He’s making a list, so make sure your lil’ ones are on it! NEIMAN MARCUS’ annual holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa, is just around the corner. Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy pictures with Santa, face-painting, a petting zoo and other activities. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Zodiac. Admission for adults is $50; children, $30. Reservations are required, 994-5000.
St. Louis mother-of-four ANGELA LIEB is in Mexico, in an effort to summit two volcanoes to raise money for charity. Lieb, who works for Century 21, will climb with seven others as part of the 2012 Rick’s Climb for Kids expedition to benefit Easter Seals. (Rick Davidson is the president/CEO of Century 21). This is the first climb for Lieb, who has been training by hiking, running stairs, walking with a 20-pound pack and working out with a trainer.
Former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Prime Minister TZIPI LIVNI will be in St. Louis on Nov. 29 to attend a Jewish Federation of St. Louis donor event. Livni, considered to be the most powerful woman in Israel since Golda Meir, has been a principal player in the Israel-Palestinian peace efforts. She is expected to give an insider’s view of the situation in Israel during her visit.
The newest work of art at LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK comes from an artist whose work is familiar with St. Louisans: Falling Man/Study (Wrapped Manscape Figure) by ERNEST TROVA was donated from the estate of GRACE BROD, a longtime Laumeier docent and board member who passed away earlier this year. The sculpture, which once graced the grounds of the Brod home, has been installed on the east side of the Museum Circle at the park.
For the first time in 60 years, the ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY is hosting the League of American Orchestras Conference, an event that draws hundreds of attendees from orchestras across the country. The conference will take place June 17 to 20; and will include a June 18 concert featuring music director DAVID ROBERTSON and vocalist ERIC OWENS. The concert is open to the public. For tickets, visit stlsymphony.org.
The stork has been busy at the SAINT LOUIS ZOO. A black and white female colobus monkey was born at the Primate House on Halloween. Kivuli (Swahili for ghost or shadow) was born to first-time mom, 13-year-old Cecelia. Mom and baby, along with four other members of the colobus family, are now on view at the Primate House. Born with all-white hair and a pink face, colobus infants will gradually change their color to mostly black at about 6 months. Meantime, Sabia, a baby giant anteater born at the Zoo in August, recently made her public debut at River’s Edge. Sabia weighed just 3 pounds at birth but can grow up to be 50 inches long, plus up to 35 inches of fan-like tail. This is the second baby for mom Wendy and dad Willie, whose first infant was born at the Zoo in 2005.