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Northbrook Earth Day – 9:30am-1:30pm. Over 50 vendors will feature Earth-friendly ideas and concepts for your home or business. Rain or shine. There will be 6 clean-up areas in which a special item is hidden. Find this item and bring it back to the Village Green to receive a prize. Clean-up teams meet at 8:30am on the Village Green. Residents encouraged to participate in the special recycling collection and document shredding event at the west-side commuter parking lot by the METRA Station near the corner of Walters & Shermer rds. Village Green, corner of Shermer & Meadow rds, Downtown Northbrook. For a schedule & more info: 847-664-4130,

Energy Medicine: Restoring the Light Body – 9:30am-4:30pm. A hands-on workshop with Ellen Selover and Denise Furgason combines insights from the Edgar Cayce Readings with energy techniques from contemporary healer and educator, Donna Eden. The harmony and balance of your energy systems af- fect how you feel, think and live, though you may be unaware of this dynamic aspect of yourself. Discover how to actively partner with your energy for the ben- efit of health and well-being. Learn easy assessment techniques to measure energy flow, discover simple ways to relieve stress in the mind and body, experi- ence a dynamic Chakra balancing that blends Eden and Cayce techniques, release and transform limiting emotions, and open the energy pathways to experi- ence joy. $49, $40/ARE members. Private appts avail- able April 21. The Edgar Cayce Holistic Center and Bookstore, 259 E Central Av, Des Plaines. Register: 847-299-6535 or

Union Park’s Earth Day Clean-Up – 10am-12pm. Celebrate Earth day by helping to beautify our parks. Gloves and tools provided. The mornings activities will include a general clean-up of the park and playground areas. Volunteers needed rain or shine. Free. Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago. 312-746-5494.

Gluten- and Allergen-Free Expo – Apr 20-21. 10am-4pm. Premier gluten- and al- lergen-free event in the U.S. Whether you

are looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be. $20/adult, $5/ages 3-12. Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N Thoreau Dr, Schaum- burg. Tickets:

Vegan Potluck, Meditation and Green Movie – 5-6pm, meditation; 6-8pm, potluck; 8pm, movie. For Earth Day weekend, come and enjoy what’s good for you and all, delicious and fun. An hour of medita- tion followed by a vegan potluck and then an Earth Day-inspired movie. Free. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chicago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Helping our Frog Friends – 6:30-8pm. The con- servation of frogs and other amphibian species is critical because of their importance to natural com- munities and humans. We can learn a lot from the presence or absence of frog populations. Join us as we learn about the major impacts on frog popula- tions and conduct our own frog call survey. Grant Woods, Lake Villa. Register: 847-968-3321.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Ridvan Begins (Baha’I)

Babaji Festival or Babaji’s Birthday – Sri Go- swami Kriyananda will offer a special live video message and blessing at this annual spring festival

60 Chicago North & North Shore

honoring Babaji, the founder of the Kriya Yoga Lin- eage, and all teachers and Gurus who light the way to Truth and Wisdom. Love offering: $5/individuals, $7/families. Temple of Kriya Yoga, 2414 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago. 773-342-4600.


Metaphysical/Holistic Fair – 10am-5pm.A safe environment to learn about and explore spiritual philosophies and holistic lifestyles.Up to 40 ven- dors will provide services and products which in- clude EFT,Angel and Akashic records readings, iridology, aura readings, energetic corrections, nutritional testing, therapeutic massage, crys- tals, essential oils, faerie collectibles, jewelry, magnetics and much more. Free admission and free parking. Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th St, Lemont. For more info: 312-501-4143. Details:

Pilates Plus of Schaumburg Open House: Fitness Demo Day – 12-3pm. Free 20-min demos include: the Peak Pilates & the Stamina Aeropilates Re- formers, Pilates mat classes, yoga classes, Tai chi classes, pole dance, Bollywood dance and Zumba dance. Special Speaker at 12:30pm: Dr. Jack Blum of Blum Chiropractic in Schaumburg, will present on the relationship between exercise and chiroprac- tic care. Unique, affordable, handmade jewelry by Joanies Jewels on sale. Special offers and give- aways. Snacks and beverages served. Pilates Plus of Schaumburg, 654 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg. 847-923-1201.

Riverwoods Spring Celebration – 1-4pm. Cel- ebrate spring with nature walks, crafts, games, and sheep shearing and herding demonstrations. A free Earth week program. Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center, 21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods. 847-367-6640.

Whole Foods Earth Day– 1-4pm. Join Whole Foods Deerfield for their annual Earth Day Cel- ebration. Working Bikes Cooperative will be here collecting used bikes for restoration. Anyone that donates a bike will receive a $5 gift card. Sample products from some of our eco-friendly vendors and more. Free. Whole Foods Market Deerfield, 760 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield. 847-444-1900.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Earth Day

A Natural Way to Support your Digestive System – 6-7pm. With Cynthia Love. Learn how acupunc- ture can help restore body’s balance and improve your digestive system. Free. Center for Holistic Medicine, 240 Saunders Rd, Riverwoods/Deerfield. 847-236-1701.

Candlelight Meditation with Healing Sounds & Chocolate – Apr 24 & May 22. 7-8:30pm. Join Mar- ian McNair for rejuvenating evenings of candlelit meditation. Experience Marian’s beautiful voice paired with the vibration of the singing crystal bowls. Bring along a blanket and pillow to relax during this 1-hr meditation, followed by a choco- late reception. Pilates Studio of Lake Bluff, 61 E Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff. Register: 847-615-0959.


ADD/ADHD – 6pm. Most parents accept the ADD/ ADHD diagnosis as valid and the standard medical drugging to be the right thing for their child. You may respect their choice but may question if that choice is right for you and yours. Investigating and questioning the status quo is difficult. Not doing to/for your child what the majority are doing to/for their children is even more so. If you’ve been offered the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, and don’t feel quite right or are unsure about the drugging of your child as a solution, this class is for you. Presented by Dr. Joe Jasper. North Shore Natural Health Care, 466 Central Ave, Ste 23, Northfield. RSVP only; seating limited: 847-999-0477.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Armenian Day of Remembrance

Beating Depression Naturally – 6-7pm. If you have mood swings, difficulty sleeping, loss of interest or concentration, you may be suffering from some form of depression. Essential oils provide those suffering from depression with natural relief. Learn how es- sential oils work and how they might help you natu- rally. Free. Healthy Inspirations, 1117 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg. 847-923-5239.

Youthful You: An Anti-Aging Event – 7-9pm. Come to the kickoff of our 3-day spring skin care sale. Learn from the experts on how to take care of skin and hair without chemicals, harsh procedures, and excess ex- pense. Have a great night full of fun, refreshments, and a chance to go home with some great raffle prizes too. Walsh Natural Health will be highlighting the latest in skin care supplements along with great natural skin and hair care lines like Dr. Hauschka, John Masters Organics, Andalou Naturals, Boddhichitta, Solay and more. $25, good towards any purchase. Walsh Natural Health, 2116 1/2 Central St, Evanston. Register 847- 864-1600.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Take Our Daughters/Sons to Work Day

Free RealFit Fitness Strategy Session – 6am-7pm. Stop by RealFit Gym anytime during our normal hours and pick up a voucher for a free fitness strategy session. Learn more about how you move, identify risks you might have during exercise, and learn to optimize results when working out. The base of our blueprint is The Functional Movement Screen, where you perform basic movement patterns that give us feedback on exactly where your exercise program should start and what it should include to keep you injury free and get you moving prop- erly. 1480 Old Deerfield Rd, Ste 8, Highland Park. 847-780-4932.

Free Shiatsu Intro – 11am-1pm. Learn the funda- mental techniques and philosophies of Zen Shiatsu, and chat with current students and instructors. Free. Zen Shiatsu Chicago, 825A Chicago Ave, Evanston. 847-864-1130.

GreenTown – 5pm. Join DuPage Forward for GreenTown, an experience designed to create healthy, sustainable communities. Our aim: to bring together the public sector and the private sector to “connect the dots.” to inspire and to work together to remake our communities. From healthy living to local food, energy to green infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice. $25-$125. Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Ln, Naperville. Register: 312-706-2533,

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