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The Wednesday Club’s next meeting is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bellecourt Place, 120 N. Jackson St., Belleville. The program for the month is “Faith and Healing.”
Polish American Ladies Society
The next meeting of PALS will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. At the Polish Heritage Month Celebration Luncheon, the society provides sausage and members bring their favorite Polish side dish. Attire for the event is Polish colors of red and white. Members are encouraged to wear the PALS pin. Bring items or a monetary donation for the food pantry and greeting cards for veterans. There will a special collection for the Missouri USO.
PFLAG: Belleville Chapter
PFLAG Belleville will have its next meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville. The chapter will watch part one of National Geographic’s presentation, “Gender Revolution with Katie Couric.” Meetings are free and open to the public. Information: 618-977-5078.
O’Fallon Garden Club
The next monthly meeting of the Garden Club is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Rock Spring Park, 1428 E. 3rd St., O’Fallon. The program will be, “Parks and Recreation and the Garden Club,” presented by Andrew Dallner, superintendent of recreation for the City of O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Information: Harriet Baker, 618-632-5530.
International Women’s Organization
The next meeting of the International Women’s Organization is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Community Room, Eden Village, 200 S. Station Road, Glen Carbon. The program will be, “Explore the Healing Benefits of Tai Chi,” presented by Gary Pendleton, certified instructor. Pendleton has studied several different styles of Tai Chi for over 30 years. Everyone is welcome. Information: Esther, 618-406-0259 or Barbara, 618-830-5804.
St. Clair County Genealogical Society
The Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Daniel Franklin, author of “St. Henry’s Preparatory Seminary, 1926-1984: A Photographic Narrative,” will highlight research findings in selecting and restoring the 400 historical photographs used in the book. The meeting is free and open to the public. www.stclair-ilgs.org or Facebook page.
The next luncheon for L.I.F.T. will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bellecourt Place, Belleville. The cost is $14. This event is sponsored by Valhalla Funeral Home.
United Mine Workers of America Retirees
The next meeting of the United Mine Workers of America Retirees will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Columbia Club, 312 N. Gordon, Pinckneyville. International District 12 Vice President Steve Earle will discuss current union issues. This meeting is for all retirees, their spouses and dependents.
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
The Collinsville Chamber will have a block party hosted by Thrivent Financial from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at 210 Regency Centre, Collinsville. www.discovercollinsville.com.