This Week in Ferguson, January 17-23

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Bridge with snow and footprints.
The bridge between Forestwood and Lang-Royce parks shows a path of snowy footprints after the snowfall on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Photo by Tim Larson

“Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.” ~ Betty White

This Week in Ferguson starts with the ache of loss for many in our community. You can always take the time to honor another by making it a passion to make a difference in our city. Small things like checking on neighbors and asking if they need help with checking batteries in smoke detectors or installing new ones (and spread awareness that the Ferguson Fire Department can be called to come out and help install smoke detectors in your home at the request of any resident. Just call them at 314-522-1122.) You can also help those who need a vaccination, booster, or Covid test by offering a ride and moral support. Or you can help create policies for a safer Ferguson by offering comments and information to the Ferguson Traffic Commission (see Tuesday’s listing for the next meeting.) As we honor Martin Luther King today, consider the many ways to share your passion for Ferguson and its residents, informally or formally. Be sure to leave your own footprints around town for others to build on.

And now for This Week’s events:

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 “Paper Bobbleheads.” Make a cute and fun bobblehead out of paper with this week’s craft kit! Pick up a kit to make your own beaded snowflake pin while supplies last all this week at the library. Get one while they last!

The Winter Reading Challenge is still on at the Library, pick up a reading log if you need one. 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.

Tuesday, January 18

The Library hosts Jazz in the Civil Rights Movement online at 6:00 pm. Galen from Flute Juice Productions will highlight various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz, and their struggles. This lecture will be infused with music demonstrations. Registration is required by signing up at bit.ly/fmpljazz

The Ferguson Traffic Commission has a meeting at 7:00 pm. The meeting agenda includes public comments, discussion on traffic calming, and plans for a Community Town Hall in February focused on traffic issues. You can join the Zoom meeting with this link (Meeting ID: 898 1701 8848 Passcode: 956795) or by Phone: 312-626-6799. The Traffic Commission has also set up a shared Google Drive where you can find information about traffic studies and data concerning Ferguson.

Friday, January 21

Ferguson Parks & Recreation offers a “Soar with the Eagles” trip to the Audubon Center and a lunch at Pere Marquette Lodge. The trip is limited to 20 people and registration and payment for $43 in advance. Registration is available here.

Saturday, January 22

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