Safety tips during a power outage for your food and water

Many parts of Chicagoland are going into a second day without electricity on Tuesday. Even if your power is has come back (as mine did a few hours ago), you need to be concerned with the food in your refrigerator and your water purification system. Follow these tips from the Lake County Health Department:


m.a.c. Pilates for Kids in Lincoln Park

We’ve all heard of the alarming rise in childhood obesity, and to help counteract this growing trend of inactive and unfit children, Harmony Mind Body Fitness in Lincoln Park offers a special four week summer workshop called m.a.c. Pilates for Kids.

The m.a.c. Pilates for Kids workshop is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 10 and incorporates Pilates, games and improvisational exercise to build strength, confidence, and awareness.


Garden Chef Series for July 9 & 10: Sixteen and Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop

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The Chicago Botanic Garden Garden Chef Series features noted chefs preparing recipes with garden-fresh ingredients in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Demonstrations are Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

The featured chefs for this weekend are:

  • July 9: Sarah Kosikowski, from Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
  • July 10: Terry & Dirk Fucik, from Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop on North Clybourn in Chicago


Garden Chef Series for July 2 & 3: Terzo Piano and Pierrot Gourmet

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by Robin Carlson

The Chicago Botanic Garden Garden Chef Series features noted chefs preparing recipes with garden-fresh ingredients in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Demonstrations are Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. The featured chefs for this weekend are:

  • July 2: Meg Colleran Sahs, from Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • July 3: Anthony Schmidt, from Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula Chicago


Free 4th fitness classes at Right Fit in Willowbrook

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Celebrate the 4th of July with fitness – join free fitness classes on Monday at Right Fit Sports/Fitness/Wellness in Willowbrook. Right Fit will be offering Adult Group Fitness from 7-8am, Introduction to Kettlebell from 8:30-9:00am, Introduction to the Indian Club from 9:00-9:30am, and a Sports Performance Class from 10-11am.

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