Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival Set for June 15

Called the Midwest’s finest outdoor jazz festival, the Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival at Chesterfield Amphitheater showcases the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz.

Grammy Award-winning drummer and bandleader Dave Weckl returns home to St. Louis at this event with his all-star band, including keyboardist Jay Oliver, bassist Tom Kennedy and saxophonist Gary Meek.

Visitors can bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food exhibitors will be: PM BBQ, Doughboy Wood Fire Pizza, Wayno’s, Wingnut Food Truck and Twisted Taco. However, this year, patrons will be allowed to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages with a small cooler. All beverages must be sealed, non-glass containers. Outside alcoholic beverages, tobacco and glass bottles will not be permitted by the organizers.

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Cardinals’ Special Ticket Offer

One option for Father’s Day gifts would be “bonus” tickets to St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, designated through Bank of America Club all-inclusive tickets for games in August and September.

Bank of America Club tickets include an all-you-can-eat buffet, complimentary beer and soda, and access to an indoor air-conditioned club. These club tickets for $75 are available on the following dates:

  • Aug. 6–9 vs. Giants
  • Aug. 14–16 vs. DBacks
  • Aug. 21–23 vs. Astros
  • Sept. 3–5 vs. Mets
  • Sept. 18–20 vs. Astros

Games with Bank of America Club $95 tickets are available on:

  • Aug. 17–19 vs. Pirates
  • Sept. 7–9 vs. Brewers
  • Sept. 28–30 vs. Nationals

Rockwood, Parkway Partnership Expands College and Career Learning Opportunities

Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost and Parkway Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty are exploring a unique partnership to benefit students.

The Rockwood School District established an Early College Partnership with St. Louis Community College – Wildwood. This partnership allows current Rockwood high school students to obtain an associate’s degree while fulfilling their Missouri graduation requirements. The ECP is a two-year, full-immersion, dual-enrollment program.

In Parkway School District’s Spark! program, students learn at off-site, authentic workspaces during school hours for academic credit. They’re supported by a robust network of business and community partners in six strands: a business incubator, engineering, bio-science, technology solutions, teaching and learning, and pre-professional health sciences academy.

District leaders indicate that beginning with the 2019-20 school year, a small number of Rockwood students will participate in Spark! and a small number of Parkway students will enroll in the ECP. 

In 2014, the school districts successfully joined efforts in offering community education programs and courses through Parkway-Rockwood Community Education. Popular programs include Adventure Club, a school-age care program; and Adult Literacy and Education.

32nd Annual European Auto Show Hosted in Chesterfield

This year’s St. Louis European Auto Show will be held at Chesterfield Outlets, 17017 N. Outer 40 Road, on June 2. Presented by STL Motorcars, the show has grown from a small group of St. Louis-area European cars to more than 200 spectacular show cars.

Setup will be 10–11 a.m., with show hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be presented at 1 p.m.

Participant registration is $40; registrants must be at least 18 years of age. The event will include food trucks and a food court for a food and beverage service. Tickets start at $20. Visit STLEuropeanAutoShow.com for details.

St. Louis Arc is the charity benefiting from the event. St. Louis Arc is a nonprofit United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 4,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout the St. Louis area.

 

Safety Town Sessions Coming in June

Chesterfield Police Department staffers will hold four days’ worth of this year’s Safety Town sessions (morning and afternoon) on June 3, 14, 17 and 28 at Chesterfield Elementary School, 17700 Wildhorse Creek Road. Sessions 5 and 6 occur in July. Register online at Chesterfield.MO.us/Safety-Town.html or in-person at the police station. Middle and high school volunteers are needed. Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Police Department

 

Third Grade Artist Wins ‘Envision Chesterfield’ Art Contest

Congratulations to third grader Rutrick Sriperumbudoor, who won the recent “Envision Chesterfield” art contest. The contest was held as part of public planning to update Chesterfield’s existing Comprehensive Plan to detail the city’s long-term vision, goals and next steps. Part of residents’ feedback was captured through an art contest of photos or sketches. Photo courtesy of City of Chesterfield

Duck, Duck, Dad—and Doughnuts!

Have you tried Chesterfield’s newest doughnut shop at 1651 Clarkson Road? Duck Donuts specializes in made-to-order doughnuts for which customers can choose their own variety of coatings, drizzles and other toppings. The shop’s signature doughnut assortment features Peanut Butter Paradise, French Toast and Bacon in the Sun.

There’s a viewing area to watch doughnuts being made from start to finish. They also sell doughnut breakfast sandwiches, coffee and tea.

The name comes from the owner launching his first shop in Duck, North Carolina. This is the first Missouri franchise location. 

Two Talented, Young Musicians Perform with Civic Orchestra

Winners of St. Louis Civic Orchestra’s annual Florence Frager Young Artist Competition, along with Parkway School District musicians, performed with the civic’s musicians in an April 7 concert at Logan University’s Purser Hall in Chesterfield.

Violinist Anna Zhong performed the first movement of the Concerto No. 3 in B minor by Camille Saint-Saens. She is a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School and is co-concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. 

Harpist Sophie Thorpe performed the Danse sacree et profane by Claude Debussy. She is a senior at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, and is in her third year as the principal harpist of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Peggy Craig directed the Parkway Northeast Middle School eighth grade musicians.