Middle Schoolers

Feathered Friends

Birds are starting to make their way back from their winter homes, so it's time to celebrate birds by learning about their special traits. Kids can learn what makes a bird a bird, make some binoculars and go outside to spot birds in the wild.

For ages 3 to 6.

10 to 11 a.m. at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood. More information: mdc.mo.gov


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Tennis Play Day

Join the Ballwin Parks & Rec Department for a free introductory course in tennis for kids. 

At Tennis Play Day, kids will learn basic tennis skills and take part in activities that introduce them to the rules of the game. Tennis Play Day is free for kids ages 3 and up and parents. Raquets will be limited so please bring one if you have one. 

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Saturday Morning Wheel Throwing

If you've ever wanted to learn to throw clay on a pottery wheel this is your chance! Craft Alliance offers this Saturday morning class once a month for ages 8 and up in which participants can watch a pottery wheel demonstration then try to throw clay on a wheel themselves.

It's both fun and challenging to throw clay on a pottery wheel, and this class will teach you how to turn clay into a cylinder or bowl shape. You'll then glaze your creation and pick it up two weeks later after it's been fired in the kiln.

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Let's Go Fly a Kite

Enjoy a beautiful spring day flying kites with a park ranger. Kites will be provided.

Let's Go Fly a Kite is sponsored by St. Louis County Parks. Cost is $10 per kite flyer.

1 to 3 p.m. at Queeny Park in Ballwin. Advance registration is required by calling 314-615-8472.

More information and to register: stlouisco.com


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Rhythms and Folklore of Africa

Enjoy the rhythms and stories of Africa with storyteller and performer Kenya Ajanaku at this exciting, free program for all ages. Part of the Black History Month celebration at the St. Louis County Library. 

Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Valley Branch

Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Branch

Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Bridgeton Trails Branch

Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Indian Trails Branch

Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Weber Road Branch

More information: slcl.org

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Barks 'N Books Reading Day at Purina Farms
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Visit the newest interactive reading experience for kids in the St. Louis area – Barks 'N Books Reading Day at Purina Farms! This free book reading features USO comfort dogs and gives your kids the opportunity to read to them. Reservations are not necessary.

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Disney's 101 Dalmations Live on Stage

Join the evil Cruella De Vil and her two klutzy henchmen as they try to steal a litter of the cutest puppies ever to hit jolly old London Town. But not to worry, this fur-raising adventure ends happily with plenty of puppy power to spare! This production of Disney's 101 Dalmations is performed live on stage by STAGES St. Louis at the Robert G. Rein Theatre in Kirkwood, with special daytime performances perfect for little ones. 

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Circus Flora: The Caper in Aisle 6

Circus Flora, St. Louis' original one-ring circus, is now in its 33rd season! This beloved show is an unbelievable mix of excitement, charm, daring, and comedy, all under an intimate Big Top setting. See mesmerizing circus acts, storytellers and performers in this year's show, The Caper in Aisle 6. Daytime and evening shows are on select nights through June 30 with special 10 a.m. performances for young children, a sensory-friendly performance and a special Peanut-Free Preview night for those with nut allergies. 

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