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Registration Begins For FFSD Adventure Club

Parents wanting to enroll their child(ren) in the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s 2015-16 Adventure Club before and after school program may do so starting Monday, July 27 in the district’s Community Education Office, 1005 Waterford Dr., room B-10.  Registration will be held daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. until Wednesday, Aug. 5. The hours of registration will be extended on Aug. 5 to 6 p.m.

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August Ferguson CityWalk 501 Concerts Liven Up the Plaza

   Two free concerts in the 2015 Ferguson CityWalk series are scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of August from 7 to 9 p.m. Both will be held at Plaza 501, 501 South Florissant Road. The Kevin Blichik Band will perform August 14 and Nitro on August 28.

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Andre Anderson starts work July 23

Ferguson Names Glendale, Ariz.

Commander Interim Police Chief

The City of Ferguson has announced Commander Andre Anderson of the Glendale, Ariz. Police Department as its new interim Police Chief. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III and Interim City Manager Ed Beasley introduced Anderson at a press conference on Wednesday, July 22.

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Calendar

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 http://www.convoyofhope.org/outreach/ferguson/. 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 http://www.convoyofhope.org/get-involved/events/ About

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Operation Christmas Child Hosts ‘Christmas in July’ Party

The St. Louis Area Team of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) will host a “Christmas in July” party on Saturday, July 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church, 12465 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur. In addition to holiday refreshments, guests will enjoy packing shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and stuffed animals.  Individuals, families, and organizations are welcome to participate.

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