O’Fallon IL events set in St. Clair County near St. Louis
Thursday, April 1st, 12:00 noon, is the deadline to appear on next week’s “Around Town” list. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the number of submissions, events may only be printed once, edited, and displayed in the week prior to the event date.
Email: [email protected] Mail to: O’Fallon Progress in the City, Belleville News-Democrat, PO Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. If you have any questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.
Thursday April 1st
▪ Gateway Greening Free Online Class: Spring Gardening and Planning Your Grow Space – 2-3pm Online via Zoom. This virtual class is hosted by the St. Louis County Library and taught by Gateway Greening staff. Learn how to prepare your garden for the growing season and make a plan for it to produce year round. We dig deep into the best spring crops and techniques in Missouri and how to keep your vegetables healthy. Registration is required. Participants will receive Zoom information by email. Register: slcl.org/content/virtual-program-spring-gardening-and-planning-your-growing-space
▪ National Alliance for Mental Illness in Southwest Illinois (NAMI SWI) – 7:00 pm-8:30pm online via Zoom. Virtual support meetings for family members and other caregivers of people with mental illness. Meetings are led by colleagues and rely on the group’s knowledge and experience to help one another. Registration is required to receive the link to these meetings. For more information or to register, contact Pat Rudloff at [email protected]
▪ St. Clair County Genealogical Society – 7pm Online via Zoom. In “Membership Dates in St. Clair Lodge No. 24 Masonic Records, Belleville, Illinois,” revered master and former lodge historian William “Bill” Tasso discusses the latest project to preserve the lodge’s history. The meeting is public, but the space is limited to 100. You can find reservation information at stclair-ilgs.org/events or facebook.com/SCCGS.
▪ St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: Seasonal Wonder – 7:30 p.m. Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis. Spring is moving towards summer. Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” gets Pennsylvania settlers dancing while the summer Alps glow and chirp in Arthur Honegger’s “Summer Pastoral”. And Camille Saint-Saëns plays with our curious inner child and develops a joyful music zoo. Additional performances at 11 a.m. on April 2nd and 3rd. Call 314-534-1700 for tickets and information. slso.org
▪ Bark in the Park Celebration and Fundraiser – Until Saturday April 17th. Your local park, hiking trail, or favorite neighborhood spot. The Humane Society of Missouri’s annual Bark in the Park celebration is now Bark in YOUR Park, a virtual dog walk benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Participants are encouraged to walk, run, or hike their dog, alone or as part of a team, while collecting donations. Registration costs $ 25 and includes a t-shirt. Register online at hsmo.org.
Friday April 2nd
▪ The Podcast of the Divided City: Disorientation and Relocation of Black Families – 10 a.m. stream online. StitchCast Studio is a youth-led podcast series launched by the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective in 2019. Episodes are recorded and posted on topics determined by St. Louis youth of color: gun violence, racial divisions in St. Louis, public health and health safety issues, compounding issues, and more. StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Divided City will produce and publish four hour-long podcast episodes starring African-American youth, ages 16 to 24, who live in neighborhoods with high crime and poverty rates in St. Louis. storystitchers.org/stitchcast-studio-special-edition-the-divided-city
▪ O’Fallon Fish Fry – Friday 11am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 EUS 50, O’Fallon. Traditional cod menu with various side dishes. Meal and take away. Credit cards accepted. Orders can be accessed at 618-632-6229.
▪ Shiloh Eagles Fish Fry – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shiloh Eagles 545, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Cod, pikeperch, catfish, shrimp and side dishes. Full menu. Eat or take away possible. Call 618-624-5412 to perform.
Friday April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd
▪ Eckerts Easter Farm Fun – 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. (limited time slots) Eckerts Country Store & Farms, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville. Easter Egg Citation Celebrations on the Farm with Safety Measures and Social Distancing. Includes ticket Easter egg hunt, tractor rides around the farm, themed specials in the country restaurant, free photo opportunities with the Easter bunny and much more. Tickets $ 12 per person. eckerts.com
Friday April 2nd to Sunday April 18th
▪ 2021 St. Louis Bach Festival – Virtual Events. Celebrate the breadth of JS Bach’s work with numerous events during the St. Louis Bach Festival 2021. This year’s fully virtual festival offers educational opportunities, musically impressive performances and collaborations with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Classic 107.3 FM and Couts Music Series. The festival consists of nine events with free participation. For tickets and information: bachsociety.org/festival
Saturday 3rd April
▪ Gateway Milers Walking Club Walk – 10 a.m. O’Fallon YMCA, 284 N. Seven Hills Road, O’Fallon. Celebrate National Walking Week with a 3 mile or 10 km walk through the neighborhoods and bike path in O’Fallon. Registration takes place on the day of the event at 9: 45-10 a.m. in the pavilion next to the YMCA. Face masks must be worn when checking in. Social distancing needs to be maintained. For more information, send an email to [email protected] gatewaymilers.org
▪ Drive-Thru Egg Drop – 1:00 p.m. O’Fallon Gathering of God, 1400 N. Green Mount Road, O’Fallon. The church parking lot is slated for an Easter outreach event. Kindergarten through sixth grade children are invited to receive candy-filled eggs, toys, prizes and learn why Easter is celebrated. Free and open to the community. Easter services take place on Sunday April 4th at 9 am and 10:30 am. 618-632-5584 or ofallonassembly.com.
Tuesday April 6th
▪ Prepared Birth Class – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon. This class teaches relaxation techniques, controlled breathing, and physical and emotional changes that occur during delivery and labor. Pain control options are discussed. Both the mother and the supporter learn to take an active part in the birthing process. Fee: 20 USD. To register, send an email to [email protected] For more information: hshs.org/StElizabeths/Events/Mother-Child
▪ Gateway Greening Free online class: Spring gardening and planning your grow space – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Online via Zoom. This virtual class is hosted by the St. Louis County Library and taught by Gateway Greening staff. Learn how to prepare your garden for the growing season and make a plan for it to produce year round. We dig deep into the best spring crops and techniques in Missouri and how to keep your vegetables healthy. Registration is required. Participants will receive Zoom information by email. Register: slcl.org/content/virtual-program-spring-gardening-and-planning-your-growing-space-0
Wednesday April 7th
▪ O’Fallon Sunrise Rotary Meeting – Wednesdays at 6:45 am. Online via zoom. See weekly email for link or email from [email protected] 618-210-8156 or ofallonsunriserotary.org
Thursday April 8th
▪ 40th Annual Women’s Interfaith Conference – 10am online via Zoom. Attend the virtual event as we dissolve ‘stereotype / fiction’ from reality about how different religions are perceived and what they actually teach and practice. Although this event is free, donations are accepted. For more information, contact Jerri Livingston at 314-469-3553. Attend the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82083856304?pwd=MGVYeDd5Q04xb2hKL015YldHRjdZdz09; Meeting ID: 820 8385 6304; Passcode: 243343.
Sunday April 11th
▪ Breastfeeding Class – 1-4 a.m. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, One St. Elizabeth’s Boulevard, O’Fallon. The breastfeeding class provides information on preparation for feeding, feeding techniques, and general problems. Other topics include information about what type of breast pump will best suit your needs, discussions about getting back to work, and other everyday problems. The class is open to expectant and young mothers. Supporters are welcome. Classes are given by an RN certified lactation advisor. Cost: $ 10. To register, send an email to [email protected] For more information: hshs.org/StElizabeths/Events/Mother-Child
O’Fallon boys soccer crashes Edwardsville
O’Fallon Township High School boys’ football recently recorded its first win against Edwardsville since 2012.
Junior Andre Robertson and Senior Toby Ybarra celebrated the victory with two goals each.