Healthy Planet Happenings

November 29-December 1
Fair Trade Market
The largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. feet of merchandise. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers, artisans and their communities from around the world. Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road, manchester, Missouri 63011. 9am-3pm. manchesterrumc.org/ftm.

November 30, December 7-8
Getaway to Historic Ste. Genevieve For The Holidays
Celebrate the holiday season in charming Ste. Genevieve this year! Get into the holiday spirit early and shop for gifts on November 30 during the annual Shop Small Saturday celebration in downtown Ste. Genevieve. On December 7-8 experience the 35th annual Holiday Christmas Festival featuring a traditional Christmas parade on Saturday morning and more than 20 free performances of seasonal music presented in beautiful historic churches and the Welcome Center throughout the weekend. Enjoy a stroll through more than 25 local shops and art galleries to experience true holiday hospitality and shopping bargains. The Felix Valle State Historic Site hosts ‘Le Reveillon’ on Saturday, December 7 showcasing French colonial period Christmas customs, decorations, music and food. On New Year’s Eve make reservations for dinner and you might see the wandering minstrels, the La Guignolee singers, who help summon in the New Year. For information, contact the Ste Genevieve Welcome Center at 800-373-7007 or online at www.VisitSteGen.com.

December 3
Suminagashi: Japanese Paper Marbling
Learn to make beautiful marbled paper using the ancient Japanese art of suminagashi. Discover the secrets to marbling using a simple floating ink process. Take home sheets of marbled paper to turn into cards, book covers, works of art or anything your heart desires. You’ll also take home your own marbling kit and pan to do hundreds of more designs. Supplies included. Dress appropriately to work with ink and water. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5:45–8:45 p.m., Nottingham High School. $69. Register for CRFT-742 F02 at stlcc.edu/CE or by calling 314-984-7777.

December 7, 14, 21
Urban Chestnut WinterMarkt
Usher in the holiday season with a “traditional” European/German WinterMarkt at Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. WinterMarkt will take place Saturdays Dec. 7th, 14th, and 21st from 11am – 3pm. Each week will feature 30+ local artisans and purveyors on hand for holiday shopping, food, beverages, firepits, and live music. The event is family-friendly and FREE to attend. Eat, drink, and be merry! urbanchestnut.com/wintermarkt

December 10
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.

December 11
Mind Over Matter
What matters to you? What do you want to achieve? Learn how taking care of your body positively affects your mind and can lead to greater happiness. Are there things you want to do, but cannot get motivated? Are you bogged down by stress and loneliness? Let’s talk about key strategies to help you live a more invigorating life by educating, motivating and inspiring you to take charge of your life. Get rid of the negative talk and become to person you are meant to be. 2 sessions. Wednesday, Dec. 11–18, 6–7:30 p.m., St. Louis Community College at South County Education Center. $29. Register for HEAL-765 F04 at stlcc.edu/CE or by calling 314-984-7777.

December 14
Winter Rose Bouquet
Learn the secrets to a beautiful long-lasting fresh bouquet of long-stemmed roses and greenery crafting a creation to adorn your house for the holidays. This hands-on class explores the basics of floral arrangement and design. Learn florists’ tips, tricks and trade secrets that will help you create beautiful floral arrangements at home. Instructor: Saturday, Dec. 14, 9–11 a.m., St. Louis Community College at Meramec. $75. Register for CRFT-744 F03 at stlcc.edu/CE or by calling 314-984-7777.

December 27-30
Winter Camp at Camp Lakewood
Give the kids a winter break they’ll never forget with all th efun of summer camp, plus a few bonus activities such as luge, bobsled races, hockey, counselor curling and more. www.ymcaoftheozarks.org.

December 29 – January 2
Rockin’ New Year’s Celebration at Trout Lodge
Enjoy a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration with activities for all ages including black light bingo, glowing trivia, carnival games and a New Year’s Eve with dancing, a midnight buffet and fireworks over the lake. Book today at www.ymcaoftheozarks.org.

December 31
World Peace Day
This year marks the 34th annual World Peace Day Celebration – “Love Is the Answer”, happening Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, 6 a.m. at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman (at Kingshighway), St. Louis, MO 63108. We offer a Universal Faith Service, FREE and Open to All, replete with music, message, and meditation, culminating in an exuberant finale generated by JOIA, Unity through Percussion, and followed by a potluck breakfast. (no pork or shellfish, please) Doors open at 5 a.m. for silent meditation, greeting your friends, getting food to the kitchen, or buying raffle tickets. For more information, see article on page 3 of this edition or visit www.wpdaystl.com for details, or contact Event Organizer, Jeannie Breeze at 314-601-3789 or you can email Jeannie Breeze at jjbreeze46@gmail.com.

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