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RAW SUMMER FEST - great speakers/activities!­!!

RAW SUMMER FEST Sunday, Sept 8th at the Lakefront in Evanston

This is our 9th Annual Fest!!! Come out to connect with community ~ Activities all day!

RAW PANEL - come learn from our local experts: Chef Inventor Blake, Farmer Karen Keane, Qi Rich, Herbalist Gosia, Wellness Coach Terry, and Organizer Ariane.

Activities include Yoga, RawLuck Lunch, Raw Food Demos, Eco Panel, GMO Talk, Kids Activities, Qi Gong, Hulahooping, Nature Walk, Healthy Lifestyle Talk, Drum Circle, Amazon Talk, Shamanic Journey, a Movement Exercise and BUBBLES!

Bring a raw vegan dish in a cooler, your picnic gear, blanket, frisbee, eating gear, etc

Sign up for Raw Fest: http://www.meetup.com/RawChicagoCommunity/events/131533282/

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE:

9am - Yoga with Shanti followed by FruitLuck Breakfast

10:15 am Achieving Stellar Health: What's Stopping You? Workshop with Cyndi Dodick - Cyndi will be talking about the lessor known obstacles getting in the way of people reaching optimal strength, energy and vitality.

11:00am GMO Free Talk with Joan - IL GMO Labeling Initiative

11:00 Hulahooping for Kids with Liz

11:45 Raw Food Demo with Chef Nirel

12:00 ECO- Panel:

* Eco -Sustainable Living with Archana Lal-Tabak, Medical Director at Heart of Tranformation Wellness Insitute

* Barb-Bee - Raw Honey from the Hood -Beekeeper and Bee Activist

* Permaculturist - TBA

* Alternative Energy – TBA

12:30pm Hulahooping for everyone with Liz!

1:00 Movement Workshop Qi Gong with Rich

1:00 Nature Walk

1:30pm RawLuck Lunch - starring your delicious RAW VEGAN dishes!

2:30pm RAW PANEL - Energy and Vitality with RAW - Achieving Your Balance

* Chef Inventor Blake - International Raw Chef Extraordinaire

* Organic Farmer and New Leaf Natural Grocery Owner, Karen Keane

* Qi Rich - 30 + years of different Raw ways - Ann Wigmore, Natural Hygenists, Hallelujah Acres, and more

* Herbalist Gosia - graduate of Chicago Healing Arts and currently at Integrative Institute of Nutrition

* Wellness Coach Terry - Founder of Make Mine Raw Hyde Park group and the Healing Circle

* Organizer Ariane - Founder of Chicago Raw Food Community

3:30pm Raw Food Desert Demo and Dessert

4:00 Kids Activity - Bubbles by Blake

4:00pm Amazon Jungle Talk with Ariane

4:30 Shamanic Journey with Jane Fresne

4:30pm Movement and Awareness Exercise with Roman

5:00 Drum Circle/Music - with Percussion Facilitator Jim Lal-Tabak, Bring your instruments!

Easiest way to find us - from the south, drive down Sheridan/Forest Ave, one block north of Dempster is Greenwood, make a right, go to the end, see the lake, make a left to park on the street with diagonal parking. DO NOT follow your GPS, it takes you too far away, from the north, take Sheridan Rd/Forest south past Church/Davis, start looking for Greenwood, go left.

Sign up for Raw Fest: http://www.meetup.com/RawChicagoCommunity/events/131533282/

Join on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/662599640436379/

Join our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rawchicagocommunity/

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  • Diana

    It was really fun and well organized. Thank you Ariane.

    September 9, 2013

  • Claudia

    Thanks Ariane for putting this together for 9 years and keeping the Raw / Vegan community strong. Also, big thanks to Cyndi :-)

    September 9, 2013

  • Claudia

    I had so much fun I didn't want to leave :-) Thanks everyone for your participation and hard work.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The entire RawFest was well planned and well worthwhile. If Vegan Mania is half as good Chicago will be sooooo lucky!

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If Vegan Mania is half as good as RawFest then Chicago is sooooo lucky!

    September 8, 2013

  • Nicole

    Am I able to attend if I just bring my own picnic lunch? Unfortunately, I'm not going to have time to prepare a dish.

    September 7, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    organic farmers mrkt at Raw Fest tmrw! peaches, watermelons, heirloom tomatoes! from henry's farm and lake breeze organics - great prices!
    all organic - heirloom watermelons, cantalope and peaches
    heirloom tomatoes, poblano peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers (4 varieties), zucchini, and lots more
    bring cash (small bills are good) and your shopping bag
    don't forget your cooler and ice - bring your big cooler for others who aren't able to bring pls!
    support your local farmers!
    thanks and looking forward to a great day tomorrow!
    ariane

    September 7, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    Cyndi's Health/Nutrition Talk at 10:15 - come get inspired!

    September 6, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    Chef Linda is joining Raw Expert Panel!!

    September 6, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    RAW PANEL - come learn from our local experts: Chef Inventor Blake, Farmer Karen Keane, Chef Linda, Rainforest Rosita Arvigo, Qi Rich, Herbalist Gosia, Wellness Coach Terry, and Organizer Ariane.

    September 6, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    special guest Akin from Earth's Healing Cafe doing an Herbal Demo and Master Herbalist Rosita Arvigo doing a Medicinal Plant Walk/Talk joining us!!! check out revised schedule below!

    Activities include 3 Raw Food Demos, Nutrition/Health Talks, Herbal Tea Demo, Medicinal Plant Walk/Talk, RawLuck Lunch, Yoga, Eco Panel, GMO Talk, Kids Activities, Qi Gong, Hulahooping, Nature Walk, Healthy Lifestyle Talk, Drum Circle, Amazon Talk, Shamanic Journey, Movement Exercise, Reflexology, and BUBBLES!

    September 6, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    amazing raffle prizes from Newleaf Natural Grocery, Foods Alive, Earth's Healing Cafe, Unforgettable Chocolates (raw), Green Spirit Living, local honey, organic skin care products, enzymes, healing sessions, yoga classes, raw books, reflexology tool, a special grand prize, and much more!

    special guest Akin from Earth's Healing Cafe doing an Herbal Demo and Master Herbalist Rosita Arvigo doing a Medicinal Plant Walk/Talk joining us!!! check out revised schedule below!

    September 6, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    $5 donation to cover costs of event, pay meetup fees, INCLUDES 2 raffle tickets - Raffle at 10:15am, 11:45am and 4:00pm Additional Raffle tickets $1 proceeds go to Mercy for Animals

    August 23, 2013

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