Events Could Improve Your New Home in Chicago

September 14, 2012

Do you have room in your old or new homes in Chicago for a four-legged friend that needs one?

events for new homes in chicago residentsPedigree has partnered with Walmart and local animal shelters to help dogs find loving homes in the Pedigree Adoption Day at Soldier Field on Saturday.

More than 100 dogs will be available for adoption on September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldier Field’s Stadium Green, 360 E. Waldron Dr., Chicago.

If you have room in your home and love in your heart, consider adopting a homeless pup.

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Fall is the perfect time to plant.

The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St, between Michigan Ave. and Columbus, will be selling a variety of perennials and grasses as well as food and shelter for local fauna on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale.

The day will also include tours, gardening tips, kids activities and more. Bring cash or check and your own boxes to transport your plants. Proceeds benefit Lurie Garden programming.

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Some people don’t have homes for pets, plants or themselves. Here’s a chance to help them.

The sixth annual Pedal (or Walk!) For PADS raises funds to create more homeless services through McHenry County PADS. Set for Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. within Moraine Hills State Park, the day will include a choice of trails for bikers or family trails for biking or walking.

Registration for the event is $10 a person or $30 per family. Each participant will be entered to win a raffle. For every $100 in pledges, you’ll get another raffle chance. You can also purchase raffle tickets. All for a worthy cause.

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Some other events going on around Chicagoland this weekend:

Chicago Neighborhood Tour: View magnificent homes and stunning Prairie-style landmarks in two of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods, Avondale and Old Irving, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in this tour, which costs $35 for adults and $30 for children. Meet at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. at 9:30 a.m. The tour runs Oct. 6 as well.

Cultivate Chicago: Twelve stars of the culinary world will demonstrate cooking techniques using locally grown products throughout the day Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stockton Drive and LaSalle Street in Lincoln Park. This Chipotle food, ideas and music festival will also include a live entertainment, a kids area, educational presentations and a chance to win free food.

Mexican Independence Day: The city will celebrate Mexican culture with a Mexican Independence Parade starting at noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Columbus Drive from Balbo to Monroe. You can also celebrate on Saturday with a free public tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago.

Highwood Last Call Starving Artist Art Fair: Amdur Production’s last outdoor festival of the season will feature the work of 120 juried artists on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Highwood. There will also be live entertainment, a family area and a Taste of Highwood.

Firefly Run: Participate in a 5K or 10K run or walk along the lakefront at night while glowing in the dark and raise money for the American Red Cross. Each participant will receive LED lights to help you illuminate, and there will be live entertainment and a costume contest. The fee is $50; race starts at Montrose Harbor, 601 W. Montrose Drive, Chicago, at 7:30 p.m.

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