Inhalant Abuse Prevention
Next week the Alliance for Consumer Education will be promoting National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (March 15 through March 21) .Inhalant abuse is a serious problem. Here are some stunning facts:
* More than 2.6 million children, aged 12 –17, use an inhalant each year to get high.
* 1 in 4 students in
* Inhalants tend to be the drug that is tried first by children.
* 59% of kids at age 12 are aware of their friends huffing (inhaling fumes from a chemically soaked rag)
* Children can die anytime they abuse an inhalant – including the first time.
Studies have shown that a child is 50% less likely to try an inhalant if an adult has spoken to them about the dangers of inhalant abuse. I encourage you to use this week to arm the young people in your family with the information they need to understand the dangers and serious consequences on inhalant abuse. To learn more, visit the inhalant.org web site.
Mar. 13 – In Celebration of Black History, Washington Tabernacle M. B. Church,
Church will present "An Evening with Our Elders" this
Friday in celebration of Black History. Special guests will be Civil Rights Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman, Esq.
and Sister Mary Antona Ebo, Catholic Nun and Civil Rights Activist. The reception will begin at The discussion will run from
to The event is free and open to the public. The
Church is located at
Mar. 13 – Movie Night in the Pool, O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex,
Grab your swimsuit for a dive-in movie this Friday from to at the O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex, 4343 West Florissant in the O'Fallon neighborhood. The movie "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" will be screened. The cost will be $3 per person or $5 for families of 5 or less, each additional person, $1. Invite your family and friends to join you for a fun recreational evening. Questions? Call (314) 932-1423.
Mar. 13 – Fish Fry Friday
A number of churches and organizations are holding Fish Fries on the Fridays during Lent. This week I want to spotlight:
Holy Trinity Serbian Church,
Mar. 14 – 37th Annual Michelob ULTRA St. Patrick's Day Parade Run, Broadway & Market,
Running enthusiasts will take to the streets of exciting Downtown St. Louis this Saturday for the 37th Annual Michelob ULTRA St. Patrick's Day Parade Run. The five-mile run will precede St. Louis' 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade. The run will step off at from Broadway at Walnut, proceed south to Chouteau, west to Tucker, north to Market, west to Garrison, north to Laclede, east to Ewing, north to Olive, east to Tucker, south to Market and east to the finish line at 8th Street. For more details, visit the irishparade.org web site.
March 14 – Honoring the Women of the Tillie's Corner Historical Project, Kranzberg Arts Center, to
The St. Louis Story Stitcher's Teen Council will present "Honoring the Women of the Tillie's Corner Historical Project" this Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon in the Studio Theater at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand at Olive. Mrs. Lillie Velma Pearson, 1915-2006, also known as "Miss Tillie," was a legendary figure in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood whose inspirational story speaks of determination and leadership in family life, community and small business. Her granddaughter, Mrs. Carla Alexander, and Carla's husband, Miguel, work today to strengthen the neighborhood and keep Miss Tillie's memory alive. The event will feature a live performance of Tillie's Corner RAP by musician and composer K.P. Dennis.
Mar. 14 – 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, 18th & Market, Noon
Elaborate floats, marching bands, marching units, dance
groups, animal units, novelty units, motorized units, and giant cartoon
character helium-filled balloons will fill the historic streets of Downtown St.
Louis this Saturday for the 46th
Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The
parade will step off at from 18th
Mar. 14 – Landlord Training, North Newstead Association, to
The North Newstead Association will be sponsoring Landlord Training this Saturday from to at 4601 Pope. This training event will cover topics related to Tenant Selection and Best Practices as it relates to writing and executing a lease. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit the northnewstead.org web site or call the office at (314) 385-4343.
Mar. 14 – 18th Annual Youth Symposium, O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex,
The ladies of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Inc., will be hosting the 18th
Annual Youth Symposium this Saturday for male and female youth ages 12 –17. The Chapter has partnered with the
YMCA to provide education, pertinent information, and training for our youth in
leadership and to encourage them to be more engaged in their communities. The Symposium will run from to at the O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex,
Mar. 14 – Tenth Life Trivia Night 2015, IBEW Hall,
The Fifth Annual
Tenth Life Trivia Night will take place this Saturday at the IBEW Hall,
Mar. 14 – St. Patrick's Day Dinner, Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, to
Church will be hosting its St. Patrick's Day Dinner this Saturday
from to at
Mar. 15 – Free Concert, Second Presbyterian Church,
The Greenville Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey
Wilson, will perform this Sunday at
at Second Presbyterian Church,
Mar. 17 – 32nd Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians' Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade, Tamm & Oakland,
Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians' Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade will
take place on Tuesday, March 17. Parade-goers
will enjoy marching bands, floats, family clans and more. The parade will step off at from Tamm at
Save the Date
March 20 – Downtown Chili Cook Off, Christ Church Cathedral,
March 20 – 21 – NCAA Wrestling Championships – Session 2, Scottrade Center, times vary
March 20 – 22 – LEGO KidsFest,
March 21 – Confluence Trash Bash, various locations,
March 21 – Color DASH, The Grove,
March 21 – Spaghetti Dinner, Union United Methodist Church,
March21 -- The Best Trivia Night in St. Louis, German Cultural Society Hall,
March 22 – Family Fun Day, Scott Joplin House,
March 26 – Spring Bling Party, Moulin,
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 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 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.
The Saint Louis University 2015 E-waste /
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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