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around the community 6.4-6.5 ottawa two rivers Wine and jazz Fest a celebration of illinois’ finest wine paired with exceptional food, antiques, botani-cal arts and the smooth sounds of jazz. 11am-5pm. downtown ottawa, columbus st., ottawa, ill. ottawa2riverswinefest.com. To find more local events, please visit: www.mindfulmetropolis.com/calendar 6.4 stray cat strut Benefit Walk for animals annual 5-mile walk for sick, injured and abused cats at tree House. open house with veggie food, music and more. 10am-2pm. tree House Humane society, 1212 W. carmen ave., chica-go. 773.784.5488. tree Houseanimals.org. 6.3-6.5 Breakthrough Weekend retreat for men during this powerful retreat a man can find a safe, supportive place to share his thoughts, explore his feelings, deepen his connec-tions, and renew his spirit. as a result, he can take a giant first step towards stron-ger relationships and a brighter future. For more info: mindfulmetropolis.com/archive/ january_2010/article/From_the_Heart_ not_the_Head/329. camp emmaus, 3011 W. camp rd., mount morris, ill. 312.604.5013. victoriesoftheheart.org. 6.4 pancreatic cancer dash for detection inaugural 5K on the lakefront raises money and awareness to fight a disease that’s diagnosed in 40,000 americans each year. 9:30am. Lakefront & randolph, 600 e. randolph, chi-cago. chicagoevents.com. 773.868.3010. 6.5 cancer awareness at sully’s House! sully’s House is hosting a party sponsored by Ketel one in support of cancer awareness on june 5th. sully’s House, 1501 n. dayton st., chicago. 773.244.1234. sullyshouse.com. 6.3-6.6 Zen meditation retreat dr. jimmy yu, prof. Buddhism and dharma Heir, leads a 2-day retreat starting satur-day june 4. also Friday evening public talk: chan in daily Life. ddmBa chicago, 1234 n. river rd., mount prospect, ill. 847.824.6882. ddmbachicago.org/futureevents. 6.4 Walking through Grief together join us for our community walk to raise money for those in need of grief counseling, and promote understanding about cycles of grief and loss. 9am-noon. Loyola park, 1230 W. Greenleaf, chicago. 773.274.4600. grief counselor.org/walking-through-grief.html. 6.7 1st tuesdays at real naked Food join us as we gather to release the newest issue of Mindful Metropolis! come engage with other mindful readers over a bever-age and snack. this month we will enjoy the food of the newly opened natural gro-cer real naked Food in Wicker park! Free. 5:30pm-7:30pm. real naked Food, 1909 W. division, chicago. realnakedfood.com. 312.281.5199 x7010. 6.4 explore careers in natural medicine explore a degree in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture or ori-ental medicine. 9am-2:30pm. national uni-versity of Health sciences, 200 e. roosevelt rd., Lombard, ill. 800.826.6285. nuhs.edu. 6.4-6.5 printers row Lit Fest the Chicago Tribune printers row Lit Fest, considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the midwest, returns to the five-city-block stretch of dearborn st. from con-gress to polk. 10am-6pm. various venues, chicago. 312.222.9317. printersrowlitfest.org. 6.8 simple summer salads Learn how to prepare simple summer salads that taste great without all the hidden calo-ries! sample a variety of freshly prepared summer salads and take home recipes for seasonal fruit, main dish and side salads. 6:30-8:30pm Five phase Wellness center, 708 main st., evanston, ill. 847.905.0440. fivephasewellness.com. 6.4 intro to indoor organic Gardening a 60-minute workshop with live demonstra-tions of the incredible possibilities and ben-efits of indoor gardening. 11am-noon. Gar-dinside, 618 s. rt. 59, ste. 104, naperville, ill. 630.276.9885. 6.5 art through Gardening check out diy demo’s and displays, paper making and dyeing; enjoy a temporary park on the street, and more! 10am-3pm. altgeld sawyer corner Farm, altgeld & sawyer, (Logan square), chicago. noisivelvet.org. 773.789.7494. 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.” 32 june 2011

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6. 4-6.5 Ottawa two rivers Wine and jazz Fest<br /> <br /> A celebration of illinois’ finest wine paired with exceptional food, antiques, botanical arts and the smooth sounds of jazz. 11am-5pm. Downtown ottawa, columbus st., ottawa, ill. Ottawa2riverswinefest.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 3-6.5 Breakthrough Weekend retreat for men<br /> <br /> During this powerful retreat a man can find a safe, supportive place to share his thoughts, explore his feelings, deepen his connections, and renew his spirit. As a result, he can take a giant first step towards stronger relationships and a brighter future.For more info: mindfulmetropolis.com/archive/january_2010/article/From_the_Heart_ not_the_Head/329. Camp emmaus, 3011 W. camp rd., mount morris, ill. 312.604.5013. victoriesoftheheart.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 3-6.6 Zen meditation retreat<br /> <br /> Dr. jimmy yu, prof. Buddhism and dharma Heir, leads a 2-day retreat starting saturday june 4. Also Friday evening public talk: chan in daily Life. DdmBa chicago, 1234 n. river rd., mount prospect, ill. 847.824.6882. ddmbachicago.org/futureevents.<br /> <br /> 6. 4 Explore careers in natural medicine<br /> <br /> Explore a degree in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture or oriental medicine. 9am-2:30pm. National university of Health sciences, 200 e. roosevelt rd., Lombard, ill. 800.826.6285. nuhs.edu.<br /> <br /> 6. 4 Intro to indoor organic Gardening<br /> <br /> A 60-minute workshop with live demonstrations of the incredible possibilities and benefits of indoor gardening. 11am-noon. Gardinside, 618 s. rt. 59, ste. 104, naperville, ill. 630. 276.9885.<br /> <br /> 6. 4 Stray cat strut Benefit Walk for animals<br /> <br /> Annual 5-mile walk for sick, injured and abused cats at tree House. Open house with veggie food, music and more. 10am-2pm. Tree House Humane society, 1212 W. carmen ave., chicago. 773. 784.5488. tree Houseanimals.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 4 Pancreatic cancer dash for detection<br /> <br /> Inaugural 5K on the lakefront raises money and awareness to fight a disease that’s diagnosed in 40,000 americans each year. 9:30am. Lakefront & randolph, 600 e. randolph, chicago. Chicagoevents.com. 773.868.3010.<br /> <br /> 6. 4 Walking through Grief together<br /> <br /> Join us for our community walk to raise money for those in need of grief counseling, and promote understanding about cycles of grief and loss. 9am-noon. Loyola park, 1230 W. Greenleaf, chicago. 773.274.4600. grief counselor.org/walking-through-grief.html.<br /> <br /> 6. 4-6.5 Printers row Lit Fest<br /> <br /> The Chicago Tribune printers row Lit Fest, considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the midwest, returns to the fivecity- block stretch of dearborn st. from congress to polk. 10am-6pm. Various venues, chicago. 312.222.9317. printersrowlitfest.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 5 Art through Gardening<br /> <br /> Check out diy demo’s and displays, paper making and dyeing; enjoy a temporary park on the street, and more! 10am-3pm. Altgeld sawyer corner Farm, altgeld & sawyer, (Logan square), chicago. Noisivelvet.org.<br /> <br /> 773. 789.7494.<br /> <br /> 6. 5 Cancer awareness at sully’s House!<br /> <br /> Sully’s House is hosting a party sponsored by Ketel one in support of cancer awareness on june 5th. Sully’s House, 1501 n. dayton st., chicago. 773.244.1234. sullyshouse.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 7 1st Tuesdays at real naked Food<br /> <br /> Join us as we gather to release the newest issue of Mindful Metropolis! Come engage with other mindful readers over a beverage and snack. This month we will enjoy the food of the newly opened natural grocer real naked Food in Wicker park! Free. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Real naked Food, 1909 W. division, chicago. Realnakedfood.com. 312. 281.5199 x7010.<br /> <br /> 6. 8 Simple summer salads<br /> <br /> Learn how to prepare simple summer salads that taste great without all the hidden calories! Sample a variety of freshly prepared summer salads and take home recipes for seasonal fruit, main dish and side salads. 6:30-8:30pm Five phase Wellness center, 708 main st., evanston, ill. 847.905.0440. fivephasewellness.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 8-6.9 Eat Well, Live Well, Let’s move!<br /> <br /> Fast-paced and interactive conference brings together nationally-recognized speakers to deconstruct and help rebuild america’s understanding of obesity, nutrition and physical activity. 8:30am-5pm. Northwestern Feinberg pavilion, 3rd fl., 251 e. Huron st., chicago. 773.728.0271. healthierchicago.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 8 Gfreev vegan/Gluten-Free dinner & awards<br /> <br /> Join us for the premier Gfreev event. Buffet dinner based on recipes from famous chicago chefs. 6-10pm. Ravenswood event center, 4011 ravenswood ave., chicago. 312. 296.8910. gfreev.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 9 Free shiatsu intro<br /> <br /> Learn the fundamental techniques and philosophies of Zen shiatsu, and chat with current students and instructors! Zen shiatsu chicago, 825a chicago ave., evanston, ill. 847. 864.1130. 7-9pm. Zenshiatsuchicago.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 9 Uncommon Ground Green room sessions<br /> <br /> June topic: alternative transportation outdoors in the parking lot, 6-8pm. Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. devon ave., chicago. 773. 465.9801. uncommonground.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 10-6.11 Anthroposophy + technology<br /> <br /> Have we made a mess of the earth that the future of Humanity will be found only on another planet in another solar system? Or will we survive through the merging of man and machine as envisioned by scientists such as ray Kurzweil? What role will anthroposophy play? Come with your questions and insights to join with computer scientist andrew Linnell, who will explore this topic with emphasis on the promises of nanotechnology.7:30-9:30pm Fri, 10am-6pm sat. the rudolf steiner Branch, 4249 n. Lincoln ave.,chicago. Rudolfsteinerbranch@yahoo.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 10-6.12 Health Freedom expo<br /> <br /> The Health Freedom expo was created to educate and empower you.It’s about insuring your freedom to access natural and alternative health care information and products. Renaissance schaumburg Hotel & convention center, 1551 n.thoreau dr., schaumburg, ill. Healthfreedomexpo.com. 888-658-eXpo.<br /> <br /> 6. 11 Chicago iands presents Grief expert david Kessler<br /> <br /> World renowned expert on grief, loss, death and dying—From auschwitz to mother theresa, elizabeth taylor and thousands of others. Featured on cnn, nBc and pBs. See website for more info. 2-5pm. Evanston Hospital, 2650 ridge rd., evanston, ill. 847. 251.5758. chicagoiands.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 11-6.12 37th Annual Wells street art Festival<br /> <br /> Iconic early summer juried art fest features works of more than 300 artists, music and the cuisine of old town restaurants. 10am- 10pm. Old town, Wells street & north ave., chicago. 773.868.3010. chicagoevents.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 12 Men’s Healing circle: a Father’s day tune-up<br /> <br /> A workshop on fatherhood, masculinity and male creativity! Learn techniques to turn up or down your male energy. Discover healthy ways of being creative and destructive as a man. $50. 4-5:30pm. Five phase Wellness center, 708 main st., evanston, ill. 847. 905.0440. fivephasewellness.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 12 Gimme shelter!<br /> <br /> Walk for the animals join us for the 11th annual event to benefit red door animal shelter, a no-kill shelter for cats, dogs and rabbits. Following the 3k walk will be brunch, a raffle, full access to our doggie splash pools, entertainment for people and pooches alike. Participants receive a walk t-shirt, bandana for their dog, as well as a goody bag! Rain or shine. All proceeds will go to help the homeless animals at the shelter. 10am-noon. Indian Boundary park, 2500 W. Lunt ave, chicago. 773. 764.2242. reddoorshelter.org. Indian Boundary park, 2500 W. Lunt ave, chicago. 773. 764.2242. reddoorshelter.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 12 a Twist of Fate: a Gay pride Kick-off event<br /> <br /> The route 66 theatre company and nerds at Heart present a “woo and view” singles party and performance for queer men. Eligible bachelors make a date with destiny over themed icebreaker activities, a complimentary cocktail and hors d’ouevres. A performance “a twist of Water” follows.$44.50 includes admission to the mixer and the show. Advance purchase required at nerdsatheart .com or mercurytheaterchicago.com. 3-7pm. Mercury theater, 3745 n. southport ave., chicago. 312.265.6085. nerdsatheart.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 12 Tanya: embrace the divine<br /> <br /> While clearly a Hasidic mystical teaching, the promise of tanya is thoroughly contemporary. Join rabbi rami shapiro, author of 20 books, to explore the text, contemplative self-inquiry, dialogue and practice. No prior knowledge of judaism or Hasidism is required. What is required is an open mind and an open heart. 9am-4:30pm. Infinity Foundation, 1282 old skokie rd., Highland park, ill. 847.831.8828. infinityfoundation.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 12 Hiking meditation<br /> <br /> Includes meditative exercises, three meals and transportation to state park. $65/$75. 6am-8pm. Inner metamorphosis university, 1418 W. Howard st., chicago. 773.262.1468. Lifesurfing.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 12 Ki-Hara Workshop at degerberg academy<br /> <br /> In three hours, certified instructor carrie gently teaches you eight upper and eight lower body stretches suitable for any age and any body type. 1-4pm. Degerberg academy of martial arts, 4717 n. Lincoln ave.,chicago. Stretchchi.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 12-6.17 Earth traditions oasis—Building Community<br /> <br /> A mid-summer retreat for people of the earth. Featuring: andras corban arthen, t. thorn coyle, Barbara mcGraw, matthew ellenwood, janet Berres, michaela Hasko, Keith Green, the trees and others! 1pm-midnight. Camp duncan, rt. 83 & 12, Fox Lake,ill. 847.456.4833. earthtraditions.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 15 Full moon meditation<br /> <br /> Enjoy inner peace in silence and the energy Flow in dance! Includes a tea- break. $20.visit our website for discounts and free newsletter. 9pm-midnight. I.m.u., 1418 W. Howard st., chicago. 773.262.1468. Lifesurfing.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 16 “The unbelievable Beauty of Being Human”<br /> <br /> Phil porter, co-founder of interplay, presents the easy-to-learn techniques that lead to stories, movement and sound, all woven together on the spot from the stuff of our lives. Free. 7-9pm. Ravenswood presbyterian church, 4300 n. Hermitage, chicago. 630. 715.8590. interplay.org.<br /> <br /> 6. 16 Secrets to Lasting intimacy Workshop<br /> <br /> Join dr. elsbeth meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver at this introductory Workshop where they share their wisdom and heartopening approach to create intimacy, Love and fulfillment. $40. 7-9pm. Tantranova institute, 2031 W. Warner ave., chicago. 773. 525.5006. tantranova.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 17 Accessing the power of the mayan sacred calendar<br /> <br /> The mayan sacred calendar is the basis for all mayan spirituality. In this workshop renown author and mayan priest, carlos Barrios, will explore the elements, the usage and the power that can be accessed by its wisdom.<br /> <br /> 7-10:30pm. Yoga now Gold coast, 742 n. Lasalle, ste. 201, chicago. 630.334.7826. mayancross.com/events.<br /> <br /> 6. 18-6.19 Father’s day overnight<br /> <br /> Hey kids! Surprise dad with a camping trip at the farm for Father’s day! Please pre-register. $50. 11am-midnight. Angelic organics Learning center, 1547 rockton rd., caledonia, ill. Learngrowconnect.org/calendar.html. 815. 389.8455.<br /> <br /> 6. 19 Mayan Healing Techniques<br /> <br /> Carlos Barrios and adriana rojas will teach how to use the mayan sacred calendar as a powerful energy healing modality. This workshop is perfect for light and body workers interested in adding to their healing repertoire. 10am-4pm. Blue Feather Books and Botanicals, 19 W. Harris, LaGrange, ill.<br /> <br /> 630. 334.7826. mayancross.com/events.<br /> <br /> 6. 20-8.1 Half off 6-Week Fitness camp For Kids<br /> <br /> Six weeks of speed and fitness camp for your kids. Give your child (ages 6-13) a chance to learn new ways to get fit and have a blast with motive personal training! 9am. $59 ($119 value). Welles park in Lincoln square, 3813 n. Lincoln ave., chicago. 773.675.1420. motivpersonaltraining.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 25 City provisions Farm dinner at dietzler Farms<br /> <br /> Join us as we travel to elkhorn, Wisconsin with our neighborhood brewery, Half acre. Since our first dinner with Half acre only two years ago, they have almost tripled their line of beers. Come taste their beers while you learn about dietzler’s farming practices. 1-11pm. City provisions, 1818 W. Wilson, chicago. 773. 293.2489. cityprovisions.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 25 Leave no child inside at indiana dunes!<br /> <br /> Celebrate families, nature and education at indiana dunes national Lakeshore! Engage in and learn about the many recreational activities available in our region along the southern shores of Lake michigan: hiking, birding, nature painting and more. Free. 10am-4pm. Indiana dunes national Lakeshore, 20 n. Lake st., miller, in. 219.395.1812. nps.gov/indu.<br /> <br /> 6. 25-6.26 Fountain square art Festival<br /> <br /> North shore’s oldest juried fine arts fair features works of 225-plus artists, jazz stage and kids art tent. 10am-6pm. Downtown evanston, sherman and church st., evanston,ill. 773.868.3010. chicagoevents.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 25-6.26 Promenade of art arlington Heights<br /> <br /> This celebrated outdoor festival features the work of 150 juried artists from around the country. Offerings include ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood and furniture. Interactive art demos and booth chats. 10am-5pm. Downtown arlington Heights, 121 W. campbell, arlington Heights, ill. Amdurproductions.com.<br /> <br /> 6. 26 Food preserving 101<br /> <br /> This basic introduction to food preserving will cover safety, freezing, dehydrating, and canning. Please pre-register. $50. 1:30-5pm. Angelic organics Learning center, 1547 rockton rd., caledonia, ill.815.389.8455. learngrowconnect.org/calendar.html.<br /> <br /> 6. 26-7.31 Animal reiki certification course<br /> <br /> In this two session course you will learn the history, practices and symbols of reiki and how to apply them to the treatment of companion animals. 1-6pm. Kindred spirits Healing arts, 1607 simpson st., 1F, evanston, ill. 847. 869.8845. kindspiritshealing.com.<br /> <br /> 7. 1-7.3 Chicago Botanic Garden art Festival<br /> <br /> Located on the esplanade of the chicago Botanic Garden, the Festival offers original works for purchase from a select crowd of 80 juried artists. All of the artwork embodies a botanic theme, use or material. 10am- 5pm. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake cook rd., Glencoe, ill. 847.926.4300. amdur productions.com.

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