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Community Calendar (Oct. 16 Edition)

Health & Wellness


The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department has announced a flu clinic on Thursday, October 24, at the Ste. Genevieve Health Department on Basler Drive. The drive-thru clinic will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Special Events


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 Centre for French Colonial America will host the Night of the Werewolf from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. Activities at the Hands-On House include lantern-led tours of the yard and boxwoods, pin the tail on the werewolf, face-painting, apple-bobbing, scavenger hunt and crafts. In yard of the Louis Bolduc House, activities include lantern-led tours of the Bolduc House, werewolf folklore and stories around the campfire, hunting for werewolves with the militia, and s’mores and cider. All activities are subject to weather conditions. Admission is $6. Children under 14 will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult. For information, call 573-883-3105.


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.


The Presbyterian Women will host their annual bake and book sale in conjunction with Rural Heritage Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, at 160 S. Main St. Used books and fresh baked goods will be offered along with free coffee and cider.


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 .


Ste. Genevieve’s Memorial Cemetery at Market and Fifth streets will be the scene for the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve’s annual Deja Vu Spirit Reunion from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, and free for kids 5 and under. More than two dozen spirits of early Ste. Genevieve settlers will tell their stories on a lantern-lit tour. For information, call 573-883-9622 or e-mail


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 Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will host its ninth annual free Halloween Happenings event on Sunday, October 27. A magic show will take place from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and will be followed by games and other activities from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Halloween Happenings offers a safe environment for kids with games, crafts, a coloring contest, inflatable rides, candy, prizes and more.


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.


The fifth annual craft and vendor fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, at the Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall, 175 Jersey Lane in Bloomsdale. More than 40 booths, most being local vendors, will offer items for sale. Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Bloomsdale.


Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, 19620 Crown Ridge Road in Ste. Genevieve, is hosting Coffee with Cats from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 10. Participants can enjoy coffee, tea, snacks, conversation and a tiger tour. Got a question about the cats or what it is like to work here? Now is your chance to ask those questions and talk to the staff over a cup of coffee, which is provided by Villainous Grounds of Perryville. Reservations are required. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 573-883-9909 or email to make a reservation.


Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, 19620 Crown Ridge Road, will host Turkey for Tigers from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 30. The special tour will allow visitors to see the tigers get their Thanksgiving enrichment and most importantly their turkeys. No reservations required. The tour is $10 per person, and children 3 and under are free. For information, e-mail or call 573-883-9909.


The Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will host its annual Santa’s Bash and Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 14. The bash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. offers free activities for kids such as crafts, games, inflatables, prizes, photos with Santa Claus. A balloon artist from Way Cool Balloons will return. The Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will have vendors from various companies selling holiday gift items.


Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary,  19620 Crown Ridge Road in Ste. Genevieve, will host the Holiday Lights Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 21. Participants can see what the tigers do after dark, as the sanctuary grounds will be lit up by hundreds of holiday lights. Activities include decorating cookies, a hot chocolate bar and holiday crafts. Tickets are $10 per person (children 3 and under are free) and must be purchased prior to arrival and for a specific date. Visit our, to purchase tickets. For information, e-mail or call 573-883-9909.



The Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club will host former assistant attorney general Elad Gross at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, at the Steelworkers Union Hall, 950 S. Gabouri. Gross is currently a candidate for Missouri Attorney General. All are welcome to attend the presentation. A brief business meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. for club members and those interested in joining. Contact for more information.


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.


The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary/Partners organization will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days: Monday, November 4; Tuesday, November 5, and Wednesday November 6. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts to be sold in the hospital gift shop. Lunch will be served all three days, and quilting takes place on the lower level of the hospital in the education room.

Support Groups


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Lake Forest Community Center. For information, call 314-402-9963.



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


Bloomsdale Senior Citizen Bingo will be on Wednesday October 23, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall. For more information call 573-483-2266.

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