Patch Picks: Events, Happenings April 9-15
Here's what's happening in and near Ladue, Clayton and University City this week.
University City 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, April 9
- Since many area students have the day off on Monday, why not head to University City to while you’ve still got a chance to see the A Means to Meaning: The Triptych: Artists and Poets Offer Us Energy, Courage, Faith & Fun exhibit at the Regional Arts Commission. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Artszipper website.
- The University City Public Library is hosting a U City Photo Show in the Gallery on Monday. Visitors can enjoy the best photos of the city. Winning photos are slated to be used in the city’s 2014 calendar. Visit the library’s website for more information.
- The University City City Council will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. For details, visit the city’s website.
- The St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue is hosting the St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Italian Special Interest Group on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Those who attend will be treated to a tour of the Special Collections Department and its genealogical resources. Visit the library’s website for more information. Also on Monday: the HQ Tuesday Night Book Discussion Group.
Tuesday, April 10
- Barnes & Noble’s Trish is back with Tuesday Morning Storytime at the Ladue location. This week’s selection is Amelia Bedelia. The fun starts at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Barnes & Noble website.
- At the St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue, the genealogical research lessons continue with a research course called Getting the Most out of the Special Collections Department. Registration is limited to 18 participants per session. For more information and to register, visit the library’s website.
Wednesday, April 11
- Looking for ways to provide more constructive and effective feedback at work? Consider joining COCA for its bizTHINK event, where you’ll learn how a simple, three-step technique that’s usually used in the theater can be repurposed for your place of business. The event is $15 and includes appetizers and drinks. The event is being held at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit COCA’s website.
- Nurture your artistic side in Clayton on Wednesday at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. At 11 a.m., you can join in on a Basic Drawing class with artist David Zamudio. You can learn more and sign up at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s website.
- The University City Public Library is offering a free Intro to the Internet class on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Visit the library’s website for more information.
- The University City Library Board will meet on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the library board room. For more information, visit the city’s website. Also on Wednesday: the U. City Economic Development Retail Sales Tax board meets at 6:30 and the Traffic Commission meeting has been cancelled.
- The St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue is hosting Amy Hunter, Director of Racial Justice for YWCA Metro St. Louis on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Hunter will lead an open dialogue about racial equality in the educational system. Participants will learn about strategies and resources that can help schools achieve racial quality. Refreshments will be served. Visit the library’s website for details.
Thursday, April 12
- Designed Eileen Fisher’s spring collection will be showcased at Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upper level. The showcase will include special sample pieces. Appointments are encouraged. For more information or to make an appointment, call 314-567-9200, ext. 5384.
- In University City, the Green Practices Commission will meet at 6:30 at City Hall, as will the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority.
- The St. Louis County Library Headquarters is hosting author Ann B. Ross on Thursday at 7 p.m. Ross will present the latest in her Miss Julia to the Rescue series. For more information, visit the library’s website.
Friday, April 13 — Friday the 13th
- Need a little Shakespeare in your life? If so, you’re in luck. The Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre in Clayton is presenting Mustard Seed Theatre’s performance of The Winter’s Tale beginning Friday. The show starts at 8 p.m. and can be seen each weekend day through April 29. Saturday and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. and tickets are $20 to $25. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Mustard Seed Theatre’s website.
- Speaking of drama, if you or someone you love is interested in acting and singing, you might be interested in knowing that COCA in University City is holding open auditions for its summer musical. Auditions will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Fans of Reese Witherspoon and cheerleading will be thrilled to know that this year’s musical is Legally Blonde. For more information and to reserve an audition time, visit COCA’s website.
- The Craft Alliance is holding a special auction on Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. Up for sale will be a number of jewelry and fashion pieces. Individual tickets start at $250. For more information, visit the Craft Alliance’s website for more information and to review sponsorship opportunities.
Saturday, April 14
- Area teens who are interested in writing have a special opportunity on Saturday, thanks to young adult author Angela Sage Larsen and the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Larsen is offering writing tips and advice during her Teen Writing Workshop for kids ages 12 to 18. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the library’s website.
Sunday, April 15—Federal Income Taxes Due Monday, Apr. 16
- The GO! St. Louis Marathon will be running through University City’s Delmar Loop on Sunday. Even if you’re not participating in the race, you need to be aware that there will be road closures on Big Bend Boulevard between Delmar and Forsyth, on Skinker betweek Delmar and Clayton, and on Hanley between Delmar and Forsyth. It’s free to attend and cheer on the marathoners, but registration fees apply for runners. For more information, visit the GO! St. Louis website.
- Brazilian jewelry designer H. Stern’s work will be featured in a trunk show at Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 314-567-9200, ext. 5369. For more information, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
- Pottery Barn at Plaza Frontenac is holding a botanical arranging class on Sunday at 10 a.m. You’ll get 10 percent off of your Pottery Barn purchase when you attend. For more information, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
Want to see your Ladue-Frontenac, Clayton-Richmond Heights or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at email@example.com with your event information.