Yoga at the Prairie House

Sunday, March 17 from 9:30 – 11:30am
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester

Wake up from deep winter hibernation and welcome Spring!  We will practice a special Yoga Class in the newly renovated Prairie House overlooking Wolf Road Prairie! The focus of the morning will be geared toward the beginning of Spring Cleaning, in our bodies! Together we will appreciate and let go of the last bits of winter, take a walk through the Prairie and witness the beginnings of new growth. The morning will finish with a tea ceremony calling in new blessings for a new season. Welcome back sunshine to our land and our lives!  Please be prepared to take a short walk even if the weather is cold.

What to bring: Yoga mat, comfy clothes to wear while practicing, clothing layers appropriate to the season for a short walk including sun, insect and tall grass- long pants, sturdy footwear, hats and water bottle, etc.

About the teacher: Marie offers unique guidance through Yoga and Forest Therapy weaving the various traditions she has studied and practiced for the past 20 years; Yoga, Shamanistic Cranial Sacral Therapy, Bodywork, Art and Dance, Natural Living Systems, Sustainability, Permaculture, Ecological Psychology, and Nature Therapy. She is passionate about restoring internal and external ecosystems so they are in harmony with the web of life.

There is a $30 fee. For more information or to register, call Marie at 630-947-5977.

Go The Motor Coach Way – The Chicago Motor Coach Company

March 24 from 2-5pm
The Historic Prairie House
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester

You are cordially invited to a presentation by author Jack Doyle on his latest Arcadia book, Chicago Motor Coach Company. Afterwards, Jack will be available for book signing.

Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles an era when buses first traversed the city’s boulevards. Street Cars were not allowed on Park District streets, thereby paving the way for motor bus operations. Chicago’s first bus route, Sheridan Road in 1917, would be purchased by John D. Hertz in 1921, later franchises to operate over the south and west boulevards would also be secured. By 1927, after General Motors had gained controlling stock, Hertz’s Yellow Coach Chicago based manufacturing was moved to Pontiac, Michigan, where Yellow-GM would become the largest transit bus builder in the world.

With the Motor Coach operating on Chicago’s scenic Park District streets, this book showcases Chicago architecture, museums, The Magnificent Mile, State Street, “The Great Street,” and more, including photographs that have never been published.

Mastodons and Woolly Mammoths; four giants found in four local suburbs

March 10 – 1 pm
The Historic Prairie House
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester

Save the Prairie Society is hosting naturalist Jack MacRae who will give a slide show presentation on the interesting and humorous stories behind the unearthing of the Woolly Mammoths and Mastodons that were found in four of our suburbs in: 1954, 1963, 1977, and 2005. Come too, to see the Newly renovated Historic Prairie House surrounded by a native tall grass prairie. Refreshments will be served. $5 admission for non-members.

The Urban Squirrel

 

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Steve Sullivan, Photo by the Peggy Notebaert Museum

 

 

Join us on February 23rd at the LaGrange Park Library for a talk by Steve Sullivan, Senior Curator of the Peggy Notebaert Museum, who will help us understand our wild neighbors, the gray squirrel and the fox squirrel.

We see them going about their business almost everyday, but still there are interesting facts to learn about their habits, needs, behavior, and life cycles. Bring your questions and enjoy some light refreshments.

Check out our Events page for more details by clicking here .

Seiffen: Germany’s Most Famous Christmas Village

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LaGrange Park Library – 2 pm on Sunday, December 14

 

A video on the folk traditions of Seiffen, Germany’s most famous Christmas Village, will be presented to show how their holiday crafts, exported all over the world, were made. Follow the stories of nutcrackers, incense burners, toys made on the lathe, as well as the miner’s tradition of the candle Schwibbogen.

 

A discussion and holiday treats will follow.

Wolf Road Prairie: Flowers, Fire, Ice, Native Americans, A Big Fight, Monarchs, Leopold’s Land Ethic, and More

js720_DSCN0127Please join us for a lecture by Save the Prairie Society Associate Director Dr. EJ Neafsey at the LaGrange Park Public Library on Novemeber 16th, 2014.

Dr. Neafsey’s lecture, entitled Wold Road Prairie: Flowers, Fire, Ice, Native Americans, A Big Fight, Monarchs, Leopold’s Land Ethic, and More, will cover topics such as flora, fauna, and the history of Wolf Road Prairie.

 

Event details here!

 

Wolf Road Prairie at Westchester Public Library

Going on now through the month of October, a display of photographs and artistic renderings of Wolf Road Prairie can be found on the second floor of Westchester Public Library. Featured are awe-inspiring shots of Wolf Road Prairie’s amazing flora and fauna, photos of STPS-led guided tours, and paintings which reveal the natural beauty of the prairie landscape. Stop by Westchester Public Library and see this wonderful installation for yourself!

 

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