if you're looking for some good charitable events to attend here's a couple i'm headed to this week...

Wednesday July 12 Jewels in July for archi-treasures at Garfield Conservatory.6-10pm

"...amid the lush greenery of Horticultural Hall at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Sip jeweled martinis in the Monet Garden, sway to the rhythms of Le Bands Sans Fin, sample delicious fare from Chicago’s emerging chefs, and indulge in a silent auction showcasing art, dinners, theatre tickets and more. Join us as we reminisce, embrace, and look toward another ten years of [design based] community building"

Friday July 14th Osmosis Mentoring Initiative at little black pearl art and design center.