Worth the drive 6/12/08

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Less than 1 hour

Cache River Wetlands Center, Cypress, Ill.

Take a guided hike to find out more about Bottomland Birds of the Cache River wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cache River Wetlands Center. While getting a little exercise, you'll learn about the importance of habitat restoration and benefits for songbirds in the Cache River wetlands. For more information, call 618-657-2064.

Wesley United Methodist Church, Fruitland

Wesley United Methodist Church in Fruitland hosts a Summer Music Festival to help raise funds for Teen Challenge Internation of Mid-America. The festival starts Friday and will feature artists like Jeremy Verhines with Solomon's Porch, Three Strand Rope from Springfield, Mo., Tyler Montgomery from Dexter, Mo., and Jackson native Doug Rees. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. Children 5 and younger are free. Tickets will be available through the church, Teen Challenge or the church Web site. For more information, call Kim Mitchell at 573-243-2811 or visit www.wesleyumcfruitland.com.

Less than 2 hours

The Wentworth Gallery, St. Louis

Grace Slick, the 1960s music icon of Jefferson Airplane fame, will be retuning to St. Louis to showcase her art. Her rock 'n' roll attitude and lifestyle is reflected in her art, which includes versions of Alice in Wonderland and music legends such as Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Pete Townshend. Slick's art debuted in the Wentworth Gallery in St. Louis last year and the gallery is bringing pieces back to appease popular demand and inquires. Slick will be present from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and again Saturday. For more information, visit www.wentworthgallery.com or call 314-821-8884.

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