Healthy Planet Happenings

Through January 20, 2014
Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World!
The Saint Louis Science Center opened its doors for an insect invasion as it hosts Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! Oct. 19, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2014. The exhibition, which was developed by national pest control company Terminix, is a multisensory experience that immerses visitors into the world of bugs by introducing them to thousands of live insects. Hosted by Harry, a Chinese praying mantis, and his insect friends, Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! takes visitors on a unique journey through the habitats, sights, sounds and social structures of some of nature’s smallest, yet most important, contributors. “We are so excited to host Harry’s Big Adventure,” said Jackie Mollet, Senior Director of Exhibits at the Saint Louis Science Center. “The hands-on nature of the exhibition, coupled with thousands of live bugs, makes this fun and educational for all of our visitors.” Harry’s Big Adventure takes guests on an educational journey around the world through six distinct zones to see how insects impact their surroundings, the environment and ultimately human lives. Filled with interactive games and competitions, visitors can see how far they can spit a cricket, pick their favorite roach in the Roach Race, get up close and personal with insects in the Bug Petting Zoo and even try an insect delicacy cooked up by the Bug Chef. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit slsc.org/harrys-big-adventure or call 800.456.SLSC x4424 or 314.289.4424.

November 2
EarthDance Farms: Farmers Formal at College Hall, Washington University
5:30 p.m., $100 per person, Tickets required. Whole Foods Market is once again a proud sponsor of EarthDance’s Farmers Formal in appreciation of our common mission to support sustainably grown food, our local farmers, and our community. A farm-inspired celebration with local food and drink, Farmers Formal is EarthDance’s 6th annual FarmRaiser. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit: www.earthdancefarms.org/events/farmers-formal/.

November 7, 14, 21
LEEDv4 O+M Webinar Series
Gain essential knowledge for successful implementation of the LEED version 4 Operations & Maintenance rating system. Topics include credit intents, key elements, requirements, strategies, referenced standards and synergies of the rating system credits, as well as foundations of the LEED certification process. Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the webinar viewing. WHEN: Thursday, November 7th, 14th and 21st, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126. FEE: $10 per session/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member ; $15 per session/Non-member REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

November 12
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
Clean Eating 101: Gluten Free Grainy Goodness!
6:30pm – 8:00pm, $15. Reservations required & available at: www.acteva.com/go/tac. With Rebecca Gould, D.C. and Chef Sharon Tutko, HC, AADP. Everybody is talking about “heart-healthy” whole grains. Or the hot discussion topic might be the perils of gluten, or the value of a grain-free diet. So, what’s the deal? Are grains bad? Good? Why are so many people going gluten free? Join Chef Sharon Tutko HC, AADP and Dr. Rebecca Gould, DC for the nitty-gritty of grains. Dr. Gould will teach you the basics of why some folks are gluten-sensitive, the potential role of grains in colon health and the benefits (for some) of a grain-free or gluten-free diet. Chef Sharon will explain and demonstrate the value of soaking grains for digestibility and will offer a sampling of some delicious gluten-free grain dishes. Students will taste, discuss and go home with recipes, knowledge and inspiration.

November 16-January 12
2013 Holiday Light Recycling Drive
St. Louis Green is excited to announce that our 2013 Holiday Light Recycling Drive is quickly approaching! This year’s Holiday Light Recycling Drive begins November 16th and runs through January 12th, with a list of locations coming soon. Wal-Mart locations will be collecting November 16th – December 29th, 2013. Last year, we diverted 117,000 pounds of holiday lights. Our goal this year is an ambitious 136,000 pounds of lights to be diverted from local landfills. Together we can continue to make the holiday season green! For more information please visit www.stlouisgreen.com.

November 16 & 17
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 and registration. 800-796-1144 or shirlstoll@charter.net. Learn to meditate and enjoy its benefits!

November 19
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 on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

November 19
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 23, 24, 29, Dec. 1
11th Annual Fair Trade Market
The Manchester United Methodist Church is proud to announce it’s 11th Annual Fair Trade Market. It will be held at our church at 129 Woods Mill Rd, Manchester, MO 63011 on Nov. 23 & 24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 from 9am to 3pm each day. We would appreciate your including us in the events in your publication, helping us spread the word. The following is a complete description about our event that you may use with the graphic attachments. Come browse our 2500 sq.ft. market filled with Fair Trade goods,including chocolate, from all over the world! Enjoy the huge selection of home décor, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, toys, food, and much more. Fair Trade means that artisans, farmers and producers earn a living wage for their work and much more. The Market is open Nov. 23 & 24 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 from 9am to 3pm each day. Special theme days highlight this year’s market: Nov. 23 – Family Day, Nov. 29 – Senior Citizen Day, and Nov. 30 – A Taste of Fair Trade. Buying Fair Trade products supports living wages, cares for the environment, offers goods produced without child or forced labor, with gender equality, safe working conditions and more. The Market will be located at 129 Woods Mill Rd Manchester, MO 63011. For information go to our website: www.manchesterumc.org/ftm, or email, ftm@manchesterumc.org.

November 23
Gardenland Express: “Gathering for the Feast” Holiday Flower and Train Show
Welcome in the holiday season at the Missouri Botanical Garden with a stroll through an indoor wonderland of amazing sights and sounds! The annual Gardenland Express: “Gathering for the Feast” holiday flower and train show promises to delight visitors of all ages with six tracks of animated model trains and hundreds of traditional holiday plants. Experience this seasonal favorite on display from Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Christmas Day). Show admission varies by date: Nov. 23 through Dec 19: $5 (ages 3 and up) and Dec. 20 through Jan. 5: $7 (ages 3 and up). Free for Garden members Nov. 23-Jan 5. All prices are in addition to regular Garden admission ($8 adults; $4 St. Louis City/County residents; free for children ages 12 and under and free for Garden members). For more information, visit www.mobot.org/gardenlandexpress.

December 7
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 14-15
Bring the whole family, including your dog, to the Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar
on December 14 & 15 from 11a.m. – 4p.m. at the indoor Purina Event Center at Purina Farms. Enjoy canine games, shopping, festive food, bounces houses and photos with Santa. Plus, meet adoptable pets waiting for forever homes this holiday season. Donations accepted as admission and parking is free. Bring a pet supply to donate, and get a free bag of Beggin Strips! Visit www.purinafarms.com or call 314-982-3232 for more. Also, ask about the special “Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa” from 9:30a.m. – 11a.m. each morning. Open to kids ages 12 and under and their parents or guardians.