This week's events:
Monday, July 26, the St. Louis Young Democrats are having their monthly meeting at 7 PM at Maggie O'Brien's (2000 Market Street) featuring, among other things, a presentation by your truly about how we can respond to tea party online organizing.
Also Monday, the film Ingredients will be showing at the Schlafly Bottleworks as part of the Slow Food on Film Series at 7 PM.
Also Monday, there will be a community meetup with Pride St. Louis at MoKaBe's Coffeehouse (3606 Arsenal) from 7 to 8 PM.
Tuesday, July 27, there will a lunch discussion of Proposition S at the St. Louis Board of Education from noon to 1 PM.
Also Tuesday, the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center will be hosting a Job Fair from 2 to 6 PM at 2711 Locust St.
Also Tuesday, Earth To Congress! People care about the environment! Join a phone bank at Repower Missouri from 8420 Delmar at 4 PM.
Also Tuesday, the last to show first to go happy hour benefit at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) from 5 to 8 PM will raise money for Architecture for Humanity.
Wednesday, July 28, there will be a protest outside of the St. Louis Children's Hospital (4444 Forest Park Avenue) from noon to 1 PM for needlessly using cats and ferrets for intubation training when even the American Heart Association says that manikins are as effective.
Also Wednesday, a new Meditation for the Queer Community will be starting at the LGBT Center of St. Louis (625 N. Euclid) from 7 to 8 PM.
Also Wednesday, the Beep Beep Bling Bling Dance Party from 9 to 11 PM will be raising money for the Community Arts and Media Project (3026 Cherokee).
Thursday, July 29, the So Reel film series at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center continues with a discussion of white privilege starting at 5:30 PM.
Also Thursday, there's a fundraiser for state senate candidate Don Calloway from 6 to 7 PM at 4411 McPherson.
Also Thursday, the movie Rethink the Afghanistan War will be showing at the Trinity Lutheran Church (801 Blair) in Alton, Illinois at 7 PM.
Also Thursday, there's a meeting for those interested in Urban Homesteading at 7 PM at CAMP (3026 Cherokee).
Also Thursday, there will be a spaghetti dinner for the St. Louis arts community at Arcadia Studios (4528 Ohio) from 7 to 10 PM.
Also Thursday, Philosophy Professor Mark Rollins will be speaking about Perception and the Evolution of Art at the Craft Alliance Grand Center (501 N. Grand Blvd) from 7 to 11 PM.
Also Thursday, there will be an "Ugly Party" fundraiser for the Urban Studio Cafe at the Sol Lounge (4239 Lindell) from 9 PM to 3 AM.
Friday, July 30, there will be a Car War raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis at Huck's Gas Station (on Patterson in Florissant) from noon to 3 PM.
Also Friday, it's the 21st Annual Jefferson County Day with the Democratic Central Committe at 1200 West Gannon Drive in Festus, MO, from 4 to 11 PM.
Saturday, July 31, there will be a FARMS ROCK benefit for EarthDance Farms at the Duck Room in Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar) from 5:30 PM to 12:30 AM. The lineup includes: Alvin Jett & Phat Noiz, Dogtown Allstars, Blue Tapp, Firedog, The Disclaimers, Celia's Big Rock Band, and Last to Show First to Go.
Also Saturday, there will be a Trivia Night for VSA, a state organization for Arts and Disability, at DeSmet Jesuit High School (233 North New Ballas Road) from 6 to 8 PM.
Sunday, August 1st, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil for peace at the corner of Lindell and Grand.