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Dogtown Sustainability Expo

Saturday, September 14th, 2013


When: Saturday, September 21st from 1-5 PM

Where: The Sustainability Expo will take place in conjunction with the Dogtown Street Musicians Festival on Wise Avenue at Clayton and Tamm

What: Come find out about the many organizations working in the community to make it stronger, learn the benefits of installing rain barrels, compost bins and other sustainable practices at your home, enjoy children activities, purchase local art and more, all while enjoying the sounds of Dogtown street musicians.

Find out more at: http://sustainabledogtown.com/sustainability-expo/

and at: https://www.facebook.com/events/498651103559613/


Annual Potluck Dinner Meeting

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Hello Neighbors!

It’s time again for the annual potluck dinner meeting. We will have a short, informal meeting and enjoy what everyone brought to share.

You’re welcome to invite neighbors who are not included on the invitation, just make sure to let me know the number of guests in your RSVP.

Here are the details:
WHEN: Thursday, December 20th, 7:00pm
WHERE: The Gathering, downstairs, 2105 McCausland Ave.

I hope to see everyone there!

Matthew Ortbals, VP of Membership, 2012

Fun Day at Franz Park

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Join us on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 for a FREE fun filled evening of art, live music, and a big screen movie outdoors in Franz Park!

Local artists will have booths and art on sale (List of artists below). Bob Case and Steve Vogel will be performing live. Back to the Future will play on the big screen under the stars a sundown.

There will be bottled water available for a 50 cents donation to the Franz Park Community Association.


4 – 7 PM: Local Artists Fair (artist list below)

4 PM: Pilates and Yoga demonstration by Pilates and Yoga Studio.

4:30 PM: Planter workshop by Perennial. Learn to transform a drawer into a planter.

5 – 8 PM: Bob Case & Steve Vogel performing American Roots Music

Sundown (around 8:30 PM): Back to the Future on the big screen

Franz Park is located at the corner of Mitchell and Prather Ave.


Amber Mihelcic/Alex Owen Glass art. Mirrored mosaics, tabletop glass – from recycled materials.
Art by Andrew

Andrew Richard Perkins @facebook.com

Graphite portraits, tattoo style art
Edible Artworks of St. Louis

Nikki Bachman-Vogel

Custom cakes and other confectionary works of art
Eric Bailley Photography of nature and whatever else appeals to Eric.
Greg Tauser’s Creations Eye catching illustrations – color pencil media. Gift cards, notepads.
Genevieve Esson


Paintings and mixed media artwork.
Hat Guy Design

Jeremiah Jansen


Comic book art.
Preston Art Glass

Dale Preston


Stained glass windows.
Tiemeier Studios

Don Tiemeier


“Quick-Sketch” charcoal portraits.

In 15 – 20 minutes, Don will produce a realistic likeness of the sitter in black and white charcoal on paper.

Smart Girl Designs

Heather Cooper


Hand crafted jewelry made from gemstones, wood, glass, sterling silver, semi-precious stones and natural materials.

Jenny Murphy


A non-profit social enterprise that sells home goods made from repurposed materials and offers educational programming in creative reuse to diverse populations.