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Our June Cover Kid is Braiden. St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine features St. Louis kids on our cover every issue. Photo by Spoonful of Sugar Photography.

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Practice Makes Perfect. But What Makes Practice? 36

The Importance of Tuning Up Your Air Conditioner By Corey Malone

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Zoom into Summer with Zucchini FROM THE DOCTOR

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

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JEWISH HOLIDAY EXPLAINED

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NEWS & BOOKS

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Rooting for the Underdog!

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Quick and Easy Zucchini Pizza OOPS! TOP TEN

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Complicated Custody Cases

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EDITOR Why Did the Caterpillar Cross the Road? I was running late, finishing an errand, before going to pick up a child from school. I happened to be looking down, and saw a caterpillar that looked like it was going the “same” speed, relatively speaking of course. I paused for a moment to watch. Each leg attached to a yellow and black striped body, moving quickly, the head slightly raised, an air of purpose and focus. I wondered where it was going and why such urgency.

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.

That might have been the only moment of that day that I, myself, stopped to ponder anything. I realized before I went to sleep, that many of us are just like that caterpillar, moving fast, with focus and intention, and not stopping. I realized that whatever made me look down and actually see the little creature, gave me the opportunity to slow down and admire what was around me. It turns out that the caterpillar was a monarch caterpillar, hopefully one day to become a monarch butterfly. Forced to take that brief moment (and not step on the caterpillar), I was able to slow down and look around. I was able to admire and think about something I had had no intention of thinking about that day. I liked it. Now, even when busy, I try periodically, to take just a moment to look around and see what is going on. I can’t really slow down, but I can take moments to look around and take delight in the “smaller” things, such as my child’s smile, a friend’s phone call, or my husband’s text. I will be more balanced for having done so. My family and friends will know that I care. And truly, all of my work will get done — albeit just a few minutes later. Perhaps the answer to “Why did the caterpillar cross the road?” should be “To teach the humans how to slow down and enjoy some of life’s moments.”

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THE VOICE OF GENERATION J OUR GENERATION OUR FUTURE

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by Daniel Pomerantz The period between high school and college is odd. On one hand, I feel accomplished; I am saying my goodbyes knowing that I’ve reached the culmination in many aspects of my life, and I feel ready to attend Davidson College. On the other hand, however, I feel confused; I am in between communities, and I have found myself trying to decipher which community I belong to right now. Even my parents have gotten confused. For example, the other day I mentioned to my mom about someone I know from school. She later told me that she didn’t know which school I was referring to, since I didn’t specify, and by not specifying, she couldn’t pick up on my frame of reference. [continued pg 10]

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his time can be challenging, not truly having a community to call your own, but fortunately this summer I will be joining a few other communities to keep me involved. I will be a counselor at Camp Rainbow (a camp for kids with cancer and other blood related diseases) and 6 Points Academy (a URJ sports camp in North Carolina). When at these camps, I know I will not feel like I’m in a transition period, I will be exactly where I intend to be, where I want to be. Camps have an ability to make me lose track of time and sometimes even my reality. This disorientation is owed to the campers, counselors and staff who make camp so special. Because I will be enriched in a community with such amazing people, I won’t spend much of my summer vacation worrying about my transition to college, or saying goodbye to my friends from St. Louis. This summer for me, because of its constant communal sentiment, might make me numb to the time winding down before college, and the reality of leaving St. Louis for Davidson College. Being numb to your reality can be a good feeling sometimes, but not always. Being able to focus on a fun summer will keep me occupied and away from worrying about what the future holds. Being a counselor is fun, but it also takes a lot of work; it’s a job without much time for isolated thought. With my upcoming schedule, I am a little bit worried that I won’t take the necessary time to reflect upon and appreciate my first 18 years of life, spent here in University City. I worry that because of my summer situation, nostalgia might take over too late, when I am already in College, preventing

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me from actually going to temple, the high school tennis courts, and QuikTrip (to name a few) that I have loved and appreciated so much during my childhood. However, I also realize that as I get older I need to become more responsible, to be in charge of my own destiny and not let the past take care of me and hinder my growth. For example, I never thought I’d become a counselor, I couldn’t fathom the idea of not being a camper anymore. I knew eventually I would get too old to be a camper, but my brain didn’t allow me to think that far ahead generally speaking. However, whether I initially wanted to make the transition or not, I am now a counselor and I am fortunate enough to be in a position where I can impact camper’s lives, much like my counselors affected mine. Something that I originally feared is now my favorite part of summer time. I had a similar experience throughout High School; I knew that eventually my four years would be up and I would graduate and go to college, but yet again, my brain rarely allowed me to dive that far into the future. Even after an entire semester of 12th grade, graduation and college didn’t feel like a reality to me. But one thing I have learned in these past 18 years is that I must be cognizant of the need for reflection and being intentional about what I want to recognize, say farewell to, and be grateful for, with the awareness that if I don’t prioritize these things, these moments, memories and feelings can slip away in the business of looking forward.


Layne, Age 16 Cape Girardeau, MO

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POTTY TALK Many parents have recently sent in questions about potty training. The 2 questions asked the most have been chosen, and answered to the right.

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If the camp says that your son must be potty- trained by the start of camp, you have two choices: either figure out if your son is ready to potty train, and potty train him, or try to find another camp. It is not a great idea to put a time pressure on a child who is either not ready to potty train, or newly potty training. Even children who have successfully, recently, potty trained, will still have accidents.

With potty-training, there are at least two definitions. With one definition, potty training can occur when the child has the ability to recognize the urge to “go”, and the physical control over the sphincters. This normally occurs between the ages of 2 and 4 years. This method is quicker when the child is ready to pottytrain. This method also allows for a parent/ caregiver to leave the child for periods of time, e.g. to go to work. A second definition of potty training is when the adult knows when the child has to use the potty, e.g. as with the Elimination Control method. This is started as early as “at birth”. However, since it is the adult that is being “potty-trained”, this method only works if the adult can be there for the infant 24/7. The end result for both methods is the same: Eventually almost all children are potty-trained.

It is almost time for camp and my 3 year old is not potty-trained. Can I sign my son up, if he isn’t potty trained yet?

Parents that rely on camp during the summer so that they can go to work, or do their own activities, need to know that their child is taken care of during those hours. Sometimes when a camp says that the child must be potty trained, there is some flexibility. If it is a half-day camp, and your child can reliably pee in the potty, that might be enough for the camp to accept your child- so long as your child does not have a “poop accident” during the hours of camp. If the camp is a full-day program, they may not be able to accommodate your child. It is a good idea to call the camp and clarifying exactly what they mean by “pottytrained”.

I keep reading about the Elimination Control method of potty training. What is this all about? Does it really work?

The Elimination Control method is initially a way of training a caregiver to get an infant to a pot/potty in time for pee and poop to fall in. As the infant gets older, the adult associates a cue or signal with the action of elimination, like saying, “pssss pssss”. This can often lead to a child “holding it”, and any problems that happen because of retention. Regardless, eventually the child uses the potty regularly, and has a reduced time of using diapers.

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Summer Screen Time School’s out, and the pools are open. Children are excited about summer break, and parents feel the same way…mostly. Time off school allows the freedom for vacation, camp, sightseeing, and just plain old activity and imagination. But what about technology, should it be a part of your child’s summer? BY THAD FALKNER Thad Falkner has been head of The Wilson School, www.wilsonschool.com, for 12 years. A St. Louis native and educator for over 25 years, Thad has a Master’s Degree in educational administration as well as postgraduate work in educational leadership. Thad has led the board of another private school and currently is an officer on the board for Independent Schools of St. Louis.

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arents often wrestle with what to do in allowing or restricting screen time, and summer is not an escape from this quandary. Whereas a tablet, phone, or laptop should not become the babysitter, adults do not need to go so far as to establishing a ban on screens. There can be a healthy balance. Keep your attention on two factors - amount of screen time and kinds of screen time – and your child can enjoy using technology in a way that’s constructive.

should be limited to 1 hour per day of high quality media. For children over 5, limits can vary. They should be based upon keeping technology use from hindering their involvement in other activities. Only when technology is allowed to be intrusive, are concerns validated about its use contributing to childhood obesity, social/emotional delays, reduced sleep, and challenges to family functioning. When establishing limits with screen time, consider these ideas as well: ❏

Create some set times to be tech-free, like during meals and possibly one night per week.

Keep screens out of your child’s bedroom, and establish a common area for charging devices.

Amount of Screen Time Limits on screen time differ based on the child’s age. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests children ages 2-5

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❏ Eliminate background TV. Having the TV on while not actively watching it can be an unexpected negative influence on child development.

Kinds of Screen Time With children older than 5, it’s more important to consider the ways technology is being used than the time spent with it. When it comes to digital, keep this rule in mind consume less, create more. For example, an hour spent repetitively consuming the latest viral videos might be amusing; however, that amount of time spent creating with the Minecraft game encourages computational thinking. Here are a couple ways technology can be an engaging part of your child’s summer: ❏ Keep a digital account of summer activities – While hiking in the park, use a tablet or smartphone to take pictures and make note of words describing your excursion. The pictures can be saved into a creative presentation, such as a collage or video diary. The words can be put into a word cloud program for a keepsake or can inspire a poem. ❏ Create something original – Support your child in trying a new creative outlet; there’s probably an app for that. Explore topics like, composing music, designing fashion, making a movie, or coding a game. Keeping these thoughts and tips in mind, start out on the right track by involving your child and visit https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/ default.aspx#wizard to make a Family Media Plan. With some thought and planning, the use of technology this summer can be a win for parents and for their children.

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References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Family Media Plan, https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx#wizard Council on Communications and Media (2016). Media and young minds. Pediatrics, 138(5): e20162591. Elgersma, Christine (2018). New Strategies to get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It. Common Sense Media. Heitner, Devorah (2017). Five Ways to Transform Your Kids’ Screen Time. Motto, from the editors of Time. Traylor, Scott (2018). Enough with the Screen Time Scare! How to be Sensible about Children’s Device Use. Ed Surge. Wasmer Andrews, Linda (2013). How Background TV Undermines Well-Being. Psychology Today.

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One of the most important decisions families make is how to teach their children about what it means to be Jewish in the modern world. Parents and students want to learn in an engaging and meaningful way, in a social environment, and to develop a strong, positive sense of Jewish identity. We are excited to be launching KoREH: The Kol Rinah Education Hub. Our mission as a school community is to create an experiential learning environment where learners of all ages and abilities can take ownership of: • Jewish texts • Hebrew language • Their community • Their spiritual life • Their own Jewish identity.

Our new curriculum focuses on: • Hands-on experiences • Creating new experiences in and out of the classroom • New learning structures, from movies to board games to their very own siddur (prayerbook) • Learning will be exciting and speak to the identity, needs, and interests of each child Students spend time learning in their grade–level classes, in addition to chugim (electives) designed around their interests. Students created these lists and students choose how they learn.

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individuals with a strong sense of justice, a commitment to tikkun olam (“repairing the world”), and using their passions and skills to make a difference in the world around them.

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Lying??? Should a 2 year old should get put in time-out for lying about whether she took a toy off the toy shelf. Probably not! Research suggests that 2 year olds don’t lie like that, but 9 year olds fully understand what they are intending to hide when they say “No”, and the answer is truly “yes.”

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ying is common in the adult population, with social lies used to protect someone’s feelings being considered acceptable, and lies used for “personal gain” being considered largely, unacceptable. Lying has been studied with the scientific method, since social science was recognized. Even Darwin was involved. In 1877, Darwin published the first scientific study on lying. Currently, there is an increasing body of research that details the development of lying, and what is associated with being a good liar. The peak age range of the developmental course of verbal deception attempts is 8- 11 years. Brief Developmental timeline of deceit: 0-3 years old

Children don’t lie because they can’t recognize that others can have thoughts different from their own (Theory of Mind has not developed.)

3-7 years old

Children begin to lie, and get better at it as their executive functioning, like memory, planning, and verbal abilities, gets better.

8-11 years old

Children tell the most number of lies in this time period. The higher their executive functioning, the better, and more complex, the lie.

11-16 years old

Children tell fewer lies, but the ones they do tell are more complex and believable. There is a higher respect for negative, long-term consequences of lying.

What should parents and teachers do with children who lie or cheat? The most important aspect is to recognize that lying is normal, especially if it is happening in accord with the developmental timeline. A child who lies is not destined to a life of crime or failure. HOWEVER, just because it is a normal part of child development, does not mean that it should be ignored either. Research suggests that one of the reasons why there is an upside-down, U-shaped curve is because children learn that lying is not okay. If there are no consequences for lying, there is no learning. Effective consequences include: 1) catching the child in a lie and calling him/her out on it. 2) Verbally discussing the importance of being honest, 3) Common family punishments, e.g. time-out, losing privileges, forced to come clean. The important factor is to remember that although it is frustrating and can take years of discipline, persistence in teaching when and how to be honest and/or lie will give children the social tools they need in adulthood.

References: Lee, K. (2013). Little Liars: Development of Verbal Deception in Children. Child Development Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12023 Evans, A. & Lee,K. (2013). Emergence of Lying in Very Young Children. Developmental Psychology. 49(10). P. 1958-1963.

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Rooting for the Underdog!

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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.

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Certain smells, colors, or sounds take me back, down the road of nostalgia. Walking on rocks, for example, brings me to my camp in Utica, Mississippi, where we used to meander down long rock paved roads during summers filled with young love, song sessions belted out at the top of our lungs, and of course, a bit of teenage angst. Pecan trees take me back to my grandparent's lake house in Arkansas. The cheer of a crowd makes me remember yanking on my dad's arm as we watched the Memphis State basketball team, die-hard fans win or lose, season after season. Sports fans can often quote you the highs and lows of each season, who pitched a no-hitter, who scored that last second three-pointer, or whose touchdown dance was the most memorable. Not so for the Golden Knights fans! Their inaugural hockey season and already they are poised to win the Stanley Cup. (The zenith of the hockey season, for those of you who aren't fans, is winning the Stanley Cup.) This month will hold the

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final games and soon we'll know if history has been made.... a brand new, first year team making it all the way to the finals, and perhaps winning it all. This team is not without its controversy. Its formation was predicated on the fact that current hockey teams could only protect ten of its players, so that the 11th one might still be good but could be snatched away to play for the new Knights. On the one hand, it's kind of like a Hollywood movie about an underdog, a team of outcasts, like the Rocky of hockey. Will the ending be different than the movie? After all, (spoiler alert!) Rocky Balboa lost until he starred again in a sequel. Regardless of whether you agree with the way the Knights were formed, this inarguably, is a story about teamwork. The individuals originating from a myriad of teams came together to do better as a whole. I can't wait to see what the final chapter brings... and I'm looking forward to next year's sequel.


PJ Library has several sports-themed books which I hope will inspire great conversations about friendship and teamwork. Happy reading!

Flying High

Written by Julian Edelman Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

Ages: 5-6 Years

Jules the squirrel wants to play football, but the eagle, buffalo, and bear tell him he's all wrong for the game. But then the goat tells him that a wise person once said, "If you will it, it is no dream." Jules decides to work hard and give it his best shot, despite all the discouragement. And guess what happens?

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Hammerin' Hank

Written by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Ages: 8+ Years

This story introduces Hank Greenberg, baseball superstar and the first Jewish inductee to the Hall of Fame. Greenberg’s story takes place at a time when “outsiders” were breaking through barriers in American professional sports.

Beyond Lucky

Written by Sarah Aronson

Ages: 10+ Years

When soccer player Ari Fish finds a rare Wayne Timcoe soccer trading card, he becomes the luckiest kid in Somerset Valley. But then it disappears! Can Ari win the season without his lucky card?

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Nursemaid's elbow is a common elbow injury in young children. It is most often seen in children between the ages of 2 and 5, and is extremely rare in children older than 5-7. The soft tissues around the elbow in a child are more stretchable then in an adult, and occasionally as result of a pull on the child's arm, the bones of the elbow can to separate just enough to allow part of the elbow ligaments to get trapped within the elbow joint itself. This can be immediately painful for the child.

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Recurrence of nursemaid's elbow is relatively common, and up to 40% of children will have a repeat injury. As the ligaments of the elbow mature and become less stretchable, risk of recurrence should decrease and it is rare to have recurrences after approximately 5 years of age. For children who have frequent recurrences, parents can learn the reduction maneuver and actually correct it at home.

Preventing nursemaid's elbow isn't always possible (for instance, grabbing a child's arm to prevent them from running out into the street!), but swinging a young child around by the arms or lifting them by the arms should be avoided to reduce the risk.

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Fortunately, when recognized the treatment for nursemaid's elbow is straightforward. With simple manipulation of the arm, a medical professional can extract the infolded ligament with most children, and give them almost immediate relief. Generally, it’s not necessary to immobilize the elbow after nursemaid's elbow reduction, nor is follow-up is necessary as long as the child is able to regain full use of the arm within a couple days.

If your child sustains an injury to the elbow, and experiences pain and difficulty using the arm, it is important to have him seen by a medical professional just to make sure they haven’t experienced a more significant injury. Fractures of the elbow are also very common in children and often do require surgical stabilization. Attempting a nursemaid's reduction, when the bone is actually broken, can be very painful and potentially cause more injury or destabilize the fracture. Nursemaid's elbow should never be associated with bruising, swelling or redness. These are signs of a more significant injury that needs prompt attention.

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A child with a nursemaid's elbow will typically hold their arm against their side with the elbow slightly flexed and the palm facing down. When at rest, the child may not have too much pain but will tend not to use the arm and can have significant pain with motion of the elbow, particularly when they try to turn the palm face up. The child may report pain anywhere from the elbow down to the wrist. There should not be any swelling, bruising or redness associated with a nursemaid's elbow.

BY BRIAN KELLY, M.D. Dr. Brian Kelly is a Washington University pediatric orthopedic surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He sees patients on the main Children’s Hospital campus, the Children’s Specialty Care Center in Town and Country, as well as the St. Louis Children’s Hospital emergency room at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Kelly’s practice focuses on pediatric and adolescent disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as general pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric trauma.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

TEEN

True Friendships

Typically, when an adult mentions anything that has the word “friend” or “peer”, a teen’s eyes start to glaze over. There have been so many public service announcements (PSAs) on peer pressure, friends and drinking, driving, drugs, texting, bullying and more, that they feel like another one of these is coming on. While the teens may or may not pay attention to these PSAs, there is a different topic that is not often a subject of these announcements, is a noted concern of the majority of teenagers in the United States and elsewhere.

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True friendship. One of the most isolating

parts of being an “almost adult” is trying to decide if their friends genuinely like them, and vice versa. Another difficult part of friendship is knowing what is good-natured ribbing, and what is just plain disrespectful. Although, not always showing it, teens often feel hurt by something that a “friend” says or does. Many psychologists try to measure this feeling of “hurt”, and look for correlations with negative behaviors or mental states. Other psychologists, and many therapists, suggest looking at the behavior a teen is modeling. Teenagers largely model either one, or both, parent’s behavior; real or perceived, throughout the day and week in their own daily interactions with peers and superiors. Hence, oftentimes teens will complain about something in their homelife, and yet do the same thing to their friends. For example, a teen may say that one parent is too dominant and punitive at home, but that same teen will be very judgmental and punitive with friends or even younger siblings. A teen may recognize that his/her parents have a difficult relationship, but will treat a close friend the same way their parent treats the other parent. Many times, the teens do not recognize that they are modeling the behavior- even the behavior they say they do not like. How can parents help their teens with this? Most often, they can not! Typically, parents are not part of the teen-teen friendship. At best, if a parent is lucky enough to hear something that sounds disrespectful, s/he can begin a conversation about respect.

This is one where teens need to help each other, or directly ask their parents/older siblings for help! Here are some options:  Most teens have one person who they can “rely” on more than anyone else, be it a friend, counselor/therapist, or parent. When there is an interaction with a friend, significant other, or acquaintance that seems a little “off” or even offensive, the teen should be encouraged to ask the reliable person to help assess the situation. Was the interaction disrespectful or well-intended? Was the interaction just unknowingly modeled?  As the feeling of “I am not sure of this interaction” is happening, many times the teen can wait it out, and talk to the “friend” later, about the situation. Being polite, but direct and open, is a great way to strengthen a true friendship. Most times, there was no malintent.  Self-respect is crucial. If the friend who is even inadvertently insulting others, can not learn how their actions make others feel, the friendship can be “downgraded” to an acquaintance status. Teens must respect themselves and form closer bonds with those who share the same idea of what respect means.

References: Hill, E.N. & Swenson, L.P. (2014). Perceptions of friendship among youth with distressed friends. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 45(1). P 99-109. Nesi, J, Choukas-Bradley, S., Prinstein, M.J. (2018). Transformation of Adolescent Peer Relations in the Social Framework and Application to Dyadic Peer Relationships. Clinical Child & Family Psychology Review. Kwan, B., Rickwood, DJ., Telford, NR. (2018). Development and validation of MyLifeTracker: a routine outcome measure for youth mental health. Psychology Research Behavior Management, vol 11, p. 67-77.

Spring Showers can bring more than May flowers. With the change of the season, Spring can cause heavy rains, flooding, hail and many other circumstances that could affect your car, home or life. Not to mention if you are a parent of a new teenage driver, and worried about your child being out on the road. Andrew Jasper of Jasper Agency - Farmers Insurance is here to help you feel as safe and comfortable as possible no matter the season. Call us today to get your NO OBLIGATION quote Andrew Jasper or Daniela Hoffman 314-403-1744 (Office) Or Visit: JasperAgencyStL.com

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LEGAL CORNER

Complicated Custody Cases BY SUSAN E. BLOCK & AMY HOCH HOGENSON

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Most child custody disputes occur after a married couple separates, and a dissolution of marriage petition is filed. If the couple cannot agree on a schedule of custody time they will have with their children, the court must then determine such custody terms, often known as a parenting plan.

Hogenson are both attorneys at Paule Camazine & Blumenthal whose experience and zealous team approach make them excellent advocates for you in all family law matters, including divorce, adoption, and grandparents’ rights. Block served as a Judge in St. Louis County prior to returning to the private practice of law in 2004. Her practice also includes school and juvenile law. Hogenson was recognized as a Rising Star by the Lawyers’ Media Women Justice Awards and was voted as a Super Lawyer by her peers. Hogenson’s reputation is as passionate trial lawyer in high conflict cases and is respected by judges in both Missouri and Illinois. Call: 314-244-3667 (Amy), or 314-244-3640 (Susan) for more information or to make an appointment.

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This is also true when the couple has children but never married. When they split up, one usually files a petition to determine paternity, custody and support. What follows is the same as if they were married. On occasion a non-parent, known as a third party, may also seek relief from a court in some situations.

him or her and the child. In doing so, the court considers such factors as whether they lived together, whether the partners shared expenses and parenting responsibilities. In addition, the court must find that the petitioner would provide a suitable environment for such custody or visitation.

When may a court order third party custody or visitation?

Another common scenario is where grandparents have had a special relationship with their grandchild and then the relationship between the parents and the grandparents deteriorates around some issue. If the parents do not permit the grandparents to spend regular time with their grandchild, the grandparents may petition for such third party custody or visitation in the same manner as a former partner with the same burden of proof.

The typical case occurs after a couple who has shared parenting responsibilities of a child breaks up. One of the partners is the biological parent and the other is not related to the child. Usually the biological parent does not allow the former partner to spend regular time with the child after the break up. Then the non-biological partner may petition the court to order third party custody or visitation. Before the court can consider awarding any custody or visitation, it must find that the biological parent is unfit or unable to parent the child or that the welfare of the child requires such third party custody or visitation and further, that such is in the best interest of the child. The petitioner must prove that there is a significant familial bond between

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Zoom into Summer with Zucchini KATHY MORA, Ph.D., R.D.

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The fresh aromas and vibrant colors of summer of summer bring bountiful produce into your kitchen. Zucchini, the abundant summer squash is versatile, but not always beloved by children. Maybe a few fun facts and new recipe ideas can spark an appreciation for zucchini.

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The unassuming and mild flavored zucchini has an interesting history. Zucchini ancestry begins in Mexico and South America; with European colonization, cultivation of zucchini began. What we know of zucchini today was developed in Italy in the 19th century. The Italian word for squash is “zucca” and in the tres chic cuisine of France, the word for squash is “courgette”. It was about the 1920s when Italian immigrants brought zucchini to California. In the U.S. we call the green, summer squash “zucchini”, because there is no English language equivalent.

serve marinated sliced raw cucumbers, zucchini, and sweet onion in rice vinegar (marinate for ~1 hour).

Then there is the cucumber. Although both have green outer skin, are oblong shape, and can be eaten raw, zucchini should not be confused with a cucumber. These are not interchangeable in cooking; zucchini will soften, brown, and sweeten when heated, while cucumbers maintain more crispness and crunchiness when served or eaten raw. If you want to add a complementing side dish to a spicy menu item or tangy summer topping for a burger,

Zucchini’s versatility allow it to be added to recipes raw or cooked, so explore the endless possibilities of adding zucchini into healthy meals for your family this summer.

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In the spirit of identity-neutral, let’s just call zucchini a fruit-vegetable. Botanically it’s a fruit, but for culinary purposes, we treat zucchini as a vegetable. Adding 1 cup of zucchini to a recipe or meal provides vitamin C, potassium, folate, vitamin K, and beta carotene (we convert beta carotene to a useable form of vitamin A). Check out this month’s Cooking Corner for Zucchini recipes!

References http://www.vegetablefacts.net/vegetable-history/zucchini-history/ https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/zucchini-snack-pizzas-recipe-1945859


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Senior STYLE SUMMER PLANS

Many adults, ages 65 years and older, use the summer for exciting excursions and travel. Whether traveling locally or further away, for family or for sightseeing, there are several things to keep in mind. Here are a few of them:

SKIN SAFETY: While perhaps not as smooth as a baby’s bottom, adult skin is still just as important to protect! As adults, there is a very careful balance that needs to be considered: skin cancer versus vitamin D deficiency. The more exposure to the ultra violet rays from the sun, the greater risk there is of skin cancer. It is crucial to use sunscreen, reapplying as per the directions provided by that particular product. However, staying indoors to avoid the sun, does not allow the sufficient amount of UVB rays to be absorbed. Research shows that those who

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avoided sunshine were largely at risk of deficiency (<40 nmol/L), whereas those who enjoyed sunshine tended to be vitamin D sufficient (≥50 nmol/L). If you are unsure of how much time you should be spending outside this summer, your doctor’s office can advise.

HYDRATION: Not running around on a soccer field, but sightseeing instead? Doesn’t much matter! Staying hydrated is important for skin, kidneys, brain function, and even staying cool. It might be inconvenient to have to find


a restroom to eliminate all you are drinking, but staying properly hydrated is crucial for good health and enjoyment of summer plans. Water is great, but you can vary your liquid intake as well. If you tolerate dairy well, milk is often better than “Gatorade-type” drinks. Adding lemon, lime, strawberries, cucumber, and other fruits or vegetables to your water is another way to vary the taste without adding extra, artificial ingredients!

ENERGY DEMANDS: Know, and TRUST, yourself. When making summer travel plans, decide if you would prefer to be with a group, or on your own. Imagine the physical demands of the trip AND keeping with the group. See if there are options on day trips, such as staying at the hotel, or sitting at a nearby cafe.

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Taking pictures and videos are an important part of traveling. There are always aspects of a trip that are less than fun, but you remember more of the positive aspects when you can look back at photos, videos, and tokens such as admissions stubs. Returning with these, allows you to create a scrapbook afterwards. You can include names of people and places, notes about what you liked and didn’t like, and more. This is a great way to prolong the enjoyment from your trip. Not traveling to an “exotic” place? That doesn’t matter! All of the above still apply to the amazing “stay-cation” experience as well.

References O'Sullivan F, Laird E, Kelly D, van Geffen J, van Weele M, McNulty H, Hoey L, Healy M, McCarroll K, Cunningham C, Casey M, Ward M, Strain JJ, Molloy AM, Zgaga L. (2017). Ambient UVB Dose and Sun Enjoyment Are Important Predictors of Vitamin D Status in an OlderPopulation. Journal of Nutrition. Vol 147(5).

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FROM THE

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The Importance of Tuning Up Your Air Conditioner BY COREY MALONE Corey Malone is the second generation, President and Owner of Air Comfort Service, Inc. Heating and Cooling. He currently serves as President of the Missouri Coalition for Fair Competition and on the Ameren Missouri Contractor Board and Gateway Air Conditioning Board.

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With spring and summer checklists floating around social media, and preparations kicking into high gear this month to get your home ready for hot weather, you’ll undoubtedly see “Air Conditioner Check” on those lists. And there’s a good reason why. All heating and cooling equipment manufacturers and the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) recommend having your cooling equipment cleaned and checked, or tuned-up, each spring, and your heating equipment cleaned and checked, or tuned-up, each fall.

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An air conditioner tune-up accomplishes a few things. First, maintaining your a/c with a tune-up each season ensures it has been clean of any dirt or debris. This keeps your a/c operating at maximum efficiency which translates to lower utility costs for you. Second, when a professional HVAC technician performs a tune-up, they look over all the major components or your air conditioner. This alerts the technician to anything they see that could be a potential problem in the near future, which can help you prevent coming home to a hot and stuffy house. For example, if the technician gets a reading of a low refrigerant level, you’ll be presented with options to fix the problem now. Without the tune-up, you’d have been unaware of the fact that you have a leak in your system with your refrigerant continually draining until you have no cool air coming out of your vents, and there’s never a good time to discover that problem. So tune-ups can alert you to potential problems and help prevent costly repairs.

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Third, maintaining your air conditioner will help it live longer. Most HVAC systems run daily. Even if you’re not using your air conditioner, you’re probably still using the fan to keep air circulating in your home. The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) and Energy Star say heating and cooling systems account for over 40% of the energy used in homes. Buying new heating and cooling equipment is a big investment. Protect that investment with annual tune-ups so you get the most out of your money. Finally, air conditioner tune-ups keep your manufacturer’s warranty intact. Most heating and cooling equipment comes with a 5-10 year manufacturer’s part warranty. But in the fine print of those warranties is usually a line saying the equipment must have been properly maintained. Keep your warranty intact and make sure your air conditioner is operating at its best this summer while helping you prevent repairs and extending its life with a tune-up. Tune-ups should be performed by trained technicians and completed before the hot weather arrives. So take some time this month to do your research on a reputable heating and cooling company, schedule your air conditioner tune-up, and stay in your comfort zone this summer by crossing an important item off your checklist.

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JEWISH

HOLIDAY EXPLAINED

Tisha Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Av and the Three Weeks In the year 2018, the Three Weeks starts on June 30th, and ends with Tisha Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Av (July 21st into the 22nd). This annual mourning period starts with remembering the destruction of the Holy Temple, and concludes with the date when both Holy Temples that stood in Jerusalem were destroyed. The 9th day of the month of Av is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar because the Holy Temples were destroyed on approximately the same day but many years apart. The 9th of Av has also had a number of other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout history, including the Jews being expelled from England and Spain, World War I breaking out, and more.

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No cutting hair. No buying new clothes. ●From the first of Av until the 9th, those who are observant do no eat meat or drink wine. ●There is a full day fast starting at sunset before Tisha B’Av. Often the meal includes eggs, lentils, and other round foods. The round foods represent the circle of life and mourning. ●On the ninth of Tisha, in addition to the fast, the Book of Lamentations is read, wearing leather shoes is avoided, people refrain from bathing, and follow other mourning customs.

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The positive thought during this solemn and reflective, sad holiday??? One day, when there is peace on Earth, the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av will be transformed and celebrated with great joy and happiness.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. BUT WHAT MAKES PRACTICE?

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ccording to author Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. Yet my brother and his wife are expecting their first child this fall— with zero hours of parenting! Well, I have been a parent for over 175,000 hours. Therefore, as 17.5 experts, I present my accumulated wisdom.

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Everyone is an expert. Not just me! It’s hard to believe, but people will give you unsolicited advice! People like me, with several kids across a wide age range, will tell you all about their own children’s accomplishments, disappointments, and bodily functions. But so will people whose children are now 40 and have mastered those functions, as well as people who have never had children. That’s not even counting the thousands of articles written by MDs and PhDs, including some with a PhD in a subject that has nothing to do with parenting. But it’s important to listen, share, and know that you’re not in this alone. Far from it, even if it sometimes feels that way. On the other hand…

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No one is an expert. Not even me! Anyone who has been a parent for over a year will get their coveted 10,000 hours. But anyone who thinks he’s mastered parenting will likely be horrified to discover that his own child doesn’t even, say, know that a chicken wrap is a kind of sandwich. (It is!) At the same time, some people do know a lot. Listen to the ones who vouch for sunscreen, vaccinations, and that a hot dog is, in fact, also a sandwich. While any topic related to power struggles—practicing the piano, going to bed, what counts as a sandwich—will affect most families, ultimately every parent’s and child’s experiences are unique, and so they need to be discovered, uniquely, one at a time.


All the clichés are true. Look what I said: “Every parent’s and child’s experiences are unique.” Ugggh. It’s a bad sentence but a good sentiment. See also: “The days are long but the years are short,” and my own mother’s favorite, “It is what it is.” It is! What else would it be? However… None of the clichés help with the day to day stuff. Someone will need to watch that baby all the time, for at least the first 87,000 hours. When my wife and I reminisce about our prekid adventures 200,000 hours ago, for a second I’ll panic and wonder, Who was with the kids? Then I’ll realize there were no kids yet. The commitment of parenting affects every aspect of one’s memory and perception. But of course, as you’ve noticed…

Advice will be contradictory. It is what it is. You are no longer the main character, the protagonist, in the story of your life. You’re now a supporting character, an archetype, in your child’s story, so that every time in the future when she refers to “my father,” she’ll mean you—and not the person you are now, but the person you will become, by being her father. It’s something no one can prepare for, because… There is no practice. Practice is one of those strange words that mean two opposites at once: it signifies the actual doing, like the old joke, “I’ve been a practicing surgeon for 30 years. You’d think I’d get the hang of it by now!” And when it comes to parenting, there is only the doing, as opposed to Malcom Gladwell’s sense

of practice, getting ready to do: “I’m practicing for my concert.” There is no future parenting concert. One stage of parenting is not preparation for the next. Raising a child is its own reward, or occasional punishment, as opposed to a means of some mythic parenting prize: “Congratulations! Your baby is now 21! You’ve earned your BA (Bachelor of Adulthood)!” In a final cliché, parenting is about the journey, not the destination. There is no destination. No destination? Then how does your child get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, man, practice.

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Simchat Shabbat is a joy-filled, intergenerational, participatory service held on the first Friday evening of every month. We have assembled a new band who will lead us in high energy, contemporary music, and birthday blessings will be offered as well. While Simchat Shabbat is embraced by members of all ages, it includes a special component designed just for elementary-age children. CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD FREE

Parks Food Truck Fest

6/1 5pm-8pm Enjoy dinner in the Park with live music by the Steve Ewing Duo. No coolers allowed. LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK, 12580 ROTT ROAD, FREE. FOOD FOR PURCHASE.

Yoga Story Time

6/1 1pm-2pm Ages 2-5 years. Stretch your imagination with stories and exercise in this yoga story time. Comfy, stretchy clothes suggested. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Farm Friday

6/1 10am-1pm

6/2 9am-9pm Train displays, craft vendors, live music, games, chess tournament, and petting zoo. MAIN STREET OF DE SOTO, MO VARIES

Children's Garden Club

6/2 9am-11am

Seniors

6/1 6pm-7:15pm

Train Days Festival on De Soto Main St.

Designed to educate and bring delight in gardening and horticulture through projects that participants begin themselves and take home to grow and enjoy. SHERWOOD'S FOREST NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTER FREE. FOR MORE INFO CALL (314) 822-9095 OR EMAIL DWOLTER@STLOUISCO.COM.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

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Simchat Shabbat

6/2 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

Historic Soulard Market

6/2 7am-5pm The market has hot food, bakeries, produce, flowers and even a pet shop. The market is open year round

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730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

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6/3 10am-10:45am

Seniors

A Jewish themed Sunday morning music and movement class for tots 6 months-3 years with a parent of other adult. With no registration required, this free program is open to the community. 12166 CONWAY ROAD, 63141 FREE

Keeper Talks

6/3 9am-10am 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.

Secular

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

Sunday Chess Classes 6/3

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.

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22nd Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival

6/3-6/7 varies Showcases national and international cinema that explores universal issues through traditional Jewish values, opposing viewpoints and new perspectives. For more information go to http://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/ st-louis-jewish-film-festival/ or call 314-442-3169.

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Monday

Special $1 meals at Crown Center Dining Room

6/4 5pm Nutritious meals for area seniors. Menus listed online. Certified Kosher under supervision by the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis. Call 314-991-2055, ext. 124 to make your reservation today. Community members welcome. CROWN CENTER, 8350 DELCREST DR CALL 314-991-2055 FOR MORE INFORMATION. COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME.

Crown Center Yiddish Group

6/4 1:30pm-2:30pm This group is for anyone with an affinity for the mama loshen. Please join our facilitator Rabbi Neal Rose. All levels welcome â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether you speak, understand or just want to learn. CROWN CENTER, 8350 DELCREST DR

Urban Fort Play Cafe

6/4 9am-4pm Our perfectly designed play space is an excellent environment where your kiddos can explore, learn, and discover. Parent supervision is required. With this in mind, our space is set up so that you can have eyes on your child from every angle, while still remaining comfortable in your chair. 1854 RUSSELL BLVD, 63104 VARIES, $8 AND UNDER PER CHILD

St Louis Zoo

6/4 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

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Israeli Folk Dancing

6/4 8:30pm-11pm Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun! MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

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Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

6/5 9:15am-10:15am 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. BNAI AMOONA, 324 S MASON RD, 63141 FREE BUT RSVP NECESSARY, PAM@BNAIAMOONA.COM 314-576-3688.

Chair Yoga

6/5 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.

Butterfly House: Free Admission Mornings

6/5 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

Tuesday Tails

6/5 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

Bleach Tees

6/5 2pm-3pm Ages 12-18 years. Design your own t-shirt using only bleach and water. Materials provided.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300


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Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

6/6 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

Outdoor Water Waddlers

6/6 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

Curiousity Lab

6/6 4pm-5pm Calling all young scientists! Drop by the Children's Area on the first Wednesday of every month for a fun hands-on science activity. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Wine Down Wednesday

6/6 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

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

6/7 9am-5pm

Strawberries at Thierbach Orchards and Berry Farm

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

Come pick strawberries, visit our barnyard friends, and have some family fun!

St Louis Zoo

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Super Smash Bros Wii U

6/7 6pm-8pm Ages 11-14 years!! Join us for a night of Super Smash Bros Wii U! Bring your own controller or use ours. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Ladies' Knight

6/7 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

6/8 9am-5pm

18427 STATE HWY 47, 63357 VARIES

Intergenerational Family Shabbat Picnic

6/8 5:30pm-7:30pm This picnic for families is sponsored by Women's Philanthropy, the J's Family Center, PJ Library and the Concierge for Families with Young Children. Families bring their own dinner and we provide the prayers, grape juice, challah and an ice cream truck. Playtime on the playground with water features after dinner. TILLES PARK, 9551 LITZSINGER RD FREE

Kabbalat Shabbat in the Park

6/8 5:30pm-8:30pm This is for Everyone! Bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy after services. Challah and grape juice will be provided. Villa Park has a covered pavilion with picnic tables and bathrooms. VILLA PARK, 9301 VILLA AVE. W. OLIVETTE, 63132 FREE

Temple Emanuel Tot Shabbat

Historic Soulard Market

6/9 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

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

6/9 8am-12:30pm Come and find the best farmers in the region as well as creators of unique and handcrafted foods, and local artists and artisans. Stay for the live music, free yoga and QiGong, and to play in beautiful Tower Grove Park. CENTER CROSS DR. 63116

St Louis Science Center

6/9 9:30am-4:30pm We put the element of fun into science. 5050 OAKLAND AVE. FREE

Purple Martin Presentation

6/9 10am-11am Join us for a special presentation about Purple Martins. Meet at the large rack of nesting gourds on the parking lot south of the Interpretive Center. CAHOKIA MOUNDS, 30 RAMEY ST, IL 62234 FREE

6/8 5:30pm-6:15pm A Jewish themed program for tots 6 months-3 years and an adult. Siblings welcome. Our Friday evening Shabbat includes dinner for the children. 12166 CONWAY ROAD, 63141 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Bring Your Own: Android Basics I

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climatecontrolled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County.

Learn basic features of Android tablets and smartphones, use the touchscreen, connect to Wi-Fi, use apps and the Play Store. Devices will not be provided. Registration required.

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.

Seniors

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

Sunday Chess Classes 6/10

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

Secular

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.

Family Sunday at St. Louis Art Museum

6/10 1pm-4pm Family Sundays. Enjoy a hands-on art activity and a 30 minute family tour through the galleries.

Jewish

ONE FINE ARTS DRIVE, FOREST PARK FREE, BUT SIGN-UP REQUIRED FOR FAMILY TOUR

Free Family Day: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

6/10 2pm-4pm

Schools & Synagogues

Use natural materials to construct artworks that change over time, with a focus on kinetic, ephemeral and land art. Families explore new media and concepts together and find inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks and the natural environment. Activities are for ages 4 and up, adustable for more experienced artists.

CALENDAR

LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK, 12580 ROTT ROAD, FREE

JUN 2018

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St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

6/10 10am-4pm

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE

Lone Elk Park

6/11 7:30am-10pm 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. 1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

Stawberries at Thies Farm

6/11 9am-6pm Come pick strawberries and have some family fun! 3120 MARYLAND HEIGHTS VARIES

Israeli Folk Dancing

6/11 8:30pm-11pm Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun! MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

6/12 9:15am-10:15am

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

Chair Yoga

6/12 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.

Disney Dance Time

6/12 2pm-3pm Ages 2-8 years. Move and groove to your favorite songs from Disney movies. Costumes encouraged.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Grant's Farm

6/12 9am-3:30pm Grant’s Farm celebrates America’s past with a commitment to the future. Honoring both the 18th president of the United States and the Busch family legacy, the Farm is a refuge for more than 900 animals, representing more than 100 different species. 10501 GRAVOIS ROAD, 63123 ADMISSION IS FREE, ATTRACTIONS AND PARKING VARY.


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6/13 9:30am-10:45am 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

Museum of Transportation

6/13 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

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

Healthworks!

6/13 9:30am-4:30pm World's Largest Teeth, Interactive Dude, Dental Health theatre, Mock Health Offices, Healthworks! Kitchen, Farmers' Market, and more exhibits and shows! Come play and learn!

Thursday

Suson Farm

Upcycling Rocks

6/15 9:30am-10:30am

6/16 2pm-3pm Learn the benefits of upcycling by creating zen gardens, photo holders and paper gift bags.

Museum of Transportation

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.

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

Farm Friday

Working animal farm, fishing, and a playground! Come see this STL treasure that opened to the public in 1964! 6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

6/14 9am-4pm 2933 BARRETT STATION 63122 $8 FOR 13 YEARS+, $5 FOR CHILDREN

Urban Fort Play Cafe

6/14 9am-4pm Our perfectly designed play space is an excellent environment where your kiddos can explore, learn, and discover. Parent supervision is required. With this in mind, our space is set up so that you can have eyes on your child from every angle, while still remaining comfortable in your chair.

1100 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 $7 PER PERSON.

Wine Down Wednesday

Ladies' Knight

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

Open to women of all ages; the perfect class to learn and improve. Taught by IM Irene Sukandar and WGM Katerina Nemcova

DIMVALOO ACTIVE LIVING, 8813 LADUE RD., 63124

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

Saturday

Outdoor Water Waddlers

6/14 10:30am-5pm

1854 RUSSELL BLVD, 63104 VARIES, $8 AND UNDER PER CHILD

6/13 6pm

Friday

6/14 6:30pm-7:30pm

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

1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

6/15 10am-1pm Join us for some fun, like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing, candle making and peddle cars/bean bag toss area! You can enjoy these crafts and festive experiences at Susonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm. 6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

Storytelling in the Museum 6/15 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. Theme: Mindful Buddies MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Family Fort Night

6/15 6pm-7pm Gather the whole family for an evening of camping-inspired songs, snacks and activities. Then construct your own reading fort in the library with blankets and pillows from home. Pajamas encouraged. All ages. Registration for children required. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

6/16 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

Historic Soulard Market

6/16 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

Keeper Talks

6/16 9am-10am 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

Mack Daddyz Performance

6/16 6:30pm-9:00pm St. Louis area premier cover trio perfoming rock hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and today. SKY MUSIC LOUNGE 930 KEHRS MILL RD. #201, 63011 VARIES

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Historic Village Open House

Trip to Opera Theatre's Performance

The historic homes in the Village will be open for free tours on special weekends this summer. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as, the heritage gardens that are lovingly attended to by dedicated volunteers.

Enjoy a broad selection of opera, art song, and musical theater selections at a free midday concert from the Opera Theater of St. Louis. Thanks to the Novack Family Music Fund.

FAUST, 15185 OLIVE BOULEVARD, 63017 FREE

CROWN CENTER, 8350 DELCREST DR RSVP TO THIS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY CALLING 314-991-2055. $2 BUS FARE. COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME.

Sunday Chess Classes

Urban Fort Play Cafe

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

Our perfectly designed play space is an excellent environment where your kiddos can explore, learn, and discover. Parent supervision is required. With this in mind, our space is set up so that you can have eyes on your child from every angle, while still remaining comfortable in your chair.

Seniors

6/17 12pm-4pm

6/17

starting from 1 pm

Secular

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.

Museum of Transportation

6/17 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

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

Countrytime BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews Festival

Jewish

Monday

6/18 11:45am

6/18 9am-4pm

1854 RUSSELL BLVD, 63104 VARIES, $8 AND UNDER PER CHILD

St Louis Zoo

6/18 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.

6/17 9:30am-3:30pm

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Music, Kids' Country Carnival, Magic, Animals and more!

Israeli Folk Dancing

PURINA FARMS VISITOR CENTER FREE ADMISSION, $5 PARKING.

6/18 8:30pm-11pm Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun!

CALENDAR

Schools & Synagogues

MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

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Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

6/19 9:15am-10:15am 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. BNAI AMOONA, 324 S MASON RD, 63141 FREE BUT RSVP NECESSARY, PAM@BNAIAMOONA.COM 314-576-3688.

Chair Yoga

6/19 11am-12pm NORC event. Meet at The Gathering Place at the J. RSVP to Laura at 314-442-3255 ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Tuesday Tails

6/19 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

MUNY Tuesdays!

6/19 5pm-7pm Stop in for some musical theater fun before Muny performances on select Tuesdays during the 2018 Muny season! MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE


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Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

6/20 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

Healthworks!

6/20 9:30am-4:30pm World's Largest Teeth, Interactive Dude, Dental Health theatre, Mock Health Offices, Healthworks! Kitchen, Farmers' Market, and more exhibits and shows! Come play and learn! 1100 MACKLIND AVE, 63110 $7 PER PERSON.

Wine Down Wednesday

6/20 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

Maker's Night

6/20 6pm-8:30pm Ages 16+. Treat yourself to a midweek break—experience nature and get in touch with your artistic side! Join Laumeier for an evening of observation, creativity and sharing as you spend the evening drawing or painting in the Park until the sun sets.

12580 ROTT RD BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS FOR FREE, OR USE OURS FOR $15.

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2 yr old story time

St Louis Zoo

Purina Farms

Join us for stories, songs and play time to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 3-5 years. Adult must accompany child.

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

Farm animals, dog shows, and more. Come explore!

Storytelling and crafts

Saturday Morning Cartoon Experience at Saga Toys

6/21 10am-11am

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE

Outdoor Water Waddlers

6/21 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

Network-A-Thon Event

6/21 4pm-8pm Join us to be personally introduced to your ideal referrals among the estimated 500+ people that will be attending! LOCATED ON THE TOP FLOOR OF CHESTERFIELD MALL. FREE

Ladies' Knight

6/21 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

6/22 8am-5pm

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

6/22 10:30am-1:30pm On Tuesdays and Fridays, start off with Storytelling in the Museum, then get creative in a drop-in Make-and-Take workshop. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

6/23 9:30am-3:30pm 500 WILLIAM DANFORTH WAY, GRAY SUMMIT, MO 63039 FREE

6/23 9am Come enjoy cereal and old school cartoons! Invite all your family and friends for a throwback Saturday Morning Cartoon Experience!! 7575 S LINDBERGH BLVD, 63125 FREE

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

Lone Elk Park

60 hand carved horses and four deer, located within a climate-controlled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County.

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.

6/22 10am-4pm

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

Grant's Farm

6/22 9am-3:30pm Grant’s Farm celebrates America’s past with a commitment to the future. Honoring both the 18th president of the United States and the Busch family legacy, the Farm is a refuge for more than 900 animals, representing more than 100 different species.

6/23 7:30am-10pm

1 LONE ELK PARK RD, 63088 FREE

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

6/23 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

10501 GRAVOIS ROAD, 63123 ADMISSION IS FREE, ATTRACTIONS AND PARKING VARY.

Artisans in THE LOOP Grand Opening

6/22 4:00pm Come join us as we celebrate the grand opening of this contemporary art gallery. 6511 DELMAR BLVD. 63130 FREE

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Seniors

A Jewish themed Sunday morning music and movement class for tots 6 months-3 years with a parent of other adult. With no registration required, this free program is open to the community. 12166 CONWAY ROAD, 63141 FREE

Historic Soulard Market

6/24 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

Secular

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

6/24 8am-12:30pm Come and find the best farmers in the region as well as creators of unique and handcrafted foods, and local artists and artisans. Stay for the live music, free yoga and QiGong, and to play in beautiful Tower Grove Park. CENTER CROSS DR. 63116

Sunday Chess Classes and Hall of Fame

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6/24

starting from 1 pm

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

Schools & Synagogues

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.

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Bring Your Own: Android Basics 3

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

Explore common apps and settings including Google Calendar, Contacts, Google Maps and more. Devices will not be provided.

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.

6/25 6:30pm-8:30pm

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Urban Fort Play Cafe

6/25 9am-4pm Our perfectly designed play space is an excellent environment where your kiddos can explore, learn, and discover. Parent supervision is required. With this in mind, our space is set up so that you can have eyes on your child from every angle, while still remaining comfortable in your chair. 1854 RUSSELL BLVD, 63104 VARIES, $8 AND UNDER PER CHILD

Lap Time

6/25 9:30am-10:30am Join us for stories, songs and play time to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-36 months. Adult must accompany child. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE

Israeli Folk Dancing

6/25 8:30pm-11pm Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun! MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

6/26 9:15am-10:15am

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

Chair Yoga

6/26 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.

Storytelling and crafts

6/26 10:30am-1:30pm On Tuesdays and Fridays, start off with Storytelling in the Museum, then get creative in a drop-in Make-and-Take workshop. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Grant's Farm

6/26 9am-3:30pm Grant’s Farm celebrates America’s past with a commitment to the future. Honoring both the 18th president of the United States and the Busch family legacy, the Farm is a refuge for more than 900 animals, representing more than 100 different species. 10501 GRAVOIS ROAD, 63123 ADMISSION IS FREE, ATTRACTIONS& PARKING VARY.

MUNY Tuesdays!

6/26 5pm-7pm Stop in for some musical theater fun before Muny performances on select Tuesdays during the 2018 Muny season! MO HISTORY MUSEUM,

CALENDAR

5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Cutthroat Kitchen

6/26 6:30pm-8:30pm Ages 12-17 years. This exciting contest pairs your skills as a chef with your ability to think on your feet. Can you outwit and out-cook the competition? ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE, BUT REGISTRATION

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Wednesday Baby N Me

6/27 9:30am-10:45am 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

Cahokia Mounds

6/27 9am-5pm One of the greatest cities of the world, Cahokia was larger than London was in AD 1250.

CAHOKIA MOUNDS, 30 RAMEY ST, IL 62234 FREE, BUT DONATION SUGGESTED

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

6/27 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

Wine Down Wednesday

6/27 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

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Farm Friday

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.

Join us for some fun, like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing, candle making and peddle cars/bean bag toss area! You can enjoy these crafts and festive experiences at Suson’s Farm.

6/28 9:30am-10:30am

1050 DES PERES RD, 63131 $0- $7

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

6/28 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.

Teen Advisory Group

6/28 7pm-8pm Ages 12-18. Your library, the way you want it. Join TAG to share ideas, meet friends, and make the library your own while earning volunteer hours! Snacks provided. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE

Ladies' Knight

6/28 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

6/29 10am-1pm

6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

Storytelling and Crafts

6/29 10:30am-1:30pm On Tuesdays and Fridays, start off with Storytelling in the Museum, then get creative in a drop-in Make-andTake workshop. MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Museum of Transportation

6/29 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

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

Jungle Boogie Concert Series

6/29 5pm-8pm Zydeco Crawdaddys, the music of Southern Louisiana are everywhere people enjoy having fun. STL ZOO FREE

Artisans in THE LOOP Featured Artist of the Month 6/29

Join us for an Open House at Artisans in THE LOOP. 6511 DELMAR BLVD. 63130 FREE

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File Management

6/30 9:30am-11:30am Learn how to organize, backup, copy, move and delete documents and other computer files. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Doris Schnuck's Children's Garden

6/30 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

Animal Encounters

6/30 10am-3pm 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

Grant's Farm

6/30 9am-3:30pm Grant’s Farm celebrates America’s past with a commitment to the future. Honoring both the 18th president of the United States and the Busch family legacy, the Farm is a refuge for more than 900 animals, representing more than 100 different species. 10501 GRAVOIS ROAD, 63123 ADMISSION IS FREE, ATTRACTIONS AND PARKING VARY.

Pick Your Own Peaches

6/30 10am-4pm First peaches of the season!! Call ahead for up to date information and availability. 3200 GREENS BOTTOM ROAD, 63304 VARIES

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“BABY” BUSINESSES

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Compass Academics

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

New listing for June Listed in May Turning 1 year old!

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Brian Goldman, President/CEO

314-291-2131

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

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Wendy Harris 314-833-3540 6511 delmar blvd, 63130 ArtisansinTHE LOOP www.artisansintheloop.com

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Larry@larryopinsky.com  www.larryopinsky.com 

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I am a locally-owned and operated, mobile locksmith, who enjoys giving my customers friendly & exceptional service. I arrive on time, respect my client's privacy & find the most effective & most affordable solution to my customers' residential, commercial & automotive needs. Unlike many companies who hire contractors "as-needed", I personally provide fast & reliable locksmith service.

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Urban Fort Play Cafe For Little's and their Grown-ups. Urban Fort is a coffeehouse with 1200 sq ft of play space for kiddos aged 0-7. We provide the perfect place for parents to relax with a friend or a good book while their kids are fully entertained by a custom built train table, play fort, pretend farmer's market, dress up area, & much more!!

(314) 376-4235 1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104 www.urbanfortcafe.com urbanfortstl

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St Louis Dancewear At St. Louis Dancewear you will discover beautiful dance basics, a variety of dance shoes, and modern dance fashion plus a selection of unique gifts. We carry Gaynor Minden, Russian Pointe, and Wear Moi Omega pointe shoes - please call to schedule a fitting. Drop off gently used dancewear, shoes, or costumes for Traveling Tutus and EM's Spotlight. Follow us on social media for upcoming sales and promotions

moveinstyle@stlouisdancewear.com 314-733-5678 9644 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO 63132 @stldancewear www.stlouisdancewear.com

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Anya's Apothekere A luxury lifestyle brand made with the finest natural and organic ingredients to enhance one's mind, body and spirit. anya@anyasapothekere  anyasapothekere  anyasapothekere.com 

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I am now offering my expertise in all aspects of disability to parents, self advocates, companies, religious groups, and communities. From initial diagnosis to the school system to transition-to-adulthood and beyond, I am available to help anyone who wants to empower themselves to advocate for their children (or themselves).

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Unlock Potential Locksmith

Eran Raviv 314-600-2881 unlock potential www.unlockpotential.biz

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Larry OpinskyConsulting, Disability Advocacy

We aim to transform individuals into their healthiest self through a whole food first approach to eating combined with healthy lifestyle behavior changes. Owned by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr. Amy Knoblock-Hahn, we recognize your first wealth is your health and your second wealth is your time. We offer real time virtual appointments and e-consults for weight loss and weight management, prediabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and general health, wellness, and disease prevention.

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St. Louis's newest art gallery where you can find gifts and artwork for every occasion, including Bar/Bat mitzvah, wedding, teachers, housewarming gifts, and plenty of functional and affordable artwork.

Whole Food Is Medicine

Dr.Amy@wholefoodismedicine.com  314-852-3626  www.wholefoodismedicine.com 

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warfield@compassacademics.com 319-321-9968 Compass Academics www.compassacademics.com

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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!

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NORTHWEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Specializing in guiding students through all phases of higher education planning, our consultants assist with high school curriculum planning, college selection, college application assistance, scholarship searches, college visit planning, test prep advice, and tutoring. The path to higher education can be a winding road. Without a solid sense of direction, many students end up taking expensive detours. With over 25 years of experience in higher education, our team is dedicated to helping you navigate the road ahead. Visit our website to schedule your free consultation.

RISE Child Building a foundation for ALL families to raise strong, resilient, empathetic children starting at birth. Infant/Parent Groups, Home Visits, Workshops. Shannon Carr shannoncarr@risechild.com 314-348-1442 risechildstl www.risechild.com

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Eyal's Bread

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Haimann Family Counseling

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Powerful Chess, LLC 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.

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Outstanding floral designs and gourmet sweets for every occasion, including weddings, anniversaries and holidays. We design gift baskets large and small to create one-of-a-kind gifts. Flamencoflowers@gmail.com  314-456-6027  FlamencoFlowersSweets 

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

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

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The Drop Stoppers All parents can agree that picking up toys and bottles off the floor when you are out and about with your toddlers is FRUSTRATING. The Drop Stoppers is your answer! This easy to clean, safe product is a sanity saver for parents and a colorfully fun toy for kids. Locally owned and created, our mission is to make life just a little easier for parents of young ones. Check us out! thedropstoppers@gmail.com  TheDropStopper  www.thedropstoppers.com 

We are dedicated to educating and empowering clients, like you, to confidently choose the insurance coverage that best protects your family, assets, and finances. In addition to providing a personalized approach to your insurance needs, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering a pleasant and efficient client experience.    

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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Flamenco Flowers & Sweets

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Better Office Furniture

Jasper Insurance Agency

ajasper@farmersagent.com 314-403-1744 https://agents.farmers.com/ajasper ajasperfarmersagent

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Vitaly Neimer info@powerfulchess.com www.PowerfulChess.com PowerfulChess

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(314) 720-8557, (636) 552-4140  9603 Manchester Road, 63119  and 703 Long Rd Crossing Dr, 63005 www.buoyantspa.com 

iris@thepetnannystlouis.com 314.495.3017 www.ThePetNannyStLouis.com ThePetNannyStLouis

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A tranquil place to relax mind & body. Float for 60 minutes in 200 gallons of water mixed with 850 pounds of medical-grade Epsom salt. Buoyant Spa’s clean pods are the only pods in the market that empty out in-between each floater.

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Bouyant Float Spa

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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Under new ownership, come check out what you can do! (Including talit bags and kippot.) We are your one stop needlepoint shop specializing in the best selection of threads, beads, books, classes, workshops, notions and canvas.

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

The Needlepoint Clubhouse

314-432-2555 717 N. New Ballas Rd, 63141 www.needlepointclubhouse.com The Needlepoint Clubhouse

Specializing in providing social, emotional, and behavioral support for children, adolescents, and their families. Sarah Haimann, MSW, LCSW haimann.counseling@gmail.com 314-266-9828 8008 Carondelet Ave., Suite 104, Clayton 63105

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Eyal Ben Avraham  314-556-7006  eyalsbread 

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Learn the secrets of creating Sourdough bread at home! I'm offering hands-on Sourdough bread baking workshops which I'll be sharing everything you need to know about Artisan Sourdough bread baking and maintaining your very own Sourdough.

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