December 1
Cheryl’s Herbs Annual Holiday Sales Event
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.

December 1 – December 30
Holiday Order Table at Whole Foods Market
Relax this year, and have Whole Foods Market cater your all-natural holiday celebrations. Our knowledgeable holiday table staff will be available to discuss all the choices and place your order any day from December 1 – December 30 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Call 636-527-1160 or stop by our in-store Holiday Order Table. Our flexible menu offers options for any size celebration and caters to your vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests. Orders can also be placed online at http://wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/.

December 1, 15, 29
Wild Saturdays at the Saint Louis Science Center
On selected Saturdays, learn more about local wildlife rescue efforts from area animal organizations and interact with live animals! Featured groups: Saturday, December 1 :World Bird Sanctuary with their armadillo, Russell. ; Saturday, December 15 : Saint Louis Zoo; Saturday, December 29 : Gateway Parrot Society, St. Louis Avian Rescue, & Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information visit www.slsc.org or call 314.289.4400.

December 2
Backbend Workshop at Yoga Six
Join Alison Hyde for a backbend workshop at Yoga Six. Backbends are known for their natural energy and mood boosting qualities – just what we need to add sparkle to the holidays! 2 to 4 p.m. Fee: $35 Location: Yoga Six: 5734 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. 314-802-7447.

December 4
Generations for a Healthy Community Student Exhibition
Come celebrate with the youth in Jennings who have become champions for community health! View student photos, listen to their ideas about the strengths and weaknesses of their community related to health and learn how you can take action on the causes youth care about. Tuesday, December, 4th from 5 – 6:30pm. Fairview Intermediate, 7053 Emma Ave Jennings, MO 63136. Everyone is invited to this free, public event. Show support for policy and environment changes that enable healthier lifestyles for all (such as fresh fruits and vegetables served in the cafeteria or sidewalks so that it is safer to walk to school) and encourage young people to do the same. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Christie Norrick (314) 862-2933 ext. 273 or cnorrick@oasisnet.org. Learn more at http://www.oasisnet.org/Programs/ Generations.aspx.

December 5
Journey To Love With Sandy Tomey
7-8:30pm. Are you ready to explore the possibilities of finding a life-partner or transforming your current relationship? Please join us for a special evening with Sandy Tomey, the Love Luminary. Sandy is an expert in the field of manifestation and relationship transformation, Sandy’s mission is to help single women transform their relationships into thriving, soul-nurturing partnerships. Cost: FREE. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton Call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com to register.

December 5
Yoga Six Happy Hour
7 to 9PM, at Boogaloo, 7344 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143, 314-645-4803. Join us for an evening of food, fun and community! Enjoy Happy Hour drink specials all night long.

December 6
Free Seminar: Irritable Bowel or Crohn’s Disease
by Dr. Adam Hughes, DC., 6:30 pm. If you have been told you must “learn to live with it”, think again! There are breakthrough diagnostic and nutritional techniques now available that can support your body and improve digestion. Finally, quench the fire in your belly. Seating limited. You must RSVP. 2001 S. Hanley Rd., Ste 220, Brentwood, MO 63144. Call Now 314-646-0013.

December 6
2012 Trailnet Active Living Award Winners Announced
The Trailnet Active Living Awards celebrate individuals, non-profits, municipalities, and businesses that lead in fostering healthy and active living in the St. Louis region. Co-chairs for the 2012 Active Living Awards are Julian Hess and Jonathan Heitner. Trailnet is pleased to announce the 2012 Active Living Award winners: the City of St. Louis, Missouri Foundation for Health, Dr. John H. Sweet, Curtis Royston, Ramona Scott and the 2012 Trailnet on Tap Businesses. Recipients will be honored during a reception Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Engineers’ Club, 4359 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, convenient from the Central West End MetroLink stop. The Trailnet Active Living Awards have honored those implementing unique and sustainable approaches to active living annually since 2008. The public is invited to attend the 2012 Active Living Awards reception. Individual tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at http://trailnet.org/events/annual-active-living-awards or by calling 314.436.1324 x103. The mission of Trailnet is to lead in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling and the use of public transit are a way of life.

December 7
First Friday: The Mating Game at the Saint Louis Science Center
Dr. Cheryl Asa, Director of Research at the Saint Louis Zoo, will describe how a variety of different species go about attracting their mates. In addition to Dr. Asa’s presentation, enjoy discounted admission to the OMNIMAX® Theater and a free science fiction movie at 10pm. Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information visit www.slsc.org or call 314.289.4400.

December 7 & 10
Interested in becoming a LEED Professional?
Enroll in our LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course taking place December 7 & 10! Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! Passing the Green Associate exam will allow you to market your knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, and is the first step in becoming a LEED Professional. The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips. Friday, December 7 and Monday, December 10, 2012. 8:30am – 5:00pm both days. Please arrive and check in between 8:00 and 8:30am. Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110. $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members. $250.00 for Non-members. Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee. Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register email hope.breidenbach@mobot.org or phone (314) 577-0225.

December 7, 8, 9
The Book House’s Annual Holiday Open House and Sale
Come spread Hope, Cheer and the Joy of Reading Books during this Holiday Season – because Books make great gifts for everyone on your list! Join our annual holiday open house where we will be collecting gift wrapped NEW Children’s books to donate to a local shelter. You may buy the books here and we will wrap and deliver them for you. Boxed and Canned Food Donations as well as Cash donations are also accepted for the Foster and Adoptive Coalition Little Wishes Campaign for children in Foster Care and Second Chapter Center Holiday wishes Program for citizens with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. The Book House, 9719 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63119 314-968-4491.

December 8
Chicken Soup For The Soul Book Signing
4:00 – 6:00 PM – Annual Canned & Box Food Drive (which also lasts all month long). Four local Authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul will be at The Book House to sign their books with our combination book signing / canned food drive. Customers bring in donations of a non-perishable and recieve 20% off any purchase. This years Authors will be: Beth Wood, Donna Volkenannt and Sioux Roslawski. The Book House, 9719 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63119 314-968-4491.

December 8
Gingerbread House Workshop Open House At Whole Foods Market
With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator and a Bakery Team Member. Noon – 4pm, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing & decorating materials). Reservations required (must either call our store at 636-527-1160 to register or sign-up in person at our Customer Service desk). For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy — you bring the creativity! All ages welcome. Arrival can be anytime between Noon and 3:30 pm.

December 8 & 9
Evening Shade Farms 11th Annual Open House
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5. Enjoy our delectable homemade refreshments with a chance to shop for lots of unique gifts, all made here on the farm. Wonderful Natural-Organic Soaps & Body Care Products, Gift Sets, Teen products, and so much more. A free parting gift for all visitors. Free Admission. Location: 12790 SE Hwy TT, Osceola, MO 64776 (7 miles east of 13 Hwy on TT Hwy). 417-282-6985. www.eveningshadefarms.com.

December 9
Inversion Workshop at Yoga Six
Inversions might sound intimating at first but once you get your feet up the wall you’ll open the door to a whole new world! Join Nathan Wolf at Yoga Six for an afternoon of headstands, handstands, forearm stands and legs up the wall. This workshop is intended for yoga practitioners who are familiar and comfortable with basic yoga postures.
2 to 4pm. Fee: $35. Location: Yoga Six: 5734 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. 314-802-7447.

December 11
Slay The Sugar Monster
7-8:30pm. Are you feeling like your are in the grips of the Sugar Monster and cannot break free? Come to learn how to get a grip on your sugar issues with coping strategies, cooking and baking alternatives and other nutritional tips that will help you save your waistline, your teeth, your pancreas and your life. Cost: FREE. With Chef Sharon Tutko, certified health coach and Dr. Rebecca Gould D.C. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton Call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com to register.

December 11
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.

December 13
Healing Night at Cheryl’s Herbs
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. Long-term stress is possibly the most significant contributing factor in disease. Cheryl will lead a discussion on the importance of nutrition and the use of herbs and essential oils to de-stress and protect health. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

December 17
Rumi’s Wedding Night
John MacEnulty. Native American Flute, in Concert, Featuring Ana Grace dancing Rumi’s mystical turn. A concert for healing, understanding and friendship between Muslim, Christian and Jew. “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” — Rumi

An evening of healing between Christian, Muslim. and Jew. Monday evening. December 17, 2012. 7:00 Panel discussion; 8:00 Concert, Rumi’s Wedding Night, John MacEnulty, Native American Flute; 9:00 Open dialogue with the audience. At the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd. St. Louis MO. For more information call 314-395-9962. Admission is Free. A love offering will be gratefully accepted. Sponsored by the Interfaith Partnership, The Living Insights Center, and the Ethical Society of St. Louis.

December 18
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.

December 18
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
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 online at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

December 22, 24, 26, 2012
Organic Agriculture
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/22 at noon & 12/26 at 5:30 p.m. and KNLC Channel Channel 24-2 12/24 at 8:00 p.m. Why are non-crop species important? Don Fitz, James Meinert and Paul Krautmann discuss soil, pesticides, herbicides, gardening and farming. Footage from “Nicotine Bees” includes interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Charles Benbrook and Walter Heafeker.

December 29, 31, 2012; January 2, 2013
Native Grassland Conservation
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/29 at noon & 01/02 at 5:30 p.m. and KNLC Channel Channel 24-2 12/31 at 8:00 p.m. Preserving Missouri’s prairies means preserving the rich biodiversity of plant, insect and mammalian life. The 10–15 foot root structure of native grasses replenishes the soil, improving it for agricultural use. Jay Fish and Jon Wingo discuss multi-organizational efforts to restore and reconstruct pieces of prairie.