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Muny Opera Discount With Coupons From Schnucks, Pepsi

Muny OperaSave $7 on Sunday night’s Muni Opera St. Louis performances with a coupon from Schnucks Super Market .

You can also see a Muny production FREE. The 1,500 seats in the last nine rows of the theatre are FREE.  Seating there is on a first come, first served basis. The gates to the free seats open at 7 p.m. each evening but lines for the free seats begin forming as early as 4 p.m.  Arriving early can be fun, though.  There’s  pre-show entertainment in the Lichtenstein Plaza, behind the free seats.

 

Save $4 At Raging Rivers With Schnucks Coupon

Raging Rivers--get a Schnucks coupon

It’s August, and St. Louis is hot, hot, hot!

No better place to cool off than at  Raging Rivers in Grafton, Ill. along the Great River Road.

Stop by a Schnucks Supermarket and pick up a coupon for Raging Rivers to save you $4 on an adult or child admission.

The coupon, which is good through Sept. 7, cannot be combined with any other discount. You can purchase up to six tickets with the coupon.

You can purchase your tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the park.

Just a short drive up the River Road from St. Louis, Raging Rivers is 20-acre water park in a most scenic setting. Raging Rivers offers Runaway Rafts; a Body Flume; a beach with a four-foot wave pool and  “Endless River” where you can float along at a leisurely two and a half miles an hour.

The park also offers river-view cabanas where six to eight family members and friends can enjoy a shaded visit.

Regular admission prices are $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for children 48 inches and under.

You can get special offers and coupons throughout the season by joining Raging Rivers email club. (You will have to submit your email address to join.)

Missouri History Museum Program Portrays Effort To Establish Sumner High School In St. Louis

Sumner High School

Sumner High School

The Missouri History Museum is offering a presentation on the civil rights efforts of African Americans and others in 1875, including the effort to build Sumner High School for blacks in a segregated school system.

The last three performances are 11 a.m. July 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. Aug. 1.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The last two performances of a play at the  Missouri History Museum related to its exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and Thursday, July 30, in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

Tthe play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Local Historian To Discuss Thomas Jefferson, Louisiana Purchase

Local historian Bonnie Vega will discuss Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room of the Missouri History Museum.

Vega’s lecture is part of the museum’s series of programs on Monday morning about various facets of the area’s history. All programs will start at 10:30 a.m. But the one on Aug. 10 will be at museum’s Library and Research Center.

The remaining programs are:

• Aug. 10 about gangsters, Prohibition and caves.

• Aug. 17 about North America before 1607.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Free Pie Wednesday At O'Charley's Restaurants

 

Mint Brownie Blast at O'Charley's Free Pie WednesdayIt’s hump day! Time for a mid-week break.

How about Free Pie Wednesday at O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar? O’Charley’s offers a free slice of pie on Wednesdays with the purchase of on entree.

No coupon is necessary for Free Pie Wednesday.

The fine print: You must purchase and entree. Limit of one slice per person per purchased per visit. Good only at participating locations. Not combinable with any other offers, promotions, discounts or coupons.

In the St. Louis area there are O’Charley’s locations in Florissant, Fenton, St. Peters and St. Louis.

 

Free: Maplewood Summer Concert Series At Ryan Hummert Memorial Park

 

Maplewood Summer Concert Series

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The Maplewood Summer Concert Series will feature The Jeremiah Johnson Band this Wednesday  at 6 p.m. at Ryan Hummert Park. The park is at Sutton Boulevard and Lyndover Place. Maplewood is a St. Louis suburb.

The concerts are held the fourth Wednesday of the month May through August.  Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the concert.

Here are the concerts for the rest of the summer:

  • Aug. 26: Clockwork with Bella & Lily (This is a Concert for a Cause Food Drive benefitting MRH School District’s “Weekend on Wheels” program.)
  • Sept. 23: Old Salt Union

The park is at Sutton Boulevard and Lyndover Place.

The concert series is presented by the Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation.

Check out the MCBF Facebook page for the latest updates on the Concert Series including cancellations due to weather.

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis includes a play in July.

At least once a week the play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The weekly performance dates are:

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Lecture To Recall St. Louis's Gaslight Square

Ron Elz, the St. Louis media’s Johnny Rabbitt, will recall Gaslight Square, an entertainment area in the 1960s in the city’s Central West End, at a lecture at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room of the Missouri History Museum.

Elz’s lecture is part of the museum’s series of programs on Monday morning about various facets of the area’s history. All programs will start at 10:30 a.m. But the one on Aug. 10 will be at museum’s Library and Research Center, 225 South Skinker Boulevard, St. Louis.

The remaining programs are:

• July 27 Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase.

• Aug. 10 about gangsters, Prohibition and caves.

• Aug. 17 about North America before 1607.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Missouri History Museum Program Portrays Effort To Establish Sumner High School In St. Louis

Sumner High School

Sumner High School

The Missouri History Museum is offering a presentation on the civil rights efforts of African Americans and others in 1875, including the effort to build Sumner High School for blacks in a segregated school system.

The event will occur Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 1, 2015, in the museum’s lower level.

The dates are:

• This week –– 11 a.m. July 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. July 25.

• Week of July 27 — 11 a.m. July 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. Aug. 1.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.