April 3
Green Fair at StLCC Florissant Valley
10:30am-1:00pm. St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley 7th annual Green Fair. The Green Fair will take place outdoors in the Quad area of the Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson. In the event of inclement weather, the Green Fair will take place in the Student Center Multipurpose Room.

April 3 & 6
Going Raw: Fresh Raw Food Talks for Dogs and Cats
Feeding a fresh, minimally-processed raw food diet is so important for both dogs and cats. You’ll learn how to get started, the benefits of rotating between proteins, and how feeding a fresh, raw food diet can help with many common problems including join support, weight management, allergies, diabetes, dental health and more. You can see benefits by even adding just 10% raw to your pet’s diet!
Wednesday, April 3, 7 PM, Lafayette Square – St Louis
Saturday, April 6, 11 AM, Edwardsville
Cost: Free. Contact : Jeff Jensen, Co-Owner Four Muddy Paws. jeff@fourmuddypaws.com, 314-322-9408 Mobile
Lafayette Square – St Louis:1711 Park Avenue, St Louis, MO, 63104, 314-773-7297. Edwardsville, 2127 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL, 62025, 618-692-4729. www.fourmuddypaws.com

April 5
Trivia Night at the Soul-Esteem Center
Doors open at 6 and Trivia begins at 7pm at the SEC, 105 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Tickets are $20 per person and $160 for a table of 8. Light snacks, soda, beer and wine are included. Cash prizes, silent auction, 50/50 and raffle items will be offered! Bring your friends and family! Tickets are available on-line at www.soul-esteem.com (click on the eventbrite link), or by calling 314-275-7685. Remaining tickets sold at the door.

April 6, 8, 10
Rio + 20: What Went Wrong?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 4/06 at noon & 4/10 at 5:30 pm and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 4/08 at 8:00 p.m. What was Rio +20? Why did so many regard it as a failure? Green Time connects by skype with Anne Petermann, of Global Justice Ecology Project. She explains that privatization of nature under the “green” economy is causing massive land grabs around the world.

April 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.

April 9
Sustainability in Practice at Higher Education Institutions
Two nearby universities are in the spotlight April 9 for their latest outstanding pursuits of sustainable design, construction & operations. Their presentations, sponsored by the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will provide snapshots of current sustainability projects “right in our own backyard.” Meeting attendees will learn about several Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville initiatives, including a successful campus bike-share program and a half dozen construction projects currently in progress that are seeking LEED certification. Also on the agenda will be Missouri Science &Technology’s campus-wide geothermal energy efforts integrating holistic environmental stewardship into education, research and administrative activities. Images of their Solar House Team and Solar Village in Rolla will round out the evening’s program. The meeting will be held at Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) April 9 starting at 5:30 pm with networking. The presentation will begin at 6:15 and conclude at 7:30 with Q&A. Besides USGBC, the program is co-sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Chapter of Construction Specifications Institute. USGBC-MGC members, CSI members and full-time students are admitted free. Non-members pay $20. Pre-registration is required at http://www.usgbc-mogateway.org/events/ or by calling (314) 577-0225.

April 9 & 23
Have Health Questions?
6:00pm. Join us the 1st/3rd Tuesdays of each month at Atlas Institute of Health for a doctor hosted workshop on health and upper cervical spinal care. Attendees will receive a complimentary neurologic exam and gluten free pizza will be served. Reservations call 636-527-3015, www.atlasinstituteofhealth.com.

April 11
Since Roman times bread has been referred to as The Staff of Life, a necessary staple of the human diet. Today, more and more people have some to suspect that breads, specifically gluten, may be having a significant negative impact on health. What is it about gluten anyway? Gluten sensitivities have been proposed as a possible factor in thyroid problems, attention deficit, skin conditions and digestive health problems. If you suspect you have Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) how can you know for sure? Join Dr. Gould for an informative class on the nutritional science and physical impact of gluten. Cost: $5. Held 4/11, 6:30 pm at Whole Foods Town and Country, 1160 Town and Country Crossing Dr, Town and Country, MO 63017. To register call (636) 527-1160 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

April 12-13
The 2nd annual Webster University Sustainability Conference
themed Sustainability: Our Common Future, will be held April 12 and 13 at the campus. View link: http://blogs.webster.edu/sustainability2013/.

April 13 & 14
Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Class will be held at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Contact Shirley Stoll for more information or registration: 800-706-1144 or shirlstoll@charter.net. Learn how to enjoy the benefits of meditation. Resolve to meditate in 2013!

April 13, 15, 17, 2013
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 4/13 at noon & 4/17 at 5:30 pm and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 4/15 at 8:00 p.m. Fred Raines and Henry Robertson look at environmental problems with schemes like emissions trading and cap-and-trade. They explain that “reversing the trend toward a globalized financial economy” means both supporting local efforts and managing a commons sustainably.

April 15
The Work of Byron Katie is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that ends suffering. It is a method that enables people to inquire into their stressful thoughts and set themselves free. Bestselling author and teacher Byron Katie often says, “I can’t let go of my stressful thinking, but I inquire into it and it lets go of me.” Through The Work, many have experienced this phenomenon and have found deeper peace, more intimate relationships and a growing sense of rightness with themselves. It also helps bring peace to those with tough bosses, disputes with parents, dealing with emotions surrounding divorce, loss of loved ones, and more. Free class to be held at 7pm by Bryan Wagner, Certified Facilitator, at Community Acupuncture of St. Louis, 2006 S. 39th Street, STL. For directions and more information, www.theworkwithbryan.com/blog/events/.

April 15
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.

April 15
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.”

April 20
Do you have an unresolved diagnosis?
9-5. Restore your health today by balancing your body chemistry to heal naturally, without the use of medicine. DNA based nutrition, exercises and product demonstrations holistically improving your health and wellness. Register today: www.agapelifecourse.com or call 1-866-585-0732.

April 20
Webster Groves Herb Society 41st Annual Herb Sale
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the First Congregational Church in Webster Groves, at Elm and Lockwood Avenues, from 8:30 to 2 pm. Not just the largest of the herb sales in the St. Louis metro area, but the one with the greatest selection of herbs- All from Missouri growers meeting the certification requirements of the State of Missouri. No other sale has the varieties of basils, lavenders, rosemarys, thymes, sages, mints and more as found at the WGHS sale. This year visitors will be offered their very own personal assistant shopper and multiple ideas for theme gardens. The Scholarship Raffle prize will be a basket of items made from Elderberries-the 2013 Herb of the Year. There is no entrance fee and plenty of free parking. For more information call 314-739-9925 or 314-303-8548.

April 20
Free Seminar: Are you suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy?
Are you dealing with chronic pain and numbness in your feet or hands? Do you wake up at night because your legs and feet will not stay still? Are you having difficulty walking? Are Balance Problems and vertigo preventing you from living your life? Dr. Adam Hughes, DC is presenting a free seminar on Peripheral Neuropathy on April 20th at 12 p.m.. Dr. Hughes will be discussing basic information about Neuropathy and why it occurs. He will also be presenting functional and natural ways to help support those with Neuropathy without the use of drugs or surgery. If you or someone you love is suffering from this condition, than this is a seminar you do not want to miss. Seats are Limited. Please R.S.V.P. and call 314-646-0013 to reserve a spot. The seminar will be held at Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Ctr. in Brentwood. 2001 S. Hanley Rd, suite 220.

April 20, 22, 24
A Darker Shade of Green
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 4/20 at noon & 4/24 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and KNLC Channel 24-2 4/22 at 8:00 p.m. International agreements could actually hasten the destruction of forests. Jim Scheff, of Kentucky Heartwood, cautions against losing sight of the importance of forests for a variety of species, medicines, spiritual uses, subsistence gathering, and various other ecosystem services.

April 22
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL See page 3 or back cover.

April 22
Are your food choices and environment affecting your health? Now, more than ever, we must all learn the proper tools to improve and protect our health. In this class, you’ll learn strategies to choose the right foods and supplements to avoid nutritional deficiency and toxicity. Our instructor, Esther, is a holistic health practitioner who is passionate about nutrition, having healed herself from debilitating Lupus symptoms through nutrition and complementary therapies. Class will be held Monday, April 22 at 7:30pm at Holistic Fitness, 7501 Murdoch Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. (Office is near I-44 at the Shrewsbury Ave Exit). Space is limited, RSVP with your phone and email address to 314-647-3999 or info@holifit.com. Class is only $10, payable at the door.

April 22
Effortless Weight Loss
7-8 p.m. Diets typically don’t work but making small changes in your daily eating can yield big weight loss results. Two of our practitioners, Noel Jensen, L.Ac. and Julie Evans-Vitale, CSN, CPT, will share “Ten Simple Rules for Good Eating” that will help you lose weight, feel great adn improve your health. This lecture is free to the public and will be held at Nutrition Clinic, 116 Holloway Rd, Suite B, Ballwin, MO. Call or email to RSVP as space is limited. 636-386-3333 or info@nutrition-clinic.com.

April 23
American Red Cross Earth Day Fair
You’re invited to help the American Red Cross celebrate Earth Day 2013 at the Earth Day Fair at the Red Cross Biomedical Services Missouri-Illinois Regional Headquarters at 4050 Lindell Blvd. on Tuesday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Door prizes, giveaways & raffle prizes. Our goal is to educate visitors about Earth Day and the participating organizations. For more information call (314) 658-2109.

April 24
Do you experience brain fog, inattention, poor memory or mental fatigue? Well, here is a class you will not want to miss! The brain is truly the command center for the body. Attention difficulties, brain fog and fatigue can all be signs that your brain is in need of balancing and nourishment. There are foods to eat or avoid that may impact the health of the brain. Nutritional supplements can have a positive impact as well. Cost: Free. Held 4/24, 7:00 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

April 26
Earth Day Craft Fair & Electronics Recycling
Jefferson Intermediate School in St. Charles is hosting an Earth Day Craft Fair and Electronics Recycling event. Craft Fair, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Electronics & appliance recycling is from Noon to 7 pm. Jefferson Intermediate School, 2660 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63301.

April 27
The Art of Sustainable Living
Saturday, April 27 10AM – 1PM. Indoor Galleries. Learn what you can do to be “green”, including tips and resources on reducing, reusing, recycling and composting, energy efficiency adn water conservation. Increase our environmental literacy and make a green work of art. Join Laumeier docent, Katy Mike Smaistrla, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Missouri, St. Louis for this workshop on sustainable living. FREE. For more information call 314-615-5277.

April 27, 29, May 1
REDD Alert
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 4/27 at noon & 5/01 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and KNLC Channel 24-2 4/29 at 8:00 p.m. Jim Scheff explains how a forest differs from a tree plantation and how it would be possible to cut native forests under the REDD agreement. He describes how forests can be changed from being a carbon sink into a carbon source.

April 28
1:00 – 4:00 pm. For those seeking to discover what lies beyond the chatter of the mind. Donna Nicks will offer practical tips on how to trust your hunches in choosing the best essential oil to use. Enjoy the lecture, take part in a spiritual exercise and get hands-on experience making a personalized essential oil product. Cost: $20. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

May 4
The Webster Groves Women’s Garden Association will offer truckloads of donated perennials from local gardens (including hosta, ferns, woodland plants, daylilies, butterfly favorites, and Plants of Merit) with Master Gardeners on hand to answer your questions. The event will also feature annuals & hanging baskets, container gardens, “Garden Treasures” Resale, and a Westlake Hardware gift certificate raffle! Just in time for Mother’s Day! Come see why patrons return to our sale year after year! Join us rain or shine Saturday, May 4th, 8a.m. to 1p.m. at the Webster Groves Masonic Lodge (12 E. Lockwood, next to City Hall at Elm). Proceeds benefit community gardening projects and horticultural learning outreach in the schools.

May 4

10 AM – 4 PM (with a mid-day break). Whether you are an absolute beginner or an adept, Saturday, May 4 is your opportunity to experience the beauty, peace and power of meditation. The day’s program will offer theory, exercises and opportunity for questions and answers.

Speaker: Nayana Hein of the New York Sri Chinmoy Centre and Pradhan Balter, head of the Chicago Sri Chinmoy Centre. Held at Belas Artes Gallery, 1854 Russell Blvd, 63104. Call 347-610-5729 or visit www.meditation-stlouis.org.

May 11
Pet Health & Wellness Fair
It’s our biggest pet health event of the year! Meet the experts of holistic & natural pet nutrition including raw, fresh foods, Pet Nutrition talks, Clicker Training demonstrations by the Greater St Louis Training Club, Low cost Microchip Clinic benefiting Gateway Pet Guardians, Pet Adoptions, Special One Day Savings, Dog Games, Raffles, Drawings and more! Saturday, May 11, 11 AM-3 PM, Lafayette Square – St Louis. Cost: Free. Contact : Jeff Jensen, Co-Owner Four Muddy Paws. jeff@fourmuddypaws.com, 314-322-9408 Mobile. Lafayette Square – St Louis:1711 Park Avenue, St Louis, MO, 63104, 314-773-7297. Edwardsville, 2127 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL, 62025, 618-692-4729. www.fourmuddypaws.com