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HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

November 2

Sustainability at Schools

A Green Schools workshop for St. Louis school personnel and interested parents will offer cost-saving examples of adopting up-to-the-minute sustainability practices.  The free November 2 sessions will explore operational cost-savings and political facts of going green, as well as student engagement in the process. The 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. program with eight concurrent classes will be at the LEED Silver Harris-Stowe State University Early Childhood Development / Parenting Education Center, 10 No. Compton in St. Louis 63103. Topics include school building design and operations, student initiatives, sustainability models and school cultures.  Further, reducing food and materials waste, conserving heating, cooling and lighting energy and engaging families in green routines will be discussed in concurrent sessions.  “From the trenches” energy initiatives in nine local schools will be reviewed. Also, the eco-friendly, state-wide, bi-partisan Green Schools Caucus will be outlined, along with its support and impact. “A Case For Sustainability – Local Schools Go Green” is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter; Cooperating School Districts; St. Louis County and St. Louis Community College. The keynote session is on a Bowling Green Kentucky’s school construction where the nation’s first Net-Zero Energy elementary school is thriving.  As the district changed mindsets and behaviors, it offset $6 million in energy costs in less than eight years. For more details and to register, go to www.usgbc-mogateway.org/events  or call 314-577-0225.

November 4

Star Trek costume contest

Plan to Attend Star Trek First Fridays! Put on your Spock ears and come to the Science Center on the first Friday evening of each month during the run of Star Trek: The Exhibition! In addition to touring the exhibition for a special evening rate, you can participate in a Public Telescope Viewing outside the Planetarium and see the new Star Trek-inspired Planetarium show. Learn more about how science fiction has inspired scientific endeavors. At 9 pm, gather in the Fizz Factory for music and then, at 10 pm head to the OMNIMAX® theater to view a Star Trek film. The 10 pm Star Trek movie will change each month; stay tuned for the schedule! Each Star TrekFirst Friday will feature a special activity; on Friday, November 4, participate in a Star Trek costume contest! Star Trek: The Exhibition will be available for a special evening rate for non-Members. Prices are as follows: Non-Member Adult/Senior – $14 Non-Member Child 5-12 – $12 Parking will be FREE for Star Trek First Friday evenings.

 

November 5

Farmers Formal Sponsored

by Whole Foods Market

6:00 – 11:00 pm, $75 per ticket. Washington University’s College Hall. Farmers Formal is this year’s grand fundraiser for the not-for-profit EarthDance in Ferguson. All proceeds from the event will benefit EarthDance’s educational programming, such as its 9-month long Organic Farming Apprenticeship program that teaches people sustainable agriculture from seed to market, as well as Camp EarthDance, a farm-to-table summer camp for local middle schoolers.  The evening will include complimentary, local beer, wine, and cocktails; a dinner of local foods; live and silent auctions; and live music and dancing. Tickets are $75 a plate. Tables of 8 and 10 are available as well. To purchase tickets and get a preview of auction items, visit www.farmersformal.org.

 

November 6

6th Annual Cranksgiving

Cyclists to help collect food for Food Outreach with cycling fundraiser. Sunday, November 6, leave at 10 a.m. Finish times vary. Longer route should finish by approximately 1 p.m. Who: Bicyclists of all ages and riding-levels. 6th Annual Cranksgiving: BicycleWORKS non-perishable food-raising bike ride for area food pantries. Food items collected for event will be donated to Food Outreach. Start and end at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143. Three routes will be available for riding at approximately 5, 10 and 25 miles. Why: More people are using food pantries than ever before. As a fundraiser, cyclists typically spend $10-$20 total at participating grocers (TBA) and carry their own non-perishable items on the ride. Put on by local non-profit BicycleWORKS volunteers, proceeds go to Food Outreach another local non-profit. Cash donations are also accepted. Details: Cranksgiving will take place in all but strong rain or ice. For more information, visit online:  www.bworks.org or email info@bworks.org. Sponsor: Ameren.

 

November 8

Integrating Alternative Medicine

with Conventional Medicine

FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine – Learn how to build your immune system and take charge of your health. If you are suffering from chronic conditions, you’ll learn why you don’t have to live with your “incurable” symptoms anymore. Topics covered include: Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Nutrition, and many more. You should come to this discussion also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

 

November 10

BAG IT: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT  PLASTIC

Is your life too plastic? Find out. Bag It: A documentary about how plastic affects our everyday life. Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 pm, Maryville University Auditorium. Sponsored by Ladue Chapel Presbyterian/Lee Institute, Town and Country Green Team and Green Maryville Student Association.

 

November 11

CHERYL’S HERBS HONORS ALL VETERANS

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Featuring: AROMATHERAPY BAR, CHAIR MASSAGE, CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY, HOLISTIC THERAPY, and REIKI.  As a special honor to all our military veterans, this Veteran’s Day Cheryl’s Herbs is offering sessions free to veterans and $10 for all others. All products will be on sale at 11% off for veterans. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

 

November 12

FALL OPEN HOUSE AT THE COLLEGE SCHOOL

9 am-Noon. Stop by to visit our classrooms and meet teachers, staff, parents and students who can help you learn more about our engaging program for preschool through eighth grade students. Free. The College School, 7825 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-962-9355, www.thecollegeschool.org.

 

November 12 & 13

A World of Good in Your Own Backyard

at Fair Trade Market

Unique handcrafted items made by artisans from more than 60 developing countries will be available for purchase at St. John United Church of Christ in St. Charles, Missouri.  Items available include jewelry, accessories, home décor, musical instruments, games, clothing, toys, books, carvings, baskets, wooden boxes, coffee, tea, chocolate and more.  More and more consumers this holiday season are making a conscious choice to use their buying power to improve the lives of small farmers and artisans around the world by buying products that are “Fair Trade” certified. Fair Trade guarantees producers a fair price, ensures that products aren’t made using forced or exploitative child labor, and promotes production techniques that are environmentally friendly.  What could be better than giving a gift that not only brings happiness to the recipient but also helps improve the world? The Fair Trade Market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.  Free samples of food products will be served.  The market will be held at St. John United Church of Christ New Fellowship Hall, 405 South Fifth Street in Saint Charles, Missouri.  For more information, call St. John United Church of Christ at 636.946.0961 or email  friends@stjohnucc.org.

 

November 12 & 14

Nicotine Bees

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/12 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/14 at 8:00 p.m.  Were nicanoid pesticides the only factor in the bee colony collapse disorder of 2004–2005? Host Don Fitz discusses the lethal effects of chemicals that cause confusion in bees with Claudia Henriquez and Sarah Heyman.  This Green Time includes footage of “Nicotine Bees.”

 

November 13

Sweat 4 Pets

5k run, 10k run, 1 mile fun walk. 9am. Registration 8 am. Tower Grove Park, Sons of Rest Pavilion. KSDK’s Jennifer Blome leads the Fun Walk. Benefits Operation SPOT.  For more info call  314-995-8678.

 

November 15

Connecting Your Health

Between Your Teeth and Body

FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

 

November 15

COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENING

7:00-9:00pm  A Gathering Place Massage School offers an evening of relaxation and bodywork, including Chair Massage, Chinese Healing Modalities, Energywork, Metal Singing Bowls, and much more! This event is free! Held at 12061 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Contact us at 314-739-5559 or www.agatheringplace.com.

 

November 15 & December 5

What is Really in your Pet’s Food?  Seminar

6:30-7:30pm.  Do you stand in the pet food aisle confused by the attractive packaging and all-natural claims?  Learn what to look for in a quality pet food.  We’ll also discuss the truth about raw diets and answer your questions.  Meet Teresa Miller, the founder of Treats Unleashed, St. Louis’ first natural pet market and bakery with five convenient locations.   Cost:  Free.  Held at Treats Unleashed Ladue, 8861-B Ladue Road on November 15 and at the NEW Oakville Shop at 5654 Telegraph Rd. on December 5.  Call 314-835-9339 to reserve a space or go to www.treats-unleashed.com for more information.

 

November 17

HEALING NIGHT AT CHERYL’S HERBS

7:00 – 9:00 pm Once a month Cheryl’s Herbs will offer this free event to support individuals seeking holistic and natural ways to improve health of their mind, body and spirit.  Featured guest is Clay Juracsik of the St. Louis Salt Room.  Learn about this European system of respiratory healing. This month’s focus is on respiratory health and easing depression.  Cheryl will demonstrate the use of aromatherapy for both these topics.  Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

 

November 18

MEDIEVAL HERBAL DISHES AND BEVERAGES

7:00 – 8:30 pm Come to a lecture with the chance to taste Medieval cooking and brewing recipes of flavors that have been lost for a 1000 years. After reading a 10th century Arabic cookbook, Professor Michael Fuller’s experiments branched out into Medieval European “herbal beverages” based upon recipes in Stephen Buhner’s publication of Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers. Cost: $10. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

 

November 18-20

COCA FAMILY THEATRE SERIES PRESENTS

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. This Caldecott Award-winning Cinderella tale from Dallas Children’s Theater bursts with energy! When a great African king desires a wife, only perfect maidens will do.  Mufaro’s daughters travel across a deep river and through a mystical jungle to meet the king and, along the way, encounter a number of mysterious situations that test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit. A large scale production with colorful staging and traditional drumming, songs and majestic choreography. Dallas Children’s Theater has been recognized as one of the county’s top five theaters for children. Best appreciated by ages 6+. Free African Dance class after the Friday performance and Sunday at 3:00pm.  The 2011-2012 COCA Family Theatre Series is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Showtimes: Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and 5:00pm, Sunday at 1:30pm and 3:30pm at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO. Tickets ($14-$18) on sale at COCA or  www.cocastl.org.

 

November 19 & 20

PRIMORDIAL SOUND MEDIATION-

A PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY DR. DEEPAK CHOPRA

This ancient form of meditation used mantras which are selected for each individual.  The results can be reduced stress, improved health, more satisfying relationships, increased creativity, and renewed enthusiasm for life!  Class will be held at the Maria Center.  Contact Shirley Stoll at 800-796-1144, email shirlstoll@charter.net, or visit online at www.MeditationConnect.com.

 

November 19-20

9th Annual Fair Trade Market

2,500 square feet of Fair Trade certified goods from accessories to home décor to sporting goods made by artisans from over 50 countries. The Market is not a charity event or fundraiser, it is Fair Trade In shopping Action.  Fair Trade means living wages for work free from sweatshops, child labor and unsound environmental practices. Shopping, Food and Entertainment fun for the whole family! Do Good. Live Well. Fair Trade! Fair Trade Rug event begins Wednesday November 16. Market runs Saturday & Sunday, November 19-20 & Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 25-27, 9am-3pm. Entertainment times and more www.manchesterumc.org/FTM.

 

November 20

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks

3:05pm. Edward Jones Dome. Military Appreciation Game.

 

November 26 & 28

Genetic Contamination of Our Food

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/26 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/28 at 8:00 p.m.  What are GMOs?    Is it ethical to patent life forms?  Host Barbara Chicherio discusses the increased use and safety of the herbicide Round-Up with Daniel Romano of CAMP and Don Fitz of the Gateway Green Alliance.  This Green Time  includes footage from “Unnatural Selection.”

 

November 27

St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

12:00pm. Edward Jones Dome. Health & Wellness Day.

 

November 30

HORMONES, HEALTH & WELLNESS FOR MEN

AND WOMEN: AGAIN SUCCESSFULLY

6:30-7:30 pm InMotion Health Center 7800 Clayton Road (1/4 mile east of the Galleria) St. Louis, MO 63117. 314-644-2081  www.imhc.com  By Popular Demand! Join Dr. Sharon Fitelson for an evening to discuss and learn, in an easy-to-understand format, the lifestyle factors contribute to hormonal IMBALANCES within MEN and WOMEN. She offers you how to identify the warning signs and effects, as well as how to get your hormones IN BALANCE.  Simple nutrition and exercise tips are given, along with an explanation of how good habits can actually keep hormones regulated, slowing the aging process allowing Men and Women to remain young, active and vital into old age!

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