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.
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.
The 2020 Eagle Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
February 1, at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam, 4800 Lock and Dam Road, in Modoc, Illinois. Activities include eagle-watching with spotting scopes, the World Bird Sanctuary, edible animals presentation given by Animology, and tours of the lock and dam. This event is free to all. Families and leash-trained dogs welcome. For more information, call 618-284-7160 or e-mail KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil.
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.
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.
A local meeting of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, at Sirros restaurant. Retired teachers and staff are invited.
The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Partners/Auxiliary will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days: Wednesday, January 29; Thursday, January 30; and Friday, January 31. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts that will be sold in the hospital gift shop. Quilting takes place on the lower level of the hospital in the education room. Lunch will be served each day.
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.
St. Agnes School in Bloomsdale will host an open house from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, January 26. The public is invited to 10 a.m. Mass, or just to come to the school to enjoy a treat, visit classrooms and talk with faculty and students.
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.
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.