The City of Florissant and the Florissant Fine Arts Council announced the lineup for the free outdoor concert series ‘Music Under the Stars.’ The July 4th performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the October 9th performances will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Otherwise all the concerts will begin at 7 p.m. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Mystery Trippers Discover Surprising
Treasures in Old Town, Florissant
Story and photos by Pat Lindsey
A year ago, I invited a group of friends to go on a monthly mystery trip with me. I explained that these would be local day trips to places that were entertaining, educational, and inexpensive, if possible, and an outstanding place for lunch would be essential to every trip. To my astonishment, I received 12 positive replies, so the mystery trip group was formed and a tentative calendar was sent to each member.
To date, we’ve had two Illinois trips, one day in St. Charles, one day in Hermann, MO, a trip to West County, and several trips to various parts of St. Louis City. As I ran my daily errands around Florissant, it seemed only natural that one of our day trips should be the beautiful Valley of Flowers.
The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division is responding to the requests of residents who enjoyed last year’s Food Truck Nights and want more. The first of three Food Truck Nights in 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, in Howdershell Park, 6810 Howdershell Road. Food can be purchased from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with entertainment starting at 6 p.m.
To help kick-off the 18th Annual Community Clean-Up Campaign this year, the City of Hazelwood is hosting its 6th Annual Recycle Day on Saturday, June 4. The event will be held in the St. Louis Outlet Mall parking lot (near the IceZone) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s free to the public; there are no drop-off charges.
A Boomer’s Journal:
Here we are, full into spring, and that means graduations. And with graduations come commencement speeches. No one has asked me to give one (yet), but if they do, here is what I’ll say.