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Kiddie Academy opens in Des Peres

See the new facility during an Oct. 4 grand opening event

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Family comedies and adventures sizzle on the silver screen

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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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Fall fun guideFall fun guide

Get lost in a corn maze, take a hay ride into the prairie or farm fields, or pick your own apples. It's harvest season in the Sprout Fall Fun Guide!

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Mad Science of St. LouisWin a free Halloween party from Mad Science St. Louis

Turn your Halloween bash into a monster mash with help from Mad Science of St. Louis! Check the Sprout Party Guide to find out how to win a free party.

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SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes exhibit opens Oct. 9 at science center

Families 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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October Owls and OrchidsOctober Owls and Orchids

The Butterfly House expands its collection of Owl Butterflies from 100 to over 1,000 creatures – more than ten times the normal number! In addition, the conservatory will be decorated with over 100 colorful, blooming orchids.

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During this fun fall celebration, the Saint Louis Zoo will be transformed into an Oktoberfest for the whole family with otter-related games and activities for kids, keeper chats and enrichment, live traditional music and biergartens.

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Big Truck DayBig Truck Day

Get up close and personal with some very big trucks including a cement mixer, crane, fire truck and more. Big Truck Day includes a meal, decorating a construction hat to take home and all-day admission to The Magic House.

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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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