WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Women, men and children in more than 170 countries will celebrate the World Day of Prayer (WDP) on Friday, March 1. This year, the women of the WDP Committee of Slovenia call everyone to worship, considering the words, “Come — Everything is ready.” In addition to providing the opportunity to learn about Slovenia’s history and rich cultural diversity, WDP will focus on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner, in Luke 14:15-24. This year’s service will be 9 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at the First Presbyterian Church, 160 S. Main St. All are invited to attend. The annual offering supports the work of World Day of Prayer USA and helps families in Slovenia and other countries who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and injustice. For more information, contact Joy French at 573-259-2238 or visit www.wdp-usa.org.
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@example.com.
An American Red Cross blood drive will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the VFW Hall in Ste. Genevieve.
The Ste. Genevieve Hospital Partners will have quilting on the following days in March: Monday, March 4; Tuesday, March 5; and Wednesday, March 6. Quilting takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the lower level of the hospital. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts to be sold in the hospital gift shop. Lunch will be served all three days.
The Ste Genevieve County Beekeepers meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at 295 Brooks Drive in Ste Genevieve. New, experienced or anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend.
Hope Christian Academy is having a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, at Hope Church, 30 Triangle Drive, to raise money to send several students to a regional student convention in Warrensburg, Missouri. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12 and free for those under 5.
The Ste. Genevieve High School FRIENDS organization will be hosting the second annual Ste. Genevieve County Polar Plunge at Lake Forest Estates Marina on Saturday, March 2. The event will begin at noon, with participants taking the “plunge” at 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. The event raises money for local Special Olympic athletes to participate in the state meet at Missouri State University. For information, contact Kyle Schweiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristi Cleghorn at email@example.com.