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LuckysMarket400Lucky's Market opens first St. Louis store

Lucky's Market, known for selling local and organic foods, opened its first store in the St. Louis area on Tuesday in Ellisville.

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BB wentville rendering 400Wentzville to get movie theaters in spring 2015

B&B Theatres has announced it will open a 12-screen movie theater at Wentzville Bluffs in Wentzville. The theater is in development and is tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.

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EricLitwin'Pete the Cat' author hosts pajama party to launch new book

If bedtime makes your family nuts, then you'll want to attend Eric Litwin's pajama party at the St. Louis County Library on Friday, Aug. 1. Litwin, author of several "Pete the Cat" books, will introduce his new picture book, "The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nuthouse."

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blackbears400Missouri Department of Conservation urges bear smarts

Your chances of seeing bears while exploring Missouri wilderness — especially with noisy children! — are slim. But do you know what to do if a bear lumbers across your trail or camping spot?

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SchoolSupplies aSkip the Missouri sales tax when you back-to-school shop Aug. 1-3, 2014

Missouri is extending a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, giving consumers a break on the state sales tax when they shop for school supplies on Aug. 1-3.    

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesEnter to win 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie passes
 

We're giving away four passes to an advance screening of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" to five Sprout & About readers. Plus, one reader will also win a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles prize pack!

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Brea PhotographyIn the Sproutlight: Brea Photography tells families' stories through pictures

Brea McAnally has been helping St. Louis families capture moments and share stories since 2007. McAnally and her staff provide a wide range of photography services, including birth, newborn, family portraits, engagement and wedding photos and more.

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Junior Wildlife Explorer Wildlife Rescue Center looking for junior explorers

The one-of-a-kind Junior Wildlife Explorers program at the Wildlife Rescue Center gives kids a chance to look-in on nature every month with trail walks, fun outdoor activities, wild crafts, citizen science projects, and visits to the rehabilitation facility.

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Chris WeitzMeet the author

The St. Louis County Library Foundation's Reading Garden Event Series hosts acclaimed director of "Twilight: New Moon" and "The Golden Compass," Chris Weitz for a discussion and signing of the first installment in a thrilling new series for teen readers, "The Young World".

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Children's Garden ClubChildren's Garden Club

Begin a gardening project that kids can take home to tend to and enjoy. The monthly club activity will be held in Faust Park. The Children's Garden Club is designed to educate and bring delight in gardening and horticulture.

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Archeology DayArcheology Day

Visit Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site for a day of ancient craft demonstrations, tours of excavations, artifact washing, screening of soils from dig, games, refreshments and more.

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Women's health checklistA checklist for women: keeping yourself healthy

How often should you go to the doctor? What exams and tests should you have done? What's covered by insurance? These are common questions, and St. Luke's Hospital has developed a checklist to help women keep up-to-date with their health.

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St. Louis World's FareSprout welcomes the St. Louis World's Fare

Excitement is coming to Forest Park! This September, the 2014 St. Louis World's Fare Heritage Festival and Games will mark the beginning of an annual event, embracing St. Louis' diversity and culture in art, music, and, of course, food, while supporting local schools and charitable organizations. Visit the Fare's new Sponsor Sproutlight Page for event information and updates.


Purina Farms20 things to know when visiting Purina Farms

Purina Farms is one of St. Louis' favorite family-friendly destinations. To make your visit as enjoyable as possible, Purina Farms has put together a list of the top 20 things you should know before you go.

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