Chess and Miscellaneous


Chess Club
e-mail Mjmaichel@junocom
Meets at Bayless Baptist Church contact Judy Maichel at 314-352-1319 for more information.

Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis
4657 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
Three story facility in the Central West End seeking to promote the game of chess. The facility features a classroom, boardroom, lounge areas, sidewalk patio for play chess al fresco, they also will host tournaments and exhibitions, sponsor lectures, offer classes and provide a place to play. It also offers digital state-of-the-art chessboards and plasma TVs. The Chess Club is open to the public with date rate passes available for as little as $3.00.

Chess Club
First Thursday of the month at the Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library in Barhnart, Mo.  1-3 p.m.  All ages and levels of ability are welcome.  We are very laidback, just set up and let the kids play for a few hours.  We do keep a very basic score (based on wins, losses and stalemates) and have small prizes.  Everyone bring a chess set for every two players so we have enough to go around.

Special Interest Groups, Clubs and Associations

These groups can provide informational meetings, youth programs, and speakers for outreach events, classes, competitions and even scholarships. Group meetings may or may not be appropriate for younger students, please contact each specific group individually for more information.

The Eastern Missouri Society for Paleontology
P.O. Box 220273, St. Louis, Mo. 63122
Hosts monthly meetings and educational outreach through youth only field trips

Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs
135 Knox Street, Troy, MO 63379-1343
A joint group made up of Eastern Missouri Society for Paleontology, Mineral Area Gem and Mineral Society, Rock Hobby Club of Greater St. Louis, Rockwood’s Gem and Mineral Society and St. Louis Mineral and Gem Society. They provide community education programs offering talks with collections for viewing and they also host the annual local rock and mineral shows held at Queeny Park and at the Stratford Inn in Fenton.

Greater St. Louis Shell Club
Contact: Kelly and Norm Wehmer
Club, members offer programs on shells, talk with collection. They also grant a limited number of scholarships of $500 each to graduating high school students from the St. Louis area.

Missouri Archaeological Society
Museum Support Center
101a Rock Quarry Road at Hinkson Creek, Columbia, Mo. 65211-3170
573-882-3544 or 800-472-3223

Missouri Archaeology Society
101a Rock Quarry Road at Hinkson Creek, Columbia, Mo. 65211-3170
573-882-3544 or 800-472-3223
MAS is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to educational and charitable purposes related to the study, investigation, and interpretation of prehistoric and historic remains in Missouri. They host annual events, monthly meetings with speakers, publications, scholarships, excavations, field trips, field classes, curriculum material, outreach and educational speakers and student competitions like the Archaeology Challenge which is an academic competition for Missouri students in grades 4th-12th (kind of like the science fair for archaeology).

Missouri Speleological Society
Provides programs and resources to youth caving groups, including grants to students under 22 engaged in cave research.

Rockwood Gem and Mineral Society
Open group whose purpose is to increase and disseminate knowledge of the earth sciences and the lapidary arts among it’s members, to bring a closer association of persons sharing those interests, and to promote the conservation, appreciation and intelligent use of our natural resources. Meetings are held monthly, except July and August, on the third Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Library, 300 Clarkson Rd. Ballwin. Mo. 63011. The group is open to younger members.

St. Louis Audubon Society
PO Box 220227, St Louis, MO 63122
(314) 822-6595
Contact: Sharon Nickel – Vice President of Education
Provides outreach community education talks with collections, awards and scholarship programs.

St. Louis Area Young Republicans
Local chapter of Missouri Federation for Young Republicans
Kourtney Lamb, President
P.O. Box 410671, St. Louis, MO 63141
Group hold monthly meetings at St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Purpose is to advance the cause of good citizenship, love of country and its principles and loyalty to the government and constitution of the United States of America. While you must be 18 to officially join, older high school students are welcome to attend. They can also provide outreach programs (speakers).

St. Louis Camera Club
Holds monthly meetings that typically included a lesson and competition.

St. Louis Genealogical Society
#4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63143
Hosts annual Genealogical Fair in April and workshops.

St. Louis Junior Academy of Science
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Science and engineering seminars, panel discussions, speakers, docent tours, competitions, awards, scholarships, career shadowing, professional mentoring, group projects, research assistance, library privileges at local universities, and publications.
For students 6th-12th grade.

St. Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Hosts monthly meetings and provides an educational outreach through the Kampsville field school in Kampsville, IL. Kampsville is an over night facility, offering students a hands on archaeology experience. They offer programs for the entire family.

Sierra Club of Eastern Missouri Environmental
Ozark Missouri Chapter, 1007 N College, Suite 3, Columbia, MO 65201
Hosts speaker events and workshops in the St. Louis area.

West County Woodcarvers Club
Art Laturno at 314-481-3419 or,
Rich Ellsworth at 227 8664
Woodcarving club. They can help you find someone to provide classes or a workshop and their meetings are open to the public.

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