South County Calendar: Week of May 17


Thursday, May 17

• The Summer Concert Series at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, features the United States Air Force Mobility Brass Quintet at 7 p.m.

• Citizens Against Pornography will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Road.

• The University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Louis County, the local link between residents and the university’s four-campus system, will meet at 6 p.m. at the county office, 132 E. Monroe St., Kirkwood.

• Join us Thursday night, may 17th to hear Paul Berry III, candidate for St. Louis County Executive. He will speak with us about his vision for the County and news for his campaign. We have always had a challenge winning the County Executive seat. Paul will tell us what makes his campaign different and why he can win in November. We welcome all Republicans to join us for lovely debate, information sharing, and fellowship. There is no fee to attend our meetings. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. 7:00pm Green Park City Hall 11100 Mueller Rd., Suite 5. For additional information, contact Tony Pousosa                         (314) 517-1482.

Friday, May 18

• Mary, Mother of the Church will host a Book Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. today with $7 admission. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday with free admission, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, you can fill a bag of books for $5.

Saturday, May 19

• Operation Food Search will host its 10th annual Shop Out for Hunger Day, a region-wide food drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be staffed outside more than 130 grocery stores, including Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop ’N Save, to collect non-perishable food items and donations that will stay in each area’s community.

• St. Matthias the Apostle Church hosts its 10th annual BBQ and Electronics Recycling from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church, 800 Buckley Road. Dine-in or carryouts available with free delivery in a 5-mile radius. To place orders the day of the barbecue, call (314) 560-2792. Electronics recycling is from 8 a.m. to noon as a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 824.

• The St. Louis County Library hosts the Gear Up for Bike Safety event at the Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Road. Children can bring their bike and helmet and learn about safety by having fun with an obstacle course, learning road rules, receiving a basic bike inspection and getting their helmets fitted. The event is presented with Sunset Cyclery and the Affton Southwest Precinct.

• Grant’s View Branch County Library, 9700 Musick, hosts a Grant’s Trail Walk or Bike event. Join the library for a roughly 1.6-mile walk starting from either the Oak Bend Branch, 842 S. Holmes Ave., or the Grant’s View Branch.

• Missouri Job’s Daughters will host a quarter auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. and auction begins at 7 p.m. at Fenton Masonic Temple, 401 Hays Hill Drive. The cost is $10 for one paddle or $20 for an all-in paddle which automatically places you in all auctions. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle, vendors, snacks and fun.

• The International Folk Dance Association will sponsor folk dancing from 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 6901 Washington Ave.

Sunday, May 20

• Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 9907 Gravois Road, Suite E. Enter at the rear of the building.

• The Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 21

•Sappington House is holding a fundraising luncheon with Johnny Rabbitt from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park. Follow Johnny down “Rabbitt holes” as he explores St. Louis questions like “Where’d you go to high school?” and “Who’s on the cover of Prom magazine?” Proceeds support urgently needed repairs at 210-year-old Sappington House. The cost is $25 for lunch and entertainment, and reservations must be made in advance by prepaying by credit card at the gift shop above The Barn or at the Community Center at (314) 729-4860.

• The Lemay Neighborhood Association is holding their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Maria Center on the Notre Dame campus, 336 E. Ripa. Special guest speakers this month will be John Geiler and Marcellus Speight with the Problem Properties Unit of St. Louis County. They will be talking about how property code violations are identified and addressed.

• The St. Louis County Senior Card Club for pinochle and bridge players meets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane.

• Concord Church, 13775 Tesson Ferry Road, will offer a depression/anxiety support group from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (314) 807-5820.

Tuesday, May 22

• The Mehlville Garden Club will host its annual garden tour and plant sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. in members’ gardens. For information, please contact (314) 892-5234.

• The New Moms’ Network, offered by St. Anthony’s Medical Center, offers new moms the opportunity to meet new friends, share information, experiences and support from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hyland Education and Training Center, 10020 Kennerly Road. Babies are welcome. Registration is required. To register, call (314) 268-4669.

Wednesday, May 23

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a movie matinee at 1 p.m. in the upper level of St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

• The South County Toastmasters, the local chapter of an international group dedicated to helping members become better speakers and leaders, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road.