As Louella Parsons, Hollywood’s most dynamic gossip columnist, Martina Mathisen transports you to old Hollywood to hear about the triumphs and most scintillating scandals of the era’s biggest stars. Feared by celebrities and adored by Hearst, the Queen of Hollywood could make or break a career with a few taps of her typewriter and, in… Continue Reading The Golden Age of Hollywood with Louella Parsons
Ann will demonstrate air-fryer recipes and why they’re so delicious. Reserve a spot, and bring your appetite!
Yes, we can, and we did! A Garlands favorite, presenter Myra Loris looks at the historically unique and momentous role of women in WWII, at home and in the workplace, as they contributed in all areas.
On March 17, 2020, the Board of Education is placing a $147 referendum question on the general election ballot. This referendum would improve safety and security at Barrington 220 schools, prepare students for their futures, and protect the community’s investment in Barrington 220 buildings. With previous bond debt being paid off, the district has a… Continue Reading CUSD 220 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris Talks about the March Referendum
We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Moyer back to The Garlands! Frederick Moyer was playing with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops as a teenager, made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut at 25, and then took off. He’s brilliant, fun, charming and an outstanding storyteller, both through his music and words. This is a don’t… Continue Reading Classical Pianist Frederick Moyer Returns
Join Lara Allison, graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, current Boston Conservatory musical theater student and granddaughter of former Garlands residents Gayle Marie and Chuck Allison, in an after-dinner musical review featuring many of your past and current Broadway favorites.
In honor of “Make Your Dreams Come True” day (January 13), jazz vocal duo Petra van Nuis (vocals) and Andy Brown (guitar) return to the Garlands to entertain you with dreamy songs from the Great American Songbook, including “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” and “Dream A Little Dream…”
LOVE TO TRAVEL? Don’t let age stop you. Meet award-winning Viking Travel experts who are dedicated to meeting the special needs of mature travelers. This event is for all ages. Multi-generational travel offers a way to carve out time together, reconnect in a meaningful way, and have fun far from quotidian concerns. Learn how you… Continue Reading Travel Happily with Viking Travel
Harper College popular presenter Myra Loris takes an in-depth look at the role of humor, wit, and wisdom as part of the American Experience. Loris will focus on Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and other American humorists who, while they were amusing the masses, also promoted social change and the expansion of equality. Continue Reading And The Award Goes to Laughter
Let Jeffrey take you around the world with favorite songs–Girl From Ipanema, A Foggy Day in London Town, Georgia on My Mind, I Left My Heart in San Francisco–and his signature humor. Singer/piano player and Garlands regular, Jeffrey has opened for The Smothers Brothers, Billy Crystal, and the Beach Boys; has performed at Chicago’s Symphony Center and, for years, on Crystal Cruises. You’ve likely heard him sing jingles for national brands on TV or the national anthem at Cubs and Bulls games. Come ready to sing along! Continue Reading Jeffrey Deutsch Concert – The International Show
This fun-filled extravaganza pays tribute to the life and career of one of the most entertaining romantic crooners by featuring a plethora of sing-along hits as well as Dean Martin’s trademark tipsy brand of humor. Peter and his band entertained us in April with Silver Screen Gold after a fabulous dinner and will do the same again! Continue Reading Peter Oprisko: That’s Amore – The Dean Martin Story!
Buckle your seat belt and join this surprising tour. International traveler Jasmine Blaze, performed by superlative educational entertainer Martina Mathisen, takes us around the globe to experience the fantastic superstructures that are stunning the world today. Continue Reading Super Structures: The Future is Now, An Architectural Tour of the World
The days grow darker, yet the sun shines brightly on the gardens at The Garlands of Barrington, which was recently honored with a 2019 “Integration of Native Plants” award from The Council of Barrington Garden Clubs.
“We were floored at how beautiful the landscaping is here at The Garlands,” said Maureen Doessel of the Country Home and Garden Club, who visited the campus in August and decided on the spot to nominate The Garlands for recognition.
Continue Reading The Prize for Keeping Barrington Beautiful
BE Festive Warm up to the holiday season with a three-course, plated dinner followed by internationally acclaimed singer and pianist Carol Welsman and friends performing holiday favorites including “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “The Holly and the Ivy” and “What are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Carol Welsman’s expressive vocal styling and dynamic… Continue Reading “Carol for Christmas” Holiday Dinner and Concert
In this two-part program, Peggy will explore how Jesus interacted with and treated women during his ministry and how they responded. Looking into questions like ‘what were the cultural norms for women during Jesus’ life?’ ‘Was Jesus a feminist?’ ‘What do Paul’s letter to the Romans and John’s Gospel tell us about early women disciples?’ Then we will discuss women’s roles in the very early Christian communities up to about 300 A.D. Continue Reading Jesus, Women, and Early Christianity with Garlands Member Peggy Clough
Gertrude Bell was a lone woman in the male Muslim world of the Middle East, a famous author who wrote about the Arabs, an acknowledged archeologist, a courageous traveler who dined with china and crystal and dressed in extravagant clothes. And she was so much more. Gertrude was the first woman to be taken into… Continue Reading Adventures of a Desert Queen (Gertrude Bell) with Betsey Means
Man of the Movies, Steven Frenzel, spends a fun hour with one of the funniest and bravest women in movie and television history. This program features many of the greatest “I Love Lucy” scenes ever. We’ll see fascinating clips from Lucy’s early movie career as she transforms from a nervous and timid Lucille Ball into… Continue Reading We Love Lucy with Steven Frenzel
Dr. Suzanne Rausch takes you on a fascinating journey of Monarch Butterflies. Each year the Monarchs of the northeastern United States and Canada set off on a seemingly-impossible migration that will take four generations to complete. A single Monarch must travel 5,000 miles to arrive at the mountain-top resting ground in the Angangueo region of… Continue Reading Harper College: Migration of the Monarchs
National Treasures looks at some of our monuments, icons of the American Experience, that illustrate American idealism, creativity, and historical relevance. Topics include the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII and Vietnam Memorials, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. If you haven’t yet experienced a Myra Loris lecture, come. Myra is a… Continue Reading And The Award Goes To … National Treasures! with Myra Loris
In 1885 the jewelry house of Peter Carl Fabergé began what would become the ultimate last great commission of “objets d’art” in the world, The Imperial Easter Eggs. Fabergé received the coveted title, ‘Goldsmith by Special Appointment to the Imperial Crown’ and began the remarkable collection of treasures forever associated with the tragic end of… Continue Reading Harper College: The 33 Million Dollar Faberge Egg