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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

March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, and Diane, the Kids Club Coordinator at Whole Foods, wants to celebrate by organizing a fun parade for kids. Young shoppers will receive a green cupcake from the bakery department and a bag of green surprises at the end of the parade. Make sure you come dressed in green! Reservations are required. Call: 636-527-1160. Noon to 1 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

Join Diane and Matt in the Café at Whole Foods. Matt will introduce the kids to a little bit of weight lifting so they can develop strong, healthy muscles. Diane will be sampling a few varieties of hummus along with an assortment of vegetables! Hummus is a great source of protein which is necessary for building strong muscles. noon to 2 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

Anyone with a garden knows from experience that earthworms work wonders for the soil. How do they do it? And what kinds of lives do they live down there under the ground? We will learn more about these beneficial animals and we’ll enjoy some earthworm crafts and activities too. 1:30-3:30 p.m. For reservations call: 314-301-1500. For ages 7-12. At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood.

Reservations are required by: Saturday, March 6. More information: http://mdc.mo.gov

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West County

The hit Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba! brings its live stage show to the Fabulous Fox for a special one day only engagement on Sunday, March 21, with two shows at 2 and 5 p.m.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s a Party in My City features DJ Lance Rock (a native of St. Louis), and everyone’s favorite cast of characters including Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee. The one-of-a-kind live event includes music, animation, games, singing and dancing. Special guests The Aquabats will join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and rapper Biz Markie will teach kids how to beat box with Biz’s Beat of the Day.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! at The Fabulous Fox
Sun., March 21, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50-$37.50
Available at The Fox box office, all Metrotix outlets and metrotix.com.

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