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Fall 2017 Classes and Events
Microsoft Word and Powerpoint Classes

Microsoft Word, 2pm to 3:30pm, Wednesdays from September 13- October 4 (FREE)

Microsoft Powerpoint, 2pm to 3:30pm, Wednesdays from October 11- November 1 ($30 for all 4 classes)

A series of 4-week classes offered on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm through EETechnologies. These introductory classes will provide students with the basics of Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, so no worries if you're a beginner! To sign up for the 4 course series of Powerpoint click HERE.

This is a meet up for practicing laughter as a tool to reduce stress. It is without charge and lasts from 6:00 - 7:00 PM every Tuesday.
Could you use a laugh and maybe something to nosh on? Join our Artist in Residence, Sonia Slankard, as we giggle, hoho and haha once a month. We will practice new techniques from laughter yoga and improv to reduce stress at this hilarious networking lunch. We hold Laughter Lunches the third Thursday of every month at 12 noon.
This group meets to broaden our knowledge of leftist thought and practice. Our subject matters include theoretical, historical, cultural, political, and sometimes fictional texts.
Mondays, 4pm-6pm. Our Executive Director, Paula Gaertner, is here to share her years of experience teaching financial literacy classes. These small, intimate sessions are perfect for creating your budget, making a plan for paying off your debt or building your credit score, saving up for the vacation you need, or any other money-related topics. Come once or come weekly, just click below to let us know you'll be coming by!
This is a 10 week course offered by Annie Malone Children & Family Services. It is designed to assist parents with techniques to successfully interact with and raise their children. The goal is to provide parents with the necessary tools to nurture and produce healthy parent-child relationships. Please register with Annie Malone by calling Tiedarra Peterson at 314-338-7242 or by emailing her at
STLCC Course Offerings
We do not have any STLCC classes for Fall 2017, but we will be back in full force for Winter 2018. Check back in November or December to sign up!
Youth Programs
Teenagers 13 years and older are welcome to participate in our youth programs. Requirements differ for each program.
SSYC is a group of teen leaders which meets every week during the school year for leadership training, project planning, and teamwork building. The projects they work on benefit the Dutchtown Community. We meet every Tuesday (except for holidays) from 3:30 - 5:00.
Homework Happy Hour is where you can bring your homework, or study for a test, or research a college and get help from our tutors and your peers. If you need help, we have tutors who are comfortable with math, science, social studies, English literature, and writing. If you just need a quiet and comfortable place to work, we have a focused atmosphere and some healthy snacks. We'll meet every Thursday (except for holidays) from 3:30 - 6:00 starting September 14th.
Hi-SET (GED) Class with Professor Ron

Looking to broaden your employment horizons? Completing your Hi-SET will open a lot of doors for you! Professor Ron has years of experience teaching adults and will help you create a study plan, provide the materials, conduct tests to find what level you are at, and stay with you until your final test is passed. Email him at or call 314-353-3050 to sign up today!

Schedule includes Mondays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 8pm, and Thursdays from Noon-8pm.  These are drop-in hours for you to attend when it works best for you!  

Art at TDLC!
The art lab is open! Every Tuesday and Wednesday come work on pieces of your own and let your art flag fly. Different days provide different focuses. During each open lab a demonstration will be done so that you can learn a new skill or refine your own. At the end of each semester we will display the pieces created in an annual art appreciation night.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm, supplies are available for working with clay, watercoloring, painting, drawing, collage, crafting, etc. There are tons of items to repurpose and reuse in a variety of ways. Space is limited so please register in advance. Art demonstrations are at 5pm every class session. Note: The last hour on Tuesdays will be Laughter Club. You also do not have to commit to multiple classes throughout the month.
Come out, create something, and let your inner artist loose! Instructors will vary month to month to lead you in a mixture of creative activities. Our Altered Artist workshops happen the 2nd Wednesday of each month and begin at 7:00 PM.
Learn how a song is written from the process of conception to the release of a song. Instructor will give industry standard feedback on participant material created during the clinic. Tuesday, 11am to 1pm.
Do you need to finish a scarf, socks, maybe crossstitch a sassy saying on a pillow? Then come knit, pearl, crochet, cross stitch, or sew during our open lab studio hours. There will be a demonstration at every meetup so you can learn something new or fine tune your skills. Time and day for this meeting are TBD.
Special Events
Regional Arts Commission Grant Workshop

Monday, September 18th.  5:30pm-7:30pm

Artist Support Grants provide direct funds for individual artists’ projects, needs and creative opportunities in all disciplines. Direct support enables diverse artists of all disciplines to advance their careers and complete creative projects. The is a free public workshop on how to apply to the RAC Artist Support Grants. Attendees receive tips on navigating our new grant application website, creating a budget, and how to present their work. Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments, the program runs from 6pm to 7:30pm. Visit the Regional Arts Commission website for more information and to register: Register Here!

Missouri Prairie Festival

Saturday, October 7th from 2pm-10pm 

Presented by 4 Hands Brewing Company, Magic Room Brand, and TDLC.  All ages are welcome for this event that features live music, environmental talks, and green workshops.  All proceeds go towards continuing to protect and maintain 40 acres of original Missouri prairie grass.  Entrance is granted with a $10 donation to the Missouri Prairie Foundation.  Purchase Tickets Here

So Fresh, So Clean, So Creative!

"You Can Repurpose That"

Saturday, October 14th from 11am to 12:30pm

Dutchtown South Community Corporation, in partnership with TDLC and funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide this workshop as part of a series of educational classes for the community about local environmental issues and waste reduction.  This workshop will focus on turning trash into treasures and composting your food waste.  All ages are welcome.  A special youth activity will be available for children.

Holiday Gift Canning Class

Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00am to 12:30pm.  Cost: $20

Interested in making unique homemade holiday gifts? This workshop will teach participants how to safely prepare canned holiday gifts, such as jams, jellies, picked vegetables, and/or salsa. Participants will engage in a hands-on activity making a spiced blueberry jam and will learn how to properly can the jam at home. Participants will register HERE.  Offered to the public through the Home Food Preservation courses at MU Extension.