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Patch Picks: April 23-29

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 23

  • The will have a City Council meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. For more information, visit the city’s website.
  • The in University City is kicking off its Women’s “Get Golf Ready” Golf Clinic on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The cost for the 6-week-session is $90. For more information and to register, visit the University City website. There are also other golf clinics available.
  • The Carmen Marc Valvo Couture 2012 Fall Fur Collection will be featured at at beginning Monday during regular business hours on the upper level. Visit Plaza Frontenac’s website for more information.
  • The is offering a Powerpoint II class on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Classes are free, but registration is required. Visit the library’s website for information and to register.

Tuesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 25

  • Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day.
  • Zenobia’s Fall 2012 collection is back at Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac on Wednesday with a personal appearance from Zenobia design director Pina Iannelli and a runway show. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Guests can shop and 10 percent of sales will benefit the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Visit the Plaza Frontenac website for more information.
  • The St. Louis County Library Headquarters is offering a class called African American Research in Special Collecctions, which is designed to offer an introduction to African American resources available at the St. Louis County Library. Registration is limited to 18 students. For more information and to register, visit the St. Louis County Library Headquarters website.
  • St. Louis weight loss guru Charles D’Angelo will appear at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Wednesday at 7 pm. to discuss his book Think and Grow Thin: The Revolutionary Diet and Weight Loss System that Will Change Your Life in 88 Days. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27

  • Rick Nemanic, Ph.D, a co-founder of The Leadership Effect, a firm that works to help organizations develop in St. Louis, will present Institute of Management Consultants: Managing Client Relationships on Friday at 7:30 a.m. at in Clayton. Nemanic will share lessons learned through his 15 year consulting career on how to manage client relationships. For more information and to register, visit the IMCSTL website.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac is hosting a Barry Brinker Trunk show on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit Plaza Frontenac’s website for more details.

Saturday, April 28

  • The Ted McCready Duo will entertain guests at in Clayton beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
  • The Richmond Heights Garden Club is holding its Annual Fundraising Plant Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Purchase annuals, herbs and perennials, veggie starts, home-made honey and more. For more information, visit the Garden Club’s website.
  • The City of Clayton will dedicate the new Pavilion after the Herb Sale on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The sale features heirloom herbs, and proceeds will benefit the Hanley House. At 10 a.m., city officials will help dedicate the new Hanley Park Pavilion, followed by morning tea and refreshments. Visit the city’s website for more information.
  • Money Smart Week continues at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Saturday with a class called Safeguard Your Savings. Students will learn the basics of saving and investing for people of all ages. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Sunday, Apr. 29

  • Ready for a blast from the past? Van Halen is playing at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Regular tickets are still available and start at $35, but the VIP packages are sold out. Get tickets and more information at Ticketmaster.com.
  • If you’re more of a classical music kind of person, you might want to visit the on Sunday at 3 p.m. for the Bach Society of St. Louis Premieres Concert. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Bach Society of St. Louis’ website.
  • The presents a free lecture by Professor Joseph Schwartzberg on Sunday at 4 p.m. The lecture, entitled Transforming the U.N.: Designs for a Workable World, is free but dinner tickets can be purchased for $15. Complimentary refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.
  • The Ethical Society of St. Louis and St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s will present authors Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, PhD on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The two will discuss positive parenting techniques and their latest book, Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children. The techniques in the book offer help with building “emotional muscles” in children from infants to five-year-olds. Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s website.

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