Dr. Brian Harris

CUSD 220 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris Talks about the March Referendum

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

Lara Allison

“Lights Up” with Lara Allison

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.

Jeffrey Deutsch

Jeffrey Deutsch Concert – The International Show

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

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The Prize for Keeping Barrington Beautiful

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.
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Carol

“Carol for Christmas” Holiday Dinner and Concert

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

Mary mother of Christ

Jesus, Women, and Early Christianity with Garlands Member Peggy Clough

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

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And The Award Goes To … National Treasures! with Myra Loris

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

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Harper College: The 33 Million Dollar Faberge Egg

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

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Harper College: Apollo 11 Anniversary and the New Space Race

Instructor Peggy Eastwood helps us mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon in a spectacular “Giant leap for mankind.” Peggy, who had a personal role in developing Apollo equipment, reviews the 1960s race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union. She also… Continue Reading Harper College: Apollo 11 Anniversary and the New Space Race