Hi Neighbors –
Below is a list of upcoming events and information relevant to our community.
Sunday, Oct. 13, noon, Columbus Day Parade and Festa, beginning at Columbia and Macklind, ending at Berra Park.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8am – 2 pm, 8th Annual Harvest Festival at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, 80+ vendors of the best Missouri and Illinois foods and artisan wares will be there, along with delicious prepared foods, three bands, and fun for everyone. 8 am free Tai Chi, 9 am free yoga
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 am – 1 pm, Annual River des Peres Trash Bash , help clean-up the rivers and creeks within the River des Peres Watershed, Volunteers will meet in the morning at Fultz Field along the River des Peres Greenway. After the trash cleanup, volunteers will return to Fultz Field for an appreciation lunch and celebration. Prizes will be awarded for interesting trash finds. Learn more about this event by viewing event flyer here. The flyer has a link to the registration site.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 am to 2 pm, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. St. Louis Police will be on hand to collect your expired prescription drugs at the following Walgreens locations: 1530 Lafayette, 3720 North Kingshighway, 3822 South Kingshighway, and 4218 Lindell. Please – do not flush your old meds down the toilet. For locations outside our city, click here
Monday, Oct. 28, 7 – 8 pm, Southwest Garden Neighborhood Meeting, at 5602 Arsenal. All are welcome
Last call for Brightside’s Bulb Sale. Order online here
Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 am – 2 pm, SLACO’s Annual Neighborhood Conference at Harris-Stowe State University. This year’s theme, “Engaging Neighbors Today and Tomorrow,” emphasizesthe need for continuous grassroots involvement to keep St. Louis area neighborhoods safe, clean, marketable, and vibrant. The conference offers practical information on programs designed to renew neighborhoods and to encourage partnership among neighborhood organizations and with civic and political leaders. An important goal is to build the capacity and skills of a new generation of neighborhood leaders who are committed to open and responsive governance while creating opportunities for all residents. Learn more about the conference’s tracks, conference featured events and register to attend here. You can also register by calling (314) 361-9406. The registration fee of $25 covers the cost of a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Participants should register by Monday, October 28.
East-West Gateway Invites You to Assist in the Updating of its Public Involvement Plan; take a few minutes to take an online survey for the purpose of informing East-West Gateway as it updates its Public Involvement Plan. The East-West Gateway Public Involvement Plan guides how we, as the metropolitan planning organization for the region, ensure quality engagement and interaction with all citizens of the St. Louis metropolitan area. This is not a plan about how to build a bridge across the Mississippi or Missouri Rivers, but rather a plan about how we build a bridge to you, the public. We need to know how we can design our outreach efforts in a way that makes your involvement easier, fuller and more likely. This survey will begin to inform East-West Gateway’s public involvement plan. We appreciate your participation. You can take the survey here.