Lots of neighborhood activities are on the calendar for the upcoming days and weeks in
· Do not go into the water if you don't know how to swim. Believe it or not, some people think that swimming will come naturally to them when they jump into a pool or lake or any body of water. It doesn't. Learn to swim first.
· Another tip, never swim alone.
· Don't swim after drinking alcohol.
· Supervise children closely, even when lifeguards are present.
· If you're jumping into unfamiliar waters, jump feet first to protect your head, neck and spine.
· Finally, do not let your children play in the gushing water of an open fire hydrant. Passing motorists can't always see small children in the water so there's danger of being struck by a car. And the lowered water pressure puts homes in danger should a fire erupt.
Have fun in the water this summer, but play it safe.
Listed below are just a few of the events that are coming up in
The Saint Joan of Arc Annual Flea Market, Hampton & Pernod, will be held Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10. Find furniture, jewelry, toys, books, household items and more. Preview Friday will take place from and there will be a $3 entry fee that evening. The Flea Market will be open from to on Saturday, July 9 and from to on Sunday, July 10.
Carondelet Bastille Days
The South Broadway Merchants Association is sponsoring Carondelet Bastille Days on Saturday, July 9 from to in
Hate Crime & Victimization Education Community Meeting
The International Institute will hold a Hate Crime and Victimization Education Community Meeting on Saturday, July 9 from to at their facilities, located at
Lafayette Square Park
The Arts Council of Lafayette Square is partnering with Jeff Vander Lou Initiative – South to present a free movie event in
The Central West End Literary Bike Tour will take place on Saturday, July 9. Register from at the Blockbuster Video parking lot, 4177 Lindell. The Tour will cover 6 miles and will last 2.5 hours due to numerous stops at the former homes of late 19th and early 20th century
Sunday Serenades & Musical Mondays
Each Sunday from July 10 through July 31, the Compton Heights Concert Band will perform in Francis Park, Eichelberger & Donovan, starting at Bring a lawn chair, snacks and enjoy.
Each Monday through Aug. 1, the Compton Heights Concert Band will perform in
Concerts in the Park Series
The concert series in Carondelet Park continues on Sunday, July 10 with the Disco/Motown sound of "Power Play." The concert will run from to
If you enjoy
The next concert in
Fuel Happy Hour
Fuel is a social volunteer group that partners with community groups to ensure their projects are successful. One-day events are their specialty, and City neighborhood groups are Fuel's top priority. If you are interested in volunteering to staff events and fundraisers and want to find out more about Fuel, then stop by Fuel's next Happy Hour. The Happy Hour will be on Tuesday, July 12 beginning at at
Last month I spotlighted some of our city's Farmers Markets. Did you know that mobile produce trucks visit several of our neighborhoods to sell fresh fruits and vegetables? The Mobile Fruit Market will be at
The Indie Rock group "Half Knots" is scheduled to perform at the St. Louis Public Library's "Not So Quiet" Concert at Old Post Office Plaza, 8th & Locust, in Downtown St. Louis on Thursday, July 14 from to The lunchtime concerts will be held every Thursday during July. For the line-up of performers, visit http://www.slpl.org/ . Note: If it rains, the show will be canceled.
Parties on the Plaza
Downtown's free outdoor concert series, Parties on the Plaza, continues every 2nd Thursday of the month through September at Old Post Office Plaza, 8th and Locust, from Bring your co-workers, neighbors and friends on July 14 to enjoy
Grace Hill Presents The Whitaker Urban Evening Series
The Whitaker Urban Evening Series is a free event held at on Thursdays in
Belas Artes Open House
Everyone is invited to stop by the
Summer Concerts St. Louis
Mark your calendar for the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts. Due to the high water level of the
2nd Annual Fabulous Flamingo Festival
Citygarden will go pink on July 16 for its 2nd Annual Fabulous Flamingo Festival in celebration of its 2nd anniversary. The Festival will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. on 9th Street, between Market and Chestnut, and will feature a Costume Parade at 2:30 p.m., costume contest, live music, stilt walkers, pink edible delights and family fun.
Paddle with your Pooch
The 8th Annual Paddle with your Pooch boat race will be held Sunday, July 17 at the Boathouse in
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!
Director of Public Safety