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Stuff to do April 2015

Missouri Mycological Society Forays
Dates and locations vary, momyco.org
It’s just $15 to become a member of the Missouri Mycological Society, and then you can join the expert-led forays (mushroom hunts) around the area and take home nature’s finest fungi. April is a big month for mushroom hunting, and MOMS has scheduled forays in Washington State Park (April 19), Pere Marquette State Park (April 25) and Springfield, Missouri for the annual Morel Madness hunt (April 10 to 12). Before embarking on these forays, you might also want to check out the 10 Common Poisonous Mushrooms of Missouri class at Babler State Park (April 4).


Bourbon & Bow Ties
April 18, Sasha’s on Shaw, 4069 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314.771.7274, sashaswinebar.com
It’s a two-fer: The Bourbon & Bow Ties party at Sasha’s on Shaw is a debut of the chillaxin’ spot’s new cocktail menu and a fundraiser for the nearby City Garden Montessori School. Look for libations featuring fortified wines, grape-based spirits and spirits aged in spent wine barrels. A Beam Suntory representative will share tastes of premium whiskeys, and guests can dip bottles of Maker’s Mark bourbon into liquid wax to create the brand’s signature look.
 

Webster Groves Herb Society Herb Sale
April 25 – 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.739.9925, wgherbs.org
Spring is always in the air at the annual Webster Groves Herb Society Herb Sale. Dreams of thriving herb gardens come true when guests purchase varietals of basil, lavender, mint, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, chives, catnip and dill. Get your veggies started, too, with heirloom tomatoes, peppers, kale, artichokes and asparagus. A L’Ecole Culinaire chef and students will dole out food samples made with the herbs of the day. Plus, look for demonstrations and a gardening book sale.


Kids’ Classes at L’Ecole Culinaire
Dates vary, L’Ecole Culinaire, 9811 S. Forty Drive, Ladue, 314.587.2433, lecole.edu
Children ages 5 to 14 are welcome at the new kids’ classes at L’Ecole Culinaire. Upcoming classes include Cookies (April 25), Muffins (May 30) and Cinnamon Rolls (June 27). Students will learn the fundamentals of baking and how to be safe and have fun in the kitchen. Parents are encouraged to join the fun and play sous-chef to their kids.


Caffeine Crawl
April 25 and 26, times and locations vary, caffeinecrawl.com
A celebration of some of the city’s top cafes, the annual Caffeine Crawl is a tour with stops at a dozen coffee shops, including Benton Park Cafe, Chauvin Coffee, Comet Coffee, Kakao, Kaldi’s, Kayak’s, Northwest Coffee and Sump Coffee. Seven different tour options are offered, whether you take a chartered bus, your car or a bicycle. Each tour stop includes a short presentation by a cafe owner or employee, followed by chocolate or coffee samples. Saturday night’s climax is an After-Crawl Party at Blueprint Coffee.


Dining Out for Life
April 30, participating restaurants, 314.645.6451, diningoutforlife.com/stlouis/restaurants
Fried chicken at Miss Leon’s, the chocolate ice-cream martini at Baileys’ Chocolate Bar and meatloaf at Mathew’s Kitchen are but a few of the choices from the menus at more than 150 restaurants participating in this year’s Dining Out for Life. A percentage of the restaurants’ till from that day benefits Saint Louis Effort for AIDS, which helps prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and provides support to people living with the disease.

 

Check out the events we are sponsoring...

SLPL Brew Launch

April 7 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Schalfly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St.

The St. Louis Public Library and Schlafly have joined forces to create the SLPL Peated Scotch Ale, a tribute to library patron Andrew Carnegie’s Scottish heritage and in celebration of SLPL’s 150th anniversary. Raise a glass at this 21-and-older event and be among the first to try this librarian-approved brew.

Central Conversations: Urban Farming

April 8 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Central Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis

Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras moderates a roundtable discussion of urban farming and sustainability in St. Louis with local sustainability leaders Mary Ostafi of Urban Harvest STL, Molly Rockamann of EarthDance and Michael Sorth of Gateway Greening.

360 Beer Tasting Dinner

April 9 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Three Sixty, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis

Three Sixty is celebrating beer throughout April during Brew with View, and it’s kicking things off with a special beer dinner. Guests can sample craft beers from local breweries, while noshing on Three Sixty’s fare sourced from local purveyors.

Wine & Dine with Sauce Magazine

April 10 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Dierbergs, 1080 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras, art director Meera Nagarajan and wine writer Glenn Bardgett as they host a breakfast-for-dinner cooking class featuring recipes and drinks from the pages of Sauce. Register online.

360 Celebrity Beertender Event

April 10 – 4 p.m.
Three Sixty, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis

Guests can raise a pint while helping to raise money for the local chapter of Pedal the Cause – all while being served by their favorite local celebs.

Midtown Farmers Market

April 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
6655 Delmar Blvd., University City

Spring is in the air at the Midtown Farmers Market. Look for vendors like Biver Farms, Buila Family Farm and ArtHouse Coffees, gather the first spring greens and purchase seedlings for your home garden.

A Tasteful Affair

April 19 – 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Four Seasons–St. Louis, 999 N. 2nd St.,
St. Louis

More than 40 area restaurants and caterers from across St. Louis will come together at Four Seasons–St. Louis to help raise funds for Food Outreach. Sample fare from all participants, bid on auction items and participate in raffles.

Tower Grove Farmers Market

Saturdays beginning April 11, 8 a.m. to noon,
Tower Grove Park,
4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

The Tower Grove Farmers Market returns from its winter hibernation to welcome vendors selling everything from produce and meat to preserves and bread. Get there early to join in a free yoga session before filling your bag with produce.

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

April 25 – 4 to 7 p.m. and April 26 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Muny at Forest Park, 1 Theater Drive, St. Louis

Celebrate sustainability during a weekend of fun, food and education at St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. Kick things off with food trucks, music, beer and kids’ activities Saturday at Earth Day Eve, then join in the festivities at the main event Sunday. Get your fill from nearly 30 food vendors, sip Schlafly’s Organic IPA, and enjoy free yoga, MetroBus painting, music and a recycling extravaganza.

Schlafly Farmers Market

Wednesdays through April, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

Get your first pick of the spring produce when the Schlafly Farmers Market returns to its weekly schedule. Nearly 30 vendors will be present, including newcomers like Tamale Man, SeedGeeks and Two Men and a Garden.

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