Calendar of events June 23-30 | Local News

Thursday, June 23

Public hearing on safety improvements to Saline Road, 4-7 pm, Murphy Elementary School, 2101 Valley Drive, High Ridge. Comments sought on plans to improve one mile of road between Northwest Boulevard and Memory Lane. Sponsor: Jefferson County Public Works Department.

Social swing dance, lessons 6-7 pm, dancing 7-10 pm, Arnold VFW, 2301 Church Road. Admission: $ 8; first-time dancers free. Sponsor: Jefferson County Swing Dance Club. Call 636-296-6702.

Bingo, 10-11: 30 am, Quad Cities Senior Center, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Call 636-937-8333.

Bingo, 6:30 pm, High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Doors open 4 pm Call 636-677-3557.

Bingo and Rummikub, 9: 30-11: 30 am, House Springs Senior Center, 6180 Hwy. MM. Reservations: 636-677-4578.

Friday, June 24

Firecracker Festival, 4 pm until midnight Friday and 8 am to midnight Saturday, Larry G. Crites Memorial Park, Old Hwy. A, Festus. Fireworks at 10 pm Saturday.

Play, 7 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Sunday, Fine Arts Theater, Jefferson College, Hillsboro campus. Students, staff and others perform musical “Mamma Mia!” Tickets: $ 10 adults; $ 5 students, seniors and Sunday matinees. Call 636-481-3369.

Concert, 7-9 pm, St. Francis Episcopal Church parking lot, 602 Rockwood Arbor Drive, Eureka. Free. Band: Karma, which plays music from the 1960s to 1980s. Bring coolers and chairs. Sponsors: St. Francis, Arbors of Rockwood and Lindell Bank. Information: [email protected]

Pork steak dinner, 3-7 pm, Rock Memorial American Legion, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. With sides, dessert. Call 636-464-2599.

Garage sale, 8 am to noon, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2300 Church Road, Arnold. Call 314-608-3176.

Food distribution, 9-11 am, Herculaneum United Methodist Church, 672 Main St. Hands-free, drive-thru event. Call 636-479-3385.

Fish fry, 11 am to 6 pm, Festus American Legion, 849 American Legion Drive. Cod or catfish dinners with sides: $ 12 plus tax. Call 636-933-3981.

Bingo, 6:15 pm, Mississippi River Eagles, 330 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Doors open 4 pm Food, drinks sold. Call 636-937-2988.

Saturday, June 25

Poker run, 10 am, De Soto KC, 13225 Hwy. E. Registration 9 am Cost: $ 10 driver, $ 5 riders, $ 5 extra cards. Breakfast and evening meals, with music in the evening. Raffle for trash can of liquor and 50-50 raffle. Call 636-586-2594 or Vicky Moss, 314-307-3896.

Bargain hunter sale, 7 am to 2 pm Saturday and Wednesday, St. Martin United Church of Christ, 3229 High Ridge Blvd. Call 636-677-5602.

Great American Campout, 2 pm, Washington State Park, Hwy. 104 off Hwy. 21, south of De Soto. For families, friends, youth groups. Activities include tours of petroglyph site, presentation on mammal tracks and Bigfoot. Call 636-586-5768.

Giveaway, 8: 30-10: 30 am, Redemption Church, 7301 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free items include men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, kitchen items, furniture, linens, books, toys, household items. Nonperishable food available while supplies last. Information:

Car show and barbecue, 10 am to 2 pm, Hematite First Christian Church, 3711 Hwy. P, west of Festus. Giant slide, snow cones. No entry fee for car show; award certificates. Free barbecue while supplies last.

Food and clothes giveaway, 10 am to 2 pm, Trinity Mount Carmel Church, 321 S. Adams St., Festus. Attendees asked to wear face masks. Call 314-456-9452.

Farmers market and thrift store, 9 am to 1 pm, Peace Pantry, 8100 S. Industrial Drive, Cedar Hill. Vendor spots: $ 10. Call 636-285-0934 or email [email protected]

Arnold Farmers Market, 8 am to noon, Arnold City Park, Bradley Beach Road. Call 636-282-6686 or go to

De Soto Farmers Market, 8 am to noon, 520 N. Main St. Sponsor: Get Healthy De Soto. Call 636-543-5983 or go to

Farmers and vendors market, 8 am to 1 pm, Big River VFW, 1 Lynn Lane, Cedar Hill.

Ozark Food Pantry, 8: 30-10: 45 am, no. 1 Sunset Park, Festus. Call 636-933-9974.

Sunday, June 26

Crystal City Farmers Market, 1-5 pm, Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Bailey Road.

Bingo, 5 pm, Meramec Arnold Elks. 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. No smoking. Call 636-464-8960.

Monday, June 27

Bingo, 6:30 pm, Arnold Eagles, 1725 Jeffco Blvd. Doors open 3 pm Call 636-282-0415.

Card club, 10 am to 2 pm Mondays and Thursdays, Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5860 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. Free games of canasta; beginners welcome. Call 636-535-9559.

Preschool story hour, 10:30 am, De Soto Public Library, 712 S. Main St. Call 636-586-3858.

Tuesday, June 28

Clothes and food giveaway, 4-5 pm, De Soto Church of Christ, 4523 Hwy. 110. Call 636-586-3383.

Herculaneum Farmers Market, 3-6: 30 pm, Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Ave. near the parking lot. Call 636-222-4124.

Line dancing lessons, 7-9: 30 pm, High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Doors open 6:30 pm Cost: $ 5. Soda and water available; dancers can bring snacks. Call Carol Smith at 314-609-8610.

Bingo, 6:15 pm, Meramec Arnold Elks. 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. No smoking. Call 636-464-8960.

Rummikub and Senior Squabble, 9: 30-11: 30 am, House Springs Senior Center, 6180 Hwy. MM. Reservations: 636-677-4578.

Food pantry, 8: 30-11: 30 am, First United Methodist Church, 113 Grand Ave., Festus. For residents of 63028, 63019, 63048 and 63070 ZIP codes. Call 636-937-6205.

Exercise, 10: 30-11: 30 am, Quad Cities Senior Center, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Call 636-937-8333.

Wednesday, June 29

Hillsboro Farmers Market, 3: 30-6 pm, Bridle Ridge Acres, 10533 Business 21. Call 636-262-0725.

Bingo, 6 pm, De Soto KC, 13225 Hwy. E. Doors open 4 pm Door prizes, two progressive games. Call 636-586-2594.

Ladies night, 7:15 pm, Arnold VFW, 2301 Church Road. Dance music, karaoke. Kitchen serves wings at 4:45 pm Call 636-296-4066.

Thursday, June 30

Blood drive, 1: 30-5: 30 pm, De Soto Christian Church, 4151 Fountain City Road. Cotton tote bags to donors while supplies last. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.

Adult craft class, 5:30 pm, Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5680 Hwy. PP. Free. Ages 18 and older will crafting paper roses from maps. Register at or call 636-677-8186.

Tumbling tots gymnastics, 10-11 am, Eureka Community Center, 333 Bald Hill Road. For ages 6 months to 5 years. Cost: $ 8 members; $ 9 residents; $ 10 others. Call 636-938-6775.


Lindbergh 1971, June 25. Information: [email protected]

St. Pius X 1972 and 1973, events planned Sept. 23-25. Info: Mary Linderer, 314-550-8557 (for 1972 grads); Linda Becker Drinen, 618-304-2591 (1973).

The Leader is pleased to run community events free of charge in the calendar. Send events to Leader Calendar, PO Box 159, Festus, 63028, or to [email protected] Events that occur weekly are listed on a space-available basis. Only nonprofit events that are open to the public are eligible.


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