Driving on Super Bowl Sunday
The Super Bowl is our nation's most anticipated sports event. Millions of people watch the Super Bowl -- some for the exciting football plays and others for the commercials. Some watch in sports bars or at private parties. They share snacks, companionship and a few beers. Some have a few more drinks than they should, then they get behind the wheel with tragic results.
If you will be attending a Super Bowl party, plan ahead for a safe ride home. If you will be hosting a Super Bowl party, I urge you to consider taking the following steps to protect your guests:
* Serve protein-rich and starchy foods that slow alcohol absorption.
* Serve a variety of non-alcoholic drinks.
* Do not serve alcohol to anyone under age 21.
* Stop serving alcohol during the third quarter of the game.
* Offer additional food and coffee during the final quarter.
* Do not let guests drive drunk. Call a taxi for anyone who is too impaired to drive.
Jan. 31 - Food Policy "Brown Bag" Speaker Series, Gateway Greening Office,
The Food Policy "Brown Bag" Speaker Series
will continue this Friday with Rhonda Smythe, Policy and Advocacy Manager for
Trailnet, conducting an informal and participatory discussion on food policy,
what it is, what are some of the main food policy focus areas being addressed
both locally and nationally, and how people can get involved. The
discussion will take place from to at the Gateway Greening Office, located at
Jan. 31 -- St. Louis Poetry Center Trivia Night, Regional Arts Commission,
The St. Louis Poetry Center will hold a Trivia
Night this Friday from to at the Regional Arts Commission,
Feb. 1 -- Arch Rival Roller Girls Trivia Night, German Cultural Society Hall,
Rival Roller Girls will hold a Trivia
Night this Saturday beginning at at the
German Cultural Society Hall,
Feb. 1 -- Family Film Days, Missouri History Museum,
Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park this Saturday for a free afternoon movie. Light snacks will be offered. Kids can enter to win a prize. The movie, "Cinderella," will be shown starting at For a complete schedule of movies and showing dates on Family Film Days, visit the mohistory.org web site.
Feb. 2 -- Friends of Tower Grove Park Lecture Series, Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park, 3 p.m.
The first of the Friends of Tower Grove Park Lecture Series will be held this Sunday beginning at at the Stupp Center (Grand/Arsenal). Andy Hahn of Campbell House Museum will present "
Feb. 8 -- Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Run,
be one of the first people to cross the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge on foot before it opens to motor vehicle traffic on
Sunday, Feb. 9. Big River Running Company, Big River Race Management, and
the St. Louis Sports Commission in coordination with the City of St. Louis, MoDOT and IDOT will present the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Run 6K on Saturday, Feb. 8 at
Saturdays from now through April 12 – Free Tax Preparation, Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center, 9 a.m.
from the National Association of Black Accountants will provide free income tax preparation for
elderly, disabled, and low-to-moderate income ($55,000 or less) individuals
from to on
Saturdays at the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center,
Now through April 14 -- Free Tax Preparation, various locations, various times
Free volunteer tax preparation is now available at more than 100 locations throughout the
St. Louis area for families making $52,000 or less. Call
Save the Date
Feb. 7 -- 20th Century Street Photography Exhibit, International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, .
Feb. 8 -- Friends of Places for People Trivia Gras, St. Vincent DePaul Church,
Feb. 8 -- Trivia Night, St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cathy Smentkowski at email@example.com 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.
Report to the Community
annual CityArchRiver 2015 Report to the
Community will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Project partners
will speak on milestones achieved in the last year and upcoming activity for
2014. The National Park Service, Great Rivers Greenway District,
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
Arts and Entertainment Events