2014 Salute to Veterans
Our 31st Annual Veterans Day Observance will take place this Saturday from to at Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut in beautiful Downtown St. Louis. The USAF Band of Mid-America will perform patriotic music beginning at The Veterans Day Ceremony will start at The Veterans Day Parade will step off at Noon from Tucker and Chestnut, proceed west on Chestnut to 14th, south on 14th to Market, and west on Market to Union Station at 20th, where it will disband. Support and honor our Veterans by stopping by for some or all of the festivities. Take this opportunity to recognize and remember the men and women who have so proudly served in the military service of our great Nation. Whether you have been a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, know that your sacrifices and contributions to our national security are greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Nov. 7 – Opening
Night Premiere of
Tennessee Williams, one of the greatest 20th century American playwrights, lived, worked and studied in St. Louis from 1918-1937. Williams' play "Stairs to the Roof," which is considered his love letter to the City, will be performed professionally this Friday for the first time since 1947 at the reopening of the former St. Louis Artists Guild, where Williams performed early plays. The newly renovated Boo Cat Club is located at 812 N. Union in the Academy neighborhood. The play is a comedy and a love story, with a touch of science fiction, and will run through Nov. 23. Tickets cost $25. For all the performance dates and times, visit the boocatclub.com web site or call (314) 224-5521.
Nov. 7 - 9 – Spectrum 2014: A Festival of Short Plays, Southampton Presbyterian Church,
First Run Theater will present Spectrum 2014: A Festival of
Short Plays this weekend and next weekend at Southampton Presbyterian
Nov. 8 – Annual Warehouse Sale, The Blessing Basket Project Warehouse,
This Saturday, you will have the rare opportunity to buy Blessing Baskets directly from the
Blessing Basket Project Warehouse. This
sale occurs just once a year and will feature unique Blessing Baskets designed
exclusively for this event. Start your
holiday shopping early by picking up a few baskets as gifts for teachers,
family members, and friends. The
warehouse is located at
Nov. 8 – Potential Neighborhood Greenway Route Walk, beginning at De La Salle Middle School, to Noon
Everyone is invited to walk a potential neighborhood route this Saturday and hear next steps for making neighborhood greenways a reality in The Ville and throughout the City. Join Trailnet and the Ville Collaborative this Saturday at at De La Salle Middle School, 4145 Kennerly Avenue. For more information, contact Ramona@trailnet.org or call (314) 201-1519.
Nov. 8 – LPUMC
Church will hold its annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar this Saturday
from to at
Nov. 8 – Vendor Fair, New Covenant Methodis tChurch,
Everyone is invited to come shop the Vendor Fair this Saturday at New
Nov. 8 – Scott Joplin & W.C. Handy Birthday Party, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group,
Celebrate ragtime and early blues with The Ragged Blade Band
in Old North St. Louis this Saturday beginning at No one is sure of the
date when Scott Joplin was born, but W.C. Handy was born in November, so what better
time to celebrate both of these great composers and their contemporaries. Old North Restoration HQ is located at
Nov. 9 – Annual TurkeyFest, St. Vincent DePaul Parish,
Come one, come all for good food and great fun this Sunday
from to at the St. Vincent DePaul Parish's Annual TurkeyFest. Visitors will be able to enjoy a delicious
turkey dinner ($10 for adults and $6 for children), buy raffle tickets and do
some holiday shopping at the Christmas Corner. St. Vincent's is located at
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Patriotic Concert, Old Courthouse, to
Stop by the Old Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for a special noon-hour patriotic concert by the St. Louis Metropolitan Ensemble in honor of the 250th birthday of St. Louis and all the veterans who have served our country. Sponsored by the Musicians Association of St. Louis, the concert will include patriotic music, show tunes, and St. Louis-related songs. For more information, call (877) 982-1410.
Nov. 13 – 23 – 23rd Annual St. Louis International Film Festival, various venues and times
The annual Whitaker
St. Louis International Film Festival is one of the largest international
film festivals in the Midwest, and it will be held Nov.
13 through Nov. 23 this year. The
festival will open at on
Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Tivoli Theatre,
Save the Date
Nov. 15 – Czech Fall Festival, American Czech Educational Center,
Nov. 16 – Thanksgiving Concert, Second Presbyterian Church,
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 GrayR@stlouis-mo.gov or to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 at the very bottom of the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
Calling All St. Louis Students Age 12 and Under
City children ages 12 and under are invited to submit a design to be used on Mayor Francis G. Slay's 2014 holiday cards. Show your artistic take on capturing the feeling of the holiday spirit in the City of St. Louis. Designs should be original and appropriate for all religions, no larger than 8 ½" x 11" and created with crayon, water colors, paints, pencil, ink, markers, or colored pencil. Artwork must be received in the Mayor's Office no later than Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for consideration in the contest. Entrants should include their name, address, phone number, school, grade, and age.
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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