Memorial Day Weekend Activites Include Honor And Fun
Get Out to honor our fallen veterans while enjoying this weekend’s events.
The St. Louis area always has an abundance of events during holiday weekends. For this Memorial Day weekend you could go downtown for the 2011 U.S. Cellular Rib America Festival, or enjoy your favorite Greek goodies at the Greek Fest 2001 at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. In spite of pool openings and various sales, this weekend is ultimately about honoring those who died in the name of our country. So, for this week’s Get Out we thought we’d tell you what you could do to pay tribute to these fallen heroes as well as some fun things to do close to home.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Before you take off for your weekend activities, visit this National Cemetery located in our area. One of the oldest interment sites of the National Cemetery Administration, this former military post is a beautiful place to visit any day of the year, but it’s even more so on Memorial Day when the graves are marked with flowers from families.
Where/When: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, 63125
Parking: Since this weekend is a busy one for the cemetery, parking is available at the Metro Station on Sheridan Road from where shuttle buses will take you to the cemetery.
More information: Call (314) 845-8320.
Two Movie Openings
The First Grader and L’Amour Fou have something for everyone. The First Grader is based on a true story of a Mau Mau octogenarian who wants to learn to read after fighting to liberate his country of Kenya. Woven with the story of fighting against British colonial rule 50 years earlier, this award-winning film explores the relationship between this man and the young students in his class. With L’Amour Fou you have an award-winning documentary that explores and showcases the life of Yves Saint Laurent. Acclaimed as one of the greatest fashion designers of the twentieth century, this documentary includes appearances by Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and Catherine Deneuve.
Where/When: Landmark Theatres Plaza Frontenac Cinema, 210 Plaza Frontenac; opens Friday.
Pricing: $9.00 general; $7.00 bargain (M-F all shows before 6 p.m., Sat, Sun, holidays 1st show of the day); $7.00 senior (62+); $7.00 child (-12)
More information: Call (314) 995-6285.
Shop at Soma Intimates, a new store on the second floor of the plaza, to take advantage of a special deal: buy seven panties for $35. With so many colors and styles, you shouldn’t have a problem finding the perfect choice.
Where/When: Soma Intimates, 97 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac; May 26—June 1. Note: The hours for Plaza Frontenac on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 are noon—5 p.m.
More information: Call (314) 997-4981.
39th Annual Gypsy Caravan
This giant antique, craft and flea market is as much a tradition for our area on Memorial Day as is asking people “Where did you go to high school?” In addition to finding some great buys, you are helping to raise money for the Saint Louis Symphony.
Where/When: University of Missouri–St. Louis south parking lots and Millennium South Garage; Monday, May 30, 7 a.m.—5 p.m. rain or shine.
Pricing: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. $5; early bird 7 a.m.—9 a.m. $20; children under 12 are free at all times.
More information: Call (314) 286-4452 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
Take advantage of this opportunity to sign up for this summer’s clubs and see what books will keep you entertained during the upcoming months of sun and pools. Must register, only 50 seats available; for children and families.
Where/When: St. Louis County Library–Headquarters, Auditorium, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ladue; Tuesday, May 31, 2 p.m.—4 p.m.
More information: Call (314) 994-3300; to register visit Summer Reading Club Kick-Off.