Beware Utility Scams
I want to begin this week's Spotlight by passing along a warning from the American Association of Retired Persons about criminals taking advantage of utility customers. One common scam is contacting customers to tell them their utility account is overdue and saying that the utilities will be shut off unless the customer pays by credit or prepaid debit card immediately. While they may seem legitimate, don't be fooled. Another scam involves persons masquerading as utility company employees visiting your home without an appointment to conduct an "energy audit." While one of the thieves distracts you, the other will ransack your home. If you are ever approached by anyone attempting one of these scams, contact the utility company directly at the phone number listed on your bill.
June 7 –
Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture this
Friday night. Stop by the
June 8 – Flag Retirement Ceremony, Soldiers' Memorial,
The American Legion 11th and 12th
District will hold a Flag Retirement
Ceremony this Saturday beginning at at
& 9 –
This year marks the 21st anniversary for
the annual St. Louis Pagan Picnic in
June 8 –
This Saturday is the Bevo Bash from to at
June 8 –
Get F.I.T. Seminar,
Southern Commercial Bank is inviting everyone to attend this free Get F.I.T. Seminar for Financial Independence Training. Author Travis Freeman will discuss items of personal financing that affect your everyday life and can save you money over a lifetime. To sign up, call (314) 768-9622.
June 8 – 2013 Soulard Concert Series, Soulard Market on the Plaza,
The Soulard Business Association, with generous
support from American Eagle Credit Union, Soulard Restoration Group and Mardi
Gras, Inc., will be presenting the 2013
Soulard Concert Series this summer. The series kicks off this
Saturday with David Dee & the Hot Tracks performing from at Soulard Market on the Plaza,
June 8 – Tribute to the Women of Motown Concert, Pagoda Circle across from The Muny in Forest Park, 6 p.m.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary
of the St. Louis City NAACP chapter, the
June 8 – Get Outdoors Under the Arch, Gateway Arch,
The National Park Service is promoting outdoor activities and healthy lifestyles with its Get Outdoors event this Saturday from to under the Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis. Activities will include bicycle safety, bicycle tours, walking tours, a climbing wall, fishing, exercise classes, information booths and more. Visit our national park and have fun. Need more info? Call (314) 655-1634.
June 9 –
St. Joseph Croatian Catholic Church will hold
its annual Spring Picnic this Sunday
Enjoy music, food and more. Admission is free. The church is
June 9 –
The Carondelet Community Betterment Foundation
will sponsor a free concert in
June 9 –
Science of the Circus,
Want to learn the science behind many of your
favorite circus acts? Before the Sunday matinee of Circus Flora, the Science of the Circus will be presented
from to this
June 10 –
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D)
June 15 –
17th Annual Fatherhood Walk/5K Run and Rally,
The Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis and the
Fatherhood Initiative Committee will host its 17th Annual Fatherhood Walk/5K Run and Rally on Saturday,
June 15 from to at
June 15 – Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, Downtown St. Louis, 6:30 a.m.
This year marks the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure which will take place on Saturday, June 15 in Downtown St. Louis. Activities will run from to Registration cost is $30. The race raises funds for life-saving local breast health services and breast cancer research. To learn more, call (314) 569-3900 or visit the komenstlouis.org web site.
June 16, Twelfth Night,
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is presenting
free performances of Twelfth Night
at Shakespeare Glen in
Now - June 23 - Circus Flora,
In its 27th big top production, St. Louis' own Circus Flora will go where no circus has gone before: to the moon. Based on the 1902 movie, "A Trip to the Moon," this 2013 production will mesmerize audiences with its visual styling, costuming and narrative elements. Ticket prices start at $10 and the production will run through June 23. Visit the circusflora.org web site for all the details.
Save the Date
June 14 – Bowling
June 15 – Tour De Plants Bicycle Tour,
June 15 – Kids Night Out,
June 17 – Free Concert,
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 email@example.com 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 on the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
Last Call For Grant Applications
In closing, I want to pass along a reminder from Catherine Werner, the City's Sustainability Director, that the deadline for grant applications for the first Sustainability Neighborhood Small Grant Competition is Saturday, June 15th. For more information, visit the sustainableneighborhood.net web site.
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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