South County Calendar: Week of July 26

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Thursday, July 26

• St. Louis Community College Meramec will have a FAFSA help session from 4 to 6 p.m., on July 26. Students will receive free professional assistance completing the free application for Federal Student Aid. They will also get assistance to programs that determine an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, scholarships and more. For more information, call 314-984-7650.

• SAJE will host bingo at 10:30 a.m., at 9373 Garber Road. The event will have fun prizes and it’s free to everyone.

• The St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of lively music at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at 6330 Hegge Road. Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. For more information call 314-842-3185.

• St. Anthony’s Medical Center will sponsor a support group meeting for men who have prostate cancer at 7 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at the John K. Pruellage Heart & Vascular Center at the hospital, 10010 Kennerly Road. New members are welcome. For more information, call Ray Kopsky at (314) 918-7622.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer games and cards from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Free drop-in play of American Mah Jongg will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road, Jefferson Barracks Park. All levels are welcome; instruction will be offered for newcomers. For more information, call (314) 615-8877.

Friday, July 27

• A jitterswing dance will be offered at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Lessons start at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m.

• 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.

• Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 765 Lemay Ferry Road, will offer open prayer sessions from 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Saturday, July 28

• Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will have an author presentation and book signing of “Challenges of Command in the Civil War” by military historian Richard J. Sommers. The event will start at 10 a.m., and reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

• The St. Louis Genealogical Society will Host the society’s Summer Speaker Series featuring DNA genealogist lecturer and author, Diahan Southard. She will discuss the three DNA test types and give tips for making sense of DNA test results. The event will take place at 2050 Dorsett Village. For more information, call 314-647-8547.

• The Crestwood Animal Shelter will have an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 9225 Whitecliff Park. Visit www.crestwoodanimalshelter.org to look at available animals.

• 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. For more information, call (314) 638-4024.

Sunday, July 29

• Zion United Methodist Church will have a free concert featuring the St. Louis Big Band at 7 p.m., at 1603 Union Road. Food purchase will begin at 6:30 and the concert will be held indoors. Zion will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Affton Christian Food Pantry at the concert. For more information, call 314-631-6504.

• Southminister Presbyterian Church will host a free seminar “Identifying and Preventing Scams Targeting Our Community” from the Better Business Bureau’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Matt Flinner. The event will be at 11:30 a.m., at 10126 East Watson Road. Lunch will be provided. To register call 314-843-1133.

• 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.

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

Monday, July 30

• 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.

• The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers open-play basketball from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call (314) 615-8822.

• 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.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a free chair exercise session for older adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary cafeteria, 1420 S. Sappington Road. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will sponsor open-play pickleball, including instruction for new players, from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary gymnasium, 1414 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1070 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Latter-Day Saints, 4511 Butler Hill Road. Weigh-ins will start at 6 p.m. For more information, call (314) 550-9919.

• ROC Ministries, 802 Kinswood Lane, will offer “Sewing-N-Faith,” a free gathering from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting and hand or machine quilting to serve those in need. For more information, call (314) 487-4843 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

• 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.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer free quilting — all abilities — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

Tuesday, July 31

• Missouri 2nd District for Change will provide a meet-and-greet with Missouri 2nd Democratic Congressional candidates. John Messmer, Robert Hazel, Mark Osmack, Bill Haas and Cort VanOstran will be there for attendee’s questions. The event will be from 7 to 10 p.m., at 105 E Jefferson Ave.

• The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers open-play pickleball Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call (314) 615-8822.

• 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.

• Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 1 p.m. at the Concord Trinity United Methodist Church Library, 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

• 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.

• ZumbaGold dance exercises geared to older adults will be offered by the SAJE Senior Ministry from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3 per class. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

• The SAJE Senior Ministry sponsors chair yoga at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary cafeteria, 1414 S. Sappington Road. The class offers stretching exercises with a Silver Sneakers benefit. The cost is $3 otherwise. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

• The Crestwood Senior Dance Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. Ballroom, circle tag, round, line and Latin dancing are among the styles featured.  All skill levels are welcome. The cost is $1.

• The Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (636) 464-8960.

Wednesday, August 1

• The Happy Hookers Crochet and Social Club will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. at Firehouse Bar & Grill, 3500 Lemay Ferry Road. For more information, call (314) 894-8022.

• The Kiwanis Club of South County will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at Frailey’s Southtown Grill, 4329 Butler Hill Road. For more information, call (314) 487-6877.

• 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 Gravois Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Sam’s Steakhouse, 10205 Gravois Road. For more information, call (314) 556-8768.

• The Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Viking, Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson Road. Visit www.cshrotary.org for more information.

• A family education and support meeting for family members coping with mental illness of a loved one will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CenterPointe Hospital South County, 5000 Cedar Plaza Parkway, Suite 380. For more information, call (314) 842-4463.