Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August 19
Missouri Botanical Garden; 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org/lanternfestival.

July 6
First Friday: Cooking on the Nanoscale
At St. Louis Science Center
6 pm – 10 pm. Watch as Chef Jones, an instructor at L’Ecole Culinaire, turns carrots into caviar through the spherification process, deconstructs champagne, bakes an angel food cake in 60 seconds and uses liquid nitrogen to make ice cream. Learn how food can be manipulated on the nanoscale with delicious results! Take advantage of discounted evening exhibition rates and free parking! These action-packed evenings take you all over the Science Center — from a public telescope viewing to hands-on activities to Segway rides. Enjoy a cash bar and music and end the night with a free showing of a science fiction movie in the OMNIMAX Theater. (314) 289-4400. Slsc.org.

July 7 & 9
Missouri Energy: Health,
Environment, Economy, Politics
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/07 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/09 at 8:00 p.m. Mollie Freebairn, environmental scientist and former chemist at Missouri Department of Natural Resources, focuses on Missouri power plants and their emissions. Emissions have steadily increased over the last 50 years. Ms. Freebairn describes what other states are doing and Missouri should be doing.

July 10
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.

July 10
Green Building Tour
The local U.S. Green Building Council, along with the developer, investors, rehabbers, architects and apartment dwellers of Embassy Suites downtown and the adjacent Laurel Apartments are hosting a giant open house and tour on July 10. Between 5:30 and 6:15 PM, complimentary PI pizza and beverages will be served. A brief overview of the renovation project follows leading into a guided tour of the entire mixed-use facility from 6:15 to 7:30 PM. Sponsors are Bell Electric, BSI Constructors, Embassy Suites, Pi Pizzeria and Trivers Associates. The tour requires pre- registration either via USGBC-MOGateway@mobot.org or by calling 314-577-0225. USGBC members and full-time students are free. Non-members pay $20. Use of Metrolink is encouraged, exiting at the Convention Center stop. For car and car pool drivers, enter the St. Louis Parking Garage on 7that St. Charles. Parking passes at $2/car will be available inside at the event registration table. Cash or credit card accepted.

July 12
Community Support Day for St. Patrick Center’s City Seeds Urban Farm Program
Whole Foods Market is dedicated to supporting our community. On Thursday, July 12 we will donate five percent of the entire day’s sales to St. Patrick Center’s City Seeds Urban Farm program. St. Patrick Center is the largest provider of homeless services in Missouri, with more than 20 housing, employment and mental health programs that assist more than 9,000 persons annually who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in a measurable, cost-effective manner. City Seeds Urban Farm, one of St. Patrick Center’s mental health programs, is an urban agriculture initiative providing job training and therapeutic horticulture to individuals who are homeless and underserved. Please join St. Patrick Center in the store from 11am to 7pm to learn about the work of St. Patrick Center and the City Seeds Urban Farm. Your purchase on the 12 will help those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in our community! Community Support Day Activities: • Recipe Scavenger Hunt; Card Making; Lip Balm Making Demonstration; Client Artwork Display. To learn more about St. Patrick Center and the City Seeds Urban Farm, please visit www.stpatrickcenter.org.

July 14 & 16
How Safe is Fracking?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/14 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/16 at 8:00 p.m. Fracking refers to the practice of deep drilling and hydraulic fracturing to extract gas from shale rock. Bob Criss of Washington University discusses water and air pollution near gas and oil wells, large water consumption needs for the fracturing process and potential earthquake problems.

July 17
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.

July 17
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 info read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

July 17
7:00-9:00pm. 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.

July 19
Science Café: Mapping a Garden: Using GIS Technology to Manage a Living Museum
7 – 9 pm. FREE. Herbie’s Restaurant, (formerly Balaban’s)
405 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. With Rebecca Sucher, Living Collections Manager, Missouri Botanical Garden. Botanical Gardens have been using maps to aid in the documentation of living collections for centuries. Until recently, these maps were often paper-based and static in nature. Through the advent of GIS technology, or Geographic Information Systems, botanical garden maps have evolved into a comprehensive tool that can be used at all levels of institutional operation. Rebecca and her team have mapped over 30,000 plants, as well as donor items, utilities, irrigation systems, and more. This data is put to use on a daily basis for various purposes, including landscape design and planning, collections assessment, and inventory management. By using the latest web-aware technologies, these maps can be delivered to any internet-enabled device, aiding in day-to-day management of the Garden’s properties, enhancing visitor engagement opportunities, modernizing educational outreach, and facilitating nationwide conservation efforts. Rebecca will take us on a virtual tour of the Garden, showcasing the capabilities and uses of GIS technology in a botanical garden. (314) 289-4400. Slsc.org.

July 19
7:00 – 8:30 pm. Imagine sipping a traditionally brewed cup of tea or taking a dose of liquid herbal extract and feeling your shoulders relax. Discover which essential oils diffused into the air smooth out rough moments of the day. Cheryl Hoard of Cheryl’s Herbs will share practical tips on effective use of herbs and essential oils for relaxation. Free. Held at Maplewood Public Library.
Visit www.maplewood.lib.mo.us. 314-781-2174.

July 21
Ecovillage tour and potluck lunch
11:00. Please RSVP. Contact: Tom & Carol Braford. www.CulverWayEcovillage.org. braford@sbcglobal.net. 314-534-4780.

July 21 & 23
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/21 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/23 at 8:00 p.m. How could a $20 light bulb cost less than a $1.48 one? Bill Krekeler’s movie describes the origin of artificial light from fire and its changes through incandescents, fluorescents and LEDs. Guest Gavin Perry of Show Me Solar explains why “lumens” are a far better measure than “watts.”

July 26-28
Detoxification colon cleanse, massage, reflexology, infra sauna health seminar, yoga, PNI, emotional release therapy, acupuncture, detox drugs, alcohol & cigarettes, pain body work, energy healing and more. Call Naturo Health Solutions for more details. 636-724-5605.

July 27
7:00 – 9:00 pm. Once a month, Cheryl’s Herbs offers this free event to those seeking holistic ways to improve body, mind and spirit. Cheryl will offer ways to take care of sun-exposed skin, hair and scalp. Did you know the skin is part of our immune system? Sample Cheryl’s Vegetable Coconut Soup with White Fish & Millet. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Reservation 314-645-2165.

July 28
Bug HuntLearn all about insect behaviors at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House! Plan to attend the fifth annual Bug Hunt on Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features insect-themed drop-in games and activities designed for children ages 2 to 13 with their families. Two guided field excursions will allow children to explore the great outdoors as they capture and release native insects.The fifth annual Bug Hunt is included with Butterfly House admission of $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information, visit www.butterflyhouse.org or call (636) 530-0076. Follow the Butterfly House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebutterflyhouse.

July 28 & 30
Does an LED bulb go in your lamp
socket or garden?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/28 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/30 at 8:00 p.m. If LEDs have been around for a while, why are they suddenly so much better? Is it cheaper to replace incandescents and fluorescents with LEDs? What is the effect on burning coal? Is there an upper limit to how efficient light bulbs can be? Gavin Perry of Show Me Solar explains it all.

July 29
Trailnet’s Peach Pedal Bicycle Ride
Registration: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mills Apple Farm, 11477 Pocahontas Rd., Marine, IL 62061. Pleasant pedal of 22, 32, 38 or 53 miles along orchard rows and through the countryside. Return to the farm where you can purchase orchard fresh fruit, oven-fresh pies, and other baked treats. This ride is flat to gently rolling, with no big hills. Directions: From IL-4 and IL-143 go east on IL-143 to Marine. Go left on N. Duncan St. then right onto Pocahontas Rd. and follow to Mills Apple Farm. $8 Member, $13 Non-member, $3 Child. The Trailnet Peach Pedal Bicycle Ride Bike Shop Sponsor is Bike Surgeon. For a free 2012 calendar of bicycle rides check your local bike shop or visit www.trailnet.org.