Fall family flicks

Family comedies and adventures sizzle on the silver screen

Baby 2.0

Prepare for a baby while putting old wives' tales to rest

What lies beneath

Find boat rides and treasure hunts at Crystal City Underground

Into the tallgrass prairie

Explore life on the frontier during Prairie Day

'Good Night, Gorilla'

Bring your kids' favorite stories to life with these book-inspired outings

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PolarExpressTrainRide150All aboard The Polar Express! The magical train will depart from St. Louis in 2014

St. Louis Union Station will begin service to the North Pole via The Polar Express Train Ride this November and December. The magical story comes to life when the train departs St. Louis Union Station for a round-trip journey to the North Pole.

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UnitedServices400Will St. Charles be home to a new children's museum?

United Services for Children announced it's looking at new ways to serve the St. Charles community. And one of the options on the organization's drawing board is an inclusive children's museum.

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SherlockHolmesSLSC 400Sherlock Holmes exhibit will open Oct. 9

Guests can take a journey into the mind of detective Sherlock Holmes and unlock his revolutionary investigative secrets when "The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes" comes to the Saint Louis Science Center Oct. 9, 2014, through Jan. 4, 2015.

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JusticeLeagueJustice League: Battle for Metropolis coming to Six Flags

Battle with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern when Justice League: Battle for Metropolis opens in 2015. The 3D, interactive dark ride replaces Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters, which is closing permanently Sept. 14.    

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SoCoRegionalLibrarySt. Louis County Library named 2014 MO Library of the Year

The Missouri Library Association has named St. Louis County Library the 2014 Missouri Library of the Year. The award is presented annually to a Missouri library for distinguished achievement in service.    

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Disney On Ice presents Princesses & HeroesTwo giveaways this week!

Sprout & About Weekly Planner subscribers have a chance to win tickets to Disney On Ice presents Princesses and Heroes or passes to a screening event for "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion".

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Special offer from the YBecome a member at the Y and skip the joining fee

Pay no joining fee in September when you join the Y – a savings up to $100! There are no contracts, processing fees or annual fees.

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Join our team Join the Sprout team!

We're growing! St. Louis Sprout & About is hiring a freelance editor. Find out how you can join our team.

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Great Forest Park Balloon RaceThe Great Forest Park Balloon Race

In its 42nd year, the popular event in Forest Park begins with a balloon glow Friday evening, followed by a fireworks show. Saturday's activities include a children's area, skydivers, a dazzling balloon launch and more.

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Pioneer DaysPioneer Days

Visit the Historic Daniel Boone Home to learn about life on the Missouri frontier. Play pioneer games, and learn about the different trades of the time. Step into the Daniel Boone Home and visit with the legendary hero himself! After, visit nearby Augusta and enjoy their annual Harvest Festival.

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Kids Flea MarketKids Flea Market

Enterprising kids 16 years and younger can sell their handmade craft items, outgrown toys, books, baseball cards, games and more at the The Magic House annual flea market. The event is great for bargain hunters and is open to the public for shopping.

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Ask the doctor: What you need to know about breast densityAsk the doctor: What you need to know about breast density

Do you know the density of your breast tissue? Chances are the answer is no — because no one has told you and you didn't know it was important to your health. But there is increasing awareness that women with dense breasts can be at greater risk for breast cancer. Carrie Morrison, M.D., Director of Breast Imaging at St. Luke's Hospital, explains why.

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Tips for housetraining your dogTips for housetraining your puppy or dog

When adding a new puppy or dog to the household, one of the most important daily skills he will need to master is housetraining. Trainers at Purina Farms have some great tips to help get your dog started in the right direction!

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Owl Prowls at World Bird SanctuaryWhoo's ready for an Owl Prowl?

Bundle up this winter for an evening program at World Bird Sanctuary, where you will meet many different species of owls, hear them hoot and learn about where they live and how they survive. Registration fills quickly for this popular program, so book your Owl Prowl now.

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