The Arts and Education Council is presenting a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award to Dennis M. "Denny" Reagan, president and CEO of The Muny and a parishioner at St. Catherine Laboure in Sappington. Next year will mark Reagan's 50th year with The Muny and coincide with the outdoor theatre's 100th summer season. Before being named president of The Muny in 1991, he advanced through the ranks of the "oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre in America" beginning as a member of the clean-up team as a teenager. In addition to his work for The Muny, Reagan has been involved with a number of local and national arts, civic and academic institutions. Reagan is a 1970 Bishop DuBourg High School graduate and earned his bachelor's in business administration degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1974. Proceeds from the 2018 St. Louis Arts Awards Jan. 22 at the Chase Park Plaza will benefit the Arts and Education Council's annual campaign which provides financial support, professional development, incubator space and collaborative opportunities for nearly 70 arts and arts education organizations in the bi-state region.
Find a pantry
The St. Louis Area Food Bank has a map and directory of food pantries and soup kitchens in the St. Louis area. Many of the programs are operated by Catholic parishes or organizations. The site also includes healthy recipes, a link to the United Way helpline and more. Visit www.stlfoodbank.org/find-food.
Kevin Roberts, former athletic director at De Smet Jesuit High School, will return to St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon, where he previously served as a guidance counselor and boys basketball coach. He also will return to the coaching position. He takes over as athletic director for Jim Welby, who was named the school's president.
"To Joyfully Serve" service event
The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help are inviting young adults and others to couple of service opportunities. On Friday, July 14, volunteers will help organize and freshen up learning areas of Marian Middle School (just south of Tower Grove Park). The school was founded and sponsored by several congregations of women religious in St. Louis, including the Franciscan Sisters. On Saturday, July 15, in true pilgrimage spirit, volunteers will take a road trip south to Perryville to help an older woman with her yard in the wake a tornado in February. Volunteers may choose to serve either day, or both. Women volunteers traveling from a long distance also may stay overnight with the sisters. In addition to young adults, mature teens and mid-to-older adults also may volunteer. For more information or to register, call Sister Pam at (314)703-4024 or email email@example.com. For information about the Franciscan Sisters, visit www.fsolph.org
The CYC Sports Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive in Shrewsbury. The event will help coaches go beyond the lines and impact the lives of the youth they coach, with sessions diving deeper into how to integrate faith and athletics. Speakers include Thomas Wurtz from Varsity Catholic, former MLB Pitcher Bobby Keppel and Fr. McGivney High School volleyball coach and faith formation coordinator Amanda Pirih. The cost is $10, and registration includes lunch and refreshments. Space is limited. Visit www.cycstl.net/summit to register.