For nearly 50 years, Graceland Child Development Day Care Center has opened kids' minds and freed adults' schedules with weekday childcare services. Its fun-loving staff lead daily arts and crafts activities to foster kids' creativity and learning experiences designed around the A Beka Book curriculum to challenge their minds. Housed within Hope Church on Bellefontaine Road, Graceland operates daycare services and preschool sessions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Over the course of their 50 years of business, Apple Cleaners has kept up with the demands of ever-emerging, ever more finicky fabrics. Today, it combines its updated equipment with two types of cleaning solution, granting the flexibility to tackle stains in a full range of fabrics, from wool to cotton to various blends. Eager to show off their quality handiwork, the staff can expedite cleaning orders for next-day and delivery services.
The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association's Gypsy Caravan organizes one of the largest antique, craft, and flea markets in the Midwest, with up to 20,000 people expected to attend this year. The 7 a.m. early-bird ticket grants a full two hours of perusing before general-admission ticket holders, who risk becoming antiques themselves during long waits for admittance. Nearly 400 outdoor and 72 indoor vendors will occupy booths plying antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and other unique wares. Complimentary shopper’s guides plot out retail excursions with maps, vendor lists, and navigational star charts. Browse toys, DVDs, and comic books at Tim Metzger's table; deck yourself out in vintage jewelry and custom-made apparel at the Blackberry Exchange booth; or please your feathered friends with a recycled-tire bird feeder from Chalily Pond and Gardens.
Red Brick designs its spaces to be both classic and contemporary—providing modern amenities without sacrificing the charm and character of the building or the boutiques and sidewalk cafés that line the streets of its ped-friendly neighborhoods. Start by determining the area where you'd like to live, and then view a list of properties available. Red Brick Management hosts open houses every Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. to preview properties. You can do a quick search by number of bedrooms or neighborhood, or scan through a list of featured properties here.
Wolfgang's Pet Stop cossets furry friends with an array of grooming services for pooches and kitties. Trim a four-legged friend's fringe with a bath and brush ($25+) or a bath and hand-scissored cut ($40+)⎯a hand-styled coat cut tailored to a specific breed's show standards, the overall length of the entire coat, or trimmed to resemble your favorite president. Pups can undergo the deshedding treatment to banish any remnants of winter shawls ($5–$25 added to any bath service) and freshen up chompers with a teeth brushing ($8). Pets can also receive a nail trimming ($10–$12) and painting ($15–$20 for pawdicures) to prepare for upcoming dog shows or upscale poker matches.