Healthy Planet Happenings

April 7
Warrior Goddess Training Workshop
Based on the book. Facilitated by Esther Scharf, MSW, LCSW. 10 Weeks, Starting April 7, 2016. 10:30 am – 12:00 noon and/or 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd. Cost: $200 for the series, due at first class. Join Esther Scharf, MSW, LCSW and certified meditation teacher, for a new women’s group at The Center for Mind Body & Spirit. The group is based on the offerings of Heatherash Amara in her book “Warrior Goddess Training”, and its suggested practices are supported by a Companion Workbook. The Course is about becoming the woman you are meant to be. We will do this by learning to express the blossoming of the unconditional love in our hearts.You will learn how to access your unique and natural gift of intuition, honoring all of your life processes. This journey is inner focused to allow you to listen to your sacred inner voice and feel the self respect and creative flow that is supported by your own mental clearing, healing and reclaiming. We allow ourselves to be willing to give up our false beliefs and self -limiting stories. We will be guided to create an external reality that authentically matches who we are on the inside. It will take focus, dedication, purpose and determination to approach this inner journey, shared and supported by other women with similar awareness of how life can unfold for the best you to emerge. Please call 314-725-6767 for further information and to Register to join this group and to order your Book and Companion Workbook if you wish. The Book and Companion Workbook are extra.

April 9
Parent & Child Workshop: Weave Like a Birdy
Explore texture and color through weaving! Let nature be your guide as you work together to incorporate natural and manmade materials into your own woven work of art. Laumeier Sculpture Park’s multi-generational Parent & Child Workshops are a wonderful way for family members to spend quality and creative time together. Children—along with a parent, grandparent or caregiver—explore new artistic media, develop a meaningful bond and create memories to last a lifetime. One registration includes one adult with one child. Saturday, April 9, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $40, adult with child ages 4 to 7. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

April 11
Reincarnation: The Soul’s Journey
With Rhonda Leifhei4 Mondays beginning April 11, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd. According to theories of reincarnation, our present lives are influenced by events and choices made in previous lifetimes. Reincarnation reminds us that there is a divine purpose for our lives. We came into this life with specific aspirations: to learn certain lessons, to heal old wounds, to pick up where we left off, to share our love and talents, and to remember our spiritual heritage. Using personal exercises, meditation and guided imagery, participants will: Decipher the Akashic Records – the vibrational library of past lives. Discover 6 significant clues to your past lives. Learn how past life events and decisions can influence physical and emotional health. Explore patterns of relationships and soul-contracts. Experience a guided regression to a significant past life. Learn how karma functions—not as reward and punishment—but for our spiritual evolution. Appreciate your soul-strengths, which can include natural talents, creative gifts, and unique abilities.Fee: $100. Advanced registration is required. ($90 Early bird registration paid by 4/4.) To Register: Call 314-725-6767 or Email: info@centerformindbodyspirit.com. Rhonda Leifheit is director of The Source Life Enrichment Center is St. Louis, MO. She has been teaching classes in personal and spiritual growth for 40 years. She also gives intuitively based Readings including Past Life Readings, Health Readings and Career Readings. Rhonda has given thousands of Readings, reaching people in all 50 states and several foreign countries. In addition to her Readings, Rhonda offers Past Life Regressions to guide others to explore their own past lives. She is certified in hypnosis by the National Guild of Hypnotists. For more information about the Center (where Rhonda offers Readings) go to: centerformindbodyspirit.com For a complete description of the Readings & Regressions go to: www.pathfindnews.com/resources/source.html. Rhonda can be reached directly at 314-644-0641 for questions about class content. Call The Center at 314.725.6767 to register.

April 12
9th Annual Green Schools Event
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at the 9th Annual Green Schools Event, when we’ll announce the winners and celebrate participants of the 2015-16 Green Schools Quest! Several winning schools will take the stage to tell the fun and inspiring stories of their experiences. Additionally, attendees will find out how they can participate in the 2016-17 Green Schools Quest, as schools or mentors. WHEN: April 12, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown, 63105 FEE: Free for all attendees! REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

April 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.

April 13
Transformative Healing for those who are Grieving
Complete Wellness Center, 7pm. A group session with sound, crystal and aromatherapy. Cleansing, healing, nurturing in a safe group of similar souls. $15. 10807 Big Bend, Kirkwood, MO. RSVP 314-822-7900.

April 13
Slow Foods “Inhabit” Documentary
Join Slow Food St. Louis following the Schlafly Farmers Market Wednesday, April 13 for a screening of the film “Inhabit”. “Inhabit” is a documentary introducing permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and living. In “Inhabit”, film makers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan documented over 20 sites in a range of rural, suburban, and urban environments showing community responses to local and global challenges from issues of food, water, and medicine, to governance, economy, and culture. The film presents projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Film at 7p.m. in the Crown Room of Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave. in Maplewood. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. Slow Food T-shirts, “Slow the Fork Down” stickers, and memberships will be available. Food and beverages may be purchased from Schalfly’s bar and kitchen. SloWednesdays are sponsored by “Chipotle Mexican Grill”.

April 14
Under the Clock Tower: 2016 State of Forest Park Community Gathering
The nonprofit conservancy Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis will host a public open house and program from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. Park leadership from both groups will be on hand to discuss exciting improvement projects and answer questions from event attendees. Mayor Francis G. Slay will provide opening remarks for the evening’s festivities. The program will be emceed by Fox 2’s Jasmine Huda.. “Under the Clock Tower” — a nod to the iconic clock tower of the historic Visitor Center — will attract people from around the region to learn more about Forest Park while enjoying a fun evening in one of the Park’s historic structures. Attendees will be able to sample local coffee, bites and brews, including COM KOM Kombucha and a new craft beer from Urban Chestnut brewed in honor of Forest Park Forever’s 30th anniversary. There will be information and activity stations led by Forest Park Forever, the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Park destinations and Park partners such as Metro Transit and the Missouri Department of Conservation. This event will also feature the presentation of the annual Kathryn Nelson Keeper of Forest Park Award. The Keeper of Forest Park Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional energy and creativity for the benefit of Forest Park.
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Community Open House and Happy Hour * Complimentary samples of coffee, bites and brews * Activities and info stations led by Forest Park Forever horticulture staff, the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Park destinations and Park partners * Giveaways & prizes! 6:00-7:00 p.m. – 2016 State of Forest Park Program * Opening remarks by Mayor Francis G. Slay * Presentation of the Kathryn Nelson Keeper of Forest Park Award * A fast-paced presentation filled with project news and interesting Forest Park facts (plus a special announcement!), followed by an open Q&A session with Forest Park Forever President & Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E., and City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Greg Hayes. More information about this event can be found at forestparkforever.org/communitygathering, Guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance to submit questions for Park leadership and be entered into a raffle for several giveaways the night of the event.

Founded in 1986, Forest Park Forever is a private nonprofit conservancy that works in partnership with the City of St. Louis and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park as one of America’s greatest urban public parks. Learn more at forestparkforever.org. Connect with us at facebook.com/forestparkforever, twitter.com/forestpark4ever and instagram.com/forestparkforever.

April 16–August 14
Gigi Scaria: Time
Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Gigi Scaria: Time, a multimedia exhibition consisting of recent photographs, films and a large sculpture inside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center, plus an outdoor commission in Laumeier’s Museum Circle. The New Delhi-based artist’s work focuses on ?social mapping?—whether territorial, cultural, environmental or of the hierarchies and systems of our global communities. With Gigi Scaria: Time, he explores the layers of ancient cultures as they get subsumed in the world’s mega-cities and reflects on the unique from of city-building that exists in St. Louis by cross-pollinating the disappearing architecture and symbols from New Delhi with the Woodhenge at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The exhibition runs Saturday, April 16–Sunday, August 14, 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 Joan and Mitch Markow and Ellen and Durb Curlee.

April 16
Free Coffee & Conversation: Tea with Gigi
Join Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Curator of Exhibitions Dana Turkovic and spring/summer 2016 exhibition artist Gigi Scaria for a tour of the indoor/outdoor exhibition Gigi Scaria: Time and a selection of Indian teas and sweets. Laumeier’s Conversation Series provides informal learning opportunities through discussion about new artworks in the temporary exhibitions or legacy artworks in the Permanent Collection. Conversation Series events encourage participants to share ideas and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Saturday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

April 16
Sunset Hills Earth Day Celebration
See page 6 of this editon for full details.

April 16 & 17
Do you want to reduce stress and anxiety in your life? Learn to meditate! As stress is reduced through meditation, our mind and body function 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 weekend class will be held April 16 & 17, 2016 at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Learn how to enjoy the benefits of meditation! Light refreshments will be served. Contact Shirley Stoll for more information and/or registration. 800-796-1144 or shirlstoll@gmail.com

April 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.

April 22
Traditionally Observed Earth Day
And Niki Lester’s birthday. Happy birthday Niki!
Plant a tree, recycle, reuse, reduce & renew your committment to protect and preserve Planet Earth!

April 22-24
Heartland Hypnosis Conference
Sponsored by William Mitchell Events. See page 12 for full details.

April 23-24
St. Louis Earth Day Festival and Earth Day Eve
The 27th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be held on the Muny grounds at Forest Park, 10 am to 6 pm. A special event called Earth Day Eve with music and food will be held the April 23 on the Muny grounds from 4-7 pm. For more information on both the festival and Earth Day Eve, see pages 4 and 5 of this edition or check out StLouisEarthDay.org.

April 29
Adult Workshop: Accessible Gardening
Gardens can be grown in small or large spaces, indoors or out! Learn how to create accessible gardens using repurposed materials, including the best plants to grow and how to keep them thriving. Leave with seeds and seedlings that will thrive in your own garden at home. Laumeier Sculpture Park’s one-day Art Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Friday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $20, ages 21 and up. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Presented as part of the 2016 Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement Festival, hosted by Maturity and Its Muse.

April 30
The Webster Groves Herb Society Annual Herb Sale
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30-2 pm. First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, MO. at Elm and Lockwood Aves. Where you can find thousands of herbs, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables and native plants for your garden plot or your patio pot. Free admission, plenty of parking. Great quality, more variety of herbs, books, demonstrations and members available to advise on the right plants
you will want for healthy eating, a beautiful garden or that something different you won’t find elsewhere. See www.wgherbs.org for the list of plants ordered for 2016. For info call 314-739-9925.

April 30
The Lincoln County Master Gardeners 5th annual plant sale
8am-1pm in the parking lot in front of Valvoline Express Care at The Plaza in Troy. Plants of many varieties will be available for purchase along with garden art. (Rain date May 7, 2016) For more info. please call 636-528-4613 or check out our Facebook page. Lincoln County Master Gardeners.

April 30
City of Chesterfield Celebrates Earth Day
See page 6 of this editon for full details.