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Lifestyle briefs for 3/29/15

DRUG EDUCATION: Dr. John L. Curry will be the facilitator for “Drug Education, A Christian Perspective” and “Grace — To Break the Cycle of Sin/Addiction” in four sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. April 6, 13, 20 and 26 at Conqueror’s Christian Center, 200 E. Washington St. in Belleville. The sessions discuss the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, to explore alcoholism myths and to examine different types of drinking problems. The cost $30 for the four sessions or $10 per session. For more information, call 618-277-5671 or visit

BLOOD DRIVES: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drives are from:

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Gibault Catholic High School, 501 Columbia Ave., Waterloo.

2-6 p.m. Wednesday at Chick-fil-A, 2532 Green Mount Commons, Belleville.

12-4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Clair Catholic School, 214 W. Third St., O’Fallon.

3-6 p.m. Friday at Little Caesars, 1071 Collinsville Crossing, Collinsville.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at YMCA, 1200 Esic Drive, Edwardsville.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Little Caesars, 3717 Nameoki Road, Granite City.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross is from 2-6 p.m. Monday at Collinsville Memorial Library Center, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Go to or call 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

STUDENT PROGRESS WORKSHOP: Parents are invited to a Student Progress Workshop offered by Family Matters and First Step/Community Link. Presenter Mary Beth Goff will cover extended-school-year eligibility requirements, providing summer activities for kids at home, resources for community support and how to monitor progress year-round. The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m. April 28 at Commnity Link — East, 1665 N. Fourth St. in Breese. Register by April 21 at 866-436-7842, ext. 107, or