April 20-22: Augusta Plein Air Art Festival
Events at the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival include art exhibit and sale at Harmonie-Verein/Legion Hall April 20 – 28 open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. A pop-up gallery in Washington takes place from April 20-23 at Neighborhood Reads Bookstore. On April 20, Day 1 of two-day oil or acrylic workshop
with Nyle Gordon costs $170 per person, limit 15 artists. Check in at Harmonie-Verein at 8:30 a.m., workshop takes place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. On April 20 there will also be a pastel workshop with Michele Wells for $85 per person, limit 15 artists. Check in at Harmonie-Verein at 8 a.m., workshop takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Also on April 20, Montelle Winery Paint Out from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Noboleis Vineyards Quick Paint from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On April 21, Day 2 of two-day oil or acrylic workshop with Nyle Gordon costs $170 per person, limit 15 artists. Check in at Harmonie-Verein at 8:30 a.m., workshop takes place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Also on April 21, Lake Creek Paintout takes place from 10 p.m. – 2 p.m. At the Harmonie-Verein/Legion Hall, a plein air demo with Larry Rudolech takes place from 4 – 6 p.m., The Theme “People & Places of Augusta Missouri” judging takes place at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner with symphony concert hosted by Augusta Heritage Foundation will take place with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and St. Louis Chamber Concert at 8 p.m. sponsored by Gallery Augusta & Halcyon Spa. Tickets: Dinner & VIP Concert Seating are $65/person, concert only $15, at the door $20.  Purchase tickets online at On April 22, Morning in Augusta Paintout takes place from dawn – 11 a.m. at Silly Goose and Defiance Ridge Vineyards Premier Artists Paint Out takes place from 1 – 5 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner. For more information contact the chamber at 636-228-4110 or 314-369-6804, and email  

April 22: Handbell choir concert

The public is invited to immerse themselves in the eclectic sounds of The Gateway Ringers, a premier handbell ensemble, comprised of musicians from the St. Louis metropolitan area. The concert will be held at Zion Lutheran Church at 3866 S. Old Highway 94 in St. Charles at 4 p.m. This event is part of the “Music at Zion” concert series for 2017-2018. For more information and directions, log on to or contact Mark Thoelke, Director of Worship and Music at 636-441-7425.

April 18-22: Theater performance

St. Charles Community College’s Center Stage Theatre will present “Almost, Maine” in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 18-21; 10 a.m. April 19; and 2 p.m. April 22. Tickets are free to SCC students with ID, $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, veterans and students. The campus is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. To purchase tickets, visit

April 22: Country music concert

The Gateway Country  Music  Spring  Show,  featuring traditional country music  with special guest Barbara Fairchild (I wish I was a Teddy Bear Song) and husband Roy Morris and a host of great singers and the GCMA band Route 67 at the Wentzville Holt High School in the C H Jones  Auditorium at 600 Campus Dr. in Wentzville at 2:30 p.m. For tickets call Beverly McManus 636-384-0916 or Dean Raymer 636-795-2014. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

April 25: Electronics recycling event

1st Advantage Bank will host an E-waste recycling day from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the bank’s side parking lot at 240 Salt Lick Rd. in St. Peters. For more information call 636-970-0440.

April 27: Food Truck Frenzy

With baseball season just around the corner, join in the family-friendly fun at O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy & Fan Fest from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at CarShield Field. Located at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard in O’Fallon, the ballpark is the home of the River City Rascals baseball team. The Rascals will sell adult beverages, and Twisted Taco, Wingnut LLC, Chris’ Smokehouse and Bebe-Liz Gourmet Desserts will sell food truck fare. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.) The rally features free parking, admission and activities that include inflatables, oversized backyard games and a baseball clinic on the field. The clinic is open to students in first through eighth grade. Clinic registration will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and the clinic itself will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Clinic stations include hitting, pitching, infield fielding and outfield catching and throwing. Participants should bring their own baseball glove. In addition to the Fan Fest, O’Fallon will hold Food Truck Frenzy events on June 1 and Aug. 3. Event details will be posted online at For weather-related event information, call 636-379-5614.         

April 27: Trivia night

Third Annual Trivia Night to Benefit Powell Terrace Food Pantry takes place at First Baptist Church of Harvester at 4075 S. Old Hwy 94 in St. Charles. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $160 per table (max. of eight per table). There will be a live auction and mulligans. Bring your own snacks and drinks (no alcohol permitted). Coffee, lemonade and tea will be available at no charge. Table space is limited so reserve your table today by calling 636-724-3036 or by sending an email to

April 28: Black tie gala

The Child Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services to children victimized by abuse and neglect in Northeast Missouri will host its annual gala to raise much-needed funds to continue fighting child abuse. The annual black-tie gala themed “Game on! It’s time to end child abuse”, will be held at The Christy Banquet Center in O’Fallon and will include drinks and appetizers, a three-course dinner, an impressive live and silent auction, and entertainment by The Ralph Butler Band. The Child Center, Inc. will also recognize their award winners for 2018 during the Gala. Honorary Chairpersons, Britt & Sheila Stender; Volunteer of the Year, Amy Hawkins; Supporter of the Year, Dan & Lisa Mudd; and Funder of the Year, Children’s Trust Fund. Sponsorships are available starting at $300 and individual tickets are $100. To become a sponsor, donate an auction item, or to learn more about attending the event, please visit or contact Lisa Zweifel at 636-332-0899 or

April 28: Monarch Mania

Parkview Gardens Florist and Greenhouses will host a talk called “Monarch Mania” at 10 a.m.  Parkview Gardens is located at 1925 Randolph (across from Blanchette Park) in St. Charles. For more information or to RSVP, please call 636-946-7641.


April 29: All-you-can-eat breakfast

The Knights of Columbus at St. Robert Bellarmine Church at 1424 First Capitol Drive South, St. Charles will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Breakfast includes: made to order omelets, pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, milk and coffee Cost for adults is $7, children six to 11 is $4, children five and under are free.  In addition a blood drive will be held at the same time as the breakfast.  Those who donate blood that day will receive a free breakfast.  For additional information please call 636-946-6799.

May 1: Free band concert 

The 60 member After Hours Community Band, founded in 1986, under direction of Carol Commerford and Sandra Stoeckel will perform their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Church at 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters.  The selection of music for the evening will include show tunes, marches and movie themes. Admission is free.  More information on or call Joyce at 636-946-7848.

May 4: Job fair

St. Charles Community College will host Job Fair 2018 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the College Center, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Admission is free to all job seekers. This fair provides opportunities for job seekers to find job leads, job training and job search information and networking opportunities. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé. For a full, up-to-date listing of registered employers, visit  For more information, contact Jenny Hahn Schnipper at 636-922-8244 or

May 4: Senior fair

The Eighth Annual WASSI Senior Fair takes place from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Wentzville Community Club at 500 West Main St. in Wentzville. Come enjoy a day filled with free information, free food, free entertainment, door prizes, bingo and shopping fun. Please RSVP for lunch by calling 636-639-2151. Leave a message with number attending.

May 12: German spring festival

Midwest Maifest takes place at Legacy Park in Cottleville from 1 – 5 p.m. There will be craft breweries, wineries, spirit distilleries, food and live German entertainment. Limited presale wrist tickets are $20 and regular wrist tickets are $30. The proceeds benefit St. Charles-Ludwigsburg German Sister Cities exchanges. For more information visit

May 12: Alzheimer’s fundraiser

Alzheimer’s fundraiser takes place from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care at
1236C Jungermann Road in St. Peters. This is a parking lot rummage sale/Lularoe pop-up with lots of gently used clothing and home items.

May 4: Concert

Come out to Emerson Chapel at 122 N. Fifth St. in St. Charles at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy Roy Zimmerman’s original songs – funny and forceful affirmations of peace and social justice. Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime; he has shared stages with Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams and George Carlin. Tickets are $20 or what you can pay. Visit for a preview of his music.

May 7: Card party

St. Robert Bellarmine Ladies Council is hosting their annual card party. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 11:30 a.m. Price is $12 (lunch included). There will be attendance prizes. For reservations contact Cathy at 636-723-0436. St. Robert Bellarmine is located at 1424 South First Capital Dr. in St. Charles (at corner of S. Hwy. 94 and Sherman Dr.).

May 6: “What About Your Mother’s Quilt?” talk 

Ann Hazelwood, author of the Colebridge Community Book Series and East Perry County Book Series, as well as an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, former president of the National Quilt Museum and textile appraiser for the Antique Road Show-St. Louis version, will be at Parkview Gardens Florist and Greenhouses from 1-3 p.m. for “What about Your Mother’s Quilt?” talk.  She will give firsthand knowledge and care advice about those precious quilts in your family – so bring your quilts in.  Ann will also have her newest book,For The Love Of Quilts,” the first book in the “Wine Country Quilts Series” available. Parkview Gardens is located at 1925 Randolph in St. Charles (across from Blanchette Park). For more information, please call 636-946-7641.

May 12: Baby Kid Expo

Bring the family to the Baby Kid Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Connect with the top businesses and services available in our area and have fun with your kids. Free admission. For more information visit

June 4: Golf tournament

The St. Charles Optimist Club’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament will take place at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., BBQ lunch is planned for 11 a.m. and the shotgun start occurs at noon. Following the tournament, a pork steak dinner will be provided.  Individual play is $100 per person. Four person scramble is $400. Price includes green fee, cart, BBQ lunch, pork steak dinner and refreshments. For additional information, please contact Andrew Stewart at 314 324-4116 or

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 for more information on the gala, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities.


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.