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Chicago Racing Events | November 2016

As you explore November's events, you will find quite a few Thanksgiving-themed runs, with many featuring the turkey. Based on the many "turkey trot" logos depicting rotund turkeys wearing headbands and running shoes, jogging playfully along, it is easy to imagine turkeys as slow-footed birds. I have, however, seen turkeys run, fast. My husband and I were biking the Rawley Point Recreational Trail in Wisconsin's Point Beach State Forest when we came upon several wild turkeys on the path in front of us. They took notice of us approaching and began running along the trail. After continuing for what seemed like a mile or more, they suddenly pulled off the trail and into the woods. Their speed and endurance were quite impressive. Since that day, I have found out that wild turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour. Slow-footed? Definitely not!

As you review the events below, be sure to visit the charity websites to learn more about the organizations benefiting from your regi…

Eat, Think, and Grow With One Book, One Chicago

The Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago (OBOC) book selection for the 2016-2017 season is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, and the theme is "Eat Think Grow."

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is a work of nonfiction that tells the story of the year Barbara Kingsolver and her family chose to live on local food, grown or raised in their neighborhood or by themselves. Learn how their lives changed as a result!

I am excited about this year's book selection. Having grown up in a family where my mom planted a large garden every year and food was eaten fresh, frozen, or canned, I can't wait to read about the author's and her family's experiences.
OBOC Events
An exciting lineup of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle book discussions, author events, culinary tours, film screenings, and talks teaching the basics of beekeeping, beer brewing, and coffee roasting is under way, with more events to be added. All events are free! Visit the OB…