Trains, schools and a bit of everything this weekend (Oct. 8-11)

October 6, 2009

Today’s e-mail yielded several ideas for the weekend — love it when that happens! They included:

  • The FallFest in Glen Carbon, Edwardsville and Southwest Illinois University-Edwardsville.  The communities are pulling out all the stops — I don’t remember ever seeing such a wide range of activities at so many businesses and locations on one slate.  Ghost talks, night bike rides, BBQ and blues, soccer, firehouse tours, storytelling, face painting, classic cars and “unique” vehicles … and tons more, on the Web site’s “Family” section, not to mention all the others] categories of events.  It runs Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 8 to 10).
  • St. Louis Kids Magazine (of which I’m contributing editor) is hosting an education expo on Saturday (Oct. 10) in Webster Groves. I’m not intimately involved in planning it, and thus can take no credit for the wide range of schools and other organizations that will have booths there. As we’re going into the height of open house season for independent schools, I expect the expo to be particularly helpful for that.  It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community center; the site has more details.
  • The Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show is happening just down the road, in Kirkwood. A $5 admission fee (free for kids 12 and under when accompanied by an adult) gets you in both Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 10-11) for a sale and swap and demo of all gauges, though the event is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley N Scalers. For the location, check the online flyer, which also has a number to call for more info.
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