‘Living in the Moment’ ~ Places to visit in Saint Louis and in St. Charles in 2013

JULY – Make it Real!  Yes, this country was founded on the pursuit of happiness, so go after it.  Start with hanging your red, white and blue on your porch.  Be proud & be happy that you are an American. Don’t have a flag?  Go buy one and wave it proudly. Remember to check out your local 4th of July parade. Have an old-fashioned potluck picnic at the park or pool with friends and family.  Watch the fireworks  and enjoy the ohhhhh’s and the ahhhhh’s. Set off your own sparklers in your driveway. Go to the beach and fly a kite. Try a moonlight walk with a love one. Enjoy and get lost in the rhythm of the water. Lie on a blanket with a bottle of your favorite Vermeil Wine and gaze at the sparkling sky. Make a wish on a falling star. Go fishing and cook one for dinner.  Bring home a bottle of sand and decorate with seashells. Grab your kids & run around the neighborhood after a thunderstorm and shake the trees showering yourself with rain on a hot summer day. Invite friends over for a Hat & Garden party on your patio. Get out the music and twinkling lights. Cut fresh flowers and enjoy the colors & scents throughout your home. Get lost in a good book during the dog-days of summer. Make  REAL MEMORIES this summer; ditch the electronics and LIVE IN THE MOMENT!

SUMMER HAS ARRIVED! …..Start creating a new LIFE by changing  What You Do & See.  Turn off the electronics… 

GRAB a friend (s), your spouse, your kids or go solo..get off the couch..step out of your comfort zone..walk or ride your bike.

Pay It Forward – Start Exercising – Eat better than you did yesterday day – Drink more water – Practice listening to the last word of every sentence you hear –  Smile – Give someone a hug – Pray and Love more.

                        **********************DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE BIGGEST TREASURES IN YOUR LIFE ARE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? ***************************

Remember that ice cream is good for the soul.  Ice cream and summer is like baseball and hot dogs.  You can’t have one without the other.  Freeze a homemade batch, treat yourself and your friends to a DQ or check out St. Charles Deters Frozen Custard.  You can also make friends with the Good Humor man aka Ice Cream Truck.

Do you have trouble fitting into your grandchildren’s already too busy life?  Ask them if they want ice cream and see how many change their mind on what they have to do. One of my all time favorite memories is my grandpa stopping not once, but twice on a road trip to buy ME an ice cream cone.  As a kid, I didn’t realize that my grandfather loved ice cream as much as I did if not more. LOL

Deters Frozen Custard:  http://www.detersfrozencustard.com/hours-locations.html

755 Friedens Road St. Charles, Mo 63303 (636) 925-1065 ‎

Hours: Monday – Thursday 3:00pm to 9:30pm Friday  3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday  1:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday  1:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Quit eating sugar?  Buy a whole watermelon, put it in the refrigerator for at least a day to get it ice-cold.  Cut it in large pieces and sit on the front or back porch and have a spitting the seeds contest with friends and neighbors.

After living in St. Charles for almost 20 years now, my longtime wish and dream of having a restaurant with real food, fresh food, that tastes like San Diego.  Welcome to the neighborhood, PRASINO!  Your arrival is long over due.  I’m in LOVE and can’t stop thinking of you.  For those of you looking for an experience of dining, food, and friendship, please check out my new favorite restaurant.  BE sure to thank me later!  http://www.prasino.com/locations_st_charles_mo.html

Rick’s Roadside International Food Festival – June 21 – June 23/ Cottleville, MO. USA  http://www.ricksroadsidemarket.com/

A HUGE SHOUTOUT TO LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY!   TAKE A BOW!!!!!!  A real sense of COMMUNITY & LEADERSHIP is ALIVE in ST. CHARLES.  LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY STEPPED UP and OFFERED to HOST the HIGH SCHOOL GRAUDATION that was CANCELED at FAMILY ARENA DUE to WICKED TORNADO that PASSED THROUGH here last FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 for 32 minutes and 35 miles.

3rd Annual Cycle for Life  – 6/22/2013
Location  – Start/Finish at T.R. Hughes Ballpark, O’Fallon, MO
Registration – 7:00 AM  – Start Time – 8:00 AM

The Aptalis CF Cycle For Life is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s premiere cycling event.

CF Cycle For Life rides are hosted in dozens of cities across the U.S. and take bicyclists through some of the most scenic terrains in the nation to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Choose from two routes: a 25-30 mile course perfect for any skill level, or challenge yourself with a 65-mile ride for experienced cyclists.Each CF Cycle For Life event features well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics along the route, support vehicles, ride marshals, meals and much more.  http://www.cff.org/GetInvolved/CycleforLife/

CATCH ME NEXT YEAR EVENTS:

St. Charles Summer Book Fair – 2013

May 31 – June 2

WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR HELP!

The annual Friends of the Library Summer Book Fair is just a few days away and we expect it to be a great event to benefit our libraries!  As final preparations are underway for this popular 3-day book sale, we do still have a few more openings for volunteer help.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Openings remain for the 5:45pm evening shift, Friday, May 31 and all shifts on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.  At this time the most critical need for help is during tear-down at 2:45pm on Sunday.

If you are available, we welcome your assistance.  Online volunteer registration is open at  http://stchlibraryfoundation.org/2013BookFairVolunteer.

Visit us online at http://www.stchlibraryfriends.org

FRIENDS OF THE ST CHARLES CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY

77 Boone Hills Drive, St Peters MO 63376

636-441-2300     friends@stchlibrary.org

Uncorked: A Cause for the Paws

Special Events
A wine, beer and food tasting event to benefit the animals at Five Acres.
 
Sunday, May 19, 2013
1:00–4:00pm
2711 S. Highway 94, Defiance, MO
Buy your tickets online at 
Enter event code PAWS 519

****   Special Events   

Go To http://www.trailnet.org/ for more information.

The Art of Riding

When: Saturday, May 18

Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Group ride departs at 9:30 a.m.

Start: Regional Arts Commission
 6128 Delmar Blvd
 St. Louis, MO 63112 *Free parking behind The Pageant

Features: Discover the power and value of public art within the St. Louis community. The ride begins at the Regional Arts Commission and will make stops at several public works of art, with the opportunity to speak with the artists.

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Strawberry Festival Bicycle Ride

When: Sunday, May 19

Registration: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Start: St. Jacob Township Park 239 W. Main St. St. Jacob, IL 62281

Route lengths: Extra Short 7.4 miles, Short 16.9 miles, Medium 35.6 miles, and Long 52.7 miles.

Features: Celebrate the season on this ride that rewards you with strawberry shortcake upon your return to the annual St. Jacob Strawberry Festival. The shorter routes on this rural ride are very family friendly.

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Trailnet on Tap

When: Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.

Where: HandleBar 4127 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

Topic: Cyclists’ Rights on the Road

Attorneys Karie Casey and Dave Nelson will address the legal rights and responsibilities of people who ride bicycles in traffic.

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Dinner and Bikes

When: Friday, May 31 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Join us for Dinner and Bikes, an evening of vegan, gluten-free food prepared by chef Joshua Ploeg. Then enjoy a presentation on biking and social equity by Elly Blue, writer and bike blogger extraordinaire. Finish the evening watching Aftermass, Joe Biel’s film about Portland’s history of bike activism.

Click below for more information and to register.

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CITY OF ST. CHARLES

Spring Art Walk | http://www.saintcharlesriverfrontarts.com/

  • April 26, 2013 to April 28, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: N. Main St.
  • Address: 100 N. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301
Drug Take-Back Event to be Held on Saturday, April 27

The City of St. Charles will once again join some 5,200 state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide to host a drug take back program for St. Charles city residents and business owners.

The event is sponsored by the St. Charles City Council and the Senior Citizens Advisory Commission.

The event will be held at the St. Charles Criminal Justice Center at 1781 Zumbehl Road on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Charles Foundryhttp://www.foundryartcentre.org/

SAINT LOUIS ZOO

March – Conservation Conversations | Extravaganza | St. Louis Museum Stores Garage Sale | Breakfast with the Bunny

April –  Conservation Conversations | Earth Day: Party for the Planet

May –  Stingrays at Caribbean Cover Opens | Zoo Friends Day | Make Tracks for the Zoo | Jungle Boogie | African Arts Festival | Summer Zoo Weekends Begin

June –  Jungle Boogie | Zoofari

July –  Jungle Boogie | Jammin’ at the Zoo

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