This weekend only you can get a large two-topping Papa John’s pizza for $10. Or for $2 more get any large pizza–including specialities.
Also enroll to get Papa Rewards and earn a free pizza fast.
New: you can track your progress with Papa’s free Pizza Meter.
Cabela’s is offering an array of sale items for Father’s Day.
Plus, get $5 shipping on orders of more than $99.
Head to the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis on Saturday for the National Park Service’s “Get Outdoors Under the Gateway Arch.”
This free, family event under the Gateway Arch is designed to encourage healthy and active outdoor activities. There will be healthy activities and classes including fitness, fishing, gardening, wildlife, biking and walking. In addition, participants can learn about healthy food and lifestyles at information booths during this one-of-a-kind event.
The event is part of the National Get Outdoors Day.
The day will include:
- 8:30-9:30 a.m., Boot Camp, hosted by the USA Gymnastics VISA Championships and the St. Louis Sports Commission
- 9:45–10:15 a.m., Pilates
- 10:30–11 a.m., Yoga
- 11:15–11:45 a.m., Tai Chi
Ranger-Led Bike Tours will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The bike trip is eight miles (round trip) along the river where you can discover natural river features and see how people began to change the rivers in the 1800s. Meet at the bike rental area on the Riverfront.
Reservations required and bike rentals are available; call 877.982.1410.
Arch Grounds Walking Tours will be held from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Participants should meet at the north leg of the Arch for a fun and educational tour that covers the history of the Arch grounds the building of the Arch and colonial St. Louis.
The $3 park entrance fee will be waived all day as part of the nationwide National Get Outdoors Day. The ride to the top of the
Gateway Arch and films at the park pricing will remain in effect.
Advanced reservations are only required for the bike tours; all other events are free and open to the public. Please bring your own equipment for all fitness classes.
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Gateway Arch are part of the Core of Discovery, which is a multi-faceted, downtown destination to attract local families and increase visibility of the many attractions and activities in downtown St. Louis.
Saturday the Gateway Arch will be open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Core of Discovery website.
Here’s your chance to learn to fish or become a better angler. Just head for Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Ill. Saturday for the Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair. The free fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fair, with seminars on fishing and water safety, offers fun and information for the entire family. Also featured: a trout pond, educational activities, gifts, prizes and more.
For information, call Pere Marquette State Park, 618-786-3323, ext. 1.
The Mid-County branch of the St. Louis County Library will show The Strange Love of Martha Ivers at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The branch is at 7821 Maryland Avenue, Clayton.
The 1946 movie marked the debut of famed actor Kirk Douglas. The branch is showing a series of his movies. This one is about a domineering woman, her alcoholic husband and her murder of her rich aunt 17 years earlier.
The branch wants viewers to register in advance. They may do so via the Internet or by calling 314-994-3300.
There’s no time like now to experience “Amazing Animal Encounters.”
Just head to the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis County this weekend where “Amazing Animal Encounters” are happening at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Admission and parking are free. Reservations are not necessary.
World Bird Sanctuary naturalists will give you a fun look at snakes, parrots, birds and mammals in an environmental education program that will show you what you can do to help them survive.
The WBS is located at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park, Mo.
One of St. Louis’ great freebies–Shakespeare in the Park–continues this weekend.
Enjoy “Othello,” under the stars in Forest Park through June 17. Performances happen at 8 p.m. nightly except Tuesdays at Shakespeare Glen in the park. Admission is free.
Theatre-goers are asked to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating. You can also bring your own picnic or purchase a box dinner on-site.
The traditional green show featuring dancers, musicians, jugglers and other entertainers who interact with the audience is at 6:30 p.m. The Thursday performances are signed for the hearing impaired. The site is wheelchair accessible.
St. Louisan and popular suspense author Ridley Pearson will discuss and sign of his latest thriller “The Risk Agent” at 7 p.m., Monday, July 2 at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The event is sponsored by the St. Louis County Library Foundation and Pudd’nHead Books.
The program is free and open to the public. Pudd’nHead Books will be selling copies of Pearson’s book at the event.
The County Library describes the book this way:
“Rich with the atmosphere of Shanghai and crackling with tension-filled suspense, bestselling suspense author Ridley Pearson’s latest introduces two compelling new characters—and heralds in the start of a brilliant new series.
A Chinese national working for an American construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight. His one-man security detail goes missing as well. Rutherford Risk is a firm specializing in extraction: the negotiation for, and the recovery of hostages. Private investigation is illegal in today’s China. Operating within her borders will be difficult at best.
The security company recruits two unique outsiders to do their bidding. Grace Chu is a forensic accountant hired to follow the money; John Knox is a civilian with unparalleled training in both combat and culture. Grace’s top-notch American education and Chinese military service make her an unassuming, but effective, operative, while Knox’s take-no-prisoners attitude brings them perilously close to harm. Following the money leads to more complex – and dangerous – consequences than either anticipated. Who is actually behind the kidnapping? And more important, can Knox and Grace locate the two hostages ahead of the deadline?“The Risk Agent” is brimming with all the classic Pearson elements fans and literary critics love. Inventive story lines, crisp prose, and breathtaking scenery—it’s all here along with expert pacing and an edge-of-your seat crime story.”
Pearson’s books have been translated into 20 languages with more than six million copies sold. He is the author of 17 New York Times bestselling suspense novels for adults and numerous popular young adult adventure novels, including the Kingdom Keepers series and the Peter and the Starcatcher series, co-written with Dave Barry.
The St. Louis County Library program sites are accessible. With two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. For more information, call 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.
School’s out, and the kids are already getting geared up to utter the “b” word.
This summer you can stave off boredom and save money at the same time wtih the free St. Louis Family Attractions Card, one of St. Louis’ best kept secrets. The card and save you up to $1,000 on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.
And the benefits of the card are easy to get. Just go to the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website and print out the free coupons. Or go to any Dierbergs, Shop ‘n Save or Schnucks and pick up the Family Attractions Card brochure at the customer service counter.
Here’s just a sample of the savings you’ll find at the following attractions:
- St. Louis Science Center: Buy one adult OMNIMAX® ticket and receive one child’s OMNIMAX® ticket free. Fine print: Not valid for groups. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit four. Expires Jan. 31, 2013.
- Missouri History Museum: $2 off per person on special exhibition admissions. Fine print: Limit two per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Expires Dec. 31, 2012.
- St. Louis Cardinals: Receive 50 percent off select seats to any Wednesday home game during the 2011 regular season. To redeem, visit cardinals.com/family. Fine print: Offer not valid for Party Suite tickets. Offer based on availability. Additional blackout dates may apply. Expires Oct. 3, 2012.
- Grant’s Farm: Save 15 percent on a total merchandise purchase. Fine print: Offer good one time only and may not be used with any other discount. Valid for 2012 operating season.