If you love cherries, tomorrow (Friday, 7/8/11) is for you.
Whole Foods is holding a nationwide organic cherry sale tomorrow. For one day only, the store will sell organic cherries for $2.99 a pound.
According to Whole Food’s promotional blurb: “Cherries are a great addition to your
well-balanced diet since they pack a punch of antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C,
potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber – great fuel for those long summer days.”
Not only are cherries good for you but they’re delicious to boot.
Get tips on how to choose cherries and all kinds of cherry recipes.
Thanks to Kate at Tucson On The Cheap for the tip.
It’s traditional Dixieland jazz night in Grafton tonight.
Music in the Park, the free weekly concerts at Grove Memorial Park at Main and Market Streets will feature You Can’t Beat Experience Jazz Band.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Bring your canned food or dry good donations for the Grafton Food Pantry and receive a free glass of lemonade.
Yes, that quirky oversized catsup bottle has a festival all of its own.
In fact, it’s also the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle‘s birthday. (It’s turning 62 if you must know.) Join in singing “Happy Birthday” at 12:15 p.m. and enjoy a free birthday cupcake (while supplies last).
In case you don’t know, the water tower is 170 feet tall and was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger Catsup Bottling Plant, bottlers of Brooks Catsup.
The Catsup Bottle Preservation Group saved the bottle from demolition in 1995 and restored to its original appearance.
In August of 2002 the bottle was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The festival takes place Sunday, July 10, 2011 at American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia (on Rt 159) in Collinsville, Ill., starting with Trailnet’s Big Bottle Bike Ride at 7:30 a.m. Collinsville is 10 miles east of downtown St. Louis.
The 11 a.m. opening ceremony will feature American Legion Post 365 Color Guard with Jesse Hoskin singing the National Anthem at the Radio Disney Big Tomato Main Stage.
Among the other activities of the day:
Push The Limit, which bills itself as the Midwest’s ultimate party band, performs at the St. Louis Zoo‘s Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series on Friday, July 8.
The concert is from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park, in the center of the Zoo. The event is free and open to the public.
Summer Zoo hours, thanks to North Star Summer Zoo Weekends, are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Zoo hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
For more information call 314-781-0900 or go to www.stlzoo.org.
Whether your child is going off to camp or you’re planning a camping trip yourself, you might find this free session at Cabela’s informative.
You’ll learn your options for selecting comfortable shoes to hike and camp in. The sessions are at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the footwear department at Cabela’s, 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. in Hazelwood.
Cabela’s also offers sessions on fishing this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m., weather permitting, you can attend a hands-on introduction to fly casting outside the store.
At 2 p.m. Saturday in the fishing department, you can learn about fishing at Busch Wildlife Center and at 2 p .m. Sunday Cabela outfitters will show you what you need to get started as a fisherman.
If you have kids, you’ll want to mark your calendar for this concert at St. Louis County Library.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation Reading Garden Event Series and KETC Channel 9 will present a free family concert with PBS Kids’ musical host Mr. Steve at 7 p.m., Friday, July 29 at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Mr. Steve will share interactive, original songs and stories at the event.
The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Copies of Mr. Steve’s CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase and signing.
Children of all ages are invited to dance and sing along with the lovable musical host of PBS Kids. Mr. Steve has been writing and performing his award-winning music for children and families for the past ten years. In May 2008, Mr. Steve began hosting PBS Kids and sharing the day with “Curious George,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Super Why” and “Martha Speaks.” His songs, with their clever stories and catchy melodies, engage and entertain kids.
Mr. Steve has performed at over 2,000 shows nationwide at venues including the White House, the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space in New York City, and Fenway Park in Boston. He has attracted fans from coast to coast and numerous awards, including two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards.
St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank and Companion.
Program sites are accessible. With two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.
Kids getting antsy this summer? Take them to a movie–for free at Wehrenberg‘s popular Family Summer Series on Wednesday and Thursdays through Aug. 4.
Participating Wehrenberg Theatres in the St. Louis area are:
- Arnold 14 Cine 1912 Richardson Rd. – Arnold
- Des Peres 14 Cine 12701 Manchester Rd. – Des Peres
- Galaxy 14 Cine 450 THF Blvd. – Chesterfield
- Mid Rivers 14 Cine 1220 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. – St. Peters
- O’Fallon 15 Cine 1320 Central Park Dr. – O’Fallon, IL
- Ronnies 20 Cine 5320 South Lindbergh – St. Louis
- St. Clair 10 Cine 50 Ludwig Dr. – Fairview Heights
- St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine 1830 First Capitol Dr. South – St. Charles
- Town Square 12 Cine 7805 Hwy. N – Dardenne Prairie
According to a Wehrenberg news release: “Some of the top-grossing films of 2010 are included in Wehrenberg’s Family Summer Series 2011. Among them are Megamind (featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Tina Fey), Shrek Forever After and the critically-acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon.”
The popular “Kid Combos” with popcorn and soft drink, will be available for just $5.
The fine print:
Seats for the free Family Summer Series are first-come, first-served. Guests should arrive as early as possible to get best seating. Wehrenberg Theatres is not responsible for “sold-out” shows.
OK, time to get your bovine on.
If you dress like a cow “from head to hoof” and visit a Chick-fil-A restaurant tomorrow, July 8, and they’ll give you a free combo meal. It’s all part of ”Cow Appreciation Day.”
If you’re only feeling partially bovine and you wear a partial costume, you still get a free entrée because “the more cow you wear, the more meal you’ll receive.”
And, per the company’s promotional blurb, “calves in costumes get free meals, too.”
There are seven Chick-fil-A locations in the St. Louis area.
Panda Express has a new dish–Garlic Lover’s Chicken Breast–and you can try it free (with additional purchase) next Wednesday with this coupon for a free single serving at participating Panda Express restaurants.
The coupon is good at participating locations on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 only.
The company’s website says this about the new dish:
Tender white-meat chicken breast is wok-tossed with fresh broccoli, baby corn, red bell peppers, a savory black bean sauce and plenty of garlic, of course!
There are several Panda Express restaurants in the St. Louis area including at Chesterfield Mall, Union Station, the Galleria, St. Louis Mills Mall, Mid Rivers Mall and St. Clair Square in Illinois.
Thanks to Charlotte On The Cheap for the tip.