• Ft. Sheridan - Openlands Hike

    Openlands at Ft. Sheridan

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    Openlands at Ft. Sheridan

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    Openlands at Ft. Sheridan

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  • "Living the Change" Free Screening

    Garfield Park Conservatory

    Join us for a screening of "Living the Change" - Inspiring stories for a sustainable future! FILM DESCRIPTION: "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. Directed by Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson, 2018, 85 min Refreshments available. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. RSVP at this event page doesn't guarantee you a seat. You need to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-the-change-march-6-garfield-park-tickets-54430318548 This is another joint event with Chicagoland Independent & Documentary Films (CIDFilms) group: www.meetup.com/CIDFilms Please be on time as the doors will open at 5:30 to choose better seats. The film will start at 6 pm. Disclaimer: Not all views presented in the shown films always reflect the views of the meetup organizers. Meetup may prompt you to rate the event. Please remember that the rating is not for the movie. You rate the organizing of the meetup. Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this page.

  • FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION

    Sulzer Regional Public Library

    More and more people switch to plant-based diet for environmental reasons. However, many people do it mostly for ethical reasons. Come to be one of the first seeing A Prayer for Compassion, a new documentary from Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson! Check Chicagoland Independent & Documentary Films/Movies[CIDFilms] event page for more info and RSVP requirements: https://www.meetup.com/CIDFilms/events/255455540/

  • To, From, and Around Inside The Chicago Botanic Gardens: Approx. 7 Miles

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    This will not be our typical hike. We will hike as a group 2 1/2 miles of the North Branch Trail System from the Skokie Lagoons into the Botanic Gardens, walk the gardens for about 2 hours and then meetup again and hike the 2 1/2 miles back to the lagoons. Assuming a couple of miles of walking within the gardens the hike should be about 7 miles. This is a great opportunity to see a unique part of the Chicago area conservation effort. The trail will be a combination of pavement and crushed limestone. The Forest Preserve limits our group size to 25; So that is our Meetup group limit. Here is our schedule: 10AM - Meet at Boat Launch. 10:15AM - Begin Walk going along the West side of the North Branch Trail. 11AM - Arrive at Botanical Gardens (from 11am-1pm You can browse around the gardens on your own or with others from the meetup group). 1PM - Meet back at the Gardens main entrance with Group. 1:15PM - Leave Botanical Gardens and Finish the walk going along the East side of the North Branch Trail. 2PM - Arrive back at Boat Launch. Admission to the Botanic Garden is free. The garden does charge for parking but since we will be walking in, there will be no cost to us. While it is completely optional, you might consider bringing a small ($2 or so) donation to drop in their glass donation box. Completely, completely optional. While you are in the Gardens, you may buy yourself lunch at the beautiful gardens cafe, or you can bring lunch or snacks with you and eat on the benches or picnic tables. Or if you are really engrossed with things.... you can look now and eat later :-) Tower Road Boat Launch Parking Lot Tower Road and I-94 Winnetka, IL Directions: From Chicago, take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) until I-94 splits off to form the Edens Expressway. Exit at Willow and head east. Take a left (North) on Forest Way to Tower Road. Take a left on Tower Road and look for the boat launch parking lot on the left. More information on the North Branch Trail System: Chicago Botanic Garden Web Page click here. (http://www.chicagobotanic.org/) Cook County North Branch Trail System Map click here. (http://fpdcc.com/downloads/maps/pdf/nbn_trailmap.pdf) Chicago Botanic Garden Map click here. (http://www.chicagobotanic.org/downloads/maps/garden_map.pdf) I hope you can make the hike; for those who have never been to the garden, or those who have not been in a while, this will be a treat,

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  • Ft. Sheridan Openlands Hike

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    Come Out and Hike the Openlands Lake shore Preserve at Fort Sheridan! The 2 1/2 hour (4 mile) loop includes Lake Michigan shoreline and bluff tops, oak savanna, ravines, interpretive sculpture, and a human sun clock. Please Note: There is one part of the hike that requires us to go down the face of a bluff.... it's not difficult, but please be sure you can handle this part. Dress in layers, because the lake shore can be much cooler than inland, and wear sturdy shoes. No drinking water available, but trail parking includes a toilet. Please note that dogs are not allowed when we go down to the shoreline below the bluffs. Driving directions: from Sheridan Rd, turn left at Simonds Way and go east & south to Patten Rd and the trail parking area. (See the map below; you drive to trail parking as if you were walking from the metra train.) Also note that you cannot go to Patten Rd parking through the army reserve base area or the reserve housing area of Ft Sheridan. Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments. I look forward to seeing everyone there!!

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  • Ft. Sheridan Openlands Hike

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    Come Out and Hike the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve at Fort Sheridan! The 2 hour (4 mile) loop includes Lake Michigan shoreline and blufftops, oak savanna, ravines, interpretive sculpture, and a human sunclock. Please Note: There is one part of the hike that requires us to go down the face of a bluff.... it's not difficult, but please be sure you can handle this part. Dress in layers, because the lake shore can be much cooler than inland, and wear sturdy shoes. No drinking water available, but trail parking includes a toilet. Please note that dogs are not allowed when we go down to the shoreline below the bluffs. Driving directions: from Sheridan Rd, turn left at Simonds Way and go east & south to Patten Rd and the trail parking area. (See the map below; you drive to trail parking as if you were walking from the metra train.) Also note that you cannot go to Patten Rd parking through the army reserve base area or the reserve housing area of Ft Sheridan. Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments. I look forward to seeing everyone there!!

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  • Nature Walk at Knoch Knolls Park

    Knoch Knolls Park

    Let's go for a relaxed walk to enjoy the nature at Knoch Knolls Park. It will be a relatively short hike (a mile or so) and we will be going in a relaxed manner to enjoy the surroundings. We will view the bluebells carpeting the forest floor and learn about wild edible plants. It would take probably an hour. You hike lead Lateefah will be pointing out a number of wild edible plants along the walk. The walk will be a perfect place to connect with nature, as well as to socialize, discuss "green" topics, and make new like-minded friends! This event is planned as a joint event with Chicago Hiking, Outdoors, and Social Group (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoHOS) so expect more good people join us for the hike! Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

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  • Nature Walk in Fullersburg Woods

    Fullersburg Woods

    Let's hike at Fullersburg Woods! It's a relatively short hike (between 2 and 3 miles) and we will be going in a relaxed manner to enjoy the surroundings. However, we may take some additional small routes if we are still in a mood. The walk will be a perfect place to connect with nature, as well as to socialize, discuss "green" topics, and make new like-minded friends! This event is a joint event with Chicago Hiking, Outdoors, and Social Group (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoHOS) so expect more good people join us for the hike! Direction: Turn to the main entrance to the park from Spring Rd. Park your car on the parking lot by the Visitor Center. We will be gathering right behind the Visitor Center by the river. The picture above is showing where exactly we will be meeting. Special note: This is an outside event that subject to a weather conditions. An message will be posted on the event page if it will be canceled, otherwise we will be meeting as it planned. Please check your email or the event page, if doubt, before arriving. Special note 2: Some of us will come earlier for Sunday Morning Tai-Chi Practice. Here is more info: meetup.com/ChicagolandTaiChi Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

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