Labor Day events: Parades in two metro-east towns

News-DemocratAugust 31, 2013 

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Parades

Belleville's Labor Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. Monday from Second and Monroe streets, then head north on South Illinois to C Street, ending at Hough park.

Sponsored by the Southwestern Illinois Labor Council, it will include marching union members, bands and twirlers, big trucks, tractors and earth movers.

A picnic open to union member and their families only will follow from 11:30 to 3 p.m. in Hough Park, with food, rides and games for kids.

No pets are allowed at the parade or picnic.

GRANITE CITY: The Labor Day parade in Granite City begins at 10 a.m. Monday at 20th and State, heads down Madison Avenue and ends at Wilson Park

A picnic for union members and their families will follow, with music and kids games.

St. Louis events

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Monday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

4967 Forest Park Parkway

St. Louis, MO 63108

http://www.sngoc.org/content/welcome-st-nicholas-greek-festival-201

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Say good bye to the penguins Monday at the Saint Louis Zoo

Last chance to see one of its most-beloved zoo exhibits for at least the next two years. Enjoy your last opportunity to be in close proximity to the majestic inhabitants of the Penguin and Puffin Coast before they are moved to a different location - out of public view - to make way for the construction of a new polar bear habitat.

Monday is the last day that the penguins will be on display. The good news? Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo is free (save for a special fee for certain exhibits), so you can go back as many times as you want to get your penguin fix! For more information, check out www.stlzoo.org.

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