Many exciting, educational and fun events are scheduled for this weekend in
According to the National Public Health Week website, it only takes a moment for an injury to happen. But it also takes just a moment to protect against injuries and make communities safer. Each year, nearly 150,000 people die from injuries, and almost 30 million people are injured seriously enough to go to the emergency room.
Injuries are not "accidents." We can prevent them from happening. Taking actions such as wearing a seatbelt, properly using child safety seats, wearing a helmet and storing cleaning supplies in locked cabinets are important ways to proactively promote safety and prevent injuries.
For Safety Tips and to read more about National Public Health Week, visit the website at http://www.nphw.org/nphw11/tips_home.htm.
The month of April is National Fair Housing Month. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson on
Below are some of the events coming up in
Free Outdoor Movie Series Begins
If you enjoy outdoor movies, mark your calendars that the Twilight Under the Train Shed Free Movie Series at Union Station will be held the first Friday of every month from April through September. Movies start at sunset. Visit http://www.stlouisunionstation.com/ for a listing of which movies will be shown. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be screened on April 1.
Blue for World Autism Awareness Day April 2
Downtown Architecture Walking
Learn more about the city you love by taking one of Metropolis St. Louis' Downtown Walking Tours. The tours take place every Saturday at to , from April through October. There is an East tour and a West tour. The cost is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. No reservations are required, just show up! The East tour begins outside the western entrance to the Old Courthouse, on Broadway between Market and Chestnut opposite
Project Blitz 2011 Continues
Project Blitz, Operation Brightside's annual campaign to clean up city neighborhoods continues this weekend in Region 1 North (bounded by Natural Bridge on the north, Taylor on the east, Metrolink & Lindell on the south, & the City Limits on the west) and Region 1 South (bounded by Meramec & Chippewa on the north, Mississippi River on the east, City Limits on the south, & Gravois & Kingshighway on the west). Join your neighbors on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 to clean up the streets, alleys and vacant lots in your neighborhood. The year 2011 marks the 30th year for this annual City-wide clean-up effort. For more information, visit http://www.operationbrightside.org/ or call (314) 772-4646.
Vote YES on Prop E Rally
The Vote YES on Prop E Rally will be held at Sunday, April 3 at the World's Fair Pavilion in beautiful
There are a number of important issues on the April 5th ballot. Make sure your voice is heard. Vote on Tuesday, April 5th.
The Department of Public Safety's City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through Nixle (http://www.Nixle.com/) . When you register for the service, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as e-mails on your computer. Visit the Nixle website and sign up for the free service today. If you have any comments about the service, please let me know.
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And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn't look right, REPORT IT!
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