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Thursday, September 28

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Dancers Direct @ Links Hall

The first hour of this two-hour session for dancers and administrators is a discussion of marketing; the second hour is devoted to “silent, unstructured movement practice.” 6 PM. $10, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. For more information, call 773-281-0824 or visit the website.

Stop the Genocide in Darfur Rally @ Federal Plaza

Organized by the Chicago Coalition to Save Darfur, this rally to stop genocide in Darfur begins at 4:30pm and will be held at Dearborn and Adams. Featuring "elected officials, religious, and other human rights leaders." Visit for more info.

Downtown Sound Gallery @ Storefront Theater

Curated by Umbrella Music, this music series showcases improvisation-based jazz and new material, and mixes emerging talents with established musicians. Tonight's performance features drummer Tim Daisy. 7 PM. Free, but tickets are required: call 312-742-8497. Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-742-6630 or visit the website.

CARA Beginning Running Training Starts

If you're unsure how to start training to run (and yeah, it's a little more complex than just, the Chicago Area Runners Association wants to help you out. They offer a myriad of training sessions, including one that starts today called (oddly enough) Beginning Running. This is very much for all running levels, and they'll help you pick the right schedule so by the completion of the 8-week training program, you'll be able to run continually for 3, 10, 20, or 30 minutes. Check the website for details.

CARA 5K and 10K Training Starts

You may have heard me mention the Chicago Area Runners Association (like, just above this post). I think it's a great idea to learn to run with some folks who really know what they're going. You can set your sights on the dozens of 5K and 10K races offered around Chicago all year long, and to help you get there, try a 5K or 10K training program with CARA. See the website for all the details.



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