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Erin Bode

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who think there is nothing to do in St. Louis. Seriously? If you don’t believe me, check out our “Things to Do” section. And not only are there a zillion events in our area, many of them are absolutely free. Summertime outdoor concerts are a perfect example. So pack your lawn chairs and chill some adult beverages — here are some of the most popular places your family can enjoy free music under the stars.

Whether we’re up all night with a sick baby, freezing our hiney off at Junior’s soccer game or running a taxi service out of our car, a mom’s job is never done. But for 24 short hours in May, the day is all about us.

Yeah right. Well, at least we can spend time with our family and pretend that we are ladies of leisure. Here are a few Mother’s Day ideas that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

St. Louis owns the bragging rights to the oldest and largest Earth Day festival in the Midwest. Fill up your reusable water bottle and head on down to Forest Park for a day of green fun. More than 275 eco-artists, food vendors, educational exhibits, businesses and organizations are going to make this year better than ever.


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