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 email@example.com.
TEAM Food Pantry is seeking Road Rally participants, volunteers and sponsors to support their first Road Rally and Fill the Truck fundraiser. Participants in the Road Rally will leave Florissant Presbyterian Church, 660 Charbonier Road, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 29 and follow clues through Florissant and Hazelwood. The Road Rally will end at a park where all will have lunch, live music provided by “The Retro Band” and activities for children, including the Hazelwood Smoke House.
By Jim Wieners
High School Sports for the 2015-16 school year begins Monday, Aug. 3, with the first day of fall practices and end Saturday, June 4, 2016, with state championship games for Baseball and Girls Soccer.
Lisa Blodgett will lead the Applied Physics Laboratory force projection sector at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Blodgett, a Florissant native and graduate of Hazelwood Central High School, was formerly mission area executive for sea control at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Science Laboratory. In her new role, she will be responsible for the precision strike, sea control and strategic deterrence mission areas.
By Tom Anselm
The greater St. Louis region has a heroin problem. It began in earnest in the early 2000s and seems to be getting worse rather than better. Since 2007 to the present date, an estimated 90% of all Missouri heroin overdose deaths have been from the counties in and surrounding St. Louis, with St. Louis County being the worst.
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.