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6.8-6.9 eat Well, Live Well, Let’s move! Fast-paced and interactive conference brings together nationally-recognized speakers to deconstruct and help rebuild america’s understanding of obesity, nutri-tion and physical activity. 8:30am-5pm. northwestern Feinberg pavilion, 3rd fl., 251 e. Huron st., chicago. 773.728.0271. healthierchicago.org. ogy. 7:30-9:30pm Fri, 10am-6pm sat. the rudolf steiner Branch, 4249 n. Lincoln ave., chicago. rudolfsteinerbranch@yahoo.com. indian Boundary park, 2500 W. Lunt ave, chi-cago. 773.764.2242. reddoorshelter.org. 6.10-6.12 Health Freedom expo the Health Freedom expo was created to educate and empower you. it’s about in-suring 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. 6.12 a twist of Fate: a Gay pride Kick-off event the route 66 theatre company and nerds at Heart present a “woo and view” singles party and performance for queer men. eligi-ble bachelors make a date with destiny over themed icebreaker activities, a complimen-tary cocktail and hors d’ouevres. a perfor-mance “a twist of Water” follows. $44.50 in-cludes 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. 6.8 GFreev vegan/Gluten-Free dinner & awards join us for the premier GFreev event. Buf-fet dinner based on recipes from famous chicago chefs. 6-10pm. ravenswood event center, 4011 ravenswood ave., chicago. 312.296.8910. gfreev.com. 6.11 chicago iands presents Grief expert david Kessler World renowned expert on grief, loss, death and dying—From auschwitz to mother the-resa, elizabeth taylor and thousands of others. Featured on cnn, nBc and pBs. see website for more info. 2-5pm. evan-ston Hospital, 2650 ridge rd., evanston, ill. 847.251.5758. chicagoiands.org. 6.9 Free shiatsu intro Learn the fundamental techniques and phi-losophies of Zen shiatsu, and chat with cur-rent students and instructors! Zen shiatsu chicago, 825a chicago ave., evanston, ill. 847.864.1130. 7-9pm. zenshiatsuchicago.org. 6.12 tanya: embrace the divine While clearly a Hasidic mystical teaching, the promise of tanya is thoroughly contem-porary. join rabbi rami shapiro, author of 20 books, to explore the text, contempla-tive 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. 6.9 uncommon Ground Green room sessions june topic: alternative transportation out-doors in the parking lot, 6-8pm. uncom-mon Ground, 1401 W. devon ave., chicago. 773.465.9801. uncommonground.com. 6.11-6.12 37th annual Wells street art Festival 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. 6.12 Hiking meditation 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. 6.12 men’s Healing circle: a Father’s day tune-up 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 destruc-tive as a man. $50. 4-5:30pm. Five phase Wellness center, 708 main st., evanston, ill. 847.905.0440. fivephasewellness.com. 6.12 Ki-Hara Workshop at degerberg academy 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 acad-emy of martial arts, 4717 n. Lincoln ave., chicago. stretchchi.com. 6.10-6.11 anthroposophy + technology Have we made a mess of the earth that the future of Humanity will be found only on an-other 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 anthroposo-phy play? come with your questions and insights to join with computer scientist an-drew Linnell, who will explore this topic with emphasis on the promises of nanotechnol-6.12 Gimme shelter! 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, ban-dana 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. 6.12-6.17 earth traditions oasis—Building community 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-mid-night. camp duncan, rt. 83 & 12, Fox Lake, ill. 847.456.4833. earthtraditions.org. MInDFuLMeTROPOLIS.COM 33

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