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Saturday, September 26

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Veggie U Benefit @ Lockwood

Join Lockwood Chef Phillip Foss for a benefit dinner for The Chef's Garden, an Ohio-based project promoting sustainability education for elementary students (aka Veggie U) tonight from 6-9pm at Lockwood, 17 E. Monroe. Tickets $95.

Mango Street Revisited @ DePaul

Joining with the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago program, DePaul University is offering a lecture led by Associate Professor in History Juan Mora-Torres titled Mango Street Revisited - Youth, the Community/Barrio, and Immigration in Mexican Chicago. Mora-Torres will look at the spring of 206 when over a million people marched to demand civil rights for immigrants in Chicago and explores connections to the themes in Cisneros's The House on Mango Street. Free and open to the public in DePaul's McGowan South building, 1110 W. Belden, Room 108. 6pm. Call 773-325-7485 for questions and information.

Re-Thinking Soup @ Hull House

Soup and discussion about the topics of the day are on the menu at Hull-House Kitchen's Re-thinking Soup series. Today (and every Tuesday) from 12-1:30pm at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Residents' Dining Hall (800 South Halsted) come in for a hearty meal and a chat. Event is free, but donations are accepted.

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Free cones at participating Ben & Jerry's location today. A list of participating Chicago area locations can be found in Drive-Thru.



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