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Open House – Late night shopping event with incredible music, merchandise and munchies. Blue Rose Gift Gallery, 667 Central Ave, Highland Park. 847-913-4137.

Composting 101 – 9am-2pm. Learn about different methods of composting, and the science and practice of outdoor and indoor composting in small spaces. Get practical information about successfully setting up and sustaining. Class is a requirement for all Gar- field Park Conservatory composting volunteers, but is also open to the general public. All proceeds fund composting program. $50, $40/GPCA members or volunteers. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave, Jensen Room, Chicago. Register: 773-638-1766 x 16,

Emerald Ash Borer 101 – 9:30-11am. Learn the basics and specifics of what every homeowner should know about Emerald Ash Borer. Get help with the tough choice of whether to treat for EAB or plan to remove your ash. Free. Edward L. Ry- erson Welcome Center, 21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods. 847-968-3320.

Free Home Energy Workshop – 10:30-11:30am. Learn about available energy rebates for single fam- ily and 2-4 flats, reduced cost or free home energy assessments or learn to reduce your energy bills, feel more comfortable and boost the value of your home. GreenChoice Bank Chicago Green Exchange Branch, 2545 W Diversey Ave, Ste 106, Chicago. 773.644.6102.

Saturday Introductory Course to Tai Chi Chuan – 11am-12pm. Develop awareness, balance, and strength. Introductory course meets once a week for a month (4 classes) at the start of every month. Students will be introduced to the simple and pro- found fundamentals of the art, and to the friendly, energetic spirit of our community. Also available Thursdays, 6pm. Tai Chi Center of Chicago, 4043 N Ravenswood, Ste 228, Chicago. 773-396-2653.

Feldenkrais Workshop: Awareness Through Movement – 12-6pm. Practice body awareness as a means to attain a higher degree of freedom in your life. In this workshop Explore pelvis and spine alignment, finding support through your skeleton, breathing easily, relaxing the mind. $75 (see dis- counts). Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chicago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Release the Negative Emotional Interferences Holding You Back From Greatness – 1-4:30pm. No matter how much you attempt to create the life you desire, those past negative experiences, false beliefs, failure programs and traumas keep replaying and interfering with the achievement of your desires. Learn a simple technique to release these interfer- ences and learn an exercise to balance/adjust the body resulting in strength, peace, increased energy, clarity, elimination of pain and tightness. $35. 4005 N Nashville, Chicago. Register: 559-670-1114.

The Power in Your Name and How to Access It: A Numerology Workshop with Philip Clark – 1:30-4:30pm. Realize the power inherent in your unique name. Learn techniques to access that power,

energizing and enhancing our understanding of life’s purposes and providing directional guidance. Iden- tify and remove traits and habits that prevent achievement of your maximum potential. $49, $42/ ARE members. The Edgar Cayce Holistic Center and Bookstore, 259 E Central Av, Des Plaines. To register: 847-299-6435 or AREChicagoCenter@

Sunset Fire & Picnic on the Prairie – 6-8:30pm. Bring a picnic or purchase grilled food and bev- erages for an early spring picnic, followed by a presentation on the role of fire in nature. The grand finale will be the controlled burning of a portion of Spring Valley’s prairie at sunset, viewable from the Nature Center. $3/person, $12/family; free/children 3 & under. More info:


Hiking Meditation – All-day workshop. Simply walking in nature and being present to the moment while feeling the ground, being in contact with the breath and listening to the sound of the wind can bring us in deep contact with our natural state of joy and harmony. $65/$75. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chicago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Love & the Enneagram – 1-3:30pm. With Rose- mary Hurwitz. Learning the 9 universal types and specifically your enneagram personality type and the “wellness map” within it, will help you in all of your primary relationships. The enneagram is a great (and important) relationship tool. $35. Be Optimal Holistic Health Center, 1249 Waukegan Rd, Glenview. 847-486-8000.

Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder – 2-3pm. In anticipation of Kenn Kaufman’s visit to Ryerson Woods in May, join us for a discussion of Kingbird Highway, led by natural history historian and avid birder Joel Greenberg who’s featured in the book. $10/public, $8/FRW members. Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center, 21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods. To register with a membership discount: 847-968-3321.

Restorative Yoga and Sacred Sounds – Apr 7, May 5 & June 2. 2-4pm. Join Marian McNair for Restorative Yoga and Sacred Sounds with Crystal Bowls and Voice as the power of sound releases stress and allows the healing on the cel- lular level using supported yoga postures for a restful afternoon. No yoga experience necessary. Please bring mat. Pilates Studio of Lake Bluff, 61 E Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff. Register: 847-615-0959.


Hanamatsuri/Buddha Day (Buddhism) Yom Hashoah (Judaism)

Level 2 Beginning Astrology – 7:30-9:30pm. 6-wk class instruction in transits, progressions, synastry, composites, solar arcs, solar returns. Understand- ing of planets, signs, houses and aspects necessary. $180; $150 early registration. Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago. 847-609-0034.


Norman Goldman Live at Trattoria 225 – Apr 9 & 10. Join Norman Goldman and WCPT-AM/ FM as we broadcast live in Chicago. $20 plus $1.69 service fee per event. Ticket price includes complementary appetizers. Beverages and entrees sold separately. Apr 9: 225 Harrison St, Oak Park; Apr 10: 6340 N Lincoln, Chicago. For tickets: Wcpt.

Free Product Lecture: Karyn’s Digestive Enzymes – 12-12:30pm & 6-6:30pm. Learn about the benefits of these digestive enzymes for your digestive system, weight loss and overall health. Short lecture followed by Q&A. Karyn’s Fresh Corner and Inner Beauty Center, 1901 N Halsted, Chicago. 312-255-1590.

Emerald Ash Borer 101 – 2-3:30pm. Learn the ba- sics and specifics of what every homeowner should know about Emerald Ash Borer. Get help with the tough choice of whether to treat for EAB or plan to remove your ash. Free. Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Rd, N Chicago. 847-968-3477.

Breakthrough Weight Loss Workshop – 5:30- 6:15pm. Stop yo-yo dieting, and discuss the real- ity behind obesity and weight loss in America. Dr. Kim Martin, DC, FASA, will go over everything from nutrition and gluten sensitivities to the tests including comprehensive blood work that is needed to get to the bottom of your chronic weight problems. Free. Anyone who attends receives a cellulite-reducing body wrap for only $15 ($75 value). North Shore Health Solutions, 1446 Techny Rd, Northbrook. RSVP required: 847-715-9060 or

Personal Effectiveness – Apr 9-30. 6:30-8pm. Learn mindful personal effectiveness skills to: standup for yourself; effectively ask for what you need from others; refuse an unwanted or unreason- able request; get your opinion or point of view taken seriously. No drop-ins. $100/series. Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center, 121 S Wilke Rd, Ste 500, Arlington Heights. 847-253-9769.

Do You Want More Out Of Life? – 8-9pm. Money, happiness, dynamic health, the perfect loving mate, a thriving business? You can have it all, learn how to use the power within you to create it. Free introduc- tory workshop reveals the practical application of the Law of Attraction. Learn and follow this proven method to transform your life. Most people use the Law of Attraction incorrectly by creating what they do not want. Learn how it really works. Bourdage Pearls, 4039A N Ravenswood, Chicago. Register: 559-670-1114.


America’s 21st-Century Religious Landscape – 9:30-11:30am. With Jim Kenney. $15. Common Ground Deerfield, 815 Rosemary Terrace, Deerfield. 847-940-7870.

Glimpsing Ben Franklin – 7:30-9:30pm. With Jim Kenney. $15. Common Ground Deerfield, 815 Rose- mary Terrace, Deerfield. 847-940-7870.


Angels & Ascended Masters 6-Week Series – 12:30- 2:30pm. With Ann Brown. Heaven Meets Earth Yoga, 2746 Central St, Evanston. 847-475-1500.

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