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Community Calendar (Sept. 18 Edition)

Special Events


The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is sponsoring Hidden In Plain View, an initiative to help parents spot signs of risky behavior in their children. For adults only, the program includes an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom with more than 70 items that could signal that a young person is involved in risky behavior. The exhibit will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, at the DuBourg Centre, 305 Merchant St. A presentation at 6:30 p.m. will cover how to spot warning signs and how to talk to kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.


The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve will host its annual Ste. Genevieve History Conference on Saturday, September 21, at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. The program is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes: Dr. Will Thompson on “The Old Mines-Ste. Genevieve Connection,” Dr. Carl Ekberg on “Black Colonial Ste. Genevieve: Two Perspectives,” Carol Kuntz on “French Colonial Kitchen Gardens of the Illinois Country,” Jim Baker on “Set in Stone — Historic Masonry in Ste. Genevieve,” Anthony Starr on “Mine La Motte Domain: A Separate Place,” and Sharon Person on “Pierre Laclede in Ste. Genevieve.” Ste. Genevieve tourism director Sandra Cabot will have an update on the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park and the Missouri bicentennial celebration. Added to the program for Friday night, Will Denton, site manager and journeyman for Trillium Dell LLC will present “Practical Reconstruction” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center, 66 S. Main St.  Tickets for the weekend are $50 per person ($45 for foundation members) and include a Friday night reception, continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and tours on Sunday of the Church of Ste. Genevieve, the Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the recently renovated Antione Oneille House. For information, call 573-883-9622 or e-mail


Jean Rissover’s E-Klek-TiX Gallery, 130 N. Main St., will host a book-signing for local author Mark Evans from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 20. Evans will sign copies of his updated local house tour book, The Commandant’s Last Ride. Original work by Rissover, inspired by Ste. Genevieve’s French Colonial history, will be on display during the event.


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, September 21.


Ian Fisher will perform Saturday, September 21, at Watertower Winery on Route M just outside the city of Ste. Genevieve. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 7 p.m.


The American Legion Auxiliary for Post 554 in Bloomsdale will host a chicken and dumpling dinner and gun safe raffle from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at the American Legion Hall, 13879 Bodine Road. For information, call 573-483-2517.


The next Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 27, with galleries and art spaces throughout downtown Ste. Genevieve open to the public.


The Ste. Genevieve Militia is sponsoring the 2019 Ste. Genevieve Encampment, a re-enactment of 18th century life, on Saturday, September 28, at the Moses Austin Park [Jour de Fete grounds], 72 S. Gabouri St. near the intersection with South Main. Camp will set up on Friday, September 27, and the event is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Activities include camp living history, colonial craft demonstrations, children’s games and skill instruction, colonial skills competition, blanket trading. The camp continues from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, September 29. The event is free and open to the public. It is children- and family-friendly and handicap-accessible. For information, contact Doug Nickelson at


The Minnith Mountain Music and Comedy Show, a tribute to HeeHaw, will be performed 6:30 p.m. each evening on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29,  at the Minnith pavilion. The event is free, and concessions are available.   For more information, visit


Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital’s annual Spirit of the Pink event will have a Harvest Fest theme this year. The event will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, at the Bloomsdale Medical Centre. Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event is designed to empower women to live a preventative healthy lifestyle. Music will be provided by Jordan Voss, and the guest speaker will be breast cancer survivor Nicole Voss. Tickets are $15; cancer survivors may attend for free. To register, call 573-883-7781 or go online to



The House Victory Committee, in partnership with the Missouri Eighth Congressional District Democratic Committee and the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Committee, is embarking on a bus tour of southeast Missouri over a two-day period in September. The Missouri House minority leader, Representative Crystal Quade, along with her fellow legislators and representatives of the Democratic Party, will visit Ste. Genevieve among other stops on Saturday, September 28. The tour is expected to stop at the Progress Sports Complex — under the pavilion, weather permitting — from 10:30 a.m. to noon.



The Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club will host State Representative Dale Wright at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, at the Steelworkers Union Hall, 950 S. Gabouri. Wright will speak and answer questions about recently passed legislation and the upcoming special session. All are welcome to attend. A brief business meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. for club members and those interested in joining. Contact for more information.


Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary/Partners will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on Wednesday, October 2; Thursday, October 3; and Friday, October 4. 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 he education room. Lunch is served all three days.



St. Lawrence Parish will be having its annual mouse races on Saturday, September 21, at the Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; races begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $100 for a table of eight in advance or $20 per person at the door. This includes all you can eat chili or nacho chili, a drink (water, soda, beer), sides, and snacks. A cash bar will be available. This year, a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Ste. Genevieve Center for Life. For advance ticket and table, reservations call Anna at the parish office, 573-483-2555.

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