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Take the Family to a Spelling Bee, Robotics Competition and More

Here are five things you can do in or near University City.

Glad you clicked on our new Grab and Go Kids Planner. We've assembled a handful of kid-friendly activities. Each week, we'll give you the info on family activities or events. Have a suggestion or tip? Simply add them to the comment box below. There are plenty of fun things for families to do in or near University City this weekend. Here's a look at five of them.

POST-DISPATCH SPELLING BEE FINALS 

When/Where: Saturday 9am. Maryville University, located at 650 Maryville University Drive. Why Go: To silently cheer on Brittany Woods Middle School student Christine Politte is one of 32 finalists taking part in the finals. Pricing: Free. No children under the age of three allowed into the auditorium.

ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY?

When/Where: Saturday 10am, University City Children's Center, 6646 Vernon. Why Go: Spring is around the corner and UCCC is anticipating a wonderful growing season for its children, families, and community to enjoy. It is time to start preparing the garden beds. Come and help! Pricing: Free. Coffee and Donuts provided. Children are welcome to help if supervised by a parent. If you have any questions email Garden Coordinator Leah Smith at lsmith@uccc.org.

STUDENT BUILT ROBOTS COMPETE IN ST. LOUIS

When/Where: Saturday 9:30am at Chaifetz Arena, on the campus of St. Louis University. Why Go: Give hometown support to the UCHS Robolions team compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The students designed, built, and programmed a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. Pricing: Free and open to the public. Make sure to visit the “pits” and say hi to the team and check out the robot up close.

ATTENTION BARGAIN HUNTERS: ST. LOUIS MUSEUM STORES GARAGE SALE

When/Where: Saturday 9am. St. Louis area museum gift shops including the Saint Louis Art Museum and Saint Louis Zoo. Why Go: Shop for close-out, clearance and almost-one-of-a-kind items. Pricing: Admission is free.



When/Where: Show times are Saturday 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the . Why Go: It’s the circus! Pricing: General Admission: $12; Reserved: $17; VIP: $27; Executive VIP: $35

Cindy March 18, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Dean Kamen just visited with the UCHS team in the team pit.

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