Community Calendar

Health & Wellness

FLU CLINICS

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department has announced the following flu clinics: Wednesday, October 2 at the Bloomsdale Library (8 to 9 a.m.); Wednesday, October 2 at Bloomsdale St. Vincent de Paul (9:15 to 11 a.m.); Wednesday, October 2 at St. Mary City Hall (1 to 3 p.m.); Thursday, October  10 at Ste. Genevieve St. Vincent de Paul (9 to 11 a.m.); and Thursday, October 24 at the Ste. Genevieve Health Department (a drive-thru clinic from 1 to 6 p.m.)

Special Events

PRO-LIFE CHAIN

(STE. GENEVIEVE)

The Pro-Life Citizens of Ste. Genevieve County will be gathering for their 27th annual “Life Chain” on Sunday, October 6, at the Highway 32/Highway 61 intersection. Participants should arrive by 1:40 p.m. to pick up signs. The silent hour-long prayerful witness will be from 2 to 3 p.m.

PRO-LIFE CHAIN

(BLOOMSDALE)

Pro-life supporters in the Bloomsdale area can join a group for annual “Life Chain” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, directly in front of Lebanon Baptist Church on Highway 61. Meet at the church at 1:45 p.m. for instructions and to pick up your poster. For information, call 483-2141.

SPIRIT OF THE PINK

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 stegenevievehospital.org.

HONOR GLOW

The Honor Glow Walk will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at Pere Marquette Park in Ste. Genevieve. The event will include the Crossroads band, bonfires, hot dogs, s’mores, luminaries, soldiers, armored vehicles, a flag-folding ceremony, and more. Event benefits USA Cares, a non-profit organization that assists military families. Donations of $10 help light the luminary trail. Call 573-880-8670 for more information.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

The 10th annual Ste. Genevieve County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Day will be Saturday, October 19, with items collected from 8 a.m. to noon at the Recycling Center of Ste. Genevieve, 17690 Highway 61 in Ste. Genevieve. For information, contact event sponsor Holcim at 636-524-8425.

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, October 19.

FOURTH FRIDAY ART WALK

The next Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 25, with galleries and art spaces throughout downtown Ste. Genevieve open to the public.

RURAL HERITAGE DAY

The eighth annual Rural Heritage Day celebration in Ste. Genevieve, presented by the Lions Club, is set for Saturday, October 26. Attractions include an antique tractor display and plowing in the Big Field, old fashioned treats, an apple cider press, apple-butter making, corn grinding, lace-making, blacksmithing, wool-spinning, fiddlers and other musical performers, games

for youngsters, leatherworking and

more. Activities take place along St. Mary’s Road and downtown Ste. Genevieve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Jack Donze at 573-883-6645, Clarence Henry at 573-880-2271 or the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center at 573-883-7097.

FELIX VALLE ACTIVITIES

The Felix Valle House State Historic Site will host holiday activities on Saturday, November 9. The site will be a stop along the annual downtown Ste. Genevieve Cookie Crumb Trail. Hosted by the Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization, participants follow the trail to participating locations in downtown Ste. Genevieve collecting cookie samples along the way. Participants will also receive a Cookie Crumb Trail recipe book. Event proceeds will benefit local families in need, just in time for the holidays. Tickets are now available. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event, and may be purchased by visiting facebook.com/downtownstegen. From 1 to 5 p.m., local historian Bob Mueller will give a holiday program demonstrating how to create historic natural holiday decorations. Participants will create their own unique holiday adornment to take home during this interactive program. The Felix Valle House State Historic Site is located at the corner of Second and Merchant streets in Ste. Genevieve.  For more information about the event, call the site at 573-883-7102.

Organizations

SGCMH QUILTING

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 the education room. Lunch is served all three days.

JOUR DE FETE

The next meeting geared toward filling the three vacancies in the Jour de Fete Committee will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 at Cafe Genevieve.

Blood Drive

SGCMH

Donors of all blood types are encouraged to attend a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. Appointments may be made by downloading visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Fundraisers

COMMUNITY DINNER

Audubon’s Grill and Bar will host a community dinner on Tuesday, October 15, to benefit the Holiday Christmas Festival. Proceeds from that evening’s sales will be donated to the event.

Educational

INTRODUCTION TO WOW

A meeting about Women Owning Woodlands (WOW) will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, at the Progress Sports Complex at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. Woman landowners interested in learning more about the forested part of their land or wishing to connect with other women landowners in the area are invited to learn more about a new program that provides education and connections in forest and wildlife management. This evening will be dedicated to an overview of the program and building connections. For more information, registration and ADA accommodations, contact Sarah Havens at [email protected] or 573-458-6252.

Parish Picnics

RIVER AUX VASES

The Saints Philip and James Parish’s fried chicken and ham dinner is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner includes fried chicken, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, slaw and dessert. Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event also will include a country store, children’s raffle and crafts, bottle game, antique tractors and more. For carry-out dinners, call 573-883-3925. Co-sponsored by the parish and Western Catholic Union Branch No. 184.

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