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Deborah Parker, "JFK's Dante"

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

This is a one time FREE course. John F. Kennedy was a voracious reader and he put his reading to work in his speeches. His favorite quote was from Dante: “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in times of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” This lecture traces Kennedy’s deployment of this quote in different political contexts,...

Free

Wednesday Sep 6th, 5:30pm

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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

Wednesday Oct 25th, 6pm

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Wing Foundation Lecture Series on History of the Book

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

Wing Foundation Lecture Series on the History of the Book The year 2017 marks the centenary of the death of John M. Wing, the remarkable and eccentric collector whose bequest founded the Newberry’s John M. Wing Collection on the History of Printing. Over the last one hundred years the collection’s curators have amassed an extraordinary group...

Free

Thursday Oct 12th, 6pm

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Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

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. Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums,...

Free

Wednesday Nov 29th, 6pm

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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 7th, 6pm

(12)

Mushrooms Identification

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

The Chicago region is home to more than 1,000 species of mushrooms, bracket fungi, and puffballs. Topics to be covered will include an introduction to the biology, ecology, and diversity of these fungi; identification features; and tricks regarding where and when to find them. The sessions will be a combination of lecture and lab format. This course...

$169

3 sessions

Saturday Sep 16th, 1pm

(12)

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 24th, 7pm

(12)

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 about a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices. Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, plantings, and other horticultural...

$312

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 7th, 7:30am

(12)

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...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 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.  Supply List: Students should bring supplies related to the project they are currently working on. The instructor recommends the Drawing...

$298

5 sessions

Sunday Oct 1st, 1pm

(12)

Jesuits and Change: Spirit, Classroom, and Change

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

This is a one time FREE course History textbooks, once they get over describing the Jesuits as the shock troops of the Counter Reformation, often mention that Ignatius of Loyola wrote a book called Spiritual Exercises, and that the order ran a lot of schools. Those two aspects of the Jesuit enterprises will be the subject of Professor O'Malley's...

Free

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6pm

(2)

Activating Medical Intuition with The Kortum Technique

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

Embark on a profound journey into the unseen world of health and human body consciousness. Join medical intuitive Kortum, for the transformation of your sensory perception. The Kortum Technique is a term adopted by the medical research team that witnessed Kortum’s diagnostic evaluations in a clinical environment with 93% accuracy. By simply looking...

$275

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 7th, 9am

(3)

Weekend Designer Series

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

If you have always wanted to improve the design of your home landscape, or if you are a new homeowner wondering where to start, this series is a great way to introduce yourself to the basic principles of landscape design. This lecture series, created for novice designers, will take you from basic design theories to site-planning techniques and finally...

$175.50

5 sessions

Tuesday Oct 17th, 7pm

(12)

500 Years of Book-Burning and Book-Learning

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

Five hundred years after Martin Luther, an Augustinian friar, posted ninety-five theses for debate over penance as a means of getting and being right with God, his legacy seems as momentous and controversial as ever. While his efforts to reform the church of his time were by no means singular—reforms were breaking out in most of Europe and were breaking...

Free

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6pm

(2)

Healing After Loss

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

There is a new kind of unexpected mourning many people are trying to cope with that traditionally was a result of a death of a loved one. Loss is a result of a variety of life events. Loss of expectations or desired outcomes can place you in uncharted territory, just as the loss of a loved one does. Grief comes to you across a broad spectrum. You may...

Saturday Nov 4th, 9am

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