CityArchRiver 2015 Report to the Community
I want to begin this week's Spotlight by passing along an invitation from Great Rivers Greenway to attend the Third Annual CityArchRiver 2015 Report to the Community on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Ferrara Theatre in the America's Center at 701 Convention Plaza in exciting Downtown St. Louis. Representatives from the National Park Service, Great Rivers Greenway District, Haley Sharpe Design, MoDOT and CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation will speak to milestones achieved in the last year as well as upcoming activity for 2013. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After the event concludes, attendees are invited to participate in the open house in the theater lobby from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the CityArchRiver Facebook page.
Fridays in Lent, Fish Fry, various locations
Beginning this Friday, Feb. 15, we have seven weeks to
stop by local Lenten fish fries each Friday. From local churches to community centers to VFW Halls,
Feb. 16 -- Free Valentine's Family Day, Contemporary Art Museum, 1 p.m.
Family Days at the Contemporary Art Museum (
Feb. 16 -- Family Theatre Series, Central Library, 2 p.m.
The next performance in the St. Louis Public Library's Family Theatre Series will take place
at on Saturday at Central Library, located at 1301 Olive in
beautiful Downtown St. Louis. During
"Hope in the Hood," high school and college students will perform a 45-minute
concert of original poetry, improvisation, song and dance. The event is free and open to the public, but
a ticket is required for entry. You may
pick up free tickets in advance at Central, Carpenter, Divoll, or
Feb. 16 -- Open House, ex'treme Institute by Nelly, Noon
The ex'treme Institute by Nelly -
Feb. 16 -- TAM-TAM, Missouri History Museum, 8 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month at the
Feb. 16 -- Mouse Races, The Spanish Society, 5:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join Carondelet Community
Betterment Federation (CCBF) for a night of fun at the Races – Mouse Races,
that is, this Saturday. Doors will open
at at The Spanish Society, located at
Feb. 18 -- Presidents' Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Lafayette Park, 10:30 a.m.
The Cornelia Greene Chapter of the National Society of
the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will celebrate Presidents' Day
in conjunction with George Washington's birthday on Monday, Feb. 18. Everyone is invited to attend the Wreath
Laying Ceremony that will begin at
by the Houdon Statue of George Washington in
Feb. 19 -- Not So Quiet! Concert Series, Central Library, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 -- Mouse Race, Christy Banquet Center, 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 -- Trivia Night, SLU's Allied Health Building, 6 p.m.
Want to enjoy a fun night of trivia? Then head over to
Now through March 31 -- Orchid Show, Missouri Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.
Feb. 21-24 – St. Louis Home & Garden Show, America's Center, 10 a.m.
Feb. 22 – Lift Every Voice: Black History Month Celebration, Powell Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 – An Afternoon of Ice Skating, Steinberg Skating Rink, 1 p.m.
Feb. 24 – Night at the Aquarium, World Aquarium, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 – First Short Film Pitch Night, The Icarus Club, 6:30 p.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.
Dine Out for Dogs
The First Annual Dine Out for Dogs event will be Tuesday, Feb 19. The Humane Society of Missouri invites you to grab your friends for lunch or dinner and help homeless and abused animals. A portion of the proceeds from participating restaurants will benefit animals in need at the Humane Society of Missouri and will kick off fundraising for Bark in the Park – the largest dog walk in the Midwest. No coupon or flyer is necessary. Participating restaurants include Hammerstone's in Soulard, Nora's in Dogtown, Anthonino's Taverna on the Hill and Franco. For a list of all the participating restaurants, visit the Dine Out For Dogs Facebook page.
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