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Patch Picks Five Plus One

"Patch" rounds up several events for the last week in 2011 in Ladue and Frontenac.

As you recover from one holiday and prepare for the next this week, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of activities in town to keep the kids busy and to the grown-ups help ring in 2012. Here are our picks for the week.

Tuesday, Dec. 27. Got kids between the ages of 3 and 6 who love a good story? Visit the on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the Evening Story Time, featuring Zoo Animals. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Wednesday, Dec. 28. Keep 3 to 6 year olds busy on Wednesday with another trip to the St. Louis County Library Headquarters for Story Time featuring Perpetual Motion. The fun starts at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Thursday, Dec. 29. If you’ve got a Lego architect in your family, you’ll want to join the fun at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Thursday. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to join in Art @ Your Library: Lego Games from 2 to 3 p.m. Register online at the library’s website.

Friday, Dec. 30. Do you love the holiday lights? Visit the at before it’s too late. The display closes on Jan. 1. Prices are $9 for a family vehicle, $15 for a limousine, $30 for a commercial transport van and $75 for a tour bus. For more information, visit the St. Louis County Parks & Recreation website.

Saturday, Dec. 31. Saturday is New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2012 in style with a night out on the town and a stay at the . To book your room or for more information, visit the hotel’s website.

Sunday, Jan. 1.  Happy New Year from all of us at Ladue-Frontenac Patch! The Ritz-Carlton is hosting a Champagne Brunch on Sunday to bring the new year in right. A buffet brunch will be served, and there will be a made-to-order omelet station. A “recovery bar” will be stocked with "Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Belinnis and enough anti-oxidants to make the most active New Year’s Eve party-goer feel back on track." Reservations are required. Call 314-863-6300 for more details.

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