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
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
Enjoy The Garlands extensive, festive décor at a proper tea featuring formal settings and a delectable selection of mini sandwiches and pastries all served with holiday flair. The holiday tradition continues with an assortment of tasty teas, a selection of tea sandwiches, sweet mini-pastries, and, of course, scones and lemon curd. Top your memorable afternoon… Continue Reading The Garlands Holiday Tea–SOLD OUT . . . please check in again with us next year!
Explore the option of making new memories ~ during the holidays and throughout the year ~ at The Garlands of Barrington. Enjoy an intimate tour of The Garlands community while it is decked out in Winter Wonderland finery. Visit model homes, review floor plans and sample our favorite holiday treats!
Embrace the spirit of giving at The Garlands! Help spread holiday cheer this season with donations to The Garlands members’ Toys for Tots drive and Mitten Tree. Gifts can be left with the concierge at The Garlands, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL, during regular business hours. Each little gift can make a big difference to… Continue Reading ‘Tis the Season to…Be KIND
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
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
It is 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. Millie’s wealthy boss is slow… Continue Reading The Play Readers Present: Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.