The Real Story of Mae West with Martina Mathisen

Mae West shattered box office records and public sensibilities. She rocketed from Broadway to become the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Her oneliners scandalized the censors yet made her an icon. She rescued studios from bankruptcy and created stars like Cary Grant. Think you know Mae West? Martina (Wives of Henry VIII, True Chicago Stories) brings us the woman behind the wit and the story behind the story.

Knight Music Academy Annual Spring Student Recital

Performances begin every hour on the hour. Students ages five through adult will perform a variety of solo and ensemble selections from various genres. Instruments featured include violin, viola, cello, classical guitar, voice, drums, and piano. Come any time, however, if you hear a performance underway, please wait until the student has finished before opening the Performing Arts Center doors.

Harper College: Do Not Forget the Ladies

In the fourth of her five-part series “Why I’m Optimistic”, Myra Loris explores, both personal and historical, reasons for optimism in an often complex and confusing world. “Do Not Forget the Ladies” will look at the historical and ongoing struggle of American women.

Harper College: History of the Seven Suburbs

This talk covers the fascinating history of the seven sister suburbs of the Barrington area. It is a social history with rich anecdotes, ranging from heartfelt to humorous, with a few scandalous stories along the way. Author Dr. Sharon Kissane has conducted extensive research on the area, including over 400 interviews of Barrington-area residents and the reading of hundreds of articles and all available books relevant to the subject matter.

Harper College: Germany’s Current Affairs

After the last German elections and their upsetting results, it took almost six months until Chancellor Angela Merkel was able to create a new coalition government. Last spring Europe’s most populous nation was taken by surprise when the Trump administration threatened high tariffs on luxury cars and other products made in Germany. Add to that the challenging integration of Muslim refugees and the disappointment of many East Germans over unequal living conditions thirty years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall; no wonder the country is currently experiencing turbulent times.

Dinner and a Show Worthy of an Oscar! Silver Screen Gold featuring Peter Oprisko and his Pop/Jazz Ensemble

Peter Oprisko’s smooth baritone voice perfectly fits his amazing repertoire of Academy-award winning songs from the magical era for his latest show, Silver Screen Gold. Pay tribute to the good ol’ days of Hollywood with classic tunes like “Moon River,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Don’t miss this wonderful singer (whom famed jazz pianist Ramsey
Lewis calls “the Rolls Royce of singers today”), accompanied by keyboard, bass, drums, and tenor saxophone. As befits the occasion, Peter and his band will be in black tie; so please feel
free to dress to the nines!

Harper College: Artificial Intelligence: Changing Our World

IBM’s computer “Watson” made headlines when it defeated two human champions at a game of Jeopardy! Now Watson is applying its powers to help doctors treat cancer. From Siri and Alexa to self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence is enriching our lives, but at the same time may be rendering certain jobs obsolete. Peggy Eastwood explores this rapidly growing field and its

Harper College: Onward and Upward

In the third of her five-part series “Why I’m Optimistic”, Myra Loris looks at the many ways in which science, technology, and protection of the environment have accelerated as priorities in contemporary America, often in the face of opposition and deregulation. She will discuss advances in space and medicine, the fight against climate change and much more!

Tiny Footprint Tango Tour

This is an argentine tango concert by the billboard top 10 musicians of Cuarteto Tanguero. Bandoneon player Ben Bogart and pianist Winnie Cheung explore an expressive range of tango music. “When we take the stage, our job is to transport you to a different place: wherever ‘tango’ is for you,” Winnie explains. The duo performs pieces from tango’s formative years in Argentina in the 1920s and the later “Big Tango” sound of the Golden Age, as well as the European and American dance repertoire influenced by pre-war tango dance craze. For all that history, tango is also a contemporary world art, so the duo is just as likely to play pieces composed last year.

Moving Made Easy

Moving Made Easy!

Don’t let the act of moving stand in the way of living your best life! The Garlands relocation experts will help you sell your current home – without the stress and with outstanding results. Plus leave the packing, moving and unpacking to us! Find out how to get a jump on the Spring real estate market at our “Moving Made Easy” seminar.

Moving Made Easy

Moving Made Easy!

Don’t let the act of moving stand in the way of living your best life! The Garlands relocation experts will help you sell your current home – without the stress and with outstanding results. Plus leave the packing, moving and unpacking to us! Find out how to get a jump on the Spring real estate market at our “Moving Made Easy” seminar.

Harper College: A Child Shall Lead Them with Myra Loris

In the second of her five-part series “Why I’m Optimistic,” Myra Loris takes a look at the prominence of young people as agents of social change and expanded equality both past and present. Topics include the Children’s March of 1903, the Children’s Crusade of 1963, the “Never Again” March of 2018, and much more. She breaks down trends and events in contemporary American life that encourage optimism;in short, why we have reasons to be optimistic.

The Amazing Adventure of Bertha Benz (and the history of the German automobile)

Porsche, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz have millions of fans all over the world and are synonymous with the quality and success of German engineering. Hardly anyone knows, however, that the history of the automobile’s origin is, to a great extent, due to Bertha Benz, a young mother of five, who, in a secret attempt to visit her mother, became the first human being to drive an automobile over a long distance. Join German historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., as she introduces you to Bertha Benz who was born 170 years ago and who truly changed the world with her history-making adventure!

Introducing New Fitness Coach and Cheerleader

Introducing New Fitness Coach and Cheerleader  The Garlands welcomes Fitness Coordinator Bethanie Lochman to the team! A fitness specialist with more than 18 years of experience, Bethanie was most recently a group fitness instructor and personal trainer at Edward-Elmhurst Hospital Health and Fitness in Naperville, Illinois. “A focus on health and wellness is not just…

Winter Crockpot Cooking Demo and Tasting

Ann Wayne, an instructor at One Life Kitchen in Barrington and recently of the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge, will demonstrate two easy and delicious crockpot recipes, one for a soup and one for a stew. These recipes can also be made in standard stove-top pots. Delicious tasting at the end.