Community Calendar (Nov. 20 Edition)

Educational

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 protected] for more information.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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.

Blood Drive

VALLE CATHOLIC

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 [email protected] or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use sponsor code 10152.

Special Events

THANKSGIVING MEAL

Hope Church will offer a free community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call 573-883-8984.

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 [email protected] 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.

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS FEST

The 35th annual Holiday Christmas Festival will take place on Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, in Ste. Genevieve. Saturday events include the Christmas parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday; the Lions Park Spectacular at noon; Christmas crafts at the Orris from noon to 2 p.m.; concerts at various venues at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and the Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. at the Welcome Center. Le Reveillon at the Felix Valle House State Historic Site will be 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule features concerts at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and the concluding concert by the Ste. Genevieve Municipal Band Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 4 p.m.

SANTA’S BASH

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, photos with Santa Claus. The Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature various vendors.

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