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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day P


eople in more than 60 countries around the world will celebrate the health and longevity that tai chi and qigong practitioners have enjoyed for thousands of years by observing the 14th annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at 10 a.m., April 27. The event is designed to educate the world about


emerging medical research revealing health benefits of tai chi and qigong; to highlight its increasing use in businesses, schools, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities; to provide a global vision of health and heal-


ing across geopolitical boundaries; and to encourage people across the planet to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world. In celebration, the Tai Chi Center of Chicago is offering free guided practice


sessions that day. Learn the similarities and differences of tai chi and qigong and experience how balance, breath and focused movement can transform one’s life.


Tai Chi Center of Chicago is located at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 201-228. For more information, visit TaiChiCenter-Chicago.com. See ad on page 51 and in the Community Resource Guide.


Infinity Gala for the Infinity Foundation T


he Infinity Foundation celebrates 16 years with Good Vibrations, an Infinity Gala,


their annual benefit and fundraiser on May 17, at the Highland Park Country Club. A holistic practitioner fair, elegant dinner, silent and live auction and an award ceremony honoring Donna Eden, a pioneer in the field of energy medicine, and David Feinstein will be held. Feinstein is the recipient of the Infinity Founda- tion 2013 Spirit award and the author of The Promise of Energy Psychology. With the purchase of a ticket, attendees


Donna Eden and David Feinstein


may attend two 15-minute free mini-demo sessions with the practitioner of their choice. Auction offerings include wind chimes, iPod


gear, dog and cat items, silk scarves, wallets, designer bags and jewelry—even a week’s stay in St. John. Infinity Foundation is a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational organization. The


benefit supports more than 200 course offerings with bestselling authors and high- quality faculty and community services.


Individual tickets are $80 or reserve a table of 10 for $800. Location: 1201 Park Ave. W. For more information and to register, call 847-831-8828 or visit InfinityFoundation.org. See ad in the Community Resource Guide.


Green Festival is Country’s Largest


T


he seventh annual Green Festival, the country’s largest green consum-


er event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 18, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19, at the Navy Pier, in Chicago. Leaders in the social justice and


environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists; an organic beer and wine pavilion; and a marketplace of more than 270 eco- friendly businesses featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services will be available for visi- tors.


Other highlights include Ford


Ride and Drive opportunities, do-it- yourself workshops, a good-food stage and organic cooking demos, a green kid’s zone, information about green jobs and careers, responsible invest- ing and green business opportunities, renewable energy exhibits, a yoga and movement pavilion, community action opportunities, Sierra Club green films, youth programs and local musicians.


Admission is $15-$25 for a full weekend pass with access to exhibit floor, work- shops, speakers and films, or free for bike riders that use the valet service. Purchase tickets or volunteer online at GreenFestivals.org or at the show. Exhibitors may call 828-333-9403, ext. 300. See ad on page 6.


To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower,


hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. —William Blake


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