Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

It’s all good! Happenings in and around the Southwest Garden Neighborhood~

You are cordially invited to join  Head to Heart Organization head to heart 

On Saturday February 21st and Sunday February 22nd Head to Heart will be sponsoring a two day viewing and discussion about the 500 year history of African Americans.  “The story of the African-American people is the story of the settlement and growth of America itself, an universal tale that all people should experience.”  Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  The format follows:

*Episode Two: The Age of Slavery (1800 – 1860)   *Saturday, February 21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
*Episode Three: Into the Fire (1861 – 1896)          *Saturday, February 21,   2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
*Episode Four: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897 – 1940)   *Sunday, February 22, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
*Episode Five: Rise! (1940 – 1968)     *Sunday, February 22, 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
*Episode Six: A More Perfect Union (1968 – 2013)    *Sunday, February 22, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
View and discuss all five episodes or select only those of interest to you. Invite family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues…everyone is welcome. Please bring snacks and something to drink. A donation of $3.00 is appreciated.
Contact Jane Gramlich at 314-02-9119 to RSVP.  Location and directions will be emailed separately.
*Note: Episode One: The Black Atlantic (1500 – 1800) is available for viewing at: and will not be shown.
 Please view the full episode at your convenience.
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8th Ward Alderman Candidate Forum is scheduled for Tuesday evening February 17, 2015 at the Mullanphy School located at 4221 Shaw Blvd.   The event starts at 7:00 pm and all are welcomed.  The League of Women Voters and the Shaw Neighborhood Association are co-sponsoring this event.
It really takes a village!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary Ann Owens, Barb Anderson and Ron Matejka.  They are helping me to hand deliver save the date postcards through out the neighborhood.  Many hands really do make light work!!  Thanks bunches~
Upcoming Events in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood:
March 12, 2015:  Benefit Assistant Program.  This program is gaining much popularity and is quite helpful to many of our neighbors.  Please call 314-612-5918 to schedule an appointment.  The social worker will be present from 10:00 am to noon.  Walk ins are welcome, but will be served after those who have scheduled an appointment.
March, 2015:  Watch for signs to be posted throughout the neighborhood and check our announcements.  Once the weather turns, we plan to have a spring tree planting in and around Sublette Park.  
April 22, 2015:   The Annual Grbrac Heroes Appreciation luncheon.  Once again, we offer lunch to our first responders — police, EMT’s and fireman.  If interested in volunteering your help would be appreciated.  Please call 314-772-6082 or email:
Stay healthy, stay warm, stay grateful!
It’s always a pleasure to be of service to my friends and neighbors, I am grateful!
Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

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