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Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

See thousands of colorful and ornate lanterns light up the night sky when this ancient Chinese tradition returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the summer season. The Lantern Festival features 22 all-new sets of lanterns crafted from silk and steel, offering visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

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Plaquey Wacky 5K and Obstacle Relay Race

Join the Delta Dental Health Theatre for its 2nd annual Plaquey Wacky 5K and Obstacle Relay Race on June 20. The event is for all ages, and includes a lot of fun exercises, "gross" activities for kids, an inflatable obstacle course, music, healthy snacks and giveaways. 

 

Registration ranges from $15 to $40 per person, or $50 to $100 for groups of 4-5. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the Wacky Obstacle Course begins at 10. 

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Mayfest at Tower Grove Park

Celebrate the arrival of Spring and with it, new growth at the Waldorf School of St. Louis Mayfest in Tower Grove Park. This fun-filled community celebration is free and open to all. You can bring a picnic lunch, or create your own picnic, because the Tower Grove Farmers Market will be in full swing at the park.

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City Schools 101: Discover Your Options

Parents and soon-to-be parents are invited to attend this free informational event about education options in the city of St. Louis. You'll hear from representatives of public, magnet, charter, private and parochial schools concerning enrollment and more.

Schools represented include:

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Preschool Science Series: Storybook STEM at the Saint Louis Science Center
Monday, February 17, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Storybook STEM is for ages 3 to 5. Each session uses a thought-provoking storybook to engage children in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) challenges. Little engineers will learn science and math concepts as they design and create solutions to problems connected to the story or their everyday lives. 

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President's Day Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo
Monday, February 17, 2020

Kids can spend President's Day learning about all things color as they relate to wildlife at President's Day Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo: Colorful Critters. Campers will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities. Advance registration is required.

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School's Out Camp Create
Monday, February 17, 2020

School's Out Camp Create offers families a fun, creative and enriching option when school is out of session. Single-day camps are led by Artscope's professional teaching artists. Extended care is available until 6 p.m.

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