South County Community Calendar: Thursday, February 15, 2018 through Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 15

• The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District will offer a free screening of the pro-public education film “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by Matt Damon, at the MHR High School/Middle School Auditorium, 7539 Manchester Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will be shown at 7 p.m. Afterward, a panel discussion will feature members of the Missouri State Board of Education and the State Charter School Commission.

• Citizens Against Pornography will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Road. For more information, call (314) 892-6451.

• The University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Louis County, the local link between residents and the university’s four-campus system, will meet at 6 p.m. at the county office, 132 E. Monroe St., Kirkwood.

Friday, Feb. 16

• The Renegades youth baseball team will host a Mouse Race fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Andre’s South, 4238 Telegraph Road. Tickets cost $30 and include a buffet dinner and open bar. Proceeds will help obtain uniforms, equipment and practice time. For tickets or more information, email

• The St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, 4900 Ringer Road, will offer a Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The event offers drive-up and carry-out service.

• Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 6603 Christopher Drive, will host a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. A senior discount is offered from 4 to 5 p.m.

• Assumption Parish will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria and parish center, 4725 Mattis Road. Stations of the Cross are held at 2:15 and 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent.

• 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, Feb. 17

• The Crestwood Police Officers’ Association will host a benefit Trivia Night at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 1420 S. Sappington Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and trivia will start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person or $200 for tables of eight. To register, call (314) 744-9758.

• 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, Feb. 18

• Oakville Elks Lodge No. 2726, 2726 Oakville Elks Lane, will host a meat shoot starting with practice at 11:15 a.m. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

• A meat shoot will take place at noon at Crestwood Elks Lodge No. 2503, 10261 Bauer Road. Practice begins at 11 a.m.

• St. Francis Council 5359 will sponsor a meat shoot from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 7381 Telegraph Road.

• 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, Feb. 19

• The Rev. Larry Richards, pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie, Penn., and founder of the Reason for Our Hope Foundation, will conduct a four-day parish mission starting at 7 p.m. today and continuing until Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4556 Telegraph Road. For more information, call (314) 487-5736, Ext. 104.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

• Michael Ajero, information technology security manager for St. Louis County, will discuss “Security” during a meeting of the South County Older Residents Computer Club at 1 p.m. at the Grant’s View County Library, 9700 Musick Road. For more information, visit

• 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.

• 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

• St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will offer a free dinner followed by a message and live music by Paul Demming in the church’s Gospel Cafe. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the evening will end by 7:30 p.m.

• The Meramec Valley Grotto caving club will present “Cave Maps of Missouri, Illinois and Beyond” at 7 p.m. in the Mehlville High School gymnasium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The meeting is open to the public.

• The South County Toastmasters will host an Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road. Four members will present speeches on various topics, while other members will practice their impromptu speaking skills and offer jokes. For more information, visit

• 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 for more information.

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