A lunch-and-learn on domestic violence is being offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, at the Progress Sports Complex, 21390 Highway 32, with Mary Ann Robertson, MA, LPC, from the Safe House for Women — A Step At a Time Counseling. The town hall forum will include an interactive environment to raise awareness to the process and characteristics of domestic abuse. RSVP to 573-883-0668 for lunch and seating.
Valle Catholic Schools will host a blood drive for the Mississippi Valle Regional Blood Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 25, at the gym, 40 N. Fourth St. Each presenting donor will receive a voucher for a free t-shirt. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Carrie Gegg at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use sponsor code 10152.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Americare/Parkwood Meadows will be offering a lunch-and-learn on long-term care and how to fund it beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, at the Ste. Genevieve Nutrition Center, 727 Parkwood Drive. Topics will include private pay, Medicare, private insurance, veterans benefits, and more. RSVP by calling Jennifer Berck at 573-382-1978.
SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY
The Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club will host an open forum addressing Social Security at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in the meeting rooms of the Progress Sports Complex at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. Panelists will answer questions related to how the proposed Social Security 2100 Act will expand benefits, cut taxes for seniors, and ensure the system remains solvent. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Vincentian Marian Youth’s annual ladies-only fall ball will be 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, at the DuBourg Centre in downtown Ste. Genevieve. Event includes dinner, dance and silent auction. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 per table. Call 573-883-7200 for information.
PETS WITH SANTA
Pictures of pets with Santa will be taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30, at the Rotary Gazebo at Merchant and Main in downtown Ste. Genevieve with a minimum $10 donation for a digital image. Proceeds support Grayhawk Project Stray Cat Rescue. For information, contact Laurie at 573-701-2597.
TURKEY FOR TIGERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-883-9909.
SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER
The Ste. Genevieve High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America is busy planning its annual Christmas Dinner for local senior citizens. The dinner will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 5, in the Ste. Genevieve High School cafeteria. Doors will not open until 5 p.m. After dinner, there will be the annual drawing for prizes, donated by many local businesses. Reservations are required for attendance, and seating is limited. Anyone wishing to attend must make reservations by calling the Ste. Genevieve High School at 883-4500 extension 2108. No new reservations will be accepted after December 3. Please leave a voicemail with name and number if the call is not answered. When making a reservation, specify if the reservation includes a spouse.
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.
CHRISTMAS AT THE FAIR
The Ste. Genevieve County Fair Board’s seventh annual Christmas at the Fair event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 14. The event includes photos with Santa for $5, a gift for children 11 and under (while supplies last), children’s games and activities, a bake sale, and more. Donation of two canned goods is good for free games or $1 off the picture with Santa. Concessions will be available.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR
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 crownridgetigers.com/events, to purchase tickets. For information, e-mail email@example.com or call 573-883-9909.
Audubon’s Grill and Bar will host a fundraising community dinner on Tuesday, December 21, to benefit the Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve’s scholarship program for students at both local schools.
BEGIN AGAIN EVENT
Begin Again is a widow social group that meets four times a year. Widows come together to socialize, network and play bingo. Its next event is the Christmas dinner, 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 5pm, in the Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital cafeteria. The cost is $8 per person; RSVP at 573-883-7729 by December 6. The evening includes food, fun and music. Information is available if someone is having a difficult time with a lost loved one.
TOPS LAKE FOREST
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPS STE. GEN.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, 115 Basler Drive, for weigh-in and a program. For information, call 573-883-5582.