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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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

BABY CHILD TWEEN TEEN

Is My Toddler Eating Enough? Raising Healthy Kids Interrupting Tweens Teens & Therapy

COMMUNITY 12 16

Obstacle Course 36

Is Rental Car Insurance Really Necessary?

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The ABC’s of CSA’s 26

Summer Car Danger

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Youth in Revolt

By Alyaa Elsayed and Ulaa Kuziez SENIOR STYLE

Not That Desperate!

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JULY CALENDAR 45 Jewish, Secular, Seniors, Tween/Teen & School/Synagogue Events 38

NEWS & BOOKS

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Experiencing Things In Our Own Way By Jennifer Baer, MSW

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“BABY” BUSINESSES

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HAPPENING IN JULY

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KATHY MORA, Ph.D., R.D.

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EDITOR Wow, You Did What? In this world of business that I have entered, and now been part of for almost 4 years, I see the good, the bad, and the surprising. This past month, I have seen the surprisingly good that is being done by food service establishment owners, as a way to help the Jewish community. Several business owners, who aren’t even Jewish, have decided to make their shops kosher so that whether a potential customer keeps kosher or not, s/he is welcome in the shop. This desire for inclusion might at first be considered by some people as a business decision geared to increasing shortterm profit. However, that is not necessarily the case. To create a kosher business is extremely expensive, between the time involved and the financial commitment. It also requires an intensive education with details of the specifics of the laws of kashrut, and supervision by the Vaad Hoeir, our local expert.

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.

And yet, these business owners are investing the time and money, and changing St Louis for the better. What can we do to say thank you to these business owners? By giving these restaurants, cafes, and ice cream/frozen yogurt places our business! How can we expect for entrepreneurs to create and maintain Kosher places for us to eat, if we don’t do our best to support them? Sometimes people think that Kosher food can’t taste good. But this is not true! Coldstone Creamery, Ted Drewes, Maggie Moos, Tutti Frutti, and other ice cream shops are all kosher. Certainly, no one can argue with the amazing products in these local ice cream shops! At some level it does not matter if you keep kosher or not, helping our local businesses, especially those who are going out of their way to be accessible, is crucial to the health of the local economy. Please join me in thanking the business owners who are creating inclusive places to eat in our community.

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THE VOICE OF GENERATION J OUR GENERATION OUR FUTURE

by Alyaa Elsayed and Ulaa Kuziez Editor’s Note: One of the most wonderful things that has come from the Operation Cooperation Project, facilitated by Enteam, is the ability for today’s teens to be able to listen to each other, regardless of religion. With this program, 4 schools have been brought together, a Jewish school, a Christian school, a Muslim school, and a Catholic school. Together, they work on goal-oriented projects, learning from each other. Another wonderful thing that has come from the Operation Cooperation Project is that teen students from all 4 schools have been invited to write for this article in the magazine. The views and opinions belong to the students, but the overarching possibility for these teens to relate to each other, and create a better tomorrow through positive social change is monumental. As a reader, we may not agree with every sentence of any of these teens’ articles, but these articles provide a springboard into increased communication, and understanding of differing histories and cultures. No more do today’s teens say that they will “inherit the earth from their parents.” Instead, they say that they will create a better world than that which was given to them. True, or not, their passion and desire to fight for social reform is admirable. [continued pg 10]

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Youth in

Revolt

Yells and cries here and abroad As the sound of “freedom” is contested with dialogue, And the youth challenge the monologue, But the world doesn’t know that their voices, Will destroy the injustice that harm us all.

The Youth. They’ve catered to happiness and hope They are the brave souls who didn’t allow one sting to hurt Rather they rose up and fought the discriminatory tort, Claiming that they, the youth, will not tolerate such sort And that the ignorance in which many hold in sympathy, Is one that fuels the world’s bigotry.

“They fought those in power, And pushed for social change...”

Growing up in a world full of unfulfilled promises, These young citizens began protesting for immediate responses, As they criticized the system’s unjust actions They demanded new options and better chances, To advance this planet which is covered with burnt ashes. From Parkland students to the Arab Spring*, Passionate youth stood for the right things, They fought those in power, And pushed for social change, To create a world that appreciated cultural exchange. Even decades ago, civil rights activists, Young protesters on their feet, Marching from Selma to Montgomery**, Demonstrating exactly what they need, Not to discriminate based on race or creed, But rather give every person the right to embrace Their rights, their belief, their faith. Young, powerful and passionate to lead Paving the path with hope and generosity, In their hands they hold a truth As they wave the flag to salute, Love and the power to improve Following the footsteps of other strong youth, Breaking the stereotypes which cause abuse. Together, they, the youth, wage the war Against injustice which oppresses us all.

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**Montgomery The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama, in an effort to register black voters in the South. Protesters, among them many youth, marched the 54-mile route from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, where they were confronted with deadly violence from local authorities and white vigilante groups.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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IS MY TODDLER EATING ENOUGH? Would you be surprised if scientists have found correlations between early healthy eating habits and the eating habits of older children and adults?

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arents of babies and young children often worry about whether their children are eating enough, or sometimes too much, food. They worry about whether they should insist that all of the food on the plate be finished. They wonder how to not give in to picky eaters, and what to do when the child says, “I don’t want that.” They also question how much added sugar their little ones should be allowed. These concerns can have complicated responses based on each individual child and family, but there are some general guidelines for parents to consider on the American Academy of Pediatrics website and based on recent findings from studies of exactly these issues. How much food do toddlers eat in a meal, or in a day? How many times per day? Studies from even as early as the 1990s, have found that toddlers, ages 11-18 months average 6 ounces of food per “meal”, regardless of whether it is tablespoons of cereal, or fruits and vegetables. This is much less than what adults eat, making it easy to believe that the child isn’t full. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, toddlers should be offered 3 meals and 2-3 healthy and nutritious snacks per day. They do not need to “feed” constantly, but 5-6 times spaced regularly throughout the day is plenty. Nutritious choices such as milk, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains should be offered to toddlers both as a way to model good, life-long food preferences AND for their health benefits. Offering energy-dense snacks before or after meals should be avoided. Presenting the food in a variety of forms, with repeated exposure, can help even picky eaters decide to try something, e.g. cooked carrots: in strips, in half circles, mashed, as waffle chips, with dip, etc. Sometimes it can take up to 15 times before a child accepts a new food.

Tips: Try not to insist the child should join the “clean plate club”. Often, children self-regulate how much they need in a sitting. Try to avoid juices, extra sugar, sweets as rewards, and using healthy food as a punishment. When a toddler pushes away food and says that s/he doesn’t like it, ask, “Why not? I am sure you have a reason, and I would like to learn more about it.” When you listen for the answer, your interest can encourage the child to try new things. Grow a small garden, allowing the toddler to chose from pictures of fruit and vegetables, what s/he might like to grow. Allowing children to water and check plants, often encourages them to taste what they grew. When the child says, “I don’t want that”, remember how you feel when you go to someone else’s home, and do not like anything that is served. Consider making the “main family dish”, and one easy alternative. For example, you may be serving chicken one night and fish another night, but the child always has a choice of a peanut-butter sandwich instead.

References: Murray, R.D. (2017). Savoring Sweet: Sugars in Infant and Toddler Feeding. Ann Nutr Metab., 70 Suppl 3:38-46. Issanchou, S., Habeat Consortium (2017). Determining Factors and Critical Periods in the Formation of Eating Habits: Results from the Habeat Project. Ann Nutr Metab. 70(3) 251-256. American Academy of Pediatrics (2017). www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/ nutrition/ Pages/Feeding-and-Nutrition-Your-Two-Year-Old.aspx

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BY JOYCE COHEN OLSHAN, OTR/L Joyce Cohen Olshan has been a practicing occupational therapist for over 30 years, with all age groups, most recently with children with sensory processing disorders and developmental delays. Her experiences have lead her to believe that OT principles can be of use to all parents for their children - as we all are made up of sensory systems that can

8 important things that OTs want you to know about raising healthy kids As Occupational therapists, we have the privilege of working with people from newborns through the golden years. We are concerned as much with the goals of prevention as we are with rehabilitative therapies.

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be challenged on many levels. Though she is no longer practicing as an OT, she is using this time to share this general information. She is also the creator of a children's book called My Wake Up Book - a fun, interactive easy read for parents to read with children who need some ideas to warm up their morning brain/ body connection. (available on Amazon)

1. Feed their different sensory systems with a variety of fun, creative activities – using smells, sounds, visuals, different textures, and even tastes.

2. Use different words to describe objects, clothing, toys, people, weather, food, using colors, size, comparisons, time, in/out, up/down, above/below, etc.

3. Play games that have your child using their eyes to find things, near and far, up and down, right and left then naming them, describing them, pointing at them.

4. Play games that have your child using both sides of their bodies separately and

together, especially hands and legs crossing over from right to left and left to right.

5. Have them move their bodies in big, strong movements such as jumping and crawling. Use big cushions for ‘crashing’, use chairs for obstacle courses, use water jugs for carrying.

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6. Give your child opportunities to move in

different directions like on a swing, even go upside down by hanging off the side of the bed, or just bending over to touch toes or to twirl.

7. Make singing/movement games a part of

each day such as Head/Shoulders/ Knees and Toes, Hokey Pokey, Patty Cake.

8. If any of the above activities make your child

uncomfortable, either do it differently — slower, quieter, or not at all. They may not be ready or warmed up. Don’t push – Follow their lead.

Try to remember – most children do not wake up in the morning with the plan to be troublesome! What seems to us as a disruptive behavior, may be their solution to their inner sensory struggle that they don’t know how to express. We must be good detectives to help find their behavior triggers and work around them. As adults we have them and so do kids. Hopefully, ‘feeding’ them a diverse and healthy sensory ‘diet’ will help sooth their inner sensory struggles.

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Educating Readers!! Have you met “Dr. Google?” Do you know people who “Phone a Friend?” Most adults today have never read Dr. Spock, Dr. Brazelton, Dr. Sears, or any of the other trusted older child development experts who had written textbooks that became more like child-rearing manuals for earlier generations. So where is a good place to go to get information that is trust-worthy and current? One of the biggest crises of the digital age is thinking that everything that can be looked up quickly or online, is correct. Today’s parents are smart, but busy. They’re often isolated, making access to necessary information difficult. Controversial topics like essential oils and vaccines become online fights, leaving parents feeling angry, confused, and still not knowing what to do. This is where St. Louis Jewish Parents magazine comes in. All of our articles are research-based, normally with peerreviewed articles as references, so that readers can trust what they’re reading. The topics are requested by YOU, the readers!

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Supporting Community Organizations, the Arts, and the Schools!! One of the missions of St. Louis Jewish Parents magazine is to make a lasting impact on our St. Louis community by promoting the cultural treasures that have lost funding over the past decade. It’s important for the community to know about the Arts in St Louis: Painting; Fabric; Graphics; Music; Glass; Drawing; Dance, all to be found in St Louis, along with art galleries, museums, and more!

Connecting Readers to Reputable Businesses!! Almost every business owner will tell you that “word of mouth” works best. While this has merit, the research suggests that people need to learn about something more than once, and often in more than one way. St. Louis Jewish Parents magazine focuses on connecting readers to the reputable businesses that readers need, based on knowing the high professional quality service or product that is being provided. We may have several different therapists, but each of those therapists will connect best with different readers. We bring you reputable businesses via the print magazine, the online version, through Facebook conversations, and word of mouth. Because we know our advertisors and their stories, we are able to help connect the right ones, making both reader and business owner happy. Case in point - St. Louis Jewish Parents magazine has a section called From the Concierge where we find a local, reputable expert who can write an educational piece on a reader-requested topic. This is not an advertorial. We also understand that timing is important, and so we connect readers and businesses when the match is being sought, not along a predetermined “theme.”

Another mission is to make sure that families seeking to donate money or time, have reputable choices. The back cover of the magazine is devoted to different 501c3s, St. Louis charitable organizations. By teaching our children how to donate time and money, we add value to our community, making sure that the charitable organizations can continue doing their work. A third goal of the magazine is to make sure that the St. Louis community knows about the schools and institutions that exist within the Jewish community. Whether it is the Holocaust Museum, or a particular Jewish school or camp, it is important to connect the Jewish community to itself, and for the non-Jewish community, to learn. Reducing ignorance often promotes collaboration.

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Interrupting Tweens Scenario: Two adults are standing, talking about something that looks like it could be important. Their faces are animated, and their hands are moving. Then, a kid between the ages of 8 and 12 years comes up, and without paying attention to the adult conversation, says, “Mom, Dad. Can I _________,” you may fill in the blank. It ranges from “go to my friend’s house?” to “have a soda?”

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n that commonly-seen situation, the tweens seem to interrupt without any regard to what the adults are doing. While expected and accepted behavior from a 3 year old, for a 10 year old it is often considered to be rude. Many adults have memories of interrupting their parents when they were on the phone, but that wasn’t the only time it occurred. It also happened when parents were conversing with other adults or children. This is not a new phenomenon to be blamed on electronics; tweens have interrupted their parents for generations. The bigger question is how should adults teach children to not interrupt? Research has shown that infants recognize “turn-taking” in others’ conversations through their eye gaze and head turns. Throughout school, children are told, “Please wait for your turn.” And most adults know how to “break-in” to a conversation at appropriate points. Why does there seem to be a U-shaped curve in the development of “conversational turn-taking?” Researchers are studying a set of possible reasons ranging from what a tween understands to be urgent (think “fire” versus “candy” from your perspective and that of a tween) to just plain manners. If you notice that your tween has a problem with interrupting you or other adults, here are some things you can do to mitigate the immediate problem, while you get to the root of the reasoning.

Before going to a social place with your tween, set up a scenario and explicitly tell him/her how you would like it handled. For example, “Michael, if you would like to tell me something at the party we are going to, unless someone is hurt or bleeding, please look at what I am doing. If I am talking please wait until I am done with my sentence before you speak.”

Tell your tween that the best way to get your attention quickly is to come up to you, put his/her hand on your elbow, and then s/he should step back and wait.

Come up with a “secret” hand motion, such that if your child is coming over to you, but you don’t want him/her to come any closer, once seen, the kiddo knows that it is not a good time to interrupt. (The catch with this one, is that as soon as you can, you need to go find the child and see what s/he needed.)

After arriving home from an event where the tween interrupted a conversation, for something that should have waited, try a role-play. Re-enact the situation, but show what you would like to have happened instead.

Learning to not interrupt is yet another important social skill that develops over time, but would be appreciated if learned earlier. Most often, the tweens are not trying to be disrespectful. It is helpful for parents/caregivers to provide tools that will help them with social interactions, possibly easing the transition to teen years and adulthood.

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JENNIFER BAER, MSW Jennifer Baer 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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Experiencing Things In Our Own Way What exactly is “good parenting?” Some days I feel like that’s an oxymoron. Other days I think “I got this.” If I asked a bunch of people what good parenting is, they would probably have a bunch of different definitions. It’s like asking about prom. Everyone knows what prom is, but each person’s experience of prom is vastly different. There are certain themes that come up (date/no date, great outfit/painful outfit, dancing/heck no), but within those themes are soundtracks from completely different movies. Some people skipped it altogether, some people went with the love of their lives, some went with anyone who asked. Some people thought prom was one of the highlights of their existence while others are glad it’s over and have no idea why their parents let them walk out the door wearing that outfit … were purple ruffles ever actually in style? While I’m not going to confess which category I fit in, I will say that I used to be an entire inch taller due to the height of my hair (oh, the 90’s). And I love how one word, prom, can illicit such a wide variety of responses and experiences. Just like parenting … there are some words that would come up in anyone’s definition of parenting, but the experience itself varies. While we can turn to books or to each other for advice, one commonality no matter how old our children get, is that parenting is oftentimes completely unpredictable. Sometimes they will do something that reminds us of ourselves

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and sometimes we do things that remind us of our parents, but a lot of the time it’s uncharted territory. Luckily, while GPS would be helpful, we can still head in the right direction without it. Although, as my own mother can attest, parenting never actually reaches a final destination (sorry, mom!) While each person has a unique way of describing his or her experience of parenting, hopefully being a parent is similar to flying the friendly skies. Have you ever fallen asleep on an airplane? It’s the strangest phenomena. Where else would you be surrounded by strangers, completely out in the open, yet be willing to go to sleep?? I do it all the time and just hope I don’t drool or snore. There seems to be an element of unspoken trust with my fellow passengers; in a way we are watching out for each other and trust that the person next to us won’t rifle through our stuff. Being a parent also involves an element of trust; trust that we know more than we think, and trust that we can turn to those around us for help when needed. Sure, we may have to deal with a bit of drool, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything. Our life experiences are unique to us. Whether describing prom, drooling on an airplane, or parenting, we all experience these things in our own way. Hopefully these PJ Library books can help us, and our kids, embrace the diversity that life brings us.


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While many parents assume this can’t happen to them, this does happen to the best of us. KidsAndCars.org keeps a database of events each year across the United States. Included in that database are stories about a pediatrician just like me, a dentist, a social worker, a nurse, a construction worker and even a rocket scientist. It happens to stay at home Moms and Dads. It happens to those of us with full time jobs. None of us are immune to the constant demands on our time and attention. As Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars. org, points out, “these cases are failures of memory, not of love.” Two decades ago, this was relatively rare. It’s long been advised to secure your infants in the back seat. With the addition of airbags to cars and concern for injury with forward facing car seats, parents were advised to transition to rear facing car seats for the youngest infants. Despite mirrors and other devices to help driving parents keep an eye on their rear facing

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children, it’s surprisingly easy to lose sight of a child’s presence when they are peacefully sleeping and one is distracted by an unexpected cell phone call or work crisis. Young children and infants are particularly susceptible to heat illness due to less effective thermoregulation when compared to adults. Their bodies heat up 3-5x faster than adults. Heat illness is a continuum that is divided into 3 phases. The mildest form is heat stress, the physical discomfort and physiologic strain as a result of a hot environment. Next is heat exhaustion, a mild to moderate illness associated with dehydration and a core temperature of 104°F. Finally, heat stroke is a life-threatening illness characterized by an elevated core body temperature > 105°F with central nervous system dysfunction resulting in delirium, convulsions, coma, and death. If you see a child unattended in a car and are concerned, call 911 and get the child out of the car. Simply wiping the child down


with cool water will begin lowering his/her core temperature. As we all enjoy the long days of summer, it’s a good time to remember simple steps we can take to prevent a car related death due to heat.

Look before you lock – get in the habit of checking the backseat every time you get out of the car

As with any safety related issue, knowledge is key. Don’t be afraid to discuss the topic of hot car deaths with anyone who drives your child including partners, grandparents and babysitters.

Avoid distractions while driving, especially cell phone use Put something of your child’s, like a toy or shoe, on the front seat to serve as a visual reminder Leave an item you’ll need at your next destination in the backseat – like your cell phone Have your child care provider call if your child is more than 10 minutes late If someone else is driving your child, always check to make sure he has arrived safely

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BY ANDY POMERANTZ, Ph.D. Andy Pomerantz Ph.D., is a St. Louis clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience with child, teen, and adult clients. He is also Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbooks.

References: Lebow, J. L., & Jenkins, P. H. (2018). Research for the Psychotherapist (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. Nathan, P. E., & Gorman, J. M. (Eds.). (2015). A guide to treatments that work (4th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Wampold, B. E. & Imel, Z. E. (2015). The great psychotherapy debate: The evidence for what makes psychotherapy work. (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. Weisz, J. R., Kuppens, S., Ng, M. Y., Eckshtain, D., Ugueto, A. M., Vaughn-Coaxum, R., ... & Weersing, V. R. (2017). What five decades of research tells us about the effects of youth psychological therapy: A multilevel meta-analysis and implications for science and practice. American Psychologist, 72(2), 79-117.

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Teens & Therapy At times, life as a teen can be wonderful, but at others, it can feel challenging or even overwhelming. Stress comes from many directions: classes, friends, family, social media, sports, jobs, activities, and more. New emotional or behavioral problems can arise, or problems from early childhood can worsen. Therapy can be a tremendous benefit, whether for mild, fleeting problems or more severe, long-term problems that could lead to harmful or even tragic consequences. But for teens and the parents who love them, it can be tough to determine exactly when to begin working with a therapist.

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Some points to consider: The ways that teens show their distress varies widely. For some, the signs will be hard to miss: frequent outbursts of sadness, anger, or anxiety; blatant defiance or arguing; obvious substance use; drastic changes in eating or sleeping. For others, the signs may be more subtle: a mood that’s slightly but frequently “off”; gradual withdrawal from friendships; decreased interest in things that used to bring pleasure; decreased communication with parents about daily activities. Is the problem getting in the way of multiple aspects of life (school, friends, activities)? Is it interfering with happiness and peace of mind? Is it persistent? When it becomes difficult to answer with a confident “no,” therapy is likely a wise move. During the first call or visit to a therapist, ask plenty of questions. It’s smart, no matter what your particular questions may be. The therapist should respect you for asking and provide thorough answers. Not every teen who sees a therapist is diagnosable with a mental illness. Therapy is also beneficial for many who struggle with the “ordinary” stresses of day-to-day life. Visiting a therapist once doesn’t mean that you’re committing to that therapist. There are many options, so don’t stay stuck with a therapist who seems like a mismatch.

Visiting a therapist now doesn’t mean that you’re committing to therapy now. Sometimes, it can be wise to meet with therapists at the early signs of trouble, even if the need for therapy might not be immediate. That way, if things get worse, you’ll know exactly who to call, and that person won’t be a stranger. Depending on the problem, therapy can be brief. It can also be intermittent throughout the teen years, with more frequent sessions during more difficult times. Thousands of empirical studies confirm that, generally, therapy works. For teens in particular, it holds the potential of correcting unhealthy or harmful tendencies that could become more entrenched in adulthood. For many specific disorders, there are specific techniques with plenty of evidence to show they work. There is also plenty of evidence for “common factors” that play a vital role in therapy for all kinds of problems: a strong therapeutic relationship, a sense of hope or optimism, and paying attention to problems that might otherwise get swept under the rug. Make sure those common factors are there when you choose a therapist— to the extent they are, therapy is more likely to be successful.

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“BAD PARENT” MOMENTS I can’t believe I managed to lock my 13 month old and my keys in the car… in front of the Department of Family Services, where I worked! Thankfully, the police came quickly and got the door open. Oops, I can’t believe that my 5 month old crawled off her blanket onto the rug. I was nearby, but not in time to catch her until after she started suckling on the fringes of the not-so-clean rug. Oops, I took my son through the car wash, thinking he would love it. He did NOT love it, and once you’re stuck in there, you are STUCK. He was terrified, and we were both crying by the end. Perhaps I should not have let my daughter hold a snake at the petting zoo and told her that they are wonderful and not scary. Now she won’t stop talking about how much she loves snakes. I really hope she doesn’t encounter one in the yar and want to give it “hugs and kisses.” Perhaps I should not have allowed my 3 year old (who had vomited at breakfast), to convince me that he felt fine and should be pushed on the swing. That expression “Don’t spit into the wind” is just as relevant here! Oops, I left my 12 year old daughter at the ballfield after an intense playoff baseball game. She had run over to the park during the game, and we were rushing to get home because we were late. Perhaps I should not have told my son to get up after he fell off his bike. I thought he had just twisted or pulled something. Turns out, he broke his femur and required 2 surgeries! Needless to say, he did not get up and we called an ambulance. Oops, I can’t believe my mom put my brother’s athletic cup on the fireplace mantle for him to bring upstairs, instead of bringing it up for him. My friend picked it up, and asked as she smelled it, if it was an air freshener. Perhaps I should not have yelled at 2 eight year old boys who were not my own, to start behaving. But we were in a public place, and they were really wild and inappropriate in front of the younger ones. Oops, I now know what happens when you wash your child’s bookbag, but forget to take the crayons and markers out first.

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EPILEPSY SHOULD NEVER INTERRUPT SWIM CLASS That’s why we have iMRI technology on our side. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we believe childhood shouldn’t be interrupted by serious conditions, like epilepsy. So our team uses the very latest pediatric insights and innovations, including intraoperative MRI, to treat epilepsy patients like Elsie who suffers from daily seizures. This unique technology allowed doctors to see images of her brain in real time during the surgery, for pinpoint accuracy in removing her lesions. Now Elsie is seizure free. Which means Elsie can get back to being a kid. Because we’re not just experts in our field, we’re Guardians of Childhood.

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Doctorate in nutritional science and epidemiology from the University of Arizona, and masters degree in nutrition and fitness from Florida State University. Clinical background in diabetes, part of clinical team as pediatric diabetes educator. Former nutrition and exercise physiology instructor 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!

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In the world of acronyms and creative spelling, CSA may soon become your new favorite. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs offer a way for consumers to buy directly from local farmers and growers. CSAs are an integral part of the farm to table movement, reduce environmental impact, establish a sense of community partnership, and support sustainable and local agricultural practices. And even if none of those issues matter to you personally, the food purchased from a CSA is fresh, tasty, and less expensive than food purchased through traditional grocery stores. The world of CSAs can be a little intimidating for newcomers and the operations of each CSA varies, so here are the basics:

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The traditional CSA model may include volunteer time as a “member”, to support the reduced pricing for produce and build sense of partnership. Don’t let that detract you, not all CSA’s require volunteer time. It is personal preference if you want to be more directly involved with the farmer and CSA process. How the CSA works: A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to consumers. A typical share is often a box of vegetables, but may include other farm products, too. Interested consumers purchase a “share”, often this is the “membership or subscription”, and this means that the consumer receives a box, bag, or basket of seasonal produce on a scheduled basis through the growing season. Members pay fees/dues up front for the whole growing season.


CSA model variation: The “mix and match” or “market-style” format is when members do not receive the same standard box of vegetables; members are able to load their own boxes with a selected choice of produce. The farmer displays the week’s vegetables, and consumers are encouraged to take the recommended amount of available produce, leaving behind what their family will not eat. Some farmers may limit quantities to allow all members to receive limited seasonal items, such as “one box of blueberries per family”). Produce and more: Many CSAs offer more than produce. Farmers may include shares of eggs, homemade cheese or bread, herbs, flowers, meats, and/or artisan baked goods. Some farmers join together to offer complimentary items to “members”. For example, a produce farmer may partner with a chicken farmer so that the drop off or pick up location for consumers allows a one-stop shop. Non-traditional CSAs: Sometimes a thirdparty sets up a CSA-type business serving as the “middle” between the farmer and customer, where the business sells and delivers the box of local produce/food to the members. Green Bean Delivery falls into this category. Sometimes there is risk: It is always the farmer’s intent to produce enough good quality food to offer members. Inherent in this arrangement is that farmers may not always be able to produce enough food to fill each box on the scheduled agreement. There may be times when the farmer is unable to grow sufficient quantity or sufficient quality to meet membership demands. The C in CSA is community, where the consumer and the farmer are in a partnership together and the risk is shared. Farmers who participate in

CSAs feel responsible for providing food for their members and members may be disappointed that a crop does not produce its full yield, but recognize that the next crop may be over-abundant.

Should you decide to join the CSA movement, here are more tips: CSAs will not provide ALL the fruits and vegetables you may want or need for your family. Some CSAs may not even offer fruit; so if fruit is a priority, check first before joining. Also, if you cook often, have large families, or need large quantities of produce, you may need to purchase additional produce elsewhere. With the abundance of fresh produce available in grocery stores all year round, seasonal cooking and eating may be new to your family. The CSA box of produce provides seasonal produce; it may take a little adjusting and creative cooking to plan meals with the seasonal produce. To help with this transition, most farmers can provide a list of seasonal produce you can expect. As a general idea, the season starts off “lighter”, where the first crops are salad greens and green beans, and the end of the season produces “heavier” crops such as broccoli, potatoes, and winter squash. Many CSA members receive weekly baskets and farmers try to provide a variety of items with sufficient quantity. Avoiding waste is key to the family and farmer. Before joining a CSA, ask how much produce to expect each week or per schedule, and how does the amount vary from beginning to end of the season?

Each CSA establishes it’s own delivery and/or pick-up policies; make sure you know the delivery or pick-up schedule, what happens if you don’t pick up your box or the delivery is missed, how to arrange for delivery or pick up if you will be out town, etc. Last bit of advice: the idea of a CSA is really great, and for many families the use of CSAs is a wonderful arrangement, but it is not for everyone. If your family struggles to eat vegetables, then you may want to consider if receiving 5-20 pounds of fresh vegetables each week is a good idea or will leave you feeling stressed and guilty. Remember, joining a CSA may involve eating and meal preparation changes for you and your family, and joining a CSA with good intentions still involves a financial and time commitment. Before joining, do a little research on the local CSAs to know which might work best for your family. Our local magazine, FEAST, wrote a wonderfully helpful, detailed article on our local CSAs in January of 2015. http://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/ article_af439b54-905b-11e4-ad18-8b44260f6856. html

The bottom line: whether you choose to join a CSA or not, you’ll never go wrong eating LOTS of colorful fruits and vegetables-eat your rainbow and be happy!

If you are interested in preserving, canning, or freezing vegetables; talk to the farmer early in the season to arrange for extra quantities.

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Senior STYLE

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Know someone who always wants you to socialize with them, but you think that person, or perhaps the spouse, is really annoying? Feel bad and don’t want to hurt their feelings? Maybe feeling a little lonely, but not necessarily lonely enough to want the aggravation of dealing with the obnoxious habits or constant complaining of the other person? These feelings are 100% normal for adults, ages 65+ years. Seniors often report feeling both lonely AND not interested in socializing with others, leading to difficult social decisions. Five of the most commonly discussed reasons for a decrease in the frequency and length of social interactions with peers, neighbors, and even friends include:

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Too much talk about medical ailments Onset of cognitive problems, such as Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimers Too much bragging about grandchildren or adult children Inappropriate talk or behavior towards someone of another gender, age, race, religion, or culture Concerns about driving with that person, regardless of who is actually doing the driving.

Younger adults don’t often have these concerns, at least not with the majority of their friends. Younger adults with children, don’t typically have much time for socializing with friends, because of an active involvement with their children’s lives and activities.

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Once looking forward to the time when there can be less focus on the children, and more focus on self, adult friendships, health, travel, and other aspects of living, many seniors report a feeling of disappointment in this life stage, when they actually get to it. The question becomes, what can be done to increase the enjoyment of social experiences, such that the frequency or length of social interactions are not decreased?

‹ Get involved in activities that you will enjoy, be it mahjong, bridge, or a book club, but verbalize “rules” for what else you want to talk about during those activities. Chances are, most of the other people in the group are feeling the same way you are. And the one person who might be annoying will have explicit guidelines to follow.

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FROM THE

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Is Rental Car Insurance Really Necessary? BY ANDREW JASPER

Andrew Jasper is the owner of the Jasper Agency, with Farmers Insurance. He is located in the heart of Creve Coeur and is passionate about sharing his expertise in all personal and business insurance with his growing clientele. The Jasper Agency is also an active member of the Creve-Coeur/Olivette Chamber of Commerce, and always looking for new ways to support and grow The Creve Coeur community.

It’s a familiar scenario for those of us who rent a car. You and your family land at your destination. The whole gang exits the plane, frantic to drop their bags at the hotel. But first, you have to navigate your way through the airport, wait for what feels like an eternity, at the baggage claim, and then pick up the keys to your rental car, on your way out. By this point, everyone is getting claustrophobic and cranky, but before you can escape the crowded terminal or enjoy your trip, you get stuck sorting through the seemingly endless pages of fine print and additional charges in your rental car contract. Working hard to tune out the pushy sales clerk, you rack your brain, trying to remember which of your credit cards said they would cover this. Or was it your personal auto policy that covered you? Do you buy it all, to be on the safe side? Or rebel against what must be a scam, and hope for the best? Let’s look at all of options and variables that come into play, in the unfortunate event, that you or your family are involved in an accident, while driving a rental. The four most common types of coverage offered are:

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 Loss/collision damage waiver: The loss damage waiver (LDW) or collision damage waiver (CDW) covers the repair or replacement costs if your rental car is stolen, vandalized, or damaged in a crash. This also includes Loss of Use charges, which rental car companies charge for lost profits when they must repair a vehicle.  Liability: Supplemental liability insurance (SLI) covers you if you damage other vehicles or property while driving the rental car. It can also pay medical expenses for others who are hurt in a crash that you caused.  Personal accident insurance: Personal accident insurance (PAI) covers medical expenses for you and your passengers if you’re hurt in a rental-car crash.  Personal effects coverage: Personal effects coverage (PEC) covers you if any personal items are stolen from or damaged in your rental car. Assuming you have adequate coverage with your insurance company, then the liability and property damage cost of any accident should be covered by your personal policy without any issue. The medical expenses for you and your passengers would be covered by each individual’s health insurance, and coverage for any damaged or stolen personal property is actually covered by your home or renters policy.

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However, the one area that you should be most concerned about is the cost associated with the loss of use of the rental vehicle, if damaged in an accident. The rental company will hold you responsible for every day of profits lost, while the car is in the shop being repaired. Depending on the damage and the repair shop the rental company uses, it could easily be months before the car is back in rotation, and the daily fees they charge you, add up very quickly. This is the one coverage that I personally purchase every time, and recommend to all of my clients, just to be on the safe side. While it is true that most major credit cards do offer coverage if you purchase the entire rental on that card, you really need to read the fine print. I typically don’t recommend counting on this coverage, because it typically has several unexpected limits and exclusions. Additionally, most of this coverage will run secondary to your personal policy, so it will likely not prevent a claim from being made, even if it would cover it otherwise. Never assume that you are covered. It is best to speak with either your insurance agent, or a representative from your credit card to see what exactly is covered. And last but not least, it’s best to have this all figured out before you get to the check out counter. Safe travels!

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JEWISH

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What does “kosher” mean?

Often used colloquially, but not always understood, kosher literally means “fit.” It refers to what is allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws: such as kosher food, kosher dishes, and even kosher garments. The kosher laws were commanded by G‑d to the children of Israel in the Sinai Desert. Moses taught them to the people and wrote the basics of these laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The details were handed down through the generations.

Why would people keep kosher? Many Jewish people have different reasons for keeping kosher, ranging from tradition to making sure the children know who they are and what culture/religion they belong to. However, the primary reason for why many Jewish people keep kosher, is that we were commanded to do so

How do you know if something is kosher? Each food and drink item that is kosher, should have a seal of approval by a kashrut supervision agency, whose responsibility it is to make sure that the food/drink is fit for consumption. In St Louis, we have the Vaad Hoeir of St Louis. Each symbol, e.g. a V in a circle, or a U in an O represents a different kosher agency’s seal of approval.

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There are 3 basic categories of food: Meat, Milk, Pareve (Neither meat nor milk, e.g. eggs and fish.) Certain species of animals (and their eggs and milk) are Kosher, while others are forbidden. Pork and shellfish are two nonkosher animals, that are often thought of first as being not-allowed. Meat and milk are never combined. Separate utensils are used for each, and a waiting period is observed between eating them. Neither cheeseburgers, nor a meal of burgers and milkshakes can be kosher. Meat must come from animals that are slaughtered in a specific (and painless) manner, and certain fats of the animal (as well as the blood) must be removed.

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Fruits, vegetables and grains are inherently kosher, but must be insect free. Wine and grape juice, however, must be certified kosher.

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Since even a small trace of a non-kosher substance can render a food nonkosher, all processed foods and eating establishments require certification by a kashrut (kosher) supervision agency.

There is much to learn about keeping kosher. Just as importantly, much of the rationale is fascinating and interesting to discuss, especially if you are interested in law or logic.

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OBSTACLE COURSE Everyone wants their baby to have a better life than they had. Mine has a grassy, wideopen yard, compared with the small, concrete backlot I remember. Mine gets round the clock cuddles and coos, a living room teeming with toys, and, of course, her dapper matching collar and leash set. My dog, Eevee. Who did you think I was talking about?

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A pint-sized mix with a foxy face and dainty white mittens, Eevee was plucked by my daughter from an adopt-a-thon crate. Fully grown but shy of a dozen pounds, she gambols across our ample suburban grass while my kids cheer her on, nose to the air, ears up, ready to run down a trespassing squirrel even if I’m not sure she could take it on if she ever caught it.

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When I think of my beloved childhood golden retriever, Perky, and his urban dog’s life — sixty pounds in a little patio that, for Brooklyn, New York, I knew was, in fact, a luxury — I can see how much better little Eevee has it. Perky, behind the requisite city walls, locks, and chain link, could never run, unleashed and free, the way Eevee does every day. I suppose that everyone wants their human babies to have a better life than they had,

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too, to give them the opportunities they didn’t have. It’s a wish that becomes a mantra, the motivation to work not just for yourself but because your kids didn’t chose to be born. We chose for them, and we’ve been trying to make amends ever since. But then look at the complaints about the kids these days. Our wish, it turns out, is also our fear. We worry that, with their fancy phones and complicated coffees, they’ll be pampered and soft. “When I was a teenager,” bellows the parent, “we didn’t drink iced half caff ristretto venti 4-pump sugar free cinnamon dolce soy skinny lattes! We drank plain ol’, regular coffee, for fifty cents, at McDonalds!” “But,” says the teen, “this is McDonalds!” And the worry is far from new. My wife grew up in a small apartment during the


unenviable “Warriors” and “Fort Apache” movie-era Bronx. Yet my father-in-law thought he had given her a better life — and he had. He grew up wearing a yellow star under the Iron Guard in Romania. When my son needed stitches after being thrown by an out of control dog (not Eevee!), my father-in-law said, “When I was a boy, I was bitten by many dogs. And a horse. Twice!” When he sees the gleaming gadgets my kids play with, he says, “When I was a boy, I did not have any toys. I made a ball. Out of rags!” On social media, I regularly see parents posting bold-face, all-caps quotes: “We don't grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.” But, for the most part, who took away the challenges in

the first place? We, the parents, who wanted our kids to have fewer challenges than we did. But then, too, we worry. To borrow from the famous Serenity Prayer, we need to accept the obstacles we cannot change, the courage to eliminate the obstacles we can, and the wisdom to know the difference — and to know the difference between the obstacles that help kids grow versus those that just get in their way.

can eliminate, or that help anyone grow. If can I remove barriers for my kids the way I did for my dog, I will, so that they have a shot at catching the thing they’re pursuing, or, if not, enjoy their freedom to run, without anything standing in their way.

It’s clear that Eevee is happy without any obstacles in her path. But this generation has rising obstacles that Eevee doesn’t worry about: income instability, housing prices, environmental degradation, international tensions, health care, and so many more — none of which are challenges that parents alone

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7/3 9:15am-10:15am

Pick Your Own blueberries, plums and peaches

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.

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4 5 6 7 Wednesday

Cahokia Mounds

7/4 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

Grant's Farm

7/4 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.

Whitaker Music Festival

7/4 5:30pm-9pm Funky Butt Brass Band. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site. Music starts at 7 pm. FREE ADMISSION AFTER 5 P.M. THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN REMAINS OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION FROM 5 TO 7 P.M.

Fair St Louis

7/4 9:30am-10pm America’s Biggest Birthday Party. The Fair typically hosts hundreds of thousands of attendees listening to fantastic music, playing in the Festival Zone, checking out new products in the Interactive Zone and of course, being “wowed” by our nationally recognized fireworks displays each evening – all for FREE. GATEWAY ARCH GROUNDS

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Saturday

Friday

Super Smash Bros Wii U

Simchat Shabbat

Ages 11-14 years!! Join us for a night of Super Smash Bros Wii U! Bring your own controller or use ours.

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.

7/5 6pm-8pm

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

Lone Elk Park

7/5 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

St Louis Zoo

7/5 9am-5pm The St Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Outdoor Water Waddlers

7/5 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

Ladies' Knight

7/5 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

7/6 6pm-7:15pm

CONGREGATION SHAARE EMETH, 11645 LADUE ROAD FREE

Historic Soulard Market

7/6 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

Farm Friday

7/6 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 Suson’s Farm. 6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

7/6 10am-4pm

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

7/7 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

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

7/7 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required. MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

St Louis Science Center

7/7 9:30am-4:30pm We put the element of fun into science. 5050 OAKLAND AVE. FREE

Children's Garden Club

7/7 9am-11am Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

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

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.

Treasure Island

7/6 2pm-3pm Hampstead Stage Company presents the fantastical tale of pirates, adventure and buried treasure with Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island.” ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE

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Museum of Transportation

7/8 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

Seniors

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

Wildlife Rescue Center Open House

7/8 10am-4pm

Tween/Teen

Come take a tour, meet our wildlife experts, stroll on our nature trail, and meet other local non-profits. 1128 NEW BALLWIN ROAD, 63021 FREE

Sunday Chess Classes 7/8

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

7/8 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

Monday

Crochet For A Cause: NICU Preemies

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

Calling all crocheters! Join us to crochet small hats for the NICU babies of local hospitals. Crochet pattern provided. Please bring any hook(s) size D-I, and #4 soft acrylic yarn. Experienced knitters also welcome (no pattern 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.

7/9 10am-11:30am

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

Pick Your Own blueberries, plums and peaches

7/9 8am-6pm Braeutigam Orchards! Open 7 days a week in July. Call ahead for hours, and up to date information and availability. 2795 TURKEY HILL LN, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS VARIES

Urban Fort Play Cafe

7/9 9am-4pm

Schools & Synagogues

7/10 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.

Baby Play Time

7/10 10am-11am Let your baby explore the world through sensory play in a relaxed group setting. Ages 0-24 months. Adult must accompany child.

1705 S. HANLEY ROAD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63144 FREE

1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Israeli Folk Dancing

7/9 8:30pm-11pm

CALENDAR

Chair Yoga

St Louis Zoo

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

Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun! MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

St. Louis Jewish Parents

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

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

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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

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7/10 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.

MUNY Tuesdays!

7/10 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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7/11 9:30am-10:45am Come join us at Shirlee Green Preschool to socialize, share music, enjoy a snack, and gentle activity. 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

Eating and Drinking for Health (Nutrition and Hydration)

7/11 11am Liz Soldwish-Zoole, RN from AW Healthcare will share health tips for you to learn something new about food and drinks, and how to structure your diet during the heat of the summer. CROWN CENTER, 8350 DELCREST DR FREE, BUT PLEASE RSVP TO 314-991-2055

World Percussion

7/11 6:30pm-7:30pm Ages 8- 12. Learn to play a wide array of percussion instruments from around the globe while learning the musical cultures of Cuba, South America and Africa. Presented by Freedom Arts and Education. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Suson Farm

7/11 10:30am-5pm Working animal farm, fishing, and a playground! Come see this STL treasure that opened to the public in 1964!

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Saturday

Friday

Word II

Historic Soulard Market

Learn how to change the look of text using formatting basics, page setup and printing options using Microsoft Word.

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

7/12 2pm-4pm

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

Musical Chairs of Doom

7/12 6:30pm-7:30pm Ages 12-16. This extreme version of musical chairs is not for the faint of heart.

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

Outdoor Water Waddlers

7/12 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

Ladies' Knight

7/12 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

7/13 7am-5pm

730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

Suson Farm Friday

7/13 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 Suson’s Farm.

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

7/14 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required.

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

7/14 8am-12:30pm

7/13 10:30am-1:30pm

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.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, start off with Storytelling in the Museum, then get creative in a drop-in Make-andTake workshop.

Contemporary Indian Art Show

6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

Storytelling and crafts

MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

Kabbalat Shabbat in the Park

7/13 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

CENTER CROSS DR. 63116

7/14 9am-5pm 25 Native American artists from across the country will be here selling their original art. There will be items of jewelry, pottery, beadwork, mixed-media and other fine art. Many different tribal affiliations will be represented. CAHOKIA MOUNDS, 30 RAMEY ST, IL 62234

Purina Farms

7/14 9:30am-3:30pm Farm animals, dog shows, and more. Come explore! 500 WILLIAM DANFORTH WAY, GRAY SUMMIT, MO 63039 FREE

6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

Whitaker Music Festival

7/11 5:30pm-9pm Ivas John Band. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site. Music starts at 7 pm. FREE ADMISSION AFTER 5 P.M. THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN REMAINS OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION FROM 5 TO 7 P.M.

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Pick Your Own blueberries, plums and peaches 7/15 8am-6pm

Seniors

Braeutigam Orchards! Open 7 days a week in July. Call ahead for hours, and up to date information and availability. 2795 TURKEY HILL LN, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS VARIES

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

Tween/Teen

7/15 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.

Secular

Urban Fort Play Cafe

7/16 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

7/16 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

Animal Encounters

Storytelling and crafts

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.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, start off with Storytelling in the Museum, then get creative in a drop-in Make-andTake workshop.

Sunday Chess Classes

Israeli Folk Dancing

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun!

7/15 10am-3pm

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

7/15

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Monday

starting from 1 pm

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 NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

7/16 10:30am-1:30pm

MO HISTORY MUSEUM, 5700 LINDELL BLVD, 63112 FREE

7/16 8:30pm-11pm MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

Tuesday

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

7/17 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 314576-3688.

Chair Yoga

7/17 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

Healthworks!

7/17 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.

Outdoor Water Waddlers

7/17 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

Budding Artists

7/17 1pm-2pm

CALENDAR

Ages 3- 6 years. A preschool art program where the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

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7/18 9:30am-11:30am Explore basic formulas and functions in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Office Excel. Printing options will also be covered. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Cupcake Decorating

7/18 6:30pm-7:30pm Ages 12-18. Learn decorating techniques from a professional decorator. Presented by Sweetology. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Healthworks!

7/18 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.

Thursday

Lone Elk Park

7/19 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

St Louis Science Center

7/19 9:30am-4:30pm We put the element of fun into science. 5050 OAKLAND AVE. FREE

Junior Art Studio

7/19 6:30pm-7:30pm Ages 5- 10. Kids will use their imagination and creativity to make a masterpiece of their very own! Dress to be messy! ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 314-994-3300

Ladies' Knight

Grant's Farm

7/19 6:30pm-7:30pm

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.

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

7/18 9am-3:30pm

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

Wine Down Wednesday

7/18 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

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

Friday

Saturday

Mud Mania

Historic Soulard Market

7/20-7/21 9am-3pm

7/21 7am-5pm

Ages 5- 15 yrs. Slither and slide, crawl and climb through our mud pit obstacle course. There will also be other fun areas to explore! Get out the old clothes and shoes and come beat the summer heat. Concessions will be sold and restrooms, outdoor showers and changing tents will be available for use.

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

GREENSFELDER RECREATIONAL COMPLEX, QUEENY PARK $10 PER PERSON

Farm Friday

7/20 10am-1pm

730 CARROLL STREET, 63104

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

7/21 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required. MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

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.

Keeper Talks

Storytelling and Crafts

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY FREE

6073 WELLS ROAD, 63128 FREE

7/20 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

Animal Magic

7/20 2pm-3pm Enjoy animal themed music and meet the live animals featured in the song. Presented by Animal Magic, Inc.

7/21 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.

St Louis Carousel at Faust Park

7/21 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.

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

Jungle Boogie at the Zoo

7/20 5pm-8pm Marquise Knox. Born in St. Louis, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the Blues. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

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St Louis Zoo

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.

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

Seniors

7/22 10am-10:45am

12166 CONWAY ROAD, 63141 FREE

Grant's Farm

7/22 9am-3:30pm

Tween/Teen

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.

Secular

Museum of Transportation

7/22 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

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

Sunday Chess Classes 7/22

starting from 1 pm

Jewish

Beginners to advanced level classes for both kids and adults

CALENDAR

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 NONMEMBERS GET IT FREE ONCE.

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1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

Urban Fort Play Cafe

7/23 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

Outdoor Water Waddlers

7/23 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

Israeli Folk Dancing

7/23 8:30pm-11pm Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun! MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

Tuesday

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

7/24 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

7/24 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.

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

7/24 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

MUNY Tuesdays!

7/24 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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7/26 7pm-8pm

Doris Schnuck's Children's Garden

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.

Ages 13-17. Laser tag, virtual reality stations, crafts, activities and raffle prizes. Light snacks provided by Chipotle Mexican Grill.

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

Teen Advisory Group

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

Grant's Farm

7/25 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 blueberries, plums and peaches

7/25 8am-6pm Braeutigam Orchards! Open 7 days a week in July. Call ahead for hours, and up to date information and availability. 2795 TURKEY HILL LN, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS VARIES

Healthworks!

7/25 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.

Saturday

Teen Summer Ending Party

Baby N Me

7/25 9:30am-10:45am

Friday

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY: HEADQUARTERS FREE

Historic Soulard Market

7/26 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

2 yr old story time

7/26 10am-11am Join us for stories, songs and play time to help develop early literacy skills. Ages 3-5 years. Adult must accompany child. ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE

Storytelling in the Museum

7/26 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

Ladies' Knight

7/26 6:30pm-7:30pm

7/27 6:30pm-8:30pm

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

NIght Waves Pool Party

7/27 7:30pm-9:30pm Calling all incoming and current middle school students around St. Louis! Enjoy music, games and fun while hanging with old friends and meeting new ones. MARYLAND HEIGHTS AQUAPORT, 2344 MCKELVEY RD, 63043 $5 PER PERSON

Museum of Transportation

7/27 9am-4pm Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars.

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

Jungle Boogie at the Zoo

7/27 5pm-8pm Soulard Blues Band. Their music pays tribute to an era in St. Louis when fifty-cents paid your cover to see Ike and Tina Turner at the Club Imperial. 1 GOVERNMENT DR, 63110 FREE

7/28 8am-12pm

MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Historic Village Open House

7/28-7/29 12pm-4pm 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. FAUST, 15185 OLIVE BOULEVARD, 63017 FREE

Free Admission Mornings for STL City/County Residents

7/28 8am-12pm Enjoy free admission to the Garden on Saturday mornings before noon. Proof of residency is required. MO BOTANICAL GARDENS, 4344 SHAW BLVD,63110

Cahokia Mounds

7/28 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

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

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Grant's Farm

Lap Time

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.

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

Seniors

7/29 9am-3:30pm

Tween/Teen

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

Family Sunday at St. Louis Art Museum

7/29 1pm-4pm Family Sundays. Enjoy a hands-on art activity and a 30 minute family tour through the galleries. ONE FINE ARTS DRIVE, FOREST PARK FREE, BUT SIGN-UP REQUIRED FOR FAMILY TOUR

Sunday Chess Classes and Hall of Fame

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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.

7/30 9:30am-10:30am

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS BRANCH FREE

Urban Fort Play Cafe

7/30 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

Zumba Babies at B'nai Amoona ECC

7/31 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

7/31 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.

Purina Farms

Ballroom Dance Lessons

7/31 9:30am-3:30pm

Join the teachers a Just Dancing Dance Studio

500 WILLIAM DANFORTH WAY, GRAY SUMMIT, MO 63039 FREE

7/30 7pm-9pm 236 OLD MERAMAC STATION RD. $10 PER HOUR

Israeli Folk Dancing

7/30 8:30pm-11pm Come learn how to dance, socialize, and have fun! MIROWITZ, 848 MASON RD, 63141 $5 PER PERSON

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

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

7/31 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.

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Schools & Synagogues

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“BABY” BUSINESSES

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

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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!

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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Fire Tech Web Design

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Artisans in THE LOOP 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.     

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

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

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

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We facilitate the growth of startups and other small business by providing clean, functional, and well designed websites with no-nonsense website management.

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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).

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

You set the goal, we help you get there! We offer adult boot camp, adult strength and kids fitness programming in a fun, sports-based facility. 636-220-1211  14015 Manchester, MO 63011  D1 Training St Louis West 

Larry OpinskyConsulting, Disability Advocacy

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

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

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

RISE Child

Shannon Carr shannoncarr@risechild.com 314-348-1442 risechildstl www.risechild.com

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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

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

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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 

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

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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 

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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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Better Office Furniture

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

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Haimann Family Counseling

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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.

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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Building a foundation for ALL families to raise strong, resilient, empathetic children starting at birth. Infant/Parent Groups, Home Visits, Workshops.

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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

Powerful Chess, LLC

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

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Arts As Healing

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Sat. July 14, 2018 6:30pm - 9pm Duane Reed Gallery 4729 McPherson St. Louis, MO 63108

Enjoy a summer evening of celebration at Duane Reed Gallery and view artwork created by participants of the Arts As Healing program. All of our artists have been touched by cancer or a chronic illness and have benefited from the healing effects of creative expression. A general admission ticket includes dinner by Cafe Napoli, dessert, wine/beer and complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the door. At Gala VII, you will have an opportunity to enter multiple raffles for a chance to win a 50/50 raffle pot and an original piece created by our artists. Our larger collaborative pieces will be available for purchase. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation. Tickets and donations: https://aahgalavii.eventbrite.com Ticket purchases and donations are tax-deductible. All proceeds go to the Arts As Healing Foundation. For questions about this event, please call (314) 640-5363 or email artsashealing@gmail.com.

St Louis Jewish Parents, July 2018  

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, July 2018  

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