Suggestions

Suggestions for Uses from Members & Residents
for The Twillman House – A Community Center for Spanish Lake


  • Coffee Shop and Gathering Place (computers/games)
  • Antique Shop
  • Receptions – Rental Income
  • SLCA meetings – Board, Committees, Members
  • Meeting space for other community groups: e.g., Spanish Lake Business Association
  • After-school tutoring – Team with OASIS and Twillman School
  • SL County Library “Branch” – computer connection to County Library on-line catalogue; drop off/pick up library books?
  • Annual Plant Sale
  • Period garden – Victorian? German Farm?
  • Art classes for kids –connect with COCA/Craft Alliance
  • Parenting Classes – connect with Hazelwood School District’s Parents as Teachers program
  • Community Service Projects involving Hazelwood and Trinity high school students
  • Neighborhood Watch meetings
  • Subdivision meetings
  • Fund-raising events
  • Bridge Club
  • Girl Scout/Boy Scout Meetings
  • Gardening Classes for Homeowners
  • Classes for New Homeowners – run by County/others
  • Flu shots for Residents – Other health “services”/classes – connect with Christian Hospital/St. Louis County Health Department
  • Information for families on Recreational opportunities in the area
  • Extension classes – Connect with Florissant Valley Community College
  • Older Adult Services from St. Louis County - connect with
  • Neighborhood Police Substation
  • History Room
  • Museum
  • Consignment Shop
  • Provide Bus Service to North County Recreation Center
  • Corner with Books for Children (Perhaps a bathtub to “read in.” Soft rugs to lay on, etc.)
  • Table for playing cards, games, etc. for all ages.
  • Classes for basic computer, quilting, playing marbles
  • Croquet on the lawn, etc.
  • Health Screenings. Health information and speakers
  • Speakers/Classes for teens
  • Perhaps a small food Kiosk – coffee, soda, sandwiches, cookies, salads for lunch–similar to the new Northwest HealthCare on Graham Road
  • Create a Conference room with a large table that can be rented out to local businesses when they need a place to meet. Especially good for those working out of their home and really small businesses.
  • Trips for Seniors
  • Any kind of seniors' activities and luncheons or dinners
  • Limited Capacity Computer/Reading Room
  • Coffee Shop
  • Screened Porch/Social Area
  • Beautiful Back/Front Yard Area
  • Private Parties, anniversary celebrations, baby showers
  • Museum, with history of Spanish Lake going back to 1767; such notables as Ceran St. Vrain whose family settled in the area and made fur trading popular on the Santa Fe Trail
  • Meeting room, also for parties, perhaps with minimal fee to suport the house
  • Gardens out front, possible a place for a wedding. Use of house for receptions. Fees for such events to support house.
  • Senior Center, Teen Center
  • Meeting place for Spanish Lake Board
  • Meeting Place for small groups
  • Small family reunions
  • Seniors' Card Club and luncheon
  • Baby and Wedding showers
  • Youth Nights w/PingPong or Air Hockey
  • Neighborhood meetings
  • Information about Spanish Lake for new residents
  • Recreation Program for all age groups
  • Center for Volunteer Efforts to support residents and the community
  • Affairs that would interest teenagers and families
  • Senior activities and gathering place
  • Young people (teen) activities
  • Reception area for large family gatherings; weddings, anniversaries. Etc.
  • Explore possibility of County Police renting space for their Spanish Lake headquarters.
  • If kitchen space and equipment left intact, explore possibiies of renting out to catering service or have fish fry’s, BBQ’s, Sausage dinners, etc.
  • Election Board may be interested, as use for a polling place
  • Gathering location for opponents running for local elections to have informative debates.
  • Association members have ability to rent space for private events at discounted rates.
  • Game room and/or activity room for kids.
  • Weight room & exercise facility for adults
  • Is there enough room for an indoor basketball court? (Unfortunately, no)
  • Basketball Court – on parking lot
  • Archives/ Historical Library/Resource Library
  • Boys to Mens Circle
  • Girls Club
  • Homework Help Sessions
  • Practical Parent Partnering
  • Bingo for adults or seniors (no kids).
  • Fish fries if possible.
  • Continued plant sales.
  • Yard sales – people could rent booth space.
  • Community coffee/gathering (1-2 hours a week); place for community members to offer lessons of various sorts (yoga, meditation, musical instruments, gardening,…); place to offer programs for children & youth (games, homework help, community projects, teach & learn activities,…).
  • Used Book Store with coffee served. Sell produce from Stand by Garden.
  • Eventually I would like to see the “Helping Hand Food Pantry” (now at St. Peter’s Lutheran on Trampe) – move to Twillman House Community Center

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