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CWE Weekly:  Central West End News & Events
April 10, 2017
Introducing new CWEA Business Member Carly Cooper
and Kinetic Counseling 

 Kinetic Counseling 
Movement Through Emotions

Providing individual therapycouples counseling and family therapy, Kinetic Counseling embraces each individual's ​strengths, aspirations, interests, life learning and personal beliefs. With the primary objective of helping the client gain forward momentum, some of the therapeutic tools employed include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Stress Reduction techniques, Mindfulness strategies, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions. 

About Carly

Carly Cooper is a graduate of Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Carly has extensive experience in the field of social work. Her counseling services reflect a comprehensive appreciation of the complexity of people’s lives and choices. Throughout her career, Carly has also been involved in the areas of cultural competency, multi-dimensional client advocacy, addiction, and rape and domestic violence counseling. This has included direct work with clients, organizational consulting, staff training and seminars. 

A mother of two, Carly volunteers regularly in the St. Louis community, and holds an adjunct teaching position at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Join us in welcoming Carly and Kinetic Counseling to the CWEA!

Join us for the May FIRST FRIDAY at Citizen Park
Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00pm 6:30pm

Join us May 5th for the Central West End's May FIRST FRIDAY event! Members and guests are invited as Citizen Park is welcomed to the neighborhood.

Citizen Park is a 12-story luxury apartment building that was designed with the Central West End's character in mind. Here you experience specifically selected finishes and amenities designed to capture the essence of the Central West End, while bringing a modern element to your everyday life with an abundance of natural lighting and clean, architectural lines."

$5 for non-members 
$0 for members 
 

Citizen Park
4643 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

RSVP

THE LATEST CWEA NEWS
2017 CWE Home & Garden Tour Tickets on Sale now!
photo by Greg Stroube
Buy Now
Back by popular demand

the Central West End House Tour

The premier historic home tour in the region returns with the Mansions of Fullerton's Westminster Place! Experience the opulence of these magnificent private homes and celebrate the street's 125th anniversary. The tour includes the childhood home of poet TS Elliot as well as other rarely seen residences. Spend a lovely day in the Central West End exploring this elegant, tree lined private street.
 
The Tour requires months of planning and hundreds of volunteers to make our biggest fundraiser of the year a success. If you're interested in being a Tour volunteer, please email Central West End Association Volunteer Coordinators at jess@thecwe.org.

 
SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD & GET GREAT DEALS - JOIN CWEA

The current level of growth and development throughout the Central West End is attracting new residents, businesses, and entrepreneurial energy to our neighborhood. This is an exciting time to live in the CWE. It's also more essential than ever that we have a strong, effective neighborhood association to help us understand and manage the impacts of this growth. 

The Central West End Association was created in 1958 by residents who believed when neighbors join forces on matters of shared importance, the neighborhood becomes a better place to live, work and visit. For nearly fifty years, the CWEA has been a grassroots volunteer organization that provides residents and local businesses with resources to keep our neighborhood strong, beautiful, safe, and prosperous. 

Please join your neighbors in supporting our community by becoming a member today!

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Events and deals around the neighborhood: 

Composer Spotlight Series:
Johannes Brahms

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | $10* | Doors Open 6:30 p.m.  | Concert 7-8 p.m.

World Chess Hall of Fame, 3rd floor

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame as we present the music of German composer Johannes Brahms. Brahms is one of the most beloved composers of the Romantic era. A virtuoso pianist in his own right, his chamber music featuring the instrument is regarded as the finest of the genre. Featuring members of the St. Louis Symphony, this program explores Brahms’s music for violin, cello and piano, including his gorgeous Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87.

Performers: Xiaoxiao Qiang, violin; Yin Xiong, cello; Alla Voskoboynikova, piano

Reservations are required.
*$5 tickets available for members, seniors, and military.
Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org, or click here to purchase tickets

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the Saint Louis Public Library.

 

 
 

Artists Talk:
Martin Brief, Bruce Burton, and Michael Drummond

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Reception 6:00 p.m. | Event 6:30 p.m.
World Chess Hall of Fame, 3rd floor

Join us for the first in a series of talks with artists from The Imagery of Chess: Saint Louis Artists. Martin Brief, Bruce Burton, and Michael Drummond will discuss their contributions to the exhibition, demonstrate an artistic or conceptual process, and provide an insider’s look at their piece before it all came together. Some topics include: modernism, suiseki, disrupting the balance, knitting, the Queen, and collaboration and opposition. After hearing from the three artists, the audience is invited to ask questions, explore connections, draw conclusions, and imagine possible collaborations among the three artists.

Free Admission.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are provided.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, please email: events@worldchesshof.org

 

 

Monthly Music Series

Sidney Street Shakers

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | $10* | Doors Open 6:30 p.m. | Concert 7-8 p.m.

World Chess Hall of Fame, 3rd floor

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame as we welcome the Sidney Street Shakers!

Saint Louis’ Sidney Street Shakers bring the jazz age to life. Masterful clarinet arpeggios, soulful cornet melodies, wild trombone slides, articulate guitar solos, exquisite piano strides, and powerhouse bass saxophone lines come together in spectacular, harmonious cacophony. The band celebrates Saint Louis’ rich musical heritage by playing originals works by Saint Louis composers, as well as original tunes and old favorites. The listener need not be a jazz aficionado to appreciate what the Sidney Street Shakers have to bring to the table, though. It’s just fun, good-time dance music that swings!

Reservations are required.
*$5 tickets available for members, seniors, and military.
Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org, or click here to purchase tickets.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the Saint Louis Public Library.

Tuesdays - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Step Fitness - Beginner 
and from 7:00 - 8:00
Step Fitness Advance

Wednesdays - 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime

Thursdays - 10:15 - 10:30 AM
Baby Bookworms

Thursdays - 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Toddle Time

Thursdays - 5:00 - 6:00 PM
ESL Conversation Practice

 

 
For a full list of Schlafly Branch events, visit the St. Louis Public Library events page. 
St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

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Friday, April 21 at 8:00pm
Organ & Brass Spectacular
featuring organist Andrew Peters from Second Presbyterian Church & the French Horn section from the St. Louis Symphony
The Cathedral Basilica will ring with the triumphant sound of the horns and the Great Cathedral Organ. There may even be a few Alpine Horns thrown in for good measure!
http://www.cathedralconcerts.org/events/organ-and-brass-spectacular/

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Sunday April 30, 6:00p 
Annual Gala 
Four Seasons Hotel 

Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts, a nonprofit that brings world-class musical artists from around the world to St. Louis, is pleased to announce its annual Gala on Sunday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis.
 
This annual event supports Cathedral Concerts’ mission of presenting affordable live concerts in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis featuring world-class musicians and the finest repertoire of sacred and classical music for the cultural enrichment, education and enjoyment of the region. Attendees of the event will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a brief oral auction, an elegant dinner prepared by the Four Seasons chefs and a special live performance by world-renowned soprano, Christine Brewer. Accompanied by Brewer will be pianist, Gail Hintz.
 
VIP tickets are $275/person or $2,750/table of 10, and include your name in the program as a Patron, preferred seating and tax deduction waiver. Regular tickets are $175/person or $1,750/table of 10. To purchase tickets, visit cathedralconcerts.org or call 314-533-7662.
 
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About Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts
Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, actively promotes the arts in the community of St. Louis by presenting affordable, live concerts in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Featuring world-class musicians and the finest repertoire of sacred and classical music, Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts brings concert goers cultural enrichment, education and enjoyment. Experience “Great Music in a Great Space!” To view a schedule of upcoming concerts, purchase tickets or donate, please visit: cathedralconcerts.org.
 
 
 
Create Your Own Terrarium Workshop
Saturday, April 15th
10:00 – 11:30 A.M.
Taught by Elizabeth Barnes
$30
 
In this workshop you will create your own terrarium with our expert assistance. We will guide you through the soil layering process, help pick out beautiful plant combinations and suggest ways to personalize your terrarium. Price includes all soil layers plus three plants but does not include the glass container. Please bring your own glass container and any personal items such as stones or shells that you would like to include in your terrarium. If you would like to purchase your container from Bowood please do so at least one day prior to the workshop. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. 


Yoga in The Studio
Every Wednesday (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)
9:15 – 10:15 A.M.
Taught by Julie Lazaroff
$15

Start your day off with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class with instructor Julie Lazaroff. Julie has been teaching yoga in Saint Louis for many years. Her classes are dynamic, incorporating asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathwork) from the Tantra, Vinyasa and Iyengar traditions. This class is open to students of all levels. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Reserve your spot ahead of time or arrive 15 minutes prior to class to register. 
 
Dahlias 101
Wednesday, April 12th
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Taught by Christine O’Brien
$10
In this class you will learn how to grow and care for these cut flower garden standouts. Christine O’Brien, head grower at our Clarksville farm and cultivator of her own personal cut flower garden, will discuss the many different varieties of Dahlias and share her tips for growing them in our area. 
 
Create Your Own Terrarium Workshop
Saturday, April 15th
10:00 – 11:30 A.M.
$30
In this workshop you will create your own terrarium with our expert assistance. We will guide you through the soil layering process, help pick out beautiful plant combinations and suggest ways to personalize your terrarium. Price includes all soil layers plus three plants but does not include the glass container and any personal items such as stones or shells that you would like to include in your terrarium. If you would like to purchase your container from Bowood please do so at least one day prior to the workshop. Workshop is limited to 10 people.
 
Floral Monogram Workshop
Friday, April 28th or
Saturday, April 29th
10:00 – 11:30 A.M. 
Taught by Emily Brown
$30
Create a personalized monogram in this workshop led by artist Emily Brown. Emily will show you how to draw a single letter monogram framed in a floral wreath. After inking your design you will color your drawing using watercolor paints. Participants will leave with their own personalized art piece to frame and hang at home or give as a gift. This workshop is geared towards beginners and is limited to 12 people.
 
Mother’s Day Embroidery Workshop
Saturday, April 29th
1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Taught by Kristen Gula of Gulush Threads
$40
This year give your Mom a special handmade gift, an embroidery piece stitched by you! Kristen Gula of Gulush Threads has created a custom embroidery kit for this workshop. With Kristen’s guidance, you will learn the key embroidery stitches needed for this project. This workshop is designed for any skill level and is limited to 10 people.
 
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We are so incredibly lucky to have this independent retailer in our neighborhood. Located at 339 N. Euclid, Left Bank offers events for author book signings, appreciation receptions and readings for children. As amazing are the amenities, the best part of the Left Bank Books experience is the friendly staff. 

Left Bank Books presents author and sociologist Thomas Shapiro

who will sign and discuss his new book, Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, & Threatens Our Future (Basic Books, March 2017), on Tuesday, April 11, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Toxic Inequality from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 

 

Wash U professor & Pushcart winner McPherson talks new essays collection


St. Louis, MO - Left Bank Books presents author and Washington University professor Edward McPherson, who will sign and discuss his new essay collection, The History of the Future (Coffee House Press, May 2017), on Monday, May 1, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The History of the Future from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 

Left Bank Books presents international bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World Jane Hamilton,

who will sign and discuss her most recent novel, The Excellent Lombards (Grand Central Publishing, April 2017), on Thursday, April 13, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Excellent Lombards from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 
 

Famed Missouri author of Blue Highways discusses "entrancing" debut novel


St. Louis, MO - Left Bank Books presents author William Least Heat-Moon, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night (Three Rooms Press, April 2017), on Thursday, April 20, 7pm, at the St. Louis Pubic Library – Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Celestial Mechanics from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 
 

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY LASSOES TWO ART STARS FOR ITS CURRENT EXHIBITION: VALERIE JAUDON AND CHUCK WEBSTER


Who: The Philip Slein Gallery
 
Phone: 314.361.2617
 
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
 
Exhibition runs through MAY 20, 1017
 
Where: 4735 McPherson Ave. [Central West End]
 
Cost: Free and open to the public


 
 
Atrium Gallery announces an upcoming mid-winter exhibition, "Abstraction." Opening Friday, February 17th, this show presents work celebrating the power and aesthetic appeal of non-objective works. Featured artist include: 

Willem de Looper, Michael Marhsall, Annette Morriss, Fredrick Nelson, Kirk Pedersen, John Schwartzkopf

The exhibition opens with a reception Friday, February 17th 6-8 p.m. and will continue through April 25th. 

Carolyn Miles
Owner/Director

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5 
Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave.

Bach Society Young Artists

Sunday, April 30, 4:00 pm

The Bach Society of St. Louis Young Artists for 2016-2017 will be joined by pianist Sandra Geary. This concert is presented jointly with the Bach Society of St. Louis and is part of the St. Louis Bach Festival.

Childcare available with reservation to the church office by April 25.
 
Second Presbyterian Church
4501 Westminster Place (in the Central West End)
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

314-367-0367                                      www.secondchurch.net

Join the BDASL and the Dancing Bunnies
Saturday April 15, 2017, 8-10:30p
Easter Parade Dance Event

Let's Quickstep to Peter Cottontail 
Join and Conga Line for "Bunny Hop" 
Foxtrot Down a Waterfall to "Easter Parade" 

$12 per person includes refreshments

Location: At the Magnificent Mahler Ballroom 4915 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

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.

For a fresh perspective on living in the Central West End, visit Nicki's Central West End Guide
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