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Every Sunday
Practice a Medicine Buddha Meditation
KDK St. Louis meets every Sunday at 11am at the Healing Arts Center to practice a Medicine Buddha meditation. All are welcomed to attend. There is no cost. The Healing Arts Center is located at 10073 Manchester Road, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63122. Visit www.facebook.com/KDKSTL or email: kdk.st.louis@gmail.com to learn more.

 May 4
HUGE PLANT SALE EVENT!!
The Webster Groves Women’s Garden Association will offer truckloads of donated perennials from local gardens (including hosta, ferns, woodland plants, daylilies, butterfly favorites, and Plants of Merit) with Master Gardeners on hand to answer your questions. The event will also feature annuals & hanging baskets, container gardens, “Garden Treasures” Resale, and a Westlake Hardware gift certificate raffle! Just in time for Mother’s Day! Come see why patrons return to our sale year after year! Join us rain or shine Saturday, May 4th, 8a.m. to 1p.m. at the Webster Groves Masonic Lodge (12 E. Lockwood, next to City Hall at Elm). Proceeds benefit community gardening projects and horticultural learning outreach in the schools.

May 4
Holistic Fair
11a-4pm. $20 Specials include Readings, Ear Candling, Detox Foot Bath, $25 Aura Photos, and $1/minute Reiki or Massage. Free. Held at Holistic Journey (106 E. Main St, Belleville, IL 62220). Call 618-234-8280 or visit www.yourholisticjourney.com.

May 5
NAVIGATORS USA SCOUT TROOP, OPEN MEETING
10-11am. An inclusive group of families and scouting enthusiasts at the Ethical Society of St. Louis open to boys and girls, focused on caring for the earth, outdoor skills and ethical values. We are Chapter 33 of Navigators USA. This general meeting is open to families interested in learning more about our group. We will also discuss our upcoming May bicycling outing. Visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/EthicalNav for more information and links, or email EthicalNav@gmail.com. Cost: free. Meeting in the Sunday School rooms, lower level, at The Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63117-1003.

May 8
Medical Thermography/ Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)
Free holistic health seminar presented by: Dr. David Peterson, DC and Linda Spradling, CTT, ACCT. Thermography offers a non-invasive, affordable way to monitor inflammation and vascular and lymphatic activity. Inflammation is the first evidence of disease. Some common applications of thermography are: breast pathologies, vessel disease, oral-dental infections, cancers, and inflamed organs or tissue. Wellness Alternatives. Stlwa.com. 636-227-4949. Reservations required.

May 11
Listen To Your Mother St. Louis
Celebrating Mother’s Day with a National Series of original live readings shared on local stages and via social media. Saturday May 11, 2013 Morning and Afternoon Performances: 10 AM (arrive 9 AM, shop + eat!) 2 PM (arrive 1 PM, shop +eat!) St Luke’s Hospital Institute for Health Education, 232 S. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017. Suzanne Tucker and Ellie Grossman (reading with cast, morning show) Naomi Francis and Laura Edwards-Ray (reading with cast, afternoon show) Listen To Your Mother St. Louis Co-directors/Producers. For information or tickets, ($15 or 2 for $25) visit online at www.listentoyourmothershow.com/st.louis.

May 11
Learn to Manifest Health workshop
3-5pm. Learn how feelings affect your health and what you can do to stay healthy and rid yourself of disease. Discover how you can instantly change thoughts and beliefs so that you can live your life with joy, ease, peace, inspiration and motivation. Given by Regina of Regina’s Realm. $40 in advance, $48 at the door. Held at Holistic Journey (106 E. Main St, Belleville, IL 62220). Call 618-234-8280 or visit www.yourholisticjourney.com.

May 12
prasino ST. CHARLES MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL
Featuring Complimentary Organic Prosecco for Mom
Located in St. Charles, recently opened prasino will offer a complimentary glass of organic prosecco for all moms who stop in for dinner on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12. Prasino features a locally sourced contemporary American menu created by Executive Chef Jared Case. A concept originated in Chicago, prasino (Greek word for ‘green’) is a sophisticated, sustainably minded, eco-friendly restaurant. Prasino has made it their mission to serve only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients including hormone/anti-biotic free meats, sustainable seafood, organic produce and eggs. Serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night, menu items accommodate such diverse dietary preferences as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Prasino, which opened its doors to the public on Earth Day April 22, offers seating for approximately 280 people inside and feature alfresco seating for over 100. For information or reservations call (636) 277-0202. prasino St. Charles, 1520 S. 5th St., St. Charles, MO 63303, (at the site of the former Noah’s Ark) www.prasino.com.

May 14
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.

May 16
SKIN, SUN AND VITAMIN D
6:30-8:00PM. In the past few years Vitamin D has been a hot topic. Often people, even children find that they have low levels when measured by a blood test. Most people know that exposure to the sun helps our body to make Vitamin D, but exposure to the sun may cause skin damage. Come learn all about D, safe sun exposure, keeping your skin healthy, why we need Vitamin D and the best ways to get it. Cost: $5. With Dr. Rebecca Gould D.C. Held at Whole Foods Town and Country, 1160 Town and Country Crossing, 63017. Call 636-527-1160 or visit www.acteva.com/go/tac to register.

May 18
Mark Holland and N. Scott Robinson
CD Release Concert / Party
At The Chapel. 8pm. Advance tickets are only $10 and available for your convenience at windnfire.brownpapertickets.com Tickets at the door are $15. Advance purchase includes 2 free drinks (beer, wine or soda). Also if you purchase a copy of the new cd, “Lost In The Beauty Of It All” you will also get a free Autumn’s Child cd as our thanks to you for buying advance tickets. (hey, it’s a party)
Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited. The Chapel has become one of our favorite venues to perform – it is intimate and awesome. www.chapelvenue.com.

May 18
Pet Adoption Day at Whole Foods Market– Stray Rescue of St. Louis
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Free, Reservations not required. If you or someone you know is looking to add a puppy or dog as a member of your family, please join us at our Pet Adoption Day. Whole Foods Market Galleria will host adorable canine friends from Stray Rescue of St. Louis out on our sidewalk. All dogs in attendance will be in need of loving, forever homes. Stray Rescue of St. Louis has been one of our partners since we opened our store in 2001 and we have enjoyed assisting them in their mission to rescue hundreds of dogs and cats in need of medical care, loving attention and a place to call home. Feel free to come by and share some much needed love with the dogs and puppies that will be with us. For information call 314-968-7744 or visit online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

May 18-19
Chinese Cultural Days At Missouri Botanical Garden
Experience traditional Chinese art, music and cuisine during the 17th annual Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Sponsorship support for Chinese Culture Days is provided by Novus International, Inc. The weekend of festivities kicks off on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. with a grand parade and opening ceremony featuring a 70-foot dragon. Traditional martial artists and lion dancers will follow and perform the “Golden Snake Dance,” to celebrate the Year of the Snake. The parade will be repeated at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday with a final performance on Sunday, May 19 also at 2:30 p.m.The New Shanghai Circus will perform traditional Chinese dances and acrobatics throughout the weekend. The New Shanghai Circus troupe has traveled throughout the world for more than 40 years showcasing their artistry and acrobatics. For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577?5100 (toll-free, 1?800?642?8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/missouribotanicalgarden and http://twitter.com/mobotnews.

May 20
FREE PRESENTATION: CROSSING BACK TO HEALTH – A New Approach to Wellness
Dr. Amy Davis, MD has had success treating conditions including: Autism, Allergies/Food Sensitivities, GI Issues, Fatigue, Headaches, Brain Fog, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays and more! Offering Individualized Preventative Nutritional Health Programs! Join us the third Monday of the month 6:30pm to learn more. Call 636-778-9158 to make a reservation.

May 21
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.

May 21
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
May 21 – Free Monthly Wellness Support Group. Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, learning opportunities in Medical Spiritual Information and exercises to strengthen your journey in managing your plan of care and treatment. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) 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, 314-432-7802. For more information, read the article at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

May 22
NATURAL SUPPORT FOR LIVING WITH DIABETES
7:00 – 9:00 pm. The addition of herbs to a plan for the sensible management of diabetes can greatly enhance benefits already expected from proper diet and adequate exercise. Topics Cheryl will present include: adaptogenic herbs, specific herbs for blood sugar levels and prevention of accompanying conditions, food as medicine and managing stress. Cost: $15. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

May 25
Healthy Eating Store Tour at Whole Foods Market
10:30 – 11:30am, Free, Advance registration is required and is available here: www.acteva.com/go/tac. With Marcia Whelan, Marketing & Community Relations Specialist. Join Marcia for a tour around the store where she’ll point out and discuss healthy eating options in every department. As part of our efforts to eat healthier in the New Year, the timing of this tour couldn’t be better. It’s free, but advance registration is required due to space limitations. Town & Country location. For more information call 636-527-1160.

May 31 – June 2
Teachings by Tibetan Buddhist Master Lama Lodu Rinpoche
May 31st 7-9 p.m., June 1st 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., June 2nd 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Friday’s teaching will be on Overcoming Afflictive Emotions. Saturday’s teachings will be on Love and Compassion, and The Three Jewels. Sunday’s teachings will be on The Preliminary Practice or Ngondro.  Teachings by Tibetan Buddhist Master Lama Lodu Rinpoche. $35 donation is suggested for each of the teachings sessions, or $160 for the entire series of 5 sessions. No one will be turned away due to financial hardship. Held at The Healing Arts Center 10073 Manchester Road, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63122. Contact Jennifer McGrath at kdk.st.louis@gmail.com or call 314-210-5134.  www.facebook.com/KDKSTL

UPCOMING:

June 1, 2013
Crown Valley Organics Garden Transplant Blowout Sale
Noon-4pm. Demonstrations on Gardening 101 at 1pm and How to Prepare Herbal Medicine at 2pm. There will be a Salsa Garden Giveaway! For a listing of plants that will be available for purchase, visit www.crownvalleyorganics.com. For more information call Brigitte Zettl, Greenhouse Supervisor at 573-535-4633. Crown Valley Organics is next to Crown Valley Winery. 23889 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.

June 3
THE EFFECTS OF POOR NUTRITION, TOXICITY, & DEFICIENCY
Are your food choices and environment affecting your health? Now, more than ever, we must all learn the proper tools to improve and protect our health. In this class, you’ll learn strategies to choose the right foods and supplements to avoid nutritional deficiency and toxicity. Our instructor, Esther, is a holistic health practitioner who is passionate about nutrition, having healed herself from debilitating Lupus symptoms through nutrition and complementary therapies. Class will be held Monday, June 3rd at 7pm at Holistic Fitness, 7501 Murdoch Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. Space is limited, RSVP with your phone and email address to 314-647-3999 or info@holifit.com. Class is only $10, payable at the door.

June 15
FINDING PEACE AND HEALING RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE
Relationships can bring great joy into our lives, and they can bring some of our deepest pain. Despite our best efforts, we end up in wars with those we love. How can we stop these wars? The Work of Byron Katie is a way to end the war and begin to once again love those we love and stop battling with them. With The Work, other people do not have to change. We inquire within and change happens within us. We begin to love what is, as it is. This Workshop will teach you how to do The Work and give you enough experience of The Work for you to do it on your own. This is a practical, experiential seminar that allows you to find your own peace regardless of your circumstances. The class will be held at Jane’s House of Well Being, in St. Charles, from 9am-5pm on June 15th . Prepaid cost before June 7th is $65. To Register call 636-255-9642 or go to www.janeshousestudio.com.

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