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Free Keeper Chats At Saint Louis Zoo

Saint Louis ZooThe Saint Louis Zoo will salute the profession of zoo keeping during National Zoo Keeper Week, July 20-26, 2014.

To mark the celebration, zookeepers will offer enrichment activities and chat with visitors about their careers in animal care from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 24. The talks are free.

Here’s the animal enrichment schedule:

9 a.m. – Andean bear enrichment and keeper chat in River’s Edge

9:30 a.m. – Activity to be determined

10 a.m. – Lemur enrichment and keeper chat at the Primate House

10:30 a.m. – Red kangaroo enrichment at Red Rocks

11 a.m. – Giant tortoise enrichment and keeper chat outside of the Herpetarium

11:30 a.m. – Chimpanzee enrichment and keeper chat at Fragile Forest

Noon – Keeper chat at Children’s Zoo

Keeper chats are also offered every day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. at various locations throughout the Zoo.

According to a St. Louis Zoo press release:

“. . .zookeepers have a very interesting history that began in the earliest times of human history. The Saint Louis Zoo has 83 full-time and 29 part-time and seasonal zoo keepers; 68 percent of them are female.  Most of the Zoo’s keepers hold bachelor’s degrees; degrees in biology, zoology or a related field are preferred. The Zoo’s staff includes keepers with master’s degrees and Ph.Ds.

“The Zoo’s well-trained keepers range in age from 24 to 67, and their duties revolve around providing the best possible care for the animals in their care. This includes, but is not limited to: providing species-appropriate diets for all animals and the daily care of animals, cleaning exhibits, monitoring animal health and reporting any problems, conducting scientific research, educating the public, keeping records, using positive reinforcement to train animals and providing enrichment to the animals in their care—to name just a few.

“The St. Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will present a photo display in The Living World showcasing all aspects of zookeeping. The current St. Louis chapter was established in 2003 and includes zookeepers, Zoo staff and volunteers dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.

“Created by AAZK, Inc., National Zoo Keeper Week is celebrated each year in July. During the week, zoos nationwide honor animal care professionals and the work they do in animal care, conservation and education. There are approximately 6,000 animal care professionals in the United States.”

 

 

Four Fabulous Friday Night St. Louis Freebies

St. Louis Old Courthouse from Kiener PlazaMore often than not, the problem with weekends in St. Louis is deciding how to spend your time. There are so many options!

This weekend you’ll find among your various options four fabulous Friday night events–and they’re all FREE:

Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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Pennsylvania SlimThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues Friday evening with a concert by Pennsylvania Slim. The band plays blues and old time rock ‘n’ roll as well as R&B, soul, jump swing and doo wop.  Pennsylvania Slim is the vocalist and plays lead guitar, harp, and slide guitar. He has shared the stage with blues greats such as James Harman, Junior Watson and Rusty Zinn.

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.

 

 

 

Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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American IdleThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues this weekend with a concert by American Idle playing country/pop/variety.

American Idle Band has electrified audiences all over the Midwest, according to the band’s booking agent’s website.  “This high energy band provides a variety of music entertainment,” it said. “These experienced musicians are renowned around the St. Louis area for their expertise within the music business. Idle’s repertoire includes a variety of pop, rock, country, classical, covers and originals.”

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.

 

 

 

Galaxy Red To Perform At Saint Louis Zoo's Jungle Boogie

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Galaxy RedThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues this holiday weekend with a concert by Galaxy Red.

Galaxy Red performs variety and dance music. The band’s website says: “GalaxyRed is one of a kind in the music industry. Combining the live music of long-time St. Louis favorite the Galaxy Band with St. Louis’ legendary DJ Crucial gives the audience an experience like they have never known.”

The website also says:  “. . . Galaxy Band and DJ Crucial to play TOGETHER and independent of one another to provide four hours of seamless, non-stop music ranging from the 1950′s to the edgy R&B and Hip Hop sounds of today and everything in between.”

Concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

  • July 11 — American Idle (Country/Pop/Variety)
  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers spsonors Jungle Boogie.

Thanks to Prairie Farms the zoo will have extended hours on the weekends this summer. Starting Friday, May 23 through September 1, the Zoo is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.Independence Day weekend, July 3-6; and Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.

 

 

 

NASHVEGAS To Perform At Saint Louis Zoo's Jungle Boogie

Jungle Boogie at the Saint Louis ZooIf you’re happy with St. Louis on the Cheap, please considering “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!  And don’t forget to sign up for FREE “Cheap” updates delivered straight to your mailbox daily (info is on the right).

 

NASHVEGAS (a modern country band) will perform at the FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the St. Louis Zoo on Friday, June 13, 2014.

The band will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

Jungle Boogie brings you music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29. Please note–there’s no concert on June 20.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the schedule for the rest of the season:

  • June 20 — NO CONCERT
  • June 27 — Big Brother Thunder & the Master Blasters (R&B & soul)
  • July 4 — GalaxyRed (Variety/Dance)
  • July 11 — American Idle (Country/Pop/Variety)
  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers spsonors Jungle Boogie.

Thanks to Prairie Farms the zoo will have extended hours on the weekends this summer. Starting Friday, May 23 through September 1, the Zoo is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.Independence Day weekend, July 3-6; and Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, for A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser.

 

 

 

10 Free And Cheap Things To Do In St. Louis This Weekend, 6/6-6/8/14

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St. Louis Uncorked, First Sip of Summer

 

 

So many great cheap and free things to do in St. Louis this weekend, so little time! Too bad the weekend is only two days and an evening long!

Here are 10 free and cheap things to do in the Lou this weekend (and believe us, we barely touched the possibilities):

Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers To Perform At Saint Louis Zoo's Jungle Boogie

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Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, a swing band, will perform at the FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the St. Louis Zoo on Friday, June 6, 2014.

The band will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

Jungle Boogie brings you music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29. Please note–there’s no concert on June 20.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the schedule for the rest of the season:

  • June 13 — NASHVEGAS (Modern Country)
  • June 20 — NO CONCERT
  • June 27 — Big Brother Thunder & the Master Blasters (R&B & soul)
  • July 4 — GalaxyRed (Variety/Dance)
  • July 11 — American Idle (Country/Pop/Variety)
  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers spsonors Jungle Boogie.

Thanks to Prairie Farms the zoo will have extended hours on the weekends this summer. Starting Friday, May 23 through September 1, the Zoo is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

On Memorial Day, May 26; Independence Day weekend, July 3-6; and Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, for A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser.

 

 

 

Saint Louis Zoo's Jungle Boogie To Feature Dirty Muggs

Jungle Boogie at the Saint Louis Zoo

 

Dirty Muggs will provide the entertainment at the FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the St. Louis Zoo on Friday, May 30, 2014.

 

The concert will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

 

Jungle Boogie is a series of free concerts scheduled through August 29 (there’s no concert on June 20).  Throughout the summer bands perform rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more at the zoo.

 

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

 

 

 

Here’s who’ll be performing the rest of the season:

 

  • June 6 — Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers (Swing)
  • June 13 — NASHVEGAS (Modern Country)
  • June 20 — NO CONCERT
  • June 27 — Big Brother Thunder & the Master Blasters (R&B & soul)
  • July 4 — GalaxyRed (Variety/Dance)
  • July 11 — American Idle (Country/Pop/Variety)
  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

 

America Chevy Dealers spsonors Jungle Boogie.

 

Thanks to Prairie Farms the zoo will have extended hours on the weekends this summer. Starting Friday, May 23 through September 1, the Zoo is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

On Memorial Day, May 26; Independence Day weekend, July 3-6; and Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, for A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser.

 

 

 

Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concerts Return To The Saint Louis Zoo May 23

Jungle Boogie at the Saint Louis Zoo

Groovethang kicks off the ever-popular FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the St. Louis Zoo from 5 to 8 p.m. this Friday, May 23, 2014.

Groovethang, which bills itself as the “ultimate party band,” performs a variety of music.

Jungle Boogie runs through May 23 through August 29 (theres on concert on June 20).  Musicians will perform rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more on the outdoor stage in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

This is a great way for the entire family to kick off the weekend.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

 

Here’s who’ll be performing the rest of the season:

  • May 30 — Dirty Muggs (Variety/R&B)
  • June 6 — Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers (Swing)
  • June 13 — NASHVEGAS (Modern Country)
  • June 20 — NO CONCERT
  • June 27 — Big Brother Thunder & the Master Blasters (R&B & soul)
  • July 4 — GalaxyRed (Variety/Dance)
  • July 11 — American Idle (Country/Pop/Variety)
  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers spsonors Jungle Boogie.

Thanks to Prairie Farms the zoo will have extended hours on the weekends this summer. Starting Friday, May 23 through September 1, the Zoo is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

On Memorial Day, May 26; Independence Day weekend, July 3-6; and Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, for A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser.