A pirate's life

Feed the shark and swab the deck during a Pirate Treasure Hunt

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Free party includes trucks, games, crafts and more Aug. 23

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Tree Kangaroo ZooBaby 'roo Rocket ready to greet visitors at Saint Louis Zoo

Welcome a new tree 'roo to the Saint Louis Zoo! Rocket, a Matschie tree kangaroo joey born six months ago at the Saint Louis Zoo, is now peeking out of his mother's pouch in their home in the Emerson Children's Zoo.

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CafeCentralBooks and bites go together at Central Library

Urban Eats Cafe Central debuted at the St. Louis Public Library's Central Library on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The new cafe offers smoothies, coffee, tea, and wraps, flatbreads, salads, snacks and treats.

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College-Meadows-Park-Color-Master-Plan400Groundbreaking for new St. Charles County Park is Aug. 18

St. Charles County and St. Charles Community College are developing a new 80-acre park on the college campus, in Cottleville. College Meadows Park, as it will be called, will feature a fitness trail and disc golf course.    

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Mobot LF15 Cherry-Blossom-Arch400Lantern festival returning to Mo. Botanical Garden in spring

Following rave reviews from the 2012 Lantern Festival, the Missouri Botanical Garden will host another lantern festival in the spring and summer of 2015. "Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined" will feature 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China.

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Model train showModel train show will make a stop at the Transportation Museum

Visit the Museum of Transportation Sunday, Aug. 24 to see a world-class train collection and model layouts. While you're there, ride a historic trolley and the museum's miniature train.

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Girl Scout recruitment nightsBecome a Girl Scout!

Girls and adults looking to join Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are invited to attend upcoming recruitment events in August and September at locations throughout the St. Louis area.

WOW camping event Explore the outdoors at overnight camping event

Have you ever wanted to learn to camp or fish or maybe go canoeing or create great meals outdoors? If you answered yes, the 2014 Wonders of Wildlife is for you. This educational family event will be held in Forest Park Sept. 13 and 14.

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Wabash Days FestivalWabash Days

Celebrate the legacy of the American railroad at Wentzville's Wabash Days Festival which includes a parade, a 5k and 10k, rides, music, a barbecue competition, a car show and more.

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Festival of NationsFestival of Nations

The multi-ethnic celebration in Tower Grove Park features dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and craft market.

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National Park Service Founder's Day CelebrationNational Park Service Founder's Day Celebration

Visit the Gateway Arch for a celebration on the 98th birthday of the National Park Service. There will be free children's activities, birthday cake and more.

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History ClubhouseSay 'see you soon' to the History Clubhouse at final event

It's time to say farewell to the Missouri History Museum's History Clubhouse: Let's Build It! gallery, but it's only for a while. Families have been engaging with some of St. Louis's favorite places and providing input that will be used to complete a permanent family gallery, opening next year!

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Navigating the lunch line for kidsNavigating the lunch line for kids

We are what we eat, and we all know children do not always make the best food decisions for themselves. Young, developing bodies need plenty of whole, natural foods to grow strong and healthy. As kids head back to school, St. Luke's Hospital has some helpful tips on packing lunches to ensure kids get the nutrition they need.

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International Vulture Awareness DayGet to know vultures at free event

Join World Bird Sanctuary as they celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups around the world. Meet vultures from North America and Africa, watch a free-flight show featuring live flying vultures and much more.

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