Community Calendar (Jan. 8 Edition)

Blood Drive

BLOOMSDALE

An American Red Cross blood drive will take place from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at Bloomsdale Elementary School, 6279 Highway 61.

Special Events

FROSTY BREWFEST

The eighth annual Frosty Brewfest and Spirits event is on tap, again showcasing the best regional brews, on Saturday, January 25, at Crown Valley Winery in Ste. Genevieve. Local breweries and distilleries join together to sample their seasonal and fan-favorite beers and spirits. Event includes live music, catered lunch and cold drinks available for purchase as well. The event will take place outdoors, but a fire pit and heaters will be available. General admission tickets are $35 in advance and allow access from noon to 4 p.m. and a souvenir tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event for $45.

CHOCOLATE WALK

The Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization’s annual Chocolate Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 1. Tickets currently are on sale and cost $15 in advance, $20 last-minute. Among the confirmed participating stops so far: 109 North Main Gallery and Studio, Aududon Grill and Bar, Belle Ever After Boutique, Common Grounds Coffee House, Harold’s Famous Bee Co., Lewsi Winery, Main Street Inn, Queen Anne’s Lace Boutique, Rosie’s Posies, Rustik Sand Kandles, LLC, Sassafras Creek Originals, Show Me Shop, St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Room and Collectibles, Steiger Jewelers, Sweet Things Sweet Shop.

QUEEN’S BALL

The 2020 Ste. Genevieve Queen’s Ball will be take place on Saturday, February 1, at the VFW Hall on Memorial Drive. There is a change in the hours for the dance this year. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance will conclude at 11 p.m. This being a leap year, a queen will be chosen in the traditional manner. The band, Cash Rebates, will again call the dances and provide dance instructions.

Fundraisers

COMMUNITY DINNER

Audubon’s Grill and Bar will host a fundraising community dinner on Tuesday, January 21, to benefit the Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve’s scholarship program for students at both local schools.

Educational

WEATHER SPOTTER CLASS

The Ste. Genevieve County Office of Emergency Management and the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be hosting a weather spotter’s class in March. The National Weather Service will be instructing the course, which is being offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday March 10, at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department lower level conference room. The health department is located at 115 Basler Drive. The course is free but space is limited. Registration is required and can be made by calling 883-7411.

Support Groups

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Hope Church, 30 Triangle Drive. Dinner is served from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; large group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; small groups meet from 7:30 to 8 p.m. For information, call 573-883-8984.

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.

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