Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event benefits the EarthWays Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
It's time again to dress up and go green. The Green Ball 2013 at Moonrise Hotel is Friday, April 26. The fourth annual event runs from 7-11 p.m. at the Moonrise. The evening benefits the EarthWays Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Tickets are $50 each or $40 for Botanical Garden members. Entertainment will be provided by Trip Daddies. Creative “green” attire is encouraged. To purchase your Green Ball 2013 tickets, please visit the Moonrise Hotel website or call 314-721-1111. Additional event information may also be found on Facebook. See our previous coverage:
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A look at events and activities in and around University City.
Looking for something to do this weekend as we kick off Chanukah? Look no further. Thursday, Dec. 6 Saturday, Dec. 8 Sunday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 10 Ongoing Events
The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Enjoy storytelling, music, dance and a ceremonial menorah-lighting during “Chanukah: Festival of Lights” at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The event is included with Garden admission. The event begins with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah. Choirs from the Reform Jewish Academy School will perform traditional Jewish and Chanukah music. The female quartet Shir Ami (Song of My People) will entertain crowds as will the group HaShemesh (The Sun) who will sing and play contemporary Israeli folk music. Visitors can browse a traditional “shuk” (marketplace), with merchandise from The Silver Lady, B’nai El Congregation Gift Shop and Unique Treasures of the United Hebrew Congregation, or stop by the Garden Gate Shop for Chanukah-…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A unique educational partnership between WUSTL and the Missouri Botanical Garden is in its fifth year of introducing environmental science to high schoolers.
Cassandra Galluppi was a high school sophomore at Mary Institute & Country Day School in suburban St. Louis when she got wind of a new program at Washington University in St. Louis seeking students to do environmental biology fieldwork at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. Like any sophomore, she wasn’t yet settled on a career but she was leaning toward the sciences. Her chemistry teacher forwarded an email and offered to write a letter of recommendation. “I read over the program description and thought, ‘I’m not doing anything else this summer — I might as well apply,’ ” Galluppi said. “That might have been the best decision of my life.” Galluppi, now a junior at WUSTL majoring in biology, has her sights set on a career …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Gardenland Express is only one of a wide variety of events marking the holiday season. Traditional celebrations for Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are also planned.
The Missouri Botanical Garden outlined its season-long schedule of holiday events in a news release recently. Included in the holiday events are flora, toy trains, holiday crafts and plenty of holiday decorations. The Missouri Botanical Garden is sharing the spirit of the holiday season with an abundance of festivities to create lasting memories for young and old alike. Enjoy the return of the colorful Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show, two weekends filled with holiday carols and visits with Santa, holiday décor, traditional Chanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations, and more. For detailed information on the complete lineup of holiday happenings, visit the Garden's website. Gardenland Express The annual Gardenland Express holiday …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
On the senate race, political spending by a powerful Missouri contributor and climate change—our roundup of some of the Missouri political stories that hit the media this week.
Editor's Note: The following articles were aggregated from several news organizations in Missouri. You can read more about each story by clicking on the headline. President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden take out billboard to warn about climate change (St. Louis Beacon) Dan Burkhardt said to Peter Raven, emeritus head of MoBOT, spent $2,500 for a billboard along Interstate 70 between Warrenton and Wright City, saying "Climate change is real. Vote for candidates who will work to find solutions." Both men regularly champion environmental causes. Burkhardt created a land trust with his own farmland a few years ago and recently helped launch the nonprofit Magnificent Missouri, celebrating Missouri conservation efforts. No mention of '…
Friday, October 5, 2012
More than 120 local and regional food producers, artisans and crafters will be featured at the 21st annual event, which runs from Oct. 5 through Oct. 7.
Searching for quality regional products begins with shopping the best markets. Consider the best of the best — the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best of Missouri Market. The 21st annual event, which will be held Oct. 5-7, is one of the oldest sustainable markets in the Midwest that continues attract thousands of shoppers. “We have everything from alpacas to salsa,” said Holly Berthold, a spokesperson for the garden. “Since the market’s beginning 21 years ago, the Best of Missouri Market’s goal was to bring together Missouri’s best regional artisans and crafters together.” Back in the early 1990s buying local was a concept, which was just gaining support, thanks in part to the then new Agri-Missouri program. Today, buying local has become the…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The show, Narrative Landscapes: New Works by Bryan Haynes, runs Oct. 5-31 at the gallery in Clayton.
One of the region’s most admired artists, Bryan Haynes, brings the Midwest landscape to life in his upcoming solo exhibition, Narrative Landscapes: New Works by Bryan Hanes, Oct. 5 through 31 at Kodner Gallery. The opening night cocktail reception with the artist will be held from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton Road. With his expressive rolling hills and vibrant colors, Haynes carries on the pastoral legacy of 1930s Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood. Yet his contemporaries recognize something distinct, modern and relevant in his work. “We are honored to be holding such a special exhibition for Bryan Haynes. He is one of Missouri’s most talented painters who illustrates the Midwest with pure …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Event benefits the Earthways Center.
On Friday green-minded movers and shakers will gather in the Delmar Loop for an evening of green fun, fabulous entertainment and local philanthropy. They will be kicking off the third annual Green Ball, hosted by Moonrise Hotel. The gala, which begins at 7 p.m., will mark the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day and the third anniversary of the Moonrise Hotel’s opening. Proceeds from the Green Ball will benefit the EarthWays Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden that promotes sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. Ticket prices are $60 per person and include locally sourced and organic appetizers and beverages prepared by Eclipse Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine John Stuhlman and …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Proceeds will benefit the EarthWays Center.
For the third year, the Green Ball will make its way to the Delmar Loop, gathering a crowd of green-minded movers and shakers in St. Louis for a night of fun and philanthropy. Hosted by Moonrise Hotel, Green Ball 2012 will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday, April 27, in celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day and the third anniversary of the Moonrise Hotel’s opening. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the EarthWays Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden that promotes sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. Ticket prices are $60 per person and include locally sourced and organic appetizers and beverages prepared by Eclipse Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine John Stuhlman and …