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Events of Interest to People with Disabilities…

Summer Splash, Adapted Waterski Event (STL) Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27. MDWSA was created for the betterment of adaptive water skiing for those with physical and developmental disabilities, visual impairments, and special needs. We provide a safe, fun and extremely memorable water ski experience. Register soon since skiing slots are limited. Volunteers are neededSign me up for Friday July 26 or Saturday July 27 – only 2 slots left

Harbor Paralympics (SCC), Saturday, July 20 from 9AM-12 noon at O’Fallon Renaud Center, 2650 Tri Sport Circle, O’Fallon, MO 63368. Join Harbor Unlimited and get ready to support Team USA in France by learning a bit more about sports to watch in the upcoming Olympic Games!  You can try wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and some adaptive track and field events as well. This event is designed for families who have a member with a disability. Come have fun with us. FREE, but register here

Beep Baseball National Tournament (SCC), Spectators are welcome and admission is FREE! July 21-28 at Slyman Bros SLYSA Complex, 3901 Huster Road, St. Charles, MO 63301 (map). MindsEye’s BeepBall Program adds a spin on baseball that allows people of all visual abilities to compete. Players are guided by sound, not sight. The sound of the beeping ball, buzzing bases, and cues from the pitcher. All BeepBall athletes are blindfolded except for the sighted pitcher and outfield spotters. This makes the game a unique opportunity for people of all visual abilities to play together. Athletes from across the country come to St. Charles to play this amazing game. Bring your lawn chair since seats on the bleachers are limited. Information

ARTventure 2024: Art Walk with Sunnyhill (STL), Thursday, July 18 from 4:30-7pm at Regional Arts Commission at City Foundry STL, 3745 Foundry Way, St. Louis, MO 63110. We’re thrilled to unveil the 2024 Sunnyhill Art Gallery, which will showcase artworks created by members of our community. One of the highlights of ARTventure 2024 is the chance to meet our talented artists who will be wearing self-created tie-dye shirts. Event is FREE to attend but you must RESERVE A TICKET for entry. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.

Partner News…

PACK Dance Company Specialized Dance Class: This adaptive dance program offers universally accessible dance taught by occupational therapy students and trained adapted dance instructors. We are in the Central West End at 465 Taylor Avenue, 63108. This class is for children with disabilities, ages 4-18 and meets on Saturdays from 11:30-12:30 starting August 17. Pack Dance offers scholarships if the cost of the program is a barrier. Contact arica@packdance.org or call 314-546-1477 for information. Cost is $100-$160 for 6-12 week sessions.

Golf the Galleries (STL): The Sheldon Art Galleries presents the 7th annual Golf the Galleries interactive exhibition, now through August 11, 2024, sponsored by UMB Bank. The playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation will again be in the Sheldon Art Galleries space and is designed to be inclusive, family-friendly and accessible. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for childen. Information


Camp Barnabas Early Bird Pricing for Summer 2025:
Register by August 31, 2024 and you receive a $200 price break. Register Here


ADA Celebrations in July

ADA Program at the MO History Museum (STL), Tuesday, July 23 from 10am-2pm at the MO History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112. Thirty-four years after being signed into the law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) continues to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Join us for a panel discussion, performances, and resource tables that reflect on the achievements and advancements made since ADA’s enactment, explore its profound impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, and address ongoing challenges and areas for improvement in ensuring equal rights and accessibility. Performances by Recreation Council board member, Katie Banister, and talent show winner, Liam Williamson.  Free, but please register

Disability Rights and the “Breaking of Chains” (STL): Friday, July 26 at 10 am at Eden Seminary,   Each year Paraquad celebrates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990, with a special celebration. Join us at Eden Theological Seminary to celebrate the life of Rev. Harold Wilke, a disability rights advocate, and hear from guest speakers, Philip Dietch, Lori A. Becker, and DeMarco Davidson. Information


 Fun, Free Community Events for Everyone…

O’Fallon Get Out & Play Day (SCC), Wednesday, July 17 from 10am-2pm at Sports Park, 3589 State Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368. The City of O’Fallon invites you to learn lacrosse tips from Fort Zumwalt United Lacrosse, a game played with a ball and a stick with a basket that catches the ball. Enjoy free giveaways and an opportunity for your family to enjoy a little something extra in our parks. Information

Movie Night at Ballpark Village: Elemental (STL), Wednesday, July 17 with fun beginning at 6pm and movie at dusk. Prairie Farms movie nights are back in the Together Credit Union Plaza on select Wednesdays all summer long. Don’t miss out on fun for the whole family complete with movies on the outdoor big screen, yard games, & more. Event repeats monthly. Information

Movie Night at Kiener Plaza Downtown: “Hitch” (STL), Thursday, July 18 from 5-8pm at Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63101. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy our outdoor movie “Hitch” as well as STLMade food trucks and pop-up bars. Mark your calendar for August 15 to see the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Information

Film Series at Art Hill (STL), Friday, July 19 from 6-11pm at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy outdoor music, food trucks, a cash bar, and other pre-show events begin at 6pm. The featured film will be shown at 9pm. On July 19, see Meet Me in St. Louis”. NO tickets are required. Information

Movie Night At 9 Mile Garden: Jurassic Park (STL), Friday, July 19 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at 9 Mile Garden. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy an outdoor movie on our BIG Screen. Admission is FREE. Visit 9-mile’s website for more events including live concerts and trivia nights. Information

Family Nights at The Magic House (STL), Friday, July 19 from 5-8pm at The Magic House, Families of 2 adults and up to 4 of their own children are invited to enjoy all the Museum’s hands-on exhibits. Reservations are recommended due to space being limited. Event repeats monthly. Information

Coin Show (SCC), Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20 from 10am-6pm at the St. Charles Convention Center. More than 130 dealers with exhibits featuring U. S. & Foreign, Ancient & Modern Coins and Currency, Gold & Silver Bullion. Free admission and parking. Information

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County Back to School Bash (SCC), Saturday July 20 at the O’Fallon, MO unit, AND Saturday July 27 at the St. Charles Unit. Join in on FREE Games, FREE Lunch, FREE School Supplies and Engage with Community Resources. O’Fallon Event ~ St. Charles Event

BARK Ranger Event at the Gateway Arch (STL), Sunday, July 21 from 10-11am at The STL Arch National Park, St Louis Riverfront, St Louis, MO, 63102.  Bring your dog out to this month’s Puppuccino Crawl. The event is FREE for you and your furry friend. Event repeats 3rd Sunday of the month. Information

National Ice Cream Day (STL), Sunday, July 21 from 10am-1pm at the MO History Museum. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the 1904 World’s Fair exhibit and learn about the birthplace of the ice cream cone. To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the 1904 World’s Fair, our first 120 visitors will receive a free scoop of Clementine’s ice cream, and 50 visitors will receive an exclusive National Ice Cream Day T-shirt. This event will feature an ice cream–themed craft and play area for little ones, and a story time. Information

HullabaZOO (STL), Thursday, July 25 from 10am-2pm at the St. Louis ZOO in Forest Park. Learn more about Grevy’s Zebra and enjoy the popular Bubble Bus. Specialty themed food or drink is available for purchase. Repeats July 11 to learn about beetles.  Information

What Makes Blue Jeans Blue, (SCC), Friday, July 26 from 10am-2pm at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. Learn about indigo, a natural dye used to color cloth for centuries. Visitors bring their own item made from 100% cotton to design and dye. Watch the magic of chemistry as the indigo turns from green to blue and learn about other dyes found in nature. Information or Register Here ~  Repeats on August 23.

 


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Outdoor Concerts in St. Charles

St. Charles Band & Jazz Concerts (SCC), July 18, & 25 at 7:30pm at Frontier Park, 500 S. Riverside Drive 63301. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy our summer concert series along the beautiful Missouri riverfront. Event also repeats weekly in August. Information

New Town Concert (SCC), Saturday, July 27 from 7-10pm with a tribute to First Responders and music by “Non-Stop Reggae.” The concerts are at the New Town Amphitheater, 3312 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO 63301. More concerts in August and September. Information

Cottleville, Twilight Tuesdays (SCC), Tuesday, July 16 from 5-7pm with a live reptile display at the log cabin, and July 23 from 6-8:30pm with music by “No Diggity” playing tunes from the 90’s. Come outdoors to meet your neighbors and enjoy these events at Legacy Park Amphitheater, 5490 5th Street, Cottleville, MO 63304. Bring your dinner or a snack, and a blanket or chair. Repeats with multiple dates in August and September with different musicians. Information

Music on Main (SCC), Wednesday, July 17 from 5-7:30pm on Main Street in Historic St. Charles, MO. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy music by “Sometimes a Fantasy: a Tribute to Billy Joel”. Food and drink are available to purchase, and NO outside alcohol permitted. Event repeats monthly with different musicians. Information

Dardenne Prairie Summer Concert and Food Truck Rally (SCC), Friday, July 19 from 6:30-9:30pm at City Hall Park. Music by Trixie Delight. Event repeats monthly with different musicians. Information

O’Fallon Jammin’ Concerts (SCC), July 16, 23, 30 from 6:30–9 p.m. at Civic Park (map). Join us for free concerts on Tuesday evenings this summer! Admission and parking are free. Food trucks and concessions will be available at nominal prices. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating, and enjoy the evening. Last concert is August 6.  Information

Music and Events in St. Louis…

Laumeier Finally Friday Series (STL), Fridays, July 19, 26 from 4-8 pm at Laumeier Sculpture Garden, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63127. Each Friday this summer, you’ll find food and beverage vendors onsite at the Park from 4-8 pm. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and celebrate that it is finally Friday. Event repeats weekly with various food trucks. Information

Florissant Music Under the Stars (STL), Saturdays, July 20, 27 at St. Ferdinand Park in Florissant. Enjoy an evening listening to live music under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. A variety of food trucks will be available but bring your own beverages. Event starts at 6pm, music begins at 7pm. Admission to concerts is FREE. Event repeats weekly in August. Information

Chesterfield Music Under the Stars (STL), Saturday, July 20 from 7pm at Chesterfield Amphitheater with music by Turn Back Time CHER tribute band. Doors open at 6pm for this free concert. Pack a blanket, drinks, and snacks (no glass) to enjoy a lovely evening outdoors. Mark your calendar: Saturday, August   Information

Carondelet Summer Concerts (STL), Sundays and Mondays, July 14, 21, 28 at Carondelet Park at 3900 Holly Hills Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63116 (map), and July 15, 22, 29 at Bellerive Park at 5570 S. Broadway, 63111 (map). Join us from 6-8pm for outdoor music by local musicians, food trucks, and activities. List of Musicians HERE

Lafayette Park Outdoor Concert (STL), Monday, July 15 & 29 from 6-9pm at the Lafayette Park Gazebo, 2023 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104 (map). On July 15, enjoy the music of Soulard Blues Band; On July 29 enjoy music of The Antics Band. Event repeats with multiple dates in August with different musicians. Information

Faust Park Summer Concerts (STL), Tuesdays, July 16, 23, & 30. Gates open at 5:30pm, bingo at 6pm, concerts from 7-9pm. Faust Park is at 15185 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO, 63017. Enjoy live outdoor music featuring talented local musicians, plus a kid’s zone, and special activities. July 16 with music by “Wild West”; July 23 with music by “Klose Kuarters”; July 30 with music by “F.I.R.E.”. Concessions and food trucks will be available for food and drink purchases. Event repeats in weekly August 6 & 13 with different musicians and activities. Information

Downtown STL Lunchtime Live Music (STL), Wednesday, July 17, 24, & 31 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Downtown Post Office Plaza, 801 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63101. Food trucks will be available for food and beverage purchases. Event repeats weekly with different musicians. Information

MO Botanical Garden Whitaker Music Festival (STL),  Wednesdays, July 17, 24, & 31 at MO Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110. The open-air Whitaker Music Festival welcomes local musicians for these free concerts in the garden. Last concert is July 31. Information

Party on the Westport Plaza (STL), Thursday, July 18 from 4:30-7:30pm at Westport Plaza. Admission is free, all ages are welcome, and the venue is dog friendly. Music by “The Big Rigs” playing country and americana tunes. Event repeats monthly with different musicians. Information ~ Westport Events

Grant Historic Site Concerts (STL), Thursday, July 18 from 7-8pm at Grant National Historic Site. Enjoy music of “The Root Diggers,” an old-time string band that plays a blend of Ozark and Appalachian music. Bring a chair or blanket. There are no concessions available on site. Bring a chair or blanket and your favorite food and beverages. Repeats monthly with different musicians. Information

Ellisville Concerts in the Park (STL), Thursdays, July 18 & 25 from 7-9pm at Bluebird Park Amphitheater, Ellisville. Bring your own blanket or chair and enjoy outdoor music. Vendors will be available for food purchases. July 11 music by “Showdown.” July 18 music by “The Whiskey Drifters.” July 25 music by “ARW Abby Road.” Information

Ferguson Summer Concert Series (STL), Friday, July 19 from 7-9pm at The Plaza, 501 S. Florissant Rd 63135 (map). Admission to each concert is FREE! Bring your own lawn chair, coolers are welcome. Enjoy music by Dr. Zhivegas, as well a roving Caricature Artist.  Information

Kiener Plaza Downtown Summer Nights (STL), Thursday, July 25 from 5-8pm at Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63101. Bring your lawn chair and picnic dinner to enjoy outdoor music, STLMade food trucks, pop-up bars, and DJs. July 11 with DJ music by DJ Mahf. July 25 with DJ music by Nico Marie Information


Recreation Council Reminders…

Summer Guide: 2024 Recreation Council Summer Opportunities Guide
FACEBOOK: Like and Follow us at www.facebook.com/reccouncilstl
Summer Voucher program for St. Louis COUNTY: Application


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Resources…

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