October through December
Be Green and Save Green with Perennial do-it-yourself workshops & classes
Save green and be green this holiday season with Perennial’s reMAKE Green Gifts workshops. Craft a special project and personalize your gifts for those special loved ones. You’ll be able to pick and choose projects from our buffet of items and learn simple ways to transform objects around your house into useful and meaningful presents. You’ll be sure to cross off more than one name on your gift list! Perennial’s fall class line up will help you get a jump-start on holiday get-togethers and gifts for all those loved ones this season. Perennial’s classes can be found at www.perennialstl.org. Through these classes and workshops people of all ages and skill levels are taught to act creatively and responsibly, reusing objects and reducing waste. Limited spots available for classes; early registration encouraged!

October 1-31
Owls and Orchids At Butterfly House
This autumn, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park welcomes back October Owls and Orchids for a third amazing year! Take advantage of this unique, once-a-year opportunity to be surrounded by almost 2,000 owl butterflies—more than 10 times the normal number—inside the 8,000-square-foot tropical conservatory. The Butterfly House will stay open late until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the month so visitors can experience the creatures at their most active. Evening attendees can also enjoy half-hour presentations on owl butterfly biology and other rainforest themes on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (no lecture October 9). Daytime viewing hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, Oct. 1 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Mondays). October Owls and Orchids is included with Butterfly House admission. Visit www.butterflyhouse.org for information.

October 1
Tracking the Soul with An Astrology of Consciousness
With Joe Landwehr. 6:30pm. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. Tracking the Soul with an Astrology of Consciousness, is based on a book Joe has written of the same name. The talk will discuss how the astrological birthchart can be combined with an understanding of the seven chakras to help shed light on real life issues and concerns, and facilitate personal growth. 314.725.6767.

October 2, 9, 16
Sacred Space, Sacred Life: Creating Sacred Space for Life
Presented by Shea Morgan. 7:00-9:00pm. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. $80. for the series. This series includes handouts and a recommended reading list for further self-study. The three part class journey introducing and expanding sacred space includes: Class #1: Creating Sacred Space – bringing the sacred into your day: Class #2: Mediation – creating the sacred space within: Class #3: Meditating with Energy Centers and Crystals – healing the sacred space within: Shea Morgan is a clairvoyant, clairaudient, psychic empath with a passion for shamanic healing. She seeks to align with the divine that runs through all things, bringing the spiritual into manifestation in daily life, thorough a working partnership with the divine and allies in int plant, animal and mineral kingdoms. She is certified in Gemstone Crystal Energy Work, a healing modality to align the mind, body and spirit by working with crystals to balance the energy centers of the body. A great class series both for beginners and also for those who have been practicing for a while to refresh and recharge their practice. To register, call The Center at 314.725.6767.

October 5
Wildlife Rescue Exhibition
Opening Night. Friday, October 5 – Sunday, February 3, 2013, Step into the rescue efforts with people who dedicate their lives to Wildlife Rescue. Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild in the Species Recovery Center. Experiment with techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills. Take a simulated flight on an ultra light aircraft to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route. Visit the slsc.org Calendar page for more information.

October 6
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in the Main Show Field at Purina Farms 
11a.m. – 4p.m. The Incredible Dog Challenge exists to showcase everyday dogs competing in Olympic style competitions that they love including diving dog, agility, Jack Russell hurdle racing and freestyle flying disc. They are not only entertaining to watch but they highlight the special bond people have with their dogs. http://carsonevents.com/#press/2012-pppidc-national-championships. Call 314-982-3232 for more information.

October 9
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.

October 10
The Healing Center is pleased to welcome a very special guest, Clay Jurascik of The Salt Room. Clay will be giving a brief talk in the benefits of halotherapy, or salt therapy. Halotherapy is a natural treatment that can be extremely beneficial to those experiencing respiratory problems, asthma, sinusitis and allergies. Wednesday, 10/0 at 7pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Avenue in Clayton. The class is free, but registration is required. Call 314-727-2120 or register online at www.HealingSTL.com.

October 11
Community Support Day for Wildlife
Rescue Center at Whole Foods Market
1:00 am – 7:00 pm, Free, Whole Foods Market will donate five percent of the entire day’s sales to the Wildlife Rescue Center. The center rehabilitates injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife and releases healthy animals to their natural habitat. Through educational outreach the center provides environmental awareness, promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife, and encourages the community to protect our delicate ecosystems. To learn more go to: www.mowildlife.org. Community Support Day Activities: • Wildlife Craft Table • Wildlife Quiz and Prize Wheel Table
• Forage and Feast & Taste of Nature Trail Mix • “Tails of the Night” Raccoon Ambassador Visits: 10 -11am (Town & Country) & 5-6pm (Brentwood).

October 13
Electronics Recycling Event
STLCC has teamed up with Midwest Recycling Center to offer free electronics recycling. Computers and computer peripherals, office equipment such as copiers, fax machines and adding machines, communication equipment including phones, answering machines and pagers, TVs and anything else with a cord will be accepted. There is a limit of two televisions per car. St.Louis Community College, 2645 Generations Drive, Wildwood, MO 63040. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parking Lot. E-mail dward106@stlcc.edu with questions.

October 13
Skin Nutrition Workshop
Presented by Amy Joon. 11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-4:00pm
The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7649 Delmar Blvd. 63130. Cost: $70. This workshop will teach you how to use skin nutrition to impact wellness. The participants will learn which ingredients are safe for making your own skin care products and which ingredients should be avoided in both home-made and store purchased products. A good rule of thumb is: If you won’t put it in your mouth, then don’t put it on your skin. Each participant will make a healing butter, using unique medicinal herbs tailored for each participant and a sugar scrub. Everyone will go home with recipes, products and useful information. Amy Joon is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner living in Arizona. She has been making skin care products for eleven years. 314.725.6767.

Sunday, October 14
The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo,
10 am-4 pm, Webster Groves Recreation Center,
33 East Glendale Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Over 60 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Booths, Samples, Giveaways, Health Screenings
Visit www.thehealthyplanet.com on our homepage for discount tickets!

October 15
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of acupressure wherein you “tap” on acupuncture points to relieve symptoms. This free class provides you with a take-home technique you can use to relieve stress, anxiety, and pain. Kim Archer is a skilled presenter who can help with the toughest cases. Classes to be held at Community Acupuncture of St Louis, 2006 South 39th Street, STL, 63110. RSVP to 314-772-4325 (Voicemail is OK). Learn more at www.acustl.com, and click on “Other Services”.

October 16
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.

October 16
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.”

October 16
St. Louis Business Expo
The largest business-to-business trade show in the state of Missouri. The day includes more than 20 FREE business building seminars and workshops, more than 100 business exhibits, and an awards luncheon. The event is designed to help business owners, executives, managers and those interested in starting a business meet new business contacts and build relationships. The event is from 11am-6pm at the St. Charles Convention Center. The event is FREE. For more info, visit www.stlouisbusinessexpo.com.

October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms
(Reservations taken between 4:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. Fri/Sat and 2:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. Sun). Enjoy non-so-scary Halloween fun at the annual Haunted Hayloft event at the Visitor’s Center. For reservations or more information call 314-982-3232 or visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/purinafarms/7977380423/in/set-72157629368207352 .

October 20
12:00 – 4:00 pm. In this 4-hour workshop, Cheryl makes it easy to learn how to make a variety of natural home remedies like tinctures, lip balm, lotions, syrups, room sprays, bath & body products and more. These make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season! Start making your plans now! Cost: $40. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

October 20
The Greater Good Movie: Free Public Screening and Q&A
10am-noon. Learn about both sides of the child vaccination battle in this provocative documentary. The Greater Good looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today & offers the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program. West Hills Community Church, 13250 S. Outer Forty Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017. For more info, call 314-439-077. www.Greatergoodmovie.org.

October 20
ECORIDE to Benefit Students Learning Energy Conservation & Green Building
The third annual ECORIDE on October 20 along the Riverfront Trail supports scholarships for emerging professionals interested in learning more about energy conservation and green building. Through these scholarships, USGBC aims to increase the participation of individuals, organizations and community groups in under-represented socio-economic groups or working in building trades.
Organized by the US Green Building Council – MO Gateway Chapter, the ECORIDE starting point is the William Kerr Foundation at 2nd & O’Fallon St. with continental breakfast at 9 am. Bikers may choose any length ride they wish, but one natural turn-around at 11 miles is the Chain of Rocks Bridge. As riders return, a light lunch provided by Whole Foods will be served around noon at the Kerr Foundation (a LEED Platinum building) .Fees are $25 per person; $75 for a team of 3-5 or $150 for a team of 6-10. Helmets are required and water bottles will be provided. Riders may register on-line at www.usgbc-mogateway.org or by phoning 314-577-0225.

October 20 & November 3
Free Wagon Days at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch
The Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is hosting “Wagon Days” filled with free, fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy…wagon rides; tours of the 165-acre Ranch which rehabilitates hundreds of abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks, and other farm animals; Barn Buddies – Meet adoptable animals and the nationally acclaimed Barn Buddy Animal Ambassadors – Calypso, the miniature horse; Juniper, the mini-donkey; Twister, the miracle horse; Tiny, the pygmy goat; and Paris, the buff colored Orpington hen – and learn how to sponsor a Barn Buddy. Bring your own picnic lunch and browse the gift shop. Please do not bring personal pets to the ranch. Dogs are not allowed in the barns and stables and there is no place for pets to stay while their owners are touring Ranch grounds. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, 480 Joseph Road, Union, MO 63084. For more information call 573-268-2820.

October 24
The Healing Center is bringing back the cleanse for another year. Do you fall into bad eating habits at this time of year? The Healing Center is offering an opportunity to participate in a 21-day group healing/detoxification program before the holidays begin. This program can help you eliminate sugar cravings and get your eating under control before holiday temptations begin. The first meeting we will cover how this program is done and why. There are three follow up meetings, online support, Dr. Gould’s supervision and more. Visit www.HealingSTL.com for program details or to register, or call 314-727-2120. This meeting will be held Wednesday, 10/24 at 7pm in Loeber Hall on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton.

October 27
Tricks & Treats on Park for Kids & Pets
Free. 11 AM – 1 PM. The Lafayette Square Business Association is sponsoring Tricks and Treats on Park – a special event too for kids and pets! Fun activities take place on the fountain plaza including a pet and children’s costume contest at 12:30 PM, Halloween games and prizes plus kids can trick or treat at local Lafayette Square businesses too. Presented by The Lafayette Square Business Association and Four Muddy Paws – The Healthy Pet Market. www.fourmuddypaws.com. (314) 773 – 7297.

November 3 & 4
Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Class will be held at the Midwest Mind & Body Health Center, Creve Coeur, MO. Contact Shirley Stoll for information and registration: 800-796-1144, shirlstoll@charter.net or visit online at www.MeditationConnect.com.