The summer fun in
First, I want to thank all the neighborhood associations and block units that had events on National Night Out. I visited several neighborhoods across the City Tuesday night and despite the heat many neighbors gathered together and enjoyed food, fun and fellowship. Your efforts go a long way in keeping our city strong.
The next item you might find of interest, if you have school age children or grandchildren, is that starting at Friday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7
Finally, the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting & Exposition will be in
Listed below are just a few of the events that are coming up in
Twilight Under the Train Shed
The next Twilight Under the Train Shed free movie screening will be Friday, August 5, at St. Louis Union Station. The movie "Big" will be shown starting at
Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church is holding its annual Serbfest this weekend, Aug. 6 and Aug. 7. Enjoy great Serbian food and entertainment. The church is located at
Back to School Event
The St. Louis Public Schools, Community Empowerment Foundation, HDC, and Offices of the License Collector and Collector of Revenue have joined together for a Back to School & Community Empowerment Festival / Licensing and Business Resource Fair this Saturday, Aug. 6 at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton. The Festival will take place from to Families can take care of getting their children enrolled in school while taking care of their business licenses. Banks and other City agencies will be in attendance. For more information, call (314) 345-2520.
Back to School Concert
The Benton Park Neighborhood Association will be holding a Back to School Concert in
Movie Night in the Park
The Arts Council of Lafayette Park and Frontyard Features will present Movie Night: "Akeelah and the Bee" on Saturday, Aug. 6 in
South Grand's Back Lot Films
Bring the family for South Grand's Back Lot Films, an ongoing film series featuring artistic, award-winning animated films. On Tuesday, Aug. 9 Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" will be screened. It is an epic tale of a young girl's adventures through the Spirit World to save her parents. Visitors are encouraged to bring their families, friends, lawn chairs, and picnic at the South Grand Parking Lot, 3500
Party on the Plaza
The next Party on the Plaza, at Old Post Office Plaza in Downtown St. Louis, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 11. Jake Austin and the City Limits will perform at the free concert. The event will run from
Better Family Life is once again hosting an Amnesty event as part of its Family Week Celebration. If you or someone you know has an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, it can be processed at the event. For the convenience of City residents, one of the Amnesty Project locations is
Concerts in Parks
Each Wednesday through Aug. 17, the O'Fallon Park Jazz Concert Series will take place in O'Fallon Park by the Boathouse, starting at Bring food and drink and enjoy the show in the company of your friends and neighbors.
The concert series in Carondelet Park continues on Sunday, Aug. 7 with a performance of "Memories of Elvis." August concerts begin at
The next concert in
Wednesday Night Out
Thursdays @ The Intersection
Every Thursday through August, you can catch live music and a movie from in
Save the Date
Aug. 12 – Rough Riders Rally,
Aug. 13 – Community Development Carnival in
Aug. 13 –
Aug. 13 – Moonlight Ramble –
Aug. 13 – Arts & Craft Fair –
Aug. 13 – Concert in
Aug. 15 – School starts for Saint Louis Public Schools, et al
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 emails 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.
Will you be having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? 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 of noting it in the Spotlight or you may post it on the City's Calendar of Events.
And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn't look right, REPORT IT!
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