April 29, 2019
Tonight is Yoga at the CWE Farm

Every time we step on our yoga mat we conscientiously, or not, emulate nature’s  rhythms and cycles. We ground ourselves, connect with our breath, sow seeds of intention, salute the sun, and nurture mind, body, and spirit. 

Join Katie Belisle-Iffrig at the Central West End Farm for a donation-based gentle yoga and stretching class. Katie’s yoga class draws attention to our connection to the natural world through the use of asanas (poses), breath work, mindfulness, gratitude, and intention setting. A portion of the proceeds go to CWE Farm to help feed the hungry in our community.

This hour-long class will be held on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm, weather permitting. Katie has a limited number of mats available. If you have your own mat, kindly bring it with you.

Monday Evenings:  April 29th - May 20th
5057 Waterman Blvd. 

Susan Herre 
CWEA members receive exclusive special offers from these businesses and more:
Cathedral Concerts 
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel & The Preston
Convent Gardens 
Forst Park Dental 
Gallery Apartments 
Provisions St. Louis
The Cafe at Techartista 
Q Boutique 

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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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Join the June 22 Delmar Maker Fair - Apply here - Interested in hosting a booth at the Delmar Maker Fair on June 22, 2019? Apply below! You do NOT need to be a MADE member to apply. This fair is an open-access opportunity for all St. Louis based makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs to show off their stuff. All fees to participate will be under $10, and you will be responsible for providing your own setup and materials, including tents. Please note that we may not have electricity available at the event.This fair is being built as we go. If you have a crazy idea that you can make into reality, submit it!
2019 House Tour Tickets are now for sale! 
Featuring the mansions of Kingsbury Place
CWEA member tickets are $20/ea (Online and at the door with proof of active membership.) 

Advance purchase non-member tickets are $20/ea now until May 15!
All non-member tickets purchased online after May 15 and at the door are $30/ea.  

Friday Night Kick-Off Party Tickets include food, open bar & entry to the Saturday, June 15 OR Sunday, June 16 Home & Garden Tour. $100 for CWEA members / $125 for non-members. 
Advertise in the upcoming 2019 CWE Home & Garden Tour program! Reach thousands of tour attendees in this handy keepsake full of information about these historic homes. Contact Tammy Brownfield at 314-359-0316 or
Gorgeously updated interiors and historical exteriors will be on display in some of the Central West End's finest homes. The CWE Home & Garden Tour takes place Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.  Friday night Kick-Off Party tickets also available. 
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The 2019 CWE Home and Garden Tour is sponsored by: 
Here are links to our generous sponsors' websites: 
AO&Co - coming soon! 
Bowood Farms 
Cagle Law Firm
Constructors 911
Definitive Construction Solutions 
Design STL
Kirkwood Home & Landscape and Julie's Garden Design 
Lacey Mitchell State Farm 
Link Auction Galleries  
Matt Stark - All State 
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Home Furnishings
O'Connor Property Services 
Paul and Amy Mittelstadt, Realtors - Coldwell Banker Gundaker 
Powers Insurance & Risk Management
Scott Credit Union 
Ted Wight Real Estate | Dielmann Sotheby's
Town & Style 
Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation
West End Word 
The next CWE Home & Garden tour will be held June 14 - 16, 2019. This event takes hundreds of volunteers to operate. Volunteers work a 3 hour shift on Saturday or Sunday 10a-1p or 1p-4pm.  Volunteers get a free ticket to visit homes when not working their shift on Saturday or Sunday.  To volunteer for June 2019, please contact the CWEA at Volunteers receive one free ticket to the event!
April 29 - May 5 - Celebrate Children's Book Week with Left Bank BooksChildren's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books are connected! The 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week will take place all year long with a dedicated week of celebrations April 29th - May 5th, and another week this fall, November 4th - 10th!
Tuesday, April 30 - Left Bank Books presents food writer and St. Louis native Elizabeth Minchilli, who will sign and discuss her new cookbook, The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friends (Rizzoli, March 2019), on Tuesday, April 30, 7pm at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Italian Table from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at this event. 

Wednesday, May 1 - Bowood Farms - Hydrangeas 101 - 11a-12p. Taught by Kathie Hoyer. Hydrangea’s big bold blooms bring a bright cheeriness to any space, whether on the patio or in your landscape. Kathie Hoyer will teach you all you need to know to properly care for your hydrangea bushes or vines. Discover which varieties prefer shade or sun and learn how and when to properly prune your prized plant. Learn about ideal soil and water conditions, fertilization, and planting practices. With Kathie’s guidance, anyone can have success with these summertime staples. $10 

Wednesday, May 1 - Left Bank Books presents a special Children's Book Week event with local Young Adult authors Antony John and Cole Gibsen, who will host a panel discussion on writing and getting published for teens and adults interested in writing for them on Wednesday, May 1, 7pm at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public. John and Gibsen will sign copies of their books following the panel discussion. 
Thursday, May 2 -  World Chess Hall of Fame: - OPENING RECEPTION I  5:30-7:30 PM - M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations examines the mind-bending, mathematical, and metamorphic works of world-famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. The exhibit features an extensive collection of drawings, mezzotints, lithographs, and woodcuts, which blend and blur constructs inspired by impossible worlds, the intricacies of nature, and the infinity of chess. Please RSVP here or at - on view May 2 - Sept 22
Friday, May 3Evangeline's Bistro & Music House:  Evangeline's & Tom Petty Nation Present:  Jon Paul Scott.  Author of "Tom Petty & Me" - An Inside Look at the Life of Iconic & Legendary Tom Petty.
Credited for launching the 40 year success of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers & Friend of Tom Petty for 40 years. Personal Band Stories, Open Floor Q&A, Meet & Greet.  Book Signing. Exclusive After Party.
Live Music by: Tom Petty Tribute band 'Graham Pagano & Hookie'
Doors: 5pm.  Show: 7pm.  $10 at the door.  Reservations 314-367-3644
Friday, May 3 - World Chess Hall of Fame Composer Series: Mizzou New Music EnsembleJoin us for a special performance by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble of The Influences Symphony, made up of works by four MU student composers that interpret, engage with, and extend Missouri’s rich musical history with decidedly contemporary ears. Doors 6:30 p.m. | Concert 7:00 p.m.. RSVP.
Friday, May 3 - Techartista’s 5 year anniversary party -  7-11p - Celebrate 5 years of business with us--the TechArtista way!
+ 4 Hands beers
+ Killer tunes
+ Delicious snacks
+ Attendance prizes
+ Rooftop and patio vibes 
+ Meet likeminded creatives and entrepreneurs 
+ More, TBA
Plus, see the reveal of our newly painted pyramid murals by Edo Rosenblith. 
Saturday, May 4 - Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis illustrator Daniel Wiseman for a special Children's Book Week Celebrity Storytime reading of his new books, Baby Astronaut (HarperFestival, May 2019) and Baby Oceanographer (HarperFestival, April 2019), on Saturday, May 4, 10:30am at Left Ban Books (399 N. Euclid).

Saturday, May 4 - Bowood Farms - An Introduction to Sashiko Embroidery - 10a-1pm. Taught by Casey York of Casey York Design.  Sashiko embroidery originated in Japanese textile arts, in which decorative straight stitch patterns were used to mend and reinforce homespun fabrics. Despite its traditional roots, the abstract motifs typical of this meditative hand-stitching technique lend themselves perfectly to modern design. In this workshop, Casey will introduce sashiko materials and the basic stitch as you begin to embellish the pre-printed fabric square. All materials and supplies are provided, and you’ll go home with your project, sashiko needle and thread. Since this is a longer workshop, Café Osage will provide baked goods for a snack. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. $45 

Saturday, May 4 - Bowood FarmsKokedama - 2-3pm. Taught by Anne Berman. Create beautiful Japanese-style moss plantings called Kokedamas. This distinctive planting style is comprised of a plant surrounded by a soil mixture, wrapped in lush green moss and then secured with twine. In this workshop, you will create three fern Kokedamas, perfect for hanging in a window or displaying on a table in a dish or tray. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. $40

Saturday, May 4 - Rosé Day STL -  Rosé Day is a Rosé wine get together in the Central West End to celebrate our favorite wine that rhymes with "all day".  It all begins at Maryland Plaza where each ticketed person gets a Rosé Day walkable wine glass and map to each of the 10 tasting spaces. There and along the way you'll be entertained by local musicians, street artists, games and fantastic photo opps. Want to Rosé and relax/shop/eat? Local CWE businesses and restaurants will be offering special sidewalk deals along the path.  Bring your friends and help support our amazing women's focused nonprofits!
No matter what way you and your friends like to Rosé, don't miss your opportunity to join us for the second annual Rosé Day.

Tuesday, May 7 - Bowood FarmsMarbled Paper Workshop - 10a - 12:30p - Taught by Megan Singleton. Artist Megan Singleton will lead an exciting workshop exploring the art of paper marbling. Megan will teach participants about the different materials and techniques used to marble paper, and how to create varying designs. Experiment with a range of different colors and tools to create mesmerizing swirled and speckled prints. Complete a collection of prints to take home.  Workshop is limited to 12 people. $45

(Every Wednesday) May 8 - May 29 - Bowood FarmsWatercolor in the Garden - 10a - 12p - Taught by Amy Woods. Spend your Wednesday mornings among the flowers at Bowood sketching and painting beautiful blooms. Each week, Amy Woods will lead this watercolor workshop using our annuals and perennials as inspiration to create loose and unique paintings. Get to know your palette and explore what makes painting with watercolor enjoyable. By the end of the 4 week series you will have a journal filled with your colorful paintings. This class is open to all levels of experience. A supply kit of paint, palette, paintbrush and journal is included. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. $190

May 9–19 - 2019 Tenneesee Williams Festival - The Night of the Iguana @ The Grandel Theater.  The steamy and startling Iguana is one of the most richly textured and dramatically satisfying plays written by Williams. At its center is Shannon, a pastor who has lost his flock, has lost his religion, and has—at the very least— misplaced his sanity and sense of decency.  
May 10–11 2019 Tenneesee Williams Festival  - Dear Mr. Williams  @ The Curtain Call Lounge.  The tumultuous -- and sometimes treacherous -- journey from adolescence to adulthood is one we all must take, but it's oh so much more fascinating and fun with Tennessee Williams as your guide.
May 11–19 2019 Tenneesee Williams Festival  - A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur @ The Grand Hall at The Grandel.  Four eccentric and unforgettable women fry chicken, plan a picnic to Creve Coeur Lake, and cope with loneliness and lost dreams in an efficiency apartment on Enright Avenue in the Central West End circa the mid-1930s. Williams gives us more laughs than usual, but no less poetry or poignancy.
Saturday, May 112019 Tenneesee Williams Festival  - Discussion Panels: Conversations with Tennessee @ The Dark Room.  Curated by Thomas Mitchell. Three panels address aspects of the author’s life and work. Each will begin with a brief performance of material from Tennessee Williams’s letters, journals, or other writing, followed by a discussion between artists and scholars.

9:00AM - Progressive Politics in Tennessee Williams’ St. Louis
10:00AM - Tennessee in Mexico: The Playwright as Tourist
11:00AM - Why Tennessee? Why Now
3:00PM - An Open Discussion on Respect and Representation
Sunday, May 12 - 2019 Tenneesee Williams Festival - Tennessee Williams Tribute @ The Dark Room.  Hosted by Ken Page. Scenes, songs, and poetry as interpreted by artists of the festival.

Friday, May 10 or Saturday, May 11 -  Bowood Farms - Shibori - 10a – 12p - Taught by Anne Berman.  Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting, binding or bunching cloth and dyeing it with indigo.  Each student will receive two yards of fabric to dye- that can be made into napkins, a table runner, tea towels or a pillow cover … the possibilities are endless! You will be able to allow your creativity to flow and produce a one of a kind product. This workshop involves the use of indigo dye and is held outside, please dress accordingly in old clothing that may be stained. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. $45

Saturday, May 11 - Bowood Farms Modern Calligraphy - 1-4p, Taught by Katherine Yabes.  Learn the art of calligraphy with a modern twist! Professional Calligrapher, Katherine Yabes, of Handwritten by Katherine will expertly guide you through an introduction to calligraphy. Learn all the basic lettering techniques, get comfortable using a pointed pen and ink, and practice joining letters and forming words and phrases. Take home the pen, nib, ink, and worksheets to continue your practice at home. Since this is a longer workshop, Café Osage will provide baked goods for a snack. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. $65

Monday, May 13Left Bank Books welcomes author and St. Louis native Michael Don, who will sign and discuss his new short story collection, Partners and Strangers(Carnegie Mellon University Press, March 2019), on Monday, May 13, 7pm at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Partners and Strangers from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Wednesday, May 15 - World Chess Hall of Fame WCHOF Book Group: Escher on EscherExplore the mind of world-renowned Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher in a group discussion about his book, Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite. The book is an insightful look into Escher’s inspiration and process, which includes a collection of previously-unreleased lectures and articles.  Event from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. RSVP>
Thursday, May 16 - Left Bank Books - The Left Bank Books Signature Series, HEC-TV, and St. Louis Public Radio present award-winning author George Packer, who will sign and discuss his new book, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century (Knopf, May 2019), on Thursday, May 16, 7pm at the St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Our Manfrom Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 

Friday, May 17  or Saturday, May 18 - Bowood Farms - Block Printing - 1-3p. In this workshop, you will create your own hand carved blocks to print custom designs and patterns. You’ll have free use of our specialized tools and inks, so that you can experiment on both paper and cotton muslin. Everyone will leave with several prints and your carved rubber blocks to continue printing at home! Workshop is limited to 10 participants. $45

Saturday, May 18 Bowood Farms - Spring Wreath Watercoloring - 10a - 12p - Taught by Amy Woods.  Artist and gardener, Amy Woods will lead this watercolor workshop using cheerful summer flowers for inspiration. You will learn to work from the actual subject, rather than photos, to create loose and unique paintings. Get to know your palette and explore what makes painting with watercolor unique. This class is open to all levels of experience. You will go home with your own palette and paintbrush to continue painting at home. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. $60

Sunday, May 19 - 2019 Tenneesee Williams Festival  - Tennessee Williams Bus Tour Departs from The Grandel Theater, 10a  - 12p.  Tour Guides: Brian Welch & Dan McGuire.

Retrace the roots of Tennesse Williams’ formative years. From attending high school at Soldan and University City High, to studying at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Washington University, to working downtown and exploring the city’s rich cultural institutions - Tennessee Williams’ classic works were influenced by his coming of age in St. Louis. Hosted with immense wit and charm by Williams enthusiasts, Brian Welch and Dan McGuire.

Friday, May 24 or Saturday, May 25 - Bowood Farms - Cyanotype - 10a - 11a, Cyanotype, or “sun printing” is a photographic printing process that produces a stunning cyan-blue print through sun exposure. Learn how to mix the chemicals, coat materials with photosensitive emulsion, and create one-of-a-kind contact prints utilizing the sun. Participants will make and take home several Cyanotype prints on paper. This workshop involves the use of chemicals, please dress accordingly in old clothing and shoes that may be stained. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. $30 

Friday - Sunday June, 14-16 - CWE Home and Garden Tour - Featuring the Mansions of Kingsbury Place. Tours are self guided. Come walk through some of the mansions of Kingsbury Place, including the Southern Comfort home. Updated interiors and historic exteriors line a treelined boulevard within a historic, walkable neighborhood. No Parking on Kingsbury Place during the tour. Parking lot with shuttles provided. 

$20/ticket for CWEA members. $20 advanced non-members tickets available until May 15. $30 non-member tickets after May 15 and at the door. Friday Night Kick-Off party tickets also available. 

Saturday, May 25 - Bowood Farms - Iris Barn Floral Arranging - 12 - 2pTaught by Larysa Bernhardt of Iris Barn. Immerse yourself in the dramatic, floral world of Larysa Bernhardt of Iris Barn. Larysa grows and forages flowers on her small scale farm to create romantic arrangements with layers of colors and textures. Through this hands-on class you will learn how to create your own beautiful centerpiece with tips from Larysa. The stunning arrangement you create, along with the vessel and flower frog, are yours to take home. Everyone from a flower-loving novice to an experienced designer will walk away inspired with new skills. Workshop is limited to 12 people. $75

Sunday, June 23 - Sustainable Backyard Tour - don’t miss this year’s Sustainable Backyard Tour—Sunday, June 23, 2019. The first tour in 2011 featured 30 private residential yards throughout the city and county that showcased a variety of elements, from organic vegetable gardening to goat keeping! In 2012, with the help of volunteers, the tour expanded to include 54 stops and some 1300 registered guests.Response to that simple open-yard Sunday was overwhelming. CWEA Business member Beyond the Flower Pot  will be featured in this year's Sustainable Backyard Tour!
October 19 - 26 - Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis - Dance Cruise Aboard the MSC Seaside - Includes seven nights on a Western Caribbean Cruise complete with drink package, round-trip airfare from St. Louis to Fort Lauderdale, round-trip transfers from the airport to the cruise dock, daily dance lessons (beginning and advanced. Dancing is optional. $100 deposit due June 15.  Balance due July 15. Cost per person: Double balcony state room: $1700, Single balcony state room: $2300. Contact Fred Hale at Best Travel 314.361.7502 or 
Some special offers are for CWEA members only.  See more special offers for CWEA members only on our website
Cathedral Concert Series  - For CWEA members only. The code “CWEA” can be entered at checkout and a 20% discount will be applied to the total order. This is good for any concert(s) and any number of tickets. 
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel is offering 10% off to all CWEA members at the Preston (7 days a week). Valid with an active CWEA membership card (printed or on a smartphone). 
Forest Park Dental - CWEA members will receive free custom take-home whitening kits with their comprehensive new patient exams with their active CWEA membership card.
Kaldi's Coffee - There's one more week of getting your winter favorites at Kaldi's cafes! Next week they are launching their spring menu, so grab your faves - like the spiced mocha - before spring treats arrive!
Steel WheelsUnlimited 3-Month Summer Membership now ON SALE! Commit to a summer of fitness! Nothing can keep you from staying in shape this summer when classes are only 45 minutes in an air-conditioned room unaffected by weather! Unlimited rides each month for only $99 for three months is a deal you can't beat. Deal starts May 1
Supercuts - Click here to download the CWEA members only coupon.
Techartista - CWEA members enjoy 10% off at the Cafe, located at 4818 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63018.  Offer good with an active CWEA membership card Monday - Friday.  TA Members: Refer a friend to the space and get a $100 credit to your account when they sign up.  •  TechArtista will celebrate their 5 year anniversary May of 2019. The redesigned pyramids will be revealed at TechArtista’s 5 Year Anniversary Party on May 10. Find out more here
World Chess Hall of Fame - Q Boutique would like to offer 20% off regular price merchandise with a current CWEA membership. 
All businesses promoted in this email blast are paid CWEA members. To find out how to become a business or residential member please click here
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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