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LIBRARY SERVICES: The Fairview Heights Library has expanded their services with the addition of downloadable audio books and eBooks. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime by visiting

To check out, users will need a valid library card, pin number, personal computer and Internet connection. Patrons will need to install the Overdrive Media Console free software.

RED CROSS CLASSES: St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese is offering an American Red Cross First Aid and Safety class at 6 p.m. Monday in the Heritage Room at the hospital.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a three-year certification from the Red Cross.

The cost is $20 with the option of purchasing the School and Community First Aid and Safety textbook. Additional classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30.

For information, call 594-8261 or 532-3511 or e-mail September McAdoo at

BLOOD DRIVES: Central Illinois Community Blood Center will host blood drives:

* Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Hospital auditorium, 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville.

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, bloodmobile, Southwestern Illinois College, 4950 Marvyille Road, Granite City. Free T-shirts to all presenting donors.

* 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville in the main hall.


* The Karla Smith Foundation support group for family and friends of anyone with mental health problems will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Peace Chapel, 10101 W. Main St., Belleville. For information, visit

* Next Chapter divorced and separated support group will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 2620 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. There will be a discussion of issues that surface after a separation or divorce. For information, call 235-9601, ext. 146.

BUSINESS BOOT CAMP: Corcoran Consulting Training Center in Swansea will host a two-day boot camp to learn how to be more successful in business.

Topics include learning time organization techniques, how to set up a buyer agency and more.

The cost is $995 for first team member and $895 for each additional team member, which includes lunch for both days and a "prospecting night" with dinner.

Registration is needed by Sept. 14. Visit

WELLNESS WORKSHOP: Komeshak Wellness Center in Swansea is holding a wellness workshop, "The Dangers and Myths of Hormone Replacement Therapy" at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop is free, but seating is limited.

For reservations or information, call 233-6100 or e-mail

IDENTIFYING ABUSE CLASS: St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese and the Kaskaskia Special Education District will host "Identifying, Reporting and Preventing Abuse/Neglect" from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the hospital HealthPlex.

The program is free for Kaskaskia Special Education District teachers and $10 for non-district teachers.

To register, e-mail name, phone number and school to Non-district teachers and other participants can send the $10 fee, payable to the hospital, and the same information to St. Joseph's Hospital, c/o Social Services, P.O. Box 99, Breese, Ill. 62230.

OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS: The St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness group is hosting several events in September in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

One event is the 2K9 Trail Ride for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. The ride will be Sept. 10-12. Two survivors and two husbands of patients will bicycle the entire length of the Katy Trail (225 miles in three days). Proceeds raised will go to the group to aid in awareness and research of ovarian cancer.

Pledges are being sought for the ride. E-mail planned pledges to

Also, a Fall Fashion Luncheon will be at noon Sept. 25 at Ces and Judyis, 10405 Clayton Road, St. Louis.

Fashions will be by Talbots in Chesterfield. Models will be ovarian cancer survivors.

The cost is $50 per person and reservations are needed by Sept. 10 by calling (314) 991-2384.

GOLF FUNDRAISER: A fundraiser to benefit the Waterloo High School golf team (boys and girls) will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone who places an order with Papa Vito's in Waterloo (939-5200) will help out the boys and girls golf teams at the high school.