South County Community Calendar: Week of March 22 – March 28

South County Community Calendar: Week of March 22 – March 28

Friday, March 22

  • Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a blood drive through Saturday, March 23. Hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, 9860 Watson Road, 63126. Email Pat Dillon at pdillon@mvrbc.org to schedule an appointment.
  • The St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, 4900 Ringer Road, will offer a fish fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The event offers drive-up and carry-out service.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
  • 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 23

  • The Friends of Jefferson Barracks will host their annual Swap Meet and Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road, 63125. Authentic and reproduction military and civilian goods from the 17th through the 20th centuries will be available for sale or trade. Admission $3 for ages 12 and older, $2 for ages 11 and under. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of Jefferson Barracks.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, 63125, will have a 25 cent sale at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Lane, 63126, will host a Mental Health First Aid course where participants will learn a 5-step action plan to help others cope with mental health or substance use problems. The course lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by Teresa Breeding. $23 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
  • St. Johns United Church of Christ, 11333 St. John Church Road, 63123, will host a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. with fish, cheese pizza, frog legs, spaghetti and desserts.
  • 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, March 24

  • St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus will be holding family friendly meat shoots from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday through March 31 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7381 Telegraph Road in Oakville. For more information, call 314-541-6615.
  • Crestwood Elks, 10261 Bauer Road, will host a meat shoot from noon to 3:30 p.m. every Sunday through April 7, with practice at 11 a.m. For more information, call 314-842-3660.
  • 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, March 25

  • The Sunset Hills Historical Society invites the public to a series of authors speaking on the St. Louis Cardinals. The first speakers, Rod Rains and Sally Tippet Rains, will talk about their book, All Roads Lead to St. Louis – A Guide to the Cardinals and Their Minor League Teams, at 7 p.m. at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. For more information, call 408-315-5121.
  • The Tesson Ferry Democratic Organization welcomes Elad Gross, who is running for attorney general for their next meeting at Frailey’s Southtown Grill, 4329 Butler Hill Road, 63128. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 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. 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 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road. Weigh-ins will start at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26

  • Alpha, a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith, will run for 11 weeks at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4556 Telegraph Road, starting this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Alpha is for everyone over 18 who are curious. Each sessions includes food, a short talk and discussion. For more information, call 314-487-5736 or visit sfastl.org.
  • Auditions for Affton Centerstage’s “Forgiven” will be held on March 26 and March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Abra-Kid-Abra, 803 Lafayette Ave., 63119. There are openings for children ages 6 to adult. Cal 636-343-9007 for more information.
  • The New Moms’ Network of Mercy Hospital South offers new moms the opportunity to meet new friends, share information, experiences and support from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hyland Education and Training Center, 10020 Kennerly Road. Babies are welcome. Registration is required. To register, call 314-268-4669.
  • Jefferson County Swing Dance Club will host its biweekly dance with beginner lessons beginning at 6 p.m. with open dancing from 7 to 10 p.m., Arnold VFW Hall, 2301 Church Road, 63010. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Visitors welcome.
  • A new singles ministry at Crestwood Christian Church, Together 4 Christ, will meet weekly at 6:30 p.m., including tonight’s $5 movie theater night. For more information on the week’s activities, contact 314-843-9049 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, 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, March 27

  • Join the Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Ave, 63123, at 2 p.m. for a Bev Schuetz History Talk about the wife of Benedict Arnold, Peggy Shippen, the first investigative reporter, Nellie Bly, and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie in celebration of Women’s History Month. For adults.
  • SAJE Senior Ministries presents a movie matinee, “Hacksaw Ridge” at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit, 3980 S. Lindbergh. No charge. Closed captions. Light refreshments provided.
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Road, 63125, will have a 25 cent sale at 9 a.m. to noon.
  • PEAK Sport and Spine presents physical therapist Ashley Shwendeman, who will lead a discussion on managing diabetes at the Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Lane, 63126, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. 
  • The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive at the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital Auditorium, 1 Jefferson Barracks Dr., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a movie matinee at 1 p.m. in the upper level of St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
  • 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 Upcycle Treasure Box, 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 314-487-6877.
  • 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.
  • 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, March 28

  • 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. After a short meeting, guest speaker Barbara Kay will speak on Living History presentations. For more information, call Pat Lunch at 324-537-5930 or Bill DeCoursey at 314-894-0733.
  • The St. Louis Banjo Club will play from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m at the Elks Club, 6300 Heege Road, 63123. No charge. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.
  • Auditions for Affton Centerstage’s “Forgiven” will be held on March 26 and March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Abra-Kid-Abra, 803 Lafayette Ave., 63119. There are openings for children ages 6 to adult. Cal 636-343-9007 for more information.
  • Mercy Hospital South will sponsor a support group meeting for men who have prostate cancer at 7 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at the John K. Pruellage Heart & Vascular Center at the hospital, 10010 Kennerly Road. New members are welcome. For more information, call Ray Kopsky at 314-918-7622.
  • Jefferson County Swing Dance Club will host its biweekly dance with beginner lessons beginning at 6 p.m. with open dancing from 7 to 10 p.m., Arnold VFW Hall, 2301 Church Road, 63010. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Visitors welcome.
  • 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.
  • Auditions for Affton Centerstage’s “Forgiven” will be held on March 26 and March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Abra-Kid-Abra, 803 Lafayette Ave., 63119. There are openings for children ages 6 to adult. Cal 636-343-9007 for more information.

Ongoing

  • Registration is open for Kirkwood’s over-60 softball leagues. Individual men over 60 are invited to join either or both leagues that will play at Kirkwood Park on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. The deadline to register is March 26. Contact Don LaChance at 314-984-6966 for more information and to register.

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