Special garden program promises fresh ideas and inspiration 

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Published on July 12, 2017 with No Comments

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A special garden program hosted by the Cancer Resource Centre promises to offer an abundance of creative ideas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. “Window of Hope” is the theme of this special event to be held at the June Hawk-Franklin Garden of Meditation and Healing at the Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road in Munster.

Inspirations from the Garden offers the community an opportunity to tour the healing garden at the resource center, as well as view window box creations and presentations by local artists and gardeners. Demonstrations will include chi gong and crystal bowl sound healing.

Guest artist Shari Smith LeMonnier of Munster will use the healing garden as her inspiration for a painting she will create at the event. LeMonnier’s spiritual and peace -related paintings have been recognized by the Middle East Council of Churches, the Embassy of Afghanistan and the White House.

Landscape architects Rob and Heidi Szrom from Lakeshore Landscaping & Lakeshore Seasonal Services will discuss the variety of artful pots and beautiful plants available on the market today. They will demonstrate how to design a unique arrangement that suits your own personal style.

Award-winning hypnotherapist, author and healer Randi Light will share the benefits of hypnosis and how it can reduce stress, expedite healing and help relieve pain and depression. As a mental trainer, Light teaches how to use the mind to relax, heal and change focus.

Master Gardener Vicki Jostes will delve into the amazing lives of honeybees and explain just what these super insects can do, from the queen to the worker bee.

Demonstrations of the healing arts of chi gong and crystal bowl sound healing will be offered by the staff from the Cancer Resource Centre. Yoga instructor Andy Wichlinski will demonstrate chi gong, a gentle form of exercise that improves health and overall well-being. Crystal bowl sound healing, used to wash away stress and still the mind, will be demonstrated throughout the event by instructor Pam Kozy.

During the event, unique window box designs will be on display created by local gardeners/artists. The window boxes will be available at the event for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Resource Centre. All window box materials have been contributed by sponsors Calumet Harbor Lumber Company and Gus Bock’s Ace Hardware, Dyer-Lansing-Munster.

Tickets purchased in advance are $10 or $12 on the day of the event. Tickets are available from the Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, Munster or from the gift shops of Community Hospital, 901 MacArthur Blvd, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave, Hobart.

Proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource Centre, a program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation. The resource center offers free support, education and mind/body programs to help patients with cancer and their loved ones cope with a diagnosis. For more information call Rachel Lewis at the Cancer Resource Centre, 219-836-3349.


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