Healthy Planet Happenings

During March

Whole Planet Foundation

Prosperity Fundraiser

The Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing-world communities that supply our stores with product. Through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship – including direct microcredit loans and tangible support for other community partnership projects – we seek to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being we work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies. For six weeks, Feb. 22 to March 31, Whole Foods Market will be striving to achieve huge goals to help reduce poverty. Join us in empowering entrepreneurs in the global community by donating to the Whole Planet Foundation. 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd., 314.968.7744. Contact: Nichole Carpenter.


March 1-June 15




The 2,400-acre Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Mo. is full of natural inspiration for budding young photographers, including one and one-half miles of Meramec River frontage and an extraordinary diversity of native plant and animal habitats. This spring and summer, the Shaw Nature Reserve has joined forces with the Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MoNEP) to encourage youth to explore the outdoors and capture their experiences through its “Take a Shot!” youth nature photography contest. Children ages 14 and under are invited to submit their five-by-seven or eight-by-ten-inch photos taken at the Shaw Nature Reserve between March 1 and June 15, 2012. Photographs must fit into one of four categories—flora, wildlife, miniature world of nature or people in nature—and will be judged based on subject, composition, creativity and difficulty. Winning entries will be exhibited at the Shaw Nature Reserve beginning July 1. View complete contest rules and download an entry form at www.shawnature.org. 636-451-3512.


March 2 & 24

Star Trek First Friday, March 2 and Fan Day Saturday, March 24 at the Saint Louis Science Center

In conjunction with Star Trek: The Exhibition, now open in Boeing Hall, Star Trek First Fridays take over the entire Science Center every first Friday of the month from 6-10pm. On these nights, there is a special evening rate for the exhibition, a free telescope viewing outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and free parking. There are also plenty of hands-on activities that explore the science in this science-fiction franchise. There is also music, food and a free Star Trek film in the OMNIMAX® Theater. Each Star Trek First Friday will feature a special activity; on Friday, March 2 at 8pm, learn about the exploration of Mars with special guest Dr. Ed Guinness. Dr. Guinness will discuss his experiences driving the Mars rover. Star Trek fans can also plan to spend the day at the Saint Louis Science Center on Saturday, March 24, attending a series of Star Trek lectures and visiting Star Trek: The Exhibition. Tickets to Star Trek: The Exhibition are $14.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and college students with an ID and $10.00 for children and members of the military. Science Center Members receive half-price tickets.  To order tickets and for more information go to boldlygoexplore.org


March 4

The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo

More than 70 booths offering healthy and green products and services. Lots of food, beer and wine samples. Live music. Free health screenings. Chair massages. Prizes, giveaways and much more. Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 East Glendale Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119. 10 am to 4 pm. Adults $8, kids under 16 FREE. 314-962-7748. www.thehealthyplanet.com.


March 6, 20 & 24

BStrong4Life Informational Meeting & Demonstration

Come find out about this revolutionary state-of-the-art technology that will help you naturally rebuild bone, strengthen muscle and improve posture, stability and coordination regardless of your age and conditioning level in only 20 minutes per week. Presentation will be held at Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center, 2001 S. Hanley Rd., Brentwood, MO 63144.  Please RSVP to 314-646-0013 or info@kingenchiropractic.com. Tuesday classes at 6:45pm (3/6, 3/20). Saturday class at 11:30am (3/24).


March 10

Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow!

Does anyone have unwanted televisions, computers, tablets, DVD players and monitors that have been replaced by new electronics?  Well now St. Louis residents may participate in a ‘Better than free’ recycling drop-off event at Computer St. Louis where residents may drop off end-of-life electronics and, at the same time, learn more about the importance of responsible recycling. When electronics are not recycled properly, this e-waste may end up in landfills where it can cause serious environmental pollution.  Along with a local company called Byte Works, we believe we’re taking a fresh new approach to helping consumers manage their end-of-life equipment.  The event will take place at 9282 Watson Road from 8:00 am – noon.  Residents are encouraged to bring up to 10 electronic items and may contact Nicole Russell at (314) 821 – 3237.


March 13

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.”


March 14

FREE health class:

Fitness by the Numbers

Register at 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

Wednesday, March 14th 7-8 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. Healthy body composition is more than just pounds on the scale. Many folks who exercise and strive to “eat right” still struggle with to achieve their ideal weight or shape. Percent body fat and lean mass are also important, and improving those numbers can be difficult. Join Dr. Rebecca Gould D.C. for an exploration of body composition and health. Topics include current research and theories of how best to fat burn and boost metabolism, and the relative values of cardio versus weight training.


March 17 & 18

Fanfare of Quilts 2012 – presented by

Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild

Sat. 10 – 5, Sun. 11 – 4. 450 quilts (traditional, modern, and art) to see, demonstrations, vendors, raffle quilt, special exhibits, ticket raffle – this time proceeds go to Humane Society. Admission:  $7.00 (good for both days). Held at:  Queeny Park Greensfelder Rec Center, 550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO  63021. Call: 636-227-7829, visit: www.bitsnpiecesguild.com, or email: marya1597@gmail.com.


March 20


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.


March 20

Connecting Your Health

Between Your Teeth 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. 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.


March 20 & 27

Sustainable Learning Series

Tues., March 20, Soils and Composting Class, presented by University of Missouri Extension, St. Louis Co. Office, at Hawken House, 1155 South Rock Hill Rd., Webster Groves, 63119, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Cost is $10. To register, go to extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/greenseries or call 314.615.2911. Tuesday, March 27, Grow It Yourself Fruits and Vegetable Class, presented by University of Missouri Extension, St. Louis Co. Office, at Hawken House, 1155 South Rock Hill Rd., Webster Groves, 63119, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Cost is $10.  To register, go to extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/greenseries or call 314.615.2911.


March 22


7:00 – 9:00 pm Once a month Cheryl’s Herbs offers this free event to those seeking holistic, natural ways to improve body, mind and spirit. Cheryl will suggest ideas for surviving the end of winter and getting ready for the spring changes to diet, routines and activities. Kick the winter blues with effective use of herbs and essential oils. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.


March 24

4th Annual Confluence Trash Bash

More than 800 volunteers of all ages will contribute to this

stream bank and community clean up. Local officials and legislators will be making appearances. After the clean up, the “bash” begins at all three starting locations, which will include a free lunch and prizes for the most interesting trash finds. For times and starting locations and more information on The Confluence Partnership, or to learn about other clean up events, please visit http://www.confluencepartnership.org.


March 24-25

Primordial Sound Meditation Class

A Program Developed By Deepak Chopra, M.D. best selling author and leader in the holistic health field, has revived Primordial Sound Meditation. This ancient form of meditation uses mantras, or Primordial Sounds, which are selected for each individual.  Instructor, Shirley Stoll, B.S., M.A. –  Shirley has been involved with meditation since 1995 and is  certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and affiliated with the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. As a former teacher, she combines her love for teaching with her commitment to meditation. Class held at the Maria Center. For more info or to sign up, call (800)796-1144,   Shirlstoll@charter.net, www.meditationconnect.com


March 29

Backyard Chicken Seminar

The Friends of the City of Richmond Heights is sponsoring a seminar on backyard chickens titled “The Scoop on the Coop: An Overview of Raising and Caring for Backyard Chickens” on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave.  This seminar is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, not just Richmond Heights residents. The presenter is Bill Ruppert, a St Louis urban chicken enthusiastic who gives talks on this topic to various groups each year.  The items covered in his talk include understanding the “culture” of chickens; nutrition and general health care; sustainable shelter design; how and where to purchase chicks; preparing for the arrival of chicks, and much more. A question and answer session will follow the talk. For more information, contact Linda Lieb at 314-646-8818, Lieb2060@gmail.com.


March 31


12:00 – 5:00 pm To celebrate Maplewood’s Women Making History Month Cheryl is hosting an open house. Cheryl will be on hand to discuss the complimentary herbal teas and healing food offered. Bring your questions and spend time with Cheryl. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. 314-645-2165.