Seat Belt Campaign
This month the St.
Louis Metropolitan Police Department has joined with the Missouri State
Highway Patrol (MSHP) in strongly encouraging motorists to always buckle
up. According to the MSHP, thus far in
2014, 63 percent of those killed in traffic crashes were not wearing a seat
belt. Every fatality is someone's
friend, sister, brother, parent, or child. A
March 21 & 23 – 2014 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Second and Third Rounds, Scottrade Center, times vary
NCAA® March Madness is coming to St. Louis. Catch the second and third rounds of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship this Friday and Sunday at Scottrade Center in exciting Downtown St. Louis. When the final buzzer sounds, only the best will advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen®. Open practices will begin at on Thursday. On Friday, the action will begin at ; times to be announced for the games on Sunday. For more details, visit the scottradecenter.com web site.
March 21 – Third Friday Party, Third Degree Glass Factory,
Third Degree Glass Factory will kick off spring with an
emphasis on family fun at its free Third
Friday Party this Friday from
to Visitors will enjoy glassblowing
demonstrations, card magic, balloon sculpture demonstrations, live music, face
paining, fire spinning and more. The
Factory is located at
March 21 -- Lenten Fish Fries, various locations, various start times
During the Lenten Season, many St. Louis churches and organizations offer Friday Fish Fries. These events are a great way to gather with family and friends and meet new neighbors. Here are a few to consider:
- St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 1360 Tamm,
- St. Mary Magdalene Fish Fry, 4924 Bancroft,
- St. Joan of Arc Fish Fry, 5800 Pernod,
- Epiphany of Our Lord Fish Fry, 6596 Smiley,
March 22 – St. Louis Museum Stores Garage Sale, The Living World at the St. Louis Zoo,
Gift shops from area attractions will gather their close-out, clearance and almost-one-of-a-kind items for a giant garage sale this Saturday from to at the St. Louis Zoo in The Living World in beautiful Forest Park. Bargain hunters will find souvenirs, toys, books, clothing, artwork and more at discounted prices. Participating gift shops include Campbell House Museum, Eugene Field House, The Museum Store Under the Gateway Arch, and the St. Louis Art Museum to name but a few. Admission is free. Questions? Call (314) 781-0900 ext. 4779.
March 22 – Night at the Museum, Gateway Arch,
According to Ann Honious, the Chief of Museum Services at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Night at the Museum event from this Saturday will be one of the last major events the museum will host before its construction and renovation. The evening will feature historical characters dressed in period clothing who will share their tales of the settling of the American West and recount what life was like during these early times in American history. Tickets are $15 per person and include a tram ride to the top of the Arch and hot dog dinner. Space is limited and reservations are required. To learn more and make reservations, call 877-982-1410 or visit the gatewararch.com web site.
March 23 – Free Drop-In Tour, St. Louis Art Museum,
The Saint Louis Art Museum is partnering with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis to offer Museum visitors a one-hour docent-led tour this Sunday beginning at Plan to visit before or after you see the Rep's Noises Off performance. The tour will depart from the Museum's Information Center in Sculpture Hall in the Main Building. No reservations required. For more details, visit the slam.org web site.
March 27 – Grand Opening, Ballpark Village,
The $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village will open its doors to the public for the first
time on Thursday, March 27 with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m., followed by a
March 29 – 4th
Annual Old North Trivia Night,
Come and support the North City Farmers' Market and the
Save the Date
March 28 – E-Waste/ShredMania Drive, Chaifetz Arena,
March 29 – Undy 5000 5K Run, Forest Park,
March 29 – Landlord Training, North Newstead Association,
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 GrayR@stlouis-mo.gov 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 at the very bottom of the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
Citizens on Patrol
A training for Tower Grove South
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
Arts and Entertainment Events