WEEK IN AWESOME XLXX / by Julie Schumacher


This Week
September 12: Yoga is back at Early to Bed

September 13: Join Black Girl in Om for their monthly Twitter chat, this time on Sisterhood. Get ready by listening to their podcast episode: Trust and Truth in Sisterhood.

September 14: The next Big Delicious Planet Farm Dinner features a collaboration with the Green Wedding Alliance, one of our favorite organizations!

September 16: Opening reception for I, Be an exhibition curated by Janice Bond at the Elephant Room Gallery in Bridgeport.

September 16: Iterate! Human-Centered Design Tools for Social Innovation with George Aye of Greater Good Studio

September 17: Once in a Blue Moon, Surge's annual gala, is an evening of glam and giving back, with the opportunity to provide safe water to children.

September 17: Tapas dinner with Prairie Fruits Farm and SDC.

September 18: Annual Backyard Dinner for Growing Home featuring Honey Butter Fried Chicken.

September 18: Tapas brunch with Prairie Fruits Farm and SDC.

September 19: Use Your Words: How to Talk about Your Sex Life and Start Getting What You Want, a workshop with Amy Jo Goddard at Early to Bed.

September 19-20: Join the Roots Conference to talk about facilitating change in food service with moderator Chandra Ram.

September 24: Branding On Purpose, With Purpose, a Brightly Branded Intensive with life, business and brand coach Lisa Guillot. Special guest speaker Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om!

September 24: Learn pointed pen calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich!

September 25: Dose is back! Say hey to Argaman & Defiance, Department of Curiosities, Smilebooth, Hand & Cloth and oodles more.

September 24: Love & Flow - Fueling Life & Relationship with Passion, Connection & Commitment with Molly Rudberg & Samadi Demme.

September 29: Tickets are available for Crispy Taco Night with Sunday Dinner Club.

October 1: The Suffragette Social benefits Spudnik Press Cooperative and celebrates printmaking’s roots as an agent for social and political change.

October 5: Drink and Draw at Spudnik Press is back with its October sticker time theme. Join this low-key drop-in social drawing workshop.

October 7: Feed Your Mind 2016, a gala to benefit Pilot Light with awesome chefs like Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter and Sunday Dinner. 

October 8: In Memphis? Beginner Oblique Calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich at the creative Works Conference. 

October 15: Beginner calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich!

October 15 & 16: Open House Chicago from Chicago Architecture Foundation features awesome spots like Firehouse Chicago.

October 21: Save the date! Celeb Chef Ball to support Meals on Wheels.

October 21 & 22: Join Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om in New York at the W.E.L.L. Summit.

October 22: Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest to support Kendall College Trust.


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