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Green in the Dead of Winter

Welcome to the new St. Louis Kids Magazine events blog, where we’ll be highlighting and reviewing all the great events and attractions for kids and families across the St. Louis area.

Looking for a little bit of green in the dead of winter? Pay a visit to the Green Center in U. City. Founded in 1998, the Green Center is headquartered in a 1932 residence in Kaufman Park and provides a natural laboratory and cultural gathering place for the community. Although it may be too cold in February to enjoy the Green Center’s outdoor spaces, which include learning and demonstration gardens, a half-acre prairie, a half-acre Missouri wetland, the 26-acre Ruth Park Woods and an Arboretum in Heman Park, you can still take the kids for a visit to the Geodome Greenhouse for some storytelling fun.

As the sun sets, the greenhouse will be lit up with candles and storytellers will capture the kids’ imaginations. All ages are invited to attend the storytelling events in February at the Green Center on Feb. 21 and 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fun costs only $2 per person, but you must pre-register and space is limited. To attend, contact Kathleen Evans at 314-725-8314 x 105 or kevans@thegreencenter.org.

The Green Center is located at 8025 Blackberry Ave in University City.

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Amy Burger is a mom, freelance writer and communications professional with nearly 20 years experience working in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and media outlets including STL Parent, Missouri Life magazine, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Town & Style and kdhx.org, among others. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful girls at home in Kirkwood.

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Winterfest
Thursday, November 26, 2020

The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. 

 

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Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Responsible Pet Care

Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

 

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Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission. Reading are posted on Facebook for virtual visitors.

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