"A Gift Garden" Book Launch @ The Mahler Ballroom
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

"A Gift Garden" Book Launch @ The Mahler Ballroom

You’re invited to “A Gift Garden” book launch party with the CWE Farm & the Mahler Ballroom


On Monday, December 10th, 2018 Arthur and Nancy Culbert of Central West End Farm will celebrate the launch of their illustrated children’s chapter book, A Gift Garden, at the historic Mahler Ballroom from 6-9pm. Tickets for this event range from $25-35, which includes an autographed copy of the book (soft/hardback), one drink ticket, light hors-d'oeuvres, music, and access to the author Q&A. 

A Gift Garden is co-written by Arthur and Nancy Culbert and illustrated by N. Jane Quackenbush. 

The Book Launch Party will begin with doors opening at 6pm, where guests can check-in, get their copy of the book, get the book autographed, grab a bite to eat, get a drink and take a seat around 7pm for a reading and author Q&A emceed by Alexis Zotos, KMOV Reporter and Host of Meet St. Louis podcast. After the Q&A there will be more book signing, food, drinks, and music DJed by FarFetched.

Have you ever had a gnawing feeling in your stomach when you were hungry? Many people have that experience on a daily basis and that is something the Culberts are trying to combat. The launch of A Gift Garden is being held on the 70th anniversary of the first proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is the basis for the book, which promotes the reality that everyone is entitled to food as a part of Article #25. 

The Culberts have been working to eliminate hunger in their community since 2011 when the first seeds of their original gift garden were planted. Since then, the Central West End Farm has produced 16,000 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables, helping feed thousands local food pantry guests.

In A Gift Garden, ten-year-old Beverly Elizabeth Adams prefers to be called Bea. The name that comes from her initials is just one example of how careful she is about the words she uses. When given a summer school assignment about citizens making a difference, Superhero Bea is prompted to explore all that those words could mean. Inspired by a magical scarecrow, Bea and her best friend Sunny come up with a plan to plant a gift garden that will feed the hungry people in their community. Through a magical world of words, music, and teamwork, Bea and her friends explore the wonder of their community. Throughout the story, they become citizens that make a difference. By the end of the school year, they have a bounty to share and more seeds to plant in gift gardens.

Proceeds of the event to benefit Gift Garden Fresh Food Foundation. The Central West End Farm is a non-profit organization. 

$25 ticket --> paperback
$35 ticket --> hardback 

Buy tickets here: https://goo.gl/efGG4H

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Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Happy Hour @ the BHIVE

FIRST FRIDAY HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

Friday December 7, 2018 
5-6:30pm 

FREE for CWEA members - If reserving 2 tickets please reserve one CWEA member ticket and one CWEA partner/spouse ticket 

$5 for each non-member (includes one free drink and food samples) 

RSVP required to receive a FREE cocktail
Join the CWEA for our November First Friday Happy Hour at the BHIVE, (above Brennan's) a cozy and contemporary co-working space in the Central West End.
Ps. there's ping pong downtairs!


This event is presented by: 
SPRUCE MIND, Dr. Britt Lindon,
Psychology, psychotherapy, and evaluations in the CWE
LACEY MITCHELL STATE FARM
CHRIST CITY CHURCH

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Holiday Memory Cafe @ Second Presbyterian Church
Dec
5
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Memory Cafe @ Second Presbyterian Church

December 5th from 11 AM - 1 PM

Where: Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place, St. Louis,

MO 63108

The Holiday Memory Café will feature special musical guests and a light

meal.

What is a Memory Café?

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with dementia and

their caregivers. The goal of the Memory Cafe is to help guests feel

comfortable and understood, while providing the opportunity for

meaningful connection and activity.

Presented by STL Village

Please RSVP by calling the STL Village Office at 314-240-5020 or by

email at info@stlvillage.org.

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The Gala
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

The Gala

Get tickets here!

The Gala 
Taste of the CWE Community Dinner

Presented by BJC HealthCare, Amy & Paul Mittelstadt, realtors,
Waters Group Global and the West End Word

at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel
Starlight Ballroom

Featuring food from: 
1764 Public House, Bar Italia
Evangeline's Bistro, Gamlin Whiskey House,
Juniper, SubZero Vodka Bar,
West End Grill & Pub, The Cup, Retreat Gastropub,
The Preston, Straub's, Yellowbelly & more

Kick off the Holidays with Friends & Neighbors! 
The Musical Stylings of the LustreLights 
Shop the CWE silent auction sponsored by Lacey Mitchell State Farm

Applaud our outstanding CWEA award winners: 
Polk Award: John P. Dubinsky 
Renaissance Award: The World Chess Hall of Fame

November 30, 2018
The Party starts at 6:30pm

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel 
212 Kingshighway Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

$125 for CWEA members
$150 for non-members 

Cocktail Attire

Purchase Tickets Here

CWEA members may purchase unlimited guest tickets at the member price when signed in as an active CWEA member. Questions about your membership, or want to purchase tickets over the phone? 

Call 314-884-1440 or email cwea@thecwe.org

Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel

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CWEA First Friday Happy Hour at Techartista
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

CWEA First Friday Happy Hour at Techartista

Friday November 2 2018 
5-6:30pm 

FREE for CWEA members - If reserving 2 tickets please reserve one CWEA member ticket and one CWEA partner/spouse ticket 

$5 for each non-member (includes one free drink and food samples) 

RSVP required - Only 50 seats available
Click here to RSVP

Join the CWEA for our November First Friday Happy Hour at Techartista, a co-working space in the Central West End. 

A collective of creatives, entrepreneurs, thinkers and doers. A place where people work and come together to build a better tomorrow. A progressive community striving to create a better future for everyone.

TechArtista curates regular gallery openings, displaying many up and coming young artists.  We display artwork form both members of our community and members of the global community.

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CWEA First Friday Happy Hour - Gamlin Whiskey House
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

CWEA First Friday Happy Hour - Gamlin Whiskey House

Join the CWEA for their First Friday Happy Hour at Gamlin Whiskey House, a treasure in the CWE. 

Friday October 5, 2018 
5-6:30pm 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!


Our classic steakhouse fare — named among the seven best steakhouses in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times and included in Zagat’s 2016 list of 50 States, 50 Steaks — features hand-selected steaks, grass-fed beef and locally sourced ingredients. Gamlin Whiskey House also offers tantalizing non-steak menu options, such as our signature kale salad, our savory bourbon-brined fried chicken and our pork steak, which has been identified as some of St. Louis’ “most underrated BBQ.” Our menu is designed to bring friends and families closer together — order an entrée, then share the side selections!

Our award-winning whiskey selection attracts some of Hollywood’s greatest celebrities, including Nick Jonas, Jon Hamm, Lance Lynn, Jonathan Bennett, Ken Page, John O’Hurley, Andy Cohen, Brett Hull, Ryan Reeves and Ezekiel Elliott.

Since 2004, brothers Derek and Lucas Gamlin have provided nationally award winning dining and drinking experiences. Gamlin Whiskey House is the newest venture for these innovative restaurateurs, following continued success with Sub Zero Vodka Bar—another popular venue in the Central West End, located just a block west of Gamlin Whiskey House.


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Bookfest 2018
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Bookfest 2018

BookFest St. Louis takes place this Saturday in the Central West End.  The event will bring more than 40 locally and nationally renowned authors to the Central West End, and will feature panel discussions, book signings, and a festival zone featuring an array of literary-focused organizations, craft vendors and interactive demonstrations.  Author events will take place at Schlafly Library, the festival tent on McPherson, Dressel’s and 510 N Euclid.  the festival zone will be held on McPherson, east of Euclid AND on Euclid, north of McPherson just past Dressel’s.  The festival takes place from 10:30 am – 9:30 pm. Visit Bookfeststl.com for a full schedule of events. 

Nine specially selected local artists will be featured at Bookfest this year. Come see demonstrations from the following artists on Saturday, September 22 in the festival zone. 

Featured Artists
3rd Degree Glass Factory 
Jennifer Walker
Issac Ludwig 
Mary Ann Russum 
Dan Zettwoch 
Chris Lynch 
Megan Singleton 
Mike Murphy 


STREET CLOSURES
Starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, McPherson Street , between Euclid and Walton and Euclid north of McPherson to the parking lot just north of Dressel’s will be closed to through traffic.  Vehicles will be able to access the parking lot on Euclid by heading south on Euclid from Washington.  The intersection of McPherson and Euclid will remain open for traffic traveling east on McPherson, turning south on Euclid and those traveling north on Euclid turning west on McPherson.   Streets will open back up by midnight.

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Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Great Forest Park Balloon Race

This is the 46th Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Held each year in Forest Park, the Great Forest Park Balloon Race is a FREE, FUN, FAMILY event for everyone in St. Louis to enjoy. Watch as dozens of hot air balloons inflate, glow and launch from our world famous Forest Park. Enjoy kettle corn, food trucks, fireworks and children's games and activities.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: https://greatforestparkballoonrace.com

VIP TICKETS: https://greatforestparkballoonrace.com

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/greatforestparkballoonrace

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GFPBalloonRace

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CWEA Forum - Aging in Community
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

CWEA Forum - Aging in Community

Wednesday, September 5
CWEA Forum, 6pm - 8 pm

The Biome School
4471 Olive St, 
St. Louis, MO 63108

In partnership with STL Village, the CWEA is hosting their September Forum on the topic of Aging in Community. Join us as we discuss and meet specialists and hear speakers on topics like memory care, home modifications, and staying engaged. 

Moderator: Carol Weir, MSW, MBA, Retired CEO, 
Tower Village Senior Services

Panelists: Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., Professor of
Psychological and Brain Sciences, 
Washington University

Anneliese Stoever, MSW, Community
Programs Manager, St. Louis Area
Agency on Aging

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ph. D., Director, 
Harvey F. Friedman Center for Aging, 
Washington University

Meet with Area Reps from: 
StL Area Agency on Aging • Wells Fargo
Life Transitions • Promise Works
Wash U OT • OASIS • AARP
St Louis Area Agency on Aging
Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council • Reliance Bank
Biome School • Right at Home

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August 29th Movies on the Plaza - The Greatest Showman
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

August 29th Movies on the Plaza - The Greatest Showman

Wednesday August 29th - Movies on the Plaza
The Greatest Showman 

Maryland Plaza @ 7pm
Trivia and chances to win great prizes from CWE retailers begins at 7pm. 
Free Popcorn. 

Movie begins after dark. 

Sponsored by the Central West End Association, the North CID and Maryland Plaza. 

http://marylandplaza.com/the-greatest-showman-an-maryland-plaza/

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Gamlin Gives Back Day - August 21st SubZero Vodka Bar
Aug
21
11:30 AM11:30

Gamlin Gives Back Day - August 21st SubZero Vodka Bar

Gamlin Gives Back Charity Day

On Tuesday, August 21st , 2018, 15% of the total day's sales at SubZero Vodka Bar will benefit the Central West End Association! 

Come get great food and drink and support the neighborhood association that brings you First Friday Happy Hours, Movies on the Plaza, Fourth of July Family Parade, The CWE Home and Garden Tour, quarterly forums, The Gala and more!

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Movies on the Plaza July 25th 7:30pm
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Movies on the Plaza July 25th 7:30pm

Join us for a FREE showing of "Under the Tuscan Sun"
at Maryland Plaza for Movies on the Plaza

Wednesday July 25th
Trivia begins at 7:30p
Bring your girls for a girls' night out! 

Free popcorn and great prizes from CWE retailers
Movie will begin when it gets dark

Sponsored by the CWEA, the CWE North CID
Central West End Scene (CWEscene)
and Maryland Plaza

www.marylandplaza.com

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Scape Open House for the CWE
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Scape Open House for the CWE

Scape's new Director of Private Events, Jessica Gates, invites the neighborhood to stop by Scape anytime between 5-7pm on Tuesday June 26 - Thursday June 28 of next week for a complimentary beverage, a tour of our event spaces, and an introduction to our wonderful banquet team. 

 

 

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June 13 Skinker-DeBaliviere / Central West End joint neighborhood meeting 
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

June 13 Skinker-DeBaliviere / Central West End joint neighborhood meeting 

Skinker-DeBaliviere / Central West End joint neighborhood meeting
to discuss the improvements to Lindell Blvd. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Forest Park Visitor's Center
Trolley Room, 6pm

Please join us for a joint community meeting discussing the improvements to Lindell Blvd.
Your neighborhood representatives and your alderperson, Heather Navarro, are interested in hearing your feedback on the plans in order to determine where resources could best be spent. 

Please review the final Great Streets plan here:https://www.forestparkforever.org/greatstreets/

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY -  Rosé Day in the CWE
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Rosé Day in the CWE

 May 19, 12-6pm 

www.rosedaystl.com

Calling all volunteers -  Contact Rosé Day STL staff  for volunteer opportunities using the contact form at www.rosedaystl.com, 

It's the first annual Rosé Day!  It's a Rosé wine get-together that celebrates everyone's favorite pink drink -- while also giving recognition to non-profit women's organizations doing amazing work in our community. 

 A group of community-minded women (and a few men) have signed on to help us make this event a huge success. Working together in our inaugural year, we'll bring much deserved attention to 10 non-profit organizations  supporting and empowering women each and every day.

These groups are providing housing, education and healthcare, a pathway out of a violent relationship or towards a new and exciting opportunity. Because of the work of the 10 organizations selected to participate this year, women's lives are being forever changed for the better. 

So on May 19th, as folks raise their glasses, we'll be raising awareness. Guests will sip and stroll through the Central West End, and learn about the meaningful work of our partner groups in a fun and uplifting way!

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CWEA First Friday Happy Hour
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

CWEA First Friday Happy Hour

Join the CWEA and Kaldi's Coffee for our May First Friday Happy Hour at Kaldi's newest location in the CWE! Please join us for light appetizers and drinks provided by the host.  Full menu not available for happy hour.  Other items available for purchase. 

Friday May 4, 2018
5-6:30pm 

52 N. Euclid Ave.
Next to Shake Shack


FREE for CWEA members
$5 per non-member
Only 75 tickets avaiable
GET E-TICKETS HERE!

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CWE Rendezvous on the Roof
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

CWE Rendezvous on the Roof

Join Mandarin Lounge @ the CWEA Young Friends as we host a neighborhood Spring kick off party: 

Central West End Rendezvous on the Roof

May 3
7-9pm
Mandarin Lounge. No cover charge. Cash bar. If weather's good the rooftop lounge will be open to welcome spring! 

The CWEA Young Friends membership is for members 35 and under. $5/month or $60/year. Join the CWEA today and get 2 free tickets into all First Friday Happy Hours, special offers at CWEA businesses, discounts on Gala and House Tour Tickets, and more. Membership to the CWEA is also a tax write off since we're a 501(c)3. Support your neighborhood, meet new people,  and join us for great social events like this one! 

 

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CWEA Family night @ Circus Flora, "Case of the Missing Bellhop"
Apr
22
4:30 PM16:30

CWEA Family night @ Circus Flora, "Case of the Missing Bellhop"

Join Circus Flora as they present, "Case of the Missing Bellhop" 

A Special Night for CWE Families & Friends
Presented by the CWEA & Circus Flora
April 22, 2018

4:30pm - Complimentary Pre-show Refreshments in the Hospitality Tent
5:30pm - Show

Tickets: $22 each

Circus Flora Big Top
3401 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Tickets can be purchased through MetroTix  www.metrotix.com/cflpromo and enter code CWEFUN

or call MetroTix at 314.534.1111 and use the code CWEFUN

https://circusflora.org/case-of-the-missing-bellhop/

 

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CWE Inaugural Cajun Festival
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

CWE Inaugural Cajun Festival

Come Celebrate the neighborhoods inaugural Cajun Festival 

April 21, 2018
Noon - 11pm

Food by Evageline's & other eateries like Thai 202, 
Drinks by Abita Beer
Music
Dancing

a partnership event between Evangeline's, Mahler Ballroom & the CWEA

Location: Washington Blvd. & Euclid (in front of Evangeline's) 

Music Schedule: 
Noon-2p |  Boogiefoot
2:30p - 5p |  Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers
5:30p - 9:30p |  Blues City Swing
7p - 11p |  Zydeco Crawdaddys (Mahler Ballroom)

 

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CWEA First Friday Happy Hour @ 1764 Public House
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

CWEA First Friday Happy Hour @ 1764 Public House

Join the CWEA and the Gamlin Restaurant Group as they present April's First Friday Happy Hour at Gamlin Restaurant Group's 3rd location in the CWE,  1764 Public House. Join us for drinks and apps. Just 75 tickets available. 

Friday April 6, 2018
5-6:30pm

39 N. Euclid Ave.
FREE for CWEA members
$5 per non-member
Please RSVP for food and beverage purposes

ABOUT 1764 PUBLIC HOUSE

Opened October 2017

Since the city’s start in 1764, St. Louis’ rich history and traditions have been infused with New Orleans culture and style. The tradition continues at 1764 Public House. Come by to enjoy some St. Louis and Louisiana favorites, make a few new friends and sip a Sazerac at our expansive bar while watching a St. Louis Blues or Cardinals victory.

1764 Public House honors the history and resurgence of St. Louis and its Central West End neighborhood. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature modern twists on St. Louis and New Orleans favorites such as St. Louis-style pizza, seafood gumbo and gooey butter cakeAt the bar, you will find unique cocktails, craft beers and an extensive wine selection.

As with every Gamlin Restaurant Group establishment, each dish at 1764 Public House is made from scratch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

The upscale, casual establishment features a vibrant nightlife scene similar to GRG’s two other restaurants, Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House. The 1764 Public House kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining seven days a week.

Please RSVP for food and beverage purposes

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Art, Wine & Cheese @ the OC
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Art, Wine & Cheese @ the OC

Art Wine & Cheese

March 16th
6:30pm-8:30pm

PLEASE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-art-cheese-tickets-43405744751

The OC @ Central West End
4436 Olive
theocatcwe.com 

Celebrate with talented local artists as we debut their work in St. Louis’ newest collaborative workspace. Discover the power of using locally sourced artwork to create a vibrant space and sustainable community.

This event is brought to you by MultIPass & Central West End Association

Located in St. Louis’ vibrant Central West End, our beautifully designed space takes a balanced approach to work. We offer wellness classes before the day starts, a collaborative environment for your business to thrive, plus an event space during evenings and weekends. 

 

 

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CWEA First Friday Happy Hour
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

CWEA First Friday Happy Hour

First Friday Happy Hour Hosted by the CWEA. 
Location: World Chess Hall of Fame 

The Young Professionals Board of the Saint Louis Chess Campus is partnering with the Central West End Association to host their monthly First Friday event at the World Chess Hall of Fame on Friday, March 2nd. This event is free to attend but please RSVP in advance to plan for food/beverages.

March 2, 2018
5-6:30p

FREE for non-members
FREE for CWEA members

RSVP

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Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner  Hess Family Wine Estates and Scape American Bistro
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner Hess Family Wine Estates and Scape American Bistro

Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner

Hess Family Wine Estates and Scape American Bistro

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:30 pm in Our Private Fountain Room

Please join us for a very special evening of sumptuous foods inspired by Chef Andrew paired with the
unparalleled fine wines of Hess Family Wine Estates. Chef Andrew Simon of Scape and Ryan Jones of Hess

Family Wine Estates will guide you through each of the five courses.
$100 per person plus tax and gratuity ~ Reservations Required 314.361.7227

First

Seared scallop, beetroot, apple, endive, smoked hazelnut vinaigrette
Hess Collection Sauvignon Blanc “Shirtail”, North Coast, 2016

Second

Vanilla chili butter poached lobster, miso potato, asparagus espuma
Hess Collection Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2015

Third

Hen of the woods, shitake, oyster mushroom mousseline, thyme beurre blanc MacPhail Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley, 2014

Main

Petite filet, red cherry au jus, cambozola crème, Chef’s choice vegetable
Hess Collection Lion Tamer, Napa Valley, 2015

Finish

Dark chocolate tart, crème fraiche ice cream
Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County, 2016

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