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Level 1: Thai Massage Fundamentals

at Thai Bodywork - Evanston 537 Custer Ave Ste 5, Chicago, Illinois 60202

This fantastic training is the gateway to the rest of our program. There are no prerequisites for this course, and students are accepted without any prior bodywork training. You will be amazed at what you learn in a weekend as we teach you the critical fundamentals of body mechanics, positioning, compression, working with passive stretches, energetic,...

Friday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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$650

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Reflecting on an Academic Life

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

This is a one time FREE course. In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Hanna Holborn Gray and David Spadafora discuss Gray’s new book An Academic Life: A Memoir. Hanna Holborn Gray has lived her entire life in the world of higher education. The daughter of academics, she fled Hitler’s Germany with...

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The History of Givins' Irish Castle and Its Keepers

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

This is a one time FREE course. Chicago’s Only Castle: The History of Givins’ Irish Castle and its Keepers regales its reader with the history of a treasure buried on Chicago’s far Southwest Side of which few people beyond the neighborhood seem to be aware. The compelling stories of the five keepers of the Castle unfold against the backdrop...

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The Original Chicago Sex Tour

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

Take a walk on the wild side of Chicago. Sex industry expert Ken Melvoin-Berg will take you to some of the sexiest spots in Chicago to explore the kinky, freaky and little known locations of Chicago’s sexy past and present. From historical tales of the Everleigh sisters’ house of ill repute and the old Levee district to a visit at an S&M dungeon,...

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$55

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Violence and Indigenous Communities

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

Recognizing the reality of war and massacre, this scholarly symposium takes new approaches to examining violence in past and present-day Native communities by engaging the intersections of a broad array of themes, including: historical memory destruction of homelands and environments appropriation of arts and cultural heritage gendered assault...

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Formulating Perfumes with Natural Essences

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

Dive deeper into the world of scents in this workshop where you will learn perfume structures, plant origins, and their historical context. You will blend two unique perfumes during our time together, improving your skills and olfactory recognition as we analyze each blend. Fee includes two .25 ounce vials of custom natural perfume to take home. No...

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$165

External Herbal Applications & Therapeutic Scraping

at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - The Loop 65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Course Description Accessory Techniques for Bodyworkers educates the student in the therapeutic and safe application of techniques and accessory tools used in both the Eastern and Western bodywork traditions.   Course Learning Objectives:                              ...

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$210

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Indigeneity, Gender and Sexualities

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

Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities: A Scholarly Symposium This program highlights indigenous concepts of identity and sexuality that surpass standard contemporary gender binaries. American Indian and other indigenous communities have historically celebrated multiple gender identifications, including two-spirit peoples, as well as the unique roles...

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The Art of Calligraphy

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

Western calligraphy is a celebration of beautiful writing in the English language. Explore using the dip pen and brush lettering. Practice the basics in strokes and techniques. Experience the meditative and contemplative nature of the practice. Historical information and many examples of beautiful writing will be provided. Begin calligraphy practical...

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$70

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Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics

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

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association, and the second volume of this study won the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association. In 2003, Cumings won the University...

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Tracing the History of Newberry's Memorable Providence

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

Full Course Name: Witches, Family and a Book: Tracing the History of the Newberry’s Copy of Cotton Mather’s Memorable Providences The Newberry Library’s first edition of Cotton Mather’s Memorable Providences presents more than just its content. In the main text, Mather, famous for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, gives an earlier account...

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Indians in the Midwest: Representations in the Arts

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

This program will highlight American Indian visual culture and the histories of American Indian individuals and families who are artistically represented in museum and library collections, including the Newberry’s renowned Ayer Collection.  The Ayer collection is remarkable in that it features some of the only visual and accompanying historical...

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Preventing Chronic Disease with Nutrition

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

At the end of this class, students will learn strategies to prevent and cure chronic illnesses. In this class, students will understand that drastic dietary changes such as fast food, processed food, and foods containing GMOs in your dietary intake impact health. Find out about the changing trends from a historical perspective and the connection of...

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$25

Alex and Andrew Lichtenstein, Marked, Unmarked,

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

Alex and Andrew Lichtenstein, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory This is a one time FREE course. From Wounded Knee to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and from the Upper Big Branch mine disaster to the Trail of Tears, Marked, Unmarked, Remembered presents photographs of significant sites from United States history, posing...

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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...

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