I want to begin this week's Spotlight by passing along some information from the Community Partnership Project's Neighborhood Leadership Academy at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Funding Your Neighborhood Project workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8 will help participants become skilled in the art of persuasive writing as a tool for making a funding request successful. It will provide attendees with real-world examples and take-aways that will help get a neighborhood project started or expand an existing one. For more information or to register, call (314) 516-5994 or visit the pcs.umsl.edu/cpp web site.
Now through Jan. 26 St. Louis Auto Show, America's Center, Noon
The Saint Louis Auto Show has returned to
Jan. 25 & 26 -- Circus Harmony: Verismo, City Museum,
Circus Harmony's 2014 annual show of music and circus arts, will feature
talented troupers performing feats of skill and daring that will amaze and
amuse young and old alike. The $20 price will include admission to City Museum,
Saturdays from Jan. 25 through April 12 – Free Tax Preparation, Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center, 9 a.m.
from the National Association of Black Accountants will provide free income tax preparation for
elderly, disabled, and low-to-moderate income ($55,000 or less) individuals
from to on
Saturdays at the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center,
Now through Jan. 25 -- Reset, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts,
the unexpected during Reset, a
series of programs happening now through Saturday, Jan. 25 at The
Jan. 26 – Bach Society of Saint Louis Young Artist Recital, Second Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m.
Society of Saint Louis will present a free Young
Artist Recital at on
Sunday, Jan. 26 at Second Presbyterian Church,
Jan. 26 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Awards Church Celebration, St. Alphonsus Ligouri (Rock) Catholic Church,
is invited to the Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Essay Contest Awards Church Celebration that will take place this
Sunday at at St. Alphonsus Ligouri
(Rock) Catholic Church,
Save the Date
Jan. 31 - Food Policy "Brown Bag" Speaker Series, Gateway Greening Office,
Jan. 31 -- St. Louis Poetry Center Trivia Night, Regional Arts Commission,
Feb. 1 -- Arch Rival Roller Girls Trivia Night, German Cultural Society Hall,
Feb. 1 -- Family Film Days, Missouri History Museum,
Feb. 3 -- Freedom Mural Creation, St. Louis Public Library branches, times vary
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.
What's Right With the Region! Nominations
FOCUS St. Louis is now accepting nominations for the 2014 What's Right with the Region! awards. Who in our community inspires you? What organization, initiative, individual or company is working hard to make St. Louis a better place? Nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 31. For information about the awards, visit the focus-stl.org web site or call (314) 622-1250 ext. 119.
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