Friday, February 26, 2010

Lowe's Build and Grow--Feb 27

This Saturday kids can make a free "Lowebot" at Lowe's from 10-11am. The Lowebot is a car and a robot combined. Each participant will receive a free apron, safety goggles, a project patch, and a certificate of completion for the project. To sign up, visit Lowe's Build and Grow website.

Michael's Science Make-It Take-It--Feb 27

On Saturday, February 27, participating Michael's stores will be hosting a free Make-it Take-it molecule project from 10am to 1pm. Kids will use the periodic table to create 3D molecule models using Crayola Model Magic. Find your nearest store location at the Michael's store locator.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

St Louis French Festival--Feb 25-Mar1

The St. Louis French Festival is an artistic and educational collaboration between the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, with St. Louis Cathedral Concerts spearheading this endeavor. These institutions are joining forces to make February 25 through March 1 in St. Louis a memorable week filled with French culture and charm.

The St. Louis French Festival touts cultural experiences with a uniquely French flair. Events include lectures on French music, art, and architecture, concerts featuring French music, tours of the Saint Louis Art Museum French collections, a special tour of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, a theatrical presentation on the French roots of the City of St. Louis, and French wine and cheese tastings.

Most (but not all!) of the events during the St. Louis French Festival are free of charge. For the full schedule see the St. Louis French Festival website. If you haven't been to the Cathedral Basilica yet, I highly recommend you take advantage of the free guided tour (Friday, Feb 26, 4pm) of the Cathedral and the Great Cathedral Organ!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Free Auntie Anne's pretzel--Feb 20

This Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 10am to 3pm, you can get a free Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel at Auntie Anne’s! No purchase or coupon is required; one free pretzel per person. There are several Auntie Anne's locations in the St Louis area. See their website for more info and to find a location near you!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SLSO On Stage at Powell--Feb 17

On February 17 at 7pm join the members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and Jazz St Louis to celebrate St Louis' musical heritage. Music of Miles Davis, Scott Joplin, and others will be highlighted with Reginald Thomas on piano.

From the St Louis Symphony website:

"The popular On Stage at Powell series gives audiences a musician’s eye-view of this fabulous hall, and provides an intimate setting for both informative discussions and incredible music-making. Bring your curiosity and your questions as you sit on Powell Hall’s stage with the members of the Saint Louis Symphony as they perform with guests from the music community. Bring all your senses to enjoy this unique musical experience. On Stage at Powell is free and begins at 7 PM."

For more information see the St Louis Symphony Community Events page or call 314-286-4432.

Monday, February 8, 2010

St Louis Symphony Chamber Concert--Feb 9

On Tuesday evenings you can catch selected musicians from the St Louis Symphony Orchestra performing at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis and all concerts begin at 7pm.

This Tuesday, February 9, will feature Music for String Quintet.

For more information see the SLSO Community Events page or call 314-286-4432.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby--Feb 7

If you're a fan of wiener dogs, don't miss the PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby on Sunday, February 7!

From the website:

"Dachshund lovers and their lovable companions descend upon Soulard Market Park for the 17th annual PETsMART Wiener Dog Derby. Inclusive of a tournament bracket, winners medals, racer pictures, and local radio talent to call the race. A combination of large and small bleachers, event stage, race track, VIP area, and exhibitors make this the destination as the parade comes to an end. This event has developed into one of the most unique sporting events in the area. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at the park and the first heat takes place at 2:00 p.m. The dachshunds race in three divisions based on age: Cocktail Wienies, Ballpark Franks, and Hot Dogs. The finals are followed by the trophy presentation ceremony in the Wiener's Circle."