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Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas

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

Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of...

Free

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...

$39

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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...

$25

A Walk with Old Friends

at Chicago Botanic Garden

Reed-Turner Woodland is an excellent example of northeastern Illinois woodland groves. The preserve also provides examples of wetland, meadow, prairie, and hedgerow trees. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by bark, fruit, seed, shape, branching form, and habitat. Part of the class will be spent outside, and the...

$24

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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Reiki I, II, Masters & Teachers Workshop

at Lisa Guyman - Lakeview
1819-21 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Reiki is amazing and incredibly powerful. Experience how simple Reiki is to learn and practice and how wonderful it is in an informative, dynamic, hands-on Weekend Reiki Workshop. Schedule: Reiki I & II: Fri. 6:00pm-10:00pm & Sat. 9:30am-7:00pm. Reiki Masters: Sunday 2:00pm-7:00pm. Reiki Teachers: Sunday 7:30pm-10:00pm. Plus a follow up...

$975

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Reiki I & II

at Lisa Guyman - Lakeview
1819-21 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Reiki is amazing and incredibly powerful. Experience how simple Reiki is to learn and practice and how wonderful it is in an informative, dynamic, hands-on Weekend Reiki Workshop taught by Lisa Guyman. You’ll learn so much and many of you will experience transformations in your life! Testimonials here. First Degree Reiki The Reiki I Class/First...

$475

2 sessions

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Reiki I, II & Masters Training

at Lisa Guyman - Lakeview
1819-21 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Reiki is amazing and incredibly powerful. Experience how simple Reiki is to learn and practice and how wonderful it is in an informative, dynamic, hands-on Weekend Reiki Workshop taught by Lisa Guyman. You’ll learn so much and many of you will experience transformations in your life! First Degree Reiki The Reiki I Class/First Degree Reiki increases...

$675

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

WCH: Youth Farm Facilitator Training

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, 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,...

$50

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...

$292.50

5 sessions

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...

$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.

$75

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...

$140
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Meet the Author: John N. Low, Imprints

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

Meet the Author: John N. Low, Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago This is a one time FREE course. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been a part of Chicago since its founding. In very public expressions of indigeneity, they have refused to hide in plain sight or assimilate. Instead, throughout the...

Free

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...

$74