South County Community Calendar: Week of Oct. 25 through Oct. 31

South County Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 25

  • 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.
  • 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, Oct. 26

  • The St. Louis Civic Orchestra will kick off its 2019-2020 season with a concert at 7 p.m. at Logan University’s Purser Center, 1851 Schoettler Road, 63017. Tickets are available at www.stlco.org or the day of the show at the venue.
  • The 2022 class of Rockwood Summit High School, 1780 Hawkins Road, will host a quarter auction fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring your friends, good and non-alcoholic drinks. Besides the auction, there will be raffles. For more information call 314-660-3785 or 314-458-4874 or email rshs.pso.quartera@gmail.com.
  • Join Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Sight, 7400 Grant Road, for an introductory plein air watercolor class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with former National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Melissa Bauer. All necessary supplies will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 people and registration is required. Class cost is $28. To register visit eventbrite.com/e/plein-air-watercolor-workshop-at-the-park-registration-65419075215.
  • Join a park ranger on a 90-minute, 3-mile run from Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Sight, 7400 Grant Road, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
  • Join Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, 19620 Crown Ridge, 63670, for Roar Fest from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be a costume contest and candy. Admission is $10 per person, kids in costume are $5.
  • Heartland Industries, 9727 Green Park Industrial Drive, will host a charity ride/walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the benefit of the employees of Heartland Industries, a sheltered employment workshop. For more information and to register, visit rideforheatland.weebly.com.
  • RiverChase Recreation Center, 990 Horan Drive, 63026, will host a family Halloween trick or treat event from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Local businesses and organizations will be in attendance to pass out candy. $3 per participant, adults are free.
  • The Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, will host a Halloween Family Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be festival games, trunk-or-treat, hayrides, food trucks and more. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 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, Oct. 27

  • Join a park ranger on a 90-minute, 3-mile run from Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Sight, 7400 Grant Road, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
  • The South Side Church of God, 12145 Tesson Ferry Road, will host a free trunk-or-treat from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Oakville Elks Lodge No. 2726, 2726 Oakville Elks Lane, will host a shooting match at noon every Sunday through Dec. 8, with tickets sold at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Bob at 314-614-2544.
  • The Crestwood Elks, 10261 Bauer Road, 63128, will host a meat shoot every Sunday through Dec. 1 at noon, with practice rounds at 11 a.m. For more information, call 314-842-3660.
  • “GriefShare,” a 90-minute open support group designed to help individuals cope with the death of a loved one, will meet at 1 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 1 at Bethesda Church, 85 Lemay Gardens. $20 one-time fee for book, with scholarship available. All are welcome.
  • 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, Oct. 28

  • Get an overview of what is expected before your child enters the classroom in a parent/child workshop for children will be 5-years-old by July 31, 2020 at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Road, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The Sunset Hills Historical Society presents “Route 66 in Sunset Hills” featuring Sunset Hills resident and Route 66 aficionado Phil Denton at 7 p.m. at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Denton will present Route 66 information and focus on local sites.
  • Commercial, portrait and sports photography will be the focus of the 7th annual Peterson Photograph Lecture Series at St. Louis Community College – Meramec Campus, 11333 Big Bend Road, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature various speakers and lecturers about photography. It is free and open to the public; please RSVP to attend by contacting alumni@stlcc.edu.
  • The Tesson Ferry Democratic Organization will host its October meeting at 7 p.m. at Frailey’s Southtown Grill, 4329 Butler Hill Road. The speaker will be 5th District St. Louis County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy.
  • 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, Oct. 29

  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Sight, 7400 Grant Road, will host a Ranger Talk with Ranger David about Victorian Mourning Traditions at 2 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning at 1:30 p.m. No reservations needed.
  • The monthly meeting of the Mehlville Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The program, “Low Maintenance of Our Trees and Shrubs” will be presented by a Master Gardener of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • 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 Concord Trinity UMC, 5275 S. Lindbergh. 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 Concord Trinity UMC, 5275 S. Lindbergh. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

  • Jefferson College and Jefferson County will host an electronic recycling event at Jefferson College, 1000 Viking Drive, from 8 a.m. to noon. Some items will incur a recycling fee. All electronics and appliances accepted, as well as non-electronic recycling items.
  • 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 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, Oct. 31

  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will be playing bingo at 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • 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.

Ongoing

  • In honor of the 40th anniversary of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Women’s Re-Sell-It shop, 2761 Telegraph Road, they are offering 40 percent off of everything in the store throughout the month of October. Store hours are Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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