Local events, May 5-11

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Thursday, May 5 • The Avalon Theatre Company at ArtSpace in Crestwood Court, Watson and Sappington roads, will present “Agnes of God’’ by John Pielmeier at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $30 for general admission $20 for students and $25 for seniors. To purchase tickets, call (314) 351-6482. • The 60th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed from noon to 1 p.m. at local city halls, including the Sunset Hills City Hall at 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd., and from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. In case of inclement weather or flooding, the alternate location will be St. Louis City Hall. For locations and a regional schedule of events, visit www.gatewayndp.org. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 9907 Gravois Road, Suite E. Enter at the rear of the building. For more information, call (636) 467-7023. • Celebrate Recovery, a Christian 12-Step Program, will be offered from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church, 5409 Baumgartner Road. Dinner is at 6 p.m. For more information, call (314) 487-1730. • Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road, will offer an exercise session for older adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (314) 843-0123. • “GriefShare,’’ a support group designed to help individuals cope with the death of a loved one, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Road. For more information, call (314) 961-5275. • Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at South County Church of the Nazarene, 2500 Telegraph Road. Child care is provided. For more information, call (314) 269-6699. Friday, May 6 • A Holy Hour for vocations is set from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Monastery of St. Clare, 200 Marycrest Drive. • A Spring Band Concert featuring the Lutheran South Wind Symphony, Concert Band and the Junior Winds will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Concordia Center at Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S. Kirkwood Road. For more information, call (314) 631-2842, Ext. 426. • The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, 517 Theatre Lane, will present the drama “Crimes of the Heart’’ by Beth Henley at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 or $12 for seniors and students. Mothers will be admitted free Sunday, Mother’s Day. For more information, call (314) 962-0876. • A swing dance will be offered at 7 p.m. at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. The cost is $8 and includes lessons and the dance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (314) 843-7769. • Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally acclaimed leaders during the Chick-fil-A Leadercast training event from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 6101 Telegraph Road, Oakville. Tickets cost $79 and are available at the door. Visit www.faithstl.org/leadercast or call (314) 375-1108 for more information. Saturday, May 7 • St. Anthony’s Medical Center will offer free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center at the rear of the main hospital building, 10010 Kennerly Road. Appointments are required. Call (314) 268-4669. • The Crestwood, Lakeshire and Sunset Hills police departments will sponsor their second annual community “Shred-It Day’’ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crestwood Court, Watson and Sappington roads. A donation of $5 per box will benefit CrimeStoppers. Pharmaceutical trash disposal also will be available. For more information, call (314) 729-4842. • Jeannie Gearin will demonstrate decorating techniques during a Mother’s Day Cupcake Party for children ages 6 to 11 at 10 a.m. at the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive. Participants will design and decorate their own cupcakes. One adult must accompany each child. Registration is required. To register, call (314) 994-3300. • Zion United Methodist Church, 1603 Union Road, will sponsor its annual flea market from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces for rent cost $15. For more information, call (314) 631-6504. • An All-Star Entertainment Night featuring comedy, music, an improv troupe, a juggler and fashion show will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the community room at Crestwood Court, Watson and Sappington roads. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (314) 832-2114. • The International Folk Dance Association will sponsor folk dancing from 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. at the University United Methodist Church, 6901 Washington Ave. For additional information, call (314) 638-4024. Sunday, May 8 • A meat shoot will take place from noon to dusk at Crestwood Elks Lodge No. 2503, 10261 Bauer Road. Monday, May 9 • Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1070 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Medstop Urgent Care, Room A, 2900 Lemay Ferry Road. For more information, call (314) 894-0357. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 943 will meet at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph Road. For information, call (314) 487-4333. • The South County Older Residents Computer Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive. For more information, visit scorcc.org. • The Benard Middle School National Junior Honor Society and the American Red Cross will offer a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. at the school, 1054 Forder Road. Donor information is available by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. • A bereavement support group that provides a peer supportive setting for people coping with the death of a loved one will meet at 7 p.m. in Room D of the Parish Center at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2300 Church Road, Arnold. For more information, call (636) 282-7263. • Bridge and pinochle players are needed for free games played from noon to 3 p.m. at the Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Road. For more information, call (314) 638-0063 or (314) 892-2052. • Line dancing will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. The cost is $5. Free lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m. each week with a paid admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (314) 843-7769. • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 1414 S. Sappington Road, will offer an exercise session for older adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For information, call (314) 822-4736. • A senior group for those 62 years old and older will meet from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at Miss Sheri’s Cafeteria, 5406 Southfield Center, near South Lindbergh Boulevard and Baptist Church Road. For more information, call (314) 638-3402. Tuesday, May 10 • “DivorceCare,’’ a support group for divorced or separated men and women, and “DivorceCare for Kids,’’ a support group for children, will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph Road. For more information, call (314) 892-3332. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 1 p.m. at the Concord Trinity United Methodist Church Library, 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd. • The West County Swing Dance Club will meet from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Moolah Shrine Center, 12545 Fee Fee Road. Lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m. each week. For more information, visit www.wcsdc.com. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 186 will meet at 9 a.m. in Rooms 3 and 4 on the lower level at Mary, Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Road. • The Twin Rivers WORD Masters Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Twin Rivers Worship Center, 10575 Tesson Ferry Road. • A swing dance and lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Admission is $5. Additional information is available by calling (314) 843-7769. • Crestwood Chapter 2913 of the American Association of Retired Persons Inc. will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Crestview Senior Living, 8660 Grant Road. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $7. For additional information, call (314) 909-9904. Wednesday, May 11 • The Women’s Fellowship of Prince of Peace United Church of Christ, 4966 Towne South Road, will sponsor its annual garage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (314) 843-8461. • The New Moms’ Network, offered by the Childbirth Center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, offers new moms the opportunity to meet new friends, share information and experiences and support. Babies are welcome. The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hyland Education and Training Center, 10020 Kennerly Road. Registration is required. For more information, call (800) 554-9550. • St. Clare Health Center, 1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, will sponsor a free diabetes support group from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Education and Conference Center on the Garden Level. For more information, call (866) 776-3627. • The South County Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Ponderosa Steakhouse on South Lindbergh Boulevard. For more information, call (314) 487-6877. • Toastmasters, a public-speaking improvement group, will meet at 7 p.m. in the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road. For additional information, call (314) 894-6003 or visit www.southcountytoastmasters.org. • The St. Louis County Rotary Club will meet at noon at Bartolino’s South, 5914 S. Lindbergh Blvd. For more information, call (314) 892-3048. • The Mehlville Optimist Club will meet for breakfast at 7 a.m. at Gingham’s Restaurant, Lindbergh Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road. • A jitter swing dance will be offered at 7 p.m. at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Admission is $3 and lessons cost $3.