What to do in the Lou: Weekend events April 13-14

ST. LOUIS — From helping to make children’s dreams come true to the grand opening of a new park, there are several events happening in the St. Louis area this weekend, April 13-14.

Gaming Series

Children will get to experience the latest gaming consoles and board games at the St. Louis County Library starting Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Prairie Commons Branch.

The event is part of a gaming series in collaboration with the BGG Foundation. The programs are tailored to all skill levels.

A gaming tournament will take place at the end of the series at the Clark Family Branch in July. More details to come. For more information about the gaming series, click here.

Walk For Wishes

The largest Walk For Wishes event in the country will take place Saturday, April 13, at 8:30 a.m. in Forest Park. The event supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that provides wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The Missouri & Kansas chapter aims to raise $940,000 that would grant more than 90 wishes to children in the region.

The event is family-friendly and open to the public. To register and for more information, click here.

Vegan Market

STL Vegan Market will be at 2 Acre Park Saturday, April 13, from 3-7 p.m. The park is located at 3901 Forest Park Avenue.

The vegan market will be there on the second Saturday of every month through September.

Park Grand Opening

A grand opening for the new Chain of Rocks Park will take place Sunday, 14, from 2-4 p.m.

There will be music, food and activities for all ages.

There will not be parking onsite on Sunday, however, attendees can park at the North Riverfront located at 9810 Riverview Drive.

Park amenities include a picnic pavilion, restrooms, a drinking fountain, walking and biking access to historic the bridge with a river overlook, a parking lot and an overflow grass lot and more.

The park is located on the Missouri side of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which totals 16 acres. The site is bounded by Interstate 270 to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, the water treatment plant to the south, and Riverview Drive to the west.

Photography Exhibit

Griselda San Martin: Alternative Perspectives Photography Exhibit is on display at Webster University’s Kooyumjian Gallery.

The exhibit by Spanish documentary photographer Griselda San Martin focuses on the growing Hispanic community in the U.S. and the effects of reactionary narratives that depict immigrants and ethnic minorities.

Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public with free campus parking.

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