National Pie Day Celebration
Eckert's Country Store and Restaurant in Belleville is celebrating National Pie Day on Wednesday with a big deal: Buy one pie at regular price in the Country Store and get a second one (of equal or lesser value) free.
Plus, in the restaurant Wednesday, all desserts will be $1 each.
What: Millstadt Civic Club annual fundraiser
When: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Zion Evangelical Church, 117 W. White St., Millstadt
Cost: $10, with proceeds to the Millstadt Civic Club's scholarship fund
Reservations: Required to 476-7162. Please note how many are in your group.
Features: An assortment of teas from around the world, as well as delicious treats prepared and served by members of the club. Several themed baskets will be raffled. Featured speaker is cookbook author Shirley Frost, of O'Fallon, who will demonstration one of her healthy recipes from "Adventures in Cuisine, Healthy Eating Classes at the YMCA." The cookbook will also be on sale for $10, with all proceeds benefiting the YMCA's Partner with Youth campaign.
Valentine cupcake bouquets
Surprise your valentine with a balloon and cupcake bouquet and help support the Heartlinks Grief Center at Family Hospice in Belleville.
A three-balloon bouquet, with red and pink helium balloons, plus two red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting, is $15. Bouquets can be picked up at the hospice office, 5110 W. Main St., on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14. Want it delivered in Belleville? Add $5.
Call 277-1800 to place your order by Feb. 8.
Find a food truck
St. Louis is famous for it's unique and adventurous food truck cuisine. Roaming Hunger, the nation's largest food truck locator, will add St. Louis to its food truck mapping system beginning Wednesday. Log on to the website or iPhone app and track down your favorite truck. Track in real-time, book catering and receive mobile food truck alerts. Users are able to filter their searches by breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night meals. Website: roaminghunger.com/stl
What's in Store?
What: Mommy & Me cooking class for children 5 and younger
When: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville
Reservations: Required to 233-0513 or eckerts.com
Features: Go on a scavenger hunt to see what is in the store during winter. Juice an orange and sample some produce before heading to classroom to prepare a few tasty recipes using fresh ingredients found on the journey.