Patch Picks: Events and Happenings Apr. 30 - May 6

Here's what's happening in and near Ladue, Clayton and University City this week.

Ladue-Frontenac Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week.

Monday, Apr. 30.

Tuesday, May 1.

Wednesday, May 2.

  • If you’re looking for a new primary care doc, you might be interested in the Pre-Summer Wellness Open House at in Clayton. Dr. Kenneth Poole will host the event from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Visitors get a complimentary blood pressure screening, BMI calculation and refreshments. Plus, learn about the clinic’s new Wednesday Walk-Ins.  RSVP by emailing mercyclinic.clayton@gmail.com or by calling 314-802-1417.
  • If you’re an artist planning to enter your work in the Ann Metzger exhibition for an opportunity to win prizes up to $500 as well as recognition and a feature on the ’s website, Wednesday is the deadling for your submissions. Those who purchase a new St. Louis Artists’ Guild membership for $65 will receive free entry for up to three pieces.  Existing SLAG members can submit up to three entries for $7 per entry. Those who wish to enter may do so online or by visiting the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in person.
  • Need a little help with something you’re working on? The will host a computer drop-in session on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Visit the library’s website for additional information.
  • Kids ages 3 to 6 will enjoy story time at the on Wednesday at 10 a.m. This week’s section is Happy Brothers and Sisters Day. For more information or to register for this free event, visit the library’s website.

Thursday, May 3.

Friday, May 4.

  • Heads up for parents of l 8th graders: the 8th grade formal is Friday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Parents can contact the school for additional information.
  • The is sponsoring a special Shop Clayton Shops event in partnership with the City of Clayton. Participating stores will offer special deals during business hours on the first Friday of each month during the summer, beginning May 4. Visit the Chamber’s website for a list of participating retailers. If you own a business in Clayton and want to get involved, visit the Chamber’s Clayton Retail Group page for more information.
  • Whether you’re a teen or you’re an aspiring young adult author, you’ll be interested in attending the Teen Author Panel at the St.  Louis County Library Headquarters on Friday at 7 p.m. St. Louis YA authors, including Cole Gibsen, Antony John, and Heather Brewer will discuss their inspiration and their current projects. For details, visit the library’s website.

Saturday, May 5.

  • Saturday is Cinco de Mayo. While it’s not officially a holiday in the United States, it’s celebrated throughout the country, including the St. Louis Metro area.
  • The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter is celebrating its 25th annual Mother’s Day Brunch at the hotel on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The organization will award scholarships to women 30 years of age and older at the brunch. This year’s honorees include Sandra Moore, Rebecca Bennett, Danielle McPherson, Kendall Gladen and the National Sales Network St. Louis Chapter. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online or by calling 314-363-6835. If you’d like to sponsor the event or purchase an ad in the ad book, call 618-593-4807 or email fdevelopment@ncbwstl.org.
  • The City of Clayton is holding its second annual Clayton Community Day on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at . Guests will be greeted by Mayor Goldstein and the Aldermen, who will also distribute information of interest to Clayton residents. Admission to the Center is free during the event, and refreshments and crafts for the kids will be provided. Plus, get a free gift bag with giveaways and more. Additionally, the fire department’s ladder truck, a police squad car and the Public Works bucket truck will be on display in the parking lot.
  • The is joining the City of Maplewood for the Tons of Transportation event on Saturday at Deer Creek Park in Maplewood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids of all ages can participate in the outrood, interactive and imaginative adventure. You can see police cars, bull-dozers, firetrucks and more. You can even touch, explore and even sit in the driver’s seat, if you like. Visit the Richmond Heights website for additional details on this free event.
  • The St. Louis County Health Department is holding a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event on Saturday. Visit the City of University City’s website for details on locations and acceptable materials.
  • Who doesn’t love a free comic book? If you or someone you love would appreciate one, you can visit the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Saturday to receive a free comic book while supplies last. One per person, all ages welcome. The freebies will be available in the Children’s/Teen Area.

Sunday, May 6.

  • In Ladue, the 2012 5K Family Fun Run & 1 Mile Wellness Walk will be held at on Sunday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10. Partcipation will cost $20 for adults and $10 for students, but kids 6 years and younger can participate free. Strollers are welcome and snacks will be provided. The proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. For more information, contact Ebonee at ebonee@crisisnurserykids.org. You can also get more details and register in advance online.
  • The second annual Go Green! Clayton 5K Run is on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. till noon at Centene Stadium at Gay Field. The event is sponsored by the School District of Clayton Health & P.E. Department, the Clayton High School Green Club and the Clayton Century Foundation.  For details and to register, visit the district’s website.
  • City of Clayton officials will be on hand at on Sunday for Ward II coffee. Aldermen from Ward II will meet with residents to discuss topics that are affecting their neighborhoods from 4 to 5 p.m.

Want to see your Ladue-Frontenac, Clayton-Richmond Heights or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at angela.atkinson@patch.com with your event information.


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