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CWE Weekly:  Central West End News & Events
February 5, 2018
First Friday Happy Hour at
The World Chess Hall of Fame

Join The Young Professionals Board of the Saint Louis Chess Campus and the Central West End Association as they host their monthly First Friday event at the World Chess Hall of Fame on Friday, March 2nd. 

This event will feature the World Chess Hall of Fame Exhibit PINNED! A Designer Chess Challenge which is a partnership between the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Saint Louis Fashion Fund, to celebrate the intersection of chess and fashion. 

This event is free to attend but please RSVP in advance in order to provide accurate numbers for food/beverages. 

March 2, 2018
5-6:30 pm 

World Chess Hall of Fame 
4652 Maryland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108 

FREE for CWEA members and non-members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

 

Welcome to the CWEA 
The mission of The Saint Louis Woman's  Club is the promotion of literature, science and art, and the study thereof, as well as the general intellectual culture, in a cordial atmosphere with friends and family.
The Saint Louis Woman's  Club was created to provide hospitality to the wives of the heads of state and royalty visiting St. Louis during the 1904 World's Fair. In 1912, The Saint Louis Woman's  Club moved to its present location, 4600 Lindell Boulevard.

Now in its second century, The Club serves its members as a classroom, dining room, meeting place, theater, ballroom and center of social activity. Besides serving its members, The Saint Louis Woman’s Club is also available for outside events. The Club retains the graciousness of that earlier age, with an updated traditional décor that appeals to modern tastes as well. The Club has several areas that are perfect for parties, luncheons, dinners and meetings. Please contact the General Manager for more information on hosting your event at The Saint Louis Woman’s Club.

Visit The Saint Louis Woman's Club website.
Welcome and welcome back to new and renewing members! 
Susan Cobb
Eric Kyser 
Joan Boaz
Tedi Macias 
Kelly & Jack Waters  
The CWEA is a 501(c)3 that helps bring the neighborhood together with events like the CWE Home & Garden Tour, the Annual Gala, monthly First Friday Happy Hours that celebrate new businesses, and many more events that help promote growth and prosperity in the CWE. Join as a business, resident or both today!
 
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GET COZY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

SNUGGLE UP IN THE CWE
Stay cozy this winter season while you support the neighborhood and 
the CWEA. 

Unisex sizes - Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL available while supplies last 
Contact jess@thecwe.org or 314-884-1440 to purchase. 
$40 each. Proceeds benefit the CWEA & its programs and events. 

THE LATEST CWEA NEWS

Events and deals around the neighborhood: 

The return of happy hour
Beginning February one join us for happy hour at the bar. We will be offering some delicious bites, wine and Specialty cocktails at prices you will equally enjoy. Wind down after work or enjoy a drink before dinner at Scape's bar Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Brunch just got better 
Our Sunday brunch is so popular that we are now offering it on Saturdays. Each brunch starts with are complimentary and delicious beignets. Visit our brunch page to learn more about the many delicious options we've added to our menu reservations open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Valentine's Day 
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Scape all week long.  Tuesday through Saturday we'll be offering our full dinner menu along with some specials that Chef Andrew is prepared to make your Valentine's Day a memorable one. 

More reasons to visit Scape in 2018 
We're trying out some new ideas with you in mind. Wine pairing dinners, champagne tasting, cooking classes with Chef Andrew, iron chef competitions, corporate trivia for charity and more. Our first event is a wine dinner pairing featuring Hess Winery on Wednesday February 21st. To reserve your space call Kelly at 314-361-7227

Private dining at Scape
Our private dining team will work with you to personalize your exclusive event whether you prefer private dinner at our Chef's Table or a formal plated dinner in our Fountain room, a cocktail reception in our wine room or the wedding of your dreams in our courtyard, you'll enjoy a great setting paired with our award-winning menu.  Visit our private dining page or call Michelle at 314-361-6944
 
www.scapestl.com
Treat your Valentine to an extraordinary experience of the senses!

An evening of hands-on creativity and adventure awaits you at The Candle Fusion Studio. Together, create your own romantic candlelight. Choose from 100+ fragrances to blend together at the candle bar. 

Couple package includes two custom 8 oz “pour your own” candles, two drinks (wine/beer), dessert and live music. Cost is $55. 

Celebrate on Saturday, February 10th and Wednesday, February 14th from 6-9 pm.

Reservations are recommended - please call 314.250.2272. It will be an evening to remember, we promise.

Valentine's Day Cards, Crafts, & Cocktails
Taught by: Emily Brown & Holly Roi
Saturday, February 10th
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
$25

Call 314-454-6868 to reserve your spot at any of our Bowood classes. 

February 7

Chocolate and Wine Pairing with KakaoDiscover how to taste and explore flavors in some hand-crafted, all-natural chocolates with a wonderfully paired red or white wine. Learn where the chocolate comes from, how it;s made, and what makes it so good (and good for you)!
Event at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP >

February 8

Vasarely Gallery Talk with Paul FirosJoin us for an evening with Paul Firos in our exhibition Victor Vasarely: Calculated Compositions as we discuss the life and legacy of the Op-Artist and the movement he created.
Event at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP >
 

February 21

Color and Form with Eugenia AlexanderBe inspired by our exhibition Victor Vasarely: Calculated Compositions, and join us for a creative workshop with local artist Eugenia Alexander as we explore forms of mixed media to create endless permutations of art!

Event at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP >

February 28

Please note that ticket prices have changed: $10 for members, $20 for non-members.
Monthly Music Series: Laura Cortese & The Dance CardsEnjoy an evening of rowdy, delicate, and cinematic folk music as this bold and talented group takes us on a journey to explore new territories of rhythm and sonics.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Event at 7 p.m.
RSVP >

March 1

Please note that ticket prices have changed: $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

Composer Spotlight Series: MozartEnjoy an evening of the symphonic, operatic, choral, and chamber music stylings of one of the most beloved and influential composers of all time.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Event at 7 p.m.
RSVP >
Sunday, February 11, 4:00 p.m.

Courtney Loveless 
Jazz Concert

Courtney Loveless and her trio present 
a varied afternoon concert of jazz.

FREE and open to the public.
 
Childcare available with reservation to the church office by February 7.
 
Second Presbyterian Church
4501 Westminster Place (in the Central West End)
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

314-367-0367                                      www.secondchurch.net 
Upcoming Cathedral Concerts:

Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:00pm
Seraphic Fire
“One of the most inventive and adventurous classical music ensembles in the country” - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:00pm
Tenebrae
Path of Miracles

Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:00pm
The Ambassadors of Harmony

www.cathedralconcerts.org
Fighting for the Double V: African Americans in World War II and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Schlafly Location

Speaker Dr. Trevin J Jones will focus on the civil rights movement around the time of World War II, the Double V campaign, and the role of African American soldiers. Light refreshments will be served

Dr. Jones is an English Professor at St. Louis Community College, where he teaches English composition and literature. His doctoral research and ongoing interests are in African American male slave narratives and modern day prison narratives. He specifically examines the intersections of identity, masculinity, and spirituality, and how the institution of slavery closely mirrors mass incarceration.

STL author Amy Sklansky hosts special Valentine's themed celebrity storytime


St. Louis, MO - Left Bank Books presents a special Valentine's Celebrity Storytime with St. Louis author Amy Sklansky, who will read from her new children's books Sweet Hearts (Cartwheel Books, November 2017) and My Rainbow Surprise (Cartwheel Books, January 2018), lead a Valentine's craft, and share frosted sugar cookies on Saturday, February 10, 10:30am at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). 

Mizzou professor & "poet on the rise" Gabriel Fried reads from newest collection


St. Louis, MO - Left Bank Books presents University of Missouri professor and poet Gabriel Fried, who will read from and sign his new collection, The Children Are Reading (Four Way Books, September 2017), on Tuesday, February 20, 7pm at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Children Are Reading from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 

Tickets now on sale for event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz


St. Louis, MO - Left Bank Books welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, who will sign and discuss his new children's book, Islandborn (Dial Books, March 2018), on Friday, April 6, 7pm at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Road).
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We have a limited supply of 4 for $50 prepaid haircut cards, a 20% savings off of the regular price.  These cards make SUPER gifts and they can be used at any of the 2,400 Supercuts across the country. We’re hoping you’ll use them at our 4161 Lindell Blvd in the CWE.  We have a limited quantity so stop by and pick one up today!
 
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Resources:
The CWE Business Community Improvement District (NCID) exists to enhance the District and the businesses it represents through a combination of physical improvements and promotional activities. Euclid South Community Improvement District does the same from Lindell south. The CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative was created in 2007 to serve the community with a comprehensive plan for security in the Central West End.

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