September 4 & 11

Beginning T’ai Chi Class

The St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association, a not-for-profit organization based in Webster Groves is starting a session for beginners Sunday, September 4 & 11 at 10:00 am. For information, call 314-961-1355, or check the website: www.taichistlouis.org.

September 6-11



For the second year, WITS is hosting our back to school and free sale from Sept 6th through the 11th 9am to 5pm. thousands of items will be free of charge as much as you can fit in a bag Fri thru Sun. Also on Sale all week are PIV computers complete starting at $40 and laptops $125 while supplies last. Free items include Computer parts, supplies, accessories, home electronics and a/v equipment. What makes thiale special? Items are those donated to WITS at our donation sites. Just our way of “bee”ing green and serving our community. All items are also TAX FREE! PLEASE PASS THE WORD!!!! WITS is located at  647 E Holly, St. Lousi, MO 63147. For more ifnormation please call 314-382-6340.

September 8

We’ll Become A Mighty Kindness:

A Rumi Concert

with John MacEnulty (Native American Flute), 7pm, Emmanuel Espiscopal Church, 9 Bompart Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Admission Free. This is a concert for healing, understanding and deep friendship between Muslim, Christian and Jew. For more information please call 314-395-9962.

September 9

Fall Wildflower Sale and Open Garden

at the Whitmire Wildflower Garden

4-8 p.m. Shaw Nature Reserve will be offering a Fall Wildflower Sale event. This special plant sale and native landscaping event is geared for new and experienced gardeners. Whitmire Wildflower Garden staff and guest experts will be in the garden to assist you with your gardening dilemmas and show you how native plants can be used in landscaping. Cost is $3 for MBG members and SNR passholders. $5 for non-members. Shaw Nature Reserve is an easy destination from St. Louis, located at the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 100 at the Gray Summit exit about 35 miles west from St. Louis. For more information please call 636-451-3512.

September 13

Trends in Energy Conservation:

Net Zero Case Studies

Net Zero Energy means a building is designed with the built-in capacity to generate its own energy.  Net Zero Energy buildings strive to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.  With enthusiastic strides, researchers are making daily progress in accelerating the adoption of Net Zero designs.   On September 13, two Net Zero case studies will be presented by the local Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council. These studies offer both a designer and a building owner’s perspective. The September 13 presentations are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Alberici headquarters, 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO  63114. Call 314-577-0854 with questions.

September 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.

September 13

Free Class – Your Body’s Messages

Tuesday, 9/13 at 7pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton, visit www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120 to register. Most people agree that it is better to be proactive when it comes to maintaining health.  But, in health care, what exactly is “prevention?”  Is it prevention to get a check-up every year and wait for something to show up on labwork, and then try to deal with it?  Is it prevention to have some ideas of what you should do for your health, based on what we have been taught in books or on the internet, and then to do those “shoulds” most of the time? Fortunately there are ways to detect health imbalances very early.  Are also ways to get a better sense of what preventative health strategies might be best for you as an individual.  In this class we will be discussing ways to understand your body’s messages, symptom care versus health care and strategies for promoting optimal health.  Dr. Gould will demonstrate some self-testing methods for assessing your state of health.

September 14 & 29

Gift-Giving Party

6-7pm. Complimentary wine and cheese while learning about why fair trade gift giving is important for everyone to practice.  Rosemary Grove, 101 A West Argonne, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

September 15



Are you feeling full of energy every day?   Do you wake up each day with feelings of “glad to be alive” and looking forward to whatever you confront?  Thankfully, there is help on the horizon because, after all these years of DOING GOOD HEALTH, I am now going to pass my “secrets of good health & longevity” along to people in a SIX WEEK class, once a week, for only a fee of $60.  The class will not only include nutrition, supplements, herbs and diet but Yoga stretches, Alexander Technique, Postural Integration techniques, Counseling and spirituality questions. (I have a broad spectrum of degrees, certifications and teaching experience to share with you.)  This class will be two hours long and it will take place at the East/West Yoga Center at 2101 Arsenal Street, Benton Park. You may call me at 314-772-8848 for any questions and for more information.  Class starts on September 15th @ 6:30. Gretchen.Karros@gmail.com.

September 17


2:00 – 3:30 pm Late summer is the fifth season, and is associated with the Earth Element.  Learn how to use general tonic herbs now to strengthen and improve digestion, follow diet, herbs and lifestyle activities for fall.  Cheryl will also talk about how to use the plethora of vegetable oils to improve health and the taste of foods.  Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs.  Visit www.cherylsherbs.com.  Please call for a reservation 314-645-2165.

September 17 & 18

Holistic Health Open House

Learn about how to improve your health through massage, chiropractic, nutrition, colonics, and our infrared sauna.  Sample healthy refreshments and meet our practitioners.  Tour our state-of-the-art clinic, which has recently been remodeled and improved.  This free event is from 11:30-2:00 both Saturday and Sunday, 9/17 & 9/18.  www.holifit.com or call 314-647-3999.

September 18

2nd Annual Food & Farmers Expo

Sponsored by The Healthy Planet magazine, Sappington Farmers Market & St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District, this event will include 50 booths filled with food, farmers & fun. Meet the people who grow, produce and sell your food. Enjoy many samples and take home a bag full of healthy & delicious food. Listen to many talks scheduled and an Upcycled Clothes Fashion Show from noon to 1 pm. First 300 paid visitors get a free eco-friendly tote bag and first 100 get a free pass to Missouri Botanical Garden. Adults $5.00 and kids under 16 free. Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 E. Glendale Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119. 10am-4pm. For more information see the article on page 3 or the ad on page 5 or call 314-962-7748

September 18

U City in Bloom Garden Tour & Art Fair

Don’t miss this special garden tour and art show on Sunday Sept. 18 . Twelve U City gardens will be on tour while at the same time an art fair with garden and nature inspired art will be held on the grounds of University City, City Hall at the west end of the Loop. City Hall will be open for viewing, and a bike map of all the gardens will be available for those wishing to travel to the gardens by bike. Linda Wiggen Kraft’s garden will be on the tour and her art work for sale in the art fair.  Check out the details of the tour, garden previews and the artists online at www.ucityinbloom.org.

September 19

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 Des Peres, 13325 Manchester Road.  Call 314-835-9339 to reserve a space or go to www.treats-unleashed.com for more information.

September 20

2011 Trailnet Active Living

Award Winners Honored

The Trailnet Active Living Awards celebrate individuals and institutions in the St. Louis region who foster increased physical activity as a means to healthier living. Trailnet is pleased to announce the 2011 Active Living Award winners: Derek Glanvill, the City of Columbia, IL, Citizens for Modern Transit, REI,Mike Murray, & Jim Pona. Recipients will be honored during a ceremony and reception Tuesday, September 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63132. The Trailnet Active Living Awards have honored unique and sustainable approaches to active living annually since 2008.  The public is invited to attend the 2011 Active Living Awards reception and presentation. Individual tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at http://www.trailnet.org/ events/active-living-awards or by calling 314/436-1324 x 103.

September 20

Evening of Relaxation & Bodywork

7-9pm. 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.

September 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.

September 22


7:00 – 8:30 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. Cheryl’s desire is to offer inspiration and practical instruction for incorporating health-giving activities into your routine. Come with questions and guide the discussion in ways that are interesting to you.  Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs.  Visit www.cherylsherbs.com.  Please call for a reservation 314-645-2165.

September 24

EarthDance Mission Awards Ceremony

7pm-11pm, EarthDance will host its Mission Awards Ceremony at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. EarthDance is a non-profit educational farm whose mission is to grow and inspire local FARMS—Food, Art, Relationships, and Music, Sustainably! The EarthDance Mission Awards, inaugurated in 2008, honor ordinary Saint Louisans who embody the EarthDance mission.   Each year EarthDance recognizes a local farmer, artist, community activist and a musician, each of whom make our region socially dynamic, healthier, and more inspiring, in an eco-conscious manner. The 2011 EarthDance Mission Award winners were selected by a panel of judges consisting of: Kelly Childs of Slow Food STL; Jean Ponzi of The EarthWays Center; Roseann Weiss of RAC; and Lew Prince, founder of Vintage Vinyl Records.

Award winner are: Farmer: Paul Krautmann; Artist: John Sarra; Community Activists: Veronica Holden and Sarah Kate Buckles; Musician: Ryan Spearman’s Green Strum Project. Join EarthDance at The Mission Awards Ceremony in order to celebrate these outstanding members of the St. Louis community!  Tickets to the EarthDance Mission Awards Ceremony are $15, and may be purchased at the door or in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189898. For more information, visit our website or contact rachel@earthdancefarms.org.

September 25

Free Event, Community Picnic

and Fun-Fest in Forest Park,

sponsored by The Healing Center , Sunday, September 25th 11-2, in Forest Park picnic area #5, located on Wells Avenue, to the West of the Zoo’s South entrance.The Healing Center, office of Dr. Rebecca Gould, is hosting a community picnic and fun-fest in the park with lunch, a bouncy castle, fun and games.  Grab your frisbees and bubbles and join us to celebrate the beginning of Autumn as we say “thanks” for being a part of our lives to our patients, neighbors, friends, families, and friends we have yet-to-meet.  All are welcome!  To ensure adequate food quantities RSVP please by calling 314-322-9697, or at our website, www.HealingSTL.com.  See you there!

September 27

Hormones, Health & Wellness for Men and Women; Aging Successfully

6:30pm-7:30pm. Join Dr. Fitelson for an evening to discuss and learn, in an easy-to-understand format, the lifestyle factors contributing to the 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!  InMotion Health Center 7800 Clayton Rd. (1/4 mile east of Galleria) St. Louis, MO 63117  RSVP 314.644.2081 www.imhc.com.

September 27

Free Class – Growing Healthy Kids

Tuesday, 9/27 at 7pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton, visit www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120 to register. Kids’ Health If you are like most parents and parents-to-be you may worry about your kid’s health.  Are your kids growing up active?  Do they eat a variety of foods?  Are they alert, well-rested, able to focus and learn?  Dr. Rebecca Gould is a Chiropractor, a nutrition expert and a mother.  Join Dr. Gould for an evening all about your kid’s health.

September 30

Whole Foods Market

10 Year Birthday Celebration Party

4:00 – 7:00 pm. To conclude our birthday celebration during the month of September, we are having a party! There will be live music, tasty samples and delicious wines and beers. At 5:00 we will be holding a 10 minute shopping spree for 1 lucky winner (up to a $500 value). And of course it wouldn’t be a party without cake; we will have free cupcakes for all. Be sure to join in on the celebrations. For more information about all our birthday celebration events during the motnh of September, please visit our website www.wholefoodsmarket.com/st-louis, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/townandcountry or call 314-968-7744 or 636-527-1160.

October 8


10:00 am – 2:00pm  St. Louis Public Library’s Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road, hosts its Living Life Expo! FREE.  Call 314-388-2400.