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ARTICLES LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

SPECIAL FEATURES 6

Our November Cover Kid is Elle

Choosing Toys Sick kid? When to Stay Home Going It Alone Making Change and Using Cash

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DADDY & ME BOAZ ROTH 40

St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine features St. Louis kids on our cover every issue.

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer

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FROM THE CONCIERGE’S DESK

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Giving Thanks for To-Do Lists NUTRITION NUGGETS DR. KATHY MORA 32

The Sweet Beet of Your Heart…and Other Unexpected Ingredients FROM THE DOCTOR

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease 8

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HAPPENING IN NOVEMBER “BABY” BUSINESSES

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NOVEMBER CALENDAR Jewish, Secular, Seniors, & School/ Synagogue Events

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JEWISH HOLIDAY EXPLAINED

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Thanksgiving? NEWS & BOOKS

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VOICE OF GENERATION J

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OOPS! TOP TEN

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Bad Parent Moments PLAYROOM 14 Fun Facts: Colors Word of the Month: Color PLUS: Chess • Jokes • Coding with Emojis

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A Moment’s Peace I can remember having my first baby and wondering how I was going to be able to shower and brush my teeth, because he needed me constantly. I just wanted a moment’s peace. I can remember when my children were 3 years old, and I still had to leave the bathroom door cracked open or there would be little fingers wiggling under the door at me. I just wanted a little privacy for my basic needs. I can remember when (and also because it is still happening) I just wanted to speak on the phone to another adult, without being interrupted. Is it too much to ask for the children to entertain themselves for just a few moments?

STEPHANIE BERK, PH.D. Stephanie Berk, author of “How to Potty-Train Your Dragon Child”, is a mother of 4 boys. She has a degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from University of Connecticut, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Language Acquisition from Haskins Laboratory/Yale University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging from Washington University.

I now feel frustrated when I want to talk with my husband after he has just returned from work, but each of the children thinks that their wants and thoughts are so urgently important that they won’t give us even 5 minutes to talk. I find myself screeching at them to “Leave me alone for 5 minutes!” The frustration is palpable. The big question becomes, “Why?” Why don’t these otherwise intelligent children understand that they need to be patient and respectful of what I actually need at that moment? Unfortunately the answer is simple: My job as a parent who teaches her children is not over yet. The boys may not need me to wipe their tushies or help them with their homework, but they DO need me to continue teaching them what it means to be socially aware of surrounding contexts. They do need me to teach them how and when to interrupt a conversation. And they do need me to speak to them the way I want them to speak to each other. When I am so exhausted and/or overwhelmed that I don’t mind my own rules, I model behavior that is not what I want to see them have. My “ugly” at home needs to be done in private, away even from my children. Otherwise, the children learn that it is okay to react poorly to being tired or stressed. It is okay to tell my children that Mommy needs a moment of peace, where no one asks me to do anything. It is okay for me to tell my children that I am going to go to my room, the bathroom, the car, or almost anywhere else where I can be alone. It is okay for me to ask my children what they plan on doing while I am taking my close-by alone-time. I AM the adult. I can still get my moment of peace, albeit delayed, while teaching my children respect and patience. However, I think I need to continue working on this!

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THE VOICE OF GENERATION J OUR GENERATION OUR FUTURE

Why? by Noa Hahn I want to be a rabbi. Why? As a high school student who constantly interacts with other high school students, the question I always get is, why? Why, when I could be a politician, a musician, or a professor, would I choose to become a Jewish spiritual leader?

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1th Grade Ladue High School

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[Voice of Generation J, Cont. from pg 9]

“…the people that I met taught me that it’s okay to feel confused about who I am.”

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he answer can only be derived from my personal experience as a Jewish young adult. Starting from my Bat Mitzvah, I knew I wanted to pursue this type of career. At the time, I wanted to be a cantor, yet I soon discovered that, as much as I love music, singing all day every day didn’t sound like my cup of tea. Regardless, after spending years studying Hebrew and liturgy and Torah, I decided that I wanted to return the favor for the next generation. The path, however, has not always been so clear for me, so I sought out a multitude of Jewish youth groups to help me find my way. The first youth group I joined was NFTY, the official youth group of the Reform movement. Here, I was introduced to the importance of Jewish youth groups, and I got my start songleading. I’ve played guitar for almost 10 years, however I never played in a Jewish context until I went to my first NFTY convention freshman year. I remember showing up to board the bus to Camp GUCI, with my guitar that I brought along for the vibes. One of the regional songleaders, a St. Louis native, saw me with my guitar, and before the day was over, I had already lead my first song session. That one songleading experience thrust me into the world of Jewish music- I went to NFTY convention to songlead, lead services at my synagogue, and went to Rick Recht’s Songleader Boot Camp. I didn’t stop with NFTY. Later on in freshman year, I got involved with another youth group, called BBYO, which quickly evolved from a casual hobby to a lifestyle. Only an hour after I became an official member, I was

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elected as my chapter’s vice president of religion and community service, and I started to plan and lead Shabbat services for my chapter. From there, I started climbing the ladder, and soon enough, I became the president of my chapter. Joining BBYO gave me the opportunity to grow as a leader in the Jewish community, even if I was only leading girls my age. BBYO also became an outlet for me to grow in spirituality and practice. At the International Convention last February, I found myself at a hotel with close to 3,000 others, so naturally, opportunities arose that I might not have gotten had I stayed in St. Louis. At IC, I spent all of my free time davening in the temporary Beit Midrash at the hotel. Before then, I had never gone to any service outside of Shabbat or Havdalah, and I was really able to immerse myself in Judaism. Because of my participation in these services, I found opportunities to wrap tefillin and even read from the Torah at Shabbat services. During those five days of IC, I grew immensely as a Jew, and the people that I met taught me that it’s okay to feel confused about who I am. In the past year, I have also gotten involved with NCSY and USY to challenge my Jewish identity. In NCSY, I have learned more about Judaism than in all other youth groups combined. Because it is an Orthodox youth group, NCSY places a high importance on the study of Jewish laws and customs, and the values and practices taught vary much from what I learned growing up. One of my favorite events was a study session on Shavuot, from 12 am- 7 am. We spent all night studying Jewish texts, and I especially enjoyed studying


Megillat Ruth because I believe that we, as a Jewish people, don’t give enough credit to the women in our history. I go to USY for a different type of learning. I know now that I want to go to a Conservative rabbinical school, yet since I grew up Reform, I practiced Judaism differently. I go to USY so that I may familiarize myself with the Conservative style of practice and prayer. By participating in many different groups, I have exposed myself to a multitude of ways to be Jewish. Each youth group has presented its own unique challenges to me as a Jewish teen, and these challenges strengthen my ambition to be a rabbi. If I somehow made it sixteen years without struggling with my Jewish identity, it would be very possible that, instead of pursuing the rabbinate, I’d be pursuing politics or music. Because of my experiences, I encourage all people to challenge their own Jewish identities in order to gain more confidence in their beliefs and discover their own unique passion.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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Birth of a baby, birthday parties, holiday time, teeth coming in/ falling out, just for visiting, and other occasions are often marked by the giving of a gift to a child. Sometimes the gift is of clothing or money, but often a parent will be asked, “What toy does your child want? I love watching the child enjoy and play with the toys.”

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any parents groan because they feel that their children already have too many toys. Others get annoyed because they are not sure themselves what to suggest. This leads to many discussions of how to go toy shopping for babies and young children. There are tips recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as other tips recommended by numerous Occupational Therapists, and still others by home organizers. Here is a combined list that can be helpful!

Tips:

1. As toys come into the house, try to take a quick photo of each of them.

2. Create a list of the toys your child already has, with both the name of the toy and the photo.

3. As toys break or have pieces lost, get rid of those toys. If they were well-loved and will be missed, put them on a list of “Toys We Want As a Gift.”

4. Choose age-appropriate toys. If the child is 9

months old, do not get them a toy for a 5 year old. There are choking hazards, and other aspects that make the toy both unenjoyable and/ or dangerous. Telling others to find a toy in the age range you want for either now, or later, can fill in the list of what you will want.

5. Think about what the toy does. Manipulative toys, such as shape sorters, blocks, and baby puzzles help motor skill, cognitive, and perceptual skill development.

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6. Try to evaluate the durability of the toy. Is it

washable? Is it sturdy enough for your child’s way of play. Recommending the criteria of a toy with high durability for an extremely “rough and tumble” kid is often very important to tell someone who wants to buy a gift that will last.

7. Multisensory is a factor that is suggested by

research to be important. Toys that engage the eyes, the ears, and touch, are often recommended for cognitive development. However, all such toys should have an “off” switch. Some of them are overwhelming for both children and adults.

8. Parenting groups often have discussions of toys

they love and toys they hate. Keeping a running tab of both of those will merge nicely with the list you end up creating for your own family.

9. Check for toy recalls periodically, and see if you have any of those toys. https://www.cpsc.gov/ Recalls

Toys are meant to entertain, amuse, teach, and help with differing developmental stages throughout human development. The toy business has grown tremendously, and now parents and friends have choices never before seen. With this growth, parents must adjust which toys they will allow for their babies.

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Green: artichokes, leaves and stems of the Black-eyed Susan flowers, coneflower petals, and of course grass


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CHILD

Sick kid? When to stay home It is that time of year again! The weather is getting colder. Children are spending more time indoors- with each other. Schools are getting germier, and kids and teachers are getting sick. Winter break, while still a ways away, is exactly what the schools need in order to kill the viruses that have been coming to school too. But for parents who are accustomed to their children being out of the house from 8am to 4pm, what should they do if their child is sick and it is not during a school break?

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hen that runny nose starts, the question always asked and at least internally debated by parents is: Can I send my child to school today? The answer depends in part on the age of the child. A high school student might be encouraged to go to school/work, just as an adult would. A toddler on the other hand might stay home an extra day- just to make sure the virus is over. The other

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parents, teachers and principals do not want to get sick from children who came to school when they should have stayed home; despite it being an inconvenience to the family of the sick child. Here are the general guidelines that the majority of schools want parents to use, in order to protect the teachers, staff, and other children, while at the same time keeping their own children as comfortable as possible.


For children ages 2- 12 years:

Must stay home:

Should stay home:

Can go to school:

 Fever= temperature over 100 degrees without Advil or Tylenol. (If you have to give your child medicine to keep the body temperature under 100 degrees, keep the child home.

 Sore throat, headache, “not feeling well�. Sometimes these symptoms can be due to a bad night’s sleep, or the start of using heat in the house. But more often, the child is getting sick, AND is contagious!

 Anything that is related to a non-contagious ailment, e.g. ear infection, tooth abscess, etc.

 Running-away nose= If the child needs a tissue constantly in-hand to catch the dripping (clear or otherwise) from the nose, keep the child home.  Diarrhea or vomiting that happens more than once and is not from a known, noncontagious cause.

 When the child says s/he feels sick to the stomach, has vomited recently, or had loose stool. It could be something other than a stomach virus, but sharing a stomach virus will not win any friends.

 Has been fever-free, without medicine, for at least 24 hours.  Can cover mouth and nose during coughs and sneezes, reliably and independently, with good hand-washing skills following.

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What do you get when you combine a philanthropic real estate entrepreneur and Dolly Parton? No, this isn’t the first line of a weird joke; it’s how PJ Library got started! Rewind to this time, just over ten years ago: Once upon a time, Harold Grinspoon was on an airplane and heard someone’s kid crying? We’ve all been there, right? Luckily, the kid’s dad had a book with him and read it to the child to try and calm him down. What happened next? The tears stopped flowing; the child became immersed in the book, and afterwards even fell asleep. (I’m sure everyone on the airplane was glad about that.) A few months after that, Harold was listening to a story on the radio about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, where inner-city children are provided free books. He decided to check into getting Imagination Library into his home community of Springfield, Massachusetts. But the story doesn’t end there…because a short time after that, at a Passover Seder, something clicked with Harold. He was drawn to the concept of passing Jewish heritage from one generation to another, and he decided to send free Jewish books and music to Jewish families with

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PJ Our Way, the Next Chapter of PJ Library PJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library, for kids ages 8½-11. With PJ Our Way, rather than receiving a specific book in the mail, kids can go to www.pjourway.org every month to choose the book they want to receive. Kids can also submit reviews and videos about the books. Who is eligible for PJ Our Way? Any child age 8½-11 living in the United States is eligible to sign up. Parents can enroll their child beginning when the child turns 8½, up until the day before their 12th birthday.

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Beyond the Books PJ Library Programs Although the parent-child reading experience remains at the heart of PJ Library, the program encompasses more than just the distribution and reading of books. PJ Library involves families with young children in a wide range of activities. Last year we held nearly 50 PJ Library programs, with community partners ranging from Jewish preschools to Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Last month PJ Library in St. Louis began a partnership with the Humane Society in all three of its locations (LINK) to offer PJ Library Shelter Buddies, a program which uses reading to bring shy shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits out of their shells. It’s a great way not only to socialize the animals, but also to teach kids how to treat animals kindly and to read aloud with more confidence. The animals are great listeners and don’t care if the kids make mistakes! The program is available to kids 6 to 15 years old, plus parents are invited too. The first step is a training session, where kids learn how to understand animals’ body language and how to properly interact with them.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

TWEEN

Going It Alone “Mom, my friends are going to the mall and I want to go too.” “Which parent is going with you?” “Well… we were going to be dropped off and picked up by Jen’s parents, but we will be there alone.” “What?...”

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he above conversation between a tween and her mom is very common, and has been for decades. However, the affirmative answer from decades ago is not the same as what most parents are comfortable giving now to the question of, “Can I go with my friends to the …?” Many of today’s adults remember going to the mall alone or with friends. They remember going to amusement parks, arcades, movies, ice cream shops, and other places without an adult present. However, even with the ability

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for frequent contact via cell phone, many parents feel that it is unsafe for the tweens to go to these places, unchaperoned. The parents are not the only ones concerned about unchaperoned children ages 9- 12 years. Malls in cities across the United States have started following policies regulating both the ages of unattended patrons, as well as the number in a group. For example, if there is a group of tweens that is larger than 5, mall security is permitted to ask them to split up into smaller groups. Even the Disney parks have a minimum age of 14 years to enter the park without being attended.


Where is this concern coming from? According to the Pew Research Center there is a mismatch between the public’s perception of crime and what the numbers are showing. The public reports feeling less safe now, but the numbers show a double digit decrease in both violent and non-violent crime rates, across the country from 1990 to 2015. The violent crimes that are committed are broadcasted more often now, and in multiple media and frequency, than in previous years. This gives an appearance of higher crime rates, and causes increased worry among parents. From the standpoint of the malls, larger groups of younger tweens intimidate older patrons. They tend to get rowdy, and they do not spend the money that the adults do. Hence the malls prefer, from a business point of view, to regulate the age of the patrons.

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Parents need to decide where their tweens are allowed to go, with whom, and when. Some families are comfortable with the parent staying in one place, and the tweens checking in every 45- 60 minutes. Other families are comfortable with a phone call upon arrival and before leaving. Researchers suggest that it is advisable to figure out a family “set of rules” by discussing with the tweenager, in an age-appropriate manner, what the concerns are and how to alleviate them. When the tweens know the rules in advance, and they have helped create the rules, they are more likely to be willing to follow the rules- often discussing with their friends.

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NEWS & BOOKS

JENNIFER BAER LOTSOFF, MSW Jennifer Baer Lotsoff works as the PJ Library Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly twenty years. Born in Memphis, she holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University. Jennifer works with professionals and lay leaders to build a vibrant Jewish community by encouraging collaboration through creative, fun experiences. With programs in secular and Jewish spaces, Jennifer encourages all community organizations to use the vehicle of PJ Library books to meet families wherever they are on their Jewish journey. Jennifer is a passionate connector of ideas, people, and institutions, and she credits her kids for bringing daily doses of humor to her life and endless crumbs to her car.

Clutter Two truths and a lie is a game I love to play when I'm getting to know new people. Ever played it? I give you three things, and you have to guess which one I'm lying about. #1) I'm an only child. #2) I threaten to put a brick on my kids' heads because they are growing up so fast #3) I'm organized. Can you guess which one is the lie? I'll give you a hint... I have an important meeting coming up at my office, so I transferred my piles into the file drawers in my desk to hide the mess. Yep, number 3 is the lie. In addition to my somewhat cluttered existence, I also have a hard time throwing things away. This probably isn't surprising; if I could throw things away, I would be more organized, right? Don't worry, I'm not a hoarder. It's just that I can't toss a perfectly good pen or get rid of a reusable grocery bag until it begins to get holes in it. One thing I collect that doesn't take up any physical space, just room in my inbox, is quotes. I never known what to do with a quote I like, so I either take a picture of it or type it out, and then I email it to myself. Does email clutter still count as clutter? I probably need to take some type of course on organizing your life. Remember when you were in college and you got to pick which courses you wanted to take? Interested in something wacky? No problem, take it as an elective. Our kids are pretty lucky. They have people who teach them new skills and make sure they are catching on to this new subject matter. If they don't understand it right away, their teachers make sure they get the hang of it. Our kids aren't the only ones who are surrounded by teachers though. After all, Ben Zoma is known for the phrase "Who is wise? He who learns from everyone." (That's one from my inbox by the way.)

Check out these PJ Library books for stories with unexpected teachers and interesting role models.

A Sack Full of Feathers Written by Debby Waldman Illustrated by Cindy Revell

Ages:5 to 8 Years

Yankel loves to spread the rumors he hears when he's in his father's store in the shtetl. But he doesn't realize how harmful this can be, so the rabbi decides to teach him an important lesson.

The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey Written by Steve Sheinkin Illustrated by Steve Sheinkin

Ages: 8+

In the fictitious town of Elk Spring, Colorado, circa 1870, Rabbi Harvey shares Talmudic wisdom, Jewish folktales (and a lot more!) through a number of short, humorous adventures.

It Could Always Be Worse Written by Margot Zemach Illustrated by Margot Zemach

Ages: 3 to 6 Years

In this beloved tale from Eastern Europe, a distraught man discovers a positive attitude for dealing with the overcrowding in his small home.

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease My kid has “hand, foot and mouth disease”? Isn’t that something sheep and cows get??

BY DR. KRISTEN BRUNO An instructor in Pediatrics, Dr. Bruno focuses on well-child care, adolescent

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and, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFM) or “Hand, Foot, Mouth and Butt” Disease, as I like to call it, is a common and very contagious viral illness. The viral culprit here is from the Enterovirus family and it loves to wreak havoc on our children in the summer and fall where we live. HFM primarily affects children under 5, especially our toddlers, and is only occasionally seen in older children and adults. (As with any viral infection, pregnant women near delivery should try to avoid exposure to HFM to avoid the risk of passing the infection to the baby at delivery.) HFM = blisters. That’s the best way to remember it, and the most troublesome symptom for kids. HFM may start with a fever, runny nose

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and general unwell feeling. Soon after, the characteristic blisters may appear and your child begins to complain about mouth pain and refuses to eat or drink. Lesions can appear in one or all the following areas and they may be few or many in number: ● Painful, small red blisters in mouth (on tongue, roof of mouth and gums) ● Small blisters or red spots on palms, fingers, webs of fingers and toes, soles of feet and buttocks

How long do these “spots” last? The mouth lesions generally resolve by a week and the body lesions can last up to 10 days.


If my child didn’t get this from the petting zoo, then how did he get it? HFM is very contagious and most children will get the disease within 3-6 days of being exposed. The virus is found in the poop, saliva, mucous and blister fluid from an infected person. This is a hardy virus that can survive on toys and grocery carts for several days, so it’s easy to share. Children are most contagious before symptoms and during the first week of the illness and they can shed the virus in their stool for weeks after they are well. For this and other reasons, children do not need to stay home from daycare or school as long as they are feeling well enough to be there, have no fever and have very few open blisters. As parents, we know that daycares may still ask you to keep your child home, so just follow your care center’s rules and your doctor’s advice on this one.

Here are some tips to reduce your little one’s pain and keep them hydrated: ● Give lots of cold fluids like milk and water, popsicles and ice cream ● Avoid anything salty, crunchy, spicy or acidic (chips, OJ, pizza) ● Use Tylenol or Motrin (over 6mos) for pain ● Talk to your doctor about “Magic Mouthwash” (Benadryl:Maalox:Nystatin) or use of an oral antacid solution for those pesky mouth sores ● Don’t’ forget lots of extra hugs and love (remember, adults rarely get HFM!)

The most commonly occurring complication of HFM is dehydration. Kids who have mouth pain don’t want to eat or drink.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

TEEN

Making Change and Using Cash Scenario: You are driving with your 15 year old, and you stop at a store. You are running late, so you give him a $5 bill and ask him to get what you need – which only costs $3.13. You remind him to figure out how much change he should get back, and he says, “Huh?”

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nfortunately, with the reliance on electronics and the hurried nature of the regular day, most adults over the age of 35 remember a time when they would have said to themselves, “$.87 makes it $4, and then one more dollar. I should expect $1.87 back.”, and then would count it, once given. It seems that figuring out and counting change has gone the way of the spinning wheel and the typewriter. But this is not where it stops. When teens work behind the cash register, and the power goes out, 85% of today’s teens do not know how to make change. Along similar lines, if your bill is $4.27, and you give the teen $5, and then you find and give 2 pennies more, many teens get flustered and don’t know to give you back the 3 quarters.

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Adults wonder why the teens don’t know how to do this? Teens wonder about what the point is. After all, a few cents difference is no big deal. The bigger problem is one of accountability and business sense; such as budgeting, and value of money. It is the responsibility of today’s parents to TEACH the teens how to make change, understand and create budgets, and be fiscally savvy. At school the teens are learning algebra, geometry, and calculus. They rarely review their basic math skills, or how to apply them in the adult world, unless they take a business class. (Just for fun, give your teen aged 13-19 years, a “make change” problem. See how long it takes for him/her to get it.)


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Give your teen cash, and ask him/her to calculate how much change should come back. Ask your teen to plan a family weekend get-away, with a specific budget. If s/he does it correctly, consider taking that trip. If your teen has a job, e.g. babysitting or retail, separate the money into 2 accounts; one saving and one spending. Keep a logbook, recording the money that comes in AND the money that goes out. Keep a special piggy bank for all money/change found in the street each year. Count it on December 31st, and then figure out where to donate it to. Show the teen how the cents add up.

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Oops, Perhaps I should not have given my child a thumbs up in the middle of her spelling bee. She thought she had the word right, but it was wrong. Oops, I guess I should have let the pumpkin warm up to room temperature, and be dry before I tried to paint it. Paint does not stick to moist, cold pumpkins! Oops, being obsessively strict with picking up toys does not work well when the playdate’s mom says that instead of playing, my child cleaned her house! Do you know what happens when the Little People toys go through the washer and dryer? My 4 year old can tell you how angry Mommy gets AND all about fire safety. Perhaps I should not have told my 6 and 9 year old boys that they smell like goats, and need to wear deodorant! Oops! I can’t believe that I never thought to pre-wash the clothing I bought for the children and myself! New does not equal clean! I can not believe that my 16 year old decided that WE were not strict enough as parents, and that he will be stricter when he is a parent! Oops, I took my child to Starbucks for a special treat of hot chocolate. I can not believe that I didn’t realize they had given him a mocha chocolate, even after he complained about it tasting like coffee! I can not believe that when I bought a sugary cereal as a one-time, fun treat, my 5 year old said to me, “Why did you buy this for us? Are you trying to give us diabetes?” Oops, I can’t believe I sent my child with his lunch, but forgot to put the sandwich in!

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Clinical Research Study of Asthma & Wheezing in Young Children The purpose of the ORBEX study is to use an oral bacterial extract in an attempt to boost the immune system to reduce viral infections and wheezing. We are looking for children 5-16 months old with: • Eczema • A parent with asthma Participation includes the following: • Weekly text surveys, monthly phone calls and 12 visits at St. Louis Children’s Hospital over three years • Questionnaires, physical exams and 3 blood, stool and nasal sample collections • Up to $990 to the child for participation • $20 per visit to parents for travel expenses • Study medication and supplies provided

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The Sweet Beet of Your Heart … and Other Unexpected Ingredients

at St. Louis University, Pima Community College, and Florida State University. Recent project officer on public health research evaluation projects around childhood obesity prevention. Experience as media and nutrition consultant promoting and providing healthy recipes on TV. Dedicated long distance runner, passionate proponent for physical education in children, and mom of two children who happily eat vegetables! A big shout out of acknowledgement to the following SIUE Food Science students who created and/or tested the recipes included in this article: Annalise Ankney, Alissa Apke, Eric Bonacorsi, and

As the end of the year approaches, sweets and treats become abundantly present in our places of work, school, and home. Students in my food science class are working on creating and testing recipes with interesting ingredients in order to learn about cooking properties of food, techniques to boost nutritional value in food, and developing sensory evaluation tools. I challenge my students to find creative ways to incorporate unexpected healthy ingredients into everyday recipes. For example, my students are experimenting with beets, avocados, monk fruit sugar, garbanzo bean flour, and baby food. As I write this article, my small office is overrun with cookies, brownies, muffins, and ripening bananas. Don’t ask about the bananas…..but, as the cookie crumbles, you may enjoy trying some of our surprisingly tasty food science experiments.

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Despite my years of insistence that beets are exceptionally helpful in lowering blood pressure, provide amazing antioxidant properties from the deep purple/red color, and have now become a huge food trend, people rarely let me demonstrate beets in even a sweet recipe. Never to be discouraged, let me introduce you to Sweet Beet Muffins (also known as Chocolate Beet Muffins), and yes, these were taste tested with young kids, college age “kids”, and adults. Overwhelming feedback showed that the muffins were a hit! They were very moist and the appearance was no different from any other chocolate muffin. The two tricks for making these muffins are: 1) cook the beets first, which helps dissipate the “earthy” taste and odor, and 2) puree the cooked beets very thoroughly until completely smooth (no chunky pieces). The recipe we tested will be coming soon, but you can find others online if you do a search. Next winner for best taste and fun surprise ingredient, avocado chocolate chip cookies, or as I’m now calling them, Hulk Cookies (recipe on page 44). Avocados are a versatile fruit/ vegetable that can be added to many recipes, to produce a creamy, smooth texture and pleasingly mild taste, all the while providing an excellent source of monounsaturated (healthy) fat. In this case, my students replaced butter with avocado in the cookie recipe to produce moist, chewy cookies that were super crowd pleasers. The avocado cookies were so well liked, three male student

athletes (track, wrestling, baseball) each asked how to make the cookies! Both, the full avocado and the half avocadohalf butter versions were well liked. It’s worth noting, the prepared dough of the full avocado cookies was a less than appealing greenish color, which bakes to a muted greenish tint; hence why I’ve dubbed these Hulk Cookies (alternatively good name, Teenage Mutant Ninja Cookies). The greenish hue is noticeable, but not awful, and then again, some people didn’t even notice. College students are not overly picky eaters when it comes to free food! The trick to these cookies is to shape them a little when placing the dough on the tray. The dough is stickier than traditional cookies with butter, and they do not spread while baking, so if you simply “plop” them as a lump on the baking sheet, they’ll retain that shape. Again, it’s a personal preference for the appearance, and few people seemed to mind or notice the blob shape other than when asked to compare to the traditional cookie. And no one turned down tasting the cookies because of the shape or color…. not a left-over avocado cookie to be found in my office, they were all eaten in the lab because so many volunteer taste testers enjoyed them. Stay tuned for more surprising ingredients as the data are reported……. and stay healthy trying these new recipes!

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Senior STYLE

Sleep Cycles Change Sleeping is not the same as it used to be. I don’t remember needing to nap regularly. Oh, did I doze off? I used to go to sleep late, and wake up early. I keep waking up throughout the night.

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hese statements are often voiced by adults, starting from about the age of 65 years. Sometimes, they are uttered as matter-of-fact statements, and other times out of surprised concern. The big questions are: 1) What is the sleep cycle like during this developmental period of life? 2) Why is it this way? And 3) Is there anything that can be done to change it?

One difficulty for the researchers is how to separate out health issues like breathing difficulties, diabetes, restless leg syndrome, and others from the actual regular sleep patterns.

What can be done to improve sleep?

There has been a tremendous amount of research on this topic, and here is some of what has been found.

While dietary supplements designed to favor melatonin synthesis have been shown to have no effect on the melatonin metabolism, there are several things that can be done to improve night-time sleep.

What is the sleep cycle like?

Increased physical activity, such as walking had a positive effect on sleep outcome studies. Getting exposure to natural light during the time that light naturally occurs, also had a positive effect.

The older we get, the less total nocturnal sleep time; on average 6.5 hours for adults ages 60+. This is compared to young children who sleep 12-16 hours, and young adults who sleep 8-10 hours per night. This not the only change. There is a reduced amount of Delta sleep (stages 3 and 4), which is the deepest and most refreshing form of sleep, and an increase in fragmented sleep, with multiple arousals throughout the night. The circadian phase shifts, and there is an increase in daytime napping.

Other things such as improving the diet, minimizing the effect of sleep apnea, and exercise classes such as stretching and yoga all help with getting a better night’s sleep. Sleep is an important part of human development and health. We may not be able to “brush” it like we do our teeth, but it is still important to try to take care of it. Even simple exercise, as in chair yoga classes, help to keep healthy and rested bodies and minds.

Why does this happen? The current research is finding many reasons for the changes that occur in sleep patterns, including hormonal changes, weight gain that leads to sleep apnea, decrease in physical activity, changes in the type of light exposure, increase in adverse medical conditions, diet, particular types of medication, and financial stress.

References Cornu, C., Remontet, L., Noel-Baron, F., Nicolas, A., Feugier-Favier, N., Roy, P., Claustrat, B., Saadatian-Elahi, M., & Kassai, B. (2010). A dietary supplement to improve the quality of sleep: a randomized placebo controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med, 10: 29. Duffy, J.F., Zeitzer, J.M.,Rimmer, D.W., Klerman, E.B., Dijk, D.J., & Czeisler, C.A. (2002). Peak of circadian melatonin rhythm occurs later within the sleep of older subjects. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol 282(2), E297-E303. Scheuermaier, K., Laffan, A.M., Duffy, J.F. (2010). Light exposure patterns in healthy older and young adults. J Biol Rhythms, 25(2), 113-122. Wolkove, N., Elkholy, O., Baltzan, M., & Palayew, M. (2007). Sleep and aging: 1. Sleep disorders commonly found in older people. CMAJ, 176(9): 1299–1304.

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Holidays are a time for celebration, but all the planning and preparation can be overwhelming. Here are some organizing tips to help bring the joy back into your Thanksgiving holiday!

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Cleaning

Meal Prep

Set a time with your family one to two weeks before Thanksgiving to clean and prepare the house. List all the chores needed in each room, such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping, or taking out the trash. Divide up the list and give each person tasks that match skill sets. For example, younger children can help by changing the trash can liners in each room.

Compare cooking temperatures for each menu item and look for dishes that can be cooked together in the oven. If you don’t have enough oven space or time to make each dish on Thanksgiving Day, decide which items can be made earlier and reheated before the meal.

Overnight Guests To create an ideal guest room, start by putting clean sheets on the bed. Add a bedside table with a lamp and an alarm clock. Be sure all the lights in the room have working bulbs. Clear some space and hangers in the closet, or empty a few dresser drawers so guests can unpack. In a pinch, use a free standing clothes rack. Put out a bowl or plate on the dresser for guests to stash small items like loose change or jewelry. Add a box of tissues and a small wastebasket. To increase nighttime safety, install night-lights in the guest room, the hallway leading to the bathroom, and the bathroom itself.

Food Shopping Write down the entire menu for the Thanksgiving meal, from appetizers to dessert. Use this menu to create your grocery list. Do you have enough serving pieces, or do you need to buy an additional disposable tray? Don’t forget the garnish, if you like platters to have some flair. You may also want to stock up on aluminum foil, zipper bags, or plastic wrap to handle leftovers.

Post the menu and serving platter list on the refrigerator and use it as a guide for the Thanksgiving meal. Create a timeline for when each item needs to be prepared, and what time final touches around the house need to occur. Just like the grocery list, the more thorough you are at including preparation details in this timeline, the less stressed you will be in the hours leading up to the meal.

Final Thoughts Give yourself permission to let perfection go! Be flexible with your plans, know your time limitations, and be reasonable about what you can accomplish. Holidays are much more enjoyable when you avoid setting yourself up for disappointment. For more resources on getting organized for the holidays, check out Jodi’s e-Booklet, "Get Organized for the Holiday Season", available for purchase on her website, www.organizingmagic.com. It’s a great way to give yourself the gift of a stress-free holiday season!

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JEWISH

HOLIDAY EXPLAINED

Thanksgiving? November is a confusing month for many parents, especially Jewish parents. It is not uncommon for a Jewish person to be asked: “Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?”, along with “Do you eat turkey?” In fact, many Jewish people consider Thanksgiving to be an American, secular, or nonreligious holiday, and hence will celebrate. For those Jewish people who only study and celebrate the holidays associated with the Torah, Thanksgiving is likely to not be any different than any other day. Saying “thank you” is a very important part of Jewish life and it makes sense that families would gather to do so, but the history of this holiday can present an added challenge, especially when multiple children in one family may have learned different facts and historical detail. One way of celebrating Thanksgiving honestly, without discussing the negative aspects of the Pilgrims’ arrival is to discuss the beauty of the United States, the importance of friendship, similarities of the Pilgrims to the people of Moses ‘ time, and quirky facts like the Turkey being considered for the position of “national bird”, losing to the Bald Eagle.

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BUILDING HAPPY, HEALTHY CONFIDENT CHILDREN! Here is a brief list of topics that can be discussed over the Thanksgiving dinner, and the dinners leading up to it:

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Turkey vs Eagle: Why should the Turkey be the National Bird? Why should the Bald Eagle? Which one would the child choose and why?

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Friendship: Why is it important to have friends? Why is it important to learn about other people? What is respect and how does that affect a friendship? Being thankful: What does it mean to be thankful/grateful? Who should we be thankful to? How do we express our thankfulness?

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Helping others: Who might need help in the coming months? What might they need? What are the right and wrong ways to help (perhaps specific to your family)?

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Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer

Perhaps you’ve been plagued by a faucet whose drip you can’t quite stop. Or maybe your arch enemy is a deer who treats your flower beds like a fast-food drive-through window. My nemesis is far different from either of those. For the past fifteen years, I have been tortured countless times by hairpins. I have walked on them, sat on them, and even been woken on a sofa during an afternoon nap by them. I’ve come to believe they exist only to jab me from any lasting peace and comfort.

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The point our kid argued wasn’t without merit: what if she’s good enough to dance professionally now? Spending four years at college narrows the window on a possible career that’s generally pretty short to begin with, so without receiving both dance training and intense competition, how could she ever know what her true abilities are? I countered that if dance doesn’t work out, what becomes of the next forty years of her professional life? Moreover, as I pointed out to her, since she’s great at academics—I taught her three times since the seventh grade—why not push to new boundaries in fields she’s only begun to explore? Cannilly mixing both logic and flattery, she responded that she had already received an excellent high school education (I hate it when kids are right!). In this family squabble, I was the grumpy holdout who insisted that dance should end with high school and college should mark the new phase in her life. But eventually two things swayed me. First, she started exploring college conservatories, so I could take solace 1

But what moved me the most was watching her dance. What started out in cute, sequinned costumes a decade and a half earlier (with a bun fastened by hairpins) morphed into something much more serious. With each piece I watched her perform, I saw her less as my daughter and more like an artist. Now keep in mind that I don’t know anything about dance in general and ballet in particular. Yet even a dope like me could see power emanating from her with each leap she took. As she raised her hands, sometimes I felt that they’d push through the ceiling of the auditorium. And—I’m not sure how to be modest about this point—I watched the reaction of audience members who really know something about dance, and at times I saw jaws drop and eyes become misty. She wasn’t simply dancing—she was bringing beauty into their lives. So in the end, how could I deprive her of that opportunity? While it’s certainly the case that we want our children to grow up secure and independent, how can we not give them a chance to make life beautiful for themselves and others? My wife and I are no experts in child-raising, but we’ve long thought that surrounding our kids with what we believe is true, good, and beautiful will seep into their skin eventually. With our oldest daughter, we know that’s truly been the case, even if she’s left a mountain of hairpins in her wake.

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For a while, I thought she might outgrow dance and move on to other pursuits. Yet somewhere in her early adolescence her love of ballet blossomed and her skills exploded. My wife and I (ok, mostly my wife) shepherded her around the country to competitions, camps, and auditions. Before we knew—or could even stop it—we became a dance family. And then slowly, we found ourselves embroiled in a conversation initiated by our daughter that proved even more nettlesome than the accursed hairpins: why not skip college to dance professionally? This idea started out as an abstraction but became all too concrete with each passing year.1

that while she’d receive instruction in dance, general education requirements would lead her to discover things in different fields, and—more importantly—she’d graduate with a college degree in hand.

DADDY

How have these miniscule metal terrors been placed around our house like land mines? Our oldest daughter is the culprit. Since the age of two or three, she’s been dancing, and whatever country produces hairpins has had its GNP healthily fortified by the Roth family fortune. Honestly, my kid must have gone through thousands of these things over years, and at least half of them have gouged me at one time or another.

BOAZ ROTH A teacher at Thomas Jefferson school for the past 23 years and counting, Boaz Roth enjoys challenging bright students and working with colleagues. He coaches the basketball team and has various other interests. Boaz and his wife have 3 daughters, ranging from age 17 to age 6 years.

The watershed moment in this battle to the death peaceful conversation was when a wellknown ballet school in New York asked our daughter to drop out of high school after her junior year to join them. It was at that moment that I introduced her to a new dance move called “daddy puts his foot down.”

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COOKING CORNER

Hulk Cookies

Sweets by Annalise Ankney and Abie Vahlkamp

2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened (NOTE: if you want 100% butter replacement, forego the stick of butter and use an additional ½ cup mashed avocado) ½ cup mashed avocado ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large egg 2 cups of chocolate chips

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Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Peel and mash the avocado until there are no chunks. Beat butter, mashed avocado, sugars, egg, and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. NOTES: If you use salted butter, we recommend using only 3/4 tsp salt or they turn out a little salty. For 50% replacement, you need about 1.5 avocados. For 100% replacement, you need about 2.5 avocados.


NOV

1 2 3 Friday

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

60+ bingo luncheon

11/1 12pm-3:30pm Given by WSG at Kol Rinah. $8 charge. Contact Nancy at 314-7271747 for reservations by Oct. 28th 2017. Great lunch and our great bingo caller Rachel Pivnec.

Halloween Candy Exchange

11/1 8am-8pm Bring 1 lb of candy to The Lodge in exchange for one youth admission to enjoy the pool or gymnasium at a later time. Candy will be donated to USO of MO for our troops overseas. THE DES PERES LODGE, 1050 DES PERES RD. FREE

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

11/1 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required. MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

ST LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER, 5050 OAKLAND AVE. FREE

2 Year Old Story Time

11/2 10am-11am Join us for stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 24-36 months. Adult must accompany child. SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE

Water Waddlers

11/2 10:30am-12pm Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

Ladies' Knight

11/2 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

11/3 10am-11:30am Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat. SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

First Fridays at FOX

11/3 10am-11am Join us for a new once a month special family event. Every month features a different activity, including music, art, special guests and more. JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Emilie Brockman,314-442-3267, ebrockman@jccstl.org

Aromatherapy at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

11/3 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

Historic Soulard Market

11/3 7am-5pm The market has hot food, bakeries, produce, flowers and even a pet shop. The market is open year round 730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

Wine Down Wednesday

150th Anniversary Shabbat Service

Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine!

Special Shabbat service for the 150th Celebration

11/1 6pm DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www.dimvaloo.com

Seniors

Presenting an interactive reading of a science themed story, and then a related hands-on activity. Each week a different book is read.

11/2 10:15am-11am

Secular

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

Baby N Me

Jewish

11/1 9:30am-10:45am

Ready Readers' Science Story Time

Baby N Me

11/3 6pm-7:25pm CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, 63141 314-569-0010

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TE Tots

11/4 10am-11:30am

11/5 10am-10:45am

St Louis Zoo

Open to the entire community, offered once a month for families with young children prior to entering Pre-K. These sessions are designed to create, and enhance, a Jewish home through music, art, stories, play, and group experiences.

Join us at Temple Emanuel. Each 45 minute Jewishly-themed session includes singing, laughing, moving and art. Join us for this early-years Jewish education with your small ones! (Children 6 months to 3 years with an adult.)

The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

11/4 8am-12pm

Secular

Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Youth Archery Training 11/4

Beginners: 9 am-10:30 am, Intermediate: 11 am-12:30 pm Join the South County Archers to learn and/or improve your archery skills and technique!

Jewish

JEFFERSON BARRACKS PARK $6 PP

Healthworks! Kids Museum

11/4 9:30am-4:30pm Here at HealthWorks!, we believe in giving children and caregivers the tools and knowledge to shoot for the stars, and be better tomorrow than they were today!

Schools & Synagogues

HEALTHWORKS KIDS' MUSEUM ST LOUIS, 1100 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 VARIES

Thankful for Trees

11/4 10am-11:30am

CALENDAR

Ages 5-12. Come learn about why tree leaves change color in the fall, as well as how animals use trees and fallen leaves to prepare for winter. We will also go outside and collect leaves to make leaf placemats. ROCKWOODS RESERVATION FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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CRC Rainbow

5020 WATERMAN BLVD, 63108 FREE

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TEMPLE EMANUEL, 12166 CONWAY RD, 63141 FREE AND OPEN TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

St Louis Zoo

11/5 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Museum of Transportation

11/5 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars. 2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

Sunday Chess Classes 11/5

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

11/6 9am-5pm

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Lap Time

11/6 9:30am-10:30am Join us for stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-36 months. Adult must accompany child. SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE

Open Jump

11/6 10am-3pm Who can jump higher or find their way through the obstacle course first, the kids or the parents? PUMP IT UP, ST CHARLES, 3691 NEW TOWN BLVD, 63301

Sensory Story Time

11/6 6:30pm Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300


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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Chair Yoga

Baby N Me

Babes in the Woods

Baby N Me

NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

It's always a perfect time to enjoy nature. Join us for a stroller walk outdoors. Discover how nature appeals to our senses no matter what our age.

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

11/7 11am-12pm JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

YOU AND ME UNDER THE CANOPY: Little Acorns

11/7 10am-11am (Ages 3–6) Families, meet in the lobby for a “nature” adventure, and enjoy a story under the tree canopy. Siblings are welcome. POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER FREE, BUT RESERVE AT 314-301-1500.

Butterfly House: Free Admission Mornings

11/7 10am-12pm First Tuesday of every month, for STL City/County Residents, come see this butterfly zoo! (No strollers permitted.) 15193 OLIVE BLVD. 63017 FREE

Storytelling at the Museum

11/7 10:30am-11:15am Engaging our youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and museum settings by using traditional and contemporary storybooks. Children will also enjoy a hands-on craft or other activity. Ages 2-5. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Book Bites: “N.E.R.D.S” by Michael Buckley

11/7 6:30pm-7:30pm Ages 9- 12, A book club with activities, snacks and discussion of this month’s selection. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation desk. SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

11/8 9:30am-10:45am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Cahokia Mounds

11/8 9am-5pm The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement. 30 RAMEY ST, COLLINSVILLE, IL DONATION ENCOURAGED.

Wine Down Wednesday

11/8 6pm Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine! DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www.dimvaloo.com

Teen Open Gym

11/8 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www.teamcentral.org. TEAM CENTRAL, 2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

Sneak a Peek at Mirowitz

11/8 7pm-9pm Sneak a Peek Workshop for parents. Roll up your sleeves and engage in experiential learning about how kids grow to be curious and ethical. Break out sessions include: Teaching Resiliency, the importance of learning a second language, teaching kids to pursue justice, and more.

11/9 9:30am-10am

POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER FREE, BUT REGISTER AT 314-301-1500.

Lone Elk Park

11/9 7am-10pm

11/10 10am-11:30am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle.

Open Play

Ladies' Knight

JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

11/9 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Two Tablets: Jewish Medical Ethics 11/9 6pm-7pm

In the St. Louis Kollel's next Two Tablets Jewish Medical Ethics session we will have the privilege of being addressed by Dr. David Greenberg MD - Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology, St. Louis University. We will be discussing parental rights in choosing appropriate medical treatments for their children. SSM- ST MARY'S, 6420 CLAYTON ROAD RICHMOND HEIGHTS, 63117 FREE

11/10 10:30am-11:30am Where creativity and Imagination meet! You and your child can play and use your imaginations as you have fun in a relaxed, non-structured environment

Aromatherapy at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

11/10 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

Savvy Senior Expo

11/10 2pm-4pm Join other tech and library users 50+ to discover the trends in technology and try out various hands-on displays. Learn how to read, listen, and watch to ebooks, videos and music on your mobile devices, and more. Receive giveaways and a chance to win a Kindle Fire! SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Museum of Transportation

11/10 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars. 2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

348 S. MASON RD, 63141 FREE

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Tot Shabbat- Shabbat in the Jungle

11/11 10am-11:30am

Seniors

A very special Tot Shabbat coming to you from the jungle! All children (age 6 and under, siblings and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more! NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE

Junior Congregation at NHBZ

11/11 10am-12pm

Secular

All kids ages 7-11, Jake Fendelman leads the Shabbat service specifically for these ages. NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE, MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

11/11 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

Jewish

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Furbearers of Missouri: Trading Post

11/11 9:30am-11:30am

Schools & Synagogues

Ages 10 and younger. Wanna be a great fur trader? Meet us at the Trading Post where you'll learn about MO furbearers habits. Then you'll capture your quarry and trade it in. Trapping is important to MO wildlife.! COLUMBIA BOTTOM CONSERVATION AREA

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

CALENDAR

11/11 10am-4pm 60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climatecontrolled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County. 15189 OLIVE BLVD. CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 RIDES ARE $2/PERSON OR $5 FOR THREE RIDES. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.

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Fun at Mills Apple Farm

St Louis Zoo

Come pick your apples for the New Year! Family-owned, this farm has been welcoming for decades!

The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.

11/12 9am-5:30pm

11477 POCAHONTAS ROAD, MARINE IL 62061 VARIES

11/13 9am-5pm

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Keeper Talks

Lap Time

Meet outside the Wildlife Hospital at 9 am and join our keepers as they feed and water our birds. Learn what they are, how they got here, and what they all eat.

Join us for stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-36 months. Adult must accompany child.

11/12 9am-10am

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

Sunday Chess Classes 11/12

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

Jewish War Veterans: Past, Present and Future

11/12 9:45am-12pm A Knosh and Knowledge Program at Traditional Congregation. Dennis Cohen, Commander of Jewish War Veterans St. Louis, will facilitate an engaging discussion on the history and current role of JWV. Meet other veterans spanning World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. They will share how they maintained a Jewish identity, while in the service. 12437 LADUE RD. 63141 $6, FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION, CONTACT MARIAN, 314-576-5230

11/13 9:30am-10:30am

SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE

Water Waddlers

11/13 9:30am-10:30am Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

Sensory Story Time

11/13 6:30pm Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300


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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Chair Yoga

Baby N Me

2 Year Old Story Time

Baby N Me

NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

Join us for stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 24-36 months. Adult must accompany child.

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

11/14 11am-12pm JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

Storytelling at the Museum

11/14 10:30am-11:15am Engaging our youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and museum settings by using traditional and contemporary storybooks. Children will also enjoy a hands-on craft or other activity. Ages 2-5. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Baby Play Time

11/14 10am-11am Let your baby explore the world through sensory play in a relaxed group setting. Ages 0-24 months. Adult must accompany child. Registration Required. SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE

Tuesday Tails

11/14 10:30am-11am Come for story time. No reservations are necessary, and all are welcome to attend class. Stories will be appropriate for children ages 2-5 years. 1705 S. HANLEY ROAD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63144 FREE

Innovative Teens Club

11/14 4pm-5pm A makerspace for middle school and high school teens. Explore low-tech and high-tech projects and gizmos to fuel your curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and math! 8765 EULALIE AVE., BRENTWOOD, MO 63144 FREE

11/15 9:30am-10:45am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Cahokia Mounds

11/15 9am-5pm The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement. 30 RAMEY ST, COLLINSVILLE, IL DONATION ENCOURAGED.

Wine Down Wednesday

11/15 6pm Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine! DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www.dimvaloo.com

Teen Open Gym

11/15 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www.teamcentral.org. TEAM CENTRAL, 2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

11/16 10am-11am

SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE

St Louis Science Center

11/16 9:30am-4:30pm We put the element of fun into science.

11/17 10am-11:30am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

5050 OAKLAND AVE. FREE

Open Play

Open Jump

Where creativity and Imagination meet! You and your child can play and use your imaginations as you have fun in a relaxed, non-structured environment

11/17 10:30am-11:30am

11/16 10am-3pm Who can jump higher or find their way through the obstacle course first, the kids or the parents? PUMP IT UP, ST CHARLES, 3691 NEW TOWN BLVD, 63301

Ladies' Knight

11/16 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Tater Tot "Turkey" Shabbat: ECE Event

11/17 5:30pm-7pm Please join us at Shaare Emeth for our monthly Early Childhood events! All our programs are geared toward preschool-aged children. 11645 LADUE RD., 63141 FREE

Book Club at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

11/17 10am Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class! 450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

Free Family Night at The Magic House

11/17 5:30pm-9pm The Magic House hosts Emerson Free Family Nights. These special nights enable a family (up to two adults and four children) to visit the Museum at no cost. 516 S. KIRKWOOD RD. FREE

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Tot Shabbat- Teddy Bear Shabbat

11/18 10am-11:30am

Seniors

A very special Teddy Bear Tot Shabbat All children (age 6 and under, siblings and friends are welcome!) come enjoy a fun, engaging, activity filled Shabbat program. Songs, stories, games, snacks, dancing, puppets, and much more! NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE

Junior Congregation at NHBZ

11/18 10am-12pm

Secular

All kids ages 7-11, the Bnot Sherut young women lead the Shabbat service specifically for these ages.

Jewish

Join us at Temple Emanuel. Each 45 minute Jewishly-themed session includes singing, laughing, moving and art. Join us for this early-years Jewish education with your small ones! (Children 6 months to 3 years with an adult.)

Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle.

TEMPLE EMANUEL, 12166 CONWAY RD, 63141 FREE AND OPEN TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

St Louis Zoo

11/19 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.

11/20 7am-10pm

1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

Lap Time

11/20 9:30am-10:30am Join us for stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-36 months. Adult must accompany child. SLCL, 1640 S. LINDBERGH BLVD. FREE

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

Keeper Talks

11/19 9am-10am

The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.

Meet outside the Wildlife Hospital at 9 am and join our keepers as they feed and water our birds. Learn what they are, how they got here, and what they all eat. WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Sunday Chess Classes

Standing Up for Civil Rights in St Louis

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

St. Louis has a long history of ordinary men and women taking extraordinary steps to fight for equal rights. The newest release from Missouri History Museum Press (available November 2017) opens up their story to middle-grade readers. This event is for kids to hear authors Amanda E. Doyle and Melanie A. Adams read selections from the book and ask them questions.

Schools & Synagogues

Lone Elk Park

11/19 10am-10:45am

St Louis Zoo

11/18 2pm

LEE AUDITORIUM, MO HISTORY MUSEUM FREE

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TE Tots

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

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NHBZ, 650 N PRICE RD, 63132 FREE, MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.

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WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NON-MEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

11/20 9am-5pm

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Sensory Story Time

11/20 6:30pm Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300


Tuesday Chair Yoga

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11/21 11am-12pm NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

Water Waddlers

11/21 9:30am-10:30am Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

Tuesday Tails

11/21 10:30am-11am Come for story time. No reservations are necessary, and all are welcome to attend class. Stories will be appropriate for children ages 2-5 years. 1705 S. HANLEY ROAD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63144 FREE

Standing Up for Civil Rights in St Louis

11/21 7pm St. Louis has a long history of ordinary men and women taking extraordinary steps to fight for equal rights. The newest release from Missouri History Museum Press (available November 2017) opens up their story to middle-grade readers. For parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who's interested in discovering how Doyle and Adams shaped St. Louis's complex civil rights history into an easy-to-understand resource for children in our region and beyond. LEE AUDITORIUM, MO HISTORY MUSEUM FREE

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Baby N Me

Lone Elk Park

11/22 9:30am-10:45am

11/23 8am-10pm

Open Play

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle.

Where creativity and Imagination meet! You and your child can play and use your imaginations as you have fun in a relaxed, non-structured environment

1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

JCC FOX BUILDING COMPLEX, 16801 BAXTER RD. FREE

Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade

Farm to Table at The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

Celebrating its 32nd year, we expect over 130 parade units, including musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units, restored antique cars and firetrucks, and marching bands from around the St. Louis region.

Adults with memory care issues can come experience the wonderful, interactive programming that our guests regularly attend and enjoy. Come join us for a class!

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Healthworks! Kids Museum

11/22 9:30am-4:30pm Here at HealthWorks!, we believe in giving children and caregivers the tools and knowledge to shoot for the stars, and be better tomorrow than they were today! HEALTHWORKS KIDS' MUSEUM ST LOUIS, 1100 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 VARIES

Wine Down Wednesday

11/22 6pm Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine! DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

11/23 8:45am

FROM 7TH STREET AND MARKET STREET IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS. FREE

11/24 10:30am-11:30am

11/24 10am

450 N. LINDBERGH, 63141. FREE, BUT RSVP TO 314-930-2632

14th Annual Native American Holiday Market

11/24 12pm-5pm 30 American Indian artists, craftpersons and vendors sell crafts and artwork. CAHOKIA MOUNDS FREE

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www. dimvaloo.com

Opening Day at Shaw Park Ice Rink

Teen Open Gym

Come skate in Clayton!

11/22 8:30pm-9:50pm Open gym is for children and adults ages 13 and up, wanting to practice gymnastics, cheer or parkour. Includes use of floors and trampolines. Waiver must be signed by parent if under 18 years old. Waivers available online at www.teamcentral.org.

11/24 12pm-10:30pm 27 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD VARIES $2- $8

TEAM CENTRAL, 2675 METRO BLVD, 63043 $8 PER TEEN.

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14th Annual Native American Holiday Market

14th Annual Native American Holiday Market

30 American Indian artists, craftpersons and vendors sell crafts and artwork.

30 American Indian artists, craftpersons and vendors sell crafts and artwork.

CAHOKIA MOUNDS FREE

CAHOKIA MOUNDS FREE

Historic Soulard Market

Keeper Talks

The market has hot food, bakeries, produce, flowers and even a pet shop. The market is open year round

Meet outside the Wildlife Hospital at 9 am and join our keepers as they feed and water our birds. Learn what they are, how they got here, and what they all eat.

Seniors

11/25-11/26 9am-5pm

11/25 7am-5pm

730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

Museum of Transportation

11/25 9am-4pm

Secular

Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

11/25 10am-4pm 60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climatecontrolled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County.

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15189 OLIVE BLVD. CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 RIDES ARE $2/PERSON OR $5 FOR THREE RIDES. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

Schools & Synagogues

11/25 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

CALENDAR

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11/25-11/26 9am-5pm

11/26 9am-10am

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

Sea Lion Show at the St Louis Zoo

11/26 1pm - and 2:30 pm Our roster of sea lion superstars will thrill you with flipper walks, ball balancing, high dives and lots of splashing! 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 $4 PER PERSON. UNDER 2 YRS IS FREE.

Sunday Chess Classes 11/26

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, 4652 MARYLAND AVE., ST LOUIS, MO 63108 FREE FOR MEMBERS. FIRST TIME TO THE CLUB IS FREE, SO NON-MEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

Monday

Water Waddlers

11/27 9:30am-10:30am Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child. 1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

Open Jump

11/27 10am-3pm Who can jump higher or find their way through the obstacle course first, the kids or the parents? PUMP IT UP, ST CHARLES, 3691 NEW TOWN BLVD, 63301

Sensory Story Time

11/27 6:30pm Geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300


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Wednesday

Thursday

Chair Yoga

Baby N Me

Water Waddlers

NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J

Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. As always, you are welcome to stay for Shabbat.

Spend quality time splashing and playing with your little ones during this great morning activity before it gets too hot! This program is designed for children, ages 6 and under, accompanied by a parent/ guardian who is able to remain in the water with the child.

11/28 11am-12pm JCC STAENBERG COMPLEX, 2 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR RSVP TO LAURA AT 314-442-3255.

Storytelling at the Museum

11/28 10:30am-11:15am Engaging our youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and museum settings by using traditional and contemporary storybooks. Children will also enjoy a hands-on craft or other activity. Ages 2-5. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

First Art

11/28 10am-11am A toddler art program where the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Dress to be messy. Ages 18-36 months. Adult must accompany child. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

11/29 9:30am-10:45am

SHIRLEE GREEN PRESCHOOL AT CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD, RM 8 FREE TO MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS.

314-569-0048

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

11/29 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required. MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Ready Readers' Science Story Time

11/29 10:15am-11am Presenting an interactive reading of a science themed story, and then a related hands-on activity. Each week a different book is read. ST LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER, 5050 OAKLAND AVE. FREE

11/28 9:15am-10:15am

Wine Down Wednesday

Zumba Babies combines music, dance, bonding, learning, and fun! Parent (adult) / Chld Class with Dina Haviv (parent, grandparent,nanny etc) For babies birth - 2 years old.

Join all of us every Wednesday for fabulous guest instructors and wine!

BNAI AMOONA, 324 S MASON RD, 63141 FREE BUT RSVP NECESSARY, PAM@BNAIAMOONA.COM 314-576-3688.

11/29 6pm DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

314.824.8224. For more information call our store or visit us on-line www.dimvaloo.com

11/30 9:30am-10:30am

1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

11/30 10am-4pm 60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climate-controlled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County. 15189 OLIVE BLVD. CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 RIDES ARE $2/PERSON OR $5 FOR THREE RIDES. CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.

Ladies' Knight

11/30 6:30pm-7:30pm Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS, 4657 MARYLAND AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Middle School Show & Tell at Mirowitz

11/30 8:30am-10:30am Finding their way and discovering themselves! 348 S. MASON RD, 63141 FREE

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“BABY” BUSINESSES 2 months

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8944 St. Charles Rock Road, 3rd Floor info@northwestchamber.com http://www.northwestchamber.com/

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We offer an amazing Taekwondo program for ages 4 to adult. Our core programs will provide life skills that will last you a lifetime!

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We provide affordable, high quality office furniture to small through large businesses. We even have a free, space planning service.

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Exclusive private and group chess lessons online and in person, by a chess International Master and certified professional chess coach. As a national champion with over 25+ years of experience, I offer innovative training methods, in a powerful program that fits all ages and levels.    

The Pet Nanny, St Louis The Pet Nanny St. Louis is a concierge pet care service providing dog walking, pet sitting, drop-ins and overnights. Bonded and insured, their slogan is When You're Away, I Will Stay!    

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Shock City School of Music NOW OPEN- An affiliate of the most trusted recording studio in St. Louis, Shock City Studios! Our unique and classic music school is located within Shock City Studios, which offers a one of a kind music lesson experience. We offer private guitar, piano, and voice lessons for all ages and abilities and Mommy & Me classes for children 3 months - 3 years. Shock City School of Music also offers performance training, studio training, and recording.

Genny Lobonc Billhartz, music director gen@shockcityschool.com 314-750-9395 www.shockcityschool.com shockcityschool

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Amp Up Action Park St. Louis' newest indoor entertainment venue. Join us for high-performance karting, an elevated ropes course challenge, threelevel laser tag and massive arcade gaming. Suitable for large and small groups of multiple generations. Trackside Tavern available for guests 21 and older. 314-439-8008  13901 Manchester Road, 63011  www.ampupactionpark.com 

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Rise Martial Arts

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New listing for November Listed in October Turning 1 year old!

Specializing in providing social, emotional, and behavioral support for children, adolescents, and their families.

Renee Dudding risemastl@gmail.com 636-226-6599 risemastl

Better Office Furniture

314-266-9083 3711 Mueller Rd, St. Charles, MO 63301 www.BetterOfficeFurniture.com Better Office Furniture

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Brian Goldman, President/CEO

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We are one of the fastest growing Chambers in Missouri! We are a Chamber without borders. We provide unique opportunities to do business and build relationships. If you have any questions or are interested in the Chamber, give us a call!

Haimann Family Counseling

Sarah Haimann, MSW, LCSW haimann.counseling@gmail.com 314-266-9828 8008 Carondelet Ave., Suite 104, Clayton 63105

NORTHWEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Young start-ups help our community’s economy. Look here monthly to see what is new!

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Salads to Your Door No time to prepare healthy meals?! No worries! Salads to Your Door provides you with a weekly delivery of 5 "full meal gourmet salads" straight to your door. Perfect to take to eat on the go or at home and conveniently priced, each salad provides you with a healthy balance of veggies, proteins, healthy fats to help you stay healthy, feel energized and lose weight. Chanala Rubenfeld chanalar@gmail.com www.salads2yourdoor.com busy and healthy moms

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We help businesses grow through our online marketing firm. We specialize in website development, search engine optimization, social media, paid search and video production. Turn The Page is a Google premier partner, which means it provides freaky results to its clients.

Beth Hammock, Managing Director beth@turnthepage-onlinemarketing.com 314-896-1989 2 Cityplace Drive, Suite 200-64, St. Louis, MO 63141 turnthepagestlouis.com

KINETIC counseling provides, individual, couples and family therapy. With the primary objective of helping clients gain forward momentum, some of the therapeutic tools employed include Cognitive behavior therapy, Cognitive processing therapy, stress reduction techniques, mindfulness strategies and Dialectical behavior therapy.

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Creating memories one box at a time, a complete craft project with detailed instructions are delivered to your door for children ages 3-7 yrs. The intent is to have parents help children complete a Jewish related craft. Project boxes include: recipes, a book, project supplies, and detailed instructions. The My Jewish Journey series contains many items to learn about Jewish holidays, customs and other Jewish topics from the comfort of your own home. Sherri Tons myjewishjourney@yahoo.com 314.954.4986 myjewishjourney.net

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This Premium Indoor Cycling Studio is a rock concert on a bike! We have the best instructors in the city that motivate you to take fitness to the next level! We provide shoes, water bottles, and shower facilities so all you have to do is come for a good time!

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Presence Float Center We offer floatation therapy sessions in a reduced sensory environment, allowing you to disconnect from all of the inputs of today’s society & reconnect with yourself. Guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed & great. Info@presencefloatcenter.com 636-220-6327 233 Lamp & Lantern Village Town & Country, MO 63017 www.presencefloatcenter.com

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Tutor Doctor of West St. Louis Offering a convenient, one-on-one tutoring service. We tutor students of all ages and all subjects. Tutoring is conducted in the student's home or at a public location of the client's choosing. The initial consultation is free, where we assess the student's situation and need, then recommend a customized tutoring program. All tutors are background checked and skill-set matched to the student's particular need. Parents receive a report after every tutoring session to ensure they are always updated on their student's progress. Money back guarantee for unused hours, and 2 free hours of tutoring offered for referrals. Robert Moellering rmoellering@tutordoctor.com 314-637-7972 www.tutordoctor.com/west-st-louis

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The company you can count on to perform everyday tasks such as clerical work, grocery shopping, waiting for the cable guy, shopping for personal needs or gifts, travel plans, getting your car inspected and much more.

KINETIC Counseling

Carly Cooper info@KINETICcounseling.org 314-607-8444 408 N. Euclid, STL, MO 63108 www.KINETICcounseling.org

At Cruze Delivery, we deliver food for restaurants that you wish offered delivery!

Time Solvers, LLC

Train Your Inner Warrior A virtual and live fitness business dedicated to helping our clients reach their potential in mind, body, and spirit, through challenging workouts, individualized and integrated (Eastern and Western philosophies) nutritional balance, and behavioral change counseling (again, integrated East/West). We bring our clients to their potential in fitness and all areas of their lives. Anna Altman anna@trainyourinnerwarrior.com 917-449-7900 /trainyourinnerwarrior.com trainyourinnerwarrior

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St Louis Jewish Parents, November 2017  

This local, monthly, free resource for parents is written by experts with advanced degrees, providing a high-quality resource for our St Lo...

St Louis Jewish Parents, November 2017  

This local, monthly, free resource for parents is written by experts with advanced degrees, providing a high-quality resource for our St Lo...