Sept. 23: Fall festival
Get ready for a day of fun, food, entertainment and frolic at the Autumn in the Park Fall Festival at Norman Myers Park in Overland. This family-friendly event is for people and children of all ages. Festivities from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. will feature a variety of hot food and bakery goods, live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, eating contests between firemen and police officers, vendors from the Overland Farmers Market, plus a special movie screening at 7:30 p.m., among many other activities. Autumn in the Park Fall is free and open to everyone. Norman Myers Park with ample free parking is located at 8700 Midland Blvd, in Overland. Daddy Mellow kicks off the live music with country ballads and folk songs on the main stage starting at 9 a.m. Additional musical performers on the main stage throughout the day will begin at 11 a.m. For more information about Autumn in the Park see the website www.overlandbiz.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth Ruckman at Carol’s Corner Florist at 314-427-1221.
Sept. 24: Florissant Valley Historical Society fall meeting
The Florissant Valley Historical Society will hold their fall meeting at Taille de Noyer at 2 p.m. Peggy Kruse, author of “Old Jamestown Across The Ages; Highlights and Stories of Old Jamestown, Missouri” will share “bits and pieces” of the history of the area. The books will be available ($10 each). Members and friends of the Society as well as those interested in the history of the area are invited. There is no charge for the program but guests are asked to make reservations (seating is limited) by calling Pat at 314-440-2344 or Mary Kay at 314-409-9478. Light refreshments will be served.
Sept. 25: Cheerleader fundraiser
Help support McCluer North cheerleaders while dining in or carrying out at Firehouse Subs at 2312 N. Hwy 67 in Florissant from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Please mention to the cashier that you are participating in the McCluer North Cheerleaders Fundraiser. No flyer is needed. 15 percent of your net sales will be donated back to McCluer North Cheerleaders.
Sept. 26-29: Hospice seminars
Free seminars are a part of Hospice Week at Crystal Creek Nursing at 250 New Florissant Rd. in Florissant. On Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. is “Caring For Veterans At End of Life” followed by at 6:30 p.m., “The Myths and The Reality.” On Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. is “Caring For The Caregiver.” On Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. is “Hospice Basics & Benefits”; followed by at 2 p.m. “Identiying the Hospice Patient.” On Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. is “Health Grieving.” Please contact Marcy Cox at 314-339-3337 for information or reservations.
Sept. 28: Credit score seminar
West Community Credit Union invites you to attend a free seminar on “Estate Planning and Elder Care” at 6:30 p.m. at the Lodge Des Peres located at 1050 Des Peres Rd. in St. Louis County. Attendees will learn legal strategies to protect you, your family and your estate. Attorney at Law, Sherry A. Snyder will provide an informative discussion on estate planning and probate, trust administration and wills, disability and special needs planning, elder law and much more. Staff will be available following the presentation to answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided. Limited seating available so RSVP today. To reserve your seat, contact Lori Hudson at LHudson@westcommunitycu.org or call 636-720-2402.
Sept. 30: Trivia night
St. Mark’s UMC, at 315 Graham Road in Florissant, is having their 14th annual trivia night in their Fellowship Hall. It starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost is still just $10 per person. There will be babysitting, provided by a certified staff, for only $2 per child. This gets them pizza and a drink. Tables are limited, if you want to reserve one please call the church office at 314-837-9404.
Sept. 30: Senior resource fair
The Spanish Lake Community Association will host its 2017 Senior Resource Fair at Bethany-Peace United Church of Christ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Resource Fair is an opportunity to learn about resources available to senior citizens in the St. Louis area. Bethany-Peace United Church of Christ is located at 11952 Bellefontaine Road in Spanish Lake. For more information contact Julie Griffith at 314-791-8083.
Sept. 30: Applebutter sale
It’s applebutter time at Salem Lutheran Church and School at 5180 Parker Road in Florissant. Applebutter will be cooked on Sept. 30. For more information or to place an order, call 314-839-2157 or 314-839-0823.
Oct. 8: Flower show and plant sale
Sprig and Twig Garden Club is having their annual flower show and plant sale at the Florissant Senior Center during the Old Town Florissant Fall Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Come see the floral designs and horticulture from members’ gardens and stop by the plant sale booth for some great deals on plants and planters.
Nov. 4: Pasta making event
Operation Food Search (OFS), a local hunger relief organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state region, will host a School of Cooking and Sharing “Cook, Learn and Share” culinary class event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at OFS’ headquarters located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. This month’s pasta making program will be led by Retreat Gastropub executive chef Michael Friedman. He will teach how to make handmade pasta with homemade sauces, as well as pair the dishes with some of his favorite wine choices. Friedman will start the evening with his freshly made bread and hummus, and he will end the night with his famous bread pudding recipe. Tickets are $75 per person and includes food, class instruction and wine. Proceeds will fund cooking and nutrition education programs for children and families throughout the community. Reservations are required since the program is only open to the first 40 registrants. To learn more about the Operation Food Search School of Cooking and Sharing or to register for the culinary class, call Operation Food Search at 314-726-5355 or visit http://www.cooklearnshare.org.
Saturdays: Free walk-in clinic
Salam Clinic at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 1425 Stein Road at West Florissant in Ferguson is a free walk-in clinic open Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The clinic is jointly sponsored by the Muslim Community of St. Louis (MCSL) and St. Peter’s United Church of Christ to provide basic adult medical screening, treatment and referrals free of charge for the uninsured. For more information or if you would be interested in volunteering, please call 314-521-5694 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday or visit www.stpeterschurch.org.