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Gluten Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo 2017

2-gfafexpo-dal2017-natawkngs-235x235The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, a lifestyle show focused on providing gluten-free food samples, education by health practitioners and other products for people with gluten issues and various food allergies, takes place in Dallas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 29, at the Dallas Market North Hall.




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Learn Sustainable  Garden to Table Skills The School of Permaculture

Learn Sustainable  Garden to Table Skills The School of Permaculture (SOP) is offering a Whole Systems Gardening class over two weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 19, 20, 26 and 27, at their suburban location in Plano. Founder and owner Nicholas Burtner says, “Gardening is not just about putting plants in the ground, the same way architecture is not only concerned with plumbing. Our comprehensive course gives you the skills and hands-on experience that make up the cyclical series of events we call gardening.” Continue Reading

The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas


The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas event, held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., September 16, at the at Collin College Higher Education Center, is designed for Texas transplants, those new to gardening or people that just want to learn more about how to be a successful gardener. Continue Reading

Improving Air Quality in North Texas

IAir North Texas - NCTCOGn 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated 10 counties in North Central Texas as failing to meet the 2008 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Residents can work together to improve the region’s air quality by making small, impactful changes in behavior on June 23, Clean Air Action Day, sponsored by Air North Texas, a regional campaign and partnership that seeks to improve North Texas air.

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Free Nerve Screening for Children

nb_healthworks-christy-img_4215-crvs-adjDr. Christy Porterfield, co-owner of HealthWorks, in Plano, has recently completed specialized advanced pediatric training, and will be holding an open house with free screenings for children up to 13 years old from 9 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., May 31.

The purpose of the screenings is to help discover nerve inflammation, which Porterfield says can be difficult to diagnose in a child because it often hides behind other health problems like fussiness, a clicking or popping shoulder, inability to sleep, frequent colds or illness, digestive difficulties or reflux.




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Try Celluma LED for Pain Management and Skin Care

cellumabackVitality Life Center has added light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy to its menu of services. According to owner Andy Hopkins, LED phototherapy is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for pain management and skin care. Continue Reading

Open House at Blazing Sky Body Work

crg_blazing-sky-giovinazzo-adjDenise Giovinazzo, LMT, of Blazing Sky Bodywork, is having an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., May 17, at 2121 Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 107, in Plano, with light snacks and a raffle for free 30-minute lymph therapy of neck and face ($50 value). Continue Reading

Creating Your Life Vision Workshop

Tcrg_agape-lee-wolak-3xhi-v2-adjhe Agape Center for Spiritual Living will conduct a workshop, Creating Your Life Vision, facilitated by Rev. Lee Wolak, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 13, at Yeager Office Suites Frisco. Participants will be guided through a process where they create a unique vision for their life to provide a deeper clarity, meaning and purpose. Once completed, it will serve as a framework within which to align every aspect of their life.

They will determine their top values; identity their predominant method of communicating; understand the value of linking actions to their values; create a detailed vision of their dream life in six areas; and build powerful whys (benefits) that will both support and empower their vision.

This workshop is beneficial for couples and singles that desire to have a deeper, more meaningful and supportive relationship. They will discover how knowing their vision brings purpose and joy to everyday life. They will no longer see things as “in the way”, but rather as “on the way” to success.

Cost is $250 in advance at Location: 2770 Main St., Frisco, TX.

Seasonal Tours at Circle N Dairy

Circle N Dairy, a famil nb-circle-n-nursing-cow-10171172_809528445764447_3664841913923992483_n bp-circlen-kidtour-photo-21 y owned and operated dairy farm in Gainesville, offers tours of their farm that include learning about the crops they raise; how the cows are fed and what their diets consist of to produce top-quality milk; how the cows are taken care of; and the opportunity to observe the milking parlor to see how milking is done.




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