Be Green, Be Healthy – July/August Events

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Recycling Events

Opens July 26 7:00 p.m. through August 16
Gogh Green! Recycled Art Sale
The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
Don’t miss the hunt for art treasures! The annual Recycled {pre-owned} Art Sale features thousands of paintings, prints, 2D and 3D art, jewelry, decorative objects and more. For more information or to donate some of your own please contact The Art Center at (847)432-1888

August 3 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mother’s With Young Children Sale
St. Joseph’s, Libertyville
The group is looking for more sellers! All proceeds of this sale will benefit charity, most of which are local. Anyone interested in selling should send an email to [email protected] including their name, phone # and email. A follow up email with instructions will come shortly after.


Green Education

July 23 7:00 p.m.
Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
Real Food for Building Happy Focused Kids & Brain
Learn how to feed your children so they can perform their best. There is a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there about “healthy” foods for your kids and families. Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT (ASCP), also known as The Real Food Revivalist will walk us through finding good, clean food for you and your family. To learn more about how you can create a happier, healthier kid and brain, join us! The event is FREE but space is limited so register online. If you have questions or want more information, please contact the event administrator, Kristen Lila at 847.529.3427 or via email: [email protected]

August 5 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Learn – The Buzz About Urban Beekeeping
Vernon Area Public LIbrary District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire
Bees in your backyard might seem like pesky critters, but they are essential to our food supply and ecosystem. Learn the basics of bees, pollination, and the soaring popularity of urban beekeeping from the head beekeeper of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. Bring your lunch, we’ll provide coffee, desert, and a great lecturer. Registration is required.

August 24, September 14, October 5, October 26, November 16
Suburban Homesteading Workshop Series
Prairie Crossing Learning Farm, Grayslake
Want to learn abour preserving food and other “homesteading” topics? Register for one (or all) of the Homesteading Workshops. These are hands-on workshops for adults on the following topics:

  • August 24 Preserving the Harvest
  • September 14 Growing and Using World Grains
  • October 5 Small-Scale Composting
  • October 26 – Backyard Chickens
  • November 16 – Homemade Yogurt and Granola

For more information and online registration see the events section on the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm website.


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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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