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Children may work on their own or under the guidance of visual arts instructor Stephanie Summerlin on projects including collage, book making, watercolor painting, paper mache and more. $8 per person. Children ages 3-5 may participate with a parent, and ages 6 and up with a parent or independently. 1-3 p.m. At the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., University City. More information: 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org

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St. Louis

Children may work on their own or under the guidance of visual arts instructor Stephanie Summerlin on projects including collage, book making, watercolor painting, paper mache and more. $8 per person. Children ages 3-5 may participate with a parent, and ages 6 and up with a parent or independently. 1-3 p.m. At the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., University City. More information: 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org

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St. Louis

Children may work on their own or under the guidance of visual arts instructor Stephanie Summerlin on projects including collage, book making, watercolor painting, paper mache and more. $8 per person. Children ages 3-5 may participate with a parent, and ages 6 and up with a parent or independently. 1-3 p.m. At the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., University City. More information: 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org

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St. Louis

Children's author and illustrator Uri Shulevitz will discuss his prolific career and answer questions. Mr. Shulevitz has illustrated over forty books. He won the Caldecott Medal in 1969 for his illustration of The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase from Puddn'head Books. Free. 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Samuel C. Sachs branch, 16400 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield. More information: 636-994-3300.

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West County

The author of the popular children's book Frankie Pickle will be at Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves to meet readers and sign books. Frankie Pickle is a book for second through fifth graders and features Frankie, an imaginative boy who gets into adventure - and trouble. The author, Eric Wright, puts on an interactive reading that includes drawing. 6:30 p.m. Free. At Pudd'nhead Books, 37 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves. More information: 314-918-1069.

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West County

When the adults want to hit the town, this is the place for the kids. Whether you head to dinner or a movie, you know your kids will have more fun and exhaust themselves more than they could with a babysitter. All those in the party zone will have access to the best of the J. This includes swimming, the jGame Zone, making delicious snacks, crafts, movies, eating dinner with friends and so much more! For ages 4-11. 5-10 p.m. $22 per child for members/$26 for non-members, $13 for additional siblings for members/$17 for non-members. $5 additional fee for same-day registration. At the Jewish Community Center, Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Couer. More information and to register: 314-442-3431 or www.jccstl.org

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West County

When the adults want to hit the town, this is the place for the kids. Whether you head to dinner or a movie, you know your kids will have more fun and exhaust themselves more than they could with a babysitter. All those in the party zone will have access to the best of the J. This includes swimming, the jGame Zone, making delicious snacks, crafts, movies, eating dinner with friends and so much more! For ages 4-11. 5-10 p.m. $22 per child for members/$26 for non-members, $13 for additional siblings for members/$17 for non-members. $5 additional fee for same-day registration. At the Jewish Community Center, Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield. More information and to register: 314-442-3431 or www.jccstl.org

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West County

Be one of the first to enter the underground world of Rockwoods cave in 2010! Learn about a cave ecosystem and the importance wildlife plays in it. This hands-on exploration requires crawling on your stomach for several feet. Wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt and bring a flashlight. Helmets will be provided. 2-3:30 p.m. Reservations required: 636-458-2236 Free. Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Road, Wildwood. Reservations must be received by March 8. Call 636-458-2236.

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West County

Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to reduce, re-use and recycle? Come learn a simple way to reduce your scraps by having worms recycle your leftovers. You'll have the opportunity to see a working vermicomposting bin, and the nutrient rich compost created that can be used in your garden. We will also help you make a bin of your own to take home! Just bring a 10 to 18 gallon plastic tub (not clear) with a lid that is at least 11 inches deep and old newspaper. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Road, Wildwood. Reservations must be received by March 8. Call 636-458-2236.

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West County

Parents, are you seeking fresh ideas for getting your children to eat more servings of vegetables each day? Join Diane at Whole Foods Market to learn how you and your kids can make a very easy, healthy vegetable burrito. Learn to sauté tasty colorful vegetables that you are sure to enjoy. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, 1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town and Country. More information: www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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West County

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