high flying fun | Circus Harmony is bringing the big top to local kids! Thanks to the City of St. Louis Department of Parks Recreation and Forestry, The Saigh Foundation and Missouri Arts Council, the organization is offering free circus classes at different recreation centers. Children ages 6 and up can learn tumbling, juggling, balancing and other skills at no charge.

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Local author Kelley Lamm has released the latest book in her series Oh Olive. Oh No, a Thunderstorm follows Olive the bulldog on a journey exploring the power of courage and pursuing dreams. For the latest “pupdates” on Lamm and Olive, visit oholivethebulldog.com.

Calling all boys and ghouls! Purina Farms is hosting trick-or-treating and not-so-scary fun at its Howl-o-ween Fest Oct. 27-29. The event includes magic shows, games, canine performances and a costume ‘paw-ty’ for the whole family, including your pup. Advanced parking registration is required. Visit purina.com/purina-farms for more information.



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Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas helped Wish Kid Veronica create a space to meet with friends! Due to a nervous system disorder, Veronica is in a wheelchair, and many of her friends are as well, making visiting each other’s homes difficult. Make-A-Wish partnered with local builders to create an ADA-accessible “She Shed” that includes flower planter boxes, a craft studio, an ADA sidewalk and a pergola.

Don’t miss out on some fall fun in Grand Center Oct. 21 and 22. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Metro Theatre Company is hosting the Fall Family Festival. The weekend features free theater, a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and other hands-on learning activities for young people of all ages. Food trucks will be onsite, and other arts and education partners like Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature and more also will be offering programming. For more information and to register, visit metroplays.org.