The HSHS Medical Group and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese are reopening the clinic in New Baden: HSHS St. Joseph’s Health Center — New Baden. The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. To make an appointment, call 618-588-2900.
Three nurse practitioners will offer care at the clinic. Jessica Freeman completed her nursing degrees at Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove. Allison Miller completed her degrees at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Mallory Rinderer has earned degrees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Illinois State University in Normal, and a master’s degree in nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Supply drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey
State Rep. Jay Hoffman will collect donations for hurricane victims from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 14-29, at his district office, 312 S. High St., Belleville. Items that are needed include: nonperishable food, canned and dry goods, baby food and formula, baby clothes, diapers, plus-sized clothes, undergarments, toiletries, cleaning supplies, new toys, board games or other activities for children. Information: 618-416-7407.
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‘Metro Arts in Transit’ award winners and reception
Metro Arts in Transit has selected 14 winners for its 2017 MetroLines poetry contest. The 14 poems were chosen from more than 230 submissions. The winners will receive a $100 prize and have their work displayed on MetroBus vehicles and MetroLink trains for up to a year. There will be a MetroLines Poetry Reading and Reception from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis. The public is invited to meet the poets and hear the winning poems.
Area winners include:
▪ “Awake” by Robin Luo of Glen Carbon
▪ “Diction” by Robert Rohe of Trenton
▪ “These Nights” by John Savoie of Edwardsville
Auditions for ‘Ripchord’ at Looking Glass
Auditions for the second show of the Looking Glass Playhouse season, “Ripchord,” will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the theater, 301 W. Saint Louis St., Lebanon. There will be comedic roles available for three adult men and three adult women. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Information: Jason Koonce, the director, email@example.com.
‘A Celebration: 90 Years of Faithful Caring’
St. Paul’s Senior Community will have a dinner auction gala to celebrate its 90th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the St. Clair Country Club. Tickets cost $90 per person and include a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Roger Wigginton will be master of ceremonies; David Schumacher will be the auctioneer; and “Twilight Band” will provide entertainment. Reservations are required by Sept. 25. The evening benefits the St. Paul’s Senior Community Foundation. Information: Sandy Wagner 618-560-9491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-A-Thon to help children with dyslexia
The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Southern Illinois will have its annual Walk-A-Thon at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “Superhero.” Wear a costume to the walk and enjoy superhero activities. All proceeds go to tutors who have been trained to help children with dyslexia. The Dyslexia Center is also seeking sponsors for this event. Sponsorships must be received by Sept. 29 to be included on this year’s T-shirt. Information: www.readwithdyslexia.com.