South County Community Calendar: Week of Nov. 30 – Dec. 6

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Friday, Nov. 30

  • Mark W. Leach, a Native American burial mound preservationist and author of the book “The Great Pyramids of St. Louis: A Modern Metropolis” will discuss the ancient city that gave St. Louis the nickname “Mound City” at the Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road at 2 p.m. For teens and adults.
  • Learn how to raise chickens in your own backyard from the experts with The Easy Chicken at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, 5430 Telegraph Road at 10 a.m. Registration required. For adults. Go to https://www.slcl.org/events. to register.
  • A jitterswing dance will be offered 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 11:30 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, Dec. 1

  • Join the Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123, for yoga story at 10 a.m. Stretch your imagination with stories and yoga in this yoga story time. Ages 205. Registration required. Visit https://www.slcl.org/events.
  • Join the Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123 for Mario Manzini: A tribute to Houdini at 2 p.m. Manzini will recreate the escapes of the legendary Harry Houdini. All ages.
  • Mount Tabor U.C.C, 4205 Watson Road, will have a cookie sale and mini holiday bazaar rom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per pound. 
  • 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.
  • Look into the early 1800s at Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road, 63126, for “A Spirited Holiday Past.” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday treats will be serviced. $5 for adults and $1 for children.
  •  Eden United Church of Christ, 8920 Eden Ave. in Affton, will hold its annual sale of Christmas cookies from 8 am – Noon. Box your own cookies, sweet breads and candy. Cost is $8.50/pound. For more information or to donate baked goods call 314-631-8930.

Sunday Dec. 2

  • Scout Pack 116 will have an all you can eat pancakes and sausage breakfast with Santa at St. Justin Marty, 11910 Eddie and Park Road, 63126 from 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Oakville Elks Lodge No. 2726, 2726 Oakville Elks Lane, will host its annual fall meat shoot starting with practice at 11:15 a.m. First round starts at noon. Open to all, so bring your shooting buddies. For more information, contact 314-614-2544. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
  • 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, Dec. 3

  • The Red Cross has issued an immediate call for blood and platelet donations due to a severe blood shortage and has opened donations sites across the St. Louis Region. From 2 to 6 p.m., those who desire can go by the Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library 9700 Musick Road, to donate.
  • 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 10:30 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.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1070 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Latter-Day Saints, 4511 Butler Hill Road. Weigh-ins will start at 6 p.m. For more information, call (314) 550-9919.
  • 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.
  • Concord Church, 13775 Tesson Ferry Road, will offer a depression/anxiety support group from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (314) 807-5820.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer free quilting — all abilities — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call (314) 822-4736.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

  • Listen to music from the holiday classic “Charlie Brown Christmas” and finishing writing your Christmas cards or just take a break from the holiday madness at the Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., 63122. The jazz lounge begins at 2 p.m. For adults.
  • The Mehlville Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the downstairs room at Firehouse Bar & Grill, 3500 Lemay Ferry Road. For more information, visit www.mehlvillelionsclub.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.
  • The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers Senior Cardio/Flex from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a towel and mat. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call (314) 615-8822.
  • Affton Chapter 1015 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet 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 Chapter 186 will meet 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 12:30 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 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 Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (636) 464-8960.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

  • On Dec. 5, 6 and 7, join Santa for story time, a puppet show, cookies from Mrs. Clause and a craft show at the Oakland House, 7801 Genesta Ave. 63123 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations required; call (314) 843-7530. Cost is $4 per person.
  • Join the Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., 63122 for a Polar Express pajama party and a viewing of “The Polar Express,” complete with hot chocolate and snacks at 6 p.m. For children. Visit https://www.slcl.org/events.  to register.
  • The Happy Hookers Crochet and Social Club will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. at Firehouse Bar & Grill, 3500 Lemay Ferry Road. For more information, call (314) 894-8022.
  • The Kiwanis Club of South County will meet 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, the local chapter of an international group dedicated to helping members become better speakers and leaders, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road. For more information, visit SouthCountyToastmasters.org. Guests are welcome; no fee is required.
  • The Gravois Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Sam’s Steakhouse, 10205 Gravois Road. For more information, call (314) 556-8768.
  • The Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills will meet 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, Dec. 6

  • Join the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, 63129, for Trivia Night: The 1990s at 7. Compete to win books and other prizes. Come alone or with group. For teens and adults.
  • 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 SAJE Senior Ministry will sponsor open-play pickleball, including instruction for new players, from noon to 3 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 meet 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 10:30 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.

Ongoing

  • The Mehlville Fire Protection District will be collecting canned goods for “Feed My People” to help those in need during the holiday season. The food drive will run from Dec. 1 through Dec. 20.
  • Stop by your local St. Louis County library branch and donate to their holiday food drive benefitting Operation Food Search. The most  needed items are canned meats, fish, vegetables, beans, soup and low/no sugar breakfast cereal. No glass containers or expired items, please. Items are being collected through Dec. 31.
  • Starting Nov. 22, drop off your old holiday lights at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. Lights are being accepted through Jan. 15.
  • Starting Nov. 22, drop off your letters for Santa in the special mailbox located at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. Drop off letters before Dec. 18 and make sure to include a return address, as Santa will send a letter back.