Friday, March 26, 2010

Greater St Louis Daffodil Society Show--March 27

If you want to see spring, visit the Greater St Louis Daffodil Society Show on March 27! The Missouri Botanical Garden will be hosting the show from 9am to 5pm in the Beaumont Room at the Ridgway Visitor Center (St Louis City and County residents receive free admission to the Garden until noon on Saturday). Top growers in the area will share new cultivars as well as old favorites and will be available to share plant care advice. In addition, the Society will be hosting a photography contest for amateurs, professionals and youth. Check out their website for more information.

Daffodils are one of the true signs of spring to me and this is sure to brighten away those winter blues!

For more information, visit the Greater St Louis Daffodil Society website.

Note: The show is being held both Saturday and Sunday, but admission is only free on Saturday until noon for St Louis City and County residents so I have only listed this as a Saturday event.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Horticultural Therapy Awareness Day--March 20

The Missouri Botanical Garden will be sponsoring Horticultural Therapy Awareness Day to introduce visitors to the numerous physical and mental benefits that plants and gardening provide. From 10am to 3pm on Saturday, March 20, visitors can explore a demonstration healing garden, stop by stations to experience different plants and how they can impact various senses, pot a sensory plant to take home, make an arrangement of cut flowers, and watch demonstrations of ergonomic gardening tools.

All activities will be held inside the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center and are included with visitor admission, which is free for St Louis City and County residents until noon on Saturday (so go early!).

For more information, visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website or call 314-577-9400.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade--March 17

If you're looking for a slightly more unique way to celebrate St Patrick's Day, show up at Tamm and Oakland Avenue this Wednesday, March 17! Dogtown celebrates their very own St Patrick's Day with a parade sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The parade starts at 11:30am and will travel south to Lloyd Avenue. Participating groups include marching bands, family clans, floats, and more!

For more information visit the parade website or call 314-645-5809.

SLSO On Stage at Powell--March 17

On March 17 at 7pm join the members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and composer Barbara Harbach as they celebrate Women's History Month and the influence of women in music.

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.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lowe's Build and Grow--March 13

This Saturday kids can make a free tabletop basketball game at Lowe's from 10-11am. 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.

St. Patrick's Day Parade--March 13

The 41st annual St Patrick's Day parade will take place in downtown St Louis this Saturday, March 13! The parade starts at noon at 18th and Market Streets and will head east to Broadway and Market Streets. The parade will include over 120 units including marching bands, balloons, floats, and clowns. This is one parade you will not want to miss!

For more information on the parade route or other aspects of the St Patrick's Day celebration, visit the parade website.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mask Symphony--March 11

For all of you music and art lovers, the Meramec Symphonic Band will be joined by mask-maker Rob Faust in a concert that combines music and masks in creative and surprising ways. "Face: The Music, a Symphony of Masks" uses the music of conductor/composer Gary Gackstatter to animate Faust's many mask characters, combining music and visual arts.

The concert, which will also feature the Meramec Choir and Chamber Choir is Thursday, March 11th, at 7:30pm in the Meramec Theatre (building TH on the map, on the west side of the STLCC Meramec campus). The concert is free and open to the public and with Gary Gackstatter conducting promises to be an exciting and entertaining event!

Rob Faust, a native of New Orleans now living in Canada, has a background in dance, comedy, theatre and mime. He will be on the Meramec campus for two days giving workshops, which are also free to students and the public.

Wednesday, March 10th
12 Noon- Mask Presentation, HW102
1:15pm- Mask making in Meramec Sculpture Studio

Thursday, March 11th
11am- Mask Presentation, HW102
7:30pm- Concert, Meramec Theatre

For more information on Rob Faust, go to his website.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

St Louis Brass Band Concert--Mar 7

You won't want to miss the "Glorious Brass" concert being performed by the renowned St Louis Brass Band!

On Sunday, March 7, at 2:30pm the St Louis Brass Band will be performing in the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral. This is a great opportunity to see the Brass Band for free so don't miss out!

The St Louis Brass Band is a British-style brass band that presents family-friendly concerts of light classic and popular music. It consists of 30 brass and percussion players from the greater St Louis area.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Kids Workshops at Home Depot--March 6

Head to Home Depot on Saturday, March 6, anytime from 9am to noon for their fun Kids Workshops! This Saturday kids can make a rain gauge--sure to be useful in the upcoming spring months! The workshops are designed for kids ages 5-12 and do not require any registration. Participants will also receive a kid-sized orange apron and a project pin. For more information, see the Home Depot Kids Workshops website.