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SEPTEMBER

Every Saturday until October
61st Street Farmers’ Market.
Located between Dorchester and Blackstone Avenues. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: experimentalstation.org.

September 9
“A Living Work of Art.”
A continuation of the events and conversations related to the 606 Trail, Chicago’s newest park. A solar observatory, a wheel-friendly event plaza, and miles and miles of walls will make up a rich world of art on the 606. Hear about it from the artists who will be part of this local and global cultural asset. Sponsored by the Trust for Public Land. At The Silver Room, 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. 8 p.m. Info: marjhalperin.com.

September 11
“Edible and Medicinal Native Plants…History from The Metis Indians.”
The program for the monthly meeting of Wild Ones. Travel back to the year 1763 to discuss how the Metis Indians used native plants for food and medicine. Presented by Sandy Miller, president of the Lake-to-Prairie Wild Ones chapter and volunteer historian with the McHenry County “Trail of History.” North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Road. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 312-744-5472.

September 13
Second Saturdays Garden Tours.
Staff from Lincoln Park Zoo’s Horticulture Department provides a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas highlighted each month. Lincoln Park Zoo. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Meet at the Nature Boardwalk kiosk next to Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Drive. Info: 312-742-2067 or rlyons@lpzoo.org

OCTOBER

October 2
“Monarchs: Bringing Back America’s Most Beloved Butterfly.”
The program for the monthly meeting of Wild Ones. Learn about the life, needs and status of our State Insect and also get ideas and resources for assisting in its recovery in our area. Presented by Patricia Miller, regional coordinator for Monarch Watch. North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Road. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 312-744-5472.

October 11
“Bridges: Up, Over, Through and Down.”
A continuation of the events and conversations related to the 606 Trail, Chicago’s newest 2.7 mile long elevated park, spanned by 38 bridges and viaducts. Learn more about the process and explore how bridges work. Sponsored by the Trust for Public Land. At the Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: marjhalperin.com.