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Community Happenings – December 2017

A Winter Night Open Mic | Fundraiser + Social

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Join Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective and Perfect Nights for A Winter Night Open Mic Fundraiser at JV Studios Saturday, December 2, 7-10:30pm. Open Mic sign-up starts at 7pm with performances beginning at 8pm. Chair Massages and Tarot Readings will be offered from 7-9pm.

Enjoy a night of poetry, music, drinks powered by Edible Alchemy and complimentary snacks sponsored by KIND Snacks, Protein Bar® & Kitchen, Jo Snow and Honest Tea!

Win raffle prizes from Conscious Community Magazine, BREATHE Festival, Yogi Surprise, Miguel Merc Tattoos, Moonstar Pottery, Jo Snow, DoTerra, Choose Joy, Megan Tatiana Convey Gomez, Chiya Chai, Foursided, Fay Rae Ferris, Vivora Inc., (sub)urban warrior art, Ryan Blume Art and Masada! Winners ruffle announced at 9pm!

Early-Bird tickets starting at $10 are available at Conscious Community Magazine will be there, so be sure to say hi! Can’t attend, but feel moved to support? Visit and donate today!
Location: JV Studios, 2201 S. Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608.


Special Seated Pose Extended Gong Bath

With Richard Rudis

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 7 – 9 p.m.

Experience a dynamic gong bath with sacred sound overtones and harmonics that touch the realms where emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness expand. Absorb this vibrational sound healing experience that frees up, boosts and shifts your energy. Bathe with rising and falling rhythms, tonalities and vibrations of a huge earth gong tuned to the sound of AUM, the universal cord.

This gong bath is 90 minutes long and gives you the opportunity to deepen your experience. Some floor cushions are available, but you may want to bring your own. Following the gong bath, there will be time for discussion.

Register online, or call 847-831-8828. Cost: $40.00
Location Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park 60035


Kids Spirit Camp Introduction Workshop at Soderworld

“Spirit of Giving” Kindness Project

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Let your child explore their spirit at our sanctuary that gives kids a fun and safe environment to practice the foundations of Spirituality. Yoga, Breathwork & Dance with Marie Zubinski & Christie Trksak; Healing Hands, Healthy Hearts with Shannon Chada & Barb Cassidy; and Art & Mindfulness Meditation with Jen Skeffington & Misty Soderholm.

Our purpose is to help build strength, balance, flexibility, peace of mind, creativity, self-love and confidence in our kids. Workshop includes a Salt Cave session and the creating of affirmation crafts to take home and to give. Ages 5 -12 years and parents can drop and shop or receive a service at SoderWorld for 10% off.

You MUST pre-register! (If you are registering multiple kids, please call 630-455-5885 to get $5 discount)
Cost: $38 by Friday, Dec. 15, $45 after.

Location: Soderworld, 16 W. 501 Nielson Ln, Willowbrook, IL 60527,


Chicago City Council Calls on Residents to Donate Blood

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by donating blood this holiday season…it’s one of the greatest gifts you could give. By keeping shelves stocked, they can continue to meet the needs of patients right here in our area. Each day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


December 8th Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
North Park University, 3225 W. Foster
December 9th Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive
December 19th Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
DePaul University Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, 2235 N. Sheffield
December 20th Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.,
DePaul University Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, 2235 N. Sheffield

December 20th Time:12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Generations at Regency, 6631 N. Milwaukee Ave

December 18th Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Buehler YMCA, 1400 W Northwest Hwy

Palos Heights
December 9th Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive

December 17th Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fountain of Life Church, 2S361 Glen Park Road

The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois serves 9.5 million people. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.

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