A number of great events will be taking place this weekend in
I also want to give a "tip of the hat" to the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP), which this week is celebrating its 20th anniversary in making a difference in the lives of
Listed below are just a few of the events that are coming up in
Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant is partnering with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce St. Louis Foundation (
Fashion Week St. Louis
St. Louis Fashion Week, presented by Brown Shoe, is once again bringing together the City's top retailers and fashion enthusiasts for a week-long event filled with style, glitz and glamour, Oct. 11 – 15. Each night of runway shows has been showcasing the latest trends and fashions from our area's leading retailers and boutiques, as well as emerging designer talent. Visit http://www.saintlouisfashionweek.com/ for a full schedule of remaining events.
Downtown Ball & Gala
The 2011 Downtown Ball, a charitable fundraising event presented annually by the Downtown St. Louis Foundation, in cooperation with The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Peabody Opera House,
Community Block Party @ ConnectCare
St. Louis ConnectCare will hold a Community Block Party at its facility at Delmar and Clara on Saturday, Oct. 15 from to The event will include entertainment, food, free flu shots by BJC; screenings for glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure; and other health-related testing and info. For more information, call (314) 879-6231.
Soulard Chili Festival
The Soulard Chili Festival will be this Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lift For Life Academy, 1731 S. Broadway. Taste all of the chili entries, then vote for your favorite! The festival also features a children's area, craft booths, beer and wine garden, and entertainment by Lift For Life's musically talented students. Cost is $8 at the door. Please visit http://www.liftforlife.org/ for more details.
Soulard Market Park
The Soulard Business Association will hold the last free concert of the season for its Soulard Market Park Concert Series this Saturday, Oct. 15 from Pattie and The Hitmen will be the featured performers. Bring your family and friends, pack some snacks and beverages and enjoy the music.
Halloween 10K & Fun Run St. Louis
The GO! St. Louis Halloween 10K & Fun Run, which features
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Spay/Neuter Your Cat in October
Operation Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (OpSPOT), in partnership with the City of St. Louis Department of Health and Division of Recreation, is offering City of
Save the Date
Oct. 21 – Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for
Oct. 21 – Halloween Festival,
Oct. 21-22 – Solutia Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Expo,
Oct. 22 – Gateway Arch 46th Anniversary Celebration
Oct. 22 – Movie Night in
Oct. 23 – Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon, various neighborhoods
Oct. 23 – Dutchtown Harvest Festival,
The Department of Public Safety's City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through Nixle (http://www.Nixle.com/ ). When you register for the service, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as emails on your computer. Visit the Nixle website and sign up for the free service today. If you have any comments about the service, please let me know.
Will you be having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? If so, you may email the information about it to me at email@example.com or to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration of noting it in the Spotlight or you may post it on the City's Calendar of Events.
And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn't look right, REPORT IT!
Director of Public Safety