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Celebrate Earth Day in Northbrook J

oin the village of North- brook and the Northbrook

Park District to celebrate Earth and Arbor days from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., April 20 (rain or shine), on the Village Green at the corner

of Shermer and Meadow roads, in downtown Northbrook. More that 50 vendors will be on hand with Earth-friendly ideas and concepts for homes and businesses. Cleanup teams meet at 8:30 a.m. on the Village Green

and will be assigned specific areas to collect debris and wind- blown trash. This year, there will be six cleanup areas in which a special item is hidden that can be redeemed for a prize. Starting at 9:30 a.m., attendees can take in the exhib- its, information about local farmers, home weatherization demonstrations, giveaways, free tree seedlings, pony rides and entertainment. For exciting new ideas and cost-effective, Earth-friendly ways to conserve energy, save money and help the environment, come to Northbrook’s Earth and Arbor Day celebration. A recycling collection and document shredding will take place at the west side commuter parking lot by the METRA station, near the corner of Walters and Shermer roads.

For more information, call 847-664-4130 or visit

Expo Offers Solutions to Gluten and other Allergies


he Chicago Gluten & Allergen Free (GFAF) Expo will take place on April 20 and 21, at the Renaissance Scha- umburg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumburg. Participants can sample

products and services from more than 150 vendors, restau- rants, practitioners and nonprofits that meet the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten sensitivities, autoim- mune or inflammatory diseases and autism. Athletes and health-conscious attendees will greatly benefit, as well. “The GFAF Expo is like a giant shopping mall for people with food allergies. One of the biggest complaints is that many of the restricted diet products don’t taste good or that they are so expensive. The GFAF Expo allows everyone to taste the products before they make a purchase,” says GFAF Expo founder and CEO, Jen Cafferty.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the door.. For more information, call 847-217-1317 or visit See ad on page 31.

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Skin Care Spectacular at Walsh Natural Health

You—An Anti-Aging Event, from 7 to 9 p.m., April 24, in Evanston, to kick off their three-day spring skin care sale. Owner Lynn Bednar and her knowledgeable and customer service-oriented associates will host the event, along with representatives of product lines that offer the best quality and results for healthy skin care needs.

W Learn the secrets of radiant skin, hair and nails; get

expert advice on natural skin care; see a demonstration of a natural facelift; and get solutions for problem skin. Receive information about how to take care of skin and hair without chemicals, harsh procedures and excess expense.

Cost is $25, which can be applied toward any pur- chase. Location: 2116 1/2 Central St. For more infor- mation, call 847-864-1600 or visit See ad on page 33 and in the Community Resource Guide.

Learn About Ayurveda with Dr. Paul Morehead

njoy a vegan Indian feast while learning about Ayurveda, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 25, at the Udupi Palace Restaurant, in Chica- go. Dr. Paul Morehead will present Fundamentals of Ayurveda for Well- ness, an introduction to the seminar offered by North Shore Ayurveda. Ayurveda means “science of life” and originates from the ancient Vedic tradition. It is prevention- oriented, natural and time-tested, approaching health from every level: mind, body and environment. Morehead is associate chair of the department of


physiology at Maharishi University of Management, and co- director of the Evanston Transcendental Meditation Center. He is an expert in Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis, and offers personal wellness consultations by appointment.

Cost is $21 to preregister, $25 at the door and includes dinner. Location: 2543 W. Devon Ave. For more information call 847-563-8437 or email Info@SynergizeChicago.

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