2017-18 Events: A Taste of St. Louis


All RSVPs and payments should be made to:
St. Louis Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi
c/o Maggie Skeffington
1362 Woodbridge Crossing Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005
(217) 433-3550
Email: mskeffin11@gmail.com
If you prefer to pay for all events in one check, please note in your “Notes” what events you are pre-paying for.
Need a Ride to a Pi Phi Program? Anyone who needs a ride or would like to carpool should let Maggie know when they RSVP.
New to St. Louis (or just new to the alumnae club)? We are looking forward to meeting you! When you RSVP, please mention if this is your first time coming to one of our programs

A Progressive Potluck Dinner
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm Location: Pi Beta Phi Headquarters, 1154 Town and Country Commons Drive, 63017 Hostesses: Susie Glenn and Candy Kaufmann
Cost: Potluck assignment (see description below)
RSVP: by Thursday, September 14 to Maggie Skeffington
Please join us for a Progressive Potluck Dinner on Thursday evening, September 21, to kick off our 2017–2018 program year, where we will reconnect and meet new friends! Bring your favorite pot luck dish to share with others, as follows:
Last name begins with
A --> M: bring something for a main course;
N --> S: bring something for a salad course;
T --> Z: bring something for dessert.
(Your hostesses will provide appetizers and beverages.)
Please note: HQ has an oven and two microwaves, but no stove top. Dishes may be kept warm in the oven, but should be fully cooked ahead of time.

Spooky Dinner and Tales of Haunted Webster Groves
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Home of Mary Hopkins, 10 Kings Pond Road, 63122
Hostesses: Mary Gordon and Kathy Weber
Cost: $12
RSVP: by Tuesday, October 17 with $12 check to Maggie Skeffington
It's a haunted dinner party that's sure to be a fright; Come dressed in black and help us celebrate the night! Gather, Sisters, for a truly SPOOKY evening — we’ll enjoy a special witches’ BREW and dine on frightfully fun food! We’ll be joined by Patrick Dorsey (famed local storyteller and author of HAUNTED WEBSTER GROVES*) and hopefully meet a spirit or two while making S’mores around the fire! *Book available for purchase that night

Museum Tour and Luncheon in the Park
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 11:00 am for Tour, 12:15 pm for lunch, 2:00 pm for dramatization (optional)
Location: Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, 63112
Hostess: Peg Sant’Ambrogio Cost: $3 for tour / lunch on your own (lunch range: $6.50–$16.00) / free theatre presentation
RSVP: by Friday, October 20 with $3 check to Maggie Skeffington (please indicate whether or not you will be staying for lunch)
We’ll start with a Docent-led tour of the exciting “Panoramas of the City” exhibit. Our group will then gather for an artful lunch at Bixby’s (complete with spectacular sweeping views of the park), followed by an optional free dramatization of one of the pictures in the Museum theatre at 2:00pm (30 minutes).

Holiday ELF Project + Munch ‘n Mingle
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Woodsmill Village Apartments Clubhouse, 753 Clubhouse Drive, 63011 Hostesses: Mary Gordon, Kathy Weber and Bethany Curtis
Cost: No cost
RSVP: by December 5 to Maggie Skeffington
This month we will conclude our HOLIDAY ELF service project for the Troops. During our December 12 celebration, alum club members will fill much-needed goodie bags with our collected items for distribution by the USO to Troops being deployed during the holidays. After completing our project, we’ll enjoy light refreshments provided by the Alumnae Club Board. Please check out the online sign-up for items to bring. All donations for the Troops are needed no later than December 5th—bring to one of the fall meetings or stay tuned for “drop box” information. (ritual meeting)

Enjoy a Taste of Spring
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 am–1:30 pm-ish
Location: Schnucks Des Peres, 12332 Manchester Road, 63131
Hostesses: Judy Moeller
Cost: $20
RSVP: by Monday, January 8, 2018 with $20 check to Maggie Skeffington (max. 24 people)
Shake those winter blahs and join us for a January pick-me-up: “May in Provence,” a hands-on cooking class at Schnucks Des Peres on the Balcony. We will both learn to prepare and enjoy dining on this delightful spring menu: Tomato Onion Tart on a Bed of Mache, French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese, and Sweet Brioche Pudding. Includes glass of wine.

A Valentine–Sipping Soiree
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 6:00–8:00 pm
Location: Grapevine Wines, 309 S. Kirkwood Road, 63122
Hostesses: Mary Gordon and Barb Zenser
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP: by January 31 with $20 check per person to Maggie Skeffington
Back by popular demand is our WINE-TASTING FUNDRAISER! Bring your valentine and mingle at Grapevine Wines, where the Gray family shares varietals from around the world—you’ll learn all about vino as you sniff, swirl, swish and savor! You’ll want to do a little shopping at this fundraiser that puts the emphasis on FUN, and be sure to enter early to win fabulous raffle prizes all while raising money for Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. Cheers! Spouses, significant others, and friends are welcome!

A Pi Phi “PI DAY” Pie Celebration at Sign of the Arrow
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 6:00–8:00 pm
Location: Sign of the Arrow, 9814 Clayton Road, 63124
Hostesses: Pam Wingbermuehle and Carolyn Lartz
Cost: $10 per person
RSVP: by March 9 with $10 check to Maggie Skeffington
What better way to celebrate “PI DAY” (3.141592...) than with a slice or two of PIZZA PIE, followed by some delicious DESSERT PIES, all enjoyed in the company of your PI PHI sisters! Join us on Pi Day at Sign of the Arrow, where you will enjoy some wine and sample PIE of all kinds. Alumnae club members will enjoy a 20% shopping discount on all in-stock merchandise for the night.

Founders’ Day Reception
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: TBA
Cost: TBA
We’re kicking off our next 150 years of sisterhood with an evening reception featuring cocktails and snacks. Stay tuned for more information! Preparations are currently underway. If you would like to join this enthusiastic committee, please contact club Vice President Jen Bish at jlsnider9@gmail.com or (314) 435-0569.

Sip & Dip: An Olive Oil Tasting
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 6:30–8:00 pm
Location: Extra Virgin - an Olive Ovation, 8829 Ladue Road, 63124
Hostess: Bethany Curtis
Cost: $15
RSVP: by Friday, May 11 with $15 check to Maggie Skeffington (max. 35 people)
Enjoy an epicurean experience like no other as you are immersed in an old world European market—the aroma of olives, olive oil, and spices sets the mood for the extraordinary adventure that awaits your taste buds! We will sample an assortment of international extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and local honeys. Owner Marianne Prey will share her favorite combinations and recipes while we enjoy her signature appetizers. Optional: For those of us craving a sweet treat after our tasting concludes, we can walk down the block to MAGGIE MOOS for a little dessert.