Hot Weather Tips
With the daily temperature climbing into the 90s several days this week, it's a good time to pass along a few hot weather tips from Operation Weather Survival, a coalition of local government, faith-based and charitable organizations.
* Stay cool – stay out of the direct sun and heat as much as possible. Spend as many hours as you can in a cool place. Minimize physical activity. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing. Use air-conditioning if available.
cool – If you don't have air-conditioning, go to a cool safe place such as a
senior center, shopping mall, etc. You can locate a cooling center by
* Drink plenty of water/natural juices – drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluids every day. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Eat light foods.
* Know your neighbors – develop a personal support network of people and plan how you can check in with each other and help each other in the hot summer days ahead. Call for help when needed.
the warning signs of heat illness (heavy sweating, cramps, headache, nausea or
vomiting, tiredness, weakness, dizziness and fainting) and call
By taking precautions and planning ahead, we can all have a fun, safe summer.
Summer Food Program
Do you know children in your neighborhood that
need meals this summer? School's
Out Café, the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the City of
June 14 –
Sauce Food Truck Friday,
Food Truck Friday at
June 15 –
Tour De Plants Bicycle Tour,
Gateway Greening will hold its annual Tour de Plants this Saturday. The
tour will be a 16-mile ride. Riders will have the opportunity to explore
historic neighborhoods, and tour community gardens including the
June 15 –
Annual St. Louis Garlic Fest in historic Carondelet will be held this
Saturday from to in
June 15 –
Kids Night Out,
Everyone is invited to bring their kids over to the Y for some messy themed fun at this month's Kids Night Out on Saturday. Be sure to pack the bathing suit and towel for swimming at the Outdoor Pool from to There will also be games and crafts. For additional information, call (314) 685-3800 x 228.
June 15 –
Downtown Architecture Walking
Interested in the history and architectural
significance of Downtown Buildings? If so, then consider taking the
walking tour this Saturday that departs from St. Louis Union Station,
June 15 –
Invite your family and friends to join you this
Saturday from in
June 16 –
June 16 –
The Carondelet Community Betterment Foundation
will sponsor a free concert in
June 16 – Free Concert, Francis Park,
The Compton Heights Concert Band of St. Louis is once again presenting its Sunday Serenades Concert Series at Francis Park, Eichelberger and Donovan, each Sunday at The concerts are free. This Sunday, concert-goers will be able to enjoy the musical stylings of "The Sins of the Pioneers." For a complete list of the Sunday Serenades schedule, visit http://www.chband.org/summer2013.html .
June 17 –
The Compton Heights Concert Band of St. Louis is
once again presenting its Musical
Mondays Concert Series at
June 18 – World's Largest Swimming Lesson, Carondelet Park Rec Complex,
The Carondelet Park Rec Complex is inviting everyone to join forces with them for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson TM (WLSL) at on Tuesday, June 18. If successful in the attempt to break the Guinness World Record, each participant will get their name in the book. The main purpose of the event is to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. For more details, call (314) 685-3800 x 253.
June 18 – Open House for The Trestle, Crown District,
Great Rivers Greenway will host an open house on Tuesday, June 18 from to discuss plans to convert The Trestle into a vibrant
park and recreation district. The free open house will showcase early
renderings of the project, and residents will be able to provide their input on
project design and amenities. For those of you not familiar with The
Trestle, it is a 1.5 mile abandoned elevated railroad alignment in
June 18 –
Not So Quiet! Concert Series,
This month's Not So Quiet! Concert stars "Cosmic Cow," a group of hipsters with
a passion for skinny ties, plastic shoes, spiky hair, and totally awesome music
from the original MTV generation. The event
will take place in Central Library's Auditorium,
June 20 –
Whitaker Urban Evening Series,
Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Series has returned to
June 20 – 23 – Musical Variety Show, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish,
The talented OLStars theater group will present next weekend its cabaret style musical, "Lords & Ladies," a fun-filled show that will have you singing along and tapping your toes. Performances will take place on Thursday, June 20; Friday, June 21; and Saturday, June 22 at and again on Sunday, June 23 at at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, 5050 Rhodes. Tickets are $5 for all ages. You may call (314) 651-8745 Monday through Friday to place reservations. After June 17, plan on getting tickets at the door.
June 20 –
The second ever St. Lou Fringe Fest will take place June 20 – 24 in Midtown and
Now - June 23 - Circus Flora,
In its 27th big top production, St. Louis' own Circus Flora is going where no circus has gone before: to the moon. Based on the 1902 movie, "A Trip to the Moon," this 2013 production is mesmerizing audiences with its visual styling, costuming and narrative elements. Ticket prices start at $10 and the production will run through June 23. Visit the circusflora.org web site for all the details.
Save the Date
June 21 – Third Friday Free Party, Third Degree Glass Factory,
June 22 – Free Electronic Recycling Drive,
June 22 -- Grub and Groove, Francis Park,
June 22 – Free Movie in the Park,
June 22 & 23 – 13th Annual
June 23 – Third Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour,
June 23 – Full Moon Event, The Compton Hill Water Tower,
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.
Small Business Week
The U.S. Small Business Administration will be celebrating National Small Business Week (which will begin Monday, June 17) with an event at Harris-Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Avenue, on Wednesday, June 19. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. There will be plenary sessions from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and breakout sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free. To register online and to learn more, visit the sba.gov web site.
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
Arts and Entertainment Events