Tuesday, July 24 -  6 p.m.to 8 p.m., TASTE OF LEBANON restaurant in the Central West End will be hosting Dining For Good. The event is free and proceeds from the sales of this evening will benefit Laughing Bear Bakery. Special guest - guitarist Farshid Etniko Soltanshahi. This promises to be a memorable evening!


Saturday, June 16 - KALEN MCALLISTER and THE BEAR will pay a visit to St. Louis Cinemas' Galleria Theater to share samples of Bear Candy and Chocolate Chip Cookies from 1 to 3 p.m., just in time for the "Incredibles II" shows at 1:25 and 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13 - KALEN MCALLISTER and KRIS ASH (Volunteer) were interviewed by Jennifer Blome and Jon Grayson of KTRS-Radio as Kalen was honored for her work on the segment called "DreamMakers."  You can hear this brief interview by clicking here: DreamMakers

Tuesday, May 15 - GEORGE LOMBARDI and PETE WALLACE were on hand to answer questions at the world premiere of the documentary, "On The Buddha's Path" in New York City at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Center. 

Sunday, May 6, GEORGE LOMBARDI spoke at Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 N. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. 

Wednesday, May 8, Board member SUE JACKSON and Kitchen Supervisor PETER WALLACE  spoke at a meeting of the Greater St. Louis Fellowship of Baptist Women, hosted by Overland Baptist Church.


 Laughing Bear says, "Come out and join us!"

Laughing Bear says, "Come out and join us!"

THE BEAR is on the move around St. Louis . . .

The first weekend in March - Kalen McAllister, Founder of Laughing Bear Bakery - found herself being followed by a film crew from New York City! Kalen, a Buddhist priest, was chosen as a subject by a documentary team because of her compassion for and tireless efforts to help ex-offenders. She is one of only four people internationally they are concentrating on. They also interviewed George Lombardi (Board member and former Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections); Mike Gann (Board President); and, Pete Wallace (Board member and Kitchen Supervisor)  for this documentary which has already been shown in New York City, and is coming to  St. Louis, Little Rock, and San Francisco.  Find the link on our home page to purchase your tickets. You can follow the progress of this film, see photos and read updates on their Facebook Page: On The Buddha's Path.

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The film crew visits Laughing Bear Bakery on a work day