First Class Scraps representatives host four-day crop or a Saturday-only crop time at DoubleTree by Hilton in Chesterfield. Cropping room will have on-site security overnight so attendees can leave all materials there or scrap all night if desired. Fees include overnight stays and Saturday, Sunday and Monday breakfasts, shuttle services, tables with ergonomic chairs, punches, free Wi-Fi, contests, prizes and giveaways.
Interested in learning more about the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club, a full-service amateur radio club? Meetings start with business, immediately followed by a ham-related speaker or presentation. The club meets at Missouri Baptist Hospital in the Goldfarb School of Nursing Room (numbered 419 and 420).
Look for bald eagles off the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that connects St. Louis County with Madison County, Ill. Since 1996, a group of environmentally oriented organizations has held this free, annual Eagle Days event. World Bird Sanctuary staffers host an educational, live eagle program every 20 minutes where visitors can view an eagle up-close. Call 314.877.6014 for details.
This free program offers preteen girls, ages 11 and older, a chance to celebrate their individuality and an informative, inspiring and fun afternoon with adults who have positive influences in their lives. Interactive sessions and health experts will remind why it's important to recognize inner beauty and to celebrate differences. Space is limited; registration is required. Call 314.542.4848.
Don't get bogged down with colder weather; enjoy tropical-themed, kid-friendly activities, games, music, crafts and live animal encounters at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House within Faust Park. Wade through the Exhibit Hall to see marsh-friendly bugs, swamp-themed activities and more. Price of this special event is included with regular admission.
Immerse in the culture and sounds of Africa while sampling dishes from the land of many countries. This is a program geared for adults. Registration requested; call 314.994.3300.
This league is hosted by Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts Department staffers and Sky Zone Chesterfield and runs through Feb. 20. All games are played at Sky Zone on their trampoline dodgeball courts. Game nights consist of fast-paced matches where all teams play each other. There is no fee to watch games if guests aren't jumping.
Adults can take their current knitting, crochet or other needlework projects to the Samuel C. Sachs Library Branch in Chesterfield and progress those projects while enjoying the company of others. For more details, call Kathy Lask at 314.994.3300.
More active adults are moving to independent living communities. Join a panel of age-related experts moderated by Ted Gottlieb, a real estate agent focused on assisting those who want to age in place, downsize and transition to communities. He is a certified senior adviser and senior housing professional. To register, email email@example.com or call 314.812.9500.
Teenagers ages 12 through 18 can join the library staff of Samuel C. Sachs Branch in Chesterfield for a chocolate-palooza. They will be making choco-creations in meeting room SA. Registration requested. Call 314.994.3300.
Paint a portrait of your pet at Pinot's Palette in Chesterfield. The process works by emailing the store a high-quality, digital photo of your pet, and it is transferred onto a 16-by-20-inch canvas. Artists assist with all steps. Guests can bring food, beer and wine, or they can purchase beer and wine from the store's studio bar.
One of the most effective methods for fall prevention is Tai Chi, an evidence-based approach. Studies have shown that after 50 hours of Tai Chi, there is a proven reduction in fall risk. This session is hosted at Chesterfield City Hall Chambers. Register at STLOasis.org or call 314.862.4859, extension 24 to inquire about this class series.
Presented by the St. Louis Genealogical Society at Chesterfield City Hall, instructor Bob Goode walks participants through how to navigate ancestry catalogs, access digitized books and search for family details. Bob is the information systems director for the St. Louis Genealogy Society. Cost is $15, and preregistration is required. Register at Chesterﬁeld.MO.us/family-search.html or 636.812.9500.
Join Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce members for a Business After Hours happy hour sponsored by Cocoon Home Consignment in Chesterfield. The event is free for chamber members and $15 each for guests.