South County Community Calendar: Week of July 26 through Aug. 1

Friday, July 26

  • The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Crestwood Elks Lodge, 10261 Bauer Road, from 2 to 6 p.m. Blood donors will receive a free pasta dinner.  Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter: CrestwoodElks to schedule an appointment.
  • 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, July 27

  • Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, 19620 Crown Ridge Road, Ste. Genevieve, 63670, will celebrate Tiger Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be music, food, games and more. Purchase tickets ahead of time for $6. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds go back to the sanctuary. Parking will be in a large field on Highway B, north of the sanctuary, with a free shuttle to and from the sanctuary. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.universe.com/events/2019-international-tiger-day-tickets-wgrfjx.
  • Mehlville High School, with Double J BBQ and Bring the Heart BBQ, will host a barbecue for the BackStoppers from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Mehlville High School parking lot, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The event will honor Michael Langsdorf, a fallen officer and alumnus of MHS.
  • The St. Louis Destination Swing Dance Club will host a dance with beginner lessons at 7 p.m. and social dancing at 8 p.m. at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road. First-time visitors are free; entry for non-members is $10.
  • 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, July 28

  • St. Lucas United Church of Christ will offer a free community meal from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. For more information, call 314-843-2100 or visit www.stlucasucc.org.
  • The St. Louis County Parks Foundation, in conjunction with the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, will present a free day of outdoor tours, nature study and fitness activities at Cliff Cave Park, 806 Cliff Cave Road. Lectures, demonstrations, children’s activities and information booths will be presented by outdoor-related organizations and retailers.
  • 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, July 29

  • Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, will offer a contemporary ballet class at 7 p.m., presented by Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. Work to increase flexibility and strength. For adults. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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, July 30

  • Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, will host a rebroadcast of Leadercast Woman, featuring “Share Your Story” by Clemantine Wamariya at 6:30 p.m. Moderated by Lydia Padilla, president of TRC Staffing Services. For teens and adults. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., will host a fairy tale bash at 10 a.m. with activities and crafts. For ages 3 to 7.
  • A new singles ministry at Crestwood Christian Church, Together 4 Christ, will meet weekly at 6:30 p.m., including tonight’s topic dedicated to problems like finances, diet and health. For more information on the week’s activities, contact 314-843-9069 or T4CSingles@gmail.com.
  • 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, July 31

  • The Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., and Fit & Food Connection will host an astronaut-inspired boot camp workout at 6 p.m. For adults. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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 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.
  • The Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, will host a Harry Potter Party with crafts and snacks while watching “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 2 p.m. Costumes encouraged. For all ages.

Thursday, Aug. 1

  • St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph Road, will host Conscious Body Alignment classes using Tai Chi principles from a chair on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
  • 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 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.

Upcoming

  • ROC Ministries, 802 Kinswood Lane, will host its annual “Free Back-to-School Clothing Give-Away” from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 3. There will be gently-used and new children’s clothing from sizes kindergarten through high school, as well as purses and shoes. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Email rocmin29@gmail.com or call 314-487-4843 on Fridays only.

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