TUESDAY, JULY 5
The O’Fallon Garden Club is holding it’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 at Rock Spring’s Park at 1428 E. Third St. in O’Fallon.
A social period will begin at 6 p.m. for interested individuals wanting to get to know club members better. The program includes an instructional lecture on ‘Intro to Fermentation of Vegetables.’ This will allow attendees to learn about another alternative to canning or freezing because fermentation is another way to preserve food, as well as supplies needed and a few recipes shared with cabbage and other veggies. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Harriet Baker at 632-5530 or 580-5530.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
The Senior Citizens Club of O’Fallon is hosting its picnic, which will include regular business and entertainment starting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 at the O’Fallon Township Building located at 801 East State Street.
Individuals must have a ticket for the picnic. For more information call 632-3643.
XI CHI's next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday July 6 at St. Clair Bowling Alley, 5950 Old Collinsville Rd. in Fairview Heights.
Those interested in becoming directly involved in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Easter Seals or our Hope for Heroes Program, please contact Fran Harris Shaffer at (618) 593-3488.
With military operations continuing in Iraq and Afghanistan, Xi-Chi’s Hope for Heroes program is still in need of support. Part of the support is collecting cell phones to recycle through Cell phones for Soldiers which provides phone cards for deployed military members. There is a continuing need for snack items, toiletries, DVD's and hand held games to be sent to Wounded Warriors returning for treatment along with support to area deployed troops in Afghanistan. The club welcomes and encourages you to donate at several of its local drop-off sites, including SuprTEK, 620 Pierce Blvd., O’Fallon; Crossroad Motors, 7905 N. Illinois, Caseyville; BC Signs, 620 W. U.S. Highway 50, O'Fallon; Advantage Family Chiropractic, Belleville; Fairview Heights Public Library; Progressive Property Network Inc., O'Fallon Ill.; Gifts for Individuals, O’Fallon; Frieze Harley-Davidson, O’Fallon, or O’Fallon City Hall.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
O’Fallon Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the Community Financial Center, 800 South Lincoln Ave. Toastmasters is looking forward to a new club year which runs from July 1 to June 30. Toastmasters elects officers in May to give time for training and transition. For the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, Toastmasters will have a mix of officers who are well experienced and a few who will be serving for the first time. Congratulations to Toastmasters new slate of officers: President, Glenn L Taylor, ACB; VP Education, Isaac A Syler, CC, CL; VP Membership, James Rubush, CC; VP Public Relations, Deborah D. Wright, CC; Secretary, Warren Jay Lambert, ACB; Treasurer, Veena Lal; and Sergeant at Arms, Lauren P Cadogan.
MONDAY, JULY 11
Free Monday night
Free hot meals will be served each Monday evening in July (except July 4) at Faith Lutheran Church, 510 E. Highway 50, in O'Fallon. All are invited and welcome. Community Meals are served restaurant style in the church Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. each Monday except Federal Holidays. For more information, please contact Faith Lutheran at 632-5562.
FRIDAY, JULY 15
The next Pachyderm meeting will be a noon meeting Friday, July 15 at Amore' Restaurant. The Speaker is to be announced soon.
There will not be a meeting of the Metro East Pachyderm Club this Friday July 1 due to the July 4 holiday weekend.
There will also not be a meeting on July 8 because Amore' Restaurant will be closed.
For more information, please contact Karen Rees at 618-334-3799
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
PSOP part of Elite Group
offering food safety training
Southwestern Illinois College Programs and Services for Older Persons is one of just eight senior centers nationwide selected by the National Institute of Senior Centers to deliver the organization’s “Food Safety 101” training program. During this one-hour training session, older adults will learn about the basics of food safety and specific safe-handling practices for immuno-compromised individuals. Training will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 27 at PSOP, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. This event is free and open to the public.
Advanced reservations are preferred. To reserve your spot, contact Charla Morton at 234-4410, ext. 7095.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Fontebella Maternity Home of O’Fallon is having its Second Annual Golf Classic to raise money for the women who come to Fontebella facing pregnancy without a safe place to go.
Fontebella is a 501, C-3 nonprofit organization. At 1 p.m. the foursome golf scramble will begin at Stonewolf Golf Club located at 1195 Stonewolf Trail in Fairview Heights. Raffles, prizes and contests available.
On a Jack Nicklaus signature course, the cost is $100 per golfer, which includes green fees, a cart, dinner and two drink tickets. For more information, call (618) 910-0356.
‘Music of the
Night’ 5K Fun
Registration is now open for this unique, music themed night race, sponsored by Lifelong Music in O’Fallon Schools, and benefiting music education in O’Fallon. The race will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning and ending at Carriel Junior High School.
Register before July 25 to guarantee your race shirt. Cost is $25 for a 50/50 blend race shirt, or $27 for a dri-fit shirt — both with reflective details — $30 on race day (shirts not guaranteed).
Trophies to top three overall, men and women; medals to top three male and female in eight different age groups, plus attendance prizes. Timing by Toolen's Running Start will be provided. Online registration at www.active.com (additional fee required).
Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Monday, and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.