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Impressionism to 1920:4 Painters & Their Influence(16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Connect or rediscover with the influences of contemporary art, focusing on four major painters: Monet, van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, and their influences. View their work, and we’ll discuss ideas related to how their focus on light, color and space transformed art from realism to abstraction.

Wednesday Apr 15th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Coping with Climate Change

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

Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World Can our forests cope with the impacts of climate change? Can human communities find hope and resilience to act and adapt? Grab a drink at the bar (one is included in the price of the program) and join us for an evening of science and inspiration with special guest...

Wednesday Apr 29th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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Edible Landscapes Featuring Containers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Transform a small space into a beautiful and functional garden. This class will show you the best practices for keeping edible and ornamental plants happy and healthy in your container garden. It includes hands-on work and an informative lecture with plenty of time for questions.

Saturday May 16th, 10:30am - 3pm

Open Studio

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

This studio class is open to all levels. You may bring a project of your choice in any medium, or work with plant subjects to create a new art piece. Lectures and demonstrations illustrate principles that pertain to all media.  A supply list will be sent.  The School’s CEUs=12 hours

Sunday May 31st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Expecting Twins

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Twiniversity - Irving Park 3638 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Expecting twins? Our twins classes will prepare you for everything you need to know BEFORE the twins arrive (including what you need to buy!) and AFTER the twins arrive through their first 6 months of life. It’s the perfect way to get ready to bring home your dynamic duo! The class is taught over two evenings. Day 1 covers preparing for your twins’...

Monday Apr 6th, 5pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Gardening Techniques: Session D

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

Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills, learn a variety of techniques, and determine best management practices in the field of horticulture.  Gain applicable skills in plant selection, perennial and annual care and maintenance, pruning...

Saturday Jun 20th, 10:15am - 1:15pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

If These Trees Could Talk

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

If These Trees Could Talk: Untold Tales of The Morton Arboretum The Arboretum is famous for many things, including trees, trolls, and winter lights. However, in the years since The Arboretum was founded in 1922, and as Joy Morton's original 175 acres grew to 1700 acres, many less famous stories have been hidden in the landscape. This program will...

Thursday Apr 23rd, 6pm - 8pm

S&M, An Intro Class: Bondage and Domination

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

Learn Bondage and Domination techniques as taught by Ken Melvoin-Berg. Singles and couples will be introduced to the safe use of restraints, bondage implements,floggers, crops & more. Dungeon equipment will be discussed, including tables, Crosses, racks,and benches. Your instructors will acquaint students in how bondage and domination can be incorporated...

Sunday May 3rd, 2pm - 4:30pm

Conflict Management Training

at Knowledgehut

Conflicts are inevitable when people with different personalities and goals are put together to work in the same environment. Quite often, the clash that results leads to extreme anger and animosity, and this can have a very disruptive effect on the entire team. As a leader, you are often called upon to defuse the situation and resolve differences...

Friday May 8th, 9am - 5pm

Aquaponics Intensive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled-environment growing, daily operations, and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....

Friday Jun 26th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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Nature Debates: A Tournament of Plants and Animals

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

Whether or not you are a big college basketball fan, everyone should be allowed to experience the highs and lows of following your own bracket through a tournament. Participants will be able to see how our native plants and animals stack up to one another in a 64-team, single-elimination tournament. A panel of four experts will come up with 16 species...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 9pm

Symbolist and Surrealist Parlor Games

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Artist Eleanor Spiess-Ferris’s works of art pull their inspiration from a variety of sources, including Symbolist and Surrealist artists. Eleanor will give a brief tour of her retrospective, Daphne's Sister, discussing her influences, and then will lead two to three Surrealist and Symbolist parlor games, examining how Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and...

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Scan ‘N Cut Club

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Join us monthly for these fabulous lecture/demo presentations to learn the ins and outs of the Scan and Cut. You'll learn about the different kinds of materials & processes you can work with - vinyl, heat transferring, paper, fabric, glass etching, rhinestones, etc. More than just a cutting machine, it has a place in all your creative endeavors! ...

Monday Mar 16th, 6pm - 8pm


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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From Italy to America: Talk Lifestyle

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Curious about the Italian culture? Join us for a monthly round table discussion focused on Italian-American and modern Italian culture through art, music, language, culture, and of course – great food and drink! In this class, we’ll explore the lifestyle of Italians through food and drink with author and expert nutritionist Carol Amendola D’Anca....

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