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Earth Citizens Organization’s 7th Annual Earth Citizen Peace Festival

ICARE 2020. This is Earth Citizens Organization’s (E.C.O.) vision—to create leaders who acknowledge the Earth as the central value, who practice mindful living with less for a sustainable world and who seek growth not in material expansion, but in the realization or our inner true value.

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Nature Writing and Yoga Retreat

Yoga instructor Kristine Ringler and creative writing teacher Robert Balch will team up once again for an all-day Nature Writing and Yoga retreat being held April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Cornwall's beautiful Black Rock Forest Consortium Lodge.

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Reiki for Autoimmune Disorders by Cathy Kennedy

Years ago I was diagnosed with Behcet’s Disease (BD), an autoimmune disorder with no known cause. In addition to osteoarthritis and severe fatigue, symptoms included joint pain and swelling, major gastrointestinal problems, mouth and skin lesions and more. Since BD is an inflammatory blood vessel disease, it affected many parts of my body. After being on medications for years, my body began experiencing the side effects of those medications. My health was suffering and it carried out into all areas of my life.

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Nyack Farmers’ Market Returns Outdoors

Don't let a few feet of snow fool you; spring is around the corner and the Nyack Farmers' Market is heading back outdoors for its 20th year.

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Crystal Connection Opens for the Season

Travis Ogden, co-owner of Crystal Connection in Wurtsboro, is excited to announce the store will be open for the season on April 7. In addition to offering a vast collection of crystals, intuitive readings and other offerings, opening day will finish off with an evening drum circle.

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Gluten-Free California Chicken Wrap

Grilled chicken breast
Mixed field greens
Olives
Avocado
Roasted peppers
Fresh mozzarella

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Dowsing for Your Home and Business

Dowsing is an ancient practice used to find water. Today, dowsing also is used to clear energy disturbances in home and business environments. “Energy disturbances are created by things like EMFs, cell phones, cell towers, negative vortexes, geopathic stress and previous occupants. Once these disturbances are stopped, occupants are able to notice life changes such as improved health and energy, calmer pets and improved sleep. It also can help when selling a house or starting a business,” says Jeanie Pasquale, founder of House Harmony.

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The Children’s School of Yoga Summer Camps

At The Children's School of Yoga we provide existing camps a children's yoga program that has a fun filled weekly themed class with one of our trained children's yoga teachers for children from 18 month olds through young adult.

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Rock, Jewelry and Bead Show in Kingston

Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2, a great gathering of stone in every shape will be happening in Kingston. Voices of the Stones is returning from Tucson, AZ with beautiful crystals, minerals, stone jewelry and stone beads beaming with good energy and expansive vibes. Among them are amethyst cathedrals and citrine generators from Brazil, celestite geodes, ammonites from Madagascar and a load of selenite spars from Morocco. It’s the Voices of the Stones Back from Tucson Show and admission is free. When all these stones are on display you can feel the energy in the air.

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Exploring Nature Through Art

Wallkill River School in Montgomery offers a unique program exploring nature through art. Children romp through open fields at Benedict Town Park using their creative imaginations in fun programs like NERF camp and Scavenger Sculpture. Or children paint rolling hills and river scenes plein air with a professional artist/teacher using easels and real art materials (yes, parents can join in) or learn botanical sketching basics and herbal identification on exploratory sketching safaris around the park. Art classes also happen indoors in our Montgomery galleries where children from ages 4 to teen can learn basics of art, painting and drawing, fiber, clay, anime, cartooning, and even performing and circus arts. Some classes are open to adults and children and some adult classes run concurrently with children's classes so mom can enjoy some art fun as well.

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