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Birth Center to learn about local options for natural birth and what the center has to offer. Free. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 594-0400. Register: FBCNaples@gmail.com.


Talk on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 5:30pm. Introduction to internationally acclaimed eight-week stress-reduction course using mindfulness, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass Medi- cal Center. Free. 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita. RSVP: 590-9485. IntegrativeMindfulness. net. See news brief, page 10.


Focus on You First – 5:30-7pm. Take charge of your life. Balance is a beautiful thing and can help you be stronger and healthier. $25/guests, $12.50/spa mem- bers. Purely You Spa, 3166 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 302, Naples. 331-8266. Info@purelyyouspa.com.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24


Chelation Therapy Lecture – 12pm. Learn how heavy toxic metals bind to your tissues and how an accumulation of toxic metals may contribute to many unhealthy conditions. Free. Chelation Center of Naples, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd, Ste 107, Naples. RSVP: 594-9355. See ad, page 22.


Gallery Reading – 6-8:30pm. With Christine Camp- bell and Tony Fernandez. Attendees will receive a reading and are allowed to ask one specific question. Maximum 25 people. Enlight, Sunshine Ace Plaza, 9122 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP and prepayment: 676-5009. EnlightCenter.com.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25


How to Decrease Risk of Bacterial Infections Naturally – 6:30pm. With Deborah J Post, ARNP. Discussion about why we get infections with all the scary bacteria around and how to prevent and treat naturally if appropriate. Food & Thought Café, Naples. 481-5600. DebPost.com.


Vibrational Angel Healing and Messages – 7pm. Healing and messages from the Emissaries of Light and Archangel Michael. Trance channeling with Candyce Strafford. $20. The Mystical Moon, Ft Myers. 939-3339.


Nutrition Class – 7pm. Nutrition for pregnancy,


lactation, postpartum and family. Other topics include prenatal and pediatric dental care. Free. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 594-0400. Register: FBCNaples@gmail.com.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26


Caloosahatchee to Hickey’s Creek Kayak Trip – 9am-3pm. Paddlers should be in good physical con- dition and/or experienced for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway. BYO drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars and clothing/shoes that can get wet. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $40/pp, kayaking equipment included. Campground entrance, 19130 N River Rd, Alva. Register: 533-7440. LeeParks.org.


Reiki Level I – 2pm. Learn hands-on healing meth- od of universal life force energies. Information will be given on the chakras, aura, connecting to energies and crystal works. Attunement and certification upon completion. $50. The Labyrinth 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course – 6-8:30pm. Thursdays through Nov 14. Eight- week stress reduction course in mindfulness medita- tion, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass Medical Center. Classes, day retreat, audio recordings. $480. 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita. Advance registration required: 590-9485. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. See news brief, page 10.


Mantras and Miracles – 6:45-8pm. Call forth prayers, clear obstacles and manifest miracles using the technology of Kundalini yoga and the power of mantras. Includes a short yoga set, pranayam, mantra, meditation, deep relaxation and healing. No experience necessary. Donation event. Bija Yoga, 1250 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 205, Naples. 775-0888.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27


Grow Tour SWFL: Empowerment Event for Women – 9am-4pm. Includes four speakers, two “growth spurt” talks, vendors, power networking session, buffet lunch and door prizes. Sponsorships available. Villages at Country Creek, Estero. Grow-Tour.com.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


Course – 9:30am-12pm. Fridays thru Nov 15. Eight- week stress reduction course in mindfulness medita- tion, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass Medical Center. Classes, day retreat, audio recordings. $480. 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita. Advance regis- tration required: 590-9485. IntegrativeMindfulness. net. See news brief, page 10.


Crystal Bowl Sound Bath Meditation – 6:30-8pm. With Susan Lovett and Joyful Yoga bowl circle play- ers. Surround yourself with good vibrations. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. Seated option available. $20. Joyful Yoga, Bonita. RSVP: 617-921-1037. RestoreInnerHarmony@gmail.com.


Energy Healing Workshop – Sept 27-28. 7-10pm, Fri and 9am-5pm, Sat. With Donna Eden, author of the classic bestseller Energy Medicine and Energy Medicine for Women. $149 or $49 for Sept 27 only. First Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave N, St Petersburg. Info/tickets: 727-522-6657 or WingsBookstore.com. See news brief on page 14 and ad on page 20.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28


Vibration of Life Festival – Sept 28-29. 3-7pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. South Florida’s best of medi- tation, drumming, healing arts, Ayurveda, organic vegetarian meals and more. Free. South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay. StopBreatheAndSmile.org. See ad, page 51.


MantraFest on Tour – Sept 28-29. 7pm, Sat. 2pm, Sun. Presenting Deva Premal & Miten with Manose and Maneesh de Moor. GuruGanesha Band featur- ing Paloma Devi & Hans Christian. Experience the beauty and bliss of the world’s most sacred mantras. South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay. BrightStarEvents.net. See ad, page 51.


The Happe Spirits Eco-Kids Playshops – 9-11am. Topic: I Dig Plants! Fun science immersions for chil- dren ages 7-12. Developed by Mary Jane Nardulli, they are aligned to science curriculum standards for the state while also encouraging the child to enjoy open-ended inquiry science in a true Florida landscape. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org.


Art From the Heart: Journey to the Soul through Self-Expression – 9:30am-12pm. Playfully explore the deep stirrings of the soul, connect with innate creativity and remove blocks to personal self- expression. A variety of expressive mediums and a broad spectrum of art genres will be utilized. $50. Bonita Springs. RSVP: 405-4418 or 610-620-4481. See news brief, page 15.


Psychic Faire – 10am-4pm. Choose from an assort- ment of well-established and gifted psychics and healers. Tarot readers, soul chart progression, astrol- ogy, oracle card reader, energy matrix healer, rune caster, medium, chakra cleansing and alignment and shamanic journeys. 25 min for $25. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. 939-2769.


The Unresolved Thyroid Seminar – 1pm. With Dr Robert Gilliland, DC, DM(P). Learn about a drug-free alternative. Free. Southwest Florida Natural Health Center, 27499 Riverview Center Blvd, Ste 255, Bonita. Seating limited; reserve: 444-3106. See ad, page 11.


Arm Balancing and Flying – 2-4pm. Join Gary Granza for an afternoon of liftoff. Learn the basics of arm balancing, tricks and techniques for success and how to cultivate the attitude for flight. All levels. $20. Bija Yoga, 1250 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 205,


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