South County Community Calendar: Week of Sept. 13 through Sept. 19

Friday, Sept. 13

  • Ride Route 66 with your friends. Start in Sunset Hills and ride back along Route 66/Watson Road to Home Depot, 10890 Sunset Hills Plaza from 10 p.m. to midnight. First 200 registered receive bike lights. Registration includes two post-ride drinks and ice cream. There will be live music and a dedicated lane to bikers on Route 66. Route is approximately 11 miles. Helmet and bike lights are mandatory. Fee is $25 in advance, $30 day of.
  • Learn about hearing loss and other issues, including tinnitus, at the Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, at 10 a.m. Effective communication skills and hearing protection will also be discussed. For adults. Registration recommended at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The Meramec Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 1501 San Simeon Way, will host Binge-Worthy: “Parks and Recreation” at 6:30 p.m. During this after-hours mini-marathon, dsicover what the hype is about and watch episodes of “Parks and Recreation”, with themed activities and light refreshments. For adults. For adults. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Don’t be fooled by foolish news. Learn to fact check and discover sources you can count on to stay informed at Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, at 2 p.m. For adults and teens. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • Learn how to successfully grow winter crops such as garlic, shallots and wheat with Gateway Greening and the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, at 10 a.m. For adults. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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, Sept. 14

  • The Gateway West Gesneriad Society will host its annual Gesneriad Show and Sale in the Beaumont Room at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is free with garden admission. For more information, call 314-406-4628 or email linda.mslavc@gmail.com.
  • Learn about healthy living and gardening though 4-H Grows Here and the University of Missouri Extension. The half-day gardening class, from 9 a.m. to noon at 132. E. Monroe Ave., 63122, will focus on plant care, healthy living, gardening skills and more. For ages 10 to 14 years old. Cost is $15 and includes plants to take home. To register, visit extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/classes.aspx.
  • The Oakville High School Tigers Parents Club will host a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Autozone Auto Parts, 4561 Telegraph Road. Cash donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Oakville High School.
  • The St. Louis Destination Swing Dance Club will host a dance at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road. Beginner lessons offered 7 p.m., with dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. First-time comers are free. Entry is $10 for non-members.
  • St. Johns United Church of Christ, 11333 St. Johns Church Road, will host a free German Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The Waterloo German Band will perform from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Sunset Hills Parks and Recreation will host a fishing derby at Watson Trail Park, 12450 W. Watson Road, from 8 to 10 a.m. Please bring your own fishing supplies. Awards will be given for smallest, largest and most fish caught.
  • Put your noggin’ to the test and compete to win books and other prizes during Trivia: The 2000s at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, at 2 p.m. Come alone or with a group. For teens and adults.
  • 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, Sept. 15

  • The Gateway West Gesneriad Society will host its annual Gesneriad Show and Sale in the Beaumont Room at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is free with garden admission. For more information, call 314-406-4628 or email linda.mslavc@gmail.com.
  • The South Side Imperial Dance Club will host a Member Appreciation Dance at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road, from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Beginner lessons are at 5:45 p.m. Everyone welcome.
  • TREE House of Greater St Louis will host its 17th annual Charity Polo Match at McGehee Polo Field, 17899 Wild Horse Creek Road at 4 p.m. Funds raised go to support TREE House of Greater St. Louis, a therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with disabilities. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thstl.org or call 636-332-4940.
  • Enjoy the weather and listen to live music at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring music by TJ Muller and Brick City Banjo Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and set up on the community center lawn. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
  • 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, Sept. 16

  • Embrace free lifelong learning with the library and learn how to use the library to prepare for school, occupational exams, and more at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Road at 10 a.m. For adults. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, Sept. 17

  • The Ladies of Oakland will host a monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Oakland House, 9801 Genesta Ave. Guests welcome. For more information, call 314-300-8213.
  • Geek out while eating snacks and crafting during Fandom Craft: Marvel Superheroes at the Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library 842 S. Holmes Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Fandom-themed clothes and costumes are encouraged. For ages 9 to 14.  Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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 at 7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2593, 2301 Church Road, Arnold. All current or 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.
  • A new singles ministry at Crestwood Christian Church, Together 4 Christ, will meet weekly at 6:30 p.m., including tonight’s book club. For more information on the week’s activities, contact 314-843-9069 or T4CSingles@gmail.com.
  • 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 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • Salem Lutheran Church, 8343 Gravois Road, will host its bi-annual Rummage and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the rummage sale will support the school and church. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to help the Affton Food Pantry.
  • 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 314-623-6253.
  • 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, Sept. 19

  • Sunset Hills will host electronics recycling at Watson Trail Park, 12450 W. Watson Road, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on what is accepted or associated fees, please call Adonis Recycling at 636-638-1017.
  • Bring your best pirate talk and your imagination as we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, at 10 a.m. For ages 3 to 6. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • 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 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.
  • The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s national Educating America tour, will be at the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University, 20 N. Grand Blvd., at 9:30 a.m. Receive free memory screenings, educational concepts in care and more. The conference is free and open to the public.

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