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A Taste of COCA

Bring your whole family to COCA to see what this multidisciplinary community arts center has to offer for all ages during Taste of COCA. Enjoy sample classes and a free breakfast.

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Chalk the Loop

Children 12 and under can register for Chalk Land, a kid-friendly area where kids can discover their inner artist with sidewalk chalking drawings, face painting, arts & crafts, music and more. 

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Parent-Child Workshop: Painting: All About Color

Enjoy a fun afternoon exploring color with your child at this parent and child workshop. You'll learn to mix acrylic paints and put color to canvas as you create a family masterpiece together.

Saturday, June 11, 2 to 4:30 p.m. For kids ages 4-7 with a parent or caregiver. Cost is $45.

At Laumeier Sculpture Park. More information: laumeier.org

 

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Messy Painting Workshop

There are few things little ones love more than getting creative and messy! At this free painting workshop, kids can take part in an entertaining and messy painting session.

Part of the StArt@Your Library series at the St. Louis County Library. For ages 3-6.

Messy Painting will be held:

June 17 at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Bluffs Branch

June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Eureka Hills Branch

June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Lewis & Clark Branch

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New Children's Book Aims to Help Heal Ferguson Through Art

Late last year as fires raged in Ferguson and broken glass littered South Grand, many of us were overcome with emotions as we saw our city in turmoil.

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Special Third Fridays Event Gives Spring a Little Sizzle

During this winter’s never-ending polar vortex, my family’s Friday nights were limited to Netflix. And if we were feeling really adventurous, the movie theater.

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Art and Nature Make for a Unique Camp Experience at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Summer is a great time for kids and teens to explore their creative side! Laumeier Sculpture Park offers art camps that let kids create all kinds of art while enjoying some of the old-fashioned joys of summer — like hiking and swimming.
 
Because of the unique park setting at Laumeier, campers spend lots of time exploring woodland trails, the outdoor permanent collection of art and the sculpture park's changing exhibits.
 

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Potty Training 101
Monday, July 15, 2024
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Is it time to potty train your toddler? The St. Louis County Library is offering Potty Training 101 to parents of children ages 2-3. This free workshop for parent and child includes a potty-themed storytime, and parents & caregivers will receive information to get them started on the potty training process. Attendees will also receive a potty seat, step stool, training pants and a potty-themed board book. 

 

 

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Splash & Play at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center

Kids ages 0-5 can splash and play in the leisure pool at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center during Splash & Play sessions. Splash & Play is held every Monday and Wednesday in the summer through August 7. Older children, ages 6-1, are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult and a child age 0-5.

 

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