South County Community Calendar: Week of December 28 through January 3

Friday, Dec. 28

  • The Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations and has set up multiple donation sites across St. Louis County. ow is a good time to donate blood and platelets, since seasonal declines in blood donations often occur from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.  In south county, stop by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, to donate blood between 2 and 6 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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. 29

  • 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, Dec. 30

  • 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. 31

  • Join the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, 63129, for New Year’s at noon. Ring in the New Year early with a little count down to noon. For ages 3 to 6. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Join the Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., 63122, for a Noon Year’s Eve Party. Ring in the New Year early with crafts, activities and a countdown to noon balloon drop. For ages 3 to 7. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Ring in the New Year early at the Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Road, with a special noontime New Year’s Eve celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can make their own noisemakers, pose with fun props and participate in the countdown to the near year. Activities are free with museum admission ($12) and no reservations are required.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

  • Regularly scheduled events are cancelled due to the holiday. Happy New Year from the Call!

Wednesday, Jan. 2

  • The Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations and has set up multiple donation sites across St. Louis County. ow is a good time to donate blood and platelets, since seasonal declines in blood donations often occur from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. In south county, stop by the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Road, to donate blood between 1 and 5 p.m.
  • The Happy Hookers Crochet and Social Club will meet for lunch at 10:30 a.m. at Firehouse Bar & Grill, 3500 Lemay Ferry Road. Meet in the banquet room on the lower level. For more information, call 314-894-8022.
  • 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, the local chapter of an international group dedicated to helping members become better speakers and leaders, 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. Guests are welcome; no fee is required.
  • 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, Jan. 3

  • Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at South County Church of the Nazarene, 2500 Telegraph Road. Child care is provided. For more information, call 314-269-6699.
  • 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.