A deja vu weekend (Mar. 7-9)

March 7, 2008

This weekend’s activities might sound familiar to longtime readers — I think I’ve blogged about all of them before.  But good stuff bears repeating, don’t you think?  So here goes:

Free @ Three at COCA this Sunday (Mar. 9) is geared toward ages 6 to 18 along with their parents — it’s a groovin’ African dance workshop led by instructor ClauDean “Chinaka” Kizart-Johnson.  The hour-long class is free, but you need to arrive 10 minutes early to register.

The season’s final family concert from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra also happens Sunday (Mar. 9) at 3 p.m.  Its theme is fire — very a propos as winter drags on! — and there are still tickets available ($8 adults, $5 kids), although you have to call 314.534.1700 to book them as the web site is experiencing technical difficulties today.

A great many viewers are finding my site by searching for Lenten fish fries!  I just love the interest in this Friday night tradition.  But perhaps there’s a little too much love at some churches — I’ve heard stories of families waiting half an hour in one line for tickets, then in another line for food, only to find that the side dishes (and in one case all the types of fish) were sold out and no one warned them.  It’s a very good idea to go early, especially at the most popular fries.  And don’t be afraid to ask for the 411 on the food supply.  To see my picks, read this post from early February.  And note that while St. Agatha doesn’t seem to have any more Polish dishes this year than last, it is offering some wicked-strong Polish beer.  Lucky we can walk home!

Finally, since you have to buy groceries anyway, treat the kids to freebie snacks at Dierbergs Taste of Spring Food and Wine Sampling Celebration, Saturday and Sunday (Mar. 8 and 9).  We’ll see if that helps keep S. in the cart.  Probably not …


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