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, July 9
- Computer Repair St. Louis is presenting a course on creating professional websites at the St. Louis Frontenac Hilton. The cost of the course, entitled Computers and Technology and Websites Design Made Simple, is $45. Learn more at the company’s website.
- University City’s City Council is having a study session to review council rules and regulations on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The Green Practices Commission is also having a special meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
- Power Play will entertain guests at the Starlight Concert Series on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Heman Park in University City. The event is free and open to the public.
- Kids ages 5 to 8 are invited to a Magic Tree House Craft Festival on Monday at 1 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Learn more and register at the library’s website.
- The St. Louis County Library Headquarters is hosting Amor Towles, author of “Rules of Civility,” on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Learn more at the library’s website.
Tuesday, July 10
- Kids in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Tuesday to meet Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot. Beginning at 11 a.m., Louie will read a story. After the show, he’ll sign autographs and pose with kids for photos. Learn more at the library’s website.
Wednesday, July 11
- Fontbonne University is holding a general open house on Wednesday. Freshmen and general inquirers should attend between 10 a.m. and noon. You’ll be able to tour the campus, meet the faculty and students, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, check out academic programs, sports and more. Plus, you’ll get a free lunch. Register and learn more at the university’s website.
- It’s time for Parties in the Park in downtown Clayton. On Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., enjoy a free concert and party and an ice cold beverage while you socialize with friends and colleagues or meet new people. This week’s performers are My Friend Mike, a band of six musicians, and R.J. Shay, an illustrator, designer and educator. Learn more at the Parties in the Park website.
- The University City Urban Forestry Commission will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Traffic Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m.
- University City’s Movies in the Park features “Akeelah & the Bee” this week. The movie starts at 9 p.m. in Lewis Park, and the event is free and open to the public.
- There’s a drop-in computer class at the University City Public Library on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Learn more at the library’s website.
Thursday, July 12
- Archway is hosting a St. Louis Cocktail and Networking event on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. The free event offers drinks, hors d’oeuvres and opportunities to socialize with your fellow wealth management colleagues. Archway has a varied user base comprised of Family Offices, Hedge Funds and RIA’s, so this event gives you the opportunity to network with professionals in industries outside your own. Learn more and register at EventBrite.
- Love Angry Birds? You can make your own and play a live-action version of the game at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn more and register at the library’s website.
Friday, July 13
- Head over to L’Ecole Academy on Friday evening for a "Date Night Regional Cuisine" hands-on class, where you will learn to create meals from around the world. Learn more at the academy’s website.
- The Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University invites the community to attend its Summer Friday Panel Series. Discussions will equip attendees with knowledge about starting, building and sustaining new enterprises. The topic on Friday is “Innovation in Health Care.” Learn more and register for the free event at IdeaBounce.
Saturday, July 14
- The Young Friends Committee is hosting an evening of comedy to benefit Gateway to Hope. Admission price includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and the funniest entertainment in town. You’ll also have the opportunity to win a number of raffle items. Tickets are $40 if purchased by Friday, or $50 on Saturday. Learn more and register at the group’s website.
- Learn the simplicity and beauty of pinhole photography at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will teach you how to make a pinhole camera from a shoe box, cookie tin or even a toy. The workshop is for ages 15 to 18 and costs $100 for non members and $80 for members. Supplies are included. Learn more and register at the guild’s website.
- Louis Michael will play at Jimmy’s Café on the Park in Clayton on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.
- The Clayton Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Straub’s at 8282 Forsyth.
- Author Chris Cleave will be at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss his latest book, “Gold.” Learn more at the library’s website.