Art, Gardening, Education, Columbus Day and Movies

Chicago Artists Month 2012: a cacophony of styles, talents and disciplines to choose from

One of the many 2012 Chicago Artists Month events is "Looks Like Live Action." A project begun more than 6 months ago by Look at Us, the event performance will start in the Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Oct. 5 beginning in Studio 229, between 6 and 10 p.m. and will culminate on Oct. 20th

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Wicker Park Garden Club begins its 11th annual Landscape Design Lectures with Christy Webber

Christy Webber opens Wicker Park Garden Club’s (WPGC) 11th season of the Landscape Design Series next Monday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen.

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Chicago Teachers Union said "yes" to contract but another fight is coming

While students and teachers are back in the classrooms, the Chicago Board of Education will not vote on the teachers' contract until their October meeting. However, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) ratified the Board's contract on Oct. 4 with 79.1% approval.

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Columbus Day: its closings, non-closings and history

Columbus Day on Mon, Oct. 8, is A Federal holiday, but not mean that all places or services are closed in Chicago.

In Illinois, government offices, banks and schools are normally closed for that day. This year, however, schools WILL BE OPEN in Chicago as will libraries. Beyond that, check your destination before heading there this Monday, Oct. 8.

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Part of 24th Polish Film Festival in America to be screened in Noble Square

Society for Arts’ Gallery Theatre (GT), 1112 North Milwaukee Ave., will be the primary location for documentary film showings during the 24th Polish Film Festival in America (PFFA)

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