St. Louis County

Meet Captain Underpants Author Dav Pilkey

Kids love Captain Underpants! Come meet the author of the wildly successful  Captain Underpants book series at the St. Louis County Library on Aug. 30. Kids can wear their super hero capes for this special night of storytelling, games, giveaways and wild fun.

6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. 

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Dinner & A Movie

Bring blankets, chairs and an appetite for Brentwood's outdoor movie series, complete with food trucks! Enjoy a fun family Saturday night in the park and a free movie.

Movies begin at sundown (about 7:45 p.m.) and food trucks will arrive approximately 45 minutes prior. The movie schedule includes:

August 22: The LEGO Movie

Sept. 12: Frozen

At Brentwood Park. More information:


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A Very Eric Carle Breakfast

Bring your appetites to The Magic House for a brunch fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar! Kids will munch on delicious foods just like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the book collection, create their own Eric Carle insect and have the Magic House all to themselves as they enjoy some private playtime in the Very Eric Carle exhibit.

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Back to School Bash

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year with a fun back-to-school event at the library. There will be crafts and games for ages 7-11.

7 to 8 p.m. Free.

At the St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch.

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The Great Family Challenge

Challenge your family members to some good old-fashioned fun at this free event at the library. You'll go outdoors if weather permits. Otherwise, you'll take the fun indoors. For all ages.


Free. 10 a.m. At the St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch.

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Back-To-School Celebration and Health Clinic

Your family can enjoy live music, face painting, balloon art, free bike helmets and helmet fittings and lots more to start the school year off right at Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield. This free event will be held during the Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, Aug. 7-9.

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Milk Donor Dash

Support breastmilk donation in the St. Louis area by participating in the Milk Donor Dash, a 5K, 1 mile and kids race to raise money for the Milk Bank. The organizers hope to make it easier for St. Louis-area families with extra milk to know they can share the milk with other babies, especially those who are critically ill, who are given priority.

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Water Waddlers Indoor Drop-In Swim

Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.

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Books and Butterflies
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission.

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