Healthy Planet Happenings

Through January 5

The Annual Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show at Missouri Botanical Garden
Delights visitors of all ages with G-scale trains of many eras traveling along 900 feet of track through a miniature holiday landscape made up of festive decorations and thousands of fresh plants, accented by beautiful poinsettias and flowers. The 2013 show, Gathering for the Feast, showcases some of the popular plants we eat during the holidays each year. From wild beginnings to the massive agricultural scale of today, your understanding of fruits and vegetables will be forever changed! Hours & Admission: November 23 to December 19. Daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $5 per person (ages 3 and up). Free for Garden members and their children. December 20, 2013 to January 5, 2014, Daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $7 per person (ages 3 and up), Free for Garden members and their children. For more info visit www.mobot.org or call 314-577-5100.

December 6-13
St. Louis Premiere of GMO – OMG
GMO – OMG, A film by Jeremy Seifert. “… a revelation about genetic modification of food in the US, and what is at stake for the global food supply.” says Screendaily.com. The screening is sponsored by Chipotle and will be held Dec. 6-13 at the AMC Chesterfield 14 theater, 291 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO. Filmmakers will be in attendance for Friday and Saturday screenings. All Monsanto employees with ID are invited to attend the opening night screening free of charge. Call theater for screening times. 636-532-7200.

December 6-8
Yoga Therapeutics Workshop at YogaSource
with Cat Matlock. For more information call 314-645-9642 or visit www.stlouisyogasource.com.

December 7, 8, 9 & 16
PuraVegan Classes
Dec.7 Moola Bandha Yoga Workshop; Dec. 8 Simple Yoga for Stress Relief; Dec. 9 Protein on a Planet-Based Diet; Dec. 16 Raw Vegan Desserts. Sign up for classes online at www.puravegan.com or call 314-932-5144.

December 7
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 7
Enjoy a Traditional German Market at Mount Pleasant Estates. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy Mount Pleasant’s second annual Kringle Market. Traditionally, a Kringle Market is a German Christmas market. Mount Pleasant will celebrate their founder’s German heritage and welcome local vendors to participate in this unique shopping and dining experience. Saturday, December 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mount Pleasant Estates, 5634 High Street, Augusta, Missouri 63332. Call 636-482-WINE, 800-467-WINE or visit www.mountpleasant.com. Admission is free. Local vendors will feature handmade gifts, antiques, framed artwork, handmade stained glass, shabby-chic jewelry and more. Mount Pleasant’s Appellation Café will serve traditional German favorites including hot roast beef sandwiches, snickerdoodle cookies and more (complete menu listing below). Our tasting room will be open for wine tasting and wine will be sold by the bottle and by the glass. For vendor information, contact Mark Peper at 636.482.9463 ext. 231.

December 9
Come Chant At YogaSource
with Michael Webb and Friends. For more information call 314-645-9642 or visit www.stlouisyogasource.com.

December 10
Within Reach – Free Film Series
Franciscans for Earth invite you to attend the last film in the Free Fall Film Series, December 10, “Within Reach.” Films shown at the Franciscan Sisters’ Tau Center, 335 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122. Reservations are required by email: FFEsignup@fsolph.org.

December 10
The Public is invited to come celebrate the successes of the 2013 Green Business Challenge participants. Representatives from companies participating in the 2013 Green Business Challenge, representatives of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and individuals interested in learning more about corporate sustainability. Tuesday, December 10. Networking and Breakfast from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; Awards Presentation from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Union Station – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1820 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103.The event will mark the conclusion of the 2013 St. Louis Green Business Challenge by celebrating and honoring participating companies for their many sustainable accomplishments. During the event, attendees will have the chance to mingle and network with Green Business Challenge company representatives, and learn more about the steps the organizations are taking to go green and how those initiatives are helping to reduce their impact on the environment and transform the way they do business. Awards will be presented to participating companies for their achievements in adapting sustainable business practices at their workplace. For additional information on the St. Louis Green Business Challenge Celebration and Awards Ceremony, contact Erin Hindalong at ehindalong@stlregionalchamber.com or call 314-444-1152.

December 14-15
Purina Farms Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar
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.

December 17
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 21
Schlafly Winter Market & Holiday Fair
8:30am – noon. Local Missouri and Illinois products sold straight from the farm to you. Fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods and more. Third annual Holiday Fair features regional craft and artisan vendors under the Bottleworks patio pavilion until 2 pm. Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood. 314-241-BEER or visit www.schlafly.com.

December 31
World Peace Day Celebration
For complete information and schedule of events, read article on page 15 and see ad on back cover of this issue of The Healthy Planet magazine. Info at jjbreeze46@gmail.com.