South County Community Calendar: Week of March 12 through March 19

NOTICE: The St. Louis County Library has canceled all programming and outreach activities effective March 16 through March 31, including author events, branch programs, bookmobile service and meeting room usage. At this time, all library campuses remain open during regular hours. Continue to check The Call’s website for additional event cancellations and closures.

Thursday, March 12

  • The Foundation for Sunset Hills is holding the second in its spring speakers series at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd. at 7 p.m. The speaker is Ken Latrell, a World War II veteran and entrepreneur from Sunset Hills. He will discuss his participation in the fight on Iwo Jim and his life after when he turned his passion for landscaping into a 30 year long successful business, Sunset Plantland.

Friday, March 13

  • Kathy Bommarito, a park guide at Gateway Arch National Park, will give a presentation on the life of women’s right activist Virginia Minor at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, at 2 p.m. Reservations are required, call 314-842-1867.
  • Get competitive while playing different versions of your favorite games during extreme game night at the Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, at 6:30 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Build a golf course and play mini golf at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, at 7 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Aging Advantage is hosting a health fair from 9 a.m. to noon at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 10126 E. Watson Road. The fair will have vendors and speakers to discuss various healthcare needs.
  • Experience Aladdin at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, at 6 p.m., presented by The Hampstead Stage Company. For ages 5 and up.
  • St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11333 St. Johns Church Road, will host a fish fry with frog legs and shrimp from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in or carry out.
  • The Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., will host an inclusive art class for beginners of all abilities at 1 p.m. For teens and adults. Registration required at  www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Many fish to choose from and homemade desserts.
  • The Our Lady of Providence Men’’s Club will sponsor a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 8866 Pardee Road, Crestwood. Serving cod, shrimp, jack salmon, catfish and frog legs, many specialty sides and homemade desserts. Adults $10; children $5.
  • 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, March 14

  • Enjoy a quiet hour of independent reading sandwiched between social time with fellow patrons at the Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, at 2 p.m. Light refreshments provided. For adults. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The St. Louis County Library is holding a monthly “Sensory Saturday” from 8 to 9 a.m. to provide a special browsing hour for children with special needs to check out materials, engage in special activities and play in the Discovery Zone at the Meramec Valley Branch Library, 1501 San Simeon Way.
  • 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, March 15

  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host ranger talk about the women’s rights movement during Reconstruction at 2 p.m. The talk will also take place Wednesday, March 18.
  • Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd., will host a free organ and piano concert with organist John Cargile and professor of music Joseph Welch and 3 p.m.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parkhurst Gym.
  • Join University of Missouri Extension specialists and experts from around the region for a sustainable garden and kitchen seminar at Parkway Northwest Middle, 181 Couer De Ville Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch. To register, visit extension.missouri.edu/stlouis.
  • 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.
  • St. Francis Knights of Columbus, 7381 Telegraph Road, will host a family friendly indoor meat shoot from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through March 29. For more information, call Chuck Bilicki at 314-541-6615.
  • Crestwood Elks, 10261 Bauer Road, will host a meat shoot at noon every Sunday through March 29, with practice at 11 a.m. For more information, call 314-842-3660.

Monday, March 16

  • Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, will host a Shakespeare Festival, featuring “Cymbeline” at 6:30 p.m. “Cymbeline” tells the story of Innogen, the princess of Britain, who embarks on a journey to find her husband. For all ages. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Learn about the Virginia Minor v. Happersett suit, where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that o law conferred on women the right to vote at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Road, at 10 a.m. For adults. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Paint with the dot art technique used by Australia’s Aboriginal peoples at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Road, at 1 p.m. Presented by Imagine Arts Academy of St. Louis. For ages 6 to 10. 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. 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, March 17

  • Enjoy the movie “The Quiet Man” at the Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, at 7 p.m. For adults.
  • Find out how roller coasters work at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, at 1 p.m. Build tracks for some speedy marble fun. For ages 8 to 12. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis city at 11 a.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.
  • “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.

Wednesday, March 18

  • 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 Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 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, March 19

  • Learn how to play Magic the Gathering at the Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, at 7 p.m. For teens and adults. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events. 
  • 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 Lemay/Jefferson Barracks Lions Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Crusoe’s Restaurant, 5591 Oakville Shopping Center. 
  • 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.