EVENTS – ST. CHARLES & ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Oct. 13: Fall harvest festival
Enjoy a day of old-time music, outdoor festivities and usher in autumn with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at its Fall Harvest Festival at Broemmelsiek Park near the Wentzville/Defiance area. There will be plenty of activities for the entire family and admission and demonstrations are free. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Agriculture Education Area of the park you can explore wreath and bird feeder making; historic demonstrations including blacksmithing, woodworking, fiber arts/spinning and sorghum pressing and participate in hands-on activities, such as paper marbling. The IL-MO Tractor Club will have a wide selection of antique farm equipment and machinery on display and provide demonstrations. Guests can even learn how to make a batch of good old-fashioned apple butter and taste samples of homemade apple cider. Parks staff and vendors will be selling pumpkins, Bob’s Honey, vegetables from St. Charles Farmer’s Market, as well as a variety of historical toys and candy from the general store tent. And Noto Pizza will be on site selling their popular wood fired pizza. Scenic hayrides through the park will take place every 20 minutes and live folk music will be played throughout the day. The three-acre corn maze is a bit more challenging this year and available for guests to enjoy. No registration required. For more information about the Fall Harvest Festival, call the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at 636-949-7535 or visit stccparks.org. 

Oct. 13: Local author open house

St. Charles City-County Library hosts a local author open house at 10 a.m. at Spencer Road Branch at 427 Spencer Road in St. Peters. Meet St. Charles-area authors, attend a break-out session, express your creativity and win prizes. Doughboy’s Wood Fired Pizza Food truck will be on site. For more information, visit youranswerplace.org/ecalendar.

Oct. 13: Dog park event

Bring your pooch to the spacious five-acre Off-Leash Dog Area at Broemmelsiek Park near Defiance/Wentzville from 6 – 8:30 p.m for the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department’s newest canine event, “Bark at the Moon!” At this nighttime event for dogs and families, the Parks Department is teaming up with experts from the county’s Division of Humane Services to educate families. Pet microchipping will be available for a small fee and participants can talk with fellow pet lovers over a cup of hot chocolate. The program is $1 per family of up to 10 members. Pre-registration is suggested by calling the parks department at 636-949-7535 or visiting http://bit.ly/BarkAtTheMoon2018. Children under the age of eight will be allowed in the dog park for this event but must be supervised by an adult.  Please note: Participants must have their dogs properly licensed and immunized before entering the dog park. Aggressive dogs and puppies under four months old are not permitted. And participants must “scoop the poop” by cleaning up after their dogs with black clean-up bags located at pet waste stations in the dog park. 

Oct. 13-14: Family movie party
Marcus Theaters St. Charles Cinema at 1830 S 1st Capitol Dr. in St. Charles will host a free “Goosebumps 2” party to celebrate the opening of the new film on Oct. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities will include: cotton ball ghost crafts, make-your-own tissue paper candy corn, coloring and activity sheets, prize giveaways, free snacks and more. Movie admission sold separately.

Oct. 15: Musical performance

The St. Charles City-County Library LIVE @ the Library series presents Gateway Harmonica Club at 7 p.m. at Spencer Road Branch at 427 Spencer Road in St. Peters. The Gateway Harmonica Club will play a variety of musical styles that evoke memories of bygone eras.

For more information visit youranswerplace.org/ecalendar

Oct. 19: Halloween dance and costume party

A Halloween dance and costume party takes place from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the John F Kennedy Center in Florissant for fifth-through-eighth graders and is cosponsored by the Florissant Parks and Recreation Department and D.A.R.E. This will be a night of fun and dancing. Pizza and soda are included along with a DJ, candy, games and prizes. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Tickets required upon entry. No tickets available at eve

Oct. 20: Library fundraiser

The St. Charles City-County Library Foundation 2018 Imagine Gala & Auction takes place at 6 p.m. at Ameristar Casino, Resort & Spa. Join the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation for a magical evening in Narnia to support literacy and lifelong learning in St. Charles County.
All proceeds from the 2018 Imagine Gala and Auction benefit the foundation’s mission to ensure excellent library programs, services, and facilities for all people in our community. 

Oct. 20: Paper shredding event

For O’Fallon residents who have documents, records or papers that they would like to have destroyed, O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department is hosting a free event to safely dispose of unwanted paperwork. The Shred Event is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Environmental Services facility at 1550 Progress West Lane in O’Fallon. To participate, residents put the documents they want to destroy in cardboard bankers boxes, or cardboard boxes of a similar size, and drive up to the facility and drop them off. Please make sure the boxes are not too heavy to lift or filled to overflowing. Up to five banker-size boxes can be brought to the event, free. After the first five boxes, additional boxes can be dropped off for $5 each. Residents must bring photo identification showing O’Fallon residency and all trash customers must have their account in good standing in order to participate. All of the material will be shredded including the boxes if they are not wanted back. The event is indoors, so it will be rain or shine. Please do not bring computer discs or hanging file rods. If you can tear it, then you can shred it with this complimentary service. It is okay for documents to have staples or paper clips. For questions contact Environmental Services at ofallonrecycles@ofallon.mo.us or 636-272-0477.

Oct. 20-21: Fall festival

Enjoy live music, haunted hayrides, carnival rides, tasty food, games, inflatables, refreshing spirits, 50/50 raffles and plenty of crafts at the annual Assumption Fall Festival from 3 – 11 p.m., Oct. 20, and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, at Assumption Church in O’Fallon. This picnic features a traditional turkey and sausage dinner with all the trimmings and lots of fall fun for the entire family. All are welcome to attend this two-day celebration that serves as the church’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Assumption Parish is located at located at 403 North Main St. in O’Fallon. For more information about the Assumption Parish picnic, call Aaron Bruns, festival chair, at 913-620-8830 or email assumptionfallfestival2018@gmail.com.

Oct. 22: Musical performance

The St. Charles City-County Library LIVE @ the Library series presents Saxophone Quartet at 7 p.m. at Kathryn Linnemann Branch at 2323 Elm Street in St. Charles. The After Hours Sax Quartet will entertain you with a live performance. Enjoy an hour of New Orleans jazz and ragtime, interspersed with interesting tidbits of saxophone history. For more information visit youranswerplace.org/ecalendar.

Oct. 26: Senior Fall Fun Day
WASSI’s Eighth Annual Senior Fall Fun Day takes place from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wentzville Community Club at 500 W. Main St. in Wentzville. There will be free food, a Halloween costume contest with prizes for first, second and third place, musical entertainment, an apple pie bake off with prizes for first, second and third place, an ice cream social, door prizes and bingo. RSVP to 636-639-2151. Leave a message indicating how many will be attending

Nov. 1-3: Quilt show

Crossroads Arts Council proudly presents the Third Annual Pieces of the Heart Quilt Show 2018 at the Wentzville Community Club at 500 W. Main. St. in Wentzville.

Nov. 3: Mouse races

Emerge Everyone First Annual Mouse Races takes place from 6 – 10 p.m. at Mid Rivers Mall Event Space. Emerge Everyone is a nonprofit that offers a fitness program to adults and children intellectual disabilities at no cost. Tickets are $25 or $160 for a table of eight. For sponsorships and raffle donations contact Kathryn Hubbard kkfundraisingandevents@gmail.com or 314-378-6129 or register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-mouse-races-tickets-47173821169.

Nov. 3: Adult scavenger hunt

An adult scavenger hunt takes place from 4 – 11 p.m. at Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity St. Charles County.  Register a team, sponsorships www.MadDreamBuilders.com. For more information contact Kathy Hubbard at kkfundraisingandevents@gmail.com or 314-378-6129.

Nov. 10: Craft fair

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, at 150 N. Elizabeth Ave. in Ferguson, is inviting you to their First Annual Craft Fair.  Doors open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Crafters are needed.  Please contact Laura Steinmann at Laurasteinmann@yahoo.com or cell 314-488-0527.

Nov. 16: 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, beer, and soda; outside food and beverages are also allowed. The evening will be packed with games, an auction, raffles, and prizes for the top teams. For more information or to register please visit www.thechildcenter/trivia or contact Lisa Zweifel at 636-332-0899 or lzweifel@cacnemo.org to reserve your team.

Nov. 30: Trivia night

St. Charles Community College will host an Athletics Trivia Night at 7 p.m. and all trivia will be sports themed. Trivia will be held in the College Center gym on SCC’s campus, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Parking for guests is free and available in both the Yellow and Orange Parking Lots. For a campus map, visit stchas.edu/maps. Tickets cost $25 per person or $200 per table of eight. Beer, soda and water are included, and teams are welcome to bring snacks. All proceeds will go to the SCC Athletic Department to increase scholarships and support SCC’s athletic teams with their travel, equipment and other needs to help them be successful. For more information and to register, visit www.stchas.edu/athleticstrivia, or contact Tim Brix at 636-922-8211 or tbrix@stchas.edu 

RECURRING EVENTS 

Tuesdays: Vietnam Veterans Association meeting

Chapter 794 Vietnam Veterans Association meets on the third Tuesday of each month at VFW Post 4105 at 410 St. Francois in Florissant. Meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information contact Walter Kaiser at 314-921-2132.

Thursdays: Korean War Veterans Association meeting

If you had military service in Korea between Sept. 3, 1945 and the present you are cordially invited to a meeting of Chapter 4, North County Korean War Veterans Association.  Meetings take place at the VFW Post 4105 at 410 St. Francois in Florissant on the first Thursday of the month, starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact Walter Kaiser at 314-921-2132.