Fun, Free Events & Programs ~ September-October 2022

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GameTime2Harbor Unlimited Giant Board Game Day (SCC), Saturday, October 15 from 9am-12noon at Community Commons at Spencer Rd Library, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO  63376.  Do you like to play board games?  Harbor Unlimited invites individuals with disabilities and their families to come play with us in this “Life Size Board Game” day.  All ages and all ability welcome, including folks without disabilities. Event includes a light lunch. Register here.

LifeBridge Trunk or TreatLifeBridge Partnership Trunk or Treat (STL), Sunday, October 16 from 1-3 PM at 11457 Olde Cabin Rd, St. Louis, 63141. Join us for an afternoon of fun including trick-or-treating, a hot dog lunch, and the opportunity to learn more about services for youth and adults with disabilities. This is open to people with and without disabilities so bring friends! FREE but Registration Requested

cropped-reccouncil-new-logo-1.jpgRecreation Council Fiscal Year 2023 – Applications are now open.  Information at:
St. Charles County Fall 2022 Newsletter is available.

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 Fun, Free Community Events…

SCC= St. Charles County ~ STL=St. Louis

missouriCooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and pumpkins galore – fall is here, and communities across the state are ready to celebrate. Seasonal festivals and events featuring mouthwatering treats, entertaining performances, fascinating history, and beautiful art are held across the Show-Me State. Check out the list here featured on

octoberfest-cottlevilleOktoberfest in Cottleville (SCC), Thursday, September 29 from 4-10pm at Frankie Martin’s Garden (map).  Join us for an evening of free beer samples, tasty food truck bites, and live music. Information

Forest Park-Diff Dynamic MusicHalloween Storytime (STL), Saturday, October 1 & 29, at 10:00am at the Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape (map). Hosted by Forest Park Forever, these special fall-themed storytimes will feature activities and treats for children of all ages. And the best part is, your friends at Different Dynamics will be onsite leading music activities for youth with disabilities and their friends. Families with children of all ages and all abilitiesare invited! Event repeats on October 29.

zootober festZootoberfest (STL), Oct 1, 2, 8, & 9 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at at the Saint Louis Zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo takes on October with “Pumpkins, Pretzels and Pints. Families will enjoy German-themed music, Fall activities, seasonal drinks, root beer for the kids and more. Bratwurst and other German specialties will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE. Information

WarrenCarShowWarren County Car Show, Saturday, October 1 from 10am-2pm at Gasdorff Chevrolet in Truesdale, MO 63383 (map). Take a mini road trip to Warren County for the Pathfinders Auto and Motorcycle Show. Loads of amazing cars, trucks and motorcycles, Kids Zone Area with pedal car races and face painters and even a raffle area with some really incredible items to win. Information

sunset hikingGolden Hour Hike (SCC), registering now, Monday, October 3 from 5:30-7pm at Veterans Tribute Park (map). Discover the natural beauty of the outdoors on a Park Ranger guided hike up to 2-miles on paved and natural surface trails. During this free program, participants look for and learn about plants and wildlife. Space is limited so Register Here

addams familyFirst Friday @ the Science Center: The Addams Family (STL), Friday, October 7 from 5-9pm at 5050 Oakland Avenue, 63110.  “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious, and spooky…” Ring in spooky season an evening of Addams Family trivia, special presentations, a graveyard game, a free screening of The Addams Family (1991) and an episode of the original Addams Family TV series (1964).  Information

faith & blueFaith & Blue: Community Unity Picnic (SCC), Saturday, October 8 from 11am-2pm at Morning Star Church in Dardenne Prairie (map). Faith & Blue is a national program designed to unite police and residents to ensure public safety.  This fun-filled day will include food trucks, face painting, and balloon animals plus visits from the SWAT team, crime units, K9 dogs, drone demos, mounted police, federal partners, and justice department staff. Information

fall harvest festivalCharles County Parks Fall Harvest Festival (SCC), Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Broemmelsiek Park (map). View historical demonstrations, build an inexpensive wreath to take home, enjoy the corn maze and purchase pumpkins and other goods from participating vendors. Tickets for hayrides and wreath making are available at the registration table. Admission is free! Information

florissant food trucksFlorissant Fall Festival and Knights Car Show (STL), Sunday, October 9 from 10am-5pm On St. Francois Street in Olde Town Florissant (map). This local festival covers 11 blocks of entertainment, vendors, food, a car show, and more. Information

Mark your Calendars for these October events…

  • Beale Street Concert: “Trixie Delight” (SCC), Oct 12, Information
  • Lake St. Louis Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas (SCC), Oct 14, Information
  • LifeBridge Partnership Trunk or Treat (STL), Oct 16, Registration Required
  • St. Charles Park Food Truck Event (SCC), Oct 18 Information
  • WSCC Trunk or Treat (SCC), Oct 20 Information
  • TreeHouse Fall Family Horse Festival (SCC), Oct 22 – details TBD

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