Baseball Belles

The diamond was their good friend

Mar 23, 2005 at 4:00 am
SAT 3/26

"There's no crying in baseball." Oh, really. So what were all us Cardinals fans doing last October after that Boston beat-down? Jimmy Dugan's famous quote aside, you have a chance to find out how accurately A League of Their Own portrays the All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League at 1 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or After a free screening of the aforementioned movie, former players Audrey Kissel Lafser, Barbara Hoffman and Erma M. Bergmann discuss their time in the big leagues and answer questions such as: "Did the league allow mothers to bring their Stilwell Angels on the road?" "Did bosoms ever fly out at key moments in the game?" "Were you actually expected to slide into home in a skirt?" and, most important, "Was there any crying in baseball?" -- Amy Helms

Huntin' Wabbit
Wabbit eggs, that is

SAT 3/26

All day long you, an adult, struggle to keep up with your meetings, while kids don't even worry about what day it is -- until something special is coming up. Then the adults can't get a word in edgewise for all the little ones' questions: "How many more days until [my birthday/Christmas/Easter]?" Put a stop to all the Easter-egg-hunt queries by taking the kiddos to look for the ovoids a day early. Add the following information to your Palm: Des Peres Park (12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres) offers a free hunt for the littlest of kids (ages three to six) at 10 a.m., and bigger kids can participate in a free all-ages hunt at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog at 1 p.m. (1721 South Mason Road, in Queeny Park, Ballwin; 314-821-3647). Oh, and schedule one more thing in your organizer: an afternoon of quiet time. -- Alison Sieloff

Camp Counselors

Historical re-enactors wait a long time for their moments in the sun. Unless you score a sweet gig like working at Colonial Williamsburg, the public is only interested in your musket oil and heavy woolen outfits during anniversary years or when Ken Burns does a miniseries.

So after last year's feast of attention, Lewis & Clark re-enactors are feeling the sharp pangs of famine. Won't you help? From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (March 26 and 27), you can revisit the glory days of 1804 (and 2004) with an on-site re-creation of the expedition's Camp River Dubois at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site (Route 3 at Poag Road, Hartford, Illinois; 618-251-5811). Admission is free. -- Jason Toon