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Community Calendar (Jan. 16 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.

Special Events


Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling will be hosting the seventh annual Frosty Brewfest & Spirits on Satuday, January 26, at Crown Valley Winery. More than 35 regional breweries and distilleries will join together to offer samples of their beers and spirits with more than 125 craft brews and spirits served. Live music will be provided by The RetroNerds. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on the outdoor patio with a fire pit and heaters.  Hermann Wurst Haus will be the caterer. General admission is $35 and includes a souvenir glass. VIP admission is $70 and includes a souvenir glass, lunch voucher, t-shirt, and a souvenir growler filled with Crown’s limited edition Brewfest beer Charle Crown. Tickets are available at  


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.



Our Lady Help of Christians on Highway 32 in Weingarten, is hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken and homemade dumpling dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 20. Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children and also include dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert. Also, 50/50 drawing. Carryouts available. For information, call Pat at 573-883-6539.

Adult Classes


Options for Women, 615 Kiefer St. in Ste. Genevieve, is offering a number of classes that began last week. Topics are: infant care; discipline for ages 2 to 12; boundaries (learn to say); family nutrition; personal finance; and love, sex and lasting relationships. For infomartion, call 573-883-2088

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



To join in solidarity with the Valle Catholic juniors and seniors and thousands gathering in Washington D.C., for the March for Life, students and staff from the school will participate in a Ste. Genevieve March for Life on Friday, January 18. The Ste. Genevieve silent witness will begin with an opening prayer at the Valle Gym at 2 p.m. Participants will then proceed from the Valle Desert around the town square. The event will culminate with a candlelight prayer service at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. The prayer service, What Might Have Been, begins with the story of creation and consists of prayers for all those touched by abortion. Valle Catholic invites the public and parishioners to join the march and prayer service.

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.

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