Ok this is awesome! haha
Hits Netflix this Friday!
Picked up a rock that looks suspiciously like a dinosaur fossil? Snapped a photo of a bright blue bird that you can’t identify? Your annual chance to get a world-renowned scientist’s take on it is coming up on Saturday, September 23 at The Field Museum’s ID Day.
You can bring in clean, dry bones, fossils, rocks, meteorites, seashells, feathers, artifacts, and photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects—just nothing that’s alive or was recently, or the animals (or their fleas) could get loose in the Museum. And even if you don’t have anything to bring in, stop by anyway—the Museum’s scientists will have specimens on display for you to see (and touch) and are ready to talk shop about your favorite scientific topic.
ID Day will take place from 10 am- 2 pm in on Saturday, September 23 (a Free Day for Illinois residents) at The Field Museum’s main hall (near SUE the T. rex). See you (and your mystery objects) there!
Just in case you wanna be zombie Tay Tay for Halloween lol
He taught himself guitar by watching youtube…he got roughed by Drake’s security…and more…
He didn’t have to be a jerk to that reporter though….in my opinion…
Adler Planetarium is handing out free solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last)
Here’s where you can get yours!
Daley Plaza: Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00 am
South Grant Park (Roosevelt/Indiana): Thursday, August 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company: Friday, August 18 @ 12:30 pm
Local Non-Profit Hosts Illinois’ Largest School Supply Distribution Event & Activity Day
WHAT: On Wednesday, August 9, Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI) will host the organization’s largest school supply distribution event at the Broadway Armory Park. Nearly 14,000 Back 2 School kits, filled with more than 420,000 school supplies will be distributed to underserved students to begin the school year.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 9th | 8:30 a.m. — 3 p.m.
–8:30 a.m- Four semi-trucks full of school supplies will arrive at the Broadway Armory where hundreds of volunteers will unload and sort the school supply kits.
–11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.- More than 400 students ages 6-12 will take part in numerous interactive activities and demonstrations that seek to encourage, inspire and educate the children in a fun-filled atmosphere
–11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.- School supply kit distribution
WHERE: Broadway Park Armory | 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
WHY: For over a decade, B2SI has sought to ensure that all Illinois students have the tools they need to prepare them for not only the upcoming academic year, but to develop the confidence they need for successful futures. In 2016 alone, B2SI provided more than 890,000 of its signature school supply kits to nearly 30,000 students from low-income families. The long-term goal is to provide the more than one million Illinois children from low-income families each year with the school supplies they need to succeed. For more information and for details about additional upcoming events, please visit www.b2si.org.
37th ANNUAL TASTE OF CHICAGO PREVIEW
Enjoy a “taste” of Chicago’s favorite food and music festival featuring 3 Taste of Chicago food vendors and food trucks. New this year: live painting by a Street Art & Graffiti Alley artist (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and a March of the Puppets procession (noon-1 p.m.).
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at DALEY PLAZA, 50 W. Washington St.
The 37th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 5–9 in Grant Park with hours 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Taste is a cultural experience for all your senses – featuring Chicago food, music, arts and family fun. For more information on the FREE admission festival, visit tasteofchicago.us. Join the conversation on Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on Twitter, @TasteofChi (#TasteofChicago) and Instagram, @ChicagoDCASE (#TasteofChicago).
Please NOTE: Food Vendors will be vending for cash; no tickets required.
‘Free Days’ Return to Field Museum for Illinois Residents
Museum to Offer Free Basic Admission on Certain Days from July to December
Illinois residents must show valid proof of residency. Visit fieldmuseum.org/freedays for details.
Here’s the free days:
August 10, 28, 31;
September 10, 11, 23 (ID Day), 24;
October 9, 22, 23, 31;
November 12, 19;
December 3, 24; from 9am to 5pm
The Field Museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
June 4, 2017 from 10am until 1pm
City Hall Gazebo
15440 S. Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Bring a plant, take a plant
Streetscape Plant Exchange
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Splitting hostas? Thinning lilies? Digging out daffodils?
Why not share them with your neighbors? Participation is easy…you bring a plant, you take a plant. The more you bring, the more you take.
All we ask is that you bring your plants in containers clearly marked to identify the plants. The more people who participate, the more plants we can offer.
We will also have experts on butterfly gardening, who will inform us of how we can help save the Monarch butterfly in our very own backyards.
Don’t miss the Rose presentation at 11 a.m. by Frank DeVries, Rosarian-Master Gardener. Mr. DeVries will be sharing his Rose knowledge and answering questions.
Come join us!