Here’s a chance to brush up on your baking skills for the holidays–for free!
King Arthur Flour is taking its baking classes on the road and is giving demos in Frontenac and St. Charles this week.
The demos are free and registration is not necessary. Those attending will come away with baking tips and recipes. They will also have a chance to win door prizes.
Demos will be given from noon to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hilton Frontenac, 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac in St. Louis County.
The demos will be repeated from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles.
On each day, in the first session “perfect pies” and scones will be the topic. During the second session of each day the topic will be yeast breads and whole grains.
King Arthur Flour, according to the company’s website is America’s oldest flour company, founded in Boston in 1790 to provide pure, high-quality flour for residents of the newly formed United States. “More than 220 years later, we’re the nation’s premier baking resource, offering everything from top-quality baking products to inspiring educational programs—all backed by the passion and commitment of our dedicated employee-owners,” it says.
Donations of non-perishable food items for local food pantries are welcome.
24 Hour Fitness® is honoring U.S. military servicemen and servicewomen in observance of Veterans Day, but the freebie is for everyone. All guests can have complimentary workouts at 24 Hour Fitness® clubs nationwide Nov. 8 to Nov. 11.
Guests can enjoy full access to all 24 Hour Fitness clubs and amenities, including a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment, energizing Group X® classes, basketball courts and swimming pools. (Amenities vary by location.)The offer is for those at least 18 years of age. Valid identification is required.
In the St. Louis area 24 Hour Fitness® clubs are located in Kirkwood, Chesterfield, St. Charles and Arnold. Find the 24 Hour Fitness nearest you.
It’s no tricks, just treats at Outback Steakhouse on Halloween.
Bring the little monsters, ghouls and goblins in for dinner and they get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. No coupon necessary.
In the St. Louis area there are Outback Steakhouses in Ellisville, Hazelwood, O’Fallon, South County and St. Charles. Find one near you.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill in St. Charles will give you a free meal (with the purchase of a meal of equal value) on your birthday.
You need to fill out the Birthday Club form on the restaurant’s website to get the deal which is available to those seven years old and older.
According to the restaurant’s website, “The Brazilian tradition of grilling, or CHURRASCO (shoe-HAS-ko), is a fusion of South American and European cultures. From its birth in the Pampas or grasslands of Brazil, to the sparkling beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Tucanos now extends this festive tradition to you. At Tucanos, meats and vegetables are carefully selected to ensure that only the freshest cuisine is served. Our meats are tastefully seasoned and cooked on skewers over open-flame grills. The skewers are then brought to your table where sizzling portions are sliced onto your plate. You may choose as many different flavors and cuts as you like.”
Tucanos Brazilian Grill is located at 1520 S. Fifth Street in St. Charles, MO across the river from St. Louis County.
Want to have a great time this weekend in St. Louis without breaking the bank?
You’re in luck! Festivals abound this weekend in the Lou, and most offer free admission. And if you’re not in the mood for a festival, there are a lot of other freebies around.
Here are just a few freebies you can experience this weekend in St. Louis:
And don’t forget to celebrate National Coffee Day on Sunday with a free cup of joe!
Ready or not, October is around the corner and St. Charles gets a jump on the new month with its Oktoberfest celebration this weekend. Admission to the family-friendly event held in St Charles’ Riverfront Park is free.
Festival hours are 4-11 p.m., Friday: Saturday and Sunday.
Among the activities at Oktoberfest:
- A Swiss Meat Brat Eating Contest
- Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes
- Wiener Takes All (Wiener Dog Derby for Dachshunds only)
- SSM 5K and Rootbeer 1M Fun Run
- Antique Car Show
- McDonald’s parade down St. Charles’ historic Main Street beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
A new and improved children’s area, the Lou Fusz Chevrolet Kids Zone, will feature entertainment from Radio Disney on Saturday and Sunday.
There’ll be plenty of oom-pahs all wekend long–and some other types of music thrown in as well. Entertainers to perform:
- Glockenspiel Performers
- Kerry Christensen
- Dave Cattani
- Smash Band
- Austrian Express
- Obenheimer Express
- The Ramblers (Blue grass music)
- Die Spitzbuam
- Heidelberg German Band
- Steve Caerley
- Glendale Riders (country band)
- Randy Clemons
- Obenheimer Express
- That 80s Band (rock)
- Laytham & Holmes
- The Rough Ryders
- Danny Balsamo
Don’t miss the Sam Adam’s stein hoisting championship on Saturday.
Check out the entire schedule.
The St. Louis Golf Expo kicks off tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 with a discount for those who are 50 years and older. They get $2 off the $11 admission ticket. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
The event takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza in St. Charles.
All attendees get foursomes to Oak Terrace Resort and Spa, House Springs Golf, Country Club of Sugar Creek and River Lakes Golf Course and a free round of golf to Sun Valley Golf Course. In addition, they get a free one-year subscription to Golf Digest or Golf World. Front door freebies are presented by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The first 300 in the door also receive a two-pack of Bridgestone golf balls.
Friday, Jan. 18: noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 220 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities include a Pro-Am golf shop and testing and fitting area, Bommarito Cadillac putting challenge, Waddell and Reed long-drive competition and Mississippi Tourism Short Game Central. Experts from Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital will be on-hand all weekend for tips on how keeping healthy and staying in shape.
St. Louis Ram’s cheerleaders will sign autographs and pose for pictures from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
101 ESPN St. Louis Sports Station Main Stage will feature free seminars on golf instruction, fitness and more. The seminars include tips on adding distance to your drive, perfecting your putt and improving your short game.
Check out the PGA Instructors and Health Wellness presenters scheduled to appear.
St. Charles’ Christmas Traditions, a free month-long celebration of Christmas past, is underway.
The Festival runs until Dec. 24. Hours are 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The event features Santas, carolers, white lights and greenery along Historic Main Street.
Check the website for a complete schedule of activities.
Is the glass half empty or half full? Will tomorrow be the Apocalypse or simply the Winter Solstice?
Either way Sonic is offering half-price shakes–and theirs are made with real ice cream!–all day tomorrow, Dec. 21, 2012. Sonic says it’s in celebration of the solstice so we know what side they’re on . . .
Here’s the fine print: The deal is available for a “limited time” only and is not good with any other offer. And, they do say you need to mention the offer to get the discount price.
Whether it’s the Apocalypse or the Solstice, this is a great deal–drink up!
There are many Sonics in the St. Louis area including Cool Valley, Overland, Jennings, St. Louis, Kirkwood, Florissant, St. Charles, Manchester and Fenton. Find the one near you by clicking on the “Find A Sonic” button at the top right of the company’s website.
Looking for some cheap fun for the kids to do for Halloween?
Check out these cheap make-it take-it events this week at Michaels:
- Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., Halloween visor/mask
- Friday, 6-8 p.m., clay pot decorating
- Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., duck tape pail or tote.
Purchase of the visor, clay pot and pail or tote is required. The events are suitable for children age 2 and up.
In the St. Louis area, Michael’s stores are located in Ballwin, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Fenton, Florissant, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Louis and Wentzville.