Friday, April 26, 2013
Massive community garage sale is a major fundraiser for the school each spring.
If you are driving in the area of Clayton and Price roads Saturday and if you are not looking for one of those fabulous discount deals at Potpourri on the campus of John Burroughs, you might want to find an alternative route. By 7:30 a.m., the doors swing wide open on the biggest shopping event of the year each year at this historic school in Ladue. Jennifer McDonnell, Kris Milner and Janet Rogers are graciously serving as tri-chairs of this event. It takes a full year to pull off a successful Potpourri. Burroughs has three annual fundraisers and this is the largest of the three. The money is generally a gift to the operating budget; a gift to a capital fund (with one currently underway) and a gift to the faculty wish list for items that …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
As temperatures drop, take time to explore some new events happening around the community.
This week, the community has events for people of every age. Between events at the library and the schools, local families are sure to stay busy. Monday, Nov. 7. Does someone you love have diabetes? An event at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, will offer a “60 Minute Check-Up” on diabetes on Monday as part of the 2011 Community Health Literacy Series. Physicians from SLUCare are sponsoring the event, and George T. Griffing, MD, a SLUCare endocrinologist will present the lecture. To make a reservation or for more information, call the library at 314-994-3300. Tuesday, Nov. 8. In the mood for a little music? You might want to check out the band concert happening Tuesday at Conway Elementary …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Phil Brusca & Connie Strobach Track Meet at Ladue Called Off; the Annual Burroughs Potpourri Garage Sale Indoors Very Much On.
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- James Baer
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thankfully, the Ladue and Frontenac areas were spared any major damage from the more than 14 tornadoes that strafed the St. Louis region at around 8 p.m. last night. Police dispatchers in both Ladue and Frontenac reported no damages to property or persons in the two communities. At nine this morning, Keith Harder, head track coach at Ladue High had to send athletes from 44 teams home from the annual Phil Brusca and Connie Strobach Track meet. "We've just had such a rough spring, and now this," said Harter, pointing towards the heavens and the dark ominous rain clouds dropping more moisture on the complex. "We had no choice but to call this off," he said. The weather was weighing heavily on the minds of athletes who were bused to the meet …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
A week of new and exciting things to do will tempt area residents.
As the temperature goes up, so do the number of events occurring in the area. This week promises themes for all tastes – literally, if you count chocolate bunnies and crème-filled eggs. The St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., showcases four events this week. Monday, April 18. St. Louis’ popular young adult author, Ridley Pearson, will discuss and sign the latest installment in his popular series, “Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play,” at 7 p.m. Pudd’nHead Books, 37 S. Old Orchard Ave. will have books available for signing. www.puddnheadbooks.com. Tuesday, April 19. Critically acclaimed suspense author Philip Kerr will discuss and sign his latest Bernie Gunther mystery, “Field Gray,” at 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Frugal Family: True bargain hunters, and early holiday shoppers, won’t want to miss our area’s museums’ gift shop sale and families will want to attend the Missouri History Museum’s free Family Film Day.
We found five exciting deals from a free movie and storytelling to great bargains courtesy of our area museums. And get your home ready for the spring holidays with a special offer for a cleaning service. 1. Living World, Saint Louis Zoo Deal: St. Louis Museum Stores Garage Sale. The area St. Louis museum gifts shops are coming together to sell close-out, clearance and almost one-of-a-kind items. Date: Saturday, March 19; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. 2. Missouri History Museum Deal: Storytelling Workshop. Listen to themed storytelling and participate in crafts. Date: Saturday, March 19; noon—2:30 p.m., story time starts at 1 p.m. 3. Missouri History Museum Deal: Family Film Day. Enjoy a free afternoon showing of 101 Dalmations. Light snacks available…