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Community Calendar (June 5 Edition)



Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is offering its yearly Home Alone Class on Friday, 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 (event registration). Call 573-883-7729 for more information.


A free equine therapy seminar will be presented by the Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship Center beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at Cave Vineyards, 21124 Cave Road.The program will include introduction of personnel and explanation of the programs offered at the Hope Center. Horses will be on hand for viewing and petting. Adults and children are welcome.


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 (event registration). Call 573-883-7729 for more information.


The Center for Life of Ste. Genevieve and Perryville will conduct a training from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, for those interested in learning more about serving as a volunteer. The training will take place at 615 Kiefer St. in Ste. Genevieve. To register, contact Shirley Moore at 573-883-2088 or via email at

Community Event


Wolk Insurance and Financial Services and MRV Banks invite all county firefighters, Sheriff’s Office and police employees, emergency medical personnel and hospital staff to be their guest for lunch in appreciation for their service to the community of Ste. Genevieve. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Ste. Genevieve Fire Station, 550 Pine Drive.



Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneer will meet with the Misplait/Misplay (French) and Schmelzle/Schmidt (German) families at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Ste. Genevieve County Library located in the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center on Highway 32. Research is continuing on these families, and family members are reminded that pictures must be submitted by this meeting. The final information on the families must be in by mid-July. Only corrections will be accepted after that. Families should check information already in the books that are available for viewing at the library during regular business hours and at the meetings. Corrections can be submitted also. For more information on Project Pioneer and family books from past years, visit

Bible School


First Baptist Church is hosting Camp 360 from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, through Wednesday, June 12. It is a four-day mini-camp where children will have the opportunity to develop their skills as an athlete or artist, meet new friends and learn important skills and truths that will change their lives. First Baptist Church is committed to providing a safe, Christian atmosphere where children can explore new skills or improve in an existing sport or art. Activities include art, basketball, baseball and cheerleading. Children will also attend upbeat rallies and hear energetic music and Bible stories. For children ages 3 years old to sixth grade. For information, call the church at 573-883-2274.


Grace Baptist Church, 10777 Tri Acre Lane, will have its Vacation Bible School program from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21. Participants will go to Babylon and live Daniel’s captivity. For information, call Debbie at 573-535-4650.

Parish Picnics


St. Anne Parish in French Village will host its annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Kettle beef and fried chicken dinners with liver dumplings will be served. Dinners are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and free for those 6 and under. The event also includes music, games, bingo, a country store, a raffle and hourly drawings.



Audubon’s Grill and Bar on Tuesday, June 18, will be hosting a community dinner to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Ten percent of proceeds from food and drink sales between 4 and 8 p.m. will be donated to the cause. Attendance prize and 50/50 raffle also will be part of the event.

Special Events


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.


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 or call Marzuco Electric at 573-883-5347.


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.

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