The calendar, Continuing Events, Book Group and Open Mike Night has been prepared by the International Writers Center at Washington University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, December 8
* Showing of "The Canary Yellow Bicycle" at Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, 7 p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and students, $4 for Webster University community). Call (314) 968-7487 for info.
* Holiday party with storyteller Bobby Norfolk at Weber Road Library, 4444 Weber Rd. (between Gravois and Morganford-Union), 2 p.m. Snacks will be served. All ages. Call (314) 638-2210 for info.
* Seventh Annual Ragtime Christmas Party and Open House, Scott Joplin House, 2658A Delmar Blvd., 12-4. Free. Call (314) 340-5790 for info.
* Harper Barnes will sign his new book, Standing on a Volcano: The Life and Times of David Rowland Francis, at the RealtyNET Walsh office at 4924 Hampton Avenue from 2-4 p.m. Call Julie at (314) 353-4562 for info.
* Sketchbook seminar with artist Michael Byron at Forum for Contemporary Art, 3540 Washington Avenue, 2-4 p.m. For info, call (314) 5354660
Sunday, December 9
* Showing of "Cheap Smokes" at Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, 7 p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and students, $4 for Webster University community). Call (314) 968-7487 for info.
* "Celebrating Sesame Street, the Exhibition," an event with free activities to celebrate the exhibition's opening, 12-4 p.m. in MacDermott Grand Hall at the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and Debaliviere, Free (fee for exhibition). Call (314) 746-4599 for info.
* "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with Cyrus Chestnut and Friends at Edison Theater at Washington University at 8 p.m. Call (314) 935-6543 for tickets and info.
* East St. Louis Project: "Milestones" in History, at East St. Louis City Council Chambers, 9-11 a.m. Call (618) 874-8700 for info.
Monday, December 10
* Left Bank Books presents former US President Jimmy Carter, who will read from his new book, Christmas in Plains, at Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are free with the purchase of the book. For info, call (314) 367-6731.
Tuesday, December 11
* Screening of "From Arabic to Latin: The Assimilation of Arab Knowledge" and "Forgetting the Arabs: Europe on the Cusp of the Renaissance" by Missouri Historical Society at Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere, 6:30 p.m. Free. Followed by discussion panel. Call (314) 746-4599 for info.
* "Artreach American Art"--the St. Louis Art Museum will present an informal discussion on the topic of American Art at the Prairie Commons Library, 915 Utz Lane (between Howdershell and Dunn), 7 p.m. This slide show/discussion will focus on art made in America before the 20th century. Call (314) 895-1023 for info.
Wednesday, December 12
* The St. Louis Publishers Association presents a discussion of "The Most Important Publishing, Tips Learned in 2001" at The Heights, 8001 Dale (I-64 and Hanley), 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. Admission: $5 (for non-members). Call (314) 275-7728.
Thursday, December 13
* A Showing of "a Christmas Carol" with Basil Rathbone at Bridgeton Trails Library, 3455 McKelvey Rd. (1 block south of St. Charles Rock Road), 7 p.m. Call (314) 291-7570 for info.
* Art & Jazz Thursday with Jazz at the Bistro at Forum for Contemporary Art, 3540 Washington Avenue, 7:30 p.m. For info, call (314) 535-4660.
Saturday, December 15
* Holiday story writing for kids at Thornhill Library, 12863 Willowyck Drive, 10 a.m.--12 p.m. Call (314) 878-7730 for info. …