Deb Peterson's column today in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a blurb (scroll to the bottom) about Fran Pieper, a St. Louis Crisis Nursery volunteer. There are a few upcoming opportunities for people in the St. Louis area to help the Crisis Nursery out. On January 29th, KeyStone of St. Louis is hosting an event benefiting the Crisis Nursery at Felix's in Dogtown. KeystoneInviteJAN091 It's only $20 for drinks and pizza!

A couple days later on January 31st, the St. Louis Auto Dealers Association is hosting a Cheers for Children Charity Gala as part of the St. Louis Auto Show. The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is one of the children's charities that will benefit from the event. St. Louis Auto Dealers Association Gala Event tickets are $75 (VIP for $100) and include valet parking, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live music, and after hours access to the auto show. So have some fun and make a difference in the life of a child.