West County

Legendary Talent Show

Cheer Legendz presents its annual Legendary Talent Show on March 7. This popular event features singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, comedians and various other performers.

Entrants are welcome to register in advance to perform. There is a $20 fee per performance. Acts must be 3 minutes of less and be suitable for family audiences. All ages are welcome and the competition is open to all.

Admission to the show is $5 at the door (cash only). At Cheer Legendz in the Chesterfield Valley.

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Watch Your Back(pack)

Parents are invited to this free presentation and discussion on backpack safety and general health. Dr. Krystal Rupp, a chiropractic physician, will discuss appropriate weight and placement of backpacks, how to adjust straps correctly, stretching techniques for children, and offer nutrition suggestions.

6:30 p.m. at The Magic House. Registration is required.

More information: magichouse.org

 

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Storytime in the Sugarbush

Little ones can gather 'round the sugarbush for fun stories. They'll learn about maple sugaring through stories told by naturalists, and eveyone will get to taste maple syrup. Most of the program is outdoors, so dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m. Free.

At Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood.

 

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Jr. Audubon: Owls

Who hoots this time of year? Kids and teens ages 7 to 14 will learn about Missouri's owls, learn to hoot like an owl and dissect owl pellets in this joint program sponsored by the St. Louis Jr. Audubon Society and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

10 a.m. Free. 

At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270. Call 314-301-1500 for reservations.

 

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Backyard Maple Sugaring at Rockwoods Reservation

So you’ve got maple trees and you love maple syrup… join this program to learn how to develop your very own backyard maple syrup and maple sugar operation. You’ll learn to identify sugar maple trees, details of tree tapping, cooking methods and finishing your sap to syrup. Join the growing community of maple sugaring enthusiasts and gain experience in every step of the process by working with naturalists. Call 636-458-2236 for reservations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. At Rockwoods Reservation.

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Amazing Owls

Who's in the forest this time of year? Some Missouri owls stick around all year and are especially vocal during the winter months. Get together to discuss some of the owl's amazing adaptations, dissect some pellets to see what they're eating and take a hike to hear what they're saying. Dress for the weather.

Free. For ages 7 and up. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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Petite Picasso Virtual Art Classes for Kids
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week. 

 

 

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