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.

November 4
Cranksgiving: Cyclists to help collect food on bikes
for Food Outreach with cycling fundraiser
registration 9 a.m., leave at 10 a.m. Finish times vary. Longer route should finish by approximately 1 p.m. For bicyclists of all ages and riding-levels. 7th Annual Cranksgiving: BicycleWORKS non-perishable food-raising bike ride for area food pantries. Food items collected will be donated to Food Outreach. Start and end at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143. Three routes will be available for riding at approximately 5, 10 and 25 miles. For more information, visit online: www.bworks.org or email info@bworks.org. Last year, the St. Louis Cranksgiving attracted more than 700 riders who collected more than 7,000 pounds of food, making it one of the leading Cranksgiving rides in the country.

November 7
Schools Get Schooled on Sustainability
Fifth Annual Green Ribbon Schools Event — free and open to the public with pre-registration. Workshops for educators, school administrators and the general public on building energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments. Presenters: representatives from two St. Louis-area 2012 Green Ribbon Award-winning schools. The College School, birthplace of the Education for Sustainability curriculum. Crossroads College Preparatory School, first LEED Platinum certified school in the Midwest. Keynote speaker: Sarah Ippel, founder & executive director, Chicago’s Academy of Global Citizenship, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:30–11:30 a.m., The College School, 7825 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119. Workshop hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Emily Andrews at Emily.Andrews@MoBot.org or phone 314-577-0854.

November 7-December 24
Grab & Give with Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is teaming up with Operation Food Search to help alleviate hunger this winter! The Grab & Give program allows us, and our customers, to donate at the registers and all proceeds will go to Operation Food Search. From November 7 – December 24, we will have Grab & Give gift tags available for purchase at our stores for $5, $10 or $20, which provides food to families in need right here in St. Louis through Operation Food Search. For more informaton call 314-968-7744 or 636-527-1160.

November 10
Chicken Coop Tour
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn all there is to know about chicken coops and how they are taken care of by touring about eight different chicken coops in Webster Groves, Missouri. Tickets are limited and can be bought at the tour. The tour starts at 929 Newport Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Hosted by Girl Scout Troop #346. Tickets are $5 each.

November 10
Finding Peace and Healing Relationships:
Through The Work of Byron Katie.
Relationships can bring great joy into our lives, and they can bring some of our deepest pain. Despite our best efforts, we end up in wars with those we love. We get hurt, angry and frustrated with those closest to us. How do we stop these wars? The Work of Byron Katie (also simply known as The Work) is a way to end the war with what is and begin to once again love those we love and stop battling with them. With The Work, other people don’t have to change. We inquire within and change happens within us. This 1 day workshop is at Jane’s House of Well-Being in St Charles from 9 – 5 PM on Saturday, November 10th. Pre-register for $65. At the door $75. For more information call 636-255-YOGA (9642) or go to www.janeshousestudio.com and go to the workshops tab.

November 10 & 11
A World of Good in Your Own Backyard at Fair Trade Market
Fairly traded, exotic and engaging handcrafts created by artists in the developing world will be available for purchase at St. John United Church of Christ in St. Charles, Missouri. Items available include jewelry, accessories, home décor, musical instruments, games, clothing, toys, books, carvings, baskets, wooden boxes, coffee, tea, chocolate and more. More and more consumers this holiday season are making a conscious choice to use their buying power to improve the lives of small farmers and artisans around the world by buying products that are “Fair Trade” certified. Fair Trade guarantees producers a fair price, ensures that products aren’t made using forced or exploitative child labor, and promotes production techniques that are environmentally friendly. What could be better than giving a gift that not only brings happiness to the recipient but also helps improve the world? The Fair Trade Market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11. The market will be held at St. John United Church of Christ New Fellowship Hall, 405 South Fifth Street in Saint Charles, Missouri. For more information, call St. John United Church of Christ at 636.946.0961 or email friends@stjohnucc.org.

November 11
Sweat-4-Pets Run and Fun Walk
Join fellow runners and dog lovers for the 11th Annual “Sweat-4-Pets” 5K & 10K race and 1 Mile Fun Walk. The races kick off at 9am at the Sons of Rest Pavilion in Tower Grove Park. Prizes for sponsorships, medals for winners in
all age categories and overall in both races, free t-shirts, free food and drink, raffle, vendors- something for everyone. Bring your dog for a wonderful fall event in the city. Jennifer Blome will lead the walk. Races will be timed by Fleet Feet. To register online go to: www.onestoprace.com/search/event.aspx?id=13150. Pre-race packet pick-up Saturday, November 10th, 11am-2pm at Fleet Feet, Gravois and 141 in Dierberg’s Plaza. Proceeds help Operation SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) provide low-cost spays & neuters for dogs & cats.

November 12
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”.

November 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; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.PreventionAndHealing.com.

November 14
The Power of the Heart with Laurie Levin
Wednesday, 7pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton. Got stress? Who doesn’t, right? Unfortunately, the more stress we have, the more difficult it is for our cardiovascular system, our immune system and even our brains to function well. Chronic stress ages us long before our time and, if left unchecked, can kill us. Want to learn how to control your body’s response to stress? The Healing Center is pleased to present Licensed HeartMath Stress Reduction Provider and Certified Health Coach Laurie Levin who will give us a FREE introduction to a system of powerful, easy-to-learn tools and technology that will help you prevent, manage and reverse the effects of stress. Reserve your seat online at www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120.

November 15
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 share ideas for continuing to eat healthy, medicinal food while managing a busy schedule. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

November 17
Trailnet’s Bikes on the Brain Trivia Night and Silent Auction
Trailnet’s Bikes on the Brain Trivia Night and Silent Auction, Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Doors open; 7:00 p.m. Trivia begins. St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S. Sappington Rd., Crestwood, MO 63126, $160 per table of 8 or $20 per ticket if payment is received on or before November 2, $200 per table of 8 or $25 per ticket if payment is received after November 2. Attend this night of fun featuring general trivia, a silent auction, and prizes for first and second place winners. Proceeds benefit Trailnet’s work throughout the St. Louis region. Bring cash, checks and credit cards for Mulligans, games, and the silent auction. Beer and wine will be available for a donation. Attendees may bring their own food and beverages. Bike parking is available.The emcee for Bikes on the Brain Trivia Night and Silent Auction is Doug Hall of Talent Plus. Co-chairs are Lisa Macheca and Shana Albright. Click here to book a table or buy a ticket, or contact Carol at 314.436.1324 x103 or carol@trailnet.org.Trailnet’s mission is to lead in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling and the use of public transit are a way of life.

November 17-18, 23-25
10th Annual Fair Trade Market
Celebrate the 10th Annual Fair Trade Market by browsing over 2500 sq.ft. of all kinds of Fair Trade goods, including chocolate! Be entertained, educated, fed, and then buy Fair Trade for all your holiday needs. Come Nov. 17-18 & 23-25 from 9am to 3pm. Fair Trade means artisans, farmers, and producers earn a living wage for their work, which is environmentally friendly, with no child labor or gender inequality under safe working conditions, and much more. For more information and to see the entertainment schedule, please go to our website www.manchesterumc.org/ftm or email ftm@manchesterumc.org.

November 20
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.

November 20
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
November 20 – 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.”

November 28
Inner Harmony with Patti Pellerito
Wednesday, 7pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton. The healing experience of Tibetan singing bowls is effective both through sound and vibration. If we want harmony in our life, body and world, we must access our inner harmony which exists within ourselves. Just as sound vibration is energy, so are our thoughts, feelings and intentions. Join licensed Sound Therapist, Massage Therapist and Healer Patti Pellerito for a FREE introduction to Sound Therapy, its benefits in stress reduction and energetic restoration. Reserve your seat online at www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120.

December 1
9:00 am – 6:00 pm We’re throwing a big party to say thank you, to all our loyal customers! Don’t miss this opportunity to receive 20% off all purchases and enjoy complimentary seasonal food & drink. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. For more contact us at 314-645-2165 or visit www.cherylsherbs.com.