To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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The Taste of Maplewood Street Festival
Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Taste of Maplewood Street festival brings together foodies, shoppers and music lovers to enjoy the bites, sights and sounds of Maplewood. The festival includes live entertainment from two stages, children's activities, and local restaurants and retailers offering food, drinks, and specialties.

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Art Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

Yucandu Art Studio is open for summer camp! Yucandu believes that when you give kids great materials, they make GREAT art! Yucandu is such a fun and inspiring place to be and the camp projects are so cool! For 2020, Yucandu plans to offer small group camps with 5 to 8 kids and 1 to 2 teachers, as well as Take Home Camp Kits! Spaces are very limited for in-person camps, and extra safety precautions, including daily temperature checks, and personal art supply storage, and increased cleaning and hand washing, have been put in place. 

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2020 Chess Club Summer Camps

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session. Instruction offers a solid, basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess.

Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in a variety of activities and workshops with classmates under the observation of a Grandmaster and experienced chess instructors from the Saint Louis Chess Club. Camps are offered at Our Lady of the Lourdes School, Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis Chess Club.

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    Chesterfield Summer Camp

    Chesterfield Summer Camps will keep your kids active and having fun this summer! Each week your child will have the opportunity to swim and participate in a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, and field trips. Camps will be located at Central Park and the campers will be able to cool off at the Chesterfield Aquatic Center daily. Everyday at camp your child will be engaged, safe and having fun! Camps are for ages 5-12. Sign up for one week or all six! Fees are $150 per week for Chesterfield residents and $190 per week for non-residents (one week is pro-rated). Before and after care are offered for an additional fee begining at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

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    Youth Fishing Derby at Des Peres Park
    Saturday, June 27, 2020

    Grab a rod and reel and bring your kids to Des Peres Park for the Youth Fishing Derby. Pre-registration is required. Kids ages 3-12 can participate in morning fishing, the Longest Fish Contest, and most fish caught in each age division. Bring your own fishing pole and bait. 

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    COCAcooks: The Perfect Cookie

    Kids ages 8-10 can join the quest to make the perfect cookie! They'll explore at least two cookie styles, such as bar, drop, or shaped; and a range of ingredients, such as cocoa, chocolate chips, oatmeal, lemon or peppermint. Along with way, participants will learn the basics of baking and a dash of personal preference and creativity. 

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    Virtual Family Fun Series from the Missouri History Museum
    Monday, June 1, 2020
    Monday, June 8, 2020
    Monday, June 15, 2020

    Join the Missouri History Museum this summer for virtual family fun! The Summer Family Fun series includes activities for all ages, including yoga, interactive workshiops about the Mississippi Riverm, sports and games, exploring Forest Park, Cahokia Mounds and more.

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    Magic At Home with The Magic House

    The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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    Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

    The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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