Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

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WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM

11.06 Supporting veterans * The Community Council of St. Charles County will host a luncheon program on Supporting Veterans in Our Community at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Community Commons at the Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library, 427 Spencer Road in St. Peters. A panel of speakers will discuss a new grant that provides supportive services for veterans in the area, as well as the specialized services for veterans through individual programs. The cost is $15 for Community Council members and $20 for nonmembers. A buffet lunch is included with the program. To register, visit communitycouncilstc.org or call 636-978-2277.

11.06 Veterans' businesses * In honor of Veterans Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration's St. Louis District Office and the Veterans Business Resource Center will host a roundtable for veteran-owned small businesses, bank lenders and contracting officers. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Cornerstone Caf, a veteran-owned business at 1436 Salisbury Street. Participants will discuss the challenges faced in securing financing and access to government and private sector contracts. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Veterans who would like to participate are asked to call Darcella Craven at 314-531-8387 or Angela Wells at 314-539-6613.

11.08 Civil War era stories * Storyteller Bobby Norfolk will use prose, poetry and song to bring the Civil War era to life with his presentation of "In the Shadow of Lincoln" at the Magic House children's museum in Kirkwood. Norfolk's program will be at noon and 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the museum at 516 South Kirkwood Road. Portraying a freed slave, Norfolk will dramatize our nation's struggle for a unified identity. …

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