Shepherd’s Center Events

First Tuesdays: African-American History

Tuesday, March 6, 10-11

Harrison Avenue MBC, 347 S. Harrison Avenue, 63122

Join us for coffee and bagels from 9:30-10 before the program begins.

Poems about Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Icon, Treasure Shields Redmond, Poet, Performer, and Educator

$4/program, walk-ins welcome, call 314-395-0988 for more information


Harrison Avenue Knitters

Led by Kacey Cowdery

Tuesdays, 1-3: March 6, 13, 27; April 10, 24; May 8, 22

Harrison Avenue MBC, 347 S. Harrison Avenue, 63122

Both complete beginners and experienced knitters welcome. Knitting is a relaxing and calming activity that has been known to lower heart rate and blood pressure. Not to mention, it’s great for maintaining hand coordination. Kacey will teach you how. Beginners need to bring worsted weight acrylic yarn in their favorite color and a pair of knitting needles in size 6, 7 or 8. A limited number of knitting needles available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. $6 class, to register call 314-395-0988.


Friday Lecture and Lunch

Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave., 63122

A new format for a new year! Join friends for a lecture, book review or film followed by lunch. See below for lecture schedule and weekly menu selections. PRE-REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT REQUIRED, $10/week lunch included, call 314-395-0988 for registration information.


The 1904 Olympics

Jody Sewell, Missouri History Museum

March 9, 11:30 lecture

Menu: sub sandwiches, salad, chips and dessert


The Saint Louis Giants Baseball Team

Dwayne Isgrig, Society for American Baseball Research

March 16, 11:30 lecture

Menu: pizza, salad and dessert


The Age of Champions: Winning Never Gets Old

Award-Winning documentary by Director Christopher Rufo

March 23, 11:00 film screening and discussion

Menu: lasagna, salad, bread and dessert


Tech Tutors

Alice Pierce and Haley Goebel

Fridays, March 9 through April 20, 1-2:30

Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave., 63122

Just got a new smartphone and you can’t figure out how to use it? Or, you got a tablet as a gift and you don’t know what it can do? You need a Tech Tutor! Shepherd’s Center resident techies will be available Fridays, March 9 through April 20 from 1-2:30 to give you one-on-one assistance with your technology issues. Bring your phone or tablet with you. Just stop in, no registration necessary.


Quick Witz: Brain Fitness Program

(Quick Witz 1 for beginning and returning students)

Facilitated by Karen Dickerson

Fridays, March 9-June 1, 1-2, 12-week class (no class March 30)

Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave., 63122

It happens to all of us, we forget a name or where we’ve parked our car. Get sharp and stay sharp with Quick Witz: a one of a kind, fun, and interactive brain training program. $50 including workbook, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, to register call 314-395-0988.


Shepherd’s Center Chef Wars 2018

Sunday, April 15, 5:30-8

Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer, 63122

Tickets are on sale and seating is limited! Relax and enjoy some of the finest dishes prepared by Master Chefs from our most prestigious senior living communities. Last year’s entrées included: seared sea scallops, beef tenderloin, veal roulade, and braised beef short ribs. $40 ticket (all-inclusive food, beer, and wine), 50/50 and silent auction. Proceeds support the Shepherd’s Center. Tickets sold in the Shepherd’s Center office or online at


Need a Ride! Shepherd’s Center Transportation Service

According to the World Health Association, access to transportation is a key determinant of older adults’ ability to maintain health and independence – the Shepherd’s Center is here to help, for free! Transportation is provided to medical, dental and therapy appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Shepherd’s Center is a “door through door” service, volunteers walk riders to the doctor’s office and stay in the waiting room until the appointment is completed. Riders must be registered and service area boundaries apply. Call 314-395-0988 for more information.


Handy Hands Simple Home Repair

Have an out of reach lightbulb that needs to be changed, leaky faucet, a grab bar to install, batteries to change in smoke detectors, or other simple home repairs? Shepherd’s Center Handy Hands volunteers can help. No charge for the service call, homeowner responsible for hardware or other material fees. Available to older adults responsible for home maintenance in the eligible service area. For more information and to register for service, call Karen Zelle at 314-395-0988.