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March 1 & 2

Eco-Chef Bryant Terry

At Washington University

Bryant Terry (www.bryant-terry.com), eco chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine will visit Washington University in St. Louis on March 1 and March 2!  St. Louis community is invited to attend two nights of special events at Washington University. Danforth University Center, (6475 Forsyth Avenue). Call Jill Duncan 314-216-1116 or email: Jill.Duncan@cafebonappetit.com.

 

March 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13 & 14, 2010

Genetically Modified Crops in 2010

Airs on KDHX Ch. 21 in the City of St. Louis: 03/01 & 03/08 8:30 pm,03/03 & 03/10 7 pm, 03/06 & 03/13 2:30 pm, & 03/07 & 03/14 6 pm.  Many altered genes are not destroyed during digestion, making them available for horizontal transfer.  This Green Time (No. 335) is the third portion of Jeffrey Smith’s speech on “Everything You Have to Know about Genetically Modified Foods.”

 

March 3

Transformational

Breathwork Workshop

Facilitated by: Shelby Corson, LMT, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator & John Woods, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator. Wednesday March 3, 2010, 7:00 – 9:00pm, The Studio at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd, Cost: $60. Transformational breathwork is a breathing process that helps to open restricted patterns of breathing, integrates and clears the subconscious mind and helps you connect more fully with higher forms of consciousness. In this workshop, you will: • Be introduced to the power of breath • Experience an introductory breath session • Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns • Learn techniques for increasing your energy level & sense of well being • Gain tools to manage stress, connect with source and actively participate in your own healing. This Workshop is limited to 15 people.  Call 314.725.6767.

 

Friday, March 5

Child-Free Lunch or Shopping

Experience for All Parents

At Whole Foods Market

Friday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 12 – 2:00 pm, Free. With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator. Parents, now you can enjoy a child-free shopping experience between the hours of 12 – 2 pm every Friday this month. You could also have lunch with friends without any interruptions! Drop your child off any time during these hours while your child is enjoying books, crafts or coloring in our Whole Lifestyle Center. A healthy snack will be provided. Limited to eight potty-trained children. For info call 636.527.1160.

 

March 6

Public Workshop

at Climbing Rose Kindergarten

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.-Come to experience a day in a vibrant Waldorf home kindergarten.  This workshop will include a live music and movement circle, free play, bread making (and eating), and a lovely puppet play.  This event, open to parents and children, is free but registration is required because of a limited number os spaces.  Call Glenda Moore at 314-646-0626 (please call on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday anytime) to make a reservation.

 

March 7

Spring Awakening 2010

Brett Luster, author of the book Drugs and Football and member of the Christian Vegetarian Association of St. Louis, will give a talk on the remarkable findings of the China Study. Attendees will then enjoy tasting the submissions of the first Vegan Chili and Cake Contest. The China Study is one of the most comprehensive  studies of diet, lifestyle, and disease ever completed.  The Vegan Chili and Cake Contest will allow anyone (except food professionals). Contestants must register before March 3, 2010, to be eligible.  $3 by reserving before March 3; otherwise, a $6 fee is charged at the door. West County Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 16601 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield on Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please call Joe @ 314-616-7375 or email cvastlouis@christianveg.org for more information and/or to RSVP by March 3, 2010.

 

March 9

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 and reserve your space at 314-432-7802. See patient success stories on our web site at www.preventionandhealing.com.

 

March 10

How to Increase & Maintain

Your Energy, Vitality & Youth

Complimentary Lunch & Learn with Dr. Phyllis S. Russo – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.   Join Dr. Russo for a Complimentary Lunch as she addresses:   How exercise and nutrition play a role in living a long, healthy life. Simple solutions on how to fit proper health into busy lifestyles.  How alternative healthcare, including acupuncture, can reduce stress and maintain energy, vitality and youth. Location:  Whole Foods Market Whole Lifestyle Center, 2nd Floor, 1160 Town & Country Crossing, Chesterfield, MO 63017.  Register online at: wholefoods31010.eventbrite.com or call 314-878-8999.

 

March 11

CITY MUSEUM OPENS EXTRA NIGHT

FOR PRO PAPA MISSION

St. Louis medical community raises funds for Central American medical supplies. City Museum opens Thursday night, March 11, from 6-9 p.m.   Admission is $10 (children under age 3 are free) and all proceeds will purchase medicine and medical supplies for Pro Papa Mission America’s Honduran medical support trip in June. Pro Papa serves Hondurans suffering from severe poverty.  Pro Papa’s mission is “to work with people in Honduras to relieve their suffering through health, housing and education.” For more than five years St. Louis medical professionals and Pro Papa volunteers have raised money for medicines, dental, and vision supplies, and transport  to nearby urban hospitals for impoverished Honduran villagers.  Pro Papa’s $10,000 goal is used entirely for medical supplies, and all volunteers pay their own way for the medical mission. In past years Pro Papa has treated as many as 2,600 people in six days. Pro Papa volunteer Rita Rieger, public health nurse for St. Ambrose Parish, says, “Often our trips are not just about the medicine that the Honduran villages receive. I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, ‘we thought the world forgot us,’ and Thank you for coming to our village. No one ever comes to help us.’ ” For information call (314)849-1051.

 

March 13

St. Louis Community Farmers’ Market

at St. John’s Episcopal Church. 9am – 1pm. 2664 Arsenal Street St. Louis 63116.

 

March 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27 & 28

Beyond Coal

Airs on KDHX Ch. 21 in the City of St. Louis: 03/15 & 03/22 8:30 pm,03/17 & 03/24 7 pm, 03/20 & 03/27 2:30 pm, & 03/21 & 03/28 6 pm.  Host Don Fitz and guests Melissa Hope – Sierra Club & Henry Robertson of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center discuss energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.  Why are nukes & “carbon capture and storage” false solutions?

 

March 15, 20, 29

Good Gardening – Good Food 2010

Organic Home Gardening – Workshops & Films

Sponsored by Schlafly Bottleworks, Slow Food Saint Louis, Urban Homesteading and Brick City Gardens.

FILMS: Films are shown in the Crownroom at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue in Maplewood.  7:30 PM.   Admission is free.  Donations are appreciated.

March 15 Homegrown: Homegrown is the inspiring true story of the amazing Dervaes family who are living off the grid in urban Pasadena, California. They raise chickens, milk goats and harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on a tiny suburban plot. This film is an intimate portrait of what it is like to live a Little House on the Prairie lifestyle in the 21st century. They demonstrate just how productive and sustainable a backyard garden can be.

March 29          Mad City Chickens: Mad City Chickens documents the return of the urban backyard chicken in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge—and even a mad professor and giant hen that takes to the streets—it’s an informative, humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.

WORKSHOPS:All workshops are held on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00 noon at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood.  To register call Sue Kaiser at 314 630-5910 or email brickcitygardens@yahoo.com.  $45 per workshop or all six workshops for $210 – a savings of $60.

March 20,   No-till Vegetable Gardening : Mother Nature doesn’t plow the soil to plant her seeds, and neither must you.   Learn how to grow a garden using labor-saving, no-till methods that prepare and fertilize the soil simply by adding mulch and compost to the surface.  This modern, organic approach has many advantages as it saves time and labor, preserves the life of earthworms and other beneficial soil life, prevents erosion and soil compaction, and greatly reduces weed growth and evaporation of water.  In doing so, it more easily grows beautiful, healthy plants. Taught by Patrice Gros.  Patrice Gros is a certified organic vegetable farmer from Eureka Springs, Arkansas who has been using no-till methods at Foundation Farm for 12 seasons.  He also teaches workshops and trains aspiring farmers at Foundation Farm School.

 

March 16

Are Your Teeth Making You Ill?

FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Discover How A Healthy Mouth Supports A Healthy Body. 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, the need to balance your acid-alkaline body chemistry, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist). A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Third Tues Each Month, 6:30-8 pm. Call to verify date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. Patient Success Stories at www.toothandbodyconnection.com.

 

March 16

Free Class – Detoxification

Tuesday, 7-8pm. The Healing Center, 734 Demun in Clayton. Call today to reserve your seat, 314-727-2120. Let’s talk about Deep Cleaning-for the body.  There are many products, books and internet sites related to detox plans, but they seldom contain the answers to two vital questions:  How do I know if I need to detox? And How do I know when I am done?  Come learn about real detoxification with Dr. Gould!

 

March 16 (3rd Tuesday of Each Month)

Community Outreach Evening

7:00-9:00pm, A Gathering Place Massage School offers an evening of relaxation and bodywork, including Chair Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Singing Bowls from Nepal, Reiki-Energywork, VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy, and much more. This event is free!  Held at 12131 Dorsett Road, Suite 101, Maryland Heights. Contact us at 314-739-5559 or www.agatheringplace.com.

 

March 19-21

What is Permaculture?

This workshop will engage you in the act of working with Mother Nature. Create brilliant ecosystems, Understand the process of resource conservation. Design garden habitats and learn about the ethics and principles of permaculture. March 19-21. Rockhaven Ecozoic Center. $125 (covers all materials and meals). House Springs, MO. www.rockhavencenter.org or call 636-375-3159.

 

March 20

Great American Meatout 2010

5-7 pm, First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown Blvd., The Gourmet Vegan Buffet. For more information call 314-995-2699. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at The Natural Way in Webster Groves and Mokabe’s on Arsenal.

 

March 20

“Easy Being Green” Quilt Challenge

Members of the Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild of Ballwin, Missouri, are taking up the challenge to create quilts with a special “Easy Being Green” message. The rules are simple: the front of the quilt must include (1) something green, and (2) something recycled, reused, re-purposed, re-crafted, or re-imagined. Creative sparks are igniting, and quilts are enlivened with all types re-purposed fabrics and clothing, parts of old quilts, recylables, and a sparkle of embellishments. The quilts range from environmental messages to creative uses for recycled materials. Every quilt promises to be unique. To see these and other quilts from the creative women of the Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild, visit their “Fanfare of Quilts 2010” Show, which will be held Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday March 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011. Admission is $7 and is good for both days. Please visit www.bitsnpiecesguild.com for more details, or call Carol Lovelace at 618-444-0838.

 

March 21

SPIRITUAL LIBERATION ~

Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential

with Michael Bernard Beckwith  Based on his powerful new book, this film shares an intimate look into the life of one of the most respected evolutionary teachers of our time!  Join us for pot luck at noon (optional) at Rev. Sandy’s home, movie starts at 1pm. Love Offering.  Presented by the Spiritual Enrichment Ctr of Wildwood at 2060 Wakefield Farm Rd., Wildwood. Call 636-458-2214.

 

March 23

HERBAL MEDICINE CHEST

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Your home herbal medicine chest can be used as a natural first aid kit as well as comfort for common discomforts and illnesses. Learn about a small, versatile group of herbs and essential oils that can be your natural home medicine cabinet. Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Cost: $20. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

 

March 24

Hormones, Health and Well-being

FREE LECTURE by Dr. Sharon Fitelson on the basics of hormones and how our bodies need and use them.  Dr. Fitelson will discuss the effects of hormonal imbalances, how to detect and avoid them, THE WARNING SIGNS, and simple ways to deal with them when they happen.  The lecture content contains valuable information for both men and women of all ages.  InMotion Health Center, 7800 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117.  Space is Limited, so please call 314.644.2081 to reserve a seat.  Or contact us at info@imhc.com.

 

March 24

Hands-On Workshop:

Kitchen Composting

hosted by STLCC-Wildwood Environmental Club. Up to 20 percent of household trash can be composted! In this hands-on session you will construct and learn to maintain an indoor composting system capable of decomposing food and house plant trimmings for a family of four. In a vermicomposting system, red wiggler worms process plant matter scraps to produce a natural fertilizer and soil conditioner that your houseplants will love. Class offered by Katy Mike Smaistrla of Earthways Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. All equipment and materials provided. Leave class with a working indoor composting system in the form of a worm bin. Wed., March 24, 3:00-4:30pm, STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Dr, Wildwood MO 63040. This event is FREE, but registration is limited. Registration is required and closes March 1, 2010. To register, call 636-422-2005.

 

March 24

Book Club Meeting – The Biology

of Belief by Bruce Lipton PhD

The Healing Center, 734 Demun in Clayton. Wednesday, 6:30-8:30, Refreshments will be provided. The Biology of Belief describes in fascinating detail how genes turned on and off by influences outside the cell. These influences include our perceptions and beliefs. Dr. Lipton’s profoundly hopeful work, being hailed as one of the major breakthroughs in science, gives the scientific explanation to support the assertion that we can retrain our consciousness to create healthy beliefs. Space is limited and we are asking all participants to pre-register and pre-read! Call 314-727-2120 to reserve your seat.

March 24

Finding Self

Women’s Empowerment Group

Mary Sanders MS, PLPC Facilitator, Jennifer Campbell, MA, LPC Co-Facilitator. Wednesdays, March 24 – May 26, 2010. 5:00 – 6:30pm. The Studio at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd.. Cost: $300. This is a ten week closed group for women to explore themselves and how they relate to the world around them.  The format is creative.  Drawing, music, art, movement and self expression will be encouraged in a safe environment to facilitate increased self respect, self worth and self insight.  Issues of focus will be body image, self care, personal goal setting and healthy relationships.  Minimum of eight women and maximum of ten women are needed for this group to happen. Please call 314.725.6767 to register.

 

March 24

Five Secrets To Preventing Diabetes

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  . Complimentary Lunch & Learn with Dr. Phyllis S. Russo – ;  Join Dr. Russo for a Complimentary Lunch as she addresses how our diet, water, medications, toxic environment and being overweight can affect our overall health; and the true value of being fit in the prevention of Type II Diabetes. Location: Whole Foods Market Whole Lifestyle Center, 2nd Floor, 1160 Town & Country Crossing, Chesterfield, MO 63017.  Register online at:  wholefoods32410.eventbrite.com or call 314-878-8999.

 

March 25

Sierra Club Eastern Missouri Group and St Louis Audubon Society joint meeting

Thursday 7:30 pm. So Many Feathers: Bird Watching Without Binoculars. This documentary showcases a host of birds found throughout North America and right here in Missouri. Singing, courting, nesting, soaring — it’s all captured here. Free.  Non-members are welcome. For additional information call:  314-644-0890 or visit:  www.missouri.sierraclub.org/emg/.

 

March 26

Sierra Club Volunteers Needed

Friday after 5:30pm. Help prepare 4,000 newsletters for mailing at the Sierra Club office, 7164 Manchester Avenue in Maplewood.  Spend a couple hours taping and labeling, while socializing with environmentally minded, outdoorsey kind of people.  Arrive at your convenience between 5:30 and 7 pm.  Call 314-968-1246 for info.

 

March 27

Whole Planet Foundation Wine

and Cheese Cocktail Benefit

At Whole Foods Market

6:30-8:30, $20. Join us for an evening of great wines for a great cause. Enjoy an assortment of wines and cheeses while listening to live local music in our candle lit caf_. You can bid on some of your favorite bottles of wine or fair trade products in our silent auction. All proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation. Bring your friends and mingle with others who are committed to ending poverty by empowering the poor. Cheers to the Whole Planet! To get tickets call or stop by our Customer Service counter. For info call 314-968-7744.

 

March 27

EARTH HOUR

St. Louis is gearing up once again to participate in the global event known as Earth Hour.  Geile-Leon Marketing Communications, which sponsored the first St. Louis Earth Hour, in 2008 is once again organizing St. Louis’ participation in 2010.  Hoping to build on the momentum created by last year’s event we are encouraging every college/university, municipality, and company in St. Louis to join in the effort to make St. Louis a leading city participating in this years event on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Last year we succeeded in getting “Lights Out” from the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, the Tums Building, St. Louis City Hall and St. Louis County Government Center during Earth Hour.  AB/InBev darkened its most recognizable sign in St. Louis, the flag on Highway 40/64.  Our goal this year is to encourage every iconic structure in Downtown St. Louis and throughout the area to “turn out” their lights on buildings and their signs.  We’re asking colleges to douse the lights on their most identifiable structures.   We also ask any individual sitting at home to do the same, and celebrate Earth Hour with Geile Leon!  Help make this a truly global effort! Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need for action on climate change.  In addition to St. Louis, thousands of cities around the world from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco participated last year and are pledged to do the same this year. To learn more about Earth Hour nationally and to let us know that you and your company are going to participate – go to EarthHourSaintLouis.com. We want the whole world to know how St. Louis is going to participate in EARTH HOUR 2010.

 

March 27

FOOD IS YOUR MEDICINE

3:00 – 4:30 PM There is not one diet appropriate for everyone. Each of us is unique and our bodies have changing needs on a near daily basis. Traditional Chinese Medicine applies specific medicinal energy to each kind of food. Learn what foods are appropriate for you.  Food Is Your Medicine Discovery Group. Free. Held monthly at Cheryl’s Herbs. Call 314-645-2165 or visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information.

 

March 27 & 28

PRIMORDIAL SOUND MEDITATION –

A PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY

DR. DEEPAK CHOPRA

This ancient form of meditation uses 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 or email shirlstoll@charter.net or visit online at www.MeditationConnect.com.

 

 

UPCOMING

 

April 21-25

Plant Donations For Gateway Greening’s Great Perennial Divide

Too much of a good thing?  After our abnormally wet fall and winter, you may find this spring that your perennials  are emerging in such abundance that they are crowding out their neighbors or taking up too much space.    Divide them, put the amount you want to keep back in the ground and donate the remainder to Gateway Greening!  The following Collection Sites are accepting plant material Wednesday April 21 through Sunday April 25.  Additional collection sites TBD.  Call 314-588-9600 for updates.  All donated plants will be distributed through the annual Great Perennial Divide to nearly 100 St. Louis school and community gardens! ·Afton, Crestwood, Mehlville:  Patrick O’Neill, 10706 Larkspur Dr., 63123, (314) 843-7744 · Creve Coeur:  JoAnn Rawson, 12557 Starspur Ln., 63147, (314) 808-5279 · Hazelwood, Florissant, Ferguson:  Nancy Senter, 8822 Heather Ln., 63042, (314) 521-6534 · Kirkwood, Sunset Hills:  Gwenne Hayes-Stewart, 1244 S. Geyer, 63122, (314) 966-6232.

 

April 27

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL WELLNESS!?!

Explore the connection between your physical health and spiritual health. This leading edge information will be presented Tuesday April 27, 2010, 6:30 -7:30 PM. Prevention and Healing, Inc. (office of Dr. Simon Yu) 10908 Schuetz rd. Saint Louis, Mo. 63146. Presented by: Paul Johnson, Chaplain and Mary Francis Hoffman, MTP, CHTP, RYT. Call today for more information and to reserve your spot

314-443-0206.

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