Everybody is invited to the Kite Festival, Family Bike Ride and St. Peters Health amp; Wellness Committee special event from 10 am to 2 pm May 9 at 370 Lakeside Park, which is located just off Highway 370 on Lakeside Park Drive in St. Peters. This free family event is hosted by the St. Peters Rangers Enforcement Division. Bring your kite to be part of the Kite Festival or come early and be one of 200 participants to receive a free kite-building kit. Volunteers will help kids put together their kites. Families are also invited to bring their bikes to ride the 4.5-mile trail around the 140-acre lake at 370 Lakeside Park. A limited number of adult-sized bikes are available for rent at the park. The St. Peters Community Health and Wellness Committee will have an information booth at the event. Refreshments will be available for sale at Gator Island Grill in 370 Lakeside Park during the event.
The St. Charles City County Library Foundation will host its second annual Imagine Gala and Auction on May 9 at Ameristar Casino. The entertaining Kim Tucci will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer for the event, which is to raise awareness and celebrate success. The schedule includes: Cocktail festivities and silent auction at 6 pm ; Dinner, live auction and Access to Literacy at 7:30 pm; and Emerald City After Party at 9:15 pm Colorful cocktail attire is encouraged. For additional details or to purchase tickets to the Imagine Gala, contact Karen at 636-441-2300, ext. 1517.
The fifth annual “Plants for Mom Sale,” sponsored by plant enthusiasts interested in care and maintenance of the historic Ernst Schowengert Gardens in Warrenton, will be held from 8 am to 1 pm May 9 on the lawn of the Schowengerdt House, 308 East Booneslick Road (also called Main Street), in Warrenton. This pre-Mother’s Day plant sale promises to be a great place to select that special gift for Mom. The sale is a joint effort of the Warrenton Garden Club and the Volunteer Gardeners at the Ernst Schowengerdt National Historic Place. To reach the Schowengerdt House from I-70, head south on Highway 47 at exit 193, continue to the second traffic signal and turn right (west) on Booneslick Road (Main Street). Watch for signs and a whole cluster of tents over flowing with plants. For more information, or to arrange to donate plants to this community-wide project, call Roxie Schroeder at 636-932-4607 or 636-359-0089 (cell).
The Library at Wentzville Christian Church, 1507 Hwy Z, is hosting a story time for preschoolers at 9 am May 11. Participants will sing songs, read a book and make a craft to take home. The event is free. For more information, visit wentzvillecc.org or email email@example.com
A free workshop focusing on how parents can minimize their out-of-pocket costs and student loans for college will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm May 12 at the St. Peters Cultural Art Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd, in St. Peters. The speaker will be Kevin Anderson, a college funding educator and coach who is also a co-author of the recently published best-selling book “Transform Your Life, Business and Health” with Brian Tracy. Admission is free, but seating is limited by the size of the room. Parents can call 636-594-2280 to reserve seats or they can make a reservation online at www.pac5-collnite.eventbrite.com.
The Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will be offering rides on its historic WWII Army B-25J Mitchell Bomber and Navy TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber May 14-17 (Armed Forces Day weekend) at St. Charles County Airports Smartt Field. A third aircraft, an Army Aeronca L-3 Defender, will remain on static display near the Wings WWII museum for visitors to check out. Call 314-486-1205 for information and flight reservations.
Employees, friends and relatives of the 1960-1990s Army Aviation and Troop Commands, DFAS; UNCLE; FMS; SOS; and DMIS, stationed at 4300 Goodfellow Blvd. in North St. Louis are invited to attend a reunion. Activities include attendance at a St. Louis Cardinals game on Sept. 9 (meet at the Stan Musial statue before 12 pm to pick up your tickets) and a picnic at the Granite City Golf Course Clubhouse (Melvin Price Center) at 11 am Sept. 10. Tickets are $35 in advance. Make checks payable to Avscom Reunion. The mailing address is 1108 St. Charles Ave., St. Charles, MO 63301. All monies must be received by May 15. For futher information, contact Steve Bossomo on Facebook: bossomo@, or Pat Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come hungry and thirsty to the Wentzville Blues amp; Classic Rock Festival from noon to 10 pm May 16 outside Old Friends Vintage Guitars, located at 1 E. Allen St, in the Village Center. The festival features delicious eats and drinks from food trucks owned by Wentzville residents. Join the public Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/389818914540142/ and invite your friends to join.
Uncorked 2015 … A Cause for the Paws will be from 1 to 4 pm (VIP pre-party at noon) May 17 at Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, in St. Charles. Join in for fine wine and delicious food at an event that helps raise funds to support Five Acres Animal Shelter. There will be a Wine, Beer and Food Tasting, Silent and Live Auction, Raffle and live acoustic performance by country music artist Josh Kelley. Cost is $75 per person for General Admission or $150 per person for VIP. For more information, call 636-949-9918 or e-mail email@example.com
The Tri-County Womens Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, cordially invites you to lunch and a program titled Tips for Traveling, presented by Dorothy Smith, of Moline, Ill., from 11:15 am-1 pm May 20 at The Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veterans Memorial Parkway, in OFallon. The musical guest will be Sharon Wolf, of Marthasville, and the special guest speaker will be Smith with A Dreamers Reality. The inclusive cost is $14. Call Joan at 636-561-0956 or Marcia at 636-925-8588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15. Cancel by May 18.
Welcome Club-Gateway to Friendship will hold its May luncheon on May 28 at Whitmoor Country Club, in St. Charles. Welcome Club-Gateway to Friendship is a social and charitable club that has many activities such as mah jongg, bridge, bowling, golf, book clubs, etc. It raises money for two charities every year; this year is Operation Backpack and the USO. at Lambert Airport. Its membership includes more than 250 St. Louis suburban women. If youre interested in joining and meeting new friends, contact Arline at 314-434-0474 or Joan at 314-434-1044.
Cub Scout Skate Night will be from 5 to 8 pm May 31 at Great Skate, 130 Boone Hills Dr., in St. Peters. Earn the Skate Belt Loop … and meet Michelangelo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Extraordinaire. The $12 admission includes: three hours of skating, skate rental, skate lessons (to earn the Belt Loop), pizza slice, small drink, meet Michelangelo, lots of games and fun and take home your Skate Belt Loop. Call 636-441-2530 by May 8 to make reservations and ensure they have enough Skate Belt Loops on hand.
St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith has announced the 18th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament will be Aug. 10 at Bogey Hills Country Club. The entry fee is $200 per person or $800 for a team of four. Tee signs are available for $150 as well as other levels of sponsorship. Each year, the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Committee accepts applications from St. Charles area 501c3 organizations. This year, the deadline to submit applications is May 31. For more information on the tournament, or to obtain a charity application, call Michele in the mayor’s office at 636-949-3269 or email email@example.com
St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre comes alive one Friday a month with local bands performing yesteryear’s hits. Join them for the next City Centre Dance from 7 to 10 pm May 15 and enjoy the Big Band sounds of Two Star Final. Tickets are $7 per person at the door. St. Peters residents showing a Resident Privilege Card will receive a discount of $1 off the ticket price. No advance ticket sales. Please bring your own snacks. Soda will be available for purchase. City Centre dances provide a fun atmosphere for people to get moving to a variety of favorite songs from the ’40s through the ’70s. Visit www.stpetersmo.net to see who is playing next month.
The St. Charles Municipal Band presents the 2015 Summer Band Concert Series On the River on the Jaycee Pavilion in Frontier Park at the foot of First Capitol Drive in St. Charles. The Concert Band plays at 8 pm every Thursday in June, July, and August. The Big (Jazz) Band plays at 7:30 pm on June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 6. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for these free family-friendly outdoor performances. Visit www.stcharlesband.com for details or call 636-949-2590 (Concert Band) or 314-878-5296 (Jazz Band).
St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, located inside St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., invites you to be a part of The Big Bloom all media art show and competition from May 8-July 6. The show is open to youth and adult, amateur and professional artists. Artwork must contain a flower or flowers. Prizes will be awarded. The cost to enter as an Arts Centre member is $15 for up to four pieces. Non-members can submit up to three pieces for $20. The youth entry fee is $5 per piece. Artwork will be received from 9 am to 8:30 pm May 5. The opening reception will take placefrom 6 to 8 pm May 8. For more information on this show, call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624, or visit www.stpetersmo.net.
Registration for St. Peters’ outdoor swim teams this season is underway for area youth ages 6-18 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. For anyone who was unable to register on April 18, registration will continue at the Rec-Plex during normal registration hours until the teams are full. Normal registration hours are 9 am-7 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am-3 pm on Saturday. Residents need to bring a St. Peters Resident Privilege Card to receive resident rates. The St. Peters Rec-Plex is located at 5200 Mexico Road, in St. Peters City Centre next to City Hall. For more information, call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.
New Hope Counseling Services is offering a series of free educational seminars on Sunday evenings at New Creation Presbyterian Church, 1459 Wentzville Parkway (in the Parkway Plaza complex on the back side of the building), in Wentzville. A panel of counselors and educators will also be present during these sessions to answer questions from participants and share their experiences as both parents and professionals. The May 24 session is “Taking Back Our Lives: Maintaining our Humanity in our High Speed World.” Each monthly session is 4:30-6 pm The events are hosted by Childcare and activities for children birth through 5th grade is provided at no cost. For more information, visit www.newhopewentzville.com and www.newcreationpca.com. Or call Luke Calvin, Licensed Professional Counselor with New Hope, at 636-779-0329.
The city of St. Peters offers a variety of camps at the St. Peters Rec-Plex and Cultural Arts Centre, all conveniently located at St. Peters City Centre. Registration is underway for St. Peters Art Experience Camps, Rec-Plex Activities Camps and Rec-Plex Sports Camps. The first weekly camps begin May 26 for Rec-Plex Activities Camps and June 1 for Art Experience Camps and Sports Camps. Advance registration is required. Visit www.stpetersmo.net/camps, call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400, for more information about Rec-Plex Camps, or call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624, for more information about Art Experience Camps.
Are you a veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? St. Patrick Center has veteran programs and services that may help. St. Patrick Center case managers are available to meet with you about services that help prevent homelessness and provide financial and housing stability for low-income veterans and their families. If you are a veteran struggling with homelessness, contact St. Patrick Center at 314-817-4638.
St. Peters Golf Course has a new Preferred Pass that cuts greens fees every time you play. Plus, when you buy the Preferred Pass, you get a free round of golf with free golf cart rental on the first day — an immediate savings that can almost pay for the pass itself. The Preferred Pass at St. Peters Golf Course costs just $50 and offers benefits such as — First greens fee and cart fee are complimentary the day you purchase your pass, a value of up to $46; $5 off the 18-hole greens fee OR $2.50 off the 9-hole greens fee every time you play. (The discount does not apply to Twilight, Tournament or League rates.); The Preferred Pass discount is valid with senior and junior rates; and The Preferred Pass is valid for a full year from the date of purchase. Call 636-397-2227 or go online to www.stpetersmo.net/golf to learn more about St. Peters Golf Course and to subscribe to the Tee Time! email newsletter to get news and specials for St. Peters Golf Course sent straight to your inbox. St. Peters Golf Course is located at 200 Salt Lick Road, on the east side of Salt Lick, just south of I-70.
The American Red Cross will have several blood donation opportunities coming up in St. Charles County — May 6, from 3:45-8 pm, Prairie View Elementary, 1550 Feise Rd., in OFallon; May 11, from 11 am-2 pm, Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital Doctors Building, 10 Hospital Drive; May 14, from 1-4 pm, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, 1232 Wentzville Parkway, in Wentzville; May 18, from 2-7 pm, Duchesne High School, 2250 W. Elm Street, in St. Charles. Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.
The St. Peters Rec-Plex semester of classes runs through May. Registration is now open at the Rec-Plex for programs including group fitness, ice skating, hockey skating, swimming, indoor triathlons, instructional baseball, fast pitch softball pitching clinic, classical fencing, and adult leagues for flag football and softball. Rec-Plex classes are open to all area residents, and in most cases are reduced in price for Rec-Plex pass-holders. Rec-Plex GOLD PLUS members can choose from a number of free classes, including RPX Cycling and Kettlebell, many Family Fitness and 50+ Fitness classes, a number of Aqua Aerobics classes, and more. Sign up for Rec-Plex classes by phone at 636-939-2386, ext. 1400, or in person at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road, anytime Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm The registration desk is closed on Sundays and city holidays. Online registration is available for most programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by using the Rec-Connect service at www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect. For more information about St. Peters’ recreational and cultural opportunities, golf, events and more, check out the Leisure Line Online at www.stpetersmo.net/leisure-line.
Woman’s Place will offer a free workshop on Healthy Relationships from 9 am to noon May 30 at 4116 McClay, in St. Charles. All women are welcome. Explore the dynamics of healthy relationships, differences in healthy and unhealthy behaviors and add to your basic communication tools. Pre-registration is required. Call 636-373-7911 by May 27 to reserve your place.
St. Charles Area Wood Carvers meet from 7 to 9 pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Hollenbeck Middle School, 4555 Central School Road, in St. Charles. Visitors are always welcome! The Seasoned Eye Carvers meet from 9 am to noon every Monday at the St. Charles Senior Citizens Center, 1455 Fairgrounds (near the Bass Pro Shop). Visitors are always welcome there, too! For more information, check the club website: http://www.stcharlesareawoodcarvers.com/ or contact Charles Sapp at 636-928-0149.
Immaculate Conception Church in Augusta hosts The Fourth Sunday Breakfast serving from 8 am-12 pm at the Immaculate Conception dining hall. The items served include pork sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, regular and potato pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and baked apples. Its all you can eat — $8 for adults and $4 for children.
The St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd., has a variety of programs, including music, dance and art, available to the public. stpetersmo.net
Ministry to Men, a mens introductory Bible discussion group, meets at 7 am Tuesdays at The United Methodist Church at Wentzville, 725 N. Wall St., Wentzville. Call Brian Phipps at 636-698-5598 or Frank Eggering at 636-625-3447.
Line Dancing Instruction is 8:30-9:30 am Wednesdays at Mid Rivers Mall, Dillard’s Court, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. Free.
Imperial Dance Lessons are given at 6:45 pm Wednesdays at the Professional Firefighters Hall, 115 McMenamy Road, St. Peters. 636-329-9403. SCIDC.com
Country and western dance is 6:30-10 pm Wednesdays at the Moose Lodge Hall, 2705 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., St. Charles. $6. Lessons included. 314-422-1571. jimsdances.com
The O’Fallon Photo Club meets at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of the month at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon. Drop-ins are welcome. ofallonphotoclub.wetpaint.com
Active Older Adults Game Day at the O’Fallon Family YMCA, 3451 Pheasant Meadows Drive, 10 am-2 pm Wednesdays. Free. Board games, cards and dominos will be played. Bring a snack and your favorite stories to share. 636-379-0092.
A support group for women with heart disease, the WomenHeart of Lake St. Louis Support Group Meeting, is held 10:30 am-noon the second Thursday of the month. Registration for the free event starts at 10 am Contact Donna Ringwald, WomenHeart Champion, at 636-288-5449 or visit www.womenheart.org. To register, visit ssmhealth.com/classservicesearch/ or call 1-866-776-3627.
A fish fry is 3-8 pm Fridays at VFW Post 2866, 66 VFW Lane, St. Charles. Cost is $8.50. 636-724-9612. vfwpost2866.org