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The Food of Michelangelo

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Join us as we take you on a journey through the cuisine of the Italian Renaissance showcasing the story of Michelangelo, painter and architect widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of that period. His work demonstrated a blend of psychological insight, physical realism and intensity never before seen. His innate talent developed...

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Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture and Gardens in New Harmony, Indiana Over the past two centuries, the Midwestern town of New Harmony, Indiana, has functioned as an epicenter for the experiments in the arts and sciences. Building upon New Harmony’s nineteenth-century communal utopias, a third transformation initiated by the State...

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One Man’s Quest for His Family Roots

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Loren M. Knowles spent more than fifty years researching his descendants and those of his wife. His daughter, Carol Knowles of Southern California, will speak about the highlights and trials of that endeavor, the results of which were donated to the Newberry Library over the last year. His massive archives have been declared among the most comprehensive,...

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park 3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirements. The Midwest Master Beekeeper certification program consists of six levels:  Beginner Beekeeper Apprentice Beekeeper...

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Apply Strategically (Get Unstuck Series Part 3)

at General Assembly - Near North Side 444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

In this final part of this 3-part series program participants will learn ways to more effectively find and apply to jobs, as well as masterfully communicate what it is that they want to do and how their past experience relates to desired opportunities. You’ll learn expert-level insight on navigating a strategic job search for making a career change...

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Discover the Indiana Dunes

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

Thanks to the works of glaciers, wind, and water beginning 15,000 years ago, the Indiana Dunes were formed. This National Lakeshore has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the National Park system, with a wide variety of flora and fauna. This class will provide an introduction of the natural and current history of the Dunes and will prepare you to...

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Bonsai Basics

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

Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.

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How to Prepare Herbarium Sheets

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

New! An herbarium is a collection of plant species preserved for scientific study. Understand general herbarium history, how herbarium sheets are used, their future importance, and different collecting approaches for a variety of plants. Collect, press, dry, and mount specimens during class.  Flower presses will be provided. A map will be...

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Deluge and Drought: Rain Water Gardens

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

Rain gardens bring delight to homeowners while providing valuable water management. We will discuss a brief history of these gardens and will learn how they can solve water problems and bring unique beauty to the landscape.  Learn how and where to place a rain garden at home. Required Material: Please bring a plat of survey for your propert...

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American Home Garden Design: 1830-Present

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

Draw inspiration for your own garden from the history of home garden design. We'll look at how home garden design has changed since the Midwest was first settled. Learn more about design evolution, the rise of the suburban lawn movement, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, moon gardens and heirloom plants, to name a few. We'll take the best of these...

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Understanding Akashic Records

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

The mystery of your soul’s history opens to you as you gain an overview of the purpose of the akashic records. Using a simple technique along with clear instruction you will have plenty of practice with others in using this important intuitive skill.

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Espalier Basics

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

In espalier, a woody plant is trained as a vertical trunk with horizontal branches in a single plane. This technique exemplifies the art and science of horticulture, for it is both beautiful and productive.  Topics include espalier history, contemporary applications for fruit trees, and tools and supplies. You will gain experience in identifying...

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at Kabbalah Centre Student Support - Highland Park 492 Central Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

While the tzadikim, or righteous souls, of history committed great acts of kindness, wisdom, and generosity during their lifetimes, their energy is available to support us in every aspect of our spiritual work as we continue to elevate the collective consciousness. Join us as we define what a tzadik is from the point of view of the Zohar, and elaborate...

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Shamanic Practices: Ancestral Healing

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

Shamanic Practices for Personal Empowerment: Ancestral Healing Unresolved issues in your ancestral lineage can cause illness and unhappiness in present time. Shamanic practices can bring healing to these patterns and release you from their influence. Discover underlying principles of how energetic patterns travel down through a lineage and explore...

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Horticultural Therapy Wellness Workshop

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

Learn about the theory and practice of engaging with plants and nature as a tool for wellness. The history, theoretical foundations, and current research will be covered. Experience the benefits of therapeutic horticulture firsthand during an immersive session with hands-on activities in the outdoor classroom of the Buehler Enabling Garden. Activities...

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