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FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

Judy Peters | judy.peters@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

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For the Love of Art. THIS MONTH, OUR FOCUS IS ON ART—MAKING, COLLECTING, ADMIRING AND LEARNING. Art allows us a glimpse into someone’s heart. We like to look at and listen to art that makes us feel something, art that resonates with us. Through art, we learn about ourselves. I hope the art, artists & makers, art educators, and those using art for a bigger

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purpose such as Monarch Jewelry, inspire you as they have me. Whether art is used in therapy, or in creating fine cuisine, or in providing beautiful galleries for us to visit and enjoy, art is a part of our lives we should never take for granted. So, while February brings Valentine’s Day with its chocolate truffles and roses, remember to fill your heart too…with what makes you feel alive…what speaks to you. Try to find the beauty and art in everyday life.

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Make it a great month of love and beauty!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 12 Lindenwood's MakerSpace Brings Endless Possibilities Collaborative Space Consolidates Studios

18 Enjoying the Arts Artists & Makers Abound in St. Charles County

26 Jewelry with a Purpose Monarch Jewelry - Designed To Serve

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28 The Art of Fine Cuisine Find it at Tompkins by The Rack House®

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Artist’s Palette

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Locally Owned

24 Inspired By 26 Giving Back 28 Culinary Creations 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Healthy Lifestyle


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GOOD TIMES

Lillian Yahn Art Gallery The St. Charles County Arts Council's Lillian Yahn Gallery, in Winghaven, hosts a variety of art shows including As We See It, a collection of photographic work featuring Darrel Eaton, Katy Grant, Mary Alice Gunsten, Garry Rose and Lynn Watkins, Feb 3-28. They also host art and craft classes. You can find more information at Facebook.com/sccartscouncil/?ref=settings.

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AROUND TOWN work the students performed for the organization over the past two years, including artwork for their annual Razzle Dazzle fundraiser ball, website and social media, and a 2020 gift calendar. "Thanks to Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, my advertising students work with a real client, on real projects, exposed to real conversations and constructive comments,”  said Dr. Kristy Tucciarone.  “And even better, our advertising efforts are helping children and their families.”

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Foundation announces a new summer program directed by St. Louis native and seasoned Broadway professional, Tony Parise, and other Broadway professionals. Next Stop Broadway, August 3-7, is designed for theatre-loving students of all skill levels. It consists of dance and vocal classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. Students will create presentations based on shows in the 2020-21 Fabulous Fox Theatre season, culminating in a performance on Friday afternoon followed by a cast party! Registration is open through Metrotix.com or 314-534-1111.

LEARN TO PAINT AT THE LANDING OF O'FALLON Learn to paint! On Friday, March 6 5:30 p.m., Artists Susan Allison and Diane Papageorge visit The Landing of O'Fallon to teach guests how to paint while you enjoy wine and snacks. RSVP to Nicole Sutton at 636-669-0782 or nsutton@leisurecare.com by February 28. The Landing is located at 1000 Landing Circle in O'Fallon.

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HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT A CHRISTMAS MARKET IN GERMANY? DECEMBER 2 - 7, 2020 This festive Christmas-time river cruise begins in Nuremberg. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you’ll see nativity scenes built by local citizens all through the town. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” surrounded by sloping, vineyard-covered hills.

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

LINDENWOOD'S MAKERSPACE BRINGS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

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COLLABORATIVE SPACE CONSOLIDATES STUDIOS

ARTICLE JOHN MOHR

THE LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS HAS UNDERGONE NEARLY CONSTANT GROWTH AND CHANGE DURING ITS ALMOST 200-YEAR HISTORY. Many of those improvements are visible as the campus has become the crown jewel of St. Charles with its beautiful buildings and effective mix of old and new structures. Yet not all improvements are observable from Highway 94. A recent expansion was completed in one of the more mature spaces on campus with an eye toward the future. The MakerSpace combines many aspects of the artistic and technological components of the university. Located in Butler Loft, MakerSpace was the brainchild of many and the inspiration for making the most out of an old space that once, in the school’s past, housed a gymnasium. The consolidated location offers access to equipment that had been spread throughout the campus. Courses offered in  art and design meet in this area, with many of the most advanced technologies available to the departments, including 3D printers and laser cutters; it also includes more traditional sewing machines, kilns, and pottery wheels. “Currently, this space houses six classes within the Art and Design coursework,” says assistant professor Joe Weber, “but the beauty of this space is that it is open to the entire Lindenwood community.” Classes  include design, fabrication, ceramics, painting, drawing, and print making—which now uses laser cutters instead of  chemicals. This is much safer and OSHA compatible. Now, safety training occurs on a number of different pieces of equipment in one unified place. Faculty, staff, and students may work on projects close to their hearts, using the state-of-the-art equipment now available to them. “With multiple studios under one roof, we hope to maximize the use of this area,” Professor Weber says. “The possibilities are endless. “It is an open area for the most part and is available until late night so that all may benefit when the time best fits their hectic schedules. Collaboration is enhanced with the open area, and students and staff can help inspire each other as they work almost side by side.” CONTINUED >

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AR TIST ’ S PALE T TE (CONTINUED)

MakerSpace is still in its initial stages and the hope of many is that it will continue to expand to meet the growing needs of Lindenwood students, faculty and staff. As new technology and equipment becomes available, the studio will evolve and develop. This area reflects Lindenwood’s goal to meet the growing needs of a diverse campus and community. The art and design world continues to expand, and this is yet another example of the university meeting the needs of the students as they prepare themselves for careers, and the staff as they remain at the forefront of their designated fields.

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LOCALLY OWNED

HBP PAINTING TURNS YOUR HOME INTO A HAVEN

ARTICLE CINDY O'HARA

Co-owner Cody Hartrum and family.

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WITH THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR FOUR WALLS GOING FULL TILT, IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO COME HOME TO A SPACE IN WHICH YOU CAN RETREAT.

To that end, all employees wear uniforms and maintain an air of courtesy and cleanliness. “We tell our employees they need to be as ‘small’ as possible, that they need to leave a home cleaner than

Much of that has to do with color. The wrong color

how they found it,” Cody says. “Along with our crafts-

can make a room feel claustrophobic, overly ener-

manship, I believe our clientele is impressed with how

getic or even gloomy. The right color promotes an

clean we put back together someone’s home.”

almost zen-like atmosphere.

As far as trends go, Cody believes the “grays” have

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enjoyed their run. Instead, he sees color on the ceiling

Contractors. In business since 1983, brothers Cody

of a room, color on the woodwork, and accenting all of

and Zach Hartrum have maintained the same

it with off-white color on the walls.

high-quality workmanship that their father started more than three decades ago. Cody was introduced to painting early, but learned his passion lie more on the business side. For Zach, a master painter, it was all about color and what it could bring to a room, making the duo a perfect combination. Cody says, “my father instilled a strong ethic in us to pay attention to details.”

“I’m big on space and energy. When you walk in and notice the ceiling is darker and the woodwork is darker, it creates a different feel.” HBP Painting Contractors are also fully equipped to do faux-finishes, cabinetry, and standard painting. “Anything that needs to be painted, as long as it’s standing still, we’ll paint it.” For more information, go to PrepPaintRepeat.com. February 2020 | St. Charles County Lifestyle

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ENJOYING THE ARTS

ARTISTS & MAKERS ABOUND IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY

Photography by Steve Stuller

ST. PETERS CULTURAL ARTS CENTRE The St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, located at the west end of St. Peters City Hall, has something artistic happening year-round. From six art shows and competitions every year to regular art, theater and music classes and camps, the Cultural Arts Centre has an artistic opportunity for all types of art-lovers. “The Cultural Arts Centre is Lorraine McFarland teaches art classes

a great spot to view artwork by professional and amateur artists. It’s very inclusive; you don’t have to be a resident of St. Peters or a Cultural Arts Centre member to enter a show. Artwork is always displayed on the wall and is available to purchase,” says David Wilhelm, with the City of St. Peters. The Cultural Arts Centre has classes and workshops available for art-lovers to learn in a variety of media, from watercolors and acrylics to oils to pastels. For more information about art classes, check out StPetersMo.net/art-class-information.aspx. The St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre will host six art shows and competitions in 2020. Amateur and professional artists are welcome to enter their work. The first art show of the new year is “Songbird,” which is currently on display through March 1.  Cash prizes are awarded in each category (drawing/painting, photography and mixed media). All artists are encouraged to sell their artwork while on display.  The next art show  and competition is  Made In The Shade: March 5-April 26. For more information, call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624, or

ARTICLE AMY ARMOUR

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visit StPetersMo.net/arts-center.aspx


THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE With a mission “to connect people with the arts

or lessons out of their studios. In addition, classrooms

through exhibitions, studio artists, performances and

and creative areas are located on both the upper and

education, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and

lower levels of the building to provide space for learning

appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Located

opportunities. Both adult and children’s workshops and

at 315-321 South Main Street in St. Charles in a former

classes are offered throughout the year, as well as sum-

train car factory, the Foundry Art Centre offers visitors

mer camps. These classes and camps are taught by pro-

the opportunity to check out art exhibits, take an art

fessors and instructors well-known in local and national

class, meet local artists and learn about the arts in the St.

art communities. Artists in residence at the Foundry Art

Charles County community.

Centre offer a variety of art classes this winter, from paint-

The Foundry Art Centre includes 5,200 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space to host international

ing and drawing to felting and pottery-making. Sign-ups are available online at FoundryArtCentre.org

exhibitions, and the space is also available to rent for special events. Throughout the year, six to eight special exhibitions involving a variety of media, curated exhibits, and traveling exhibitions are displayed in the galleries.

Artist Ann Croghan teaches classes at her Foundry studio

The Ameristar Gallery features the Foundry’s Emerging Artist Series where new artists can display their work to introduce their style to the art community. The Grand Hall provides a stage and space for local productions, touring performance groups, and community concerts. Visitors can also interact with artists at work on the mezzanine level of the building. More than a dozen local artists create their masterpieces in a variety of media—from oil paintings and photography to wheelthrown ceramics, sculpture, and fibers. Each Studio Artist at the Foundry Art Centre was juried into their studio, and many of the artists teach classes

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ENJOY ING THE AR TS (CONTINUED)

MOSAICS FINE ART FESTIVAL The MOSAICS Fine Art Festival Committee and the City of St.

be considered for the Inaugural “Founder’s Award.” This award will

Charles will be celebrating the 26th Annual MOSAICS Festival on

be selected and presented in memory of Board Member Joyce Rosen,

September 18-20, 2020 along several blocks of North Main Street

the original Festival Founder and a longtime supporter, inspiration and

in Historic St. Charles. “The MOSAICS Fine Art Festival brings art

catalyst for artists, arts organizations, venues and events across the

appreciation, enjoyment, awareness and education, free-of-charge,

St. Louis area. The annual free Arts Festival features activities for all

to the St. Charles/St. Louis region,” says Denise Wulff, president of

ages including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity

the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival.

for children to create their own artwork.

“Festival participants will have the opportunity to interact directly

The Children’s Village tent provides hands-on art experiences for

with artists and is a fun weekend event for the entire family.” The

children ages 14 and younger. Children will work with instructors to

MOSAICS Fine Art Festival features approximately 90 juried artists

create their own unique memento of the Festival. Community arts

from across the state, region and country who exhibit, discuss, and sell

organization Art Unleashed will provide the art instruction. The

artwork. The media on display ranges from paintings, sculptures, and

Art for Youth Gallery – funded through donations raised by the St.

photography to glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking. Participating

Louis Community Foundation’s annual GiveSTLDay.org initiative –

artists compete for $5,000 in cash prizes, and juried artists will also

returns to the MOSAICS Festival again this year. This special gallery

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allows children to purchase professional art at a nominal fee, fostering art appreciation among children. The event will also feature food trucks and booths from Sarah’s Cake Shop, Steve “The Hot Dog Guy”, plus the popular MOSAICS Wine Bar area, and a variety of local restaurants located along Historic Main Street. “The basic goal of the festival to be a community-wide fine art festival has remained unchanged. Our approach to involving and educating children has remained important,” says Denise. For more information, visit StCharlesMosaics.org.

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MISSOURI ARTISTS ON MAIN Located at 315-321 S. Main Street in Historic St. Charles, Missouri Artists on Main offers the opportunity to view high quality artwork from local artists. Nearly 40 artists display and sell their media in the juried artists gallery. The shop features a variety of media from oil and watercolor paintings to fiber works to sculptures. “When you visit,  you will meet one of our artists, who can tell you about their work as well as the other artists’ work,” says Owner Jean McCullen.  Missouri Artists on Main also offers a variety of classes and workshops taught by the artists. Classes include everything from painting and drawing to jewelry making and sculpture. Every two months, the gallery hosts two new guest artists and their works. The gallery is also available to host a variety of events. For more information about classes or to sign up, Jewelry by Rosanne Sartori - Missouri Artists on Main

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INSPIRED BY

Language of the Heart

CRISIS NURSERY ART & PLAY THERAPY

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FOR THE PAST 33 YEARS, THE CRISIS NURSERY HAS EXISTED AS A MUCH-NEEDED CHILD ABUSE PRE"...CREATIVE PLAY AND ART OPPORTUNITIES ARE ABLE TO REMOVE FEAR FROM THE EQUATION TO PROVIDE ROOM FOR THE CHILD TO FIND HOPE AND NEEDED HEALING."

VENTION ORGANIZATION TO THE RESIDENTS OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY, ST. LOUIS, EAST ST. LOUIS, LINCOLN AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES. For those unfamiliar with this amazing resource, the Crisis Nursery operates as a short-term safe place for children (birth-12) whose families are under duress due to such occurrences as illness, homelessness, domestic violence, or overwhelming parental stress. Parents are provided basic necessities such as formula, food, and diapers, tools for stress reduction, and are encouraged to pursue dreams and goals  that will secure family stability. In addition to caring for the physical needs of the children, the Crisis Nursery also cares for the mental and emotional needs of its young participants. The Healing Hearts program is the Crisis Nursery’s Art and Play Therapy intervention program. This service is available to any child staying in the Nursery and those participating in the Family Empowerment Program. “We want to get them (the children) to a place where they are not carrying the stress of their situation. Play Therapy and Art Therapy are highly effective in helping children process trauma,” says Community Relations Director Bonnie Define. Registered Play Therapist Ann Wier says that art and play are the “languages most natural to children.” By speaking their language, Art and Play Therapists provide a safe and comforting environment for the expression of feelings and personal storytelling. By utilizing paint and other art materials, one child was able to create how they were feeling by creating a happy and sad side to a heart drawing. This child then proceeded to share “mad and sad feelings about their parents getting a divorce, but then happy feelings that they won’t have to see their parents fight anymore.” Dolls, a dollhouse, puppets, sand tray, collage-creating, self-portraits, and journaling are just a few of the tools used within the Healing Hearts program to aid children in establishing healthy coping skills, positive self-image, calming techniques, and the regulation and expression of emotion. For most children, simply talking about one’s situation or emotions “might feel too scary to share,” suggests Ann. However, creative play and art interventions are able to remove fear from the equation to provide room for the child to find hope and needed healing.  For those wishing to offer support and to see the artwork, the community is invited to attend the Crisis Nursery’s Healing Hearts Art Exhibition, sponsored by Picasso’s and St. Charles County Lifestyle Magazine.  This event is Thursday, February 13th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Picasso’s at The Streets of

Ann Weir-Art Therapist, and Lisa Cholley-Play Therapist.

Saint Charles. This free event will give an opportunity to witness the healing power of a little paint and a lot of heart! The artwork will be on display throughout the month of February.  February 2020 | St. Charles County Lifestyle

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GIVING BACK

J E W E L RY WITH A PU R P O S E MONARCH JEWELRY IS A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY, IN CONNECTION WITH CRISIS AID INTERNATIONAL, THAT CREATES ARTISTIC JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES AS A UNIQUE WAY TO ENGAGE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MODERN-DAY SEX SLAVERY.  Its mission is to increase awareness, raise funds and encourage others to fight against sex trafficking in St. Louis and around the world.  All profit from the sale of Monarch Jewelry and accessories goes to Crisis Aid’s St. Louis Refuge Home. In 2019, they raised over $152,000. Monarch was founded by Kay Bach, with her leadership team now including Linda Boyer, Karen Hermann,  Jenny Michaud, Terri Rich, Chiara Wesemann, and Bernice Vanzyl.  Volunteers gather weekly to produce jewelry for this purpose, and to offer support and prayer for one another. The jewelry is sold in various retail outlets such as Aerie Lane on South Main Street in Saint Charles. Sex trafficking is increasing at alarming rates. “As Monarch raises awareness and funds to bring restoration and healing to girls rescued from sex trafficking, we believe

MONARCH JEWELRY DESIGNED TO SERVE

every God-given gift and talent can be used!” Here’s a list of ways to get involved: + Contact Monarch Jewelry at MonarchJewelry.org to help make, promote and/ or sell their products.  + Donate to help a trafficked survivor reclaim their life and hope – all proceeds go directly to Crisis Aid International for the U.S. Refuge Home. + Send your jewelry (old or new, broken, earrings – even orphaned ones), brooches,

ARTICLE JUDY PETERS

chains, silver plated silverware, crystals from chandeliers, jewelry supplies, beads of any kind to Crisis Aid International P.O. Box 510167, St. Louis, MO 63151. + Watch for signs of trafficking: go to  Ice.gov/features/human-trafficking  to learn about the signs of a trafficked person. + Wear Monarch jewelry to start conversations about the plight of human trafficking – we can all be the solution together! + Host a Virtual Website Party or a Party in A Box which comes with lots of great one-of-a-kind pieces to choose from. + Purchase a Gift of Equine (Horse) Therapy for a girl in the Home for $25/session (the most effective therapy to date).

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CULINARY CREATIONS

THE ART OF FINE CUISINE FIND IT AT TOMPKINS BY THE RACK HOUSE®

JUST AS AN ARTIST HAS A PALETTE OF

important job than the one in front of you.’

LUMINOUS COLORS FROM WHICH TO

It’s all about focus and intent.”

CREATE THEIR UNIQUE DESIGN, A GREAT

Tompkins

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contemporary

CHEF RELIES ON THE PROPER TOOLS

American menu but with a touch of class.

AND THE BEST INGREDIENTS TO CREATE

Brunch includes butter-poached lobster,

EXCLUSIVELY DELECTABLE DISHES.

cultured butter bisquits and local syrup.

And that, along with a unique, elegant

For Lunch, you may choose house-smoked

atmosphere in Historic Saint Charles, is

rainbow trout, a Koji-cured roast beef horse-

exactly what sets Tompkins by The Rack

shoe; and for Dinner perhaps butter-basted

House®, apart. Owner John Hamilton uses

scallops or peppered venison, with Death by

local farms to bring a from-scratch dining

Chocolate for dessert.

experience with dishes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palette.

Chef Matt has trained under Executive Chef Phillip Day at The Rack House in

As Chef Matt Hulme explains, “Just as an

Cottleville for four years. He says Chef Phillip

artist has their fine brushes and a singer has

spent many years researching fine cuisine

a great microphone, a chef’s basics are great

and learning French-style techniques with

tools and the knowledge of how to use them.

some great chefs.

That, along with the finest ingredients, are what makes the difference.

“So, we serve American-style food using French techniques to prepare it. For exam-

“It’s also the amount of time spent on a

ple, we confit several things, meaning we

dish…the care you take over it,” he adds.

slow cook in oil on low heat for several

“Here at Tompkins, it’s one cook focusing

hours, which makes for a soft, tender prod-

on one task. I tell my team ‘there’s no more

uct,” says Chef Matt.

ARTICLE JUDY PETERS | PHOTOGRAPHY JANET WATKINS

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CULINARY CRE ATIONS (CONTINUED)

The art of fine cuisine is about turning ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary dish. The culinary artists at Tompkins by The Rack House® have certainly proved their ability in that, for all to enjoy. In addition to its artistic cuisine, John and his team of carpenters have transformed this historic property at 500 S. Main St. into a wonderful mix of old and new. The main dining room and bar area is a mix of original exposed brick and wood that bring a mix of history and contemporary décor together in perfect harmony. He describes the stone-walled banquet room in the lower level as “a combination of contemporary with a 1920’s Prohibition-like speakeasy.” The room holds up to 100 guests.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The halls and

THE ART OF PURE PRINTMAKING

for students of all ages. Meet school

classrooms will be buzzing with hands-on activities and fun demos

The Foundry Art Centre

faculty, current families and alumni

Dirty Fingernails Exhibition, a cel-

at this exciting Open House.

ebration

of

"pure"

Centre through March 13. Features original, hand-pulled prints from artists who, in an age of seductive high speed solutions, still prefer to work

THE ISLEY BROTHERS J. Scheidegger Center

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Isley

printmaking,

is on display at The Foundry Art

15 Brothers, will be visiting Lindenwood

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University's J. Scheidegger Center on February 15th, performing great hits, including their first big hit, "Shout."

WINTER JAM

St. Charles Family Arena

up a sweat and get their hands dirty.

Christian music’s premiere multi-art-

Opening reception 5:30 p.m. - 8:00

ist annual outing, the Winter Jam Tour

p.m. Free to the public.

Spectacular, presents a fan-favorite headliner,

GRAMMY®-nominated

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St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre

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singer/songwriter

HEARTLAND ART CLUB MEMBERS EXHIBITION

“All My Hope,” the genre-spanning

ing DJ by Juke Box Productions.

artist who appears regularly on the

Everyone is encouraged to dress up

Grand Ole Opry—leads a star-stud-

for the occasion! Tickets are $7/pp at

J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts

ded 2020 lineup featuring some

the door ($1 discount with a St. Peters

Enjoy the Heartland Art Club Members

of the biggest names in Christian

Resident Privilege Card or a Cultural

Exhibition through March 16 at the

music. Tickets: $15 Donation At The

Arts Centre membership card). Bring

J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts in

Door/Parking: $10.00.

your own food and snacks; soda will

With

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre will

such recent hits as “Red Letters” and

host a Sweetheart Dance, featur-

Crowder.

the Boyle Family Gallery. Opening Reception is Thursday, February 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

be available for purchase.

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7

WINE ENCHANTED EVENING

WHO'S IN BED WITH THE BUTLER?

to take pleasure in an enchanting

Fun for a great cause! Community

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre

evening at Defiance Ridge Vineyards.

Living's Annual Legacy Ball features a

Act Two Theatre presents Who's In

Savor items from the inner menu

four-course wine dinner, oral and silent

Bed With The Butler? Feb. 7, 8, 9, 14,

and delectable specials just for

auctions, awards presentation, danc-

15, 16. Act Two Theatre is located in

Valentines Day. With the pavilion

ing and music provided by My Friend

the beautiful 318-seat Performing

aglow with candles and blazing

Mike. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Dinner

Arts Theatre at the St. Peters City

fireplaces, this is sure to be one

starts at 7:00 pm. Purchase Tickets

Hall Cultural Arts Centre. For tick-

enchanted

at BidPal.net/legacyball2020.

ets:  ActTwoTheatre.com/tickets/.

required. Call 636-798-2288 or email 

Defiance Ridge

What better day than Valentine’s Day

evening! Reservations

COMMUNITY LIVING'S LEGACY BALL St. Charles Convention Center

events@defianceridge.com.

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14 RENDEZVOUS CAFÉ & WINE BAR

We are always accepting submissions

Make Valentine's Day special with

for events you'd like to see included

Be part of the Heart Open House at

a Romantic 5-Course Wine-Paired

in our Calendar section. Submissions

the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Dinner

&

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

Liturgy 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and tours

Wine Bar in O'Fallon. 6:30 p.m.

LifestylePubs.com/StCharlesCounty.

619 N. Second St. - St. Charles

at

Rendezvous

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Sip & paint

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH | 5:30 PM Enjoy wine and snacks while learning to paint with guest artist Susan Elson and Diane Papageorge. Please RSVP with Nicole Sutton at 636.669.0782 or nsutton@leisurecare.com by February 28th.

1000 Landing Circle • St. Charles 636.669.0782 • TheLandingOfOFallon.com

In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

P U T YO U R C IT Y O N O U R M A P. Start a magazine & build a legacy. Life is short. Love what you do.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

SWEET TREATS FOR LOVED ONES A HEALTHIER VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY NATURALLY BRINGS THOUGHTS OF HEARTS, FLOWERS, SWEETNESS AND LOVE. Because it also occurs during American Heart Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to start taking care of your own heart and the hearts of loved ones. Part of the charm of the day’s celebrations is in giving family and friends flavorful foods to enjoy from chocolates and candies to other sugary treats. However, the festivities don’t have to be completely focused on unhealthy bites in order to make someone feel special. This year, try serving those you love sweet healthier treats like these Frosted Watermelon Cutouts. This recipe includes the benefits of watermelon, which boasts plenty of vitamin C to boost the immune system’s defenses and is a cholesterol-free, fat-free and sodium-free food. Plus, watermelon draws its red color from the powerful antioxidant lycopene which may help protect cells from damage, and the healthy treat is American Heart Association Heart-Check Certified with just 80 calories per serving, making it the perfect centerpiece for Valentine’s Day recipes. You can find more Valentine’s Day inspiration and recipes at watermelon.org.

Frosted Watermelon Cutouts + 1 seedless watermelon, cut into 1/2-3/4-inch thick slices + 4 brownie bites + 1 cup frosting (any flavor) Using heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of watermelon slices or simply use cut watermelon wedges, if desired. Top heart shapes with brownie bites and add frosting as desired.

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! 2020

TOU RI N G

SERI ES

THE ISLEY BROTHERS

THE CELTIC TENORS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

| 8:00 PM

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 | 8:00 PM

TERRY FATOR

2300 WEST CLAY STREET, ST. CHARLES, MO 63301 LUBOXOFFICE.COM 636.949.4433 FRIDAY, APRIL 24 | 8:00 PM

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