Are You Prepared?
I want to begin this week's Spotlight by passing along some information from the City's Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, September
is National Preparedness Month. It
is important that every family has a plan of action to follow in the event of a
natural or man-made disaster.Is your
family ready for emergency situations that can arise? Prepare yourself and children now to be
disaster-ready throughout the year. In addition
to keeping your emergency contact information up-to-date at your child's
school, CEMA suggests you follow these steps:
- Find out where children will be taken if they have to evacuate the school;
- Ask if they store enough food, water and other supplies in case they have to "shelter-in-place;"
- Designate a friend or relative to pick up your children in an emergency and make sure the school knows who that person is; and
- Ask how they will communicate with families during a crisis.
Visit the new Ready.gov/Kids site for valuable tools to help kids, parents and teachers prepare for emergencies.
Sept. 13 – United We
The entire community is invited to stop by
Sept. 13 – Local
Sept. 13 – Ghosts of the Arch Grounds, Gateway Arch,
Curious about the people and places that once occupied the historic area where the Gateway Arch stands today? If so, then consider taking the Ghosts of the Arch Grounds tour this Friday, Sept. 13th from Participants are invited to gather at the Arch for the exciting twilight walking tour. Stargazing will follow the tour, weather permitting. For more details, visit the gatewayarch.com web site.
Sept. 14 – 5K
Walk/Run & Health Expo,
Area F Council Federation of Block Units will present its Annual 5K Walk/Run & Health Expo in
memory of Alderman Gregory Carter of the 27th Ward this Saturday
from to at
Sept. 14 – Jazz on the Greenway, Delmar & DeBaliviere,
The Second Annual
Jazz on the Greenway event will take place this Saturday from to
at Ruth Porter Park and St. Vincent Greenway, starting at Delmar and
DeBaliviere, then along the greenway in the
Sept. 14 – Movie Night, Carondelet Park, at the Bandstand,
The Holly Hills Improvement Association, Friends of Carondelet Park and the Carondelet Park Rec Complex are sponsoring a Movie Night in the park at the bandstand at this Saturday. Invite your family and friends, bring your lawn chairs or blanket and watch "Big Miracle," which is based on a true story. The Rec Plex teen leaders will be selling concessions. Visit http://hollyhills.info/movie-big-miracle.shtml for more information.
Sept. 14 – Row by Row Farm Ramble, Local Harvest Grocery,
Interested in learning more about city farming? The family-friendly Row by Row Farm Ramble bike ride will stop at four farms. Riders will learn about the farms' histories
and how urban farming has taken hold in
Sept. 14 – Soulard Concert Series, Soulard Market,
Soulard's got the Blues this summer – the Blues Concert Series, that is. Everyone is invited to Soulard Market on the
Sept. 14 – Flea
Market Tail Gate
Sept. 14 & 15 – St. Raymond's Festival, St. Raymond Maronite Cathedral,
Everyone is invited to stop by St. Raymond's Festival this Saturday and Sunday for a taste of the
Sept. 15 – 15th
Sept. 15 – Yoga Within the Confluence, Gateway Arch,
Yoga enthusiasts from across the region are invited to
gather under the Gateway Arch this Sunday for the Fourth Annual Yoga Within the Confluence event. Renowned yoga teacher Saul David Raye will
guide the free event which is being sponsored by
Sept. 17 -- Twilight Tuesdays Ameren Concert
The Twilight Tuesdays Ameren Concert Series
hosted by the
Sept. 17 – Free Concert, Art Hill in
Louis Symphony will kick off its 134th season with a free concert at Art Hill in
Sept. 19 – 21, Shakespeare in the Streets, The Grove neighborhood,
The 2013 Shakespeare in the Streets
production next week beginning Thursday, Sept. 19 and running through Saturday, Sept. 21 in
The Grove neighborhood will be an adaptation of the Bard's "The Winter's Tale." This story of loss and redemption will
explore themes of jealousy and healing. The free event will begin at each
Save the Date
Sept. 20 – Breakfast For Bikers Series, Downtown Bicycle Station,
– Balloon Race Glow,
Sept. 21 – Run for the Hills 5K Run, St. Louis Hills neighborhood, 8 a.m.
Sept. 21 – Dancing in the Street, Grand Center, 1 p.m.
– Free Movie,
– 11th Annual Neighborhood Festival,
Sept. 21 – Street Musicians Fest, Dogtown, p.m.
Sept. 21 – 3rd Annual Neighborhood Dog Walk, Lindenword neighborhood,
– Macklind Days 2013, on
& 22 – Soulard Art Fair,
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.
Urban Crime Summit
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will convene an Urban Crime Summit in St. Louis on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 19 at the St. Louis University School of Law, located at 100 N. Tucker Blvd. in Downtown St. Louis. The two-day event will cover such topics as gang violence, youth employment programs to reduce crime, public safety and mental health resources, effective policing, St. Louis' armed offender docket, and New York City's experience with policing strategies and crime prevention. The Summit will provide a high level briefing and discussion for crime prevention and neighborhood safety. To view the full schedule, visit the Attorney General's web site at http://ago.mo.gov/UrbanCrimeSummit/UrbanCrimeSummit-AgendaSTL.htm . If you are interested or active in crime prevention and keeping our neighborhoods safe, you will not want to miss this.
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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