South County Calendar: Week of July 19

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Thursday, July 19

• The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will host the University City Summer Concert Band for the summer concert series. The event starts at 7 p.m., and no RSVP is required.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a lunch and learn program at 10:45 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. 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.

• 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.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a free chair exercise session for older adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

• The Retired Men’s Club of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church will meet to play bridge from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 45 W. Lockwood Ave. Men of all faiths are welcome. For more information, call (314) 892-5319.

Friday, July 20

• Laumeier Sculpture Park is having picnic and poetry in the park. Join In-Residence poet Stefene Russell at Laumeier. Laumeier’s In-Residence program brings different forms of social and intellectual artistic practice into the public spaces of the park. The program meets at 11 a.m. in the Public Plaza outside the Aronson Fine Arts Center at 12580 Rott Rd. The event is free and for adult audiences. Visit the website at www.laumeier.org for more information.

• St. Louis County Parks wants residents to get out and explore a new side of Queeny Park. Mud Mania is back on July 20 and 21. Children and families can slip and slide, crawl and climb through the mud pit and obstacle course. Admission is $10 per person or $20 with t-shirt. Make sure to wear old clothes and shoes with laces. To register for the event, visit www.stlouisco.com/parksandrecreation or call (314) 615-4386 for more information.

• ZumbaGold dance exercises geared to older adults will be offered by the SAJE Senior Ministry from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3 per class. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

Saturday, July 21

• The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will host “Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail” at 10 a.m., as well as a Ulysses S. Grant Death Day Remembrance event at the same time. No RSVP is required.

• Laumeier Sculpture Park will have a family workshop “The World is Your Studio” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 12580 Rott Road in the Kranzberg Education Lab. The workshop will help participants find inspiration in the earthworks, living sculptures and ephemeral works in the park. Admission is $15 for adults with children ages 4 to 12. For more information, visit www.laumeier.org.

• Christ Memorial Men’s Club and Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) will host a BBQ and homemade bake sale at 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits go to CPAAA South County, whose members help St. Louis County police by staffing charitable events and fundraisers to benefit the Special Olympics and Police Welfare Association.

The event will serve ribs, chicken, pulled pork, brats and hotdogs and sides of baked beans, slaw and potato salad. To order in advance, call (314) 308-9917.

• Create a mosaic family masterpiece at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Arrange and assemble colored tiles, stones and glass to make a unique work of art to display in your home. The class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at 12580 Rott Road at the Education Shelters. Admission is $58 for one adult and one child ages 4 to 12. For more information, visit www.laumeier.org.

Sunday, July 22

• St. Lucas UCC at 11735 Denny Road is hosting a free community meal from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Whether you’re short on food, need a warm meal or are a first responder, all are welcome to this family friendly environment. Carryouts are available. For more information, call (314) 843-2100.

• The Monroe County Fair will take place from July 22 through July 29 at 4177 Illinois Route 156, in Monroe County, Illinois, 62298.  The fair will have fair exhibits, carnival rides, tractor pulls, the annual Fair Queen Pageant and Little Miss contest and more.

• The Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club will have its annual picnic at the Lakeside Shelter in Suson Park, 6073 Wells Road, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. 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.

Monday, July 23

• The Sunset Hills Historical Society will host Sunset Hills resident and Route 66 aficionado Phil Denton to present “Route 66 in 2018: Ruins, Relics and Rejuvenation.” The presentation will be held at 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127, and will start at 7 p.m.

• The Bonhomme Township Democratic Club will host a meet and greet for John Messmer, Mark Osmack and Cort VanOstran, Democratic candidates for the Missouri 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The event will take place at 127 West Jefferson from 7 to 9 p.m. Each candidate will give a brief speech, answer questions and stay for social time.

Tuesday, July 24

• The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers Senior Cardio/Flex from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a towel and mat. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call (314) 615-8822.

• Affton Chapter 1015 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road. Weigh-ins begin at 9:10 a.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call (314) 640-8985.

Wednesday, July 25

• SAJE will host a movie matinee at 3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd., featuring “The Post” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in the history-making, unprecedented battle between the press and government over publication of the Pentagon Papers. The show starts at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered, and the event is free.

• 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. For more information, visit SouthCountyToastmasters.org. Guests are welcome; no fee is required.

• The Sappington-Concord Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. at 11735 Denny Road. A brief business meeting will be followed by refreshments and Dr. John Murphy presenting the 18th century “Barber Surgeon” with his chest of tools and medical instruments. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.schs.ws.