National Correctional Officers and Employees Week
Correctional officers and employees are some of the most capable, committed, patient and persistent professionals in our nation. They serve admirably in correctional facilities all across the country. They help keep our citizens and communities safe, but their job isn't simply to secure the facility and the people in it. In the City's Department of Public Safety - Corrections Division, we strive to help those who come into our system to improve themselves while they are in our care and custody, and to gain skills and resources to help them for reentry and life outside of corrections. I encourage you to join me in recognizing all those who currently serve in the corrections profession. They are most deserving of our respect and our gratitude. National Correctional Officers and Employees Week will be observed from Sunday, May 4 through Saturday, May 10.
May 2 -- Fridays on Clark, Ballpark Village,
Friday from to Ballpark Village hosts the biggest Friday Happy Hour event in St. Louis on
& 3 --
The 2014 St. Louis Outsider Art Fair will be held this
Friday and Saturday at the Koken Art Factory's Pingle
Building located at
May 3 – Downtown Living Tour 2014, register at 314 N. Broadway, Noon
Explore urban living at the 2014 Downtown Living Tour this Saturday from to The tour will feature nearly 15 unique homes. Participants will view a range of units on this energizing self-guided tour, from apartments and one-bedroom studios, to condominiums and penthouses. Stroll down the streets of Downtown, see firsthand the amazing views that Downtown residents wake up to each day, and witness the many projects and development currently underway. The cost is $14 with online registration at the downtownstl.org web site. Online registration ends on Friday, May 2 at On the day of the Tour, register at 314 N. Broadway in the Marquette Building. The cost will be $20. There will be access to a free shuttle. For more information, contact Lindsay at (314) 436-6500 ext. 237.
– Cinco De Mayo on
is invited to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Cherokee Street this Saturday.
The Festival area will start at
May 3 – Yoga, Gateway Arch Grounds,
Come to the Gateway Arch Grounds this Saturday for a free outdoor yoga session hosted by the National Park Service and led by experienced yoga instructors from South City YMCA. The workout session is open to everyone from beginners to advanced yoga enthusiasts. For more information, call (877) 982-1410.
May 3 – Plant Flowers, Benton Park,
is invited to help plant flowers this Saturday in Benton Park, located at
May 4 -- International Barefoot Running Day, Forest Park Visitors Center,
The Barefoot Runners Society will hold its Fourth Annual International Barefoot Running Day event this Sunday starting at from the Visitors Center in beautiful Forest Park. This free, fun event will promote barefoot running as a healthy and viable way to run. Invite your family and friends to join you and the thousands of people worldwide that will be running barefoot in observance of the day. Questions? Call (314) 397-1095.
May 4 – Polish Constitution Day Celebration, PNA Sports Club,
Sports Club will hold a Bar-Be-Que this Sunday in celebration of Polish
Constitution Day. Eat in or carry out from until Enjoy
pork steaks, polish sausage and all your favorite sides including dessert and
coffee, all for $8.50 per person. The Club is located at
May 4 – 2014 Lecture Series, Tower Grove Park,
Friends of Tower Grove Park 2014 Lecture Series will conclude this Sunday.
Park historian Pamela Sanfilippo will explore Ulysses S. Grant's strong
connection to St. Louis in the same antebellum time period as Henry Shaw.
The free lecture will begin at at The
Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park, located just inside the park's
May 4 – Taste of Serbfest, Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church,
your family and friends to join you this Sunday for a Taste of Serbest.
Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church at
May 6 – Twilight Tuesdays Spring 2014 Concert Series, Missouri History Museum,
The Missouri History Museum's Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series will continue on
Tuesday, May 6 with a free concert by the Soulard Blues Band. Festivities
will run from to on the Museum's front lawn on
Save the Date
May 9 -- The Faces Project Exhibition, Soulard Art Market,
May 9 -- Food Truck Friday, Tower Grove Park,
May 9 -- Gateway to the Stars: Ghosts of the Arch Grounds, Gateway Arch Grounds,
May 10 -- Girls on the Run 5K, Soldiers' Memorial Park,
May 10 -- Heart Walk 2014, Busch Stadium,
May 10 -- Train Exhibits, St. Louis Union Station,
May 10 -- Peace Festival, Amherst Park,
May 10 -- Tower Grove Better Block Festival, 3200 Block of Morganford,
May 10 --
Spring Fling in the City,
May 11 -- South Grand Cyclofemme Bike Ride, Grand & Juniata,
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.
Give STL Day
has at least one favorite charity. In a few days you will have a
unique opportunity to help raise money for your favorite nonprofit organization.
The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation is sponsoring Give
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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