This week's events:
Monday, August 23, a St. Louis meeting for people interested in attending the Appalachia Rising Conference, a national response to the poisoning of America’s water supply, the destruction of Appalachia’s mountains, head water source streams, and communities through mountaintop removal coal mining, will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM. Email email@example.com for directions.
Also Monday, the 17th Ward is hosting a Ward Talk from 4:30 to 6 PM at Sasha's on Shaw (4065 Shaw blvd).
Also Monday, West End Grill (354 N. Boyle) is hosing a Trivia Party fundraiser for Nepali children from 6 to 10 PM.
Also Monday, Slow Food St. Louis is showing Food Fight at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue) at 7:30 PM.
Monday through Sunday, the SLU Black Student Alliance is hosting a Welcome Week for students.
Tuesday, August 24, there will be a Happy Hour for Stray Rescue volunteers from 4 to 6 PM at Chuy Arzola's (3701 Lindell).
Wednesday, August 25, Slow Food St. Louis will be holding a discussion of The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan from 7 to 11 PM at Pudd'nHad Books (37 S. Old Orchard).
Also Wednesday, this month's Theology at the Bottleworks (the Schlafly Bottleworks) will focus on the issue of gun control from 7 to 9 PM.
Also Wednesday, the Gateway Greens will be meeting at 7 PM at CAMP (3022A Cherokee).
Thursday, August 26, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (975 N. Warson Rd.) is hosting a discussion of Feeding the World at 5:15 PM.
Also Thursday, the St. Louis Effort for AIDS is hosing the 5th Annual Thirst for Life raising money for PAWS, which provides support to persons living with HIV/AIDS to keep their pet companions, from 7 to 11 PM.
Also Thursday, good people will be Drinking Liberally at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) from 7 to 10 PM.
Also Thursday, local musician Javier Mendoza will be performing at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington) to raise money for Nurses for Newborns.
Thursday through Saturday, check out the Missouri Black Expo at America's Center.
Friday, August 27, there will be a commemoration of the important civil rights struggle at Jefferson Bank 47 years before at 2301 Market Street from 4 to 6 PM.
Also Friday, Slow Food St. Louis is having a Happy Hour at Yemanja Brasil (2900 Missouri Avenue) from 5:30 to 7 PM.
Also Friday, the LGBT Center of St. Louis (625 N. Euclid, Ste. 420) will be celebrating it's 2nd anniversary from 6 to 9 PM!
Also Friday, People for Equality, Education, and Promoting Services (PEEPS) is having a House Party from 7 to 11:30 PM at 6661 Berthold Avenue.
Saturday and Sunday, check out the always excellent Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park! Facebook page is here.
Also Saturday and Sunday is the LouFest Music Festival.
Saturday, August 28, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is holding their 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Survivors and Awareness Walk from 7 to 11:30 AM starting in Kiener Plaza.
Also Saturday, the Catholic Action Network will host Women Led Prayer at 1077 S. Newstead at 11 AM.
Also Saturday, Stray Rescue of St. Louis is hosting a Liberation Revolution Adoption Festival from 11 AM to 4 PM at 2320 Pine Avenue. Facebook page here.
Also Saturday, Metropolis St. Louis and FUEL are volunteering at the Boy's Club 5K Run/Walk from 9 to 11 AM at 2524 S. 11th Street.
Also Saturday, the Human Right's Campaign is holding a Family Picnic at Carondelet Park, Pavillion #1A from noon to 5 PM.
Also Saturday, Dieta Pepsi is holding a BBQ Bash to raise money for PAWS and to celebrate a friend's birthday from 3 to 10 Pm at Just John's (4112 Manchester).
Sunday, August 29, St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness is holding the 2nd Annual Rise and Shine for A Cure, led by yoga instructors, from 9 AM to noon at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a candlelight vigil for peace at 7 PM at Lindell and Grand.
Also Sunday, the 4th Bayou Bash fundraiser for New Orleans will be at the Iron Barley (5510 Virginia) at 7 PM.