Community Calendar (June 19 Edition)

Informational

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

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 stegencenterforlife@gmail.com.

Community Event

FIRST RESPONDER LUNCH

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.

Organizations

DEMOCRATIC CLUB

The Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club will host a guest speaker and discussion on Missouri healthcare at its next regular meeting. Dennis McDonald, Southeast Missouri regional organizer for Missouri Health Care for All, will make a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Steelworkers Union Hall, 950 S. Gabouri St. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., usually at the Steelworkers Union Hall.  All are welcome at monthly meetings. Questions can be directed to the club officers at stegendemclub@gmail.com.

Bible School

TRINITY BAPTIST

Trinity Baptist Church on Highway  61 in St. Mary is hosting “Jungle Adventure” Vacation Bible School for those ages 3 through 12th grade. It will be 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, through Thursday, June 27. There will be a kick-off party noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. For more information or a ride call 573-517-3363.

Employment

HIRING EVENT

The Missouri Job Center will present the Ste. Genevieve Hiring Event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, 21390 Highway 32. For information, contact the Missouri Job Center at 573-518-2431.

Fundraisers

CHOCOLATE, SALSAS, JAMS

The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Partners is hosting Chocolate, Salsas, Jams & More in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

BARBECUE EVENT

The Ste. Genevieve Eagles Aerie 4336 barbecue for the Alzheimer’s Association will take place Saturday, June 22, at the Eagles lot.

ALZHEIMER’S

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

CAR CRUISE

Hotel Audubon Grill and Bar will host a car cruise for all vehicles from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, in the parking lot. Food and drinks will be available, and there will be a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds benefit Ste. Genevieve County’s Shop with a Cop program. The event is supported by the Ste. Genevieve Gearheadz car club.

FOURTH FRIDAY ART WALK

The Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28, with galleries and art spaces throughout downtown Ste. Genevieve open to the public.

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, July 20.

TIGER DAY

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, 19620 Crown Ridge Road, will host activities for International Tiger Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. In addition to featuring the tigers, music and food will be offered in the sanctuary’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All of the proceeds go back to the sanctuary to care for the animals. On International Tiger Day, those who attend can meet a tiger keeper, watch the cats receive special enrichment and visit one of the many vendors on site. Kids cam play carnival/conservation games, have their faces painted and much more. Lunch will be available for purchase from local food trucks (vegetarian option available).Purchase tickets online ahead of time for $6, or admission is $10 at the door. Parking will be at an offsite location to be determined with free shuttle service. Handicap parking is available in Sanctuary parking lot. For information, e-mail info@crown-ridge.com or call 573-883-9909.

JOUR DE FETE

The annual Jour de Fete festival in Ste. Genevieve will be Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11. Saturday’s activities include a 5-kilometer run and fun at 8 a.m. at Pere Marquette Park and opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the Welcome Center. Saturday’s musical entertainment at the Moses Austin House will be Josh Driskill (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Wayne Givens (2 to 6 p.m.). Sunday’s activities include the car show [see below] and a fried chicken dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Vernon Flieg will provide music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Moses Austin House. The craft show in downtown Ste. Genevieve will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

JOUR DE FETE CAR SHOW

The fourth annual Jour de Fete Car Show will take place on Sunday, August 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 600 Market Street in Ste. Genevieve. Registration is 8 a.m. to noon; judging is at 12:30 and the awards are at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $20 for judged categories and $10 to display. For information call Brian at 573-883-6411.

BALLOON GLOW

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.

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