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October 2018

Little Lurie Gardeners: Singing Explorers

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

The Little Lurie Gardeners program is a 6-week series that offers children and their parents or caregivers an interactive exploration of the natural world through live music and movement. Come prepared to sing, dance, and smell the flowers in your very own garden in the city. You are expected to attend all six programs but you only need to register for the first week. Ages: 12 months to 3 years old Days: Six Mondays - 10/1 to 11/5. Time: 10:00…

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Piet Oudolf: Perennial Interest

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pritzker Stage, Millennium Park,

Piet Oudolf, world renowned garden designer, turns the prim and proper garden on its head by taking notes from the plants, cycles, arrangements, and untidy display found in natural landscapes. Oudolf returns to Chicago for his biannual review of Lurie Garden when he, landscape architect Shannon Nichol of GGN, and the garden's director and head horticulturalist, Laura Ekasetya, walk the garden to discuss issues, edits, and opportunities for the site to mature. During this trip, Oudolf will be lecturing for us…

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Morning Bird and Nature Walk

October 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing and learning the names of birds in the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park. Join Jeff Walk, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. 
With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Support Lurie Garden's Free Programming  

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Spring Bulbs Workshop

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Lurie Garden director and head horticulturist, Laura Ekasetya will cover bulb selection, planting schedule, placement and more in this workshop about spring bulbs. If time and weather allows we may even try our hand at planting some bulbs! Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. 
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Peace Yoga

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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2018 Urban Wild – Celebrate Fall with Lurie Garden

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pritzker Stage, Millennium Park,

Join the Lurie Garden to celebrate one of our favorite seasons in the garden. Partake in the bounty of our garden and busy bees and the products from other wild and domesticated urban residents! Lurie Garden honey will be sold, (limit 2 jars/person) . A limited quantity of Lurie Garden seeds will be also be available for giveaway. Come for the delectable samples and sales of food and other local products and stay for a tour of the fall garden to…

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Peace Yoga

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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Lurie Garden Book Club: Citizen Science

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join the Lurie Garden staff as we discuss books pertaining to nature, horticulture and the environment. Our featured book for fall is Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery by Caren Cooper Citizen scientists are challenging old notions about who can conduct research, where knowledge can be acquired, and even how solutions to some of our biggest societal problems might emerge. In telling their story, Cooper will inspire readers to rethink their own assumptions about the role…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

These morning walks are for the gardener that would like focused information about Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand your understanding of plant varieties, their habits and environmental requirements. The walk will last approximately 45 minutes. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. 
With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Support Lurie Garden's Free…

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Peace Yoga

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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