Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1
Also performing River Blender Chorus, Shades of Jade, Ambiance; 8 p.m.; Touhill Center for Performing Arts on UMSL campus; $20 & $35; 314-516-4949 or visit www.touhill.org.

October 6
Lost & F(o)und: Perennial’s Annual Fundraiser
6-8:30pm. Bridge Tap House + Wine Bar, 1004 Locust, St. Louis, MO 63101. $10. Buy tickets at www.tinyurl.com/lostandfound2011. Lost + F(o)und promises to be an inspiring evening to Drink, Donate, and Discover DIY Sustainable Design. You don’t want to miss this hip county-fair-style event! Listen to folk music played on upcycled instruments by local musicians of Green Strum. Grab your friends and create a drink coaster from old bike tubing or visit our educational display to see Perennial’s magical transformation of broken junk into unique home goods! As you munch on small bites and enjoy special prices on fine wine and a selection of local craft beers, you can bid in our silent auction of home furnishings created from salvaged drawers by local artists, architects, and designers. Come celebrate and support Perennial at this evening of green festivities focused on reusing, repurposing, and recreating!  314-802-7384.

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.

October  9
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Cheryl’s Herbs will sponsor a 40-hour aromatherapy certification course, offered   by The East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies.  This certification program is the only “live” course presented in the Midwest.  Classes will be every other Sunday morning starting October 9th.  Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs.  Cost: $450.  Held at Cheryl’s Herbs.  For more information visit www.cherylsherbs.com.  Please call for a reservation 314-645-2165.

October 13
Community Support Day for the Saint Louis Art Museum at Whole Foods Market
On Thursday, October 13 Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of that day’s sales to the Saint Louis Art Museum.

October 13
Free Class:  Enzymes, The Key to Health
Thursday, 10/13 at 7pm at The Healing Center 734 DeMun in Clayton. Enzymes help you digest your food and they run your immune system. However, they are taken out of our food supply to improve shelf life.  Learn all about enzymes, the workers of the body, and how they help your body to heal itself. This class will begin with a short video presentation about Enzymes in our food supply. Space in this class is limited.  Visit The Healing Center’s website, www.HealingSTL.com, or call 314-727-2129 to reserve your seat.

October 14
Downtown Ball & Gala To Benefit The National Blues Museum
The 2011 Downtown Ball, a charitable fundraising event presented annually by the Downtown St. Louis Foundation, in cooperation with The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, will be held Friday, October 14 at the Peabody Opera House. The Downtown Ball will be the first charity fundraising event to be held in the newly restored Peabody Opera House and will celebrate Downtown with an evening of networking, delectable delights, music and entertainment including national headliners Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) and The Blues All-Stars featuring Anson Funderburgh (Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets).  A silent and live auction will highlight Downtown experiences, while raising funds for an important charitable cause. Net proceeds for this year’s Downtown Ball will benefit the National Blues Museum, a proposed world-class cultural attraction that will explore and preserve the historic significance of the Blues as the foundation of American music. To be located in the emerging Mercantile Exchange (MX) District in downtown St. Louis, the National Blues Museum will celebrate the genre’s myriad styles and pay tribute to the musicians who created, sustain and continue to advance the art form. The 23,000-square foot facility will feature technology and artifact-driven exhibits, a theater and special event space. Targeted to open in 2013, the National Blues Museum will be located at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue in the Laurel building, part of the MX District. A limited number of tickets are now available for The Downtown Ball via www.downtownstl.org/downtownball. Or, for additional questions, contact Shuntaé Shields Ryan at 314.436.6500 ext. 240.

October 15 & 17
Climate Crisis and the Kingsnorth 6
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/15 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/17 at 9:00 p.m.  Six Greenpeace activists, outraged at the construction of a huge coal-burning plant, hung a banner on it, yet were found not guilty at trial.  Tom Braford discusses civil disobedience and climate change. This Green Time includes footage of “A Time Comes – The story of the Kingsnorth Six.”

October 18
What’s Next For Green Building?
As a visionary architect for 45 years, Bob Berkebile, FAIA, is recognized repeatedly for outstanding sustainable design. He continues to blaze “step-lightly” trails in energy-conservation green building and regenerative design and construction.  Berkebile describes the next stage of green building design and construction as “regenerative” where buildings give back. That is, regenerative buildings produce more energy and water than they use and manage all waste on site. Berkebile will be in St. Louis on October 18 to share his views on what’s next for green building and the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System and what tools and resources are most beneficial when pursuing regenerative design and construction. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council -Missouri Gateway Chapter, he will speak at the Washington University Steinberg Auditorium,  near the corner of Forsyth and Skinker.   The 5:30 to 7:30  p.m.program, , begins with networking  followed by his presentation at 6:15 p.m. Ten years ago, Berkebile was the keynoter at the USGBC-St. Louis Regional Chapter’s first meeting.   Now called the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the organization has expanded to cover most of the state plus southern Illinois, and grown to over 500 members. USGBC-MG G is co-presenting the meeting with the American Institute of Architects-St. Louis.  Registration is available via:   www.usgbc-MOGateway.org/events   or by phoning 314-577-0225.   Missouri Gateway Chapter members, AIA-St. Louis members and full-time students are free. Others pay $20.

October 18-23
SciFest Saint Louis
9:30am-4:30pm. Explore science from the farthest reaches of space to the inside of a tiny cell at SciFest Saint Louis. It’s smelly science, tasty science and explosive science and it’s happening at the Saint Louis Science Center. Weekday sessions are for school groups and weekend sessions are open to the public. Day passes to weekend sessions cost $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets for Science Center Members are half-price. Call 314.289.4400 or visit www.scifeststl.org.

October 20
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 Amy Camie, professional harpist who will speak about her journey through breast cancer, her presentation “Loving life…all of it” and the profound use of vibrational healing.  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.

October 21
Autumn’s Child in concert at The Chapel
8pm. $10 at the door. (includes 2 free drinks of your choice)  6238 Alexander Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63105. Mark Holland – Native American Flutes, Billy Engel – Guitar and Vocals, Ranya Iqbal – Cello, Brian May – Drums. Additional info at: www.chapelvenue.com  and www.autumnschild.com.

October 27
UltraSimple Detox group, Informational Meeting
Thursday 10/27, 7:30 pm at The Heights, 8001 Dale Avenue Richmond Heights. Join Dr. Rebecca Gould DC and The Healing Center for a group cleanse.  The Ultra-Simple 21-day Detox program will help you release bad habits before the holiday season begins and develop a healthier relationship with food. If 21 days doesn’t work for you, you can do the program for just 7 days and still get great results.  If you would find it hard to do something like this on your own, as part of a committed group, you’ll find that the sharing and feedback creates a supportive environment for real transformation.  The plan includes regular foods you can buy at the grocery store.  Nutritional supplements are optional.  After this informational meetings the group will meet 11/3, 11/10, concluding 11/22.  Attendance not mandatory.  Go to The Healing Center’s website, www.HealingSTL.com, or call 314-727-2120, for more information or to register.

October 28
The exhibition opens to the general public Oct. 28, 2011, after a sneak peek during SciFest Saint Louis, Oct. 18-23. This exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life, showcasing the largest collection of artifacts ever put on public display. One-of-a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature film will amaze and inspire Star Trek fans and novices alike. An impressive array of exhibits features sets, costumes and props from all five live-action Star Trek television series and eleven Star Trek feature films. Visitors will be able to step aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, explore Dr. Crusher’s Sickbay from Star Trek: The Next Generation andsit in James T. Kirk’s captain’s chair. A sneak preview of the exhibition will be available to attendees of SciFest Saint Louis, the Science Center’s annual six-day science festival, held this year from Oct. 18-23. On Friday, Oct. 21, the exhibition will be open to SciFest Extravaganza guests, and on Saturday, Oct. 22, the exhibition will be open to SciFest Family Fun Night visitors and Science Center Members. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $15.50 for seniors and college students with an ID and $13.50 for children and members of the military. Science Center Members receive half-price tickets. Tickets and more information at slsc.org. Information on related programs at the Science Center will be available at boldlygoexplore.org.

October 29 & 31
Bees: The Mysterious Disappearance
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/29 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/31 at 9:00 p.m.  Did you know that bees are a domesticated species brought from Europe to the new world?  Claudia Henriquez and Sarah Heyman discuss why bees disappeared at fantastic rates in 2004–2005.  This Green Time includes footage of “Nicotine Bees.”

October 30
St. Louis Rams Green Game
12pm. Join the St. Louis Rams at their second annual Bud Light Green Game, presented by Monsanto, Meridian Waste, Laclede Gas & Landis + Gyr on Sunday, October 30 at the Edward Jones Dome.  Prior to the game, come to the Bud Light Tailgate Party at Baer Park to visit their pre-game Green Expo, featuring products and services from many St. Louis green-minded companies, beginning at 9am. Great tickets are still available! Call 314-RAMS-TIX or visit www.stlouisrams.com to purchase yours today!

November 12
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 19-20
Meditation Classes at Maria Center
Learn the Deepak Chopra method of meditation. Call 800-796-1144 for information or to sign up.