Entertainment briefs for St. Charles County

Rec-Plex summer camps offered

St. Peters is offering Rec-Plex summer camps. Children ages 6-12 can choose from a number of activities camps, plus sports camps, which will begin June 4 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

Sports camps provides children a chance to play and practice in their favorite sports each day as well as enjoy other Rec-Plex activities such as swimming, ice skating and playing in the park.

Rink Rats hockey camp is for young hockey players who want to sharpen their skills on the ice this summer. Kids ages 7-12 will learn to develop agility, balance, speed and teamwork skills through different mini-games and drills. Camp includes up to four hours of ice time each day. The camp is available June 4—8 and again from June 18—22.

Youngsters also can choose from a variety of other sports camps in June, including: soccer, June 4—8; basketball, June 11—15; figure skating, June 11—15 and June 25—29; volleyball and baseball, June 18—22, and flag football, June 25—29. Most sports camps are for kids ages 7-12. Figure skating is available for ages 6-12.

Activities camps meet each week through Aug. 10. Rec-Plex activities include swimming, diving, ice skating and play time in the park. Campers will take Friday field trips to Hammer’s Food Fun June 8, Great Skate June 15, Mid Rivers Mall movie theater June 22 and bowling at Cave Springs Lanes June 29.

Camps meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Rise and Shine and Sunsetters camps are available before and after normal camp hours.

Registration is taking place in person only at the Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road. Advance registration is required. Register by the Tuesday before camp begins. To learn more, go to www.stpetersmo.net or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.

Free movies for families this summer

Wehrenberg Theatres is offering a free family summer series of movies for parents seeking family entertainment while their children are out of school. The series features a different second-run family film each week for 10 weeks, beginning June 6 and ending Aug. 16.

No movie will be shown during the week of July 4.

Show times are 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Participating theaters include Mid Rivers 14 Cine, 1220 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters; St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine, 1830 First Capitol Drive South in St. Charles; and Town Square 12 Cine, 7805 Highway N in Dardenne Prairie.

Visit www.wehrenberg.com.

Art camps slated

Children ages 4 and older can discover the style of Art Nouveau at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre June 11—15. Art Nouveau is a style of art marked by sleek lines used to portray flowers, plants, animals and figures in harmony with nature. This style crossed over into all mediums including painting, jewelry and architecture.

Art Experience Camp fees and times are as follows:

Preschool camp for ages 4-5, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $37 for St. Peters residents, $42 for non-residents.

Half-day camp for ages 6-9, from 9 a.m. to noon, $65 for St. Peters residents, $75 for non-residents.

Full-day camp for ages 6-9 and ages 10 and older, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $110 for St. Peters residents, $120 for non-residents.

Art Experience Camps also include a partial day of activities at the Rec-Plex or play time in City Centre Park as well as Plein Air (outdoor) painting opportunities for full-day campers.

Register in person at the Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, go to www.stpetersmo.net or call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624.

The St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre is located inside City Hall, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd.

Sports, fitness classes planned

St. Peters Rec-Plex is offering three-week classes in various activities this summer. Classes take place on Wednesdays at the Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road, beginning June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8.

Programs include group fitness classes, ice skating, hockey, swimming, aqua aerobics, diving, youth T-ball and baseball, and adult softball leagues. The Rec-Plex also offers personal training sessions year-round.

A new fitness class combines work in the water and on land for a complete, full-body workout. The cross-training performance class will build strength with a dry-land workout, then use the resistance of the water in the pool to work on endurance and cardio stamina. Three-week classes meet Wednesday evenings beginning June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8.

Other fitness classes are available for people of all ages and abilities. Family fitness class offerings can accommodate children as young as 18 months. Parents may participate with their kids in many of the classes. The Rec-Plex offers 50-plus fitness classes tailored specifically for seniors.

Other classes include a Russian-style kettlebell class for a complete workout, cycling, belly dancing and fencing.

Registration may be made by telephone at 636-939-2386, ext. 1400, or in person Monday through Saturday. To register online, go to www.stpetersmo.net.

Cardinals fans invited to take trip to Denver

The O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a six-day trip to Colorado for Cardinals baseball fans. The Cardinals will play the Colorado Rockies July 31-Aug. 2 at Coors Field in Denver.

The trip will depart from the Civic Park parking lot at 8 a.m. July 30 and will return by 5 p.m. Aug. 4. The cost varies from $1,000 to $1,397, depending on the hotel accommodations, and includes deluxe motor coach transportation and luggage handling, tickets to three games, a tour of the field, nine meals, accommodations for five nights, a visit to Garden of the Gods and other activities.

Registration is taking place now for $100; the balance is due by June 17.

Call 636-379-5508 or email tdrabelle@ofallon.mo.us.

Art show seeks works ‘beyond brush’

The St. Peters Cultural Arts Center will host the “Beyond the Brush” art show June 8 through Aug. 13 at the center in City Hall, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd.

The show encourages artists to look past the classic paint brush and onto other tools such as palette knives and fingers to create beautiful works. Paint brushes are allowed, but other tools also must be incorporated into the piece.

The show is open to youths and adults, amateurs and professionals. Photography will not be accepted.

The entry fee is $15 for members for up to four pieces. Nonmembers may submit up to three pieces for $20. The youth entry fee is $5 per piece.

Artwork will be received from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 5. The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 8. Call 636-397-6903 or visit www.stpetersmo.net.

Free ice hockey classes offered

Children ages 4-8 have a chance to learn ice hockey for free at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Missouri Hockey Inc. is bringing its “Learn to Play Ice Hockey” program to the Rec-Plex with a series of fun instructional classes beginning the evening of June 4.

The classes are free to the first 70 children, ages 4 through 8, who have never played ice hockey and who are not presently enrolled in any ice hockey program. Classes are planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 4, 6, 8, 11 and 13 at the Rec-Plex South ice arena. Coaches from the local St. Peters Spirit youth hockey club will teach the classes.

Missouri Hockey will provide each participant with loaner equipment and skates. Participants will keep their jersey and stick from the program.

Missouri Hockey is the USA Hockey affiliate governing amateur hockey in the St. Louis area.

For more information or to register, email Larry Boyd at lboyd@apspower.com.

Art experience camps scheduled

St. Peters Art Experience Camps will kick off with a drawing and painting June 4—8 in the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center at City Hall, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. Children ages 2 and older will learn to create expressionism and impressionism.

Impressionist drawing and painting subjects will be ordinary objects painted with active brush strokes, emphasizing depiction of light, movement and a unique point of view. In contrast, expressionist focus is placed on the individual’s emotional view of the people and world around them. Works of expressionism are painted to evoke emotion as opposed to reflecting reality.

Art Experience Camp times and fees are as follows:

• Toddler camp, ages 2-3, 9:30—10 a.m.,

St. Peters residents $22, non-residents $27.

• Half-day camp, ages 6-9, 9 a.m.—noon, residents $65, non-residents 75.

• Full-day camp, ages 6-9, 10-older, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m., residents $110, non-residents $120.

The camps also include a partial day of activities at the Rec-Plex or playtime in City Centre Park as well as Plein Air (outdoor) painting opportunities.

Camp registration will be in person at the Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road. Pre-registration is required. Go to www.stpetersmo.net or call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624.

Local author releases short story collection

Author J.K. Dark, an O’Fallon native, announced the publication of “Dark Thoughts Dark Forces,” a tale of suspense, murder and haunting.

It is a short story collection of mystery, suspense and murder. Dark guides the reader through the minds of killers, hauntings, voodoo and the atrocities of mankind.

The book is available from Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and retail outlets.

All Rascals home games live on Internet

The River City Rascals, presented by Signature Medical Group, and STL Sports Productions have renewed an agreement that will allow for all Rascals’ home games this season to be televised live on the Internet at stlsportsproductions.com.

STL Sports Productions had carried select home games in past years, but this will be the first time all home games will be televised.

STL will provide video coverage and simulcast the audio from the Westplex News-Talk 1280, with Jason Troop on the call.

River City is in its 14th season of play in the professional independent Frontier League. The season runs through Sept. 2. For tickets and more information, visit www.rivercityrascals.com or call 636-240-2287.

‘Third Dimension’ coming to Foundry

Sculptures of all shapes, sizes, media and forms will be on display in the Foundry Art Centre exhibition “The Third Dimension,” which will run from June 15 through July 20. The art center is at 520 N. Main Center in St. Charles.

The exhibition is open for viewing during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Foundry Art Centre studio artist Laura Lloyd has juried pieces submitted from across the country for the exhibition. The show’s award winners will be announced at the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. June 15. The artist studios on the second level of the art center also will be open to the public for visiting.

For more information, call (636) 255-0270 or visit foundryartcentre.org.

Local sculptor puts works on display

St. Charles’ own, Adam Long, a nationally known sculptor, will put his works on display from June 8 through July 6 in Gallery 501 at 501 N. Kingshighway St. in St. Charles.

Long was one of four finalists in the National 2012 U.S. Olympic Art Competition. He has also been at the forefront of the Green Art Movement in the St. Louis area. He is now bringing his art back home for a solo exhibition featuring selections from the past eight years.

His figure sculptures are created from natural and recycled materials. They will be displayed on the upper level of Art Glass Array, where glass art by gallery owner Lisa Becker can be seen.

The opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. June 8. No reservation is required. The gallery is open from 9:39 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.AdamLongSculpture.com, www.ArtGlassArray.com or call 636-724-0288.

Visit to casino, Fair St. Louis planned

The city of St. Peters is providing a July 4 trip to visit Fair St. Louis. There are a number of outdoor activities for the family to enjoy in downtown St. Louis. Guests can cool off indoors and play bingo and trivia. A special dinner buffet will be served indoors at the Crowne Plaza—St. Louis Hotel.

Tour guests ages 21 and older can visit Lumiere Place Casino from 2 to 4 p.m. before rejoining the group. The day will end with a sweet dessert while watching the fireworks over the riverfront.

The tour costs $72 and includes transportation, dinner, hotel access, dessert, tips and gratuities. For those who plan to visit the fair, walking is required. Comfortable shoes are suggested.

The bus will leave from the west side of City Hall at 1:15 p.m. and will return about 10:30 p.m.

To register. visit stpetersmo.net/Rec-connect or call 636-936-2386, ext. 1400.

Lindenwood offering film, TV camp

The Lindenwood University School of Communications will host its fourth annual film and television camp this summer for high school students interested in learning production skills. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-22 at the St. Charles campus.

Participants will learn introductory skills and techniques from Lindenwood faculty who have extensive experience creating Hollywood movies, network television shows, local newscasts and documentaries. Students will have the opportunity to work in the Charter Communications LUTV HD Studio in the university’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

The cost to attend is $150 per session. Participants will receive lunch daily and a personalized DVD of their final projects. To register, call 636-949-4513 or email pcarlos@lindenwood.edu.

Pregnancy crisis center golf tourney

Birthright of Wentzville will host its annual golf tournament June 24 at The Golf Club of Wentzville. The fee is $95 per player, which includes lunch and dinner. There will be drawing prizes. Birthright is a non-profit pro-life pregnancy crisis center that depends entirely on donations from the community.

For more information, call 636-327-8170, or email Claude Sparks at sparky01@centurytel.net. Sponsorships are available at the $20, $50, $100 and $250 levels.

Art show to focus on knives, fingers

The St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre will host “Beyond the Brush” June 8—Aug. 13. The Arts Centre is behind City Hall at 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd.

The art show and competition encourages artists to look past the classic paint brush and onto other tools such as palette knives and fingers to create one-of-a-kind works.

Paint brushes are allowed, but other tools also must be incorporated into the piece. The show is open to youths and adults, amateur and professional artists. Photography will not be accepted.

Entry fee is $15 for up to four pieces for Arts Centre members, $20 for up to three pieces for non-members. Youth entry fee is $5 per piece.

Artwork will be received from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 5. The opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. for June 8. For more information, call 636-397-6903 or visit www.stpetersmo.net.

Globetrotters to host youth clinic

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are partnering with fitness club industry leader 24 Hour Fitness to host 120 summer skills clinics for youth across the nation.

Designed to take fans ages 6 to 14 behind the curtain to see the magic behind the Globetrotters’ electrifying basketball skills and tricks, participants will also learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. A clinics is planned at the 24 Hour Fitness club at 1095 Regency Parkway in St. Charles from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. June 4-6.

The clinic will be conducted by current Globetrotter players. The Globetrotters will offer participants a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a 2013 World Tour game. Also, 24 Hour Fitness will offer free three-day passes and discounts on club memberships to parents of clinic participants.

Registration information is available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Summer camps for kids planned

The Make Believe Theatre and Arts Centre at 307 Droste Road in St. Charles will host summer camps beginning June 4. Each week students will discover things that relate to a specific theme.

Children will learn and perform songs and dances, create scenery and costumes, and build confidence through acting and performing on stage. A performance will take place on the last day of each weekly camp session.

Summer art classes and camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon daily for each of the “theme” weeks. Children ages 5-12 can choose from varied themes such as “Sail Away on a Sea Cruise” June 11-15, “Where the Wild Things Are” June 18-22, “Celebrate America” June 25-29, “Dinosaur Days” July 9-13, “Time Travelers” July 16-20, “Just Plain Folk” July 23-27, “Recycled Art” June 25-29 and “Art Through the Ages” July 16-20. Each session costs $85 per student per week. Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten.

One-hour preschool classes and camp sessions are geared toward children ages 3-5, with theme titles like “Shake, Rattle and Roll” June 4-7, “Rumble in the Jungle” June 18-21 and July 30-Aug. 2, and “Fairy Tales, Fables and Fun” July 16-19. These week-long summer adventures cost $55 per child per week. Students must be potty-trained to attend.

For more information or to register, call 636-925-9994 or email www.makebelievetheaterandarts.com.

O’Fallon offers summer theater camp

Registration is open for O’Fallon’s three-week summer theater camp, which is designed to immerse pre-teens and teenagers in the world of theater and give them confidence in their own ability to create and perform.

The camp and workshop will be held Monday through Friday, July 9 through 27, ending with a matinee production for families and friends July 28. Theater camp for ages 9-12 will be from 8 a.m. to noon; theater workshop for ages 13-17 will be from 1—5 p.m. The programs will be in the gymnasium at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 N. Main St., which has a performance stage.

Cost of the camp is $225 for O’Fallon residents and $249 for non-residents. Parents and guardians must register children for the camps in person at either The Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, or the Parks and Recreation administration office, 400 Civic Park Drive.

For more information, contact Darren Granaas at 636-474-8151 or dgranaas@ofallon.mo.us.

Tri-County Y plans summer camp

The Tri-County Family YMCA will conduct a summer camp June 4-Aug. 3 for children ages 5-12. There will be camp songs, arts and crafts, sports, character building and field trips. Camp will take place at United Methodist Church in Wentzville.

To register, call 636-332-5574 or visit the facility at 5293 Quail Ridge Parkway.

History camp planned for children

A “Hands-On History Adventure Day Camp” is planned for June 4-8 at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, 200 S. Main St. in St. Charles. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is for children ages 8 to 11.

Campers will pitch a canvas tent, cook over a campfire, make rope and discover how explorers spent their time. They will go on a scavenger hunt and will learn how Missourians lived during the 1820s.

The cost is $100 plus a $20 registration fee. Call (636) 940-3322 for more information.

Orchestra plans music workshop

The St. Charles County Youth Orchestra Summer Music Workshop is slated for July 9-13 at Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. The workshop is for all levels on strings, wind, brass and percussion.

Workshop sessions are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for strings; and 1 to 4 p.m. for wind, brass and percussion. Session topics will include taking a successful audition, improving sound with the bow, understanding ensemble playing and piano lab.

Registration deadline is July 1. For more information, email sccyo@sccyo.org or call 636-916-0515.

Festival offers big-time entertainers

David Nail, Vertical Horizon, Jamie O’Neal and Carolina Liar are the big-name entertainers who will perform at O’Fallon’s 32nd annual Heritage Freedom Fest July 3-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd. All performances are free to the public.

July 3 festivities will run from 5 to 11 p.m. July 4 events will run from noon to 10 p.m.

O’Neal, a three-time Grammy nominee, will open for Nail, another Grammy nominee, July 3.

On July 3-4, there also will be a free kids’ area, vendors, food and beverages and fireworks displays.

On July 4, a patriotic Heritage Freedom Fest Parade will officially kick off O’Fallon’s Independence Day celebration at 9:30 a.m. The parade route begins at the corner of Main and Third streets, follows Main Street north to Tom Ginnever Avenue and turns east to T.R. Hughes Boulevard near the entrance to the festival grounds.

On July 2 a special Family Night will take place from 5 to 10 p.m., featuring carnival rides at discounted prices.

For more information and updates, visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com or call 636-379-5614.

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