What was life really like for women–white and black–during the Civil War?
Kelly Obernuefemann, associate history professor at Lewis and Clark Community College, will examine the realities of lives of women of both races during the Civil War using the lives of the four female characters from Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel “Gone With the Wind” as examples. The event is a celebration of Women’s History Month.
Her talk, sponsored by the Music Department and the college’s Diversity Council, is part of the Brown Bag Salon and will be held at noon Wednesday, March 2 in the Ringhausen Music Building Atrium. One of Obernuefemann’s areas of specialization is historical studies of the South.
The program is free and open to the public. Those who attended can bring a brown bag lunch to the event.
For more information, call the Music Department, 618-468-4731.
Award-winning writer Joyce Carol Oates will discuss and sign her new book A Widow’s Story at 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh in Frontenac. Her book chronicles the unexpected death of her husband of 46 years and its aftermath.
Oates, a best-selling novelist, has penned more than 50 fiction books and is also author of numerous short stories, poems, and nonfiction works. She won the National Book Award in 1969 for her novel them, and her novels Black Water, What I Lived For, and Blonde were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She teaches writing at Princeton University.
The event, which is sponsored by Read St. Louis (www.readstlouis.org), is free and open to the public. The doors open at 6 p.m.
Books will be available for purchase from Borders.
For more information, call 314-994-3300 or go to slcl.org.
Here’s your last chance to take in this St. Louis Science Center exhibit that’s become a kids favorite–and save a couple of bucks doing it. Kids love this special exhibit that sheds light on usually taboo subjects like passing gas. As the Science Center’s website says about Grossology®: “Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and smelly gunk in GROSSOLOGY at the Saint Louis Science Center. Based on the best-selling children’s book Grossology®, this science-in-disguise exhibition uses animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the bad, and the downright ugly about the human body.”
Save $2 per ticket–up to $8–to this fun exhibit with a coupon in Feast magazine, available at many area grocery stores. You can only use the coupon for a maximum of four tickets. Tickets are subject to availability, and the coupon expires March 11.
The St. Louis Science Center is located in Forest Park.
For a limited time Taco Bell customers can get a Crunchwrap Supreme for 88 cents. The company’s website says the Crunchwrap Supreme is made with “88 percent premium and 12 percent signature recipe.”
For those still worried about rumors that Taco Bell doesn’t use beef in its meat products, click here to see the company’s video on the matter.
The Crunchwrap Supreme will be available until March 5. There’s a limit of two per person. The fine print says the price, which can vary, is available at participating stores.
To find the Taco Bell near you, click here and enter your zip code.
Thanks to kansascityonthecheap.com for the tip!
Enjoy two brief one- or two-person plays in March and April in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Historical characters come to life in these performances which are free and open to the public.
Here’s the March schedule:
2 p.m., Saturday, March 5 and 19 , “Veuve Chouteau.” According to the History Museum’s website, “St. Louis’ founding mother has just heard about the Louisiana Purchase. She is not amused.”
2 p.m., March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, “In Flanders Field,” reminiscences of a World War I solider.
The History Museum is at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park.
The dogs have the run of the pack in St. Louis’ Historic Soulard neighborhood on Sunday at the 18th annual Beggin’ Pet Parade and “Tail”gating Party, a Soulard Mardi Gras event. While dogs are the main participants, the parade is open to pets of all stripe. Pets must be on leashes and accompanied by a human escort who is responsible for the pet’s waste.
If you missed pre-registration, you and your pet can still be part of the fun. Just print and fill out the online form or just show up at the corner of Allen and Menard at 10 a.m. ready to party. Registration is $10 per pet. Open Door Animal Sanctuary gets the proceeds. Each participant receives a goodie bag and certificate of participation. And, if your dog wants to, he or she can go for the world record’s loudest bark.
The event is free to gawkers. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. Click here to see the parade route.
If your pet is a dachshund, you might want to consider racing it in the 17th annual PETsMART Wiener Dog Derby which comes at the end of the parade. A local radio personality will call the race. Medals go to the winner and there area even racer pictures.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Soulard Market Park with the first heat at 2 p.m. Your pooch can race in one of three divisions based on age–Cocktail Wienies, Ballpark Franks, and Hot Dogs. At the end of the finals, a trophy ceremony takes place in Wiener’s Circle. It’s $10 to register and run the race but it’s free to watch. You can register your Dachshund here.
Finding a good deal gets trickier all the time, especially it seems when it comes to costly auto maintenance. A coupon may not be the bargain it seems when you check the fine print–or ask what the bottom line is because sometimes they just don’t tell you everything on the coupon.
When I needed an oil change recently, I had no problem finding coupons but when I took a few minutes to call to ask the bottom line, I found that great coupon for, say, $14.99 wasn’t the deal I thought it was when you looked at the add-ons like the $2 oil disposal fee imposed by the state and the $2.50 “supplies” charge. What’s up with that? Supplies used to be covered in the price as part of the cost of doing business. Welcome to the new millenium.
It turns out I was better off by several bucks to get the BOGO at Dobbs using the coupon on their website. That comes to $20 and some change for each oil change while, with the add-ons, the $19.99 “deal” really costs $27.99.
The Dobbs coupon deal is good through the end of February–plus the website has coupons for fluid replacement, wheel alignments and front disk brake service.
The coupon for the “free” oil change must be used by June 30 so if you can’t find a spouse or friend to split the deal with, be sure to set an alarm on your computer for sometime in June to make sure you don’t miss out on that second oil change.
Einstein’s Bagels has six new coupons on its Facebook page. Print out the coupons and
you can enjoy a bagel and a shmear for $1, and egg sandwich for $2 and 25 percent off any purchase (each
offer is not valid with other special offers, of course.) You can also get $4 off any bagel bucket and $3 off any
lunch signature sandwich. And finally, there’s a buy one get one free bagel thin melts. All the coupons
expire on March 5 and are valid at participating locations only.
Thanks to citiesonthecheap.com.
If you love shrimp tacos, you’ll love this one.
If you go to Del Taco’s Facebook page and “like” it, you can
print out a coupon for a free shrimp taco with any purchase.
As usual, this offer is good at participating locations only.
Thanks to miamionthecheap.com for the tip!
St. Luke’s Hospital will once again sponsor “Day of Dance for Your Health,” a morning of dance and learning. Participants can learn ways to stay healthy and participate in health screenings as well as dance, dance, dance at the event slated for 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Frontenac Hilton Ballroom, 1335 S. Lindbergh.
There will be free blood pressure, bone density, pulmonary function and body mass index screenings. For $15 you can have a fasting lipid and glucose screening. Registration is required.
Door prizes include a trip for two to Riviera Maya, Mexico and a $100 Visa gift card.
You can register to attend the event online or by calling St. Luke’s Special Events Line at 314-205-6706.