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Timewave

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

During this fascinating expedition into the nature of time itself, many of the world’s experts on mythology, alchemy, astrology, anthropology, and ancient history; Jose Arguelles, Gregg Braden, Riane Eisler, Terence McKenna, Alberto Villoldo, and Jay Weidner are interviewed. They discuss topics such as the shift of the ages, the galactic alignment,...

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$5

Exploring the Art of Ikebana

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

Join us and learn the general history and meaning of ikebana. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School, students will practice a basic upright arrangement and see variations on this style, such as reversed upright, slanting style, and use of a nageire container. You will leave with an introductory knowledge of the meaning of ikebana and...

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$159

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Discover the Indiana Dunes

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, 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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$39

Urban Forests

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

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape A celebration of urban trees and the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present. Jonnes...

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$25

Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman

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

This is a one time FREE course. Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman, How the French Saved America Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats,...

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Soap Making 101: Cold Process Goat Milk Soap

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Learn the history of soap making, how modern soap making is different, and how to create your own soap recipes.  Every step of cold-process soap making from start to finish will be demonstrated using goat milk which makes the most luxurious and moisturizing soap. Each participant will receive handouts, including a list of references for...

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$35

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

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

Join us for this full-day program and learn about the history of beekeeping in North America, the anatomy and physiology of the bees including the caste system, and duties of the honeybees. We will also discuss the impending disaster of the honeybee—Colony Collapse Disorder—and what we can do about it. Lunch is on your own.

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$75

WCH: Youth Farm Facilitator Training

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

Are you interested in learning more about how to work with youth in an urban agriculture or school garden setting? Would you like to know more about structuring a youth development program centered on sustainable agriculture and food systems during the summer or school year? Please join the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm staff for a day of focused learning,...

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$50

Five Animal Qi Gong

at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - The Loop 65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60601

The Five Animal qìgōng set enhances the practitioner’s qì flow. It is a descendant of Huá Tuó's 12 Animal Play, known for establishing and strengthening qì flow for health and longevity. Regular practice of qìgōng can help keep the healthcare practitioner strong and healthy while working around pathogenic elements.  The Five Animal...

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$120

Re-Imagining Shakespearean Works in Opera

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

Join experts from Chicago Opera Theater (COT), as well as musicologist Linda Austern, in a discussion, and sneak peek performance, of their 2016 production of The Fairy Queen, by Henry Purcell.  This adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dreampremiered in 1692, creating an opera based on the masques from...

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Free

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...

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$292.50

5 sessions

Karma Kundalini

at The Witness Energy Healing - Chicago 410 S Michigan Ave, Suite 514, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Have you ever wondered what went on in your past lives? Maybe you met someone and you just knew that you knew them but couldn’t place where?  Or you have a particular issue that no one else seems to have and you don’t know why?  A lot of the time, these things are connected to your karma – your unhealed past-life history.  Would...

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$40

Certificate in Applied Positive Practices(CAPP)

at The Flourishing Center - The Loop 222 W Adams St, Chicago, Illinois 60606

This program is designed around the model of Flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, and enhanced with an added emphasis on physical well-being. It consists of six modules focusing on increasing Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality (PERMA-V™). Graduates integrate and enhance...

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$5,995

14 sessions

Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association, and the second volume of this study won the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association. In 2003, Cumings won the University...

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Free

Fencing

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

Fencing is an elegant, prestigious, and competitive sport. Using a foil, start with the engarde—ready stance—and use basic footwork, simple attacks, parries—defense—and simple tactics. Stretching and movement prepares you for fencing friendly bouts. Fencing is more than a sport in how it benefits you. It increases anaerobic fitness, builds...

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$115

6 sessions

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