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The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

Saturday Apr 25th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Child / Senior)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time.  All tours return to start location....

Thursday Apr 30th, 10am - 12pm

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Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Adult)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour is about 2-3.5 hours long. All tours...

Thursday Apr 30th, 10am - 12pm

Bonsai Basics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn the horticulture, art, and philosophy of bonsai through the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic style types. You will learn about tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care.  A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included. Dress for the weather.

Sunday May 31st, 11am - 1pm

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Treasured Trees of the Arboretum Tram Tour

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Chicago, Illinois 60532

Ride the tram with curator Matt Lobdell for an enlightening perspective on the Arboretum’s most treasured trees. Hear tales of the rarest, oldest, and most interesting specimens from the person who knows them best. Matt will share the fascinating history of the Arboretum’s collection, how the Arboretum decides which trees and shrubs to plant, how...

Wednesday Jun 17th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Dragonfly Stroll

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Chase dragonflies with Cindy Crosby, dragonfly monitor and author of the book Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History. Take an easy, one-hour stroll along Meadow Lake’s paved paths with the author to spot dragonflies and damselflies in their natural habitat. Space is limited so sign up soon! Notes: Held outdoors; includes...

Saturday Jun 27th, 12pm - 1pm

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Sip and Stroll in the Children’s Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Grab a mimosa and enjoy the scents of spring in this behind-the-scenes tour of the Arboretum’s Children’s Garden. Visit the bar for a drink (one is included in the cost of the program). Then stroll the garden with the horticulturist who helps plant and maintain this popular Arboretum spot.  Learn about the garden’s history, how its plantings...

Monday Jun 22nd, 5pm - 6:15pm

Experiments in Writing

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Especially useful for overcoming writer’s block, this course explores the surprising potential of a playful union between fixed rules and imaginative writing. This workshop invites participants into the strange and meticulous world of constraint-based writing.  We take as our entry point a group of French writers and mathematicians called the...

Tuesday May 26th, 6pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$292.50

5 sessions

Cultivating Change through Gardening

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Cultivating Change through Gardening with Jennifer Jewell Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of the award-winning public radio show and podcast, Cultivating Place, about women who are creating change in the world through careers in horticulture. In addition to sharing about her new book, The Earth In Her Hands:...

Saturday May 16th, 10am - 11:30am

Summer Literary Series: Chasing Dragonflies

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Summer Literary Series: Chasing Dragonflies in Literature, Life, and Art Celebrate the release of author Cindy Crosby’s newest book, Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History. Cindy will be joined by the book’s award-winning illustrator, Peggy MacNamara,  artist in residence at the Field Museum. Enjoy a talk from the...

Saturday Jun 27th, 10am - 11:30am

Past-Life Regression

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Do you feel that some of your relationships have a deeper history or connection than they normally should? Do you have an illness or problem that feels rooted in something beyond this life? Do you experience déjà vu often or like you’ve done something before but know you haven’t actually done it? Do you ‘know’ things or have information...

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

Aquaponics Intensive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled-environment growing, daily operations, and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....

Friday Jun 26th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$795

3 sessions

History of Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

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$149

3 sessions

Thrive

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what is really going on in our world by following the money upstream and uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness, and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented...

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$5
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Understanding Racial Fragility

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Currently, there is a rise in racial hatred, disparaged discourse in social media and media coverage, and all too often, police brutality. Racism is a painful reality you may struggle to comprehend. It can be a difficult paradigm and challenge for everyday living, especially in urban areas with diverse groups of people. Racism is a fluid ongoing struggle....

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$55

2 sessions

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