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Contents TIME OFF

JULY-AUGUST, 2013

Your Guide To What’s Happening In The St. Charles County Region

All Around Town

About The Magazine ................5

What’s Happening July Listings ............................... 8 August Listings.........................16

What’s New What’s New ....................................6 Here’s a look at new businesses popping up around town

Editorial Features Fairs & Festivals ....................13 On The Front Cover ................15 MO’ Cowbell Marathon

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Welcome Readers! Happy Summertime!! It’s finally here. Time to take ‘TimeOff’ to enjoy summer vacations, outdoor dining, bike rides, swimming, summer reunions, golf outings or enjoy a picnic! Welcome to our Jul/Aug issue where you can find these types of activities to enjoy while school is out and the ‘living is easy’. Also please friend us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter to be eligibile for prizes, contests and giveaways! We are looking for some input for articles and topics to include in future issues. Please call or email us. We love to listen to your ideas and suggestions. Look for our Sep/Oct issue in your mailbox or on the racks all over town the first week of September. Or find it on-line at Facebook or www.gatewaycreative.net. Or just scan our QR code on the facing page! We are easy to find. Til next time around....... Pat Catanzaro, Publisher

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New Business Around Town Center for Hope Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting at Lillian’s

Pain Relief Ribbon Cutting

Kids Time 2 Cook

Center for Hope & Healing 608 Jefferson Street St. Charles, MO 636-328-0878 www.baue.com The Center for Hope and Healing has one full time therapist and two part time therapists who specialize in grief, trauma, life transitions and are currently accepting appointments.

Lillians of St. Charles 112 South Main Street St. Charles, MO 636-255-0295 www.lilliansshoppe.com A nationwide chain store offering fashionable handbags, rings, necklaces, bracelets and reasonably priced accessories. They also hold diva nights which include private shopping, spa services and refreshments.

Senora Espinos Taqueria 840 Bryan Road O’Fallon, MO 63366 636-272-9001 Newly opened in O’Fallon, the menu at Taqueria is an abbreviated rendition of the food offered at the original Espino’s in Chesterfield Valley. Espino’s was just voted the number one Mexican restaurant in Chesterfield. It is a fast casual eatery and is located in the old Cappucino’s location.

Kids Time 2 Cook 7332 Village Center Drive O'Fallon, MO 63368 Located on the Winghaven Boardwalk (next to llywellyn's Winghaven) Telephone: 636-395-2634 E-mail: info@kidstime2cook.com We offer fun and unique cooking events for kids and families. Kids TIme 2 Cook offers birthday parties, cooking classes, camps and field trips. Our grand opening is on June 15th we will be making cakepops to celebrate.We work with kids age 2 17 including Mommy and me classes as well as college prep classes, so teens can gain some basic cooking skills before heading off to college.Though many of our recipes are healthy our ultimate goal is to get children to enjoy cooking and trying all foods.This is a lifelong skill that everyone should know and it's never to early to learn.

Pain Relief Associates 190 Spring Drive St. Charles, MO 636-946-0799 www.painrelief23.com SSM Physical Therapy 4887 Mexico Rd. St. Peters, MO 63376 www.ssmphysicaltherapy.com Theis Farms & Greenhouses 3200 Greens Bottom Rd. St. Charles, Mo 63303 636-447-2230 Sylvan Learning Center 1121 W. Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, MO 63385 636-6870885 www.sylvanlearning.com

Find Your Piece Consignment Shop 58 Crossroads Plaza O'Fallon, MO 63368 636-281-1351 www.facebook.com/FindYourPiece

Tucanos Brazilian Grill 520 S. 5th Street St. Charles, MO 636-724-4499 www. tucanos.com This new restaurant offers a dining experience rich in flavor and heritage.The Brazilian tradition of grilling, or CHURRASCO is a fusion of South American and European cultures. Skewers of meats are flamed and brought directly to your table where sizzling portions are sliced onto your plate.They also have a great abundant salad festival featuring an array of hot and cold foods.

Papa Murphy's Pizza 20 Plaza 94 St. Peters, MO 63376 636-447-1503 Dirt Free Cleaning Services 801 S. Fifth Street St. Charles, MO 63301 636-395-0458 The Color Room Hair Salon 1155 Wentzville Pkwy. Wentzville, MO 63385 636-856-1400

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TimeOff Treasure Hunt

July Arts & Culture

In the ads within this issue, we've hidden a TimeOff Clock Logo for you to find. When you find it, e-mail your findings along with the name of the ads in which you found the logo and where you picked up your copy of TimeOff. When we receive your information, we'll enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to an area restaurant. Happy Hunting!

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Listings are organized in chronological order by week and date. Simply take note of the color coded categories on each page, scan the dates and locate the types of events you are looking for. Enjoy your TimeOff!

Week of July 1-6 Foodology: Savor your Summer Date: July 1-July 31 Time: Daily Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: Admission Contact: 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org Every day through July and August, enjoy information and fun at the Botanical Garden with special daily events for the family. See website for full listings.

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29th annual event for families. 10K, 5K and 1Mile Fun Run. Awards; sponsored by area businesses.

33rd Annual Fair St. Louis

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Warren County Fair

Date: Mon, July 1-Sun, July 7 Time: 8:15pm Location: Muny Opera House Cost: $75-$12 Contact: 314-361-1900 or www.metrotix.com The Muny is “blessed” to usher in the 30th anniversary all-Muny edition of this international phenomenon.

Date: Tues, July 2-Sat, July 6 Time: Daily Location: Warrenton Fairgrounds Cost: TBA Contact: 636-432-4111or www.wcmofair.com Annual fair in Warren Co.

Date: Thurs, July 4-Sat, July 6 Time: All Day Location: Downtown St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: www.fairstlous.org Beginning with the Freedom 4 Miler and 1 Mile Fun Run, then Veiled Prophet Parade at 10am and Fair St. Louis at the Arch. Fair St. Louis—a summer tradition.

Whitaker Music Festival

New Town Parade and Celebration

Date: Wed, July 3 Time: 7:30pm Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: Free admission after 5 Contact: 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy music. Food and drink available for purchase. Sponsored by Whitaker foundation. Every Wed in July.

32nd Annual Heritage and Freedom Festival Date: Tues, July 2-Thurs, July 4 Time: Tues, 5pm-10pm: Wed, 5pm-11pm: Thurs, Noon-4pm Location: Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, O’Fallon Cost: Free Admission: fees for rides, games food and merchandise Contact: 636-379-5614 heritageandfreedomfest.com Festival features national entertainment, regional bands, carnival, activities for kids, food & fireworks.

Wednesday Family Dinner Date: Wed, July 3 Time: 5pm-8pm Location: Chandler Hill Vineyards, Defiance Cost: TBA Contact: 636-798-2675or chandlerhillvineyards.com Mid-week family dinner at Chandler. Every Wednesday through October 27th.

Fourth of July Celebration Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: Beginning at 10am Location: Wentzville Cost: Free Contact: 636-332-9236 or www.wentzvillemo.org Parade: 10am, Free swim: Noon-7pm, Concert: 69, Fireworks: 9:05 at Progress Park.

Heritage and Freedom Fest Parade Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: 9:30am Location: Downtown O’Fallon Cost: Free Contact: www.ofallon.mo.us This year’s theme is “Made in America”. See this iconic parade and celebrate our country.

29th Annual Firecracker Run Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: 6am-9pm Location: T.R. Hughes Ballpark Cost: $30-$15 Contact: www.ofallonchamber.org

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Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: Parade at 10am Location: New Town Cost: Free Contact: www.ntga.net Parade at 10am; Double D performs in the Amphitheater at 6pm.

Trip to Fair St. Louis Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: 1:15pm-10:30pm Location: Leave from St. Peters City Hall Cost: $87: Must register Contact: 636-939-2386 or www.stpetersmo.net Dinner buffet at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Hotel, visit Lumiere Place Casino, then dessert while enjoying fireworks. . Ages 21 and older.

St. Charles Municipal Band Concert Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: 5pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free Contact: www.stc-muny-band.com Every Thursday night in July. Concerts begin at 8pm on other weeks. Bring seating.

Riverfest 2013 Date: Thurs, July 4 Time: Parade, 10am: Festival, 5pm Location: Frontier Park, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: 636-946-7776 or www.historicstcharles.com This one day celebration includes a parade at 10am. Booths open and music begins at 5:00 PM. Enjoy fireworks at 9:20 pm along the banks of the Missouri River.

Fireworks Cruise – Gateway Arch Date: Fri, July 5 Time: 6:15pm-10:30pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall, Blanchette


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St. Charles Farmers Market

River City Rascals Home Games July 9........7:05 PM ..... Grizzlies July 10......7:05 PM .....Grizzlies July 11......7:05 PM .....Grizzlies July 19......7:05 PM .....Freedom July 20......7:05 PM .....Freedom July 21......6:05 PM .....Freedom July 28......6:05 PM .....Slammers July 29......7:05 PM .....Slammers July 30......7:05 PM .....Slammers

Park Cost: $82 Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Float down the river and see the fireworks downtown. Dinner and music included.

Sunset Dinners at Montelle Winery Date: Fri, July 5 Time: 7pm Location: Montelle Winery, Defiance Cost: $31.99-$23.99 range Contact: 888-595-WINE x 22 or www.montelle.com Our Sunset Dinners provide the feel of a gourmet restaurant with crisp linens, china, and waiter service. Enjoy the sunset while your dinner is served. Every Friday and Saturday in July.

Country Night at the Plaza Date: Sat, July 6 Time: 8pm-11pm Location: Westport Plaza Cost: Free Contact: 314-317-6403 or www.westportstl.com Country fun with music by Whiskey Dixon, dancing and drink specials from Westport Plaza restaurants!

Classic Car Show Date: Sat, July 6 Time: 11am-2pm Location: St. Charles County Heritage Museum Cost: Free Contact: www.stccparks.org Car show sponsored by St. Charles County Parks Department, Fabulous Fifties Car Club of St. Louis and Greater St. Louis Area Region Vintage Chevrolet Club. Visit museum as well.

DJ Skate Date: Sat, July 6 Time: 8:10pm-11pm Location: CenteryTel Ice Arena, Wentzville Cost: $7 Contact: 636-332-4600 or www.wentzvilleicearena.com Every Saturday night in July. Come skate with your friends under the disco ball and funky lights.

GOT KIDS IN SPORTS?

Date: Sat, July 6 Time: 6am-Noon Location: North end of Riverside Drive Cost: Free to visit Contact: www.rendezvousinstcharles.com Fresh produce for sale. Every Saturday morning in the summer.

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Keeping Kids and Sports Together!

Wentzville Farmers Market Date: Sat, July 6 Time: 7am - Noon Location: 500 W. Main Cost: Free to visit Contact: Vendor info: 636-578-4398 Fresh produce for sale all summer.

Lake St. Louis Farmers Market Date: Sat, July 6 Time: 8am-Noon Location: Meadows Shopping Center Cost: Free to visit Contact: 636-495-2531 www.lakestlouisfarmersandartistsmarket.com Local growers, artists and baked goods all summer

Short Term, Affordable Financing For Your Kids to Stay in the Game!

Week of July 7-13 Chandler Hill Vineyards Farmers Market

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Date: Sun, July 7 Time: 11am-4pm Location: Chandler Hill Vineyards, Defiance Cost: Free to visit Contact: 636-798-2675 chandlerhillvineyards.com Please come out and support local growers, artists and artisans. Every Sunday.

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John Mayer and Phillip Phillips Date: Sun, July 7 Time: 7:30pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $75-$36 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com John Mayer’s “Born & Raised” Tour with Phillip Phillips.

South Pacific Date: Mon, July 8-Sun, July 14 Time: 8:15pm Location: Muny Opera House Cost: $75-$12 Contact: 314-361-1900 or www.metrotix.com This musical remains Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s most eloquent musical drama.

Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls Date: Tues, July 9 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $105-$25 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com See Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls at the Amphitheater.

Senior Citizens’ Police Academy Date: Tues & Thurs, July 9-Aug 8 Time: 1pm-2pm Location: O’Fallon Senior Center Cost: Free: drop in continued on next page

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Community Events

Sports & Outdoors

Health

Kids & Teens

Seniors

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Contact: 636-474-2REC or www.renaudspiritcenter.com This six-week course for ages 6-9 will teach kitchen skills. Cook, make a cookbook.

SCHOOL’S OUT! Specializing in in the the Specializing Gentle Treatment Treatment Gentle of Your Your Child Child of

Basics of Alzheimers and Dementia

Time For Your Checkup

Contact: 636-272-4180 or ofallon.mo.us/PD/seniorcitizens-police-academy Program series for Seniors who are interested in learning more about personal safety and their local police department. No class 7/30 and 8/1.

Preventive and and Preventive Restorative Restorative Dentistry Dentistry

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Date: Tues, July 9 Time: 6:30pm-9pm Location: Civic Park Bandstand Cost: Free Contact: 636-379-5614 or www.ofallon.mo.us Tuesdays in July beginning this week, enjoy music at the park. Bring seating, concessions available.

Lincoln County Fair

2nd Thursdays at the Foundry

Date: Tues, July 9-Sat, July 13 Time: Daily Location: Troy, Mo. Cost: $20-$7: Season tickets available Contact: www.lincolncountyfair.net Entertainment, carnival, booths, livestock and more at this annual event in Lincoln County.

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Shelter Insurance Show-Me State Games Torch Run Date: Tues, July 9 Time: Noon-1:15pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free Contact: 573-882-2101 or www.smsg.org Leg of the Torch Run to kick off the Show-Me Games throughout Missouri. See the torch pass through our area, on its way to the opening ceremony in Columbia.

Dave Matthews Band Date: Wed, July 10 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $75-$40.50 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com See Dave Matthews Band at the Amphitheater.

Mindless Behavior Date: Wed, July 10 Time: 7pm Location: Peabody Opera House Cost: $39.50-$49.50 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Teen R&B/Pop sensation performs.

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Kooking with Kids Date: Thurs, July 11, 18, 25 Aug 1,8,15 Time: 6pm-7pm Location: Renaud Spirit Center Cost: $48-$42

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Concert at the Meadows Date: Thurs, July11 Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Location: The Meadows at Lake St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 636-695-2626 or www.themeadowsatlsl.com Smash Band performs. Food trucks available; portion of proceeds to benefit United Services. Bring seating.

Jammin’ Concert Series

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Date: Thurs, July 11 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Midddendorf-Kredell Library Cost: Free: must register Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.ProgressWest.org An expert from the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss the latest research, diagnosis and treatment of various types of dementia.

Date: Thurs, July 11 Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm Location: Foundry Art Center, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: 636-255-0270 or www.foundryartcentre.org Eat, drink and be creative at the Foundry Art Centre. Draw, paint, make jewelry and more at the Foundry every 2nd Thursday through October.

SCC Outdoor Summer Movie Series Date: Fri, July 12 Time: 8pm Location: St. Charles Community College, outside Tech building Cost: Free Contact: asmith@stchas.edu Second annual summer series at SCC. Enjoy “Rise of the Guardians”.

St. Joseph Parish Picnic Date: Fri, July 12 Time: All Day Location: St. Joseph Church, Cottleville Cost: Free Contact: 636-498-6565 or www.cityofcottleville.com Make plans to visit Cottleville for this yearly picnic at the church.

Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert Date: Fri, July 12-Sat, July 13 Time: 6pm Location: Soldier’s Memorial, Downtown St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: www.fairstlouis.org Summer Concert Series begins this weekend with chart-topping entertainment. Also July 19-20.

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Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: 636-922-8237 or www.stchas.edu/regfest It’s a one-stop-shop for high school grads, parents and busy adults thinking about going back to school. Meet with advisors; food and prizes as well.

Sunset Fridays Date: Fri, July 12 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: 370 Lakeside Park, St. Peters Cost: Free music -Dinner at Gator Island Grill avail. Contact: www.stpetersmo.net Enjoy the sunset while dining at Gator Island Grill and hear The Dudes Duo perform. July 26: Wade Trent performs.

Infant Massage Date: Sat, July 13 Time: 10am-Noon Location: Progress West Healthcare Center, O’Fallon Cost: $20 per parent/child Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.ProgressWest.org Parents and expectant parents will learn hands-on massage techniques that promote relaxation and help develop a stronger bond with their infant (newborn-15 months).

5th Annual Boys and Girls Club Sporting Clay Shoot Date: Sat, July 13 Time: 7:30am registration Location: Blackhawk Hunting Preserve, Old Monroe Cost: Sponsorships available and appreciated Contact: 636-946-6255 X104 for info or to register Annual Clay Shoot to benefit Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County. Lunch included, silent auction, raffle and prizes.

Dardenne Prairie Summer Concert Date: Sat, July 13 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: Dardenne Prairie City Hall Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-755-5308 or www.dardenneprairie.org Enjoy this free summer concert: Rebel Train will perform.

Youth Lock-In Date: Sat, July 13 Time: Starting at 6pm Location: Youth Activity Park, Dardenne Prairie Cost: $20 Contact: 636-561-4964 for info or www.stccparks.org Around-the-clock event for children. Sports and activities, prizes, pizza party and more. Must preregister.

Boogie Stomp Date: Sat, July 13 Time: 7:30pm-10pm Location: Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles Cost: $20-$15 Contact: 636-255-0270 or www.foundryartcentre.org Two of the greatest jazz/boogie/stride/blues pianists in the world will perform: Saint Louis favorite Arthur Migliazza and music legend Boogie Bob Baldori.

Week of July 14-20

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Date: Sun, July 14 Time: 11am-3pm Location: Butterfly House Cost: $20-$15 Contact: 636-530-0076 or www.mobot.org Celebrate Missouri pollinators with the Butterfly House! Play games, make crafts and enjoy picnic lunch from Local Harvest.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Date: Sun, July 14 Time: 7:30pm Location: Peabody Opera House Cost: $95-$32 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Tull plays Thick as a Brick 1& 2.

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St. Charles Community Big (Jazz) Band Date: Sun, July 14 Time: 7:30pm Location: Frontier Park, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.stc-muny-band.com Outdoor concert at Frontier Park.

Les Miserables Date: Mon, July 15-Sun, July 21 Time: 8:15pm Location: Muny Opera House Cost: $75-$12 Contact: 314-361-1900 or www.metrotix.com One of the most popular musicals in modern history.

Fairmount Horse Race Date: Tues, July 16 Time: 10:15am-5:30pm Location: Leave from Civic Park Cost: $51-$45 Contact: 636-474-2REC / renaudspiritcenter.com Travel to Fairmont Park for racing, deluxe buffet lunch, and a lot of fun.

Raging Rivers Trip Date: Tues, July 16 Time: Leave at 10am Location: Raging Rivers, Grafton, Il. Cost: $58 per person Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Visit Raging Rivers in Grafton.

GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE OPEN HOUSE

July 29 - WingHaven August 1 - Westport

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Date: Wed, July 17 Time: 5pm-7:30pm Location: Historic Main Street, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.historicstcharles.com Free concert by the Soulard Blues Band.

Open House 4-7 pm

R.S.V.P. by visiting webster.edu/winghaven webster.edu/westport

Senior Day Lunch Date: Wed, July 17 Time: Noon Location: Lake St. Charles Senior Living Community Cost: $6 Contact: 636-947-1100 lakestcharlesretirement.com Enjoy a great BBQ lunch and bingo; estate sale. continued on next page

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ple to enjoy music and dance. This month: Dynamic Combo.

Naum and Anna Furman Exhibit

In the Army Now Date: Wed, July 17 Time: 8am-5pm Location: Leave from St. Peters City Hall Cost: $57 Contact: 636-939-2FUN or www.stpetersmo.net Visit Fort Lenard Wood and learn about the facility. Buffet lunch and driving tour of post. More activities planned.

Movie at the Meadows Date: Thurs, July18 Time: Dusk Location: Meadows, Lake St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 636-695-2626 or themeadowsatlsl.com See Madagascar 3 at Clock Tower Plaza at the Meadows. Bring seating.

Party in the Plaza Date: Thurs, July 18 Time: 5pm-9pm Location: Westport Plaza Cost: Free Contact: 314-317-6403 www.westportstl.com DJ Greasy on one end of the Outdoor Village and Griffin & the Gargoyles by the fountain. Enjoy drink and food specials and Z107-7's Curt Copeland.

Concert in the Park Date: Thurs, July 18 Time: 7pm Location: City Centre Amphitheater Cost: Free Contact: 636-939-2FUN or www.stpetersmo.net Evening of Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues from 1920’s to 1950’s with Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers.

Wine Tasting: Great BBQ Wines Date: Thurs, July 18 Time: 6:30pm-8pm Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $20: register Contact: 636-281-CAFÉ www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Join Juan with Duran Imports and learn about some of the great wines that will go great with your BBQ season!

City Centre Dance Date: Fri, July 19 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: St. Peters City Hall Cost: $7 at door Contact: 636-939-2FUN or www.stpetersmo.net Dances third Friday of each month for mature peo-

Date: Fri, July 19-Sept 6 Time: 7am-7pm Location: Renaud Spirit Center Cultural Arts Gallery Cost: Free Contact: 636-474-2732 or renaudspiritcenter.com Art exhibit from local couple who has traveled extensively and display their proficient art talents in a variety of mediums.

Firecracker Run

WITS Electronic Recycling Date: Fri, July 19 Time: Noon-6pm Location: St. Charles Family Arena Cost: Free: donations requested and appreciated Contact: 314-558-0090 or www.witsinc.org Open to all residents and businesses in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties. Drop off electronics for recycling. Call for special pick-up service.

Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Billboard topper OneRepublic performs at the Peabody.

Watch or participate in annual boat race. Register by 7/17 to enter boat. Prizes in many categories: see website or call.

El Monstero: A Tribute to Pink Floyd

O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Night at T.R. Hughes Ballpark

Date: Sat, July 20 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $65-$20 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com See this concert at the Amphitheater.

6th Annual Bug Hunt Date: Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21 Time: 11am-2pm Location: Butterfly House Cost: $6-$4, under 2: free Contact: 636-530-0076 or www.mobot.org Explore the amazing world of backyard insects Games and a bug hunt in Faust Park.

Comedy Club – O’Fallon Out Loud Date: Sat, July 20 Time: 8:30pm Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $15 plus 2 item purchase Contact: 636-281-CAFÉ www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Come enjoy the comedy of area favorite comedians.

Family Fun Night/Saturday Night Cinema Date: Sat, July 20 Time: 4pm-11pm Location: Legacy Park Amphitheater, Cottleville Cost: Free Contact: 636-498-6565 or www.cityofcottleville.com Family night sponsored by Rib City. See “Cars 2”. Bring seating.

Moonlight Bike Ride Series Date: Sat, July 20 Time: 9pm-11:30pm Location: Matson Hill Park, Defiance Cost: Free Contact: 636-949-7535 or www.stccparks.org Ride by the light of the full moon through the woods and prairies of St. Charles County Parks with experienced mountain bike experts leading the way.

Kid’s and Tot’s Night Out Date: Sat, July 20 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost:$10 per kid, $20 per tot Contact: 636-379-0092 www.ymcastlouis.org/ofallon Let the kids play while you enjoy a night out. Activities, swimming, crafts and more. Ages 4 months-13 years.

St. Charles Firearm & Military Collectibles Show Date: Sat, July 20-Sun, July 21 Time: Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 9am-3pm Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: $10: Children under 12 free w/parent Contact: 636-669-3000 or www.stlweaponcollectors.com The largest show in St. Louis! Over 500 Tables! New and used rifles, pistols & shotguns as well as commercial & collectible items.

Blessing of the Fleet Date: Sat, July 20 Time: TBA Location: Portage des Sioux Cost: Free Contact: 314-303-2819 or www.blessingofthefleetstl.com Parade of boats, live entertainment. Blessing at Shrine of Our Lady of the Rivers.

Week of July 21-27 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Race Date: Sun, July 21 Time: 4pm-6pm Location: Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, O’Fallon Cost: TBA Contact: 636-474-8105 or www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec

OneRepublic Date: Sat, July 20 Time: 8pm Location: Peabody Opera House Cost: $45-$35

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Date: Sun, July 21 Time: 3pm-5pm pre-activities; gates open for game at 5:05pm Location: Ozzie Smith Sports Complex Cost: $19: ages 2 and under, free Contact: Stacy at 636-474-2732 for info: www.renaudspiritcenter.com for tickets Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with activities before the game, pre-game parade and ball game.

Cardinals Game Teen Trip Date: Sun, July 21 Time: Leave 10am Location: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $40 by July 18

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us in our fun Treasure Hunt contest and be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Simply find our icon- a TimeOff clock, of course! Then mail, fax or email your name, address, phone number and where you picked up a copy of TimeOff. ClueIt’s hidden somewhere in TWO of our ads. TOT c/o Gateway Creative/TimeOff 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St. Charles, MO 63304 Fax-636-536-9611 Or send us an email: timeoff@gatewaycreative.net Or “Friend” us on Facebook and post answers on our wall


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t isn’t officially summertime until you’ve heard the roar of a tractor pull and gotten sticky fingers from cotton candy. Visit our area fairs for family fun. Lincoln County Fair Date: July 6-13 Location: Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Troy Cost: $35-$7, under age 3: free. Kids Free on Tuesday Contact: 636-528-8228 or www.lincolncountyfair.net

St. Charles County Fair Date: July 23-27 Location: Rotary Park, Wentzville Cost: $20-$5, Season passes available Contact: 636-327-6949 or www.stcharlescofair.org

Jefferson County Fair Date: July 18-21 Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro Cost: $8, 6 and under, free: Thurs: free w/food donation Contact: 636-797-3900 or www.jeffersoncountyfair.net

Washington Town & Country Fair Date: Aug 7-11 Location: Washington, MO Cost: TBA Contact: 636-239-2705 or www.washmo.org

Pike County Fair Date: July 23-27 Location: Bowling Green Cost: $35-$8: ages 3 and under, free Contact: 573-324-3992 or www.pikecountyfair.org

Warren County Fair Date: July 2-6 Location: Warrenton Fairgrounds Cost: TBA Contact: 636-432-4111or www.wcmofair.com

Franklin County Fair Date: July 11-14 Location: Union Fair Grounds Cost: $35-$10: under 5, free Contact: www.fcyf.org

Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com See the Cards play the Padres at Busch. Stop at Fitz’s Restaurant for lunch.

Bone Density Screening Date: Mon, July 22 Time: 4pm-6pm Location: Progress West HealthCare Center Cost: Free Contact: 636-344-CARE or www.ProgressWest.org FREE bone density screening to determine risk for osteoporosis. Appointment necessary.

YMCA Golf Tournament and Wine-Tasting Event Date: Mon, July 22 Time: Noon golf: 4pm Wine-tasting event Location: Whitmore Country Club Cost: $175: includes all events: $35 for wine-tasting and dinner Contact: 636-379-0092 x 236 www.ymcastlouis.org Golf tournament to benefit area children and families. YMCA-sponsored event. Wine-tasting event at 4pm. Lunch, dinner, golf, jazz band. Register by July 19th.

St. Charles County Fair Date: Tues, July23-Sat, July 27 Time: Daily Location: Rotary Park, Wentzville Cost: $20-$5, season passes available Contact: 636-327-6949 or www.stcharlescofair.org All the fun and excitement of your county fair. Fun, rides, livestock, food, music and more!

Fair St. Louis Date: July 4- 6 Location: Gateway Arch Cost: Free Contact: 314-434-3434 or www.fairstlous.org

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Date: Tues, July 23-Sun, July 28 Time: 7:30 pm July 23-24-25: 8 pm July 26-27: 2pm July 28 Location: St. Charles Community College Fine Arts Bldg Cost: $6-$5 Contact: 636-922-8233 or www.stchastickets.com Set on a stage in ancient Rome, this fast-paced, outrageous, irreverent show is one of the funniest musicals ever written.

Missouri State Fair Date: Aug 8-18 Location: Sedalia Cost: $8-$2, Ages 5 and under: Free Contact: 660-530-5600 or www.mostatefair.com

Lunch & Learn

Senior Driving Program

Date: Wed, July 24 Time: 11am Location: Lake St. Charles Senior Living Community Cost: $5 Contact: 636-947-1100 www.lakestcharlesretirement.com Lunch and Fashion Show by Christopher & Banks.

Date: Thurs, July 25 Time: 9am-1pm Location: Healthwise Center, Barnes JewishSt.Peters Cost: $14-$12 at door Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.bjsph.org This classroom course is for adults 50 years of age and older who are interested in refreshing or polishing their driving skills.

Vans Warped Tour Movie in the Park

Date: Wed, July 24 Time: 11am Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $35 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com See Vans Warped Tour at the Amphitheater.

Missouri American Water MR340 Date: Tues, July23 through Fri, July 26 Time: Daily Location: Bishop’s Landing, St. Charles Cost: Free to watch: Fee to participate Contact: 913-244-4666 or www.rivermiles.com Endurance race across the state. See the finish at Bishop’s Landing.

Cody Simpson Date: Wed, July 24 Time: 8pm Location: Peabody Opera House Cost: $39.50 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Australia-born singer/songwriter Cody Simpson will perform.

Catching Healthy Habits Date: Wed, July 24 Time: 1pm-3pm Location: Kathryn Linnemann Library, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.ProgressWest.org This interactive program will present creative ideas to get people of all ages excited to eat healthy and stay active.

Mary Poppins Date: Thurs, July 25-Fri, Aug 2 Time: 8:15pm Location: Muny Opera House Cost: $75-$12 Contact: 314-361-1900 or www.metrotix.com A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious event at the Muny!

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Date: Thurs, July 25 Time: 8pm-11pm Location: Renaud Spirit Center Contact: Free: must register Contact: 636-474-8105 or www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec Watch “Here Comes the Boom” in the park at Renaud. Bring seating, food for purchase.

Art After 5 Date: Fri, July 26 Time: 7pm Location: St. Louis Art Museum Cost: Free Contact: 314-721-0072 or www.slam.org This free music series takes its cue from the amazing diversity of art in the Museum’s collection. 4th Friday of each month.

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A Day at the Spa

All That Tap XII Concert

Date: Fri, July 26 Time: Noon-5pm Location: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Cost: $150: register by July 17 Contact: 636-946-0633 or www.ameristar.com Receive one of four fantastic spa treatments with complimentary beverages, light lunch and appetizers. Call for details and to register.

Date: Sat, July 27 Time: 7pm Location: Edison Theatre, St. Louis Cost: TBA Contact: 314-534-1111 or www.tapheritage.org See this concert to conclude the All That Tap weeklong workshop event.

Bob Kuban Band Concert

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Date: Fri, July 26 Time: 7:30pm-10pm Location: Foundry Art Centre Cost: $15-$10 Contact: 636-255-0270 or www.foundryartcentre.org Dance and sing with Bob Kuban band. Bandstand favorites, standards and present-day hits will be performed.

Date: Fri, July 26 Time: 6pm-10:30pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall, Blanchette Park Cost: $62 Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Transporation, dinner and show at St. Charles Community College.

Blake Shelton

Praise-A-Palooza

Date: Fri, July 26 Time: 7:30pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $59-$29.25 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour comes to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Date: Sat, July 27 Time: 8pm Location: Six Flags St. Louis Cost: See website Contact: 636-938-4800 or www.sixflags.com Day of praise through the contemporary Christian music of Matthew West and Building 429.

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Business

Location: America’s Center, St. Louis Cost: $8 at door Contact: 636-530-7989 or www.stlbrideandgroom.com A sampling of everything you’ll need to make your wedding day perfect with over 200 wedding exhibits!

Webster University Open House Bluegrass Concert and Ice Cream Social Date: Sat, July 27 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon Cost: Free; tours $2 per person available Contact: 636-379-5605 or jhoisington@ofallon.mo.us Hear George Portz & the Friends of Bluegrass concert. The Historic Heald Home will be open for tours. Bring seating and enjoy music and ice cream!

4th Annual Hope Floats Cardboard Boat Races Date: Sat, July 27 Time: 11am-3pm Location: Grand Basin in Forest Park Cost: $25 person, Sponsorships and club rates Contact: 636-537-1302 www.wingsofhope-boatrace.org To benefit Wings of Hope medical relief and air transport. See website for more info.

Movie in the Park Date: Sat, July 27 Time: Music, 6pm: Movie, dusk Location: Dardenne Prairie City Hall Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-755-5308 or www.dardenneprairie.org Come see “Brave” in the park; music before movie by “Crossfire”.

Korean Armistice Anniversary Ceremony Date: Sat, July 27 Time: 10am-11am Location: St. Peters Veterans Memorial Cost: Free Contact: 636-939-2386 or www.stpetersmo.net Attend a ceremony observing the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.

Week of July 28-31 Remember Your Roots Art Exhibit Date: July 28-Sept 9 Time: Daily Location: St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre Cost: Free to visit Contact: 636-397-6903 or www.stpetersmo.net Artwork will represent artists’ heritage or depict the roots or branches of a tree. Visit this exhibit.

'The Knight Train' Weekdays 4-7pm For information, call

The Wedding Show at America’s Center

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Date: Mon, Jul 29 Time: Anytime between 4-7 pm Location: WingHaven Campus Cost: Free Contact: 636-561-2400 www.webster.edu Be one of the first to tour our WingHaven campus! RSVP preferred, walk in’s welcome. Please sign up by calling 636-561-2400 or email winghaven@webster.edu

O’Fallon Jazz Band and O’Fallon Community Band Concert Date: Tues, July 30 Time: 6:30pm-9pm Cost: Free Contact: 636-240-2000 or www.ofallon.mo.us Concert in the park. Bring seating.

Body Composition Screening Date: Tues, July 30 Time: 3pm-5pm Location: Lake St. Louis City Hall Cost: Free Contact: 636-928-WELL to register Learn in about 30 seconds your Body Mass Index, Percentage of Body fat, amount of dry lean mass, lean body mass and more. Healthy tips.

Cocktail Class Date: Wed, July 31 Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $20: register Contact: 636-281-CAFÉ www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Join us for a fun and educational class to learn and taste some great new cocktails!

Prologue Room and Daniel Bissell House Date: Wed, July 31 Time: 8:45am-3:30pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall, Blanchette Park Cost: $68 Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Register by July 1st to attend this guided tour of James S. McDonnell Prologue Room in St. Louis and Daniel Bissell House. Lunch included.

Get a Jump Start on Fall. Webster University holds two open houses July 29 at WingHaven and August 1 at Westport. Check out listings for more information.


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Cover Story: Fastest & Flattest Course in Metro St. Louis

MO’ Cowbell Marathon Enters Third Successful Year N ow entering its third year, the MO’ Cowbell Marathon has quickly become a regional favorite with runners at all experience levels. It’s easy to understand why --- thanks to MO’ Cowbell having the “fastest and flattest” course in the St. Louis region and a cool name inspired by a classic SNL skit. This year’s race will get underway 7:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6 from Frontier Park on the riverfront of historic St. Charles, Mo. By all accounts, the 2013 race promises to be bigger and better than ever before! “We started with the dream of a funfilled community race that would promote fitness and the uniqueness of Greater St. Charles,” said Race Director Kerin Miller, adding, “There were 1,500 runners our first year and now we are expecting 4,500 or more for 2013. It’s tremendous to see how the region has taken to MO’ Cowbell and made it a huge success for runners and spectators alike.” For 2013, MO’ Cowbell will offer a full Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and 5K. “There’s something for runners of all abilities and even walkers are welcome,” Miller said. For instance, the Marathon is a certified course and can be used as a qualifier for

national races like the Boston Marathon. And those new to running will love our 5K which is partially held on the picturesque Missouri Katy Trail. Countless runners have commented on the uniqueness of the course that travels through the historic district, along the banks of the Missouri River, through our “High Five Zone,” and to the award-winning community of New Town at St. Charles. And there is nothing like the sounds of cheering crowds and ringing cowbells along the way! Hang around for the party in Runner’s Village in Frontier Park that will include live music, post-race refreshments, and photos with Chuck the race mascot. Participants can pick up their race packet at the Health and Fitness ExMO’ planned for Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Hyland Arena on the campus of Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Festivities at the ExMO’ will feature 40+ health and fitness exhibitors. (Or, for an additional fee, a limited number of runners can arrange to have their packet mailed to them.) Depending on your race, MO’ Cowbell runners receive a tech-shirt, bell, car sticker, finisher’s medal, and sport bag. Registration costs increase after the August 31 deadline, so don’t delay!

Countless runners have commented on the uniqueness of the course that travels through the historic district, along the banks of the Missouri River, through our “High Five Zone,” and to the award-winning community of New Town at St. Charles. MO’ Cowbell is organized by the civic group, Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles, with the assistance of Big River Running Company. This year, a portion of the MO’ Cowbell race proceed will go to “Take 20 and Read,” a program of the St. Charles City-County Library District to promote reading. Headlining sponsors for MO’ Cowbell are Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Healthcare Center, members of BJC Healthcare. For more information about participating, sponsoring, exhibiting, or volunteering for MO’ Cowbell, visit MOCowbellRun.com or follow them on Facebook.


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TimeOff Treasure Hunt

August Events Arts & Culture

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In the ads within this issue, we've hidden a TimeOff Clock Logo for you to find. When you find it, e-mail your findings along with the name of the ads in which you found the logo and where you picked up your copy of TimeOff. When we receive your information, we'll enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to an area restaurant. Happy Hunting! Send Your Findings to: TOT Contest E-mail: timeoff@gatewaycreative.net Mail to: 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles 63304 Fax to: 636-536-9611

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Listings are organized in chronological order by week then date. Simply take note of the color coded categories on each page, scan the datesand locate the types of events you are looking for. Enjoy your TimeOff! Location: Montelle Winery, Defiance Cost: $31.99-$23.99 range Contact: 888-595-WINE x 22 or www.montelle.com Our Sunset Dinners provide the feel of a gourmet restaurant with crisp linens, china, and waiter service. Enjoy the sunset while your dinner is served. Every Friday and Saturday in August.

Country Night at the Plaza

Date: Thurs, Aug 1 Time: 5pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free Contact: www.stc-muny-band.com Every Thursday night in August . Concerts begin at 8pm. Bring seating.

Webster University Open House

“Songs of the Night” Nature Walk

DJ Skate

Date: Fri, Aug 2 Time: 8pm-10pm Location: Rotary Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-332-9236 or www.wentzvillemo.org Nighttime nature walk. Bring flashlight, bug spray and hiking boots. Under 16 must have adult.

Date: Sat, Aug 3 Time: 8:10pm-11pm Location: CenteryTel Ice Arena, Wentzville Cost: $7 Contact: 636-332-4600 or wentzvilleicearena.com Every Saturday night in August. Come skate with your friends under the disco ball and funky lights.

Boeing Boeing

Backstreet Boys

Date: Aug 2-4 and 9-11 Time: 8pm: Sunday Matinees at 2pm Location: Act Two Theater, St. Peters Cost: Contact: Tickets 1-800-838-3006 Contact: 636-219-0150 or info@act2theater.com Boeing Boeing is a brilliantly hilarious farce making a rare regional stop at Act Two.

Date: Sat, Aug 3 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $125-$26 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Backstreet Boys: “In a World Like This” tour at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

St. Charles Municipal Band Concert

Week of Aug 1-3 Foodology: Savor your Summer Date: Aug 1-31 Time: Daily Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: Admission Contact: 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org Every day through July and August, enjoy information and fun at the Botanical Garden with special daily events for the family. See website.

Supporting the Caregiver Date: Thurs, Aug 1 Time: 1:30pm-3pm Location: Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library, O’Fallon Cost: Free Contact: 636-916-9830 Coping techniques and resources to support the caregiver. Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue. No registration needed.

Honda Civic Tour Featuring Maroon 5 Date: Thurs, Aug 1 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $99.50-$29.50 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Maroon 5 in concert.

Date: Thurs, Aug 1 Time: Anytime between 4-7 pm Location: Westport Campus, 11885 Lackland, Suite 600 (Located in Graybar building) Cost: Free Contact: 314-968-5955/www.webster.edu Get a personal introduction to the Westport Campus and explore evening undergraduate, graduate and online options. Please sign up by calling 314- 968-5955 or email westport@webster.edu

30th Annual KSHE95/ARC Summer Blood Drive Date: Fri, Aug 2 and Sat, Aug 3 Time: Fri, 10am-7pm: Sun, 9am-5pm Location: Renaud Spirit Center, O’Fallon Cost: Free Contact: 1-800-REDCROSS or www.redcrossblood.org Donate blood at this annual drive. Receive KSHE tshirt while supplies last and RSC coupon. Help neighbors with your gift of life.

O’Fallon Theatre Works Presents Alladin Jr.

Week of Aug 4-10 West Side Story

Date: Fri-Sun, Aug 2-4 & Fri-Sun, Aug 9-11 Time: 8pm Location: O’Fallon Municipal Center Auditorium, O’Fallon City Hall Cost: $12-$8 Contact: 636-474-2REC or www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/ofallontheatreworks Stage adaptation of Disney film, Aladdin with music, mayhem and fun for the family.

Sunset Dinners at Montelle Winery Date: Fri, Aug 2 Time: 7pm

Date: Mon, Aug 5-Sun, Aug 11 Time: 8:15pm Location: Muny Opera House Cost: $75--$12 Contact: 314-361-1900 or www.metrotix.com See the Sharks and the Jets again and enjoy this great performance at the Muny.

Steely Dan

Continuing Education Art Extravaganza Date: Sat, Aug 3 Time: 4pm-6pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: 636-922-8233 or www.stchas.edu Meet the artists and instructors whose work is featured in the Continuing Education Art Extravaganza art exhibit in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Gallery.

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Date: Sat, Aug 3 Time: 8pm-11pm Location: Westport Plaza Cost: Free Contact: 314-317-6403 or www.westportstl.com Country fun with music by Hillbilly Authority, dancing and drink specials from Westport restaurants!

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Date: Mon, Aug 5 Time: 7:30pm Location: Peabody Opera House Cost: $150-$45 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. See them live at the Peabody.

Pool Paws for Humane Laws Dog Swim Date: Mon, Aug 5 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: McNair Aquatic Center


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Cost: $10 dog and owner; $3 additional guest Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com This event is offered to all dogs and their owners to participate in the end of season pool swim. Additional date: Thurs, August 8.

O’Fallon Jammin’ Outdoor Concerts Date: Tues, Aug, 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 6:30pm-9pm Location: Civic Park Bandstand, O’Fallon Cost: Free Contact: 636-379-5614 or www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin Bring seating for a concert each week from various groups and artists. Concessions available for sale.

School Sports Physicals Date: Tues, Aug 6 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: Barnes –Jewish St. Peters Hospital Cost: $10 cash or check Contact: 636-928-WELL or progresswest.org School physicals for ages 13-18, conducted by Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Emergency Department physician.

Whitaker Music Festival Date: Wed, Aug 7 Time: 7:30pm Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: Free admission after 5 Contact: 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy music. Food and drink available for purchase. Sponsored by Whitaker foundation.

Pamper Your Feet-Screening Date: Wed, Aug 7 Time: 4pm-6pm Location: Middendorf-Kredell Library, O’Fallon Cost: Free: register Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.bjsph.org Sign up for this FREE adult screening to determine your foot health.

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Washington Town and Country Fair Date: Aug 7-13 Time: Varies by day Location: Washington, Mo. Cost: Daily admission TBA Contact: www.washmofair.com Annual summer fair. Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon, rides, fair events!

Mom’s resale If You Can’t See the Difference, Why Pay it?

St. Charles Municipal Band Concert Date: Thurs, Aug 8 Time: 8pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free Contact: www.stc-muny-band.com Every Thursday night in August, enjoy music in Frontier Park.

• Huge Selection • Household Decor • Something for Everyone • Check Out Our $1.00 Room!

Bone Density Screening Date: Thurs, Aug 8 Time: 4pm-6pm Location: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Cost: Free Contact: 636-344-CARE or www.progresswest.org Take part in the FREE bone density screening to determine risk for osteoporosis. Appointment necessary.

636-272-6667 274 Fort Zumwalt Sq.

Women & Wine: Wine & Cupcakes Date: Thurs, Aug 8 Time: 6:30pm Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $20 Contact: 636-281-CAFÉ www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Join us for a fun and educational wine class. Chef Lauren will pair some of her great cupcakes with the wine. Register.

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Concert at the Meadows Date: Thurs, Aug 8 Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Location: The Meadows at Lake St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 636-695-2626 or www.themeadowsatlsl.com Smash Band will perform. Food trucks available; portion of proceeds to benefit United Services. Bring seating.

Bruno Mars Date: Thurs, Aug 8 Time: 7:30pm Location: Scottrade Center Cost: $86.50-$46.50 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Bruno Mars brings his “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” to Scottrade Center August 8 with special guest Ellie Goulding.

SCC Outdoor Summer Movie Series Date: Fri, Aug 9 Time: 8pm Location: St. Charles Community College, outside Tech building Cost: Free Contact: asmith@stchas.edu or www.stchas.edu Second annual summer movie series at SCC. Enjoy “Monsters, Inc.”.

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Date: Sat, Aug 10 Time: 8 pm Location: Six Flags St. Louis Cost: see website Contact: 636-938-4800 or www.sixflags.com Featuring Tenth Avenue North at the Old Glory Amphitheatre.

Week of Aug 11-17

Babysitting 101 Date: Fri, Aug 9 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: 370 Lakeside Park, St. Peters Cost: Music free: Dinner at Gator Island Grill available to purchase Contact: 636-477-6600 or www.stpetersmo.net Enjoy the sunset while dining at Gator Island Grill and hear Acoustics Music Duo perform. August 16: Dan Turnbaugh.

Wentzville Water Cardboard Boat Race Date: Fri, Aug 9 Time: 7:30pm-9pm Location: Progress Park Pool Cost: $15 per family: register Contact: 636-332-9236 or www.wentzvillemo.org Build your cardboard boat and set it a-sail. All boats must be human powered. Awards for many categories.

Health

Cost: Free admission and parking: food and drink to purchase Contact: 636-379-5605 or www.ofallon.mo.us/tourism-and-festivals Listen to Ozark Revival and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. Historic Heald Home tours available. Bring seating.

Christian Family Day

Sunset Fridays

Sports & Outdoors

America’s Most Wanted Festival 2013

Date: Sat, Aug 10 Time: 9 am-1pm Location: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Cost: $30 per child Contact: 636-344-KIDS or www.bjsph.org Topics include the business of babysitting, child development, safety and first-aid, and fun and games. A workbook and light snack are provided.

Date: Sun, Aug 11 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $99.75-$29.75 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Festival 2013 starring Lil’ Wayne at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Dardenne Prairie Summer Concert

Hawaiian Luau

Date: Sat, Aug 10 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: Dardenne Prairie City Hall Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-755-5308 or www.dardenneprairie.org Enjoy this free summer concert: Dave Glover Band will perform.

Date: Wed, Aug 11 Time: 5:30pm-8pm Location: Blanchette Aquatic Center Cost: $15 adult: $8 child 12 and unde3r Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Luau costume contest, swimming , dinner and show at Aquatic Center. Join the fun. Register by Aug 1.

Food Truck Frenzy

St. Charles Community Big (Jazz) Band

Date: Sat, Aug 10 Time: 5pm-8pm Location: Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon

Date: Sun, Aug 11 Time: 7:30pm Location: Frontier Park, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.stc-muny-band.com Outdoor concert at Frontier Park. Enjoy music in the great outdoors.

Legally Blonde, The Musical Date: Sun, Aug 11 Time: 12:30-7:30 pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $120 by July 12 Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Travel to Stages St. Louis to see show; enjoy a dinner at Tucker’s Place.

Alligator’s Creek Triathlon Date: Sun, Aug 11 Time: 7am Location: Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, O’Fallon Cost: $98-$49: Free to watch Contact: 636-474-2REC or www.ofallon.mo.us 300-yard serpentine swim at Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center, an 18.6-mile bike course and a 5K run through O'Fallon.

Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Date: Mon, Aug 12 Time: 10am-6pm Location: Bogey Hills Country Club, St. Charles Cost: TBA Contact: 636-949-3269 or www.stcharlescitymo.gov Annual charity golf tournament in St. Charles.

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Questions about Total Joint Replacement Lunch and Learn Date: Tues, Aug 13 Time: Noon-1pm Location: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Cost: $5 cash or check Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.bjsph.org Visit with a member of the medical team and ask questions regarding the latest in health care.

9th Annual Healthy Living Senior Fair Date: Tues, Aug 13 Time: 10am-2pm Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: Free Contact: 636-946-4042 or www.baue.com The largest Senior Healthy Living event in St. Charles County, to area seniors each year. Sponsored by Baue, Visiting Angels, Essence Healthcare, SSM St. Joseph and others.

St. Louis Highlights Date: Tues, Aug 13 Time: 9am-5pm Location: Leave from St. Peters City Hall Cost: $71 Contact: 636-939-2FUN or www.stpetersmo.net Tour the Fabulous Fox, Lunch at Hannegan’s on Laclede’s Landing. Tour the Old Cathedral and have Ted Drewe concrete. Forest Park and St. Louis Basilica.

Oasis Program at Lake St. Charles Senior Living Date: Wed, Aug 14 Time: 11am Location: Lake St. Charles Senior Living Community Cost: $5 Contact: 636-947-1100 lakestcharlesretirement.com Enjoy lunch and a program from Oasis.

Party in the Plaza Date: Thurs, Aug 15 Time: 5pm-9pm Location: Westport Plaza Cost: Free Contact: 314-317-6403 or www.westportstl.com DJ Greasy on one end of the Outdoor Village and Super Jam Duo by the fountain. Enjoy drink and food specials and Z107-7's Curt Copeland.

Sailing Rock Date: Thurs, Aug 15 Time: 7:30pm Location: Family Arena Cost: $50-$30 Contact: 636-896-4200 or www.metrotix.com Set sail with the best of 70s soft rock, starring Christopher Cross ,Orleans, Gary Wright, John Ford Coley, Player, Robbie Dupree and Firefall.

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Register Now for the MO’ Cowbell Marathon Contact: 636-332-9236 or www.wentzvillemo.org Join us for “Madagascar 3” at the park.

Rascal Flatts Date: Fri, Aug 16 Time: 7:30pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $76-$25 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Festival of the Little Hills Date: Fri, Aug 16-Sun, Aug 18 Time: Fri, 4pm-10pm: Sat, 9:30am-10pm: Sun 9:30 am-5pm Location: Frontier Park, St. Charles Cost: Free to visit Contact: 636-940-0095 www.festivalofthelittlehills.com Largest festival of the year: over 300 craft booths, demonstrations by crafts people and artisans. Numerous food & beverages booths, live music, other entertainment and Kids Corner.

City Centre Dance Date: Fri, Aug 16 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: St. Peters City Hall Cost: $7 at door Contact: 636-939-2FUN or www.stpetersmo.net Dances third Friday of each month for mature people to enjoy music and dance. Nice & Easy.

The Heartbreaker Tour: Heart w/Jason Bonham Date: Fri, Aug 16 Time: 7:30pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $126-$19 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Heart with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

O’Fallon Police Department Community Oriented Public Safety Day Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: 10am-2pm Location: O’Fallon Police Department Cost: Free: Hamburger or hot dogs, chips and drink available for $3 Contact: rkendall@ofallon.mo.us www.ofallon.mo.us/PD/

Open house with K-9 demos, tours, equipment displays, kids’ activities, petting zoo, face painting, jump house and more. Learn about safety and your police department.

Viva La Fiesta Dinner and Auction Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: 7pm Location: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles Cost: TBA Contact: 636-926-2700 or www.unitedsrvcs.org Food, silent and oral auctions, cocktails and more. See website for updated info.

St. Louis Rams Football Game Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: 7pm Location: Edward Jones Dome Cost: see website Contact: www.stlouisrams.com St. Louis Rams against the Green Bay Packers.

50th Annual Moonlight Ramble Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: Midnight Location: Downtown St. Louis Cost: $50-$10, under 5, free Contact: www.moonlightramble.com Leisurely bike ride through the streets of St. Louis. Vendors, entertainment, an event shirt and an after-ride party with snacks and drinks.

Great Green Adventures: How Does Your Garden Grow? Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: 10:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-2:30pm Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: $3 per child Contact: 314-571-5100 or www.mobot.org Ages 6-12 with adult. Explore vegetable and fruit gardens and learn about growing them. Third Saturday of each month.

Family Fun Night/Saturday Night Cinema Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: 4pm-11pm Location: Legacy Park Amphitheater, Cottleville Cost: Free Contact: 636-498-6565 or www.cityofcottleville.com Family night sponsored by Rib City. See “Madagascar 3”. Bring seating. continued on next page

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Date: Tues, Aug 20 Time: 5pm-8pm Location: Frontier Park, St. Charles Cost: Free to visit: purchase food Contact: 636-949-3372 Enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in a variety of delicious food options that will be available by several different vendors. Cash only for trucks.

Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: 10am-Noon Location: Discovery Playground at Jaycee Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-949-3372/ www.stcharlesparks.com Morning of adventure and fun for all ages. Snacks and activities.

The Eliminator Mud Run Date: Sat, Aug 17 Time: Location: Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake, Wright City Cost: $70-$60 Contact: 636-332-6000 or www.cridercenter.org Participants will have the option to raise funds to support Crider Health Center and its programs and services. 5 mile obstacle course.

Week of Aug 18-24 Pollinator Picnic Date: Sun, Aug 18 Time: 11am-3pm Location: Butterfly House Cost: $20-$15 Contact: 636-530-0076 or www.mobot.org Celebrate Missouri pollinators with the Butterfly House! Play games, make crafts and enjoy picnic lunch from Local Harvest.

Family and Friends CPR Date: Tues, Aug 20 Time: 6:30pm-9pm Location: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Cost: $25 per person Contact: 636-344-KIDS or www.bjsph.org Instruction and hands-on practice in infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking and the use of AEDs when appropriate.

Health

Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $20: Register Contact: 636-281-WINE www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Join Erin with Major Brands and learn about wine in a class that will be fun and educational. Wine and light appetizers included.

Food Trucks in Frontier Park

Play Day for All

Sports & Outdoors

Inspire Future Champions Date: Fri, Aug 23 Time: 6:15pm Location: T.R. Hughes Ballpark, O’Fallon Cost: Free for registered YMCA participants Contact: 636-379-0092, 636-332-5574 or www.ymcastlouis.org/ofallon YMCA Family Night at a Rascals Game! Pre-game parade and more. Tri-County Family YMCA and O’Fallon Family YMCA.

Senior Day Lunch Date: Wed, Aug 21 Time: Noon Location: Lake St. Charles Retirement Community Cost: $6 Contact: 636-947-1100 lakestcharlesretirement.com Lunch, bingo and an estate sale .

Week of Aug 25-31

Live Your Life Well Date: Wed, Aug 21 Time: 10am-11:30am Location: Middendorf-Kredell Library Cost: Free Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.ProgressWest.org Learn to use positive actions every day and in times of crisis to cope effectively and reduce stress.

Recycled Kids Sale Date: Fri, Aug 23-Sun, Aug 25 Time: Varies by day Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: Free Admission Contact: 636-978-3643/www.recycledkidssale.com Name brand and nearly new clothing, toys and equipment for sale.

Music on Main Date: Wed, Aug 21 Time: 5pm-7:30pm Location: Historic Main Street, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.historicstcharles.com Bring seating to enjoy this concert by Miss Jubilee.

10th Annual Wabash Days Festival Date: Fri, Aug 23-Sun, Aug 25 Time: Fri, 5-11: Sat, Noon-11: Sun, Noon-6 Location: Downtown Wentzville Cost: Free Contact: 636-332-9236 or www.wentzvillemo.org Live musical entertainment, live street performances and demonstrations, carnival rides and games, arts and craft booths, and food booths. Parade Saturday at 8am

Questions about Women’s Health Lunch and Learn Date: Wed, Aug 21 Time: Noon-1pm Location: 2 Progress Point Parkway, O’Fallon Cost: $5 cash or check Contact: 636-928-WELL or www.bjhsp.org Visit with a member of the medical team and ask questions regarding the latest in health care. Lunch-and-learn program.

Moonlight Bike Ride Series Date: Fri, Aug 23 Time: 9pm-11:30pm Location: Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area Cost: Free Contact: 636-949-7535 or www.sccmo.org Ride by the light of the full moon through the woods and prairies of St. Charles County Parks with experienced mountain bike experts leading the way.

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Art After 5 Date: Fri, Aug 23 Time: 7pm Location: St. Louis Art Museum Cost: Free Contact: 314-721-0072 or www.slam.org This free music series takes its cue from the amazing diversity of art in the Museum’s collection. 4th Friday of each month.

Keith Urban Date: Fri, Aug 23 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $59-$29.25 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Keith Urban’s “Light the Fuse” Tour at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

New Melle Chamber Golf Tournament Date: Fri, Aug 23 Time: TBA Location: Bear Creek Golf Course, Wentzville Cost: TBA Contact: 636-828-5600 /newmellechamber.org Play golf to benefit area students.

Festival of Nations Date: Sat, Aug 24-Sun Aug 25 Time: Daily Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 314-773-9090 or www.iistl.org A multiethnic celebration; traditional dance, music, ethnic food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and international market.

Lake St. Louis Triathlon Date: Sat, Aug 24 Time: 7am Location: Lake St. Louis Cost: $112-$80 Contact: 636-561-4620 or parks@lakesaintlouis.com Lake St. Louis Triathlon will test your physical endurance and skill. Call or email for more info.


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Kid Rock Date: Sat, Aug 24 Time: 6:45pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $20 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Kid Rock, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker.

Movie in the Park Date: Sat, Aug 24 Time: Music, 6pm: Movie, dusk Location: Dardenne Prairie City Hall Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-755-5308/dardenneprairie.org Come see “Rise of the Guardians” in the park, music before movie by “Rocky and Michelle”.

Kid’s and Tot’s Night Out Date: Sat, Aug 24 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $10 per kid, $20 per tot Contact: 636-379-0092 www.ymcastlouis.org/ofallon Let the kids play while you enjoy a night out. Activities, swimming, crafts and more. Ages 4 months-13 years.

Survivor’s Night at the Ballpark Date: Sun, Aug 25 Time: 6:05pm Location: TR Hughes Ballpark, O’Fallon Cost: Free for cancer survivors Contact: 636-916-9920 or bjsph.org/siteman A baseball evening celebrating cancer survivors and their families. Tickets available at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Peters while supplies last.

AARP Driver Safety Class Date: Tues, Aug 27 Time: 9am-11am Location: Lake St. Charles Retirement Community Cost: $14-$12: Contact: 636-947-1100 or lakestcharlesretirement.com Brush up on your driving skills. Bring AARP card (if have one), Driver’s License and Insurance card.

Greater St. Charles Fashion Week 2013 Date: Wed, Aug 28-Sat, Aug 31 Time: TBA Location: St. Charles Cost: TBA Contact: www.ticketmaster.com Designers showcase innovative collections. Shopping, raffles, more.

RK Gun and Knife Show Date: Sat, Aug 31-Sun, Sept 1 Time: Sat, 9am-5pm: Sun 9am-3pm Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: TBA Contact: 536-927-8176 stcharlesconventioncenter.com Don't miss your chance to shop 35,000 sq. ft. of guns and knives at the RK Gun and Knife Show.

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Time: 8am-4:30pm Location: Leave Memorial Hall, Blanchette Park Cost: $84 by July 31 Contact: 636-949-3372 or www.stcharlesparks.com Trip to St. Genevieve, Mo. to visit Earthworks, Inc., lunch at Wiengarten Vineyard. David Fiedler will speak about the POW camps once located on the vineyard grounds.

Winestrasse

Sammy Hagar

Winery favorites - Route D

Date: Sat, Aug 31 Time: 7pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $129.50-$19.50 Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com Sammy Hagar’s “Four Decades of Rock” with Michael Anthony.

BALDUCCI VINEYARDS 636-482-8466 www.balduccivineyards.com All Music: 3pm-7pm JULY Sat, July 6- Pennsylvania Slim Sat, July13- McCready Logan Project Sat, July 20- Crossfire Sat, July 27- American Idle Duo AUGUST Sat, Aug 3- Bag Lunch Blues Sat, Aug 10- McCready Logan Project Sat, Aug 17- Crossfire Sat, Aug 24- American Idle Duo Sat, Aug 31- Bag Lunch Blues

Little Lightning Bugs Date: Sat, Aug 31 Time: 9:30am-10:30am Location: Rotary Park Cost: $15-$12: register Contact: 636-332-9236 or www.wentzvillemo.org Ages 3-6 will explore the outdoors and have great adventures. Parents must accompany. Register for this event.

MOUNT PLEASANT ESTATES 636-482-9463 www.mountpleasant.com All Music: 2pm-5pm JULY Sat, July 6- Musyc Sat, July 13- Ralph Butler Trio Sat, July 27- Steve Ewing AUGUST Sat, Aug 3- Jake’s Leg Sat, Aug 10- Tim Cunningham Sat, Aug 17- Ralph Butler Trio Sat, Aug 24- Hudson & the Hoodoo Cats Sat, Aug 31- Ticket to the Beatles

SUGAR CREEK WINERY 18th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival

636-987-2400 www.sugarcreekwines.com All Music: 1pm - 5pm

Date: Sat, Aug 31-Sun, Sept 1 Time: Beginning at noon Location: Laclede’s Landing District, St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 314-241-5875 bigmuddybluesfestival.com One of the country's best blues music festivals, showcasing 30 Blues and Blues-related bands performing on three outdoor stages.

JULY Thurs, July 4 Gabie Sat, July 6 Terry Beck Sun, July 7 Rick Curtright Sat , July13 Tom Nickeson Sun, July 14 Dennis Schilligo Sat, July 20 Terry Beck Sun, July 21 Kaylor & Tomasino Sat, July 27 Rick Curtright Sun, July 28 Not Wired Right AUGUST Sat, Aug. 3 Terry Beck Sun, Aug. 4 Rick Curtright Sat, Aug. 10 Tom Nickeson Sun, Aug. 11 Dennis Schilligo Sat, Aug. 17 Terry Beck Sun, Aug. 18 Kaylor & Tomasino Sat, Aug. 24 Jim McLaren Duo Sun, Aug. 25 TBA Sat, Aug. 31 Rick Curtright

36th Annual Japanese Festival Date: Sat, Aug 31-Mon, Sept 2 Time: Daily Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: $15-$5 Contact: 314-577-9400 or www.mobot.org Festival to honor Japanese culture. Tours of the Japanese garden, special art exhibitions, traditional processions, tea ceremonies, kimono demonstrations, traditional music and dancing.

MONTELLE WINERY

AUGUSTA WINERY

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

636-228-4301 www.augustawinery.com All Music: 1pm - 5pm JULY Sat, July 6 John Scott Sun, July 7- Terry Beck Sat, July 13- Lenny Frisch (steel drum) Sun, July 14 - Dave Bennett Sat, July 20 - Adam Stanley Sun, July 21 - Ed Belling Sat, July 27- Matt Murphy Sun, July 28 - Jan Marks AUGUST Sat, Aug 3 - Lenny Frisch (steel drum) Sun, Aug 4 - Ed Belling Sat, Aug 10- Terry Beck Sun, Aug 11 - Brian Clarke Sat, Aug 17 - Matt Murphy Sun, Aug 18 - Dave Bennett Sat, Aug 24 - Johnny Henry Sun, Aug 25 - Jan Marks Sat, Aug 31 - 1Steve Leslie Solo

Date: Sat, Aug 31-Mon, Sept 2 Time: 11am-8pm: Mon, 11am-8pm Location: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Cost: Free Contact: 314-361-6924 or www.sngoc.org Festival featuring authentic Greek food and pastries, dance demonstrations and live music, marketplace and entertainment.

Art Fair At Queeny Park Date: Fri, Aug 30-Sun,Sept 1 Time: Fri, 6-9: Sat, 10-6: Sun, 11-4 Location: Greensfelder Recreation Cennter Cost: Free to visit Contact: www.artfairatqueenypark.com 130 juried artists from 20 states.This Art Fair is one of the most reputable, longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region.

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636-228-4464 www.montelle.com Sat, July 6- Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes: 1-5pm Sat, July 6- TBA: 6-9pmJULY Sun, July 7- Steve Leslie Duo: 1-5pm Sat, July 13- Schmidtts & Grins: 1-5pm Sat, July 13- Dave Bennett: 6-9pm Sun, July 14- Terry Beck: 1-5pm Sat, July 20- Encore Trio: 1-5pm Sat, July 20- Matt Murphy: 6-9pm Sun, July 21- Adam Stanley: 1-5pm Sat, July 27- Dawn & Vince: 1-5pm Sat, July 27- Dave Brandt: 6-9pm Sun, July 28- Lenny Frisch: 1-5pm AUGUST Sat, Aug 3- Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 3- John Scott: 6-9pm Sun, Aug 4-Lenny Frisch: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 10- Man in the Ring: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 10- Matt Murphy: 6-9pm Sun, Aug 11- Dave Brandt: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 17- Encore Trio: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 17- Dave Bennett: 6-9pm Sun, Aug 18- Terry Beck; 1-5pm Sat, Aug 24- Dawn & Vince: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 24- TBA: 6-9pm Sun, Aug 25- Adam Stanley: 1-5pm Sat, Aug 31- Sean Holland Band: 12-4pm Sat, Aug 31- Zac Love Band: 5pm-9pm

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ummer vacation is great…for the first two weeks. The kids are thrilled to be home from school — sleeping late and glued to the tube. But that fateful day comes, as every cringing parent knows, when the midday whine of “I’m bored!” buzzes through your house and bores into your brain. You want to get your children moving to keep them healthy and you want to engage their brains, but you don’t want to break the bank on costly activities all summer long. With a little imagination and some simple planning you can create great, fun experiences for your family that will keep everybody happy and entertained without wearing out that debit card.

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Thrifty $ummer Fun

50 Simple Low-Cost Activities For Your Family FREE SUMMER MUSIC

FARMERS MARKETS Visit these websites or see our Events pages for dates/times

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARKS

Lake St. Louis Farmers & Artists Market lakestlouisfarmersandartistsmarket.com Chandler Hill Farmers Market www.chandlerhillvineyards.com City Centre Amphitheater, St. Peters www.stpetersmo.net Frontier Park, St Charles info@stc-muny-band.com Civic Park, O’Fallon www.ofallon.mo.us Music on Main, St. Charles www.historicstcharles.com Concerts at the Meadows www.themeadowsatstl.com Dardenne Prairie Summer Concerts www.dardenneprairie.org Party at Westport Plaza www.westportstl.com Whitaker Music Festival www.mobot.org

Visit these websites or see our Events pages for dates/times

Wentzville Farmer’s Market www.wentzvillechamber.com/farmers

City Centre Amphitheater St. Peters www.stpetersmo.net

St. Charles Lion’s Club Farmer’s Market www.rendezousinstcharles.com

Blvd. Park AmphitheaterLake St. Louis www.lakestlouis.com Rotary Park-Wentzville www.wentzvillemo.org Renaud Spirit Center www.renaudspiritcenter.com

Think back to your own childhood, and introduce your kids to the ways you spent your own summers, right in your backyard and neighborhood. You’ll be surprised at their enthusiasm.

Here are 50 easy ways to protect your sanity and provide inexpensive family fun.

SCC Outdoor Summer Movie Series asmith@stchas.edu or www.stchas.edu

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OLDIES BUT GOODIES Remember all those outdoor games you loved as a kid? They’ll be new to your children. Play “Red Light, Green Light”, “Mother May I?”, “Swinging Statues”, “Red Rover”, “Hide and Seek”, “Truth or Dare” and any others you know. Games like these teach your children cooperation, patience and fair play while offering the healthy benefit of physical activity.

Take in a free community concert

CRACK A BOOK FOR EVEN MORE IDEAS Check out these books and others from the St. Charles City-County Library branch nearest to you (it’s free!) for some ideas: • Kite Making Handbook - Rosella Guerra •

The August House Book of Scary Stories: Spooky Tales for Telling Out Loud- Liz Parkhurst

• Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff: 50 Projects You Can Build – David R. Stiles • The Star Guide: Learn How to Read the Night Sky Star by Star – Robin Kerrod • Go Wild! : 101 Things to do Outdoors Before you Grow Up - Fiona Danks • Design your Family Tree - Amie Leavitt • Fishing in Lakes and Ponds - Judy Peterson • The Outrageous Outdoor Game Book: 133 Group Projects, Games and Activities - Bob Gregson • It’s a Treasure Hunt!: Geocaching and Letterboxing - G&R Publishing • The Backyard Bird Lover’s Guide - Jan Mahnken

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Build and fly kites.* Go to the Flea Market. Enjoy free movies in the park. Play in the rain and make mud pies. Have a picnic in the yard or park. Try Geocaching. * Make bug catchers. Catch and learn. Build a Treehouse. * Check for free music concerts. Visit local museums. Spend the afternoon looking for shapes in the clouds Take board games outside for a game marathon. Set up a lemonade stand. Plant a flower or vegetable garden. Visit your library for fun summer programs and great books.* Search for treasure at a thrift store. Rent a movie and have popcorn. Make cookies or pizza with the kids. Take swimming classes. Make a home movie. Take a short train trip just for fun. Dig for worms and go fishing.* Make homemade musical instruments; have a junkyard band.* Put together a family scrapbook. Take some nature photos. Go to the zoo. Develop an online family blog. Go camping in your yard or away. Tell ghost stories by flashlight.* Arrange a sleepover for friends. Go roller skating as a family. Teach your kids to bowl. Have a star-gazing night together. * 23

SEE SOME REAL STARS The Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) offers educational stargazing programs every (clear) Friday night at Broemmelsiek Park in Wentzville.The Astronomy Viewing Area offers a perfect view of the night sky; something kids don’t see often enough. Bring your telescope or use the one at the observatory building to see the stars and participate in the free (and fun!) programs. Registration is requested for large groups. Your kids might be so star-struck they’ll want to join the Astronomical Society; members range in ages from 8 to 80. www.sccmo.org • 636-949-7535 www.asemonline.org 39 Spend the afternoon at a car show. 40 Volunteer at a pet shelter or make goodies to take there. 41 Go on a hike. 42. Set up the sprinkler and have a water party. 43 Go bird watching with or without binoculars. * 44 Make homemade ice cream. 45 Have a yard sale. 46 Tour a farm. 47 Research your family tree together.* 48. Go to the Farmers’ Market and make dinner with what you buy. 49.Take your dogs to the dog park. 50. Have a neighborhood parade. * See Sidebar for book suggestions

Summer fun is found in simple times. Just use your imagination and memories to introduce your kids to inexpensive activities they’re sure to enjoy. And remember to join in, too! By Robin Garrison Leach TimeOff Magazine / July-August, 2013


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uly and August are ideal months to pack up a basket of your favorite foods, grab your favorite people and head down to the neighborhood park for a picnic. Somehow, simple meals taste better when they’re shared beneath the broad limbs of a tree or seated along the rough bench of a sturdy picnic table. You don’t have to over- think or over –plan it; the best part of a picnic is the spontaneity. Everything you need for a safe, fun-filled afternoon at the park is right at your fingertips.

Food Safety: Keep Cold Foods Cold and Hot Foods Hot

Simple Ideas For Fun Picnics are great for relaxing, but kids aren’t fans of relaxing. Cook up some activities to make the day fun for even the antsy-est member of your troop. Have a scavenger hunt. Write it up ahead of time; bring a prize for the winner. Look for pictures in the clouds. Bring bubbles, bug keepers (empty bottles filled with moist grass), a guitar—if you dare—and fishing poles if you’re near a lake. Remember “Mother-May-I”? “Red Light, Green Light”? Give your kids the same memories.

It’s Picnic Time

Enjoy Family Time and Make Some Summer Memories

Picnic baskets are fine for cutlery, cups, napkins and foods that don’t need to be kept cool, but everything else should go in a cooler.

Where to Picnic in St. Charles County

Freeze water bottles and place them on top of your food—not only will they keep things cold, you also drink them. Your cooler should register 40 degrees or below. Pack raw foods in the bottom of your cooler so their juices won’t leak onto other food. Don’t transport your cooler in the trunk. When you get to your picnic spot, put the cooler in a shady place and open it as little as possible.

Use Common Sense When Cooking and Eating Outdoors Make sure all meat is cooked thoroughly. It’s a good idea to take a meat thermometer with you. According to www.foodsafety.gov , grilled burgers should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees; chicken breasts, 165 degrees. When cooking at the site, don’t use the same platter for both raw and cooked meat. Employ the “Two Hour Rule” to your meal: perishable food should go in the cooler within two hours after eating. If you pick up a bucket of cooked chicken or other already-cooked meals, you should eat them within one hour of purchase.

Protect Yourself Against Insect You’re outside. There will be bugs. But you can still enjoy your picnic. Try these tips. Bees: Wear light-colored clothing and avoid perfumed soaps or deodorants. Mosquitoes: They’re most active at dusk and through the night. Wear repellant and reapply after swimming or excessive sweating. Ticks: Insect repellant helps, but nothing can fully protect you from ticks. On windy days, ticks fall from trees and bushes. Check yourself and your children throughout the day. Follow basic safety directions to remove ticks. If a rash or other symptoms develop, see your doctor. 24

Sure, you could have a picnic in your back yard, but why not expand your fun? With multiple city parks as well as county parks within a short drive of anywhere, you can have a picnic with a new view every week of summer. Go to www.sccmo.org and look under “Parks and Recreation” to find a list of parks, their amenities, hours and directions. Many offer pavilions, tables, playgrounds, fishing areas and hiking trails. Broemmelsiek Park and Quail Ridge Park have special “Off-Leash Dog Areas”. Be sure to check the regulations before going; then, let Rover scramble into the car and enjoy the day with you. For city parks, contact your local government offices for information and locations. By Robin Garrison Leach


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Stay After Dark and See the Stars

Pack These Essentials • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Sunblock Sunglasses Trash bags Paper Towels Moist Towelettes Antibacterial Gel Insect Repellant First Aid Kit Plenty of Water/ Beverages Cell Phone Flashlight (if staying past dusk) Blanket, Lawn Chairs, Tablecloth

Broemmelsiek Park’s Astronomy Viewing Area offers ten concrete viewing stations equipped with electrical service to accommodate the latest telescopes. The site is open on a firstcome, first-served basis and serves as the primary location for the Department's monthly "Stars of St. Charles" viewing sessions. Call 636-949-7535 or go to www.sccmo.org for information on the next star-gazing event.

TRAVEL

Take a Cruise to Alaska

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n Alaska cruise/tour is a vacation that definitely peaks the interest of more than just a few people, and rightfully so.With its awe inspiring glaciers, majestic scenery, and fresh clean air, Alaska is a stunning place that often leaves one with a desire for more than just one visit. It’s a seasonal cruise tour destination, operating May through September. So budget conscious travelers will want to book early for the best pricing and cabin selection. The majority of Alaska cruises depart from either Vancouver or Seattle. One can travel either Northbound, Southbound or roundtrip on a 7 night sailing. Consider splurging for a balcony cabin for optimal privacy viewing and your own personal enjoyment. Ports of call on most itineraries include: Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway & Glacier Bay National Park. In addition to the ships

many amenities, guests will also enjoy time spent with rangers and naturalists that join the ship throughout the sailing to introduce you to the region’s unique flora, fauna & geology. Optional 3 to 7 night land and/or rail tour extensions to Denali National Park and Wrangell- St. Elias National Park can be added to the beginning or end of your cruise. Many guests will have the pleasure of traveling from their cruise ship to their deluxe Alaska lodge via glass domed rail cars. Be amazed at the scenery from the open air observation platforms, giving travelers even more opportunities to see stunning views of virgin forests and grassy meadows. Keep a look out, you’ll see your share of wildlife such as bear, moose, caribou & eagles. All things beautiful found in a place crowned by North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley. While sailing or on land guests can partake in one of several optional excursions. Some of the options include: dog sledding, panning for gold, salmon fishing, glacier hiking or attending a lumberjack competition. Flights can easily be arranged based on your preferences to coincide with the cruise vacation of your choice. Past guests, military incentives and local residence discounts may apply. 25

Cruise and/or land tours can be reserved with a deposit, final payment due approximately 60 days prior to your sailing. When planning your Alaska cruise vacation check with your knowledgeable travel agent for the best value. Your travel agent can provide you with brochures, answer questions and help guide you through the many options. The most common phrase from past Alaska cruise tour guests is, “ I wish I would have done a longer trip.” Followed by “I can’t wait to go back!” For more information, contact Brenda Blechle at Gulliver's Travel. 636-379-2700. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6 pm, Sat. 10am-3pm. Closed Sunday.

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Business Happenings Prasino Honored For Eco-Friendly, Fine Dining

unique décor of this Chicago-based eatery. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, visit them at the former Noah’s Ark site at Interstate 70 and Fifth Street in St. Charles.

Annual Awards Issued by Partners for Progress

For opening the newest, fine dining and area’s first eco-friendly restaurant, Prasino in the Streets of St. Charles development was recently honored with the Business Spotlight Award from the Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County. Prasino, which is Greek for “green,” is the perfect way to describe the delicious menu and

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The Cedars is a premier skilled nursing community with a professional staff. They operate with a team approach to skilled care- everyone working together to provide the care and services one needs and deserves. It is by far one of the most beautiful and elegant facilities in Missouri. Residents include people from all areas of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the St. Charles areas. The convenient location of the Cedars makes it easily accessible. It’s close to all major highways making it easy for frequent visits. Individuals do not necessarily look for a facility near their home but often for a facility close to where they may work. It can be very convenient to visit a loved one on the way to work, during lunch or on their way home. Mary Herbst Nardoni recently joined the staff as Director of Business Development and has helped assist the team to take some new direction. She is excited and proud of the positive changes, the involvement of hospitals, organizations, community and being able to reach

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groups and individuals: Air Evac LifeTeam (Economy Progress Award), Lindenwood University and St. Charles Community College (Education Progress Award), VSM Abrasives (Health Progress Award), City of Cottleville (Quality of Place Progress Award), Pam Reynolds of Phoenix Textile Corporation (Entrepreneurship Progress Award), and Lisa Baue of Baue Funeral Homes (Leadership Progress Award). Congratulations one and all for making progress a reality in St. Charles County! Information supplied by the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County

out and help those in need. Kathy Lorey, Administrator, has brought 30 years of nursing experience to the Cedars and she assures the highest level of nursing care possible. It takes a team such as housekeeping, dietary, nursing, therapy, finance and all the qualified staff who make up our team. No matter what level of care you or your loved one may need, The Cedars of Town & Country is there to help. They will simplify the process, answer your questions and make a difference in your life. Everyone is welcome to come take a tour and see the difference.

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Enjoy Great Meals in the Great Outdoors at your Local Restaurants!

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here is something special about eating outside in the summer. Sure, you can barbeque at home and sit on your webbed lawn chairs, or grab a picnic lunch and spread out a blanket at the park. But there are times when you crave something you don’t have to prepare yourself—when you want to enjoy the sunshine while you dine on great food with family and friends. We’ve got you covered in St. Charles County. Dining al fresco (meaning “in the fresh air”) is available at many restaurants in our area. Find your fun in the sun or shade at Ethyl’s Smokehouse & Saloon in O’Fallon. Ethyl’s is a beehive of activity: sand volleyball events, 17 huge TVs, a playground for the kids and a live entertainment schedule. The menu is huge and the food is as memorable as the atmosphere.

McGurk’s Public House

Their al fresco dining is perfect for a family or group of friends: enjoy cold drinks, a nice meal in a great setting. If you haven’t been to Magpie’s Restaurant on Main Street in St. Charles, you’re missing a treat. This former Spanish governor’s home lends an air of elegance to your meal; the outdoor seating is shaded and large fans keep it comfortable even on the warmest afternoons. With live music on the weekends, terrific food and a location that encourages strolling and browsing, a meal on the patio at Magpie’s should be on your summer must-do list. Try their fantastic blackberry cobbler! If you’re looking for a place to stop by for a nice afternoon’s respite and a drink or two, consider Aggie’s Closet & Tea Room & Wine & Beer Garden in O’Fallon. As the name implies, this quaint establishment can host a variety of summer activities. The outdoor Wine and Beer Garden is charming, and intimate enough to be the perfect stop for friends out shopping, a business lunch, birthday party or shower. Live music will entertain you on the weekends. Miss Aimee B’s in St. Charles will give you the feeling of stepping back to a simpler, quieter time of life. The home, whose lineage earns it a spot on the National Registry of Historic Homes, is as lovely and peaceful as any place in the county. Their al fresco dining is inviting and welcoming to visitors. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or desserts as you sit and take in the ambience. Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar in O’Fallon has carved out a bit of heaven along Highway K. Their patio seating is a coveted spot most any time of day; it is small enough to feel cozy but roomy enough for a great time with family and friends. Their expansive menu, great wines and drinks and many cooking, wine-tasting and other classes and activities will keep you coming back. The new kid on the block in St. Charles County is prasino in St. Charles. An eco-friendly dining experience, prasino (meaning “green” in Greek) serves hormone/antibiotic-free meats, sustainable seafood, organic produce and eggs. The al fresco dining here is well-reviewed and great for a weekend dinner or happy hour visit; they boast a unique drink selection, including a varied beer selection.

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prasino www.prasino.com 1520 South 5th, St. Charles (636) 277-0202 Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com 217 S Main St, O’Fallon (636) 281-CAFE Miss Aimee B's Tea Room 837 1st Capitol Dr, St. Charles (636) 946-4202

Llywelyn’s Pub www.llewellynspub.com 7434 Village Center Drive, O’Fallon (636) 625-8655

Aggie’s Closet &Tea Room & Wine & Beer Garden www.aggiestearoom.com 9036 Veterans Memorial Pky, O’Fallon (636) 379-6878

Bristol Seafood Grill www.bristolseafoodgrill.com 2314 Technology Dr, O’Fallon (636) 625-6350

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prasino St. Charles 1520 S. 5th St., St. Charles, MO (site of the former Noah's Ark) 636- 277-0202/ www.prasino.com Located in The Streets of St. Charles. prasino features a locally sourced contemporary American menu created by Executive Chef Jared Case. A concept originated in Chicago, prasino (Greek word for 'green') is a sophisticated, sustainably minded, ecofriendly restaurant. prasino has made it their mission to serve only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients including hormone/anti-biotic free meats, sustainable seafood, organic produce and eggs. Serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late

Come Enjoy Our Patio! • Banquet Room • Live music Thurs – Sat • Comedy Club • Murder Mysteries • Catering • Open every day 8 am!

night. The space offers seating for approximately 280 people inside and features alfresco seating for over 100. Open seven days a week.

Check Our Website for Special Events!

Mon – Wed 8A – 9P Thu – Sat 8A – 11P Sun 8A – 3P

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A European Feel... From Coffee to Food to Wine!

Retail Wine Sales & Gifts Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Catering & Banquet Room

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Judged “Best Wings in St. Charles Co.”

• Now Featuring Outdoor Sandbar with 17 TV’s! • Best BBQ in Town!

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• Mon- Kids eat free with adult purchase • Tue- Imperial Dancing • Wed, Thur & Sun- Live Music • Fri - DJ Night • Live Music Last Saturday of Every Month • Great dinner specials • Check website for more info

Outdoor Grill Now Open! Try our New Grill Offerings: Fish Tacos, Sea Scallops, Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin, Mediterranean Chicken, Beef Filet in additional to our usual items.

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Who’s Who In St. Charles County Get to know the people who make St. Charles County happen... from retailers, to doctors, to owners, to managers

Nancy K. Benes, Director Institutional Advancement Living Word Christian School

Megan Herman, MSW St. Charles Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association

Ginger Watson Marketing Grand Oaks Heating & A/C

Sheles Wallace Business Development Rep. SyndicatedSolar

Curtis Black Independent Distributor The Healthy Choice

Sherrie Giddens Author Family Friendly Books

Paula Reiter Licensed Insurance Agent Healthcare Solutions Team

Tommie Monroe, Economic Development Coordinator City of Dardenne Prairie

Pam Reynolds Founder & CEO Phoenix Textile Corporation

Dawn Valley Branch Manager Alliance Credit Union

Randy Weber Founding Member & Partner Hazelwood & Weber

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Gulliver’s Travels Now Celebrating 25 Years, All Summer Long! www.atripforyou.com

Missouri’s Favorite Gathering Place for Wine Lovers! Mon-Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm Sun 12 Noon to 5:30 pm Check website GREAT PLACE FOR WEDDINGS!

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Catering & Rentals for Private Parties & Functions

Wine Tastings • Breathtaking Views • Gift Shop • Music (In Season) Hwy. 94 along the Katy Trail just 10 miles SW of Hwy. 40-61 in Defiance See sugarcreekwines.com


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Call 314-434-3330 today! 13190 South Outer 40 Road in Town & Country Visit us online at www.thecedarsattc.com SEE STORY ON PAGE 26

• Skilled Long Term Care • Beautiful RCF Rooms • 24-Hour Nursing Assistance • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy • Luxury Rehab Wing • Respite Care • On-Site Dialysis • Private Dining Room • Kosher Dining • Gall Synagogue • Catholic Mass • Housekeeping • Private Pay/Medicare • Most Insurance Accepted

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