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10th Annual Raw Summer Fest Chicago!

Annual Raw Summer Fest Sunday, Sept 7th in Evanston

BEST RAWLUCK ever, Raw Vegan Chef Demos, Yoga, Workshops, Raw Expert Panel, Fundraiser for Mercy for Animals, Raw Dessert Bar, and much more!

Raw Fest Schedule:
10am Yoga Prana, Mudra and Nada with Shanti - Breath, Hand Gestures, Sound
11am Plant Walk and Talk
11:30 Live Food Nutrition Talk with Cyndi
Fruit served
Noon Water Kefir Demo with Jane
12:15 Raw Vegan Chef Demo - Alex Malinsky – Dipped Fruit Kabobs in Chocolate and a Chaga Hot Chocolate Superfood Drink, Windy City Organics, his chocolate factory in the burbs
12:30pm Fruit and Strength with Mike V. and Strength Demonstration
Fruit served
12:30pm Hulahooping Class #1 with Liz
1:00 Raw Vegan Chef Demo with Maya and Alma, Le Fountain Health Institute - Spanish Rice with Cauliflower
1:15pm RAWLUCK and Blake's Bubbles
2:15pm GMO and Bees Talk with Joan and Mike
2:15pm Hulahooping Class #2 with Liz
2:30pm RAW SHARING PANEL - Jessica Brelje, Jane Fresne, Blake Kuralt, Ariane Glazer, Maya Etienne, Alma Wilkes  - Bring your questions!
3:30pm Dessert Demo
3:45pm Kombucha Demo and Talk with Nathan of Arize Kombucha
4:00pm Dessert and Kombucha Bar
4:30pm Magic Kraut Demo with Qi Rich - Healing Power from Ancient Cultures

Meditation Workshop with Vova
Amazon Rainforest Talk with Ariane
5:00 Shamanic Journey with Jane

5:30pm Dance/Movement Workshop with Roman
Qi Gong with Rich
Hulahooping Class #3 with Liz

VOLUNTEERS - We want you!! Contact Ariane to get involved!

YES this is a raw vegan potluck, pls bring a raw vegan ORGANIC dish to share with 10 to 12 people. No honey, no bragg's amino acids, no Nama Shoyu, pls make sure it is GLUTEN FREE.. Prepare to spend $15 or $20 on your dish! Bring a card with your name and ingredient list so ppl w food allergies know what is in your dish and who made it! Pls bring your food in a cooler with ice to keep cold until lunch time, and appreciate if you have room in your cooler for others w/o coolers. Bring your own serving utentils and eating gear. If no time to create a dish, then pls purchase something raw vegan from one of our raw establishments in town. If bringing fruit, it must be organic and already cut up and ready to serve, pls bring for the fruit snacks at 11.30am and 12:30pm times and pls spend $15 - $20 on the organic fruit.  Contact Ariane if you have any questions or need suggestions. If you would like to bring $20 cash instead of food, contact Ariane so she can give this money to one of our local chefs to prepare an extra dish. Desserts and Durian welcome!!

Please contact Ariane if you are interested in volunteering, giving a demo, donating a raffle prize, giving a talk or leading a workshop, or getting involved in any way.....thanks! Come create the most beautiful Chicago raw summer fest together! rawgirlchicago at gmail


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  • Mike V.

    It was a good time. :)

    September 9, 2014

  • Joan

    Wonderful as usual! Thank you for organizing this!

    September 8, 2014

  • Rhonda T.

    Great

    September 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, beautiful day and weather, and great people to share in the experience with.

    September 8, 2014

  • Roseann

    Great event!

    1 · September 8, 2014

  • Richard

    It's gets better with each passing year. So much fun

    1 · September 7, 2014

  • Claudia

    IMPORTANT CORRECTION - The Location is the same as last year: Greenwood Beach, Picnic Area A & B. Beach is reached from Greenwood, off of Forest Ave.

    September 7, 2014

  • Lisa

    If anyone needs a "one-way" ride up to the Raw Summer Fest from Lombard/Glen Ellyn/Villa Park/Elmhurst area please message me before 11:15am today.

    1 · September 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The weather report for Sunday looks highly favorable. With all good intentions I will be there. I plan on making a raw vegan kesar badam doodh which is an Indian beverage served cold or hot depending on the season. Being summertime still and a raw meetup I'm making the cold variation which consists of almonds, pistachios, water, cardamom, saffron, and an Indian sweetener called kewra (a plant-based sweetener). I should have a little over one gallon of this milk.

    1 · September 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll sub the kewra with soaked Medjool dates if the kewra isn't raw.

      September 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be present and could attempt to answer any questions about diet in relationship to yoga and Ayurveda, and how the diet we choose affects our well-being and peace of mind.

    September 5, 2014

  • rawgirl A.

    RAW SHARING PANEL - Jessica Brelje, Jane Fresne, Blake Kuralt, Ariane Glazer, Maya Etienne, Alma Wilkes - Bring your questions! Jessica is a juicing expert, raw marathoner, and a physical therapist, Jane is a naprapath and holistic nutrition consultant, Blake is one of the best raw chefs in the world and a long time raw fooder, Maya and Alma run Le Fountain Health Institute and are long time raw foodies, and Ariane is a long time raw foodie and founder of Raw Chicago Community.

    September 5, 2014

  • rawgirl A.

    Alex of Windy City Organics will demo Dipped Fruit Kabobs in Chocolate and a Chaga Hot Chocolate Superfood Drink at 12:15 yum!!!!

    September 5, 2014

  • rawgirl A.

    Raw Vegan Chef Demo with Maya and Alma, Le Fountain Health Institute - Spanish Rice with Cauliflower, 1:00pm, delish!

    September 5, 2014

  • rawgirl A.

    looking forward to Sunday - meeting all of you wonderful people and all the great activities!!

    September 4, 2014

  • Tatijana G.

    I am very interested to attend... I think I will bring cash:)... also please let me know how I can volunteer as well. Thanks much - Tatijana

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • rawgirl A.

    Kombucha demo by Arize Kombucha (Chicago's local own!)
    Right to Know GMOs Talk with Joan and Mike
    Bubbles by Blake (for kids and adults!)
    Raw and Athletics - Fruit and Strength 80/10/10 - with Mike Vlasaty
    Yoga Prana, Mudra and Nada with Shanti
    Live Food Nutrition Talk by Cyndi
    Hulahooping with Liz
    Tibetan Bowl Meditation w Brandon
    Qi Gong with Rich
    Movement Workshop with Roman
    Shamanic Journey with Jane
    Amazon Rainforest Talk with Ariane
    more activities and schedule coming soon!

    August 18, 2014

  • rawgirl A.

    pls volunteer! do check-in, sell raffle tickets, set up the lunch, general setup and clean up, sound system manager, coordinating assistant needed, surprise benefits!

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Vanessa M.

    #can'twait

    July 19, 2014

  • Vanessa M.

    #can'twait

    July 19, 2014

  • Linda

    Sorry to miss it, but I will be out of town.

    July 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awe. :P

      July 18, 2014

    • rawgirl A.

      what!?! bummer!!!! we will miss you Linda!!

      July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    No promises for me however, as my house may sell before then and I will no longer be living in the area. TBD

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • Sasha

    I'm a vegan and love to make raw food!

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • Terrie H.

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    June 12, 2014

  • Terrie H.

    Is there a number I can call to suggest a location? I have a beautiful venue that might work. or someone can call me?

    June 12, 2014

  • natalie m.

    Hi Danielle welcome I look forward to meeting you and seeing your face in the place

    June 12, 2014

  • Terrie H.

    Looking forward to going! First time for me!

    April 23, 2014

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