Allie Fox, the tragic idealist of Paul Theroux's novel The Mosquito Coast
, believes that ice is humanity's ultimate technological achievement. Others might argue, convincingly, that it is actually ice cream that is the zenith of Western civilization; oh, a few cranks will push frozen dinners, but it is, in fact, ice cream. After all, the ice cream social quickly replaced the corn-cob social as the popular frontier gathering. The frontier and the iced cream come together from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
at the Bacon Log Cabin (687 Henry Road, Ballwin). Admission is free, but you pay for the treats, so bring the family, meet some neighbors, and enjoy humanity's greatest achievement while helping raise funds for the Old Trails Historical Society. For more information call 314-821-1562.
Sun., June 25