Road trippin extras

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Less than 2 hours away

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis

This exhibition that opens Friday shows visitors the story behind the creation of "The County Election" -- the famous work by famous Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, through prints and detailed drawings.

The exhibitions will remain open through March 2008. For more information visit www.slam.org or call (314) 721-0072.

Less than 3 hours away

Shannon County, Near Eminence, Mo.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a new state park being proposed along the Current River near Eminence this weekend.

The new park is on the property of the historic Alton Club, currently under the control of the Missouri Department of Conservation. DNR staff will seek public input at a variety of locations near Eminence this weekend. For a list of places, dates and times call DNR at 800-334-6946 or visit www.mostateparks.com.

Less than 1 hour away

Alto Vineyards, Alto Pass, Ill.

Alto Vineyards goes back to the earliest days of rock 'n' roll on Saturday when Warren Batts, original frontman for Bill Haley and the Comets, performs from 1 to 4 p.m. Known as the Rock-It Man, Batts incorporates his audiences into his shows.

For more information call the vineyard at 618-893-4898 or visit www.altovineyards.net.

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