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Community Calendar (March 20 Edition)



Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Market Street in Ste. Genevieve will host a special prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, focusing on addiction. While not everyone has struggled with addiction, most if not all of us know at least one family member or friend who does, and all of us have been affected by our sins and this fallen world.

Special Events


French Colonial America is offering a special program called “Strong Women & Compassionate Hearts” this month. The program is in partnership with the St. Louis Gateway Arch Museum. It will be presented from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Linden House on South Main Street. (The Hands-On History House at the Linden House will officially open on Saturday, March 23.) The program is a special Women’s History Month family-friendly learning opportunity with demonstrations and hands-on activities to illustrate the economic and social roles filled by women and girls in this region during the colonial era using Ste. Genevieve as an example. There is no admission charge.


The Ste. Genevieve Lions Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Pere Marquette City Park. Two age group hunts with plenty of eggs, candy and prizes for all participating children.


The Milice de Sainte Famille of Illinois presents L’Ecole du Soldat (School for Soldiers) on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, in Ste. Genevieve. Presentations focus on events immediately following the French and Indian War and also will provide information to help historical re-enactors improve their personas. Presentations at the Welcome Center on Saturday include author Tim Todish on “Pontiac’s Rebellion,” historian Mike Dickey on “The Osage Nation and St. Louis,” fiber artist Deb Cambron on “The Latrine Hat.” Sunday at the campsite on the Jour de Fete grouds, Philippe Robert Hamil will present “What’s In My Pockets.”


The fourth annual Taste of Ste. Genevieve event will be bigger and better in 2019 with a move to the Progress Sports Complex at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. The event is 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and includes a signature wine glass. For information, contact Holli Ledbetter, Friends Foundation director, at 573-883-7725.


Ste. Genevieve’s annual Garden Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. Tickets are $7 for individuals, $6 per person for groups of five or more, and free for children 12 and under. The event allows ticketholders to tour private and public gardens throughout the city. The weekend’s activities also include the Ste. Genevieve Farmers Market from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday and the Master Gardeners plant sale from 9 a.m. Saturday through 4 p.m. Sunday. The Garden Walk is sponsored by Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners and the University of Missouri Extension. For information, call the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center at 573-883-7097.


The Ste. Gen. Gearheadz car club is organizing cruise nights in historic downtown Ste. Genevieve from the third Saturday in May through the third Satuday in October. Cruises will be from 5 to 9 p.m., and all cars, truck and bikes are welcome. Event includes 50/50 drawing, entertainment and music. For more information, contact Brian at 573-883-6411.


The 22nd annual French Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, in downtown Ste. Genevieve. The event includes a bird walk on the levee at 7 a.m. and the grand promenade at 11 a.m. It also  includes free concerts, vendors, face-painting, children’s activities, and more. Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Esprit Creole will perform at 7 p.m.



The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Partners will sponsor quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days: Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9. Quilting takes place in the education room on 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 both 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.



Audubon’s Grill & Bar in downtown Ste. Genevieve will host a fundraising event from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in which those who dine can support Options for Women, a Christian organization that helps those facing unplanned pregnancies choose life. It also supports families in need. Ten percent of the night’s proceeds will go toward Options for Women.

Library Events


The Ste. Genevieve County Library, located inside the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, will host: a video game night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29. The library will be closed from Friday, March 15, to Thursday, March 28, for flooring installation.

Community Center


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.


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.


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 For information, call 573-883-5244 or email

Fish Fry


The Valle Student Council fish fry will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Valle Catholic Schools cafeteria.

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