Community Calendar (Jan. 23 Edition)
FENCE LAWS PROGRAM
A presentation to discuss Missouri’s complicated fence law will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4, in meeting room 2 at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center’s main building at 21390 Highway 32. A $15 charge covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Landowners need to be aware of what the law is in their county and this meeting will help them better understand their rights and responsibilities. Joe Koenen, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will be presenting the program via Zoom so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter. It allows the presenter to talk to several folks in a wide area without traveling to each location. To register, contact the Ste. Genevieve County Extension Office at 573-883-3548.
The Ste. Genevieve Hospital Partners will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each of the following days: Monday, February 4; Tuesday, February 5; and Wednesday, February 6. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts to be sold in the hospital gift shop. Quilting is held on the lower level of the hospital in the education room. Lunch will be served all three days.
JOUR DE FETE
The Jour de Fete Committee has changed its meeting time to the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Cafe Genevieve. The committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, February 5.
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 crownvalleywinery.com.
The Kaskaskia River Project 2019 Eagle Fest will be take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam, 4800 Lock and Dam Road in Modoc, Illinois. Birds from the World Bird Sanctuary will be on hand for presentation at at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A wildlife senses presentation will be given by the Natural History Education Co. of the MidSouth at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. New this year, the music group Acoustic Feedback will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the lock and dam will be available, and short interpretive walks will be given downstream from the lock and dam. Viewing of a nearby eagle-nest with a mated pair of eagles will be available throughout the day. Food will be available from local vendors. The event is free to all. Leash-trained dogs are welcome for the hike. For more information and directions contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at 618-284-7160 or e-mail us at KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil.
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 Facebook.com/downtownstegen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.visitstegen.com.
FOLK ROCK CONCERT
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.
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 redcrossblood.org.
NUTRITION, FINANCE, ETC.
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
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 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29.
HARRY POTTER NIGHT
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BABY/KIDS GARAGE SALE
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.
Rob Sulkowski, Missouri Department of Conservation agent for Ste. Genevieve County, will bring various species of snakes and let kids feel the snakes’ scales. He will talk about the difference between snakes, including venomous and non-venomous. The free event will be 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, and is open to ages 12 and under.
SPRING GARAGE SALE
The annual spring garage sale at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the Progress Sports Complex gymnasium. Free for shoppers. Sellers can get 24 feet of table space for $24. Call 573-883-5244 for details.