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The Insider: 10.4.17

Local arts education gets a boost! The Springboard to Learning nonprofit is now an affiliate of the Virginia-based Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts. The institute fosters critical skills in preschool children by including art and music education in their lessons. As part of the program, Wolf Trap master teaching artists will provide training for eight Springboard artists at UMSL in October. The local artists then will mentor area teachers on how to engage students in creative study.

Congratulations are in order for Washington University School of Medicine professor Robert Schreiber, Ph. D. He heads to Switzerland in November to receive the Balzan Prize, an international science and humanities award. Schreiber is being celebrated for his research in the field of tumor immunology, the interaction between cells of the immune system and tumor cells. He’ll accept the honor and a nearly $800,000 research award with co-recipient James Allison, Ph.D., of the University of Texas.

St. Louis is on sale! It’s time again for the annual Glennon Card discount shopping program. When you buy a $50 card, you’ll save 20 percent on regular-priced merchandise at more than 335 retailers, restaurants and salons. For 10 days, Oct. 20 through 29, shoppers have unlimited use of the Glennon Card, and 100 percent of the proceeds from card sales directly benefit children at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Couture and champagne were the order of the day as Saint Louis Fashion Fund executives joined other industry VIPs for New York Fashion Week. Fashion Fund chair Susan Sherman, several board members and photographer Nathan Parker jetted to the Big Apple to rub elbows with models, designers and cultural cognoscenti. On hand was another St. Louisan, Mary Clarke of Mother Model Management, known for launching celebs like Ashton Kutcher and St. Louis native Karlie Kloss.

the main events
On Oct. 11, the Saint Louis Fashion Fund presents A Chat with Proenza Schouler CEO Judd Crane, who joined the New Yorkbased fashion brand last year after a stint at Selfridges in London. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Washington University’s Steinberg Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Bottoms up! Urban Chestnut’s Midtown biergarten hosts Craftoberfest, a celebration of locally made goods and beer. The Oct. 12 event features the work of more than 35 local brewers, designers and craftspeople.

Autumn is in the air, and The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis and Eckert’s Farms are celebrating the season with an Oct. 14 Fall Festival and Farmer’sMarket on the hotel’s Sky Terrace. The family-friendly event features food, drinks and fun fall photo ops.