Summer Making Music Concert Continues August 8 with Lucky Old Sons, in Kirkwood Park
Lucky Old Sons return to Kirkwood Park on August 8 as part of the annual summer Making Music concert series. All Making Music summer concerts begin at 7:00 p.m., in the Lions' Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park. The series is sponsored by the Kirkwood Arts Commission, with generous support from the Kirkwood Arts Foundation and by Kirkwood Parks and Recreation. Concerts are free, but donations are welcome.
Lucky Old Sons is a four-piece group (piano, saxophone, drums, and electric mandolin) focused on the piano driven roots rock/Americana music from the 50s/60s. The final concert of the summer will be the St. Louis Wind Symphony on August 22.
EnVision 2035 Planning Workshop in September Invites Residents to Participate
What is YOUR vision for the future of Kirkwood? Residents can help shape the future of the community by being a part of the EnVision 2035 Comprehensive Planning process in two ways. 1) Complete the monthly surveys at www.Kirkwood2035.org. 2) Attend the Open Horse/Workshop on September 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.
50 Trees Street-Tree Planting Program Seeks Site Nominations for Fall 2015
The 50 Trees Street Tree Planting program hosted by Keep Kirkwood Green each year seeks site nominations for Fall tree planting. To promote National Arbor Day on April 24, citizens are asked to nominate sites for trees to be planted in the Fall.
The 50 Trees program began in 2010 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Greentree Festival, but it's been going strong ever since. This year, the program was recognized with the 2014 Arbor Award of Excellence by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The group hopes to plant 75 trees this year, bringing the program's six-year total to 420 trees planted by local volunteers through this citizen-led initiative.
Nominated planting sites must meet certain requirements. Sites must be within the City of Kirkwood's publicly owned right-of-way areas, which typically, but not always, fall in the three- to four-foot grassy are between the curb and sidewalk. The sites must also be clear of overhead utility lines and underground utility conflicts. Qualified sites will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The trees are planted free of charge.
Interested residents willing to help care for a tree should email contact information and exact location of the proposed site to KeepKirkwoodGreen@gmail.com, or contact the program co-chairs Kathy Paulsen, at 314-822-8947, or Nancy Luetzow, at 314-965-1470. For more information about the 50 Trees program, please visit their Website at KeepKirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com.