Free film screening of WASTED!
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Free film screening of WASTED!

Those who didn’t catch the documentary WASTED! at last year’s One Earth Film Festival have another chance next month at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Oak Park Library. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this free screening. All ages welcome. Please register here.

The Interfaith Green Network (IGN), a group of faith communities on the near-West side, will show the film, which highlights food waste and the ways that Bourdain’s famous chef friends, food companies and citizens can reduce the amount of food that’s thrown away. Bourdain, who recently passed away, was a passionate supporter of zero waste efforts. This film screening will be free and open to the public. Watch the 1-minute trailer here.

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Winter Sowing Workshop
Jan
27
2:30 PM14:30

Winter Sowing Workshop

A fun way to “garden” in winter! Come and learn how to use winter to grow many of your favorite native plants at this hands-on workshop held at Seguin Garden Center. There will be seeds available if you do not have any of your own native seeds yet. 

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Bird n' Bagel
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Bird n' Bagel

  • Trailside Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy and learn about birds at the feeder with Annette Prince of Chicago Audubon, while sipping hot drinks and noshing on bagels. Optional bird walk to follow. Sponsored by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call Trailside at 708-366-6530.

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Food Waste Workshop
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Food Waste Workshop

Come to the FOOD WASTE WORKSHOP to learn from representatives in our community who can help you make practical changes to reduce food waste.

Admission: FREE; All ages welcome. This program is presented by the Interfaith Green Network, Green Community Connections and Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

Registration required at the link below.

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Sacred Wandering
Feb
16
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Repair Cafe
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak POark Senior Citizens' Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference

Learn practical strategies to get the garden of your dreams while saving the planet.

Learn from visionary landscape architect Claudia West, author of Planting in a Post-Wild World, and award-winning garden designer Ben Vogt, author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.

West and Vogt will lead a half-day conference on how to design stunning home landscapes that inspire human happiness, provide critical habitat for wildlife and fight climate change.

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Winter Photography
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Photography

  • Trailside Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While morning light offers dramatic photo opportunities, winter light combined with snow and shadow presents particular photographic challenges. Learn how to compose and meter for these unique light levels to capture inspiring images on both land and water with Jack Carlson, certified professional photographer. A map will be sent with your registration.

Brought to you by the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Cost is $47.20 for Botanic Garden members and $59 for non-members. Register in advance.

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

CHICAGO PREMIERE. Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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 'Living the Change' Film Screening
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

'Living the Change' Film Screening

Living the Change” explores solutions to the global crises we face today—solutions any of us can implement—through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, “Living the Change” offers solutions being used now that we can employ to combat climate change today.

Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson/2018/85min/Conservation

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

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'Living the Change' Film Screening
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

'Living the Change' Film Screening

Living the Change” explores solutions to the global crises we face today—solutions any of us can implement—through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, “Living the Change” offers solutions being used now that we can employ to combat climate change today.

Admission $7
Free with university I.D.

Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson/2018/85min/Conservation

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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'Living the Change' Screening
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

'Living the Change' Screening

Living the Change” explores solutions to the global crises we face today—solutions any of us can implement—through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, “Living the Change” offers solutions being used now that we can employ to combat climate change today.

Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson/2018/85min/Conservation

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

  • University of Chicago Green Line Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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'RiverBlue' Film Screening
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

'RiverBlue' Film Screening

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by actor and clean water advocate Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effects on humanity, and the solutions inspiring hope for a sustainable future. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic clothing items has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

David McIlvride & Roger Williams/2017/52 min/Water

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Sacred Wandering
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Repair Cafe
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Sacred Wandering
Apr
20
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Repair Cafe
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Sacred Wandering
Jan
19
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Author Susan Subak of 'The Five-Ton Life' Speaks about Creating a Low-Carbon Culture
Dec
27
7:00 PM19:00

Author Susan Subak of 'The Five-Ton Life' Speaks about Creating a Low-Carbon Culture

Author Susan Subak of “The Five-Ton Life,” will talk about making the most of low carbon culture in the USA, with a focus on west suburban Chicago. The presentation will discuss strengths and challenges for the suburbs of Oak Park, Forest Park, Berwyn and Maywood, considering available carbon footprint information. This event concerns a discussion of near-term and longer-term policies for addressing the climate crisis and is sponsored by West Suburban Greens.

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Dawn Owl Prowl
Dec
16
5:30 AM05:30

Dawn Owl Prowl

Listen for resident great horned and screech owls as part of the 120th annual Christmas Bird Count, with Chicago Audubon’s John Elliott. Ages 10 & up. Limited to 10 adults & children 10 and up. Registration required at 708-366-6530.

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Repair Cafe
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Sacred Wandering
Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 3 to 5
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 3 to 5

Topics covered will be story, framing, audio, lighting, editing, and production, taught by professional filmmaker and teacher, Jonathan Moeller of Jonathan Moeller Media. Bring an iPad or tablet, if possible. Brought to you in collaboration with The River Forest Park District. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.

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Young Filmmakers Outreach Workshop
Dec
7
3:30 PM15:30

Young Filmmakers Outreach Workshop

Teachers Jeremy Handrup and Caroline Wood will work with Hannah Potts and Sara Ferguson of Steve and Kate’s Camp to teach children about stop-motion filmmaking techniques. All equipment, Legos, and backgrounds for creative exploration are provided by Steve and Kate’s Camp. This free outreach is for middle schoolers who participate in the YMCAs MetaMedia Program.

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Green Gifting Workshop
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Green Gifting Workshop

Do you always struggle to decide what to give as gifts around the Holidays? Instead of spending hours at the store, spend a night making your own gifts with help from the Park District of Oak Park. Sip on some cider or cocoa, as you make truly unique one of a kind gifts that will surely be loved by all. Each participant will make 4 gifts to take home. Registration includes one drink.

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Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 6 to 8
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 6 to 8

Topics covered will be story, framing, audio, lighting, editing, and production, taught by professional filmmaker and teacher, Jonathan Moeller of Jonathan Moeller Media. Bring an iPad or tablet, if possible. Brought to you in collaboration with The River Forest Park District. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.

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Young Filmmakers Outreach Workshop
Nov
30
2:00 PM14:00

Young Filmmakers Outreach Workshop

Free outreach Young Filmmakers Workshop with after-school program at Rauner YMCA in Little Village, Chicago. Amy Hermle and Hannah Potts of Steve and Kate’s Camp will set up iPad stations with stop-motion software and provide Legos and backgrounds in order for the children to produce films of their choice. Most students will be from Namaste Charter School in McKinley Park. Jeremy Handrup, a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute masters’ program, will lead the class along with Caroline Wood, a current graduate student.

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One Earth Experiential and Sustainable Silent Auction Kickoff Party
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

One Earth Experiential and Sustainable Silent Auction Kickoff Party

Get your tickets to the auction event today. Join us for the live auction event, where your ticket includes two drink tickets (24 beers on tap), food from Big Delicious Planet, music, games and more. Great Central is located 2 blocks from the Ashland Pink / Green Line stop. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood (public transportation / carpooling is always encouraged).

If you can't join us for the auction, please consider joining One Earth as a member this season or making a donation to take advantage of our #GivingTuesday match.

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Favorite Native Plants Through the Seasons
Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Favorite Native Plants Through the Seasons

Discover the inner and outer beauty of some of Denise Sandoval’s favorite native plants after 18 years of native plant gardening in her own yard and 13 years designing native landscapes for others. She’ll discuss those she uses most often in her designs because they are beautiful, versatile and easy to grow, do well in clay soils, easy to find, take a range of moisture conditions as well as sun conditions. Learn about their physical attributes, their behavior, how to use them in the garden, plus some of the wildlife they support.

Denise Sandoval is the landscape designer, horticulturalist, naturalist and owner of Good-Natured Landscapes, LLC, whose mission is to create beautiful, functional and kind to the Earth landscapes. Her focus is blending local ecology with great design, with an emphasis on wildlife habitat and water conservation. Mother Nature is her greatest teacher and inspiration. Website: GoodNaturedLandscapes.com

This event is presented by West Cook Wild Ones.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Repair Cafe
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sacred Wandering
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Wine and Botany
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Wine and Botany

Spend a relaxing evening learning about wine via the Park District of Oak Park. Dig into the botany of grape plants, learn how wine is made from plant to glass and sip your way through a tasting of several varieties.

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BOOST: Building Opportunities for Original & Sustainable Thinking
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

BOOST: Building Opportunities for Original & Sustainable Thinking

BOOST is an exciting, crowd-funded pitch competition where social entrepreneurs pitch their projects in the areas of waste, energy & ecosystems, and attendees get to vote their ticket dollars to determine the winning project, which receives grant money.
GET TICKETS HERE
A project of Delta Emerging Leaders, associate board of Delta Institute.

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One Earth Online Auction Begins
Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

One Earth Online Auction Begins

Fun "green" gifts for everyone on your list!

Giving the gift of an experience is one of the best ways to make your holiday gift-giving unique and sustainable. Join us by shopping the auction online and at our Silent Auction Event to get your holiday shopping done the fun way.

We've got experiential and eco-friendly items you can feel good about gifting to yourself or someone else this season. And, through your auction purchases, you'll help launch the 2019 One Earth season.

Online bidding opens November 13 at 9 a.m. and bidding ends at the Silent Auction event on November 27 at Great Central Brewing, near Ashland and Lake St. in Chicago.

Get your tickets for the Silent Auction Event and enjoy 24 beers on tap, food from Big Delicious Planet, music, games and more. Your ticket includes all food + two drink tickets. Great Central is located just 2 blocks from the Ashland Pink / Green Line stop. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood (public transportation / carpooling is always encouraged).

**A limited number of discounted tickets to the Silent Auction event are available as 'Buy Now' items in the auction starting November 13**

If you can't decide on anything in the auction, please consider making a donation and save the date for the 8th Annual Fest, March 1-10, 2019.

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Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Begin
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Begin

Come purchase soups, jams, baked goods, salsas, meats, honey, winter-available produce, and more to support your local farmers. Grace Lutheran Church and School in River Forest will host a Winter Farmers Market with Faith in Place in their Fellowship Hall. Link/SNAP Benefits and Link Match are accepted! For more information, contact Laura Merwin at lamerwin86@gmail.com or 760-608-3092.

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Pollinators in Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping
Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

Pollinators in Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping

  • Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wild Ones 2018 Pollinators In Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping Conference presented by the Lake to Prairie Chapter.

This year's conference brings together well known speakers who will share their up-to-date information on pollinators, native plants and the best practices for creating ecologically sound habitats.

8:15 AM- 8:45 AM - Registration, Exhibitor Tables, Raffle Signup

8:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote Speaker - Heather Holm

The Pollination of Native Plants
This presentation is a fascinating journey showcasing the development of different flower types and the presentation of floral resources to pollinators. Exploring the types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior and the floral features that attract pollinators, Heather will provide many specific examples of how native plants are pollinated and what pollinator is most effective and why.

10:15 AM - 10:40 - Morning Break, Refreshments, Exhibitor Tables and Raffle Signup

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM -  Fayett Aurelia Nichols

Life Cycle Lore: Timing Is Everything
This presentation looks at a variety of life cycles that occur in our gardens throughout the season, and examines how we can protect our pollinators against such environmental pressures. The better our understanding of pollinator life cycles, the better will be our ability to support these animals.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Break, Refreshments, Exhibitor Tables and Raffle Signup

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Andy Stahr

Habitat Makeover: Adding Wildlife Value to the  Landscape
This presentation reviews the history of plant to wildlife relationships and introduces a tangible landscape wildlife value rating tool that can be used by participants to evaluate a landscape's current wildlife value rating tool that can be used by participants to evaluate a landscape's current wildlife value and plan for increasing said value through adaptive gardening.

1:00 PM - Raffle Winners Announced

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Investment for Good
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Investment for Good

Investment for Good Panel Discussion:

  • Matthew Blume, Appleseed Capital, an advisor for 350.org on Divestment strategies.

  • Kristin Carlson Vogen, Senior Director of Development and Donor Services at The Chicago Community Trust with a focus on giving for impact and developing collaborative philanthropy strategies.

  • Jake Barnett, Institutional Consultant with the Chicago office of Graystone Consulting of Morgan Stanley. Jake participates on the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative Committee.

Organizer: Interfaith Green Network

Co-sponsors:

  • Green Community Connections

  • Seven Generations Ahead

  • Green Community Connections

  • Faith in Place

RSVP Link

Questions: Richard Alton, richard.alton@gmail.com or 773.344.7172

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