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Lifestyle briefs for July 3

Mississippi Valley Blood Drives

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will sponsor blood drives at the following times and locations:

2:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Dupo High School, 240 S. Fifth St., Dupo.

1-5 p.m. Wednesday at Germantown Trust & Savings Bank, 703 Carlyle Ave., Bartelso.

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at Vatterott College, 110 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday at Lewis & Calrk Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey (co-sponsored by KSHE).

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville (co-sponsored by KSHE).

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey (co-sponsored by KSHE).

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville (co-sponsored by KSHE).

11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 11 at SuprTEK, 620 Pierce Blvd., O’Fallon.

4-7 p.m. July 11 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 47 N. Douglas Ave., Belleville.

Red Cross Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will sponsor blood drives at the following times and locations:

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Walmart, 961 N. Market St., Waterloo.

11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Heights Blood Donation Center, 10886 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights.

11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Heights Blood Donation Center, 10886 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights.

2-7 p.m. Wednesday at New Athens Community Building, 406 Chester, New Athens.

3-8 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Parish & School, 412 W. Washington Ave., Millstadt.

7 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Heights Blood Donation Center, 10886 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights.

7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Heights Blood Donation Center, 10886 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights.

2-7 p.m. July 11 at American Legion Hall, 601 S. Clinton St., Aviston.

2-6 p.m. July 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1171 Jefferson, Carlyle.

Watermelon Social

Cambridge House of Maryville will host a Watermelon Social from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday. Guests can enjoy fresh watermelon and other refreshments at no charge. The facility is at 6960 State Route 162. For more information, call 618-288-2211.

Museum Closure

Madison County Historical Society’s Archival Library, 801 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, will remain open while the Madison County Historical Museum, 715 N Main St., is closed for major renovations. The former Weir House was built in 1836 and has served as a museum since 1964. Renovations totaling $4.1 million will be completed in phases, with the first phase running through December. Hours for the Archival Library are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 618-656-7569.

Garden Work Days

O’Fallon Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help with weeding, watering and picking produce in the city’s community garden, which is producing a variety of vegetables for the local food pantry. Summer work hours are 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, weather permitting. The garden is at State and Smiley. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring gloves and water. For more information, call Harriet Baker at 618-632-5530 or 618-580-5530.

‘Biggest Loser’ Forum

Sonya Jones, former contestant on the NBC reality show “The Biggest Loser,” will lead two free health forums Thursday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. She lost the Season 16 title by .01 percent, the closest margin of loss in the show’s history. She will share her successful approach to managing weight loss, personal fitness and beating diabetes. The first forum is at noon as part of the hospital’s Lunch and Learn program, and the second is at 6 p.m. in the Centennial Room (second floor). Bring a sack lunch or get food at the cafeteria, if desired.

Summer Camp for Young Ladies

The 1820s Col. Benjamin Stephenson House in Edwardsville will again offer its Mrs. Lucy’s Academy for Young Ladies, a summer camp for girls ages 8-12. They will experience what it was like to be a real American girl living in the early 1800s. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13-15 at the historic home, 409 S. Buchanan. Payment due at time of registration to insure placement (space limited to 12 girls). To register or get more information, call 618-692-1818.

Church Basketball Camp

Towerview Baptist Church in Shiloh is offering a basketball camp July 18-22 with instruction by the Sports Crusaders, an organization that partners with churches to provide quality, skill-enhancing sports camps led by college student athletes. Grades three to five will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and grades six to nine will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40; sibling discounts and scholarships available. The church is at 2401 Lebanon Ave. For more information, call 618-277-7066.

Food safety training

A one-hour class called Food Safety 101 will be offered at the Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP) in Belleville to teach older adults the basics of food safety, as well as safe-handling practices for immuno-compromised individuals. It will be held at 9 a.m. July 27. Free. PSOP is at 201 N. Church St To reserve a spot, call Charla Morton at 618-234-4410, ext. 7095

Saloon History Program

Larry Betz and Bob Brunkow will discuss Belleville’s neighborhood saloons from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 19 at Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP). Betz is Belleville Historical Society president. Bob is a local historian. The program is co-sponsored by Southwestern Illinois College Programs and Services for Older Persons and Belleville Historical Society as part of the Summer 2016 Lifelong Learning Belleville Speaker Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Cheryl Brunsmann at 618-234-4410, ext. 7023.

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