Saturday, November 17, 2012
Turkey Trot at Portage
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Watch the leaves change color as you participate in this festively fun one mile family walk/race at Portage Park.
The City in a Garden Lecture/ Broadway Armory
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chicago Park District historian Julia S. Bachrach presents 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.”
Sustainable Winter Garden Preparation at Kilbourn Park
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Winter is here or nearly here and the garden still needs to be cleaned up.
Garfield Park Conservatory Bee Forum: Tales and Tunes from the B Side
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is hosting this important “bee-side” event, to share some compelling oral histories about bees and beekeeping. Come to this 5th annual public forum to hear stories, songs, and jeremiads from both seasoned and novice beekeepers. Whatever their experience, these folks got hooked on bees and beekeeping, and are eager to take a turn telling tales.
Jewelry and Pottery Show at Berger Park
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come out and view the beautiful work from the lapidary and ceramics students!
Chicago's Twelve at Garfield Park Conservatory
9:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Zhou B. Art Center, the Chicago Park District and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance are proud to present a new art exhibition titled “Chicago’s Twelve at Garfield Park Conservatory” curated by Sergio Gomez.