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April 27 - May 3, 2012

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featuring destinations in Missouri & Illinois

Fall In Love With Missouri’s River Towns & Scenic Beauty Spring is here and the days are getting longer – the perfect time to load up the family and experience some of the sights Missouri and Illinois have to offer just a short drive from St. Louis. Kimmswick Just 25 miles south of St. Louis down I-55, is the historic village of Kimmswick, founded in 1850 along the mighty Mississippi River. The small town features quaint craft and specialty stores; restaurants, such as the popular Blue Owl Restaurant; and a variety of family-friendly events. An annual favorite event is the Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 2 and 3 with, of course, strawberries, music, arts & crafts, carriage rides, petting zoo and more. On June 17 treat Dad to the annual Car Show. For more information on Kimmswick, visit

Washington Less than an hour’s drive from St. Louis on Highway 100 west from I-44 is Washington, billed as the “Heart of Wine Country.” Visit the historic river town, founded in 1833, for shopping, dining or sightseeing. Discover Washington during its 31st Annual Art Fair and Winefest on May 18-20. It will feature continuous entertainment, over 60 Missouri wines, over 40 Midwestern artists and more. Hours of the wine tasting are Friday, May 18, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 20, noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the art fair is free; tickets to taste wine are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Visit for details. Cuba/Steelville Enjoy the great outdoors without spending hours on the road. Cuba and Steelville are situated in some of the most popular recreation areas in the state.

The beauty of the countryside can be enjoyed while traveling along Missouri’s roads. photo by Diana Linsley Cuba is west of St. Louis along I-44, about halfway between Eureka and Rolla. The Meramec River cuts a path between Cuba and neighboring Steelville, so canoeing and kayaking are a draw in spring and summer.

Steelville is situated on three rivers: the Meramec, the Huzzah and the Courtois. These provide lots of fun on the water, from fishing to floating. For area information, visit and

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Ellen and Steve Frye, owners & hosts

Upcoming EvEntS Clean Plate Supper Club April 21, July 28, oct. 20, Dec. 15 We serve a home cooked 4-5 course meal of seasonal/locally available foods.

Blue Grass Festival

Saxon Lutheran memorial Saturday, June 30 10 a.m. - night call for availability, Fridays & Saturdays 573.824.5271 oR 314.706.0159

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Tue. - Fri. 10 - 3 • Sat. & Sun. 10 - 5


This is truly a private country experience. House sleeps up to 10 people, great for family getaways, reunions and private parties of all types • Private 8-person Hot Tub • Canoe / Raft / Kayak • Horseback Riding • Pavilion at the River • Horseshoe Pits • Private Massages

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5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/11 Shops & Restaurants open ‘til 8 p.m.

May 18–20 • Fine Art Fair & Winefest Sample wines at the only “All Missouri Wineries” tasting as you view works of art! Fourth Thursday: April–September Sunset on the Riverfront Rennick Riverfront Park Live music on the beautiful Missouri River. Great food and drink. Free admission. Second Thursday: May–September Music at the Market Farmers’ Market - Main Street Enjoy music, great food, drink and friends. Free admission. August 1–5 • Town & Country Fair Washington Fairgrounds. The third largest fair in Missouri featuring big name entertainers, motor sport events, home economics, fine arts, midway rides, and livestock exhibits. Fun for all ages. One price for all entertainment. September 21 • Chili Cook-off Main Street. This popular event kicks off the Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts weekend. September 22–23 Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts Main Street. Arts and crafts booths, enjoy a bite to eat, live entertainment. Special area just for kids.

Mother Daughter Day -May 5

Lunch at Blue Owl, Shopping Passport, Tea party at Anheuser Estate

Mother's Day Weekend May 12 & 13

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Girlfriend's Day May 19 & June 9

Lunch at Blue Owl, Shopping Passport and Tea Party at Anheuser Estate

Strawberry Festival -June 2 & 3

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April 27 - May 3, 2012

Frolic In Nature’s Wonders, Discover State Heritage

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• $54 each • Whole House rental local Winery shuttle saturday night ~ Appetizer, dinner & dessert sunday ~ Gourmet Breakfast Optional: Friday night stay additional $32 each (includes breakfast saturday morning)

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Live Music • Fri. 6-10, Sat. 3-7, Sun. 2-6 10 oz. Ribeye Dinner available Fri. nights 2815 North Highway, 51 Perryville, MO 63775 573-547-6968 • Hours: Mon-Sun • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. • Closed Tuesdays

Arcadia Valley Families can escape to nature’s wonders with day trips in and around Arcadia Valley and the Black River Recreation Area of Missouri. These areas in the Ozarks of Southeast Missouri include such towns as Lesterville, Farmington, Black, Ironton, Arcadia and Pilot Knob. Take in unique sightseeing opportunities at Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park in Middlebrook, which beckons outdoor enthusiasts to splash in nature’s water park, or at Elephant Rocks State Park with its giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. Trails at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park take hikers to the highest point in the state to the tallest waterfall. For details on state parks, visit The Black River is also a popular destination to floaters. Outfitters can provide all the equipment needed to experience the river. Camping and other lodging accommodations can also be found along the river. The towns of Pilot Knob, Ironton and Arcadia are rich in Missouri Civil War history. Fort Davidson State Historic Site serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives on the battlefield. A self-guided driving tour around Arcadia Valley directs visitors to significant points on the battlefields. Maps for the tour are available at the historic site. Arcadia Valley is also the place for live

Blueg r ass Music Fest Saturday ~ June 30

Starting at 10 a.m., music all day long! Food booths, local eateries, fresh baked bread and coffee cake. Jam sessions open to visiting “jammers.” Fireworks finale! Tickets only $15 - Adults • FREE for children 15 & under

• Listed on National Registry of Historical Places • Visit us on Facebook

Saxon Lutheran Memorial

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The rock formations in Elephant Rocks State Park intrigue visitors.

music from bluegrass to 1960s-era classics, with venues such as Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree in Ironton. On May 18-20, the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival will be held on Main Street in Ironton. For more details, visit Perry County

Venture south along I-55 to Perry County to discover villages settled in the 1800s and exquisite natural wonders along the Mississippi. Perry County includes Perryville, Frohna, Altenburg, Brazeau and Farrar. Tower Rock Natural Area, featuring the Tower Rock national landmark, boasts a 10-mile hiking trail along the 90-foot-high rock that stands in the Mississippi River. Upcoming events in Perry County include MayFest “Back To The 80’s” on May 11-12 which kicks off with a parade on Friday evening. Saturday’s events include a craft fair, live entertainment, bed races, car and bike show, plus a carnival. For details, visit After a long day, relax at Willow House Bed Breakfast, Perryville’s first bed and breakfast. Eggers & Company General Store-Bed and Breakfast, in Farrar is listed in the National Register of Historic places. and has been restored by owners Ellen and Steve Frye of Webster Groves.

The Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna, an outdoor history museum set in a log cabin village, highlights the pioneering spirit of the early Lutheran immigrants from Germany who settled Perry County. On Saturday, June 30, beginning at 10 a.m., Saxon will hold its Second Annual Bluegrass Music Fest with a lineup of wellknown musicians and artists. For details, visit Gray Summit Near I-44 at Gray Summit is Purina Farms, situated on over 300 acres of rolling hills. Youngsters can play in the hayloft, milk a cow, take a wagon ride, plus see everyday pets such as dog and cats. A new Purina Event Center hosts a variety of canine and feline events from conformation shows to performance events like obedience, agility, rally and flyball. This gives visitors a chance to see some of the most prestigious dog and cat shows in the country year-round. Except when noted, all dog shows and events are free and open to the public. Spectators can sit ring-side or watch all the action from bleachers and grassy hillsides for outdoor events. For more details, visit www.

Visit for an interactive map of these locations.

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Great shopping, restaurants, a Railway Museum, and beautiful historic districts, in addition to the wonders of Allerton Park. It’s more than you imagined.

International Cheese, Wine & Canine Festival at the Purina Event Center (tickets required) Saturday, June 9

Countrytime Bluegrass Festival and Kids Country Carnival at the Visitor’s Center (FREE) Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17

Moms' Market

featuring vendors offering fresh produce and women-owned businesses selling unique gifts for kids and pets at the Main Show Field (FREE) Thursday, June 21, 11:00am - 3:00pm FREE admission & parking except when noted. Call (314) 982-3232 for reservations. Just 10 minutes west of Six Flags on I-44

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~ In the Ozarks of Southeast Missouri ~ Nestled among the highest mountains of the Missouri Ozarks, the Valley continues to charm travelers with it’s beauty, quaint shops, delicious eateries and delightful inns. Also enjoy hiking, backpacking, biking, fishing, camping, canoeing and rafting.

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Experience The Charms Of Illinois Amish Country Horse-drawn buggies are nearly as common as automobiles on the roads of Central Illinois. Since 1865, when three Pennsylvania Mennonite families first settled in the area, it has become known simply as “Amish Country.” Located north of Effingham, off Interstate 57, the communities of Arthur, Arcola, Tuscola and Sullivan are home to about 4,500 conservative, rural Amish who strive to “be not conformed to this world.” Their presence, combined with their more progressive “English” neighbors, creates an intriguing cultural blend of the old and the new. The two factions are respectful of one another’s differences and together have created a haven for tourism. The Amish influence means, among other things, that the vibrant central shopping district in downtown Arthur hasn’t been decimated by big-box retailers. The tidy town is chock-full of Amish-owned or operated shops selling handcrafted clothes, custom cabinetry, home furnishings and unique gifts. Arthur also doesn’t have any chain restaurants. Instead, locally-owned eateries serve lovingly prepared comfort food. Arthur hosts several annual festivals and ongoing events, such as the Downtown Arthur Market, held the third Saturday of every month with an array of crafts and antiques. The Gunny Sack Revue, a bluegrass jam session, is a weekly favorite on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. On the third Saturday of each month, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10 to 20 crafters, some antiques and bakers, gather in downtown Arthur to display and sell their wares. On Saturday, June 2, come out and enjoy the annual Strawberry Jam Festival, which features live music, strawberry treats of every kind, crafts, games and more. Events are scheduled throughout the

Horse-drawn carriages are a common sight throughout Illinois Amish country. photo by Diana Linsley summer, such as the Annual MoultrieDouglas County Fair, July 8 to 14. For a complete schedule of activities, visit www. On the Saturday closest before July 4, Arthur plays host to about 30,000 who come out for the Freedom Celebration, which features fireworks, craft shows, parades, food and more. While Arthur is considered the heart of Amish Country, the Amish Interpretive Center in neighboring Arcola offers an indepth introduction to the Old Order lifestyle. The museum has activities for young and old, and arranges tours of Amish homes and farms. Visitors may also stay for a family-style meal. More information is available at or by calling 888452-6474. Most Amish-owned businesses are closed on Sundays. For those in the market for Amish furni-

ture, Arcola has plenty of options at its various Amish furniture dealers. Arcola is also the boyhood home of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, and for being the broom corn (a type of sorghum) capital of the world. These distinctions are honored with annual events. The Raggedy Ann & Andy Friendship Gathering will be held June 1 and 2. The weekend after Labor Day, Arcola celebrates its heritage with the Broom Corn Festival. For information, visit On June 20-24, the annual Pop the Top Festival featuring the Arcola Walldogs Project will be in downtown Arcola. Watch as the Walldogs mural artists transform 14 walls in Arcola. Also featured will be an art auction, Pop the Top Beach Party, 5K race, children’s activities and more.

Other small towns in the area offer their own charms. Sullivan marks the west edge of the area’s Amish settlement and is the county seat of Moultrie County. It is home to The Little Theatre on the Square, the only Equity theatre between Chicago and St. Louis, which has been bringing Broadway-quality entertainment to Central Illinois since 1957. Its summer season kicks off June 6-17 with “Grease.” For details, call 217-728-7375 or visit The town of Monticello boasts the Monticello Railway Museum where visitors can take a train ride and see a railway car display that includes a Pullman and post office car. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. In Monticello, also check out Courthouse Square, the historic districts and explore Allerton Park and its formal gardens filled with museumquality sculptures and step back in time in the 1,500 acre English estate and mansion which now serves as a retreat center. Drive-in movie theaters are a thing of the past in St. Louis, but one remains along Historic Rte. 66 in Illinois in Litchfield. Sky View Drive-In began operating in the spring of 1950. It is open for the season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. For movie listings and times, call 217-324-4451 or visit Outdoor recreational activities can also be found in Central Illinois. Near Sullivan, about 25 miles west of I-57, is beautiful Lake Shelbyville, an Army Corps of Illinois lake featuring 200 miles of shoreline, camping, boating, hiking and more. Surrounding the nearby Kaskaskia River, a tributary of the Mississippi, is a 20,000acre wildlife area that is also ideal for outdoor activities. Visit for more information.

Visit for an interactive map of these locations.

The Arcola Walldogs Project Where the walls of Arcola, Illinois’ Historic Downtown Buildings will Come to Life!

June 20-24, 2012

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Meet and Greet the Artists Walldog Art Auction at Kaskaskia Country Club Pop the Top Beach Party • 5K Race Children’s Activities • Pet Parade • Fireworks Visit our website for a full list of events and map

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What happens in Amish Country usually doesn’t stay in Amish Country...

ILLInoIs AmIsh Country

Arthur & Illinois Amish Country make an easy & fun day trip... just a couple of hours away!

You’ll be telling your friends about the fun you had in Arthur... Plan a visit to Amish Country to experience a unique lifestyle. The pace of life around Arthur is dominated by the more than 4000 Amish that live in the rural settings around Arthur. Horse drawn buggies and bicycles are the main mode of transportation. Small farms cover the countryside. Those small homesteads are farmed in an old fashioned way with small equipment and big Belgian horses. You’ll see 8 horse teams pulling 4 bottom plows. You’ll see hay and corn stacked in “shocks” to dry, big gardens at every homestead and you’ll see lots of livestock - horses, dairy cows and small animals of all kinds. A composite landscape that you won’t find anywhere else! Plan a visit to Amish Country to have fun at Arthur’s many Special Events! From February through Christmas Arthur’s calendar is filled with gatherings, shows, festivals, benefits, auctions, sales, celebrations and parades that bring folks back time and time again. Practically every weekend has something special to do here and at least every month brings one or two “major” event that attracts thousands of visitors. Other towns wonder how we get around to doing so much, and so often. But we keep coming up with more! A lot of different groups in Arthur work together creating fun events that appeal to a wide variety of people. It is just in our nature to get together and have a good time doing something for the community and others. We welcome you to join us in the fun! Check our EVENT CALENDAR on

You’ll be telling your friends about the Shopping in Amish Country! Plan a visit to Amish Country for some One-Of-A-Kind Shopping. Fine wood furniture and cabinets, country grocery, bakery, and butcher shops, quilt and fabric shops, orchards and fruit stands, special feeds and seeds, custom machine and woodworking shops, home and garage builders, modern and horse-drawn farm equipment, wood stoves and antique shops, lawn furniture and garden plants, straw hats and fine men’s wear and more all bring shoppers to Arthur and the surrounding area. You’ll find something for everyone here! The many sidewalk benches and the unique shops in Downtown Arthur create a relaxed shopping experience! Antiques, Amish quilts, gifts, fudge, cheese and baked goods, sewing notions and fabric, an old fashioned soda fountain, fine menswear, Amish furniture, restaurants and more make browsing Downtown Arthur enjoyable! for additional up to the minute details.

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Indulge In Missouri’s Wine Country limestone house overlooking Femme Osage Creek. That house and over a dozen relocated and restored 19th-century buildings called Boonesfield Village are open to the public, bringing to life the days when Missouri was America’s frontier. For details, call 636-7982005 or visit

For a relaxing weekend, visit Missouri’s wine country. Take in the history of the area or just relax at a local winery enjoying the picturesque scenery while sipping some of the nation’s finest wines.

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grill open during music Tasting Room & Gift Shop Open Daily at Highway 94 in Dutzow, Missouri


Augusta Missouri has long been noted for its wines – as far back as the Civil War. The small town of Augusta boasts the first recognized wine district in the United States. Augusta, just 30 minutes west of St. Louis, joins Defiance, Dutzow, Washington and Hermann as the small-town gems of Missouri Wine Country, a scenic 50-mile swath straddling the Missouri River. Wineries along the picturesque Missouri Weinstrasse (wine road) remain top producers, garnering critical acclaim. But they also attract tourists, who enjoy sampling locallymanufactured vintages, touring wineries, strolling through historic districts and browsing at boutiques, antique shops and craft fairs. Augusta’s newest winery is family-owned Noboleis Vineyards. Enjoy lunch, wine and rolling vineyards, while listening to live music every Saturday and Sunday through August ( Hermann Like Augusta, Hermann, nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, is also known for its prize-winning wineries. However, the town, established in 1837 as a German Society settlement, is also a magnet for history lovers. Over 150 buildings in and around downtown are on the National Register of Historic Places. Hermann also hosts many events throughout the year including the Wild Card Wine Trail May 5 and 6. Food and wine pairings with an international flair at seven stops on the Hermann Wine Trail will showcase Mis-

souri’s premier native grape variety. Tickets are $30. Advance purchase required. Call 800-932-8687 for information or visit www. This German community celebrates its heritage with festivals, such as Maifest held on May 18-20. It is an old-fashioned city-wide celebration of spring with German music and dancing, parades and lots of family fun. Hermann’s Stone Hill Winery was the second largest in America before Prohibition. Since 1993, Stone Hill has received over 3,600 awards and is ranked among the nation’s most acclaimed wineries. Stone Hill Winery has live music every Saturday and some Sundays from May 19 to Oct. 28, 1 to 5 p.m. Call 573-486-2221 or visit Defiance Defiance is home to Chandler Hill Vineyards, which features live music on weekends through August. For more details, call 636798-2675 or visit www.chandlerhillvineyards. com. Defiance was once home to Daniel Boone, who spent his final years in a stately, four-story

Dutzow Music will fill the air at Blumenhof Winery on South Highway 94 on Saturdays and Sundays. With its architecture and ambience, the winery’s German heritage is evident. It is located in the historic village of Dutzow, Missouri’s oldest German settlement, which was founded in 1832. For more details, visit www. New Haven New Haven is a historic river town in the heart of Missouri Wine Country. Located on Highway 100 between Washington and Hermann, it offers a broad range of visitor-oriented attractions. These include a picture-book downtown with unique shops and a Levee Walk overlooking the river. In the countryside, visitors will find wineries, antique shops, accommodations and more. The John Colter Memorial is across the street from the New Haven Visitors Center and Museum at Main and Miller streets. Colter, the famous mountain man, explorer and member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, spent the last years of his life not far from New Haven. Barnhart Down Interstate 55, 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, enjoy wine in the outdoor setting of Persimmon Ridge Vineyards in Barnhart. The winery features live music on Saturdays and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. and is open year round.

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Live Music every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Overlooking the vineyards and 74 acres of rolling hillsides in Augusta’s wine country


Sample our Missouri wines


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Check our website often for Upcoming Events!

• Taste and Tours - Small groups enjoy personal attention with our winemaker. Reservations required; see the events page on our website for dates. • Join our Newsletter! Stay in touch and find out what’s happening around the vineyard and winery. (newsletters are bi-monthly) Go to to join! • Wine Club Members enjoy our wines and special member-only events! Sign up at

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April 27 - May 3, 2012

Hannibal & Sullivan: Examples Of Missouri’s History, Beauty Hannibal About two hours from St. Louis north on Highway 61, discover the scenic river town of Hannibal, the childhood home of beloved author Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. The town was founded in 1819, along the banks of the Mississippi River. It was there that Clemens found the inspiration for his books, such as “The Statue of Tom Sawyer & HuckleAdventures of Tom Saw- berry Finn in Hannibal. yer,” and “The Adventures photo by Diana Linsley of Huckleberry Finn.” The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum offers a glimpse into the Clemens’ life with its eight historic buildings, including the Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark. As part of this year’s Twain on Main festival, the museum is sponsoring “The Spirit of Huck Finn Contest” on May 26 beginning at 11 a.m. The contest is open to boys and girls, ages 10 to 15, who feel they best represent the “spirit” of Huckleberry Finn. Deadline to register is May 23. To register and for details, visit Sullivan The city of Sullivan, known as the “Gateway to the Ozarks,” is located off Interstate 44, 68 miles southwest of St. Louis. The area was founded in the early 1800s by Stephen Sullivan and his wife Dorcas who accompanied Daniel Boone on his return trip from Kentucky to secure settlers around the Meramec River. Upon entering the area now known as the Meramec State Park, Boone said “Sullivan, this is the region that I was tell-

ing you about. In these hills you will find copper, lead and game in abundance.” The town was named in 1858 when the railroad reached the settlement. Discover Sullivan at the Meramec Community Fair on June 20 to 23. It will feature a parade, rides, booths, pageants and more, plus John Michael Montgomery on Friday and Easton Corbin on Saturday. For details, call 573860-2861 or visit Visit for an interactive map of these locations.

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Music, Memorials, MaiFest & More! It’s MaiFest all month long at Chandler Hill with our one-of-a-kind Chambourcin smoked rib barbecue (May 6th), fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch (May 13th), and our 2012 Memorial Day Celebration with Jamie Allman and Steve “Elvis” Davis (May 28th)! It’s why Chandler Hill has been voted “Best Winery” in Sauce Magazine, Ladue News and St. Louis Magazine. Delectable Chambourcin Smoked Ribs Sunday, May 6th 11:00AM to 5:00PM Come enjoy the most succulent “fall off the bone” ribs, slowly smoked for hours using our own harvested Chambourcin grape vines!

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” -Mark Twain


Plan your Visit

TODAY! Interactive exhibits, original Rockwells, unique gifts and award-winning storytelling! 120 N. Main St. 573-221-9010 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Magnificent Mother’s Day Buffet Sunday, May 13th 10:30AM to 1:00PM Treat Mom and the family to our sumptuous Mother’s Day Buffet! Adults: $30 12 and under: $12 Under 5: Free Reservations required! Call 636-798-2675

Please check our website for more details and special menus

97.1 KFTK Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 28th 11:00AM to 5:00PM $5.00 Cover Join Jamie Allman and the 97.1 morning team at the premier Memorial Day event benefiting our veterans!


Saturday, May 5 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm The Rocky Wranglers Sunday, May 6 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm The Falling Martins Saturday, May 12 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Blue 66 Sunday, May 13 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Arvell and Dawn Saturday, May 19 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Cosmic Cowboys Sunday, May 20 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Downstereo Saturday, May 26 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm The Scandaleros Sunday, May 27 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Teddy Presberg * * * Opening Day Chandler Hill Farmer’s Market! * * *

Monday, May 28 - MEMORIAL DAy with FM News Talk 97.1’s Jamie Allman and featuring Steve Davis as Elvis Visit Us Online To Check For Early Closing & More Special Events!

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Something for everyone...

Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development 112 W. Harrison Street, Sullivan, IL 61951 For lodging information, please call 217.728.4223 or visit

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April 27 - May 3, 2012

Area Retreats Offer Getaways For Business & Pleasure For a unique setting for a family getaway, reunion or business retreat, opportunities are just a short drive away. Trout Lodge YMCA Trout Lodge is located in the heart of Mark Twain National Forest and is situated on a 360-acre lake surrounded by 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills. This yearround, not-for-profit, family getaway and conference center is 75 minutes south of St. Louis between Steelville and Potosi. With great family themes and lots of activities from which to choose, Trout Lodge offers affordable family fun. Check out what the lodge has to offer by visiting

Wilderness Lodge In Lesterville, approximately two hours from St. Louis is Wilderness Lodge, situated on the Black River among the St. Francis Mountains. With cozy cabins, fine dining, float trips and activities, the lodge makes for a perfect retreat for a family vacation, family reunion, wedding, special event or business conference – or romantic getaway. The main lodge was built in 1927 by a wealthy sportsman as a private residence. Most of the cabins were built in the 1970s when the lodge became a commercial venture. Nearby are the state parks of Johnson’s Shut-ins, Elephant Rocks and Taum Sauk Mountain. There are 1,200 acres of trails, plus the Bell Mountain Wilderness Area and the Ozark Trail are nearby.

For more information, call 573-637-2295 or visit Cedar Creek Conference Center For that special business meeting, Cedar Creek Conference Center in New Haven, off Highway 100 near Washington, has been a tradition since 1978. Cedar Creek has modern meeting facilities that can be customized to meet a businesses’ special needs. And when guests are not working, they can relax by the pool, fish on Cedar Creek’s seven-acre lake, test skills on the tennis court, practice swing on the new nine-hole executive golf course or enjoy the simple beauty of the Blue Bird Hiking Trail. For more information, visit or call 573-237-3672.

Eureka Among the rolling hills and limestone of Southwest St. Louis County is Eureka off Interstate 44. It is unique among St. Louis County communities for its retention of a small-town atmosphere while still providing access to a major metropolitan area. Also unique to the area is Winding Brook Estate, a 17-acre lavender farm. Visitors can delight their senses among the fragrant fields of lavender. The estate is open to the public for harvesting of lavender bouquets once blooming starts in late May until the season ends in October. Stop by the Lavender Shoppe in the 100-year-old farmhouse for lavender products and gifts. For information, visit www.lavender.

Visit for an interactive map of these locations.

Celebrate Spring aT W i N di NG B RO O K e S TaT e T H e L aV e N de R Fa R M WiTH OuR SpRiNG Tea LuNcH

The arrival of Spring brings pleasant breezes, vibrant hues of green and flowers in a rainbow of colors. Join us as we usher in the season of revitalization and renewal with a delightful lunch in our Olde Red Barn. Visit our website for menu, dates and details. Reservations required.

OPEN: May thru December, Wed. thru Sun., 10 to 4 Group Tours, Lunches & Workshops Booking Now Thru October

Visit our Lavender Shoppe for New Spring Gifts for All Occasions 3 Winding Brook Estate Drive, Eureka Missouri 636-575-5572 •

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Thursday all summer! 5 and under are always FREE!


YMCA Trout Lodge has been a favorite destination for St. Louisarea family getaways for more than fifty years. From archery to zip lines, arts & crafts to horseback rides, there’s something for every member of the family at Trout Lodge. Accommodations, three full meals and most activities are included in our per person rates and yes, Day Passes are available! Not a Y Member? No worries, everyone is welcomed. Call for more information.


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Memories for a Lifetime! Cozy Cabins • Family Fun • Wonderful Food

wilderness lodge LesterviLLe, MO approx. 2 hours from st. Louis

Located 75 miles south of St. Louis between Steelville and Potosi, MO.

573-637-2295 •

All on the Crystal Clear Black River

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