The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America presented David and Thelma Steward with the Soaring Eagle Award at its annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner. David, who was not allowed to join his local Boy Scout troop as a boy in Clinton, Missouri, because it did not allow people of color, rose through the ranks of scouting after his mother started her own troop that accepted all people. He has continued to stay active in the organization throughout adulthood. The dinner also recognized the almost 600 young men who earned the rank of Eagle Scout last year, the organization’s highest rank attainable.

More than 150 artists in a variety of media, styles and subject matter donated their works of art for the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s opening party for its Collectors Choice fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go to the organization’s mission to offer art exhibitions and education for the region.

After a $3-million expansion and renovation of the Carol House Valley Park Southwest Store, the company celebrated by hosting a grand re-opening. The store hosted representatives from top furniture name brands at the event. In addition to new designs from more than 50 well-known brands, the store’s new selection includes eco-friendly friendly furniture.

Less than 2 years old, the St. Louis-based charity For Pete’s Sake recently donated four $10,000 grants to local non-profit organizations and schools with programs dedicated to helping at-risk youth: America Scores St. Louis, College Bound, Gateway STEM High School and Lift for Life Academy. For Pete’s Sake, which honors the late Edward ‘Pete’ O’Brien, also plans to award three $8,000 individual scholarships later this year. Pictured: Dennis Cope and Elizabeth Bender

Competing against hundreds of other participants in Dance St. Louis’ Monsanto Dance Education Residency Program, five students were named winners of the 2014 Dance Career Awards: Jazzmon Craig, Asha Garrison, Kimaiya Hall, Daryon Kent and Maia Sims. The winners receive guidance and support to further their dance training and possible careers in the art. Pictured: Deborah Patterson, Maia Sims, Daryon Kent, Kimaiya Hall, Asha Garrison, Jazzmon Craig and Michael Uthoff