Free Summer Camps Available to City Youth
I want to begin this week's Spotlight by passing along information from the City's Recreation Division about free summer camps that are available to City youth. The City of St. Louis, joined with Playtime Recreation and the Recreation Division, will offer a wide array of free summer day camps featuring a variety of activities including swimming, soccer, arts and crafts, and more as well as theme camps focusing on tennis, football, basketball, cheerleading, track, golf, poetry, creative writing and the theater. To learn more, visit the City's web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov or call (314) 289-5367.
May 31 - 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 from May 31 through June 23. Visit the circusflora.org web site for all the details.
May 31 & June 1 -- Thurman LoopFest, Shenandoah & Thurman Avenues,
Invite your family and friends to meet you at the Thurman LoopFest this Friday and Saturday at Shenandoah & Thurman Avenues in the beautiful Shaw neighborhood. This music, arts and BBQ festival is a family-friendly event that will benefit Habitat For Humanity St. Louis. The hours will be on Friday and on Saturday. To learn more visit the thurmanloopfest.com web site.
June 1 -- North City's Farmers' Market Opening, Crown Square,
The North City Farmers' Market will kick
off its season this Saturday, right across the street from Crown Candy at 14th
June 1 --
June 1 & 2 -- Midtown Taste and Art Fair, Grand and Locust,
Everyone is invited to stop by the Taste of Midtown Art Fair this Saturday
and Sunday on
June 1 -- Free Workshop,
A free Workshop on Healthy Food Preparation will be presented for local faith
community culinary staff and pastors at
June 1 & 2 --
June 1 -- Free Concert,
Council of Lafayette Square is inviting everyone to its first concert of the season this Saturday,
June 1 & 2 -- 44th Annual Spring House
and Garden Tour,
The Lafayette Square Spring House and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday will offer you the rare opportunity to look inside the beautiful homes and gardens of our City's historic Victorian neighborhood. Tickets will cost $20 day of tour. For more information, call (314) 772-5724.
June 2 - Vintage Baseball, Gateway Arch Grounds,
Would you like to see a baseball game played using the rules from the 19th century? If so, then consider stopping by the Gateway Arch on Sunday from to to see a vintage baseball game. The event is free and baseball-related hands-on activities will be available in the Arch visitor center. For more information, call (314) 655-1614.
June 2 -- Carondelet 25th Anniversary of Free Concerts in the Park
years, the Carondelet Community Betterment Foundation has sponsored free concerts in Carondelet
neighborhood parks. The season will kick
off on Sunday, June 2 with a concert
by the Bob Kuban Band in
June 16, Twelfth Night,
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is presenting
free performances of Twelfth Night
at Shakespeare Glen in
Save the Date
June 7 --
June 8 --
June 8 --
June 8 -- 2013 Soulard Concert Series, Soulard Market on the Plaza,
June 9 --
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.
You've Just Won a Foreign Lottery!
In closing, I want to pass along a reminder from the U.S. Postal Service and AARP. If it sounds too good to be true, chances are it's a scam. Here's how the scam is worked: you receive a call, email or letter in the mail informing you that you've won, but to claim your prize you need to mail or wire a small amount of money for taxes and fees. Don't do it! Never wire or send money to anyone, anywhere, who says you've won a prize. To learn more about protecting yourself and others, visit www.DeliveringTrust.com or www.aarp.org/protectyourfinances .
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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