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Digging Up Dessa
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Digging Up Dessa is the newest production from Metro Theater Company. This comedy-drama-adventure is designed for audiences age 10 and up. In-person and virtual performances take place on select afternoons and evenings through November 7.  

 

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How to Help Kids Make Friends at Any Age

While making friends is of great importance, it doesn’t always come naturally. For some, it's difficult to find friends who are loyal and that you can build a connection with. However, parents can help their kids build social skills that help them make friends at any age.

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Kids Pick Free at Eckert Farms

Kids are invited to pick free peaches or apples this week at Eckert Farms! Now through Sunday, August 29, kids 13 and younger can pick 2 pounds of peaches or apples free with a paid field pass at Eckerts in Belleville or Grafton. 

 

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Storybook Walk in Central Park

The Storybook Walk at Central Park in Chesterfield features 18 stations around the Central Park lake, and each station consists of two pages from a children's book selected by the staff at the St. Louis County Library. Parents are invited to take their children around the Walk as an exciting, active way to discover new books.

 

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Nature Babies at The Nature Institute
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Strap on your baby carrier and get ready for an adventure at Nature Babies. These 45-minute programs are designed for ages 12 weeks to 2 years and includes outdoor and sensory activities as well as a short group hike. 

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Family Workshop at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Spend the afternoon at Laumeier and find inspiration in the earthworks and living sculptures in the park. You'll take a hike, respond to the environment, and use raw materials from nature - leaves, pebbles, twigs, berries and rocks - to make your own work of art.

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Boo at the Zoo Nights

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged.

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Toddler Tinker Time

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.

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Halloween Magic at The Magic House

Halloween is bigger and more boo-tiful than ever at The Magic House! Visit The Magic House for Halloween Magic, featuring outdoor experiences, decorating mini pumpkins, a spiderweb maze, Halloween-themed trike town and all of your favorite Magic House exhibits – with a Halloween twist!

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School's Out Camp at Artscope
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

When school is closed, Artscope's School's Out Camp is open! When school is out, enroll your child in Artscope's School's Out camps. These one-day camps offer creative and enriching fun for kids during school days off. 

 

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