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.

St Louis County Parks Fall / Winter Activity Guide

This just in - the new Fall/Winter Activity Guide thru the
St Louis Park and Recreation. 
TONS of great family friendly events. 
 Also be sure to check out the calendar for event times/locations.

For more information:   St Louis County Parks Fall/Winter Activity Guide


FREE nights at the Magic House


Want to visit The Magic House for FREE! 
Check out these monthly programs that give you
FREE admission for you and your family!


Emerson FREE Family Nights at The Magic House

Some of the best things in life are free!

The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month from
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. These special nights enable a family (no more than two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the Museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson.

Reservations are not required.


August 16, 2013
September 20, 2013
October 18, 2013
November 15, 2013
December 20, 2013


Centene Fitness Fun Fridays

Complete a monthly challenge.

Every month a new challenge will be posted for children to print off and bring with them to earn FREE admission during the Fitness Fun Friday events.

The first 100 families to register online for Fitness Fun Friday each month will receive a backpack full of health-related educational material and fitness equipment, including a pedometer and jump rope.

September 6, 2013
Jump into Fitness

October 4, 2013
Football kickoff with the St. Louis Rams

November 1, 2013
Hockey Healthy Hat Trick

December 6, 2013
Healthy Food

January 3, 2014
New Year, New You

Annual Kids Flea Market

The Magic House is having their
Annual Kids Flea Market
Saturday, September 22, 2013
Enterprising kids age 16 and younger are invited to
sell their handmade craft items, outgrown toys, books,
baseball cards and games.  
This a great opportunity for kids to make
their own money!!
The Kids' Flea Market is open to the public for
shopping too, so you can pick up some gently used toys,
 games, and other items at bargain prices.
If your child or children would like to participate,
 the registration fee is $15 per table and
kids keep the profits they make at the event.

The Kids' Flea Market will take place at Kirkwood School District's Nipher Middle School track located next to The Magic House  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held rain or shine.

The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, one mile north of Highway 44 in downtown Kirkwood. To learn more or sign up, go to


Calling all MOM's! 
This night is for YOU and to celebrate,
connect and have a night out with other
ROCKSTAR MOMS in the area. 
Be sure to share with your other
moms and make this ONE.EPIC.MNO!
Date:  August 30, 2013
Where:  Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Rock Hill, MO
Time:  6pm
For more information and to join the event - ONE.EPIC.MNO

Art @ your Library

An exciting and interactive program series that will stimulate your body and your brain! ART ROCKS!

Make and Take Instruments  kids
Music is all around us. Join the cacophony as we create instruments from everyday objects and play them together .  Ages 3 - 6   Registration Required!

Musical Storytelling  kidsBring children's books to life by weaving together music and spoken word. Audience members enjoy a performance of classic children's literature with a musical twist. Then, under the direction of pianist Johanna Ballou, they participate in their own musical performance to go along with a favorite children's book by using voices, ordinary objects and provided instruments.

Instrument Show and Tell  kids
Interested in playing music but don't know what instrument might be right for you? Join us for a music show and tell featuring string and percussion instruments. Age 6-11. Registration required.

Street Drumming  kids  Teen
Students will learn "drumline" rhythms and patterns using found percussion items like buckets, bins and cans. Students will learn basic grooves, improvisations and that anything can be a percussion instrument. Ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Broadway Hits  Teen
Join STAGES ST. LOUIS for a fun workshop where you will develop your singing voice while working on popular songs from contemporary Broadway shows. Each participant will get a chance to shine through solo, duet and group singing opportunities. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

For more information or to REGISTER for these events


Parent & Me Program

October Parent & Me: History Through the Seasons

Bring your preschool-age children to experience St. Louis history by exploring the museum’s exhibits and participating in hands-on activities!  In all Parent & Me sessions, families will move throughout the gallery and classroom spaces at their own pace as they complete activities incorporating touch, movement, smell, sound, art, and more. 

For the first time ever, the October 2013 Parent & Me Series will feature recycled art projects

Outdoor activities are planned on some days but are subject to weather.  Activities are appropriate for children ages 2-5.  All classes are held from 10:00-11:30am.  Light snacks will be available. 
This is a 4-week series that will feature Currents, Reflections, The 1968 Exhibit, and The 1904 World’s Fair!  Families can register on Thursdays OR Fridays. 

Week One 10/3 & 10/4: Winter featuring Seeking St. Louis: Reflections
Play in the snow, pretend to cook a big winter time meal,
and make your very own snow globes!
Week Two 10/10 & 10/11: Spring featuring The 1904 World’s Fair
Pack a picnic, pretend you’re a spring robin
 digging for worms, and do some spring cleaning!
Week Three 10/17 & 10/18: Summer featuring The 1968 Exhibit
Explore the new special exhibit to learn about
things that happened in 1968!  Make rockets, play
Olympic games, and create psychedelic artwork! 
 It’ll be so hot, even the crayons will melt (literally)!
Week Four 10/24 & 10/25: Fall featuring Seeking St. Louis: Currents
Go on a pretend camping trip,
 build a fire, paint with leaves, and take a hayride! 
Reservations are required, and space is limited. 
Registration opens August 15.  Please call 314-454-3161.
Parent & Me