Ahoy! Pirate-themed 5K, treasure hunt
There will be a "Pirates on the Run" 5K trail run and one-mile treasure hunt Oct. 13 at Therapeutic Horsemanship, 332 Stable Lane in Wentzville. The pirate-themed event will include the 5K trail run starting at 5 p.m., a 1-Mile Treasure Hunt starting at 5:30 p.m., and face painting, storytelling, and activities for children participating in the event.
The 5K will be timed by Fleet Feet Sports. Prizes will be awarded to the top three 5K finishers in 12 different categories.
Registration for the 5K is $25. The treasure hunt costs $15 per person or $50 per family (four or more). Online registration for the event and more details are available at Therapeutic Horsemanship's website at http://www.thstl.org. Advance registration is requested as space is limited.
All proceeds from the event benefit Therapeutic Horsemanship, a nonprofit that provides equine-assisted physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to children and adults with disabilities in the greater St. Louis area.
For more information, contact Shannon Walters at 636-332-4940 or email@example.com.
Holiday tea with Sir Winston
Did you know that Westminster College in Fulton was the site of Winston Churchill's prophetic "Iron Curtain" speech? The city of St. Peters is hosting a trip Nov. 8 for a tour of the campus and explore the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from St. Peters City Hall and will return at approximately 4 p.m.
A stop at the Interstate 70 Kingdom City rest stop to view the bronze Missouri Fire Fighters' Memorial, which is identical to the one donated to New York City after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will take place. A lunch buffet will be served on campus before participants explore the historical artifacts of Westminster College.
Participants will explore the 12th Century Church, left in ruin by a German bomb in WWII and rebuilt on Westminster College campus. Under the church, is a museum filled with artifacts from the life and time of Sir Winston Churchill.
Participants will also visit the sculpture which celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall, created from eight massive sections of the actual Berlin Wall. And, attend the Memorial's Victorian Christmas Celebration & Kettledrum Tea.
Cost is $65 per person and includes motorcoach transportation, gratuity, tour guide and lunch.
For more information or to register, call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400 or go online to www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect.
Dog festival to take place Sept. 22
The St. Charles County Parks Department is celebrating its 9th annual Paws in the Park program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Broemmelsiek Park, 1615 Schwede Road, off Highway DD near Wentzville.Â This year's free event will be held inside the off-leash dog area of the park, which features a large pond for dogs.
This year, two highly recognized organizations will be the featured entertainment at the event. From 10:30—11 a.m., Gateway DockDogs will perform. Handlers Sally Peyton and Katrina Lindmeier will showcase dogs performing tricks off the temporary dock installed at the pond. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., two specially trained dogs from the St. Charles County Sheriff K-9 Unit, Janko and Enzo, will conduct a series of drug search demonstrations using a seized car.
Participants will have a chance to win prizes that will be raffled off at the end of the day. By donating a dollar for each item, recipients may win a $100 gift certificate to Harper's Doggie Day Care, a $100 gift certificate to Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic and a vaccination package valued at $133 to Tender Care Animal Hospital. All proceeds donated will benefit the two St. Charles County Parks off-leash dog areas situated at Broemmelsiek Park and Quail Ridge Park. Recipients need not be present to win.
A few event sponsors will be offering the following dog-friendly services at the celebration: $10 micro-chipping and dog adoption provided by the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, free nail clippings administered by Westinn Kennels and free pet tattoos courtesy of Paws and Relax Pet Spa.
For more information, contact Nancy Gomer at 636-949-7535.
Activities planned at conservation area, shooting range
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area and Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 2360 Highway D in Defiance, have various activities planned throughout September and October.
The conservation area events include Itsy Bitsy Spider from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 for ages 4-7; Poisonous and Venomous Things Discovery Table from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20 for all ages (this event does not require reservations and is a come-and-go-as-you-please event); Lewis Hike — Fall Colors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 for adults; and Color My World from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 for ages 8 and up.
The shooting range events include Basic Skeet from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 for ages 14 and up*; Discover Hunting: Effective Wingshooting for the Hunter from 6-8:30 p.m. Sept 28 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 or 30 for ages 15 and up; Map and Compass from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 29 for ages 11 and up; Discover Hunting: Field to Freezer from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 6 for ages 11 and up; Discover Hunting: Goose Clinic from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 for ages 11 and up; Basic Trap from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 for ages 14 and up**; Discover Hunting: Sight-in from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 20 for ages 11 and up with a parent or adult; and Basic Handgun from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 for those ages 13 and up.
Reservations are required for all events.
To read a description of these events, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areas/cnc/busch, www.mdc.mo.gov/areas/ranges/busch or call 636-441-4554.
*Those ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
**Those ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Rotary Club plans fall activities
There will be a community sale Oct. 4-6 at the Rotary Park Kolb Building, located on Meyer Road, a half mile west of Point Prairie. Gifts of clothing and other household items are welcome. Rotary members will pick up items. Call 636-327-6697.
In conjunction with the community sale, there will be a pie baking contest and pie social Oct. 4 at Rotary Park. Anyone interested in entering a pie in the contest should bring it to Kolb Hall by 3 p.m. The judges will announce a winner by 4 p.m.
Pie will be served from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4. Cost will be $2.50 for a slice of pie and ice cream. For more information, contact Donna-Marie Pierre at 636-332-8801.
A chip-shot golf tournament will take place from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Rotary Park. Cost is $1 per player. Each player will receive three balls to chip into a target for par, birdie, eagle or hole-in-one. Prizes will be awarded to the top three players.
A washer tournament will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Rotary Park. Cost is $5 per pair and prizes will be awarded. Registration will take place from 10-11 a.m. the day of the tournament. For more information, contact Joel Langston at 636-639-2300.
All proceeds raised by these events will be shared with Operation Food Search and service projects of the Wentzville Rotary Club.
Fall is upon us
The St. Charles County Parks Department is offering a free fall harvest picnic from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the historic 1830s homestead at Towne Park, 100 Towne Park Drive, off Highway 61 near Wentzville. St. Charles County Parks staff will cook a batch of old-fashioned apple butter and apple cider.Â Children will be entertained by playing period games and making corn husk dolls and corn cob darts.
The former "Pink Plantation" homestead will also be open for tours.
For more information, visit www.stccparks.org or call 636-949-7535.
Holiday trip includes shopping, shows
O'Fallon is planning a holiday trip to Branson Nov. 6-8. The motorcoach will depart at 8 a.m. Nov. 6 from the Civic Park parking lot and return at 5 p.m. Nov. 8.
The trip includes four shows, Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatres; The Andy Williams Show at the Moon River Theatre; The Bretts and SIX, both at the Mickey Gilley Theatre. Activities include a visit to the Titanic Museum and Christmas shopping.
The trip's cost ranges from $380—465 for two nights' lodging, depending on lodging accommodations selected (triple, double or single), and includes round trip motor coach transportation, all admissions, an escort, two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners and gratuities.
Registration is required by Sept. 23.
For more information or to register, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/ParksandRec or call 636-474-2732.
A trip is planned to Nauvoo, Ill.
The city of St. Peters is planning a trip to historic Nauvoo, Ill., Oct. 22. The bus will depart at 7 a.m. from St. Peters City Hall, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd., and will return at approximately 7 p.m.
Nauvoo was settled by the founder of the Latter-Day Saints movement, Joseph Smith, and his followers. The town served as the religious, governmental and cultural center for the LDS (Mormon) Church from 1839 to 1846. This tour will allow participants to visit the LDS visitor's center, sculpture garden and the restored 1846 temple.
During the tour, participants will take a wagon ride to the Mississippi River and back, while the guide shares interesting stories from the past. After a lunch of roast beef, potatoes, beans, salad, dessert and beverage, participants will visit the historical sites in town. Places to see include the blacksmith shop, brickyard, Browning Gun Shop, bakery print office, post office, general store and Joseph Smith's home. The tour will conclude with a visit to Baxter Winery, the oldest winery in Illinois.
Cost is $65 and includes transportation, guide, lunch, admission and gratuities.
For more information or to register, call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400 or go online to www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect.
Triathlon planned in St. Peters
The annual St. Peters Rec-Plex Fall Triathlon — an event suited for anyone from beginners to seasoned athletes — will take place Sept. 30.
The event consists of a 500-meter swim in the Rec-Plex's natatorium, a 21-mile bicycle ride through flat farmlands and a 4.8-mile run through St. Peters parks.
Awards will go to the overall male and female winners as well as to the top three teams and top individuals in each age group. Participants will receive food and fruit after the race.
The registration fee is $65 for individuals and $99 per team. Registration ends Sept. 29. Swim times are assigned in order of registration and will be posted on Fleet Feet's website at www.fleetfeetstl.com.
For more information or to register, visit www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect.
Wentzville Parks and Recreation schedule of events
The Wentzville Parks and Recreation is offering activities for the month of September. For more information or to register for these programs, call 636-332-9236.
Setter, for girls ages 8-10, and Spiker, for girls ages 11 and up, volleyball leagues will take place Sept. 22-Nov. 3 at Progress Park Gymnasium. Cost is $45 for Wentzville residents and $55 for non-residents. Each team will play a minimum of seven matches.
Zumba will take place from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 5; and 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 5 at Progress Park Center. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Cost is $45 for Wentzville residents and $55 for non-residents.
Yoga will take place Sept. 25-Nov. 1 at Progress Park Center. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Cost is $45 for Wentzville residents and $55 for non-residents.
Making a one-of-a-kind piece
Express & Impress, art show and competition, will take place Oct. 12-Dec. 3 at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. The show encourages artists to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of work depicting either expressionist or impressionist style.
The show is open to both youth and adult, amateur and professional artists. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of drawing/painting, photography and miscellaneous/sculpture.
The cost to enter up to four pieces is $15 for members, and the cost to enter up to three pieces is $20 for non-members. The youth entry fee is $5 per piece.
Artwork will be received from 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9. The opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12.
For more information, call 636-397-6903 or visit www.stpetersmo.net.
BOO! Take a haunted tour
The city of St. Peters is planning an Angels and Demons tour Oct. 12 around St. Louis. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from St. Peters City Hall and will return at approximately 4:30 p.m.
On the tour, guide Linda Koenig will share stories of local haunting, unusual happenings, miracles and even a real-life exorcism. We will stop at the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. John the Apostle, the College Church, the Pink Sisters, Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemetery and lunch will be served at the Bissell Mansion.
The cost of the tour is $70 which includes transportation, guide, lunch, admission and gratuities.
For more information or to register, visit stpetersmo.net/rec-connect or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.
Show off your work
A juried exhibition encouraging the broadest range of personal styles and applications of the liquid medium is coming to the Foundry Arts Centre. The exhibit will be called "Watercolor II: Paper & Pigment" and will take place Dec. 21 through Feb. 1.
This show is open to works painted in transparent watercolor on paper or paper derivative. No digital art, photography, prints or reproductions. All work must be suitably framed and have all hardware ready for hanging. The deadline to turn in artwork is Nov. 2.
Carol Carter will be the juror for this exhibit. Carter received her MFA from Washington University. She received her MAA-NEA Fellowship in Painting and Works on Paper in 1994. In 2002, her work was chosen for the cover of New American Painting magazine and in 2003, the U.S. Embassy sponsored a solo exhibition of her work at the Teatro del Centro de Arte, in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $24. Work may be submitted through the Foundry Art Centre website at www.foundryartcentre.org.
For more information, call 636-255-0270.
O'Fallon Fall Fest 5K celebrates 10 years
The 10th Annual O'Fallon Fall Fest 5K will take place at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 13. The 3.1 mile race will begin and end at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 N. Main St.
Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served after the race, with an awards ceremony beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m.
O'Fallon's Fall Fest 5K has divisions for 10-and-under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, the Baby Stroller Division (male and female), Athena, for females weighing 150 pounds or more, and Clydesdale, for males weighing 205 pounds or more. There will be a fall costume contest that is open to all participants.
Participants can register online at www.fleetfeetstl.com. Cost is $18 per person through Oct. 10.
Or, register in person through Oct. 12 at O'Fallon's Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 400 Civic Park Drive. The hours are 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $18 per person through Oct. 12.
Race Day registration is $20 per person and will take place on site from 6—7:15 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Fall Fest 5K race. Contact Volunteer Services at 636-379-5507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the race, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/FallFest5K for maps.
MO' Cowbell Half Marathon route, date set
The 13.1 mile route was recently locked-in and a 5K run has been added to the second annual MO' Cowbell Half Marathon. The event is scheduled for Oct. 7 in St. Charles.
The event is organized by Partners for Progress (PfP) in cooperation with Big River Running Company.
Runner registration is $75 and includes race shirts, individual finisher medals, a souvenir cowbell, post-race band, live up-to-the-second finisher results, and two in-race split times provided by Big River Race Management. There will also be a Health & Fitness ExMO' at packet pick-up to be held at Lindenwood University.
For more information about running, volunteering, or sponsoring the 2012 MO' Cowbell Half Marathon and 5K, visit mocowbellrun.com or contact Kerin Abbey at 636-441-6880 ext. 230, or email email@example.com.
German-themed trip planned
The City of St. Peters plans a trip Sept. 20 for a tour full of smash, schnitzel and s'more. The bus will leave from the parking lot on the west side of St. Peters City Hall at 8:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Participants will stop at the site of Bussen Quarries, Inc., one of the largest crushed stone producers in the Midwest. Mark Bussen will drive through the quarries, barge terminal and some of the 140,000 square feet of climate controlled underground storage facilities.
The trip will continue to the Monroe County Museum in Waterloo, Ill., the Bellefontaine home and property and a meal at the Dreamland Palace in Foster Pond, Ill. Before the tour ends participants will drive through old and new Valmeyer on the way to German town of Maeystown. Maeystown is a national historic register town which features a restored historic mill, bridge, church and inns.
The tour costs $75 and includes transportation, admissions, lunch, tour guide and gratuities.
For more information or to register, visit www.stpetersmo.net or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.
Two trips planned this fall
The Dardenne Prairie Parks and Recreation will host two senior event trips this fall.
The first one is scheduled is Lock & Dam #27 Crystal City from The Arch scheduled for Oct. 20. Cost is $84 and includes transportation via a deluxe Mid-American Motorcoach, a cruise which includes a buffet lunch, taxes and gratuities.
Full payment is due by Oct. 5.
The next trip is to Josephine's Tea Room on Dec. 5. Cost is $57 and includes transportation via a deluxe Mid-American Motorcoach, lunch and shopping at Josephine's, taxes and gratuities.
Full payment is due by Nov. 10.
Each trip has a minimum of 30 participants.
For more information or to register for either trip, call 636-755-5308.
Space still available
Spaces are still available for the Bella Arts Fest in St. Peters to be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre and City Centre Park. Painters, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers and other artists are wanted for this event.
Booths are available, both indoors and outdoors, for artists to display artwork for sale.
Bella Arts Fest will feature art demonstrations, entertainment and kids' activities throughout the day.
For additional information or to download an application, visit www.stpetersmo.net and click on the Bella Arts Fest logo, or call 636-397-6903.
O'Fallon Art Fair finds new location
A new location will be the setting for O'Fallon's 5th Annual Art Fair (formerly, the Celebration of the Creative). The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle. Free admission, parking and kids' activities will be available.
For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks/CotC.htm or contact Paula Creech at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-474-8121.