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Alpha Kappa Alpha's Strike Out Alzheimer's

Thu., June 21, 7-10 p.m.
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The Metropolitan Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invite you to "Strike Out Alzheimer's" on Thursday, June 21 at Tropicana Lanes. The cost of the event is $20 per person (cash only at door). Teams of six can register at the cost of $120. A portion of your fee will be given to the Alzheimer's Association. Please join us from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $20-$120

https://www.facebook.com/events/375966079590241/
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Tropicana Lanes (map)
7960 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights
phone 314-781-0282
Alpha Kappa Alpha's Strike Out Alzheimer's

Dog Day Fridays

Fri., June 22, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., July 6, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., July 20, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 3, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 17, 4:30-8 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 21, 4:30-8 p.m.
phone 314-222-0143
patrick@byrnepr.net
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Purina presents Dog Day Fridays at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. This is a pet-friendly event featuring cold Urban Underdog lager and other Urban Chestnut beers, hot food, games, live music and pet-adoption activities on the east lawn at Urban Chestnut's Brewery and Bierhall in The Grove. Twenty percent of beer and food sales from Dog Day Fridays will benefit featured animal organizations. Free to attend. Beer, soft drinks and food available for purchase.

http://www.considerashelterpet.com

Urban Wanderers

Sat., June 23, 7-11 p.m.
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Stray Rescue's annual arts-based fundraiser Urban Wanderers has become a summer tradition. The benefit consists of two parts. Step one, local artists make a piece in their chosen medium that is inspired by one of the animals Stray Rescue has saved from dangerous neglect, the streets and any number of bad situations. Step two, art-buying and animal-loving people show up and bid on the art, helping to further Stray Rescue's good works. Easy, peasy, puppy-pleasy.

But this year, there's a change to the tried-and-true formula. The show has moved from the Saint Louis University Museum of Art to the Four Seasons Hotel downtown. It turns out SLU's bicentennial celebration means its museum's doors are closed to outside groups for the year. But never fear: Natalie Thomson, Stray Rescue's marketing manager, says the organization just needed a space big enough to hold the throng that attends each year. The Four Seasons is just that, a good thing since this year looks to be a particularly big one — the auction includes more than 90 pieces of art.

"This is the most we've ever had," Thomson says. "Most of the artists did one piece, but we requested some of them do a couple. It's mostly paintings, but we also have some sculptures and mixed media, and a few photographers."

Some of the artists don't even see their animal subjects before beginning their piece.

"What we do is send them the animal's rescue story," explains Thomson. That includes how and where Stray Rescue found the animal, its condition at the time, its general temperament and often some basic medical facts about injuries or emotional states.

For a handful of the artists, that's enough to get started.

"Some of them don't want to see a photo," Thomson marvels. "They read that rescue story and create something about how they feel instead."

One of Urban Wanderers' traditional highlights in the past has been that a number of adoptable dogs come to the show for the opening. The Four Seasons has agreed to welcome one or two canine guests this year, but Thomson isn't sure if it will happen.

"We're still discussing it right now," she says. "We think we'll bring a dog that night. We're thinking about bringing Jumping Bean, whose story went viral. She's our most famous dog." Jumping Bean was discovered when a new homeowner called the rescue to say that a pit bull was chained up in the basement. Her story was picked up by more than 30 other organizations from the U.K. to Australia. Today, as her name suggests, she's a bundle of joyous energy.

Even if she doesn't show up, another special guest is scheduled to attend. Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim had a thoracic aortic aneurysm in February and has been recuperating for the past four months. If he does attend, this will be his first public appearance since his emergency surgery.

But if Grim doesn't make it, that doesn't excuse you. As Thomson notes, "It's free to get in, and there will be lots of free food. So bring friends and dress up fancy if you like. A lot of the art has starting bids under $100, and 100 percent of the proceeds go the medical fund." And hey, you might get to meet Jumping Bean as well.

Urban Wanderers takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Four Seasons Hotel (999 North Second Street; www.strayrescue.org/uw). Admission is free.

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Seize the Day 5K Run/Walk

Sat., June 23, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
phone 314-781-4949
lroeseler@efmk.org
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The Seize the Day 5k Run/Walk is a family friendly event which raises money to benefit The Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas. We need your help to continue the fight to stop seizures. One in 26 people are diagnosed with epilepsy. It is estimated to affect more than 250,000 children and adults in Missouri & Kansas. Please help us win the fight for people in our community that are challenged with seizures. This event features a professionally timed 5K, 1 Mile Walk, face painting, balloon art, and the Bubble Bus! $15, $30, $75

https://www.crowdrise.com/2018SeizetheDayStLouis
Kirkwood Park (map)
Geyer & Adams
Kirkwood Seize the Day 5K Run/Walk

Walk to Defeat ALS

Sat., June 23, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 314-432-7257
Http://web.alsa.org/StLouis
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Registration 830am; Walk begins 10am in the Upper Muny parking lot. When you participate in The Walk to Defeat ALS®, you support people living with ALS in our community and advance global ALS research and public policy initiatives aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease. The funds you raise have a direct impact in the lives of people affected by ALS in our community and they are counting on you for help! Donations

Http://web.alsa.org/StLouis
The Muny (map)
Forest Park
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-361-1900
Walk to Defeat ALS

Urban Wanderers

Sat., June 23, 7-11 p.m.
phone 314-771-6121
natalie@strayrescue.org
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Join us for the city's most raw and eye-opening Art Show & Auction at Stray Rescue's Urban Wanderers 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 23rd, 2018 starting at 7pm! Art Show will take place at the 8th Floor Sky Lobby, Catering Terrace and Mississippi Room. We will have over 50 pieces of unique, one of a kind artwork inspired by our rescued animals themselves! Read their stories and see how artists have used their stories to create amazing art that you will be able to bid on and take home with you that night! Free

https://www.strayrescue.org/uw
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United 4 Children Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Thu., July 12
phone 314-531-1412 ext 47
finchd@united4children.org
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4 person scramble with best ball played, several contest and prize opportunities. 10:30 a.m. – Registration & Sponsored Lunch 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun Start Auction Dinner and Awards Reception to follow Beverages and snacks are included and provided during game play. Register a team $125.00/player 125.00

http://www.united4children.org
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United Way 5k + 10k

Sat., July 14, 8-10 a.m.
phone 636-305-5000
5k10k@unigroup.com

Join us at the 5k + 10k for the United Way for a morning of running, music and fun. The flat and fast course winds through Fenton neighborhood streets and Fenton City park, with the 10k running along the Meramec Riverfront. All paid participants will be chip timed and receive a free performance tee. There will be cash prizes for top finishers, and live music at the start and finish by the Tailgators! All proceeds from the event go to the United Way of Greater Saint Louis. $25 - $35

http://www.facebook.com/UnitedWay5k
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UniGroup Campus (map)
One Premier Drive
Fenton

Arts As Healing Gala VII

Sat., July 14, 6:30-9 p.m.
phone 314-640-5363
artsashealing@gmail.com

Arts As Healing brings the healing benefits of art to thousands touched by cancer or other chronic illness by providing free weekly art classes. Help us celebrate our students' achievements at our 7th annual gala July 14, 2017 from 6:30 P.M.-9:00 PM at the Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson, St. Louis, MO 63108. Attendance is tax-deductible and includes dinner by Café Napoli, dessert, wine/beer, free valet parking, raffles, and an opportunity to buy our artists' original works. Tickets are $40-$50

https://aahgalavii.eventbrite.com
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Duane Reed Gallery (map)
4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-361-4100

Friends of the Fort Summer Ball

Sat., July 21, 7-10 p.m.
lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com

Prairie du Rocher American Legion, located at 509 Henry St., Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. Suggested donation of $20 a person and all funds raised will go directly to the not-for-profit support organization, Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, which supports improvement projects at Fort de Chartres State Historical Site. Les Amis du Fort de Chartres is hosting the fundraising event "Friends of the Fort Summer Ball". Eighteenth century music and dance calling will be provided by a live band. Period dress encouraged but not required.. Food is allowed to be brought in but alcohol must be purchased at the bar.

http://www.fortdechartres.us
Fort de Chartres (map)
1350 State Route 155
Outstate IL
phone 618-284-7230

Diva Dash

Sat., July 21, 8-9 a.m.
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Join us for the Diva Dash 5K and Lil' Princess girls run, just for women and girls! Get your inner Diva on at this fun event! Participants in the 5K receive a race shirt, custom bib number and large finisher's medal. Lil' Princess participants receive a shirt, tiara, and princess medal! Pull on your tutus and let's have a great time while raising money for the equine-assisted therapy program, TREE House $30-$40

https://www.divadash5k.com/stldivadash
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Lupus WolfRide

Sat., Aug. 4, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 314-644-2222
brich@lfaheartland.org
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The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is excited host the Lupus WolfRide Charity Cycling Event. The ride starts and finishes in Eureka’s Lions Park where the city is hosting their annual Route 66 BBQ Blast. All paid cyclists will receive a ticket for a complimentary lunch. - Ride historic Route 66 with three route options through beautiful Eureka, Pacific, Gray Summit, Villa Ridge and Washington, Missouri. - Get your “licks” at the Route 66 BBQ Blast located at the finish line. - Bring the whole family – activities for all ages! $165

http://chapters.lupus.org/wolfride2018
Lions Park (map)
400 Bald Hill Road
Eureka Lupus WolfRide

Night in the Stacks

Sat., Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m.
phone 618-650-2714
jefbrow@siue.edu

@ Lovejoy Library, On the SIUE Campus
The Friends of Lovejoy Library will host Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band for a wonderful evening of music and good food. Sugo's Spaghetteria will be serving their delicious specialties. Auction Items including memorabilia from the MRF and other unique items will be available. Please join us support of Lovejoy Library and the renovations it is making to enhance the library experience for our students and the community. Tickets are $65/pp or $500 for a table of 8 Please contact Jeff Brown to purchase tickets, donate or sponsor at 314.378.2252 or jefbrow@siue.edu $65/pp or $500/table of 8

http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/NITS/

Duo Dogs' Trivia Night

Sat., Aug. 18, 6-10 p.m.

Save the date for Duo Dogs' Trivia Night on Saturday, August 18th at the Moolah Shrine Temple. Tickets on sale starting June 1st. Proceeds go to Duo Dogs and all that they do. Doors open at 6pm and Trivia begins at 7pm. Tables are $250.00 or $30 per individual. $35/individual or $250/table

http://www.duodogs.org
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The Moolah Shrine Center (map)
12545 Fee Fee Road
Maryland Heights
phone 314-878-6301
Duo Dogs' Trivia Night

Kimmswick 5K

Sat., Aug. 18, 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 314-432-7257
aflanigan@alsastl.org
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Keep your eyes on the pies and join us for the 7th annual Kimmswick 5K and 1 mile fun run! Run or walk though historic Kimmswick and along the Mississippi River, the Anheuser Estate, and the Windsor Harbor Bridge (the oldest known wrought iron bridge in Missouri). The Blue Owl's famous Levee High Apple Pies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, and fresh fruit pies will be awarded to the top three in each age group. Hang around post-race for attendance prizes, refreshments, chair massages, music, shopping in Kimmswick, and so much more! $30 before August 1, $35 after

http://5Kimmswick.org
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