The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis is offering free group chess instruction to kids and teens at the St. Louis County Library. Lessons are free and are for ages 5 to 18.
Free chess lessons will take place on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Bluffs and Prairie Commons Branches, Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark and Weber Road Branches, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Natural Bridge and Rock Road Branches.
Classes will also be held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Indian Trails Branch, and some Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Branch. Registration is needed for the Daniel Boone Branch classes only.
More information: slcl.org
The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.
Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended.