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May 3 & 5
THE COAL ASH CRISIS IN MISSOURI
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 5/03 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 5/05 at 8:00 p.m. Is it fair to call coal ash “dangerous?” John Hickey, Patricia Schuba and Gary Kappler discuss coal ash dumps in Crystal City MO and North Carolina, problems with the Rush Island plant, and ask if Ameren is doing what it should.

May 6
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Workshop
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online, interactive energy management tool that allows you to measure and track your building’s energy and water consumption, identify investment priorities, and verify improvements over time. During this hands-on workshop, participants will utilize information they bring about their building to establish their building’s profile in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, benchmark their energy and water use, and compare their performance against a national average for buildings of a similar type.WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 – 9:30 am WHERE: St. Louis Community College Corporate Campus, 3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044 FEE: $30/attendee REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 8
GREAT RACE & METRO MARKET
Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL will compete in a head-to-head competition to raise awareness about the viable transportation options available in our region as part of Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race. The event, set for Thursday, May 8th at 4:30 p.m., is designed to play off the CBS television hit “The Amazing Race” and takes local media personalities and other influentials from Fortel’s Pizza Den in Clayton to the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station via their respective transportation modes during the evening rush. The finish line celebration, known as the Metro Market, will serve as a live visioning session showcasing what could be in terms of shopping, eateries and entertainment at this, and other MetroLink stations, if the community invested in transit-oriented development. To learn more, call Citizens for Modern Transit at (314) 231-7272, visit www.cmt-stl.org, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CMTGreatRace or on Twitter @cmt_stl.

May 8-9
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips. WHEN: Thursday, May 8 & Friday, May 9, 2014, 8:30am-5:00pm both days, WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110 FEE: $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, $250.00 for Non-members, www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 10
Shaw Wildflower Market
Choose from a huge variety of native wildflowers, ferns, trees and shrubs for home landscaping at the Shaw Nature Reserve’s annual Shaw Wildflower Market on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual sale offers the widest array of native plants available in the metro St. Louis area, selected by the Reserve’s horticulture staff and several local nurseries. Admission to the sale is included with Reserve admission of $5 for adults and free for Missouri Botanical Garden members. Children ages 12 and under are free. www.shawnature.org; 636-451-3512.

May 10 & 12
Repairing Our Big Rivers
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 5/10 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 5/12 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz, Caroline Pufalt and Tom Ball explore advantages of restoring the Missouri River. What should the federal government be doing to protect the river? Are there alternatives to constructing levees? What does the river have to do with the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico?

May 10
Make Mother’s Day
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Free, Reservations not required
Make Mother’s Day with us as we help you create gifts and meals for that special mom in your life. Let us help you plan a Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed or family dinner, and choose the perfect gift to go along with it. Mother’s Day made easy with loads of love, hand-made gifts, and great food from Whole Foods Market Galleria For more information please call 314-968-7744.

May 11
Two Options for Mother’s Day Brunch at SqWires.
SqWires Champagne Brunch Buffet offers seatings at 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 2pm. $35 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Reservations Required. Or choose Ala Carte Brunch in the Restaurant, 8am-3pm, regular brunch pricing. Reservations Recommended, 314 865-3522.

May 13
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 13
Gail Vittori: Sustainable Healthcare
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s May program, in partnership with Ascension Health and IIDA, will feature Gail Vittori, co-director of the Center for Maximum Performance Building Systems. Recognized as one of “Twenty Who Are Making A Difference in Healthcare” in Healthcare Design Magazine, Gail has been a catalyst for several national initiatives focused on greening the health care sector and advancing environmental health considerations in green building since 2000. WHEN Tuesday, May 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) FEE: Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students, $20 for Non-members, www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 14
Demystifying the Costs and Benefits of Green Health Care Facilities
Over the last decade, healthcare design has undergone a measurable shift as healthcare organizations have embraced LEED® certification and green building as standard practice. This presentation by one of the co-authors of Demystifying the Costs & Benefits of Green Health Care Facilities will share the results of a 2012 updated study that expands and updates the 2008 research to understand how capital cost premiums have evolved, reasons that influence hospitals’ decisions to pursue LEED, and what future trends and expectations are on the horizon for the industry. SPEAKER: Gail Vittori, Co-director of the Center for Maximum Performance Building Systems WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00 am WHERE: Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 North Warson Rd. (63132) FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members; $45 for Non-members. www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 17
Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk
Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm. Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center, 66 So Main St., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners annual Garden Walk, held in the downtown historic district of America’s oldest French Colonial village. Tour private and public gardens. Several gardens are part of historic homes in Ste. Genevieve and are typical of the 18th century time period. Master Gardeners plant sale begins at 9 am on Saturday. Other activities: Private vendors, discounts at participating downtown merchants, art exhibits. For more information visit www.visitstegen.com.

May 17
The Humane Society of Missouri and Purina ONE® Present Bark in the Park—5k Run, 1-Mile Walk and Family Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014 – The Humane Society of Missouri and Purina ONE® present Bark in the Park, the largest dog festival in the Midwest! The annual event will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. at Cricket Field in Forest Park. Grab your favorite furry companion for a fun family festival which features a 5k run, 1-mile walk, and pancake breakfast — all benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Fund. Registration is $35 per person and includes an official Bark in the Park t-shirt. Dogs and kids 12 and under are free! The event also is sponsored by Heartgard and Frontline. For more information and to register, visit www.hsmo.org/bark.

May 17 & 19
GMO-a-Go-Go
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/17 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/19 at 8:00 p.m. How are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affecting agriculture, animals and people? Christine Jackson and Anubis Imhotep Supreme Dey discuss how children should be taught about healthy foods. They look at the type of food that children are served when away from home and how food deserts affect the black community.

May19
WEIGHT AND WELLNESS
6:30-8:30pm . Learn about the obesity epidemic and how it affects your well being, ways to decrease your risk of disease, learn why 85% of “Diets” fail, learn how to lose 2-5 lbs per week 1st 2 weeks; 1-2 lbs per week thereafter with a safe, clinically proven program that conserves muscle while it burns fat. You will also meet others who have lost weight with Take Shape for Life and get all your questions answered. Program presentation with Stan and Pat Staude, support segment speaker Dr. Rebecca Gould DC
Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL.

May 20
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
May 20 – 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 on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

May 20
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
UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EMOTIONS OF THE PAST AND HOW THEY AFFECT YOU TODAY
Free Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Learn about Emotional Polarity Technique, a natural energy healing technique that helps you release stress through Energy, Intuition and Forgiveness. 7:15 p.m. at Breath of Life Health & Wellness Center, 7700 Clayton Road, Suite 319, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Please call Dorothy Tomasic at 636.821.1158 or email dorothy@myessentialconnections.com to reserve your space.

May 24 & 26
Cambialo: Combating Lead Poisoning in Peru
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/24 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/26 at 8:00 p.m. Lead poisoning by Doe Run links southeastern Missouri to La Oroya, Peru. Children (and adults) in La Oroya are standing up to protect the health of their community. Jed Koball works in Peru and describes a range of environmental issues confronting it, how lead mining has affected La Oroya and his work with youth in that city.

May 26
42nd ANNUAL GYPSY CARAVAN MOVES TO A NEW LOCATION
Gypsy Caravan, one of the Midwest’s largest antique, craft, and flea markets is presented by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association. The annual Memorial Day event moves to The Family Arena in St. Charles, MO in 2014. Vendors from more than 20 states are expected to set up shop in the arena’s indoor and outdoor spaces. 7am–5pm, rain or shine. Sunday Preview Event: Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 5pm-7 pm, rain or shine. $10 Admission: 9am–5pm. $20 Early Bird Admission: 7am–9am. $30 Sunday Preview, includes the Sunday preview and admission 7am-5pm Monday. Children under 13 are free at all times. For directions, go to stlsymphony.org/gypsycaravan.

May 31
SPEND A NIGHT IN THE EXOTIC LAND OF ANCIENT PERSIA AT CIRCUS FLORA’S ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER
Circus Flora performers and supporters gather under the big top adjacent to Powell Hall for the gala event of summer, Flora Dora, on Saturday, May 31. This year’s night of revelry includes exciting performances not seen during the main season, as well as a gourmet, sit-down dinner catered by Butler’s Pantry. Guests will be transported back to ancient Persia, the land where chess began, for an evening filled with the rich sights, sounds and mystique of a faraway land. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and strolling circus entertainment. After dinner, guests enter the big top for a special circus performance. Individual tickets, on sale now, are $250; tables of 10 begin at $2,500. A limited quantity of “Late Night” $75 tickets are available. Contact Development Director, Susan Mintz, at 314-289-4043.

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