EVENTS – ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Aug. 3: VegFest

From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., START – St. Louis Animal Rights Team will present the first annual St. Louis VegFest. This first-of-its-kind festival is a one-day event that champions the ethical, health, and environmental benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. During this day­long celebration, more than 60 vendors will showcase a wide range of products and resources to help attendees discover the delightful benefits of plant-­based living. With the help of over 120 volunteers and our generous sponsors, including LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Carol House Furniture, Bombay Food Junkies and St. Louis Juice Press, VegFest will be a highly organized and successful festival. The St. Louis Vegfest will take place at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park at 1904 Concourse Dr.

Aug. 25: Art exhibit

On Aug.  4, the #ThisIsMyFerguson Art Exhibit opens with a reception at four venues: Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Good Shepherd Arts Center, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and Urban League’s Ferguson Community Empowerment Center.  #ThisIsMyFerguson will run through Aug. 25. The exhibit is an exploration of the themes “What do I treasure from

(Ferguson’s) past, value in the present or passionately desire to see in the future of our community?”  Local artists and writers have been invited to submit work.  Also, there are collaborative projects being offered to local citizens to engage them in the creation of art. In the weeks following the opening reception, art will be available for viewing during the regular business hours of the various locations.  The addresses and business hours of the four venues are: Ferguson Municipal Public Library at 35 N. Florissant Rd., Mondays –

Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 – 4 p.m.; Good Shepherd Arts Center at 252 S. Florissant Rd. open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays, 2 – 8 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesdays by appointment; St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 1425 Stein Road, office hours are Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Their worship times are: 9 a.m. worship, 10:15 a.m. coffee and fellowship and 10:30 a.m. bible study for all ages and Urban League Ferguson Community Empowerment Center at 9420 W. Florissant

Avenue, open Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

RECURRING EVENTS

Thursdays: Bingo

Community bingo at the Bridge At Florissant at 1101 Garden Plaza Drive (intersection of Parker and Arlington) on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. There will be snacks and prizes. For more information call 314-831-0988.