Nearly 50 students gathered at Grace Lutheran Church to celebrate World Tai Chi Day. The annual April event is open to the general public....

Nearly 50 students gathered at Grace Lutheran Church to celebrate World Tai Chi Day. The annual April event is open to the general public. It begins in the earliest time zones of Samoa at 10 a.m., with celebrations in eighty nations and several hundred cities all the way through the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later.

The day helps in achieving tai chi goals including: educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that tai chi offers; educate about the increasing use of these ancient traditional Chinese medicine modalities in business, healthcare, education, penal and drug rehabilitation; and provide a global vision of cooperation for health and healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.

Under the instruction of Mike Stephens, tai chi is offered each Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church off Harrowgate.