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Community Calendar (July 31 Edition)

Health & Wellness


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. from 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.


The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver “Family and Friends” CPR classes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20. This class is for anyone who does not need a course certification card but wants to learn CPR/AED and choking. Class and book are free. Registration is required. Call Lee at 573-883-7411.



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 for more information.

Special Events


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.


The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with MFA Agri Services, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 3, at MFA Agri Services located at 10940 Industrial Dr., Ste. Genevieve. The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households.           

Accepted items include: unwanted pesticides, rodenticides, dewormers, fly tags, fertilizers containing pesticide, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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).


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.



Audubon’s Grill and Bar on Tuesday, July 30, 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.


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.

Library Events


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 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite Hogwarts character. Activities include making wands, screening the first film, taking a photo on Platform 9 3/4, making an Owl note holder at Eeylops Owl Emporium, testing deduction skills at Gringotts Wizarding Bank, listening to a story or two with the staff at Flourish and Blotts, and helping to free Dobby the Library Elf at the sock toss. Guests are encouraged to grab a slice of cake, courtesy of Rubeus Hagrid while they play a round of Wizard Chess or regular chess. For more information, all 573-883-3358.

Parish Picnics


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.


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.


Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora will host its annual Chicken Dinner and Quilt Social on Sunday, September 15. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the quilt social begins at 1:30 p.m.

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