South County Calendar: Week of June 14

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Thursday, June 14

• 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. The featured speaker will be Scout Leader and Sgt.  Robbie Hagan of the Sunset Hills Police Department, who will educate attendees on the history of the flag and remind us of flag etiquette.  A patriotic singalong with Margrit Eagen on piano will accompany the presentation.  If you have American flags in need of retirement, bring them with you and they will be properly retired.  Homemade lunch and dessert served at noon. 

  Donate blood at the 15th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive for the American Red Cross. The drive takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road.

• New Covenant Methodist Church is hosting a silent auction and carry-in dinner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:00. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are accepted. Bidding will conclude at 7:15 p.m.. Contact Dorthy Engelhardt with questions at 314-533-6586.

• The June meeting of the Tesson Ferry Republican Club will feature candidates including 3rd District County Council candidate Tim Fitch and the three GOP candidates running for the 97th District House seat. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Road. Guests are welcome. Park in the back and enter from the rear entrance.

Friday, June 15

• The first USO of Missouri Day will be held at John Beal, 12181 Prichard Farm Road in Maryland Heights. Every donation to the USO up to $10,000 will be matched by John Beal. The USO of Missouri Day donation hotline will accept phone donations from June 12 through Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. To donate to the USO of Missouri by phone, please call 1-800-NEW-ROOF, or donate online at usoday.com.

• A forum for the Republican candidates for state auditor will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at The Lodge of Four Seasons Resort in Lake Ozark, 315 Four Seasons Drive, as part of the Show Me Press Association’s annual meeting. The forum is hosted by the Missouri Press Association and the Show Me Press Association. 

• 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.

Saturday, June 16

• Experience outdoor adventures in Crestwood. The free Crestwood Garden Tour will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Tree Climbing with Vertical Voyages will take place at Sappington House, 1015 Sappington Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 8 to 88 years old. The cost is $5, and reservations can be made by calling (314) 822-8171. Bike Through History from 10 a.m. to noon on Grant’s Trail. Call (314) 842-1867 for free reservations.

• Explore four private gardens in Ladue, Kirkwood and St. Louis open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include English perennial borders, a double koi pond with a waterfall and meandering stream, many colorful and textural container gardens, a large meadow, and many specimen trees. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at the MP Garden, 1819 Cheswick Place, Kirkwood or see website for additional locations. Admission is $7 per garden; children 12 and under free. For more information, see www.opendaysprogram.org.

• 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, June 17

• 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, June 18

• Award-winning Missouri author Ross Malone will speak during a meeting of the Sunset Hills Historical Society at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

• 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, June 19

• The Ladies of Oakland will host their monthly meeting at noon in the Oakland House, 7801 Genesta St. Author Lanie Boyd will appear on the subject “Murder Mysteries with St. Louis Connections.” Open to visitors, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (314) 843-6346.

• The Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the association’s office at 2625 Telegraph Road to discuss upcoming events and fundraisers. Alumni and those with children currently in high school are eligible to attend.

• The Gateway Chapter 82nd Airborne Association will meet 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.

• The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis Fellowship Hall of Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3400 Lemay Ferry Road.

Wednesday, June 20

• An open grief support group designed to help individuals cope with the death of a loved one will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the de Greeff Hospice House, 10024 Kennerly Road. For more information, call (314) 543-6872.

• 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.