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.

Stories @ Stages

Bring your child and experience your favorite classic kids' stories in a whole new way!  Stories @ STAGES feature an interactive reading and performance by STAGES Teaching Artists, followed by dramatic play activities for the children.  Bring your preschool or early elementary aged children for these unique storytelling sessions!

Stories @ STAGES

NEW! RSVP by E-MAIL to reserve your space!

E-mail the following information to Emily at
       1. Parent's Name
       2. Phone Number (in case of cancellation due to weather)
       3. Date(s) and Time(s) (for each story you would like to attend)
       4. Number of children

Join us for these Upcoming Stories @ STAGES!

Stories will be the 1st Wednesday of each month except in January (2nd Wednesday!)
September-June, 10:00 a.m & 1:00p.m.
September  Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
October Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown
NovemberA Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman
December The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
January Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
February Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow
March Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? by Dr. Seuss
April  Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean
May  A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
June Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Please note that we will not have Stories @ STAGES in July or August. 
Stories @ STAGES events are held at the STAGES Performing Arts Academy located at The Kent Center for Theatre Arts, 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East; Chesterfield, MO 63107.  For more information call the Academy at 636.449.5775. 

Family Sundays at The Saint Louis Art Museum

Bring the whole family to the Saint Louis Art Museum for art-inspired fun.

Family Sundays
You’re invited to the Museum every Sunday afternoon for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the Galleries. Each month’s family activities focus on a different, family-friendly theme. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 pm.
This Month’s Family Sundays Information

Ancient Americas
September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Explore the worlds of some of the people who inhabited Ancient America. Learn about powerful empires that ruled the western hemisphere and participate in art activities and tours throughout the Museum's expansive Ancient Americas galleries.

Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race 2013


September 20-21, 2013

Celebrating our 41st Year!
The oldest and most well-attended
FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 20th
BALLOON GLOW -7pm - 9:15pm
PNC Fireworks - 9:15pm
Saturday, September 21st
Central Field - 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - Festivities begin!
1:00 p.m. - School of Rock Stage Opens
2:00 p.m. - Wehrenberg/Suburban Journals Photo Contest
3:00 p.m. - Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. - "Hare" Balloon Launch
4:45 p.m. - "Hound" Balloon Launch begins
For more information:  Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2013


FREE Mini Portrait Session Giveaway

Its almost Fall, which means its a great time to get
 Family Portraits done! They recently did our family portraits and they were wonderful to work with!
I'm excited that
Joe LeBoube Photography
is part of our GIVEAWAY! 

The winner will receive a FREE 30 Mini Session
that will include 10 edited pictures!

Rules to enter:

1. Like New to the Lou's Facebook Page

2. Comment on the giveaway status & photo
 if you want to win a FREE Photo Session

3. Like the Joe LeBoube Photography Page!


Good luck, winner will be announced Monday!

POD Candy

New To The Lou is happy to announce
our newest sponsor!
Welcome to POD Candy, serving the St. Louis & St. Charles Area.
Let us help make your special event one to remember with our Full Service Candy Buffet.
Wow your guests with the fun and unique experience of a Candy Buffet.
Skip the basic party favors, and instead let your guests create a candy
masterpiece just to their liking. 
Or, simply offer a delicious Candy Buffet as an alternative to the more traditional party desserts. We can customize your Buffet to fit any theme, occasion, or dietary needs. 
Adding a custom designed candy buffet to your event could not be any easier. Let us take care of all the work, while you sit back and enjoy a little piece of the sweet life!
Candy buffet catering St. Louis St. Charles

Our Full Service Candy Buffet Includes: 
* Personal design by a POD-Candy Rep
* Candy dishes in a variety of sizes and styles
* Candy Buffet Table
* Guest candy bags
* Coordinated table linens and decorations
* Candy scooper and tongs
* Candy Buffet set-up, take down and clean up
* Available on site Bar server
For more information on how to create your very own Candy Buffett:
Telephone: (636) 293-2843

FREE Breakfast at Chick-fil-A

Participating Chick-fil-A® restaurants are giving away one of a variety of FREE breakfast entrĂ©es to customers who make a reservation online!!!


WHERE:   Chick-Fil-A Locations
DATES:    September 9-14
TIME:       9am - 10:30am