Healthy Planet Happenings

Every Monday and Wednesday

Free Exercise Classes

10:15am – 11:30am – Except Holidays . Location:  Isaiah 58 Ministries – 2149 S. Grand Blvd. – St. Louis, MO 63104. Lose weight or maintain a healthy body. Fun exercise classes conducted by instructor who has taught exercise for 30 years (low impact exercises).  Free healthy beverages and snacks provided. Prefer registration online at margisaiah58@ yahoo.com or call (314) 776-1410 and provide complete name, phone numbers and street address with zip code.


January 4 & 18

School Daze Camp

School’s out Parents, need activities for your kids? Give them a day of creative exploration, and make your January school holidays rock with School Daze Camp! At Saint Louis City Open Studio & Gallery (SCOSaG), we’ll spend the day creating art, telling stories, making music, playing games, and exploring Tower Grove Park. Plus, we’ll visit the Tower Grove Food Cart for hot cocoa/cider. Fun camp themes: 1/4: “Art-O-Rama,” 1/18: “Viva La Revolution.” 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with extended care available. To register or learn more, contact Lori at (314) 865-0060. Or visit www.scosag.org.


January 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16 & 17

Who’s Giving your Kids

Food that Rats Won’t Eat?

Airs on KDHX Ch. 21 in the City of St. Louis: 01/04 & 01/11 8:30 pm, 01/06 & 01/13 7 pm, 01/09 & 01/16 01:30 pm, & 01/10 & 01/17 6 pm.  In his speech “Everything You Have to Know about Genetically Modified Foods,” Jeffrey Smith documents that rats are one of several species refusing food routinely given to children.  Host Don Fitz and guest Daniel Romano discuss claims of food safety.


January 6

Black & Green Wednesday

FORUM: Farm to Cafeteria: Getting kids into the garden and locally grown food into the schools. 7 pm, Wednesday January 6, 2010. WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union). A panel discussion will include: Barb Chicherio, Gateway Green Alliance; Jean Corbett, Gateway Greening Education Coordinator; Aletha Albert-Santiago, Food Service Director for St. Public Schools; Rev. Audrey Hollis, Greater St. Mark Community Garden (moderator). Farm to school programs link local farmers with schools. This simple idea serves as a solution to two of the major challenges facing our society: concerns about the diet and health of children, and the disappearance of small farms.  By purchasing locally grown products, schools are able to serve fresher products to the students, create new markets for local farmers and incorporate innovative educational activities that meet state education standards.


January 9

St. Louis Community

Farmers’ Market

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


January 12

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.


January 13

Walk and Talk at Shining Rivers

Waldorf School

An opportunity for a casual campus tour and have your questions answered about Waldorf, an innovative and time-tested educational model which ignites the fire for lifelong learning. Contact: 314-962-2129 or aweidemann@shiningrivers.org. For more information visit www.shiningrivers.org or www.whywaldorfworks.com.  Shining Rivers Waldorf School is located at 915 North Elm – Webster Groves, MO 63119.


January 13

Free Health Class – Enzymes

7-8 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in ClaytonWhat if there were a way to help your body be healthier, even with a not-so-perfect diet?  What if there were way to improve your digestion without the little purple pill?  What if you could boost your immune system naturally by making your body healthier from the inside out?  One proven way to achieve these and other health goals is with natural enzyme therapy.  Join Dr. Gould for this free class and learn what enzymes do in the body and how they can help improve health naturally. Registration is required, call 314-727-2120 to reserve your seat.


January 15 – February 26

Healthy Eating for

Busy Families on a Budget

A 7-week class to help you make healthier food choices, save time and money.  Friday mornings 9:30 – 10:45 am, January 15 – February 26 at THE HEIGHTS. Call 314.645.1476 to register.  www.FourSeasonsForHealth.com


January 15-17

West African Drum and Dance!

Abdoul Doumbia and Djeneba Sako.  Fri. night performance and weekend workshops.  Jan. 15-17th at the Focal Point.  Contact Sky Kingsland at (314)827-6254 or sky01@swbell.net for more info.


January 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30 & 31



Airs on KDHX Ch. 21 in the City of St. Louis: 01/18 & 01/25 8:30 pm, 01/20 & 01/27 7 pm, 01/23 & 01/30 01:30 pm, & 01/24 & 01/31 6 pm.  Host Don Fitz and guest Daniel Romano question whether lack of food is the cause of hunger and if genetically modified foods will really help.  In a taped speech, Jeffrey Smith explains that the Bt toxin put into plants can exacerbate allergies in humans.


January 18-19

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual

Path to Higher Creativity

Mon.&Tues. classes. 12 Weeks. 7:00-9:00 PM

The Artist’s Way links creativity to spirituality by showing in nondenominational terms how to tap into the higher power that connects human creativity with the creative energies of the universe, and guides you through a variety of highly effective exercises and activities that spur imagination and capture new ideas.

Kimberly Scoville is a certified educator with 30 years experience in teaching.  She has taught creativity courses to all ages – child through adult. Call Kimberly 314-725-4131or email scoville033@gmail.com. Unity Christ Church, 33 N Skinker Blvd, St. Louis, MO, www.unitychristchurch.org.

January 19, (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.


January 19

Are Your Teeth Making You Ill? Discover The Tooth And Body Connection.

FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. A Healthy Mouth Supports A Healthy Body. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how the principles of Biological Dentistry focus on your overall health and wellness and why we’ve chosen it as the best practice of Dentistry. The discussion reveals dental materials compatible with wellness; mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings; the impact of dental procedures; the need to balance your acid-alkaline body chemistry; 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 Tuesday Each Month, 6:30-8:00 pm. Call to verify  date and reserve space at 314-997-2550. See patient success stories: www.toothandbodyconnection.com.


January 19

Healthy Heart Screenings

7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Desloge Outpatient Center

This fasting lipid panel screening measures total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and glucose and includes a blood pressure screening, weight and Personal Health Report.  Results are reviewed with each person by a healthcare professional.  Appointments begin as early as 7:30 a.m. are scheduled every 15 minutes until 9:15. Fees:  Non-Members:  $30.00. Fees:  Spirit of Women Members: $25.00. Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?  Find Out with a Click of the Mouse. According to a recent study by American Heart Association, St. Louis ranked 37 out of 38 large cities in women’s death due to heart disease.  The St. Luke’s Hospital HeartAware program is designed to identify the early warning signs of heart disease in a free, confidential, seven-minute online assessment.  Find out if you or a loved one is at risk at www.stlukes-stl.com. Fees:  Free. To Register or more information call (314) 542-4848.


January 21

“Big River” screening

at the Tivoli

Following up on their Peabody winning documentary, the “King Corn” boys are back. For “Big River,” best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has sent to the people and places downstream. Screening will include a panel discussion and a viewing of a 50-minute version of “King Corn.” Thursday, January 21 at 7pm at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130. Visit www.moenviron.org or call 314-727-0600 for details.


January 21

The Essentials of Greens

and Grains

6:30 – 8:00 pm, $25

With Angelina Bertani, Holistic Health Counselor

Greens and grains increase internal energy, vitality, reduce sugar and caffeine cravings, and help the body detox to lose weight naturally. Once you start eating more dark, leafy greens and grains, before you know it you will be craving them, longing for more varieties, and ways to prepare them. This class is a survey of a few different kinds of greens and grains, with recipes ranging from exceedingly simple to very simple. Whole Foods Market Whole Lifestyle Center, 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! Please register online (wholefoodsmarket.com), at our Customer Service desk in person, or by calling 314-968-7744. If there is a fee for the class, payment is required at registration.


January 22-24

Bi-State Green Expo In Belleville

The St. Louis Metro area will have the opportunity to be entertained and educated in a totally green-friendly environment. Bi State Green Expo is hosting an exposition at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, Illinois where green businesses and green consumers can come together in one convenient location. See page 3 for more details or visit www.bistategreenexpo.com.


January 23

Open House at Shining Rivers

Waldorf School

Find out for yourself how Waldorf education teaches to the whole child and lights the fire for lifelong learning. Tour our school, meet our teachers and have all your questions answered about this innovative and time-tested educational model which ignites the fire for lifelong learning. RSVP encouraged but not mandatory – Childcare available – a family friendly event. Contact: 314-962-2129 or aweidemann@shiningrivers.org. For more information please visit www.shiningrivers.org or www.whywaldorfworks.com. Shining Rivers Waldorf School is located at 915 North Elm – Webster Groves, MO 63119


January 26th

A New Year…

New Options for Wellness

at InMotion Health Center, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join Chiropractor and Rehabilitation Coach, Dr. Chris Utrup, for an overview of InMotion’s new Rehabilitation Program.  The program is geared toward anyone suffering from spine/neck-related chronic pain and offers do-at-home alternatives to traditional physical therapies.  Dr. Utrup’s talk will include a summary of the different kinds of conditions the program can help, address insurance concerns, and present a general structure of our various rehab plans.  Let us help you take control of your pain–for life!!!   RSVP at 314.644.2081 or info@imhc.com


January 27

Free Health Class –

Bone Up on Bone Health

7-8 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton. What do osteoporosis drugs, dairy products and calcium supplements have in common?  They do nothing to address the cause of osteoporis and osteopenia.  This class is for anyone who is concerned about bone health.  Join Dr. Gould for this free class and learn about why bones become unhealthy, what enzymes do in the body and how they can help improve health naturally. Registration is required, call 314-727-2120 to reserve your seat.


January 28

Sierra Club Eastern

Missouri Group Meeting

7:30 pm. A Trip to the Mexican Monarch Colonies:  Member David Motherwell shares his photos taken on a trip to three of the twelve Monarch butterfly overwintering colonies in Mexico.  Litzsinger School, Lindbergh Boulevard and Litzsinger Road, third traffic light south of I-64/Highway 40.  Free.  Non-members are welcome. For additional information call:  314-644-0890 or visit:  www.missouri.sierraclub.org/emg/.


January 29,

Sierra Club Volunteers Needed

Friday after 5:30 pm. 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.

January – 29, 30, 31

Smoking Cessation and

Wellness Weekend

5pm on Friday until 3:30pm on Sunday. This smoking cessation and wellness weekend will be filled with relaxing techniques, community, auricular therapy, stress reduction techniques, yoga and Nia to help people quit smoking for good. Speaker: Robin Bach, certified holistic personal trainer and TRE instructor Cost: Starts at $499 for the entire weekend. Held at The Chrysalis on Woodlawn, 317 N. Woodlawn in Kirkwood, Mo, 63122. Presented by The Chrysalis on Woodlawn. Call 314-821-5819 or visit www.STLbandb.com.


January 30-31

7th Annual Family Fun Weekend

Shed your coat and boots and say good riddance to the cold St. Louis winter at the seventh annual “Hot, Hot, Hot” family fun weekend at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Bring the kids and listen to live steel drum music, build a sandcastle in the toddler tropical sandbox, enjoy arts and crafts and “bug out” with a remote control ladybug race. Activities are Saturday and Sunday, Jan 30 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days and are included with Butterfly House admission. Info at www.butterflyhouse.org; (636) 530-0076.


January 30-31

Primordial Sound Meditation

A program developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D. This ancient formof meditaton uses mantras, or Primordial Sounds, which are selecrted for each individual. The result can be improved health, more staisfying relationships, increased creativity, and renewed enthusiasm for life. For more information or to sign up for the class held at the Maria Center. Please call 800-796-1144 or email shirlstoll@charter.net or visit online at www.meditationconnect.com.


January 31

Midwest Bicycle Expo –

Something for Everyone!

You can bid, buy, sell, swap, trade, and learn at the annual  Midwest Bicycle Expo & Swap Meet  Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL. “This event will bring together under one roof the best that cycling has to offer: The best deals, the best products, and the best support and ideas available to make bicycling the best way to get around in the St. Louis area.”  said Joe Torrisi, Bicycle Expo chairman.The event, presented by the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation, features over 75 vendors, bicycling-related workshops and seminars from our region’s bicycling experts, silent and live auction, entertainment, indoor bike racing, and great discounts on bicycle-related items. Additional information can be found at www.stlbikefed.org. Admission is $8 at the door, $6 with a coupon available at participating bike shops and businesses, or free with St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation membership, available in advance online, or at the door. For more information, visit  www.stlbikefed.org/ or call Patty at (314) 707-5001.