Krispy Kreme free doughnut
Daylight Savings Time is a mixed bag. It sucks to lose an hour of sleep but it’s nice to have daylight longer in the evening. The whole thing would be a wash if it weren’t for Krispy Kreme on Sunday, March 9.
Just to celebrate Sunday, the shop is giving away a free original glazed doughnut to each customer to cheer them up over the lost sleep.
No purchase is necessary and the deal is available at participating locations only. Limit one per customer.
The National Park Service will honor the 157th anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision, one of the most important cases ever tried in the United States and one that was heard in St. Louis’ Old Courthouse, on Saturday, March 8 at the Old Courthouse. The Supreme Court decided the case in 1857, and the decision hastened the start of the Civil War.
The Old Courthouse is at 11 North Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis.
The all-day event is FREE and open to the public, and presented in association with the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation.
Lynne Jackson, great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott, and Jeff Hines, descendant of Peter Blow, Dred Scott’s owner, will lead a presentation and discussion on the historic case, and retrace Scott and Blow’s genealogy. Hines will also be available to sign copies of his book Dred Scott’s Virginia.
The schedule of events:
11:30 am: Acoustic performance by Shiloh music group featuring 19th-century songs.
Noon: “Reflections,” a dramatization by the Dred Scott Theater Troupe.
12:45 pm: Jeff Hines, Blow family descendant, will present his research on Dred Scott and the Blow family in Virginia. Lynne Jackson, great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott, will join in the discussion after the presentation.
1:45 pm: Jeff Hines book signing of Dred Scott’s Virginia.
2:15 pm: Ranger-led mock trial of the second Dred Scott trial. (A inimum of 6 visitors is necessary for the mock trial, or a ranger-led discussion session will take place instead.)
The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of the Jeffererson National Expansion Memorial on the St. Louis riverfront.
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Family Sundays, from 1-4 p.m. every Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum, is a program that introduces the whole family to the world of art with hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the Galleries.
The family tour of the galleries leaves at 2:30 pm.
Each month’s family activities focus on a different, family-friendly theme:
Call of the Wild
March 9, 16, 23, and 30
Lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my! Explore the great outdoors and its creatures on Sundays in January. With a tour of the galleries, discover works of art inspired by creatures found on land, in the air, and under the sea.
Get ready for four days and nine games of exciting college basketball when Arch Madness hits the Scottrade Center March 6-9.
The Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament schedule is:
Session 1 – Thursday, March 6
Game 1: 6:05 p.m.
Game 2: 8:30 p.m.
Session 2 – Friday, March 7
Game 3: 12:05 p.m.
Game 4: 2:35 p.m.
Session 3 – Friday, March 7
Game 5: 6:05 p.m.
Game 6: 8:35 p.m.
Session 4 – Saturday, March 8
Game 7: 1:35 p.m.
Game 8: 4:05 p.m.
Session 5 – Sunday, March 9
Championship Game: 1:05 p.m.
Ticket prices begin at $29.
Get a free Big Q drink with the purchase of a corn dog at any St. Louis area QuikTrip.
To get the coupon, you must give your zip code and email address and agree to receive an email with a link from Quik Trip.
The coupon expires 3/14/14 but the coupon also says the deal is good “while supplies last.”
The Progressive 60th St. Louis Boat & Sportshow is underway this weekend at America’s Center, 701 Convention Center Plaza in downtown St. Louis.
Nearly 1,000 boats of all kinds–from fishing boats to cruising boats to those designed for family fun–are on display. There are boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget.
There’s more to the show, though, than boats, boats, boats.
John Godwin from A&E’s hit series Duck Dynasty will meet and greet fans from noon to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Saturday, March 1.
New this year from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday is Anchors & Ales, a night of sampling local craft beers. Tickets are $10 each with a paid adult admission at the show . You can also buy a ticket online for $20 (includes admission to the show) Anchors & Ales ticket price includes limited edition sampling glass and 10 tasting tickets. The following breweries are participating:
- 4 Hands
- Shock Top
- Cathedral Square
Show-goers can browse the latest in boating, fishing and hunting gear at dozens of specialty booths, and they can visit outfitters and resorts to plan their next trip or book a vacation.
They can also get tips from the pros at the Boating and Outdoor Classroom, presented by Allstate. At Fred’s Shed DIY Center, new this year, they can get tips from the pros at the Boating and Outdoor Classroom, presented by Allstate. Those who bring a bathing suit can experience the DEMA dive tank.
Kids will enjoy Kids’ Cove where they can check out the free Becky Thatcher Trout Pond and Captain Tim and Gypsy Rose III Landship.
Show hours are:
Noon-10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28
10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, March 1
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, March 2
Youth 15 and younger, free
Tw0-day pass, good any two days of the show, $14
W. Michael Williams, a member of the Silver Society, will talk about the destruction of historic silver objects and the rescue of others at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the AT&T multipurpose room of the Missouri History Museum.
The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.
Children two to five years old can hear the humorous stories of author Mo Willems at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Missouri History Museum.
The reading of the stories is part of the museum’s programs Fridays and Saturdays for young children. The storytelling will occur both days. But on Saturday activities for the children run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children can play with puppets, make crafts, build a puzzle or go the Rainbow retreat to read stories on their own.
Adults can stay with the children. They should check at the information desk for the location of the activities.
The museum says it will not allow groups of six or more to attend the program. “This is an enriching individualized experience that works best with small groups,” a museum announcement syas. Organizers of groups of six of more should call 314-454-3114 to reserve an alternative time and day for the activity, the museum says.
The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.
Save $5 on Disney On Ice’s Passport to Adventure tickets when you order them online.
The show is slated for 7 p.m.,Thursday, February 27; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, February 28 ; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 1 at ; and 1 and 5 p.m., Sunday, March 2.at Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. in downtown St. Louis.
You can get the discount by using the code “SKATE.”
Disney On Ice Presents Passport to Adventure takes audiences on a fun-filled tour to four exciting destinations filled with favorite Disney friends. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as tour guides, guests will visit the enchanting worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch.
Tickets for Disney On Ice Presents Passport To Adventure are available online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-653-8000. Tickets also may be purchased in person at the Scottrade Center box office at 1401 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103. Prices begin at $15.
To learn more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit Facebook and YouTube.
If you love the Magic House, you’re going to love Emerson Free Nights.
The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. These special nights enable a family (maximum two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.
The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.)
This month’s Emerson Free Night is Friday, February 21.
Here are the other Free Nights this year:
March 21, 2014
April 18, 2014
May 16, 2014
June 20, 2014
July 18, 2014
August 15, 2014
September 19, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014