Black History Month has been an annual national observance in the
With the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War occurring this year, the 2011 Black History Month observance is taking on additional significance. Did you know that during the Civil War, close to 180,000 African Americans in 163 units served in the Union Army? African Americans also served in the Union Navy. Sixteen African Americans were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. I encourage you to engage your children to learn more about the pioneering African-American men and women who were a vital part of our country’s history. They are an inspiration to us all.
Listed below are a few neighborhood events that you, family and friends may find of interest. I encourage you to stop by those in your neighborhood as well as consider exploring neighborhoods new to you. They are perfect places to meet friends and neighbors or go to in support of worthy causes. See you in the neighborhood!
Auto Show St. Louis
One of the events that many St. Louisans wait for in anticipation is the annual St. Louis Auto Show at
An Evening of Latin Jazz with Javier Mendoza
Singer, songwriter and performer Javier Mendoza will present An Evening of Latin Jazz this Friday, Jan. 28, from at Jazz at the Bistro, 3536
9th Annual Food & Wine Experience
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ Ninth Annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience will be this weekend at the
Annual Orchid Show and
The Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis will present its Annual Orchid Show and Sale this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29 & 30, from to at the
Family-friendly Rock Band Party to benefit SCOSAG
St. Louis City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG) is hosting a night of Rock Band & rock bands at the Tin Can Tavern & Grille,
Trivia Night to benefit Prison Performing Arts
Start the New Year off with fun and support Prison Performing Arts (PPA) by attending the PPA Trivia Night at Saturday, Jan. 29 at Central Reform Congregation,
During January, the
Have you signed up for free Nixle service yet? The Department of Public Safety’s City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through http://www.Nixle.com/. When you sign up, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as e-mails on your computer. I invite you to visit the Nixle webpage and sign up for the service today. If you have any comments about the service, please let me know.
Having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? Either e-mail the information about it to me at email@example.com or to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn’t look right, REPORT IT!
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