What Are You Doing This Weekend?

This is the part of Tightwad Momma where I give you a weekend FULL of fun things to do with your family...all free, or for a minimal cost (if it does cost, I try my hardest to emphasize that).
Please remember to check out the Kids Eat Free restaurants (there's a button on the right) to eat somewhere in the area much cheaper! And if you know of a place I haven't added to my list, please let me know!
If you know of something going on in St. Louis that I don't have on the weekend post, will you let me know?

Whatever you do, have fun!!

All Weekend

Moolah Shrine Circus. St. Charles Arena. I went on a massive hunt to find you guys some coupons. Here's what I found on their website: "There will be children's free tickets this year! "Admit one child free" The voucher is good for one free General Admission children ticket (12 years & under) to select performances when accompanied by a paid adult. This voucher is only available at MetroTix Outlets and Moolah Temple and must be redeemed at the family arena prior to the performances. Vouchers WILL NOT be available at the Family Arena." So I pass that info along to you & wish you luck.
Thursday, March 26th 7 pm * Saturday, March 28th 10 am * Sunday, March 29th 6 pm

Huge, multi-family rummage sale benefiting Cathedral Basilica School. March 27 (5pm-8pm) - 29. Home furnishings, clothing, outdoor and sporting goods, toys, books, CDs, videos & more!
4430 Maryland Avenue, St Louis, MO, 6310. For more info, (314) 373-8250 - or click here.


Fun Friday Puppet Shows at the Carousel.
Children and parents will enjoy an entertaining puppet show and a twirl on the Carousel. This week's show: The Hare and the Tortoise by Story Time Puppets. 10-10:30 a.m. with carousel ride included after the show. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Ticket are $5 per person in advance and $6 per person at the door (infants 12 months and under are free). The St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park, 15189 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield. More information and tickets: 636-537-0222 or go HERE.

Storytelling in the Galleries: Howdy Partner. Listen to tales about cowboys, cowgirls and the Wild West. 10:30 a.m. Free. Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. More information go HERE.

Public Astronomy Night. Pattonville Heights Middle School, 195 Fee Fee Rd., Maryland Heights
8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Come spend the evening viewing the cosmos with your family! Please take note that the dome is neither heated nor cooled, so pay attention to the weather and dress in a manner that is appropriate. If it is raining or cloudy, a planetrium program will be presented instead. 314.213.8233. Click HERE for more info.

Friday Night Live: It's a Bird Bash! 6:00p to 9:00p at Powder Valley Nature Center, Kirkwood. Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood presents Friday Night Live: It’s a Bird Bash! – where visitors of all ages can learn about birds in fun and fascinating ways. For more information, call the nature center at 314-301-1500. The event is free and requires no reservations. The Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It’s located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-270 and I-44.

Simon Says: The Rockin' Trial of Simon Peter. 7 pm. School musical with ice cream social afterwards. Presents New Testament characters with modern day twist and music that "rocks." Grace Chapel Lutheran School. For more info go HERE.


Rummage Sale, Parkway Central High School. 7:30 am-1pm. Bargains to be found include household items, baby items, toys, furniture, books, sports equipment, children's clothing, and Special Section Featuring Party/Prom dresses. 369 North Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO, 63017. (314) 542-9882. Rummage Sale to benefit Parkway Central High School's project graduation program.

Botanical Garden Free Morning. Admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is FREE every Wednesday and Saturday morning. From 9am - Noon, St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents (bring proof of residency) can get into the garden for free all year. Free admission may not be available during special events. For more info, HERE.

Easter Egg Hunt & Games. Christ Memorial Lutheran Church. Indoor Easter Egg hunt and games for children 0-10 years; from 9-11:30 a.m. Enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, prizes and meet the Easter Bunny. Bring your basket and your camera. For more info, (314) 631-0304 or go here.

Build and Grow. Learn to build a yard mobile at this month's activity for kids. Visit the Lowe's website for area locations and to register. 10-11 am. Go HERE to register.

Ready, Set, See! Open House at Atonement Lutheran Church. Easter Egg Hunt, Free Blood Pressure Screenings, Free VBS Registration, Hot Dogs and refreshments. 10am-2pm. 1285 N New Florissant Rd (at Parker Rd). Florissant, MO 63031. More info, 314-837-1224 or HERE.

Tyrone, from the Backyardigans. Live @ Alton Square Mall, 11am-2pm. Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids, Alton Square and Junior Leagues’ Kid’s in the Kitchen invites kids to meet Tyrone, star of Nickelodeon's popular cartoon, Backyardigans. In addition, the Alton Junior League will provide various activities accompanied with a healthy snack. First 200 kids get a prize. More info, HERE.

Baby Fair. 11-2pm. Family entertainment, children's activities and information for expecting parents and families. The Wellness Connection, O'Fallon, MO. More info HERE.

Art Museum Family Weekend. Classical Chinese music, dance, artist demos, storytellers, art projects, treats and more. 12-4 pm. More info HERE.

Storytelling in the Galleries. Missouri History Museum, St. Louis. 1 pm.
The Missouri History Museum presents "Storytelling in the Galleries." Each week has a different theme and includes crafts or other activities for kids. Ages 2-6. Click HERE for more info.

Helmet Safety Check. Children can bring their own helmets to this event, where a trained professional from St. Louis Children's Hospital will check for correct fit and ensure it is an appropriate helmet, all at no charge. If your child needs a different helmet or does not have one, approved, properly fitting helmets will be available for $8. Parents and kids will learn how to correctly put on a helmet so they can continue this important safety practice at home. Appointments required. At Progress West HealthCare Center, 2 Progress Point Parkway, O'Fallon, Mo. To make an appointment: 314-454-KIDS (5437).

Steaming into History: Steam Trains from the Collection of Des Lee. Bring the whole family for this rare opportunity to view a stunning display of 1:32 scale model trains that run on live steam. The trains will run (weather permitting) from 1-4 p.m. Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. More information: click here.

Special Needs Fair. With 20+ exhibitors such as the Pujols Family Foundation, St. Louis Aspergers, and Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment, this fair is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the organizations that support the special needs community, as well as learn how to volunteer to support the activities of these organizations. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m. to noon, Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood. More information: 636-821-2800 or go here.

Performing Arts Workshop. Kids ages 6 and older will learn how to prepare for auditions, about music coaching, resume preparation and presentations. This workshop for budding stars teaches kids how to use their creative talents in a performance setting. Made possible through a grant from the Missouri Arts Council. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons, #1 Ballwin Commons Circle. More information: 636-227-8950 or here.

Walk in the Woods: A Family Hike. Families can take part in this hike to discover blooming native flower gardens and other spring time plants. 10-11:30 a.m. August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 1260 Highway D, St. Charles. More information and reservations: 636-441-4554 or go here.


American Indian Education Day. Learn about Indian customs, beliefs, dress, programs, arts and crafts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, Ill. More information: 618-346-5160 or go here.

Art Museum Family Weekend. 12-4 pm. More info HERE.

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