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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, depres- sion, 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 can- not 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

Alternative Energy, Profitability, and Security – 5:30-7:30pm. With R. James Woolsey. An ongoing debate continues to swirl around the prospects for profitability of alternative energy and green technolo- gy, intensified by a related argument over government support for green and alternative energy investments, which manifested itself again recently during the fis- cal cliff negotiations. What is the business perspective on the market for these technologies in both the short and long-term? Where are entrepreneurs, private equity, and venture capital seeing opportunities to invest, innovate, and profit? Business attire required. $10/members, $20/nonmembers. The Chicago Club, 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago. Register: 312-726-3860,

Fundamentals of Ayurveda for Wellness – 6:30-8:30pm. With Dr. Paul Morehead. Enjoy a sumptuous vegan Indian feast while learning about Ayurveda which means “science of life.” Ayurveda is prevention-oriented, natural and time-tested. It approaches health from every level: mind, body, and environment. Dr. Paul Morehead also offers personal wellness consultations by appt. $21/pre-register, $25/at the door; includes dinner, tax and tip. Udupi Palace Restaurant, 2543 W Devon Ave, Chicago. Dinner Reservations: 847-563-8437 or

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Arbor Day

Goddess Gateway Yoga Retreat: Saugatuck, MI – Apr 26-28. With Lisa Faremouth-Weber. Will do yoga, dance, walk on the beach, strengthen our core, open to our power, relax in our aliveness with Reiki and massage. Have the opportunity to shop, spa, jacuzzi or sleep. Do you desire more joy and friendship in your life? Understand and cultivate your power as a woman and your ability to create prosperity, abundance and healing. $395 by Apr 11; $550 after. Register, Heaven Meets Earth Yoga: 847-475-1500 or

Anniversary Sale Weekend – 10am-7pm. Apr 26-28. Highland Health Foods is celebrating its 6th year as a member of the Highland Park business community. Come in for product demos, lots of samples and great savings all weekend. Crossroads Shopping Center, 149 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park. 847-831-0460.


5K for Earth Day – 8:15am, same-day regis- tration; 9am, race starts. Walk. Run. Recycle. Packet pick-up will be at Green Choice Bank, Green Exchange Branch, Chicago. More info:

Fields and Shields: Creating Energetic Boundaries – 9am-4:30pm. In this dynamic hands-on workshop, discover your 4 main energetic boundaries and why each one is vital for a loving and rich life. Explore the various reasons these boundaries become weak, perforated, or too rigid, and the seven syndromes that result from dysfunctional boundaries. Your life will be more at ease when you know how to energetically protect yourself and others. $100, $85 (10 days before). Infinity Foundation, 1282 Old Skokie Rd, Highland Park. 847-831-8828.

ADD/ADHD – 10am. 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.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – 10am. Celebrate with more than 60 countries around the world the health and longevity that t'ai chi and qigong practi- tioners have enjoyed for thousands of years. Tai Chi Center of Chicago, 4043 N Ravenswood, Ste 228, Chicago.

Free Metabolic Class at RealFit Gym – 10- 10:45am. Burn fat with a metabolic class, the new solution for high calorie burn. Increase your heart rate for short periods of time followed by periods of rest. Recent studies have found that this type of high intensity interval training is the most effective way to crank metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace. Burn calories at a higher rate than steady state cardio by using full body move- ments while moving in multiple planes of motion. Free. 1480 Old Deerfield Rd, Ste 8, Highland Park. 847-780-4932.

All Love: The Energy of the Infinite Heart – 12- 6pm. Open your heart to the infinity of you and come into the knowing of union as you release old energies, emotions and untruths. $85/$95. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chi- cago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Longevity: Be Youthful, Strong, Healthy & Vi- brant – 1-5pm. Move forward in life feeling and looking better than ever by changing your beliefs and your actions. Be in complete control through food, supplements, lifestyle, empowering thoughts, body movement, a positive attitude and usage of pure beauty products. Simple positive changes will have a lifelong effect. Bring a mat for light body move- ment. $30. 4005 N Nashville, Chicago. Register: 559-670-1114.

Free Raw Food Information Seminar – 3pm. 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:

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Workers Memorial Day

Nature University: Wildflower Walk – 10-11am. Never stop learning with our new Nature U series of programs for adults. Walk with a Naturalist and discover the wonderful world of spring wildflowers. These colorful ephemerals are only around for a few weeks each year. $6. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park. 847-433-6901. Register:

Goddess Gathering – 5:30-7:30pm. Let’s gather, Goddesses! To create, share, explore, learn and grow together as we honor our divine feminine energy and Goddess nature. $10 suggested donation. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St, Chi- cago, Rogers Park. 773-262-1468.

Frog Walk – 6:30-8pm. Learn the lifestyle of this vocal amphibian, its role as an environmental indica- tor, which species you’ll find in our county and when they call. Dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. Be prepared to walk at least 1 mile. $6. Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway, Lake County. Register: 847-968-3321.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Int’l Dance Day


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.


Higher Brain Living™ Presentation and Live Demonstration – 6:30-8:30pm. With Dr. Michael Cotton. Find out how to open an Awaken Higher Brain Living Center: Open your own “Awaken Higher Brain Living® Center” and earn up to $300K annually while shifting humanity from lower brain to Higher Brain Living®! The investment to open a center is very minimal, and this is a purpose driven movement to change the world. Free if registered; $25 thereafter. Location TBD, Chicago. Info & registra- tion: 855-418-5491,,


Create a Scented Spring Bath – 9-10am. Using Dead Sea Bath Salts or Himalayan Bath Salts and a combination of exotic essential oils. Prepare yourself for the upcoming summer season with bath salts that help detoxify the body and leave your skin soft and radiant. Learn why detoxing is important plus learn some easy, inexpensive tips how to increase the therapeutic properties of your bath. $20/per- son. Peaceful Parlour, 212 S 3rd St, Geneva. RSVP required: 630-232-6300.

Carrying Cayce’s Legacy Forward: Reading the Akashic Records and the Health Aura in the 21st Century – 9:30am-4:30pm. With Dr. Daniel Condron and Dr. Laurel Clark of The School of Metaphysics. $20, $18/ARE members; personal reports additional. The Edgar Cayce Holistic Center and Bookstore, 259 E Central Av, Des Plaines. 847-299-6535.

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