Felix Valle House State Historic Site and Hawn State Park invite the public to an informational meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Hawn State Park. The public is invited to share comments about the site and park and their operations. Staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. The informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. Hawn State Park is located at 12096 Park Drive in Ste. Genevieve. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 573-883-3603.
HOME ALONE CLASS
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is offering its yearly Home Alone Class on Monday, June 7. This half-day (8 a.m. to noon) class is for children who have completed third through sixth grades. It will cover such topics as safety, first aid and self-care. It is intended to equip youth with skills to create safe environments for themselves at home, especially if they will be staying at home alone for the first time. Joan Flieg, a long-time educator, will facilitate the class and empower youth to make confident choices, handle real life and prevent dangerous situations. A $10 registration fee includes class materials. Registration may be done online at www.stegenevievehospital.org (event registration). Call 573-883-7729 for more information.
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is again offering its yearly Babysitting Class on Monday, June 17. This one-day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) competency-based program is for youths who have completed at least the sixth grade. It will cover such topics as infant care, first aid and handling emergency situations. Joan Flieg, a long-time educator, will facilitate the class and present needed information in a fun and interesting way. A $25 registration fee includes lunch and class materials. Registration may be done online at www.stegenevievehospital.org (event registration). Call 573-883-7729 for more information.
CAR CRUISE NIGHTS
The Ste. Gen. Gearheadz car club is organizing cruise nights in historic downtown Ste. Genevieve from the third Saturday in May through the third Saturday in October. Cruises will be from 5 to 9 p.m., and all cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Event includes 50/50 drawing, entertainment and music. For more information, contact Brian at 573-883-6411. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, June 15.
FOURTH FRIDAY ART WALK
The Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24, with galleries and art spaces throughout downtown Ste. Genevieve open to the public.
The Ste. Genevieve Theatre Guild will present two performances of Waiting For Godot, a play by Samuel Beckett. Performances will be 7 p.m. both Friday, June 7, and Sunday, June 9, at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. Tickets are $5 and and are available at the door or in advance at the Welcome Center, 573-883-7097.
DOWN SYNDROME EVENT
Spring for Down Syndrome will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it takes place on Saturday, June 8, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ste. Genevieve. Event includes a UTV ride, raffle, oral auction, chicken dinner, children’s games and rides, event t-shirts, and more. An antique tractor show will begin at 10 a.m. The bike rides — 2 miles, 10 miles, 25 miles and 50-plus miles — will start at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Sting Ray will provide musical entertainment. The UTV ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. (For UTV ride information, call Leroy and Shari at 573-883-2533 or text 573-312-2745.) The event benefits the Down Syndrome Foundation and the Challenger Sports Program. For event information, contact Chip Marzuco at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marzuco Electric at 573-883-5347.
FRENCH HERITAGE FEST
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.
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery will host its annual balloon glow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, and Friday, September 13. Festivities will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights, about an hour before and after sunset, weather permitting. There is no cost, children and pets are welcome. Balloons inflate and “glow” pre- and post-sunset. Food and refreshments will be available. Balloons will remain tethered to the ground, and guests can take photographs and have their photograph taken in front of balloons. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 573-747-1000. A food tent outside will serve hamburgers, hotdogs, muffuletta sandwiches, jambalaya, cookies and chips. Chilled beverages — soda, water and limited wine and beer — also will be served outside. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. The food tent will close at 8 p.m. For questions, call 573-747-1000.
STAR-GAZING AT HAWN
Friends of Ste. Genevieve County Library and the St. Louis Astronomical Society are sponsoring a star-gazing Event at Hawn State Park from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. The event starts at 9 p.m., but guests are encouraged to arrive between 8 and 9 p.m. with chairs, drinks, and snacks if they would like. For more information, contact library director Shawn Long at email@example.com or 573-883-3358.
The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Partners will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the following dates: Monday, June 3; Tuesday, June 4; and Wednesday, June 5. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts to be sold in the hospital gift shop. Quilting takes place in the education room on the lower level of the hospital and lunch will be served all three days. More quilters are needed, as the baby quilts are being sold rapidly and the organization needs to build up its inventory.