Free shuttle service

As in previous years, no parking will be permitted in Vlasis Park during the Ballwin Days festival, except for vehicles with handicapped tags. Free shuttle service to and from the park is available from Target, located at Holloway and Manchester roads, and from Olde Town Plaza, 14980 Manchester Road.

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Tempting concessions

A diverse lineup of restaurants and nonprofit groups will also offer wonderful food and drink options throughout the festival. Barbeque ribs, pulled pork, hot dogs, chicken wings and pasta are just a few of the delicious options available – along with traditional carnival favorites like funnel cakes and cotton candy – so no Ballwin Days guest should go away hungry. In addition, the Beer Garden will be serving a variety of adult beverages from Grey Eagle Distributors.

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Boundless summer camping resources

Families who camp all the time and families who are looking to camp for the first time may want to mark their calendars for Saturday, June 25, this year’s date for the Great American Campout.

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The Night Before

The countdown to camp is officially almost over. Excited kids, and parents, anxiously anticipate the beginning of a memorable and fun-filled summer experience.

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Making smart, safe choices in selecting the right summer camp

By SHANNON IGNEY As winter’s thaw approaches, the signup sheets for summer camp flood the mailbox and dominate “water cooler” conversations. This annual ritual of researching and selecting the best camp can be daunting to say the least, but for parents of first-time participants, it can be simply overwhelming. To find a camp that best meets the needs of an individual child, Dr. Rachel Dickerson, a St. Luke’s Hospital physician, suggests following the child’s lead. “It is always a good idea to choose a camp that will build upon a child’s interests,” Dickerson explained. “It can be general, like choosing ...

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Artistic space for exploring and developing creativity

Whether it’s wheel throwing or hand building, Wildwood Green Arts invites adults to come get their hands dirty at the newly constructed ceramics studio. No matter the project, the ceramics studio is a warm and welcoming place to wile away some hours and learn – or hone – ceramics based skills. Novice and intermediate adult classes begin the week of September 12. During each 6 week session the accomplished in-house artists/instructors will demonstrate and assist with a variety of pottery techniques, including wheel throwing, hand building, tile making and sculpting, as well as surface decoration and glazing. Designed to  nurture ...

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Unique decor, gift and floral boutique

Twelve years ago, Sarah Corrigan and her mother, Mary Kay, felt there was a real demand in the community for a unique decor, gift and floral boutique. They soon joined forces to start The White Hare, offering distinct home accessories, gifts and an extensive, top-notch floral selection. The store’s extremely popular in-home accessorizing service caters to the personal desires of the client to help with a new space or simply add finishing touches to an existing one. “We come to your home, talk to you about what areas you would like to work on and then we take pictures and measurements,” ...

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