South County Community Calendar: Week of Feb. 14 through Feb. 20

South County Community Calendar: Week of February 14 through February 20

Friday, Feb. 14

  • Green Park Lutheran School will host its biennial school auction from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Royale Orleans Banquet Center, 2801 Telegraph Road. Those interested in donating items or volunteering for the event can email laura.reis@greenparklutheran.org.
  • 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, Feb. 15
  • Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Road, will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment, please contact Judy Knox-Myer at knoxmyer@charter.net. or visit redcrossblood.org and enter PLC to schedule an appointment.
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, presents “Mark Dion: Follies.” The exhibition begins today and runs through May 24. Laumeier Sculpture Park is free and open daily from 8 a.m. until 30 minutes past sunset.
  • Gregory Carr, theater professor at Harris-Stowe State University, will portray James Beckwourth, a black mountain man, explorer and chief of the Crow nation at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Library of Americana at Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road. Both the 10 a.m and 1 p.m. sessions include the Beckwourth presentation, question and answer with Carr and a tour of the Thomas Sappington House Museum focusing on enslaved African Americans. Reservations are required at tinyurl.com/t7kou80. Seating is limited to 30 attendees per session. Fees for adults are $8 and children under 12 are free with a paying adult. For more information, call 314-822-8171.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host a Black Powder demonstration by Park Guide Shawn Williams from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations required by calling 314-842-1867.
  • 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, Feb. 16

  • St. Francis Knights of Columbus is holding their family friendly indoor meat shoots every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. through March 29 at St. Francis Knights of Columbus Hall, 7381 Telegraph Road. For more information, call Chuck Bilicki at 314-541-6615.
  • Join Embrace Church, 9373 Garber Road, for a weekly dinner worship gathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Child care provided. For more information, visit www.embracestl.org.
  • 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, Feb. 17

  • Fenton United Methodist Church, 800 Gravois Road, will host a Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter UMCFenton to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-733-2767.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host the 135th Army Band Concert: “Windfall” at 2 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 314-842-1867.
  • 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 distribute projects to various charities, both locally and internationally, and 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, Feb. 18

  • Learn about the history of the Black Lives Matter Movement at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, at 7 p.m. Learn how it started, its goals and how it has been present in St. Louis. In celebration of Black History Month. For adults.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History” at 7 p.m. Reservations required by calling 314-842-1867.
  • 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.
  • SAJE Senior Ministry ZumbaGold dance exercises geared to older adults will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Concord Trinity Church, 5275 S. Lindbergh. The cost is $. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry sponsors weekly chair yoga at 10:30 a.m. at Concord Trinity Church, 5275 S. Lindbergh. $3 or Silver Sneakers. 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, Feb. 19

  • This month’s book discussion at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, will be about “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler at 7 p.m. Copies available at the service desk. For teens and adults.
  • Ascension Living Sherbrooke Village, 4005 Ripa Ave., is hosting a free coffee and conversation to learn about life at a retirement community at 2 p.m. Enjoy small bites and fresh hot coffee during the question and answer session. RSVP for yourself and friend by calling 314-763-7212.
  • 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. $10 if you provide a table, $15 if you use one of the group’s.
  • “GriefShare,” a support group designed to help individuals cope with the death of a loved one, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 6101 Telegraph Road. For more information, email mary.wetzel@faithstl.org.
  • 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, Feb. 20

  • The St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of music at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • 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.