Wednesday, Sept. 12
"THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC": The Parent Network of Catholic High Schools Speaker Series features a presentation on "The Heroin Epidemic" at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Speakers including Chief Tim Fitch, Dan Duncan of NCADA, Sgt. Mark Whitson and Kate Tansey discuss the effects of the heroin epidemic and what parents can do to help fight it.
SPEAKER: Lori Palatnik, speaker, author and director of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, presents "Testing 1, 2, 3: How to Pass Life's Challenges with Flying Colors!" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the JCC Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur. The suggested donation is $5. To make reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-862-2474.
Thursday, Sept. 13
ARTWORLD ASSOCIATION: The Artworld Association meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave. Sharon Long gives a watercolor presentation after the meeting, which is open to the public.
"DINNER WITH FRIENDS": Dramatic License Productions presents Donald Margulies' dramedy "Dinner with Friends" Sept. 13-30 at the Dramatic License Theatre at Chesterfield Mall. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $22 for students and seniors, and $18 for active military, theater industry personnel and group members. The Sept. 15 performance features a post-show "talk back" with the audience and marriage and family therapist Joyce Coleman. Tickets are available online at www.DramaticLicenseProductions.org or at the door with a reservation; call 636-220-7012.
Friday, Sept. 14
INSPIRE CONFERENCE: LifePointe Church, 1400 Babler Park Drive in Wildwood, hosts its INSPIRE conference, featuring pastors Ron Cathcart of 2Rivers Church in O'Fallon and Kevin Cannon of Perfecting Faith Ministry in Fairview Heights, Ill., at 7 p.m. Sept. 14-15. Free child care is available for children age 6 and younger. Call 636-458-3885 or visit www.LifePointeWildwood.com.
"NO CHILD ...": The Black Rep presents Nilaja Sun's "No Child ..." at 8 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Orthwein Theatre at MICDS, 101 N. Warson Road. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at the door. Call 314-534-3810.
MOVIE NIGHTS ON THE PLAZA: The free Wildwood Movie Nights on the Plaza series features "Shark Tale" shown on a big screen starting at dusk Sept. 14 on Town Center Plaza, on the north side of Plaza Drive, west of Fountain Place. Free popcorn and beverages are available. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Call 636-458-0440.
FREE MOVIE: The Ellisville Department of Parks and Recreation presents a free screening of "The Wizard of Oz" at dusk Sept. 14 on the amphitheater stage in Bluebird Park, 225 Kiefer Creek Road. Call 636-227-7508 or visit www.ellisville.mo.us.
Saturday, Sept. 15
OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS DAY: St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness and the Cancer Support Community of St. Louis present a free event, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave. Oncologists and mental health experts discuss aspects of ovarian cancer treatment, research and the issues related to survival, and cancer survivor Jonna Tamases presents "Jonna's Body, Please Hold," a chronicle of her journey with cancer. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration is required by calling 314-995-6220 or online at www.sloca.org.
LEGAL SEMINAR FOR WOMEN: Woman's Place, 7372 Marietta Ave. in Maplewood, presents a free legal seminar for women from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15. The seminar covers protocol and issues regarding abuse and divorce. Registration is required by Sept. 12 by calling 314-645-4848. Visit www.womansplacestl.org.
MOUSE RACES: Mouse Races benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Maryland Heights Centre, 2344 McKelvey Road. The event includes a silent auction and raffle. The cost is $20 per person; tables seat eight. Contact Elizabeth at email@example.com.
PRESENTATION WITH A PURPOSE: BreakDown STL performs a free, high-energy multimedia Presentation with a Purpose at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran's Place Drive. Local rap artist Rio and Christian recording artist Phil King perform from 7 to 8 p.m. BreakDown STL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teens to make positive life choices regarding sex, relationships, drugs, alcohol, self-harm, bullying and suicide by providing preventative health education. Reservations are requested; contact Dawn McLaughlin at 314-971-7625 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.breakdownstl.org/presentations/.
Sunday, Sept. 16
AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW: The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri sponsors the Greater Midwest 34th Annual Automotive Swap Meet & Car Show from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Queeny Park. The swap meet features automotive parts, tools and equipment, cars, toys and more. The car show includes antique, collector and special interest vehicles manufactured in 1987 or earlier. Registration for the car show is encouraged by calling Carl at 314-821-4015, but drive-ups are welcome. The show opens at 8 a.m., and vehicles must be in place by 11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $15 for judging or $10 for display. Admission to the Automotive Swap Meet & Car Show is free. Call 314-991-HONK (4665) or visit www.hccmo.com.
"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL": Christian philosopher Jerry Walls presents a lecture as part of the "Heaven is for Real" message series at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Elevation Church, which meets in the theater at Rockwood Summit High School, 1780 Hawkins Road in Fenton. Visit elevationSTL.com.
ALL-PORSCHE CAR SHOW: The St. Louis Region of the Porsche Club of America presents its sixth biennial All-Porsche Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Kemp Auto Museum, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation's medical research, patient support and education programs.
ROWING CLUB PRACTICE: The St. Louis Rowing Club offers a free introductory practice from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Creve Coeur Lake. Meet at the Creve Coeur Lake Boathouse. No experience is necessary. Contact head coach Tim Franck at 314-489-2017 or TimSLRC@hotmail.com. Visit www.facebook.com/stlouisrowingclub.
ROSH HASHANAH DINNER: A Rosh Hashanah dinner is served at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Aish Firehouse, 457 N. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. The cost is $20 for adults or $10 for children ages 5 to 11; children younger than age 5 attend for free. Reservations are required; contact email@example.com or 314-862-2474.
Monday, Sept. 17
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: The Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce sponsors an After-Hours Event from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Salon Privè, 12420 Olive Blvd.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
GERIATRICS 101: Dr. Mark Gunby, geriatrician with BJC Medical Group, and an OASIS representative present "Staying Healthy for Life," part of the Healthy Aging Series for Seniors and Caregivers, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Manchester United Methodist Church, Room 133, 129 Woods Mill Road. Register online at http://manchesterumc.org/adults/faith-formation/life-stages-fellowship/ or call 636-394-7506.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours networking event with a "Roaring '20s" theme from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Delmar Gardens Chesterfield, 14855 N. Outer Highway 40 Road. The cost is $15 for nonmembers. Register online at www.chesterfieldmochamber.com or by calling 636-532-3399.
CLAYTON ROAD CLASSIC: The second annual Clayton Road Classic starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at Plaza Frontenac. The event features a self-contained course for children, a six-mile route for intermediate cyclists and a 15-mile route for more advanced cyclists. Helmets are required. The registration fee is $30 on race day or $5 for children age 15 and younger for the youth course. During the ride, Plaza Frontenac also is the site of the Classic Community Festival featuring music, food, shopping and children's activities.
STRUT YOUR MUTT: Best Friends Animal Society's Strut Your Mutt fundraiser is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile group dog walk is followed by a dog-themed festival that includes dog agility demonstrations, "paw reading," a kissing/photography booth, grooming and "pawdicures," and refreshments. Proceeds go to local animal rescue groups and the Best Friends Animal Society. Visit www.strutyourmutt.org.
DEER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: The Missouri Department of Conservation hosts a free workshop for landowners, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts who want to learn about managing deer on their property from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood. Topics include deer biology, herd management, habitat enhancement, incentive programs and deer data collection. Lunch is provided. The registration deadline is Sept. 17; call 636-528-4877, ext. 3.
BALLWIN KIDS' TRIATHLON: The fifth annual Ballwin Kids' Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons, on Old Ballwin Road a half-mile south of Manchester Road. Age categories are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Each participant receives a T-shirt and participation medal. Register online at www.ballwin.mo.us before Sept. 14.
ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE: The Old Trails Historical Society sponsors an Antique Show & Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 on the grounds of the Bacon Log Cabin, 687 Henry Ave. in Ballwin. The event includes a barbecue, bake sale and folk music. Proceeds are used for the preservation and maintenance of the cabin. Call 636-527-2522.
SMALL-BUSINESS LECTURE SERIES: St. Louis County Library, University of Missouri Extension and the Small Business & Technology Development Centers present a free small-business lecture series starting Sept. 28 in the auditorium at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Topics include "Is Entrepreneurship Right for Me?" from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 28; "Starting a Small Business: The First Steps" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 26; and "The Basics of Writing a Business Plan" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8. Registration is required by calling 314—994—3300.
5K RUN/WALK FOR FREEDOM: International Crisis Aid hosts its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk for Freedom at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at Queeny Park in West County. On-site check-in starts at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $30. Proceeds go to International Crisis Aid's Safe Campaign to help end sex trafficking. Register online at www.crisisaid.org.
PARENTING SEMINAR: World Breastfeeding Week St. Louis kicks off with a seminar titled "Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making It Work" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the St. Louis Zoo River Camp at the River's Edge Conference Center. The seminar is designed for new, expectant and breastfeeding mothers, as well as interested fathers, partners, grandparents and other caregivers. Topics include breastfeeding at different developmental stages, discipline and creative play. Registration is required by Sept. 19; visit www.LLLSTL.org/wbw2012.
TRIVIA NIGHT: Nurses and technicians at Mercy Hospital St. Louis host the second annual trivia night benefiting St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the hospital's Von Gontard Conference Center, 621 S. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is $120 for a table of eight and includes soda, water and snacks. Participants may bring their own food and beverages including alcohol. To make reservations, visit www.sloca.org.
MOONLIGHT 5K: The inaugural Moonlight 5K starts at 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, 17891 N. Outer Forty Road, and travels along the Monarch Levee Trail. Packet pickup is from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 or 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Sept. 29. The facility opens to participants at 7 p.m. Race-day registration is from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Refreshments are served after the race. The fee is $25. Register online before midnight Sept. 26 at http://is.gd/chesterfieldmoonlight5K or www.chesterfield.mo.us. Call 636-812-9500.
5K FUN RUN/WALK: The St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions hosts a 5K fun run/walk to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis starting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Tremayne Shelter at Creve Coeur Park. Race-day registration is from 12:30 to 1 p.m., followed by a welcome ceremony at 1 p.m. Registration costs $25 before Sept. 17. Contact Lori Hudson at 636-720-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BINGO: American Legion Post 208, 225 Old Sulphur Spring Road in Manchester, offers bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Food and beverages are available. Call 636-391-9424.
POURING OUT HOPE: Pouring Out Hope, a teaching ministry for women, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Ballwin Golf Course, 333 Holloway Road. Register online at jonnievitale.com or facebook.com/PouringOutHope.