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Community Calendar (Feb. 26 Edition)

Blood Drives


A blood drive will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at the Valle Catholic School Gym. Those who donate will get a voucher for a free t-shirt. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Carrie Gegg at or online at Use code “10152” when scheduling online.



The Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary/Partners will have quilting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days in February: Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28. Quilting is on the lower level of the hospital in the education room. Lunch is served both days. All quilters are invited to help quilt baby quilts to be sold in the hospital gift shop.


The Jour de Fete Committee will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at Cafe Genevieve.

Special Events


Bloomsdale Senior Citizen bingo will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Wednesday, February 26, starting at 12:30 p.m.


The first Fourth Friday Art Walk of 2020 will take place this month, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at galleries and art spaces in downtown Ste. Genevieve.


Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) will host its 21st annual Women’s Health Fair at the hospital on Saturday, February 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event — this year entitled Leap into Health with 2020 Vision — is free and open to the public. It will include activities and information for women of all ages. In addition to various presentations, the fair will have many vendor booths that include skin and facial professionals, hair stylists, massage therapists, home decor, do-it-yourself experts, and many community businesses and organizations. Crown Hospice will return with its photo booth, and the Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Partners will provide chicken salad sandwiches. Tours will be offered of the new medical office building, which will be completed by early spring. The Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will introduce participants to Barre Fitness at 9 a.m.; Regine Politte, MSN, FNP-BC, will discuss diabetes management at 10 a.m.; health coach Maria Rottler will talk about wellness and preventive care at 11 a.m. To close out the fair, a physicians roundtable will provide the latest information on vaping. Those attending one or all of the speaker presentations will be eligible for a $20 gift card awarded after each presentation. There will be free blood pressure and pulmonary function tests given and free flu shots. For a $15 charge, health screenings will be available for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. For best results, 12-hour fasting is recommended. Call 573-883-4488 to schedule a time slot from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information about the 2020 Women’s Health Fair, contact Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital at 573-883-7729.


On Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., French Colonial America is offering free tours of the Bolduc House to residents of Ste. Genevieve County as a complimentary gift. Residents need only to provide proof of residence to the staff at the Centre for French Colonial Life, located at the intersection of Second and Market streets. This event is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center and River Rapids Waterpark. The first 50 that come through the door will be gifted a 50 percent discount on single-day passes to the waterpark. Additionally, drawings will take place for season passes to the waterpark and annual passes to the community center. Tours times are scheduled for every half hour from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tours are limited to 30 guests per tour. Tour admissions are first come, first serve. No children under 14 admitted without a parent or guardian present.


The fifth annual Taste of Ste. Genevive will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center’s Progress Sports Complex. The event includes food and wine samples from various local and regional restaurants, wineries, breweries and distributors. Tickets are $25 per person and available at For information contact Holli Ledbetter at or 573-883-7725.


The annual Ecole du Soldat (School of the Soldier) in Ste. Genevieve is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26. This weekend event features artisans and craftspeople of the era as well as lectures on the history and life activities of the French Colonial period in the Mississippi Valley and Illinois country.  Re-enactors will be present to demonstrate and talk about French Colonial and militia life.  On Saturday afternoon, a public heritage auction of discovered “desirables” — memorabilia, collectibles, ‘accoutrements,’ utensils, and ‘watch’a-may-call-its’ — will take place. The weekend will include lectures and children’s activities. For more information, visit


The Ste. Genevieve County Community Center is hosting a free touch-a-truck event for the whole family from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment will be on hand to climb on, sit in and touch. Bounce house and games for the kids also will be available.


The Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. The plant sale begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The event provides is a unique opportunity to tour private and public gardens. Several gardens are part of historic homes in Ste. Genevieve and are typical of the 18th century time period. Other activities include private vendors, art exhibits and the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market. Tickets are $7. For information, visit or call 573-883-7097.


Crown Valley Winery is hosting its third annual Adult Prom on June 6. People are invited to wear Roaring Twenties attire, celebrating the end of prohibition. Experience the decade of gangsters and flappers, sequins and feathers with a Great Gatsby-themed prom. Hors d’oeurves, cocktails and all that jazz kick off at 7:30 p.m. Must be 21 and older to attend. Must show valid identification for admission.


The Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization’s annual Moonlight Madness shopping event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8.



Audubon Gill and Bar hosts community Tuesdays with 10 percent of all proceeds from 4 p.m. to close donated to a local organization. The March 3 event will benefit French Heritage Festival.



A National Weather Service spotter training class will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department at 115 Basler Drive. The class offers the opportunity to learn about the science behind tornadoes and other types of severe weather. This will be an interactive session aimed at teaching participants about weather and how to help the National Weather Service in the community. Call 573-883-7411 to register.



The annual World Day of Prayer will be observed in Ste. Genevieve on Friday, March 6 with a service at 9 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. This year’s service was written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Zimbabwe and has a theme of “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.”

Support Groups


Narcotics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. every Monday night at the First Baptist Church, 101 Basler Drive.


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


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.


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 Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. For information, call 573-883-7735.


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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