4 ways to make the most of your week in Chicago

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Looking for something to do this week? From a meditation workshop to a museum event, here are some solid options to help you get social around town.

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Mindful Meditation: How to Deal in the Now

From the event description:

Do you get caught up in the rat race of life, whether in your business, studies or relationships? How can you refocus on health, wellness and the most important things in life? University CoWork member Dr. Anancia Stafford of Depth Counseling will show attendees how to use mindful meditation in order to deal in the now.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 4, noon-1 p.m.
Where: University CoWork, 6127 S. University Ave.
Admission: Free
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Female Food Founders Launch Party

From the event description:

Join these female founders for a summer evening of sipping and samples as they launch the opening of their pop-up shop!

When: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Box Shops by Related, 725 W. Randolph
Admission: Free
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September Network Mixer at River North

From the event description:

It's time again to mix it up with professionals in downtown. Come to River North right after work for a social mixer happy hour! Join fellow members and friends in a casual and fun environment.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario St.
Admission: $15
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After Hours: Summer Surgical Science PLUS Exhibit Opening

From the event description:

Come explore the International Museum of Surgical Science after hours as you learn about both the history of surgery and the history of this early 20th century home! Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the museum at a time that it is not normally open to the public.

When: Thursday, Sept. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive
Admission: Free
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Parking in Chicago can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Chicago parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the CTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.

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