Monday, July 02, 2007

July 2007 Events

Tuesday, July 3, 2007
9:00 pm
Alton Fireworks Festival
Alton River Front Park

This annual fireworks festival is presented by the Alton Exposition Commission.
Includes great food, merchandise vendors, entertainment, carnival rides and fireworks. Free and open to the public.
Friday, July 6th - Tuesday, July 31
9am - 5 pm
River Raptors: Spectacular Views of the Mississippi River Art Exhibit
Come to the museum for a wonderful exhibit that helps connect communities back to the river. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, July 8
River Wildlife and Ecology
This program presented by the St. Louis Zoo includes a power point, live animal presentation and hands-on activities all related to the ecology and wildlife of the Mississippi River.

Thursday, July 19
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Happy Feet the Movie, opening by St. Louis Artworks Young Upstarts
St. Louis Place ParkOld North St. Louis
Apart of Whitaker Urban Evenings Series

Saturday, July 21

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CommUNITY Days at Fairground Park - Games in the Park
(Youth tennis demonstration will begin at 9 a.m.)

Saturday, July 21
Post-Microfest Bus Bash
Bus tour of local Microbreweries
COST: $50

Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25
10 am
Count on It! Math Workshop
National Great Rivers Museum
Did you know a pelican's wings are wider than you are tall? Learn more about nature, the river, and the dam with number and logic.
Open to children 8-10 years old. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Pre-register by calling 618-462-6979.
Free and open to the public.

July 15, 2007
2:00 pm
Creatures of Myth and Legend Program
National Great Rivers Museum
This program separates fact from fiction about those animals that make you squirm. Discover the truth with our World Bird Sanctuary Naturalists and the live creepy creatures that star in this exciting program.
Free and open to the public.

July 22, 2007
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Summerdays River Travelfest
National Great Rivers Museum
Alton, Illinois
The National Great Rivers Museum will host the Summerdays River Travelfest. Get a first hand look at radio controlled tugboats, submarines, ships, and sailboats. Bring your model boat and let the craftsmen from the St. Louis Model Boat Club show you the skilled intricacies, details and secrets of model boat building.Free and open to the public of all ages.

Wednesday, July 25
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Jammin' at the Zoo
The Young Zoo Friends host a wild summer party in the center of the Zoo with live music and wine tastings. No reservations are needed. Ages 21 and up only.
COST: Free for Zoo Friends members; $10 for the general public.
For more information and advance tickets, call (314)768-5440.

Page Turners: Adult Reading Club Sponsored by the St. Louis City Public Library.
All summer through August 11th
Read and become eligible to win prizes including tickets to a cardinals game and a laptop computer.
An extraordinary collection of stone sculptures by the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa.Runs through October 31, 2007
Admision to the sculture exhibit is free with paid MOBot Garden Admission
Perhaps we can arrange a visit to the sculptures on a Whitaker Festival night.
Admission to the Garden is free after 5 pm on Wednesdays during the Whitaker Jazz Festival. We could even include a visit to the George Washington Carver Garden

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