The eighth annual Holistic Globe Expo Tour, which gives wellness, spirituality, green and healthy living enthusiasts an opportunity to network and try natural healing modalities and products, will make a stop in Austin this spring. The event will be from 1 to 5 p.m., April 30 at the Austin Marriott South. Admission is free through an online RSVP.
Every year the Drumsistas, Sherry Gingras’ all-women’s student drum ensemble with up to 35 drummers, hold a celebratory Spring Benefit Concert to support a cause that is in alignment with the group’s ideals. This year’s concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., April 9, and will benefit Ingoma Nshya, a group that is especially close to the Drumsistas’ hearts.
Family Diabetes Resource Center (FDRC) is a local nonprofit created to be a temporary financial support to assist families that have children living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. While most diabetes-related nonprofits raise money for the cure of the disease, FDRC helps with the “here and now” struggles by filling the gaps of the traditional support systems through financial aid.
The 27th annual Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off will kick off at noon, April 17 at Lakeview Pavilion, in Old Settlers Park. For 27 years, the Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off has been messing with a Texas tradition by keeping chili weird—vegan and delicious. It’s the longest running vegetarian cook-off in the country.
The nonprofit Texas Veg Foundation will orchestrate the fifth annual Texas VegFest, a free public education event that celebrates the health, environmental and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based diet. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 2, at Fiesta Gardens. This year, Texas VegFest has partnered with like-minded, inspirational speakers, sponsors, vendors and nonprofits to provide a whole day’s worth of education, fun and tasty eats.
Cosmic Intuition Productions presents Peace-N-Rhythm Festival 2016. With this year’s theme of “Save the Children,” the festival will begin with a community discussion for solving racial disharmony at 7 p.m., April 4 at the Family Life Center. The main event, Concert For Peace takes place at 7:30 p.m., April 9, also at the Family Life Center.
Students of the green, practitioners of wellness, custodians of earth and all that fall in between can attend the Heart of Texas Herb Symposium, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 23. The event will be held at the imaginative EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, in Wimberley. Keynote speaker Steven Foster, renowned author and plant photographer, will precede 10 of Central Texas’ herbalists and educators who will impart some of their knowledge and language of plant wisdom.
The Central Texas Women’s Retreat offers an affordable weekend away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Featured workshops include yoga, qigong, aromatherapy, wine tasting, art and meditation. The retreat will be held April 1 through 3, at the Margaret Austin Center, which boasts over 40 acres of beautiful countryside to explore. Spring in the hill country is the perfect opportunity to see the famous Texas wildflowers.
Austin Tara Circle offers simple, inspiring and joyful dance meditations to manifest innate wisdom, compassion and power. The group will soon present a series of special transformative Dance into Wisdom and Bliss events encompassing several interconnected practices led by a teacher of rare talent and sublime insight toward a path to awakening and experiencing a healing journey into the Divine.