SATURDAY, APRIL 30
O’Fallon Dania Shrine Club
The O’Fallon Dania Shrine Club will be holding their annual fundraiser the Pre-Derby Horse Race Night. Doors open at 6 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 5420 Old Collinsville Road in O’Fallon. Draft beer and soft drinks will be provided. There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. Cost is $20 per person. There will be silent and live auctions with many items to choose from. As this event is a week before the Kentucky Derby, we will be having a bonnet contest. Proceeds will be used for Shriner’s charities and its building restoration fund. For reservations and sponsorships contact, Bill Clark at (618) 830-0489; Kerry Andrews, (618) 971-8679; or Terry Conard at (618) 345-0451.
Faith Lutheran Church Concert series
Faith Lutheran Church Concert will present Chapter 6 Vocal Band Concert at 7 p.m. at 520 E Hwy 50 in O’Fallon. This a Capella group presents an energetic show featuring tight harmonies and vocal fireworks. Freewill offerings will be taken and refreshments will be served following the performance. Nursery is provided for those with youngsters. For more information, contact the church at 632-5562.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
St. Clare Catholic Church Chorale
The Masterworks Chorale will perform Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" at 3 p.m. May 1 at St. Clare Catholic Church, located at 1411 Cross St. in Shiloh. Tickets can be reserved by calling 304-9094, or will be available at the door. Tickets cost adults $15 or $20 at the door; seniors and military members cost $10 or $15 at the door; and, students are $5 or $10 at the door. This concert will also feature Conductor Dr. Stephen Mager's most recent composition “Sarabande.” For more information, call 632-3562.
MONDAY, MAY 2
Free Monday Night Community Meals
Free hot meals are served restaurant-style from 5-6:30 p.m., each Monday night at Faith Lutheran Church, 510 East Highway 50 in O'Fallon in the Fellowship Hall. Meals are served every Monday evening except federal holidays. All are invited and welcome. For more information, contact the church at 632-5562.
TUESDAY, MAY 3
Ever wondered what in the world to do with a child? Not because they are a bad child or even a defiant child, but because there is something maybe a little different and little bit more challenging about this child. Faith Lutheran Church is offering a free educational opportunity for those interacting with challenging children at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Kris Fulkerson, LCSW, MS Clinical Director for HeartlinksGrief Center and Owner/Counselor for Coping 4 Kids will present strategies, skills and tools for those dealing witha challenging child. She will also explore how to get started if your child doesn’t have a diagnosis, but you suspect they might have a mental health issue.
O’Fallon Garden Club
The O’Fallon Garden Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m.. at Rock Springs Park cabin, located at 1428 E. Third Street. Guest speaker Leo Welch will present ‘Plants that change the world,’ for members and guests to learn which plants pay the important role in our food and medical production, as well as understanding of their impact on society. This event is free and open to the public to attend at no cost. Refreshments are served. You can dig deeper at ofallongardenclub.com or on the club’s Facebook page. For more information contact Harriet S. Baker at 632-5530.
Graduation seat auction
The OTHS Yearbook and Prowler staff each have a set of four seats to "auction" off as a fundraiser. The Graduation Seat Auction will be held at 6:45 pm in Room 608 on the Smiley Campus.
Don't forget to place your order for the 2016 yearbook. Place your order through: www.smart-pay.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
Springboard for Success
The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, along with the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and event sponsor Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, PC, are hosting its the 3rd annual Springboard to Success, a Women’s Forum from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon. Registration deadline is Friday. To register, call 632-3377 or visit the website at ofallonchamber.com.
Senior citizens club to meet
The Senior Citizens Club of O’Fallon hold its spring dinner at 6 p.m. at the O’Fallon Tonwship Building at 801 E. State St.
MAY 5-MAY 9
The Annual Mega Book Sale will be held at the O’Fallon Public Library May 5-9. The sale will be held 2 to 8 p.m. on May 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 6; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 7; 1-5 p.m. on May 8; and, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on May 9. Admission is free. There will be a large selection of gently used books, DVDs, audio books and CDs available. Proceeds will be used to help the O’Fallon library with children’s programming, purchasing of books and DVDs, and other projects that benefit the library. For more information, call 632-3783.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
Cambridge House events
▪ Starting at 2:30 p.m. on May 6, Gary Jackson will speak about the “Real James Bond.” It will be an enjoyable time of listening to Gary as we sip on Martini’s and delight ourselves with some chocolates! Please come and bring in your friends and family to this good time. Cambridge House in O’Fallon is located at 844 Cambridge Blvd. and is open until 5 p.m. For more information call 624-9900.
▪ From 2-3:30 p.m., Friday, May 20, a specially themed bingo event is slated. The theme is “May Flowers.” Come join us for fun, lots of prizes, including a special door prize, and food. Cambridge House in O’Fallon is located at 844 Cambridge Blvd. and is open until 5 p.m. For more information call 624-9900.
Author to speak
O’Fallon Township High School (OTHS) welcomes Molly Venzke, of Seattle, Wash., author of ‘Caged No More,’ a book about human trafficking that was later made into a movie. Venzke will be presenting several times at the OTHS Smiley and Milburn campuses to bring awareness and education to the students about human trafficking, how to recognize it, and most importantly, how to prevent it. Later that evening, O’Fallon Public Library is sponsoring a community-wide question and answer event at the Milburn campus as well.
Altogether Beautiful, the women’s ministry of Enjoy Church, presents “Friendship is a Gift” starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at Enjoy Church O’Fallon, located at 251 Regency Park in O’Fallon. Dinner is provided, and the event’s festivities will include a time of teaching, and entertainment.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
O’Fallon Garden Club
The O’Fallon Garden Club’s annual spring plant sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at the intersection of Highway 50 and Lincoln Avenue. The club is offering variety of plants ranging from sun and shade perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables, plus garden-themed craft items. Several Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions. For more information contact Harriet S. Baker at 632-5530.
MONDAY, MAY 9
Cages No More
The O’Fallon Wehrenberg Theater will be having a 7:30 p.m. showing of the movie “Cages No More” with a question and answer period following with the author Molly Venzke.
TUESDAY, MAY 10
Garden Club meeting
The O’Fallon Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Rock Springs Park cabin at 1428 E. Third St. Leo Welch will present the program on Plants that Change the World. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
THURSDAY, MAY 19
The O’Fallon Township Senior Committee will hold a dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 19 at the O’Fallon Township Building, located at 801 East State St. in O’Fallon. Entertainment will be provided. All O’Fallon Township residents are invited to attend. Cost is $3 per person. Tickets are available at the township office. The last day to buy tickets is May 13.
SUNDAY, MAY 22
Food Pantry golf scramble
The 20th Annual Pete MacLaughlin Memorial Food Pantry Golf Scramble will begin with check in at noon, and tee off at 1 p.m. The event will be held at The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University in Lebanon. Cost is $65.
The scramble will be followed by a meal, prizes and auction. For individual and team registration, donations, or further information, contact Roy Carlson, 624-1711.
MONDAY, MAY 30
Memorial Day program
The City of O’Fallon will hold its annual Memorial Day Program at the O’Fallon Veterans’ Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive, O’Fallon. The guest speaker will be Brigadier General Randall Reed, USAF, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans, HQ, AMC. Participants will include the First Baptist Church of O’Fallon Adult Choir; OTHS AFJ ROTC; VFW Post 805; Miss Lauren Lundy, St Louis Opera Theatre; Craig Bedard, SMSgt, USAF (Ret); the USAF Honor Guard Rifle Team, among many others. The names of 28 newly-inscribed veterans will be introduced at this time. The program will commence at 11:30 a.m. Patriotic music selections will begin at approximately 11:20 a.m. Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals and decorations that day. Please bring your own lawn chairs & drinks. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at The First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 1111 East Highway 50, O’Fallon.