Thanks to Teresa at Miami FL on the Cheap for the following Black Friday guest post:
Remember the old days of Black Friday shopping?
You’d wait for the ads to come out in the Thanksgiving Day newspaper and line up at the store before dawn Friday morning to score one of the deeply discounted “door busters.”
That was your mother’s Black Friday. Along with the rest of shopping, Black Friday has changed.
Ads are leaked days or weeks ahead of time, and shopping online, either all weekend or Cyber Monday, is now part of the experience.
Rather than try to analyze all the deals ourselves, we’re going to point you to a few of the masters:
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Monet's water lillies
The public can see the St. Louis Art Museum‘s Monet’s Water Lillies exhibit for free on Fridays. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays. The museum offers only timed-entry tickets to the exhibit which runs until Jan. 22.
Artist Claude Monet‘s pond in his garden at Giverny, just west of Paris, inspired the three panels of the water lillies. The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and The Cleveland Museum of Art, each holds one of the panels of about 7 feet by 14 feet. The panels were last seen together in 1980 at the St. Louis Art Museum.
The St. Louis Art Museum is in Forest Park on Fine Arts Drive.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed Mondays. On days other than Fridays, the museum exhibit charges are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children 6 to 12. It’s free for children younger than 6. An audio tour that accompanies the exhibit is included in the price of $8 and $10 tickets. Audio tours are available on Fridays for $3.
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers free hands-on workshops for kids from 9 a.m. until noon. Next month on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, the kids will make a snowman napkin holder.
The workshops are a great way for kids to learn wood skills and tool safety and to spend quality time together as a family.
The kids get to take their project home and they receive a free Kids Workshop apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
The workshops are designed for children ages 5-12.
Find a Home Depot near you.
The Holiday Santa Walk is an unique annual event for the whole family at Suson County Park in south County.
An enchanting evening walk throughout Suson Park lit with thousands of candle luminaries is slated for the Holiday Santa Walk on Dec. 10 (snow date Dec. 11). The luminary stroll features visits with the farm animals and Santa himself. Hot chocolate and cookies will also be available.
Admission $5 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages 11 years and under. Advanced registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Arrival times are 5, 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. Registration may be done in person at the Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Road or by phone at 314/615-5572. Payment must be made at the time of registration.
More information is available at the county parks website. For additional questions or for accessibility accommodations, call 314/615-7840 TTY.