Community Calendar (July 24 Edition)

Health & Wellness

FREE EXERCISE CLASS

The University of Missouri Extension is presenting “Stay Strong,” an eight-week program meeting twice a week with 16 exercise classes. The classes will include warm-up exercises, strengthening exercises (with or without hand and ankle weights), cool-down exercises, and information on improving strength, balance and flexibility. Classes will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning July 30 and continuing August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, and September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19. They will take place at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, 115 Basler Drive. For information or to register, call 573-883-3548.

Organizations

QUILTING AT SGCMH

The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Partners will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts to be sold in the hospital gift shop. Quilting takes place on the lower level of the hospital in the education  room. Lunch is provided each day.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB

The Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club will host a presentation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21 at the Progress Sports Complex at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. Dr. Ed Weisbart, a family physician and chair of the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, will speak about Medicare for All, including how it would impact the national economy, the business community and every American. The presentation is free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Special Events

FOURTH FRIDAY ART WALK

The Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 26, with galleries and art spaces throughout downtown Ste. Genevieve open to the public.

CHALK ART FESTIVAL

Chalk-drawing contest, food, music, dress up, face-painting, cake walks, stone stacking and karaoke are a few of the events scheduled for Saturday, July 27, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in downtown Ste. Genevieve. Children and adults, professional or amateur, are invited to try their hand in the activities. All events are free.  Sponsored by 573 Magazine, the Ste. Genevieve Tourism Department, the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild and other local sponsors.

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 can 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 [email protected] or call 573-883-9909.

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

The annual Back to School event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, at the DuBourg Centre. School supplies will be distributed and lunch will be provided. Also at the event: The Glow Worm will show kids if they are washing their hands properly; height and weight stations; the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will check immunization records; Sheriff’s Office deputy Jeff McCarty will have information on the DARE Program. RSVP is required for lunch and backpack/school supplies give-away. Call 573-883-7729 by July 29. Presented by Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, the Sheriff’s Office, the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, Parents as Teachers and WellCare.

JOUR DE FETE

The 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 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.

DUTCH OVEN DEMO

The Felix Valle House State Historic Site will host a Dutch Oven demonstration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 10. Visitors can learn how the French in Ste. Genevieve would cook food over a campfire in a traditional iron pot called a Dutch Oven and take home a few new recipes. Call 573-883-7102 for more information.

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.

VOICE RECITAL

2019 Ste. Genevieve High School graduate Abbey Engelmann will be performing her senior voice recital at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, at the First Baptist Church, 101 Basler Drive. She will be performing approximately 14 selections from musical theater to classical pieces. The event is open to the public.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Children’s Day at Felix Valle State Historic Site will be Saturday, August 24, with events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children can live and play as children in French Colonial Ste. Genevieve did. Activities will take place across the site throughout the day, including traditional French storytelling, games and hands-on activities like quill-and-ink writing. Call 573-883-7102 for more information.

SPECIAL-NEEDS PAGEANT

The Everyone is a Star special-needs pageant will take place beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, at the Ste. Genevieve R-II Performing Arts Center on the Ste. Genevieve R-II campus. Around 2:30 p.m., the stars of the pageant will arrive in limos. Those who want to escort one of the stars or make a donation for the pageant can contact Kim Fischer (573-883-7573) or Danielle Voelker (573-883-3330).

BALLOON GLOW

Chaumette Vineyards and 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, hot dogs, 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.

Library Events

JULY SCHEDULE

The Ste. Genevieve County Library, located in the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, has added two new events this month, including a Saturday StoryTime and a celebration of Harry Potter’s Birthday on July 31.

Events include:

July 26 — Pokemon Night

July 27 — Saturday StoryTime, 10 a.m. (theme: Pete the Cat).

July 29 — Lego Club, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

July 30 — StoryTime, 10 a.m. (theme: friendship).

July 31 — Harry Potter’s birthday party, 6 to 8 p.m. (Dress in your Hogwarts best. No need to bring a gift. Participate in Potter-themed crafts and games and grab a piece of cake).

Fundraisers

DINE FOR ART GUILD

Audubon’s Grill and Bar on Tuesday, July 23, will be hosting a Community Tuesday to benefit the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild. Ten percent of proceeds from food and drink sales between 4 and 8 p.m. will be donated to help furnish the new Sainte Genevieve Art Center and Art Museum soon to open at 310 Merchant Street.

GOLDEN AGE CLUB

Audubon’s Grill and Bar on Tuesday, July 23, will be hosting a Community Tuesday with 10 pecent of the proceeds from food and drink sales between 4 and 8 p.m. to be donated to the Golden Age Club and the Ste. Genevieve Nutrition Center.

SGCMH PARTNERS

The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Partners, formerly known as the auxiliary, will host fund-raising events in the hospital lobby: Books are Fun on Tuesday, August 6, and Wednesday, August 7; and Premiere Designs Jewelry on Wednesday, August 21. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted. Everyone is welcome.

Parish Picnics

WEINGARTEN

Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Weingarten will host its annual parish picnic on Sunday, July 28. Chicken and kettle beef dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Activities include a horseshoe tournament, bingo, children’s games, silent auction, antique farm machinery and demonstrations, and the Miller Switch Band from 3 to 7 p.m.

ST. AGNES

St. Agnes in Bloomsdale will host its annual parish picnic on Saturday, August 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 175 Jersey Lane. Fried chicken and ham dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A car cruise and tractor show are scheduled to begin at noon. Events also include a 5-kilometer run, kids games, bingo at 7:30 p.m., a washer tournament at 2:30 p.m., and a horse shoe tournament at 6 p.m.

KASKASKIA

Immaculate Conception Church in Kaskaskia, Illinois, will have its parish picnic on Sunday, September 1. The truck and tractor pull begins at 11 a.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Skills games, food and a country store also are part of the event.

SOCIAL ON THE SQUARE

Ste. Genevieve Catholic Parish will host its annual Social on the Square from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 15. The event includes drawings, a poker stand, live music from Exit 180, beer wagon, pork burgers, pulled pork and more. Sunday’s activities include bingo, a chicken dinner and car cruise from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH OF ZELL

The annual St. Joseph Parish Fall Festival and Car Show will be Sunday, September 22. A dinner of fried chicken and ham, with liver dumplings and all the trimmings, will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with carryouts available beginning at 10 a.m. Event also includes a classic/antique car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a country store, kids games, kettle corn, bottle game, face-painting, live music, raffle and poker stand and more.

COFFMAN

St. Catherine of Alexandria will host its fall social and turkey shoot from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 29. Pork burgers, hamburgers, bratwursts will be served. The event also will include a beer wagon, country store, quilt and gun raffle, kids games and raffle, silent auction, bottle booth and poker.

Educational

HANDS-ON HISTORY

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 the relationship with the mighty Mississippi now 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.

HOME-SCHOOL TUESDAYS

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 the relationship with the mighty Mississippi now 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.

Support Groups

HEALING HEARTS

The Healing Hearts monthly grief support group is meeting on the second Monday of every month at Riverview at the Park, beginning at 10 a.m. Gayla Sisk, MSW, LCSW, of Serenity HospiceCare, will lead the meetings. The free grief-support group is open to all in the community. RSVP to 573-431-0162.

PARKINSON’S PALS

Parkinson’s Pals meets at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Education Conference Room at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, 800 Ste. Genevieve Drive. Parkinson’s Pals is a support group for those with the condition, family members and friends, and anyone who would like more information about Parkinson’s Disease. For details, contact Teddy Ross at 618-210-7371 or Maria Rottler at 573-883-0621 or [email protected]

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