April 1–30
Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive
Ongoing, FREE, Reservations not required. All during the month of April, Whole Foods Market in Brentwood will collect gently used shoes for the Shoeman Water Project. This non-profit organization exports donated shoes to over 75 countries around the world including Kenya, Haiti and South America. Shoes are then sold to raise money to drill water wells, install water purification systems, repair pumps, and train local residents to operate and maintain pumps. For more information visit, www.shoemanwater.org or call 314-968-7744 or 636-527-1160.

April 1
Cole Roberts: Two Degrees – Our Built Environment & the Changing Climate
In partnership with St. Louis Earth Day & the Construction Specifications Institute, the USGBC-MGC is excited to welcome Cole Roberts, co-author of the book “Two Degrees – Our Built Environment and the Changing Climate” as our April speaker. Cole will discuss risk, vulnerability and integrated adaptation a they relate to climate change, as well as the notion of climate positive communities. Powder Valley Nature Center 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Free to USGBC-MGC and CSI Members and full time students;Non-members must register for the Earth Day Symposium in order to attend. For more information please contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by calling (314)577-0225.

April 2
STLCC-Florissant Valley Celebrates Earth Day with Annual Green Fair
Want to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint? St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will host the eighth annual Green Fair, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the quad area of the campus, 3400 Pershall Road. In the event of inclement weather, the Green Fair will take place in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. Vendors for this yearís fair include the Wildlife Rehab Clinic, Goeke Produce, Missouri Conservation Department, Isabeeís Beekeeping, Gardeners of Florissant, Natural Fibers, Whole Foods, Earth Ways Center, Ferguson Bike Shop, Leftovers, St. Louis County Waste, Rides Finders, Always Green, Ferguson Farmersí Market, Hanley Fold Farm, Organo Gold Coffee, Shetland Sheep and Plowsharing Crafts. The Green Strum Band will perform. The Green Fair sponsored by the STLCC Sustainability Committee. For more information, contact Bozek at 314-513-4856.

April 3, 17 & 24
Holistic Health Empowerment: Power Hour for Your Health,
6:30-8pm, Facilitated by guest health practitioners and professionals. Co-hosted by non-profit projects: Power Hour for Health, Grateful for Vibrant Abundant Health Now Project, The Infrared Medical Foundation, and the Cancer Resource Foundation. 1-hr Health presentations on a topic integrating aspects of: Quantum energy, Holistic Health, Functional Medicine, preventive energy medicine, reverse aging, nutrition, alkalinity, detoxing, cancer and disease prevention, infrared saunas, ions, yoga, quantum crystal healing, quantum touch, health habits, radical forgiveness, gratitude. Non-profit resources available to empower you to proactively manage your health. Health philosophies similar to Dr. Oz, Wayne Dyer, Dr. Mark Hyman and Oprah. RSVP to Clint Raymond Willett at 314-562-0844, or emailclint@biomatmedical.com. Donation,$ 1, a book or food item to donate, or healthy snacks to share. Call Clint at 314-562-0844 for more info, or visit BiomatMedical.com, BiomatSynergy.com. 7168 Manchester Rd., St. Louis (next to Cheryl’s Herbs).

April 8
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
April 8 – 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 10
Re-Manifest Your Reality with Quantum Creation Strategies
7pm-9pm. This Workshop gives the participant the chance to redefine their role in co-creating their reality. Ideas are explored followed by a meditation to support individual projections of quantum manifestation. Speaker: Joseph Carringer, professional Didgeridoo musician and sound therapist. Cost: $45, register in advance. Held at Holistic Journey, 216-1 Frank Scott Pkwy East, Swansea, IL 62226. 618-234-8280 or www.yourholisticjourney.com.

April 11
The Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
is holding their monthly meeting at 7:30pm in the Missouri & Botanical Rooms at the Missouri Botanical Garden on April 11, 2014. The topic is Paphiopedilums as presented by our guest speaker, author Dr. Harold Koopowitz Professor Emeritus of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. Books will not be for sale at the meeting. Anyone with an interest in orchids is encouraged to attend. Should you have any questions or concerns about orchids, our members are always eager to assist. For more information visit www.osogsl.org/calendar.php.

April 12
Making Healthy Desserts
Do you love sweets? Do you want to learn to make healthier options such as Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan, or Sugar Free? Join Esther to get tips, watch a demonstration, and sample some delicious healthy desserts! This Free Class will be held: Saturday, April 12th at 4pm, Holistic Fitness, 7501 Murdoch Ave., Shrewsbury, MO 63119. You may register online at holistichealthstl.com (under “Make an appointment”) or by calling the office at (314)647-3999. Space is limited!

April 12
3rd Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 12th from 12pm-6pm. Come join the Riverbend Community at Piasa Harbor to enjoy live music, canoeing, fishing, Frisbee golf, hiking, hands-on informational booths on local nature, workshops, as well as nature arts and crafts, cell phone and plastic pot recycling, a clothing swap and textile collection, and lots of local tasty food offerings. Artists & Vendors will offer products and services that are in keeping with the spirit of environmental responsibility. Think recycle, reduce, re-use & resource! Piasa Harbor; 10815 Lockhaven Rd.; Godfrey, IL 62035. For info contact: The Nature Institute (618) 466-9930 or info@TheNatureInstitute.org.

April 15
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
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 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 17
Free—A night of Fun and Comedy with Stage Hypnosis!
Plus, a free weight loss group session. Come join us on Thursday, April 17, 7 pm at Airport Holiday Inn Express 13735 Riverport Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043 for a night filled with wonder and laughs as 2 stage Hypnotists each perform a short showcase. A fun time for all. The 2 Hypnotists will each perform a brief show so you can see stage hypnosis in action! Following the shows will be a short weight loss group for those interested. There will be information on learning hypnosis as well. Information will be available if you’re looking for a Hypnotist. It is sure to be a great night filled with fun and wonder. See you there!! Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis and www.cleanhypnoshows.info are sponsoring this FREE night of FUN!

April 19
John of God, World Renowned Medium and Healer
presentation and video, 11 am-1pm, 7168 Manchester Rd. (next to Cheryl’s Herbs). Donation, $10. Please call Shirley at: 636-225-3881 to pre-register /space is limited.

April 19 & 21
Health of the Honeybee
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 4/19 at noon & 8/07 at 5:30 pm and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 4/21 at 8:00 p.m. Whatís behind the disappearance of bees in the US? Jane Sueme discusses the importance of pollinators, bee losses in the US and metro St. Louis, how much honey you typically get from a honeybee hive and guidelines for people wanting to keep honeybees.

April 20
Easter Egg Hunt
The annual City of Sunset Hills Easter Egg Hunt will be held Sunday, April 20th at 1:00pm at Watson Trail Park

April 22
Earth Day Celebration
2pm-3pm. Drum Meditation & Ceremonial Herbal offerings to Mother Earth to help cleanse and ground positive energies. Free/Love Donation. Held at Holistic Journey, 216-1 Frank Scott Pkwy. East, Swansea, IL 62226. Call 618-234-8280 or visit www.yourholisticjourney.com.

April 22
The Earth Day Worm – Rama
Musical Guests The Augusta Bottoms Consort. Tuneful Interviews with Missouri River Relief and World Bird Sanctuary. Special Guests Robert Fishbone and Dale Dufer. Visual-Musical Celebration of Living on Earth. 3524 Washington Avenue, Grand Center – mid-town St. Louis. FREE with donation of non-perishable items for Operation Food Search.

April 24
Understanding the Connection Between Emotions of the Past And How They Affect You Today
Free Monthly Seminar and Discussion ñ Learn about Emotional Polarity Technique, a natural energy healing technique that helps you release stress through Energy, Intuition and Forgiveness. 7:15 p.m. at Breath of Life Health & Wellness Center, 7700 Clayton Road, Suite 319, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Please call Dorothy Tomasic at 636.821.1158 or email dorothy@myessentialconnections.com to reserve your space.

April 24
Free—A night of Fun and Comedy with Stage Hypnosis!
Plus, a free stop smoking group session. Come join us on Thursday, April 24, 7 pm at Airport Holiday Inn Express
13735 Riverport Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043 for a night filled with wonder as 3 stage Hypnotists each perform a short showcase. A fun time for all. Then the 3 Hypnotists will each perform a brief show so you can see stage hypnosis in action! Following the shows will be a short stop smoking group session for those interested. There will be information on learning hypnosis as well. Information will be available if you’re looking for a Hypnotist. It is sure to be a great night filled with fun and wonder. See you there!!  Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis and www.cleanhypnoshows.info are sponsoring this FREE night of FUN!

April 25–28
St. Louis Master Gardener Plant Sale 2014
The fourth annual plant sale presented by the St. Louis Master Gardeners will begin on
Friday, April 25 and continue through Monday, April 28, 2014. Friday 3pm to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 3pm; Sunday noon to 4pm; and Monday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The sale location is at the greenhouse on South Technical High School campus, 12721 West Watson Rd. Sunset Hills, 63127. Checks and cash accepted. Plants for sale include annuals, perennials tropicals, herbs, succulents, vegetables and aquatics. They have all been grown by the Master Gardeners. Proceeds from the plant sale benefit the St. Louis Master Gardener programs and assist with educational efforts at South Technical High School. For additional information, call 314-304-6831 or kkoehneman@earthlink.net.

April 26
The Webster Groves Herb Society Annual Spring Herb Sale
8:30-2 p.m. at The First Congregational Church in Webster Groves, MO. Elm and Lockwood. Now in its fourth decade, the Webster Groves Herb Society herb sale is traditional for “one stop shopping” for culinary, medicinal and ornamental herbs. St. Louis University Culinary students will be providing some herbal treats. No admission charge, plenty of free parking. Visit www.wgherbs.org to see the List of Ordered Herbs.

April 26
Trivia Night at Sunset Hills Community Center
Doors open at 6:30, Trivia Starts at 7pm Benefitting the Sunset Hills Conservation Foundation. www.sunset-hills.com.

April 26 & 27
Weekend Meditation Class
Do you want to reduce stress and anxiety in your life? Learn to meditate in 2014! As stress is reduced through meditation, our mind and body functions with more effectiveness which can lead to better health, vitality, and happiness! Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. This meditation class will be held April 26 & 27 at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Learn how to enjoy the benefits of meditation! Contact Shirley Stoll for more information and/or registration. 800-796-1144 or shirlstoll@charter.net.

April 28
6:30-8:30pm. Learn about the obesity epidemic and how it affects your well being, ways to decrease your risk of disease, learn why 85% of ìDietsî fail, learn how to lose 2-5 lbs per week 1st 2 weeks; 1-2 lbs per week thereafter with a safe, clinically proven program that conserves muscle while it burns fat. You will also meet others who have lost weight with Take Shape for Life and get all your questions answered. Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL.

April 29
7:30-9:00 pm. Are you trying to care for yourself through healthy food choices but you are still not at optimal health, weight and energy levels? Enzymes may be the missing link! Enzymes help you to digest your food and they comprise your entire immune system. Learn about enzymes, the workers of the body and how they maintain the bodyís ability to heal itself. Dr. Rebecca Gould DC has been using enzymes in clinical practice for 12 years, she has studied enzyme nutrition extensively and teaches future doctors how to use enzymes with their patients at Logan College. Join Dr. Gould for an evening of information and practical tips that will help you improve your health from the inside out. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 De Mun Avenue in Clayton, 631025. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL.

April 29
Free Movie Night at St. John’s
United Church of Christ in Chesterfield. 7:00 – 9:15. Sponsored by Missouri Interfaith Power and Light (www.moipl.org) and St. John’s (www.stjohnsuccchesterfield.org) “CHASING ICE” viewing and discussion led by Climate Reality Leaders Ken Denson and Larry Lazar. Chasing Ice Documentary informational www.chasingice.com. 15370 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017, 636-532-0540. Send any questions to: missouriipl@gmail.com.