Healthy Planet Happenings

January 6
Alton-Audubon Eagle Ice Festival
10:00am to 2:00pm , Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002, (618) 465-6676. Join us for the kick-off of the much-anticipated eagle watching season with this family friendly event! See a live bald eagle up close and personal at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Then let the kids enjoy cold weather games including Ice Putt Putt Golf, Ice Cube Crush and Spin the Wheel and win great prizes. Enjoy watching ice sculptors create works of art at the Alton Visitor Center. Then head across the river to the Audubon Center at Riverlands to see finished ice sculptures, view eagles and Trumpeter Swans with the center’s viewing scopes and take a shuttle ride to look for eagles. Shuttle tours are $5 per person. The Eagle Festival activities are free. For more details, call 1-800-258-6645.

January 9
State of the Chapter & Social
Join the U.S. Green Building Council -Missouri Gateway Chapter for the 2018 State of the Chapter & Social on January 9th as we kick off programming for the year! This FREE event – open to members and non-members – is one of the highlights of our year. WHEN: January 9, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE Saint Louis University’s Grand Hall, 3605-13 Laclede Avenue, 63108 FEE: Free event for all attendees. REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

January 13-14
Eagle Days At Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners offer the chance to discover a close connection with the bald eagle. The Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Festival takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14. For more information on Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, including directions to the bridge, visit greatriversgreenway.org/eagledays/. For more info about bald eagle viewing opportunities throughout Missouri, please go to nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/events/eagle-days.

January 16
Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal 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?” In January, we will meet on the third Tuesday, and then return to the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic: Prevention and Healing, Inc., 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. Seminar led by Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist. Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal 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.

January 20
Family Workshop: Bird Cafe?
Invite your backyard birds to a cafe? designed by you! Learn about the birds in your backyard from our Naturalist, then take a short hike and make a feeder using manmade and natural materials. Note: The feed mix contains seeds and nuts, which may make this activity unsuitable for those with nut allergies. Laumeier’s multi-generational Art 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. Registration fee includes one adult with one child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, January 20, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $25, adult with child ages 4 to 7. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

January 20
Cleanse, Detox & Nourish
Part of a lecture series by Afua Bromley, L.Ac. and Jamila Owens-Todd, ND. 2-4 pm. $20. For more information call 314-918-1555.

January 27
Crafts & Cocktails with Dabble at Perennial
Saturday, January 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn to create a craft cocktail and upcycled crafts at this fun event. Date-night, girls-night, it’s Saturday night and we’re ready to mix up a cocktail and get creative. 3762 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118. (314) 832-2288. info@perennialstl.org.

February 4
T’AI Chi Ch’uan Classes
T’ai Chi, when practiced regularly, has been said to improve relaxation, concentration, coordination, flexibility, postural alignment, and both physical and mental balance or centering. If some or all of this sounds intriguing to you, then we’d like to introduce you to the St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association, a not-for-profit organization has been offering classes in the art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan since 1979. To learn more about T’ai Chi Ch’uan, call 314-961-1355 or please visit the web site at www.taichistlouis.org. Beginner class starts Sunday, February 4 at the Monday Club in Webster Groves. (The first class is FREE!)

February 10
Beekeeping Workshop
Whether it is in your own backyard, apartment rooftop, small community garden or farm, beekeeping can fit in anywhere. Find out first hand what it is all about at: Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association, 11th Annual Beekeeping Workshop, Saturday, February 10th, 2018 — 8:00a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri. More information and registration at www.easternmobeekeepers.com.

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.