Check out the latest travel bags and accessories at the Container Store–and learn to pack like a pro at the same time.
Packing demos are done at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. And, while you’re there, enter a drawing to win a $15 gift card to the store given away at each demo.
And if you’re in the market for a new suitcase, you’re in luck. The Container Store is in the middle of its Go Organized Travel Sale. Luggage, bags, travel organizers and gadgets are all on sale through June 24.
You can even take a look at many of the sale items in the store’s online catalog.
The St. Louis store is in Brentwood Square at 1769 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Here’s an event that makes learning about the past fun.
Faust Olden Days Of Summer will introduce kids to the ways of old with rope making, candle dipping and blacksmith demonstrations. Other activities include corn husk doll making, a petting zoo, pony rides for kids weighing up to 80 pounds and rides on the St. Louis Carousel.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faust County Park in Chesterfield on Wednesday, June 13.
If you miss the event, not to worry. It repeats on July 11 and Aug. 8.
The historic village buildings, including the Alt School House, will be open during Faust Olden Days of Summer. Admission is $8 per child (age 2-12) in advance or $10 per child on the day of the event. Parents are free with a paid child admission.
To register, call 314‐615‐7373 or 314‐615‐8328.
The event goes on rain or shine. There will be no refunds. Participants must check in at the historic village entrance.
Families can bring a picnic lunch or purchase concessions from a food truck.
Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield will hold its fifth annual Big Truck Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10.
The festivities include face painting, live music and the opportunity to climb aboard some really big, loud trucks. Bigfoot # 1 will be there as will be MoDOT trucks, firetrucks, tractors, monster trucks and more.
This family-friendly event is free. Nonperishable food items will be collected for Operation Food Search.
The first 100 kids to attend will receive free snow cones.
Y98 will also be on hand with prizes to give away. Refreshments, including barbeque, will be available for purchase.
The museum, which focuses on the history and art of the European automobile, is located at 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road, 25 minutes west of St. Louis.
Margaritaville in the vineyard? Sounds great to us!
You can enjoy free music by Gary Sluhan from 1-5 p.m. at Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, Mo., on Saturday.
Sluhan, who specializes in Jimmy Buffett music, is part of the summer-long free live entertainment at the winery.
In case you miss him, here’s the line up for the rest of the month:
June 16 – Steve Leslie, a local recording artist with ties to several national musicians
June 23 – Mike & Janelle, a rock ’n blues duo from New Haven, Missouri
June 30 – Adam Stanley, a local musician specializing in folk rock, rock and soul.
Hermann is about an hour and a half west of St. Louis.
Gear up for summer! If the heat’s got you down, head for the cooling waters at Raging Rivers Waterpark in Grafton, Ill, just a short drive from downtown St. Louis.
Now you can pick up a coupon at any Schnucks Supermarket and save $3 on an adult or child admission.
The coupon cannot be combined with any other discount. It’s good through Sept. 3, 2012.
Now through the end of the month you can see “Elm,” “Birds on a Wire,” and “The Current” presented on Citygarden’s video wall.
The films are being shown on a loop along with seven other short works with “nature” as a key element of their themes. The works were created by St. Louis area-filmmakers who are winners of the second annual juried competition cosponsored by Cinema St. Louis and the Gateway Foundation.
Citygarden’s Video Wall is at 9th and Chestnut Streets in downtown St. Louis.
‘”Elm,” directed by Mike McCubbins, took first place. “Birds on a Wire,” directed by Virginia Lee Hunter, took second place and “The Current,” directed by Thomas Malkowicz won third place honors.
Additional features are “Ducks on Concrete,” directed by David Rocco, “First Snow,” directed by David DeNagel, “Inverno Romanza,” directed by Mark Lovelace, “Maison Des Reveurs,” directed by Rita Hunt, “Nested,” directed by Ben Schmidt, “Remember,” directed by Sylvia B. Geiger, and “Toky!,” directed by Jamie D. Jessop.
It’s your last chance this year to step back in time to the days of yore.
The Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire winds up this weekend at Wentzville‘s Rotary Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Check out the entertainment schedule.
Tickets prices at the gate are: $14.95 for a daily pass for adults and $49.5 for a season pass for adults and $7.95 for a daily pass and $24.95 for a season pass for children 6-13. Children under 5 and under are free.
Military, police, firefighters and seniors 65 and over get $2 off the adult price at the gate. This discount may not be combined with other discounts.
You can also purchase tickets online. One-day passes are $12.95 for adults and $6.95 for children. Two-day passes are $21.95 for adults and $11.95 for children.
Group tickets for 10 or more are $10.95 for adults and $5.95 for children.
There is a nominal service charge for online purchases.
Parking is free.
If you’re crazy for Cajun, here’s an event you won’t want to miss.
It’s Stone Hill Winery‘s 23rd annual Cajun Concert, much cheaper than a trip to Louisiana. Hermann is about an hour and a half west of St. Louis.
The event will be July 6, 7 and 8 at Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, Mo., and will features Ed Gary and the Louisiana Cajun Aces who are making 800-mile trip from the bayous of Louisiana to perform the three-day concert.
A “true Cajun” band, the Louisiana Cajun Aces released its first compact disc, Cajun All Time Favorites, in 1999. It received enthusiastic reviews. The Cajun French Music Association nominatedthe band’s recording, C’est la Vie, as best recording of the year in 2003, and Ed Gary was nominated for vocalist of the year.
In 2004 Gary was inducted into the CFMA Hall of Fame. It was the same year the band released Du Coeur. In 2009, it released 20-Year Reunion…Dancing at Stone Hill Winery to coincide with Stone Hill Winery’s 20th annual Cajun Concert.
Cajun dancers will be on hand to teach dance steps to visitors during the three-day extravaganza. On Sunday they’ll do their own version of Mardi Gras on Sunday. All pavilion ticket holders can get free dance lessons one hour before each concert.
Cajun dishes including catfish, andouille sausage, jambalaya and red beans and rice will sold in the winery’s pavilion, and a more extensive menu will be available at the Vintage Restaurant next to the winery.
Hours of the concerts:
6-10 p.m., Friday, July 6
1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 7
1-5 p.m., Sunday, July 8
Adult pavilion tickets are $12 each day; Grounds tickets are $5 each day, and special two- and three-day passes and children’s tickets are available. For more information, call 800-909-9463.
One of the best sandwich deals out there is Subway‘s $5 footlong subs.
For just five bucks you can get a sandwich loaded with veggies including olives and jalapenos with a splash of sauce. The sandwiches are so big can eat half now and half later.
Subway offers all of its foot-long subs for $5 in February but during the rest of the year the company offers featured $5 subs each month. In June it’s the Black Forest ham, the BLT, the cold cut combo, the egg and cheese, the oven roasted chicken with spinach and the Veggie Delite.®
The fine print: Some items may not be available in all markets. Prices and participation may vary. Plus applicable taxes. See store for details.
There are lots of Subway sandwich shops in the St. Louis area.
It’s Jungle Boogie time again at the Saint Louis Zoo.
This week the Johnny Henry Band performs this week at the popular free Friday night concert series. The series continues through Aug. 31.
The action happens at 5 p.m. in the center of the zoo. It’s a fun way to start a summer weekend.
The Zoo has extended summer hours, too. North Star Summer Zoo Weekend hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 3. The Zoo will close at 5 p.m. June 15 for a fundraiser.
Here’s the line-up for the rest of the summer:
June 15, NO CONCERT
June 22, Funky Butt Brass Band
June 29, Charles Glenn
July 6, SuperJam
July 13, Push the Limit
July 20, Hudson & the Hoo Doo Cats
July 27, Marsha Evans
August 3, American Idle
August 10, Cumberland Gap Band
August 17, Griffin & the Gargoyles
August 24, GalaxyRed
August 31, Dirty Muggs