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Willy Wonka Brunch Happens Sunday in Clayton

Plus, learn which public facilities will be closed for Easter in the Richmond Heights area.

Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week.

Friday, Apr. 6. — Good Friday

  • In Ladue, ’s Trish is back with Friday Morning Storytime at 10 a.m. This week’s selection is It’s Okay to Be Different. For more information, visit the Barnes & Noble website.
  • Don’t ask what your community can do for you; ask what you can do for your community. On Friday, you can save a life by heading to the University City Public Library’s blood drive, in conjunction with the American Red Cross. The drive runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code Ucitylibrary.

Saturday, Apr. 7.—First Day of Passover.

  • In Clayton, the Farmers’ Winter Market & Bazaar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The indoor market might just be the place to get your last-minute Easter goodies. For more information, visit the city’s website.
  • John Burroughs is hosting the 12th annual Skippy Keefer Relays on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. It’s one of the largest track and field events in the St. Louis area. Visit the school’s website for details.
  • Why should kids have all the egg-hunting fun? thinks pets deserve to get in on the Easter madness too, and that’s why it’s having a on Saturday at its store on Ladue Road. More than 2,000 treat and prize-filled eggs will be hidden on the lawn for dogs to find, and there will be sections for small, medium and large dogs. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and requires proof of vaccinations. The hunt begins at 11. For more information, call Treats Unleashed Ladue at 314-726-2330.
  • The All-American Rejects will play at on Saturday. General admission is $27.50, plus a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. For more information or to buy tickets, visit The Pageant’s website.
  • Bestselling adventure and suspense author will be at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss the fifth installment of his Kingdom Keepers series. Visit the library’s website for details.

Sunday, Apr. 8. — Easter Sunday, National Library Week Begins.

  • Celebrate Easter in style on Sunday at the in Clayton. Kids and their parents can enjoy a tasty brunch as well as some Willy Wonka-style magic. Each party in attendance will receive a  Wonka bar, five of which will contain golden tickets. Golden ticket holders receive a free overnight stay in a club suite, or one of several other prize options—but all Wonka bars will include a special prize. To make reservations and for more information, or call 314-719-1433.
  • is offering a special Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to make reservations, call the restaurant at 314-726-5055.
  • The Gathering United Methodist Church is holding its Easter services at The Pageant in University City on Sunday. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. and services will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
  • , near Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac, will offer a special Easter Sunday Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch will feature classic brunch favorites, as well as celebration cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert. There will also be a special three-course kids meal available. For more details, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
  • The Heights and the Library are closed in Richmond Heights on Sunday due to the holiday, as is the University City Public Library. will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Want to see your Ladue-Frontenac, Clayton-Richmond Heights or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at angela.atkinson@patch.com with your event information.

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