This Week in Ferguson (Jan. 3-Jan. 8, 2022)

The last days of the year brought foggy mornings and the anticipation of a winter storm coming on New Year's Day, 2022. Photo by Tim Larson.

This Week in Ferguson, events are increasingly becoming virtual only, or cut back as COVID infections increase. Please visit the city’s website if you need information on vaccination or further information. You can also schedule tests online at this county website. Take care and be safe!

Don’t miss Ferguson’s Year in Review featuring the photographs of Tim Larson. Just click the link to head over and enjoy Ferguson 2021 in photos.

Still have a Christmas Tree in need of recycling? St. Louis County Parks and Missouri Department of Recycling offers a recycling program through January 16th. Donated trees for use in Spanish Lake to create habitats for fish. There are four drop off locations, including Spanish Lake and Creve Coeur Parks. See this link for more information.

The Ferguson Municipal Library has new COVID-19 protocols beginning this week. Visits inside the library are limited to 15 minutes. Masks are required for anyone age 5 and up. Curbside service is still available! Be sure to pick up a reading log if you have not yet for the Winter Reading Challenge. Logs need to be returned by January 29th to get a reward and a chance to win a $75 gift certificate. See here for more information.

The Ferguson Public Library has a new craft kit ready for pick-up on a first-come, first-served basis. This week’s craft is “Squash Album.” Craft a portable memory album that “squashes” down with this week’s craft kit. Get one while they last!

Tuesday, January 4

The Ferguson Neighborhood Improvement Program (FNIP) Board has a meeting at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm which is accessible on Zoom at this link. You can also join by calling in at 312-626-6799.

And the Forestwood Neighborhood Association meets from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, accessible on Zoom using this link. Meeting ID is 980 4916 4862 and passcode is 485154. You can also join by calling in at 312-626-6799.

Wednesday January 5

Input Meeting for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund use takes place on Zoom from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at this Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 872 6155 4003 and

Passcode: 397794. You can also call in at 312-626-6799. Attendees can expect to break into small groups over Zoom after a brief presentation and will return to the larger group to discuss ideas.

Thursday, January 6

The West Ferguson Neighbors has a meeting at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm which is accessible on Zoom at this link. Meeting ID: 842 9620 3380 Passcode: 489282. You can also join by calling in at 312-626-6799.

Saturday, January 8

Walk Ferguson returns from the holidays with another Saturday morning at 9:00. Check their Facebook page for the route and meeting location (as well as any changes due to weather conditions).

PROUD (People Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity) meets from 10:00 am to 12:00 on Zoom at this link. Meeting ID: 859 1368 3493 Passcode: PROUD.