kids and parents in St. Louis

Meet Children's Author Marrianne Richmond at Pudd'nhead Books

Award-winning author/illustrator Marianne Richmond is visiting the St Louis area celebrating her newest picture book, I Believe in You, which showcases the spirit of a parent who is on a child's team no matter what. From a beloved bestselling author who has touched the lives of millions, Marianne's evocative text and beautiful illustrations will speak straight to a parent's heart, exploring that feeling of unwavering support. Sure to become a new fan favorite, I Believe in You evocatively portrays the complex and tender emotions all parents have for their children.

11 a.m. at Pudd'nhead Books, 8157 Big Bend Road, Webster Groves., Mo. 63119. More information: www.puddnheadbooks.com. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Age Ranges: All Ages

Soulard Chili Festival benefiting Life for Life Academy St. Louis

Enjoy a chili festival with chili tasting from well known restaurants, chili judging by celebrity judges, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden, music by Social Distraction and Southern Drive Country, Lift for Life Academy Jazz band and Drum Line, a Children's area sponsored by Sweet Be's , with a bounce house, face painting, cotton candy, a duck pond and other fun projects.
 
Come visit with our special guest! Fred Bird will be here from 4 to 4:30!
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. across from Soulard Market, 1731 S. Broadway. More information: www.liftforlifeevents.org
Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages

Candle Making for Kids at My Handyworks

Drop the kids off after school for an hour of candle making, which includes picking designs, pouring the wax, and dying the candle. $5 per candle. 4 p.m.

At My Handyworks, 205 South Main Street, St. Charles.

More information: www.myhandyworks.com or call 636-724-7337. My Handyworks is also starting new art classes this week! Check their web site for details.

 

Locations: St. Charles County

Parent and Me Hand or Foot Print Activity at My Handyworks

Enjoy time wtih your child at this Parent and Me art activity at My Handyworks.

Place handprint or baby footprint on piece of chipboard with a seashell (straight from the Florida beaches last January) attached to the chipboard. Personalize to your liking using washable Crayola non-toxic paint....even add glitter if desired. Just $2 per piece.

11 a.m. to noon. At My Handyworks, 205 South Main Street, St. Charles.

More information: www.myhandyworks.com or call 636-724-7337.

Locations: St. Charles County

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Enjoy a live performance of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow presented by the West County Family YMCA's Y-Rep, a theatre group for middle school students. Washington Irving’s classic scary story comes to life as Ichabod Crane accepts a teaching position in the haunted town of Sleepy Hollow, famous for the ghost of the Headless Horseman. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. At the West County Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield. More information: www.ymcastlouis.org
 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Enjoy a live performance of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow presented by the West County Family YMCA's Y-Rep, a theatre group for middle school students. Washington Irving’s classic scary story comes to life as Ichabod Crane accepts a teaching position in the haunted town of Sleepy Hollow, famous for the ghost of the Headless Horseman. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. At the West County Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield. More information: www.ymcastlouis.org

Locations: West County

The Boogers Family Matinee at Off Broadway

The Boogers are coming to St. Louis for a very rockin’ family matinee concert at Off Broadway. The Boogers are the brainchild of musician and developmental psychologist Paul Crowe (aka Crusty Booger). Paul spent the late 80's and 90's playing, writing and touring the U.S. as a bassist with a
number of Chicago-based punk and post-punk bands.

During this time, Paul was lucky enough to share the stage with two of his rock n' roll idols: -- Dee Dee Ramone (& the Chinese Dragons), and Marky Ramone (& the Intruders). His musical talents are not constrained to one genre; Paul also played for five years with the Loyola University Jazz Band.

Somehow, across six albums and hundreds of shows, Paul completed a Ph.D in Developmental Psychology at Loyola University, found the love of his life and became the proud father of three sons.

What came next was a natural evolution -- he married his passion for classic punk to his knowledge of child and language development through music to create, play and record his hyped-up, irreverent music for his sons and friends' kids.
Children's music that brings the chord-driven rock -- and isn't lame!

Besides writing great original songs like This Song's About
Transportation
and I Don't Need to be Worried, the Boogers pride themselves on providing a unique take on children's classic songs.

Catch The Boogers Family Matinee at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. Doors open at 2:30 and the show is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Children one year and under are free. Tickets and more information at www.offbroadwaystl.com

For more about the band, go to www.meet-the-boogers.com

Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages

COCA's Free @ 3: Theatrical Masks

Join in the fun at COCA during this free community event. In the spirit of the season, children ages 4+ can create a character by constructing a unique and wearable mask.

Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 3-4 p.m. at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., University City. More information: www.cocastl.org

Ballwin's Fall Fest

Ballwin's Fall Fest is fun for all ages, with entertainment by Babaloo (5:30-6:30 p.m.), live music by Hillbilly Authority (6:30-8:30 p.m.), games, an inflatable obstacle course, food and a haunted hayride. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Ballwin ball park. More information: www.ballwin.mo.us

Locations: West County
Age Ranges: All Ages

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