Winter Weather Awareness
want to start off this double-week edition of the Spotlight by passing along some information from the State of
- Create a winter car kit in the trunk of your car. This would include a blanket, spare radio with batteries, snacks or energy-type food, jumper cables, flares, shovel, sand or shingles to give tires traction.
- Make sure fireplaces and generators function properly.
- Exercise caution shoveling snow or pushing a car out of snow banks.
- Avoid unnecessary travel when driving conditions are poor.
- And if you haven't created a family emergency plan and an emergency kit, do so now. Kits should include bottled water, canned and dry foods (that can be prepared without cooking in case of a power outage), battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, manual can opener and a first-aid kit.
For additional information and preparedness tips, visit the CEMA page on stlouis-mo.gov.
Nov. 16 – Macy's Festival of Lights, Kiener Plaza,
Everyone is invited to
officially kick off the Holiday Season at the Macy's Festival of Lights in Downtown St. Louis on Friday.
The fun will take place from in
Nov. 16 – Steinberg Ice Rink Opens,
Steinberg Skating Rink
Nov. 17 – Czech Fall
is invited to stop by the Czech Fall
Festival at the
Nov. 18 – U.S Capitol Christmas Tree on display, outside the Edward Jones Dome,
The U.S. Forest Service
with help from their nonprofit partner, Choose Outdoors, will bring the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to
Nov. 18 – Chicken
Now – 19 - 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, various venues
The 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is
being held now through Nov. 19. SLIFF will screen more than 400 films:
110 narrative features, 73 documentary features, and 226 shorts.
This year's festival has a record 209 programs, with 50 countries
represented. SLIFF's primary venues are the following theatres:
Hi-Pointe Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Tivioli Theatre, Brown Hall
Auditorium on the campus of
Nov. 22 – Ameren
One of St. Louisans' favorite parades – the Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade – will step off at on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 4th and
Nov. 23 - Historic
The National Park Service will present the kick-off of its 2012 holiday events at the Old Courthouse with a concert at from the St. Louis Brass Quintet followed by a concert from The Caroling Party. Cookies and hot cider will be served in the Rotunda of the Old Courthouse, which will be beautifully adorned with authentic Victorian decorations. To learn more, call (314) 655-1614.
Nov. 23 - 25 – Rock 'N Roll Craft Show, Third Degree Glass Factory,
The Rock 'N Roll Craft Show will feature the best of St. Louis'
alternative craft community plus live (rock 'n roll) music. Make plans
now to stop by Third Degree Glass Factory,
Save the Date
Nov. 30 – Commemorate
World AIDS Day, Missouri History Museum, 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 1 – Third Annual Window Walk, Central West End, 1 p.m.
Dec. 1 – Chill on The Hill, St. Ambrose Church, 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 1 – Winter Craft Market, Old North St. Louis, 11 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 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.
Shop Small Biz
Small Business Saturday, which falls between
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 24th and is a
national effort to encourage consumers to shop at local independently-owned
businesses during the heaviest shopping weekend of the year. Last year
more than 100 million Americans shopped at independently-owned small businesses
on Small Business Saturday. Our local businesses create jobs, boost our
local economy and help preserve our neighborhoods. I encourage you to
support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and
throughout the year.
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