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EVENTS – ST. CHARLES COUNTY

Nov. 9: O’Fallon Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day
The Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon is holding their 55th Annual Pancake & Sausage Day from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8945 Veterans Memorial Parkway in O’Fallon. Tickets are $7 for adults (12-and-up), $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children ages six-12 and kids under six and over 100 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Funds collected from this event support: scholarships to high school seniors, preschoolers from low income families attend O’Fallon Police Safety Town, provide books for J.L. Mudd Elementary School students, send students to leadership camps and support school clubs in several Fort Zumwalt Middle and High Schools. For more information call www.ofkiwanis.com.

Nov. 10: Veterans Day ceremony

The students and staff of Peine Ridge Elementary, Wentzville School District, invite all surrounding communities to join us in honoring our veterans and all those serving in the U.S. military. Please join us on Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Peine Ridge Elementary. The Wentzville VFW Post 10350 will be the presenting color guard. They will be honoring our veterans with a skit about “What Do You Think a Veteran Is,” along with a vocal salute to all branches of the service and essay readings by students. Following the program, light refreshments will be served, and stories may be shared with all. Peine Ridge Elementary is located at 1107 Peine Road in Wentzville. For more information, please call 636-327-5110.

Nov. 24: Holiday Night Lights Drive-Thru | 5:30-9:30P

The annual Wentzville Holiday Night Lights display at Rotary Park opens on Nov. 24 for the holiday season. Enjoy a one-mile light display that features large illuminated commercial scenes and tunnels of twinkling lights. This holiday display is a great way to experience the magic and joy of a winter wonderland close to home. Drive-thru admission is only $8 for vehicles holding up to six passengers; $1 per additional person after the sixth. On Saturday evenings (only) at the Kolb Building, you can enjoy a visit with Santa and see beautifully decorated trees on display from various businesses and organizations. From Nov. 24-Dec. 10, the display is open Thursday through Sunday only; beginning Dec. 14, the drive-thru is open nightly until Dec. 30 (except Dec. 25). Hours are 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. each night.

Nov. 25-26: Nativity display

“Scenes of the Nativity,” hosted by St. Joseph Catholic Church will take place at 1355 Motherhead Road in Cottleville.  There will be a display of over 200 parishioner-owned nativities at St. Joseph School Cafeteria on Nov 25 from noon to 7 p.m. and Nov. 26 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Start off your Advent season by viewing nativities from eight different countries, made of crystal, pewter, wood, ceramic, lace and silver plated.  This free event is open to the public and includes crafts for children and an opportunity for your family to have their photo taken as a living nativity (internet access is needed for retrieval).  For more information call Judy at 314-608-6077 or Mary Jo at 636-219-9713.

Dec. 4 Holiday Night Lights Walk-Thru  

This walk-thru event allows participants to enjoy the Wentzville Holiday Night Lights display at Rotary Park at a slower, more intimate pace from 5-8 p.m. Attendees will stroll through the one-mile light display, experiencing enchanted scenes, twinkling lights and holiday-themed music. After walking the illuminated route, participants will enjoy: refreshments, photo booth fun, beautifully decorated Christmas trees on display and a photo with Santa. Decorated trees are donated by local businesses and organizations. To donate a tree from your business or organization, please call 636-639-2085. Cost is $3 in advance and $5 at the door, per person. Inclement weather date is Dec. 5.

RECURRING EVENTS

Tuesdays: Optimist Club meeting

The St. Charles Optimist Club meets each Tuesday at noon at Pio’s Restaurant. For more information contact Jack Ross at 314 287-0569 or jack-ross@att.net.