Roz Varon's Weekender Report

Now that the weather is heading in the right direction, you might be looking for something to do safely outside. How about growing your own Victory Garden?

Victory Gardens 2020 - Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden says it's time to bring back the Victory Garden and they are there to help! Each week their website will offer tips on growing your own fruits and veggies, from how to grow a salad garden to homegrown berries, to a windowsill herb garden.

Sea Curious - Shedd Aquarium
Since you can't visit the Shedd Aquarium right now, let the Shedd come to you in their YouTube series Sea Curious, made for kids, by kids. This behind-the-scenes look at animal care covers a variety of topics including the always entertaining, what does animal poop look like!

Bringing the Zoo to You - Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo is keeping its connection between animals and guests while it is temporarily closed with their popular Zoo Chats. Bringing the Zoo to You features live zoo chats each weekday at 11:00 a.m. on the zoo's Facebook page. All Bringing the Zoo to You chats will be available on the zoo's YouTube channel.

Great Family Camp-In

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are hosting the Great Family Camp-in Saturday and Sunday! It's free, it's for all ages and you don't have to be a Girl Scout to participate!

Near or far, camp where you are! You can set up a tent in your backyard, or make a fort inside your house! Register on line for this combination of live programs, pre-recorded videos and interactive webinars. Activities are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and begin again Sunday at 10 a.m., and include art projects, outdoor skills, camp games and of course a campfire sing-a-long!

Train Like the Pros - Joffrey Ballet Youtube Channel
On the exercise beat, how would you like to work out with a member of the Joffrey Ballet? Each Sunday at 11a.m. different members of the iconic ballet company share their favorite workouts on the Joffrey's Instagram or YouTube channel. This Sunday the Joffrey's Anna Gerberich will be featured. How's that for some movement motivation?

Helter Shelter - The Second City
And on the comedy beat, The Second City has launched a new virtual comedy show as part of the ongoing Improve House Party. Helter Shelter features cast members from both the Chicago and Toronto ensembles in this live, satirical and very interactive show. Performances are Thursdays at 7 p.m., You can register on The Second City's website and the cost is free but donations are gladly accepted to The Second City Alumni Fund.
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