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Free Raw Food Information Seminar – 6:30pm. Karyn Calabrese will discuss her philosophy on health and share experiences from her personal journey as one of the nation’s leading raw foodists. She will also explain what Karyn’s is all about: the food, the detox, the Inner Beauty Center and the restaurants. Enjoy free samples of our raw foods. Karyn’s Fresh Corner and Inner Beauty Center, 1901 N Halsted, Chicago. 312-255-1590. RSVP:

Who’s Singing? The Art of Birding by Ear – 7pm. Wisconsin’s John Feith, creator of our favorite birding-by-ear CD, will help us tune into both local and migrating birds with photos, videos, sonograms and sound recordings, along with tips on how to match the song to the bird who sings it. Monthly meeting of Illinois Audubon Society’s Lake/Cook Chapter. Free and open to all. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park. 847-831-0331.


Creating a Life Mission Statement – 7-8:30pm. Join Diane Testa, MA, founder of Koi Consult- ing Group, where you will be guided to answer powerful life questions and get clear on who you really want to serve, be around and inspire in a positive way. Explore your gifts, talents and core values and write a clear and inspiring mission statement that defines direction for your personal and work life. Leave with a strong sense of pur- pose and understanding of where to focus your energy. $25. Zero Balancing Wellness Center, 809 Ridge Rd, Ste 200, Wilmette. Pre-registra- tion required: 847-920-9292.

Quick & Easy Vegetarian Mediterranean Dishes – 7-8:30pm. Yvonne Maffei food writer and publisher of will incorporate fresh and seasonal produce into classic Middle Eastern dishes that can serve as appetizers. Middle Eastern Tabbou- leh; Fattoush Salad with Tangy Sumac; Homemade Baba Ghanouj (Eggplant Dip); Zucchini & Walnut Dip. $8/person. Whole Foods Market Deerfield, 760 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield. 847-444-1900.

How to Interpret Your Own Dreams – 7:45- 9:30pm. David Birr will teach a variety of ways of working with your dreams drawing on Carl Jung, Edgar Cayce, Henry Reed and others. Topics include a 5-step method of interpreting your own dreams, dream incubation, lucid dreaming, remembering dreams, and applying your dream insights to enrich your waking life. $50 by check (7 days advance); Registration fee may be mailed to Dave Birr c/o Susan Wisehart: Susan Wisehart’s Mundelein Of- fice, 25671 Hillview Court, Mundelein. To register: 847-842-9106 or


A Day of Free Fitness – 6am-7pm. Come to any of our small group fitness classes offered on the 12th free of charge. RealFit Gym, 1480 Old Deerfield Rd, Ste 8, Highland Park. 847-780-4932. Check the class schedule for class start times:

Reiki 1 Training – 10am-2pm. Beginning Energy Training with Reiki 1. $180. Healing - Reiki by Ardath, 426-1/2 Ridge Rd, Wilmette. 8472515776. For details:

Breakthrough Thyroid Workshop – 5:30-6:15pm. If you are one of the millions struggling with weight loss, fatigue, hair loss, cold hands and feet, depression, or anxiety, then you may be a victim of the thyroid epidemic. Dr. Kim Martin, DC, FASA will help you discover why your lab tests come back as “normal,” but you still feel horrible; why you cannot lose weight no matter what you do; and how you can regain your energy and health naturally. Free. North Shore Health Solutions, 1446 Techny Rd, Northbrook. RSVP required: 847-715- 9060 or

Open House & Free Presentation: Goals, The Joy of Completion – 6:30-8:30pm. Discover what metaphysics is all about and how it can aid you to be happier, healthier and more successful in every aspect of your life: from more success in your ca- reer, to more fulfilling relationships, to improved health and well-being. Learn about Universal Laws, dreams, meditation and more. The School of Meta- physics, 222 W Wilson, Palatine. 847-991-0140.

Positive on Purpose with Bill Campbell – 7pm. Join us for an evening with Bill Campbell, Emmy Award-Winning television journalist and personal coach and speaker. Bill will speak about how to make positive choice a way of life and to intentionally re- main positive. Karyn’s Fresh Corner and Inner Beau- ty Center, 1901 N Halsted, Chicago. 312-255-1590. RSVP:

Astrology Discussion Group – 7:30-9:30pm. 3rd Wed each month. Open astrological discus- sion on varying topics of astrology. All levels of understanding welcome. Bring charts and ideas you wish to investigate. $10. Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago. 847-609-0034.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Day of Silence

Breakthrough Weight Loss Workshop – 11:30am- 12:15pm. Stop yo-yo dieting, and discuss the reality behind obesity and weight loss in America. Dr. Kim Martin, DC, FASA, will go over every- thing 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

BreakThrough Weekend – Apr 19-21. 5:30pm, Fri-2pm, Sun. During this powerful retreat led by experienced facilitators, a man can find a safe, supportive, and confidential place to look inward and share what he sees. Through goal setting, communication exercises, group discussion, and psychodrama, he can explore his past and its impact on his present, identify and express his emotions, build new connections with other men, and learn that much of what bothers him bothers us all. Scholarship assistance available. House in the Wood, 3300 Bay Rd, Delavan. 312-604-5013.

Wisdom Years Weekend – Apr 19-21. 5:30pm, Fri-2pm, Sun. For men, reaching the age of 50 can be more than a milestone. It can also signal an important life transition, one that brings both new concerns and new opportunities. Weekend was cre-

ated to help them to address the one and seize the other. Includes group discussion and other activities. Scholarship assistance available. LOMC, 1834 S IL Rte 2, Oregon. 312-604-5013.

Club Divine: Ecstatic Dance Party – 9pm-1am. An evening of conscious dancing, prayer, meditation, ceremony, laughing, healing, and loving each other. This month featuring NYC artist Srikalogy. We will be hosting many artists, healers, DJs, musicians and performers from all over Chicago. All ages. Perfect way to end the week and dance-start the weekend. $10 advance; $15 at door. Bodhi Spiritual Center, 2748-50 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago. 773-678-9346. Tickets & RSVP:


Friends of the Parks 24th Annual Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-up – 9am-12pm. Join volunteers to clean and green a neighborhood park or preserve. Most sites will have extra work gloves, bring own to insure you have a pair. T-shirts given on a first come, first served basis. Locations across Chicagoland: Registered-Site-Locations.aspx.

Highland Park Earth Day – 9am-12pm. 5th annual day of conservation and environmental stewardship. Help Heller staff by volunteering to improve our natural areas for wildlife and visitors alike. Dress for the weather and for getting dirty. Free. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park. Register: 847-433-6901.

Commercial Park Earth Day – 9am-1pm. Help clean and beautify our parks. Celebration will include cleaning up the park and playground areas. Join the fun and then enjoy a free volunteer lunch following the clean up. Rain or shine. Free. Com- mercial Club Playground, 1845 W Rice St, Chicago. 312-742-7558.

Skinner Park Earth Day – 9am-2pm. Clean the park, playground areas, prep the flower beds and mulch around the trees. Volunteer from 1-4 hrs. Stay for a free volunteer lunch sponsored by the Skinner Park Park Advisory Council. Free. Skinner Park, 1331 W Monroe St, Chicago. 312-746-5560.

Wicker Park Earth Day – 9am-3pm. The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce will host a green resource fair inside the gym highlighting green businesses and organizations in the community. Learn about the plants and shrubs in the Wicker Park gardens, composting, rainbarrels, pruning shrubs and plant own herb seeds in pots to take home and grow (supplies limited). Rain or shine. Free. Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago. 312-742-7553.

CHI Event – 9:30-11:30am. A Lesson in Dreaming with Lisa Schmitz. This mini-dream lesson uses a shamanic dream journey and a simple dream inter- pretation to get a glimpse of our hidden creative capacity. $21. Oak Brook location. More info, Laurie Pawli: 630-279-8870 or

Foundations in Unity Class – 9:30-11:45am. In this 8-wk class, April 20-June 1, participants will connect with others while experiencing an overview of the Unity history/organization, Unity’s life- empowering teachings and spiritual practices. Led by Rev. Carol Saunders, Founder, Abundant Life Spiritual Center. Love offering. First Church of Christ Scientist, 155 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield. 847-337-3866.

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