Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1
Known & Grown Launch Party Celebrates Local, Sustainable Farms
Known & Grown STL, a regional brand for local, environmentally responsible farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis, is celebrating its official launch with a truly farm-to-table dinner at Turn and the roof of the .Zack building in Grand Center this October 1st. Attendees will meet some of the Known & Grown farmers and hear from the Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s Food and Farm team, including the Known & Grown staff, during the cocktail portion of the event. Known & Grown STL is a program of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition. For more information and a full list of Known & Grown STL farmers, along with info about where to buy their products, is available at knownandgrownstl.org.

October 5
St. Louis Wellness Center Hosts Open House & Community Appreciate Day
1 to 5 p.m. It’s a day of family fun, wellness education and presentations, tours, snacks and smoothies, vendors, silent auction, health and wellness resources, raffles, and music. Stop by at 425 Marshall, Webster Groves 63119. For more information call 314-963-7711 or email stlouiswellnesscenter@gmail.com. www.StLouisWellnessCenter.com.

October 5
Go Batty! Bats of Missouri
Missouri is home to at least 14 different species of bats. Learn about these different species, where they live, how common they are, methods used to research and monitor them along with neat facts about bats. Taught by Kathryn Womack of the Missouri Department of Conservation, explore and discuss the importance of bats to the environment and humans as well as current threats to these fascinating creatures. Enjoy this class on its own or as part of STLCC’s Continuing Education Master Naturalist program. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.–noon, St. Louis Community College at Meramec. $29. Register for NATR-709 F05 at stlcc.edu/ce or call 314-984-7777.

October 8
Creating a Culture Where Sustainable Practices Are the New Normal
Leveraging insights from social science you can influence human behaviors and ultimately you can facilitate a culture where saving energy and reducing waste is “just what people like us do.” Join us for a lively discussion and lots of practical examples of how you can inspire changes that ultimately create a new normal. WHEN: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave. (63114) FEE Free for USGBC-MGC Members, Students, and Emerging Professionals, $20 non-members. Register: usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

October 8
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 if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” 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.

October 8
Careers in Sustainability Networking
USGBC-MGC’s Higher Education & Emerging Professionals Committees invites students and recent graduates to attend a special networking session! Join us from 5:00-5:30 pm before “It’s What We Do”, USGBC-MGC’s October Program to connect with professionals active in green building and sustainability. Participants will rotate in groups between the sustainability professionals to discuss their career path and involvement in sustainability. Full time students and emerging professionals can attend the networking session and program free of charge. Tues., Oct. 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page (63114) Free. Register: usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

October 10
Common Mushrooms of Missouri
Trametes veriscolor, lycoperdon perlatum, strobilomyces confusus, oh my! Put the fun in fungi and learn to identify some of the most common mushrooms in Missouri. Class combines lecture, discussion and field exploration. Bring sack lunch and hiking shoes. Enjoy this class on its own or as part of STLCC’s Continuing Education Master Naturalist program. Thursday, Oct. 10, 6–8 p.m, Babler State Park Visitors Center. $25. Register for NATR-723 F01 at stlcc.edu/ce or by calling 314-984-7777.

October 12
iNaturalist Family Festival at Powder Valley
10 a.m.–2 p.m. (All Ages). No registration required. Ever wondered, “What’s the name of that bug?” Then come out to the iNaturalist Family Fest! Learn how to use the free iNaturalist app and your smartphone to identify the plants and animals around you. Also enjoy a guided autumn hike, attend a bug safari, create nature crafts, and explore our many nature discovery stations and other family-friendly activities. Visit with local conservation partners, sample local honeys, and enjoy free hot dogs and other snacks. Spend an hour or the day exploring nature at our iNaturalist Family Festival! Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122, 314-301-1500.

October 13
St. Louis VegFest in Forest Park
St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) is hosting their second annual vegan festival this fall, VegFest. This one-day event attracts thousands of visitors not only from St. Louis, but from all around the country. St. Louis VegFest will highlight the ethical, health, and environmental aspects of a vegan lifestyle through inspirational speakers, cruelty-free merchandise, and delicious plant-based food. The festival will be held Sunday, October 13, 2019 at The World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park, from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. This festival is made possible by all of our generous sponsors: Bombay Food Junkies, Carol House Furniture, The Gentle Barn, Republic Services, St. Louis Juice Press, The CBD Store, and A Well Fed World. Be sure to save the date, come hungry, and get ready to try all the best vegan food St. Louis has to offer. For more information please visit online at stlouisvegfest.org.

October 19
Courage, Risks and Rewards: Taking Chances to Change Your Life
Life is all about choices. The decision to leap into something new and different can be both terrifying and thrilling, but taking chances can also offer significant rewards. Examine the concept of risk, learn how to change your mindset and identify five powerful perspectives on risk-taking that will empower you to take more chances and create opportunities for happiness and fulfillment! Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., St. Louis Community College at Meramec. $25. Register for PERD-701 F03 at stlcc.edu/ce or by calling 314-984-7777.

October 23
Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop
7 to 9 pm at my office. Join us for a special seminar as Peggy Levinson shares with you how you can uncover memories from your past lives. Using a technique called past life regression. Peggy will guide you through the process of recalling these memories located deep inside your unconscious mind. She will explain what past life regression is and how it works, and discuss how your past lives may be impacting you right now in your current life. Visit claytontherapy.com for location and directions. 314-644-3339.

October 30
Natural Wellness: Killing Pain Without Painkillers
Learn where pain comes from, what it means and how to alleviate it using various methods of traditional Chinese medicine. This class introduces options for pain management and is not a substitute for a professional diagnosis and treatment. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Ph.D. in traditional Chinese medicine. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6–8:30 p.m., St. Louis Community College at Meramec. $29. Register for HEAL-701 F03 at stlcc.edu/ce or by calling 314-984-7777.

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