South County Community Calendar: Week of May 10 through May 16

South County Community Calendar: Week of May 10 through May 16

Friday, May 10

  • Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, will host its annual Star Wars Fan Fest from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with crafts, a costume contest and special guest, E.K. Johnston, author of “Queens Shadow.”
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3517 Jeffco Blvd., is hosting its annual Block Party from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free, with food, face painting, vintage car display, fireworks and more.
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 765 Lemay Ferry Road, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, will host family Nerf Wars from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Safety glasses and Nerf darts will be provided. Bring your own Nerf gun and a guardian. No automatic guns. $9 for residents, $11 for non-residents.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host a presentation by railroad enthusiast Ed Smith, of the National Museum of Transportation, at 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, May 11

  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host National Train Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about the history of railroading. The event is free and no reservations are required.
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 765 Lemay Ferry Road, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon. $3 bags of clothes. Other items will be half-price, except jewelry.
  • The Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, and the St. Louis Astronomical Society will host a night of stargazing from 7 to 9 p.m. Equipment will be provided. Coolers, snacks and drinks are welcome, but no glass.
  • 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, May 12

  • 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, May 13

  • St. Louis Community College – Meramec campus, 11333 Big Bend Road, will host a student film festival at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature work from two dozen students. The event is free.
  • The Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Association will hold its monthly Ladies Bunco Club at 7 p.m. at 2625 Telegraph Road. Join newbies and veterans alike for a fun night of dice and social time. The cost is $5. Call Jenni to make reservations at 314-791-0269.
  • 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, May 14

  • The Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, will have a book discussion about “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson at 7 p.m. Copies available at the service desk. For adults and teens.
  • Mercy Hospital South offers new moms the opportunity to meet new friends, share information and 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. For more information, call 314-268-4669.
  • Jefferson County Swing Dance Club will host its biweekly dance with beginner lessons starting 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 trivia/game night. 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, 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, May 15

  • St. Louis County and Siteman Cancer Center will offer free mobile mammograms for women with no health insurance from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Feed My People, 171 Kingston Drive. Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment, call 314-747-7222.
  • The Ladies Guild of Salem Lutheran Church, 8343 Gravois Road, will host its Bi-Annual Rummage and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

Thursday, May 16

  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, will host a free concert featuring Keepin’ It Reel at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair.
  • The Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, will explore the city-county split with a lecture presented by the Missouri History Museum. For adults. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The Concord-Lemay GOP will meet at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, at 7 p.m. in meeting room No. 2. This month’s guest speak is Jean Evans.
  • 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 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.

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