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The Franciscan Spirituality Center will offer "A Taste of Forest Bathing" from 9 to 11 a.m. June 1 at Chad Erickson Memorial Park Pavilion, 3601 Park Lane Drive.

Research shows positive benefits from spending time in nature, specifically among trees. The term "Forest Bathing" comes from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries coining and encouragement of people to visit forests to relieve stress and improve health.

Presenters Vicki Lopez-Kaley and Kristine Beck will lead participants in a guided immersion experience in the forest and connecting with nature. The morning will conclude with sharing tea and stories.

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Lopez-Kaley is a trained spiritual director and former religious education director and pastoral minister. Beck is the creator of Kinstone megalithic garden in Fountain City.

Cost to attend is $25, rain or shine. Advance registration is required, please call 608-791-5295 or visit www.fscenter.org.

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