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Festival of the Little Hills

The Festival of the Little Hills is an annual three-day event that features over 300 arts and craft booths, more than 40 food vendors, live entertainment (both musical and non-musical) and a Kids Corner.

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Benton Park 150th Anniversary Festival

Enjoy a wide variety of live music, make-and-take art project for kids provided by Artscope, food, and fun at this community festival celebrating 150 years of the Benton Park neighborhood.

The festival begins at 11 a.m. with a full schedule of local bands at the Benton Park Pavilllion and Lagoon at the corner of Jefferson and Arsenal.

Free. More information: bpnastl.org

 

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Head to The Hill to Celebrate St. Louis' Italian Heritage This Weekend

I often tease my husband that if I ever write a book, I’m going to call it An American Girl’s Guide to Surviving an Italian Family.  In turn, he – a first generation Sicilian who shares a name with the Godfather – likes to remind me that hot-headed and easily offended Italians are known for leaving the people who cross them to “sleep with the fishes.”  

Okay, so if I know what’s good for me, I may never write that particular literary masterpiece. Or maybe I should remind my husband that we don't actually live in episode of The Sopranos. Either way, the truth remains that when an all-American girl like me marries into a big Italian family, there's going to be a bit of culture shock along the way.
 
“It’s like joining a secret society,” I joked to a friend, when attempting to explain how you have to kiss every single relative and acquaintance hello and good-bye, every single time you see them. If you skip the tradition, you risk offending an entire family – and igniting a feud that could last for decades.
Think My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but with pasta.

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Science Saturday at Forsyth School
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Science Saturdays combine stories and science activities for science-inspired fun! Science Saturdays are for preschoolers, ages 3 to 6, with a parent, and are free, but registration is required. 

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Preschool Science at the Saint Louis Science Center
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.

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The Magic House @ Made Visiting Artist + Maker Series
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Magic House @ Made, a 7,000-square-foot maker space in the Central West End designed for kids ages 4-14 to play, explore, create, and collaborate, hosts a Visiting Art + Maker Series allowing kids to let their creativity run wild while they learn from established artists and makers. 

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Great Green Adventures: I Spy Fall
Saturday, November 16, 2019

At Great Green Adventures: I Spy Fall, kids will explore the Missouri Botanical Garden after the leaves have fallen and the weather is cooler. The'll also look for other signs of fall. 

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