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Community Happenings – August 2018

14th Annual Celebration

The World of Faeries Festival

Celebration of the Feminine Spirit

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
and Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Something magical is happening in South Elgin, IL!

The World of Faeries Festival always has something new each and every year. We showcase the best local musical talent and entertainment as well as from the surrounding states, even as far away as New York (Frenchy and the Punk) and New Mexico (Randy Granger). We also have the most creative fantasy and fairy artisans who bring their special talents and skills to each event, offering one-of-a-kind handcrafted wares in our vendor village under the ancient oaks of Vasa Park. Many travel extensively to display fine art, fine crafts, sculpture, puppets, published fantasy books, handmade clothes, fantasy and fairy attire, aromatherapy products, and much more. We encourage families to dress in their best fantasy or fairy outfit, leave their “adult” at home and come and enjoy the magic of the event. All ages are welcome from 1 to 101!

Where Can You Get So Much For So Little, So Close to Home?

David and Gloria Yaeger, co-owners and hosts

Location: Vasa Park, 35 W 217 Route 31, South Elgin, IL 60177, 7 miles south on Route 31 from I-90 and five miles north from St. Charles, IL on Route 31.

Call 815-788-1630; visit or email

Cost: $11 Adults, $8 Seniors (aged 65 and up), Children (12 and under) are free. Discounts offered online.

Free parking!


Self & Group Healing with Heartfulness Meditation

Second Wednesdays through 2018, Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This gathering is an opportunity for both givers and receivers
of subtle healing energy, including healers that tend to go too long without receiving, as well as recipients of healing who want pay it forward. No experience required, and all levels are welcome to come and sit as one. The focus of the evening is self, group and remote healing guided by the Wisdom of the Heart. We’ll start the evening with some discussion of the power of the Heart Chakra, as well as the need to care for the whole self.

The evening concludes with a lightly guided Heartfulness Meditation attuned to group energy that opens pathways for giving and receiving. This event is facilitated by Roger Oney, Energy Worker & Guided Meditation Artist.

Location: The classroom at Tribe Healing Arts,
1819 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.

Call 312-281-8819; register and learn more at

Cost: Free! However, registration is required due
to limited space.


Inner Source Retreat

Facilitated by Jenelle Thurston & Randi Cutler

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 to Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

Knowing and embracing the gifts of our shadows empowers us to shine authentically. During this four-day women’s retreat nestled into mother nature and a tribe of supportive women, we will dive into the depths of our psyches uncovering hidden parts of ourselves. Through a powerful immersion of Shamanic Breathwork, Firewalking, Yoga, Psyche Exploration and Artistic
Creation, our intention is to create a safe and nourishing space for you to curiously explore your inner world, embrace your hidden gifts and celebrate the wholeness of who you are! This is an all women’s retreat. Vegetarian Meals & Lodging included.

Location: Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center, 9325 Dwight Boyer Rd, Watervliet, MI 49098.

Register at


Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® Training

Thursday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, 8:30 am – 8 pm, each day

Join us for an interactive four-day training event and learn how to use the power of your unconscious mind to achieve success and experience ultimate fulfillment in your life. You’ll learn how to transform undesirable states of being and unwanted patterns of behavior instantly; release limiting beliefs and emotions that no longer serve you; overcome procrastination; lack of motivation; anxiety and phobias; and communicate in a way that fosters deeper and more meaningful relationships. This experiential event is brought to you by the Empowerment Partnership, the world’s foremost authority in providing the most powerful training experiences in alternative and integrative approaches in psychology, human understanding, neuroscience and personal growth. Offering a unique blend of neuroscience, energy and emotional psychology, we are committed to helping people all over the world live intentionally and experience total freedom, fulfillment and autonomy in all areas of their lives.

Location: Hyatt Place Chicago/O’Hare Airport, 6810 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Call 800-800-MIND (6463); or visit

Cost: $194.



Saturday, Sept. 8. 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chicagoland’s Premier Mind Body Spirit Fest is Coming in September!

Join us at the Theosophical Society in America on September 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for TheosoFest, an annual mind body spirit festival that’s fun for the whole family! TheosoFest features talks on meditation, Buddhism, holistic healing, spirituality and more; tasty vegetarian food; over 100 holistic vendors; a festive Kids’ Korner; intuitive readings; and hands-on demonstrations in tai chi, yoga and other practices.

The annual festival attracts thousands of people and takes place on the Theosophical Society’s 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, including a world-class library, the Quest Book Shop, an outdoor labyrinth and the Buddha Meditation Garden.

TheosoFEST is free and open to the public! A complete schedule of events, list of vendors and more can be found at

Location: Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact
630-668-1571 or

Cost: Free! Parking on the grounds is $5 per vehicle, and hybrid cars and bicycle riders can park for free.


The Last Weight Loss Course You’ll Ever Do!

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.,
Friday, November 16 to Sunday
November 18, 2018,10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This is a four-day retreat that will resolve your eating issues forever. Using the Release Process and Diane Stilwell’s special tools and techniques, your unique problems with eating and food will be addressed in a revolutionary new way. You’ll easily find freedom and relief at last. As the pounds effortlessly slide off, your unending struggle to lose weight will be over and your ideal weight is revealed.

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 160 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

Call 312-951-6560, please ask for Fernanda, Diane’s assistant; or visit

Cost: The deadline for pre-registration price of $647 is Oct. 31, 2018. On Nov. 1, the price will be $697.


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