The faithful trees overhead and to each side of you are budding, you only need a light jacket on, and the path ahead runs long and rejuvenating through the new day. A spring breeze scented with awakening earth notes ripples your hair as you ride. What a peaceful easy feeling -- but you're dreaming. It's still wintertime. Still, spring is just up around the bend, so close in fact you can celebrate it today. Trailnet Beans, Bikes & Brews
is the local organization's 2014 ride season's kickoff chili party and you're invited. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall (7420 Anna Avenue, Maplewood; 314-436-1324 or visit www.trailnet.org
). This potluck chili party features brand-new gear from local bike shops, live music and, yes, beer. Admission is $5 per person if you bring chili or other food to share; it's $10 if you only bring yourself, but children ten and younger get in free. Attendees are asked to make reservations at the website.
Sat., March 8, 6-9 p.m., 2014