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Laughter yoga to cap People in Need Forum

CRYSTAL LAKE – A morning of learning about resources to help with issues such as bullying, mental health, fair housing, health care benefits for the underinsured will culminate with a session of laughter yoga led by a stand-up comedienne.

Julie Ostrow, a certified laughter yoga leader, will lead People in Need Forum participants in laughter from noon to 12:30 p.m. Saturday after a morning of breakout sessions and taking in information from about 40 service provider booths at the Leucht Conference Center of McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

Registration, a continental breakfast, networking and exploring expo booths begin at 8 a.m. Breakout sessions and roundtable discussions begin at 9:15 a.m.

This free half-day event is open to the public and is beneficial for community volunteers, staff members from human service agencies, civic and government leaders and officials, human resources personnel from area corporations and companies, and faith-based organizations. 

For information or to register online, visit Or call or email Bev Thomas at: 815-479-7792 or

– Northwest Herald


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