Forest Park Forever hosts Neighbors of Forest Park Community Workshop Wednesday, June 15

Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Join the workshop and share your thoughts on Forest Park Forever, the nonprofit conservancy that partners with the city of St. Louis to care for and restore the Park.

Forest Park Forever is embarking on a strategic planning process to set visionary, yet attainable organizational goals that will help us take Forest Park — just voted America's #1 City Park — to even greater heights. 
As you may know, Forest Park Forever is the nonprofit conservancy that works in partnership with the City of St Louis and the great institutions in and near the Park to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park through a range of services including horticulture, maintenance, visitor services and education. This year, Forest Park Forever is celebrating its 30th year of Park stewardship. 
Forest Park Forever would like to invite residents of the CWE to share ideas about the future of Forest Park Forever, including what we can do better and how we meet community needs in new and innovative ways. 
Our consultation meeting facilitated by our consultants from Lord Cultural Resources and H3 Studios will meet on Wednesday, June 15, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. 

Free event, register here.

An Evening of Dior & Shakespeare, Monday, June 6

Join the Saint Louis Fashion Fund & Shakespeare Festival St. Louis on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 for a pre-show reception and conversation about the Dior-inspired costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

This free event will include reserved parking on the East Circle Drive lot, reserved seating at A Midsummer Night's Dream (performance starts at 8 p.m.) and a conversation with the Festival's Rick Dildine, Costume Designer Dottie Marshall Englis, and Tania Beasley-Jolly from the Saint Louis Fashion Fund.

For information contact Linda Schulte (314) 531-9800 or email lschulte@sfstl.com

St. Louis Urban Garden Symposium

 Brightside St. Louis’ Demonstration Garden, 4646 Shenandoah Avenue

The symposium will feature a series of 40-minute workshops led by experts in their respective fields to help gardeners learn how to plan, plant and care for a neighborhood or home garden.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and workshops begin at 9:00 a.m.

Cost:  Only $10 per person.  The fee will be waived for St. Louis city residents who qualify as Neighbors Naturescaping participants.

Register:  Register online or call 314-400-2115 to register by phone.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Click here for a PDF flyer about the event.

Geothermie opens at projects + gallery Friday, June 3

Friday, June 3          5 to 8 p.m.

projects+gallery is pleased to present Géothermie, an exhibition featuring the work of Paris-based ceramicist Stéphane Margolis. Margolis is represented by Barrett Barrera Projects and Géothermie marks the artist's first solo presentation in the United States.

Stéphane Margolis uses geothermal energy to create his limestone petrifications in a natural cave in the region of Auvergne, France. 

Through his exhibition, Stéphane Margolis invites the viewer to reconnect with the beauty and strangeness of nature. Géothermie is a tribute and invitation to the discovery of the living world and its many complexities.

The exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, July 30.

projects+gallery, 4733 McPherson Avenue.

Atrium Gallery: "The Print" opens Friday

Atrium Gallery's summer show "The Print," features works by Blanca Botero, Suzanne Caporael, David Klamen, James Kuiper, Karen Kunc, and Jim Nickel.
The exhibition opens Friday, June 3 with a Reception from 6 - 8 p.m., and will run through August 13.

Included are works involving a variety of print processes, including etchings, aquatint, woodcuts, monoprints, photography, relief, lithography, and screenprinting. This exhibition is designed to present a rich range of print media and inform our audience regarding current practices. During this exhibition Atrium will present several opportunities to learn more about current printmaking, major artists involved, market value, etc.

Atrium Gallery

4814 Washington Avenue.     (314) 367-1076

STL Village presents "A Walk on the Appalachian Trail"

Wednesday, June 1    6:00 pm     Schlafly Library

The presenter, Tom Carmichael, MSW, MSG, is the leader of SOARS Camps for Active Aging.  He has backpacked the entire 2300 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  He will give a travelogue of his hike, and will discuss the benefits of outdoor activity for healthy aging.                    

225 North Euclid.  Admission is free.

World Chess Hall of Fame: Sip, Sketch & Socialize

Wednesday, June 1 | Doors Open 6:00 PM | Event at 6:30 PM

Back by popular demand, unwind outside the lines with the World Chess Hall of Fame. Enjoy the calm of coloring with Sarah Colby, Saint Louis artist and director of the Arts + Healthcare program at BJH. Choose from a selection of patterns, colors and supplies or design your own coloring pages based on your doodles. While you relax, enjoy a cup of green tea or a creative tea-based cocktail!

$5 at the Door | Free for World Chess Hall of Fame members | No drawing experience necessary
For more information please email: events@worldchesshof.org or click here to reserve a spot.

Reminder: Street party hosted by CWE Community Improvement District North, Saturday, June 4

Join us on the streets of the Central West End as we celebrate what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell.
Enjoy live entertainment, including Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes, dancing, street performers, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and cocktails available for purchase from participating CWE bars and restaurants.
The hours of the street party, hosted by CWE Community Improvement District North, are 5 to 10 p.m. Family-friendly activities from 5 to 6 p.m.  
Location: Euclid between Maryland and McPherson. Free event, open to the public.