Get wild with nature   

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 Central Park Ave., let your kids get a little wild exploring nature, getting their hands dirty and discovering new things about plants, animals and nature. For more info, visit or call (773) 638-1766.

Meet with your alderman 

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at MacArthur’s Restaurant, 5412 W. Madison St., Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) will host Alderman on Your Corner. Stop by for a one-on-one discussion with your alderman. Meetings will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. To give everyone an opportunity to meet with the alderman, we ask meetings be limited to 10 minutes. For questions, call (773) 237-6460. 

Celebrate the Ora Higgins Youth Foundation  

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch served at 1 p.m.), at Martinique, 8200 S. Cicero Ave., the Ora Higgins Youth Foundation will celebrate its 42nd Annual Scholarship and Leadership Luncheon. The goal of the foundation is to provide financial assistant to youth by awarding scholarships to help defray the cost of pursuing higher education. Donation: $60. Tale of 10: $600.