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What to Do In Florissant This Weekend

"Florissant Patch" rounds up seven fun local events happening around town this weekend.

Looking for something fun and interesting to do this weekend? Florissant Patch has you covered with these seven events happening around town this weekend, and there's a little something for everyone.

Friday, Dec. 2

  • A dance for senior citizens will be held at the , 7-10 p.m. Music will be provided by the Alley Kats.

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • will hold its annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at 3400 Pershall. More than 600 high school students are expected to participate in the robotics competition.
  • The ’s Parks & Recreation Department will hold a holiday party , called XXIII, for kids from fifth grade to eighth grade Saturday. The party is co-sponsored by the City of Florissant and the Florissant Youth Advisory Commission and will feature a DJ, game room, ice skating, swimming, contests and door prizes. Party-goers will also be treated to free pizza and Pepsi products. Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, you can call the James J. Eagan Center at 921-4466 or at 921-4250.
  • The annual will be held in Old Town Florissant Saturday. The annual event begins at 2 p.m. on rue St. Francois and ends at 6 p.m. at City Hall, where the city’s Christmas tree will be lit. Attendees are encouraged to do some holiday shopping with local retailers, and Santa Claus will arrive in Florissant at 2 p.m. at the Senior Dining Center at 621 rue St. Francois. Kids are welcome to visit Santa from 2 to 5 p.m. Also featured at the Senior Dining Center will be storytelling, face-painting, pictures with Santa and more. At City Hall, kids can enjoy crafts and the whole family can enjoy music and entertainment. There will also be a walking Christmas Parade. Several retail shops will be open, including: , The Silver Moon Stencil Shop, , , , on rue St. Francois, and . Restaurants open will include , and . To join in the parade or for more information, you can call at 314-837-0033.
  • will hold a Christmas Gospel Concert on Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring more than 60 choir members from the Community Gospel Choir. Director Cecelia Stearman will lead the choir as they perform both traditional Christmas spirituals and contemporary gospel favorites. Admission is free.

Sunday, Dec. 4

  • St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will hold a FIRST LEGO League event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. This program is geared toward elementary and middle-school students, and more than 350 are expected to participate. This event will also be held in the gymnasium on the Pershall Road campus.
  •  Sunday. The show, written by Andy Cooney, will focus on the magic and  meaning of Christmas. It will feature George Casey, also known as Ireland’s “King of Blarney,” Kate Purcell, one of Ireland’s most popular folk artists, the Darrah Carr Dancers and Brian “Bugs” Moran, along with the Andy Cooney Band. Admission is $27 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. For reservations or more information, you can call 314-921-5678 or visit the city’s website
Kevin December 02, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Angela, I'd like to mention the following events in Florissant sponsored by Historic Florissant and Florissant Valley Historical Society. Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm A GERMAN CHRISTMAS PARTY at the FRANZ GITTEMEIER HOUSE 1067 DUNN ROAD Sample German Cookies and take home the recipes. Learn about many German Christmas traditions. A special visit from MRS. SANTA CLAUS from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Mrs. Claus will talk to each child and give them a small gift. Also, each child will have the opportunity to write a letter to Santa! Mrs. Claus will deliver the letters to her husband at the North Pole. Bring your children, grandchildren and your camera! NO ADMISSION CHARGE. The same afternoon, our friends at Florissant Valley Historical Society will also host a GERMAN CHRISTMAS PARTY at TAILLE DE NOYER 1895 S. FLORISSANT ROAD on the campus of McCluer High School from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The house will be completely decorated for Christmas and will feature a German Nutcracker collection. Refreshments will be served. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Visit both houses and fill your heart with Christmas JOY! If you have any questions about either party, call us at Historic Florissant at 921-7055 or e-mail Historic Florissant at historicflo@aol.com.

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