This Week in the CWE: October 4-11

Join your friends and neighbors at these CWE events!


World Chess Hall of Fame: The Elephant And The Bishop

The Elephant And The Bishop: How Arabs Used A Persian Game From India To Make Europe Modern
October 8 at 6:30 PM

"Internationally-acclaimed scholar Torbjörn Wandel, professor of history at Truman State University, traces the history of chess from its ancient origins in seventh-century India, down the Silk Road to Persia, and across the Islamic world to Moorish Spain and Medieval Europe, illustrating new patterns of early globalization and a fresh perspective on the advent of modernity."

Free and Open to the Public. For more information, click here

World Chess Hall of Fame Events

Toddler Tuesday: Shapes And Colors
October 6th at 9AM 

"Foster early understanding of the basic elements of shape and color.

$5 per adult/child pair. Free for WCHOF members. One adult per child required. Limit of 15 adult/child pairs per session. Advance registration is strongly recommended."


Family Day: Sculpt N’ Play

Tournament: October 10

Sessions begin at 11am and 1pm and last approximately one hour

"Use Model Magic to create a chess piece inspired by the pieces on view in the gallery. Attend several workshops and you might make a full chess set!  Our goal is to create a chess set and board, and organize a tournament.

To RSVP and for more info, email"

2015 Free Flu Shot Clinic 

"The single best way for families to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is offering free flu shots to those in our community who would otherwise not have access to one.

All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. 

Free seasonal flu shots are available at the following locations (see link below) for those ages 6-months and older, unless otherwise noted. No pre-registration is required. All doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

The Barnes-Jewish Hospital free flu shot clinics are made possible by funding from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

For more information, call 314-TOP-DOCS or toll-free 866-867-3627."

For more information about flu shot locations, click here

Fundraiser at West End Grill & Pub to finance Gaslight Square District Security Initiative

October 7th from 6:00-9:00PM, 354 N. Boyle, (314) 531-4607

This fundraiser will benefit the security initiative for Gaslight Square District. Food/wine/beer donated by WEGAP. There is a $20 suggested donation and the event will feature an auction and raffle. 

Schlafly Public Library Events

Tuesday, October 6 at 6 PM

Step for Fitness will meet every Tuesday during the month of July.  The class starts at 6 PM and goes until 8 PM, with more advanced moves starting at 7.  Don’t miss this interactive, exhilarating Schlafly classic!

Thursday, October 8 from 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Connected will be at Schlafly on Thursday morning from 10 AM to 12 PM.  Technology staff members will be on hand to help you figure out how to download material from the St. Louis Public Library website with one-on-one assistance. 

Left Bank Books Events 

Monday, October 5

John Thavis: The Vatican Prophecies

7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 6

Steven Pinker: The Sense of Style

7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 7

Great Novels of the 22nd Century Reading Group: Coming Home

7:00 pm

Robert Reich: Saving Capitalism

7:00 pm

Thursday, October 8

Treasure Shields Redmond: chop, a collection of kwansabas for fannie lou hamer

7:00 pm

Saturday, October 10

Celebrity Storytime with Ellen Fischer: If an Elephant Went to School

10:30 am

John Danforth: The Relevance of Religion

7:00 pm

For a full calendar of events and descriptions, click here

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Thursday, October 8

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

For more info and full event descriptions, click here