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Wed, June 03, 2015
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McDonnell Polar Bear Point Opens June 6

Saint Louis Zoo Welcomes Polar Bear Kali
The Saint Louis Zoo announced recently that Kali (pronounced "Cully"), a two-and-a-half-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the zoo’s new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6. ...more»

Skinker-DeBaliviere Breakfast Tour June 6

The annual Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council Breakfast Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon. An article in the May 22 West End Word listed an incorrect date. ...more»

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Painting For Peace In Ferguson

New children’s book describes how artists & volunteers worked to transform boarded up windows into messages of hope & peace
by Ma’at Atkins
As the city of Ferguson continues to rebuild itself since the death of Michael Brown Jr., one individual in particular, Clayton resident Carol Swartout Klein, is helping in the healing through a book of art....more»
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A Greener Church

Second Presbyterian Church in the CWE and Webster Groves Presbyterian Church are both Certified Earth Care Congregations
by Jennifer Grotpeter
Local Presbyterian churches have become stewards of the Earth, becoming "green" as certified Earth Care Congregations....more»

SLU Hospital To Join SSM Health

Now part of Tenet, SLU Hospital will join SSM Health St. Louis
Saint Louis University Hospital will become part of SSM Health St. Louis as part of an agreement announced June 1....more»

The Book House In Maplewood Fights To Stay Afloat

In the business of selling books for almost 30 years, The Book House, 7352 Manchester Road in Maplewood, is close to having to cease doing business for financial reasons....more»
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Concerts, Musicals & More

Children’s Concert Series · The Friends of Tower Grove Park brings children’s concerts to Piper Palm House at Tower Grove Park on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Concert schedule:...more»

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Participatory “Occupational Therapy” At CAM

by Dickson Beall
Sometimes, with contemporary art, it’s not easy to know if you’re in the gallery of an art museum or on the ward of a psychiatric hospital. ...more»

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St. Louis Indie Bookstore Best-Seller List

For the week ending May 25
Adults: 1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 3. 1984 by George Orwell 4. The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny 5. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie...more»
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St. Louis Indie Bookstore Best-Seller List

For the week ending May 17
Adults: 1. Checked Out by Elaine Viets 2. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough 3. The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis 4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo 5. The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl...more»

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Chess-Themed Kingside Diner

Kingside Diner has opened at 4651 Maryland Ave. in the Central West End. The diner is the latest restaurant for owner Aaron Teitelbaum, who also owns Herbie’s Vintage 72 just down the block. ...more»
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“Best Art Gallery” Award For Saint Louis University Museum Of Art

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) was selected as the readers’ choice for Best Art Gallery in GO! Magazine’s third annual list of St. Louis’ Best People, Places and Things. ...more»
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Today's Events

Whitaker Music Festival: Diesel Island

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Bengie Molina signs "Molina"

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Stroller Tour

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Morning Play Date

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Abbreviated "Antony and Cleopatra"

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Music and Poetry Open Mic Night

Ongoing Each Wednesday.

Wednesday Bridge Club

Ongoing Each Wednesday.
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