The St. Louis Chamber Chorus opens its season with another idiosyncratic, indeed unique, program designed to suit the unusual venue of a swimming pool turned Masonic Hall. The repertoire, which explores the motif of water, ranges from legends of submerged cities (Brahms and Edgar Bainton), to pieces originally intended to be sung afloat (Delius and Samuel Barber).
The Animal Protective Association Adoption Center will host its Canine Carnival Oct. 6 at Tilles Park on Litzsinger Road. The event raises funds for the organization’s programs helping animals in the metro area. The carnival features games, prizes, raffles, live entertainment, dog costume contests, food trucks, a beer garden, vendor booths, kids’ activities and more. Visitors can bring their well-behaved, leashed dogs that are up-to-date on vaccinations. Adoptable pups will be there too!
Join Gwin’s Travel advisors and representatives from Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Avalon Waterways and Ama Waterways for an evening of exploration and discovery. Attendees will learn the latest information and itineraries on cruising—both on the ocean and on the river. There will be time for one-on-one conversations, a panel discussion, and raffle prizes and special values.
Bring your canine companions to Gateway Arch National Park Oct. 12 and enjoy dog-friendly activities, food and drinks, live music and more. The event, hosted by Royal Canin and the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, celebrates the pet-friendly nature of the recently renovated park grounds. Attendees are encouraged to register online in advance.
Join seven local children’s book authors for a special event at Field House Museum Oct. 12. Featured writers are Dr. Kelly Byrd, Dan Killeen, Brian Alan Bild, Deborah Reinhardt, Rebecca Clark, A.R. Curry and Aja Owens. They will sign autographs, do readings and offer books for sale.