South County Community Calendar: Week of April 26


Thursday, April 26

  The South County Separated, Divorced, Widowed and Remarried Catholics meets at 7 p.m., at the St. Catherine Laboure parish cafeteria, 9740 Sappington Road, to hear Dotty Reynolds speak on volunteering.

• The Sappington-Concord Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 11333 St. Johns Church Road. A brief business meeting will be followed by refreshments and Barbara Kay portraying “Virginia Minor,” a suffragette who fought to get women the right to vote. Visitors welcome.

• 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.

• 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.

Friday, April 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.

Saturday, April 28

• Crestwood is holding its City-Wide Yard Sale starting at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stop by the Community Center in Whitecliff Park to pick up a map of participating sales.

• Enjoy a Country Craft Festival at Sappington House, 1015 Sappington Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and continuing Sunday, April 29. You can attend this open-air fair featuring antiques, arts and crafts, books, garden and home decor, jewelry and things that resist categorizing – originals handmade by talented vendors. See old-time artisans ply their historic skills. Enjoy live music including the Lindbergh Fiddlers and delicious food and animals to pet. Kids will have fun at the Young’uns Outpost, with a costumed passport program for craft activities. Free admission and parking at Crestwood Elementary School and in the overflow lot off Reco Avenue.

• Take your old or expired prescription drugs to a Drug Takeback Day scheduled at nearly all area police departments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For locations, see ad in this edition of the Call.

• The Friends of Animal Control and Rescue are sponsoring the Crestwood Animal Shelter Bark-B-Que from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road. There will be a bake sale, goodie baskets, pet beds, cookbooks and carry-outs available. For more information, call (314) 365-1850.

• 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.

Sunday, April 29

• Bethel 47 of Job’s Daughters International will sponsor its biannual Chicken and Dumpling Dinner and Vendor Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Freedom Masonic Temple, 4557 Lemay Ferry Road. Adults are $8, seniors $7 and children $5. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call (314) 954-9767..

• The Missouri History Museum will hold a public forum about the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum revitalization project at 3 p.m. at the museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd. Attendees will be able to learn more about the project and provide feedback.

• The Webster Groves Lions Club will host a Wine Fest from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Hawken House Hearth Room, 1155 S. Rock Hill Road. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Please call (314) 795-7456 for tickets. More information can be found at

• The First Congregational Church of Webster Groves presents “The Wound in the Water: A Journey Toward a Shared Song” at 4 p.m. at the church, 10 W. Lockwood Ave. The program will feature the church’s Chancel Choir with singers from the St. Louis Symphony In Unison Chorus and the St. Louis Bach Society Chorus, with dancers from the East St. Louis Community Performance Ensemble.

Monday, April 30

• Are you taking your medicines safely? Join the city of Crestwood and the Missouri Poison Center for a free educational presentation about ways that you and your loved ones can avoid medicine mishaps and stay medicine-safe at the Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, at 5:30 pm. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 27. This event is free and open to the public.

• St. Lucas United Church of Christ hosts a “Mobilizing the Faithful Workshop,” an informational session with calls to action for understanding and responding to the disparities in health and well-being between African Americans and white St. Louisans in a report from Washington University and St. Louis University. The free event will take place at the church, 11735 Denny Road, at 7 p.m.

• 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.

Tuesday, May 1

• The Mehlville Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the downstairs room at Firehouse Bar & Grill, 3500 Lemay Ferry Road. For more information, visit

• “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.

• 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, May 2

• The Ladies Guild of Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Road, will host a Spring Salad Luncheon at noon. Tickets are $12,  advance sales only. Call (636) 464-9607 for tickets.

• 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.

• 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.

• The Gravois Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Sam’s Steakhouse, 10205 Gravois Road.

• The Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Viking, Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson.

• 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.