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Center of Creative Arts Serves Up Free Family Fun at Taste of COCA

Inside every kid is a Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Picasso and a Misty Copeland - all ready to break free to act, paint and dance.

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Hip-Hoppin'

Kids will be introduced to basic hip-hop dance styles while listening to their favorite Kidz Bop artists at this free workshop.

Part of the StArt@Your Library series at the St. Louis County Library. Presented by STAGES St. Louis. For ages 5-7.

Hip-Hoppin' will be held:
 

June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Bridgeton Trails Branch

Free, but registration is required. Learn more and register at slcl.org
 

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SHAKE 38 Festival is Five Days of Family Fun for Even the Youngest Theater Lovers

For five days in St. Louis, the region’s cast of characters turn the city into a stage and its residents into their audience.

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WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays

See a collection of one-act plays written by fifth graders at the WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays, now in its 20th year. The WiseWrite Festival is free and open to all.

The festival, presented by Springboard, is the culmination of many weeks of learning, brainstorming, writing, editing, practicing, reading, coaching and tweaking by students and their Springboard instructors and teachers. Using character development, plot analysis, theatricality and more, students increase literacy skills while bringing their stories to life as original plays. 

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Rhythms and Folklore of Africa

Enjoy the rhythms and stories of Africa with storyteller and performer Kenya Ajanaku at this exciting, free program for all ages. Part of the Black History Month celebration at the St. Louis County Library. 

Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Valley Branch

Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Branch

Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Bridgeton Trails Branch

Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Indian Trails Branch

Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Weber Road Branch

More information: slcl.org

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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, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.

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Preschool Science at the Saint Louis Science Center
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 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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