Wednesday, June 6, 2012
How can parents occupy their children's time before camps and other activities get underway?
This week's parenting question involves keeping kids busy at the outset of summer. Your kids are out of school, and camp and summer school do not begin for a couple of weeks. So onto this week's question: How will you occupy their time day and night?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Guests can sample food from 15 of the city's restaurants, enjoy live music and more on Brentwood Boulevard.
The 18th annual Taste of Clayton is planned June 3 along the section of Brentwood Boulevard between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue. "There is no admission fee, and as always, we are looking forward to a great crowd," stated Clayton event specialist Janet LeMay in a news release. (Download a menu from the City of Clayton website.) Fifteen of the city's restaurants will offer cuisine for between $2 and $7 during the event, which runs from 1 to 8:30 p.m.: Canned goods benefiting Operation Food Search will be collected. Attendees who give five cans or $5 can enter to win prizes. From 2 to 7:30 p.m., children can participate in Taste Jr., a kids area featuring food, balloon artists, face-painting, a circus workshop and more. St. Louis-…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
As the weather starts to become more like spring, Ladue and Frontenac venues offer warm-weather activities.
Whether you’re in the mood for an acclaimed movie or something more light-hearted, we found a variety of activities close to home for you to do this weekend and next week. If you adventure further east, remember this weekend will be busy with the annual Humane Society of Missouri’s Bark in the Park in Forest Park as well as commencement and reunion activities for Washington University and commencement at Saint Louis University. Incendies Opens on Friday The dramatic story of this Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film begins with the reading of a mother’s will. Brother and sister twins discover their father, long thought dead, is still alive and that they have a brother they never knew existed. Marshall Fine of Huffington …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
You don't have to go far to find excitement in Ladue and Frontenac this week.
From Coral Courts Motel to Nazi Germany and from dancing to shopping, this week’s pick of things to do includes intrigue, couture, cocktails and song. Meet The Author Erik Larson, author of the bestseller Devil in the White City, will be in town to discuss his book. Larson will be interviewed by Debbie Monterrey of KMOX on stage. His book is about the true story of William Dodd and his experiences of terror, intrigue and energy while living in Berlin as America’s first ambassador to Nazi Germany. Where/When: St. Louis County Library–Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac Friday, May 13, 7 p.m. Pricing: Free. Purchase the book from Left Bank Books and bring it to the library to get it signed. More information: Call (314) 994-3300…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
In addition to egg hunts and an annual car show, chocolate-covered strawberries have arrived just in time for this weekend's festivities.
Fun activities abound this week. Some are located right in our Ladue-Frontenac area; some are just a further bit down the road. We found things to do for both children and adults from egg hunts to classic cars. Potpourri This annual 500-family garage sale has become a tradition in the St. Louis area. The families whose children attend John Burroughs Schools sell their personal treasures in the hopes that they find new homes for their no-longer-wanted items. Where/When: John Burroughs School, Field House, 755 S. Price, Ladue Saturday, April 23, 7:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Pricing: No admission fee. More information: Call (314) 432-0041. Enrichment Eggstravaganza This egg hunt is a break from the ordinary: the zoo creates enrichment activities for …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Since the calendar shows it’s spring, what better way to enjoy the season than experiencing special events in our area parks.
This week’s Get Out suggestions have gone to the dogs! You and your four-legged friend can raise money for the American Cancer Society by walking together on Saturday. Then on Sunday, pop over to Forest Park and participate in the many activities showcased at the Earth Day Festival. For some indoor fun you can research your family history, shop for jewelry or take your little girl to a fancy story time. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we have selected a variety of events to meet your needs. Bark for Life of West County MO An event is always more fun when you can spend it with your best friend. And if you both can have a good time while helping a worthwhile cause then it becomes a “must do” activity. The American Cancer Society Bark for …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
From a new movie, great sale, and reading activities nearby to a free concert down the road, we found a few activities we think you’ll enjoy.
You've probably seen our Ladue-Frontenac Patch two planners, designed to help plan family friendly and grown-up weekend plans. Starting today we're combining the two to provide one-stop shopping for finding activities that appeal to kids and adults. Look for this new "Get Out" planner every Thursday. Each one will feature at least five fun events, destinations and activities in or around Ladue and Frontenac. Sometimes we'll add a bonus item that may be a bit further afield, because there are times when a great event is worth the drive! As most every St. Louisan knows, the Cardinals’ opening day is practically a regional, if not religious, holiday. So in this week’s “Get Out” planner, just in case you are looking for something else to do, …