No war but Cookie War! This afternoon’s Garfield Ridge Farmer’s Market includes a special competition by neighborhood bakeries, including Weber’s, Pticek’s, Talerico-Martin, and Borinken, to see who can reign supreme with the best tasting sweet treat of the season. The market is hosted in the parking lot of the Mayfield Banquet Facility (6072 S. Archer), starting at 4 PM and running until 6 (although some of the farmer vendors stay out a little later). Hit the southwest side for a dash of sugar. (SCJ)
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Summer isn’t over yet, so there’s still time to shake what you got in the great outdoors. SummerDance closes out its season today 4:30-7:30 PM at the Museum of Science and Industry (just south of the parking lot off of the Science Drive exit from DuSable Lake Shore Drive). This free all-ages event offers dance lessons, followed by an all-out community dance party. No reservations required, but you can check for weather updates (and get ideas for more free events) at chicagoparkdistrict.com. (KR)
The realities of the last few years have turned a lot of us to be more considerate of our own mental health. But how does being more aware of your physical body connect with an overall sense of well being? Practicing mindfulness can help you manage stress and become more resilient, and tonight’s workshop Body Aware: Bringing the Body into Mental Health is designed to help us rediscover the mind-body connection and learn movement practices that can help both body and spirit. The workshop is led by licensed clinical professional counselor, author, and dance therapist Erica Hornthal. Registration is at Eventbrite for this online event, which starts at 7 PM. (SCJ)
Louder Than a Mom features both amateur and professional storytellers riffing on themes touching on true-life family experiences. Tonight’s event is also geared toward supporting reproductive rights as organizers will set aside time for reps from groups like A is For to talk shop. It all starts at 7:30 PM at Martyrs (3855 N. Lincoln). (SCJ)