Enjoy the holiday season with the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, and the popular Winter Flower and Train Show beginning on Saturday, November 24 and runs through Sunday, January 6, 2013. Admission is free and the conservatory is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Chicago Park District will be conducting an erosion control project and volunteer Marram grass planting at Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., on Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Monday, November 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Marram grass being planted at this site will help stabilize the sand with the help of its deep root system and prevent it from depositing on nearby parkland.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory as one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, the National Medal celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. The National Medal will be presented at a celebration in Washington, D.C. on November 14.
Polar Adventure Days offer families the opportunity to explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center.
Northerly Island, 1400 S. Linn White Drive, is a nature lover’s dream and the place to be this Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with two events to choose from: Fall Adventure Day and Northerly Island Plant Rescue Part II. Both are free admission.
The bike paths along the Chicago lakeshore and South Lake Shore Drive, as well as piers and breakwalls, will be significantly affected. The Lake Shore Drive bike path was closed from Oak to Ohio Street as of 7:30 a.m., according to city officials. There is a possibility Lake Shore Drive could be shut down if conditions take a turn for the worse, officials said.
The Chicago Park District has closed portions of the lakefront, from Oak to Ohio streets due to high winds and waves earlier than anticipated.
The changing colors of the trees on the Grove Portage Trail, located within the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, offer a vibrant mix of yellows, reds, browns and oranges.
Help rescue hundreds of native plants that currently live on the southern 40 acres of Northerly Island Park.
Chicago Park District historian Julia S. Bachrach will present three lectures on the recent publication of the second edition of her book, "The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks." The first edition, published in 2001, garnered widespread praise. WTTW Channel 11 producer and program host Geoffrey Baer hails the new edition as “a book about Chicago treasures from an author who is a Chicago treasure herself.”