Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Announcements Dec. 3, 2013

Hello Neighbors,

Below is a list of upcoming events.  I hope to see you all at our neighborhood Open House on Monday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  Details are below.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6 – 8 pm, Neighborhoods Forum with Paul McKee at Vashon High School Auditorium, sponsored by St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO).  Forums are offered  for two reasons: (a) so that neighbors can learn about the project from its source, developer Paul McKee, and (b) so that neighborhood folks can ask questions that we hope will lead to better civic outcomes. There will be a presentation after a brief introduction from SLACO, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.  SLACO volunteers will be collecting questions that the audience writes on index cards, and a moderator will be selecting and asking the questions of the speaker.

Friday, Dec. 6, 5 – 8pm, Holiday Happy Hour for a Cause at Grove Furnishings,  3169 Morgan Ford Rd.  A portion of gross sales from the event will go to support our friends at the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma.  For more info contact The Center 314-533-4114 or

Saturday, Dec. 7, 9am – 1 pm, The Grinch will be at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse and Tower Grove Creamery.  For a $7 donation to Shriners  hospital, participants can get their photo taken with the Grinch. Those who bring a toy donation for the children at Shriners Hospitals for Children can get a photo taken for only $5.  The Grinch will also be joined by the clowns from Moolah Shriners, who will be on hand to provide face-painting and balloon animals. Free parking lot at 3500 Hartford.

Saturday, Dec. 7, Christmas on the Hill, storytelling with La Befana at Gelato di Riso, carriage rides, Nativity Walk, a Christmas Market, Children’s Christmas Market and Craft Project, free salamites (while supplies last) and free tours of The Hill and Herbaria.  Free Christmas Concert in St. Ambrose at 7 pm, featuring Kathryn Favazza.

Monday, Dec. 9, 6 – 9pm, Southwest Garden Neighborhood Open House, at 4950 Southwest Ave. Refreshments will be provided.  Come visit with your neighbors and spread holiday cheer.

Wednesday Dec. 11, noon – 6pm, Kingshighway Branch Library Holiday Open House,  with a DIY: Ornament Making Craft and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 – 9 am, What’s Brewing? Session Focuses on Neighborhood Success, at City Garden Montessori School, 1618 Tower Grove Ave.  The event is FREE; however, registration is required. Call (314) 516-6989 or email to register.  What’s Brewing? Series Explores Issues, Opportunities & Connections for St. Louis Area Neighborhoods.  The focus will be on ‘Rebound Communities’ and the factors that have led to their success.  This session’s discussion will center on strategies and strengths in the rebound community of Botanical Heights.  For more info visit:

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