Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is an exciting time of the year for kids, but to help ensure they have a safe holiday, I want to pass along a few Halloween safety tips from SafeKids.org:
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- Cross the street at corners.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
- Drivers should be extra cautious on Halloween. Slow down, be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic.
Following safety tips and using common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween celebration, keeping it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you.
Oct. 25 -- Food Policy "Brown Bag" Speaker Series, Gateway Greening Office,
Don't miss the last "Brown Bag" Speaker session for this
year. Ms. Rosalind Williams, the City of
Ferguson's recently retired Director of Planning and Development, will be
discussing the development of community garden ordinances this Friday, from
Noon to 1 p.m. at the Gateway Greening Office, 2211 Washington Avenue. Please RSVP to Hannah at (314) 588-9600 ext.
Oct. 25 -- Metamorphosis Costume Party, Moulin,
The Fourth Annual Metamorphosis Costume Party
will take place this Friday from to at Moulin, located at
Oct. 25 & 26 -- Rock 'n' Roll
This Friday and Saturday, more than 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and more at the Rock 'n' Roll Saint Louis Expo at America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza. All runners in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon races must visit the Expo to pick up their race number, swag back and t-shirt and perhaps some last-minute race essentials before race day. The Expo will run from – on Friday and on Saturday. For more information, visit http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/st-louis .
Oct. 26 - Daffodil Planting Day, Gardens at
are needed this Saturday for Daffodil
Planting Day in the Gardens at
Oct. 26 - Fifth Annual Great Pumpkin Carve & Glow, Moonrise Hotel,
Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse Restaurant will present the Fifth Annual Great Pumpkin Carve & Glow this Saturday at 6177 Delmar in The Loop. Visitors will enjoy pumpkin carving and Halloween merriment from to The lighting and judging of the pumpkins will take place from in the Moonrise Hotel courtyard. All ages are welcome. Pumpkins and basic carving and decorating materials will be provided. Enjoy complimentary hot cider while creating your masterpiece. Need more information? Visit the MoonriseHotel.com web site.
Oct. 26 - National Chemistry Week
In honor of National Chemistry Week (Oct. 20 through Oct. 26) the St. Louis Science Center in collaboration with the American Chemical Society and Youth Exploring Science will celebrate the week with special activities this Saturday at the Center, located at 5050 Oakland Avenue in the Kings Oak neighborhood. For the complete schedule of activities, call (314) 289-4400.
Oct. 26 -- Tricks & Treats on Park, Plaza Fountain,
Everyone is invited to stop by Tricks & Treats on Park this Saturday from to Activities will include trick or treating the neighborhood businesses on Park, a party and parade beginning at the Fountain on the Plaza, costume contests, and more. The parade will step off at For more details visit the lafayettesquare.org web site.
Oct. 26 -- Rx Take-Back Day, various locations,
Do you have
unwanted or expired medicine? Dispose of
it properly by dropping it off at participating Rx
Take-Back Day locations this Saturday from to Drop-off sites include: Walgreeens stores at 1520 Lafayette, 3822
Oct. 26 -- Halloween Hullabaloo!,
The Carondelet Park Rec Complex will be holding its biggest event of the year, Halloween Hullabaloo!, this Saturday from Visitors will be able to enjoy Trunk-or-Treat, pumpkin decorating, s'mores and hot dogs, face painting and games. The event will be free for families bringing a vehicle and candy to pass out for Trunk-or-Treat. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated trunks. Cost will be $10 per family for advanced registration and $15 per family on the day of the event. You may register by calling (314) 768-9622.
Oct. 26 -- Boo at the Zoo Spooky Saturday,
are invited to bring their trick-or-treaters to the Saint Louis Zoo in
Oct. 26 -- Stray Rescue Halloween
Spooktacular, Stray Rescue of
Rescue of St. Louis will hold a Halloween
Spooktacular this Saturday and Sunday from to both days
at its shelter at
Oct. 26 -- Free Family Day: Halloween,
are invited to celebrate Halloween at Contemporary Art Museum (
Oct. 26 -- Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance Site, Buder Branch Public Library,
can't get affordable health insurance through your job, you can now buy quality
health coverage for yourself and your family through the Missouri Health
Insurance Marketplace. You will also see if you can get financial help to
buy health insurance. Learn more or sign up online by going to www.covermissouri.org. You may also visit one of the Insurance Marketplace Enrollment sites scheduled events from now
through Dec. 14 to obtain information and sign up for Jan. 1. An
enrollment assistance event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from – at the Buder
Branch Public Library located at 4401
Oct. 27 -- Trunk or Treat,
Oct. 27 -- Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon, on Market Street west of Tucker,
The Quinn Family Foundation Rock 'n'
Oct. 27 -- Free Organ Recital, Second Presbyterian Church,
Faythe Freese will play an exciting organ program of a variety of works this
Sunday at at Second Presbyterian
Oct. 31 -- Halloween Parade & Party,
Oct. 31 -- Halloween Twilight Tour,
The Halloween Twilight Tour of Campbell House Museum on Oct. 31 will give visitors the rare chance to see the House opened up at night and to hear the tragic story and struggles the Campbell Family faced during their 84 years of living in the only house remaining on the once-exclusive
Save the Date
Nov. 1 --
First Fridays in
Nov. 2 --
Nov. 2 --
SLACO's 18th Annual Neighborhood Conference,
Nov. 2 -- Speaker Series, International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum,
Nov. 3 -- Sail Foundation Fifth Annual Bowling Tribute Benefit, Crest Bowl,
Nov. 3 -- Daylight Saving Time ends
Promoting Your Neighborhood Activities
Is there a neighborhood event on the schedule that you would like noted in the Spotlight? If so, you may email the information about it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cathy Smentkowski at email@example.com for consideration. You may also post it on the City's Calendar of Events on the City's web site: http://stlouis-mo.gov. The link to submit an event is on the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
Mayor's Sustainability Summit
This year's Sustainability Summit will be held Nov. 6 – 9, and the theme
is implementation of the City of
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