September is National Preparedness
Month. By planning for emergencies,
individuals can protect themselves and their families while also contributing
to their community's resilience. In the
past few Spotlights, I've passed
along various tips about how you can prepare yourself in the event of an
emergency. It is important for people of
all ages to increase their preparedness by moving from awareness to
action. Taking a
Sept. 19 – 21, Shakespeare in the Streets, The Grove neighborhood,
The 2013 Shakespeare in the Streets production, an adaptation of the Bard's "The Winter's Tale," will begin this Thursday and will run through Saturday in The Grove neighborhood at 4226 Manchester Avenue. The story focuses on loss and redemption and explores the themes of jealousy and healing. The free performances will begin at each evening. For more information, visit the sfstl.com web site.
Sept. 20 – Breakfast For Bikers Series, Downtown Bicycle Station,
Thinking about biking to work? Join Trailnet and fellow cyclists for free coffee and breakfast at the Downtown Bicycle Station this Friday, from to as part of the 2013 Breakfast For Bikers Series. The station is located at 1011 Locust Street. For more details, visit the trailnet.org web site.
Housing and Community Development Alliance (RHCDA) will present its First Annual Pop-Up Street Party this
Sept. 20 – Balloon Glow,
the most spectacular events of the year in
Sept. 21 – Great
will be on the sky for the 2013
Sept. 21 – 11th Annual Neighborhood Festival, 4600 Lewis Place in the parkway,
Place Historical Preservation, Inc. will host its 11th Annual Neighborhood Festival this Saturday from to at
Sept. 21 – Heal-A-Bration,
Wellness Team is inviting everyone to stop by the
Sept. 21 – 2013 Bellerive Day
annual Bellerive Day garage sale
event will take place this Saturday from to Approximately 50
Sept. 21 – Run for the Hills 5K Run, St. Louis Hills neighborhood, 8 a.m.
The 22nd Annual Run for the Hills 5K Run will take place this Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. The challenging course will take runners on a scenic route through St. Louis Hills and will pass directly by two of Stan Musial's former homes where he lived during his Hall of Fame playing career. Plenty of fun will be available for all after the race at Francis Park, Tamm & Nottingham, with music, an awards ceremony, and delicious food from local businesses. To learn more, visit the SLHNA web site http://stlhills.com/events/run-for-the-hills/ .
Sept. 21 – Macklind Days, Southampton neighborhood, 3 p.m.
Invite your family and friends to join you for Macklind Days this Saturday. The Southampton neighborhood's biggest block party will feature live music, delicious food, cold beverages, fun for the kids and more. The festivities will run from 3 – 8 p.m. on Macklind Avenue between Devonshire and Nottingham. To learn more visit the macklinddays.com web site.
Sept. 21 – Dancing in the Street, Grand Center, 1 p.m.
The annual Dancing in the Street festival will take place this Saturday, from 1 to 8 p..m. in Grand Center. This free, outdoor dance festival will feature an array of talent and styles on three outdoor stages between Lindell and Delmar, centered at Grand and Washington Boulevards. BANDALOOP, presented by HBE Corporation, will be headlining this year's event. For a complete schedule of events, visit the grandcenter.org web site.
Sept. 21 – Free Movie,
your family and friends to
Sept. 21 – 3rd Annual Neighborhood Dog Walk, Lindenwood neighborhood,
The Third Annual Dog Walk, benefiting St.
Louis Humane Society of Missouri, returns to the Lindenwood neighborhood this
Saturday beginning at The walk will loop from
Sept. 21 – Free Concert,
Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood's 2013
BBQ Concert Series will close out this Saturday with a free concert
featuring Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats – one of
Sept. 21 & 22 – Soulard Art Fair,
is invited to stop by the Soulard Art
Fair this Saturday and Sunday at
Sept. 23 – 29 –
AIGA Saint Louis will be presenting its third
Sept. 24 -- Twilight Tuesdays Ameren Concert
The Twilight Tuesdays Ameren Concert Series
hosted by the
Sept. 26 – Oct. 6, Saint Louis Fashion Week 2013, various locations, various times
Saint Louis Fashion Week is back! This year's shows will feature 36 regional and national designers, 70 models, 10 venues and more from Sept. 26 – Oct. 6. Locations include The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The Delmar Loop, Windows on Washington, The Sheldon Art Gallery, and KOKEN Art Factory, to name a few. If your passion is fashion, you will not want to miss these shows. For all the particulars, visit the saintlouisfashionweek.com web site.
Save the Date
Sept. 27 – Food Policy Brown Bag Series, Gateway Greening, Noon
Sept. 27 – Drink Up & Tweetup For Smithsonian Museum Day!, Campbell House Museum, 4 p.m.
Sept. 27 – 29 – The Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, Soldiers' Memorial Plaza, 11 a.m.
Septl.27 & 28 – Scottish Games & Cultural Festival, Forest Park, 5 p.m.
Sept. 28 – St. Louis Gateway Classic, Edward Jones Dome, 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Tailgate Sale, Woerner Elementary, 8 a.m.
Sept. 28 – Carondelet Park Rec Complex Kids Night Out, CPRC, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Green Homes & Great Health Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.
Sept. 29 – Art in the Park, Francis Park, 10 a.m.
Sept. 29 – 2013 Big BIG Tour, Flying Saucer Starbucks, 11 a.m.
Sept. 29 – Civil War Dedication & Period Fashion Show, St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 11 a.m.
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.
Veteran Nominations Sought
St. Louis Veteran of the Year nominations are being sought. The person selected will be honored at this year's St. Louis Veterans' Parade and at a luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club. All active duty, Reserve, National Guard and retired service members who live or work in St. Louis City or the counties of St. Louis, St Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, Monroe, St. Clair or Madison are eligible. The recognition honors a military veteran who demonstrates support of veterans in everyday life and who serves as a role model for all residents. For a nomination form, contact the Missouri Athletic Club at (314) 539-4402. The completed form must be returned no later than Monday, Sept. 30.Charlene Deeken
Department of Public Safety
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