Healthy Planet Happenings

May 2 & May 9
With Rhonda Leifheit . 6:30-8:30 P.M. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7647 Delmar Blvd. 63130 Cost $60. 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. 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: http://centerformindbodyspirit.com/. To learn more about 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 314.725.6767 to register.

May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Let’s Do Lunch: homemade food, good company and conscious conversation
Wednesday Afternoon from 12pm to 1:30pm. Price $20/per person. Food is ready at 12pm and focused group conversation starts at 12:30. Topics cover range of issues across the continuum of holistic health: Community Health; Physical Health; Mental/Emotional Health; and Spiritual Health. Visit www.rememberingyourself.org for more information on topics and speakers. Call 314-322-1944 to reservation and location. Space is limited.

May 6–8
Annual Art Fair at Laumeier
presented by Emerson Make Laumeier’s Annual Art Fair your Mother’s Day weekend tradition! Now in its 29th year, the Art Fair features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, special wine and beer tasting events, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country. Rain or shine; no pets or outside food and beverage allowed. Event proceeds support Laumeier’s presentation of temporary exhibitions, education programs and public events. Friday, May 6, from 6:00–10:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Admission is $10, ages 12 and up; $5, ages 6 to 11; free, ages 5 and under. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Presented by Emerson. Sponsored by Edward Jones, the City of Sunset Hills, Mattress Direct, Ameren and UMB, with media support from GO! Magazine, KDHX, Riverfront Times, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis Public Radio and Y98.

May 7, 9
Youth in the Climate Movement
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/07 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/09 at 8:00 p.m. What experiences did young people have at UN climate talks in Warsaw and Paris? What climate activities are students around the world participating in? What climate issues do they work on after graduation? John Hickey covers these topics with Rachel Westrate, Nick Annin and Natalie Lucas.

May 7
Art of the Ale at Annual Art Fair
Join local St. Louis microbreweries at Laumeier Sculpture Park for a special beer tasting event. Includes unlimited samples of classic, seasonal and special-release beers. Saturday, May 7, from 5:00–8:00 p.m., at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $12, ages 21 and up only. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

May 10
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.

May 10
LEED Showcase: Local LEED v4 and Living Buildings
The 13th Annual LEED Showcase will examine projects pursuing LEED version 4 or Living Building Certification, including the Jan Phillips Learning Center at the College School, pursuing the Living Building Challenge, and the Maplewood Fire Station, pursuing LEED version 4. WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Choteau, Suite 200, 63103, FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org

May 11
Join Slow Food St. Louis Wednesday May 11 as we meet 4 local Biodiversity Microgrant winners. They will share with us what they are cultivating and raising. Learn about growing heirloom squashes, melons and collard greens, Slow Food Ark of Taste vegetables and American Milking Devon Cattle. The farmers will be bringing samples to try. Since 2009 Slow Food St. Louis has given over $63,000 to 40+ small farmers in Missouri and Illinois to increase the diversity of our food. Location: Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143, Wednesday May 11, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. The cost is a suggested donation of $5.00. SloWednesdays are sponsored by “Chipotle Mexican Grill”. For more information visit www.slowfoodstl.org.

May 11
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.

May 13
LEED Green Assoc. Exam Prep Course
Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! Passing the Green Associate exam will allow you to market your knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, and it is the first step in becoming a LEED Professional. The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, 63110 FEE: $200 for USGBC-MGC members, $250 for non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

May 14, 16
Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/14 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/16 at 8:00 p.m. John Hickey, Steve O’Rourke and Kellye Markowski discuss cost-effective energy efficiency measures businesses can implement along with energy audits of residences. How can businesses take advantage of savings? There could be 84,260 jobs created by transitioning to 100% clean energy.

Through May 15
Bash trash with MDC and MoDOT Trash Bash!
Missourians from every corner of the state are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash, which runs through May 15. The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide, anti-litter campaign.
The annual Trash Bash encourages people to clean up litter across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams, trails, and other places. Trash Bash activities also include educational efforts in schools, community events, and Earth Day celebrations. “Birds, fish, turtles, and other animals get tangled in litter, such as discarded plastic six-pack holders and plastic bags, and it can kill them,” said Conservation Department No MOre Trash! Coordinator Joe Jerek. “Litter can also poison wildlife and can cost a litterer up to $1,000 in fines and one year in jail.” Volunteers are needed across the state to participate in litter cleanup activities. Participants can report their cleanup efforts and will receive a thank you No MOre Trash! pin. For more information and to learn how to participate, visit nomoretrash.org or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).

May 17
Introduction to Healing Touch
With Madonna Rossell, RN, CHTP. Tuesday, May 17, 2016. 7:00 – 8:00 PM. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7647 Delmar Blvd.. Attendance is free, but please register. Have you ever wondered what “energy therapy” really is? Are you curious how it brings a feeling of balance and harmony? . Healing Touch, a form of energy work, is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses light touch to balance the physical and spiritual well-being. At this presentation, you will learn about the chakras (the energy centers of the body), the energy field around you and how to keep the system open and flowing. You will come away with some hands on experience of feeling the energy and how to modify it to help with reducing stress, decreasing pain, strengthening the immune system along with other benefits of Healing Touch. Hospitals have been integrating Healing Touch for a more holistic approach to wellness. Come learn more about it and where to find classes and providers in the St. Louis area. Please call The Center to register. 314.725.6767.

May 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.

May 21
Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park has been Raising Dollars for Dogs for more than 20 years! The Humane Society of Missouri’s largest fundraising event, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefitting HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as an individual, form or join a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you and help you achieve your fundraising goal. Then on May 21 gather your Pack and come to Cricket Field in Forest Park to run, walk or just enjoy the festivities at the Midwest’s largest pet festival, with more than 5,000 people and their dogs attending each year. See page 29 for full details and visit online at www.hsmo.org/bark.

May 21, 23
About the Sweet Potato Project
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/21 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel. Channel 24-2 05/23 at 8:00 p.m. Sylvester Brown came up with the idea for the Sweet Potato Project, which began in 2012. They get summer jobs as they learn how to plant food, grow it, make a product from it and develop the product. Marquita Williams, Edie Adams and Travion Johnson describe their experiences.

May 23
7:00-9:00pm. Hosted by Pat Bauer, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner. Wildwood Integrative Healthcare, 16925 Manchester Rd, Ste. 1, Wildwood, MO 63040. Please register at wildwoodintegrativehealthcare.com or call 636-489-2000.

May 26
7:00 p.m. at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117 — David Lorimer, editor of PROPHET FOR OUR TIMES, will introduce and sign his book, and Svetla Kalcheva, PhD, will perform the Sacred Music of Peter Deunov at this free event sponsored by the not-for-profit Paneurhythmy: Circle of Joy. Left Bank Books will provide books for purchase and signing at the Reception following. Call 314-647-9415 or email AmalloneP@gmail.com for more information.

May 27-29
Living in Harmony with Nature
Led by David Lorimer at Rockhaven Ecozoic Center-Room and Board: $200 + love donation-Sponsored by Paneurhythmy: Circle of Joy; to reserve your space, contact us at 314-647-9415 or AmalloneP@gmail.com.

May 30
Ring of Peace Memorial Day Celebration
11 a.m. – Compton Heights Christian Church, 2149 South Grand Blvd- Theme: “Standing It and Taking a Stand”-featured speaker David Lorimer: “Character and Community” followed by Solidarity Walk to Tower Grove Park Sons of Rest Pavilion-Circle of Peace Dance and Potluck Picnic — Free and Open to All.