Discover Your Parks: It’s Free and It’s Fun

sun graphicA Community Connection Coffee hosted by the Shepherd’s Center and Grace Episcopal Church

Representatives from Kirkwood, Webster Groves and St. Louis County Parks and Recreation; and Powder Valley Nature Center/Missouri Department of Conservation will share information about the many resources they have to offer our communities. The focus will be programs, opportunities for fitness, and outdoor fun specifically for older adults. Information will also be available about Missouri State Parks in the St. Louis Area.

Wednesday, May 17, 9:30-11

Grace Episcopal Church, 514 E. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, 63122

Coffee and donuts served, Please RSVP to the Shepherd’s Center 314-395-0988

May Guest Speakers at Webster Hills UMC

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May 12, 9:30-10:30 – Hitchhiking Through Europe: During the Summer of 1956.Author Joe Hahn shares his story of travel as a twenty-one year old college student exploring Europe before entering the Army.

 

 

 

Karpeles Museum

 

May 19, 9:30-10:30 – Wright Brothers First Flight – A special exhibition at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum presented by curator Kerry Manderbach.

 

 

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May 12 and 19, 10:30-11:30 – Modern Masters: Picasso and Klimt – Two session lecture series presented by Betsy Solomon, Art Historian and Shepherd’s Center Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave., Glendale 63122

$4/person/class, first time participants attend for free

Living with Alzheimer’s – New Class

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Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

This class is for people with early stage memory loss/dementia of all types. Friends and family attend also if possible.

Fridays, June 9-June 30, 10 am – noon

Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave., Glendale 63122

Registration REQUIRED, call 314-395-0988, class size limited, Free

download a flyer here

Chef Wars 2017 Winners

Many thanks to those who joined us Sunday for Taste of Webster-Kirkwood: Chef Wars! Check-out our winners and their dishes:

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Aberdeen Heights and Executive Chef Erik Wright

Seared Sea Scallops with Carrot Puree

 

 

 

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Friendship Village – Chefs Jim Hunze and Joe Lomeo

Gooey Butter Cake spiked with fresh blueberrries, lemon and lavender essence

then garnished with candied almonds and crystallized lemon twist

 

 

 

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Meramec Bluffs and Chef Chris Morgan

Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Pea Whipped Potato, Fried Shallots, and Pinot Noir Wine Reduction

White Chocolate and Dark Cherry Parfait with Candied Almonds

 

 

 

For more pictures of the event, go to our Facebook page

Taste of Webster-Kirkwood: Chef Wars – Check Out the Menu!

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Sunday, April 30, 5:30-8 pm
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Tickets on sale in the Shepherd’s Center office or buy a ticket online, go to the Chef Wars page

 

 

 

Aberdeen Heights and Executive Chef Erik Wright

Entrée: Seared Sea Scallops with Carrot Puree; Dessert: Mini Carrot Cakes

Friendship Village – Chefs Jim and Joe

Entrée: Garlic rubbed Beef Tenderloin on a crisp crostini with tomato and olive tapenade, balsamic glaze and shaved parmesan cheese; Dessert: Gooey Butter Cake spiked with fresh blueberrries, lemon and lavender essence then garnished with candied almonds and crystallized lemon twist.

Laclede Groves and Chefs Thomas Zuber & Guysell Dixon

Entrée: Veal Roulade with Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Butter; Dessert: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Mason Pointe and Chef Christian Gullet

Entrée: Sweet Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs with Jalapeno Corn Cake, Vidalia Onion and Pancetta Compote; Dessert: Strawberry Mousse, Sable Cookie, Macerated Strawberries and Cinnamon Spices Sweet Cream

Meramec Bluffs and Chef Chris Morgan

Entrée: Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Pea Whipped Potato, Fried Shallots, and Pinot Noir Wine Reduction; Dessert:  White Chocolate and Dark Cherry Parfait with Candied Almonds

March Program Highlights

Download a copy of the Spring 2017 Schedule, click here

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  • March 17 – Vote411: Information you Need About Ballot Issues for the April 4 Election, presented by Nancy Price, League of Women Voters
  • March 17 – Exercise Your Brain, presented by Karen Dickerson. A fun session of brain fitness activities and tips.
  • March 24 – Book Review with Tom Cooper, Director, Webster Groves Public Library – American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock n Roll Empire, by John A. Jackson
  • March 24 – Sandwich Team for Peter and Paul Community Services. Make and package sandwiches for a homeless shelter.
  • March 31 – Ancient Stones: a Visit to Northern Italy, presented by Susan Eaton. A speedy tour of Lake Maggiori, Milan, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence and Rapallo.
  • March 31 – Hope in the Baking, presented by Fred Domke, Bridge Bread Bakery and HomeFirst STL. Social enterprises designed to provide job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness or those who are housing insecure.

 

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  • March 21 – Film Series Screening Panel. In Summer 2017, the Shepherd’s Center will partner with Webster Groves Public Library to present a film series. Help us choose the films to be shown. Watch a selection of short clips, share your thoughts and choose your favorites.
  • March 28 – Outreach from the Endangered Wolf Center, a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of the wolf and its place in the natural ecosystem. Presented by Karen Zelle, Docent and Shepherd’s Center Services Coordinator.

And, exercise options at three locations every week!

Taste of Webster-Kirkwood: Chef Wars – Tickets on Sale!

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14th Annual Taste of Webster-Kirkwood Chef Wars!
Sunday, April 30, 5:30-8 pm
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Join in the fun, food and festivities! Senior Living Communities compete for the best entrée and best dessert. Local establishments share their best appetizers and libations. Silent auction too! Tickets are on sale! $40/person.
For more information, call 314-395-0988
 
Tickets on sale in the Shepherd’s Center office or buy a ticket online, go to the Chef Wars page

New Healthy Living Series Starts Friday, February 10

 

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Jean Ponzi, EarthWays Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Friday, February 10, 11:30-12:30

What’s lurking under the sink, in the basement, garage or potting shed? Many products we use everyday are health hazards for people and the environment. This interactive talk provides tools to evaluate product safety, and offers low-cost, healthier, DIY alternatives to commercial home cleaning and personal care products. $4 or free for participants attending two Friday exercise classes.

 

 

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Friday, February 17, 11:30-12:30

Learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, social engagement and hands-on tools to help you plan for healthy aging. $4 or free for participants attending two Friday exercise classes.

 

Heart Healthy Cooking

Bridgette Sims, RN, CDE, RX Outreach

Friday, February 24, 11:30-12:30

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Learn why eating healthy is more important as we get older, discover ways to eat healthy on the go, learn 5 simple changes you can make today and find out about the “salty six.” Cooking demonstration included. $4 or free for participants attending two Friday exercise classes.

Senior Prom

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Tickets: $5/person 

Relive your high school senior prom with music, dancing, friends, refreshments and a disco ball! All generations are welcome – invite your favorite older adult or a grandchild. Bring your favorite dance song on a CD and we’ll spin it. The Douglass Manor Sliders will be there to help you get your groove on.

Friday, February 17th 3-5 pm 

Webster Hills UMC 1333 West Lockwood, Glendale, MO 63122 

Call 314-395-0988 for more information and to RSVP

To download a flyer, click here.

Call for Volunteers!

Shepherd’s Center volunteers come in all ages including youth, working and retired adults.

  • Drive an older adult to a medical appointment
  • Help with minor home repairs
  • Provide information about resources
  • Set up for classes and assist with presentation equipment
  • Participate in a fundraising event

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We are especially in need of Handy Hands Simple Home Repair and Transportation Volunteers! For more information, go to the Volunteer Page on the Shepherd’s Center website, click here.