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RAW FEST - Food Demos, Health/Eco Talks, Best RawLuck Lunch ever, Activities!!!

tons of updates, 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!

RAW SUMMER FEST Sunday, Sept 8th at the Lakefront in Evanston - 9th Annual Fest!

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 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!

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/

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

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 Raw Peach Pie Demo with Pam

11:15am GMO Free Talk with Joan - IL GMO Labeling Initiative

11:15 Hulahooping for Kids with Liz

11:30am Raw Coconut Ceviche Demo with Chef Nirel, Unforgettable Chocolates

12:00 *** How to Make Your Own Herbal Teas - Akin, Earth's Healing Cafe

12:15 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 – Rob S., Alt Energy Enthusiast

12:30pm Hulahooping for everyone with Liz!

1:00 Movement Workshop Qi Gong with Rich

1:00 ***Medicinal Plant Walk/Talk with Rosita Arvigo, Master Herbalist, Belize
1:30pm RawLuck Lunch
- starring your delicious RAW VEGAN dishes!

(Bring a raw ORGANIC vegan dish for 10 - 12 ppl, usually you spend at least $15)

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, the Healing Circle

**** Special Guest Rosita Arvigo, Master Herbalist, Belize

* Organizer Ariane - Founder of Chicago Raw Food Community

3:30pm Raw Food Desert Demo with Chef Lia and DESSERT HEAVEN

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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  • Hallie

    Thanks to ARIANE, for her outstanding contributions to the health community of Chicago - who consistently makes great events happen. A harder, better worker I've never seen! THANK YOU ARIANE! And thanks to everyone else who helped make this event happen!

    3 · September 11, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    The event was well planned or organized as usual. I'm looking forward to next years event.

    September 10, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    pls share your experience at the Chicago Raw Fest!!

    September 9, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    thank you all for an amazing day! i had a blast! especially sooo great to see old friends, fun to see those of you who put in a surprise appearance! met awesome new people too! thanks to everyone who helped out, gave a presentation, and for creating community here in Chicago!!!

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Between learning a Shamanic process, being inspired to do a juice fast, eating amazing food and spending time with everybody in beautiful Evanston - it couldn't have been better. Heartfelt gratitude to the organizers for creating and executing such a fun event.

    September 9, 2013

  • Ceci G.

    I really enjoyed meeting new people and the planned activities and panels.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great seeing and meeting everyone today.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Joan

    Every year it just gets better and better! Awesome from start to finish!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Claudia

    I had a total blast! Such great, fun people and food :-)

    September 8, 2013

  • Jessica MacClure D.

    I prepared cheesecake for the dessert table

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    super easy free parking!
    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

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from Indiana, what's the parking situation there?

    September 6, 2013

    • rawgirl A.

      super easy parking, that is why we picked this spot, just follow the directions on the meetup page!

      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! (pls buy something, I had to front the cash for this market......)
    all organic - heirloom watermelons, cantalope and peaches
    heirloom tomatoes, poblano peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers (4 varieties), ucchini, 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
    ps Akin's Demo from Earth's Healing Cafe is at Noon and Medicinal Plant Walk/Talk with Rosita Arvigo at 1pm......

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    bring Raw Vegan Organic dish to share with 10 - 12 ppl, we spend at least $15, if you absolutely cannot bring a dish or buy something raw at a raw restaurant or store, than you can bring $15 to help offset cost of event, if you know ahead that you must bring cash, message me and i will ask one of the chefs to make extra food.....

    September 6, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    Volunteers needed, message me if you want to help out!!! thanks

    August 23, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

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

    2 · August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a fee?

    August 22, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    RAWLUCK - one of the biggest and best ever! everyone brings a generous dish to share and we get to try tons of different dishes, it is always amazing!!!

    2 · August 20, 2013

  • Carol W.

    Is this a potluck, or are we just bringing food for own lunch?

    August 20, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    pls invite your friends!!

    August 20, 2013

  • rawgirl A.

    yes bring your yoga mats or a towel!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Gabija

    Should I bring a yoga mat? Looking forward to this!

    1 · August 16, 2013

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