Coping with Extreme Heat
Summer is here and that means more fun in the outdoors, but also the need to stay aware when the temperature gets excessive. As Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week comes to a close, this is a good time to remember a few tips to keep this summer safe and healthy:
- Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty (check with your doctor if you are normally supposed to limit your fluids).
- Stay in air-conditioned space if possible.
- Pace yourself in outside activities.
- Wear lightweight and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- Check regularly on those who are at high risk of heat-related illness, including elderly, chronically ill or incapacitated relatives, neighbors and friends.
- Never leave anyone or any pet in a parked vehicle.
June 27 -- Open Studios
150 artist studios will be open to the public over the course of this
weekend. Explore on your own, take
guided tours, enjoy special events, and get to know St. Louis' artists. A printed
map will be available at Contemporary Art Museum (
June 27 -- Fourth Friday Happy Hour Concert, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church,
fourth Friday of the month, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Happy
Hour Concert from to Enjoy a free half-hour
concert by local organists on Trinity's newly renovated pipe organ, followed by
a reception in the Parish House. The church is located at
June 28 -- The Macklind Mile, South City YMCA,
The Macklind Mile is one of St. Louis' most unique races. Presented by Big River Running Company, it is the area's largest one mile road race with nearly 1,500 registrants. Almost anyone can muster this fun one-mile route. Whether you'll be running or walking, the downhill course from the South City YMCA, 3150 Sublette, to Big River Running Company located at Macklind and Devonshire is sure to please. Registration cost is $25. To learn more, call (636) 527-9700.
June 28 -- St. LouisAllCity Boxing, Koken Exhibition Hall,
All City Boxing will present a night of amateur boxing this Saturday at the
Koken Exhibition Hall,
June 28 -- BBQ Concert with Non-Stop Reggae, Greg Freeman Four Corners Park,
The 2014 Skinker-DeBaliviere BBQ Concert Series
will kick off this Saturday with a performance by Non-Stop Reggae, one of St. Louis' best-known reggae bands. Everyone is invited to stop by to enjoy the performance of classic and
modern reggae dance hits. Skinker
DeBalieviere's Famous BBQ will be available for sale. The BBQ Concert will run
from to in Greg Freeman Four Corners Park,
June 28 -- I Love
Grab your bike, hit the St. Vincent Greenway, and learn about the great work happening to build strong communities along the Greenway. The Invested Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour will take you from Skinker DeBalieviere to the West End to Pagedale and beyond. Following the ride, join InveSTL for lunch, fun, and games. Proceeds from the lunch will raise funds to invest in St. Louis communities. Registration will be from to at Greg Freeman Park at Four Corners, 6008 Kingsbury, and the group ride will depart from the Park at ost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. For more details, visit the trailnet.org web site.
June 28 –Free Movie, LafayettePark,
Invite your family and friends to join you for fun activities and a free movie this Saturday in Lafayette Park at the SE corner of the park. Games, arts & crafts, and more will begin at and the movie "Ironman" will be screened at Bring your chairs or a blanket and enjoy a great movie under starlit skies. For the calendar of events, visit the LafayetteSquare.org web site.
June 28 & 29 -- PrideFest, Soldiers' Memorial Park,
This weekend's annual PrideFest,
organized by Pride St. Louis, will provide an opportunity for the entire
community to come together with a spirit of diversity, tolerance, and social
justice. The festival will be open from to on Saturday and from
to on Sunday at Soldiers'
Memorial Park, 13th and Chestnut, in the heart of Downtown St.
Louis. The Pride Parade will step off at on Sunday from 8th and
June 29 –Bridge Birthday Bash & Bicycle Ride, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge,
is invited to come celebrate the 85th
birthday of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge this Sunday with a scenic ride and the Birthday Bash,
where you'll enjoy birthday cake, live music, beer, and food for purchase. The routes are flat and family friendly and
feature some of the region's very best trails. Registration will take place from to at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, entrance on
June 29 -- Family Fun Days, BallparkVillage,
Family Fun Days at BallparkVillage this Sunday will include a variety of activities for kids of all ages. Visitors will be able to enjoy live music, inflatables, face painting, a rock climbing wall and more. Admission is free, though some premium activities will require $1 tickets with proceeds benefiting Stray Rescue. For more details, visit the stlballparkvillage.com web site.
June 29 -- Sunday Serenades, Francis Park,
The Compton Heights Concert Band's Sunday Serenades will begin this Sunday in Francis Park, Donovan and Eichelberger, in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood at The program will be a tribute to July 4th. Special guests will include Civil War re-enactors with authentic cannons for the 1812 Overture spectacular finale. For the complete concert schedule, visit the chband.org web site.
June 30 -- Musical Mondays, Tower Grove Park,
The Compton Heights Concert Band's Musical Mondays will begin Monday, June 30 in Tower Grove Park, S. Grand and Magnolia at the historic Henry Shaw Bandstand at The program will be a tribute to July 4th. Special guests will include Civil War re-enactors with authentic cannons for the 1812 Overture spectacular finale. For the complete concert schedule, visit the chband.org web site.
July 3 – 5 –Fair Saint Louis, Forest Park,
Save the Date
July 5 –Americana Concert, Benton Park,
July 5 –Free Concert, Lafayette Park,
July 6 –Free Concert, Carondelet Park,
July 7 –Monday Night Concert, Bellerive Park,
July 8 –Tuesday Night Concert, Fanetti Park,
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.
Safety Outreach Summer Camp
Louis Metropolitan Police Department is now accepting applications for the
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
Arts and Entertainment Events