Monday Soulard Property Tax Special District Meeting, Still Sunshine Issues

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Soulard Special Business District is a special taxing district that funds security/safety services within part of Soulard via property tax collected in part of Soulard. Boundaries. 

Monday’s Soulard Special Business District meeting, like most before it, is in violation of Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Executive Order #60 requiring meeting notices with agendas be posted 24 Hours in advance on City Calendar. The Executive Order applies to all offices, board, commissions subject to Missouri Sunshine Law. Special Tax Districts are required to post Notice AND Agenda at least 24 Business Hours in advance. For a 6:30 pm Monday Meeting, the Notice & Agenda must be posted online by 6:30 pm previous Friday. SSBD did not post the Notice on City Calendar but did not post Agenda.

I have looked for Meeting Agendas and Minutes on the District’s website and did not find anything until recently. There is now a page for Agendas and Minutes hidden under “Helpful Resources” tab. There is, however, no Agenda posted for Monday’s meeting.

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The December 9th meeting had an Agenda posted to the District’s website notices the day of the meeting.  Previous post on Soulard Business District Transparency Issues.

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Soulard Special Business District is not the new Soulard Community Improvement District, which will fund improvements in part of Soulard via special sales tax collected in part of Soulard. Two of the Special Business District directors, however, are also Community Improvement District directors. Boundaries

Special Taxing Districts have received great criticism from State Auditor Nicole Galloway.

6:30-8 pm Monday, December 9, 2019
Soulard Special Business District
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice

Soulard Special Business District does not post budgets. It has a 2016 pie chart of expense categories showing percentages.

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That’s not a budget. This is Soulard Special Business District’s 2018 Budget approved by Board of Aldermen. Note, 2018 Budget included $300,000 for “General Security Provider,” That’s TCF, the off duty police officers who patrol in Soulard, Downtown, elsewhere in vehicles marker “Police.”. The Budget also provided $10,000 for “Recognition – TCF Officers.”

There’s $6,000 budgeted for “Business Management,” so there’s no reason meeting Agendas should not be posted online in accordance with law.

UPDATED: Sunshine Request For Soulard CID Tax Election Results

Updated January 13, 2020 with January 10, 2020 response from David G. Richardson, Husch Blackwell, attorney for Soulard Community Improvement District. The records will be turned over by January 17th. You would think that part of the records could be turned over immediately. Hard to believe the election authority- Husch Blackwell- does not have a file folder with a letter to Soulard CID Board with number of  votes cast, number of Yes votes, number of No votes, that could be forwarded as partial  comply with Sunshine request.

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Imagine if your city had a website that failed to provide contact information- no physical address, no phone number, and the email link was dead, but if you clicked on and read every page, eventually you’d find the email address buried on another page.

Imagine if your city held a tax election where the ballots were mailed and counted by a law firm, not conducted by your Election Board or elected County Clerk or Election Director, and the election results were not posted online except percentage of Yes and No votes.

That’s the situation with Soulard Community Improvement District. It is, under State law, a taxing district, a political subdivision, a governmental unit. It is bigger than many cities in Missouri. And it has a transparency problem, which would come as no surprise to the Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway.

Soulard CID held a mail in sales tax election conducted by its legal counsel- Husch Blackwell.

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It has failed to publish election results even remotely resembling that what would happen in an election conducted by Board of Election.

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To get the election results, I have made a Sunshine request today.

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I’ll let you know the response. I plan on writing more on this faux election later.

— Marie Ceselski, former 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

 

 

2020 Legislative Preview: 5th Senate, 78th & 79th House Districts

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The Missouri House of Representatives convenes at Noon, January 8. At that time, 5th Ward Democratic Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge will be sworn in as 78th District State Representative. The 78th District includes all or part of the 7th Ward’s Downtown, Kosciusko, LaSalle Park, Peabody, and Soulard neighborhoods.

79th District State Representative LaKeySha Bosley represents all or part of the 7th Ward’s Fox Park, Lafayette Square, McKinley Heights, and Tower Grove East neighborhoods.

Representing all 7th Ward neighborhoods in the Missouri Senate is 5th District State Senator Jamilah Nasheed 

In gun related legislation…

Senator Nasheed filed SB 543 to create new provisions relating to firearm restraining orders.

Rep. Bosley filed HB 1586 to regulate the sale of firearm ammunition.

Rep. Aldridge filed HB 1824 to require a firearm owner to report lost or stolen firearms.

In St. Louis Public Schools related legislation…

Senator Nasheed filed SB 626 to require every school in the St. Louis City School District to use a response-to-intervention tiered approach to reading instruction for students struggling to read.

Senator Nasheed filed SB 627 to elect the St. Louis City Board of Education from seven districts.

Senator Nasheed and Rep. Aldridge are sponsoring SB 542 and HB 1780 to restore voting rights to persons convicted, served their time, and released but on probation or parole.

Senator Nasheed also filed SJR 35, a constitutional amendment to require redistricting to use last residence of persons incarcerated instead of where they are incarcerated.

Rep. Bosley is also sponsoring HJR 83, a constitutional amendment to limit votes for county mergers to the counties affected by the merger. This is legislation was filed last year and was passed out of committee. The legislation was and is a counter measure to Rex Sinquefield funded Better Together Plan to give statewide voters the right to dictate what kind of government St. Louis City and St. Louis County should have.

Rep. Aldridge has filed HB 1781 to authorize a tax credit for establishing a new business in a distressed community.

Holiday Events In 7th Ward Neighborhoods

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Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays-Sundays Noon-8 pm
Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1 Noon-8 pm
Downtown
Winterfest Ice Rink @ Kiener Plaza
Free if you bring your own skates.
Free skate rental Fridays for Children (ages 3-15)
Skate rentals $12 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-15)

Wednesday through Saturday, Tours 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Soulard/Benton Park
Christmas @ DeMenil Mansion
$10 Adult, $5 Children under age 12

Fridays-Sundays 5-10 pm thru December  30
Soulard
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Free

Special Events

10:30 am Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Grades K-5
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Santa Comes to Soulard
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Santa for the kids, cookies, music
Free

7-9 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Handbell Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

10 am Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
Keys for Keys Carols at the Spinet Concert @ Soulard Market
Free, but donations accepted for Places for People assisting persons who are homeless

10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Makers Market @ City Museum
750 N 16th
Shop Goods/Gifts from 25 Local Makers + Brands, Live Music, S’mores & Hot Chocolate
$16 Admission to Museum

2 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents Holidays Around The World @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids
Free

3 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
St. Louis Metro Singers Holiday Concert @ Saints Peter & Paul Church
8th @ Allen
Fee, but collection for the singers will be taken

5 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner hosted by Pot Bangerz
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust
Volunteers needed, donations of gifts for the homeless needed
Free, everyone welcome

5-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

Noon-5 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019
LaSalle Park
Holiday Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity, 15 vendors and growing
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Vita Cantus Choir
Free

11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Open House @ Central Express Library
815 Olive #160
Light Refreshments
Free

6-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Benton Park
Benton Park Neighborhood Association Holiday Party & Membership Drive
Yemanji Brasil, 2900 Missouri
Info pending

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Soulard
Christmas Tree Painting @ Jingle Bar
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th
Paint & Sip Party with local artist Brittany Halaska
$35 Advance

4-6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Winter Break Party for Kids @ Central Library
1301 Olive
For K-5 & Teens. Crafts, Activities, Winter Treats
Free

6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Carlos Brown, Jr of Jazz St. Louis @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Free

4 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019
Downtown
The Longest Night Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square
The names of those who have died homeless in the past year will be read, candles will be lit in their honor. 
Free

5-10 pm Monday, January 6, 2020
Soulard
Twelfth Night Celebration, official start of Soulard Mardi Gras
Party Tent @ Soulard Market Park on Lafayette
5 pm Doors Open. 5:15 pm petitioning to begin Mardi Gras. 6:40 pm parade/procession thru Soulard, then crowing of Mardi Gras Rex and raising the Mardi Gras flag.
Free. Cash Bar @ Tent.

Wednesday: State Auditor Galloway To Speak @ Aldridge’s 78th Dist Town Hall

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Very pleased to share that State Auditor Nicole Galloway, CPA will speak @ 7 pm Wednesday’s 78th Dist Town Hall @ Central Library sponsored by Rasheen Aldridge 78th District State Rep Elect

Galloway is currently auditing the City of St. Louis, department by department. Recently, her highly critical audit of the City’s special tax districts was released.

Galloway will also be on St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis On The Air at Noon Wednesday. You may Tweet questions for Galloway @STLonAir or email questions to talk@stlpublicradio.org

This 78th District Town Hall is also a collection point for donated new games, toys, dolls, etc. for the 78th District Christmas Toy Drive for needy children. Bring something if you’re able.

7 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019
78th District Town Hall with State Rep. Elect Rasheen Aldridge
& Toy Drive
Central Library, 1301 Olive
Open to the Public
Everyone Welcome

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Tuesday Liquor License Hearing for Reign Restaurant @ Former Copia

drinks9:00 am Wednesday, December 10, 2019
Excise Commission
Room 418, City Hall, 
1200 Market
Open to the Public City

Calendar Notice/Agenda

9:20 am Hearing
1122 Washington Unit 1, previously Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden, Downtown, 7th Ward – Reign Restaurant – Dana Kelly, Manager
+ Full Drink
+ Sunday
+ Summer Garden

Monday Soulard Property Tax Special District Meeting, Sunshine Issues Continue

DecSSBDSoulard Special Business District is a special taxing district that funds security/safety services within part of Soulard via property tax collected in part of Soulard. Boundaries.

This Soulard Special Business District meeting, like most before it, is in violation of Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Executive Order #60 on requiring meeting notices be posted 24 Hours in advance on City Calendar. The Executive Order applies to all offices, board, commissions subject to Missouri Sunshine Law, which requires Notice AND Agenda posted 24 Business Hours in advance. For a 6:30 pm Monday Meeting, the Notice & Agenda must be posted online by 6:30 pm previous Friday. SSBD did not post on City Calendar until 7:53 am Today/Monday and the Notice has no Agenda.

Soulard Special Business District is not Soulard Restoration Group Safety Committee, which posts meeting notices and agendas on Nextdoor and Soulard’s weekly email newsletter, as a neighborhood association activity, is not required to post to City Calendar.

Soulard Special Business District is not the new Soulard Community Improvement District, which will fund improvements in part of Soulard via special sales tax collected in part of Soulard. Two of the Special Business District directors, however, are also Community Improvement District directors. Boundaries

Special Taxing Districts have received great criticism from State Auditor Nicole Galloway.

6:30-8 pm Monday, December 9, 2019
Soulard Special Business District
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice

Agenda: Not Provided in City Calendar Notice or Soulard Special Business District’s website.

Most recent posted Meeting Minutes: None. Soulard Special Business District does not post Minutes online.

Soulard Special Business District also does not post budgets. It has a 2016 pie chart showing percentages to various categories. That’s not a budget. This is Soulard Special Business District’s 2018 Budget approved by Board of Aldermen. Note, 2018 Budget included $300,000 for “General Security Provider,” That’s TCF, the off duty police officers who patrol in Soulard, Downtown, elsewhere in vehicles marker “Police.”. The Budget also provided $10,000 for “Recognition – TCF Officers.”

There’s $6,000 budgeted for “Business Management,” so there’s no reason meeting Notices & Agendas should not be posted online in accordance with law.

Holiday Events In 7th Ward Neighborhoods

ReoccHolidayEvents.jpgurring Events

Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays-Sundays Noon-8 pm
Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1 Noon-8 pm
Downtown
Winterfest Ice Rink @ Kiener Plaza
Free if you bring your own skates.
Free skate rental Fridays for Children (ages 3-15)
Skate rentals $12 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-15)

Wednesday through Saturday, Tours 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Soulard/Benton Park
Christmas @ DeMenil Mansion
$10 Adult, $5 Children under age 12

Fridays-Sundays 5-10 pm thru December  30
Soulard
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Free

Special Events

6:30 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Choir Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

6-10 pm Friday, December 6, 2019
Downtown
Downtown Neighborhood Association Holiday Party @ Covo
401 Pine
Free but RSVP Required

8:30-11 am Saturday, December 7, 2019
Lafayette Square
Breakfast With Santa @ Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
2300 Lafayette
Pancake Breakfast, Photos with Santa, Crafts, Face painting.
Suggested $5 Donation

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Various locations in St. Louis City & St. Louis County
A Spirited Holiday Past Holiday Tour
Each site on the Tour is either Free admission or sets its own fee

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
1819 St. Louis Christmas @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Period music and dance begins Noon – Missouri statehood history
Free

10 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

2 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Play Date Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids, includes Cookie Reception
Free

3 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with The Bel Canto Chorus @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Concert & Reception
$15 Adults, $10 Students

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Market
Fountain Park Plaza, 1800 Park
Free

10 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Parlor Tour
Carriage Rides, Trolley Service, Music by Opera Theater St. Louis at one of the homes
$25 Advance, $30 Limited Day Of

3 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Webster University Orchestra & Choir  and Parkway South High School Choir @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Mehlville High School Choir
Free

6:30 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Band Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

10:30 am Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Grades K-5
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Santa Comes to Soulard
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Santa for the kids, cookies, music
Free

7-9 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Handbell Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

10 am Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
Keys for Keys Carols at the Spinet Concert
Free, but donations accepted for Places for People assisting persons who are homeless

10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Makers Market @ City Museum
750 N 16th
Shop Goods/Gifts from 25 Local Makers + Brands, Live Music, S’mores & Hot Chocolate
$16 Admission to Museum

2 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents Holidays Around The World @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids
Free

5 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner hosted by Pot Bangerz
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust
Volunteers needed, donations of gifts for the homeless needed
Free, everyone welcome

5-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

Noon-5 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019
LaSalle Park
Holiday Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity, 15 vendors and growing
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Vita Cantus Choir
Free

11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Open House @ Central Express Library
815 Olive #160
Light Refreshments
Free

6-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Benton Park
Benton Park Neighborhood Association Holiday Party & Membership Drive
Yemanji Brasil, 2900 Missouri
Info pending

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Soulard
Christmas Tree Painting @ Jingle Bar
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th
Paint & Sip Party with local artist Brittany Halaska
$35 Advance

4-6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Winter Break Party for Kids @ Central Library
1301 Olive
For K-5 & Teens. Crafts, Activities, Winter Treats
Free

6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Carlos Brown, Jr of Jazz St. Louis @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Free

4 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019
Downtown
The Longest Night Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square
The names of those who have died homeless in the past year will be read, candles will be lit in their honor. 
Free

5-10 pm Monday, January 6, 2020
Soulard
Twelfth Night Celebration, official start of Soulard Mardi Gras
Party Tent @ Soulard Market Park on Lafayette
5 pm Doors Open. 5:15 pm petitioning to begin Mardi Gras. 6:40 pm parade/procession thru Soulard, then crowing of Mardi Gras Rex and raising the Mardi Gras flag.
Free. Cash Bar @ Tent.

UPDATED: Upcoming Holiday Events In 7th Ward Neighborhoods

Reoccurring Events

Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays-Sundays Noon-8 pm
Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1 Noon-8 pm
Downtown
Winterfest Ice Rink @ Kiener Plaza
Free if you bring your own skates.
Free skate rental Fridays for Children (ages 3-15)
Skate rentals $12 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-15)

Wednesday through Saturday, Tours 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Soulard/Benton Park
Christmas @ DeMenil Mansion
$10 Adult, $5 Children under age 12

Fridays-Sundays 5-10 pm thru December  30
Soulard
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Free

Special Events

6-8:45 am Thursday, November 28, 2019
Downtown
Turkey Trot 5K to Benefit Food Outreach
Poelker Park, 12th & Market across from City Hall
Entry Fee $23-$25 depending on day of registration

8:45 am Thursday, November 28, 2019
Downtown
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Lots of marching bands, Santa
Free

Noon-4 pm Thursday, November 28, 2019
Soulard
Soulard Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Nadine’s/The Joint @ 12th & Allen
1931 S 12th
Free, everyone welcome

11 am to 2 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019
Downtown
Small Business Saturday Brunch Boutique @ 314 City Bar
1137 Washington

Noon-4 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019
Soulard
Soulard Business Association’s Small Business Saturday Holiday Walk
Shuttle service to neighborhood businesses, Victorian Holiday Carolers, festive refreshments, marshmallow roasting, face painting, photos with Santa for the young
Free

Noon-4 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019
Downtown
Winterfest One Nation Celebration
Kiener Plaza
Charles Glenn Concert, Blues Autograph Session, Cardinals Autograph Session, Battlehawks Autograph Session, Louie & Fredbird, Clydesdales
Free

Noon-4 pm Sunday, December 1, 2019
LaSalle Park
Beer Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity
Free

5-7 pm Sunday, December 1, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Tree Lighting
Fountain Park Plaza, 1800 Park
Santa, Beverages, Treats
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Starlifter, U.S Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base
Free

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Downtown
Beer & Bingo, Holiday Edition @ 314 City Bar
1137 Washington

6:30 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Choir Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

8:30-11 am Saturday, December 7, 2019
Lafayette Square
Breakfast With Santa @ Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
2300 Lafayette
Pancake Breakfast, Photos with Santa, Crafts, Face painting.
Suggested $5 Donation

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Various locations in St. Louis City & St. Louis County
A Spirited Holiday Past Holiday Tour
Each site on the Tour is either Free admission or sets its own fee

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
1819 St. Louis Christmas @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Period music and dance begins Noon – Missouri statehood history
Free

10 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

2 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Play Date Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids, includes Cookie Reception
Free

3 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with The Bel Canto Chorus @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Concert & Reception
$15 Adults, $10 Students

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Market
Fountain Park Plaza, 1800 Park
Free

10 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Parlor Tour
Carriage Rides, Trolley Service, Music by Opera Theater St. Louis at one of the homes
$25 Advance, $30 Limited Day Of

3 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Webster University Orchestra & Choir  and Parkway South High School Choir @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Mehlville High School Choir
Free

6:30 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Band Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

10:30 am Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Grades K-5
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Santa Comes to Soulard
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Santa for the kids, cookies, music
Free

7-9 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Handbell Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

10 am Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
Keys for Keys Carols at the Spinet Concert
Free, but donations accepted for Places for People assisting persons who are homeless

10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Makers Market @ City Museum
750 N 16th
Shop Goods/Gifts from 25 Local Makers + Brands, Live Music, S’mores & Hot Chocolate
$16 Admission to Museum

2 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents Holidays Around The World @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids
Free

5 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner hosted by Pot Bangerz
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust
Volunteers needed, donations of gifts for the homeless needed
Free, everyone welcome

5-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

Noon-5 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019
LaSalle Park
Holiday Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity, 15 vendors and growing
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Vita Cantus Choir
Free

11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Open House @ Central Express Library
815 Olive #160
Light Refreshments
Free

6-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Benton Park
Benton Park Neighborhood Association Holiday Party & Membership Drive
Yemanji Brasil, 2900 Missouri
Info pending

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Soulard
Christmas Tree Painting @ Jingle Bar
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th
Paint & Sip Party with local artist Brittany Halaska
$35 Advance

4-6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Winter Break Party for Kids @ Central Library
1301 Olive
For K-5 & Teens. Crafts, Activities, Winter Treats
Free

6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Carlos Brown, Jr of Jazz St. Louis @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Free

4 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019
Downtown
The Longest Night Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square
The names of those who have died homeless in the past year will be read, candles will be lit in their honor. 
Free

7th Ward Halloween Goings On

halloween22019 Halloween Events & Weather-related Cancellations in/near 7th Ward Neighborhoods – Please check event’s information page for additional cancellations.

BENTON PARK

Indoors. 8 pm Friday, October 25, 2019- Edgar Allan Poe, as Interpreted by Anne Louise Williams @ Lemp Mansion. Adults. $20.  3322 DeMenil.

Outdoors. Noon-2 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Benton Park Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat. Kid friendly. Free. Benton Park Neighborhood.

Indoors/Outdoors. 5-8 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Benton Park Halloween Tour sponsored by St. Louis History & Architecture, Adults. $15. Benton Park Neighborhood.

Indoors. 8 pm to 12:30 am Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash. Adults. $70 Advance. $80 Door. 3322 DeMenil.

Indoors. 7 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Halloween Trivia @ Lemp Mansion. Adults. $40. 3322 DeMenil.

COMPTON HEIGHTS

Outdoors. Compton Heights should be having a Hayride but the only information on their website is Ticket purchase.

Indoors. 5-8 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Magic Chef Mansion Haunted House Halloween Tour. Adults. $18. 3400 Russell.

DOWNTOWN

Indoors. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 25-27, 2019. Trick or Treat at City Museum’s Slides. Kid friendly. $16. 750 N 16th.

Indoors. 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Kids’ Blues Boogie Family Day sponsored by National Blues Museum. Kid friendly. Free. But unclear if there’s a Fee for accompanying adults. 615 Washington.

Indoors. Noon to 4 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Monster Mash Teen Party sponsored by Central Library. Teen friendly. Free. 1301 Olive.

Indoors. 2-4 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Monster Mash K-5 Kids Party sponsored by Central Library. K-5 friendly. Free. 1301 Olive.

Indoors. 6:30-10 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Frights & Heights @ Gateway Arch. Kid friendly. $17 includes Tram trip to top of Arch; Kids under 3 Free. 11 N 4th.

LAFAYETTE SQUARE

CANCELLED but businesses still have candy for Trick or Treaters, so please stop by: 11 am to 1 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Tricks & Treats on Park sponsored by Lafayette Square Business Association. Kid & Pet friendly. Free. Lafayette Square’s Fountain Park Plaza, Park Ave @ Mississippi Ave.

Rain or Shine. 1-5 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 – STLBeer Halloween Party sponsored by St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation. Adults Only. $40 Drinker. $5 Designated Driver. Lafayette Park @ 2023 Lafayette.

SOULARD

Outdoors. 5-8 pm Friday, October 25, 2019 – Soulard Halloween Decorated Golf Cart Parade & Trunk or Treat sponsored by Soulard Restoration Group. Kid & Pet friendly. Free. Soulard Neighborhood. Starts at BKZ Legion Post 422, 2601 S 11th @ Sidney.

Indoors. 7:30 pm to 12:30 am Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Magic, Mystics & Mayhem: A Vintage Halloween Soiree @ Mad Art Gallery. Adults. Price varies. 2727 S 12th.

Indoors/Outdoors. 4 pm to Midnight Saturday, October 26, 2019. Soulard Halloween Pub Crawl. Adults. Tickets vary. Soulard Neighborhood.

Outdoors. 6-9 pm Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Trick or Treat Soulard.