Noon Thursday, July 28, is the deadline to appear on the “Around Town” roster next week. We must receive your event in writing with a phone number to call with questions. Due to the number of submissions, events may only run once per print, and will be edited and will appear in the week prior to the event date.
Email: [email protected] Mail to: O’Fallon Progress Around Town, Belleville News-Democrat, PO Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. For questions, contact Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.
Thursday 28 July to Friday 5 August
▪ Seventy-ninth November to the Snow Lady – 7:30 p.m. every evening. The Snow Lady National Shrine, 442 S. de Maznaud Road, Belleville. The novena consists of nine consecutive evenings of prayer, during which the participants hope to receive special blessings. This year’s theme is With Mary, Thank God. Visit snows.org/novena for a schedule. The masses will be broadcast live every evening. 618-394-6276.
Friday 29th July
▪ Red Cross Blood Drive – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Drury O’Fallon, 1118 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
▪ O’Fallon Fish Fry – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 EUS 50, O’Fallon. A traditional menu of cod, hamburgers, sausages, pork chops and many more side dishes. Eat in the restaurant and prepare it outside. Credit cards are accepted. Orders can be called at 618-632-6229 or facebook.com/KnightsOfColumbus4239.
Saturday 30th July
▪ Vine Street Market in O’Fallon Station – 8 a.m. to noon. O’Fallon Station, 212 E. First St. , O’Fallon. Locally grown vegetables, flowers, fruits, eggs, cheese and meats. A selection of bakers and confectioners along with handcrafted and artisanal coffee and drinks. Live music, patio seating and on-site food truck. Bicycle and pet friendly. 618-624-0139 or ofallonstation.com/vine-street-market.
▪ Caffeine and Chromium – 9 a.m. to noon. Gateway Classic Cars, 1237 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon. Go on a cruise with your collectible car or daily chauffeur and bring your appetite. Indulge in pastries and coffee until you run out. All makes and models are welcome, with plenty of parking space. This family and pet friendly event is free and open to the public. facebook.com/events/2744441022531626
▪ Missouri Botanical Garden Green Living Festival – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. Louis Zoo, 1 State Road, St. Louis. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Green Living Festival returns in person as a series of pop-up events at establishments throughout the heart of St. Louis. The Summer of Sustainability series invites visitors to interact with experts at these events throughout the summer on a day to learn and explore ideas for sustainable lifestyles. The July 30 event is included with regular admission to the St. Louis Zoo where general admission is free. 314-577-5100 or mobot.org/greenlivingfest.
From Monday 1 August to Thursday 4 August
▪ Super VBS – 6-8:30 p.m. every day. O’Fallon God Assembly, 1400 North Green Mountain Road, O’Fallon. Free Vacation Bible School with activities for ages 4-12. Crafts, snacks, games, lessons, music and more. Party night on Thursday, August 4th (parents and family members invited) includes drawings of free school supplies. To register: ofallonassembly.com. 618-632-5584.
Wednesday August 3
▪ O’Fallon Sunrise Rotary Meeting – 6:45 a.m. O’Fallon Township Building, 801 E State Street, O’Fallon. 618-210-8156 or ofallonsunriserotary.org.
▪ Whitaker Music Festival 2022 Concert Series: Old Salt Union – 7 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. , Saint Louis. Admission at 5 p.m. The Whitaker Music Festival presents a range of free evening concerts Wednesdays under the stars. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the park’s gardens in summer bloom as you listen to the beats and tunes of a week-to-week eclectic cycle of artists. Live music will start at 7pm on Wednesdays through August 3. Free admission starts at 5 pm. Last entry at 8:15 p.m. Advance reservation is required. mobot.org/whitaker
Thursday August 4
▪ Clair County Genealogical Society – 7 p.m. online via Zoom. Program: “City of the Sun – Cahokia Hills”. Justin Smoke, representative of conservation education at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, discusses the ancient city of Cahokia, which was inhabited by Native Americans from about 700 to 1400. Residents created the largest excavations in North America. The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited. Reservation information is available at stclair-ilgs.org/events or facebook.com/STCCGSIL.
Other region events
▪ O’Fallon High Commission Dinner and Entertainment – 5:30pm Thursday, August 18th. 801 E State Street, O’Fallon. Cost: $3. For Ovalon residents only. Booking deadline: August 12th.
▪ BaconFest orders from all types of vendors (sales, crafts, food, etc.) will be accepted for the September 10 event. Organizers are also looking for organizations that help veterans get involved. For more information, contact the VFW Post 805 Auxiliary at [email protected]
▪ Injury Free Running Clinic – 5:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month through December. HSHS Outpatient Clinic at St Elizabeth’s, 209 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon. The clinic supports current runners and those who want to get started on how to run safely and improve performance. Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required. hshs.org/StElizabeths/Events/Community/Injury-Free-Running-Clinic-2022.