Community Calendar (Feb. 13 Edition)

Informational

HOPE BEYOND ADDICTION

The Ste. Genevieve Ministerial Alliance, a group of pastors and members of churches that comes together to share the love of Jesus, bring unity, raise awareness and minister to the needs of those in our community, will present the Celebration of Hope Beyond Addiction event to raise awareness. Addiction has affected everyone in some way. Learn what the body of Christ (the church) can do to help fight addiction among local families and in the community. The event is 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at Hope Church.

Adult Education

WEATHER SPOTTER CLASS

A National Weather Service spotter class will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, 115 Basler Drive. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the science behind tornadoes and other types of severe weather. The class will be an interactive session aimed at teaching participants about weather and how they can help the National Weather Service. Call 573-883-7411 to register.

Organizations

FARMERS MARKET

Ste. Genevieve County Farmers Market will have an open meeting for anyone interested in participating for the 2019 season. This informational meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 25, in the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center meeting room 2.

Blood Drives

VALLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

A blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Valle Catholic School gymnasium. Each presenting donor will receive a free t-shirt. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Carrie Gegg at [email protected] or go online to www.bloodcenterimpact.org. The sponsor code is 10152 for online scheduling.

Special Events

CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION

At the Tuesday, February 12, meeting of the Sons of Union of the Civil War St. James Camp No. 326 in Ste. Genevieve, Gary L. Scheel will give a presentation about his third book, “We Have Seen Hard Times.”  This book is a history of the 47th Missouri Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The 47th Missouri was mustered into service in the Union Army on September 5, 1864, and was discharged on March 30, 1865. Company K was from Ste. Genevieve, Company C was from Perryville, and Company F was made up primarily of men from St. Francois County. The presentation will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at the Orris Theatre, 291 Merchant St. in Ste. Genevieve. Enter through the Sirros Restaurant. Admission is free. Scheel will be selling copies of his book.

Health & Wellness

CAREGIVERS EVENT

A free conference for anyone caring for a loved one is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16 at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, located at 21390 Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve. The event includes a panel discussion, presentations, re-source tables, free refreshments and attendance prizes. Pre-registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To register or for more information, call Paula Fann at Aging Matters, 573-335-3331, extension 125.

Fundraisers

TRIVIA NIGHT/CHILI

The 2019 St. Agnes Trivia Night and Chili Dinner is Saturday, February 23, at the Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall. The chili dinner is open to all from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ($7 for adults, $4 for children over 2) and includes all-you-can-eat chili, toppings, and hot dogs and a dessert. Win prizes during dinner in “The Queen’s Lucky Number” games. Trivia begins at 7:30. Trivia registration includes the chili dinner and one drink.  Visit www.stagneselementary.org to register.

Community Center

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.

SNAKE SCHOOL

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. No commercial vendors.

WORKOUT FOR ST. JUDE

The annual Workout for St. Jude event will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for shopping with various vendors. Cost is $15 per ticket in cash or check made out to St. Jude. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Drinks and snacks provided.

BRIDAL SHOW

The inaugural Bridal Show will be Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m., offering an opportunity for brides to compare services and prices, register for prizes, see unique ideas and experience the latest trends in fashion and weddings. Fashion show at 1 p.m. Tickets will be $4 at the door. For a full list of exhibitors, visit www.sgccc.com/bridal-show. For information, call 573-883-5244 or email [email protected]

Library Events

STAR WARS/COMIC DAY

Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day (May the Fourth) will be observed at the library on Saturday, May 4. Time to be announced. Costumes welcome.

Support Groups

YOUNG MOTHERS

The Young Mothers Support Group will meet 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Ste Genevieve County Health Department. The support group is for mothers who are expecting a child or have children under the age of 5. The group is facilitated by Robin Reynolds. New members are welcome. There is no cost to join or participate. Parenting education, conversations and new friends. Call Robin at 573-756-4314, ext. 73 with any questions.

TOPS LAKE FOREST

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Lake Forest Community Center. For information, call 314-402-9963.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Hope Church, 30 Triangle Drive. Dinner is served from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; large group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; small groups meet from 7:30 to 8 p.m. For information, call 573-883-8984.

HEALING HEARTS

The Healing Hearts monthly grief support group is meeting on the second Monday of every month at Riverview at the Park, beginning at 10 a.m. Gayla Sisk, MSW, LCSW, of Serenity HospiceCare, will lead the meetings. The free grief-support group is open to all in the community. RSVP to 573-431-0162.

PARKINSON’S PALS

Parkinson’s Pals meets at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Education Conference Room at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, 800 Ste. Genevieve Drive. Parkinson’s Pals is a support group for those with the condition, family members and friends, and anyone who would like more information about Parkinson’s Disease. For details, call 573-543-2162.

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