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Reverse & Prevent Cognitive Decline

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

The biggest fear of aging is losing one’s mind. We all know someone or have family members who have failing memories. Conventional medicine offers little hope. You might get a medication or two which may slow the decline, if you are lucky. The assessments have not changed in decades despite increasing scientific knowledge. The problem is the current...

Tuesday Aug 28th, 7pm

Botany for Botanical Artists

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

This class is designed with the botanical artist in mind. The focus will be on the visual aspects of botany rather than the study of internal features and processes. This class will distill the terminology of botanists into an understandable and useful form. Lectures and demonstrations will explore vascular plant parts including flowers, stems, leaves,...

$279

6 sessions

Thursday Sep 6th, 6pm

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Open Studio, Fall Session

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

This studio class is open to all levels and will feature a short lecture and demonstration each week illustrating a principle that pertains to all media. Select plant materials will be provided for the session.  The School’s CEUs=15 hours ART elective

$298

5 sessions

Sunday Oct 21st, 1pm

Front Yard Design

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

This course will teach you the basics of front yard landscape design. A lecture and slides will demonstrate how proper planting design can change the way you use and view your property. Your front yard design should respond to your home’s architecture as well as be aesthetically pleasing. Topics will include proper plant types and spacing, focusing...

Tuesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm

Gardening Techniques: Session A

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

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, and plantings, to other horticultural...

$312

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 6th, 7:30am

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The Pen and the Trowel

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

For years Marta McDowell has been occupied with writers who garden, and whose horticultural interests have changed her planting beds as well as her bookshelves. Starting with Mark Twain and connecting to authors ranging from Henry David Thoreau to Louisa May Alcott, this lecture explores the writing-gardening connection. A book sale and signing will...

Sunday Nov 18th, 1pm

Bondage and Domination, S & M, An Introduction

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

Learn Bondage and Domination techniques. 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 into your life in a...

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...

"Know Maintenance" Gardens

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

Roy Diblik connects well-performing perennials for our region to maintenance and planting style. His design concept includes stylized perennial garden grids placing plants that live well together.  Diblik calls this style “Know Maintenance” gardening, a fresh and innovative approach to easy-care gardens. He has put this style into place in...

$99

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....

$50.18

Master Class in Story Structure

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

There is no formula for a successful play or "rules" for how to write one. However, dramatic stories through the ages often reflect certain common storytelling principles that can be adapted to your individual needs once you understand what they are. This special lecture-based intensive takes an in-depth, analytical look at the dramatic structure of...

$49

Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

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

Jennifer Blessing is senior curator of photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Throughout her career, she has curated many photography-based exhibitions, including Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (2014), Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective (2012), and Francesca Woodman (2012). ...

Free

Timewave

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park
1280 Old Skokie Rd, Illinois City, 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,...

$10

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...

Free

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller

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

Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago. Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Free
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