National Day of Action
Earlier this month the White House
announced that the first America's PrepareAthon!: National
Day of Action will take place on Wednesday, April 30. Building on the success of existing
preparedness efforts, the goal of
April 18 – Breakfast
Trailnet's annual Breakfast
for Bikers Series for 2014 will begin this Friday from at Mississippi Mud,
April 18 -- Fridays on Clark, BallparkVillage,
Every Friday from to Ballpark
Village will host the biggest Friday
Happy Hour event in St. Louis on
April 19 – Record Store Day 2014, Apop Records,
Apop Records on
April 19 – National Park Week at the Gateway Arch,
The National Park Service will be observing National Park Week this Saturday with free talks by park rangers beginning at at the Gateway Arch. The rangers will share memories of working in our nation's parks. For more details about all the National Park Week events, call (877) 982-1410.
April 19 – First of the Season BBQ, Watson Terrace Christian Church,
Watson Terrace Christian Church will hold its first of the
season Barbecue this Saturday from to
Visitors will be able purchase pork steaks, brats, chicken, hot dogs, burgers,
side dishes and dessert. The church is
April 19-20 – 2014 Fed Cup Playoff, Chaifetz Arena,
St. Louis tennis
fans are thrilled that international tennis will return to St.
Louis this weekend with the 2014 Fed Cup Playoff between the
April 19 – Kids' Bunny Run, Upper Muny Parking Lot,
Children aged 4 to 12 and their parents are invited to hop over to Forest Park this Saturday for the Kids' Bunny Run that will step off at from the Upper Muny Parking Lot. The children will complete four silly themed challenges at stations along the Bunny Trail and will be awarded prizes. At the completion of the run, a complimentary breakfast item and a beverage will be served. Cost is $10 day of the event. Questions? Call (314) 495-5115 or visit the hopsrunstl.com web site.
April 20 – Eggstravaganza, Saint Louis Zoo,
Everyone is invited to stop by the Saint Louis Zoo in beautiful Forest Park this Sunday from 9 a.m. to to see zookeepers providing enriching "egg hunt" activities for the animals during the Zoo's Eggstravaganza event. For more information, visit the stlzoo.org web site.
April 22 – Twilight Tuesdays Spring 2014 Concert Series, Missouri History Museum,
Back by popular demand, the Missouri
Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series
will resume Tuesday, April 22. The free
concert will run from to on the Museum's front lawn on
April 23 - 27 -- Shake 38, various locations, various times
The Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Shake 38 initiative will launch Wednesday, April 23 at in Tower Grove Park at the Shakespeare Statue with a performance from "King John." All of Shakespeare's 38 plays will be performed by 38 different groups in a variety of neighborhoods and locations between April 23 and April 27. For the complete schedule, visit the sfstl.com web site.
April 24 – Dining Out For Life, various locations, various times
Saint Louis Effort for AIDS is once again inviting St. Louisans to "Dine Out, Fight AIDS" on Thursday, April 24. The annual "Dining Out For Life" fundraiser will take place at more than 150 area restaurants. The establishments will donate some or all of their proceeds that day to Saint Louis Effort for AIDS. For a list of participating businesses, visit the stlefa.org web site.
Save the Date
April 25 – Food Policy "Brown Bag" Speaker Series, Gateway Greening,
April 26 – First Annual Financial Empowerment Fair, Harris-Stowe State University,
April 26 – 2014 My Sister's Closet, Cardinal Ritter College Prep Gym,
April 26 – The Color Run 5K, Downtown,
April 26 – March of
April 26 – St. Louis ArtWorks Spring Sale,
April 26 – Grand Reopening Fest, Pets in the City,
April 26 – National Dance Week Celebration, St. Louis Union Station,
April 27 – St. Louis Earth Day, The Muny Grounds of Forest Park,
April 27 – Party for the Planet, Saint Louis Zoo,
April 27 – Off White Indie Wedding Show, The Old Post Office,
April 27 – Lecture by Dr. Peter Raven, First Unitarian Church of St. Louis,
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.
Call for Artists
VP Parade Poster Contest – Showcase your artistic talent by participating in the 2014 Veiled Prophet Parade Poster Contest, sponsored by Artmart. The winner will receive a $500 gift certificate redeemable at Artmart, and his or her poster will be professionally framed by Artmart, Inc. The contest is open to all high school students in Missouri and Illinois. Posters must be submitted no later than May 1, 2014. You may find complete contest details at www.vpparade.org.
Historic Shaw Art Fair – Historic Shaw Art Fair is now accepting entries for the 22nd Annual Juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show to be held Oct. 4 & 5, 2014, on the beautiful tree-lined parkway of Flora Place. Entry deadline is Saturday, April 19. One hundred and thirty-five artists from across the country will be selected. Booth fee is $280. Interested parties may apply online at http://www.shawartfair.org/, Questions? Call (3134) 773-3935.
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