South County Community Calendar: Week of October 18-October 24

Thursday, Oct. 18

Free walnuts, daily. You pick-up and carry away from dawn to dusk at any day at Sappington House Park, 1015 S. Sappington Road, 63126. No appointment necessary.

St. Louis County Library is celebrating Teen Read Month this October. This month’s theme emphasizes outer space with several programs focusing on astronomy. Virtual reality programs will use Google Expeditions to explore the universe at the Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Road, 63123 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 12 to 18, registration required.

Christ Memorial Lutheran Church is hosting a rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63126.  The Women’s Guild will be selling furniture, jewelry, clothing, books and more. Proceeds go to support church missions.

The Concord-Lemay-Gravois Republican Club will host a meeting at 7 p.m. at Green Park City Hall, 11100 Mueller Road, 63123.

The Great Central U.S. “ShakeOut” will take place at exactly 10:18 a.m. to practice the “Drop, Cover, Hold On” technique used to protect oneself during an earthquake. More than 2.6 million people are registered in 14 states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake. To register, go to www.shakeout.org/centralus.

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.

Citizens Against Pornography will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Road. For more information, call (314) 892-6451.

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.

Friday, Oct. 19

Ham and bean dinner at Zion United Methodist Church from 4 to 7 p.m., 1603 Union Road, 63125. Cost is $8 and includes ham, beans, cornbread and desert. Carry out available.

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, Oct. 20

Country-style dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Buckley Road, 63125. $9 for adults, $5 for children, children under 6 are free. Carry-out is available.

Race Against Hunger in a Competitive 5K Race or 1 mile Family Run/Walk to benefit Feed My People. Race begins at 8 a.m. with post-race party beginning at 8:15 a.m., Jefferson Barracks Park Gold Star Pavilion, 345 North Road, 63125. Nonperishable food and personal care items will be collected at the event.

St. Johns United Church of Christ semi-annual rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Oct. 20 and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 21, Highway 55 and Lindbergh Boulevard. Furniture, household goods, clothes and more will be available for purchase.

Operation Food Search will host the 5th annual Handbags to End Hunger from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave., 63105. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for a silent auction, followed by a luncheon at noon and a live auction at 1 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and reserved tables for 10 or more area available. For more information go to www.handbags.operationfoodsearch.org.

The River des Peres Trash Bash will take place starting at 8 a.m. to help clean up the River des Peres watershed. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at four locations: Willmore Park, Heman Park Community Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis Urban Ecology Trailer and Lorraine Davis Park. Cleanup will last from 9 a.m. to noon with a pizza lunch Willmore Park from noon to 2 p.m. For more information go to www.riverdesperes.org.

ROC Ministries will have a trunk or treat from 2 to 4 p.m. at 802 Kinswood Lane, 63129. This is a nut-free event.

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, Oct. 21

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School will have their annual sausage dinner from noon to 5 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 1500 San Simeon Way, 63026. $10 for adults, children $5 and children under 4 are free.

Sunset Hills Parks and Recreation Department along with the park board and city officials will present a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. for the new Stieren Family playground and nature trail. Barbecue and drinks will be offered while supplies last after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Adjacent to the Sunset Hills Athletic Fields, 1355 Watson Road, 63139.

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.

Knights of Columbus 5359, 7381 Telegraph Road, will host a family friendly indoor meat shoot from 1 to 4 p.m. Cash prizes and free soup.

Crestwood Elks Lodge, 10261 Bauer Road, will host a meat shoot starting with practice at 11 a.m. First round starts at noon. For more information, contact 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, Oct. 22

Nancy Price, with the League of Women Voters will present a discussion about the Nov. 6th ballot, including the St. Louis County ballot, at 7 p.m. at St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Road, 63126.

Join the Sunset Hills Historical Society for a program with Don Corrigan on his book Forest Park, 7 p.m., Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd, 63127.

St. Louis County Library is celebrating Teen Read Month this October. This month’s theme emphasizes outer space with several programs focusing on astronomy. Weather permitting, members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society will use telescopes to give participants a chance to look at space at a “Star Party” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Road, 63123. All ages welcome, registration required. 

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, Oct. 23

Jefferson County Swing Dance Club will have their biweekly dance with beginner dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. and open dancing from 7 to 10 p.m., Arnold VFW Hall, 2301 Church Road, 63010. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non members. Visitors welcome.

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 7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2593, 2301 Church Road, Arnold. All 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, 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, Oct. 24

St. Louis County Library is celebrating Teen Read Month this October. This month’s theme emphasizes outer space with several programs focusing on astronomy. Virtual reality programs will use Google Expeditions to explore the universe at the Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Road, 63123 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 12 to 18, registration required.

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.

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.

Upcoming

SAJE Murder Mystery Theatre welcomes actors from the Bissell Mansion to take participants on a mystery sleigh ride, “A Christmas Sleighing” on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the St. Justin Martyr Parish Center, 11922 Eddie and Park Road, 63126. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with the dinner and show beginning at 2 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Call 314-962-4681 for reservations and further information.

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