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The Greater St. Louis Book Fair is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most popular charity book sales. For more than 60 years, book lovers and collectors have enjoyed bargain prices on a diverse and quality selection of new, gently-used and rare books. Fair proceeds benefit local non-profit education and literacy programs. The 2010 Greater St. Louis Book Fair will start the evening of Thursday, April 29 and continue through Sunday May 2. At Macys at West County Center at the intersection of I270 and Manchester Road. More information:

Thursday April 29 Opening Night - $10 General Admission 4 pm - 10 pm
Auction Preview 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auction 7:30 pm
Friday April 30 FREE General Admission 10 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday May 1 Shopping for Persons with Disabilities 9 am - 10 am
FREE General Admission 10 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday May 2 FREE General Admission - Half-Price Day 11 am - 6 pm
Monday May 3 Non-Profit Day - Closed to Public 7:30 am - 10:00 am

West County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Creve Coeur Days is an annual festival that provides fun for the entire family while raising money for charitable causes. The community festival has raised more than $170,000 for local charities through the years. The four-day festival features rides, games, food and entertainment for all ages.

The parade is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Carnival Midway is where all the action takes place during Creve Coeur Days. This year, the newly located Midway on the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital grounds will provide tons of fun with terrific rides for kids of ALL ages—tots, teens, and adults. Refreshments are plentiful, too, with booths supplying a variety of foods -- from hotdogs and burgers to BBQ and kabobs -  and lots more in between.

Midway Hours:

  • Thursday, May 13, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 15, Noon. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 16, Noon to 7 p.m.

Thursday Night is armband night - Buy an armband and ride any ride as often as you like all evening long. Good only on Thursday. Cost: $15.

On the grounds of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, with the midway on Mason Road south of Olive. Today through Sunday.

More information:

West County

CHADS Coalition for Mental Health will host its 4th annual Kids Walking for Kids from 5-9 p.m. at Creve Coeur Park. The walk marks the official kick off of Mental Health Awareness Week. Kids Walking for Kids brings together nearly 2000 kids of all ages to raise money for research and programs on teen depression and suicide. Teens, adults and families form teams, raise money and come together to fight the deadlly problem of teen suicide. The walk event also includes live music from Ticket to the Beatles, games, activities, food, fireworks and a sunset luminary walk honoring those who have lost their lives or who continue to struggle with depression. All money raised will be used for community education and research to help prevent teen depression and suicide. Last year's event raised $113,000. For more information on the event or forming a team, go to






West County

While you are out and about running your weekend errands you can stop by and grab an ice cream for you and the whole family. You can feel guilt free about indulging in this delicious snack knowing that all of your proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation. $2 (cash only). 1-4 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd. More information:

West County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages


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