South County Community Calendar: Week of April 5 through April 11

South County Community Calendar: Week of April 5 through April 11

Friday, April 5

  • Experience the perfect introduction to opera with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123 at 2 p.m. For all ages. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • VA St. Louis Health Care System, VA St. Louis Regional Benefit Office and Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Administration will host a  Post 9/11 Veteran Town Hall Meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Clark Hall at UMSL, 1 University Blvd., 63121. Admission is free and it is open to the public.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
  • A jitterswing dance will be held 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 11:15 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.

Saturday, April 6

  • The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is hosting its 2019 Razzle Dazzle Ball, an evening of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and more, at the Sheraton Westport-Lakeside Chalet, 191 W. Port Plaza, 63146, from 6 to 11 p.m. For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2TCWbAX.
  • Learn the ways animals display their artistic talents, make crafts and meet live animals at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123, at 2 p.m. Presented by the Saint Louis Zoo. For ages 5 to 10. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, 63123, will host a presentation by park guide Ashton Farrell on Robert E. Lee’s surrender at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, marking the end of the civil war.
  • St. Francis Knights of Columbus, 7381 Telegraph Road, 63129, will host its annual mouse races at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person. Price includes beer, wine, soda and snacks.
  • 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, April 7

  • Crestwood Elks, 10261 Bauer Road, will host a meat shoot from noon to 3:30 p.m. every Sunday through April 7, with practice at 11 a.m. For more information, call 314-842-3660.
  • 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, April 8

  • The Oakville High School Parents Club will host its Words on Woods sign painting party and fundraiser at 6 p.m. at Oakville Elks Lodge, 2726 Oakville Elks Lane, 63129. $10 from each sign will be donated to the Parents Club. Everything will be provided. No refunds. For more, go to https://tinyurl.com/ohstigersparentsclub and click on the Fundraising tab.
  • 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 10:15 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.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer free informal quilting — all abilities — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 204 will hold its weekly meeting at 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road. Weigh-ins will start at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Jefferson County Swing Dance Club will host its biweekly dance with beginner lessons starting at 6 p.m. with open dancing from 7 to 10 p.m., Arnold VFW Hall, 2301 Church Road, 63010. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Visitors welcome.
  • The South County Older Residents Computer Club will hold its monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123. This month’s meeting will be on “Microsoft Word & Free Alternatives.” Visit www.scorcc.org for more information. 
  • Mercy Hospital South 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.
  • A new singles ministry at Crestwood Christian Church, Together 4 Christ, will meet weekly at 6:30 p.m., including tonight’s trivia/game night. For more information on the week’s activities, contact 314-843-9049 or T4CSingles@gmail.com.
  • “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.
  • Affton Chapter 1015 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will hold its weekly meeting 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 (TOPS) Chapter 186 will hold its weekly meeting 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 12:15 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 weekly 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 SAJE Senior Ministry’s faith community nurse will hold a weekly “drop-in” time for people to see her from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the St. Justin’s Martyr rectory, 11910 Eddie & Park Road, Sunset Hills. Call 314-484-9940 for an appointment or to talk to the nurse ahead of time.
  • The Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 636-464-8960.
  • Free pinochle is played every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Affton Senior Center, 8520 Mackenzie Road.
  • The Mehlville Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Dues cost $20 per year. Visitors are welcome. Snacks, dessert and coffee are served. For more information, call 314-892-2288.

Wednesday, April 10

  • Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63126, is hosting a rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds go to foreign and local missions.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, 63123, will host a quarterly book club from 2 to 3 p.m. Free reservations are required; call 314-842-1867, ext. 230.
  • The Foundation for Sunset Hills will host speaker Nancy Price, Chair of the Speakers Bureau for the League of Women Voters at 7 p.m. at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. Call 314-842-7265 for reservations.
  • 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 hold its monthly Ladies Bunco Club at 7 p.m. at the Upcycle Treasure Box, 2625 Telegraph Road. The cost is $5 and includes snacks, drinks, prizes and attendance rewards win or lose. Beginners and veterans alike.
  • 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 hold its weekly meeting 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 will hold its weekly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road. For more information, visit SouthCountyToastmasters.org. Free; guests are welcome.
  • The Gravois Kiwanis Club will hold its weekly meeting at noon at Sam’s Steakhouse, 10205 Gravois Road. For more information, call 314-556-8768.
  • The Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills will hold its weekly meeting 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.

Thursday, April 11

  • The Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club will met at 7 p.m. at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Road. Phil Denton, a Route 66 historian, will be the speaker. For more information, call 314-805-9127.
  • Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63126, is hosting a rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds go to foreign and local missions.
  • 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. Program at 10:45 a.m., lunch at noon. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers Senior Cardio/Flex weekly from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a towel, mat and water. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 314-615-8822.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will sponsor open-play pickleball, including instruction for new players, from 1 to 4 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 hold its weekly meeting 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 10:15 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.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer cards and games at 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • Free pinochle is played every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Affton Senior Center, 8520 Mackenzie Road.