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This walk for the entire family features activities for children, holiday shopping, free entertainment and refreshments. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Amtrak train at 9:30 a.m. at the Kirkwood Train Station, 110 E. Argonne.
After his grand entrance, Santa will pose for photos and accepted letters addressed to him from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mrs. Claus will captivate young listeners with her holiday stories beginning at 10 a.m.
The Lucille Rapp Tumblers and Dancers will perform at 2 p.m. and The Statesmen Singers will carole from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also from the train station, visitors can catch the Holiday Trolley for a free ride around historic Downtown Kirkwood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults can get a jump on their holiday shopping at downtown Kirkwood’s unique specialty stores-many of which will feature free refreshments and special offers.
During the Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk, Youth in Action (YIA) a nonprofit community service organization, will accep donations for Make-A-Wish Foundation at the train station. Cash donations will be collected. While they last, cookies from McArthur’s Bakery and hot chocolate will be available. Kirkwood Kiwanis will also be serving free grilled hot dogs near the historic Kirkwood Train Station.
At Kirkwood Farmers’ Market, the Gingerbread Shoppe and Christmas Tree Lot will sample their special holiday candies and baked goods and offer a preview of their natural decorations and Christmas trees.
The Holiday Walk is coordinated by Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District with support from BRiC Partnership, LLC and McArthur’s Bakery.
Flipside: The Patty Page Story will be presented at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre in the James J. Eagan Center,#1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant.
The show is produced by KMP Artists, Austin, TX.
Flipside takes audiences on a journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station. Written from interviews with Page, this show features 28 of her greatest hits, including Tennessee Waltz, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, and Mockingbird Hill.
Tickets are $28 for adults; $26 for seniors and students.
Looking for cheap food in St. Louis? Just in time for the hectic holidays, Subway is celebrating “Holiday Customer Appreciation” with two $2 subs. Now through December 31, 2104, you can enjoy a six-inch meatball sub or a six-inch cold cut sub for just $2. Order two and you have a 12-inch sub for just four bucks.
As usual, the deal is good at participating locations only. And, there’s an additional charge for extras.
A FREE Holiday Craft Show and Expo, hosted by Treasure Chest Shows LLC, will be held this weekend at the St. Charles Conference Center, One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO. Hours are noon to 7 p.m., Friday, November 21; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Sunday, November 23. Parking is also free.
The show is the only three-day holiday show in St. Charles County. It is in its seventh year and will feature thousands of items hand-made by local artisans and crafters, gifts and more.
Among the items you will find:
Home decor items
Seasonal items such as wreaths, table decorations, wall hangings, and stockings.
Hand-formed dough ornaments made by Santa’s Helper
Handmade family ornaments, and personalized ornaments by Personalized Creations
Hand-turned wooden salt and pepper mills
Cheese and cracker trays
Placemats, handmade decorative dish towels
Hand towels embroidered with a design for every season
Flavored olive oils from Olive Oil Market Place
Jellies, jams, and fudges from Arndt’s Fudgery
Dips and mixes by All Stars Dips
Salsa from Jasbo’s
Items made from polished rocks and geodes
Tanks and planes made from bullets
Hand-made head bands, bows, tutus and accessories for girl
Doll furniture, clothes and accessories
Phone cases and wallets
Ladies clothing including items from Ecuador and Peruvian sweaters
Hand poured candles by Burning Expressions
Hand-made gift cards
Hand knitted scarves
Vendors include A Little Something, NoMan Necklaces LLC, AAA Women Works Inc., Hip Klips, All Quacked Up!, Just Headbands, Dollightful Creations, All Occasions Embroidery, Pampered Chef, Cutco Cutlery, Thirty-One Gifts, Scentsy, Juice Plus, Usborne Books and My Pillow.
Gift Certificates and door prizes that are donated by the artisans, crafters and vendors are given away throughout the weekend.
“Smaller is Better,” the annual holiday art show an sale at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m, Saturday, November 22. The gallery is located at 2025 Big Bend Blvd. in Maplewood.
The event is free as is parking.
This will be an all media, juried group show by advanced, local artists.
The event is billed as a “holiday show of small art for holiday budgets.” Those who attend will be able to meet participating artists that night. More than 20 twenty artists will display a wide range of media and subjects.
Works on display will include:
In fact there are no restrictions on subject or media.
Creve Coeur Camera‘s twice a year sale and free expo has an exciting new offering. Buy a camera for $199 or more this week (before 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 22) and you get a “Mega Deal.”
Free 8 GB memory card (16GB card with any DSLR purchase)
100 4 x 6 prints per month for three months
If your purchase is over $299 and you have approved credit, you can also get 12 months financing.
The sale is held at all Creve Coeur Camera stores all this week. The FREE expo is held at the Creve Coeur store, 11615 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014.
The two days are filled with seminars covering topics including night photography, nature photography, studio lighting, sports photography and macro photography.
Manufacturer’s reps will be on hand to show you the latest models of cameras and lenses and answer your questions. Learn about the latest from Go Pro, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Canon, Sony, Sigma and others.
On Saturday you can even have a free lunch of hot dogs, drinks, chips and pop corn courtesy of Creve Coeur Camera.
Peter Baumgarten, Olympus photographer based on Manitoulin Island Ontario, Canada, will be the keynote speaker. Sponsored by Olympus, Baumgarten has developed photography and graphic design courses for high schoolers. His work has been published in Digital Photography and Canadian Geographic.
Baumgarten will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Friday about “Photography by Path or Paddle” when he discusses and showcases the challenges and joys of outdoor wilderness photography. At 6 p.m. that evening he will speed on “Photography for the Extreme Enthusiast” when he highlights the images and inspirations that have made him an
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Baumgarten will repeat the “Extreme Enthusiast” talk and at 2:30 p.m. he reprises his “Photography By Path or Paddle” talk.
For a unique Christmas Craft Festival and a taste of Amish America, travel to the northwest Missouri town of Jamesport, MO on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014 and “Step Back In Time.” Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The town is the site of the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, and the craft show features handmade items as well as:
The Magic House holds Emerson FREE Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.
The last FREE Family Night at the Magic House of 2014 will be held December 19,2014
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.) The museum features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages as well as a variety of special events throughout the year. Check out this special event coming up later this month:
Magic Tree House® Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., November 26. Families can go back in time to the first Thanksgiving at the museum’s Magic Tree House® Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie. Don a pilgrim hat you make yourself and enjoy a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving lunch inspired by the first Thanksgiving. Families will learn more about the first Thanksgiving and the foods that were served and even take home a copy of the recipes used at the meal. Kids can also meet and greet Magic Tree House® characters Jack and Annie and experience a time-traveling adventure at the Museum’s Magic Tree House® Exhibit where they can experience life as a pilgrim while they climb Plymouth Rock, dig for clams on the beach, help prepare the feast in a Pilgrim house and set the Thanksgiving table. Cost: is $20 per person for non-members and includes all-day admission to the museum. Reservations are required.
Tickets for most of the films are $12 each with special pricing for some special events. You are limited to buy full-price tickets only if you buy them online. Cinema St. Louis member and student tickets ($10 each) must be purchased on-site with a valid ID. See the details on the SLIFF website since some events, even though free, require a ticket for admission.
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