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.
Enjoy an autumn evening recital featuring nine harps! Harp and piano students of Brittany Smith perform classical solo repertoire, followed by classical, medieval, and popular favorites by the Suzuki harp ensemble. Chocolate cake, cookies, and apple cider to follow.
This may get you cooking again … Ann makes it so easy. Fall is the perfect time to indulge your comfort food cravings. Learn how to make risotto in an Instant Pot and stay for the pumpkin spice dessert! Bring your appetite because, as always, Ann provides recipes and generous portions of the day’s fare.… Continue Reading Instant Pot/Crockpot Cooking (and Eating!) with Ann Wayn
The upcoming 100th anniversary of the Prohibition is a perfect opportunity to drink in the history of a revolutionary beverage that changed the world: beer, or more precisely, German beer! Once so essential to daily diets that it was referred to as liquid bread, German beer is still a source of great cultural and national pride. German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., takes us on a fascinating exploration of this iconic drink and will include the sagas of the lucky German brewers who became Beer Barons in the USA. Anette brings her own beer tasting to this program! Continue Reading Germany’s Liquid Bread – A Refreshing Look (and Taste of) the History of Beer
Thomas Steffens (piano/vocals) and Mike Knauf (flute, soprano sax, Irish whistle, and vocals) return to play all kinds of Oktoberfest music and spin yarns with Die Musikmeiters. Their accomplished and fun repertoire of hundreds of German songs will truly entertain you. Videos of their music are running throughout September on Channel 17. After the show, CDs of their music will be available for purchase. Continue Reading Oktoberfest with Nippersink Rogues
At St. Anne’s, Garlands’s member Marianne Lenz attended Father Joji’s presentation of his highly unusual trip to Israel. She was so awe-struck, deeply moved, and inspired, she transmitted her excitement to other members until it became clear The Garlands needed Father Joji to come to tell us himself! He will be accompanied by Mary Kay Delaney, who went on the trip and helped him create this presentation. Continue Reading Father Joji Shares Israel Experience
Antarctica: the highest, driest, coldest, windiest, and brightest of the seven continents. It is almost completely covered by a layer of ice that averages more than a mile in thickness, but can extend to nearly three. Instructor Suzanne Rausch will explore the variety of animals – who depend on this inhospitable land for their reproductive cycles before venturing into the open ocean for their adult lives. She will discuss ongoing factors impacting the continent and its inhabitants. Last, she will walk us through Antarctica’s human history and mankind’s struggles to explore this frozen world. Continue Reading Harper College: Experience the Nature of Antarctica
Award-winning newspaper columnist and author of ten books (her
work is also featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Don’t Sweat
the Small Stuff), Rochelle Pennington worked in England and Scotland to research Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic 1914 odyssey aboard the ship Endurance with his crew of 27. Rochelle’s account is storytelling at its best. You will be on the edge of your seat! Continue Reading “The Endurance” with Author Rochelle Pennington
This program is visiting us while the Barrington Area Library under-goes renovation and is led by the fascinating and enthusiastic music lecturer, composer, and radio personality Jim Kendros, who will dive into Liszt & Rachmaninoff. Continue Reading Elgin Symphony Orchestra Listeners Club
It’s almost fall which is the perfect excuse to indulge your comfort-food cravings. In this relaxed and fun class, Ann Wayne demonstrates how to make Mac’n Cheese in an Instant Pot or crockpot. Stay for the toppings bar and dessert! As always, Ann provides recipes and generous portions of the day’s fare. Reserve your spot, and bring your appetite. Continue Reading Instant Pot/Crockpot Cooking (and Eating!)