Big Week: March 25- April 1

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Deep Roots Project Edible Plant Sale

Pre-order through April 20;
pickup May 4 to 17 at Good Earth Green House

Choose organic and responsibly-grown tomatoes, greens, herbs, peppers and more in 3.75" pots while helping the nonprofit Deep Roots Project raise money for their educational and outreach events. Quantities are limited. Order/more: Good Earth: 7900 Madison St., River Forest.


One Earth Film Fest 

Virtual Screenings, one through Thursday, March 26,
one is ongoing 

While the end of the One Erath Film Fest was altered by the effects of the coronavirus, the One Earth Team quickly moved to host virtual events. Two of these are still available. More:

•Hike the Divide follows Connor DeVane 2,700 miles across the Continental Divide Trail, and the community activists and problem solvers he meets as he seeks hope in the face of climate breakdown. Hear from DeVane after the film. Available through March 26. Free. 

•Monty and Rose are endangered piping plovers that successfully nested at Chicago's Montrose Beach last summer, the first to do so in 64 years. Discussion with director and panel follows. $1.99 rental fee. 

Bring the Zoo to You - Facebook Live Chats

Weekdays through Friday, April 3, 11 to 11:30 a.m.,
Virtually from Brookfield Zoo

Join Animal Care Specialists and a live animal each day for an educational talk. When animals of the day are posted, post questions in the comments section and zoo staff will try to answer them after the talk. Go to: Missed live events (like the one about Casper the leucistic ball python and other snakes) may be viewed anytime on Facebook and the Brookfield Zoo YouTube channel.


Workout with the Park District of Oak Park

Stay active while sheltering in place thanks to free programs from PDOP. Take a virtual Zumba class with PDOP instructor Toccara ( Enjoy a Yoga class with Noelle ( Strength training is available with fitness instructor M.E. (


NAMI Celebration of Hope 

April 3 raffle drawing

While the fundraising event has been moved to October 16, raffle items for this summer are available now – Cubs tickets, a sunset sailboat cruise and accommodations in Cancun for a week. Only 100 tickets sold for each item. $25, $50 and $100 per entry. Proceeds support National Alliance on Mental Illness. More:


A "Feast of Serendib" Book Launch 

Oak Park author Mary Anne Mohanraj had events canceled around the release of her new cookbook, which focuses on recipes of Sri Lanka. Signed and personalized copies are available, along with the option of Sri Lankan Curry Powder and Vegan Serendib. $5 - $45.


Hemingway Shorts

Deadline Tuesday,
March 31

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation is holding its fifth global writing competition to give the top ten aspiring writers a chance to publish their works of fiction in Hemingway Shorts. $15. Details:

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