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Breakthrough Weight Loss Workshop – 5:30- 6:15pm. Stop yo-yo dieting, and discuss the reality 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

The 25th Annual CSL Student Art Exhibition: Opening Reception – 6-8pm. Exhibition seeks to unify the CSL schools through the visual arts. Deerfield, Evanston, Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Highland Park, Maine East, Maine South, Maine West, New Trier, Niles North, Niles West and Waukegan High Schools participate. Free. The Art Center - Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park. 847-432-1888.

A New Brain, A New Beginning – 7-8pm. Learn how to transform your brain and awaken to a lifetime of joy, passion and purpose. See a mind-blowing live demonstration of this revolutionary technique that creates a surge of energy from your primal fear-based lower brain into your higher brain. Free. AWAKEN Higher Brain Living Center - Grant Park, 410 S Michigan Ave, Ste 414, Chicago. 312-881- 9591. Space limited; RSVP: GrantPark@Higher-

Spring Cleaning: Cleanse and Detoxification Program – Thursdays, Apr 11, 18 & 25. 7-9pm. De- crease inflamation, improve mental clarity, address chronic eye and systemic conditions, lose weight and feel better. A relaxing and supportive group setting. Private sessions also available. Integrative Eye and Wellness Center, located above North Shore Eye Center, 2914 Central St, Ste 2E, Evanston. RSVP, Corey: 847-570-9355 or 847-864-4768.


Heart of Yoga & Urban Priestess Workshop – Apr 12-14. Explore the mystical, mythical and spiritual roots of yoga with Ashley Turner, a yoga instructor, mind-body psychotherapist, author and ordained Priestess, dives deep into yoga’s capacity to trans- form your relationships and capacity for intimacy, forgiveness and love. Includes her signature 2-part Urban Priestess Workshop that will teach you to cultivate the qualities of the priestess archetype, connecting you with your divine feminine through slow flow, ritual, mantra and chanting, meditation, and much more. For full schedule of workshops:

Solay Wellness, Evanston Grand Opening Week- end – Apr 12-14. Come see how to make your environment a Solay Wellness Environment. Enjoy, teas, Truffles, $5 gift certificate for live testimonials, 20% off at the Evanston location only and free bath salts with every purchase and more. Something for everybody. Solay Wellness, 1613 Sherman Ave, Evanston.

A New Brain, A New Beginning – 7-8pm. Learn how to transform your brain and awaken to a lifetime of joy, passion and purpose. See a mind-blowing live demonstration of this revolutionary technique that creates a surge of energy from your primal fear-based lower brain into your higher brain. Free.

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AWAKEN Higher Brain Living Center - Grant Park, 410 S Michigan Ave, Ste 414, Chicago. 312-881- 9591. Space limited; RSVP: GrantPark@Higher-


3rd Annual Friends Perennial Gala – Honoring Congressman Mike Quigley. Rub elbows with Chicago’s conservation leaders at this high-profile event benefitting Friends of the Forest Preserves, a local nonprofit advocating for responsible use of Cook County’s forest preserves. Enjoy a cock- tails, hors devours, silent auction, dinner, dancing and so much more as a part of this sure-to-be fabulous evening. Cafe Brauer, 2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago. For tickets & details: 312-356-9990,,

Osho Dynamic Meditation: 21-Day Intensive – Daily, Apr 13-May 4. 6-7:15am. This hour-long intense method is a powerful way to kick-start your day. It provides an outlet for tension and withheld emotions in witnessing presence. A great energy- booster! Try it for one day or for the full 21-day intensive. $8/class, $95/21-days. Inner Metamorpho- sis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chicago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Forest Fitness – 8-9am. Fast-paced group fitness hikes provide 1 hr of heart-pumping exercise in a friendly group atmosphere. Features a new preserve each week. $1/resident, $2/nonresident. Lyons Woods, W Blanchard Rd at Sheridan Rd, Waukegan. 847-968-3113.

Blending Organic Herbal Teas Class – 9-10am. Have you ever wanted to blend you own tea or re- create a favorite flavor? Learn the benefits of herbal teas and which ones blend well together. Make your own custom blend. Leave with 2oz of your personal blend in a classic French canning jar. $15/person. Peaceful Parlour, 212 S 3rd St, Geneva. RSVP required: 630-232-6300.

Elmwood Dunes Volunteer Workday – 10am- 2pm. Help clear debris and brush from the whole 1-acre property. Volunteer opportunities: manual la- bor (cutting, hauling, etc); tagging invasive species; trash collection; taking photos of the restoration; providing refreshments. Elmwood Dunes, Wilmette. Register:

Designs by Sandra Dee Spring/Summer Jewelry Trunk Show – 10am-5pm. Refresh and accessorize your Spring and Summer wardrobe with beautiful jewelry hand-made in Chicago. Join us for this ex- travaganza of all kinds of jewelry that is affordable for all women. Free. 7314 Madison St, Forest Park. 708-557-1761.

Family Energy Dynamics – 2-2:45pm. This dynamic and interactive workshop will teach you positive ways to create more harmony, teamwork and playfulness with your children. You can get out of having power struggles with your kids and learn how to better understand each other and work as a team. Presenter: Samana Jasper, PT, RYT. Free. 466 Central Ave, Northfield. RSVP by Apr 12: 847 999 4885.

Chicago IANDS Presents a Tribute to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross – 2-5pm. The first Near Death research- er, author of the groundbreaking book, On Death and Dying and the amazing women who changed the way we look at death. Begin with Facing Death, a 98-min film documentary of her life and work. Followed by the Oprah interview at her home in Arizona and lastly Diane Willis, head of Chicago IANDS will share her

personal experiences of three face-to-face encounters with Elizabeth during the times she spent alone with her in Arizona over the course of several years. $20 suggested donation. Evanston Hospital Frank Auditorium, 2650 Ridge Ave (at Central), Evanston. 847-251-5758.

Stress Relief, Anti-aging and Wellness – 2-5:30pm. Learn more on the health benefits of Laminine. Eleven clinical studies show that regular use of Laminine helps: boost energy and focus, alertness, emotional balance, moderate stress and maintain cortisol and DHEA levels, build collagen, improve skin, physical strength and reduce belly fat, promote restful sleep, as well as promote well being. Find out how to achieve these benefits. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont. RSVP required: 847-845-6068 or

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 National Library Week starts

The Artifact Hunter – 11am-12pm. Ages 8-adult. Meet the Artifact Hunter, see some of his personal collection of thousands of American Indian artifacts and come along as he takes us on a 20,000-year tour of Illinois Indian history with fascinating stories, pictures and artifacts to hold. Children accompanied by participating adult. $6. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park. 847-433-6901. Register:

Springtime on the Farm – 12-4pm. Experience a busy spring day on a working 1880s farm. Visitors may help till and plant fields with the draft horses, work in the vegetable garden, and much more. Craft activities, games, refreshments and haywagon shut- tle available. $3/person, $12/family; free/children 3 & under. Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 S Plum Grove Rd, Schaumburg. 847-985-2102.

Akashic Gong Journey: A Journey Home – 3:30- 5:30pm. Join us for a guided inner journey using the unconditional love of the Akasha and the Reiki infused gong to help you open, release, explore, and create. In this journey we will reconnect with our true selves and with our spirit. $25/$30. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chi- cago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Total Wellness Book Club – 4pm. 2nd Sun each month. With Sharon Rosman, Certified Wellness Coach in our Salt Room. Book: Meditation For Your Life: Creating a Plan That Suits Your Style by Robert Butera, PhD . $5 donation. Solay Well- ness, 4819 W Main St, Skokie. Info: 847-982-9289.

Words of Wellness Workshop – 4-5:30pm. Come breathe, relax and detox in the Himalayan salt room and enjoy conversations on wellness mind, body and spirit lead by wellness coach Sharon Rosman. She shares her expertise and knowledge to create a com- munity of like-minded people to share and spread the best that a life of holistic wellness has to offer. $5/ walk-in. Solay Wellness, 4819 W Main St, Skokie. 847-676-5571.


Malcolm Smith, International Healer – Apr 16- 18. 30-min private healing sessions are $80. at The Edgar Cayce Holistic Center and Bookstore, 259 E. Central Av, Des Plaines. To schedule an appt, Julie 847-299-6535, More info:

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