EVENT DATE : Jan. 23-24
TownePlace Suites by Marriott St. Louis Chesterfield

Organizers of this course indicate it will provide a firm understanding of laws surrounding sexual harassment issues, best practices for work places, and expert investigative techniques for resolving issues. This is a 12-credit class to assist with professional certification requirements. Phone 800.610.5951 for details.

EVENT DATE : Jan. 23-26
The Dome at America's Center

Saint Louis Auto Show is typically the largest automobile event in the St. Louis area and features more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from 25 manufacturers--all under one roof. Attendees can enjoy the collection of luxury and exotic cars, Kid Zone, go karts and live drift demos.

EVENT DATE : January 25, 8:00AM
Parkway Central High School

This annual basketball tournament is for boys and girls in grades 1-8. Entry fee if $175 per team. All teams are guaranteed to play at least three games. There also will be professional action photos offered. Contact Leon Threat at 314.566.8159 or coachthreat@threathoops.com. Online details are at ThreatHoops.net.

EVENT DATE : January 28, 7:00PM
Missouri History Museum

Throughout U.S. history, federal laws/policies determined who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and who should be excluded. Sociologist Ariela Schachter explores how historical and contemporary policies have contributed to current debates and understandings of undocumented immigration. She is assistant professor, department of sociology, Washington University in St. Louis. Registration not required. This is a free, public event.

EVENT DATE : January 31, 7:00PM
Manchester United Methodist Church

Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, enjoys national and international stature as one of the premier US collegiate choral ensembles. Acclaimed for honoring choral tradition while also featuring new and innovative choral works, the choir showcases versatility, artistry and technical mastery across many genres of music. On tour from Decorah, Iowa, Dr. Andrew Last is conductor. Admission is free.

EVENT DATE : February 1, 9:30AM
Restoration Alley DIY Studio & Handmade Market

Each student takes home six cookies that they decorated, along with recipes, tips and a resource packet. Lessons will be taught on baking, icing preparation and consistencies. All supplies are included. Class is 2 hours and 15 minutes, and is for adults aged 14 and older. Due to limited space, only registered students will be permitted in the classroom.

EVENT DATE : February 1, 10:00AM
The Academy of Pet Careers

This 6-hour event focuses on canine body language and safe handling practices, using pictures and videos. Attendees have an opportunity to hone their skills at recognizing signs of fear, stress and anxiety. Using fake dogs and role-plays, attendees will practice safe leash handling skills, defensive leash handling, and tools and techniques that can be used to break up dog fights.

EVENT DATE : February 4, 11:00AM
Chesterfield City Hall

This event will be held in City Hall chambers at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West in Chesterfield. Fee will be $5 per person at the door. This bingo is sponsored by Delmar Gardens of Chesterfield and Chesterfield Villas.

EVENT DATE : February 5, 7:30AM
Doubletree St. Louis - Chesterfield

This is an educational experience for individuals in the landscape industry to gain knowledge from industry experts, such as guest speaker is Jeff McManus, author of Growing Weeders Into Leaders. Topics include: new plants on the mark, planting for pollinators and nursery production. Breakfast and lunch served. Registration is first come, first served; last year sold out! To register: ProvenWinnersLandscapeRoadShow.com.

EVENT DATE : February 7, 6:00PM
Cheer Legendz

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce's 8th Annual Casino Night is a night of excitement with poker, roulette, blackjack and craps. Tickets include gaming, prizes, beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, as well as a cruise raffle opportunity. Contact the chamber office at 636.532.3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.

EVENT DATE : February 8, 4:00PM
The Last Hotel

Attendees can take a break from the cold and sample more than 100 samples of wine, beer and spirits in a winter wonderland setting. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Independence Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services and resources to people with serious and persistent mental illness needs.

EVENT DATE : February 9, 1:00PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield

Join Missouri medium Britney Buckwalter for an afternoon of spirit messages. A platform mediumship demonstration is when a medium stands in front of a live audience and connects energy of passed loved ones in the room with the living, based on evidence provided by spirits. Tickets are $35 each. Visit TheMissouriMedium.com.

EVENT DATE : February 10, 11:00AM
The Butterfly House

Explore the world of invertebrates with toddlers while developing language, communication, cognitive and knowledge skills. Each session includes story time, craft, snack, and an adventure in the Native Garden or Conservatory. Event lasts until noon, and will accentuate "thrilling tarantulas." Contact:  636.530.0076.

EVENT DATE : February 11, 8:00AM
Kaldi's Coffee

Round. Table. is a monthly chance to get leaders together in a collaborative way. This month, they're discussing what works within business organizations, spectacular failures in the past, and what each sees on the horizon from unique vantage points. Coffee provided. The only rule is "no selling"--just learning from each other.

EVENT DATE : February 13, 6:30PM
St. Luke's Hospital

This class for "expectant" grandparents reviews current hospital care for mother and baby, infant safety information and tips on being helpful as grandparents; a tour of the birthing suites is included. The fee per couple/person is $20. Register one person only, no need to register both. To register, visit StLukes-stl.com or call 314.205.6906 with questions.

EVENT DATE : February 14, 11:00AM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Chesterfield Oaks

Join Mary Ann as she reads stories, sings songs and creates activities for her preschool friends.

EVENT DATE : February 18, 10:00AM
Chesterfield City Hall

Learn from a physical therapist how to incorporate an activity program into daily routines, with no gym membership necessary. Registration required; call 314.862.2933 to do so. This event is sponsored by BJC HealthCare and St. Louis Oasis.

EVENT DATE : February 22, 11:00AM
Soulard Saint Louis Neighborhood

This year's theme is The Blues - Music, Hockey, Skies, Seas! Celebrate more than a century of this St. Louis institution as krewes ride nearly 100 floats that bring the theme to life and throw 10,000,000 strands of beads to the throngs of Mardi Gras revelers lining the parade route. Parade Route: StLMardiGras.org/info-center/maps-and-parking. More info: StLMardiGras.org/events/bud-light-grand-parade.

EVENT DATE : Feb. 27-29
Parkway Central High School

Meet the Magrath sisters, Mississippi’s notorious trio:  Babe, a senator’s wife accused of shooting her husband; Meg, a nightclub singer back from the sanatorium; and Lenny, the oldest sister and charter member of the Lonely Hearts Club. Blending jubilation, mystery and heartache, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a rollicking and touching journey through the heart of the South. Call 314.415.7900.

EVENT DATE : February 27, 9:00AM
Manchester UMC

Join this free resource event for all military veterans, regarding services for legal assistance, entrepreneurial services, benefits, housing, food assistance, mental health, substance use and more. The event runs through noon.