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And in This Corner . . . Cassius Clay

Before he became "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali was just a boy named Cassius Clay growing up in Jim Crow Louisville, Kentucky. In a rage over a stolen bicycle, 12-year-old Cassius meets the white cop who will be his first boxing coach on his way to Olympic glory. This play, presented by Metro Theater Company and performed at the Missouri History Museum, is a true story of courage, conscience and community. 

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New Play About Cassius Clay Helps Kids Discover the Champion in Themselves

The most recognized heavyweight champion of all time, Muhammad Ali, was a force to be reckoned with in the boxing ring.

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At St. Louis' American Arts Experience, Introducing Children to the Arts Has Never Been This Much Fun

St. Louis is known as a baseball town. We’re also renowned for our gooey butter cake and recognized worldwide for the Gateway Arch.

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Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

Meet the Mean Girls of Salem . . . Deep in the dark woods of Puritan New England, a clique of teenage girls make decisions that result in 20 executions, making them the most hated girls in history. Metro Theater Company and the Missouri History Museum present Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, a play inspired by the girls who forever established the legacy of Salem.

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In the World of 'Unsorted,' Kids Discover the Joy of Acceptance

When kids are young, they see everyone through the same set of eyes. They know people are different, but they look past the differences on the outside to see the friend on the inside.

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The Man Who Changed the Face of Baseball

For baseball diehards, it’s a long, dark, cold winter without the sun on your face, a St. Louis dog in hand and Mike Shannon on the radio. The 2012 baseball season is a distant memory, and spring training is still seven ice-covered weeks away.

However, Jackie and Me, a new production from Metro Theatre Company and Edison Theatre is keeping baseball in play this January and bringing kids face to face with the man who broke down barriers in stadiums across the U.S.

Through the power of a magical baseball card, Joey Stoshack, a young baseball fan, and the Metro Theater Company audience are transported back to 1947 on the day Jackie Robinson becomes the first black man to play for the major leagues.

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Lois Lowry's The Giver Comes to the Stage

When I heard last fall that Metro Theater Company would be putting on a performance of The Giver, one of my favorite books growing up, I was thrilled. It had been several years since I had read the book, and I wasted no time in revisiting it (again). I was a bit surprised to find that my perspective had shifted a little bit, with a more muddled mixture of hope and despair carrying me through the book than I remembered. It is a quickly engrossing novel, and I am excited for the day when I can share it with my own kids.

Lois Lowry’s book The Giver, which won the Newberry Medal in 1994, is a science fiction novel for children ages 10 and up. Set in a futuristic (though familiar) world, it is the story of a boy named Jonas who lives in a safe and seemingly perfect Community. Everything in it is well-controlled, from the climate to the genetics of the individuals to the very language they use with one another. They value sameness above all else.

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Tuesday Tales Storytime from the APA of Missouri
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals. Kids will learn about caring for our four-legged friends as well as be entertained by fun stories and make a craft. They'll even meet a furry friend! Geared to ages 2-5.

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Little Red Hen Playdate at The Waldorf School of St. Louis
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to join in the Little Red Hen Playdate at The Waldorf School of St. Louis. You and your child will get to bake bread, a weekly occurrence in the school's early childhood education program, listen to stories,  join in circle time filled with songs, rhymes, and movement, and explore the outdoors in the mini meadow.

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Family Night With Fredbird
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar on select Wednesday nights this off season for Family Night with Fredbird! Meet Fredbird from 6:30-7:30 p.m., play games and win prizes! Kids 12 and under eat free per adult meal purchased.

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Toddler Tinker Time
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Friday, February 10, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.

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