Deep Roots Project
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Deep Roots Project

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

Join us on Sunday May 7th for a workshop on Best Organic Lawn Care Practices. The workshop will be led by Deep Roots Project Team Member Jeff Swano (Owner of Digrightin Landscaping)

Mother's Day Market
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Mother's Day Market

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

Join us for a Mother's Day market with 15 local artisan vendors and a DIY Body Care Booth where you can make your own lip balms, sugar scrubs and bath bombs for MOM! Stay for lunch after you shop the awesome market. 

Build a Better World Day
Jun
28
4:00 pm16:00

Build a Better World Day

  • Cheney Mansion

Join us at the All Ages All Abilities Garden at Cheney Mansion for a drop-in event that will inspire you to get involved in the growing projects in our community!


Meet Me for Lunch
Mar
21
11:30 am11:30

Meet Me for Lunch

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

Sugar Beet Schoolhouse will be hosting Meet Me For Lunch in partnership with the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce. 

Meet Chamber Members for lunch in a relaxed small group setting.

Summer Camp Expo
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Summer Camp Expo

  • Oak Park Public Library

Join us for the third annual Summer Camp Expo! Learn about fun youth day programs available this summer from a variety of local organizations. 

Finalist Pitch Party and Reception
Feb
22
6:30 pm18:30

Finalist Pitch Party and Reception

  • Wire

Cheer on our Executive Director, Cheryl Munoz, and many other change makers in our community as they present their BIG IDEAS to win a $50,000 prize to spur community development!

Valentine's Day Market + Opening Celebration!
Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

Valentine's Day Market + Opening Celebration!

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

We LOVE our new Schoolhouse and the many artisan food makers that create here. 
Celebrate our Grand Opening with us and shop a special Valentine's Day Market with food, drink and more! Enjoy free cooking activities, tastings and learn all about Sugar Beet Schoolhouse. 

Ribbon Cutting
Feb
10
11:30 am11:30

Ribbon Cutting

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

Join us for tours, coffee and a special ribbon cutting to celebrate our new home in River Forest!

You Glow! Weekend Workshop for kids 10+
Jan
21
9:00 am09:00

You Glow! Weekend Workshop for kids 10+

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

DIY self care is so fun and creative! We'll make bath bombs, lip balms, body butters and sugar scrubs using natural and nourishing ingredients that are safe for young skin. 
Students will have the skills and recipes to recreate these beautiful products for a lifetime of practicing self care!

School's Out Quick Bread Blitz!
Jan
16
9:30 am09:30

School's Out Quick Bread Blitz!

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

Young chefs will explore 4 quick bread recipes in this fast paced and fun class. 
Biscuits, Banana Bread, Naan and Yeast Rolls are on the menu and we'll celebrate with a soup and bread lunch at the end of our session. Each child takes home breads to share, of course. 

After School Holiday Baking Blitz
Dec
14
4:30 pm16:30

After School Holiday Baking Blitz

  • River Forest Kitchen

Holiday Baking is so fun with a big group and young chefs will have a great time creating three holiday treats that will be beautifully packaged for gifting. 

Family Dinner at Autre Monde
Dec
5
5:30 pm17:30

Family Dinner at Autre Monde

  • Autre Monde

Join us for an evening of delicious food prepared by young chefs who have participated in the Sugar Beet Schoolhouse cooking classes. They are cooking for our community to raise money for our scholarship fund. 

Leave No Leftovers
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Leave No Leftovers

  • Main Activity Room at Austin Gardens

Join us for a one-time event to learn how to make delicious meals from Thanksgiving leftovers!

Fermented Foods Demystified
Oct
23
2:00 pm14:00

Fermented Foods Demystified

  • Oak Park Conservatory

Cheryl Munoz from Sugar Beet Co-Op and Dr. Paul Schattauer from The Green Medical Practice will share the art, history, and medical benefits of fermentation. 

5th Annual Edible Garden Tour
Jul
30
9:00 am09:00

5th Annual Edible Garden Tour

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op

Tour 10 local edible gardens! Learn about bees and other pollinators, taste amazing things from the garden, hear music, make art, meet chickens and more!
This is our best tour yet! Buy your tickets in advance to save $5. 

Bar Board Workshop (aka Fancy Pants Snacks 101)
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Bar Board Workshop (aka Fancy Pants Snacks 101)

  • River Forest Kitchen

Learn to make fancy snacks that are sure to impress! Patè, quick pickles, herbed cheese spread and gougères on on the menu for this hands-on class complete with wine tastings and fancy snacking while we cook. 

Sausage Making 101
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Sausage Making 101

  • river forest kitchen

Learn to make sausage from scratch with local butcher, Ben Harrison. From cutting meat off the bone to grinding, seasoning and stuffing- you'll learn a lot in this hands on class. Delicious sausage & craft beer sausage lunch to follow.