Saint Louis University

Birthday cakeWhat do you give the man who had everything? A party in his namesake mansion, of course!

Come out Thursday, Sept. 12, to the Samuel Cupples House patio and celebrate the 182nd birthday of the first and foremost occupant of the historic home that bears his name ... none other than Samuel Cupples. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the party continues until 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

Fresh Gatherings, the eatery operated by the University's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, will provide the birthday cake and confections.

Party favors? Wine and smooth jazz by the Silk Pajamas.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to Mary Marshall at 314-977-2666 or