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calendarofevents TUESDAY, MAY 1

Food is Medicine: Daily Detox – 6:30-8pm. Food is medicine you eat three times a day. As such, eating provides a terrific opportunity to encourage healing. As a Naturopathic Physician, Andrew Litchy, ND, has a passion for nutrition. He will show how balanced meal choices can support good health and gently cleanse the body on a daily basis. $15/nonmember, $10/member. Linden Hills Co-op, 3815 Sunnyside Ave, Minneapolis. Pre-register: 612-922-1159.

Foundations of Health – 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy the ambiance of Nina’s Coffee Café while listening to Dr. Shannon O’Keefe and Dr. Janell Matz give one of their free monthly talks about health. Free. Nina’s Coffee Café, 165 Western Avenue N, St Paul. 651-292-8072.


Spring Bird Hikes – 6-7:30pm. Spring heralds the arrival of weekly waves of migrating birds. Enjoy an evening seeking out these colorful spring visitors as they pass through the park. Binoculars available for loan. $5. Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E, St. Anthony. 763-694-7707.


Head to Toe Women’s Expo – 5-7pm. Everyone wel- come. Giveaways, door prizes. Fun. Over 30 vendors. Join your girlfriends and treat yourself to some pampering. Free. New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th St NW, New Brighton. 651-442-0154. For more info, Melissa:

Zen Event at the Healing Loft – 6-9pm. Formerly, Sampler Night. Experience a variety of sample-sized sessions at a reduced rate to get a “taste” of what is of- fered. Free to attend and mingle with practitioners. Pay only if you would like a session or two. $25 for 1 ses- sion, $20 each for two sessions. The Healing Loft, 2112 Broadway St NE, Ste 250, Minneapolis. 612-208-1408.


100-Mile Garage Sale – May 4-6. 8am-6pm. Fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around. Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. Mississippi Valley Partners sponsors the 100-mile Garage Sale and supplies maps of participants available in 15 towns along the route. A trail marked with colored

balloons or ribbons of participating sales from Red Wing, MN south on Hwy. 61 to Winona, MN, across the river to Fountain City, WI and North on Hwy 35 to Prescott, WI – you’ll find deals, steals and fun. Don’t miss it.

Spring at Last Expo – May 4 & 5. 5-9pm, Fri; 9am-5pm, Sat. A one-stop paradise for people eager to get out and enjoy the spring weather. Whether they are searching for the latest in fishing gear or home landscaping, we plan to offer it at this show. Get a jumpstart on home improvement projects. With items for mom and dad to kids and pets, this will be a great new show at a great new location. $6. Stay at Cragun’s for a free round of golf and game of bingo. Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake, 11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd. 612-798-7200.

Anger: Get User Friendly – 10am-12:30pm. Explore what is beneath the anger: why people fear or suppress this feeling. Receive tools to get more comfortable with all of emotions and how to feel and release anger in life supporting and productive ways. Workshop led by Spruce Krause. Free to registered participants at Pathways. Path- ways’ mission is to provide resources and services for people with life-threatening illness and their caregivers to explore and experience complementary healing ap- proaches. Pathways, 3115 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis. 612-822-9061.

The Mindful Child – 7:30-9pm. Susan Kaiser Green- land, author of The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate, will discuss her pioneering work teaching mindfulness to kids. She will share her insights on what she calls the “new ABCs” (Attention, Balance and Com- passion) and show how children can learn practical skills to live more balanced, joyful lives. $10/$5 for students & seniors. UMN Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave, Minneapolis. 612-460-8837.


Living Green Expo – May 5 & 6. 9am-6pm, Sat; 10am- 4pm, Sun. A combination of more than 300 exhibitors, workshops and demos will showcase the latest in green and sustainable living. Free copies of Chinook Book, a coupon guide to sustainable living, will be given to the first 200 attendees each day (a $20 value, limit one per house- hold). Pickup is at the entrance of the Education Building. Minnesota State Fair Grounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul. 651-290-0154. LivingGreenExpo.MN.

Rev it Up for Kids – 10am-2pm. Become an advocate for your children’s health. Join us for the most powerful chil- dren’s health event of the year. Speakers are Mary Tocco of Independent Vaccine Investigator and Kelli Schulte,

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius

author of Kingdom Kids Nutrition. They will show the ways to take charge of children’s health and well-being. Topics include “Vaccine Awareness and Children’s Nu- trition” and “Raising Healthy Children in a Sick World.” $29/single, $39/couple. Rush Creek Golf Course, 7801 County Rd, Rm 101, Maple Grove. Christina Ridgeway: 763-425-4577.

Anoka Family Fun Day – 11am-4pm. Exclusive marketplace of in-home shopping companies and local businesses, free kids bingo with hourly prizes, art wall, face painting and more. Free. Hosted by Metro Mom Guide. Anoka American Legion, 400 W Main St, Anoka.

Open House: Twin Cities Transcendental Meditation Center – 11am-4pm. Enjoy a tour of the building, special presentations, refreshments and entertainment. At the top of each hour there will be a different presentation. Transcendental Meditation Center, 399 Ruth St N, St Paul. 651-714-0254. Twin-Cities.

Spiritual Raindrop – 1-7pm. Participants receive and give a Spiritual Raindrop. Experience sound healing with singing bowls, tuning forks. Potluck and networking. $50 deposit required to reserve spot (nonrefundable) by April 28. $135. Afton Embrace Retreat Center, 14725 Afton Blvd S, Afton. Download registration info at website on events page or email


Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride – Must pre-register. Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakev- ille. Details:

Cinco de Mayo Open House – 3:30-6:30pm. Lady Tara Tarot and Friends’ Open House in their new loca- tion. Tarot readings, massage, food and much more. Free. The Wellness Circle, 7094 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes. 612-709-1340.


“Peripheral Neuropathy” Health Talk – 7pm. Are you suffering with numbness, prickling or tingling in the toes or fingers? Kept up at night by burning, throbbing or shooting pains in your extremities? You may be develop- ing peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy affects 20 million Americans and 60% of diabetics suffer from this disabling disorder. Dr. Fors will explain the underly- ing metabolic causes of this disorder. He will then discuss treatment options to overcome this challenging health issue. Free. Pain & Brain Healing Center, 1400 131st Ave NE, Blaine. Seating limited, reserve: 763-862-7100.


Health Begins at Home – 6-8pm. We will cover the top 10 toxins in the kitchen, bathroom and around the house. Natural treatments for burns, sprains, strains. And answers to these common questions: Is drinking tap water safe? Should I use the microwave for cook- ing? Are Teflon pans safe to use? Free. Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2485 Maplewood Dr, Ste 215, Maplewood. 651-484-9009. MyFamily-


Blaine Gingerbread Art & Crafts Show – May 11-13. 10am-9pm, Fri & Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. The largest arts and crafts show in Minnesota. Exhibitors are some of the finest artists and craftspeople in the industry today. We provide an opportunity for the artist to show and sell their products while attracting customers to attend

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