O'Fallon Progress

St. Michael’s Church to have pancake/waffle day

OOPS! Robotics, a Girl Scout team made up of girls from St. Clair and Madison counties, qualified for the FIRST Tech Challenge state tournament at the Feb. 2 regional qualifier at C.A. Henning Elementary in Troy. The team won a third place Inspire Award for its performance as well. FIRST Tech Challenge is a league where students in grades 7-12 design, build and program robots using a variety of programming languages and sound engineering tactics. Pictured are Mary Buchanan, Amber Smith, Megan Zaiz, Chloe Scholsser, Kailee Schlosser, and Katherine Buchanan.
OOPS! Robotics, a Girl Scout team made up of girls from St. Clair and Madison counties, qualified for the FIRST Tech Challenge state tournament at the Feb. 2 regional qualifier at C.A. Henning Elementary in Troy. The team won a third place Inspire Award for its performance as well. FIRST Tech Challenge is a league where students in grades 7-12 design, build and program robots using a variety of programming languages and sound engineering tactics. Pictured are Mary Buchanan, Amber Smith, Megan Zaiz, Chloe Scholsser, Kailee Schlosser, and Katherine Buchanan.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9

Metro-East Pachyderm Club meeting: The Metro-East Pachyderm Club will meet at noon Feb. 9 at Bella Milano, 455 Regency Park in O’Fallon. Speakers will be Tanya Hildebrand, 57th Illinois Senate District candidate, and Rep. Charlie Meier, 108th Illinois House District candidate. Arrive by 11:30 to socialize and meet the candidates. Lunch and presentations by the speakers will begin at noon. You do not need to be a Pachyderm member to attend.

RSVP deadline for O’Fallon Township Senior Committee: The O’Fallon Township Senior Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the township building, 801 E. State St. in O’Fallon, for dinner and entertainment. The event is for O’Fallon Township residents only. Cost is $3. Tickets can be purchased at the township office. The last day to purchase a ticket is Feb. 9.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

O’Fallon Township rummage sale: O’Fallon Township will hold its monthly rummage sale at the Township Building, 801 E. State St. in O’Fallon, on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 7 a.m. until noon. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, plus household items will be available.

TUESDAY, FEB. 13

St. Michael’s pancake/waffle day: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 111 O’Fallon Troy Road in O’Fallon, will have its 11th annual “Pancake, Waffle and Sausage Day” from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The all-you-can eat meal is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, and kids 3 and under eat free. Carry-outs will be available. The event is open to the public, and the church is handicapped accessible. There will also be a 50-50 drawing and basket raffle.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14

Free Valentine’s Day breakfast: The public is invited to a free Valentine’s Day breakfast at Cambridge House, 844 Cambridge Blvd. in O’Fallon, on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 7 to 9 a.m. It will be a good time to invite friends and family to enjoy great food and fellowship with each other. RSVP is not necessary, but for more information, you can call 618-624-9900.

Empty Bowl Luncheon: The O’Fallon Woman’s Club will have its Empty Bowl Luncheon fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Gateway Classic Cars, 1237 Central Park Drive in O’Fallon. Cost is $10 per person for a simple meal of bowl of soup, piece of bread, and water. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Wolfersberger Funeral Home, Unity Yoga, or Post, Pac & Ship in O’Fallon or from any Woman’s Club member. One hundred percent of the ticket proceeds goes to the O’Fallon/Shiloh Food Pantry.

NARFE Chapter 1019 meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1019 will meet on Feb. 14 in the meeting room at the Golden Corral, 3360 Green Mount Crossing Road in Shiloh. The buffet opens at 11 a.m., and club’s room is reserved until 1:30 p.m. This month has been designated as a social rather than a meeting. No formal meeting will be conducted to afford ample time to visit with friends and to share with other members. Guests are welcome to attend and learn about our organization. To learn more about NARFE, visit the website narfe.org/chapter1019 or call our Chapter 1019 president Deane Richter at 618-526-7932.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

Seminar to address planning for advanced care: Cambridge House, 844 Cambridge Blvd. in O’Fallon, will hold an interactive seminar “Be in Front of the Unpredictable” on Thursday, Feb. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. Reduce your stress by being prepared with your advanced care plans and knowing why this is so important to you and your loved ones. RSVP to Michelle Carr at 618-206-4113. The program is sponsored by Cambridge House of O’Fallon & Swansea and Hospice of Southern Illinois.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

History museum open house: The O’Fallon History Museum, 101 W. State St., will have an open house for its coal mine exhibit from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. The mine exhibit, the museum’s latest edition, was the product of Tommy Fulford’s Boy Scout Troop 46 Eagle Scout project. For more information, visit ofallonhistory.net or call 618-624-8409.

TUESDAY, FEB. 20

Voter registration deadline: Illinois residents looking to vote in the upcoming primary election need to be registered by Feb. 20. The primary election, held on March 20, will include selecting nominees for governor, attorney general and congress. Anyone wanting to register to vote, who had a name change, or changed their address may visit the St. Clair County Clerk’s office at 10 Public Square in Belleville.

THURSDAY, FEB. 22

The next O’Fallon Woman’s Club luncheon meeting will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 111 O’Fallon Troy Road in O’Fallon, at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22. Theme is “Hat Decorating - High Tea.” This event is open to women who’d like to become part of the O’Fallon Woman’s Club. Questions may be directed to Pennie Pavlisin at 618-589-3777.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

“Bowl-A-Thon” to benefit St. Jude’s: Xi Chi Chapter 5456 of ESA International will hold a “Bowl-A-Thon” fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Feb. 24 at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights. This event is open to the public. Call Di Scott at 618-830-3162 or Fran Harris-Shaffer at 618-593-3488 for more information or tickets for this upcoming event.

MONDAY, FEB. 26

O’Fallon Women Empowering Women meeting: O’Fallon Women Empowering Women will meet Monday, Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bella Milano, at 455 Regency Park in O’Fallon. Find more information on the club’s website, wewillinois.com, or its Facebook page.

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