Thursday, Sept. 23
Book sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Books: $5 per bag. Benefits: Friends of the Library. Call 636-461-1914.
Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., Arnold Recreation Center, 1695 Missouri State Road. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.
English as second language class, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Hills Presbyterian Church, 6247 Upper Byrnes Mill Drive, House Springs. For all skill levels. Free child care for fifth-graders and younger. Call Junia Haas, 636-677-0409.
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Doors open 4 p.m. Call 636-677-3557.
Friday, Sept. 24
Outdoor movie night, 7-9 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. “The Princess Bride” shown on a large screen. Bring own blankets or lawn chairs; social distancing and mask guidelines followed. Free, but registration required: 636-461-1741.
Pork steak dinner, 3-7 p.m., Rock Memorial American Legion, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. Dinners include sides, dessert. Call 636-464-2599.
Barbecue, 11 a.m. to sunset Friday and Saturday, Central Avenue Spur concession stand, 394 S. Central Ave., Eureka. Ribs, pork steaks, chicken, hamburger, hot dogs, brats with or without sides. Sponsor: Most Sacred Heart KC.
Bingo, 6:15 p.m., Mississippi River Eagles, 330 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Doors open 4 p.m. Food, drinks sold. Call 636-937-2988.
Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festus American Legion, 849 American Legion Drive. Cod or catfish dinners with sides: $10. Call 636-933-3981.
Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., De Soto VFW, 1651 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E). Dine in or carry out.
Saturday, Sept. 25
Jeffco Fire Engine Rally, parade starts 9 a.m. from St. Pius X High School along Hwy. 61-67 to Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Ave. Opening ceremony with memorial service, awards, 10 a.m. Display of emergency vehicles, vendor booths, contests, children’s activities. Concessions sold. Call 314-852-4964.
Music on the Meramec, noon to 3 p.m., Fox High School, 751 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold. Nine high school marching bands perform. Admission: $10 adults; $8 students and those 55 or older, 6 and under free. Call 636-296-5210.
Walk for the Poor, 10 a.m., St. Pius X High School, 1030 St. Pius Drive, Crystal City. Registration starts 9 a.m. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul organizations that help disadvantaged people. Call Dorthy, 314-420-5087.
Circus Kaput, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd. Barnhart. Free. Cotton candy, balloon twisting, air brush tattooing. Call 636-461-1914.
Elkfest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Petting zoo, barbecue, drinks, music, vendors. Call 636-677-3557.
Rick Thum concert, 7 p.m., First Christian Church of Hematite, 3711 Hwy. P. Free. Thum, a master hammer dulcimer player, builder and teacher, will play old-time music accompanied by Rob Born. Donation collected. Call 636-937-5273.
Trivia night, 7 p.m., De Soto KC, 13225 Hwy. E. Doors open 6 p.m. Admission: $15; includes beer, soda, snacks; outside food allowed. Tables of eight. Prizes, silent auction, 50-50 drawing. Sponsor: De Soto Historical Society. Reservations: Don Allen, 636-262-0567.
Backstoppers BBQ Grilling Competition, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., De Soto Elks, 1520 Clarke St. Competition in four categories. Entry: $130 per team, includes drinks and T-shirts; spectator admission free. Awards ceremony 4 p.m. Music, barbecue plates sold, safety fair, face painting and bounce house for children, silent auction and booze raffle for adults. To sign up: 314-221-2521 or email@example.com.
Meeting on state historic sites, 2 p.m., Mastodon State Historic Site museum, 1050 Charles J. Becker Drive, Imperial. State parks staff will discuss Mastodon, Sandy Creek Covered Bridge and Gov. Daniel Dunklin Gravesite state historic sites and answer questions. Social distancing advised. Call 636-464-2976.
Designer purse bingo, 6-10 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi KC, 7381 Telegraph Road, south St. Louis County. Admission: $40; tables of eight. Cash bar, silent auction, 50-50 raffle. Outside snacks permitted. Michael Kors and Kate Spade designer pursues will be prizes. Sponsor: Olde Towne Fenton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for veterans charities. Call 314-562-5949 or email Ellenstl73@gmail.com.
Blood drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 504 S. Third St. at Miller Street, De Soto. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.
Wonders of the Autumn Night Sky program, 8-10 p.m., Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, 9090 Old Lemay Ferry Road, Hillsboro. Telescopes will be available for constellation and planetary viewing. Participants should bring chairs, blankets, binoculars and telescopes. Social distancing guidelines. Call 636-464-2976.
Food and summer clothes giveaway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Mount Carmel Church, 321 S. Adams St., Festus. Attendees asked to wear face masks. Call 314-456-9452.
Sunday, Sept. 26
Car and bike show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cedar Hill Elks, 8430 Industrial Drive. Free admission.
Block party, 3-6 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2308 Gravois Road, High Ridge. Food, games, inflatables, balloon artist, juggler, music.
Bingo, 5 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks. 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. No smoking. Call 636-464-8960.
Monday, Sept. 27
Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., Truman Elementary School, 101 Indian Warpath Drive, Pacific. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
Clothes and food giveaway, 4-5 p.m., De Soto Church of Christ, 4525 Hwy. 110. Call 636-586-3383.
Virtual anime trivia night, 6 p.m., presented by Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library. Free for teens and adults. To sign up: 636-461-1914.
Line dancing lessons, 7-9:30 p.m., High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Soda and water available; dancers can bring snacks. Call Carol Smith at 314-609-8610.
Bingo, 6:15 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks. 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. No smoking. Call 636-464-8960.
Thursday, Sept. 30
Seminar on buying a home, 10 a.m. to noon, Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free. To sign up: 636-461-1741 or go to jeffcolib.org.
Fox 1970 and 1971, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Royale Orleans Event Center, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis. Cost: $45 per person; cash bar. Call Chris Parsons Clauss, 314-630-4523, or Mona Hancock Von Trapp, 314-606-6464 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox all classes, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, Arnold City Park, Bradley Beach Road. Cost: $10 per person, bring dish to share and own drinks. Call Mona Von Trapp, 314-606-6464.
Northwest 1980, 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 6, at High Ridge KC, 6000 Antire Road. Admission: $5. RSVP to Karen Bonacker, email@example.com.
Lindbergh 1971, June 25, 2022. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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