2015 Severe Weather Awareness Week
Potentially dangerous spring storms are just around the corner. What better time for Missourians to observe Severe Weather Awareness Week and to review their emergency plans, update their emergency kits, verify the numbers on their emergency phone lists and go over safety tips, especially with younger members of the family. Following are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Lightning kills more than 50 people in the
During a tornado warning, the safest place in your home is the interior part of a basement or storm cellar. If there is no basement, use an inside room on the lowest floor. Avoid windows, skylights, or glass doors. If driving, do not try to outrun a tornado in your car. Park and take shelter in a nearby building.
By planning ahead and knowing what to do before, during, and after a severe weather event, you can increase your chances of survival. For more safety tips, visit the ready.gov web site.
March 4 – 8 – 2015 Progressive Insurance® St. Louis Boat and Sportshow®, America's Center, opening times each day vary
The 2015 Progressive
Insurance® St. Louis Boat and Sportshow® has dropped
March 5 – 8 – 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, Scottrade Center, various times
It's Arch Madness time! Four days and nine games of exciting college basketball beginning
Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8 at Scottrade
Mar. 6 – Fish Fry Friday
A number of churches and organizations are holding Fish Fries on the Fridays during Lent. This week I want to spotlight two of them:
St. Cecilia's Mexican Fish Fry, 5418
St. Louis the King School,
March 6 – First Friday, Grand Center,
Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture the First Friday of every month from to at participating venues in Grand Center. For example, stop in at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis for an exhibition tour led by Museum staff, enjoy a drink at the bar and music from a different DJ each month. For more information, visit the grandcenter.org web site.
March 6 – STLive on
March 6 – Piano Duo, Christ Church Cathedral,
Everyone is invited to the free performance this Friday at at Christ Church Cathedral,
March 7 – Free Landlord Training, Missouri Botanical Garden,
Training on the Eviction Process will take place this Saturday from to at the Missouri Botanical
March 7 – Community Education Workshop, The Carriage House,
Wondering what to do with your garden this season? If so, then plan to attend the "Planning the Spring Garden" Community Education Workshop this Saturday from to at The Carriage House,
March 7 – Trailnet's Beans, Bikes & Brews Kick-off Party, T-REX,
Trailnet's annual kick-off party, Beans, Bikes &Brews, will take place this Saturday from to
March 7 – Senior Home Repair Services Workshop, SDCC Office,
The SDCC Neighborhood Services Committee will be presenting a Senior Home Repair Services Workshop at this Saturday at the SDCC Office, 6008 Kingsbury in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood. Representatives from the City of St. Louis' Healthy Home Repair Program and from Home Services, Inc. (formerly Senior Home Services) will share information about their home repair services for seniors. Come learn about how to access their services and get your questions answered. For the latest details, visit the skinker-debaliviere.wordpress.com web site.
March 7 – The Rosenball, German Cultural Society of St. Louis,
Enjoy traditional German food, drink and entertainment at The Rosenball which will take place
this Saturday at the German Cultural Society of St. Louis,
March 7 – Peregrine Society 7th Annual Trivia Night, Electrical Workers Hall,
The Peregrine Society will host its 7th Annual Trivia Night this Saturday at the Electrical Workers Hall, 5850 Elizabeth on The Hill. Proceeds will benefit the Society's service programs to area cancer patients including the annual three-day trip to Branson for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The cost is $25 per person or $200 for a table of 8. Price includes beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. Please see the peregrinesoc.org web site for more details.
March 7 & 8 – "Marshall the Miracle Dog" Movie Premiere, Wehrenberg Movie Theatres, various times/locations
Invite your family and friends to join you this Saturday or Sunday for the premiere of the movie, "Marshall the Miracle Dog." Based on the true story written by Cyndi Willenbrock, the movie was filmed in Edwardsville, Troy and St. Louis in 2014. Ten percent of ticket sales will go toward 4-H programming which includes bullying prevention. For Wehrenberg Movie Theatres locations and show times, visit the wehrenberg.com web site.
Save the Date
Mar. 13 – In Celebration of Black History, Washington Tabernacle M.B. Church,
Mar. 14 – 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, 18th & Market,
Mar. 14 – 37th Annual Michelob ULTRA St. Patrick's Day Run, Broadway & Market,
Mar. 14 – Landlord Training, North Newstead Association, to
Mar. 14 – 18th Annual Youth Symposium, O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex,
Mar. 14 – Tenth Life Trivia Night 2015, IBEW Hall,
Mar. 14 – St. Patrick's Day Dinner, Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, to
Mar. 15 –Free Concert, Second Presbyterian Church,
Mar. 17 – 32nd Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians' Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade, Tamm & Oakland,
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 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 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.
First Book, a nonprofit that provides books to kids in need, has nearly 500,000 brand-new books in a warehouse in St. Louis. The organization needs volunteers to help sort, pack, label, and organize these books for distribution to programs serving children from low-income families. The work will take place from Monday, March 30 to Friday April 3, 2015. Volunteers may sign up for the morning shift ( to ) or the afternoon shift ( to ). Volunteers must be able to lift 10- to 30-pound boxes of books. Interested? You may sign up through www.firstbook.or/BBVolunteers. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 732-3669
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety