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Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waiters Night

Celebrities Raise Donations for Crisis Nursery at West County Center Aug. 6

Have a light breakfast, opt-out of a pound-packing lunch, and join Saint Louis Crisis Nursery for dinner during the 25th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at West County Center. More than 100 national and local celebrities will engage supporters for donations to benefit Crisis Nursery’s child abuse prevention programs.

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Thursday, July 30

   Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine Street, at 10:15 a.m. RSVP at 314-838-3877.

   Healing prayer service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 751 N. Jefferson Street, at 7 p.m. for victims of abuse. Archbishop Robert Carlson will preside. Open to all. Sponsored by the Office of Child and Youth Protection, the Safe Environment Program and the Office of Sacred Worship. For information, contact Carol Brescia, Assistance Coordinator, at 314-378-3627 or

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Ferguson’s Holds ‘Day of Hope’ event

bags of food giveaway   Hundreds of bags of food were piled high and each family in need got a bag full at the Ferguson ‘Day of Hope event Saturday, July 25 at Ferguson’s Forestwood Park.

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This Week and Next Week at the Muny

Into the woods

Into the Woods  dance performance  from opening night

Into the Woods dance performance from opening night

Into the Woods continues through July 27

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into The Woods made its Muny premiere July 21 and continues through July 27 featuring an award winning cast of Broadway’s brightest stars.

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Friday, July 17

   Life Care Center of Florissant, 1201 Garden Plaza Drive in Florissant, holds a Bingo Afternoon the third Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Call 314-831-3752 for more information.

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A Day of Hope Community Event on July 25

 Free Event Offers Ferguson Area Steps to Positive Future 

A Day of Hope, presented by more than 40 St. Louis area churches in partnership with Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) on Saturday, July 25 in Forestwood Park, 806 Ferguson Avenue. This free event will pool multiple resources for individuals to have a stress free day – and have some family fun while participating. Area churches and community service agencies have partnered with the City of Ferguson to create this exceptionally special day. “Day of Hope, an event which occurs throughout the United States, will be especially meaningful to our community in Ferguson,” says Bishop Larry O. Jones of Greater Grace Church in Ferguson. “We’ve made tremendous strides in coming together this year and this day of celebration will be a tribute to new beginnings.” Open to the public, all activities and services are complimentary. • Lunch • Haircuts (for boys/men) • Community services: dozens of local community service organizations will assist with a variety of needs • Health Screenings (heart health, dental, and mammograms) • Kids Zone: dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment. • A Free Bag of Groceries: more than 35,000 pounds of free groceries to be given away (while supplies last) • Digital Family portrait • Resume Writing and Job Counseling • Banking and Credit Resources • Prayer Tent: Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer from members of local churches • Refreshments *All good and services will be available while supplies last “The City of Ferguson is proud to be a part of A Day of Hope and to support the many churches that are participating in this positive event,” said Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. “The resources that are being offered will not only benefit the citizens of Ferguson, but will allow everyone in the region to visit our City and to see how our community will welcome them with open arms,” added Knowles. A volunteer rally will take place at 7:00pm on Friday, July 24 at Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 631357. Volunteer positions are available for all skill sets; from set up and break down to greeting guests; helping with activities and much more. For more information, visit Local TV stations FOX 2 and KPLR 11 are the proud television media sponsors to help spread the word. Part of the Convoy of Hope’s 50 State Tour, A Day of Hope pools together local resources to provide long-term solutions to a more positive future. For over 18 years this nonprofit organization has served 1.6 million Americans in over 200 cities. A Day of Hope is free and reservations are not required. Parking will be available in the surrounding areas and complimentary shuttle service will be offered. Details on parking, shuttles and public transportation will be available soon online. For more information visit About

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