Emerson, a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, and Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States, are partnering with Places for People, a leading provider of mental and physical health services in the St. Louis area, to provide free parenting education programming in North County.
The sixth annual Ferguson Twilight Run will be held Saturday, May 16 in downtown Ferguson, and it’s the only evening race in North St. Louis County. Pre-race festivities start at 4:30 p.m. The one-mile run is at 5:00 p.m., the 5K starts at 5:45 p.m. and the 10K begins at 6:15 p.m.
It started by connecting the dots. June Williams, senior manager, library and instructional resources at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, noticed students searching for anatomy and physiology resources in one spot, then checking out other resources from another area, then returning to examine models or multi-media materials.
St. Louis County Library will close the Lewis & Clark Branch on Monday, April 6, as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Patrons are being directed to the Florissant Valley Branch, located at 195 New Florissant Road South. Construction on a new Lewis & Clark Branch began last October. The new branch is located on the same property as the current building, and is expected to be completed and open to the public in fall of 2015. SLCL will have a bookmobile in north St. Louis County during the Lewis & Clark closure. The Sweet Reads Bookmobile will make stops throughout Spanish Lake, roughly four miles from Moline Acres, providing another option for patrons to access library materials. For more information, visitwww.slcl.org/your-library-renewedor call Jennifer McBride at 314-994-3300 ext. 2250.
The YWCA is seeking nominations for women who are making a significant contribution to the workplace or the community for its Leaders of Distinction awards. Women are annually honored for contributions in categories such as Corporate Management, Entrepreneurship, Science and Technology, Government, Health, Communications, the Arts, Non-Profit, Education, and Racial Justice. The women chosen are leaders in their fields and personify the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year a new category has been added to recognize women who are improving the St. Louis area through Philanthropy/Volunteerism. The Leaders of Distinction are recognized at the annual Leader Lunch held in early December. Nomination forms are on the YWCA website at
The St. Louis County Police Department Central County Precinct will host a Citizens Police Academy at the Parkway School District’s Instructional Service Center, 2657 Fee Road. The classes will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning April 7, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with graduation on May 12. The sessions will focus on how police officers patrol their beats, conduct traffic stops and investigate crime. The academy is open to all St. Louis County residents and is free of charge. Advanced registration is required and seating is limited. For more information, contact Officer Janet Nisbet at 314-567-9935 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Officer Neil Scognamiglio at 314-567-9931 or email@example.com.
Many people may not know that ancient Africans were one of the first groups of people to independently develop agriculture. In the small town of Berkeley, where the St. Louis airport owned several acres, a number of black farmers were continuing in this tradition by growing crops on the land.