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Opening Reception: Traversing the Past

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

Please join us for the opening reception of Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje Slovenc , a new exhibition at the MoCP that presents the work of three artists who trace their family stories to histories of political turmoil, violence, and displacement. In using personal experiences as starting points, the artists transform the autobiographical...

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Clear Heart: Personal Energy Clearing

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

You may understand that everyone is a radiant Being of light, that you have bright an inner spirit that can shine and lighten the hearts of everyone you encounter. But in fact, most people walk around looking like they are immersed in a thick cloud of energy that blocks radiance from shining through.  This cloud is made up of two kinds of energy:...

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$250

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Tree ID at Reed-Turner Woodland

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago Long Grove Exact Meeting Point TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60047

Learn how to identify our native deciduous trees while enjoying a beautiful fall hike through Reed-Turner Woodland. The diverse habitat of this Illinois State Nature Preserve contains an oak/hickory woodland, flood-plain forest, wooded ravine, and restored wetland. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by...

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$24

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...

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$30

Discover Garfield Park Conservatory

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

The Garfield Park Conservatory on the west side of Chicago was the concept of Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen. At the time of its completion in 1908, the conservatory was considered revolutionary for the presentation of the plant collection and specifically themed rooms. This class will focus on the history as well as the current and...

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$39

Lecture in Photography: Diana Matar

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 618 S MICHIGAN AVE, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Using photography, testimony, and archive, Diana Matar explores the controversial question of how beauty can be used in the depiction of power and violence. Speaking about her long-term projects Evidence and This Violent Land, Matar will discuss the practicalities of her research methods and explore how photography can respond to history and our contemporary...

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Bike and Brewery Tour

at Bike and Roll Chicago - The Loop 239 E. Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Discover Chicago’s brewery history and sample some of the ethnic foods that help to define Chicago as a foodie destination.  Ride along the lakefront bike path and see historic neighborhoods including the Prairie Mansion District, Chinatown and Pilsen while hearing about the history of the city and brewing in Chicago. Taste foods from popular...

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$70

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...

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Life Activation: Expanding Perspective

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

There is a plethora of new information of past advanced civilizations on Earth and in our solar system, technological advances, exoplanets, and Planet X. Be informed of how humanity has been influenced through religion, media, consumerism, conspiracy, and greed. Gain an opportunity to begin the process of identifying and asking important questions...

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$35

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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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$10

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

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

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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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
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