Healthy Planet Happenings

December – January 2
Missouri Botanical Garden Glow 2015, Holiday Light Exhibit.
Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night as they are surrounded by unique lighting installations throughout the grounds. Open 5 – 9:30 pm Nov. 21 through Dec. 17. $16 adults (ages 13 and older), $12 members, $10 children (ages 3 to 12), $6 member children. Open nightly from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2 from 5-9:30 p.m. $18 adults (ages 13 and older), $14 members, $10 children (ages 3 to 12), $6 member children. Exhibit closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Hours for all nights are 5-10 p.m. Visit www.mobot.org for more information.

Through January 3
Holiday Floral and Train Show at Missouri Botanical Garden
“Conifers of the World” The annual holiday flower and train show features G-scale model trains traveling through a miniature landscape of living plants, surrounded by more than 500 colorful poinsettias and other flowers. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Garden admission plus $5; daytime admission free for members. Open during Garden Glow 5 to 9:30 p.m. admission $2 with Garden Glow ticket. Free for Garden members. Visit www.mobot.org for more information.

Through January 2
Holiday Wreath Auction at Missouri Botanical Garden
Exhibit features unique creations by some of the area’s finest floral designers. All wreaths are sold by silent auction bidding, with proceeds benefiting the Missouri Botanical Garden. 9a.m. to 4p.m. Monsanto Hall, upper level Ridgway Visitor Center. Free of charge with Garden admission.

December 5, 7
Remembering Leo Drey
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/05 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/07 at 8:00 p.m. Leo A. Drey was the best known and most effective forestry advocate in Missouri. Host Don Fitz and guests Greg Iffrig and Terry Cunningham discuss how his conservation efforts included rivers and public lands in general. They describe the unique mission of Pioneer Forest and how it came to be.

December 6
Transformational Breathwork
Facilitated by: Shelby Corson, LMT, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator. Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:00-3:30pm, The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd. Cost:$60. Transformational Breathwork is a breathing process that helps to open restricted patterns of breathing, integrate and clear the subconscious mind and help you connect more fully with higher forms of consciousness. In this workshop, you will: Be introduced to the power of breath; Experience an introductory breath session; Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns; Learn techniques for increasing your energy level and sense of well being; Gain tools to manage stress, connect with source and actively participate in your own healing. For info and registration, call 314.725.6767

December 8
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 10, 11
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Class
Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! USGBC-Missouri Gateway’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. WHEN: Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11, 2015, 8:30 – 5:00 pm both days WHERE: Exact Location TBA in St. Louis FEE: $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, $250.00 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

December 12, 14
Springfield Coal Ash Landfill
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/12 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/14 at 8:00 p.m. Sierra Club members Dr. Judy Dasovich Jennifer Conner discuss a proposed coal ash landfill in Springfield MO with host John Hickey. They look at the consequences of heavy metals from the ash contaminating drinking water. The site has a high likelihood of a catastrophic collapse.

Through December 12
Mosby’s 2nd Annual Stuff the Truck Toy Drive
From now until December 12th, Mosby is collecting new toys for patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at their Kirkwood office (645 Leffingwell Avenue). A Stuff the Truck drop-off box is in the Mosby lobby, and every toy donated receives a raffle ticket for assorted prizes. The Stuff the Truck event at Mosby on December 12, 2015 from 10am – 2pm will be a family-friendly event. With a toy donation, children will receive a digital photo with Santa Claus; there will be a live 97.1 FM broadcast of Right At Home With Rich Oris; food trucks will be on site, including soup and sandwiches from The Meltdown. “Last year, we collected over 1,000 toys, and while unloading our company box truck at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the staff was pleasantly shocked,” said Mosby Client Services Representative and toy drive event coordinator, Noel Powers. “The staff gave us a behind-the-scenes tour to show how the toys are used, and right then and there we knew we wanted to contribute even more. We love the feeling of making a hospitalized child happy during the holiday season, and bringing happiness to their family during a difficult time.” Learn more about the Stuff the Truck event.
For questions about donating new toys before the event, please call 314.909.1800. Mosby Building Arts has been the trusted resource for home remodeling, architecture, design and repair in Metro St. Louis for 68 years. As a family-owned business, Scott Mosby and his team have been recognized nationally and locally for high standards of customer service and business ethics. Learn more at www.CallMosby.com.

December 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.

December 15
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. Topic: From the book, The Healing Code by Alexander Loyd PhD, “The Issues of the Heart are the Healing.” Open forum discussion on the topic of eliminating stress and enabling the healing of Body, Mind and Spirit. 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. – 8:00 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 info, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

December 15
St. Louis Harmony Chorus Presents Magic of the Holidays
With special guests the Kirkwood Children’s Chorale and the Kirkwood High School A Capella. 7 pm, Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd., 63122. Order tickets online at www.stlharmony.org.

December 18
Missouri Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker
A full-length ballet, December 18-20, 2015 at the Edison Theatre on the campus of Washington University, Saint Louis. Conceived and choreographed by company Artistic Director Adam Sage, Missouri Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker has been praised for refreshing this holiday favorite with innovative choreography, clever storytelling, lush sets and beautiful costumes. The company’s professional dancers will be augmented by their Community Cast – including 113 children from Missouri and Illinois. Tickets to The Nutcracker at Edison Theatre are on sale now for $35. Tickets are available online at www.edison.wustl.edu, by phone at 314.935.6543, and in person at the Edison Theatre Box Office. The Nutcracker Performances at Edison Theatre: Friday, December 18 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Sunday, December 20 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. For additional details about the The Nutcracker performances, please contact the Missouri Ballet Theatre at missouriballettheatre@gmail.com. The public can also visit the ballet company’s website www.missouriballettheatre.org.

December 19, 21, 26, 28
Karst in the Ozarks
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/19 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/21 at 8:00 p.m. Karst areas are formed when limestone-based sedimentary rock is dissolved underground. This creates caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams. Don Fitz and guest Denise Vaughn discuss how karst areas can easily be polluted. Karst geology also creates many popular Ozark destinations. In Missouri, this includes Jack’s Fork River, Greer Spring, Grand Gulf and Tumbling Creek Cave. More than 800 people got sick when the West Plains sewage lagoon drained into the groundwater. This was due to the karst geological formation which dominates southern Missouri.

December 20
Free Family Day at Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Free Family Days provide families with a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Free Family Days provide participants of all ages with structured activities for creating art using a variety of materials. Families have fun exploring new media and concepts while finding inspiration within Laumeier’s natural environment, temporary exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. Sunday, December 20, 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Supported by PNC Arts Alive.