What’s being billed as a ‘play-and-stay creative café' is coming to St. Louis: THE NEST aims to be the area’s first modern-day community center, restaurant and membership club for children and their families. Conceived by local event planner CHRISTINA McHUGH, The Nest in Frontenac will offer daily breakfast, lunch, high-tea service and play areas, as well as drop-in childcare, family-friendly activities, membership programs and private events. A special preview will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Frontenac location at 10440 German Blvd. in the old Calico’s building.
There’s more Hollywood glamour coming to THE SHELDON: In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition, Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss (through Dec. 28), The Sheldon Ballroom will present A Conversation with Edith Head, a cabaret-style show that takes a behind-the-scenes look of old Hollywood. Actress SUSAN CLAASSEN stars as Head, the legendary Oscar-winning costume designer for the likes of Mae West, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Tickets for the Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 shows are available through MetroTix, 534-1111, or The Sheldon.org.
As part of the GATEWAY ARCH’s 48th anniversary, a reunion of sorts will be held under the iconic monument that has been the symbol of St. Louis since 1965. Meet the Builders of the Gateway Arch takes place Monday, Oct. 28, gathering iron workers, electricians, sheet-metal workers, draftsmen, field engineers, X-ray technicians—and even the Arch’s photographer—to meet the public, sign autographs and share construction memorabilia. The event, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will be held in the visitor center.
If you’ll be making your way through LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT soon, be on the lookout for CHARLES LINDBERGH’s newly reinstalled 1934 Model D-127 Monocoupe plane. The plane has been returned to its original resting place, suspended from the ceiling above the Concourse C Checkpoint/Exit in Terminal One. It was removed in 2011 to make way for terminal renovations.
The call for entries is underway for the fourth annual ST. LOUIS TEEN TALENT COMPETITION. All high school students in the St. Louis metro area are encouraged to vie for scholarships, special awards and other prizes, as well as the opportunity to compete on the Fox Theatre stage. The competition, hosted by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, has attracted classical and pop singers, dancers, baton twirlers and musicians. The deadline to enter is Nov. 22. The finals competition will be held at the Fox on April 4. Online registration is available through foxpacf.org.
Classes for WEBSTER UNIVERSITY’s newest campus in Ghana are scheduled to begin in January. The Accra campus, housed in two large renovated buildings, complete with classrooms, lecture halls and libraries, will give students degrees that will be recognized in both Ghana and the U.S., making it easier to seek work and pursue their education in either country. Currently, a third of Webster’s students and faculty take advantage of the university’s global presence. In addition to its Ghana and North American locations, Webster also has campuses in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
There’s a new safety treehouse in the emergency room at SSM CARDINAL GLENNON CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER. The Rally Squirrel Safety Treehouse, which was unveiled this month, is a rest-themed area for children and their families awaiting emergency-room treatment. Among its features: a 65-inch touch-screen monitor with a wide variety of games for all ages.