All activity information is subject to change per facility. Please call or check their websites to verify information as it may have changed since the posting. My goal is to keep this calendar updated with current events, but some events do change last minute.


Mid Rivers Mall Kids Eat Free Fridays

This program will run every Friday at Mid Rivers Mall February 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014. The offer is valid all day on Friday.

Rules and Regulations
    · Purchase an adult meal at any participating store and get a kid's meal for FREE*!
    · Free kid's meal valid for children 12 and under.
    · Customers must purchase adult meal to receive free kid's meal.
    · Limit one free kid's meal per adult meal purchased.
    · Free kid's meal must be redeemed at same time as adult meal purchase.
    · Free kid's meal must come from the same store as the adult meal purchased.
    · Free kid's meal subject to select menu. (See below.)
    · Not valid in combination with any other offer or discount.
    · Offer valid Fridays through 1.31.14.
    · Promotion or participating stores subject to change at any time.
    Kids Eat Free Participating Stores Details
    Auntie Anne’s
    - Buy one pretzel, get one free. Valid on original and cinnamon pretzels only.
    Charley's Grilled Subs
    – Free Kid’s Meal from Kid’s Menu with the purchase of a large gourmet combo meal.
    The Diner at Mid Rivers
    - Receive a free kids entree and fry with purchase of adult meal. (Adult meal includes a sandwich, side and drink.)

    – Purchase one flavorful entrĂ©e and get a kids meal from the Kid’s menu for free.

    Mrs. Field’s
    – Buy one regular size cookie, receive one regular size cookie free. (Free cookie must be of equal or lesser value.)
    Pretzel Maker
    - Buy one pretzel or pretzel combo, get one pretzel free. Valid on original pretzels only.
    - Purchase an adult combo meal and get a free kids meal (slice of cheese pizza, breadstick and 12 oz. Drink)
    - Purchase a sub, chips and drink and get a free Kid’s Fresh Fit Meal.

The Easter Bunny is coming to The Childrens Place!

The Easter Bunny is coming to The Children's Place!
Saturday, March 2
12pm - 4pm

At these locations!!
 South County Center
 West County Center
Chesterfield Mall
Mid Rivers Mall



Two KIDS and a PARK

We are not going to let the winter blues get us down, but this cold, snowy weather is getting quite old.  So Im starting my park reviews early! 

I am SO excited to take on all the wonderful parks in and around the St. Louis area.  We have only been to a few but looking forward to going to so many more! 

I hope you join us in our adventure in our park tours this spring and summer and please feel free to contact me with park suggestions!

Be sure to check out our adventures at

Shrewsbury City Center Open Gym

 If you are looking for a place for your kiddos
 to get some energy out -
 this place is great!
There are balls, trikes, mats and other
fun things for your
little one to do!
Weekly on Wednesday and Thursdays
10am - Noon
$2 per child
Shrewsbury City Center
5200 Shrewsbury Ave
Shrewsbury, MO

Safety Stop Sundays at The Magic House

 Safety first!
Make an appointment to stop by The Magic House any Sunday, for St. Louis Children's Hospital's Safety Stop, a one-stop shop for car seat, helmet and home safety education.

 Please call (314) 454-KIDS to schedule a time for this free service.

 Visit for more information.

Dr. Suess Birthday Bash


March 2, 2013 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

March 3, 2013 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

In partnership with the Nine Network of Public Media, The Magic House is hosting a special Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash.

Visitors can enjoy special story times featuring their favorite Dr. Seuss books, make their very own Dr. Seuss hat and other crafts, enjoy screenings of the PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™ , take their picture with silly Dr. Seuss props and even meet The Cat in the Hat! Children 11 and under who bring in a new Dr. Seuss book ($5 minimum value) to be donated to a child in need will receive free museum admission during the Dr. Seuss weekend event.

Remember to bring your cameras to snap a picture of your own "Nick and Sally" with the Cat!

Presented by Mercy Children's Hospital and supported by MOST 529 Plan.
Cost:  Free with Museum admission

Meet Curious George!

Meet Curious George!
Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2
11 am - 2 pm

Join us in celebrating the sixteenth annual National Education Association's
(NEA) Read Across America Day on
Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2013.
NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the
joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old,
to pick up a book and read.

Mid Rivers Mall Events

Friday, March 1, - 11am - 2pm, Play Area near Sears
The first 25 kids who donate a new book at the event will receive a Dr. Seuss hat.
Meet Curious George!
Story time events with city officials, local media personalities and more every half hour. Kid friendly activities provided by St. Charles City-County Library
Kid friendly activities from great mall retailers!

Saturday, March 2 - 11am - 2pm, Play Area near Sears
The first 25 kids who donate a new book at the event will receive a Dr. Seuss hat.
Meet Curious George!
Story time events with city officials, local media personalities and more every half hour
Kid friendly activities provided by St. Charles City-County Library
Kid friendly activities from great mall retailers!

Plus, for the entire month of MARCH we will be collecting NEW children’s books to benefit SSM St. Joseph. Donate new books in the book bin at the kids play area, lower level near Sears or at Customer Service. Children can pick up a bookmark at Mall Customer Service or Sbarro during the month of March or at the events to track their reading. Once they read 4 books, they will be eligible for FREE treats including FREE pizza from Sbarro!

Magic School Bus - The Magic House


We recently visited The Magic House - and went to the new exhibit The Magic School Bus!

My girls (4 yo) loved it!  Its only here until May, be sure to check it out!

 February 9, 2013 – May 27, 2013

Seatbelts everyone! Get ready to blast off with The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm. This electrifying exhibit features three interactive and hands-on Magic School Bus environments, in which parents and children will have a great time learning about different types of weather and weather prediction. Visitors will get an in-depth and behind the scenes look at scientific weather measurements, weather tools, maps, graphs and the various natural indicators we can use to understand and predict weather patterns.

More powerful than a hurricane, more packed than a snowball and more refreshing as a spring breeze, The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm is one bus you won’t want to miss.



American Girl Scavenger Hunt



2020 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO 63017

 Learn about the beloved American Girl historical characters! Your girl will go on a scavenger hunt throughout the store, collecting fun facts about each historical character along the way. She’ll discover what it was like to grow up in America’s past, and find hidden clues she’ll need to solve a fun puzzle. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end!

FREE and open to the public – girls age 8 and up!

v  February 18: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
v  February 22: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
v  February 27: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
v  March 3: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
v  March 15: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
v  March 19: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
v April 7: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
v  April 14: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Be sure to check out their page for more FREE events!


Pottery Barn Kids has Storytime!

Pottery Barn Kids Storytime!!!

11:00am – 11:30am Every Tuesday!

1745 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

St. Louis, MO, 63131


Kids of all ages are invited to join in-store for story time every Tuesday.

Members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.

StoryTime at Whole Foods


Story Time @ Whole Foods

Monday, February 18 through Tuesday, February 19

With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator
During this story hour, Diane is going to show the kids how to make a few simple healthy recipes from our Health Starts Here program after she reads a story. The recipes are fun and simple for the kids to make and tasty as well!
Where: Whole Foods Market, 1160 Town and Country Crossing Dr., Town And Country, MO 63017
When: 10:00 AM
Who: All Ages
How: Phone: (636) 527-1160
Cost: FREE

New To The Lou

Be sure to check back for future fun events happening in the St. Louis area.  If you know of a event and would love to have it featured, email me at

New Sponors Wanted!

Hello everyone!

Thank you for checking out my page!  I hope you are enjoying all the fun activities for you and your little ones that are happening around the St. Louis area! 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of New To The Lou, let me know!  I would be happy to have you and promote your business!  Be sure to contact me at!

Welcome Kangaroo Kids!

        would like to welcome

Kangaroo Kids 

Kangaroo Kids is a children's and maternity resale shop and a breastfeeding support center. In addition to having great resale clothing, shoes, and baby equipment, we sell exceptional new items including Bravado nursing bras, Miracle Blanket, Green Toys, and many more!


Soulard Grand Parade

This will be our first year going, be sure to check out the website for details on the parade and events!

Mardi Gras Inc. Historic St. Louis Missouri

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Parade Location: Soulard Saint Louis
Route begins at Busch Stadium
Route Ends at Anheuser Busch
See the Maps and Parking Page for the exact route.
Parade Steps off at 11:00am Arrive early for a great spot on the route

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic

Lowe's Free Build and Grow Clinic: Gingerbread House (12/8)
Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur select Saturdays at 10am.
Below is a list of upcoming clinics. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic's date.

More Information and to REGISTER:

Saturday, August 10 (10:00 AM) \
Sunday, August 11 (2pm)


El Chupacabra
Saturday, August 24  10am 
Sunday, August 25  2pm



The Home Depot Kids Workshop


FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement

Build a Bird Feeder!
Saturday, April 6, 2012
9am - 12pm
The Home Depot Kids Workshop

  • Paint will be provided at the workshop for children to personalize their bird feeder craft!

Michaels Valentine's Day Crafts!

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM - 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

Valentine's Party Heart Love Bug Bag

Valentine's Party Heart Love Bug Bag

Date: Saturday, 02/09
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM, on the 1/2 hour


Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals

Date: Saturday, 02/16
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM, on the 1/2 hour

Love Others

Love Others

Date: Saturday, 02/23
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM, on the 1/2 hour

Be sure to check the Michaels website for specific
locations and registration:
Website link:

The Magic House!

We made our first trip to The Magic House last week, coolest place ever!  My twins loved every minute of it!  With a family of four, I was worried it would be a bit pricey for us, but for the amount of FUN that you can have there, it was worth every penny!  We spent almost 3 hours there and could of spent more time there if it wasn't close to dinner time and two very hungry toddlers.  I think a yearly membership for us will be worth it as I see many more visits soon!  A must place to go in St. Louis!!

Free Open Play at Ladue Early Childhood Center

We recently went to Ladue Early Childhood Center for their Friday FREE open play day!  They have a fantastic treehouse play area with slides, a water feature and lots of nooks for little ones to explore!  My twins, who are 4 had a blast checking out the treehouse.  They also have a wonderful water feature and they open up their gym for trike riding, basketball and other fun activities.  They allow you to even venture outside to their playground where you can play on their playsets, sandbox and take the trikes outside for fresh air!  It was a great place to burn some energy off and its FREE.  Great place!  Check out the calendar for dates and registration information!

Please join us for Friday Open Play in the big room on the following Fridays from 9:30-10:30.

Sept. 6th Nov. 8th
Sept. 20th Nov. 22nd
Oct. 4th Dec. 6th...
Oct. 11th Dec. 13th
Dec. 20th

This activity is appropriate for walkers-4 years old but younger siblings are welcome. Registration is required but can be done the first day you attend. There is no fee to attend.


Welcome to my new page, New To The Lou!  I am a stay at home mom of twin girls. We just recently moved to St. Louis from Columbia, MO.  Having two toddlers, I am always looking for fun things for us to do and to keep us busy while exploring a new city!  My goal is to keep the calendar full of fun events and to keep you informed of all the upcoming fun events in and around St. Louis!