April 19: Food packing event
Operation Food Search (OFS), a nonprofit hunger relief organization, will hold its first Kids, Teens and Family Rap ‘N Pack. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at OFS’ headquarters located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. The cost is $10 per person, and children three and under are free. The community is invited to help pack food for meals for food insecure kids and their families. The event will have four stations: a hands-on cooking demonstration, Operation Backpack, Family Meal Kits, and Family Meal Kit Craft Station. Volunteers will enjoy upbeat music, appetizers and beverages made by OFS’ Nutrition Education team, and learn more about the nonprofit organization that feeds more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of which are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties. Reservations are recommended since space is limited. For more information, call 314-726-5355 or visit http://www.OperationFoodSearch.org.
April 19-21: Book sale
Spring book sale for Friends of Ferguson Library (FLIERS) takes place April 19 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Auditorium of Ferguson Municipal Public Library at 35 North Florissant Road. There will be children’s books, history, model railroad and many more. No scanners, please. For more information contact J. Norberg at 314-521-4663.
April 20: Food Truck Knight
The Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council #2951 and the city of Florissant will be co-sponsoring a Food Truck Knight from 5 to 9 p.m. on the lot near the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine located at 50 rue St. Francois. The trucks will serve until 8 p.m. and the band Social Distraction will perform until 9 p.m. (Some trucks may serve later). The truck line up for the evening is: Destination Desserts, Sarah’s Cake Shop, Andrew’s Bayou Ribs, Angie Burger, The Southerner, Steak Louie, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Kona Ice, Russo’s Trucktoria, Zia’s Food Truck, Slice of the Hill, Cha Cha Chow, My Big Fat Greek Truck and Thai Jasmine. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit charities including the TEAM Food Pantry. Patrons are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for collection barrels that will be on site.
April 20: Pork steak dinner
Pork steak dinner at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 4 to 7 p.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 21: Document shredding event
The Seventh Annual Florissant Resident “Free Document Shredding Day” will be held at St. Ferdinand Park- rear parking lot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your sensitive tax, bank or financial records from home to be shredded right in front of you. Cintas Document Management Company will professionally shred your information. All information will be destroyed in a manner to which it cannot be recognized or recreated. All paper will then be recycled. You may bring up to five bags or boxes. Types of boxes include copy paper boxes, banker boxes and shoe boxes. Types of bags include shopping bags, grocery bags and trash bags. No three ring binders, hanging file folders, CD’s, DVD’s or hard bound books. The event is also open to the public. A special thanks to Meridian Waste Services for donating the cardboard recycle dumpsters for this event.
April 22: Historical society meeting
The Florissant Valley Historical Society’s upcoming meeting will take place at Taille de Noyer (located on McCluer High School Grounds) at 2 p.m. Valerie Battle Kienzle, an author and writer, will talk about her book, “What’s With St. Louis.” The program is open but seating is limited and reservations are necessary (there is no charge). Call Mary Kay, 314-409-9478 or Pat, 314-440-2344.
April 24: Card party
Annual card and game party will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 3400 St Gregory Lane in St. Ann. Doors open at 11 a.m. Games start at noon. The cost is $7 which includes cake and coffee or tea. Other food items will be available for purchase. Many great attendance prizes will be awarded. Also available, Pot of Gold and raffle prizes. For reservations call Mary Cornwall at 314-428-3236 to reserve your table.
April 25: Karaoke
Karaoke at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 27: Chicken dinner
Chicken dinner at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 4 to 7 p.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121.
April 28: Fine arts show
The Hazelwood School District will host its fourth annual Fine Arts Show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hazelwood Central High School at 15875 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. The event is free and open to the community. The Fine Arts Show is a collective show of artwork created by HSD art students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Artists will display works of art from all courses including art and design, drawing, painting, 3D, digital work and more.
April 24: Theater production
Barbara Kay presents the classic American heroine “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” at 2 p.m. at The Villa at Riverwood at #1 Pratt Pl. in Florissant. Please RSVP to this free event at: 314-839-5000.
May 17-18: Golf fundraiser
The Hubert H. Hoosman, Jr. Circle of Excellence Scholarship Foundation goal is to assist students in their quest for obtaining licenses, certifications, and degrees through institutions of higher education. The foundation’s first “official” fundraisers will happen May 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. and will be the “Circle of Excellence Reception” at Lowes Café at 8911 Natural Bridge in St Louis. The admission is $25 per person. On May 18 at Old Florissant Golf Course, shotgun start at 12 p.m. The cost is $200 per golfer, sponsorships and golf packages are available by visiting www.hhhcoesfoundation.org. Tickets and sponsorship details are available at
May 19: Rummage sale
Calvary UCC’s Spring Rummage Sale is from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at 2501 Hartland Ave., one block from Ritenour Middle School. There will be clothes, linens, books, CD’s, VCR tapes, household and many other interesting items. Food will also be available for purchase. Call 314-429-7464 with questions.
May 19: Food drive
Operation Food Search (OFS), a nonprofit hunger relief organization, will host its 10th annual Shop Out Hunger Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The region-wide food drive is held to restock the shelves of both its distribution center located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. and its 220 community partner agencies. Volunteers from over 220 agencies will be staffed outside of more than 130 grocery stores – including Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop-n-Save and Straub’s – collecting non-perishable food items and donations that will stay in each area’s community. OFS also teams up with numerous community partners including Franklin County Hunger Task Force, Jefferson County Hunger Task Force, St. Charles Community Council, and area food pantries across 12 counties. Volunteers are needed to greet customers and collect donations at various grocery store partners. For further details on volunteering or donating food, call 314-726-5355 or visit ShopOutHunger.OperationFoodSearch.org.
May 21: Golf tournament
Christian Hospital Foundation is hosting their eighth-annual Golf Outing at Norwood Hills Country Club. The day includes lunch, 18 holes with shotgun start, on-course refreshments/snacks and games, auction with mobile bidding and an awards reception with cocktails and dinner immediately after play. Proceeds from the outing will help the foundation continue in its mission to provide service, compassionate care and clinical excellence to directly improve the health and wellness of our community. Sponsorships are still available and cost for a foursome is $1,000; individual play is $250; or cocktail/dinner only is $80. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.christianhospital.org/golf or contact Mindy Copp at 314-653-4410 or Mindy.Copp@bjc.org.
May 19: Rummage sale
Calvary UCC’s Spring Rummage Sale takes place at 2501 Hartland Ave., one block from Ritenour Middle School. There will be clothes, linens, books, CD’s, VCR tapes, household and many other interesting items. Refreshments will also be available for sale. Doors open at 8 a.m. Call 314-429-7464 with questions.
June 8-9: Collectables show
40th Annual Swap – A – Rama Breweriana & Beer Can Collectibles Show takes place June 8-9 from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Grounds at 50 Rue St. Francois in Florissant.
Community bingo at the Bridge At Florissant at 1101 Garden Plaza Drive (intersection of Parker and Arlington) on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. There will be snacks and prizes. For more information call 314-831-0988.