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Knitting Lessons & More

Stitching Salon Chicago Tourism Center 72 E. Randolph 312-744-2400 or winterdelights.com/stitchingsalon/ Now that it finally feels like winter’s here, what better time to learn to make your own, warm and cozy woolens? Stitching Salon, part of the city’s annual Winter Delights initiative, is a two-month series that includes informal knitting circles along with weekly workshops […]

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Free Shit

Public Transportation Chicago’s Free Trolleys cityofchicago.org Despite having lived in Chicago for nearly a decade, I find myself engaging in decidedly non-native activities during the holidays, like venturing downtown on Sundays, waiting in line for Garrett’s caramel corn, and riding the trolley. It’ll take you to Navy Pier all year, but between Thanksgiving and New […]

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Turkey Tutorial

I had always assumed, based on my mother’s easygoing Thanksgiving Day manner, that roasting a 22-pound turkey was a breeze, but now that I’m old enough to make my own bird–and my mother lives 500 miles away–I need some tricks of the trade stat. I could pay $20 for The Joy of Cooking, but why […]

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Green Ed

Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 N. Sacramento cityofchicago.org/environment/greentech or 312-746-9642 When my local Target began touting the steps it was taking to become environmentally friendly, I knew I should do more than just reuse old grocery bags–but installing my own rain barrel seemed like a pretty big leap. The Chicago Center for Green Technology […]