April 2012 Events

April 13th: Art of the Sign Opening at Ars Populi

Friday, April 13th, 6:30-10:30pm
[Ars Populi Gallery— 6010 Kingsbury Ave.]

April 13th: “A Gathering of Images” Opening

Friday, April 13th, 6pm-9pm
[The Bill Kohn Studio–5949 Kingsbury Ave.]
Tim Smith will be having a retrospective of his works  “A GATHERING OF IMAGES”
Gallery Hours:
Saturday and Sunday  April 14th and April 15th2:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday  April 21st and April  22nd, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday  April 29th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Or by appointment 314-920-6686

April 14 & 28: Dance Workshops at Flavor Dance Studio

Saturday, April 14th & Saturday April 28th, 10am-12:30pm
[Flavor Dance Studio—5860 Delmar]

SDCC & Flavor Dance studio are proud to present a series of Saturday dance classes for everyone of all ages in Skinker DeBaliviere!! All classes will be a short walk away at Flavor Dance Studio (5860 Delmar). Each Saturday instructors will teach two styles of dance.  All classes will be taught by some of STL’s most talented dance instructors.   For just $5, residents & friends can take two classes, or come for just one! Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
April 14th                                                                   
10a-11:15a—Hip Hop Line Dance with Pechaz
11:15a-12:30p—Afro-Fusion with Alicia “Sunshine”
April 28th                                                                   
10a-11:15a—Lindy Hop with Jenny & Christian
11:15a-12:30p—Ballroom/Latin 101 with Angela
Instructors: Professional Instructors from Flavor Dance Studio

April 15th: 2012 GO! STL Marathon Skinker DeBaliviere Cheer Station

Sunday, April 15th, 7:45am-11:45am
[Corner of Delmar and Des Peres next to new Delmar Hot Dog Restaurant]

Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood has once again been selected as a cheer station for the GO! St. Louis Marathon on Sunday April 15th.  We would love to have you, your family, and friends participate in cheering on the runners! Our theme this year is a Michael Jackson tribute to get runners pumped up and energized to finish the last few miles of the race. Our neighborhood could win $1000 if we’re selected by the runners as the best cheer station! It’s definitely not required to come in MJ attire but feel free to wear your silver/gray/white gloves, fedoras, sparkles, red shirt or bow tie, afro/jheri curl, inspirations from MJ in the early days or later years, or anything else you may think of in the spirit of MJ! We’ll be there cheering for the runners, playing MJ music, and who knows–maybe we’ll even see a few folks break out in the moonwalk or a Thriller dance! Be sure to bring the kids and forward this message on to your neighbors!

April 17th & April 26th: Election Fair 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 10am-2pm
[St. Louis City Rotunda Hall–1200 Market Street]  


Thursday, April 26th, 10am-2pm
[Harris Stowe State University–3026 Laclede Ave.]

Information from the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners: 
“The Board of Election Commisioners for the City of St. Louis will be hosting an informative Election Fair to educate and raise awareness of the importance of voting and the voting process. Please join us to gather information about the folowing topics: voter registration, electronic voting equipment, how to become a poll worker, absentee voting. Please feel free to visit our website at http://www.stlelections.com or call us at 314-622-4336 for more information. ”

April 20th: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Golf Tournament

Friday, April 20th, Registration at 11:30am
[Forest Park Golf Course–6141 Lagoon Drive]
The 7th District Community Partnership is hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting the 7th District Police Officers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The Golf Tournament will be held at the Forest Park Golf Course. The money raised from the tournament will help pay for the district’s Police recognition activities, supplementing equipment and specialized training (Police Officer) Women’s Survival Training, Supervisor Leadership Training, Gang and Drug investigation techniques for all officers.Cost: $80.00 Per Person:  Includes Lunch On The Course, Cart & Green Fees, Beer and Soda , Dinner, Silent Auction. Trophy Presentation Following The Golf Tournament. Entry Forms Must Be In No Later Then April 6th, 2012. Tournament is Limited to the First 144 Golfers – First Pay First Play. Click the links below for more information.

April 24th: Delmar Loop Area Retail Plan & Development Strategy

Tuesday, April 24th, 6pm
[SDCC Office, 6008 Kingsbury Ave. at Des Peres Ave.]

The East Loop and West Loop Special Business districts and Washington University in St. Louis have released the Delmar Loop Area Retail Plan & Development Strategy, the results of a study that found potential for retail growth in the Delmar Boulevard Loop area in St. Louis and University City. All residents are invited to this presentation to hear an overview of the study results, ask questions, and give feedback.
Guest Speakers: Cheryl Adelstein, Washington University & John Hoal, H3 Studio