This talk looks at two historical examples of America at its apex in its role of economic, military, and moral leader of the world, doing what was necessary to become a prominent force for positive involvement in the global community. Myra focuses on the late 1940s, the Berlin Airlift, and the Marshall Plan. If you… Continue Reading Harper College: And the Award Goes To…Might Makes Right
A corset illustrates the lives of many women in the 19th century: constrained and forced into an unnatural shape. But not all women lived in such a constricted way. This course introduces you to ten remarkable women: spies, suffragists, agitators, reformers; women like Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Mother Jones, who moved out of… Continue Reading Harper College: Bursting the Corset, 19th Century Women Who Defied Stereotypes
Examine the life, poetry and insights of poet Mary Oliver, who spent a lifetime “making a world out of words.” Oliver, who passed away last year at age 83, was one of America’s most popular poets. She encouraged her readers to proclaim with her “When it’s over, I want to say, ‘all my life I was… Continue Reading Harper College: Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet, Mary Oliver
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
With his big personality and loads of talent, he made his last visit here (in the PAC) a fun time! Peter will lead us through standards, classic jazz, and swing from the ‘30s and ‘40s and truly enjoys performing these beautiful melodies as well as a little Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond.
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…”
Sweetest Sweets for the Sweet! Ann Wayne is doing a desserts-only day Chocolate Lava Cake and Holiday Cheesecake. Yum! Reserve a spot, and bring your appetite.
Ann Wayne provides recipes and generous portions of the day’s fare, Turkey and Wild Rice Soup followed by Pumpkin Cheesecake! Reserve your spot, and bring your appetite.
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!
Rescued from bottom of an abandoned fox hole in Papua New Guinea during WWII, Smoky, the dog, served in the South Pacific with the 5th Air Force, 26th Photo Recon Squadron and flew 12 air/sea rescue and photo reconnaissance missions. Smokey earned eight battle stars and many medals for the lives she saved and for her bravery. She later brought joy and comfort to thousands of sick and injured troops, is the first recorded therapy dog, and inspired the creation of today’s therapy dog programs. Her story is really about the help, hope, and comfort she brought to veterans during war. Continue Reading Veterans Day Luncheon and Presentation
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