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contents Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.


Savor the Reign of Regional Foods by Judith Fertig



The Two-Wheel Commuting Wow by Paul Dorn




Homeopathic Medicines for Sports Injuries by Dana Ullman



How to Get a Lot from Your Plot by Barbara Pleasant



Her Kitchen Wisdom for Healthy Living by Giovanna Aguilar


21 COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Creative, Conscious Eats: Melt Eclectic Deli and Picnic and Pantry by Kristin DeMint



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ne of the latest businesses to join the new hot Pike Street Area in Covington is AJ Creations, a dedicated Gluten Free Bakery. The bakery offers a variety of items including Bread, Muffins, Cookies, Desserts and Specialty Cakes. Dairy/Casein free and Vegan items are also available. “We can meet a wide variety of allergen free and other special dietary needs upon request,” says Amber Jones, owner of AJ Creations. The business also sells assorted teas, local coffee and handmade local crafts. The number of people suffering from Celiac Disease (an autoimmune disorder, which can be effectively treated with a lifelong gluten-free diet), Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Wheat Allergy has risen dramatically over the recent years. Gluten is composed of the proteins glutenin and gliadin. It exists in grains like wheat, barley, rye and spelt, some of the major ingredients of bread and other baked goods. AJ Creations is located at 212 West Pike Street in Covington, Kentucky. The Bakery is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as well as on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 859-322-8434 or email Also see ad on page 11.

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incinnati Shakespeare Company presents the fourth annual Shakespeare in the Park summer tour. This year two of the most beloved and well-known plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet – will delight audiences of all ages with the beautiful language of Shakespeare. The season will kick off with A Midsummer Night’s Dream on July 18th at Lytle Park, 500 E. 4th Street. This play will also be on stage on July 31st at Eden Park, 1501 Eden Drive, and on August 4th at Alms Park, 710 Tusculum Avenue. Hamlet will perform on July 23rd at Burnett Woods, 3251 Brookline Drive, on July 28th at Mt. Echo Park, 381 Elberon Avenue, and on July 30th at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road. All performances are at 7 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit

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ncluding mangos in summer fruit salads adds both delicious sweetness and health benefits. A new study by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists examined five mango varieties most common in the United States: Ataulfo, Francine, Haden, Kent and Tommy Atkins, and found that the tropical fruit has anti-cancer properties. When exposed to a variety of cancer cells in the laboratory, mango turned out to be especially effective against certain breast and colon cancers. The researchers attribute the cancer-fighting properties to the fruit’s polyphenolics, a class of bioactive compounds responsible for preventing or stopping cancer cells. As one might expect with an all natural anti-cancer agent, normal cells were not affected by the mango, which targeted only cells that had gone bad, by interrupting their mutated division cycles.

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onsider Boston cod, Georgia peach pie, Florida’s Indian River grapefruit, wheat from Kansas, heirloom tomatoes from Colorado, Michigan sour cherries, Texas pinto beans and California wines. While the definition of American cuisine is difficult to pinpoint, it definitely exists in regional form, say the Americans polled by the James Beard Foundation. It’s the particular tastes of the places we call home. There’s a delicious reason why regional foods remain popular; as The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture found, the average “fresh” food item on American dinner tables now travels 1,500 miles to get there—and often tastes like it.

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mate of a region, as well as the ethnic or regional heritage of their producers,” advises Rachelle H. Saltzman, folklife coordinator and director of the Iowa Place-Based Foods project. She notes that regional food might be considered a result of the happy pairing of nature and nurture. Regional foods start with terroir, a French term that refers to a peculiar combination of microclimate and geography. If we draw a circle with its center in our own backyard, the area within the circumference of the circle that encloses the same climate and geography is the general terroir. Although terroir is in wide use in reference to wines, it also applies to any food. Terroir accounts for the differences in flavor between mild orange blossom honey from Arizona, aromatic and pear-like tupelo honey from Florida, amber-colored and medium-

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flavored clover honey from Iowa and dark and slightly sulfurous sunflower honey originating in South Dakota. “When you eat honey that local bees make, you’re eating an easily digestible, raw food full of enzymes, pollen, vitamins, proteins and minerals from the region,” says Tony Schwager of Anthony’s Beehive, in Lawrence, Kansas. Bees forage for nectar in nearby blossoms and then do all the processing in the hive. The result is a regional food yielding more than 300 varieties across the United States. Even Vermont maple syrup can register the flavor changes from terroir, according to Amy Trubek, assistant professor of nutrition and food sciences at The University of Vermont and author of The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey Into Terroir. Trubek is participating in an ongoing study of the character of small-batch maple syrups.

“Like Burgundy wines or Savoie cheeses, the terroir of maple syrups matters,” she says. For example, maple syrup—a whole food made only from the sap that rises in the tree only after a long, cold winter—can taste different depending on whether the maple tree grows in areas rich in limestone (giving flavor notes of caramel, vanilla and bitter almond) or schist (where minerals yield a slightly moldy note), giving it a unique taste of place.

Wild Bounty Before European settlement here, Native American tribes were often identified—and strengthened physically and spiritually—by the regional foods they ate, whether gathered by hunting or fishing in the wild or raised themselves. Early visiting explorers and naturalists noted such delicacies as wild strawberries growing along the New Hampshire shoreline, native persimmons in Virginia and beach plums on Cape Cod. In Early American Gardens: For Meate or Medicine, gardener and author Ann Leighton chronicles which plants were native to New England and which ones the 17th-century colonists brought or had sent from England. The resulting cuisine evolved into a fusion of English recipes with New World ingredients. Through many generations, regional cuisines developed along the Eastern seaboard, often featuring maple syrup, cranberries, wild blackberries, corn, pumpkins, Carolina gold rice, cod, clams, blue crab,

shad and shrimp. Grafting new and old world plants produced the happy accidents of the Bartlett pear, Concord grape and Newtown Pippin apple. What grew in these innovative gardens naturally began to grace American tables. “Native corn became a truly American food,” observes Lenore Greenstein, a food and nutrition journalist who has taught at several U.S. universities. “The corn of the settlers, however, was not the sweet corn we know today, but the field corn used to feed livestock and make corn meal, syrup and starches. Sweet corn was unknown until 1779, yet by 1850 it had replaced field corn on American tables.”

Ethnic Traditions Beyond the land itself, regional foods continue to be influenced by the transportation routes followed in early trading ventures; the ways of the English homeland were soon joined by those of African slaves. Greenstein relates that New Orleans’ famous gumbo comes from the African ngombo, for okra, its principal ingredient. “In this wine, you can taste The thick stew gets the magical place where some of its distinctive flavor and smooth our children, Hailey and texture from gumbo file Loren, grew up. Aromas powder made of dried, of blackberries and bay wild sassafras leaves. In other parts of the leaves, like those that grow South, a cuisine that along the spring-fed creek became known as soul with subtle notes of tobacco, food grew up around dishes made from prosmoke and earth, dance in duce that slaves could the background, derived grow in their own kitchen gardens: boiled from the soil itself.” peanuts, sweet potato ~ Janet Trefethen, of Trefethen pie, boiled greens and black-eyed peas. Family Vineyards, in Napa, Immigrants from California, about its HaLo Ireland who arrived in the New World cabernet sauvignon.

Grow Your Own The best terroir of all is our own garden. A fresh-picked tomato will convert even the most dedicated supermarket shopper every time. A state agricultural extension agent or local master gardener will know what grows best in area gardens. Consider growing heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables for greater flavor and color. A good resource is Seed Savers Exchange (, a northern Iowa farm that acts as a collective for members who use and save thousands of varieties of seeds. Its yearbook lists member gardeners and their comments on their success with various types of plants. during the potato famine of the 1840s and those Europeans promised free land under the Homestead Acts of the 1860s brought garden seeds, favorite plants and ethnic food traditions with them, further enlarging our country’s collective eating

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repertoire to include sauerkraut, coleslaw, cheesecake, cinnamon rolls and potato salad. Mennonite farmers who had emigrated from the Netherlands to Germany and then on to Russia, as their pacifist views clashed with the prevailing governments, finally left the steppes of the Ukraine for the similar terroir of the Kansas prairie in 1875. (This was around the same time that cowboys were herding longhorn cattle from Texas along the Chisholm Trail to railyards in Abilene, Kansas.) The Mennonites brought bags of turkey red winter wheat seeds that helped transform the wild prairie into the cultivated “breadbasket” it is today. In a similar fashion, Italian families coming to California brought their love of wine to a hilly region that benefited from moisture granted by the fog rolling in from the Pacific. They knew how to make the most of a climate with a spring rainy season followed by a dry summer—great conditions for growing wine grapes.

longer shelf life. When they come from organic farms, they’re also grown without pesticides and herbicides. Consider also that milk from dairy cattle raised in areas where they can eat grass for most of the year has a better flavor and contains more beneficial nutrients than milk from grain-fed cows. Jeni Britton Bauer uses regional Midwestern ingredients—including organic milk from grass-fed cows, local goat cheese, foraged wild foods and organic berries—for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. “We couldn’t believe the difference in flavor in milk from grass-fed versus grain-fed cows,” she says. “It’s because grassfed cows produce milk with more conjugated linoleic acid, a cancerfighting compound, as well as healthful omega-3 fatty acids.” Local examples such as hers illustrate the larger truth.

“Native American beliefs are the same and different [from one another]. For us, the sacred food is salmon; for the Plains Native Americans it was buffalo; in the Southwest it was corn. We all see food as part of our religion, but different foods give us our strengths… if we Good for Our Community move about from place to Growing and eating place, we become separate regional foods is equally from our sacred foods; we beneficial for our communities. According to become weak.”

Larry West, a writer for ~ Louie H. Dick, Jr. of E/The Environmental Good for Magazine, most farmOregon’s Umatilla tribe in Us Food ers on average receive Foods naturally suited to “Water is a Medicine that only 20 cents of each their environment grow Can Touch Your Heart” from food dollar spent on better, taste better and Native Heritage: Personal what they produce. The are packed with more Accounts by American In- remaining profit gets nutrients, reports Sustaindians 1790 to the Present, consumed by transporable Table, an educatation, processing, packtional nonprofit working edited by Arlene Hirschfelder aging, refrigeration and to build healthy commumarketing costs when nities through sustainable eating habits their crops travel far and wide. Farmers ( When grown who choose to sell their foods to local and consumed locally, foods escape customers see a better return on their the degradation of being irradiated for investment. When neighbors choose to


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eat locally, it supports local agriculture and encourages continued use of area land for farms, keeping development in check while preserving open space. There are even more benefits. Research by Duncan Hilchey, a senior extension associate at Cornell University, and his colleagues in upstate New York found that regional agriculture contributes to the local economy, provides fresh food and a secure food supply, and plays a role in preserving our rural heritage. In Goût de Terroir: Exploring the Boundaries of Specialty Agricultural Landscapes, he concludes that “Agricultural landscapes, and the regional cuisine and foodways [culinary practices] to which they contribute, offer powerful expressions of place.” As Greenstein sums it up, “Regional food is better, however you look at it.” Judith Fertig is a freelance food writer in Overland Park, KS; for more information visit AlfrescoFoodAndLife Primary sources: Tony Schwager at; Lenore Greenstein at; Rachelle H. Saltzman at; Duncan Hilchey at; Justin Rashid at SpoonFoods. com; Amy Trubek at Amy.Trubek@uvm. edu; and Jeni Britton Bauer at Also, Culinaria: The United States, A Culinary Discovery, edited by Randi Danforth, Peter Feierabend and Gary Chassman; and Early American Gardens: For Meate or Medicine by Ann Leighton

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Frequency of Use When taking homeopathic medicines, experts generally recommend taking as few doses as possible, but as many as required to reduce symptoms. At first, in the face of a great amount of pain and discomfort, this may necessitate taking the appropriate remedy every hour. Usually, after four doses the frequency can be cut to every other hour; as the intensity of pain diminishes, dosing every four hours is common. If no improvement is noticeable after one or two days, it is generally recommended that the patient stop taking any further doses. Although most homeopathic remedies come in pill form for internal consumption, some are available in external applications; such ointments, gels and sprays provide similar effectiveness. Dana Ullman has a master’s degree in public health and is the founder of Homeopathic Educational Services. His books include The Homeopathic Revolution, Homeopathy A-Z, Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants and Discovering Homeopathy. For more information, visit

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hether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality. Even small gardens can be surprisingly productive, sometimes yielding enough squash to feed the neighborhood. These 10 tips will help you reap top harvests of superb vegetables and herbs. Shop from Your Garden First. After a lifetime of buying food in stores, you may need to change your shopping habits to accommodate the stream of veggies from your own produce patch. It makes sense to shop there first. When you plan meals based upon your garden’s abundance, much less overripe produce ends up as compost. Spread on the Mulch. Everywhere but in the subtropics, rain often becomes scarce in summer, so do everything you can to keep plants supplied with consistent moisture. Tomatoes, in particular, are sensitive to changes in soil moisture that can lead to black spots on the bottoms of ripening fruits. In any climate, drip irrigation from soaker hoses on the surface makes watering easy and efficient. Covering the hoses with mulch reduces surface evaporation and discourages weeds at the same time. Harvest Often. From snap beans to zucchini, vegetables will be longer and stronger if you keep them picked. Gather what’s ripe at least three times a week. Early morning is the best time to gather garden-fresh veggies. Make Plenty of Pesto. A fast-growing annual herb that loves hot weather, basil will keep producing new leaves over a longer time if you harvest big bunches just as the plants develop buds and flowers (the flowers are edible, too). If you have too much basil to use right away, purée washed leaves with olive oil and lemon juice, then cover with water in ice cube trays


and freeze. Store the hard cubes in freezer bags for use in making pesto during non-harvest months. Squeeze Tomatoes. In choosing your favorite tomatoes, taste them fairly by keeping them in a warm place because cool temperatures can destroy their flavor compounds. In addition to watching the vines for ripe colors, make a habit of gently squeezing tomatoes to judge their firmness, the same way you might check an avocado or peach. Heirloom varieties, in particular, are at their best just as they begin to soften, but may become mealy if you wait too long. Taste Local Favorites. Trying new crops is always fun, especially if you know they grow well in your region. To learn more about which vegetables and herbs naturally grow well in your climate and soil, visit local farmers’ markets to see what local organic farmers are growing. Any crop that grows well in a neighbor’s field is likely to also do well in your garden. Keep Your Cool. Take on big garden tasks early in the morning or in the evening, when it’s cool. If you must work outdoors on a hot day, try freezing damp kitchen towels into a U-shape and drape a frozen collar around your neck to keep from overheating.

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Bet on Beans. Most vegetables are fast-growing annuals that decline after they have produced for several weeks. Replace tattered spring crops with fast-growing bush snap beans, which will promptly sprout and grow in all but the hottest climates. Where summers are sultry, there is often time to follow spring crops with a planting of edamame (edible green soybeans), which offer sensational taste, texture and nutrition. Sow More Salad. Lettuce and other salad greens often go to seed and turn bitter when hot weather comes, but a second salad season is right around the corner. Leafy greens, from arugula to tatsoi (a gorgeous Asian mustard), thrive from late summer to fall in most climates. Keep seeds left over from spring in the refrigerator and start planting them outside as soon as cooler nights arrive in late summer. In subtropical areas, start seeds indoors and set the seedlings out after the hottest months have passed.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes A Dozen Ways Children Teach Us to Eat Mindfully by Dr. Michelle May

Children are born with the ability to eat instinctively, fully tuned in to internal cues of hunger and fullness.


arents are usually the main facilitators of life lessons for their children, but in some arenas it’s best to let the kids do the teaching. Their natural eating behaviors, for example, exemplify smart choices for us all. Here are some surprising rules of thumb: Eat when you are hungry. From birth, babies know when and how much they need to eat and cry to let us know. As youngsters grow this vital instinct can be unlearned, so that by the time they are adults, most have learned to eat for other reasons besides hunger. By recognizing the difference between needing to eat and wanting to eat, adults can also relearn when and how much to eat. Stop eating when you are full. Infants turn their head away when they have had enough to eat and toddlers throw food on the floor when they’re done. But as adults, we clean our plates because we were admonished as youngsters about starving children, feel a social obligation or something just tastes good. Being hungry makes you grouchy. Being hungry, tired or frustrated makes a child crabby and affects adults in the same way. Take care of your mealtime needs instead of taking out your crankiness on those around you. Snacks are good. Kids naturally prefer to eat smaller meals with snacks in-between whenever they get hungry. That pattern of eating keeps their metabolism stoked all day; adults’ too.

that overly restrictive food rules can cause children to feel guilty or ashamed and lead to rebellious eating. Everyone eats healthier when they learn to enjoy less nutritious foods in moderation without deprivation. Be a picky eater. Kids won’t easily eat something they don’t like. Consider how much less you’d eat if you didn’t settle for food that only tastes so-so. You can learn to like new foods. Healthy eating is an acquired taste, so provide a variety of appealing, healthful foods at the family table. If children observe us eating a variety of healthful foods, then they will learn to as well. It can take up to 10 different occasions of two-bite exposures to a new food, but kids often surprise themselves by liking something they never thought they would. Make the most of your food. Eating is a total sensory experience for children as they examine, smell and touch each morsel. You’ll appreciate food aromas, appearance and flavors more if you aren’t driving, watching television, working on a computer, reading or standing over the sink. Eating

All foods fit. Children are born with a natural preference for sweet foods and quickly learn to enjoy fatty foods. Such fun comfort foods can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, studies show


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people. Family mealtime is a golden opportunity to model good habits and conversational skills and connect with each other. With older children, play high-low around the dinner table, where each family member takes a turn sharing the best and worst parts of their day.

There is more to a party than cake and ice cream.

Michelle May is a medical doctor, founder of the Am I Hungry? mindful eating program ( and the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. Her mission is to help individuals break free from mindless and emotional eating to live a more vibrant, healthy life.




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Invite children to a party and they’ll want to know what they are going to get to do; invite adults and they’ll wonder what food will be served. Instead of avoiding food-based get togethers, focus on the social aspects of the event. Sleep is good. Children need a good night’s sleep to prepare for the adventures that tomorrow will bring. Everyone benefits from a consistent bedtime and good rest. Live in the moment. Kids are masters at living in the present; they don’t waste a lot of energy worrying about what has already happened or what might happen tomorrow. They are fully engaged in small, enjoyable pursuits. Adults will do well to reconsider the true joys of life and we can learn a lot from children.



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MARIEL HEMINGWAY Her Kitchen Wisdom for Healthy Living by Giovanna Aguilar


his month Natural Awakenings speaks with Mariel Hemingway about her personal journey to achieving a healthy and happy life. The veteran actress has practiced and taught yoga for 20 years and avidly pursues avenues of sustainable living and holistic health. Her most recent books include Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life and Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living From the Inside Out.

You are a big advocate of organic food, which can be pricey for families on tight budgets. How can healthy eating be accessible to all? It’s about choices. When people want to eat healthier and believe organic is too expensive, I ask them to consider how many times they buy café coffee or order out. When you start to look at food and how you live your life as a method of preventive medicine, it becomes obvious that getting sick [due to poor nutrition and a weak immune system] is a lot more expensive.


You juggle many responsibilities and roles in your personal and professional life. What advice can you offer readers for achieving balance in their lives? You must make time for what’s most important to you. Ask yourself questions so that you can find places where you can pull back and reset your priorities. How much television do you watch? Are you taking time to exercise? Do you take five minutes to close your eyes, breathe and listen to internal whispers? It’s often the everyday places, people and things of value that work to keep you connected and balanced.

In Mariel’s Kitchen, you stress the importance of local seasonal eating. What do you consider an ideal meal? It’s important to connect nature with food—knowing where foods come from, knowing about local farms and farmers’ markets. My perfect meal is something that is very simple, fresh and seasonal. The key is to use the right ingredients, a little olive oil and herbs. One of my favorites is searing fish so that it is raw on the inside and serving it with a wonderful aioli or fruit salsa and a lightly steamed, seasonal vegetable.

fill a hole and replace love. I fasted and tried all kinds of diets, which eventually shut down my thyroid. I wound up needing to go to such extremes in order to find my center; now I’m privileged to be able to help other people find theirs. What I have realized is that instead of serving as a substitute for love, food should come from love as an expression of sharing and giving.

What projects are you working on that you’d like to share? How did you come up with the concept for your health snack, Blisscuits? My mother had cancer when I was a child, and I was her primary caregiver, so I saw what chemotherapy and radiation did to her. When my ex-husband was diagnosed with cancer, I created the cookies as part of a healthy, holistic lifestyle that could help heal him. They are gluten- and sugar-free and healthful. He is now 11 years in remission and well because he made many good choices. Another reason I developed Blisscuits was to feed my daughters as they were growing up in a world of unhealthy snacks. How has food influenced your life? My mother went to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to learn how to cook. My family was crazy about food; growing up, I was obsessive about food and used it to

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I’m currently producing a film based on my grandfather’s book [referring to Ernest Hemingway], A Moveable Feast, and an environment-focused television show with my boyfriend and business partner, Bobby Williams, shot in amazingly beautiful places. It will start filming in the United States, but we plan to shoot internationally, starting with Costa Rica. Bobby and I are also writing a book, Be You Now. Connect on the Internet by visiting and Twitter. com/MarielHemingway. Giovanna Aguilar is a freelance writer based in New York City. Reach her at

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communityspotlight CREATIVE, CONSCIOUS EATS: Melt Eclectic Deli and Picnic & Pantry by Kristin DeMint


ooking is a lot like making art,” says Lisa Kagen, owner of the Northside’s Melt Eclectic Deli and the newly opened neighboring Picnic and Pantry. “There’s alchemy, there’s mixed media, there’s critique. [In art school,] there are so many assignments where you are pushed to combine materials. You’re graded on presentation. You really have to know what you’re working with and how to make the most of it.” So Lisa’s story begins. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, Kagen shares about her early experiences with creating things. “We had dinner parties every weekend—we all cooked together. Everything I’ve learned is mostly through people whom I have cooked with or have been involved with creatively. I think all [creative ventures] go hand in hand. For example, we have a lot of musicians who work in our kitchen—and we always say that producing a menu is like producing a record. Everything creative overlaps in that way. A song [like a menu or a dish] is the sum of its parts.” In the spring of 2005, the idea for Melt was born—a little sandwich shop that would do mostly carry-out. Like most things do, the idea changed as it began to evolve, but Melt remained true to Kagen’s original vision of a casual eatery serving preservative-free, clean food. In fact, all the meats at

to work out of and for the community to shop out of; prices for staples are as cheap as those at IGA or Trader Joe’s. Think of all the Mexican restaurants with groceries next door—same concept. “I am in a neighborhood where a lot of people who enjoy walking into the business district,” Kagen explains. “[Shopping in this market] is part of an experience, and we didn’t have anything up until now. The grocery is in the neighborhood, and it’s part of the local economy. And we have the picnic side that other groceries don’t have, which consists of our own unique food that we’re making every day.” Considering her success, Kagen says, “People think I have some kind of secret answer, but I don’t. A book that really helped me with business was Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.” Her advice for small business owners? “Be realistic. Don’t let your ego guide you. If you do, you will fail. I try really hard to not get hung up on ideas. If you don’t have an execution and a turnaround, your idea won’t come to fruition. You have to let your business tell you what it wants to be.” “In both stores, my creativity and intuition gets a bit stifled initially by being a business manager. It’s about getting both to flex at the same time. Cooking and packaging—that’s the closest I’m ever going to get to being an artist. And if I can keep contributing to my community, I feel like I get to be an urban planner without getting the degree. I feel like Melt was like a master’s degree.” “I try to wake up every day and say, ‘I am open. I am open to a sign. I am open to the opportunities that the universe has for me to do,’” shares Kagen. “I know a lot of artists who are stuck because they aren’t open. The truth is, everybody is powerful, and thought is powerful.”

Melt are free of drugs and hormones, all breads are free of preservatives, and everything made in-house (including ketchup, barbecue sauce and salad dressings) is free of corn syrups, trans fats, or processed foods. And Melt is beloved by diners across the board, from vegans to carnivores and everyone in-between. “I feel like everything you do, even waiting tables, is for a reason,” says Kagen. With experience ranging from working in accounting to waiting tables to running a clothing store, Kagen explains that “all these different experiences gave me the ability to open and run a small business. I worked in accounting at a window company for a year. Do you think that’s what an artist wants to do? [Pause.] But I am so glad I did it.” Kagen’s newest brainchild is Picnic and Pantry, a micromarket just one door down from Melt. The graband-go cooler formerly in Melt is now housed in Picnic and Pantry, along with an assort“I try to wake up every ment of other items, as day and say, ‘I am open. many as possible locally I am open to a sign. I am sourced. The idea was open to the opportunito open a market for ties that the universe the kitchen staff at Melt has for me to do.”

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TICKS by Dr. Mark Newkirk


o one likes ticks (except the birds that love to eat them), but like fleas and cockroaches, ticks are a fact of life. After a winter break in the northern states, they’re back with a vengeance come warmer weather and plague parts of the south all year round. Many species of ticks can carry disease. From the more common Lyme, Erlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to tick paralysis and Anaplasmosis, these bugs are bad news. Some diseases are species specific, but some, like Lyme disease, can infect deer, dogs and humans. Cats seem to be resistant to many tick diseases like Erlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever; although why this is so remains largely a mystery.

The second most common infectious disease in the United States, this potentially life threatening menace is spreading, carried by several common dog ticks. The parasite attacks the blood cells, rather than the joints. Intermittent fever and lethargy (which can signal various illnesses) are the main signs. The disease can result in permanent disability or death. While there are no proven cases of direct transmission of the Ehrlichiosis parasite from dogs to people, ticks can transmit it directly to people. A simple in-office blood test can determine if a pet has this disease; blood screening will often show a decreased platelet count.

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Lyme Disease Dogs are 50 percent more likely to contract Lyme disease as humans. If left untreated it can cause serious, debilitating problems. Symptoms affecting joints and organs may be hidden in the early stages of the disease, so it’s important to have a dog tested every year and anytime the guardian suspects the dog has been exposed to ticks. The disease has been reported in every state. The good news is that Lyme disease cannot be transmitted directly from a pet to family members. If ticks are typically found in an area, it’s wise to reduce the risk by inspecting canines and people several times a day when enjoying outdoor activities. An excellent vaccine exists for pets, although not for humans.



This illness shows similar signs and symptoms as Lyme disease in dogs. The danger is that pet owners and vets often chalk them up to a sprained ligament or twisted knee, because the pet seems better in a day or two. Keys to diagnosis include the appearance of fever, repeated symptoms or lameness that shifts between legs. Again, a disease-specific blood test is helpful.

Treatment No vaccine exists for Erlichia or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the decision to vaccinate for Lyme disease depends on exposure risk. At the Alternative Care Center in Margate, New Jersey, we sometimes use nosodes, a homeopathic “vaccination” in the treatment or as a preventive measure for Lyme disease. Homeopathic treatment of active or resistant Lyme disease may use Lym D (from BioActive Nutritional) and Ledum, which can also be used in combination with antibiotics.

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Some holistic vets believe that such homeopathy works with the body to boost the immune system in attacking the Lyme organism. Yet the only prevention measure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the Lyme vaccine. Primary treatment for all tick-borne diseases is the antibiotic doxycycline, taken as prescribed for three to four weeks. Using special tests after treatment will show if the disease is gone.

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Eating Consciously,

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o understand conscious eating, we need to have an understanding of what consciousness is—a difficult feat, because by labeling, categorizing or defining it, we are limiting it in some way. At a basic level, though, consciousness is an awareness from the perspective of the spirit or soul. It’s what is manifest in all forms of knowing. When we eat consciously, we are connected to the spirit, connected to the deep love in our soul, and we make choices based on love and kindness. Conscious eating, therefore, requires a high level of awareness of where our food has come from, followed by choice-making from a place of gentleness and kindness for all beings and the earth. There are a few very practical concepts we can focus on in the realm of conscious eating: embracing the vegan lifestyle, supporting local businesses, and eating organic and seasonally.

Embracing the Vegan Lifestyle Conscious eating is very much in line with the vegan lifestyle, which means that we choose foods based on compassion, with an awareness of the vast web of interconnected lives that are harmed by animal-based foods, and with a motivation to live in harmony with all of life. The word vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson and is defined as follows: “Veganism denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practical— all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment.” It’s important to note that “vegan” is a lifestyle, and food is just one aspect of living consciously and embracing this lifestyle.

Supporting Local Businesses When we purchase items from a local business in line with our connection and deep love for all beings and the earth, we further the growth of consciousness in our community and support our local economy. I would like to highlight a few businesses here in Cincinnati that practice conscious eating and embrace the vegan lifestyle. These are great businesses where you can find food choices in line with living in harmony with life: Green Earth Grill, Love Force, Loving Café, Paradise Found, Park + Vine and Sweet Peace Bakery. You can also find many animal-free options at local markets and may purchase fresh produce that is organically grown

close to home (see your local farmers’ market).

Eating Organic and Seasonally Organic foods are grown without pesticides, herbicides or harsh chemicals. Purchasing organic foods supports the earth and is another way we can eat consciously. We can go a step further by purchasing veganic (vegan-organic) food products, which are harder to find but growing as our collective consciousness increases. In addition to not using harsh chemicals, vegan-organic farmers use no animal products or by-products, such as bloodmeal, fish products, bone meal, feces, or other animal-origin matter, because the production of these materials either harms animals directly or is associated with the exploitation and consequent suffering of animals. In addition to organic and veganic foods, we can purchase in line with the seasons. By purchasing foods that are in season and close to home, we benefit from foods that are higher in nutrition and have more flavor (eating foods as close as possible to the time they are harvested assures that you will get the most nutrients), and we honor the earth by reducing the environmental damage caused by shipping foods from across the world. Summer in Cincinnati is a time where we can find much abundance in the produce grown locally. You may not be able to get every single thing on your grocery list in season, but part of a conscious eating practice is doing your best to eat foods that are in season and are organic or veganic whenever you have the opportunity. Each day we do our best, with practice, we evolve to live with a higher level of awareness. We may not have time to sit on a mountain top for hours meditating and chanting each day, but one thing we make time to do every day is eat. Eating can then be part of our spiritual practice, our practice to raise consciousness within ourselves and others, our practice to live more compassionately. Consciously choosing food is a great first step on the path to living consciously—living with an awareness of kindness and a deep connection to all. Anna Ferguson is the creator of World Peace Yoga (www., a style of yoga which inspires peace in action through the practice of ahimsa and a vegan lifestyle.

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his year, you can cut the cost of taking a much-needed vacation while doing something good for the local community and the whole planet. Here are some ways to travel, get involved and avoid tourist traps while walking lightly on the Earth.

Homestay Shel Horowitz has been sleeping on strangers’ floors, couches and private guest suites for decades now. In the process, he’s met peace activists, ecologists and

friends with whom his family still interacts. But he’s not just couch surfing; he’s homestaying, a travel option that runs the gamut from traditional foreign-exchange visits for students to the nonprofit peace outreach program Horowitz has been involved in since 1983, called Servas ( The way he sees it, he’s doing his part to spread cross-cultural understanding and making travel more affordable. There’s the time he visited Colorado on a homestay and met a couple who gave him a private tour of their


for their hospitality beyond that, and also expect to spend time with your hosts in the evenings. Finally, be prepared for any kind of accommodations. “You have to be somewhat adventurous,” he says.

Home Swap As a renter, San Francisco resident Melanie Jones figured home swapping wasn’t in the cards for her. But when she gave it a try, she found herself in a cozy studio in Paris’ ninth arrondissement near a train station with easy access to the city’s major attractions. “It’s a unique way to connect with people who are different from us and to put ourselves in situations to see the world through someone else’s eyes,” she says. “It’s a lot easier to do that when you’re literally eating off someone else’s dishes and sleeping in someone else’s bed.” Although scores of home-swapping websites offer to help streamline and vet potential swaps, she chose to post her ad on Craigslist. A 20-something Frenchman responded; he wanted to visit his girlfriend who was staying in San Francisco. Jones notes that it’s important to both trust the person with whom you’re swapping and to set ground rules.


collection of Native American art. Last year he stayed with the director of Guatemala’s National Park Service and another man active in sustainable development work in the country’s highlands. “You get such a richer experience traveling with homestay,” observes Horowitz from his farmhouse in Hadley, Massachusetts. He advises prospective homestayers to verify the number of nights agreed upon and then pay a host

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The World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (wwoof. org) movement matches ecoconscious urbanites with organic farms around the world. You stay for free and receive some meals from the farmer host, repaying him by weeding, preparing soil, planting and even building fences. It’s a way to integrate into a community, says Lucas Weiss of Brooklyn, who has taken weekend trips to the

Meadowstone Farm of Tim Wennrich, in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Staying in a farmer’s house and eating with the family gave him a taste of life he wouldn’t have experienced if he had stayed in a motel or bed and breakfast.“We got to see first-hand how much work can get done when you have four extra hands,” says Weiss. “You really get to see the inner workings of the [agricultural] community.” No gardening experience is required, but come prepared to work up to six hours a day, for several days. You may need to bring your own tent or sleeping bag.

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saw some of that money at work later, when she visited remote areas of Peru. A few years ago, she visited rural India, where CARE funds schools and nutrition programs, and she was allowed to feed infants their first bites of solid food in a Hindu Annaprashan (first riceeating) ceremony. “I don’t know if I would have gone to India, otherwise,” remarks Gordon. “I just loved meeting the real people in India, the kids and the mothers groups. We got to see what India’s really like.” Many nonprofits offer these kinds of travel, from Christian groups to United Way, which has an Alternative Spring Break service program for teens ( To find a program that suits your interests, ask groups that you support if they offer such trips and how they’re funded, so more of your time, treasure and talent goes to the people who need it. Heather Boerner, a freelancer based in San Francisco, CA, is a contributing writer for Contact her at

Brooke Bailey was new to both yoga and volunteer work in 2006, but after seeing the devastation Hurricane Katrina wrought in New Orleans in 2005, she decided to do something. Bailey scheduled her yoga training sessions around days spent participating in the demolition, cleaning, painting and renewal work the city so desperately needed. It was her first volunteer sojourn, but it hasn’t been her last.

Bailey reports that the effort was life-changing for everyone involved: “I really learned about giving just to give and not expecting anything in return. I realized that even if they aren’t literally my community, even if they’re halfway around the world, they’re still humanity.” Find intriguing opportunities at, CrossCulturalSolutions. org,, GlobalVolunteers. org,, Travelocity.

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Philanthrotourism Jill Gordon had been volunteering in inner-city Chicago schools teaching literacy for years when a friend invited her to a talk about a girls’ school in Afghanistan. That’s when she knew she wanted to take her volunteer work global. First, Gordon joined the Chicago Women’s Initiative of CARE (, a nonprofit organization fighting global poverty, to help organize talks and fundraisers for education programs; she

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SATURDAY, JULY 3 Parent/Child Clay Workshop – 10am-12pm. A 2-day workshop (meet again on July 17) designed as a tandem activity for a child (age 8 and above) and an adult. Both will hand-build their own slab box. $100 total cost. Register in advance. Covington Clay. 16 W. Pike St, Covington, KY. 859-491-3900

SUNDATY, JULY 4 Holiday Kids’ Tournament –10am-12pm. Children 12 and under are eligible to compete for a trophy and prize. Free. Lake Isabella Boathouse. 10174 Loveland-Madeira Rd. Loveland, OH.

MONDAY, JULY 5 Year-Round Gardening – 6:30-7:30pm. Gardening with Pets: Create outdoor space and/or garden that is pet friendly/pet proof. Free. Gardening Monfort Heights Branch Library. 3825 West Fork Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-385-3313 The Path of Wisdom – 7:30pm. A look The Emptiness Sutra. Free. School of Metaphysics. 14 Sheehan Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-821-7353

TUESDAY, JULY 6 Hand-build Pottery Class – 7-9pm. A new sevenweek session begins. See July 7.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 New Pottery Classes Begin. Seven-week classes for adults: Handbuilding – 11-1pm. Pottery wheel – 7-9pm. Other times available. $210. Register online or by telephone. Covington Clay. 16 W. Pike St, Covington, KY. 859-491-3900


class making fresh and healthy summer salads. Registration required. Free. Whole Foods Market. 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513981-0794

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A 2-day workshop for adults to design and build a pair of tumblers that are embossed with stamped patterns. Tuition $45 plus $20 materials fee. Register through U.C.’s Communiversity at: Covington Clay. 16 W. Pike St, Covington, KY.


Animals Alive – 2pm. With Hamilton County Parks naturalist. Ages 6-12. Free. Symmes Township Branch Library. 11850 Enyart Rd, Loveland, OH. 513-369-6001 Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teachings of Bruno Groening – 7pm. Medically Verifiable. Introduction. Newport Library. 901 E. 6th St, Newport, KY. Free. 859 472-5411 The Taste of Summer – 7pm. Hands-on cooking


Your GO Beyond Diet – 6-7:30pm. Our program is the Pounds and Inches Diet, by Dr. Simeons. You CAN lose weight! Come learn what you can do to lose the weight you need to, for GOOD! If it is just 15 pounds or 60 pounds or more, YOU can do it! Presented by Kim Holmes. $75. Go Beyond Medicine. 51 Cavalier Dr, Suite 220, Florence, KY. RSVP 859-586-0111

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 Your GO Beyond Diet – 12-2pm. See July 12. RSVP 859-586-0111 Walk Through Sooty Acres – 12-1pm. Guided tour through the CGC grounds and Hauck Botanic Garden to see perennials, trees and shrubs at their peak. Free. Civic Garden Center. 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-221-0981

THURSDAY, JULY 15 Wonderful Waters – 10am. With Crystal Clear Science. All Ages. Free. Pioneer Park, Shelterhouse 1. 3951 Madison Pike, Covington, KY. 859-525-7529 Nutrition Triple Play – 6-7pm. Basic nutrition, nutrition consultation and grocery store walk-through. Free. Bethesda Medical Center. 100 Arrow Springs Blvd, Lebanon, OH. 513-282-7025

SATURDAY, JULY 10 ANDI Tour – 2pm. Join us for a tour and tasting of our top ANDI scores in each department! We’ll learn what an ANDI score is and how to use it to your benefit. Free. Whole Foods Market. 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-981-0794 Beekeeping 101 – 2pm. With Gail Lennig, a member of the Ohio Beekeepers Association and an instructor at OLLI. Registration is required. Free. Loveland Branch Library. 649 Loveland-Madeira Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-369-4476 Still Mind, Present Moment, Open Heart – 7:30pm. An exploration on meditation. Free. School of Metaphysics. 14 Sheehan Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-821-7353 Nature At Night – 9pm.Look along the Blue Jacket Trail for nocturnal animals and signs of their night time activity. Free. Shawnee Lookout Blue Jacket Trail. 2008 Lawrenceberg Rd, North Bend, OH.

THURSDAY, JULY 8 Options to Treat Atrial Fibrillation – 1pm. Find out more about how Atrial Fibrillation can successfully be treated by the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure. With Dr. Randall Wolf and Dr. William Schneeberger. Free. Deaconess Atrial Fib Center, A-level. 311 Straight St, Cincinnati, OH. 877-900-2342


FRIDAY, JULY 16 Festival in Sycamore – 6pm-12am. Music, food, rides, and games. Bring seating. No coolers, cans, bottles or pets. On site parking. Free. Bechtold Park. 4312 Sycamore Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-792-7270

SATURDAY, JULY 17 Shaker Trace Seed Nursery Open House – 10am3pm. Tour the largest public held native seed nursery in Ohio. Free. Miami Whitewater Forest Sharker Trace Seed Nursery. 9001 Mt. Hope Rd, Harrison, OH.513-738-0345 Canning Basics – 11am. With Gretchen Vaughn of Greensleeves Farm. Safety issues and more are covered with a water-bath canning demonstration and a discussion on pressure canning. Seating is limited. Park + Vine, 1109 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP Bastille Day Celebration – 12-11pm. French-

SUNDAY, JULY 11 FIFA World Cup – 11am-9pm. Teams of two will go head to head while the World Cup final game airs on the giant video screen followed by live music. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. New Pottery Classes Begin – Seven-week classes for adults. Handbuilding – 1-3pm. Pottery wheel – 4-6pm. Other times available. See July 7. Zumba Hip Hop Family Fitness – 2pm. Learn about a mix of dance and exercise that every member of the family will love. Free. Erlanger Branch Library. 401 Kenton Lands Rd, Erlanger, KY. 859-962-4000

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Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15 w/ Patrick Murphy Welage $300 before August 1, $350 after. Vegan lunch included World Peace Yoga 268 Ludlow Ave, Clifton


American celebration. Food from 16 area restaurants and beer, wine, water and soft drinks. Children’s game area, clowns, face painting and pony rides. Free. Downtown Olde Montgomery. Montgomery Rd btw Cooper and Remington, Montgomery, OH. 513-891-3263 Festival in Sycamore – 6pm-12am. See July 16. Bones for Life – 7-9pm. Put a Spring in Your Step. With Cynthia Allen. $25. Synergy Holistic Health Ctr. 7413 US 42, Suite 3, Florence, KY. RSVP 859-5255000

MONDAY, JULY 19 Gemstone 1 – 6:30pm. How they work and why. Free chakra gemstone bracelet! $55. Mantra Wellness Center. 4675 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513891-1324 Year-Round Gardening – 6:30-7:30pm. 101 Common Garden Mistakes: Learn how to avoid common and not-so-common mistakes. Free. Gardening Monfort Heights Branch Library. 3825 West Fork Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-385-3313

TUESDAY, JULY 20 Real to Reel Documentary Film Series – 7pm. Food, Inc. is an 2009 American documentary film that examines corporate farming in the United States. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner. Film will be followed by a discussion. Free. Huenefeld Tower Room, Main Library. 800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-369-6900

THURSDAY, JULY 22 Launch into Space – 10am. With COSI On Wheels. All Ages. Free. Pioneer Park, Shelterhouse 1. 3951 Madison Pike, Covington, KY. 859-525-7529 Nutrition Triple Play – 10am-2pm and 4-7pm. See July 15. Outdoor Movies in the Park – 7:30-11pm. Free. Eden Park, Seasongood Pavilion. 950 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-352-4080 Detox Day – 6-8pm. Help your body and mind get rid of environmental and emotional toxins. 30-min Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification session followed by 15-minute Chair Massage. Plus organic herbal tea tastings! $45. Klimick Acupuncture. 10979 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 129. Blue Ash, OH. 513-834-8173

FRIDAY, JULY 23 August Hike - Native American Style – 11am. Enliven the memory and traditions of our Native American forbearers along this deep forest hike. Would you have the skill and confidence to live totally off the land or be without modern conveniences? Free. Winton Woods Parcours Trail. 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH. Bluegrass Jam – 6-9pm. All ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Willis Music Store Performance Hall. 7567 Mall Rd, Florence, KY. 859-525-6050 2012 and Beyond – 7:30pm. Introduction into the Evolution of Human Consciousness. Free. School of Metaphysics. 14 Sheehan Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-821-7353 Laughter Therapy – 8-9 pm. $15 in advance, $20

at the door. Stillpoint Center. 1123 Cornell Park Dr, #302, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-489-5302 Night Bike – 8:30pm. Enjoy a late evening bicycle ride then have some refreshments by a fire. You may choose to ride the 7.8 mile loop once or twice. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Helmets are suggested. Register by July 21. $5. Miami Whitewater Forest. 9001 Mt. Hope Rd, Harrison, OH.

SATURDAY, JULY 24 Laughter Yoga – 9-10:30am. With Patrick Murphy Welage. $10. Tri-Health Pavillion. 6200 Pfeiffer Rd (at I-71), Blue Ash, OH. 513-985-6732 Kid’s Meditation and Yoga Camp – 2-5pm. Meditation and yoga helps kids to bring focus and calmness in mind that helps them to cope with daily challenges. Kids ages 7-14 and their relatives welcome. Suggested Donation: $25 single, $40 for 2 children, $50 Family, Scholarships available. GSL Monastery. 3046 Pavlova Dr, Colerain Township, OH. RSVP 513-3857116 Introduction to Library Resources – 2-3pm. Topics include using the library catalog, checking your account Online, and using library databases for research. Free. Oakley Branch Library. 4033 Gilmore Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-369-6038

SUNDAY, JULY 25 Reiki 2 – 12-8pm. Reiki 1 is a prerequisite. $185. Mantra Wellness Center. 4675 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-891-1324 The Monroe Institute Local Chapter Meeting –3-5pm. Come experience a Hemi-Sync meditation. Awaking through the exploration of Consciousness. Contact Andrea Berger. Free. Location in Cincinnati TBA. 513-515-3036

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mark your calendar Keynote Speaker Ed Begley, Jr. A fundraiser for the Ohio Valley Foodshed Project, CORV Eat Local Guide, Slow Food Cincinnati & The National FFA Organization (Boone, Campbell and Kenton County KY chapters)

Saturday August 28, 2010 10am – 10pm Court St & Park Pl, Covington KY Gluten Free Store Tour – 7pm. Informational and fun store tour while sampling Wheat/Gluten free foods. Meet at the Customer Service Desk. Registration required. Free. Whole Foods Market. 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-981-0794

TUESDAY, JULY 27 Animal Yoga – 10:30am. Kids (Grades 2-6) and parents. Allow minds towork with bodies as you roar like a lion and dance like a big brown bear. Free. Mary Ann Mongan Library. 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY. 859-962-4060 Party on the Plaza – 5:30-9:30pm. Free. Anderson Center. 7850 Five Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513474-4802 Music Cafe – 7-9:30pm. Five local and traveling musicians of all abilities and ages perform approximately 25 minutes each. Refreshments provided. Free. Fitton Center for Creative Arts. 101 S. Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH. 513-863-8873


Mondays, 6 pm Thursdays, 6 pm Saturdays, 10 am With Trish Riley. Joyful movement adaptable to any fitness level!

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MONDAY, JULY 26 Theatre Playshop: Acting 101 – 2-3pm. Theatre for Adults: No Experience Necessary! Registration is required FPL. Free. Forest Park Branch Library. 655 Waycross Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-369-4478 Gemstone 2 – 6:30pm. To use gemstones to help you sleep peacefully, properly rest or meditate during the day. You will receive a lapis stone to take home. $45. Mantra Wellness Center. 4675 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-891-1324 Info@

THURSDAY, JULY 29 Nutrition Triple Play – 10-11am. See July 15. Puppet Show – 10:30am. With Storybook Puppeteers. All ages. Free. Symmes Township Branch Library. 11850 Enyart Rd, Loveland, OH. 513-3696001

FRIDAY, JULY 30 Laughter Yoga – 5:30-7pm. With Patrick Murphy Welage. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy Hour!” $10. You Do Yoga. 1319 Main St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-2277160 Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project – 9:30pm. Blues Music. Free. Miss Kitty’s Cafe. 3670 Werk Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-922-7612

SATURDAY, JULY 31 Nature Games – 2pm. Bring the kids for some fun outside as we play sensory games, animal games and more! Free. Sharon Woods Sharon Centre. 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 2 Gemstone 3 – 6:30pm. How to use gemstones to stimulate the mind and body for work and play. You will receive a citrine stone to take home. $45. Mantra Wellness Center. 4675 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-891-1324 Info@ Year-Round Gardening – 6:30-7:30pm. Sole Mates: Using ground covers, low-growing perennials and rock garden plants effectively in landscape. Free. Gardening Monfort Heights Branch Library. 3825 West Fork Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-385-3313

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 Spellbound: By the Magic of Science – 10am. With Crystal Clear Science. All Ages. Free. Pioneer Park, Shelterhouse 1. 3951 Madison Pike, Covington, KY. 859-525-7529 Options to Treat Atrial Fibrillation – 1pm. Find out more about how Atrial Fibrillation can successfully be treated by the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure. With Dr. Randall Wolf and Dr. William Schneeberger. Free. Deaconess Atrial Fib Center, A-level. 311 Straight St, Cincinnati, OH. 877-900-2342

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 Understanding Acupuncture – 7pm. Learn the basics of how Acupuncture and acupressure works, and get the top 10 most commonly asked questions answered! Win a 60-minute massage therapy session! Space is limited, please RSVP promptly. Light refreshments served. Klimick Acupuncture. 10979 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 129. Blue Ash, OH. RSVP 513-834-8173

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 Get Down, Give Back” Concert. All proceeds benefit the Music Resource Center of Cincinnati. $10. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Oakley. 513-731-8000

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 It’s Tee Hee Hee and Tea Time – 6:30-8pm. Learn about combating stress with the benefits of humor and laughter. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-2316275

WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 18&19 Monroe Institute Hemi-Sync® Meditation Workshop. With Andrea Berger. Explore expanded states of consciousness and the amazing potential of your brain! Learn how to feel more fulfilled, cope with daily stress, meditate with ease and expand your creativity. Location TBA. 513-515-4046


Nature Next Door – 9:30am–2:30pm. Through Aug 2. Drop in summer camp. Hands on nature activities for kids. Meet at Greenspace. Free. Lincoln Recreation Center. 1027 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH. 513-321-6208 Hatha Yoga – 10:15-11:15am. Lynne Carroll’s Yoga Studio. 7012 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-518-2066 Crafting for Children’s Hospital – 11am-12pm. Every 1st and 3rd Monday o f the month through August. Paperclip angels and mini kite craft kits for Children at Children’s Hospital. Ages 55 and up. Free. Humana Guidance Center. 11316 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-247-2100 Half Price Bottles of Wine. Open 11am-10pm. Indigo Hyde Park. 2637 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-321-9952 KidVentures – 4:15pm. Grade 1-6. Join us for stories and a craft. Each week features a different theme. Free. Durr Branch Library. 1992 WaltonNicholson Rd, Independence, KY. RSVP 859962-4030 Used Books Sale – 5-7:30pm. Every 2nd Monday of each month. We gratefully accept donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, audiobooks and LPs. Friends’ Warehouse. 8456 Vine Street, Hartwell, Downtown Cincinnati, OH. 513369-6035 Yoga – 5:30-6:20pm. For people affected by cancer. Free. The Wellness Community. 4918 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-791-4060 NIA – 6pm. Joyful movement and music adaptable to any fitness level! With Trish Riley. The Kula Center for Movement Arts. 110 E. 8th St., Newport, KY. 513-373-5661 Meditation & Guided Imagery – 6:30pm. Every 1st Monday of each month. With Mary Ellen Moore. Free. Synergy Holistic Health Ctr. 7413 US 42, Suite 3, Florence, KY. RSVP 859-525-5000 Sustainable Living Potluck – 6:30-10pm. Informal group meeting discussing ways of decreasing our collective and individual “ecological footprints”. Free. Gaia Foundation. 8987 Cotillion Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-521-9321 Family Storytime – 7pm. Free. Durr Branch Library. 1992 Walton-Nicholson Rd, Independence, KY. 859-962-4030 FSQ Lounge – 7-9pm. Through Aug 30 (not Jul 5). Enjoy sophisticated, low-key jazz. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. The Amazing Portable Circus’ Juggling – 7:308:30pm. Every 3rd Monday of the month through Sep. Juggling show by Cincinnati-based entertainment company. Free. Essex Studios. 2511 Essex Pl, Cincinnati, OH. 513-921-5454 Yoga Class – 7:30-8:45pm. Phoenix’s classes create the space for the cultivation of a healthy body alignment, the flow of energy in the body and a

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Open House. Improve yourself, Improve the World. Come experience the light of Sukyo Mahikari Center. Sukyo Mahikari. 5100 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-681-3874 Community Yoga Classes – 9am-10am. Bring a mat and drop in. No yoga experience necessary. Free. Richwood Presbyterian Church. 1070 Richwood Rd, Boone County, KY. 859-485-1238 Half Pint Kids Club – 10am. Half Pints age 3-8 are invited with a caregiver to explore and try new foods in a fun environment. Free. Whole Foods. 5805 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH. RSVP 513-4596131 LPK Acoustic Lunch Series – 11:45am-1:45pm. Lunchtime musical entertainment series, showcasing variety of music in an “unplugged” format. Free. Piatt Park. 1 Garfield Pl, Cincinnati, OH. 513-381-3248 Beginner Ashtanga – 5:30pm. Connect body, breath and mind as you detox and get strong. $90 for 90 days unlimited yoga. Yoga ah! Studio. 4046 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. Hatha Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Saving cards available. See Amanda Shepherd, Yoga Instructor. $10. Go Beyond Medicine. 51 Cavalier Dr, Suite 220, Florence, KY. RSVP 859-586-0111 Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. For people affected by cancer. Free. The Wellness Community, Room 310. 1717 Dixie Highway Suite 160, Ft. Wright, KY. 513-791-4060 Bedtime Stories – 7pm. Free. Erlanger Branch Library. 401 Kenton Lands Rd, Erlanger, KY. 859962-4000 Southern Sounds – 7-9pm. Through Aug 31. The area’s best blues and country bands and performers. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Hatha Yoga – 7:15-8:15pm. Lynne Carroll’s Yoga Studio. 7012 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513518-2066

Dirt Crew – 9am-12pm. Volunteers meet to work on the CGC Grounds. Dress for the weather and bring your gardening gloves. Free. Civic Garden Center. 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513221-0981 Nature Next Door – 9:30am–2:30pm. Through Aug 4. Drop in summer camp. Hands on nature activities for kids. Free. Roselawn Park. 2026

Seymour Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-321-6208 Wild Wednesday – 9:30-10:30am. Through Aug 25. Free. Middleton-Mills Park, Shelterhouse 2. 3415 Mills Rd, Independence, KY. 859-525-7529 Senior Wednesday Kickoff – 10am. Every third Wednesday of each month. Discover what Wii for Seniors is all about. Free. Greenhills Branch Library, 7 Endicott St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-369-4441 Used Books Sale – 10am-1pm. See Monday. Hatha Yoga – 10:15-11:15am. Lynne Carroll’s Yoga Studio. 7012 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-518-2066 Preschool Story Time with Miss Gail – 10:3011am. Get ready for finger puppet fun, as well as other pleasant surprises with Miss Gail. Free. Blue Manatee Bookstore. 3054 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-731-2665 Half Price Bottles of Wine – 11am-10pm. 2 locations. Indigo Ft. Mitchell. 2053 Dixie Hwy, Ft. Mitchell, KY. 859-331-4339. Indigo Hyde Park. 2637 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-321-9952 Yoga at Dunham Rec. Center – 11:30am-12:30pm. For people affected by cancer. Free. Dunham Recreation Center. 4356 Dunham Lane (of Guerley Road), Cincinnati, OH. 513-791-4060 In Store Tasting – 12-1pm. July 14, 21. Free. Whole Foods Market. 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-981-0794 Library Committee – 1-2pm. Volunteer to keep the Hoffman Library full organized and stocked. Free. Civic Garden Center. 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-221-0981 Hiking Club – 4-5pm. Easy to Moderate Trail. All hikes start and finish at the Treehouse in Mt. Airy Forest. Come prepared with water, hiking shoes and walking sticks (optional). Free. Mt. Airy Forest. 5083 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH‎. KidVentures – 4:15pm. See Monday. Island Happy Hour – 5-9pm. Through Sept 1. Low drink prices and DJ till 7 pm, then laid-back reggae till 9 pm. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Acoustic Night – 6-10pm. Through Sep 29. Free. Red Rock Tavern. 3159 Montgomery Rd, Deerfield Township, OH. 513-444-4991 Down-to-Earth Spiritual Discussion Group – 7-9pm. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.Non-sectarian community where we seek a clearer understanding of ourselves and the world with group discussions and practical applications. Garden Park Unity. 3581 W. Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 937-673-2593 Family Storytime – 7pm. Ages 0-5 with caregiver. Free. Mary Ann Morgan Library (Covington Branch). 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY. RSVP 859-962-4060 Hatha Yoga – 7-8pm. Saving cards available. See Amanda Shepherd, Yoga Instructor. $10. Go Beyond Medicine. 51 Cavalier Dr, Suite 220, Florence, KY. RSVP 859-586-0111 Herpetology Programs at Rowe Woods – 7-9pm. Every first Wednesday of each month. Light refreshments will be served. Members free/Nonmembers daily admission. Rowe Woods Auditorium. 4949 Tealtown Rd Milford, OH. Bill Creasey

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Joyful Healing Laughter Yoga Club – 7pm. Second Wednesday of every month. Learn to laugh for no reason with Judi A. Winall & Pam Hall. Sharonville Library. 10980 Thornview Dr, Sharonville, OH. Free. 513-899-3115

Movement for Flexibility – 12:30-1:30pm. Through Aug 26. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. Humana Guidance Center. 11316 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-247-2100

Meditation and Chanting – 7-8:30pm. Siddha Yoga Meditation Center. 7657 Montgomery Rd, 1st floor, Kenwood, OH. 513-651-3551

A Morning Cup of Yoga – 9:30-11am. Yoga with Phoenix, RYT. Begin your day with a clear mind, invigorated body and renewed spirit. Open to new and experienced students. $11 - $13. Kula Center, 110 East 8th St, Newport KY. 859-652-4174 Nature Next Door – 9:30am–2:30pm. Through Aug 5. Drop in summer camp. Hands on nature activities for kids. Free. Fleischmann Gardens, Cincinnati, OH. 513-321-6070 Nature Storytime – 10:30am. Stories, songs, a fun outdoor adventure and a craft all based on different nature themes. Free. Imago. 700 Enright Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-921-5124 Acoustic Thursday – 12-1pm. Through Sep 2. Some of the best local musicians performing folk, Celtic, blues, Americana, and roots music. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown

After-Hours on the Square – 4:30-9pm. Through Sep 2 (not Aug 12). Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free. The Square at Union Centre. 9285 Centre Pointe Dr, West Chester Township, OH. 513-759-7308 Hatha Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Saving cards available. See Amanda Shepherd, Yoga Instructor. $10. Go Beyond Medicine. 51 Cavalier Dr, Suite 220, Florence, KY. RSVP 859-586-0111 Live at the Levee – 6-9:30pm. Through Aug 5. Summer concert series. Free. Riverwalk Plaza, Newport on the Levee. 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY. 859-291-0550 NIA – 6pm. With Trish Riley. Joyful movement adaptable to any fitness level! The Kula Center for Movement Arts. 110 E. 8th St., Newport, KY. 513-373-5661 Don Fangman Sings Sinatra – 6:30-9pm. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Free. Knotty Pine on the Bayou. 6720 Licking Pk, Campbell, KY. 859-781-2200 Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Every 2nd Thursday of each month. With Gary Matthews. $20. Stillpoint Center for Healing Arts. 11223 Cornell Park Dr, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH. 513-489-5302 Music on the River – 7-9pm. Through Sep 16.

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Outdoor concert series. Concessions available. Bring seating. All ages. Free. Downtown Lawrenceburg. igh and Walnut Sts, Lawrenceburg, IN. 812-537-4507

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Salsa – 7-10pm. Through Sep 16. In addition to the hottest salsa bands in town, dance instructors demonstrate and teach the basic moves. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Hatha Yoga – 7:15-8:15pm. Lynne Carroll’s Yoga Studio. 7012 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-518-2066 Tai-Chi – 7:30-8:30pm. For people affected by cancer. Free. The Wellness Community, Room 310. 1717 Dixie Highway Suite 160, Ft. Wright, KY. 513-791-4060

Farmers’ markets provide Cincinnati’s neighborhoods with locally grown, fresh and mostly organic produce. The following markets are currently open: PLEASANT RUN PRESBYTERIAN FARMERS’ MARKET 11565 Pippin Rd (Corner of Pippin Rd and Crest Rd), Cincinnati, OH. Wednesdays (Jun-Oct), 3:30-6:30pm. 513-756-9272 BOONE COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington, KY. Daily (May-Sep), 9am-6pm. 859-586-6101

MONTGOMERY FARMERS’ MARKET Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Ln and Straight St, Montgomery, OH. Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm. MT. WASHINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET Stanbery Park, 2201 Oxford Ave, Mt. Washington, OH. Thursday (Jun-Oct), 3-7pm.

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP FARMERS’ MARKET 3292 Montgomery Rd, Deerfield Township, OH. Saturdays (May-Oct), 9am-12pm. 937-289-3151

NORTHERN KENTUCKY FARMERS’ MARKET Sixth Street Promenade, behind the Goose Girl Fountain, Mainstrasse Village Covington, KY. Saturdays (May-Oct), 8am-2pm. 859-292-2163

FARM MARKET OF COLLEGE HILL College Hill Presbyterian Church Parking Lot, 5742 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. Thursdays (Jun-Oct 7), 3-6:30pm. 513-542-0007

NORTHSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET Hoffner Park, Blue Rock and Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. Wednesdays (May-Oct 13), 4-7:30pm.

FARMERS’ MARKET ON THE SQUARE The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Dr, West Chester Township, OH. Saturdays (May-Oct), 9am-1pm. 513-759-7308

SAYLER PARK FARMERS’ MARKET Parkland Ave and Monitor St, Cincinnati, OH. Tuesdays (May-Oct), 4-7pm. 513-675-0496

HYDE PARK FARMERS’ MARKET Us Bank Parking Lot, 3424 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH. Sundays (Jun-Oct), 9:30am-1:30pm. MADEIRA FARMERS’ MARKET Intersection of Dawson and Miami, Madeira, OH. Thursdays (Jun-Oct), 3:30-7:30pm. 513-623-8058 MASON AREA FARMERS’ MARKET Mason Middle School, 6370 Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH. Saturdays (Jun-Sep), 8am-12pm. 513-267-4360


STRAUSS & TROY FARMERS’ MARKET Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Tuesdays (May-Sep), 11am-2pm. WEST CHESTER FARMERS’ MARKET 9285 Center Point Dr, West Chester Township, OH. Saturdays (June-Oct), 9am-1pm. 513-779-6409 WYOMING FARMERS’ MARKET Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts Aves, Wyoming, OH. Tuesdays (May-Oct), 3-7pm. 513-761-6263

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Nature Next Door – 9:30am–2:30pm. Through Aug 6. Drop in summer camp. Hands on nature activities for kids. Free. Inwood Park, 2322 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-321-6208 Fantastic Farm Fridays – 10am-2pm. Try numerous hands-on farm activities designed for young children and their adult friends. Free. Parky’s Farm, Winton Woods. 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-521-3276 x100 Open until 10pm. Melt’s new store PICNIC & PANTRY micro market and specialty foods is located through the Patio next to Northside Tavern. Open 10am-10pm. Picnic and Pantry. 4163 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-681-8600 Piecemakers – 2-4pm. Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. The Women’s Connection Learning Center. 4022 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-471-4673 Friday’s 5 after 5 – 5-7pm. Beer tasting only (July 2). Wine tasting only (July 9, 16, 23, 30). $5. Whole Foods Market. 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-531-8015 Friday’s 5 after 5 – 6-8pm. 5 wines and 5 foods for $5. Whole Foods Market. 5805 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH. RSVP 513-398-9358 Shamanic Journey – 6:30-8:30pm. Every 2nd Friday of each month. With Gary Matthews. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and maybe bring a journal. $20. Stillpoint Center for Healing Arts. 11223 Cornell Park Dr, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH. 513-489-5302 Indie Summer – 7-11pm. Through Sep. Four local, regional, and occasionally national bands play alternative and indie rock. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Introduction to Buddhism – 7pm. Free. Gaden Samdrup-Ling Buddhist Monastery. 3046 Pavlova Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-385-7116 gsloffice@ Public Meditation (Sahaja) – 7-8:15pm. Easy and relaxing way to de-stress and revive body and mind. Begins with 20-minute lecture followed by period of meditation. Free. Clifton United Methodist Church. 3416 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-290-3330

Drum Circle – 9-11pm. Bring drums, shakers or just yourself! (We have some drums). Stillpoint Center for Healing Arts. 11223 Cornell Park Dr, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH. 513-489-5302

Hiking Club – 8-9:30am. See Wednesday. Yoga – 9-10:30am (Power Yoga); 10:30am-12pm (General Yoga). Covington Yoga. 713 Craig St, Covington, KY. 859-307-3435 Tai-Chi – 9:30-10:30am. For people affected by cancer. Free. The Wellness Community. 4918 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-791-4060 Dharma Discourse – 10am-12pm. This is a great opportunity to study a new book and build your understanding of dharma. Free. Gaden Samdrup-Ling Buddhist Monastery. 3046 Pavlova Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-385-7116 Kids Can Cook Too! – 10-10:45am. July 10, 17, 31. Registration required. Free. Whole Foods Market. 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH. RSVP 513-981-0794 Kids in the Kitchen – 10-10:45am. We will take kids age 5-12 on a fun food adventure while teaching them about good nutrition! Free. Whole Foods Market. 5805 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH. RSVP 513-398-9358 NIA – 10-11am. Get your heart pumping with martial arts fused with Duncan Dance, Modern and Jazz Dance then cooling down with Yoga! $11/ Drop in, $45/5, $75/10. The Feldenkrais Within. 4124 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-451-4812 NIA – 10am. With Trish Riley. Joyful movement adaptable to any fitness level! The Kula Center for Movement Arts. 110 E. 8th St., Newport, KY. 513-373-5661 Open until 10pm. Melt’s new store PICNIC & PANTRY micro market and specialty foods is located through the Patio next to Northside Tavern. Open 10am-10pm. Picnic and Pantry. 4163 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-681-8600 Used Books Sale – 10am-4pm. Every 4th Saturday of each month. See Monday. Hatha Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Lynne Carroll’s Yoga Studio. 7012 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-518-2066 Artworld – 11am-5pm. Explore the interactive discovery area for families at the Art Museum. Hands-on activities for all ages, interests, and learning styles. Free. Cincinnati Art Museum. 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-639-2995 Family ARTventures – 1pm. An interactive tour of the galleries for the entire family including handson elements for everyone to touch and see up close. Meet docent in the main lobby. Free. Cincinnati Art Museum. 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-639-2995 Family First Saturdays – 1-4pm. 1st Saturday of month. Performances, artist demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, tours, and hands-on art making activities. Free. Cincinnati Art Museum. 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-639-2995

Parents’ Day on July 25 honors responsible parenting and uplifts ideal parental role models for our nation’s children.

11). An evening of soul and R&B. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Yoga Philosophy Evening & Potluck – 6:30pm. 2nd Sunday of every month. Free. Covington Yoga. 713 Craig St, Covington, KY. 859-307-3435


Donate Everyday Stuff – 2-5pm. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Donate new and used furniture, linen, small appliances, clothes, toys, baby items, accessories, and books. Crossroads Annex. 3500 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH. CityLink@ Tara Practice – 2pm. Free. Gaden Samdrup-Ling Buddhist Monastery. 3046 Pavlova Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-385-7116 Tea Tasting – 3-5pm. Free. Health Nutz shop. 319 Second St, Aurora, IN. 812-926-4372 Movie Night – 7pm. Through Aug 28. Presents two feature films each week during the summer on Fountain Square’s big screen. Free. Fountain Square. 5th and Vine Sts, downtown Cincinnati, OH. Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series – 7pm. Free. Winton Woods Harbor, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH. West Chester Concert Series – 7-9pm. Picnics welcome. Bring own seating. Through Aug (not Aug 14). Free. Keehner Park. 7211 Barrett Rd, West Chester Township, OH. 513-777-5900

Hiking Club – 8-9:30am. See Wednesday. Meditation & Chanting – 8:30-10am. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Free. Siddha Yoga Meditation Center. 7657 Montgomery Rd, Kenwood, OH. 513-651-3551 Sunday Morning Summer Strolls – 9-10am. Through July. Free. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. 3455 Poole Rd, Cincinnati, OH. Artworld – 11am-5pm. See Saturday. Free Admission Sundays – 11am-5pm. Free viewing of museum displays, parking, docent tours and music programs. Free. Taft Museum of Art. 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-241-0343 Babywearing Bliss – 2pm. Every second Sunday of each month. Workshop on safely and comfortably carrying a baby from birth through toddler years. Free. Park + Vine. 1109 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-721-7275

Green Week – 11am-3pm. Jul 6-11. Visit this exhibit to see how nature recycles and learn how we can live more lightly through games, crafts, live animals and other activities. Free. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve Ellenwood Nature Barn. 3455 Poole Rd, Cincinnati, OH. I AM: The African American Imprint. Through Jan 2, 2011. An award-winning touring exhibition that celebrates nearly 500 years of African American contributions to the U.S. Museum admission. Cincinnati Museum Center. 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 513-287-7000 Nature Games Week – 10am-3pm. Jul 13-17. Join in at any time for active games, paper games and more. Allow about one hour. Free. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve Ellenwood Nature Barn. 3455 Poole Rd, Cincinnati, OH. Overeaters Anonymous welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meetings throughout Greater Cincinnati. Donation only. 513921-1922 Shakespeare in the Park. Through Sep. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet. For dates and locations check performance schedule online. CincyShakes. com/Shakespeare-in-the-Park.html Summer Reading 2010: Lights! Camera! READ! It’s Showtime! Through July 31. Preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults. To participate, visit to register and track your reading. Free. All 41 Cincinnati Library Locations. Supply and Demand. Through Aug 22. The first solo show of renowned street artist and political provocateur Shepard Fairey. Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH. 513-345-8400 Traditional Japanese Reiki Levels 1-3. With Bruce Davis. Classes scheduled upon request. Call for more information and registration. $165/$185/$205. Mantra Wellness Center. 4675 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH. 513-891-1324 The Future of Water. A special exhibit highlighting Cincinnati’s effort to clean the region’s waterways through the Metropolitan Sewer District Consent Decree. Free. Krohn Conservatory. 1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH. 513-421-5707 Turtle Exhibit Week – 11am-3pm. Jul 27-31. Exhibit including turtles and turtle activities. Free. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve Ellenwood Nature Barn. 3455 Poole Rd, Cincinnati, OH.

Cloth Diapering Cuteness – 2pm. Every first Sunday of each month. Park + Vine hosts an informal class on all aspects of cloth diapering. Park + Vine. 1109 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH. 513-721-7275 Family ARTventures – 3pm. See Saturday. Smooth Sunday – 6-9pm. Through Sep 5 (not Jul

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Patrick is a celebrated national and international teacher who offers Laughter Yoga classes, workshops, retreats, and training for individuals, groups, conferences, educational programs, community events, small businesses, and corporations.


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