The Trench Town Rock Reggae band will perform at University City’s 2011 Starlight Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. The concert will be at the south side of Heman Park near Midland Boulevard and Shaftesbury Avenue.
The band organized in the summer of last year to play reggae, particularly the songs of Bob Marley.
Gateway Festival Orchestra
The Gateway Festival Orchestra presents the last of its four summer concerts at 7:30 p.m. July 31, 2011, at the open-air stage at Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus of Washington University.
The quadrangle is near Hoyt Drive that can be reached from either the Forest Park Parkway or Wydown Boulevard.
The concert will include works of Mozart, Bartok, Brahms, Johann Strauss and Dvorak.
The Sound Judgment band will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Faust Park in Chesterfield. The park , north of Olive Boulevard, is about a mile east of Clarkson Road.
The band plays rock and roll and soft rock.
The concession stand for concerts opens at 5:30 p.m.
Among future concerts are performances by Billy Peek next Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Yessir on Aug. 16.
Now here’s a deal!
Groupon is offering two subs and two salads at Quiznos for $6. That’s a savings of $7 or 54 percent.
Groupon says 90 percent of Quiznos locations are participating in the deal. You can enter your zip code and find the participating location closest to you.
You can buy one for yourself and one as a gift but hurry, the deal expires tonight.
Get some hot menu ideas from the Webster Groves firefighters when they demonstrate their cooking skills from 3 to 6 p.m. this afternoon at the Webster Groves Farmers Market. The market is on S. Old Orchard at Big Bend.
The firefighters will use foods available at the farmers market to cook dishes such as Zucchini Boats with Bacon Gremolata and Slow Cooker Spicy Latin Flank Steak. Shoppers will be able to sample their cuisine throughout the afternoon.
In addition, two trucks from the fire department will visit the market.
Unit 2015, a 75-foot tall ladder truck, is staffed with four firefighters and is capable of fire suppression, vehicle rescue and providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical care. Unit 2017 is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance staffed by two firefighter/paramedics and equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment. The vehicle handles calls related to cardiac and respiratory complications, trauma injuries from vehicle crashes and home accidents and pediatric emergencies.
The Fire Department will also be seeking donations to its Fill-the-Boot campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year’s collections raised more than $10,000 for MDA. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) benefiting research efforts to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases.
Don’t be put off by the summer heat this week. Shoppers can cool off in the market’s mist tent.
The Webster Groves Farmers Market takes place Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 13. Dozens of market vendors line the street to sell locally grown and artisan-crafted foods. Among the items available: farm-fresh produce, orchard fruits, cheeses, honey, antibiotic-free and hormone-free meats and poultry, eggs and pasta. Vendors include Mangia Italiano, Black Bear Bakery, El Chico Bakery, Farm Fresh Cupcakes, Red Guitar Bread and Nagl Farms of St. Louis, The Cheese People from Quincy, Ill.; The Farmers’ Larder of Washington, MO; Kamp’s Orchard of Golden Eagle, Ill; Mast’s Produce & Bakery of Bellrive, Ill.; MK Fruits and Veggies of Benton, Ill.; Moder Valley Nursery and Show Me Kettle Corn of House Springs.; Scrumptious Foods of High Ridge; Single Creek Draft Horse Farm of Dittmer; Stinger’s Honey of Clayton; Sunny Creek Farm of Villa Ridge; Thierbach Orchards of Marthasville and Veggie Boy Produce of Benton, Ill.
Each week the market hosts a local band and hands-on art activities for children. This week’s band, Rosewood
, plays from 4-7 p.m.
The July KMOX/Fontbonne University Book Club is a hike with author Don Corrigan, who wrote Show Me. . . Natural Wonders: A Guide to Scenic Treasures in the Missouri Region. KMOX’s Charlie Brennan will host the event at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
Corrigan’s book is a guide to special places in our own backyard–the state of Missouri. His descriptive prose is accompanied by pencil drawings by artist E. J. Thias, detailing the bluffs, streams, caves, and other scenic areas of the state.
Corrigan is a professor in the Communications and Journalism Department of Webster University and editor-in-chief and co-publisher of the Webster/Kirkwood Times. He also writes on current events and the environment.
Register for the event.
Could the timing be any better?
The temp is expected to hit 101 degrees today so free tea sounds GREAT!
That’s what McAlister’s Deli is offering today–free tea. Limit: one per customer.
And while you’re at McAlister’s cast your vote for St. Louis in the Tea Town USA contest–or do it online at the Tea Freak’s website. The city’s with the most votes win up to $7,500 for their favorite charity. (Hint: Vote for St. Louis, not a specific McAlister’s location.)
Local supporters are hoping to win one of the contest’s cash prizes for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to honor Kayla Thorton, a St. Charles girl who passed away of the disease in May.
Read Kayla’s story.
In the St. Louis area you will find McAlister’s Delis in Ballwin, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Fenton, St. Charles and South County in Missouri and Fairview Heights and Shiloh in Illinois.
Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and head to Grafton for Music in the Park tonight.
Crazy Chester, playing rock and folk, performs tonight. The free concert is at Grove Memorial Park at Main and Market Streets.
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. More information.
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He was the first person to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Now rock legend Chuck Berry, known as the father of rock & roll has his own eight-foot statue, created by sculptor Harry Weber, in the Delmar Loop.
KMOX’s Charlie Brennan who, with Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards, spearheaded the effort to raise $100,000 to build the statue will broadcast the dedication live from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. The event happens in front of the statue, across the street from Blueberry Hill.