Look out, St. Louis

I forgot to mention a couple of things in my last post. Yes, I know. Hard to believe I could top that. First, while you've been waiting all year, stuffing your spare change away in anticipation of blowing it all at the Urban Knitter's booth at the Women's Support and Community Center Holiday Boutique...the sad news is it's not happening this year. Fear not, however, as the faithful Urban Knitters will not be deterred! This weekend, you'll be able to pick up handmade holiday gifts at a special sale table at Hartford Coffee Company. As usual, all items are donated by local knitters with 100% of the purchase price going to WSCS, which works in our community to treat and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

WHAT: Urban Knitters Holiday Sale

WHERE: Hartford Coffee Company, Hartford & Roger, 314.771.JAVA

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:30 am to 1 pm and Sunday, Dec. 3, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Plus, it's not too late to donate items. We can use all the goods we can get! Just email our fearless organizer, November, for more information!

As if that weren't reason enough to come down to Hartford, Amanda & I will be hosting the last Free Candy of the calendar year Sunday night. Amanda sent out an email promising the following so, you know, it must be true:

Free Candy, with Amanda & Julia

Sunday, December 3 @ 7 pm

Hartford Coffee Company, 3974 Hartford (@ Roger)

Free, maturish audience only. 314-772-5947, amanda@freecandy.net


For the last show of 2006, St. Louis’ #1 live, non-broadcast, coffeeshop talk show pulls out all the stops (as if we had stops before!), including but not limited to:


*Much merriment from co-hosts Amanda Doyle & Julia Smillie

*Insightful, um, insight from our fabulous guests

*The first-ever Free Candy Runway Fashion Show

*Tasteful, toe-taping tunes

*Local holiday shopping opportunity, with goods from Urban Knitters and this month's sponsor, Big Small Town Designs (Don’t buy your Christmas cards ‘til you’ve seen these!)

What's that? It's STILL not enough excitement for you? Sure, you know Thomas Crone as local scribe, one of the hard-working and inspired souls behind 52nd City, erstwhile DJ -- but did you know the cat's a natch with a camera? You'll definitely want to show up early for Free Candy as Hartford debuts a showing of his photography Sunday, Dec. 3 from 5-7 pm.  


See you at, well, all of it!