Lifelong Learning

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The Garlands Lifelong Learning Center provides educational opportunities to stimulate the mind and enlighten the soul. Browse exhibits at The Gallery at The Garlands, take in an opera series, join the book club or teach a class — the opportunities are endless.

Man in the library at The Garlands of Barrington

Business Center

men on computer at a senior retirement community
Stay connected with the fast Internet connection in our Resource Center, where you can also print, fax, scan and copy all your important documents.

Lifelong Learning Center

couple in the library at a retirement home in Barrington
In partnership with Harper College, The Garlands Lifelong Learning Center provides a wide variety of education opportunities for people ages 55+.

Art Studio

senior woman painting at The Garlands
The Garlands light-filled art studio offers the space, tools and instruction to inspire and nurture your creativity.


Man doing woodworking class at The Garlands
Here experienced craftsmen and beginners alike share their common interests.

Center for Performing Arts

Purse and Playbill next to a vase of flowers
Enjoy music, dance, comedy and dinner theater or host your own private event at The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Gallery at the Garlands

art gallery at a Barrington retirement community
Peruse the work of emerging artists in the Gallery at The Garlands, a rotating exhibit of local and regional artists’ work, including many pieces by Garlands members.

The Garlands Playreaders

Unleash your inner thespian with friends and neighbors who share your love for the performing arts!

Travel Club

Enjoy the journey and the destination with friends who share your enthusiasm and really do want to look at all of your vacation photos!