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Bring the whole family for a free movie and free refreshments at the lake at Town and Country Crossing. Tonight's movie is Kung Fu Panda 2. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. 8 p.m. At the SW corner of Woods Mill Road (141) and Clayton Road.

More information: www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Bring your kiddos to the 6th Annual Kids Block Party and Touch-A-Truck event at the St. Chalres Convention Center. With the goal of encouraging healthy, active and safe lifestyles, the Kids Block Party includes hands-on activities and opportunities for kids to climb, bounce, explore and discover.

Activities are designed for kids ages 3-10. The event is being held in conjuntion with the Recycled Kids Children's Consignment Sale happening in the adjacent hall.

The Kids Block Party will include:

Inflatables from Fundways of Missouri, fire truck, Army truck, cockpit,  crane, a variety of trucks from the St. Charles City Public Works Department, Kids Klub Gymbus, Gus Gus the Fun Bus, Preferred Family Health Care, activity area from the River City Robots, activity area from the St. Charles Parks and Rec Department, Usborne Books and more.

Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Charles Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles. More information: www.stcharesconventioncenter.com

Locations: 
St. Charles County

At this special event, experts will demonstrate ancient crafts such as bow and arrow making, flintknapping, pottery making, fingerweaving, and bone/shell/ gourd carving. Archaeologists will explain petroglyphs, animal bone identification, remote sensing, GPS and more; and visitors can tour the excavations, help sift the soil and wash 1000-year old artifacts. There will also be food and drink booths. There will also be hands-on activities, dig tours and storytelling. 10 am to 4 pm. Free.

At Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234. More information: www.cahokiamounds.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

This free program is fun for all ages. Catch A Falling Star is a special event under the Gateway Arch in the Odyssey Theatre. Local author and comet and meteor expert Gary Kronk will give visitors tips on how to spot meteors and comets, particularly in the upcoming Perseid Meteo Shower.

The program will take place regardless of weather at 8 p.m. If the skies are fairly clear, the program will be followed at 9 p.m. by a free telescope viewing under the Gateway Arch led by volunteers from the St. Louis Astronomical Society.

More information: www.jnpa.com

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Free, back-to-school vision screenings will be offered Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the Saint Louis Science Center, sponsored by the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation. Screenings are for children ages six months to 6 years of age. will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

No appointment is necessary. Screening for  vision problems takes just minutes and is completely non-invasive. Trained Foundation staff technicians use a hand-held scanner to screen a child’s eyes, and the automated system reviews the results to immediately produce a pass or refer report.

If a child shows symptoms of a vision condition, the parents are encouraged to take him or her to an eye doctor for a follow-up eye examination. Last year, 225 children were screened at the Science Center event.

The Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation is dedicated to helping kids start off the school year with better vision. Since 1995, the Foundation has screened 240,000 children, including 7,000 in the St. Louis region last year,  for amblyopia, otherwise known as “lazy eye,” and other vision conditions through its free Children’s Vision Screening program. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.mlerf.org
 

Free, back-to-school vision screenings will be offered Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the Saint Louis Science Center, sponsored by the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation. Screenings are for children ages six months to 6 years of age. will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

No appointment is necessary. Screening for vision problems takes just minutes and is completely non-invasive. Trained Foundation staff technicians use a hand-held scanner to screen a child’s eyes, and the automated system reviews the results to immediately produce a pass or refer report.

If a child shows symptoms of a vision condition, the parents are encouraged to take him or her to an eye doctor for a follow-up eye examination. Last year, 225 children were screened at the Science Center event.

The Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation is dedicated to helping kids start off the school year with better vision. Since 1995, the Foundation has screened 240,000 children, including 7,000 in the St. Louis region last year, for amblyopia, otherwise known as “lazy eye,” and other vision conditions through its free Children’s Vision Screening program. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.mlerf.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Familes, pet owners, adults and kids alike will have a blast at Purina Farms Pet-A-Palooza,

In addition to being one of the biggest pet adoption days in the area (including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets), Pet-A-Palooza will feature grooming areas for pets, a kids area with inflatables and games, a pet photo booth, food, live music from Delicious Fishes and a showcase of some of the latest pet gear and accessories.

You'll also enjoy the Incredible Dog Challenge, the Barn and Play Area, and Pro Plan Performance Team Dog Shows, which take place at the Incredible Dog Arena at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wagon Rides will take place during the day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to bring their dogs, which must be on a leash and be current on their shots. Purina Farms is located just 10 minutes from Six Flags in Gray Summit. Admission is free, but there is a fee for parking.

Pet-A-Palooza will be held Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Purina Farms, 200 Checkerboard Loop, Gray Summit, MO. Click for a map

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Grab your two and four-legged kids for a fabulous day of sampling and purchasing fresh produce and homemade items from Washington, Missouri Farmer’s Market vendors. While you’re there, browse handmade gifts, kids apparel, pet accessories, toys, jewelry and beauty products from local women-owned businesses.

Don’t miss the beautiful plants, delicious olive oil and Scrumptious Food’s special product line. When the kids get bored of shopping, have them burn off some energy on the bounce house and inflatable slide in the special play area.

After the family works up an appetite, hit the concession stand for a lunch under a covered picnic area.

At the Main Show Field at Purina Farms, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Free admission. Open to the public. Call (314) 982-3232 for reservations.

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Grab your two and four-legged kids for a fabulous day of sampling and purchasing fresh produce and homemade items from Washington, Missouri Farmer’s Market vendors. While you’re there, browse handmade gifts, kids apparel, pet accessories, toys, jewelry and beauty products from local women-owned businesses.

Don’t miss the beautiful plants, delicious olive oil and Scrumptious Food’s special product line. When the kids get bored of shopping, have them burn off some energy on the bounce house and inflatable slide in the special play area.

After the family works up an appetite, hit the concession stand for a lunch under a covered picnic area.

At the Main Show Field at Purina Farms, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Free admission. Open to the public. Call (314) 982-3232 for reservations.

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Saint Louis Science Center is excited to announce its participation in WIRED's National GeekDad Day (www.wired.com/geekdadday), a comprehensive initiative to encourage parents and their children to strengthen family ties and ignite children's passions for science, technology, engineering, and math this Father's Day.

On June 17, GeekDad Day will kick off at the Science Center as well as other partner museums and educational institutions with curated activities, projects, and experiments families can enjoy together.
 
The Science Center will have fun things to do for dads and kids including viewing the Mars Rover replica in the Planetarium, the NEW Amazing Nano Worlds exhibit in the EXPLORADOME, view shows at the OMNIMAX theatre and other Science Center favorites.

Choose any 2 for $10, 3 for $15 or 4 for $20 of Amazing Nano Worlds! exhibition, OMNIMAX Theater films or the Planetarium shows. ($5.00 per ticket per person).

More information: www.slsc.org
 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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