Dealing with Extreme Heat
I want to begin this week's Spotlight by passing along a few tips from the USA.gov Team regarding dealing with extreme heat. Extreme heat can be very dangerous, leading to heat stroke and death. Heat stroke occurs when your temperature rises quickly and your body cannot cool down. This condition is life-threatening, but it is preventable. Here are some tips to prevent heat-related illness:
* Stay in air-conditioned space if possible. If your home is not air-conditioned, go to a public library, heat-relief shelter, or other cool location.
* Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids (check with your doctor if you are usually supposed to limit your fluids).
* Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing.
* Cut back on exercise.
* Closely watch those who are at high risk of heat-related illness, including older adults, young children, and individuals with physical and/or mental illnesses.
* NEVER leave anyone or any pets in an enclosed, parked vehicle.
If you believe that you or someone else may be suffering from heat stroke or another heat-related illness, get help right away.
July 19 – Breakfast for Bikers, Downtown Bicycle Station,
The 2013 Breakfast for Bikers
Series continues this Friday. Join
Trailnet and fellow cyclists for free coffee and breakfast from at the Downtown Bicycle Station,
July 19 – Free Movie, 3500 Hartford, Dusk
Back Lot Films will present the movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," on Friday, July 19 beginning at Dusk, in the parking lot at 3500 Hartford in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Admission is free. South Grand vendors will be available, but please feel free to bring your own food and drink. For more information, visit the southgrand.org web site.
July 19 – Summer of Love Outdoor Film Series, Art Hill in Forest Park, 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to spend Fridays in July on Art Hill enjoying film, music and food at the Saint Louis Art Museum's Summer of Love Outdoor Film Series. The party will start at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at 9 p.m. This Friday the movie, "The Princess Bride," will be shown. Visit the slam.org web site for details.
July 19 & 20 -- Celebrate
The 2013 Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts, presented by the Fair Saint Louis Foundation, will conclude this weekend at Soldiers' Memorial Plaza, 13th and Chestnut in beautiful Downtown St. Louis. Please note that Friday evening's concert has been canceled. Gates will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday and two local bands will be featured prior to the national headliner. The alternative rock and Christian rock band, "NEEDTOBREATHE," will take the stage at 9 p.m. on Saturday. To learn more, visit the fairsaintlouis.org web site.
July 20 – Free Concert, Soulard Market on the Plaza, 6 p.m.
The 2013 Soulard Concert Series continues this Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. in Soulard Market on the Plaza, Lafayette and 8th, with a performance by Melissa Neels. Bring your own picnic or stop by a Soulard restaurant for take out. Beverages will be available for purchase or feel free to bring our own. To learn more, visit the soulardthecity.com web site.
July 20 – Trivia Night for Do the Right Thing, Bishop DuBourg High School, 7 p.m.
Are you a trivia buff? If so, then consider attending the 6th Annual Trivia Night for Do the Right Thing this Saturday at Bishop DuBourg High School, 5850 Eichelberger in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and trivia will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, $120 for a table of 8. The price will include beer, soda, hot dogs and snacks. To learn more and to register your table, call (314) 444-5328.
July 20 – Free Concert & Movie, Lafayette Park, 6:30 p.m.
Invite your family and friends to join you this Saturday from 6:30 – 10 p.m. in Lafayette Park, Mississippi and Lafayette, by the gazebo for a free concert by the "U.S. Air Force Hot Brass Band" followed by an 8:30 p.m. screening of the movie, "Back to the Future." Pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a fun evening under starlit skies.
July 21 – Paddle With Your Pooch Boat Race, The Boathouse in Forest Park, 1 p.m.
The Boathouse in
July 21 –
The Carondelet Community Betterment Foundation
will sponsor a free concert in
July 22 – Full Moon Viewing, Compton Hill Water Tower,
Compton Hill Water Tower will be open
every Full Moon from now through November. The top of the Tower is a beautiful look out over
July 24 – Free Jazz Concert, O'Fallon Park,
The fifth season of the O'Fallon Park Jazz Concert Series will continue on Wednesday, July
24 with a performance by "Brian Owens." Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic basket and enjoy the free outdoor
concert with your family, friends and neighbors. The festivities will run from O'Fallon Park is
July 25 – Free Outdoor Concert, St. Louis Place Park, 7 p.m.
Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Series will continue on Thursday, July 25 in St. Louis Place Park, located at Rauschenbach and St. Louis Avenue in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, with a performance by "Boogie Chyld." Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you for the fun activities and great music from 7 – 9 p.m. For more details, visit the gracehill.org web site.
Save the Date
July 26 – Food Policy Brown Bag Series, Gateway Greening, Noon
July 27 – Central West End Literary Bicycle Tour, start at 4183 Lindell, 9 a.m.
July 27 – Hope Floats Cardboard Boat Race, Grand Basin in Forest Park, 11 a.m.
July 27 - Free Concert, Lafayette Park, 6 p.m.
July 28 – The Wedding show, America's Center, 11 a.m.
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.
Transit Oriented Development Public Presentation
A public meeting will take place at
on Tuesday, July 23 regarding the preferred Station Area Plan for the Delmar Loop and Forest Park-DeBaliviere
MetroLink Station Transit-Oriented Development (
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
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