To celebrate summer in downtown Waukegan, the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus is inviting the community to attend two special events that are part of its Summer Saturday series: the 11th Annual Juneteenth Conference and Expo in downtown Waukegan on June 21 and an outdoor holistic yoga event on June 28.
June 21: The 11th Annual Juneteenth Conference and Expo, noon to 4 p.m. "Education to Economics: Turn Your Ideas/Hobbies into Cash." The conference is looking for 20 new/established entrepreneurs to come and display ideas/hobbies in an effort to learn from experts, including resources for entrepreneurs, certified training, available programs/services, grants, job opportunities and much more. (Note: it is the responsibility of all participants to ensure their respective ideas are protected/copyrighted.)
The conference and expo is designed to ignite creativity and help participants "think outside of the box" to create opportunities for a better quality of life. To register, call (847) 543-2191. Other events include: A Black Inventors Exhibit, a spectacular 26-table exhibition of the historic contributions of African Americans, past and present; the African Opening Ceremony; a Kids' Korner with games and inflatables; and the Juneteenth Marketplace with food, information and merchandise vendors.
Juneteenth is sponsored by Juneteenth Cultural Committee, College of Lake County, Waukegan Public Library, Northstar Entertainment, the Black Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Universal Center.
June 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Experience the largest outdoor holistic yoga event in Lake County. Learn about meridian stretching/yoga, featuring simple exercises suitable for all age and body types; Tai Chi/Ki Gong/Dahn Mu Do, gentle energy martial arts for all ages; Brain Education and Yoga for Kids and Young at Heart, which focuses on animated yoga postures, breathing techniques and reflections, teaching strength, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence. At an "aura station," participants can learn what "auras" are, as well as check their personal energy conditions. The event will also include power drumming, chakra tattoos and face painting for the kids. Instruction will be provided by Dahn Yoga Center, Libertyville. Participants can also get information on healthy relationships, safe sex and campus and community resources.
For more information on these or other Summer Saturday events, contact Alice Howell at (847) 543-2115. All events are free and open to the public and are held at the CLC Lakeshore Campus courtyard at Genesee and Madison Streets.