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  • Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer

    Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer
    Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
  • Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden

    Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden
    Turn into Susan Beard's drive, and you'll notice right away: Spring-flowering bulbs are strewn like a pastel carpet beneath spreading trees and a sea of white narcissus rises to meet the road in front of the house. The native tree species, drifts of grape...
  • Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...
  • November 27: Midday Fix - Handmade Ornaments

    November 27: Midday Fix - Handmade Ornaments
    Handmade Ornaments Make Your Own Ornaments Sunday, December 2 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle www.mortonarb.org/
  • Growing gratitude

    Growing gratitude
    The trowels and shovels have been cleaned and stowed, and the summer garden is now just a memory. In this quiet time of autumn, with Thanksgiving about to usher in the winter holidays, we asked gardeners, plant breeders, horticulturists and designers to...
  • Shady moves

    Shady moves
    Native plants tempt green thumbs with the promise of an easy-care garden. The allure of natives, growing in conditions that suit them and providing shelter and food for the creatures who live here, continues to attract a growing number of gardeners....
  • Beginner's pluck: Easy garden plants

    Beginner's pluck: Easy garden plants
    Unlike a new lamp or a chair that you would set in a room, occasionally dust and otherwise forget, the plant you cart home from the garden center has needs, like food, water and good soil. New gardeners itching to get their hands in the soil can...
  • Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position

    Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position
    As Maryland officials found out recently, sunscreen and summer camps can be treacherous territory — let counselors apply the protection and risk inappropriate touching or don't apply it and expose children to harm from the sun. Maryland's state...
  • The Sterling Morton Library

    The Sterling Morton Library
    The Morton Arboretum in Lisle is known for its outdoor splendor, and its Sterling Morton Library is representative of its wooded surroundings. The oval reading room, designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese in 1963, has curved cherry bookcases, a ceiling...
  • Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum

    Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum
    Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature. We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
  • Seize spring's wildflower moment

    Seize spring's wildflower moment
    Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...