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.
TASTE OF STE. GENEVIEVE
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 stegenevievehospital.org. For information contact Holli Ledbetter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-883-7725.
ECOLE DU SOLDAT
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 crafts-people 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 www.visitstegen.com.
TOUCH A TRUCK
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.
Ste. Genevieve’s 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. The Garden Walk is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners and the University of Missouri Extension. For information, visit www.visitstegen.com 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.
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.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
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.”
VALLE SHRIMP FRY
A shrimp fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at the Valle Catholic Schools cafeteria will benefit the Valle Student Council. Meal includes fried shrimp, cole slaw, baked potato, roll and a dessert. Large plates are $8.50; small plates are $6.50.
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 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.