This week's events:
Monday, July 6, the Instead of War Coalition has their monthly meeting at the World Community Center on 438 N. Skinker at 7 PM.
Tuesday, July 7, There will be a vegetarian cooking class at Whole Foods Market at 1601 Brentwood at 6 PM. Cost is $25. To find out more, check out the listing on the Sauce Magazine Calendar.
Also Tuesday, Drinking Liberally St. Louis County will be meeting at Mike Duffy's, 124 W. Jefferson in Kirkwood, from 7 to 9 PM.
Wednesday, July 8, the Missouri Botanical Garden is leading a discussion of how human life depends on plants and animals in the environment at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at 11 AM. The discussion is free for MOBOT members. For directions to the house go here and for more information, check out the listing on the Sauce Magazine
Also Wednesday, the Karen House Youth Group is looking for help cooking meals for homeless women and children. They meet at the St. Ann Pavillion and cook until around 6:45. Find our more here.
Also Wednesday, Citizens for Modern Transit are hosting an Open House to discuss he proposed idea of having a trolley that travels between Forest Park and the Delmar Loop. The discussion will be at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar) from 4 to 7 PM. There will be two formal presentations at 4:30 and 6 PM.
Thursday, July 9, MoveOn is holding rallies outside of Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond's office to make sure that the Public Option is included in any Health Care Reform deal. The rally is at noon at her office at 5850A Delmar. You can RSVP for the McCaskill event here and for the Bond event here.
Also Thursday, Shaw Nature Reserve is holding a Native Plant School from 1 to 4 PM. Cost is $12 and you can get directions to the Reserve here.
Also Thursday, Left Bank Books is holding a planning event called a "democratic deliberation" on the topic of Poverty in St. Louis at 6 PM. The event will be a planning meeting for a community forum on poverty that the store will be hosting in the fall, which aims to create a comprehensive social plan to address poverty. The meeting will be at the downtown location at 321 N. 10th Street.
Also Thursday, the July City Affair will feature a tour of the historic neighborhood of St. Louis Place by Michael Allen, Assistant Director of the Landmarks Association. They'll be meeting at 2100 St. Louis Avenue at 7 PM.
Also Thursday is the "Independence Edition" of Drinking Liberally St. Louis City from 7 to 10 PM at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester).
Friday, July 10 features the opening of a couple interesting art exhibits. "Descent" at the St. Louis Art Museum is an examination of an urban environment "seemingly forever under construction." And the exhibit "Madagascar" from National Geographic nature photographer Frans Lanting at the Missouri Botanical Garden highlights some of the research and conservation efforts on the island.
Saturday, July 11, The worker owned and operated Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee) is hosting their monthly KDHX Brunch Benefit fundraiser from 9 AM to 2 PM. On the men is pancakes, french toast, breakfast potatoes, fruits, garden greens and much, much more!
Saturday is also the date of the Bastille Day celebration in Soulard Park (Lafayette Ave. and S. 9th St). Livefeed will be there on Saturday so some of the proceeds will help benefit children in need.
Also Saturday, Organizing for America is holding a phonebank to collect declarations of support for Obama's health care plan. The phone bank will be from 10 AM to 1 PM at the St. Louis Bread Co at 10312 Manchester in Kirkwood.
Also Saturday, there will be a fundraiser for the St. Louis Freedom School at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar) starting at 6 PM. Looks pretty fancy, so you might want to check the page for more details.
Also Saturday, Growing American Youth, a group dedicated to "Supporting and empowering gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth throughout the Metro St. Louis Area," is having a prom for LGBTQ youth, age 21 and under, from 8 PM to midnight at the City Museum.
Sunday, July 12, at "All Star Sunday," at the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum you can hear about Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodger who broek the color barrier in Major Leage Baseball. This part of the program begins at 2:30 in the Lee Auditorium.
Have a fun and meaningful week,