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Halloween Family Day at the Contemporary Art Museum
Saturday, October 26, 2019

'Tis the season to be spooky! Dress up your kids in their best costumes and head to the Contemporary Art Museum for a haunted dance party, ghoulish art projects, face painting, a kids' costume contest, and special guests, including Louie from the St. Louis Blues. Registration is requested for this free event.

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Halloween Wild Walk
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dress up your kids in their favorite costumes and go trick-or-treating at businesses in the Wildwood Town Center! In addition to lots of treats, trick-or-treaters will enjoy free hot dogs, a costume contest, and giveaways. Free. 

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Artscope Family Picnic and Fun Fair

Grab your family and friends, fill up your picnic basket and join Artscope for its Family Picnic and Fun Fair. There will be fun for all ages, including carnival-style games, art activities for kids to make and take with them, face painting, raffle, live music from Firedog and DJ 18 and Counting, popsicles from Poptimism, food for purchase from Harvest Food Truck, cotton candy and more.

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Ghosts of the Arch Grounds

Meet at the West Entrance Plaza at the Gateway Arch for Ghosts of the Arch Grounds. Visitors will learn about the various incarnations of the Arch Grounds as they evolved from French fur trading post to warehouse district to the present Gateway Arch National Park. Experience the ups and downs of historical figures like Pierre Laclede, Thomas Targee, James Eads and Percy Green.

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Trick or Track
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Trick or Track is a family Halloween celebration featuring a costume parade and trick or treating around the museum.

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Pup Play with the Endangered Wolf Center
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Learn about the fun pups have in the wild and some of the challenges they must overcome to grow up to become successful wolves. This free workshop for kids ages 4-7 also includes a craft to take home.

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St. Peters Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Spend the evening enjoying a safe, free, indoor Halloween celebration for the whole family, including dinner, games, trick-or-treating and a hayride. Pre-registration is required.

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Howl-O-Ween Fest at Purina Farms
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019

Bring your kids and your dog to Purina Farms for some dog-gone fall fun at the Howl-O-Ween Fest! You'll enjoy a costume party, fun carnival games, music, face painting, storytelling, circus and magic shows, amazing canine performances, pony rides, inflatables, and more. Wear your favorite costumes for the costume paw-ty! Reservations are NOT required. 

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Halloween Treat Street
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Children 12 and under can participate in trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a Halloween photo op, a costume contest and more.

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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as "Amazing Grace," "Oh, Freedom," and "Woke Up This Morning." This production is a collaboration between The Black Rep and COCA.

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