Coming events, from the 40 South event calendar

From the 40 South News events calendar: martial arts at The Heights, Ashes to Go at Christ Church, and a variety of programs at the Maplewood Public Library.

Discover the exciting Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira — Discover the exciting Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira! Local martial arts group Capoeira St. Louis will give an all-ages, all-skill-levels demonstration and workshop beginning at 7 pm, Monday, February 12, 2017, at The Heights.

 Ashes to Go at Christ Church — Christ Church is having “Ashes to Go’ on Ash Wednesday again this year. It’s on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Church UCC, 2200 Bellevue (corner of Bellevue and Bruno) in Maplewood.

Is It Edible? Tips on Mushroom Hunting — There are many common, edible mushrooms in Missouri. This program gives information on finding mushrooms in the wild or even in your own backyard! You will also learn steps to identify poisonous mushrooms and will receive clues as to where to find those terrific morels! Maplewood Public Library, Feb. 15

Dred Scott: The History You Never Knew — “Why do we remind ourselves of history? We have all heard the clichés and quotes, most notably, ‘we are doomed to repeat it’. But do we even recognize when that is happening? Many wonderful organizations exist in this community to break the cycle of fear, hate, misunderstanding, and disunity. Maplewood Public Library, Feb. 22

German Genealogy Research: Using Case Studies — When searching for family members, there are many paths to take. This class will focus on how to research your German ancestors with the goal of finding hometowns. We will list the basic and advanced ways to find those hometowns and, through case studies, will show how using these resources can help you learn more about your German ancestors. Kathy Wurth, genealogical researcher and lecturer, has over 30 years of experience and is the owner of a genealogy and heritage travel company. Maplewood Public Library, March 1

Best Gardening Practices for a Sustainable Garden — This program offers an outline of sustainable/organic practices for use in your home garden to create an attractive, peaceful garden that rarely needs pruning, watering, fertilizing, or pest control. Learn gardening practices that will help you maintain your garden in an environmentally friendly way. Among the points covered are composting, mulching, water conservation, recycling, integrated pest management, and improving the soil. Maplewood Public Library, March 15

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