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What to do this weekend in St. Louis

Free: Yoga Under The Arch

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What better place to practice yoga than on the banks of the Mississippi River under the soaring Gateway Arch?

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch) in downtown St. Louis is the scene of  Yoga Under The Arch  at 9 a.m., on Saturdays through Sept. 28,2014.  Instructors from the South City YMCA lead the sessions.

Until the ArchCityRiver project construction schedule dictates that the yoga cannot go on, it’ll be happening every Saturday this summer. r

The program is free. However, reservations are required. Register ONLINE to receive free parking at the Gateway Arch Parking Garage!

Check out the park’s Facebook page if the weather is inclement.

Free: The Uncensored Band To Perform At Ivory Perry Park


The Uncensored Band will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Commerce Bank Stage in Ivory Perry Park, 800 Belt Avenue, St. Louis.



Free: Concerts Continue At Tower Groves Farmers’ Market

Tower Groves Farmers' MarketAmelia White with Sergio Webb will perform at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

The market is in Tower Grove Park at Grand and Magnolia avenues, St. Louis.

The performance is part of a series that runs Saturdays through Oct. 18. Other performers are:

• Aug. 30 Cave States

• Sept. 6, T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer)

• Sept. 13,  Bottoms Up Blues Gang

• Sept. 20, The Thin Dimes

• Sept. 27, The Southside Creole Playboys

• Oct. 4, Old Salt Union

• Oct. 11, Wack-A-Doo

• Oct. 18, Farmer Jason


Free: Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band To Perform at Carondelet Lions Park

Cornet Chop Suey, a jazz band, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Carondelet Lions Park in St. Louis.

The park is at Michgian Avenue and Davis Street.

Free: Broken Hipsters Band To Perform At Oak Knoll Park, Clayton

The Broken Hipsters band will perform at 5 p.m. Aug. 24, 2014, at Oak Knoll Park, Big Bend and Clayton roads, Clayton.

The event is part of the Musical Nights series. The last concert on Sept. 28 will feature Javier Mendoza.


Free: Boeing Employees Concert Band To Perform At St. Ferdinand Park, Florissant

The Boeing Employees Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at St. Ferdinand Park, St. Ferdinand Street and St. Celeste Drive, Florissant.

The band plays light classical music, show tunes, popular music, jazz, blues and marches.



Free: Route 66 Jazz Orchestra To Perform In Kirkwood Park

The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Lions’ Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood.

The 20-piece jazz band tries to preserve and promote “big band” jazz.

The park is at West Adams Avenue and South Geyer Road.

The Destination Deserts food truck will be at the concert site.



Free: Ground Flow Fusion Jazz Band To Perform In Hazelwood

Ground Flow Fusion, a jazz band, will close Hazelwood’s summer concert series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Park.

The park is off of Janria Drive.

Persons attending the concert can bring their own refreshments, but not glass containers, the city says.

In case of rain, the concert will be at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road in White Birch Park.

Free: Tribute To Heart Band Concert In Chesterfield

Magazine bandA tribute to Heart, a band that entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the City Park Amphitheater in Chesterfield.

The Magazine band, featuring Kelly Wild, will perform.

Concession stands will be available. Residents can also bring their own food and beverages, but not in glass bottles, Chesterfield officials said.

The amphitheater is off of Veterans Place Drive in Chesterfield Central Park.

Schnucks Coupon Saves $3 At Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers--get a Schnucks coupon

It’s St. Louis in August and it’s hot! Get cool at  Raging Rivers in Grafton, Ill. along the Great River Road.

Stop by a Schnucks Supermarket and pick up a coupon for Raging Rivers to save you $3 on an adult or child admission.

The coupon cannot be combined with any other discount.

You can purchase your tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the park.

Just a short drive up the River Road from St. Louis, Raging Rivers is 20-acre water park in a most scenic setting. Raging Rivers offers Runaway Rafts; a Body Flume; a beach with a four-foot wave pool and  “Endless River” where you can float along at a leisurely two and a half miles an hour.

New this year are river view cabanas where six to eight of your family members and friends can enjoy a shaded visit.

And you can get special offers and coupons throughout the season by joining Raging Rivers email club. (You will have to submit your email address to join.)

Here are some other deals that get you savings when you visit Raging Rivers this year:

Pepsi deal: Bring in a Pepsi can any day of the week through Sept. 1 and receive an adult admission for the price of a regular full-price child’s admission at the ticket window.   Not valid with any other discount offers.  One discount per can.  Any Pepsi can product is acceptable, does not have to be a specially marked can.

Bunny Bread deal: Bring in the coupon for a Bunny Bread bag and get a two-for-one adult/child admission after 3 p.m. any day of the week and all day on Tuesdays.  Offer good thru September 1, 2014; not valid with any other discount.  One coupon needed for every two people.

AAA deal: AAA members a $3 discount on adult or child regular full-price tickets when AAA Membership Card is presented at the ticket window.  AAA members also save $6 on any adult or child regular full-price ticket on Wednesdays.  Offer valid any day thru September 1, 2014.  Not valid with any other discount.