Get Out: Barbecues, Rock 'n Roll Trivia and 'America's Veterinarian'
This week's list is eclectic, fun and an excuse to get out!
FREEDOM FIGHTERS BARBECUE
Where/When: Midas, 1117 Gravois Rd., Fenton; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: Support the Freedom Fighters goal of erecting a Missouri State statue to honor Missouri's soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Pricing: Nominal fee for the food
DEUTSCHE MARQUE ALL GERMAN CAR SHOW
Where/When: Springdale Park, 2280 S Old Highway 141, Fenton; 9 a.m. parking begins, 10 a.m. show starts.
Why Go: Cast your vote on different makes and models of German cars, get a photo with Miss Deutsche Marque and enjoy barbecue by folks from PawStoppers. Local musicians provide entertainment. Proceeds help keep Special Agent German Shepherds on the prowl by funding PAW Stoppers, an organization that trains and assists police department canines.
Pricing: Free admission
KRAV MAGA GUN DEFENSE SEMINAR
Where/When: 24 Fenton Plz, Fenton; 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: Learn techniques designed to help thwart an attack by someone with a gun. Krav Maga techniques are used by law enforcement, F.B.I., C.I.A. and military personnel across the country. The first session is basic, the second is advanced.
JOE 'MAMA'S' KSHE TRIVIA NIGHT
Where/When: Crestwood Community Center, Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Ln.; 7 p.m. Friday.
Why Go: Cause it's gonna be fun to go down KSHE's rock n' roll memory lane with a St. Louis flavor! Plus, it's a fundraiser for the Save Darfur Coalition and Genocide Intervention Network.
Pricing: $20 per person, $160 per table of 8
READY READERS TRIVIA NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION
Where/When: Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S Geyer Rd., 6 p.m. silent auction, 7 p.m. trivia starts, Friday.
Why Go: Proceeds benefit Ready Readers, an organization that sends volunteers into classrooms to read on a weekly basis to more than 7,00 children, ages 2-5, from low-income communities.
Pricing:$20 per person, $160 per table
SHOPOLOGY: 2ND ANNUAL ST. LOUIS WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY FESTIVAL
Where/When: Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 N Woodlawn Ave.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: If you live by the adage 'shop 'til you drop, buy 'til you die and spend 'til the end' here's a chance to take it up a notch. St. Louis fair trade, green and organic merchants will help you learn how to use your money to support living wages for people and sustainable practices for the planet. Items range from clothing and accessories to coffee, home decorations and much more.
Pricing: Free admission
THINK GLOBAL DRINK LOCAL: WESTPHALIA WINE CLASS
Where/When: Whole Foods, 1601 S Brentwood Blvd.; 6-7 p.m. Friday.
Why Go: Enjoy wine samples (paired with cheeses) from Westphalia Vineyards, a Missouri winery with award-winning wines grown using sustainable practices.
BOOKSIGNING: DR. MARTY BECKER 'AMERICA'S VETERINARIAN'
Where/When: PETCO, 8404 Eager Rd, Brentwood; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: The Dr. Spock of dogs is on a tour promoting his book "Your Dog: The Owner's Manual." Dogs are welcome and there will be give-aways!
HOW TO START AND MANAGE YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Where/When:St Louis Community College: Meramec Campus, 11333 Big Bend Rd.; 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Why Go: This might be something to consider as part of your strategy for survival in today's challenging economy. SCORE volunteers provide knowledge about the basics of getting a business off the ground.
RJ THEATRICS PRESENTS A STAGED READING: SUICIDE INC.
Where/When: Crestwood ArtSpace, 220 Crestwood Plz.; 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday
Why Go: You're in the mood for a little dark comedy about someone who creates a business around helping people write suicide notes.