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At Royal Banks of Missouri, we like to stay involved in our communities. It is very important to our staff to get out and give a helping hand. There are many different organizations, programs, charities, and clients that are near and dear to our hearts.

St. Louis University Basketball Kids Camp

St. Louis University is holding a Basketball Kids Camp  June 5- 8 and June 12 – 15.

Click Here for Camp Details and Registration

Royal Banks of Missouri Client Spotlight

Royal Banks of Missouri supports businesses of all sizes. We are proud to feature local businesses in our community and their stories in our Client Spotlight.

This month’s featured client is Restoration St. Louis.

Amrit and Amy Gill are investing in the future and supporting the present through various real estate development programs and partnerships with both city-based and minority-owned businesses. Once neglected husks of great monuments from a by gone era live again with exciting new uses ranging from loft apartments and restaurants to movie theaters and bowling alleys. Where some see old neglected buildings and wrecking ball fodder, they see new hope. They continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the revitalization of architecturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and thriving communities.

They are revitalizing neighborhoods through urban husbandry by building a community, block by block. “Here comes the neighborhood…”

To learn more about Restoration St. Louis, call (314) 446-4578 or check out their website at http://www.restorationstl.com.

Steve Baden Inducted into 2017 Billiken Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our CEO, Steve Baden, who was inducted into the 2017 Billiken Hall of Fame as a Billiken Great Pioneer and received the Distinguished Alumni Award! The Saint Louis University Department of Athletics announced 11 individuals and two teams that comprised the 2017 Hall of Fame Class. Congratulations Steve!

See the full article on the the Saint Louis University website at http://www.slubillikens.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211403211&DB_OEM_ID=27200.

Real Men Wear Pink of St. Louis

Real Men Wear Pink is a distinguished group of community leaders raising awareness and funds for this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Among these leaders are our very own Mitchell Baden, Patrick Higgins, Joseph Mazzuca, and Steve Silver. Together, they are all making a difference in the fight against breast cancer! The American Cancer Society is determined to save lives from breast cancer by promoting early detection and prevention, funding groundbreaking research, and giving patients support wherever and whenever they need it. Because of the passion of supporters like you, Real Men Wear Pink of St. Louis candidates are helping create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Donate to this great cause today!

Donate and help us raise awareness. Visit the American Cancer Society website at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=78088&pg=entry.

Local Events in Our Communities:

University City

Health Screening

The University City Public Library will have their next free Health Screening on Saturday, April 15th. Registration is from 9 – 10:30 AM. Volunteer doctors and nurses from Health Protection and Education Services will be in the Library conducting free health screenings. Screenings check heart, liver, kidney, cholesterol, skin, teeth, and more. No advanced registration is required, but spots fill up quickly, so attendees may want to arrive promptly at 9 AM.

For further details, call the University City Public Library at (314) 727-3150 or visit their website at http://ucitylibrary.org/.

Senior Resources Information

ElderLink St. Louis staff will be at the University City Public Library on 3rd Fridays of the month from 12 – 2 PM in the Library lobby. Whether it’s a simple question of how to replace a lost Medicare card, or a more complex issue, such as assessing the level of care an older adult might need, ElderLink St. Louis is there to help. Stop by for the next event on Friday, April 21st to speak with ElderLink staff and get connected with advice and resources you need for you or your aging loved ones.

For more information, call the University City Public Library at (314) 727-3150 or visit their website at http://ucitylibrary.org/.


Family Bingo Night

Get ready for a mixed up night of fun! Play bingo with the whole family while enjoying snacks and extra fun surprises throughout the night at the Kirkwood Community Center on Friday, March 31st from 7 – 8:30 PM. Cost is $3 per person for residents and non-residents. Kids ages 3 and under are free. Please pre-register by 3/30. Call (314) 822-5855.

For further details, visit the City of Kirkwood website at http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/content/City-Departments/1851/special-events.aspx.

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market will open for its 41st season Saturday, April 1st. There market is located in the heart of downtown Kirkwood just east of the historic Kirkwood Train Station at 150 East Argonne Drive. Shop produce, poultry, meat, eggs, cheese, prepared foods, baked goods, soaps, and other local producers. Browse cut flowers and bedding plants. Food trucks will be on hand as well. Shop local!

For more information, visit the Downtown Kirkwood website at http://www.downtownkirkwood.com/events/kirkwood-farmers-market-opening/.

Teen Egg Hunt

You’re never too old to go on an egg hunt! Join the Kirkwood Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1st from 7:30 – 9 PM. There will be pizza and then an egg search all over Kirkwood Park. This is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring a flashlight. Cost for residents is $7 and non-residents is $9. All participants must pre-register by 3/30. Please call (314) 822-5855.

For further details, visit the City of Kirkwood website at http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/content/City-Departments/1851/special-events.aspx.


Funds Available for Home Repairs

Glendale homeowners who meet low to moderate income requirements are eligible to receive financial and technical assistance to make a variety of home repairs. A participant can receive 100% of the cost of correcting authorized repairs, based on a maximum benefit limit of $5,000 per household. St. Louis County’s Office of Community Development handles the application process for the Home Improvement Program, which is funded by the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. A limited amount of funding is set aside specifically for Glendale residents to be used within the next year. To learn more about the program or to apply for assistance, contact St. Louis County’s Office of Community Development at (314) 615-4025 or get more information from Glendale City Hall. Fill out your application today!

For more information, visit the City of Glendale website at http://www.glendalemo.org/.

Fire Detectors from Glendale Fire Department

The Glendale Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the residents of Glendale and Warson Woods of the importance of working smoke detectors. The Fire Department has partnered with the Red Cross to provide smoke detectors and batteries to those in need. At request, the Fire Department will come out to your residence and check your detectors, as well as install or replace batteries in detectors to ensure they are in good working order. For assistance, please contact the Glendale Fire Department at (314) 965-7097.

For further details, visit the City of Glendale website at http://www.glendalemo.org.

Earth City

Bunny Hop

The Easter Bunny will be returning to Westport Plaza this year on Saturday, April 15th at 2 PM. Kids ages 10 and under are welcome to join in the annual Bunny Hop Parade. The Easter Bunny will lead the parade through Westport Plaza to find lots of treasures. This event is free and sponsored by the Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Department and Westport Plaza.

For further details, visit the City of Maryland Heights website at http://www.marylandheights.com/home.

Service Day

The City is hosting a Service Day on Saturday, April 29th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM to assist elderly and disabled residents with leaf clean up and other related yard work. Tasks for the event will primarily be raking and bagging leaves, although some weeding and minor shrub trimming could be needed. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a rake and work gloves. No special skills are necessary and all willing volunteer are encouraged to sign up! Sign up today to volunteer or receive assistance!

For more information, visit the City of Maryland Heights website at http://www.marylandheights.com/home.

St. Louis Hills

Books for Charity

Schnucks on the Hill is supporting Lindenwood Area Senior Ministry’s upcoming Spring Fling via their Books for Charity program. In this program Schnucks sells used books, available at the end of their self check-out lanes, and donates the proceeds to local organizations. LASM is the charity of the month, now through March 31st! What can you do to help? Drop off book donations at the Customer Service counter of the Schnucks on the Hill location (5055 Arsenal). Adult and children books are accepted. Find some good reads and purchase books when you are there to shop. Save the date to attend the Spring Fling on April 29th!

For further details, visit the Lindenwood Park website at http://www.lindenwoodpark.org/wp/books-for-charity/.


Mark your calendars for Tweetup Tuesday! The next event takes place on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Biggie’s (332 Watson). If you’ve never been to a Tweetup before, this is a great time to start! Tweetups are just another name for a happy hour. They are purely social and you’re welcome to stay as long as you like. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people from the neighborhood, chat with Lindenwood Park’s Alderman, Joe Vaccaro, and new NIS, Christy Boyd. Each month, a new location is chosen to enjoy food and drinks from a great local restaurant. Enjoy a fun night out with your neighbors!

For more information, visit the St. Louis Hills website at http://www.lindenwoodpark.org/.

Saint Charles

Moolah Shrine Parade

Go watch the famous little cars of all colors in the Moolah Shrine Parade on Saturday, March 25th at 12:00 PM on Riverside Drive. Admission is free. Moolah’s famous little yellow fleet will be there. Listen to bands of all types and interact with clowns of all shapes and sizes. Be amazed at the numerous colorful floats. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your family and friends as they kick start the magic of the Shrine Circus. Admission is free. So bring the kids, the neighbors, and whole family to make this a great family outing!

For further details, visit the Historic St. Charles website at http://www.historicstcharles.com/includes/events/Moolah-Shrine-Parade/1021/.

Creve Coeur

Creve Coeur Farmers Market

The Creve Coeur Farmers Market will once again continue extended operations during the off-season months. The market takes place from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Westgate Shopping Center (12320 Olive Blvd.) on the first Saturday of each month through April. A variety of local vendors will be selling winter produce, free range eggs, meat, local honey, handcrafted jams, pickles, butter, and much more! The next event takes place on Saturday, April 1st.

For more information, call (314) 872-2517 or visit the Creve Coeur website at http://www.creve-coeur.org/index.aspx?nid=750.

Masters Mayhem

Sign up for the Masters Mayhem Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 8th at the Creve Coeur Golf Course! Participants play the nine-hole course in a two-person scramble followed by lunch and awards. Afterward, join to watch the Masters play on the big screen. Tournament fee includes play package and polo. Registration opens at 11 AM and shotgun begins at noon. Price is $55 per player of $110 per team. To register, call the Golf Pro Shop at (314) 432-1806.

For further details, visit the Creve Coeur website at http://www.creve-coeur.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=784.

Annual Arbor Day Celebration and Art Contest

The City of Creve Coeur will once again host the Annual Arbor Day Celebration and Art Contest on Sunday, April 30th from 1 – 3 PM at Tappmeyer House in Millennium Park (2 Barnes West Drive). This free family-friendly event also includes face painting, a craft activity, a plant swap, educational displays, and more! Entries for the all-ages art contest themed “Wonders of Nature” are due March 31st.

For more information, call (314) 872-2516 or visit the Creve Coeur website at http://creve-coeur.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=779.


Help Ronald McDonald House Charities

There are plenty of ways you can help the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis this winter season! Let family, friends, coworkers, and clients know you’re thinking of them by making a donation to RMHC St. Louis in their name or sponsor a family staying at RMHC. Donations of all sizes can help someone in need. Donate today!

For further details, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities St. Louis website at http://rmhcstl.com/holidays2015.

Delmar/University City South

Firehouse Movie Night

Bring your family to enjoy the showing of Pets at the Clayton Fire Department (10 N. Bemiston) on Saturday, March 25th. The movie is free and begins at 6 PM, but you are welcome to arrive as early as 5:30 PM to see the fire rucks and meet the firefighters. Soft drinks and popcorn will be available for sale until supplies run out. You are also welcome to bring non-alcoholic refreshments with you. Please be sure to bring a blanket as the floor of the firehouse is concrete. Limited space is available for lawn chairs. Pre-registration required by visiting or calling The Center of Clayton at (314) 290-8500.

For more information, visit the City of Clayton, Missouri website at http://www.claytonmo.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/261/6.

St. Louis Cardinals Home Opener Lunch

Join the City of Clayton staff to celebrate the beginning of baseball season in St. Louis by enjoying a free lunch and fun activities on Friday, March 31st, before Opening Day, from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at City Hall. In addition to free lunch, the event will also feature music by  DJ Micro, a special appearance by Danny Cox and Fredbird, a baseball themed photo booth and hundreds of giveaways! Be sure to wear your favorite Cardinals gear!

For further details, visit the City of Clayton, Missouri website at http://www.claytonmo.gov/home.