Public Safety Director's Spotlight - Winter Weather Awareness Day 2013

Concerts, Czech Festival, Museum Tours, Trivia Night, Talent Showcase, Film Festival and more!  Enjoy!

November 14, 2013 | 5 min reading time


Winter Weather Awareness Day

Winter Weather Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, Nov. 20.  Are you ready for winter?  Here's a checklist of emergency supplies you should keep in your car should you become stranded:

* Jumper cables

* Flashlight and extra batteries

* First aid kit

* Shovel

* Ice scraper

* Blanket

* Sand for tire traction

* Reflective triangle

* Extra change of clothes

For more winterization tips, visit .



Upcoming Events

Nov. 15 -- Friday Pipes Organ Recital Series, Third Baptist Church, 12:30 p.m.

 If you haven't had a chance to attend one of the Friday Pipes Organ Recitals at Third Baptist Church in Grand Center, time is running out.  The last two free concerts will be this Friday and next Friday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and lasting for half an hour.  Invite your friends to join you to enjoy music from the newly restored organ at the Church.  Call (314) 289-1500 for more details.


Nov. 15 – Sips in the City, Culinaria, 5 p.m.

Kick off your weekend (and help fight homelessness) by stopping by the Sips in the City happy hour at 5 p.m. this Friday at Culinaria -- A Schnucks Market located at 315 N. 9th Street in beautiful downtown St. Louis.  Your $5 suggested donation will help support fellow St. Louisans through St. Patrick Center.  For more information, visit the ALIVE Magazine St. Louis Facebook page.


Nov. 15 – America Recycles Day, Missouri History Museum, 10 a.m.

The City of St. Louis Recycling Program will commemorate America Recycles Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, by hosting an information table with lots of literature about the City's single-stream, curbside pick-up recycling program as well as its schools' recycling program, free give-aways made of recycled materials, games, crafts and more.  The table will be located inside the park-side entrance of Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.  Visit the web site for more details.


Nov. 15 -- Friday Evening Tours, Contemporary Art Museum, 6 p.m.

Did you know that the Contemporary Art Museum at 3750 Washington Boulevard in Grand Center offers free Friday Evening Tours?  Take advantage of CAM's late hours on Friday evenings and stop by for a special 30-minute tour of the exhibitions.  Call (314) 535-4660 for more information.

Nov. 16 – Czech Fall Festival, American Czech Education Center, 11 a.m.

Enjoy traditional Czech food and pastry, imported Czech beer and other refreshments, Czech music, plus booths and games this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Czech Education Center located at 4690 Lansdowne Avenue in the delightful Bevo Mill neighborhood.  Free admission and free parking, so make plans now to invite your family and friends to join you at the Czech Fall Festival.  Questions?  Call (314) 752-8168  


Nov. 16 -- Curatorial Tour, Contemporary Art Museum, 11 a.m.

The Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center will offer a free Curatorial Tour this Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.  Associate Curator Kelly Shindler will provide an in-depth perspective on the current exhibitions.  The Museum is located at 3750 Washington Boulevard.  To learn more, call (314) 535-4660.


Nov. 16 – Trivia Night, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 6:30 p.m.

Calling all trivia buffs!  The Cabrini Sponsors Club will hold its 11th Annual Trivia Night this Saturday at the school located at 3022 Oregon in the Benton Park West neighborhood.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia questions will begin at 7 p.m.  The cost is $20 per player, payable at the door (tables of 10 max).  Proceeds from the event will be used for CYC sports.  For more details, visit .


Nov. 16 – Meet Famed Missouri Artist Bryan Haynes, The Old Courthouse, 2 p.m.


The National Park Service is inviting everyone to the Old Courthouse this Saturday at 2 p.m. for a special discussion by famed Missouri Artist Bryan Haynes.  His talk will feature his exhibit Trees/Water/Sky, which is currently on display in the Old Courthouse until Jan. 2014.  The display depicts Native Americans, early settlers, local lore and sweeping views of Missouri landscapes.  Haynes will also sign copies of his new book, "New Regionalism -- The Art of Bryan Haynes."  The Old Courthouse is located at 11 North 4th Street in exciting Downtown St. Louis.  For more information, visit the website.  


Nov. 16 -- Carondelet's Got Talent Showcase, Carondelet Park Rec Complex, 6:30 p.m.

We have some amazingly talented people in our community.  Come support them at this year's Carondelet's Got Talent Showcase that will be held this Saturday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Complex located at 930 Holly Hills Avenue in Carondelet Park.  Guests who pledge $30 will receive a Strong Community campaign T-shirt.  For all the particulars, call (314) 768-9622.

Nov. 17 – 175th Anniversary Concert, Second Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m.

Second Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary with a free concert this Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church located at 4501 Westminster Place in the trendy Central West End neighborhood.  The Second Church Chorale and Orchestra with conductor Andrew Peters will present a program featuring Mozart's "Solemn Vespers" for soloists, choir and orchestra.  The program also will include orchestral pieces by Elgar, Mendelssohn, and others.  Need more information?  Call (314) 367-0366.


Nov. 20 -- Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Holiday Event, GretchenInn, 7 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Neighborhood will hold its annual Holiday Event on Wednesday, Nov. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gretchen Inn at the Feasting Fox on Meramec at Grand Avenue.  Guests will be able to enjoy food, Bingo and give-aways provided by many of the local neighborhood businesses.  For more information, visit the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Association Facebook page.


Now through Nov. 24 – 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, various venues, various times


The 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is underway at various venues throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.  The festival includes a number of special events and free events and is spotlighting many film categories.  For more information and the complete schedule, visit the web site.


Save the Date

Nov. 22 -- Macy's Festival of Lights, Kiener Plaza, 4 p.m.


Nov. 22 -- Holiday Tree Lighting, Lafayette Square Plaza Fountain, 5 p.m.


Nov. 24 -- SLUHtique Holiday Gift Boutique, Saint Louis University High School, 11:30 a.m.


Nov. 27 -- 27th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses, Scottrade Center, 6 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 atdeekenc@stlouis-mo.govor to Cathy Smentkowski for consideration. You may also post it on the City's Calendar of Events on the City's web site:  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.


Blood Drive

St. Louis Fire Department Local 73 will hold a blood drive in memory of Aaron Hefner this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the IAFF Local 73 Union Hall located at 4271 Delor Street in the Bevo Mill neighborhood.  Hefner was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in Dec. of 2010.  He was 20 years old.  To make an appointment, call Liz Dannan at (314) 662-6111 or visit (Sponsor Code:  AaronHefner).  Your donation could be a precious gift that helps save lives.  


Charlene Deeken
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis

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