Friday, January 30, 2009

Delta Dental Winter Zoo--Feb 1,8,15, and 22

The free Delta Dental Winter Zoo at the St Louis Zoo is fun for the whole family with live entertainment, games, and more. All of the excitement takes place in The Living World and around the Zoo. Plus, you can watch the penguins parade around the Zoo every Sunday at 1:30pm!

The Delta Dental Stage Show will be held at 12:30 and 2:30 pm in The Living World's Anheuser-Busch Theater, and children will be given a free gift bag to take home with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, a coloring sheet and a mirror decal to remind them to brush every day.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Free lattes--Fridays

McDonald's in the greater St Louis area are hosting "Free Latte Fridays"--get a free latte at participating McDonald's. Lattes are available in caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, and sugar-free vanilla. I would advise calling your local McDonald's before you go to make sure they're participating!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Free coffee--Jan 28

Panera Bread is offering free coffee all day on Wednesday, Jan 28, as well as free samples of their new breakfast menu. To find a participating store near you, click here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fireproof--Jan 23 and 24

There are two free screenings of the movie "Fireproof" starring Kirk Cameron this weekend. Here's the synopsis of the movie:

"Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story. After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke? "

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church--7pm both nights
4355 Butler Hill Rd.
St Louis, MO, 63128

Donations will be accepted to go towards St Louis Backstoppers but there is no charge for the movie nor are you required to give a donation, so if you're looking for a cheap date night this is it! Childcare will be provided (again, for free). For more information, please call 314-892-4408.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

African Heritage Annual Exhibit--Jan 18-Mar 7

The St Louis Artists' Guild (Two Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis, MO, 63105)will be presenting the annual African Heritage Exhibit from January 18 through March 7. The theme will be on the African American Family. The African Heritage Exhibition will focus on the need of a strong family foundation within the African and African-American community. This exhibit will feature three St. Louis-based artists that are either of African descent or born on the continent of Africa. This show will offer an awesome range of styles and techniques and the subjects will speak to all who universally believe that a strong nation depends on strong communities, which depend on strong families. Admission is FREE.

The gallery is open noon to 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday and is closed on Mondays and holidays. For more information, call 314-727-6266.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge--Jan 17-18

This weekend, come view the eagles up close at Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (10950 Riverview Drive, St Louis, MO 63137). The following activities will be available:
  • Educational eagle program repeated every 20 minutes, 10:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
  • Viewing scopes on the Bridge for close-up viewing of eagles
  • Re-enactors will interact with the public and acquaint visitors with aspects of Lewis & Clark’s 1804-06 expedition the Corps of Discovery
  • Educational displays at the IL entrance include a replica of the boat used by the Corps of Discovery courtesy of the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Hartford, IL & the Lewis and Clark Society of America (Saturday only)
  • Get your photo taken in the replica of an eagle’s nest

Don't forget to bring your binoculars and dress to stay warm. In consideration for other guests and for the wildlife, please do not bring any pets.

Free parking is available at two satellite lots in Missouri, the Missouri Welcome Center at Riverview and I-270 and North Riverfront Park, off of Riverview south of the waterworks. A FREE shuttle will be available from both locations. Parking at the Missouri Bridge entrance is $5. FREE parking is available at the Illinois Bridge entrance. Note: most of the programming is at the Missouri Bridge entrance and in the middle of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.

For more information call 314/436-1324 #107.

Delmar Loop Ice Carnival--Jan 17

Celebrate winter in the Loop with the Loop Ice Carnival! Check out the live ice carving demonstrations, 5K and 10K frozen buns runs, putt putt pub crawl, temporary tattoo scavenger hunt, ice slides, s’mores roast, trolley car tour with Frosty the Snowman, winter sports movies, fire performers, Ice-Breaker with Sledgehammer, live artists, performance groups and more. Plus, don't miss out on the FREE money--collect ice cubes from stores throughout the Loop. One thousand ice cubes will have a $1 coin inside!

There will also be performance groups from Washington University including an a capella group and a drum line. And of course, unless you go shopping, everything is free!