Jews and Muslims in St. Louis are hoping to bring a little extra Christmas cheer to their Christian counterparts this year.
For the fourth year, the groups will be hosting a Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service. The event has grown since it was implemented in 2010; more than 700 people are expected to show up to help.
Gail Wechsler, one of the Jewish co-chairs for the event, said that the day is all about helping St. Louisan who are in need of assistance.
After creating a list of 100 essential songs about St. Louis, Riverfront Times senior music writers Christian Schaeffer and Roy Kasten are working their way through the top 12 holiday songs by St. Louisians.
Continuing a sixty-two year tradition, the Bach Society of Saint Louis will perform its annual Christmas Candlelight Concert Tuesday, December 17, at Powell Hall. The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by the UMSL University Singers in a program opening with the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" from Bach's Mass in B Minor and featuring John Rutter’s “Gloria.”
As always, a highlight of the concert will be a candlelight processional.
We have more details on the storm and tips for your holiday drive. We'll also keep you updated on any major changes in the weather here as it develops, but for real-time weather information, see the Missouri Department of Transportation's real-time traveler information map.