9 September – DBE Barrington Court Chapter Meeting

dbe-crest.pngAre you a Daughter of the British Empire? Would you like to be? Please attend one of our monthly meetings to learn about the DBE experience. Membership is extended by invitation to women who are residing in the USA who are of British or British Common-wealth heritage by birth, naturalization or ancestry, and to women who are the wives or partners of persons of British or Commonwealth heritage by birth, naturalization, or ancestry. Doesn’t apply to you? Don’t worry – you may still join us as a “Friend of the DBE”. We meet at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Contact DBEBarrington@yahoo.com for details. Cheers!

 

28 May – A Taste of Downton Abbey Tea

The DBE Barrington Court Chapter cordially invites you to our spring fundraiser, “A Taste of Downton Abbey Tea”. The event features a talk by Historian Michael J. Harkins, President of the Barrington History Museum, entitled “Five Faces of Victoria: Jubilee Queen”. A silent auction and raffle tickets will also be available, featuring donations from local businesses.

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“The significance of Queen Victoria during the 19th century period of English history was one of reform and significant advances in education and voting, increased wages and standard of living — it was a tremendous period in English history.” Michael J. Harkins

 

The event begins at 1 p.m. at The Garlands of Barrington, located at 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL  60010. Proceeds benefit the Cantata Adult Life Service in Brookfield, IL, with a portion donated to the Barrington History Museum. Tickets are $40 per person, and reservations are requested May 26th.

Contact Jackie at 847-277-7153 or Sally at 847-381-0288. Our e-mail address is dbebarrington@yahoo.com.

The Afternoon Tea menu includes:

Assortment of Scones

Jams, clotted cream and lemon curd

Hob Nobs

Selection of Finger Sandwiches:

Asparagus Wrapped in Roast Beef

Turkey Salad with Grapes on Croissant

Egg Salad on White Bread

Chicken Salad on Wheat Bread

Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel

Assorted Truffles and Petit Fours

Variety of Teas

 

Think you know your British history? See if you can guess who is described by this quotation:

“He was clever but sent class against class and never tried to keep up the honour and prestige of Great Britain.”

The answer will be revealed during the talk.

3 June – “Is He Dead?” Theater Night Fundraiser

The DBE in Illinois announces their annual theatre event/fundraiser scheduled for 3 June 2015 at 8:00 pm at the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave, Western Springs, IL. Tickets are priced at $25 and provide the opportunity to enjoy a great evening with DBE members, family and friends while supporting the Cantata British Home.

Is He DeadThe performance, “Is He Dead?” Is originally a play by Mark Twain, recently adapted by David Ives. It’s a very witty play revolving around the painter Jean-Francois Millet:

This hilarious comedy focuses on the real-life painter, Jean-Francois Millet.  Though brilliant, he is in debt to a ruthless moneylender, and he can’t sell a painting to save his life (literally).  Since only dead painters are successful, his cohort of Bohemian friends convince him to stage his own death and disguise himself as his twin sister in order to  boost sales. Picture Huck Finn by way of “Some Like It Hot.” This is satire and farce colliding with hilarity in a zany comedy adapted for the contemporary stage by David Ives.

To purchase tickets, please contact Tracy DeHart at tracy.dehart@cantata.org at 708-469-9885.

13 May – DBE Barrington Court Chapter Meeting

dbe-crest2.pngAre you a Daughter of the British Empire? Would you like to be? Please attend one of our monthly meetings to learn about the DBE experience. Membership is extended by invitation to women who are residing in the USA who are of British or British Common-wealth heritage by birth, naturalization or ancestry, and to women who are the wives or partners of persons of British or Commonwealth heritage by birth, naturalization, or ancestry. Doesn’t apply to you? Don’t worry – you may still join us as a “Friend of the DBE”. We meet at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, 13 May, 2015. Contact DBEBarrington@yahoo.com for details. Cheers!

17 February – Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Flour, eggs, milk and a few other basic ingredients combine to make those fluffy discs of deliciousness known as pancakes. Celebrate the mighty pancake on Shrove Tuesday by tossing them, flipping them, racing with them, and eating them! Pancakes, thought to resemble the solar disc, were originally called upon on Pancake Day to help harness the power of the sun to usher in spring after the cold, dark winter. Click here to learn about Shrove Tuesday races and events around Surrey.  Click here for pancake recipes – from BBC Good Foods (metric) or from Food Network (US measures).