Healthy Planet March Happenings

March 7
Introduction to Paneurhythmy
1-3 pm Maplewood Public Library Experience the transformative power of this dance meditation practiced in spring and summer. Learn the simple movements and explore their profound meaning. Free.

March 10
Green Building Talk
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Amy Aussieker will speak at Alberici Headquarters in St. Louis, MO about Charlotte’s Transition to a Circular Economy. This evening program aligns with the USGBC-MGC’s 2020 educational theme, Climate Solutions: Addressing Urgency & Taking Action. We are excited to welcome Aussieker and discuss how Charlotte’s local government, utilities, universities and businesses are addressing the four environmental pillars of energy, air, water, and waste. For more information see article on page 10 or Follow us @usgbcMOgateway and register at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/events!

March 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.

March 14
2020 Sustainable Garden and Kitchen Seminar 
“A topic and expert for every interest”
Join MU Extension specialists and experts from around the region for a day packed with 16 different class options, lunch sourced from local farmers, and a keynote address from Author/Farmer/Artist Crystal Stevens on “Reducing the carbon footprint of your home and garden.” From making compost and compost tea, designing native gardens, foodscaping and selecting native trees for the home, to making kombucha, fermented foods and exploring a plant-based diet, the 2020 Sustainable Garden and Kitchen Seminar offers a class for every interest. 

Workshop facilitators include:

  • · Leslie Bertsch – Nutrition Specialist at University of Missouri Extension
  • · Justin Keay – Horticulture Specialist at University of Missouri Extension
  • · Caryn Dugan – Founder of the Center for Plant Based Living (Kirkwood)
  • ·Mark Grueber – Missouri Department of Conservation Community Forester
  • · Dr. Hwei-Young Johnson – Professor and Researcher at Lincoln University, MO
  • · William Pauley – Founder of Confluence Kombucha GastroLab (The Grove)
  • · Eric Stevens – Farmer, Artist, educator, Co-Founder of Flourish.

Seminar sponsors include Forrest Keeling Nursery, Branneky True Value Hardware, and Blue Bird Compost. Cost is $50, which includes lunch from Missouri farmers and producers, courtesy of Seed Sprout Spoon. To register, visit extension.missouri.edu/stlouis. For more information, contact us at (314) 400-2115 or by email at stlouisco@missouri.edu.WHEN: Sat., March 14, 2020, 8:30am to 3:30pm.WHERE: Parkway Northeast Middle (181 Couer De Ville Dr. | Creve Coeur, MO 6314)COST: $50.00 (includes lunch from Missouri farmers and producers, courtesy of Seed Sprout Spoon). For more information call 314-400-7391 or visit www.extension.missouri.edu/stlouis or email jamesdt@missouri.edu.

March 20 & 21
21st Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival
Free & Open to the public. 15 Schlafly stout favorites plus exclusive festival styles. 80,000 oysters overnighted from both east and west coasts. At the Historic Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Friday, March 20, 5 to 9 pm, Saturday, March 21, 11am-9pm. For more information please call 314-241-2337.

March 21
Fanfare of Quilts Quilt Show 2020
Come see 350+ quilts on display, along with special exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, and a quilt raffle. Sponsored by Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild. WHEN: Sat. March 21, 10am-5pm and Sun. March 22, 11am-4pm. WHERE: Greensfelder Recreation Center at Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin MO. COST: $8.00 (Good for both days) MORE DETAILS: bitsnpiecesguild.com.

March 21
STL for Safe Technology is showing the documentary, ‘Take Back Your Power” by Josh del Sol. This film won the Aware Guide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and a Leo Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. It uncovers the shocking story behind why hundreds of local governments are concerned about the multi-billion dollar roll-out of ‘smart’ utility meters. Take a journey of revelation, examining evidence of in-home privacy invasions, systemic over-billing, health and environmental harm and your private information sold to third parties by your utility company. Short talk to follow on how to protect yourself including discussion of the Missouri bill HB1611 which allows utility customers an opt out. Saturday, Mar. 21st 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. in the Meeting Room at Webster Groves Library 301 E. Lockwood Avenue, 63119.

March 23
Sign Language: Beginning ASL
Learn the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL), including finger spelling and hand signs. You will also receive a brief overview of deaf culture as you begin to learn the basics of unspoken communication. Text required – bring to first class. “A Basic Course in American Sign Language” ISBN 978-0932666420. 8 sessions. Monday, March 23-May 11, 6-8 p.m., St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. $99. Register for SIGN-701 P03 at stlcc.edu/CE or by calling 314-984-7777.

March 28
Knit in a Day
Join us for a crash course in knitting and learn the basics in one day! We’ll cover casting on, knitting, purling, pattern reading, cabling and binding off, placing you well on your way to impress friends and yourself! You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent. 1 session. Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. $55. Register for CRFT-720 P02 at stlcc.edu/CE or by calling 314-984-7777.

March 29
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate Spring at its 39th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, March 29, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves. The first 400 visitors to the expo will receive a free reusable tote bag courtesy of Dierberg’s Markets and The Healthy Planet magazine. There will beverage samples including wine tasting by Edg-Clif Winery and Craft Beer Tasting by Perennial Artisan Ales. Attendees will also be able to get free health screenings, chair massages, green products for your home and garden, your family and even your pets. Enjoy live music by Terri Langerak on harp and Carol Eder on guitar. Enter a drawing for a $600 family weekend certificate to Trout Lodge YMCA of the Ozarks and Fox Theatre Tickets. Hundreds of visitors will receive a free Heirloom Seed Pack from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and the first 100 visitors will get a free pass to the Missouri Botanical Garden, The Butterfly House or Shaw Nature Reserve. For more information call 314-962-7748 or click here to download a 2 for 1 admission coupon.

March 30
Natural Wellness: Alternative Healthcare
Modern scientific research has shown how complementary and alternative
medicine can help in treating systematic and chronic diseases. Understand how the mechanism of acupuncture and other forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provide alternative options for common but difficult-to-treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Class taught by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Ph.D. in traditional Chinese medicine. 1 session. Monday, March 30, 6-8:30 p.m., St. Louis Community College at Meramec. $29. Register for HEAL-701 P04 at stlcc.edu/CE or by calling 314-984-7777.

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