What’s better than free? We can’t think of anything.
That’s why we like this deal from Ruby Tuesday.
You’ll have to “like” Ruby Tuesday on the company’s Facebook page but then they send you a coupon for a free burger. You do have to purchase two non-acoholic beverages to get the deal.
Thanks to Teresa at Miami, Fla On The Cheap for the tip!
Whether you’re a genealogy buff or just wanting to start filling in your family tree, you’ll want to hear this upcoming speaker at St. Louis County Library Headquarters next month.
Nationally acclaimed author and genealogist John P. Colletta, Ph.D. will speak at a special program at the library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 17. The program will consist of four lectures beginning at 9 a.m.
The program is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Colletta will speak on four topics of particular interest to genealogists and historians. Attendees may attend any or all of the presentations.
Here is the schedule:
9–10 a.m., Passenger Arrival Records, 1820-1957
10:30–11:30 a.m., Naturalization Records, 1790-1920s
1–2 p.m., Turning Biographical Facts into Real-Life Events: How to Build Historical Context
2:30–3:30 p.m. Using Newspapers for Family History Research
John Colletta has for 20 years conducted workshops for the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and taught courses for the Smithsonian Institution.
He is the author of three books: “They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record”; “Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans”; and “Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath.”
For more information, call 314-994-3300. You can learn more about SLCL’s Genealogy Department on Facebook.
Program sites are accessible. With two weeks’ notice, accommodations are made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300, or visit www.slcl.org.
If you’re needing to get organized, you can get some free help.
Check out the Container Store’s 30-minute organization projects. With the investment of just a half-hour of your time and the Container Store‘s help, you can:
- Create a family communication center
- Organize your junk drawer
- Set up a cleaning station
- Make a project box for kids
- Keep your arts and crafts organized
- Store and protect cherished memories
- Revamp your magazine storage
- Organize your media
Plus, watch an in-store demonstration and put your hat in the running to get a $15 store card.
At 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the demo will be on how to select the right back pack and organize your locker.
At 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 28, the demo will show you how to organize your closet.
In addition, you can learn how Everything can be organized™ with the elfa®
, organization system at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be a drawing for a $25 elfa Store More Card at each presentation.
In St. Louis the Container Store is at 1769 S. Brentwood in Brentwood.
Trixie Delight will perform at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.23, 2011, at the Civic Park Bandstand, O’Fallon, Mo.
The park is near Main Street (Highway M) and Civic Park Drive. Motorists going north on Main Street should turn right to enter the park.
A concession stand will be available. The city says people should bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.
Other concerts in this series include Mirage on Aug. 30.
Sunset Hills will present the comedy movie Furry Vengeance at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Watson Trail Park off of West Watson Road, southwest of Lindbergh Boulevard.
The Internet Movie Database says Furry Vengeance tells how “in the Oregon wilderness, a real estate developer’s new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protesters, local woodland creatures who don’t want their homes disturbed.”
The public should bring chairs or blanket, the city says. It is offering brats, hotdogs, drinks, chips and cookies.
Get a sample pack of Taster’s Choice Coffee for the asking.
Just register online and Taster’s Choice will send you a sample packet of their coffee.
You will also have the option of signing up to receive coupons and special offers from Nescafé® coffee brands.
It’s looking like another sweltering August weekend in St. Louis. Planning to hibernate close to the A-C?
Maybe a movie is in order. If so, you’re in luck. Redbox, the machine that rents you movies and games, has several free promos going:
Thanks to Jenn at Atlanta on the Cheap & RVA (Richmond) on the Cheap.
Make your reservations now for “Night At The Museum,” a special evening program at the Gateway Arch, on Sept. 24.
The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM) at the Museum of Westward Expansion under the Gateway Arch. The cost is $10 (no charge for children ages two and under).
Kids of all ages will enjoy meeting a “cast of characters from the past” and hearing tales of the American West.
Here’s what’s include with admission:
- Fun and interactive programs throughout the museum with cowboys and pioneers from the past, a soldier who lived in a frontier fort and a photographer who captured scenes from the West
- A tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch
- Dinner consisting of a hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink (participants with food allergies are welcome to bring a sack dinner)
The Museum Store and Levee Mercantile
will be open with exclusive collectible gifts, gourmet foods and snacks, books and children’s toys. An “old time” photo opportunity will be available for an additional $10.
Advance reservations are required. To make them and purchase tickets online, visit www.coreofdiscovery.com
or call 1 -877-982-1410
The Night at the Museum is made possible by the National Park Service, the
Jefferson National Parks Association and the Core of Discovery. JNEM and
the Gateway Arch are part of the Core of Discovery, a multi-faceted, downtown destination to attract local families and increase visibility of the many attractions and activities in downtown St. Louis.
For more information, visit www.coreofdiscoverv.com.
It’s the weekend!
If visiting a Missouri winery is on you to-do list this weekend, don’t forget the Vineyard Values Card offering savings on tours, wine, gifts and other items at some of Missouri’s most popular wineries.
The card offers 10 “deals” at Stone Hill Winery, St. James Winery, Chaumette Winery, Le Bourgeois Winery, Mount Pleasant Estates, Cave Vineyard, Montelle Winery, Augusta Winery, Sainte Genevieve Winery and St. Francois Winery.
You can pick up a Vineyard Values Card at the courtesy counter at any local Shop N Save store or you can print one here.
This weekend you can experience life as it was a century ago at the tour the Faust Historic Village Open House in suburban St. Louis County on Saturday. The village is in Faust County Park.
During the open house you can tour the 1850s Conway House, home of Dr. Frederick and Lavinia Bates and its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen.
You can also tour the circa 1848 log cabin of Ludwig and Salome Mertz, a dye and insect repellent garden, German vegetable garden, smokehouse, outhouse and woodshed and the Davis House which originally was a two-story log cabin with its detached wash house and smokehouse. On during the open house visitors may see a blacksmith at work in the Yokel barn.
Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions.
The Historic Village spanning the decades of 1840 to 1900 represents a cross-section of architectural styles and building materials as varied as the population of St. Louis County in the 19th century. All of the houses of the Historic Village were moved to Faust Park to save them from demolition.
The homes vary from a modest log cabin and brick cottage built by German immigrants to larger and more sophisticated 2-story homes, built by established landowners. They are partially furnished appropriate to the period.
The event is free and open to the public. The open house is from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.
Visitors can also attend a Thornhill Open House in Faust Park on Saturday.
Thornhill is the name of the original home of Frederick Bates, who was Missouri’s second governor. Built around 1819, it is the oldest existing governor’s residence in Missouri and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Admission to the Thornhill open house is free.
“In Good Company,” an interpretive group, will provide a living history interpretation through period dress and first person character interactions. The year of interpretation will be 1824–the year Frederick Bates became Missouri’s second governor and when his farm was in full operation.
For more information, call 314-615-8328 or go to the St. Louis County Park’s website.