Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

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WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM

03.12 Women in leadership * Patricia Strange, manager of contracts and pricing at the Boeing Co., will speak about her career as part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis' Distinguished Speakers Series at 5:30 p.m. today at the UMSL Millennium Student Center, Century Rooms, on campus. A reception will follow her speech at 6:30 p.m. Strange has worked for Boeing for more than 33 years and has held positions of increasing responsibility in headquarters, treasury, and contracts and pricing at the company. Her experiences include an executive assistant role, investment analyst for the pension fund and contracts and pricing management for international and domestic contracts. Strange has a bachelor's degree in business from UMSL and an MBA from Washington University. Free. 314-516-4749

03.13 China painting * The Missouri World Organization of China Painters is having its convention Thursday through Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. The event is free and open to the public; the group hopes to introduce more people to the art of china painting. There will be beautiful displays of hand-painted china, vendors, raffles and demonstrations of china painting by artists from across Missouri throughout all three days. Convention activities will run from 2- 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. www.facebook.com/MissouriWorldOrganizationOfChinaPainters

03.13 Jazz Showcase * The Jefferson College PACE (Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment) event series will present its Spring Jazz Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fine Arts Theater on the Hillsboro college campus, off Highway 21. The performance will feature artists Christian McBride and Peter Martin. McBride is a bassist, composer, arranger, educator, curator, administrator and three-time Grammy Award winner. …

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