I have to rush this week as I have some big deadlines approaching so apologies in advance for any typos.

This weeks events:

Monday, February 2 @ 5:30  Phil Dine, former Post-Dispatch Reporter and author of State of the Unions is going to be speaking and hanging out at a happy hour at Maggie O’Brien’s, 2000 Market Street.  RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event…. .

Also Monday, at 7 PM.  Utility companies are trying to repeal a law that prevents them from raising utility rates in order to build new plants.  And for what noble cause are they doing this?  In order to build a new nuclear power plant!!!  Learn all about this ridiculous plan at the CWIP Truth Tour event at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. http://www.facebook.com/event….

Also Monday, from 6 to 9 PM, Faith Aloud is hosting “Taste of Choice” wine tasting party at The Wine Press, 4426 Olive.  Details here: http://www.facebook.com/event…. .

Tuesday, February 3, “African American Lives 2” a film series at the Missouri History Museum, is showing “The Road Home” at noon.  Details here: http://www.art-stl.com/artszip…

Also Tuesday, 7 PM  The Missouri History Museum is hosting “Interpreting Controversial History in Scott Joplin’s Neighborhood.”  Details are at http://www.art-stl.com/artszip…

Wednesday, February 4, It might not say it on your calendar, but today is Missouri Transportation Day!  Join citizens for Modern transit as they lobby in Jefferson City for better funding of public transportation.  Details at http://www.facebook.com/event…. .

Also Wednesday, 7 PM.  This month’s Black and Green Wednesday focuses on rebuilding St. Louis Schools.  Legacy Books and Cafe, 5429 Delmar: details at http://www.insteadofwar.org/si…

Also Wednesday, will be a meeting of the SIUE Gay Outreach Group, which plans on giving presentations at local schools.  Find out more at http://www.facebook.com/event….

Thursday, February 5, at 5 PM.  It’s “Pizza, Phones, ending the Death Penalty” at St. Vincent dePaul, 4127 Forest Park Ave.  I realize this is pretty self-explanatory, but if you want to find out more go to http://www.facebook.com/event…. .

Also Thursday, 7:30 PM.  The first official event of “City Affairs” will be a discussion of how to save the historical San Luis Apartments.  The discussion will be at the STL-Style Studios, on the corner of Jefferson and Victor.  More info at http://www.facebook.com/event…. .

Also Thursday, at 2 PM.  A presentation examines NGO involvement in Darfur at room 331 of Social Sciences & Business Building at the UMSL campus.  More info at http://www.insteadofwar.org/si…

Also Thursday,  Saint Louis University has ridiculously decided again to disallow the Vagina Monologues on the school campus.  SLU students are now holding the event off campus and need to raise money for the rent.  The first fundraiser is Thursday at 8 PM, $5 a cup at the “Save the Beavers Party.”  Details at http://www.facebook.com/event….

Friday, February 6 at noon.  2nd place in the “most interesting name of the week” category goes to “Statehouse Sisters: Did the 2008 election break the glass ceiling”  at the UMSL Millennium Student Center, Century Room C.  Details are at http://www.insteadofwar.org/si… .

Saturday, February 7, 2-4 PM NARAL is holding a clinic escort training at 1210 Vandeventer. Contact Jeff at 314-531-8616 or jeff.farris@prochoicemissouri.org for more details.

Sunday, February 8.  The “Progressives for Shane Cohn” event was postponed from last week due to the weather.  It will now be at 2:30 -5:30 on Sunday, still at the home of Amie Needham, 3009 Allen Avenue.  go to http://www.facebook.com/event…. to RSVP.

Have a fun and meaningful week!