South County Community Calendar: Week of Dec. 13 through Dec. 19

South County Community Calendar: week of Dec. 13 through Dec. 19

Friday, Dec. 13

  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host a Ranger Talk at 2 p.m.. Ranger Ashton will discuss other Confederate surrenders after Appomattox. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Technology Students Association at Oakville High School, 5557 Milburn Road, is hosting “STEM Night Out” from 6 to 10 p.m. “STEM Night Out” is an event where parents can drop off kindergarten through fifth grade children to learn about STEM-related ideas through fun activities. The event is $30 per child.
  • First Baptist Church of Oakville, 6741 Telegraph Road, is hosting an indoor computerized light show at 7 p.m., and again on Dec. 14. The event is free and free cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.
  • 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.
  • 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, Dec. 14

  • St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Road, will host a living nativity scene from 4 to 7 p.m. Complementary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will host a cookie sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Gateway Blue Star Mothers invites members of the public to join them at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, for the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at 11 a.m. Wreaths will be placed at the resting places of veterans at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
  • Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh, will hold a cookie walk from 8 a.m. to noon in the gym. Cost is $9 per pound of cookies.
  • Prince of Peace United Church of Christ, 4966 Towne South Road, will host a cookie and craft sale from 8 a.m. to noon. A variety of home-baked cookies will be available for $9 a pound.
  • “Butch’s Polka Kings” will provide entertainment for visitors at the Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 127 St. Paul St., Columbia, Illinois, will host the 10th annual Christmas Fair Trade Crafts Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event also takes place on Dec. 15.
  • 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 314-786-5098.

Sunday, Dec. 15

  • The Vita Cantus Chorale will present “White Christmas” at Rickman Auditorium, 747 Jeffco Blvd., in Arnold at 3 p.m. The special guest for this performance is the fifth grade choir from Seckman Elementary School.
  • The South Side Imperial Dance Club will host a “Charlie Brown Christmas Dance” from 5 to 9 p.m. at Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Admission is $6 and $8 for non-members. Beginner lessons are at 5:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
  • Bethel #43 of Job’s Daughters International will host a breakfast with Santa at the Fenton Masonic Temple, 401 Hays Hill Drive, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a candy cane scavenger hunt at 11 a.m. $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 10. Children under 3 are free.
  • 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, Dec. 16

  • Dr. Emily Kircher-Morris, counselor for Unlimited Potential and Mind Matters podcaster, will speak about supporting executive function skills with gifted students at Sperreng Middle School, 12111 Tesson Ferry Road from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • 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. Open dancing is from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with lessons at 7:30 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. Donations of fabric are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 314-487-4843 on 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.
  • The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers open-play pickleball from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call 314-615-8822.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

  • St. Louis ‘Tribute to the Troops’ will present the 10th annual area Military Veteran’s Christmas Party at the Fisher House, 1 Jefferson Barracks Road, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • The Ladies of Oakland will host a monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Oakland House, 9801 Genesta Ave. Guests welcome. For more information, call 314-300-8213.
  • 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 at 7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2593, 2301 Church Road, Arnold. All current or former paratroopers who are jump qualified and honorably discharged can attend.
  • The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis Fellowship Hall of Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3400 Lemay Ferry Road.
  • A new singles ministry at Crestwood Christian Church, Together 4 Christ, will meet weekly at 6:30 p.m., including tonight’s book club. For more information on the week’s activities, contact 314-843-9069 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 through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., with extra hours Thursday. 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 Concord Trinity UMC, 5275 S. Lindbergh. 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 Concord Trinity UMC, 5275 S. Lindbergh. 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, Dec. 18

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary will host a Christmas sweets and treats sale at the hospital, 1015 Bowles Ave., from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • An open grief 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 de Greeff Hospice House, 10024 Kennerly Road. For more information, call 314-543-6872.
  • A monthly fundraising indoor yard sale to raise money for scholarships for the Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Association will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2625 Telegraph Road. If you would like to reserve your table space now, please call 314-791-0269.
  • 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 314-623-6253.
  • 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. Toastmasters is dedicated to helping members become better speakers and leaders, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
  • The Gravois Kiwanis Club will hold its weekly meeting at 12:15 p.m. at Sam’s Steakhouse, 10205 Gravois Road. For more information, call 314-293-2540.
  • The Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills will hold its weekly meeting at noon at the Holiday Inn-Viking, Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson Road. Visit www.cshrotary.org for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 19

  • The South County Separated, Divorced, Widowed and Remarried Catholics (SCDC) will meet at 7 p.m. at Saint Catherine Laboure parish cafeteria, 9740 Sappington Road. Entertainment will be provided by Rick Zelle. There will also be a pot luck dinner for $3 unless you bring a dish.
  • 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 6:30 p.m. at the county office, 132 E. Monroe St., Kirkwood.
  • 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 to 9:30 a.m. 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.
  • Conscious Body Alignment classes using tai chi principles from a chair is offered for seniors at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph Road. $10; first visit free.

Ongoing

  • The St. Louis County Library is hosting a winter gear drive through Jan. 31. Visit any county library branch and donate new warm hates, gloves, mittens or scarves to help local kids and teens in need, benefitting the Little Bit Foundation.