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Things to do Tuesday: Christmas party and holiday shopping

CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Gifts from the Heart Christmas Party is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East in Belleville. Admission is a new, unwrapped gift for a child or $20 per person. Entertainment, raffles and food from local restaurants are included. For more information, call Vicki Dawe at 618-978-5229. Gifts will be distributed to those in St. Clair County who need assistance during the holidays. Sponsored by Mark A. Kern, St. Clair County Board chairman.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING LUNCHEON: Collinsville Area Christian Women’s Connection will present a Holiday Shopping Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. Vendors will offer handbags, scarves, jewelry, wickless candles, books and homemade baked goods. Also, Donna Heimbaugh will share her life’s travels as she overcame fear and discovered a “Passport for Life.” Tickets are $15, which include meal, beverages, program and gratuity. Reservations: Barbara at 618-344-7967 or Mavis at 618-307-5579.