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around the community Do you have an event that would be of interest to the community? Click on the “calendar” tab at mindfulmetropolis.com, and “submit your event.” 12.11-12.27 Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” The Joffrey Ballet brightens the holiday season with the 22nd Anniversary of Chicagoland’s most popular family holiday event, Robert Joffrey’s “The Nutcracker.” 2pm or 7pm. Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. 800.982.2787. joffrey.org. Dancers Megan Quiroz and Mauro Villanueva; Photo: Herbert Migdoll 12.1-1.10 Holiday Flower Show Brighten your holidays and take in the holiday tradition with the Garfield Park Conservatory. This year’s Holiday Flower Show features fir trees decorated in holiday lights. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chica- go. 773.638.1766, x23. garfield-conservatory.org. 12.2 Full Moon Meditation The full moon meditation night is 3 cycles of 45-minute silent sitting meditation alternating with three cycles of dancing. No experience with meditation is required to attend. 9pm. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W. How- ard St., Chicago. 773.262.1468 lifesurfing.org/ events-description/full-moon-meditation. 12.3 Oh My God Join Mindful Metropolis for an exclusive Chica- go showing of “Oh My God.” For more informa- tion, visit mindfulmetropolis.com/OhMyGod. 12.4 Firebelly Pop-Up Shop Do a little handmade holiday shopping from great designers and artists, including paper goods, t-shirts, jewelry, vintage clothing, hand- made accessories, posters and more. Fifty per- cent of all sales benefit Reason to Give’s gift card program. 5-10pm. Firebelly Design, 2701 W. Thomas St., 2nd Floor, Chicago. firebellyde sign.com/blog/show/firebelly-pop-up-shop. 12.4 Late Night at Skinstinct Shop late with us and save! We will offer great specials all night long. Join us for appetizers and cocktails. 6-10pm. 5135 N. Clark St., Chi- cago. 773.506.7343. skinstinct.com. 12.4-12.6 BreakThrough Weekend for Men During this powerful retreat led by experienced facilitators, a man can find a safe, supportive place to share his thoughts, explore feelings, deepen connections and renew his spirit. In the process, he can find greater clarity about the life he seeks and begin to remove the inner blocks that prevent him from living it. 6:30pm Fri.-2pm Sun. House in the Woods, Lake Delavan, Wisc. 312.604.5013. victoriesoftheheart.org. 12.4 Rock for Kids Rock & Roll Charity Auction Guests can bid on items in both silent and live auctions that feature music and Hollywood memorabilia as well as VIP packages. 7pm. Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. 312.255.9454. rockforkids.org. 12.5 Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl Join the GiveForward team for a day of tacky Xmas-themed debauchery. Don’t worry about any regrettable decisions under the mistletoe… we’ve got your karma covered. The pub crawl is all for charity. 1pm. Redmond’s, 3358 N. Shef- field Ave., Chicago. uglysweaterpubcrawl.com. 38 december 2009 12.5-12.6 Native Arts Holiday Bazaar Native American artists and craftspeople from the Chicago area and beyond will be offering authentic, handmade, traditional and contem- porary creations. 10am-5pm. Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evan- ston, Ill. 847.475.1030. mitchellmuseum.org. 12.6 Green Family Holiday Fair Join the Green Parent Network at the Note- baert Nature Museum for a fun day of fam- ily programs and green holiday shopping! 10am-5pm. Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago. 312.488.1008. nature museum.org or greenparentsnetwork.com. 12.6-12.13 Mimi’s Organic Exchange Holiday Market Local artisans will showcase a variety of prod- ucts, including clothing and accessories, art, massage, photography, jewelry, etc. 2-7pm. MOE Headquarters, 3840 N. Bell Ave., Chica- go. 773.991.3835. mimisorganicexchange.com. 12.6 Fair Trade Holiday Sale Fair trade and ecologically friendly vendors of- fer unique gifts perfect for your holiday shop- ping! Products are made by artisans all over the world as well as locally. Enjoy music, gift wrapping and treats. 9am-2pm. St. Alphonsus, 1429 W. Wellington, Chicago.

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Do you have an event that would be of interest to the community? Click on the “calendar” tab at mindfulmetropolis.com, and “submit your event.” You may view the complete calendar here: http://www.mindfulmetropolis.com/Calendar<br /> <br /> 12.11-12.27 Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”<br /> <br /> The Joffrey Ballet brightens the holiday season with the 22nd Anniversary of Chicagoland’s most popular family holiday event, Robert Joffrey’s “The Nutcracker.” 2pm or 7pm. Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. 800.982.2787. joffrey.org.<br /> <br /> 12.1-1.10 Holiday Flower Show<br /> <br /> Brighten your holidays and take in the holiday tradition with the Garfield Park Conservatory. This year’s Holiday Flower Show features fir trees decorated in holiday lights. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago.<br /> 773.638.1766, x23. Garfield-conservatory.org.<br /> <br /> 12.2 Full Moon Meditation<br /> <br /> The full moon meditation night is 3 cycles of 45-minute silent sitting meditation alternating with three cycles of dancing. No experience with meditation is required to attend. 9pm. Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W. Howard St., Chicago. 773.262.1468 lifesurfing.org/ events-description/full-moon-meditation.<br /> <br /> 12.3 Oh My God<br /> <br /> Join Mindful Metropolis for an exclusive Chicago showing of “Oh My God.” For more information, visit mindfulmetropolis.com/OhMyGod.<br /> <br /> 12.4 Firebelly Pop-Up Shop<br /> <br /> Do a little handmade holiday shopping from great designers and artists, including paper goods, t-shirts, jewelry, vintage clothing, handmade accessories, posters and more. Fifty percent of all sales benefit Reason to Give’s gift card program. 5-10pm. Firebelly Design, 2701 W. Thomas St., 2nd Floor, Chicago. Firebellyde sign.com/blog/show/firebelly-pop-up-shop.<br /> <br /> 12.4 Late Night at Skinstinct<br /> <br /> Shop late with us and save! We will offer great specials all night long. Join us for appetizers and cocktails. 6-10pm. 5135 N. Clark St., Chicago. 773.506.7343. skinstinct.com.<br /> <br /> 12.4-12.6 BreakThrough Weekend for Men<br /> <br /> During this powerful retreat led by experienced facilitators, a man can find a safe, supportive place to share his thoughts, explore feelings, deepen connections and renew his spirit. In the process, he can find greater clarity about the life he seeks and begin to remove the inner blocks that prevent him from living it. 6:30pm Fri.-2pm Sun. House in the Woods, Lake Delavan, Wisc.<br /> 312.604.5013. victoriesoftheheart.org.<br /> <br /> 12.4 Rock for Kids Rock & Roll Charity Auction<br /> <br /> Guests can bid on items in both silent and live auctions that feature music and Hollywood memorabilia as well as VIP packages. 7pm. Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. 312.255.9454. rockforkids.org.<br /> <br /> 12.5 Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl<br /> <br /> Join the GiveForward team for a day of tacky Xmas-themed debauchery. Don’t worry about any regrettable decisions under the mistletoe… we’ve got your karma covered. The pub crawl is all for charity. 1pm. Redmond’s, 3358 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. Uglysweaterpubcrawl.com.<br /> <br /> 12.5-12.6 Native Arts Holiday Bazaar<br /> <br /> Native American artists and craftspeople from the Chicago area and beyond will be offering authentic, handmade, traditional and contemporary creations. 10am-5pm. Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston, Ill. 847.475.1030. mitchellmuseum.org.<br /> <br /> 12.6 Green Family Holiday Fair<br /> <br /> Join the Green Parent Network at the Notebaert Nature Museum for a fun day of family programs and green holiday shopping! 10am-5pm. Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago. 312.488.1008. nature museum.org or greenparentsnetwork.com.<br /> <br /> 12.6-12.13 Mimi’s Organic Exchange Holiday Market<br /> <br /> Local artisans will showcase a variety of products, including clothing and accessories, art, massage, photography, jewelry, etc. 2-7pm. MOE Headquarters, 3840 N. Bell Ave., Chicago. 773.991.3835. mimisorganicexchange.com.<br /> <br /> 12.6 Fair Trade Holiday Sale<br /> <br /> Fair trade and ecologically friendly vendors offer unique gifts perfect for your holiday shopping! Products are made by artisans all over the world as well as locally. Enjoy music, gift wrapping and treats. 9am-2pm. St. Alphonsus, 1429 W. Wellington, Chicago.<br /> <br /> 12.6 Soul Visioning<br /> <br /> Soul Visioning is a guided process that allows you to envision and create in holographic time and envision your ideal future in the areas of work, career, relationships, finances, health and spirituality. 11:30am-5pm. Equilibrium Energy, 47 W. Polk St., Ste. M-5, Chicago. 312.786.1882. susanwisehart.com/WorkshopsEvents.htm.<br /> <br /> 12.9 Fair Trade Groove<br /> <br /> Join Greenheart at their holiday benefit party for wine tasting, appetizers and Fair Trade holiday shopping! Live jazz by Typhanie Monique. A percentage of sales from the evening will be donated to Chicago Fair Trade. 5:30-8:30pm.<br /> Greenheart Shop, 1911 W. Division St., Chicago. 312.264.1625. greenheartshop.org.<br /> <br /> 12.9 Lunchtime Meditation<br /> <br /> Join us the second Wednesday of every month for a guided meditation. No previous meditation experience is required. Noon-1pm. Free. Allyu Spa, 600 W. Chicago Ave., Riverwalk, Chicago. 312.755.1313. allyuspa.com.<br /> <br /> 12.11 Chicago Wisdom Project Fundraiser<br /> <br /> Join us for art, poetry and live music to benefit the empowerment of young people to create a more compassionate and sustainable world through their creativity. 7pm-midnight. Quennect 4 Gallery, 2716 W. North Ave., Chicago.<br /> 646.285.8263. chicagowisdomproject.org.<br /> <br /> 12.11-12.12 WomanCraft Holiday Open House<br /> <br /> Join the artisans and transitional jobs participants of WomanCraft for papermaking demonstrations, festive snacks and wonderful handcrafted and environmentally friendly gifts. Noon-5pm. WomanCraft, 4115 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago. 773.521.3414. WomanCraft.net.<br /> <br /> 12.11-12.13 Conscious Christmas Festival<br /> <br /> This exciting event will give Chicagoland a onestop location for all your most thoughtful Christmas gifts. Fri., 3-8pm-Sun., 5pm. Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, Ill. 541.482.3722x1. consciouschristmas.net.<br /> <br /> 12.12 Lights of Love<br /> <br /> Honor or remember an animal companion or person with a holiday light. Enjoy veggie food, holiday merchandise, silent auction, shelter Tours, live music and more. 3-8pm. Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago.<br /> 773.784.5488 x238. TreeHouseAnimals.org.<br /> <br /> 12.12 Creating Intimacy<br /> <br /> In this workshop you will learn how to expand joy, pleasure and creativity in your life and the principles. 10am-6pm. TantraNova Institute, 2031 W. Warner Ave., Chicago. 773.525.5006. tantranova.com.<br /> <br /> 12.12 Handwork of India Sale<br /> <br /> Find unique fair trade, handmade gifts, clothes and accessories that make a difference in the lives of underprivileged Indian woman artisans. Up to 70 percent off! 10am-3pm. Sojourner Covenant Church, 1101 Church St., Evanston, Ill. 847.328.4011. marketplaceindia.com.<br /> <br /> 12.15 Shiatsu Intro<br /> <br /> Learn the fundamental techniques and philosophies of Zen Shiatsu, and chat with current students and instructors! Free. 7-9pm. Zen Shiatsu Chicago, 825 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Ill. 847.864.1130. zenshiatsuchicago.org.<br /> <br /> 12.17 Sustainable Style Soiree!<br /> <br /> Support local businesses and green your holiday gifts with incredible shopping deals and discounts on sustainable fashion, accessories, jewelry and shoes from some of Chicago’s best eco-designers. Enjoy an eco-friendly gift wrapping demo, organic drinks and snacks, music by DJ Ron Trent and more. Free. 5-9pm. Colori Eco Paint Boutique, 2243 W. North Ave., Chicago. Mountainsofthemoon.com/ecoshop2009.html.<br /> <br /> 12.18 Jam Session<br /> <br /> Join us for a fun night of rejoicing life with sounds, rhythms and dancing. Bring your voice and/or any musical instrument, or rhythm maker. 8pm. IMU, 1418 W. Howard St., Chicago. 773.262.1468. lifesurfing.org.<br /> <br /> 12.31 Meditation for World Peace<br /> <br /> This is a yearly event in which people use their concentrated thought power to help generate energy for peace. Refreshments will be served after the meditation. All donations, monetary or canned/paper products, are given to the Humanitarian Service Project for people in need. Free. 6-7am. Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton, Ill. 630.668.1571 x300. Theosophical.org.

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