CPR/AED training class at hospital
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 12866 Troxler Ave. in Highland, is having a Community Heart Saver CPR/AED American Heart Training Course at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 in the Sullivan Room. The class is free and is sponsored by the Greg Holthaus Memorial Fund. For more information, contact Emily Korte at 618-651-2657.
St. Joseph’s Hospital “Heart Glo Bingo”
In celebration of Heart Month, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland and Center for Cardiac Rehab and Wellness will host their second annual Heart Glo Bingo event on Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and bingo will start at 7:30 p.m.
Heart Glo Bingo is free to attend and participants must be 18 or older. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own heart-healthy snacks. There will also be a cash bar and prizes. RSVP to 618-651-2720 as seating is limited.
In addition to Heart Glo Bingo, St. Joseph’s Hospital has other community wellness events coming up:
▪ Lab Wellness Thursday: Wellness blood screening lab tests available every Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (No appointment necessary)
▪ Winter Nutrition Series: Every Tuesday now through Feb. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital
▪ Blood Drive: Feb. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Ungacta Conference Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital
▪ CPR/AED Training Class: Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Sullivan Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital
▪ Look Good Feel Better: Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Frisse Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital
▪ Spring Health Fair: April 20 and 21 at Highland Hope Church.
Events require registration or RSVP. See the full event list and information on registering at stjosephshighland.org/Events-Classes.
Jaycees “Mardi Gras Mystery” bar crawl
Grab your friends and join the Highland Jaycees for a “Mardi Gras Mystery” bar crawl on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Use the clues to find participating locations and play NOLA-themed games along the way. Don’t forget to dress your krewe in their Mardi Gras best to win prizes. Check-in is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds, 2025 Park Hill Ave. in Highland. All krewes will meet at Sam’s Pizza & Pub, 1017 Broadway in Highland, at 6 p.m. to find out who scored the most points and whose krewe wore it best.
Cost is $10 per person. You may have up to five people per krewe.
For more information, contact Rebecca Klug at 618-304-9610.
Band Parents trivia night
The Highland Band Parents are hosting their annual trivia night, “Straight Outta Pop Culture,” on Feb. 16 at Highland High School. Doors open at 6 p.m., and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Bring snacks. Some beverages will be available for purchase. Absolutely no alcohol will be allowed. Cost for a table of eight is $80, if reserved in advance. A table of eight is $100 at the door. Call 314-339-6764 to reserve your table. All proceeds from this event will benefit the instrumental music programs in the Highland School District.
SJH Auxiliary used book sale
The Auxiliary of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland will have a used book sale Feb. 1-3 in the Ungacta Conference Center at the hospital. There will be fiction, non-fiction, mystery, cooking, craft, children and teen books, as well as puzzles, DVDs and CDs.
A preview sale will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, and admission will be $2.
There will be free admission on Friday, Feb. 2, when the sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Feb. 3, the sale will be from 9 a.m. until noon, and you can fill a bag with books for $3.
For more information, call the Auxiliary Gift Shop at 618-651-2592.
Stewards of Hope “Bunko Blizzard”
Stewards of Hope International is hosting its annual Bunko Blizzard starting on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Windows on Broadway, 400 Broadway in Highland. Cost is $25 per person and is payable at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided, and there will be attendance prizes. BYOB and let the “Bunko Boys” serve you. RSVP by email at email@example.com or call 618-363-5634.
Scouts “Know It All” trivia night
Friends of Highland Area Scouts will present their fifth annual night of “Know It All” trivia on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 12454 Illinois 143 in Highland.
Trivia begins at 7 p.m. and will include questions on music, comics, movies, food, commercials, and then the “nerd questions.” There will also be a silent auction and raffles.
Cost is $100 per table with 10 members per table maximum.
Prizes will be awarded: firs place, $200; second place, $150; and third place, $100.
Contact Sheryl Hess at 618-791-3154 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table.
Snacks are welcome. Little Caesars pizza will be available for purchase. Drinks can be purchased at KC Hall bar. No coolers or outside beverages will be allowed.
League of Writers meeting
The Highland League of Writers will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 in meeting room No. 2 at the Korte Recreation Center in Highland. Anyone interested in writing is invited to attend. Pick up tips from published authors. Bring your ideas, plots, or thoughts, up to several pages for a friendly critique. Poetry, memoirs, magazine, anything written are welcome. You can also come just to hear the member readings. There are no dues, fees or assigned topics. Meetings are normally the first and third Monday each month. For additional information call Chuck Schwend at 618-887-4797 or email email@example.com. Visit the club at charlesbschwend.com/the-highland-league-of-writers/.
EvUCC chili cook-off
Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2520 Poplar St. in Highland, will hold a chili cook-off to benefit Kindercottage on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost for competitors is $15 per entry, with setup to be completed by 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes for favorite chili, most spicy, best table, decor, and people’s choice.
Cost to the public is $5 for a tasting kit or $4 per bowl.
Entry forms can be found on the church website evucc.org or by contacting Kay Ahaus at 618-520-1790 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry deadline is Feb. 11.
Faith Countryside Homes invites all seniors 60 and older to join them for their fun, food and companionship community meal program. Meals are served Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, in the Countryside Community Center, 1331 26th St. Reservations for the upcoming week should be made by 1 p.m. this Friday. Call 618-651-3293. The cost is $3.50 per person.
Monday, Feb. 5: Mexican lasagna, Spanish rice, lemon pepper asparagus, pear cobbler.
Tuesday, Feb. 6: Chicken and dumplings, steamed broccoli, dinner roll, chocolate layer cake.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: Buttermilk ranch chicken, baked beans, squash medley, bread, lemon cream pie.
Thursday, Feb. 8: Resident’s choice.
Friday, Feb. 9: Pot roast, roasted carrots, potatoes and onions, cheese herb biscuit, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.