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BigTruckDays400Big truck events spell big fun for little diggers

They're big, they're loud, and they get to play in the dirt! What's not to love about big trucks? At these upcoming events you can see, touch and even explore your favorite trucks.   

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BlueAngelsFormation150Blue Angels to fill the St. Louis skies May 3 and 4

Few things capture the power of science and technology like watching a fighter jet fly overhead. With that in mind, Spirit of St. Louis Airport will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a STEM Expo and the return of its air show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

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PNC400Organizations offer help for those with autism

As rates of autism in children continue to climb, many communities have struggled to meet the needs of those who are diagnosed. In St. Louis two organizations announced plans to provide families with more resources.

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Pooch parties at Purina FarmsThrow a party for your pooch!

It doesn't matter if it's the day your dog was born or the day he came into your life, it's the day you fell in love, and that's reason to celebrate! Purina Farms is now offering Pooch Parties for your canine companion, and you'll find the information in Sprout's Party Guide.

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COCA presents Terrapin Puppet Theatre's 'Love'Journey to find 'Love'

This heartfelt and entertaining story presented by COCA is brought to life by Australia's Terrapin Puppet Theatre, with traditional and digital puppets, live action and moving music.

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The MUSE summer program High-ability learners can attend a new camp this summer

In the summer of 2014, The MUSE, a summer program for high-ability learners, will debut. The program was designed for boys and girls, currently in grades 3-6, who love to learn, enjoy project-based activities, and desire to build new friendships.

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Augusta Plein Air Art FestivalAugusta Plein Air Art Festival

Celebrate nature's muse, springtime, by exploring artwork by local artists along the rolling hills of Dutzow, Defiance and Augusta, along with local scenery and spring colors. The family-friendly festival includes special open paint sessions for children.

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Kite fly'Fly 4 Kids' kite fly

Bring your kite and join the Edwardsville Parks & Recreation Department for this fun event! Watch amazing air displays by members of the Gateway Kite Club and their two-line stunt kites, participate in a kite fly and more.

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St. Louis Earth Day FestivalSt. Louis Earth Day Festival

The 25th annual family-friendly festival on the Muny Grounds at Forest Park is the oldest and largest environmental event in the Midwest. Learn about environmental issues and solutions, and enjoy live entertainment, local food, hands-on activities and a recycling event.

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Family CampMom and dad can join the adventure at YMCA Family Camp

It's time for mom and dad to get in on the adventure... Summer camp is not just for kids! YMCA Camp Lakewood provides a summer camp experience for the whole family.

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International Migratory Bird DayJoin WBS for International Migratory Bird Day

You're invited to be part of the world-wide celebration of migratory birds at World Bird Sanctuary's International Migratory Bird Day. Watch bird-banding demonstrations, attend a bird identification seminar or walk and engage in free activities for kids.

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SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical CenterScreen time: How much is too much?

Television and video games can be a great source of education and entertainment. They are also often used as a tool for parents to occupy older children while they take a shower, change the laundry or clean the house. But too much screen time can have unhealthy side effects. Cardinal Glennon offers some practical ways to make kids' screen time more productive.

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