South County Calendar: Week of July 12

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Thursday, July 12

• The July meeting for the Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club meeting will be Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Rep. David Gregory and Sen. Andrew Koenig will give a recap of the last legislative session. The meeting will be at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Road. Please park in the back and enter at rear entrance. This is a free event and all are welcome. For more information, call 314-805-9127.

• The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rich & Charlie’s, 9942 Watson Road. For more information, call (314) 223-5264.

• On Thursday, July 12 at 10:45 a.m., SAJE Lunch and Learn will explore “Language Challenges in our Community” at Advent Episcopal Church, 9373 Garber Road. All are welcome to this event. For more information call 314-822-4736.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will sponsor open-play pickleball, including instruction for new players, from noon to 3 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary gymnasium, 1414 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

Friday, July 13

• The East Central District of the Federated Garden Clubs will host the NGC Advanced Standard Flower Show at the AKC Museum of the Dog, 1721 South Mason Road. The event will be held July 13 1–4 p.m., July 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and July 15 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show features over 40 floral interpretations of dog artwork from the museum’s collection. The event is open to the public and is free for NGC members and guests, admission is required otherwise.

• Families are invited to The Magic House to experience Grooving in the Garden, a musical extravaganza that is sure to hit the right note with visitors of all ages. Friday, June 13 Diamond Empire Band will be performing. From 4–6:30 p.m., families can enjoy Andy’s Frozen Custard while listening to great music. The museum’s Picnic Basket Cafe will also be open and feature specials for the event. The concert is free with museum admission.

Saturday, July 14

• Affton Community Center is hosting a flea market on July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 9801 Mackenzie Road. To have a table at the flea market, the fee is $20 and includes a table and one chair. Vendors set up an hour before the event, and shoppers have free admission. Concessions will be for sale on site.

• Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see baseball like it was in the 1860s on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

The St. Louis Brown Stockings will compete in a vintage game in Whitecliff Park at 9245 Whitecliff Lane. This is a free event and open to the public. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and coolers, but no glass containers are allowed. Registration is not required.

• The second annual Crestwood Aldermen BBQ Competition will be held in Whitecliff Park on July 14 at 3 p.m. This year, residents can compete alongside aldermen for the coveted first place prize.

• Arts As Healing will host Gala VII, its annual fundraising event, on July 14 from 6:30–9:30 p.m., at the Duane Reed Gallery at 4729 McPherson Road.

• The International Folk Dance Association will sponsor folk dancing from 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 6901 Washington Avenue. For more information, call (314) 638-4024.

Sunday, July 15

• 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. For more information, call (314) 638-6070.

• Today is the registration deadline for the Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club. The cost is free if you make reservations no later than July 15. Please call Christy Hessel at 314-805-9127 if you plan to attend.

• The Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (636) 464-8960.

Monday, July 16

• Descendants of Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis and the principal figures in the infamous Dred Scott decision will come together for a Symposium on Reconciliation and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts on July 16 at Logan University in Chesterfield. Participants will hear from descendants of Dred Scott, Peter Blow (one of Scott’s previous owners), Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, President Jefferson and Confederate President Davis.

The panel of descendants will start at 9 a.m., with a seminar from the faculty of The National Judicial College at 1 p.m.

• 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.

• Line dancing will be offered at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Lessons are offered from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by open dancing until 9:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17

• Students interested in jump-starting their college career while still in high school can attend a dual enrollment information session at STLCC Maramec, 11333 Big Bend Road. High school juniors and seniors and their families can attend to learn about the benefits of dual enrollment at STLCC. The session will be in Room BA120 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. For more information, email Meredith Rauscher at mrauscher@stlcc.edu.

• The Gateway Chapter 82nd Airborne Association will meet at 7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2593, 2301 Church Road, Arnold. All former paratroopers who are jump qualified and honorably discharged can attend.

Wednesday, July 18

• Join Perennial at Laumeier Sculpture Park to create a handmade bird bath that will draw native birds to your backyard on Wednesday, July 18 from 6–9 p.m., in the Kranzberg Education Lab. Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Road and admission for the event is $20. Visit here for more information.

• The Groves Church in Webster Groves is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a nine-week class to learn how to better handle money. Topics include getting out of debt, saving for emergencies, insurance, retirement and college savings. The class meets on Wednesdays from 6:30–8 p.m. Email info@groveschurch.com for more information.

• Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will host a free lecture at 7 p.m. called “Native Americans and the Presidency of U.S. Grant” by Andrew Hahn, executive director of the Campbell House Museum. Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located at 7400 Grant Road. For more information, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

Upcoming

• The Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club will have its annual picnic at the Lakeside Shelter in Suson Park, 6073 Wells Road, on Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. A number of elected officials and candidates will be attending this event including U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, U.S. Sen. candidate Lt. Col. Tony Monetti, State Auditor candidate Paul Curtman, Rep. David Gregory and Councilman Ernie Trakas.

The cost is free if you make reservations no later than July 15. Please call Christy Hessel at 314-805-9127 if you plan to attend.