Jan. 13-14, 20-21: Soup and Chili Days

The Village Of The Blue Rose would like to invite you to Soup and Chili Days from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Jan. 13 and 14 and again on Jan. 20 and 21. All you can eat of homemade soups, desserts and bread along with eagle watching from above the Mississippi. There will also be 50 percent off in the Red Barn and Flea Market Sales.

Jan. 16-17: Theater auditions

Center Stage Theatre will hold open auditions for “You Can’t Take it With You” at 7 p.m., Jan. 16-17. Auditions will be held in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 18. Roles are available for 12 men and seven women. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script, which are on reserve at the SCC library. A prepared monologue is suggested but not required. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 3; 10 a.m. March 1 and 2 p.m. March 4. Tickets are free to SCC students with ID, or $8 general admission and $6 seniors, veterans and students. The campus is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. For more information, contact Lynne Snyder, Director, or 636-922-8325.

Jan. 21: Country music concert

At 2:30 p.m., the GatewayCountry Music Winter Show, featuring Traditional Country Music with a host of great singers and the GCMA band “Route 67” will take place at the Wentzville Holt High School, in the C H auditorium. For tickets call Beverly McManus at 636-795-0916 or Dean Raymer at 636-795-2014. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Jan. 26-27: Book fair

The Friends of the Library will host their Cabin Fever Book Fair Jan. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The book fair is being held at VFW Post 5077 at 8500 Veterans Memorial Parkway in O’Fallon. Adult mystery, fiction, romance, cooking, children’s/teen books and AV materials will be on hand. Hardbacks are $2, oversized paperbacks are $1, most paperbacks 50 cents, children’s and teen 50 cents and AV materials will be priced as marked. Admission is free.  Accepting payment by cash or check only. Link:

Jan. 28: Quilt Social Bingo

Come to the St. Patrick Quilt Social for your chance to win a beautiful quilt from 12 -4 p.m. There will be 25 bingo games for five quilts and one quilt raffle. Sandwiches, chips and dessert will be available for purchase. The St. Patrick Parish social hall is located at 405 S. Church St. in Wentzville. Visit for more information.

Feb. 9: Trivia night

The Child Center, Inc. will host its annual Superheroes for Kids Trivia Night at St. Peter Parish Center located at 301 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. For only $200 per table or $25 per person, each guest can look forward to 10 rounds of trivia, mulligans, beer, and soda; outside food and beverages are allowed. The evening will be packed with games, silent auction, 50/50, and prizes for the top teams.  For more information or to register please visit www.thechildcenter/trivia or call 636-332-0899 to reserve your team.

Feb. 17: Bowling fundraiser

The Tri County Advisory Board invites you to the 19th Annual Crazy Bowl at O’Fallon Bowling Lane at 420 Sonderen St. in O’Fallon. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and bowling begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per bowler and includes three games of bowling, bowling shoe rental and prizes. Cash bar available. 16 lanes have been reserved so R.S.V.P. early. 90 percent of your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Feb. 24: Trivia night

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Division annual trivia night takes place at St. Robert Bellermine church hall at 1424 First Capital Drive in St. Charles. Please call 636-544-7418 or for reservations or questions. Cost is $200 for a table of eight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m.

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