Scheduled Programs & Events

Upcoming Events and Programs 2022

See our Program List where you can request a program or view the entire list of available programs.

Registration for PROGRAMS WITH COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOR both District 128 and 214 reopen seasonally and include programs through the end of the season. You do not have to live in the District to attend any of the offerings. Check the School district for the final word on in-person classes.

You can register for District 214 (Arlington Heights, Wheeling, Rolling Meadows and Elk Grove Village) using the link: Community Education District 214

Programs with District 128 (Libertyville and Vernon Hills) can be accessed at this link: Community Education District 128 



Monday April 25, 2022 -- Garden Clubs of Illinois-  GCI Annual State Convention –                             Double Tree Hilton - Lisle
                       8 AM to 3 PM


May 14 - Rolling Meadows Plant Sale and Show - Rolling Meadows Garden Club
                 RM Park District, 3000 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
                 9 AM to 2 PM


June 12 - Garden Gait - Lisle Women's Club Garden Walk event
                Lisle Station Park, School Street Lisle, IL
                9 AM to 4:30 PM

                Museum Campus 110 W Fremont Ave Arlington Hts, IL
                9 AM to 4 PM


               Wilder Park on Cottage Ave, Elmhurst, IL
               9 AM to 4:30 PM


December 3 -- Les Artisans Holiday Craft Show - Kankakee Fair Grounds 10 AM to 5 PM


PROGRAMS are emerging both in-person and online via Zoom.  Check regularly to see if any of the scheduled programs change from in-person to online and visa versa.

Dist 214 CommED (located in Arlington Hts, rolling meadows, Wheeling, and Mt. Prospect - You do not have to be a resident to register, just search under my name Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh to find classes.)

Dist 128 Community Ed (located in Libertyville and Vernon Hills -- You also do not need to be a resident to register, the easiest way to find my classes is to sort by instructor name and look under Marcy.)

Charcuterie Made Easy


Wednesday April 6, 2022 -- 10 herbs for starting an herb garden  Dist 214 7 PM 

     Choose this link to register - 10 garden Herbs 4/6/22

Monday April 11, 2022 Cooking Class with Chas Raleigh (and me) - Gourmet Leftovers  6:30 PM                District 214 Arlington Heights - Choose this to register Gourmet Leftovers 

Thursday  April 21 - Planning and Growing a Tea Garden - D128 in Person class 7 PM

       Use this link to sign up Grow a Tea Garden 4/21/22

Wednesday, April 27 - Beauty Products from the Garden Dist 128 in-person class 7 PM 

      Use this link to sign up  Beauty from the Garden 4/27/22


Tuesday, May 3 - Herbology 101 - Garden Club of Lake Zurich in-person class 7 PM

Thursday, May 5 -- Mocktails -- Dist 214 7 PM
       Choose this link for reservations Mocktails 5/5/22

Tuesday, May 10 - Make and Grow a Fairy Garden, Dist 128 7 PM 
        Participants will take home a completed Fairy garden!

       Choose this link to register - Make a Fairy Garden 5/10

Thursday, May 12, Dips and Dressings, Dist 128 In-person class 7 PM

Tuesday, May 17 - Herbology 101 - Wooddale Public Library in person class 7 PM

            Overview program on herbs that will feature take home items 

Wednesday, May 18 -  Exotic, Unusual and Medicinal - 
                                  Schaumburg Township District Library, in-person 7 PM

Thursday, May 19 - Charcuterie Made Easy D214 in-person class 7 PM

                     Register with this link: Charcuterie

 Wednesday May 25 - Making Medicinals in the Kitchen, Dist 214 in person 7 PM

                    Register with this link: Making Medicinals 


Thursday, June 2 - Herbal Mocktails Organic Gardening Club, Carol Stream Public Library 7 PM 
                               may be in-person or Zoom, details when it is closer.

Wednesday June 8 - Making Herbal Mocktails, Glenview Public Library in person 7 PM

Wednesday June 29 - Making Herbal Mocktails, , Wheaton Public Library, in person 7 PM
        This program is both live in person and virtual.  You can sign up using these links:


Friday July 15 - Curative Properties of Tea, Indian Prairie Library (Lunch & Learn) in person 1 PM

Monday July 18 - Making Herbal Mocktails like Detroit, 
                              Rolling Meadow Public Library, in person 7 PM

Friday  July 29 -- Making Herbal Mocktails, Indian Prairie Library, 7 PM


Wednesday, August 3 - Making Herbal Mocktails, Bellwood Public Library, 7 PM

Wednesday August 10 - Herbology 101 - Grayslake Area Public Library 12 NOON

Wednesday August 17 - Herbal Gourmet, Grayslake Area Public Library 12 NOON


Monday Sep 19 - Canning Basics, Dist 128 7 PM

Wednesday, Sept 21 - Infusion, sugar, vinegar honey and more Dist 128 7 PM


Monday Oct 10 - Unusual, Exotic and Medicinal Fox Valley Garden Club 7 PM

Monday Oct 17 - Herbal Mocktails with Special Mocktails, Itasca Community Library 7 PM


Wednesday Nov 9 - Herbal Mocktails, Bolingbrook Garden Club 7 PM

Thursday Nov 10 - Edible Gifts, Dist 128 7 PM

Wednesday Nov 16 - Making Condiments, Dist 128 7 PM

Thursday Nov 17 - Making dinner for Company (with Chas Raleigh), Dist 128 7 PM


Wednesday, Dec 7 - Quick Breads, Dist 128 7 PM

Tuesday, Dec 13 - Playing by the Rules Via ZOOM 7 PM, Dist 128

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