Healthy Weekend Happenings (May 28th-30th)

Enjoy the sunshine Chicago!

Friday, May 28th

Critical Mass Bike Ride 5:30pm Daley Plaza

Saturday, May 29th

2010 Fleet Feet Sports Solider Field 10 mile

1:30 p.m. Gosling Gazing  Take a guided tour of North Pond Cost: Free

Green City Market 7am-1pm.  Lincoln Park

Chicago Farmers Markets (Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Southport, Division St., NorthCenter, Printers Row)

Randolph Street Market Festival 10am-5pm $9-$12

Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival Noon-10pm $5 suggested donation

Chicago Memorial Day Parade Noon from State Street and Lake to Van Buren and Lake

FREE yoga with Exhale Spa at lululemon Rush and Walton.  9-10am

Sunday, May 30th

 Bike the Drive

FREE yoga with Core Power Yoga at lululemon Halsted (in Oz park). 10-11am

FREE yoga with Bend Studio at lululemon Bucktown.  10-11am

Memorial Day Hash 3-5 mile job Lincoln Square

Chicago Farmers Markets (Beverly, Erie Street, Wicker Park and Bucktown)

May 30th FREE In store cooking techniques class “Memorial Day with Michael Symon” at William Sonoma.  Call your local William Sonoma store to RSVP

FREE fitness classes with Dare to be Fit at lululemon Michigan Avenue 11am-12pm

Next Week

May 31st Ridge Run

Every Wednesday 7-8pm FREE Yoga in Oz Park presented by lululemon halsted

June 2nd Camping Basics for Women.  REI Lincoln Park 7-8pm FREE. The class will cover tent set up, sleeping bags and pads, basic camp cooking suggestions, hygiene suggestions, how to keep bugs at bay, clothing, nearby destinations and more

June 4-6, 10th, 12th.  FREE Kidney Health Screenings. Various locations.

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Healthy Weekend Happenings (May 7th-9th)

Friday, May 7th

 World Trade Day Daley Plaza

Cinco De Mayo Festival (May 7-9th)

 

Saturday, May 8th

May 8-9 Celtic Fest (FREE)

Chicago River Day.  Volunteer to help clean up our river! 

Every Saturday in May.  FREE yoga with Exhale Spa at Lululemon Rush and Walton.  9-10am

Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike.  9:45am-1pm Start Montrose Harbor $15 includes tee-shirt

Baby Food Making Class.   10-11am FREE.  Whole Foods-Sauganash Learn how to make, store, and serve baby food that is full of fruits and vegetables.  Register call 773.205.1100

Kids’ Photography Workshop 9:30am. FREE Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Register at familyprograms@naturemuseum.org (required) Participants should bring their own digital camera to the class

Sunday, May 9th

Sunday Salutations Mothers’ day yoga with Core Power Yoga at Lululemon Halsted (Lincoln Park) 10-11 a.m. FREE  Mother’s and Child yoga classes, snacks, spa services and more!

10-11am

Every Sunday in May.  FREE yoga with Bend Studio at Lululemon Bucktown.  10-11am

Every Sunday in May.  FREE fitness classes with Dare to be Fit at Lululemon Michigan Avenue 11am-12pm

Walk to Empower hosted by the Breast Cancer Support Network. 1 or 3 mile walk or 5K run. Grant Park

Upcoming Happenings next week

May 10th Chicago Moves Day (FREE) Daley Plaza

Monday, May 10th FREE asthma screenings at Advocate Good Sam hospital’s Wellness Center 5-8pm call 1800-3-ADVOCATE

May 10th Free Wine Tasting at Bin 36 6:30-9pm

May 11.  Chicago Marathon Training Tips.  6:30pm REI Lincoln Park. Click link to register. FREE

May 12. Right Plant, Right Place: 630 p.m. to 8 p.m Unearth the secret to selecting plants that will work with your soil, your light conditions, and your garden. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Cost: $10/member or $12/ non-member e-mail adultprograms@naturemuseum.org

May 13.  Blue Gold: World Water Wars Film Screening 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.  FREE

Every Monday Morning 10am-11am Tai Chi with Lincoln Park Village $15 per class. FREE first class.  Whole Foods-Lincoln Park call the Village office 773-248-8700 or visit www.lincolnparkvillage.org. to register

Every Tuesday.  FREE stroller fitness with Bubbles Academy at Lululemon Bucktown.  9-10am just bring your baby and buggy!

Wednesdays May 5 – 29, (7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and Saturdays May 5 – 29, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.) Haven Yoga at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.  Cost: $15/per class or $48/series. Space is limited and registration required. To register, visit naturemuseum.org for a registration form or call 773-755-5111 ext. 6.

April 1-June 30th  FREE yoga or Core Fusion class at Exhale Spa Chicago (get $20 facial or 60 min. massage too)

Healthy Weekend Happenings (April 23-26th)

Friday

Jamba Juice buy one drink get one FREE! expires 4/25

Earth Fest  @The University of Chicago The Giving Tree Band (12-1pm)

Saturday

 Race to Wrigley 5K 

YoungLife All Access 5K (Wheaton, IL) 

Simple Spring. 10am-11:30am NBC Tower.  FREE tai-chi workout hosted by Chicago Mind & Body Center

True Flavors Celebrity Cook-off with Food Network Host Sunny Anderson, Top Chefs Casey Thompson and Dale Levitski, CEO of CPS Ron Huberman, and Chicago’s own Dynamic Duo Amy & Freddy.$150 The Chopping Block.  6-9pm.

 Green City Market 8am-1pm @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Indiana University Little 500 Bike Race.  2pm EST Chicago viewing party; Kirkwood Bar & Grill

18th Annual Green and Growing Fair 10am-3pm Garfield Park Conservatory

Earth Day 40th Anniversity 5K Run/Walk Humboldt Park

Chicago Botanically Gardens; Scout Seasonal Workshop Earth Day Celebration for Kids

Earth Day Necklaces Workshop for Kids.  The Morton Arboretum

Intro to Golf. Saturday April 10th. 1-2pm Diversity Driving Range $20 Learn the basics of the game including grip, posture, swing and more. Includes balls and club rentals.  RSVP   Every Monday, 6-7pm  Wednesday and Saturday
 
Intro to Tennis. Saturday, April 10th Hamlin Park 3-5pm $10 includes racket rental RSVP: getagripchicago.com
 

Earth Day Story Time.  Lincoln Park REI Saturday, April 24th

Meat the Chefs-Paulina Meat Market.  Chef David DiGregorio (Osteria Via Stato) will prepare sample dishes for you to enjoy.

 

 

 

Sunday

Ravenswood Run

Earth Day Family Fun Day-Macy’s on State Street

Next Week

April 28th MERCURY SYMPOSIUM CONFERENCE  DePaul University Naperville Campus.  FREE 8:30am-9pm

Vegan 101 with Amanda Skrip Thursday April 29th 6:30pm $25 Whole Foods-Halsted & Waveland. Celebrate Earth Month with nutrition consultant and private chef, Amanda Skrip, to learn a few simple, healthy, and tasty recipes to share with your family and friends.  Register at 773-472-0400

Earth Day Chicago

Happy Earth Day Chicago!

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! It is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment and is celebrated around the world.

Celebrate Earth Day in Chicago!

 

 

Today’s Activities and Events April 22nd

 Upcoming Earth Day events

What you can do on Earth Day (and everyday!)

  • Turn off the lights!
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs
  • Drive a fuel-efficient car
  • Drive less-bike or walk to work today!
  • Check your thermostat-avoid excess heat or cold
  • Close vents in rooms you don’t go in often
  • Wait until you have a full load to run the dishwasher
  • Wash clothes in warm water, not hot
  • Plant a tree
  • Use a reusable water bottle and coffee mug
  • Eat locally grown food
  • Eat fruits and vegetables in season
  • Recycle

Source:  Earth Day Network

What do you do to support Earth Day today and everyday?

Healthy Happenings (April 16-18)

Friday, April 16

April 12th-18th Chicago Spa Week!  $50 spa treatments at salons located across the Chicagoland area

Tax Day at Halo (For Men) Gold Coast.  10am-8pm.  Pick one of four mini-spa treatments for $15.10, or get all four for $50: manicure, pedicure, massage or facial

Relay for Life.  American Cancer Society.  Loyola University. 6pm-6am. 

Antiques & Garden Fair.   Chicago botanical Garden. 10am-5pm. $15 for an all day pass.  Saturday & Sunday (10am-5pm)

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Saturday, April 17

National Food Bloggers Bake Sale.  Smash Cake Bakery, 2961 N. Lincoln Ave.  12pm-3pm Food bloggers and baking aficionados are teaming up to give readers the opportunity to sample some of their favorite baked goods and treats. Proceeds from the sale benefit Share Our Strength. 

Pizza-cooking class. La Madia 11am-1pm.  $30 RSVP required 312-329-0400

Gluten Free Cooking Expo-April 17th & 18th The Wyndham Hotel, Lisle, Illinois

YMCA Healthy Kids Day.  FREE health and fitness day for kids and families at local YMCA’s.  Relay races, face painting, rock climbing and more.  Visit YMCA to find the Y closest to you.

14th Annual Dia del Nino Family Fest.  FREE hosted by the National Museum of Mexican Arts. 11am-4pm UIC Pavilion.

Earth Day at Lincoln Park Zoo hosted by ChicaGO Green.  10am-5pm.  Learn how to live green.  Activites for kids, green fashion shows, solar energy info, organic foods and drinks, green pet info, take a tour of a CTA hybrid bus and more. (Sunday 10am-5pm as well)

Intro to Raw Foods.  Saturday, April 17th.  Whole Foods-South Loop 11:30am-1:30pm $10 Save time, money, and look younger by learning how to prepare fresh, vibrant foods to rejuvenate your skin, lose weight without feeling hungry and become more energetic with Healthy Eating Specialist and Raw Food Chef Bonita Kindle.  Register

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Sunday, April 18th

Gluten Free Cooking Expo-April 17th & 18th The Wyndham Hotel, Lisle, Illinois

Social Ride: Bike Handlings Skills Ride. 9:30am Start at Clock Tower at Waveland and Lake Shore Dr. Contact Jim Kreps at (773) 862-9879 for more information. 30 mile ride.

Dow Live Earth Run for Water.  10am Montrose Harbor.  6K run and walk. Collective Soul performing live. 6k Chip Timed Run: $38.00 6k Fun Run/Walk: $35.00.

Earth Day at Lincoln Park Zoo hosted by ChicaGO Green.  10am-5pm.  Learn how to live green.  Activites for kids, green fashion shows, solar energy info, organic foods and drinks, green pet info, take a tour of a CTA hybrid bus and more. (Sunday 10am-5pm as well)

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Upcoming for the week

April 19th-23th, 2010 Museum of Science and Industry-FREE Admission all day

FREE yoga or Core Fusion class at Exhale Spa Chicago (get $20 facial or 60 min. massage too) April 1-June 30th

Weekend Healthy Happenings (April 2nd-4th)

Happy Spring Chicago!  Enjoy the weekend & this warm weather!

Friday, April 2nd Wine Tasting South Loop Wine Cellar 7-9pm $5-$10

 
Hello Spring Saturday, April 3rd 1-3pm Greenheart (East Village) FREE Learn about and sign up for Harvest Moon Farms’ Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and get composting tips from the Urban Worm Girls at this green-themed info session.
 
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 3rd Hyde Park $10-$12 per family Riddles lead you through Hyde Park on a search for eggs. Includes prizes for the fastest hunters, a picnic and games 
 
Saturday, April 3rd Fun Run Fleet Feet Sports 8am meet at Fleet Feet Pipers Alley 3-8 miles
 
Intro to Golf. Saturday April 3rd. 1-2pm Diversity Driving Range $20 Learn the basics of the game including grip, posture, swing and more. Includes balls and club rentals.  RSVP   Every Monday, 6-7pm  Wednesday and Saturday
 
Yoga Booty Ballet. Saturday, April 3rd. 9-10am FREE Lululemon Athetica Michigan Avenue.
 

FREE yoga or Core Fusion class at Exhale Spa Chicago (get $20 facial or 60 min. massage too) April 1-June 30th

Saturday April 3rd and Sunday, April 4th Bank of America FREE Museum weekend.  Show your Bank of America ATM card and receive free admission to; Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago History Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Saturday only).

Saturday, April 3rd FREE kids workshop at Home Depot.  9am-Noon all Home Depot locations.  Kids aged 5-12 to create a butterfly house for spring.

Saturday, April 3rd “How to Never Look Fat Again” presentation by Charla Krupp, New York Times Best Seller.  1-3pm Bloomingdale’s Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Mall.  FREE.  Purchase Ms. Krupp’s new book and receive a FREE style consultation.

Healthy Weekend Happenings (March 19th-21st)

This weekend’s happenings in Chicago

Sunday, March 21 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

Singles Mingles March 19th 7-8:30pm Whole Foods-Halsted and Waveland.  Enjoy free healthy foods, drink and company! Registration is required.

March 18th, 2010Museum of Science and Industry-FREE Admission all day

Wine Tasting. Friday, March 19th South Loop Cellars 7-9pm $5-$10.  Samples of 5-10 wines with snacks.

Chicago Golden Gloves. March 18th-April 10th. $10-$50.  St. Andrew’s Gym (Lakeview)  amateur boxing matches for men and women.

Travel and Adventure Show. March 20th-21st.  $10-15 free for kids under 16Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL.  Information about domestic and international vacation destinations from more than 250 booths, attend seminars and try a rock climbing wall and scuba diving. Also, meet captain Keith Colburn, as seen on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and, on Saturday only, author Arthur Frommer (“Frommer’s Travel Guides”).

Maple Syrup Festival.  FREE March 20-21st North Center / Sauganash North Park Village Nature Center

FREE Cancer Screenings March 1-31st. Free hemoccult test as part of Saint Joseph Hospital’s campaign to help fight colorectal cancer.  Call 877-RES-INFO 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636) to register 

Ignite your Spring Appetite Saturday, March 20th 12pm Whole Foods-Lakeview.  $10 learn how to make three recipes including: Edamame Red Pepper Salad, Fire-Roasted Cumin Eggplant and Spicy Seafood Quinoa Bowl.

Upcoming for the Week

FREE COFFEE every Monday in March from Dunkin Donuts.  Free medium hot or iced coffee.  Print coupon and bring to your local Dunkin Donuts!

March 23rd, FREE admission to the Adler Planetarium

Tuesday, March 23rd 5-8pm.  Come Together Event at Equinox.  FREE group fitness classes, spa specials and shop deals.  RSVP to the Equinox closest to you.

Every Monday Morning 10am-11am Tai Chi with Lincoln Park Village $15 per class. FREE first class.  Whole Foods-Lincoln Park call the Village office 773-248-8700 or visit www.lincolnparkvillage.org. to register

Eat for Radiate Skin.  Monday, March 22nd 7-9m Whole Foods-Lincoln Park $10.  Learn how to make the best impression-on your skin from both the inside and the outside.  Register

Healthy & Fast Cooking Class Thursday, March 25th 6:30-8:30pm $10 Whole Foods-Lincoln Park.  Learn recipes  to create healthy soups, appetizers and pasta dishes.