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Annual Awards Nomination
08/27/19 - 11/15/19
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Economic Outlook Breakfast
10/24/19
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November Membership Luncheon
11/14/19
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Trivia Night - Presented by J & J Construction & Remodeling
11/23/19
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Key to the 123
12/04/19
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December Membership Luncheon
12/12/19
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New Resident Mailing
01/15/20
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Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala
02/01/20
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Events in the month of August 2019
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08/01/19
Throw Back Thursday: Free Children's History Programs

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will offer free hands-on history programs for children and their families on Thursday mornings in the summer. Programs will be offered May 30– August 8 from 10 – 11:30 am. Children will be engaged in a variety of activities related to the people who lived at White Haven in the 19th century or to the National Park Service. Program topics will vary each week. Activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up, but younger siblings will certainly find something fun to do as well. Reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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08/01/19
Board of Directors Meeting

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08/02/19
Mens Senior Softball

55 and over
No registration...no fees...just show up & play!
All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
April through October

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08/05/19
Mens Senior Softball

55 and over
No registration...no fees...just show up & play!
All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
April through October

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08/06/19
Ambassador Committee Meeting

ambassador (am-bas-uh-der, -dawr)
a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity
Ambassadors are official representatives of the Affton Chamber that serve as volunteers on the “front-line” of our meetings & events. Help educate prospective members & guests, welcome new members, and facilitate networking. Committee attends Affton Chamber events (meetings, ribbon cuttings, social hours, etc.) and facilitates Key to the 123 Seminar.

If you are interested in finding out more information about becoming an Ambassador, please contact Mandy.

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08/06/19
Business After Hours Networking-Fran Ann Engraving

Fran Ann Engraving is hosting a multiple Chamber “After Hours Networking” on Tuesday August 6th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM!  Join Rich and Debbie and Chamber members from Affton, Crestwood-Sunset Hills, Webster, Shrewsbury and Rock Hill Chambers of Commerce to make new connections and build relationships as you enjoy appetizers and drinks courtesy of Fran Ann Engraving!
 

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08/07/19
Mens Senior Softball

55 and over
No registration...no fees...just show up & play!
All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
April through October

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08/08/19
Throw Back Thursday: Free Children's History Programs

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will offer free hands-on history programs for children and their families on Thursday mornings in the summer. Programs will be offered May 30– August 8 from 10 – 11:30 am. Children will be engaged in a variety of activities related to the people who lived at White Haven in the 19th century or to the National Park Service. Program topics will vary each week. Activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up, but younger siblings will certainly find something fun to do as well. Reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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08/08/19
August Membership Luncheon

$15 Members | $20 Non-Members
Please register by August 2.

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08/10/19
Free Yoga at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Join Yoga Buzz and unroll your mat at the park! We’ll enjoy a 1 hour, all levels class on the shady lawn. After class, breathe in some history – enjoy self-guided tour of the home and property surrounding it. Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Dress for the summer weather and don’t forget sunscreen and a water bottle. In case of rain, the class will be cancelled. Registration and more information at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-yoga-at-ulysses-s-grant-national-historic-site-tickets-63120971525


 

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08/10/19
Following Ulysses S. Grant Through Our National Park System by David Kroese


David Kroese celebrated the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016 by visiting as many of the parks as possible. By 2017 he had visited all 417. As a result of his travels he wrote The Centennial: A Journey through America’s National Park System. It is the first narrative ever published introducing all 400+ units in the park system, as well as our 30 national trails and over 50 NHAs and affiliated sites. In this talk David will focus on national parks with a connection to Ulysses S. Grant. Reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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08/10/19
Following Ulysses S. Grant Through Our National Park System by David Kroese


David Kroese celebrated the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016 by visiting as many of the parks as possible. By 2017 he had visited all 417. As a result of his travels he wrote The Centennial: A Journey through America’s National Park System. It is the first narrative ever published introducing all 400+ units in the park system, as well as our 30 national trails and over 50 NHAs and affiliated sites. In this talk David will focus on national parks with a connection to Ulysses S. Grant. Reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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08/15/19
Affton Days Parade Committee Meeting

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08/15/19
Concert in the Park - Soulard Blues Band

Concerts at the Park
A free concert is a great way to enjoy the summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for live music on select Thursday evenings. Concerts begin at 7 pm and last about one hour.

The Soulard Blues Band is consistently praised as the “Best Blues Band” in St. Louis. Art Dwyer formed the band in 1978 and for over 40 years they have been playing in neighborhoods across the city and county.
 

 

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08/17/19
Bike Through History

Every 3rd Saturday (April - September) you can join a National Park Service Ranger on a 4-mile round trip bike ride along Grant's Trail. The trip begins at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and along the way to Sappington House the park ranger will describe points of interest. The free bike trip includes a tour of the Sappington Home. Ride leaves at 10 am and lasts approximately two hours. All ages are welcomed but reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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08/18/19
Oakland House Tour

Tour the Historic Oakland House, built in 1853, led by a period dressed docent.  

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08/20/19
Ladies of Oakland Monthly Meeting

Ladies of Oakland August meeting.  Open to the public.

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08/20/19
Trivia Night Committee Meeting

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08/21/19
Mobile Mammogram

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is offering mammograms to women age 40 and over. Mammograms are available at no cost to women who qualify. Appointments are required and it is limited to 40 participants.

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08/21/19
Economic Development Committee Meeting

Members working closely with legislators & government officials to improve Affton.

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08/21/19
Open Luncheon

Have lunch at the beautiful Historic Oakland House, built in 1853.  Celebrate a birthday with friends or just come for the ambiance.  

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08/21/19
ACT Information Session

Want to earn a higher score on the A.C.T. test? Learn about all the resources the St. Louis County Library has that can help you achieve success.

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08/22/19
Ribbon Cutting at Total Access Urgent Care


Help us welcome the newest location of Total Access Urgent Care to Affton!

Please RSVP by August 19 to help your host plan. Lunch will be provided.

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08/24/19
Run Through History

Join a park ranger on a 90-minute, 3 mile relaxing run from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back. Runners will explore the history of Grantwood Village and the original site of Grant’s “Hardscrabble” cabin. Free reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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08/27/19
Golf Committee Meeting

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08/29/19
Lunch & Learn with a librarian


Learn how to market and grow your business with FREE resources from the St. Louis County Library. Discover market demand, find potential clients, create mailing lists, analyze competitors, access legal forms, explore grants, and more! Most of these digital resources can be accessed from the convenience of your office or home.

presented by Mel Lambert, Reference Librarian, St. Louis County Library

Registration strongly encouraged to help our presenter customize to your needs.
Bring lunch or attend without. Beverages will be provided. 

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08/29/19
Affton Days Parade Committee Meeting

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08/29/19
This Occasion is in Some Respects Remarkable

The Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. features a Missouri enslaved man named Archer Alexander as the face of enslavement. It was dedicated in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Dorris Keevan-Franke, a local historian, will lead a discussion about Alexander’s life and how he was chosen as the face of the monument. She will also discuss the ways this monument has been interpreted in popular culture and what we can learn from the monument today. Reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

 

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