Monday, June 29, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for June 30 - July 6

Tuesday, June 30, Smoke-Free St. Louis is holding a rally for Smoke-Free Air in the city at City Hall (1200 Market) at 11 AM.

Also Tuesday, there's a fundraiser for Alderman Kacie Starr Triplet at Smoking Joe's BBQ, 1901 Washington, from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Also Tuesday,
the Worker's International League is hosting a discussion on "The Iranian Revolution: Which Way Forward" at Legacy Books, 5429 Delmar, from 6 to 8 PM.

Also Tuesday,
the Bonhomme Democrats are having a Summer Picnic Potluck at 7 PM in the Scouts Pavilion at Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Rd in Kirkwood. There will be poker, bocci, and celebration of Obama's big win in Bonhomme, as well as a regular meeting.

Also Tuesday,
the St. Louis County Library Foundation hosts John Hess, author of The Galapagos:Exploring Darwin's Tapestry at 7 PM at in the Auditorium at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Wednesday, July 1, is the first day that the Citygarden, a new sculpture park in downtown St. Louis, is open. It looks like a great addition to the downtown!

Also Wednesday, the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center is hosting a lecture on "Race and the Black Athlete-Exploitation?" by author Sean R. Muhammad. The talks will be from 5:30 to 7 PM at 2711 Locus Street (around the corner from the Loft).

Also Wednesday, "Black Flag/Black Tie" is a five course vegetarian and vegan meal to benefit a new squatted social center in North St. Louis. The event, whose motto is "fine dining: not just for the bourgeoisie" will be at Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee) at 7 PM. The cost is $15-25 with reservations (771-2236) or $20-30 at the door. BYOB & Dress to Impress!

Also Wednesday, the Royale (3132 S. Kingshighway) is holding a "Cool Stuff Drop Off" to support the Animal House Fund. The St. Louis City Animal Care and Control Facility urgently needs newspapers, sprinklers, garden and industrial hoses, and cat and dog treats, as well as other supplies, so bring your donations to the Royale and check here for the full list of stuff you can donate.

Thursday, July 2 is a good day to shop at Whole Foods Market in St. Louis, as 5% of the days sales will go to Missouri River Relief.
-Note: a fellow activist writes: "I would, as a union retail clerk, argue that it is NEVER a good time to shop at Whole Foods!" It's a good point. Whole Foods is notorious for their anti-union activities.-
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Also Thursday, Metropolis St. Louis, whose mission is to "create and promote an environment in the City of St. Louis that attracts and retains young people," is holding a social bar hop in the Central West End from 6 to 11:30 PM.

Also Thursday, Trailnet is holding a couple different evening bike rides, which you can see at their July Calendar.

Friday, July 3, I don't see many activist events, but you can always volunteer at City Seed's Urban Farm from 7:30 to 11:30 AM!

Saturday, July 4, Join Greenpeace in the 4th of July parade in Webster Groves.  They will be meeting at 9:15 AM at the parade barricades on the corner of Plymouth Ave. and Big Bend and marching to the corner of Elm and Glendale.

Sunday, July 5, Urban Breath Yoga is offering free yoga classes at Forest Park outside the Forest Park Visitor Center at 10 AM on Sundays all summer long. They ask that you bring a mat and a bottle of water.

Also Sunday will be a BBQ and Open House for Cervantes Free University and Learning Cooperative at the Cervantes House (6036 Pershing Avenue) from 4:30 to midnight.

Also this Sunday, and every Sunday, people gather for a vigil at College Church (Grand and Lindell) to remember the human costs of war.

Have a fun and meaningful week,


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