Last October St. Louis County authorized funds to move Fenton's blacksmith shop, a building dating back to 1908, and place it in Faust Park's Historical Village.
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The Butterfly House in Chesterfield is probably one of the best family attractions in St. Louis County. The Butterfly House shut down for three weeks in January for a minor remodel.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Make sure your child trick-or-treats safely with these tips.
Trick-or-treating is the perfect way to make magical memories with your children on Halloween. But it's not all fun and games—you also want to keep your kids safe. Mom Kim Estes makes it her mission to help parents keep their kids out of harm's way all year round. Estes, a certified child safety educator and sexual abuse prevention specialist, founded Savvy Parents, Safe Kids to teach parents strategies for how to be prepared and protect their children as much as possible. Estes said parents should make sure that costumes are safe from hazards this Halloween by making a few easy modifications. “Make sure their costumes are not too long and causing a tripping hazard, and that swords or knives are made of soft, pliable plastic because they …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's the second to last stop for "Keep on Truckin.''
As part of "Keep on Truckin," up to 14 St. Louis food trucks will be setting up shop in Faust Park tonight. It's a great opportunity if you've been craving a chance to indulge in this latest of food crazes or just want to catch a regular favorite. Thanks to an agreement between St. Louis County and the St. Louis Food Truck Association, tjhe food trucks have been into Faust Park once a month throughout the summer with the last visit schedule for October. The St. Louis Suburban Journals reports that "Keep on Truckin" will start in Faust Park on July 26. So far, 14 trucks have been scheduled to visit the park on the the fourth Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trucks will also make apprearances at Creve Coeur Park in Maryland …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The last several concerts have been cancelled due to heat.
On Tuesday, August 14, 7-9pm, is the last free Faust County Park concert scheduled in Chesterfield. Before you set out to go, check on the website of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, to find out whether it's on, or cancelled. The summer's heat wave has caused the Chamber to cancel four concerts in a row. Officials said they are concerned about the performers, volunteers and concert-goers when they cancel. Wizard Island Band, a brand new group for 2012 at the concert series, is set to perform. Here's what the Chamber says: Join us for a night on the islands! Dress accordingly (with taste!) Experience music from 'fun in the sun' island legends such as Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, James Taylor, and their own Wizard Island …
Monday, July 16, 2012
St. Louis County Parks will start a new program, Keep on Truckin: The Food Truck Extravaganza.
Tired of tracking down your favorite food truck as it wanders the streets of St. Louis? Thanks to an agreement between St. Louis County and the St. Louis Food Truck Association, food trucks will be rolling into Faust Park once a month through October. The St. Louis Suburban Journals reports that "Keep on Truckin" will start in Faust Park on July 26. So far, 14 trucks have been scheduled to visit the park on the the fourth Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trucks will also make apprearances at Creve Coeur Park in Maryland Heights and Tilles Park in Ladue. Sauce Magazine started the dining in the park trend with its Food Truck Friday's in Tower Grove Park last summer. More than a dozen St. Louis food trucks sell food from …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Great weather in Chesterfield for it.
Tuesday evening is the first of Chesterfield's summer concert series in Faust County Park. The city will also celebrate its birthday with fireworks and cake after the concert. The section of the park where the concerts happen will open at 5:15pm Tuesday. People come early to claim a spot with blankets and chairs, and then by 6pm the food and drink concession opens up for business. This year's concert series kicks off with local favorite Bob Kuban Band. Music starts at 7pm. Chesterfield celebrates a birthday at this first concert. The party includes free cake for concert-goers, prizes for children, and fireworks after the music ends at 9pm. The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce organizes the weekly summer events with business sponsors and …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Robert Cassilly founded the City Museum.
A sculptor and founder of the interactive City Museum in St. Louis has died in Cementland, just north of the city's boundary. Robert Cassilly was pinned by a bulldozer he was operating that tipped over, Monday, on his 54-acre public art property which is a work in progress, according to Wikipedia. Cassilly, 61, created the massive cement butterfly sculpture located in Faust Park, in Chesterfield, in 1999. The butterfly sits near the Butterfly House and tends to awe visitors both young and older on first sight, primarily with its large size. It points the way to the Butterfly House—with little doubt. Cassilly was based in St. Louis and graduated from Fontbonne University with a master's degree in art. He founded the popular hands-on City …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
With half the concert series cancelled this summer during a heat wave, Chamber of Commerce hosts last concert as scheduled.
Faust Park's 10-week Concert in the Park series concluded Tuesday with the band Yessir playing to a crowd of 1,200 despite rain earlier in the day. Chesterfield's Chamber of Commerce hosts the series as it has for the past 24 years. The event was apparently the brainchild of the late Chamber President Joanie Schmelig. Schmelig died Aug. 6 at age 70 after nearly three decades of building good will through her work with the Chamber. This year the weather did little to cooperate with hosting the concert series. Of the 10 concerts scheduled, five were cancelled due to weather—four due to excessive, oppressive heat and one because of rain. While this last concert drew 1,200 according to Chamber estimates, the evenings typically may draw twice…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The night was part of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce concert series.
The Ralph Butler Band entertained concertgoers at Faust Park Tuesday as part of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce summer concert series. Did you go to the concert? Add your photos to our photo gallery. Make sure you're logged in to your free Patch user account, then click "Add your photos & videos" under the above photos. Thanks for sharing!