April 4

Enrichment Eggstravaganza at the Zoo

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Zoo’s enrichment team has planned very special “egg hunts” for the animals, including egg-shaped items such as whole melons, colorful piñatas, papier mâché eggs filled with treats, and more.  Visitors can also meet zookeepers at Keeper Chats.  www.stlzoo.org or call (314) 781-0900.  The Saint Louis Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission to the Zoo is free.  Admission to the Children’s Zoo is free from 9-10 a.m. and $4 per person after 10 a.m.

April 6

Enzymes, The Key to Health

Tuesday, April 6th from 7-8 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun AVenue in Clayton. The class is free.  Call 314-727-2120 to register. There is a class of food molecules that is so critical to your health that your body cannot function properly without them. THis same food substance is deliberately eliminated from many of the foods we eat every day.  It’s not vitamins, not minerals, but enzymes.  Enzymes help you digest your food and they govern all the functions of your immune system. Most of our diets are severely deficient in enzymes, the workers of the body.  Come learn about enzymes and how they can help your body to heal itself. Don’t miss this free class!

April 8-11

2010 Annual Book Fair

“Second Hand Prose”, sponsored by the Friends of the Webster Groves Public Library. Thursday, April 8, 2010:  2-8 p.m. ($6 admission fee for non-Friends); Fri April 9, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.;Sat, April 10, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun, April 11, 12 noon- 3:00 p.m.*$6.00 admission fee for non-members for Thursday’s Preview only.  Members of the Friends of the Webster Groves Public Library receive free admission. Admission is free to all on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave.,Webster Groves, MO  63119. Corner of Elm Ave. and Lockwood Ave. (across Elm from WG City Hall). For  info call the Webster Groves Public Library at (314)961-3784 or visit http://wgpl.lib.mo.us/friends.

April 10-11


The Saint Louis Science Center, along with Emmis Communications, is pleased to announce the second annual Eco Expo, St. Louis’ premier green-living event, will be held April 10 and 11, from 9:30am to 5:30pm, outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park. Designed to help people define the swarm of buzzwords like green, sustainable and eco-friendly, and put them into action, the free event provides access to products, services and experts that will help attendees reduce their impact on the environment in practical ways. This year, the event is on the Achery Field just outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, so visitors can enjoy Eco Expo and the nature they’re learning to protect at the same time. Admission to Eco Expo is free. Parking is available on the Upper Muny lot and at the Science Center’s Main Building at 5050 Oakland Avenue. More information is available at ecoexpostlouis.com. slsc.org or 314.289.4424.

April 10

St. Louis Community Farmers’ Market

at St. John’s Episcopal Church

9am – 1pm. 2664 Arsenal Street St. Louis 63116.

April 12

Early Registration Deadline for

Seven Windows to the Soul Workshop

with Dr. Anodea Judith. May 14: 7pm, May 15: 10am – 6pm, May 16: 10am – 5pm. The Friday night event will provide a look at Dr. Judith’s unique means of self-diagnosis and healing through the chakras, and will allow attendees to familiarize themselves with this profound system.  The Saturday and Sunday workshop will dive more deeply into the experience of participant’s own energy centers through yoga postures designed for each chakra.  Cost is $35 for Friday night or $245 for entire workshop.  Prices are good through April 12, 2010. Held at Crestwood Center – All That Dance Studio.  Call 314-566-5855 or visit www.RobinBachNia.com.

April 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 & reserve space at 314-432-7802.  Patient stories www.preventionandhealing.com.

April 14

Making Solar Electricity Affordable

6:30 to 9 p.m. At the April Green Drinks gathering, author and solar expert, Dan Chiras, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Evergreen Institute in Gerald, MO., will discuss the highly favorable economics of solar electricity and the basics of solar energy — how solar modules work, the types of systems, and common misunderstandings. Find out what it costs to install a PV system on your home or business.Dan is the author of numerous books on renewable energy, including Power from the Sun and The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy. Suggested donation: $3. Held at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., in Maplewood. Presented by St. Louis Green Drinks. www.stlgreendrinks.org.

April 14

Balancing Hormones Naturally

A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone Related Health Concerns . Lunch & Learn with Dr. Phyllis S. Russo -11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Join Dr. Russo for Lunch as she addresses using “natural alternatives” to address the problems related to hormonal imbalances and menopause.  Cost:  $5.00 (at the door), Whole Foods Market, Whole Lifestyle Center, 2nd Floor, 1160 Town & Country Crossing, Chesterfield, MO 63017.  Register Free online at:  fhc41410.eventbrite.com or call 314-878-8999.

April 17


9a.m.–4 p.m., Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex. Integration Controls and Web Innovations and Technology Service (WITS) are once again partnering together for an annual Electronics Recycling Drive for Kirkwood and the surrounding communities. All donated electronics are free, no fees. 314.821.3400.

April 17

Rockhaven Ecozoic Center is holding its first annual Trivia Night

fundraiser  to be held at St. Pius V Church Hall at 3310 South Grand Blvd, 63118.  Our theme is “It’s Simply Trivia, Putting the FUN in fundraising!”.  Doors open at 6:30pm and trivia starts at 7pm.  Admission is $120 per table (eight person maximum).   Soda and snacks will be provided, No alcohol will be sold but you can bring beer & wine.  Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Last place teams. Attendance prizes, gift basket raffle, 50/50 and Heads or Tails,  Fact or Crap games, mulligans. Call Lou @ 314/963-2073, e-mail rockhaven.trivia@gmail.com. Reservations and payments to Rockhaven Trivia, c/o L Platten, 9114 N Swan Circle, St Louis, MO 63144.

April 20

Connecting Your Health Between

Your Teeth/Gums and Body.

FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. 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. Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist). A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Third Tues. each month, 6:30-8:00 pm. Call to verify date and reserve space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothandbodyconnection.com.

April 20 (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. 314-739-5559 or www.agatheringplace.com.

April 20


Frequently women with thyroid problems remain undiagnosed and under managed. This seminar will redefine the new standard for natural medicine support of thyroid imbalances. Free. Lecturer, Dr. David Peterson, DC. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hearth Room Café. RSVP 636-227-4949. stlwa.com

April 21-25

Plant Donations For Gateway

Greening’s Great Perennial Divide

You may find that your perennials are emerging in such abundance that they are crowding taking up too much space.   Divide them, put what you want back in the ground and donate the remainder to Gateway Greening!  The following Collection Sites are accepting plant material Wed. April 21 through Sun. April 25.  Additional collection sites TBD.  314-588-9600 for updates.  All donated plants will be distributed through the annual Great Perennial Divide to nearly 100 St. Louis school and community gardens! ·Afton, Crestwood, Mehlville:  Patrick O’Neill, 10706 Larkspur Dr., 63123, (314) 843-7744 · Creve Coeur:  JoAnn Rawson, 12557 Starspur Ln., 63147, (314) 808-5279 · Hazelwood, Florissant, Ferguson:  Nancy Senter, 8822 Heather Ln., 63042, (314) 521-6534 · Kirkwood, Sunset Hills:  Gwenne Hayes-Stewart, 1244 S. Geyer, 63122, (314) 966-6232.

April 22 and May 27



Iridology is the ancient study of the iris which provides valuable information on organ health.  Discover where your inherited weaknesses are and which supplements will feed and strengthen them. By focusing on these weak areas serious health issues may be prevented. Call 314-432-5228 for your appointment.

April 23




7 p.m. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and the hotel’s first anniversary, the Moonrise Hotel will host the first ever Green Ball, a celebration of all things green in St. Louis.  Guests will celebrate the earth under the moon, as the signature revolving rooftop moon will be lit green in honor of the event.  Proceeds will benefit the EarthWays Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, which promotes sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment (www.earthwayscenter.org).  Guests will enjoy live music and a menu created by Eclipse Chef de Cuisine Wes Johnson that features all locally source foods. The Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar in the Loop, $60 per person.  www.MoonriseHotel.com or 314/863-3033 x202.

April 24



Downtown Kirkwood. Saturday, April 24th  10:00 – 3:00. The Natural World around us – composting -rain barrels – organics – learn from the experts- earth-friendly sellers – much more.

April 24


10:00 – 11:30 AM There is not one diet appropriate for everyone. Each of us is unique and our bodies have changing needs on a near daily basis. Traditional Chinese Medicine applies specific medicinal energy to each kind of food. Learn what foods are appropriate for you.  Food Is Your Medicine Discovery Group. Free. Held monthly at Cheryl’s Herbs. Call 314-645-2165 or visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information.

April 25

Earth Day Festival in Forest Park

See pages 3 & 23-26 in this issue.

April 26


7:00 – 8:30 pm In this fun, interactive and thought provoking presentation you will learn how music, sound and vibrations impact our thoughts, emotions, relationships and health. You’ll walk away with new insights, tools and techniques, and perhaps even a new way to approach life. Taught by Amy Camie, Professional Harpist and Founder of the Scientific Arts Foundation. Cost: $15. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

April 27


Explore the connection between your physical health and spiritual health. This leading edge information will be presented Tuesday April 27, 2010, 6:30 -7:30 PM. Prevention and Healing, Inc. (office of Dr. Simon Yu) 10908 Schuetz rd. Saint Louis, Mo. 63146. Presented by: Paul Johnson, Chaplain and Mary Francis Hoffman, MTP, CHTP, RYT. Call today for more information and to reserve your spot 314-443-0206.

April 28-29 and May 2-4



The Atlas is the first vertebra of the spine, which cradles the skull, and rotates upon the second cervical vertebra known as the axis.  If not in the normal position the atlas can be responsible for a variety of painful medical conditions and illness such as migraines, TMJ, neck and lower back pain, herniated disks, silicosis, suppressed spinal nerves, scoliotic pelvis, pain in the hips and knees and imbalances in leg length. Atlas Pro Filax is a revolutionary way to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit by returning the atlas to its correct position.  The method is non-medical and requires no diagnostics.  It is holistic, self-healing, rejuvenating and effective.  314-432-5228 for an appointment.

April 29

Bone Up on Bones

Thursday April 29th from 7-8 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun AVenue in Clayton. The class is free. Call 314-727-2120 to register. What do calcium supplements, dairy products and Osteoporosis drugs all have in common? They do not fix the causes of poor bone health. This class is for those who are concerned about bone health or who have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia. We will discuss natural and holistic ways to support the bones. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with bone loss, or if osteoporosis runs in your family, you will not want to miss this FREE class.

May 1


9 am, May 1, in Tower Grove Park, a 5K run and Kids Fun Run & Scavenger Hunt with prizes from the Missouri Botanical Garden will benefit two partner nonprofit organizations, one based in St. Louis and the other in an indigenous village in Guyana, South America.  For info call 314-707-9004.