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River's Edge of Seventeen 

When Ms. Day turned seventeen, she wasn't surrounded by good friends and family members like she should have been. Instead, she was hanging out with tragic high-school figures like those meat-heady morons who could only play parts of Candlebox songs on their guitars. Oh, to be young again — harrumph. If she didn't love Raja the elephant so much, Day would be jealous of the boss seventeenth-birthday party he'll be having today at the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park (314-781-0900 or Bundle up and go hang out with the fantastic elephant, just to show him you care (leave the guitar at home, please). The zoo is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free, as always.
Sun., Dec. 27, 2009

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