South County Community Calendar – Thursday, Dec. 14, through Wednesday, Dec. 20

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Thursday, Dec. 14
• The St. Louis Banjo Club will offer a free performance at 7:30 p.m. at Concordia Turners, 6432 Gravois Road.
• The 8th Notes choral group will perform at the SAJE Senior Ministry’s lunch-and-learn Christmas celebration at 10:45 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. Lunch will be served at noon. 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.
• 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. For additional information, call (314) 615-8877.
• 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.
• 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. Lunch will be served at noon.For more information, call (314) 822-4736.
Friday, Dec. 15
• “Message at Midnight,” a one-act play set as midnight approaches on Christmas Eve 1864 as General Ulysses S. Grant arrives to meet with President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at the White House, will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. today and at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road. Reservations are required for the free performances; call (314) 842-1867.
• The historic Sappington House will sponsor a day trip to country Christmas churches decorated for the holiday season. The trip departs at 10 a.m. from the Crestwood Government Center, 1 Detjen Drive. The cost is $60. Reservations are required; call (314) 729-4860.
• 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.
• Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 765 Lemay Ferry Road, will offer open prayer sessions from 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
• 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, Dec. 16
• A food drive to benefit the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehouse at the Crestwood Government Center, 1 Detjen Drive. Canned goods and other items suitable for a family are needed. The items collected will be delivered by veterans groups. For more information, call (314) 341-2307.
• The Crestwood Animal Shelter, 9225 Whitecliff Park Lane, will host an holiday adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Female canines Whistle, Angel and Sugarberry will be available to meet, along with some felines.
• St. Paul United Church of Christ, 127 St. Paul St., Columbia, Ill., will host its seventh annual Fair Trade Crafts Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. All money goes to support a living wage for underprivileged and underpaid workers around the world.
Sunday, Dec. 17
• The American Chamber Chorale will perform a mix of traditional and modern Christmas music at 3 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9907 Sappington Road. A free-will offering will be collected for Feed My People.
• 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.
Monday, Dec. 18
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Tuesday, Dec. 19
• 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.
• “GriefShare,” a 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 Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Road. To register, call (314) 961-5275.
• 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. 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.
• 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 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.
• 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.
Wednesday, Dec. 20
• The Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department will host a Life Line Screening for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions at the Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package based on your age and risk factors. Preregistration is required; call (877) 237-1287.
• 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, a club 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.
• 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.
Upcoming
• The annual Holiday Gathering for the Affton High School Class of 1969 and all classes will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at O’Leary’s, 3828 S. Lindbergh Blvd. For information, visit afftonhighschoolclass1969.weebly.com.