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This one sounds like a winner for the whole family!

The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens is hosting a “Drop and Shop” for kids on Saturday night!

  • Saturday, December 4, 5:30-8 PM
  • Located on Watson Road in Webster Groves
  • Kids ages 5 and up may be left while parents shop (or sneak in a date night!)
  • Parents are welcome to stay with children of any age
  • Dinner served at 6:30 PM
  • Toy Story 3 will be shown
  • Kids can go in their PJ’s and take their sleeping bags and pillows
  • All free!

Third Degree Glass on Delmar is holding its “Third Friday” open house and party this weekend, and it’s free! We have gone to a couple of these and they are interesting. Nice date night material, but not a great option for young children.

  • 6-10 PM Friday, November 19
  • Free admission
  • Tapas-style plates available for purchase
  • Glass-blowing demonstrations
  • River Rats Bluegrass band performing at 8PM
  • Sign up for some sessions to try your own hand with glass (fees apply)

Summit Church in Fenton is hosting a free kids’ game night on Friday, November 5. Woo-hoo! Free babysitting!!!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Located in Fenton
  • Friday, November 5, 6:30-9 PM
  • Kids ages 3 – 6th grade
  • Free food and fun games
  • Free!
  • Parent or guardian must sign kids in/out.
  • Call 636-861-1410 for more information.

If you haven’t checked out the “Third Friday” open houses at Third Degree Glass Factory, I recommend you do so. Located on Delmar between The Loop and the Central West End, Third Degree offers glass-blowing demonstrations and opportunities for some do-it-yourself.

This Friday, October 15, Third Degree is celebrating their eighth birthday with a birthday bash, and we’re all invited!

  • No cover charge
  • Friday, October 15, 6-10 PM
  • Glass-blowing demonstrations on the hour
  • Free music from Salt of the Earth a 8 PM
  • Food and drink available for purchase
  • Gallery of glass pieces to view (and purchase, if desired)
  • Competitions and giveaways
  • Opportunities to sign up and learn some glass techniques, first-come, first-served ($10-$30)

My husband and I went to one of these Third Friday open houses and really enjoyed it. We were fascinated by the glass-blowing and marveled at the various creations. This time we’ll probably take the kids along and see how that works. With strict instructions not to touch anything, of course!

Last weekend my cousin had her birthday get-together at the Painted Zebra using Living Social coupons like this one, and I have to tell you I had a great time! It was my first experience, other than the ceramics classes I took as a teen, with painting my own pottery. Although I’m no artist, I was pretty pleased with the final look of my large spoon rest. (Enough so that I’m willing to share a picture with the world. Yikes.)

If you’d like to try your hand at painting your own spoon rest…or vase…or mug…or…well, you get the idea, then check out this weekend’s Living Social deal.

For $20 you get a $40 certificate to Your Pot’s Desire in University City. Use it for ceramics classes or painting pottery. There are no session fees for painting, so you get the full $40 to spend on the pieces of your choice.

My husband and I have a similar certificate we’re planning to use for a date night sometime soon. One of the things we’re planning to paint is a light-switch plate for our bedroom. How random and fun would that be?!


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