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The City’s fourth, and last, summer concert series is planned for TONIGHT, September 11, 2015, at the Town Center Plaza, 221 Plaza Drive. Fat Pocket will be performing from 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., with some of the most danceable songs ever recorded. Last year’s performance by Fat Pocket ended early due to rain, so everyone is ready for a great night, highlighting all of its great performances. As always, there will be complimentary hot dogs (800 in total), chips, shaved ice, kettle korn, and soda/water. Before the nights get shorter and the temperatures drop, come on by for one more evening out on the town, Town Center that is. For details, please contact Gary at gary@cityofwildwood.com or Andrea at andrea@cityofwildwood.com. Thanks to everyone who attends these events.

Route 66 5K Run and Half-Mile Halloween Costume Fun Run

The City of Wildwood is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Wildwood Family YMCA for its annual Route 66 5K Run and Half-Mile Halloween Costume Fun Run, to be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. at Wildwood Middle School.
Refreshments before and after the race, and a long-sleeved performance T-Shirt (5K only) are provided. The Wildwood Route 66 5K Run/Walk and Half-Mile Halloween Costume Fun Run is a great family event! This event will also benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign, which provides direct financial assistance to individuals and families in need. Your support has a meaningful, lasting impact right in your own neighborhood.

Online registration is available at the following link:

It’s Almost Here – Wildwood BBQ Bash 2015

With the end of September just two (2) plus weeks away, it will be time for the Wildwood BBQ Bash. This two plus day event is the highlight of barbecue lovers from all over west St. Louis County and the region. This year, a special concert will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 (6:00 p.m.), with the band "The Go Set.” This band is on a national tour and the members are from Australia. It should be a great time for all. Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2015, are the big days of the event, with entertainment, family fun, and BBQ … BBQ… and more … BBQ. Also, on Sunday, September 27th, WIL-FM Radio will have a special guest performer in the afternoon - "Old Dominion," to bring the event to a rousing close. This year’s event will be the largest and preparations are nearing completion to make it great for you. Its time to get the event on your calendar and enjoy barbecue in beautiful Wildwood. To find out more visit:
http://www.cityofwildwood.com/547/2015-BBQ-Bash and check back with the Weekly E-Newsletter next week.

Scavenger Hunt

Early leaf drop?

Many Ash Trees in the City of Wildwood and throughout St. Louis County are experiencing an early leaf drop.
The reason why your ash leaves are falling is ash anthracnose, a fungal disease that afflicts ash and other trees in cool, damp, spring weather. It results in leaf drop and the leaves will typically have brown or black blotches that appear on the leaflets that often become distorted, curling toward the blighted areas.
Fortunately, anthracnose does not cause serious harm to healthy, well established trees. The affected trees continue to leaf out. Leaves that develop later in spring usually are not affected, as weather conditions are less favorable for anthracnose development. There is no need to apply a fungicide to affected trees.

September Program of the Wildwood Historical Society (WHS)

The September program of the Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) will feature a look into the Wildwood area’s past by revisiting the entertaining writing from 130 years ago, in the Watchman County Newspaper. Stories will be featured from each year the Society has availability to it (1881-1899), in addition to an overview of what was happening in the United States during that era. So come out and hear what life was like in the Wildwood Area in the late 1800s.

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) Meeting Hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood, MO 63069
What: Entertaining Stories from the Watchman County Newspaper 

Wildwood Family YMCA News

The Wildwood Family YMCA is now part of the Gateway Region YMCA, including its new “Join One Join All Program.” Additionally, the Gateway Region YMCA will host a free open house at its 25 locations this coming Saturday, September 12, 2015. The public is invited to try the YMCA for free all day, check out the branch amenities, and learn about the many resources the Gateway Region YMCA has to offer its members and the communities it serves. In addition, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities for the whole family, take part in fitness class demonstrations, enjoy free snacks, and win prizes.

September 2015 Early Childhood Recreation Program – Come Ride the Train – SPACE STILL AVAILABLE

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Registration is now open, and space is still available, for the Wildwood Early Childhood Recreation Program – Come Ride the Train, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at the WF&P Railroad, 101 Grand Avenue, in Wildwood, Missouri.  The Wabash, Frisco and Pacific Railroad is a 12 inch gauge, live steam railroad that travels through a beautiful, natural wooded area, with views of the Meramec River along the way. 

Wildwood Early Childhood Recreation Programs are for pre-school age children, 2 through 5 years of age.  There is no cost to participate, but registration is required, and each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.  This event usually fills to capacity.    
Please click here to register.

Please plan to arrive at 9:45 a.m., as the train will leave the station at 10:00 a.m.  ALL ABOARD!  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea at andrea@cityofwildwood.com.  Come on out and ride the train!  
If you register and find you are no longer able to participate, please contact Andrea at andrea@cityofwildwood.com to cancel, so anyone that may be on the waiting list are contacted and given the opportunity to participate. 

2015 Farmers Market in Wildwood Every Saturday – Through September!

The City’s 2015 Farmers Market Season, at the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), is open every Saturday, now through the Fall. The market begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 12:30 p.m. Returning managers of the market, Rene’ and George Sackett, continue to promote a “producers’ only” type of facility, with an emphasis on locally-grown, produced, or made products being offered at it. The intent of this type of market is to create an atmosphere that caters to the desires and needs of its customers here in Wildwood, with the best varieties available, and products you can trust and feel good about eating or using in your home.
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday, now through the Fall, with plenty of convenient parking right next to it. Come on out and meet the market managers and make it a morning in Wildwood. Please feel free to contact the market managers, Rene’ and George Sackett, at marketmaster@wildwoodfarmersmarket.org, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.

11th Tour de Wildwood – With the Fall Colors

Fall colors, good company, challenging courses, food and fun, and you – what could be better. The event is scheduled for October 4, 2015, starting at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street. Last year’s tour had over 230 riders and great weather. There will be plenty of food, water, Gatorade, and other treats for entrants and, as always, in Wildwood, plenty of hills. More information will be forthcoming over the next few weeks, but check back often or go to mobikefed.org/2015TourDeWildwood, to register or for more information. Any other questions, please contact the City of Wildwood – (636) 458-0440.

Public Safety Presentation: “Latest Terrorism Concerns of the Home Front”

Presented by Retired Creve Coeur Fire Protection District Chief Bill Brandes
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Wildwood City Hall

Unfortunately, hardly a day goes by without national attention being given to terrorist attacks world-wide. For that reason, the main focus of the presentation will be what the future holds for our citizens and how to best prepare our family and our community "to weather the storm".
The presentation will provide a brief overview of where we’ve been, where we’re now, and where we may be going in the immediate future with regard to terrorism. In addition, the presentation will discuss bio-terrorism, the “Lone Wolf Terrorist”, and the frightening concerns of an Electro - Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack or even a solar EMP natural event.  Mr. Brandes will address these possibilities with hands-on demonstrations.

Run Circles Around Hunger

Run Circles Around Hunger 5K Run/Walk

Join Circle of Concern for the 2nd Annual Run Circles Around Hunger 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 19, 2015!
Hit the road along Valley Park’s scenic Meramec River Trail. Timed for serious runners by 2Timing Guys or perfect for a casual family stroll, this event is a great morning out for all.

Attendance Prizes * T-Shirts * Music * Food * and Much More!
Visit circleofconcern.org for details and to register.

Bethel United Methodist Church 91st Annual Chicken Dinner

Bethel United Methodist Church will host its 91st Annual Chicken Dinner, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Bethel United Methodist Church (17500 Manchester Road in Wildwood).  Bethel United Methodist Church is located 1.5 miles west of State Route 109, just past Wildwood Middle School.  
The Bethel Crafters will also be showcasing their handmade items, open from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 7:00 p.m.  Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6-10), and free for kids 5 and under.  For more information, please call 636-458-2255 or visit www.bethelunitedmethodist.org.


Residential Subdivision/Trustee Information on City Website

The City of Wildwood maintains a listing of residential subdivision trustees, websites, and other contact information on its website:
Information is provided on a voluntary basis, but the City would like to have information on as many residential subdivisions as it can, and maintain this page with the current items of interest and need.  Therefore, please urge your subdivision trustees to submit information to the City through the form provided on this page.  By doing so, this webpage can become a great resource to residents throughout Wildwood.

American Flag Disposal

The City of Wildwood accepts retired American flags for dignified disposal.  Please bring worn flags to City Hall, 16860 Main Street, and leave them with the receptionist.  All flags collected will be relinquished to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal.  US Flags should never be placed in the trash.                  

A Taste of Fall at Fahr’s

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Fahr Greenhouses, 18944 St. Albans Road, Wildwood, MO 63038

  • Live Music

  • Craft Beer Sampling

  • Missouri Wine Tasting

  • Food

  • Pumpkin Painting

  • Plein Aire Painters

Please RSVP by Monday, September 12, 2015, for this event by calling 636-458-3991.
A Fall Container Workshop will also be offered, showcasing a beautiful selection of Fall flowers and décor.  Pre-register for the workshop by calling 636-458-3991.  The cost is $35.00 and you’ll receive $25.00 in Fahr Bucks.
Visit www.fahrgreenhouse.com
Also, consider making a day of it in Wildwood, by visiting Bethel United Methodist Church for its 91st Annual Chicken Dinner (see above).


The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues at City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  The donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, in the 1st Floor Foyer.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

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