South County Community Calendar: December 7 through December 13

Friday, Dec. 7

  • The MOMS Club of St. Louis County-South will meet at 10 a.m. at Grace Union Church, 3900 Union Road. The chapter includes members from south county and Jefferson County. For more information, email MOMSClubSouthCountySTL@yahoo.com.
  • 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.
  • The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the popular Holiday “Pops” at 8 p.m. in the Purser Auditorium at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Road, 63017. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased directly through PayPal on their website, stlphilharmonic.org. Attendees can also contribute to Toys for Tots at the concert by donating an unwrapped toy in its original packaging or contributing financially.  For more information call 314-421-3600.
  • Join Santa for story time, a puppet show, cookies from Mrs. Clause and a craft show at the Oakland House, 7801 Genesta Ave. 63123 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations required; call (314) 843-7530. Cost is $4 per person.   

 

  • The Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123, will have a Marvel Trivia Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Teams of up to 6. Snacks will be provided and outside food is welcome; no alcohol. Bonus points for those dressed in costumes. Doors open at 6 p.m. For teens and adults. Registration required. Visit www.slcl.org/events to register.

Saturday, Dec. 8

  • 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.
  • Community Covenant Church will host a presentation by Larry Kleindienst on getting your financial life in order from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd, 63127. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP to church@ccc-stl.org.
  • Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63126 will have their cookie walk from 8 a.m. to noon in the Christ Memorial gym. $9 a pound. Christmas decorations and gifts will also be for sale.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will have a cookie walk from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s, 2761 Telegraph Road, 63125. Cookies sold by the pound. For more information, call 314-892-5595.
  • St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph Road, 63129, will have a living nativity, with live animals, music and refreshments on Dec. 8 and 9. The nativity will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. both days.
  • Author Dan O’Neill will have a book signing at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 444 Weber Road, 63123 to promote his new book about the St. Louis Blues hockey team. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • Lutheran High School South will host their annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lutheran South, 9515 Tesson Ferry Road, 63123.
  • Park guide Ashton Farrell will take participants on an hour and half, three mile relaxing running tour from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, to St. Paul’s cemetery and back. The run will take place at 2 p.m. at 7400 Grant Road, 63123.

 

  • Mehlville School Counselors and the Rotary Club will have a free coat closet and resource day for Mehlville students in need. Free coats, hats, gloves, book bags, school supplies and hygiene items will be available on a first come, first serve basis at Bierbaum Elemnary School, 2050 Union Road, 63125 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information call Jennifer Iverson at 314-467-6901 or iversonj@msdr9.org.
  • On Dec. 8 and 9, join Santa for story time, a puppet show, cookies from Mrs. Clause and a craft show at the Oakland House, 7801 Genesta Ave. 63123 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations required. Cost is $4 per person.   
  • The Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123, will have an ugly sweater party to celebrate upcoming National Ugly Sweater day. For teens and adults. Registration required. Visit www.slcl.org/events/ to register.

 

  • Abbott EMS will be at Aldi’s in Crestwood, 9274 Watson Road, 63126, collecting items for the Grannemann Elementary Backpack Program, as part of Abbott EMS’s Stuff The Truck on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Abbott EMS is asking the public to come and donate food items for students.

 

  • Prince of Peace United Church of Christ, 4966 Towne South Road, will have a cookie and craft fair from 8 a.m. to noon. Cookies are $9 a pound, buyer’s choice, as well as handcrafted items and a quilt raffle.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

  • 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.

 

  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish and Men’s Club are hosting a free spaghetti luncheon at 1420 S. Sappington Road, 63126. The luncheon begins at noon.

 

  • Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Road, 63125, will have their annual German Vesper Service at 2:30 p.m., the Ladies Choir of the German Cultural Society performing seasonal numbers in German. English helps will be provided. Fellowship, instrumental entertainment and ethnic refreshments will follow the holiday service, which is open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 10 

  • 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.
  • 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, Dec. 11

  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center offers new moms the opportunity to meet new friends, share information and 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. For more information, call 314-268-4669.
  • “GriefShare,” a support group designed to help individuals cope with the death of a loved one, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Road. For more information, call 314-961-5275.
  • 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.
  • The Jefferson County Swing Dance Club will have their biweekly dance at Arnold VFW Hall, 2301 Church Road, 63010, from 6 to 10 p.m. with beginner lessons at 6 and opening dancing at 7. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

  • The Concord Garden Club will meet this morning at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Visitors and new members are welcome and are asked to call (314) 843-6219 for more information about this month’s program or outing.
  • The Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Association will sponsor a Bunco Club at 7 p.m. at the Upcycle Treasure Box, 2625 Telegraph Road. The cost is $5 and includes snacks, drinks and prizes.
  • Dottie’s senior group for single men and women is free to join and offers an opportunity to meet new friends. For information about the meeting time and location, call (314) 638-3402.
  • 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.

 

  • The Mehlville High School Choir Select Ensemble will perform a free holiday concert from 12 to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Old Courthouse, 11 N. 4th St., 63102.

Thursday, Dec. 13

  • 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. This week The Eighth Notes will provide a festive holiday concert.
  • 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.

Ongoing and Upcoming

  • Stop by your local St. Louis County library branch and donate to their holiday food drive benefitting Operation Food Search. The most  needed items are canned meats, fish, vegetables, beans, soup and low/no sugar breakfast cereal. No glass containers or expired items, please. Items are being collected through Dec. 31.
  • Starting Nov. 22, drop off your old holiday lights at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. Lights are being accepted through Jan. 15.
  • Starting Nov. 22, drop off your letters for Santa in the special mailbox located at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. Drop off letters before Dec. 18 and make sure to include a return address, as Santa will send a letter back.
  • Submit your pet in holiday gear to Sunset Hills for their holiday pet photo contest. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place. Snail mail or e-mail are both accepted. Submit your photo along with your name and phone number to 3915. S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127 or email to hpyne@sunset-hills.com Attn: Pet photo Contest. Contest runs Dec. 15 through Jan. 15.
  • The Mehlville Fire Protection District will be collecting canned goods for “Feed My People” to help those in need during the holiday season. The food drive will run from Dec. 1 through Dec. 20.
  • The Carondelet Historical Society will have a Holiday Open House from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 16., 6303 Michigan Ave., 63111.

 

  • The Gateway Men’s Choir will have their holiday program on Dec. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. at Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd., 63108. General admission is $25, students are seniors are $20.