Married to famous Chicago fur trader John H. Kinzie, Juliette Kinzie lived in the wilderness of the Northwest Territory in the early 19th century. Join Betsey Means from WomanLore as she brings the early days of the frontier to life in this living history performance.
Native American Cultures: Oral Traditions, Music & Food
Dressed in traditional Ojibwa regalia, author Kim Sigafus shares her knowledge of Native people who lived in the Midwest in the 1800s. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, learn about traditional language, music, and foodways, including the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash.
Adorn the holidays with the beautiful, personal touch of calligraphy with Audrey Ko of Things Unseen Designs. Learn Audrey’s modern calligraphy style and embellish your holiday cards and gift tags with simple motifs such as holly and wreaths. All supplies provided. Limit 20.
From the Caribbean across the British Empire, discover how rum once ruled the world. Food historian Cynthia Clampitt shares its fascinating history—how pirates got involved, who really said “yo ho ho” (hint: it wasn’t the pirates!), and how it helped unite the 13 Colonies leading to the American Revolution.
Sing in the Season with the Irish Heritage Singers
Sharing Ireland’s rich musical heritage is this group’s passion. This 30+ all-ages choral group embraces the spirit of the season with a sparkling repertoire of traditional and contemporary Irish songs, including favorite sing-alongs and a selection of Irish Christmas carols.
Intro to Square Dance Party with the Glenview Squares
Take the first step to a new you by learning to square dance. Spend the afternoon with the Glenview Squares exploring the basics of square dancing while having fun and meeting new friends. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.
Learn about the revolutionary Japanese decluttering method made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestseller, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. Chicago’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant, Kristyn Ivey of For the Love of Tidy, shares home organization tips in this interactive workshop. Live demos and giveaways prepare you to get tidy now.
Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter teaches the basics of using a pressure cooker, gives pro pressure cooking tips, and shares inspiring recipe ideas. Whether you have an Instant Pot still in the box or have been pressure cooking for years, this class brings inspiration to your kitchen. Tasting included. Limit 40.
In this lecture, learn to appreciate the art of Chinese brush painting in time for Chinese New Year. Educator Yvonne Wolf discusses three typical motifs—flower and bird, animal and tree, and mountain and water—and how to interpret these works by applying the principles of yin and yang.
Using vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello share stories and perform traditional and contemporary songs by legends including John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Steve Goodman, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, Elizabeth Cotten, and others.
Join Glenview Heinen’s Wellness Consultant, Hannah Shiekh, for this three-part series designed to take the confusion out of healthy eating. Learn how to integrate Superfoods, manage fats and sugars, discover smart supplementation, and create healthy dishes for everyday life. Tasting and workbook included. Attendance required for all three sessions; registering for the first reserves your seat for all three. Limit 20.
Award-winning storyteller and musician, Fruteland Jackson, shares the history of blues music through song, lecture, and discussion from its origins as field hollers and work songs to its current popularity.
Just days before this year’s Oscars, join long-time Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson for a fun-filled, “star-studded” evening. This dynamic duo shares film clips and quips about the movies and actors nominated this year. A great way to catch up on this year’s crop of nominees.
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