Adult learners age 55 and older can join the following lifelong learning lectures at The Garlands of Barrington, hosted by the Barrington Area Library.
To register for any of the following
classes co-sponsored by The Garlands, Harper College Lifelong Learning
Institute and BACOA, please call 847-304-1996.
Wednesday, June 12,
1-2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
There was more to Mr. Ford than the automobile industry.
Ford hoped to be as big a success in politics as he was at running the Ford
Motor Company. Hear how his uncompromising opinions worked for the auto
industry but did not make him a man of the people.
Summer French Desserts with Chef Maddox
Thursday, June 13,
1-2:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
Fee: $10 per person (space is limited)
Michael Maddox’ accolades seem endless and include Chicago Magazine’s Top 50
Chefs and Zagat’s Top Celebrity Chefs. His fabled restaurant, Le Titi de Paris,
was inducted into the National Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Now
you can meet him in person as he demonstrates one of his specialties, French
desserts. Chef Michael promises a delightful afternoon of learning and tasting.
He will prepare Summer Fruit Normandy Tart, Milk Chocolate and Door County
Cherry Pot Au Creme and Bittersweet Chocolate Gateau with Pineapple and Coconut
Bavarian Mousse. Participants get to taste all of the desserts and take home
The Art of Norman Rockwell
Wednesday, June 19, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Burnham
Fee: $10 per person
as the most popular painter in America during his lifetime, Norman Rockwell has
endured in the memories of people who enjoyed the covers he painted for The Saturday Evening Post for nearly 60
years. Art professor and historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the development of
Rockwell from his earliest days at The
Post to his popular illustrations for Look
and Life magazines. His appeal in the present day is based almost entirely
on commercially produced reproductions of his work on everything from posters
to coffee mugs. Mishur believes that it is for this very reason that we should
take a closer look at the achievements of Norman Rockwell to reach a better
understanding of his importance in American history.