“Informed Decision Making to Adapt to and Prepare for Global Climate Change,” the program for the monthly meeting of the Wicker Park Garden Club. Presented by Joyce Coffee, managing director of ND Global Adaptation Index (ND-Gain). Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen Ave. 7 p.m. $10. Reservation required. Info and registration: email@example.com.
Seed Exchange and End-of-Year Potluck at the monthly meeting of the North Park Village Nature Center Wild Ones. Please bring only northeastern Illinois native plant seed to exchange. North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Road. 7 p.m. Info: 312-744-5472 or www.wildones.org/chapters/northpark.
Dyeing the Blues: Scarf-Dyeing Workshop. Explore the history of this ancient dye, see a demonstration on how to create your own natural indigo dye vat, and dye a scarf using simple resist techniques. Dye and scarves
provided. Please bring kitchen gloves and a plastic shopping bag. The Lurie Garden, Monroe St. and Columbus Drive. 10 a.m.
to noon. Free. Space limited. Register:
Luminary Walk in the Lurie Garden. A tour with garden staff to experience twilight beauty and the variety of textures in the winter garden. Afterwards, warm up in the Ryan Education Center at the Art Institute of Chicago and enjoy a free, drop-in family workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. where you can make a luminous ornament to capture the beauty of the season. The Lurie Garden, Monroe St. and Columbus Drive. Registration recommended but not required. Register: www.luriegarden.org.
Getting Nature Down on Paper. Join Lurie Garden staff to use dried materials from the garden and other natural materials to imprint natural forms and patterns on paper. Make a set of note cards, a roll of gift wrapping or some other paper product. The Lurie Garden, Monroe St. and Columbus Drive. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Space limited; pre-registration required. Register: www.luriegarden.org.
Gifts from Nature, a family workshop. Participants will make a garden-inspired
ornament or other nature-inspired gift. Note: children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult. The Lurie Garden, Monroe St, and Columbus Drive. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Space limited; pre-registration required. Register: www.luriegarden.org.