Showing posts from January, 2016

Chicago's February Racing Events Feature Fun Themes and Great Views

Whether you are an experienced athlete or someone who made a first-time New Year's resolution to get fit, February is the time to keep your exercise program on track. With Mardi Gras beads, a 94th-floor John Hancock Center finish line, and Cupid involved, who can resist?

February 13, 2016
Cupid's Undie Run
Where: John Barleycorn Wrigleyville, 3524 North Clark Street
Start Time: 12 noon (doors open) and 2 p.m. (run)
Event Beneficiary: Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF)

February 20, 2016
Mardi Gras Chaser 5K/10K
Where: Montrose Harbor
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Back on My Feet Chicago

February 28, 2016
Hustle up the Hancock
Where: John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue
Start Time: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Respiratory Health Association

Glessner House Museum Welcomes 2016 With New Tour Schedule

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Chicago's Glessner House Museum has announced a new tour schedule for 2016. Tours of Glessner House will be offered Wednesday through Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Tours are free on Wednesdays! The 75-minute guided tours are limited to 15 people per tour on a first-come, first-served basis and begin at the Glessner House Museum Visitor's Center at 1800 South Prairie Avenue.

Designed by architect Henry Hobson Richards, Glessner House was built in 1886 on the southwest corner of South Prairie Avenue and East 18th Street for John and Frances Glessner. In 1976, it was named a National Historic Landmark.

Please visit the Glessner House Museum website to learn more.

Clarke House Museum Rings In 2016 With New Tour Schedule

Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has announced a new tour schedule, beginning in January 2016, for the Clarke House Museum, Chicago's oldest surviving home. Built in 1836 for the Henry Brown Clarke family at what is now approximately 1700 South Michigan Avenue, the house is currently located at 1827 South Indiana Avenue.

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All tours are free! Through January 12, tours are available by appointment only for groups of five or more people. To make a reservation, please email Beginning January 13, tours will be offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The one-hour guided tours are limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis. For groups of five or more, please email DCASE indicates this schedule is for January and February.

To learn more about the home's…