Healthy Planet Happenings

September 6
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman and Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN, Wednesday September 6, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd., Attendance is free, but please register. How do you feel about yourself in terms of weight, looks and health? Are you noticing that your energy level has decreased over the years? Are you experiencing aches and pains in your knees or elsewhere? Do you cringe when you hear words like obese? Do you avoid mirrors or shopping for clothes because you don’t like the size you are in? Have you cut back on how often you go out because you don’t like how you feel or look? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to learn how you can ReClaim your health and your shape. Deborah and Iris have both been following anti-inflammatory diets for many months and both have released many pounds and welcomed their new found health and energy. We would like to share our stories with you and introduce you to some life-changing options. Deborah is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has her Master’s Degree in Allied Health with an emphasis on nutrition. Iris Salsman is a veteran dieter. Over the years, she’s lost and gained enough weight to make at least three people. After trying every program on the market, she finally got a handle on what it takes to permanently change her lifestyle and become healthy and thin (yes!) once and for all. And she’s willing to share her journey and lifestyle with you in an entertaining, informative manner. Please call The Center at 314.725.6767 to register.

September 9
Chalily is hosting “SPLASH” Water Garden Tour
This is a unique tour! You can ride the bus (or drive independently if you wish), enjoy three meals throughout the day, and stroll through many lovely gardens. All the proceeds go to Water Charity, a non-profit that helps people access clean drinking water and improve sanitation. Water Charity has done more than 3,600 water, sanitation and public health projects in 72 countries, benefiting nearly 4 million people so far! An opportunity to have a fun day and still benefit others. The cost for the day tour is $30, including the bus and all meals! How great is that!!! Vouchers will be available online at www.chalily.com, and at Chalily’s. For more info call 636-527-2001.

September 9, 11
Health Benefits from Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 09/09 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 09/11 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guests Shawn Tucker and LeShea Agnew look at health benefits of Eastern methods of body healing exercises. Oppressed communities are plagued by racism, poor diet, limited medical care, crime and unemployment. Tai Chi offer paths to stress reduction to these communities.

September 11
Dreams, Soul Travel, and the Wonder of You
7:00-8:00 p.m. Discover how dreams are a source of inner truth and wisdom. Learn how to awaken to the eternal, creative, divine being that you are. Explore Soul Travel! Free. Barnes & Noble Café, 320 Mid Rivers Center Drive, St. Peters. Held by ECKANKAR. 800-591-0694.

September 12
Landscape Performance Series: Making the Case for Sustainable Landscape Solutions
Understanding the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. In this session, Barbra Deutsch, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers. Ms. Deutsch will present an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Learn how the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, Fast Facts, and more can be used to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of projects and how you can be part of this growing online resource. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Alberici, 8800 Page Ave. Free for all REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

September 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, please arrive early, for information call 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

September 13
Measuring Landscape Performance: Practical Steps & Resources to ConductPerformance Evaluations
Drawing on six years of success, challenges, and lessons from the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Landscape Performance Series and Case Study Investigation (CSI) program, Barbra Deutsch, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation presents a primer on evaluating the environmental, social, and economic performance of landscape projects. Learn about methods, tools, and key success factors to identify and quantify performance benefits, including how to choose the right metrics. The session also covers what designers need to consider, collect information on, and archive starting from day one to be able to measure landscape performance. Learn about practical steps and resources to start conducting your own performance evaluations. WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 8–10 am WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

September 15
St Louis Wellness Center Hosts 10-Year Celebration Open House
Attend the Open House Celebration and meet 25 of St Louis’s best holistic, functional wellness providers. From Addictions Counseling to Yoga and beyond; your unique health needs can be understood and addressed. Drop by from 4:00-9:00 pm, and see how your life can change from dis-ease to ease. This is a complimentary event offered to our community. For more information visit online at StLouisWellnessCenter.com.

September 16
Schlafly Hop In The City
Throughout the year, the team at Schlafly brews a ton of different beers. We set aside one day in September for you to come enjoy a plethora of these delicious brews in one place… HOP in the City returns on Saturday, September 16 at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street). HOP showcases our passion for all styles of beer – 40 styles and 6 specialty tappings to be exact. Join us to sample everything from hopped-up IPAs and wood-aged beers to traditional ales and lagers. As a new tradition that began a couple years ago, Founding Brewer/Gong Master Stephen Hale will be ringing in several of our specialty tappings with his variety of costumes. Enjoy live local music and a special menu of festival fare from our brewpubs. For more information and tickets visit www.schlafly.com/hop.

September 16, 18
Challenges to Missouri Agriculture
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 09/16 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 09/18 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guest Roger Allison look at what the Missouri Rural Crisis Center is doing to address problems faced by Missouri farmers. They explore “food sovereignty” and how globalization of food production is strongly linked to the industrialization of agriculture.

September 22-24
Urban Chestnut Oktoberfest
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest St. Louis returns for its 7th year on Friday, September 22nd, running through Sunday, September 24th, at its Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. The festival will span three full days and about two full city blocks to accommodate its thousands of annual attendees. Bier begins pouring and the fest grounds open on Friday at noon, but Oktoberfest St. Louis officially begins during a ceremonial keg-tapping @ 7pm. As is tradition, the Oktoberfest experience starts with bier. UCBC’s OktoberFestbier / Märzen (Oachkatzlschwoaf), Bavarian Lager (Zwickel), and Bavarian Weissbier (Schnickelfritz) will be available in half-liter & liter pours at the fest. Oktoberfest St. Louis will also feature the standard fare found at Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration, i.e. pretzels, brats, currywurst, roasted chicken, and frikadellen. For complete details visit www.urbanchestnut.com/oktoberfeststl.

September 23
ArborMeisters Homebrew + Craft Beer Festival
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is pleased to present the 4th Annual ArborMeisters Homebrew + Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 23 at Creve Coeur Park from 1-5pm. The Festival features over 60 varieties of beer with one common theme – trees! Homebrewers and craft brewers alike will get creative in incorporating at least one tree ingredient into their brews. All of this happens in the unique setting of Forest ReLeaf’s CommuniTree Gardens Nursery featuring over 25,000 trees! Tickets are available at www.moreleaf.org/events and are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP. All attendees receive unlimited samples from 1pm until 5pm and an ArborMeisters tasting glass. Admission is free for designated drivers. VIP tickets receive preferred parking, early entry and an ArborMeisters gift bag. Come eat, drink, & plant a tree!

September 24
Sign up your superhero for a one-mile course filled with obstacles designed just for kids! Our obstacle course is the one and only race where kids from ages 5 – 11 on the course without the distraction of competitive adult participants. The participants will test their upper body strength on unstable monkey bars and a rings course. They will get to attempt balance and agility obstacles from Hi-NRG Gymnastics such as the rolling log and quad steps! Don’t miss the chance for your kiddos to push their limits, show off their superhero skills and of course, have fun! Parents are encouraged to accompany their child through the course at no extra cost! Costumes that are safe to run in and are encouraged! Registration deadline is 9/17/17. Thank you to our race sponsor, Reliance Bank! Minimum 20/Maximum 75. Cost: $17/Member; $18/Resident; $20/Non Resident. Ages: 5 – 11. Days: Sunday. Time: 1:30 p.m. Des Peres Park. To Register call 314.835.6150. www.TheLodgeDesPeres.com.

September 27
Early Memory Loss Tour: Northern Grove at Laumeier
Participants, along with a care partner, enjoy an interactive, themed tour at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Tours are led by Laumeier Docents who have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis and can be tailored to fit all participants’ needs and abilities. Participants stand and walk up to 45 minutes; tour pathways are wheelchair- and walker-accessible (hats and sunglasses are strongly recommended). Registration fee includes one care partner or support person with one participant. Tour meets Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $10, care partner with participant. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis.

September 30, October 2
Vets Coming Home
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 09/30 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/02 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guests Michael McPhearson and Kennedy Davis explore difficulties vets have facing the civilian world, adjusting to their families, getting an education, and finding and keeping a job. How are these issues intensified by drug addiction, alcoholism, traumatic brain injury or PTSD?

October 1
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
Sunday, Oct 1, 10 am to 4 pm, Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 East Glendale Road, 63119. More than 50 exhibit booths offering products and services that are healthy and eco-friendly. There will be plenty of samples, wine and beer tastings, free health screenings, unique jewelry, free tote bags, Chipotle food cards, Missouri Botanical Garden tickets, Amtrak Train ticket giveaway and a drawing for a $600 Trout Lodge YMCA of the Ozarks trip. For more information call 314-962-7748.