Healthy Planet Happenings

Through February
Laumeier Art Classes & Workshops
Laumeier Sculpture Park offers art courses for all ages as multi-day classes and one-day workshops for youth, teens and adults. Art Classes and Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Art Classes and Workshops are taught by local, experienced Artist-Instructors and are designed to encourage artistic development and self-expression. Small class sizes provide participants with individual attention; projects are designed to allow participants the freedom to explore their own potential and creativity. Art Classes and Workshops meet at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for info.

February 4
Check Out V Fit
Stuck in a rut? Need a boost mentally and physically? V Fit might be just the spot for you. With the one-on-one and small group classes, your health and overall well-being are what’s important at V Fit. On Saturday, February 4 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. find out just how V Fit will help you live excellent. During V Fit’s launch, you’ll have the opportunity to enter for giveaways and door prizes, sample smoothies and juices, and preview its new and existing services. V Fit is located in McKinley Heights at 1854 Russell Blvd., 63104. Founded by Kelli Braggs in 2006, V-Fit believes physical fitness alone will not help you live a healthy or balanced life. Unlike other fitness facilities that operate with a belief that the prioritized order for one’s well being is body-mind-spirit, we believe it should be the complete opposite: spirit-mind-body. v-fitonline.com/ Facebook Twitter. (314) 600-5777.

February 5
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Classes
See article on page 18

February 11
World Bird Sanctuary
2017 Fete du Feather Gala and Auction
“Owl You Need Is Love!” February 11th from 6pm – 10pm
The Doubletree St. Louis Hotel in Chesterfield. The night includes live, flying birds, live music by Javier Mendoza, dinner, and an auction! These majestic birds need your support! 100% of the proceeds from Fete Du Feather are used to provide care for all our animals and helps support educational outreach programs and research efforts to ensure bird species survival globally. An acknowledged leader in the fields of environmental education, raptor rehabilitation, propagation and research, World Bird Sanctuary is considered one of the premier centers of its kind in the United States. We have led the charge in the successful battle to save the peregrine falcon, the American barn owl and our beloved bald eagle from extinction. We have educated millions of people across the country about the importance of conservation, rehabilitated thousands of raptors and provided safe-haven to hundreds of birds who would have otherwise perished in the wild. While we are extremely proud of our past, our future can be even brighter! Now in our 40th year, we are looking to advance infrastructure, build new state-of-the-art avian enclosures, enhance visitor experiences with new playgrounds and an improved trail system, broaden the reach of our important conservation education programs and expand our advocacy efforts to preserve and protect wild bird species across the world. Your support of World Bird Sanctuary will help us reach these new goals and soar higher than ever before. Contact: Dawn M Griffard, 636-225-4390 x103, Cell: 203-770-6566. dgriffard@worldbirdsanctuary.org, worldbirdsanctuary.org.

February 11, 13
Strange Financing in St. Louis
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/11 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/13 at 8:00 p.m. How can the Board of Aldermen help create great neighborhoods? Don Fitz, Jerome Bauer and Quinn Parks ask if tax breaks could go to first time home buyers instead instead of wealthy developers. Could TIFs and tax abatements be replaced with a cooperative business model?

February 14
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.

February 14
Historic Preservation & Sustainability
Presented in partnership with the Landmarks Association of St. Louis. Speaker Walter Sedovic will explore the applicability of preservation standards to our odernist heritage buildings, discuss methods of enhancing performance (energy, durability, adaptability) of heritage buildings; discuss the inherent paradox of applying Natioal Register standards to modernist buildings; and examine architectural sustainability through a global lens involving community, culture & memory. WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103) Free to USGBC-MGC Members, $20 for non-members Register: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

February 18, 20
Towards a Better St. Louis
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/20 at 8:00 p.m. Don Fitz, Katie Gore and Donelle LaChance examine St. Louis issues. Why does the City need more urban agriculture? Who could use a north-south metro line? Why should we be concerned with the $11 million that the City spent on the Rams? Is “human trafficking” a problem in St. Louis?

February 18
Spiritual Wisdom on Life after Death
2:00-4:00 p.m. Find out how love is stronger than death. Discover that you are Soul and can never die. Learn how to visit heaven before you die. Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146. Complimentary event. Info: 800-591-0694, Eckankar-Missouri.org/Seminar.pdf.

February 21
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.

February 22
How Does Your [Rain] Garden Flow?
This seminar will take an in-depth look at the obligation and responsibility of property owners for operation and maintenance of Stormwater Treatment System Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Presenters will provide an overview of the history and regulations leading to utilization of Stormwater Treatment Systems in the area; diving into more detail on what Stormwater Treatment BMPs are, how they are constructed, how they work, how they can fail and why maintenance is critical to extending their useful life. Wednesday, February 22, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Missouri Botanical Garden’s CBEC, 4651 Shaw Blvd (63110) FEE: $30/USGBC-MGC Member, $45/non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

February 24-March 28
Tarot Part 1: A Beginner to Intermediate Level Course
Taught by Demarus Harris. 6:30-8:00 pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7647 Delmar Blvd. Cost $155 for all six classes. The Tatot is not only an ancient and uncanny system of divination, it is also a tool for harnessing spiritual energy and teaching budding clairvoyants. To embark on the study of tarot is to bring centuries old power, magic and otherwordly insight into your life. Learning to interpret tarot can enrich the lives of everyone you share your talent with. Come learn to read the tarot with eager and enthusiastic visionaries in your area. Topics that will be covered include: Major Arcana; Minor Arcana; The relationship of the two Arcanas; Numerological aspeccts of the cards. Techniques for harnessing psychic energy; Message perception and delivery; Building trust, freedom and speed with the cards; Different card spreads. Demarus Harris is a St. Louis born psychic/medium with over 20 years of professional experience. His natural gifts include clairvoyance, psychometry and mediumship. He can be reached at www.facebook.com/midwestmedium To enroll, call The Center at 314.725.6767.

February 25, 27
St. Louis Schools: Issues and Ideas
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/25 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/27 at 8:00 p.m. Don Fitz, Johnathan McFarland and Susan Jones examine City schools. How can school meals be more healthy? How could St. Louis use the “Community Schools” model? How can schools increase staff salaries? How do poverty & homelessness effect education?

February 25-26
Missouri Botanical Garden Science and Sustainability Open House
Join us during the last weekend of February as two of the Garden’s rarely seen areas will be open to the public. Get a closer look at what Garden botanists do behind the scenes at the Monsanto Research Center. Meet our scientists and learn how they explore, collect, and study plants. Visit one of the largest herbarium collections in the world, with specimens gathered from around the globe and dating back to the 1700s. View rare, classical, and illustrated botanical texts, some over 400 years old and still used today. Head to the Garden’s EarthWays Center to find out how you can benefit from what the Garden does for Community Sustainability. Meet the team that educates and connects people to what they can do to protect and restore air, water and soil so that plants and people can thrive. Get tips on building energy efficiency, waste reduction and rainscaping. Learn about the dozens of programs the Garden’s sustainability team coordinates in the community and the environmental education classes for students and adults. The two locations are across the street from each other. You can park at the Garden or at either of the two sites–then walk to both places. Both events are free and open to the public. www.mobot.org/events.

March 4
What To Eat Seminars: Comfort Foods For Optimal Health & Wellness
Half-Day seminar, 9:30 am – 12:30pm. Learn about the wisdom of our shared culinary traditions, backed by the very latest nutrition science. Gain optimal health and wellness from delicious, nutritious and satisfying comfort foods. Slim down, perk up and achieve your wellness goals. Hosted by Greg Kiger, author, filmmaker and cancer survivor. Winlow’s Home, 7213 Delmar Blvd. Brunch included. $75 per person, $55 early bird by Feb. 10. For more information visit what2eat.tv and check out the ad and article in this issue of The Healthy Planet on page 12.

Do you have an event listing? Please email it to JBL44@aol.com by the 15th of the month for the following month’s edition. Free events or events for non-profits are run at no charge. If you charge for your event, we will charge you $25 for 40 words or less. For more information, please call 314-962-7748.