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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Honor the fallen with Memorial Day parades, ceremonies in the St. Louis area by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Several cities and groups are hosting ceremonies, along with one at Soldiers Memorial and the 155th Memorial Day Parade in Alton.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:48AM
Thursday, February 3, 2022

St. Louis institutions celebrate Black History Month with virtual, in-person programming by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Celebrate Black History Month in and around St. Louis with a mix of entertaining, educational and emotional offerings.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:48AM
Friday, January 7, 2022

Emancipation Day event will honor dead of historic Black cemetery by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Preservation group will tell stories of some of the 50,000 people buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Hillsdale.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:42PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Josephine Baker will be celebrated in native St. Louis as she receives France's highest honor by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Baker will be interred in the Pantheon in Paris and remembered with a program at the Missouri History Museum.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:42AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Winter markets, Christmas parades, Santa visits have season feeling normal again by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It’s beginning to feel a lot like — dare we say it? — a normal Christmas in St. Louis.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:48PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Where to get lost in a corn maze around St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you can find your way out of these labyrinths, many also offer pumpkin patches, cute animals and other festive fall attractions.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:32PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Fall fun returns with festivals, funnel cakes, flying trapezes and more by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Enjoying a festival or performance with a crowd was tricky last fall. But organizers have learned to adapt and prepare for fall 2021.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:24PM
Saturday, July 10, 2021

St. Louis Zoo’s Primate Canopy Trails opens a whole new world for monkeys, lemurs by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The $13 million exhibit expands outdoor habitats and way of life for the zoo’s monkeys and lemurs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch navigate pandemic with emphasis on dockside entertainment by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The cafe menu has been revamped, table service has been added, and there are more dockside concerts to attract visitors to the St. Louis riverfront.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:48AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

It's dinosaur season! Creatures growl and spit at St. Louis Zoo, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Dinoroarus" takes over the zoo's former Children's Zoo space, and "Jurassic Quest Drive Thru" visits amphitheatre parking lot.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:06PM

Story of origami unfolds with giant metal sculptures at Missouri Botanical Garden by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Origami in the Garden" features 18 large-scale installations, with "Master Peace," a tower of 500 cranes, situated in the main pool in front of the Climatron.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:06PM
Saturday, March 13, 2021

St. Louis museums and attractions adapt, struggle, find hope during pandemic by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis attractions now set modest budgets and know to plan a few months, not a year, in advance.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:54AM

Meet me at the fair? Uncertainty looms, even for St. Louis events that are months away by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Since it takes months to plan a festival, and vaccine news changes daily, plans for summer festivals remain uncertain.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:54AM
Saturday, February 6, 2021

40 mummies await at St. Louis Science Center, where its own baby mummy returns with new discoveries by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Traveling exhibition at St. Louis Science Center leads visitors on 4,500-year journey, with artifacts from 12 museums in five countries.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:03AM

'We were a hammer. We were a saw.' House, new book tell of North County's ties to slavery by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"In the Walnut Grove," from the Florissant Valley Historical Society, explores the history of the Taille de Noyer estate and beyond.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:03AM
Friday, January 29, 2021

Fete de Glace ice carving festival in St. Charles gives sculptors a chance to shine by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ice sculptures, a staple of weddings and holiday parties, aren't much in demand during a pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:06PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Look, up in the sky: Here's where to spot some socially distant eagles this winter by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Alton tourism bureau unveils a new eagle “mobile passport” that encourages self-guided birdwatching tours.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:03PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Three exhibits at World Chess Hall of Fame entertain and inform using a universal language by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The exhibitions celebrate artwork on chess posters, chess in the Enlightenment and the American presidency.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:24PM

The Rep announces new, abbreviated season, starting on a virtual stage by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Little Shop of Horrors” and “Mlima’s Tale” will go onstage in spring. "Black Like Me" will be offered free online Sept. 10.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:24PM

Hot-air balloons will take flight over four days for new Lift Up St. Louis event by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Balloons honoring essential workers and activists will take flight from a handful of locations for Lift Up St. Louis.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:24PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Biodiversity, baby: Be a citizen scientist for City Nature Challenge by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The worldwide event isn’t a competition this year because of the pandemic, but organizers still want your snaps of trees, flowers and critters.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:42PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Living in pandemic history? The Missouri Historical Society wants to hear from you by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri Historical Society is collecting submissions for "Stories of the Pandemic: A St. Louis COVID-19 Digital Archive."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:32PM
Friday, March 13, 2020

Reawaken this spring with these family-friendly events in St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In addition to this season’s spring celebrations and festivals, the rooftop of City Museum reopens on March 13, the children’s garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden reopens March 18, a…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:06PM
Friday, February 28, 2020

Live parody of ‘The Office’ sets Dunder Mifflin drudgery to music by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brace yourselves, fans of "The Office." A live musical is coming to St. Louis, and it’s gonna be big. (That’s what she said.)

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:24PM
Friday, February 21, 2020

Mardi Gras in their backyard: How Soulard residents survive the season by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Soulard residents and thousands of visitors have celebrated Mardi Gras there for 41 years. Here's how residents and workers handle it.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:18PM
Friday, December 13, 2019

Elf on the Shelf is mostly for kids, but a new musical promises fun for grown-ups, too by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Director of new Christmas show has a history with elves: He also directed the tour of "Elf: The Musical."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:12PM
Friday, November 29, 2019

It takes a village to build these holiday gingerbread displays by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Whether you want to do the work or enjoy the sugary fruits of someone else's labor, here's where you can get your gingerbread on.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:36AM
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Omnimax Theater at St. Louis Science center reopens Friday after $3.5 million upgrade by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When the Omnimax Theater at the St. Louis Science Center reopens Friday, it will be one of four domed theaters in the world featuring Imax With Laser.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:06AM
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Way of Lights in Belleville celebrates 50 years of bringing families together by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Holiday display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows has grown from its humble beginnings 50 years ago.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:06PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019

All rise for Nick Offerman, who asks us to do better as a species by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The comedian, author, woodworker and writer comes to St. Louis on Thursday, Nov. 7.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:33AM
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Astronaut will visit St. Louis to talk space, aliens and his latest record-breaking flight by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Virts spent 200 days aboard the International Space Station and broke the world record this summer for an aircraft circling the globe over its poles.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:36PM

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