Metro-East Living

Club News


St. Clair County Garden Club — 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fischer’s Restaurant, 2100 W. Main St. in Belleville. Joseph L. Roti Roti will present on “Dragonflies and Damselflies: Their Roles in Conservation and Gardening.” Cost is $13. Reservations required by Sept. 4 to Cathy Rauck at 618-277-4949.

LIFT (Living Information for Today) — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fischer’s Restaurant, 2100 W. Main St. in Belleville. Open to widows and widowers of all ages. Lunch costs $13. Entertainment by Beno. For more information, call Joan Duncan at 618-402-5594.

St. Clair County Republican Women’s Club — 6 p.m. for dinner and social hour and 7 p.m. for the business meeting on Sept. 13 at Eckert’s in Belleville.

Optimist Club of Belleville — Noon Tuesday at Bellecourt Place, 120 N. Jackson St. Dustin Row will make a presentation on “Songs for Soldiers.” Guests welcome.

PSOP Book Club — 10 a.m. Thursday at the Programs and Services for Older Persons building, 210 N. Church St. in Belleville. Marilyn Edmiston will lead a discussion on the book “A Banquet of Consequences” by Elizabeth George.


Madison County Genealogical Society — 7 p.m. Thursday in Edwardsville Public Library’s community meeting room, 112 N. Kansas in Edwardsville. U.S. Department of Defense retiree Lola DeGroff will give a presentation on the Great Western Migration titled “What to Load in Your Covered Wagon.” Guests welcome.


Polish American Ladies Society — 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road in Fairview Heights. Brown bag lunch. Bring items for food pantry.


Highland League of Writers — 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room 2 of Korte Recreation Center in Highland. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Chuck Schwend at 618-887-4797.


O’Fallon Garden Club — 6 p.m. for social hour and 6:30 p.m. for meeting Tuesday at Katy Cavins Community Center, 308 E. Fifth St. in O’Fallon. Mary Jean Hutchinson, of O’Fallon Parks and Recreation, will speak on “Partners in Conservation: The Future of O’Fallon’s Landscapes and Naturescapes.” All ages welcome. For more information, call Harriet S. Baker at 618-632-5530 or 618-580-5530.