16 Gazette coverGet in on the action this month with Super Bowl squares, star cookie decorating for President's Day and the inspirational "Preserving Hymns of Great Faith" concert. This is just a sampling of what activities and events you'll find in the February Gazette. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette January 2016

    Jan 16 Gazette coverExpand your horizons in the New Year with programs such as World Affairs--Syria and Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization and Shen Yun. It's also time for Garlands gardeners to complete Garden Packets! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette December 2015

    Dec 15 Gazette coverGet the details on the joyous December 6th Winter Wonderland 2015 event for the entire Garlands family--including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren! Plus learn how Santa's elves are helping Garlands members prepare for the holidays, from wrapping presents to untangling lights. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette November 2015

    Nov 15 Gazette coverDon't miss Barbara Rinella's dramatic book review of "The Accidental Tourist," plus other fun things like an Elvis rock-n-roll party with milkshakes and a Thanksgiving feast fit for hungry pilgrims! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette October 2015

    Oct 15 Gazette coverDon't miss Joey from the Café playing the tuba, the Play Readers latest performance or Ron Hawking's tribute show to Ole Blue Eyes this month. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette September 2015

    Sep 15 Gazette coverGet the details on the six-course 1950s Lifelong Learning series starting in September and see what The Garlands has planned to celebrate the 100th birthday of ole blue eyes with two Ron Hawking performances in October in this issue of the Gazette. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette August 2015

    Aug 15 Gazette coverSummertime fun in August includes a garden walk, concerts, watercolor classes, fitness classes and more. Check out the details in this issue of The Gazette. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette July 2015

    July 15 Gazette coverHow does your Garlands garden grow? Check out details about the summer garden contest and other fun events like the upcoming Garlands 3rd annual Triathlon inside the July issue of the Gazette. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette June 2015

    June 15 Gazette coverEnjoy the sweet sounds of June at The Garlands with performances this month by a piano and cello duo, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, the Bravissimo Vocal Duo and other amazing acts.  read more
  • The Garlands Gazette May 2015

    May funMay 15 Gazette cover kicks off with a Derby Day party and continues with a Cinco de Mayo tasting, Mother's Day fancy hat lunch and Memorial Day get together with piano music. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette April 2015

    Apr 15 Gazette coverSpring into April with Easter brunch plans, a date to "meet" poet Emily Dickinson, a hilarious performance by The Garlands Play Readers and more! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette March 2015

    Mar 15 Gazette coverCelebrate St. Patrick's Day with an Irish Beer Tasting, take the March Madness Fitness Challenge and, during Women's History Month, brush up on your leading lady IQ with dramatic presentations on Jane Adams, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy and Zelda Fitzgerald. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette February 2015

    Feb 15 GazetteGrab a glass of milk--with Oberweis's home delivery service now available at The Garlands--and get history lessons on Rotary Club, the Oscars and the Tootsi Roll at February programs. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette January 2015

    Jan 15 Gazette coverSee fabulous family photos from The Garlands Winter Wonderland, and fill your New Year calendar with exciting programs and outings that are featured in this issue. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette December 2014

    Dec 14 Gazette coverThere's lots of holiday fun planned as well as a photographic nature exhibit by a Barrington local artist and the Fitness Center is offering "Healthy Hints for the Holidays" throughout December. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette November 2014

    Nov 14 Gazette coverNovember events will inform members on a Barrington area restoration project, delight them with the angelic voices of the Barrington Children's Choir, and pay tribute to Garlands Veterans past and present. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette October 2014

    Oct 14 Gazette coverThere's lots of drama in October! The ever-popular Barbara Rinella returns to The Garlands, soprano Tina Beverly sings opera and The Garlands Play Readers perform, "Night of January 16th."  read more
  • The Garlands Gazette September 2014

    Sep 14 Gazette cover Don't miss the inspirational talk, "Thunder Dog," as a blind man shares the story of how his guide-dog saved his life on 9/11. Also this month Uncle Bud plays The Great American Song Book. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette August 2014

    Aug 14 Gazette coverDon't let summer pass you by! Experience the sights and sounds of summertime at The Garlands with the Garden Walk, Rockin' Hits of Broadway Show, Barrington Harp Quartet Concert and other fun events. read more
  • Garlands Gazette July 2014

    July 14 Gazette_cover Look inside this issue for photos of The Garlands "Gold" Relay for Life team and see what fun events are planned for this July like "Meet Marie Antoinette" and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang celebration. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette June 2014

    Get the scoop on The GJune 14 Gazette coverarlands 2nd Annual Triathlon, a tribute to Doris Day concert and more in the June issue of The Gazette. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette May 2014

    May 14 Gazette coverPlenty of delicious happenings are planned for May with The Garlands Play Readers set to perform "Hard Candy," a popular local chef coming by to demonstrate how to make perfect picnic food and a Cinco de Mayo Tasting that will feature Mexican sodas and sweet, crispy churros. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette April 2014

    Apr 14 gazette cover for webA fresh new look for The Gazette! Look inside for a host of April activities featuring an inspiring presentation by Thomas Balsamo, local special needs advocate and visual artist, and an insider look at Barrington from an author writing a book about the town, plus much more. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette March 2014

    CompanyGazette Mar 14 cover is coming in March! Miss Illinois, the Irish Trinity Dancers and pioneering radio personality Clark Weber are among the exciting guests on the list. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette February 2014

    Gazette Feb 14 coverKeep track of the US medal count at the Sochi Winter Olympic events planned this February or see what outings are being offered--like a trip to the Chicago Auto Show--to help combat cabin fever. read more
  • The Garlands Gazette January 2014

    Gazette jan 14 coverPeak inside to see a collage of amazing photos from The Garlands Winter Wonderland. Stretch your mind and imagination in 2014 with life-long learning classes on Egyptian History and life in Mongolia, get ready for the Winter Olympics in Russia, learn about travel opportunities to Alaska and more! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette December 2013

    Gazette-Dec-13-coverThe holidays are in full swing at The Garlands in December with a Winter Wonderland party, holiday concerts and a Denmark-style New Year's celebration.   read more
  • The Garlands Gazette November 2013

    Gazette Nov coverExciting November events! Book dramatist Barbara Rinella portrays fashion icon Coco Chanel and Leslie Goddard portrays former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. A Veterans Day program featuring the story of the worlds first therapy dog and war hero! Details on these events and others in the November Gazette. read more
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  • The Garlands Gazette July 2013

    Summer is in full swing at The Garlands! In this month's issue of The Gazette, you'll find articles about our “Mane in Heaven” Mini Therapy Horse event and information about our technology classes like "Travel Photography With Your Camera or Mobile Device." read more
  • The Garlands Gazette June 2013

    The gang’s all here!  Check out photos of all first ever Garlands Triathletes in this month’s issue of The Gazette! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette May 2013

    It’s important to be well fed and nourished in all stages of life, but older adults need to be even more diligent in making sure they eat enough of he right types of foods.  Find out more about what to eat to fuel your workouts in this month’s issue of The Gazette! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette April 2013

    The Lifelong Learning Center offers new Spring programs at The Garlands.   read more
  • The Garlands Gazette March 2013

    As The Garlands of Barrington 10th anniversary celebration comes to a close, we wanted to celebrate an even bigger anniversary--our members' 9,250 cumulative years of marriage!  Through personal stories and “now” and “then” photographs, members shared their stories about love and commitment at a 9,250th Anniversary party held in their honor!  read more
  • The Garlands Gazette February 2013

    Avoid the mid-winter blues with activities at The Garlands. From our Super Bowl Party to Lyric Opera Lectures, there's something for everyone in this month's issue of The Gazette! read more
  • The Garlands Gazette January 2013

    Ring in the new year at The Garlands!  Check out photos of our festive holiday events in this month's issue of The Gazette! read more