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Community Calendar (Jan. 9 Edition)



Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital and the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department are sponsoring Hidden in Plain View, an initiative to help parents spot signs of risky behavior in their children. The program is for adults only and will take place on Tuesday, January 22, at the DuBourg Centre, 305 Merchant St. in Ste. Genevieve. The exhibit — an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom containing more than 70 items that could signal that a young person is involved in risky activities — will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. A presentation at 6:30 p.m. will include information on how to spot warning signs and tips for talking with kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.



A local Missouri Retired Teachers Association meeting will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, at Sirros Restaurant. All retired teachers and staff are invited.

Special Events


The Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization’s annual Chocolate Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, with participating merchants and organizations offering treats for those who participate. The starting point will be the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. Tickets are $15, and only 300 will be available. For more information, visit


The annual Ste. Genevieve King’s Ball will be 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, at the VFW Hall on Memorial Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. French Colonial dress encouraged but not required. Dance lessons will be provided by the caller throughout the night. For more information, call 573-883-2099, email to or go to


rickoLus, Florida-based folk rock musician Richard Colorado, will be making a special stop in Ste. Genevieve at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the Orris Theatre. Tickets are $5 per person at the front door.

Blood Drives


The American Red Cross is encouraging people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood in January during National Blood Donor Month. Local blood drives will be from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, at Bloomsdale Elementary School, 6279 Highway 61; and at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, 800 Ste. Genevieve Drive. Call 1-800-733-3767 to schedule an appointment or visit



Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 200 Market St. in Ste. Genevieve, will offer a five-week adult instruction class on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. from January 10 to February 7. Whether you want to review what you have learned or are new to the Christian faith, this class is for you. Those who do not have a church home and are interested in learning more about the Lutheran faith and membership at Holy Cross can contact Craig Reiter, pastor, at 414-916-0546.

Library Events


The Ste. Genevieve County Library will host a teen and adult bingo night where the letters and numbers have been replaced by artists and songs. The event is Tuesday, January 29, with a time to be determined.


The magic of Harry Potter and Hogwarts will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, February 8. Costumes welcome.



A trivia night for the Ste. Genevieve High School speech and debate team will take place on Saturday, February 2, starting at 6 p.m. with an all-inclusive chili dinner. Teams of eight may enter with a $120 fee per table. The theme is “Glow for the Gold.” Prizes for the most creative and best-decorated tables. Top prize for the winning team is $200. For information, email or

Community Center


The baby and kids garage sale offers a chance to buy or sell car seats, booster chairs, clothes, toys, etc. No commercial vendors. Free for shoppers. The event is 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, at the Progress Sports Complex gymnasium. Tables are $24 for 24 feet of space. Call 573-883-5244 for information.

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