Metro-East Living

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will have blood drive this week

St. Paul’s Lutheran in Troy will have a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.
St. Paul’s Lutheran in Troy will have a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.

‘Save Our Summer’ blood drive

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will have a “Save Our Summer” blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 112 N. Border St., Troy. All presenting donors will be entered to win a vacation package and receive a voucher for a shirt. To schedule an appointment, call Kathy Brumm, 618-667-6681 or go online, Sponsor code: 10334.

‘Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Ride’

The 33rd Annual “Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Ride” will be Sept. 9-10 at the Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey. This event is hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The money raised goes towards battling multiple sclerosis and helping those affected by it to live their best lives. Information: or 855-372-1331.

Metro-East Humane Society fundraiser

‘Woofstock,’ one of Metro-East Humane Society’s annual fundraisers, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Triangle H Farm, 2082 S. Moreland Road, Edwardsville. This event features music from Willie Nelson cover artist Paul Jarvis, and the Tailgate Troubadours, dog demonstrations, adoptable dogs, small dog races, pony rides, face painting, vendor booths, contests, food and more activities. Registration costs $10 per person or $30 per family. To register, go to

Anderson Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The “Wine Down with Anderson Hospital” event will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at The Leclaire Room, Edwardsville. The evening of wine tasting and appetizers, wine pull and raffle benefits the Anderson Hospital Foundation. Butch Moore and Alan White will be featured during the evening. Tickets cost $45 each or $50 for access to the V.I.P. area. They can be purchased at Anderson Hospital or the Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 N. Center St., Maryville or by calling Lori St. John at 618-391-6426.

Sand Volleyball Tournament teams sought

The Millstadt Commercial Club is seeking teams for the 2017 Millstadt Homecoming Sand Volleyball Tournament that is taking place Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3, at the sand volleyball court next to Liederkranz Park. The cost is $60 per team with 6 players maximum. To register, email or call Alex Pellmann, 618-795-8198. Information: