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STL Village presents a Sunday forum titled “Bridging the Delmar Housing Divide: Partnering with Fountain Park-Lewis Place neighbors to sustain their homes” on Sunday, March 31, 3 to 5 p.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End.

On Wednesday, March 27, STL Village is sponsoring “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,” a discussion and book signing with author Ashton Applewhite. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 520 S. Euclid Ave.

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When it comes to being Irish, Robert P. McCulloch has a family seal and Gaelic name to reveal he’s the real deal. He’s the genuine Irish article and that may explain his selection as grand marshal for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Dogtown that gets underway at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 17.

This year’s upcoming “world’s largest costumed pet parade” for Mardi Gras in Soulard on Feb. 24 will have the best-ever marshal leading it: Barclay, a 5-month-old, rambunctious yellow English Labrador who gladly will be barking the Blues.

The Central West End business community will rally around one of its most compassionate neighbors on Wednesday, Feb. 27. On that day – CWE Give Back Day – 10 percent of sales from participating restaurants and retailers will be donated to Shriners Hospitals For Children – St. Louis.

This year’s Black History Month can be celebrated with the combined power of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and IN UNISON Chorus members at the annual “Lift Every Voice” concert.

Although St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s new music director-designate, Stéphane Denève, is in St. Louis during early February, he will be gone before the Feb. 22 concert, and won’t be back again until May 10-12 to close the symphony season.

Artists exhibiting at Fontbonne University hope to transport audiences beyond the dimensions of length and width. They are offering displays of their art that provide a vital third dimension in time and space. It’s known as depth.

Chris Hansen with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Carrie Houk of the Tennessee Williams Festival were among the arts aficionados accepting awards at the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards on Jan. 21 at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel.