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Head on over (Fido too) to Woofstock

The most-anticipated dog-friendly party will be taking place from 3 to 7 pm on August 6 in the DC Pavilion (Gallaudet Pavilion) and all are invited. Barkly, The Big Bad Woof, and DC Pavilion are proud to announce the second annual Woofstock, a festival celebrating the dogs and dog-lovers of the D.C. metro area. The event will feature a line-up ... Read More »

Whole Pet Central to Open Fourth Store

Whole Pet Central, a local leader for healthy and natural pet supplies and food, has added another store to their growing list of regional outlets. Their new location is in Columbia, which brings the number of stores to four in the greater D.C. area. The new store is in the Snowden Center at 6925 Oakland Mills Road. According to co-owner, ... Read More »

A Weekend Event Focused on Building Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Far more than a conference, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a unique healing experience in a learning environment. Its electric energy field draws participants back year after year to build community, share experiences and transform as practitioners. The event will take place from October 13 to 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston and is sponsored by ... Read More »

Creating Community and Emerging Voices at the Lovelight Festival

by Robin Fillmore Every participant at the Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, in Darlington, Maryland, will be helping to create the experience for all, during this August 26 to 28 event. They will also be shaping a new community that is built on wisdom, sharing, art, profoundly touching music, as well as yoga. The idea for festival came from Michael ... Read More »

Urban Farming in the District

A Spotlight on Good Sense Farm by Robin Fillmore Since 2013, Good Sense Farm and Apiary has been on a dual mission: to provide locally produced delicacies, like gourmet mushrooms and fresh honey and hive products, providing culturally appropriate points of access to food and all its wonders and work from a strongly held belief in the inherent wisdom of ... Read More »

Diabetes Cooking and Nutrition Course

The nonprofit Barnard Medical Center is offering Food for Life, a cooking and nutrition course to help people with type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, put the latest medical research into immediate practice. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, diabetes-fighting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy-to-prepare and affordable recipes. The course will be offered ... Read More »

DC Meditates on National Mall Rescheduled for August

The greater D.C. area is known throughout the country as having a robust and thriving community of meditators and meditation teachers. All are invited—longtime meditators and those new to the practice (including those who have never meditated)—to a time of meditation on the National Mall, at the Sylvan Theater from 4 to 6 p.m. on August 6. The event will ... Read More »

Illuminate Annapolis

Come to the Illuminate Annapolis Mind-Body-Spirit Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 17. It will be a wonder-filled day of natural health, including acupuncture, massage, Reiki, reflexology, energy healing, herbal remedies, essential oils and more. Vetted intuitive readers including psychic mediums, Native American shamans and professional tarot readers will be offering their services at special festival rates. ... Read More »

Nubian Heritage Offers New Organic Skincare Options

Nubian Heritage’s line of luxurious bath, body and hair products—made from traditional recipes with authentic certified organic and natural ingredients for smoother, revitalized skin—has now been expanded, with a special discount available on the entire line this month. The African Black Soap Collection is made with palm ash, tamarind extract and plantain peel, and has been used in Africa for ... Read More »

Inspiring Backyard Organic Gardens Throughout NOVA

Spotlight on Prior Unity Garden by Sam Hudgins In 2008, Debby Ward was ready for a life change. She was trying to determine her next career move when her friends suggested she offer her expertise in gardening. “You should do for everybody else what you’ve always done for us—you can grow anything. Why don’t you help people put in gardens ... Read More »