Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Calendar of Events April 2010

Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 11
Used Book Sale
St. Charles Public Library
Friday, 2:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, noon- 2p.m.
Hardcover and paperback books available at bargain prices. Saturday is half price day and Sunday is bag day. Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Charles Public Library. For more information call 630-584-0076 or go to the Library’s website.

Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 11
Tartan Days
Frontier Park
Ceud Mile Failte! Get your caber on at the St. Charles Tartan Day Festivities. Learn about Scot-American culture, visit skilled artisans, musicians and animal experts. Read sheep. Enjoy the Gateway Cabermen competition and listen to Highland Reign, St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band and the John Ford Highland Pipe Band. Miss Tartan Day will be crowned on Friday, a parade and music on Saturday and Kirkin of the Tartan ceremony on Sunday morning. The Missouri Tartan Day Festivities is pleased to once again host the Gateway Cabermen, St. Louis' only Scottish Heavy Athletics association. Each year, the Gateway Cabermen offer a series of clinics and demonstrations for both men and women.

Tuesday, April 13
Healing at Your Fingertips
10-11:30 a.m.
Java G’s Coffeehouse Café, Old Highway 94 South
Learn how acupressure works and help yourself deal with pain. Try pressure points in class and experience immediate relief.
Fee $9

Friday, April 23-Sunday, April 25
6th annual Builders St. Charles Home Show
St. Charles Convention Center
Friday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The show includes speakers, seminars, children's entertainment, a sausage and wine tasting festival and about 350 booths from 200 companies featuring windows, doors, kitchen and bath products, pools and spas, home accessories and more. A Habitat for Humanity Restore offers new and used home-improvement merchandise at discount prices.

Sunday, April 25
St. Louis Earth Day Festival
1 a.m-6 p.m.
Forest Park, St. Louis
Earth Day 2010 features educational exhibits and hands-on activities, music and entertainment, an Earth Day café, locally produced foods and beverages and an all-species parade. For info, go to the event website.

Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25

Art Walk
Historic St. Charles Downtown District
Friday: 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 12 am - 5 pm
The annual Spring Artwalk features artists exhibiting along Main Street and at the Foundry Art Centre with music and flowers enhancing the ambiance. Mediums represented include photography, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings, earthen ornaments, blown glass, steel sculpture, drawings and pastels, clay and raku pottery, and more. For more information call 636-949-3231.

Written by Myra Vandersall

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