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

Tea and cookies

The Garlands Holiday Tea–SOLD OUT . . . please check in again with us next year!

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!

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Holiday Open House

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!  

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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

Center for the Peforming arts

Suzuki Harp Recital

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.  

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Germany’s Liquid Bread – A Refreshing Look (and Taste of) the History of Beer

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

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Oktoberfest with Nippersink Rogues

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

Father Joji Shares Israel Experience

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

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Harper College: Experience the Nature of Antarctica

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

Endurance

“The Endurance” with Author Rochelle Pennington

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