Get Out: Playgrounds, Cans and Beads

From playground building to canned food sculptures, take your pick of fun events in the area this weekend.

Support the Oakville baseball and softball programs or help Beasley Elementary build a playground. Chow down on fried fish, or go to the St. Louis Science Center to see structures made of canned food. How are you planning on spending this weekend?

  • When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Andre's Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road
    Why Go: Impress your friends with your knowledge of sports trivia, and at the same time help raise money for the baseball and softball programs at Oakville High School.
    Pricing: $25

  • When/Where: 8 a.m. - noon Saturday, March 19 at Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road
    Why Go: Help construct a playground for the kids of Beasley Elementary. Behave, and they might even let you test it out before you head home.
    Pricing: Free
  • CANstruction Competition at St. Louis Science Center
    When/Where: 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 18 at St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis
    Why Go: The CANstruction competition is probably unlike any food drive you have ever experienced. Local teams of architects, engineers and students compete to build sculptures constructed entirely of canned food. Bring the whole family out to the St. Louis Science Center and see the amazing results. Bring your own canned food and vote for your favorite structure by placing your donation near it. While you're there, check out the Climate Change exhibit and the new Omnimax feature Tornado Alley (your donated can will get you $1 off the ticket price).
    Pricing: Free

  • When/Where: 4:30 - 7 p.m. Friday, March 18 at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Rd
    Why Go: 'Tis the season for fried fish, and if you're observing Lent, you shouldn't be eating meat Friday anyway. Even if you're not religious, there's nothing like home-fried cod on a cool spring evening.
    Pricing: $8 for a dinner, $4 for half portions, $3 for sandwiches
  • Beading Day at Michaels
    When/Where: 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Michaels, 5796 S Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO
    Why Go: Stick around for four consecutive beading workshops, and you'll walk away with a pendant necklace, pearl cluster earrings, a beaded bracelet, a twist tie flower ring, and plenty of creative jewelry ideas.
    Pricing: Free


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