Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Here's a round up of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services and events in St. Charles.
Saint Peter Catholic Parish, St. Charles Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles Ridgecrest Baptist Church Trinity Episcopal, St. Charles St. Charles Christian Church in New Town Hope Lutheran Church United Methodist Church of the Shepherd Immanuel Lutheran Church Main Street Church Grace Baptist Church Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Saturday, December 17, 2011
See our roundup so your gifts arrive in time for your loved ones to unwrap on Christmas.
It doesn't matter how great your Christmas gift is if it doesn't arrive on Christmas. Check out our guide to shipping gifts below. However, be sure to call the closest location or check the respective websites for specific shipment dates and prices. FedEx You can ship domestically through Christmas Day using same-day service, FedEx's website states. Check the website for specific international shipments. FedEx also offers packaging services. The closest FedEx World Service Center is at 13342 Lake Front Dr Earth City, MO 63045. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. There's a FedEx Office Print & Ship Center at 7120 Mexico Rd in St. Peters, MO 63376. The phone number …
Friday, December 16, 2011
From your hard-to-shop-for father to your exercise-loving boyfriend, we've got suggestions for guys of all ages.
Thro's has classic menswear in stock that will have any man looking sharp. Pick up a red holiday sweater for $50 or invest in a pair of brown leather gloves for $45. A wool and acrylic flat cap made by Scala costs $38.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Young and old alike will enjoy creating holiday treats with a few simple ingredients. These fun candies are easy to create, and will bring joy to recipients. After all, who needs another tie or Christmas themed mug?
Kids love creating goodies in the kitchen. This time of year is particularly fun for kids, because they can give their creations as gifts or listen to “Oooohhs!” and “Ahhhs!” as the adults sample their goodies from the buffet table. For most of my candy creations, I temper chef series chocolate, but many people do not have the time, inclination or the tools to do so. For quick, gift worthy treats from the kitchen that are easy enough for kids to do alone (or with supervision, depending on their age), My Son’s Candy Supply in St. Peters has some great products. My Son’s Candy Supply sells chocolate flavored discs that melt easily then hardens as the product cools. They also have a variety of wrappers, packaging and boxes, to add a touch of …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Santa and his elves will stroll the parade route, accepting donations of toys and cash and giving out holiday cheer.
A Christmas Parade with visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves, snowmen and more, downtown businesses with live holiday scenes in the windows and the play “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” make Hannibal the place to be this weekend. The annual parade, sponsored by the Hannibal Jaycees, has the theme “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” With the historic downtown decorated for the holidays, the parade will be part of a winter wonderland of lights and displays. “Last year we had a sleigh, reindeer, snowmen – people get really creative,” said Jennifer Foster, chairman of the parade and chairman of the board for the Hannibal Jaycees. Santa, who will walk the parade route with his elves, will stop and say hello and even pose for …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Check out what's happening in St. Charles Dec. 9, 10 and 11. From 1,000 running Santas to holiday concerts, it will be a busy weekend.
Theater/Music/Dancing Journey to Bethlehem Holiday Concert at the Foundry Arts Centre Faith United Methodist Church presents "Christmas at the Camel Lot" St. Charles School District's Annual Holiday Concert Irish Set Dancing Shopping St. Charles West Bands Arts and Craft Fair Meet Santa Breakfast with Santa Photos With Santa and Holiday Boutique Santa's North Pole 5K Run and Holiday Spirits on Main Christmas Traditions Parade
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
We've got gifts appropriate for fashionable ladies ages 5 to 95.
St. Charles Patch has recommendations for ways to shop local for your holiday gifts, snacks and décor this year. Stay tuned for gift guides for your sensible dad and your book-loving siblings. Read our earlier post on where to find Christmas decorations or read our post for suggestions for food lovers. Local artists and vendors create the items at I Am What I Am. There you can pick up rings, earrings or necklaces made by Beqi Clothing. Handmade Family also sells theraputic neck wraps and eyemasks that can be warming or cooling. Lollitops has a unique gift for young women. These are hats that can be turned into purses in a flash. Prices for the purse/hats start at $29.99. Head to the Lococo House II to pick up a candle, tin of hand salve or…
Friday, December 2, 2011
These local businesses offer a selection of gifts perfect for people who enjoy cooking and eating.
St. Charles Patch has recommendations for ways to shop local for your holiday gifts, snacks and décor this year. Stay tuned for gift guides for your food loving friend, your fashion-forward mom, your sensible dad and your book-loving siblings. Read our earlier post on where to find Christmas decorations. Dorsey's Corner Store has a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as packaged cookies and sausages made in Missouri. Di Olivas has a wide array of olive oil, vinegar, salts and homemade pastas. Little Hills Resaurant and Winery has both Missouri-made wine as well as bottles of its salad dressing for $4.99. Grandma's Cookies is offering deals on cookies for the holidays. When you buy a holiday gift box for $6.99, a dozen cookies …
Patch Associate Local Editor Joe Scott takes on a pre-Black Friday Thanksgiving retail challenge and comes out on the wrong end.
One thing you should know is that I never go shopping on any “Black” day, especially Black Friday. I’m not camping in a parking lot so I can save $50 on a DVR. I have always resisted the siren call of bargains, calling me to dash my patience and self-respect on the rocky racks of flat-screen TVs, iPhones and game systems. I’d gladly spend an extra $100 on a laptop so I can walk into a store, point, buy it and walk out faster than a ninja could whack you with nun chuks and be out the window in his black pajamas. So the first few times my wife asked if I would go out on Thanksgiving night to get a $158, 14-foot trampoline replete with protective mesh netting, I just laughed. “Think of the odds,” I thought. The call of the bargain However, …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Head out to St. Charles for your holiday spirit this weekend.
Holiday Performances: A Christmas Carol "The Complete Works of Christmas" Comical Interactive Christmas Mystery Sounds of the Season at Heritage Museum Pat Holt Presents "Christmas for Veterans" Shopping United Methodist Women Annual Cookie Walk Big Red Box "Show & Sale" New Town Christmas Bazaar Kids Cans Film Festival at Wehrenberg Theatres Breakfast with Santa at the Mother-in-Law House Las Posadas Procession