January 2016 Nonprofit and Young Professional Events posted 01/06/16

By Julia Carr

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Make the most of the New Year with a few cocktails and good company while exploring St. Louis’s vibrant nonprofit landscape. Here’s what civically minded young professionals are up to this month:

Saturday, January 9

Voodoo in the Lou
The Fox
7 pm – 11 pm

The 3rd Annual Voodoo in the Lou Masquerade Ball sponsored by the Young Friends of Kids with Cancer features live music by Diamond Empire, cajun hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and more. Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased here.  Help Friends of Kids with Cancer continue to provide counseling and recreation therapy to brave patients.

Tuesday, January 12, 19, and 26

Tuesday Tails
APA Adoption Center
10:30 am – 11 am

Every Tuesday APA Education Director Jennifer Blome and special guests will host an hour of story time for children ages 2-5 and their parents. All are welcome, no registration necessary. Get details here.

Friday, January 15

Not your Grandma’s Trivia Night
Youth In Need Maryland Heights Center
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Trivia begins at 7pm

Gather your friends for a night of Millennial Trivia–all questions cover topics from 1980 to the present.  Bring outside food and drink and take part in a silent auction, door prizes, wine pull and balloon pop. The entrance fee is $200 for a team of eight people, all proceeds benefit Youth In Need’s child and family programming. Register here.

Tuesday, January 19

YNPN St. Louis Birthday Bash
The Pat Connelly Tavern
5:30-7:30 pm

Extend the holiday revelry and celebrate 19 years of dynamic non-profit leadership in the St. Louis area. YNPN will serve appetizers and one complimentary drink to attendees. Tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, January 20

Social Media on Tap: Podcasting
Llwelyn’s Pub Webster Groves
5:30 pm – 7 pm

Hooked on Sarah Koenig? Vernon Ross, a social media strategist and motivational speaker, and creator of the The Social Strategy Podcast explores the world of podcasting beyond Serial. His talk covers the best apps and programs and how you can use podcasting to raise your business/nonprofit’s visibility. Check out more information here.

Thursday, January 21

Mahler Symphony Number 5
Tavern of Fine Arts
7 pm

Join the members of the STL Symphony’s young friends board, Crescendo Circle, each month for Sips & Symphonies, an in-depth guide to an upcoming performance piece. January’s topic is Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, an hour-long opus completed in 1902. Every presentation is given by a symphony member or special guest and features a signature drink.

Monday, January 25

Boozestorming into the New Year in Downtown STL
Terra Cotta Lofts
5:00 pm – 8 pm

Take on a problem or puzzle with fellow St. Louisians while sharing drinks and a good time. Bring along booze or a new friend and get ready to test your brainpower. RSVP required.

Wednesday, January 27

FOCUS St. Louis Panel on Economic Growth and Racial Equity
St. Louis Public Library- Central Library Auditorium
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Panelists will outline the history of globalization and deindustrialization in St. Louis, while considering the growing strength of the region’s human capital and the possibility that new economic opportunity will be shared across racial communities. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 30

Forest Park Forever’s Summer in Winter Trivia Night
Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Information Center
Doors open at 6 pm, Trivia from 7 pm – 9 pm

Decorate your table with warmer weather in mind and bring a team of up to 10 people for a night of Forest Park-related and general trivia. Beer, wine, and soda will be provided and guests are encouraged to bring their own food. The fee is $300 per table and supports Forest Park Forever’s mission of maintaining the park as a center of local culture and activity.  Sign-up here.

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