Live Music, Bee-Friendly Plants and More at Green Drinks

Green Drinks will have something for everyone at their event on November 14 at Fairhope Brewing Company. The monthly happy hour takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature live music by the Strangled Darlings, a folk-rock duo from Vermont. Throughout the event, Rain Keane of Good Scents Flowers and Herbs will be selling pollinator-friendly, organically-grown plants, and Sunflower Cafe will be selling $5 organic dinners that feature dishes from their Thanksgiving catering menu.

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“Green Drinks is a casual event for anyone that is interested in sustainable living,” says Anna Miller, a member of the Green Drinks organizing committee. “It’s a great way to connect with like-minded people in a relaxed environment. Friends and family are always welcome.” Mobile Bay Green Drinks takes place in Fairhope every second Tuesday and in Mobile every third Wednesday.

Location: 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope, AL. For more information, call 251-279-7517, email MobileBayGreenDrinks@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/MobileBayGreenDrinks.

Get a Live Christmas Tree This Year

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Fish River Trees Christmas Tree Farm will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 24 through December 23, to help families celebrate a more sustainable holiday with living Christmas trees.

Located five miles east of Fairhope, in the Marlow/Fish River community, Fish River Trees has been providing the finest choose-and-cut trees, fresh-cut firs and container-grown, environmentally-friendly living Christmas trees for 34 years.

Farm visitors will enjoy a live manger scene open during regular business hours. On the first three weekends, Santa will be visiting the farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors can enjoy free farm tours aboard the Tree Train, plus camel and pony rides for a small fee. Donations will also be collected for Trees for Troops.

Location: 13982 Woodhaven Dairy Rd. E., Summerdale, AL. For more information, call 251-988-8114, email FishRiverTrees@gultel.com or visit FishRiverTrees.com.

A Purr-fect Yoga Class for Cat Lovers

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In conjunction with Project Purr Animal Rescue, Synergy Yoga & Pilates, in Mobile, is hosting Yoga With the Cats from 9 to 10:15 a.m., on November 11. In this fun yoga class, students meet friendly Project Purr cats and kittens during their yoga practice and a portion of the proceeds benefits the rescue group.

“This class offers an opportunity to experience the energy that only a friendly furry feline can provide, support a worthy cause and leave class with a smile on your face,” says teacher Chris Garrett, who owns Synergy with his wife Dana.

Synergy Yoga & Pilates has been serving the community as Mobile’s first fully dedicated yoga and Pilates studio since 2005. The studio offers multiple yoga formats (Ashtanga, hatha, restorative and gentle), both equipment- and mat-based Pilates, plus MELT Method self-care for active living. All are taught in both private and small group settings.

Dana says, “Our only goal for our students is to walk out of our studio after a session feeling better than when they walked in.”

Cost: $12 drop-in rate; $8 for full-time students and seniors. Location: 3152 Old Shell Rd., Ste. 2, Mobile, AL. For more information, call 251-473-1104 or visit
Synergyoga.net.

How Alkaline Water Can Help Diabetes

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Peak Alkalinity, in Fairhope, offers a simple solution for the prevention and management of diabetes—alkaline water. Because the body thrives on an alkaline pH as opposed to a lower acidic pH, drinking alkaline water can boost the body’s natural detoxification process, improve immunity, facilitate weight management and slow aging.

Alkaline water can also help the body manage insulin production (and therefore manage diabetes) by neutralizing acidic conditions. A healthy pancreas helps maintain alkalinity in the body but poor dietary habits that cause fluctuating blood sugar levels can exhaust the pancreas and lead to diabetes. The smaller clusters of water molecules in alkaline water are easily absorbed by cells to help hydrate and flush acidic toxins, plus it contains ionized calcium that the pancreas can efficiently use to do its job.

“As you replace the ordinary water you drink with alkaline water, you will start to see the many benefits available to you,” says Missy Guitterrez, owner of Peak Alkalinity. “Over time, the alkaline water will help to balance your system out.” For even faster results, Guitterrez also recommends a more alkaline diet, which includes more fruits and vegetables and less meat and dairy.

“We are passionate about helping customers reach peak alkalinity,” says Guitterrez. “Our mission is optimal health, from the inside out.”

For more information, visit peakalkalinity.com.