Open Sustainability Competition
The City of St. Louis is inviting teams of neighborhood organizations, individuals, religious organizations, and other community groups to apply for $5,000 to fund a project designed to help improve the sustainability of their neighborhood. Seven projects will be selected. Grant applications are due June 15. There will be an Informational Help Session at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street in Downtown St. Louis, on Thursday, May 16 from 6 – 7 p.m. For all the rules and an application form, visit the sustainableneighborhood.net web site.
May 10 – Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute, MetroLink Stations,
Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will host "Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute" events
from on Friday at several
MetroLink stations and transfer centers to thank area residents for supporting
May 10 – Midtown Grand Prix, Grand Center/Locust Business District,
Under the lights on Friday night, the Midtown Grand Prix will zoom through
the streets of one of the region's top dining and entertainment districts – the
May 10 –
Reggae Summer Splash, Old Chain of
RWFDC and Alderwoman Dionne Flowers will present
Reggae Summer Splash this Friday on
the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge at
This weekend, gear up for ArtCrank St. Louis 2013, which will feature bike-inspired art by
May 10 & 11 – Flowers for Downtown, 13th & Market,
You are invited to join volunteers on Friday and
Saturday to expand on last year's efforts to beautify Downtown.
Brightside St. Louis will be planting flowers along
May 11 –
Flora Conservancy of
May 11 – Tour de Grove Bicycle Ride, Commerce Bank,
Bike enthusiasts will have a chance to take the Tour de Grove Bicycle Ride on Saturday before watching the pros compete in the Tour de Grove race that's part of the Missouri Professional Cycling Series. Registration will take place from on the parking lot at Commerce Bank, 4019 Chouteau. Short, medium and long routes are offered to accommodate every level of cyclist. The cost day of ride will be $10 for Trailnet members, $15 for non-members and $3 for children. Questions? Visit the Trailnet.org web site.
May 11 –
Tour de Grove,
de Grove is one of only 24 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (
May 11 –
Spring Fling in the City,
If you love vintage items, handmade items and
local history, be sure to stop by Spring
Fling in the City this Saturday from to on
May 11, The Hill Wine Walk, The Hill neighborhood,
Annual Hill Wine Walk will take place this Saturday from on The Hill. Registration will begin at at
May 11 –
City-wide Gospel Fest,
If you love gospel music, be sure to stop by the
free City-wide Gospel Fest that will
take place this Saturday from in
May 12 – South Grand Mother's Day Bicycle Ride, Commerce Bank,
Celebrate Mother's Day with a family bike ride. Bring your Mom
and other family members to see a variety of beautiful, historic neighborhoods
May 12 –
Classic on Sunday will feature a challenging criterium circuit around the
Dutchtown business district and
Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series,
The free Twilight
Tuesdays Concert Series has returned to the
May 17 – Bike to Work, various locations,
Bike to Work Day will be observed in
* Big Shark,
* Downtown Bicycle Station, 1011 Locust.
For more information, visit the Trailnet.org web site.
May 18 –
Park Neighborhood Association will be holding the Fox Park Bocce Tournament on Saturday, May 18 in
Save the Date
May 17 – Third Friday Free Party, Third Degree Glass Factory, 6 p.m.
May 18 – Forest Park SE Neighborhood Block Sale, various locations, 8 a.m.
May 18 – Bark in the Park Festival, Forest Park, 9 a.m.
May 18 – The Art of Riding Bicycle & Public Art Tour, Regional Arts Commission, 9:30 a.m.
May 18 – Annual Old North House & Community Tour, 2700 N. 14th Street, 10 a.m.
May 18 – Connect With A Purpose, Tower Grove Park, Noon
May 18 – 11th Annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration, 28 E. Grand, 11 a.m.
May 19 – Annie Malone Parade, Downtown, 1 p.m.
May 19 – Benton Park Jazz Picnic, 2100 Arsenal Street, 3 p.m.
May 20 – Ghosts of the Arch Grounds, Gateway Arch, 8 p.m.
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 email@example.com or to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Foreclosure Education Seminar
The Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation (SNHC) will be hosting a free Foreclosure Seminar on Thursday, May 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at its offices at 4103 Shenadoah Avenue. SNHC hopes to help residents educate themselves on the opportunities that are available. The seminar will include a helpful presentation from Beyond Housing, which provides intervention and counseling services to those at risk of losing their home. They have helped thousands from the St. Louis region and throughout Missouri. To register, call (314) 773-7429.
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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