The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering a free CERT training class for adults 18 years and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays — April 11, April 18, and April 25 — in the lower level of the health department. A free emergency CERT pack will be provided to all participants. Registration is required. Call the health department at 573-883-7411.
The First Presbyterian Church in Ste. Genevieve will have a Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 and a SonRise service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter morning, April 21. The SonRise Service will be conducted by the Youth Group from the church. The church is located at 160 S. Main St. in Ste. Genevieve. All are invited to attend.
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve will be hosting the GFWC Ninth District Convention at Audubon’s Grill & Bar on Saturday, April 13, starting with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. For more information call 314-650-9348.
Members of the French Misplait/Misplay families and the German Schmidt/Schmelzle families are urged to attend the Project Pioneer meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the meeting room of the Ste. Genevieve County Library. The families will be honored at the Jour de Fete on August 10 and August 11. Along with family information, family members also are urged to gather photos of their earliest ancestors to be included in the books. Family information will be accepted at the meeting, and a review of the activities of Project Pioneer will be presented. The committee has secured use of the Ste. Genevieve City Hall meeting room for the Project Pioneer gathering during Jour de Fete. This will be a one-day gathering on Saturday, August 10 only. Meetings will continue on the second Saturday of each month through July with the final meeting set for July 27. Family books will be available Jour de Fete weekend.
For more information on Project Pioneer visit stegenevieveprojectpioneer.org.
A local meeting of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Sirros restaurant. All retired teachers and staff are invited to attend.
The Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club will host a guest speaker and discussion on the proposed merger of the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County governments, which may be on a statewide ballot in the near future. Nancy Rice, Executive Director of Better Together, will make a brief presentation (followed by a question-and-answer session) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Steelworkers Union Hall, 950 S. Gabouri St.All members of the community are invited to learn about how this merger will affect the state of Missouri as well as the St. Louis region.
French Colonial America will host hands-on history programs each Saturday at the Linden House, 116 S. Main St. Various aspects of French Colonial heritage will be covered each season, with farm life now through June 8, the relationship with the mighty Mississippi from June 15 to September 7 and the relationship with Native Americans from September 14 to November 16. The cost is $2 per person and activities will include games, lessons, craft projects and more. For information, contact education program coordinator Sandy Puhse at 573-535-0276.
French Colonial America will host Homeschool Tuesday activities each week at the Linden House, 116 S. Main St. Various aspects of French Colonial heritage will be covered each season, with farm life now through May 28, the relationship with the mighty Mississippi from June 18 to August 20 and the relationship with Native Americans from September 10 to November 12. The cost is $2 per person and activities will include games, lessons, craft projects and more. Sessions will take place in the morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and in the afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, contact education program coordinator Sandy Puhse at 573-535-0276.
CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp 326 will host a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Orris Theatre. Scott House, a Civil War author from Cape Girardeau, will be discussing “Things You Never Knew About the Battle of Pilot Knob.” The Battle of Pilot Knob, also known as the Battle of Fort Davidson, was the opening engagement of Price’s Missouri Raid during the American Civil War. It was the largest engagement in our area of Missouri. The presentation is free and open to the public.
FRENCH/INDIAN WAR DAY
French Colonial America will host French and Indian War Day on Saturday, April 13. The event features 18th century militia and marine re-enactors, a presentation on the importance of the war and its effects on American history, and a strategic French and Indian War board game contest (instructions for which will be provided). The event is free; admission fees apply for guided house tours. Re-enactor demonstrations begin at 10:30 a.m. The summary of the war will be given at 1 p.m. The French and Indian War strategic game contest begins at 1:30 p.m. and is open to ages 14 to 80. It is a two-player or two-team game and prizes will be awarded to the most successful players at 4 p.m. For information, call 573-883-3505.
FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
First Baptist Church of Ste. Genevieve will host a flashlight Easter egg hunt from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The event is open to children 12 and under, and free food will be available.
EASTER EGG HUNT
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.
Tickets are on sale for the annual Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Gala, scheduled for Friday, April 26, at the DuBourg Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and tables of eight can be reserved. Call 573-883-3686 for information.
L’ECOLE DU SOLDAT
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 grounds, Philippe Robert Hamil will present “What’s In My Pockets.”
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.