EVENTS – ST. CHARLES COUNTY

June 14: Flag collection
If you have a worn or damaged U.S. flag and don’t know where to dispose of it properly, the military veterans of St. Charles County Government are here to help. The County’s Veterans Best Practices Working Group hosts its second annual Flag Collection for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Flag Day. The event takes place at a drive-by collection site, located at the corner of Monroe and Second Streets in St. Charles between the County Administration and Corrections buildings. The flags collected will be properly disposed of at a ceremony later this year. Last year, the group collected over 1,000 flags. For more information, contact Dennis Wiss at 636-949-7900, ext. 1893, or dwiss@sccmo.org.

June 14: Blood drive

Team up with the Lake Saint Louis Police Department and the American Red Cross to help save lives by donating blood from 12 to 6 p.m., at the Lake Saint Louis Civic Center Council Chambers at 200 Civic Center Drive.  Each presenting donor will receive a free Cardinals t-shirt, while supplies last. While walk-ins are welcome, it is recommended that donors schedule an appointment.  To make an appointment go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: LSLPD or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

June 18: Golf fundraiser
If you would like to help the Liberty High School Golf team as well as other teams, and programs at Liberty High School, you are invited to participate in the fifth Annual Liberty High

School Golf Classic. The tournament take places at Winghaven Country Club, Liberty’s home course. The format is a four person scramble with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. with lunch provided before starting. The evening will finish with an awards dinner and auction. There will be flight winners, skins competition, pink ball raffle and closest to the pin on the front and back nine. To register your team or sponsor a hole please contact Keli Stone at 636.293.8301, or email libertyhsboosterclub.com.

June 26: Bartender fundraiser

St. Charles County First Responders are busy honing their bartending skills in preparation for the return of the Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge. The popular event will once again give Community Living’s Board of Directors the chance to defend their title by battling it out behind the bar to raise funds for individuals with disabilities in St. Charles County. The team that earns the most money in tips during the event will earn the coveted “Big Kahuna” title and bragging rights for the year. Area residents are invited to come out and cheer on their favorite team during the event, which will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Gettemeier’s – St. Peters, located at 269 Salt Lick Road. All proceeds from the event, including tips, and a $5 cover charge, will benefit Community Living’s programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. Those interested in learning more about the Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge can visit www.communitylivingmo.org/events or call 636-387-5530.

June 16: St. Charles Pride Fest

The fourth annual St. Charles LGBTQIA+ Pride Festival presented by Procter & Gamble will be held at Frontier Park in St. Charles.  The day will focus on entertainment and education, providing an opportunity for allies and LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate and share resources. This family friendly and free event is designed to align those in need of support with resources and organizations within their own community.  The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will host a variety of new activities including lawn games, origami crafts, two drag shows and more. For more information regarding the festival please visit www.pridestcharles.org.

June 19 – Historic preservation 

The Wentzville Community Historical Society (WCHS) would like to invite the entire community to its quarterly meeting.  Learn about the WWII Honor Roll that once stood at the corner of Elm and Pearce, and the WCHS’s work to recreate the monument and place it in Bicentennial Park. The meeting will be held at the Green Lantern Senior Center at 506 South Linn in Wentzville.  There is a meal before the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Cost of the meal is $10. RSVP for the meal by calling Bill at 636-272-5506 or Peggy at 636-327-8823. The program begins about 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

June 22: Golf fundraiser

The O’Fallon Kiwanis Club’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Falls Golf Course at 1170 Turtle Creek Drive in O’Fallon.  The Kiwanis will be partnering once again with the O’Fallon Rotary Club for this four person scramble.  All proceeds from the tourney will be donated to high school graduates for college funding support and to local O’Fallon charities. The cost is $100 per person and includes golf with a cart, great prizes, refreshments, lunch and dinner, silent auction.  Mail your checks payable to O’Fallon Kiwanis, P.O. Box 1459, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

June 23-24: Amateur Radio Field Day

On the fourth weekend of June, more than 40,000 radio amateurs throughout North America will gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio, sponsors this event. Amateur radio operators, commonly known as “hams”, set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. Radio operators will attempt to make contact with other stations across the country and around the world; testing the readiness of Amateur Radio Emergency Communications. Field Day 2018 runs from 1 p.m. on June 23 to 1 p.m. on June 24. at one of these two locations: The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club will have their equipment set up and operating at the Menards home improvement store at 151 Spencer Road in St. Peters (just north of Mexico Road), on the open field between Menards and McDonald’s and The Boeing Employees’ Amateur Radio Society will be operating at the Fox Hill Park, 3309 Kister Drive in St. Charles. Take MO 370 to Hwy 94, then go north on Hwy 94 and turn left on Fox Hill Road. Amateur radio operators will be on hand at both locations to answer your questions. Both clubs will have a “Get On The Air” (GOTA) Station where unlicensed individuals can try out a radio under the supervision of a licensed operator. All ages are welcome.  For more information on Amateur Radio, visit http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

July 4: Firecracker run

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries is proud to host the 34th Annual USATF Certified Firecracker Run presented by Mercy in O’Fallon. The race begins at 7 a.m. and consists of a 10K, 5K, Stroller categories, and a One Mile Fun Run. The event will begin at Car Shield Field located in O’Fallon at 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd. Pace cars provided by Frank Leta Honda will be leading runners through North O’Fallon and the race will end over home plate on the field of the River City Rascals. Runners and spectators will be met with an expo, family fun area, awards ceremony, and the famous runner’s-only area packed with food and drinks for race participants. Runners and their family and friends are encouraged to stick around the ballpark to watch the 2018 Heritage & Freedom Fest parade by the city of O’Fallon.

July 14: “Dog Days of Summer” event

Parkview Gardens Florist and Greenhouses is sponsoring its annual “Dog Days of Summer” event from 9 a.m. until noon at 1925 Randolph, across from Blanchette Park in St. Charles.  This is a free event for dog lovers, dog owners and dogs on leashes.  Meet and greet fellow dog owners and various local pet related organizations and businesses. Folks from Five Acres Animal Shelter, Dogs On Duty, Missouri Lost & Found Paws, among others, will be at this event. Visit wwwparkviewgardens.com or call 636-946-7641 for more information.

Aug. 25: Fundraiser gala

United Services for Children will host its 35th annual gala, “Magical Moments – An Evening Under the Stars,” in the Discovery Ballroom of Ameristar Casino-St. Charles. United Services will present the Champions for Children award to Joel and Janet Brett. They will also bestow the Community Partnership Award to the Renaud Spirit Center – City of O’Fallon. More than 300 guests typically attend the gala. Please visit www.unitedservicesforchildren.org for more information on the gala, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

RECURRING EVENTS

Wednesdays: Senior citizen luncheon

The first Wednesday of every month, St. Robert Bellarmine Church (1424 First Capitol Drive, South in St. Charles) holds a luncheon for men and women 55 and up.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Games (activities) are held 12:30 – 2 p.m.  Cost is $5 per person.  Reservations required by the Friday prior to the luncheon by calling 636-634-1971.  All are welcome.

 

Sept. 15: Craft fair

Tri County Advisory Board To Probation And Parole Probation and Parole District 17, Missouri Department of Correction invites you to their Sixth Annual Christmas In September Craft Fair at Calvary Church at 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters are

Thursdays: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays with weigh-in from 5:30 – 6 p.m. and meeting from 6 – 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone UMC at 1151 Tom Ginnever in O’Fallon.
For information please call Peggy Anderson at 636-485-0003 or Dorothy Wilber at 636-293-3718.