Beep For Baklava: The St. Louis County Greekfest

GET A TASTE OF GREECE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR CAR
The St. Louis County Greekfest Kicks Off Summer With a Curbside Food Fest May 27- 30, 2022
Online Orders Accepted Beginning May 23

Drive up for Dolmades! the St. Louis County Greekfest is back to kick off the summer with a curbside food event at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the annual food festival takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30. Customers can choose from a variety of plated dinners, appetizers and desserts. Expect traditional favorites, including Dolmades, Baklava, Spanakopita, Gyros, Souvlaki, Kataifi and more.

To browse the menu and place a food order, go to: www.stlgreekfest.com.

Pickup is easy. Diners just drive to the church and their online orders will be delivered directly to their car.

WHAT: The St. Louis County Greekfest
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 27 – 30, 2022,11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sunday until 3 p.m.).
WHERE: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 1755 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131
HOW: To place a food order beginning May 23, go to: www.stlgreekfest.com.

Five Excellent Reasons To Go Hiking

When was the last time you went hiking? Slipping on some squashy socks and then wearing hefty boots to go and walk a trail is one of the most fun things that you can do – and you might not believe that! It doesn’t matter what the weather is: what do they say? There is no bad weather, only a bad outfit! 

You can dress up in waterproofs and warm clothes and stomp through the rain, or you can make sure that you are equipped for sunshine and head to the beach. A hike is a hike, and if you want to start getting out there, you can equip yourself with your TSO and sleeping bag and make it more than a hike. Turning a hike into a camping trip isn’t the right flavor for everyone, but if it’s for you you’re going to stop limiting yourself when you go outdoors. Here are five excellent reasons that you should go hiking, let’s take a look!

  1. For your health. There really is no better medicine than getting outside into the fresh air and breathing it in. You’re going to escape the ordinary and make your life feel extraordinary when you go camping, and you want to do more than explore beautiful settings. You want to get and feel fitter, and hiking is going to build your fitness and your stamina. 
  2. For exploration. When you choose to go hiking, you’re going to be able to explore new places and go in new directions you might not have considered before. You don’t even have to hike locally; get on a plane and find somewhere abroad! Machu Picchu didn’t discover itself, you know! You’re going to make so many memories when you explore new regions, so why not go and make them?
  3. For the challenge. It takes a lot out of your body to hike, but it’s the kind of burning challenge you want to take because of how it makes you feel. You definitely need to have the right gear when you get going, though. You have to set goals and try new things, and challenges can be found in hiking that can literally change the way that you move and think.
  4. For nature. If you work in the city and live in the suburbs, then being in nature is going to make a big difference to you and your health. You’re going to explore trees and florals, and you’re going to see that everything in nature is new and different. You won’t be able to pull yourself away from those sunsets, though, so we guess that’s the one warning that you need!
  5. For education. Hiking is going to teach you so much about the landscape and about yourself. Whether you are visiting a new place that has different cultures, or you are going to meet new oceans, then you need to think about what you could possibly learn while you are out there and exploring. Believe us when we say it’s a lot!

4 Hands Brewing Co. Celebrates Free Comic Book Day May 7

ST. LOUIS, MO / April 26, 2022 – In celebration of Free Comic Book Day and as an homage to the superheroes in our community, 4 Hands Brewery has created a new comic-themed label for their popular State Wide hazy pale ale. A percentage of sales will be donated to the St. Louis Public Library on behalf of this project. Expect to see the limited edition can launching Saturday, May 7 for Free Comic Book Day.

“We’re so excited to partner with 4 Hands on this year’s State Wide fundraising effort,” says Martin Casas, owner of Apotheosis Comics & Lounge. “Raising money for library systems in the state helps true heroes in our community – librarians who provide a vital role of giving families access to education and a world beyond their imagination. As comic book shops, we’re in the same business.” 

“Martin approached us with this idea of creating a label to highlight the fun we could have in bringing one of our can’s art to life thru an inspired label,” said Kevin Lemp, CEO of 4 Hands Brewing Co. “We reached out to Jason Spencer with Killer Napkins to take our State Wide art label and use his creativity to create a story on our can. We cannot wait to share what he created with the community!”

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) has been a tradition in the comic book community for the last 20 years. Each year, hundreds of customers show up to shops and are offered a selection of free comics as a way to bring in new customers young and old. “It’s fitting we are helping raise money for libraries in our state because like FCBD, libraries are often the first place readers discover comics,” said Casas. “Since the pandemic started in 2020, this will be the first year we’ve been able to hold a proper FCBD so this partnership is a great way to bring in a new element and introduce customers to comics.” 

The limited edition can will be available at 4  Hands Brewing Co., local retailers and at Apotheosis Comics & Lounge located at 3206 S. Grand Blvd. and 3359 S. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.apotheosiscomicsstl.com

4 Hands Brewing Co. is located at 1220 S. 8th Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis. 4 Hands provides the craft beer enthusiast a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American craft movement as well as traditional Belgian and French style Farmhouse ales. The use of wine and spirit barrels containing an array of fruit, herbs and spices in conjunction with wild yeast strains enhances the flavors to produce a one-of-a-kind beer. Visit the tasting room, take a tour, and enjoy creative pub fare seven days a week. For more information about the brewery visit www.4handsbrewery.com.  

JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR IS COMING TO ST. LOUIS ON DECEMBER 16 – 18

AN UNPARALLELED & THRILLING LIVE ARENA EXPERIENCE 

JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR 

IS COMING TO ST. LOUIS ON DECEMBER 16 – 18

St. Louis, MO  April 19, 2022 – Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, is coming to Enterprise Center in St. Louis, December 16 – 18.

Jurassic World Live Tour Preferred Customers can purchase advance tickets starting today, April 19, to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public on April 26. Fans can still sign up to become a Jurassic World Live Tour Preferred Customer and get exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code. (https://www.jurassicworldlivetour.com/signup)

With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus rex more than 40 feet in length, take center stage. The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, with scale, speed and ferocity, operated by animatronics and performers.

Jurassic World’s unmistakable score combined with projection and practical scenery transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley and scientists work to unravel a corrupt plan and save a new dinosaur from a terrible fate. With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline, this show is guaranteed to make memories that will last another 65 million years.

WHEN:

Friday, December 16 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 at11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, & 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 18 at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

WHERE:

Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

TICKETS:

Ticket prices start at $20*

All seats are reserved; tickets available through Ticketmaster.com or the venue Box Office. *Ticket prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.  

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