March 22: Bingo
Community bingo at the Bridge At Florissant at 1101 Garden Plaza Drive (intersection of Parker and Arlington) from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. There will be snacks and prizes.
March 23: Fish fry
Immanuel Lutheran Chapel is planning to provide free blood pressure screening with the 2018 Lenten Fish Fry from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Chapel at 11100 Old Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis. Fish options include cod, jack, catfish nuggets and catfish fillets. Sandwiches cost $6.50 and include your choice of fish and dessert/drink. Dinners are $9.50 and include your choice of fish, two sides (spaghetti, coleslaw or green beans, mac ‘n cheese, or potato salad) and dessert. Dine in or carry out. For more information call 314-741-4700.
March 24: Easter egg hunt
The Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church at 13200 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. Kids will be able to hunt thousands of eggs, enjoy games, crafts and snacks and meet the Easter Bunny.
April 7: Fundraiser dinner
Celebrated Soul Artist and Ferguson resident Brian Owens will deliver the keynote address at the third annual fundraising banquet of the Ferguson Youth Initiative this Spring. The annual FYI Banquet, which will be held this year at the Norwood Hills Country Club, is an opportunity to showcase the youth’s involvement in the broader community. Tickets are still available. The cost is $50 per adult and $30 per student. Businesses and organizations interested in learning more about FYI’s work or sponsoring this event can register online through the website: http://fyifergyouth.org/2018/02/fyis-banquet-is-on-april-7th/. All proceeds will support FYI events and community service activities throughout the year.
April 15: NCCU Night at the Ballpark ticket deadline
North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) is holding a Night Out at the Ball Park at Busch Stadium on June 16 at 7:15 p.m. at the game between the Cardinals and Cubs. Tickets are for sale for $60 each and funds raised will be used to support NCCU’s Annual Youth Computer Academy where students will be provided free training on how to build a computer, use software, and upon completion of the training each will be given a free computer. Last Summer, NCCU gave away 44 free computers. Funds will also be used to support TEAM (Emergency Assistance Ministry) in North County. Seats are very desirable and are located in the Right Field Box. Out of 300 tickets, there are currently 180 tickets left. The remaining tickets are expected to be sold by April 15; therefore, please order your tickets now. You may buy your tickets by sending a check payble to NCCU at 13200 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63033 and include a self-addressed stamped envelope to this address. For further information call 314 602-0928 or 314 238-6828.
May 5: Run/walk fundraiser
The Hazelwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council invites students, families, and the entire community to participate in the 37th Annual Hazelwood PTA Scholarship Run/Walk event. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. All activities will take place at Hazelwood Central High School at 15875 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. This year, the goal is to raise $50,000 to provide scholarships for another 100 students, valued at $500 each. This community event has something for everyone: quarter-mile, half-mile, one-mile, 5K race, and a color blast run. The event will also include a health and wellness fair with several vendors, student entertainment and concession stands. Interested participants can register today for $5 by visiting http://bit.ly/HSDRunWalk18. If you would like to make a donation toward the scholarship fund, go to the Hazelwood PTA Council website at http://www.hazelwoodptacouncil.com. Volunteers are needed to make the run/walk event a success. Many opportunities are available to assist the PTA Council as the race approaches. For details, please call 314-953-5000.
May 12: Meat shoots
Florissant Eagles Meat Shoots take place every Saturday through May 12. There will not be a shoot on St. Patrick’s Day. There is a barrel length limit, no bull barrels. Shoots start at noon so get there early.
June 23: Golf tournament
The Jennings Do-Dads are excited to announce the 25th annual Juvenile Justice Scholarship Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Normandie Golf Club at 7605 St. Charles Rock Rd. in St. Louis. The tournament format will be a four-player team, 18-hole scramble. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each of four flights. There will be refreshments available during the event and all participants are invited to the Normandie Golf Club pavilion for food and beverages following the tournament. There will also be attendance prizes and plenty of fun for everyone. Team entry (four players) cost is $350 and includes greens fees, cart, limited beverages at course, attendance prizes and the post-tournament food and refreshments. Limited to the first 36 teams, entry forms and fees are preferred by May 31, although you may register and pay up to the day of the tournament. You can also pay online with a major credit card via PayPal at www.jenningsdodads.org. Register and pay by May 31, 2018 and the cost per foursome will be reduced to $320. Credit cards will be accepted the day of the tournament as a form of payment this year. All participants and donors will receive a tournament program. Golfers will receive a packet of gifts, handed out when registering on the day of the tournament.