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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 Dec 8th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History

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

Oak, elm, and beech once dominated the midwestern forests and our imaginations. From pre-settlement to today, discover the many ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these revered trees. We will examine where they are typically found in nature, their myriad uses over the centuries, folklore and stories, plus faunal partnerships....

Tuesday Mar 12th, 9:30am - 12pm

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Brewery Tour

at Argus Brewery - Pullman 11314 S Front Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628

Our 90-minute tours are available on most Saturdays at 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:30 PM. Learn about the history of the brewery and its famous neighborhood while enjoying samples of the latest Argus brews in your commemorative pint glass. Availability is limited, and tours fill up quickly. We do not accept walk-ins.  Please be sure to select the...

Saturday Dec 8th, 12:30pm - 2pm

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...

Saturday Jan 12th, 9am - 12pm

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park 5500 N St Louis 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...

Saturday Feb 23rd, 8am - 12:30pm

The Chocolate Tour of Chicago

at Best Tours - Near North Side 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Come join your expert tour guide for a delightful stroll through some of the Chicago's most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers along the Magnificent Mile on the Chocolate Tour of Chicago! The chocolate industry is a steadily growing, $50 billion-a-year worldwide business!  Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented...

Saturday Nov 24th, 12pm - 2pm

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Brainspotting Promotes Healing

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

Brainspotting is a diverse healing tool that can be used to experience trauma healing, release emotional blocks, and enhance creativity and performance, and in some cases, pain management. It is a powerful approach for creating change and healing at the neurological level by focusing on where a person is looking. People who have experienced Brainspotting...

Monday Jan 14th, 7pm - 9pm

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...

Tuesday Mar 19th, 10am - 12pm

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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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3 sessions

Who We Are: Exploring Identity, Culture & History

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

This fun and interactive evening is designed for teenagers and will utilize activities, games, short readings, and media to explore who we are as  Fil/Fil-Am people. This is an opportunity for youth to build community, connect with their roots, and positively affirm their identities and culture. Dinner and dessert provided. All who are interested...

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Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism

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

Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism in Italy and Beyond The symposium, designed for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public, will introduce participants to: the extraordinary array of relevant research materials in the collection of the Newberry the crucial...

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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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The Politics of Conversion

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

This is a one time FREE course The Politics of Conversion: An Early Modern Studies Conference This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University...

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Tracing the History of Newberry's Memorable Providence

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

Full Course Name: Witches, Family and a Book: Tracing the History of the Newberry’s Copy of Cotton Mather’s Memorable Providences The Newberry Library’s first edition of Cotton Mather’s Memorable Providences presents more than just its content. In the main text, Mather, famous for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, gives an earlier account...

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A Revolution in Color

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

 In this bold new history, Kamensky recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley. Award-winning Harvard historian Jane Kamensky masterfully untangles the web of principles and interests that shaped the age of America’s revolution.  Copley’s prodigious talent earned him...

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