Spend an unforgettable evening in Forest Park at the Humane Society of Missouri's "Glow in the Park" dinner, benefiting the Animal Cruelty Fund. All guests receive private entry to Forest Park with valet parking, a fabulous dinner, cocktails and fireworks alongside beautiful, illuminated hot air balloons.
St. Louis's first-ever pizza festival returns to The Hill as local pizzerias—Square Off—for the title of "Best St. Louis Style Pizza" and all the bragging rights that come along with it. Tickets are $25, must be purchased in advance and are limited. Kids younger than 12 are free to enter; just pay by the slice.
This is a premier autism conference in the Midwest. To register, visit Bidpal.net/TCAutismConf. It offers learning and training opportunities for professionals who work with people with autism, including special educators, behavior analysts, psychologists, pediatricians and nurses. It concludes at 5 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Kids can help end cancer by riding in the Pedal the Cause Kids Challenge sponsored by Ameren. Children ages 3-12 will ride an enclosed, looped course for up to 30 minutes, attempting to complete as many laps as they can. Entire families can enjoy the many activities and attractions of the PTC Kids Zone. To register, visit PedalTheCause.org.
Explore harvest-time activities in celebration of the bicentennial of Thornhill. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the era with period crafts, a militia muster and the opportunity to learn about the people and events who shaped early Missouri history; tickets are $5 per person (ages 3 and under are free).
This is a beginners level archery class that will teach youths (ages fourth grade to eighth grade) the basics of archery such as bow mechanics, dominant eye, and how to hold the bow, attach an arrow and aim at the target. The resident fee is $12; the nonresident fee is $15. For more information, call 636.812.9500.
This event is like Oktoberfest with a Zoo flair including a variety of beers (authentic German, local and national Oktoberfest, and seasonal), root beer for kids, and German specialties, including bratwurst and pretzels. Exclusive Zootoberfest beer steins secure discounts for refills. Zootoberfest (to be held Oct. 5-6 and Oct.12-13) also includes live music and fall-related kids games and crafts.
This independent, wildly eclectic annual street festival is family-friendly with a kids zone, street performers, live music, plus food and drinks from local Grove businesses. Crafts, fashion and art from local artist and vendors will be for sale. Help paint the 14th annual paint-by-numbers outdoor wall mural. This neighborhood festival runs until 11 p.m.
Special guests for this concert include Riley Green and The Steel Woods. Cody's passionate, rowdy concerts have drawn comparisons to Garth Brooks. He's known for channeling his energies into pieces that reflect his real-life experiences. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 to $75 each.
Join Gateway Metal Detecting Club as they introduce metal detecting. The seminar will start with an informal presentation followed by questions and answers. The group will then do hands-on metal detecting in the Athletic Complex. Participants may bring their own equipment or use the equipment provided by Gateway Club members. Register at OlderAdults@Chesterfield.MO.US or call 636.812.9500.
This is an introduction to the pottery wheel, as well as a fun night out in Chesterfield with friends. Participants will learn the step-by-step process for creating bowls on the pottery wheel. The workshop fee is $45 each.
The 2019 Festool Roadshow team members head to Chesterfield and will be there until 3 p.m. They are partnering with This Old House, Keep Craft Alive, SawStop, Shaper Tools, the National Wood Flooring Association and the Home Builders Institute to teach, inspire and prepare young workers for their new careers in the trades.
Join a final harvest, multi-course meal of the season with elevated comfort food and chocolate treats crafted by The Chocolate Pig, using ingredients sourced from rooftop farms. There also will be live music. Ticket donations directly fund Urban Harvest STL's food security and education programs. For more information on the programs, visit UrbanHarvestSTL.org.
The second annual St. Louis VegFest is a free, family-friendly celebration of all things vegan. The event features restaurants, information booths and vendors offering a wide variety of vegan/cruelty-free items. It also showcases speakers, chefs, lifestyle experts, musicians and entertainment for kids. Email Info@StLouisVegFest.org.
Tickets for St. Louis's wildest Harry Potter-themed party range from $10 to $75. VIP tickets include early bird access and a custom-made wand. Supreme Package tickets include the wand, a goodie bag and early entry. Call 314.833.3929 for more information.
Laura Balluff Mackinson is co-editor of the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly. Laura began researching her family history in 1999 and is a member of local and national genealogical societies and lineage societies. With Laura, Jane Theissen co-edits the quarterly. Jane, a retired academic librarian, has been researching both parents’ families since the 1980s. Register at OlderAdults@Chesterfield.MO.US or call 636.812.9500.
Celebrate bugs, butterflies and plants that are wonderfully wicked in Chesterfield this October. Meet new frightful friends in the Creepy Crawly Cave, watch out for Botanicals Gone Mad in the Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with the Muffet Family.
This is an upscale, vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies and seasonal plantings. The market is a three-day event held several times a year in Chesterfield, with 100-plus vendors to shop. Admission is free for children younger than 12 years old. Tickets can be bought online at VintageMarketDays.com.
This Expo will include educational sessions, a trade show and keynote speakers for new business startups in Missouri. The breakfast speaker is Tom Schlafly, and the lunch speaker is Carolyn Kindle Betz. For details, call Johnny at 314.558.3257 or email Jaguirre@BridgetowerMedia.com.
This event is for those who are 18 years old and older. Ticket prices are $35 each, with an option of an additional $20 to gain express entry. For more information, visit DiscoDonniePresents.com and BrownAndWhiteProductions.com.