Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity
chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a
special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing
fresh and affordable food made with sustainable
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.
Take a Bee Hive Tour on Friday, Sept. 6 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from
9 a.m. to noon with Greg Fischer, the Arboretum's beekeeper. Bee
netting will be provided. Enjoy a sample of honey for a sweet
finish to the tour. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the
Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.
This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle,
float a boat, play with daisies, and more.
Bring your blanket and a picnic supper to the farm for wagon
rides, live music, square dancing, and an ice cream sundae topped
with all the fixings.
Join a naturalist-led hike to enjoy the beauty of a restored
tall-grass prairie in its late-summer glory. No baby strollers,
please. Walk meets off nature center grounds - call 708-366-6530
for location and to register.
Explore the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin to discover work
by the artist, Zarina, achieved through relief printing with
textured natural materials on handmade paper. Return to the studio
to experiment with materials and create your own artwork to take
home. Registration required.
The first Saturday of each month, the Smart offers a drop-in
program of hands-on art activities and tours that encourage
children and parents to engage in some creative looking. See the
schedule of upcoming activities. Art-making supplies and other
materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at
Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees
serve as docents in the U-505 Submarine
exhibit, answering questions about the U-505
as well as the Navy.
Redmoon and its collaborators will be leading free workshops for
community members. In these workshops, community members will be
invited to learn the art of spoken word, drumming, and key elements
of public performance in an effort to create authentic, unexpected
urban celebrations. The Bucket Boys, a six person drum troupe
composed of talented teenagers from the South Side, will lead
community members in their unique style of drumming.
Features excerpts from most popular programs, including Creative
Movement classes, yoga for kids and parents, ballet, modern, hip
hop, jazz, tap and musical theater. Stay after class to meet the
youth dance faculty.