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Community Calendar (Oct. 9 Edition)

Health & Wellness


The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department has announced the following flu clinics: 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.)

Blood Drive


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 visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Special Events


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 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.


The Ste. Genevieve Fire Department at 550 Pine Drive will celebrate its 125th anniversary with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 13. A ceremony is set for 12:30 p.m., and a ladder truck rescue and extrication demonstration will take place at 1:45 p.m. The day also includes fire house tours, driving simulator, safe house, tech rescue, vehicle extrication and refreshments.


The Ste. Genevieve Gear Headz car club will have its cruise-in to raise money for Shop with a Cop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at the parking lot across from Audubon’s Grill and Bar in downtown Ste. Genevieve. The restaurant will serve barbecue pulled pork dinners and other refreshments will be available as well. Unwrapped toys and donations will be accepted for Shop with a Cop.


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.


The Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization is hosting a Halloween Spook-Tacular trick-or-treating event from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. The event is free for participants. It is limited to the first 300 trick-or-treaters. No tickets will be sold. Bags and maps will be handed out to the first 300 participants on a first-come first-serve basis. The bag and map act as the ticket for trick-or-treating.


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.


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.


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.


Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary,  19620 Crown Ridge Road in Ste. Genevieve County, will host Roar Fest on Saturday, October 26. Children can dress up and see the tigers. The event includes a special tour during which the tigers will receive Halloween enrichment, a costume contest and candy. Admission is $10 per person, kids in costume are only $5. No reservations required. For information, visit or call 573-883-9909 .


Johnathan Len will perform Jukebox Memories, a tribute to the music of yesteryear, on Saturday, October 26, at the DuBourg Centre in an event for the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; and the concert begins at  7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner. For information, go to the Ste. Genevieve Parish Center or call 314-808-6797 or 602-502-3492.


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 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.



Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneers will meet with the French Placet/Michaud families and the German Oberle/Operle families at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, in the Ste. Genevieve County Library meeting room, located in the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center on Highway 32. This is the first meeting this season, and there will be one more on the second Saturday of November before the two-month Christmas break.


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



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.


The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary bake sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 26, at Oberle Meats.



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 or 573-458-6252.

Support Groups


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

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