Go Blues!!


By: Beth von Behren on April 27, 2012 Print This Post

Okay, now that I have your attention…we’ve got some seriously cool stuff going on here in Kirkwood.  Yeah, yeah, we’ve got that pesky little hockey series starting Saturday night, and St. Louis Mayor Slay declared today to be Blues Day in St. Louis (did you wear your blue?), but we’ve also got some other stuff going on.

First, Donna Poe over at the Special Downtown Business District offices wants you all to know that the first-ever Downtown Kirkwood MayFest happens right here in Kirkwood, May 17 (Thursday) through May 19 (Saturday), and they have TONS of fun stuff planned.  There’s a Twilight Bike Ride for families on Friday (and Babaloo for the kids), and there’s a Wine & Beer Walk on Saturday for the adults with lots of cool and mysterious components to it – prizes for costumes, beverage discounts, music by Project 324, and some other stuff – full details on their Website at www.downtownkirkwood.com.

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS:  Sarah Erwin over at Kirkwood Public Library wants you to READ in May.  She’s organized the first-ever, and hopefully first ANNUAL, community book read.  What’s a book read?  It’s an event where everybody in the community reads the same book and then gets together to discuss it, either formally, at the Library’s formal Book Discussion on June 14, or informally with your family or maybe with your friends over a pizza and beer.

The book for 2012 is The Coffins of Little Hope, which is suitable for all ages from about 5th or 6th grade (depending on your child’s reading ability) through adult.  (Here’s a Washington Post review of the book.)  Sarah invited me to be a part of the group that chose the first book so I got to read it a little bit early, and I gotta tell you, I found it to be an easy, charming book, and I think you will enjoy it (I think you will love Essie!).  So if you haven’t checked it out yet, head on over to the library soon.  They have plenty of copies of the book (many donated!) and you have two months to borrow one and read it before the book’s author, Timothy Schaffert, visits the library on June 27! Have fun!!

Speaking of fun, I will be heading down to the Cardinals’ game on Sunday (if we’re not rained out).  I hate to admit it, but it’s my first time in the new stadium, so I’m kind of excited.  Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a great weekend. See you next week!






Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website (KirkwoodMO.org) and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to Info@KirkwoodMO.org.

Website: http://www.kirkwoodmo.org