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Heirloom Apple Tasting

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

Experience some of the great wealth of flavors not found in commercial apples today. This class will feature a collection of heirloom apples, once the common apples of the day and now only found in scattered collections in this country. Understand the nuances and complexities of apples our ancestors once knew. Sharpen your taste for apples that you...

Saturday Oct 12th, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Late Season Perennials with Annuals

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

Extend and enhance late-season color and texture in your gardens by pairing gorgeous and resilient herbaceous perennials with colorful annuals. You will explore hardy, late-blooming perennials, ornamental grasses, and sedges for different site conditions, accented with companion annuals that often bloom into November, while providing food and habitat...

Saturday Oct 12th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

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Design Your Dream Career

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

It's February, which means that the buzz and promise of the New Year has probably worn off by now. As you settle into 2019, you remember how much you dislike your current job. How every day feels like an uphill battle and no weekend ever feels long enough. Don’t wait ‘til next year to make moves. Seize this chance to design your ideal career now!...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6pm - 9pm

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity

at Turpin Communication - Evanston 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Do you struggle with nervousness or are new to giving presentations? During this one-day baseline workshop for the novice and nervous presenter, you’ll work on your own real-life content and apply the fundamental principles of how to turn a presentation into an "Orderly Conversation. " This workshop uses video-recorded exercises and private video...

Friday Nov 1st, 9am - 4pm

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Using Universal Energy

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

The source field of unlimited universal healing energy is all around to connect to. Find how to tune into the energy field. Experience what kind of healing energy you or another person needs. Understand how healing happens and what makes someone sick. Create a protection shield for yourself so you do not take on other people’s energy. If you feel...

Monday Oct 7th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$60

3 sessions

Healing Through Nudity

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Come for an evening of healing the Divine Feminine in a creative, supportive and safe space. Female-identifying yoginis of all shapes, colors and sizes uniting in an evening of radical self love and self acceptance. YOGA FLOW: Open to ALL levels of practitioners from first-timers to seasoned practitioners. There will be breathwork, chanting and Kundalini...

Friday Sep 20th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Botany 2

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

How do seeds germinate and develop into mature plants? How do plants move water up through their roots to their topmost branches? This course will explore such subjects as the plant cell, anatomy and growth of roots, stems, and leaves, photosynthesis, and the symbiotic association of plant roots with beneficial fungi and bacteria.  Prerequisite...

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$349

12 sessions

Heart-Healthy Habits: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

at Nourished - Hinsdale 111 S Vine St, Chicago, Illinois 60521

Heart-Healthy Habits: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Diabetes Heart disease is devastating to our health and economy. It’s the leading cause of death in this country, and according to The American Heart Association, by 2030, a projected 40.5% of the US population will have some form of cardiovascular disease. Yet, a significant number of research...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Migration of the Monarch

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Palatine 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067

Each year monarch butterflies of the northeastern United States and Canada start an amazing migration that takes four generations to complete! Learn about the fascinating journey a monarch butterfly travels to make it to the winter resting ground, and current research scientists are conducting on monarchs. This class is offered in partnership with...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 10am - 12pm

Simple and Healing Medical Qi Gong (Single Session)

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Qi Gong is a type of Chinese medical exercise that can be described as “moving meditation.” It is designed to improve strength and flexibility as well as to cultivate qi, the vital energy of life. The type of qi gong that we practice together was taught to your instructor Dong Chen by her father, Grand Master Zheng Hong Chen, who used qi gong...

Friday Aug 30th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Simple and Healing Medical Qi Gong (4 Sessions)

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Qi Gong is a type of Chinese medical exercise that can be described as “moving meditation.” It is designed to improve strength and flexibility as well as to cultivate qi, the vital energy of life. The type of qi gong that we practice together was taught to your instructor Dong Chen by her father, Grand Master Zheng Hong Chen, who used qi gong...

Friday Aug 30th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$148

4 sessions

Outdoor Skills: Fire-Building Workshop

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

Get the skills you need to build a “sure-fire” campfire in this hands-on workshop. In addition to instruction on proper materials and construction techniques, it will also cover a number of ways to start a fire using tools ranging in skill level from a primitive bow-drill to a flint and steel to a BIC lighter. For millennia, fire has been an elemental...

Saturday Sep 21st, 9:30am - 11:30am

Energy Medicine Practice for Wellness

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

Energy medicine is an exciting “new” development in self-care, although its roots are ancient. It builds on Western science while drawing heavily from Eastern disciplines such as acupuncture, yoga, and qi gong. Energy medicine empowers you to work with your body’s electromagnetic and subtle energies to improve how you feel and how healthy you...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 10:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$120

6 sessions

Peonies Rediscovered

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

Peonies, the elegant grand dames of gardens past, are coming back into favor. There are wide arrays of varieties to choose from, including lovely doubles, chiffon-like singles and stately tree peonies, and even some that will tolerate shade.  Heather Sherwood will discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 8pm

Secret Chicago Tour

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

Take a tour of the wild and lesser known side of Chicago. You will have the opportunity to see the parts of Chicago that those in the know would prefer you not see.  Visit the cheap, but unique dives and the more colorful emporiums of entertainment. See the dark and forbidden side that the City of Big Shoulders supports, hidden in the shadows...

Saturday Oct 12th, 12pm - 4pm

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