Swimming Pool Safety Tips
Many families have uncovered their backyard pools and will be spending the hot summer days lounging in and around it. This is a good time to review some proven water safety tips to ensure a safe and fun experience. You can never know which one might save a child's life – until it does.
· Never leave a child unattended in a pool and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water
· Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim
· Teach children basic water safety tips
· Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments
· If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool first
· Learn to perform CPR on children and adults
· Install a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and use self-closing and self-latching gates
· Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year nearly 300 children younger than five drown in swimming pools and spas and more than 3,200 children that age go to hospital emergency rooms due to submersion injuries in pools. Make sure you and your family pool safely this summer.
June 20 – 23 – Musical Variety Show, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish,
The talented OLStars theater group will present this 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 will be $5 for all ages at the door. For more information, call (314) 651-8745 Monday through Fridays.
June 20 –
The second ever St. Lou Fringe Fest will take place June 20 – 24 in Midtown and
June 21 – Third Friday Free Party, Third Degree Glass Factory,
The third Friday of the month will fall on June
21 and that means Third Degree Glass Factory will be holding its Third Friday Free Party from The theme this month is cool cars and ice cream,
hot. Visitors will be able to enjoy an exhibit of sports car beauty,
watch artists blow molten glass into art and if weather permits, British car
club vehicles will be parked on the lawn. Also, Frostbite Gourmet Ice
Cream will be serving up free tastes of select summer flavors. The
Factory is located at
June 22 – Free
Electronic Recycling Drive,
The Southampton Neighborhood in partnership with
June 22 -- Grub and Groove, Francis Park,
The St. Louis Hills Young Ambassadors and Innovative Construction & Roofing will present Grub and Groove this Saturday from to in Francis Park, Donovan and Eichelberger. Visitors will be able to enjoy live music, and food and beverages will be available for sale. For details, visit the grubandgroovestl.com web site.
June 22 – Free Movie
in the Park,
In partnership with
June 22 & 23 – 13th Annual St. Louis Water Gardening Pond-o-Rama Pond & Garden Tour, various locations, 9 a.m.
This year's Pond and
Garden Tour will feature more than 40 spectacular private gardens owned and
maintained by St. Louis Water Gardening Society members in both
June 23 – Third Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour, Southwest Garden neighborhood,
St. Louisans will have a unique opportunity this Sunday to see and hear first-hand how others have integrated sustainable living practices into their corner of the world. The free, self-guided Third Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour will offer demonstrations of beekeeping and raising chickens, rain barrels and renewable energy, aquaculture, edible landscaping and more. The tour will run from to To register for the tour, visit Eventbrite.com. You may also visit the sustainablebackyardtour.com web site for more information.
June 23 – Full Moon Event, The Compton Hill Water Tower,
The next Full Moon will occur on Sunday, June 23
and that means the Compton Hill Water
Tower will be open for St. Louisans to climb the stairs to the top for a
spectacular view of
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.
June 23 –
The Carondelet Community Betterment Foundation
will sponsor a free concert in
June 23 – 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
June 24 –
The Compton Heights Concert Band of St. Louis is
once again presenting its Musical
Mondays Concert Series at
June 26 –
Employment Education Fair,
Looking for a job? Consider stopping by
the Ninth Annual 5th Ward
Employment Education Fair on Wednesday, June 26, from to at the
Jonas Hubbard Jr. Carr Square Community Center,
June 27 –
Whitaker Urban Evening Series,
Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Series has returned to
Save the Date
June 28 – Beyond Housing 2nd Annual Food Truck Round-Up, Dwight Davis Tennis Center, 6 p.m.
June 29, Soulard Garden Tour, start at Soulard Station, 9 a.m.
June 29 – Carondelet Neighborhood Bicycle Tour, Bellerive Park, 9:30 a.m.
June 29, Outdoor Concert, Art Hill Plaza, 7 p.m.
June 29 & 30 – Grand Opening Festivities, St. Louis Art Museum, 10 a.m.
June 29 & 30 – PrideFest, Soldiers' Memorial Plaza, Noon
June 30 – Pride Parade, 8th & Market, 11 a.m.
June 30 – Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Birthday Bash & Bicycle Ride, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, 7:30 a.m.
June 30 – My First 5K!, Tower Grove Park, 8 a.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 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.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tournament
The Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance
Team will host the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation annual Survivors
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
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