July 12: Charity fundraiser

Tri City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois will be opening up their venue to host “Divine Nest Night at the Races”. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the races will begin at 7 p.m.   In addition to great racing there will be an opportunity for kids to get driver’s autographs, participate in opening ceremonies, and other kid- themed activities.  Tickets are free for the first 150 Divine Nest foster and adoptive family members and volunteers who pre-register.  To register for tickets for the July 12 races, go to, click on the Events page and select “Divine Nest Night at the Races.”

July 13: 10th Annual Hope for Haiti Run

The 10th Annual Hope for Haiti 5k/10/1 mile fun run will be held in Frontier Park in St. Charles.  Funds raised will provide support for a medical clinic and Kids Against Hunger meal program.  Awards, performance T-shirts, snacks, drinks and post-run massages are included.  Please register online at:

July 13: Christmas in July

Craft fair, petting zoo, and crafts for children- come and enjoy the “holidays” during the warmest time of the year.  Refreshments available for purchase and fun for the whole family from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Gianna Parish at 450 E Highway N in Wentzville.

July 13: Soap making workshop

Experienced staff at The Historic Daniel Boone Home at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, will teach children and adults the step-by-step procedures of making soap from scratch at the Hands-On Heritage: Soap Making workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. under The Grand Pavilion in the park. This soap making workshop is intended for ages 8 and up and is perfect for crafty individuals, scouts, families and other groups who want to learn more about the art of making soap. Cost of the program is $8 and space is limited. To make a reservation for Hands-On Heritage: Soap Making, call the park at 636-798-2005 or visit

July 14-15: Theater auditions

Wentzville Christian Church announces auditions for “A Christmas Carol: Live Radio Play” July 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. and July 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. Those auditioning should come prepared with a monologue 30 seconds to one minute in length. You may also be asked to read from the script. Rehearsals will be July 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. and July 22 -24 from 6 – 9 p.m.. Rehearsals will then resume in October on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. Production dates are December 5, 6 and 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy at 636-219-3238 or go to

July 25: Job fair

The Fort Zumwalt School District is currently taking applications for the following support staff positions: paraprofessional, secretary, clerk, bus driver, custodian and student nutrition. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted from 4 – 7 p.m. at Hope High School at 307 West Pitman in O’Fallon. Qualified applicants can complete an application at under the “Work For FZSD” tab. All full-time positions include medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as pension contributions.

Sept. 13: Charity Golf Tournament

Fairwinds River’s Edge Retirement Community has teamed up with its sister property, The Landing of O’Fallon, and AW Health Care (their on-site home health care and therapy provider) to put on our second Charity Golf Tournament being held at Bear Creek Golf Course. Space is limited. The tournament will benefit the VFW National Home for Children, whose community is open to families of active-duty military personnel, veterans, and descendants of members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. $500 per team of four includes lunch, 18-hole play, dinner, and loads of fun. For more information contact Stacy Welker at 636-754-2311 or

Sept. 21: Craft fair

Tri County Advisory Board to Probation and Parole invites you to their seventh 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 needed. Please contact Esther Angelos at or 636-441-0329 or 314-477-5096.