SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES will begin at St. Charles Community College, College Center, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville. Cost is $48 per person for each eight-week class. They are open to ages 14 and up. Instructors Linda Landwehr and Stan Mayer are former professional champion dancers with more than 25 years experience in dance competition and instruction. Here is the schedule: Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Nov. 7, Ballroom III — Waltz I from 5:50-6:50 p.m., Ballroom I (foxtrot, waltz, rumba, east coast swing) from 6:55-7:55 p.m., West Coast Swing I and II from 8-9 p.m., and Ballroom II (foxtrot, waltz, tango, rumba, east coast swing) from 9:05-10:05 p.m.; and Thursdays, Sept. 20-Nov. 8, Imperial Swing Basic I from 6:55-7:55 p.m., Imperial Swing Basic II from 8-9 p.m., and Imperial Swing Basic III from 9:05-10:05 p.m. For more information or to register, call 636-922-8233 or visit stchas.edu/dance.
HAYRIDES will take place weekends beginning Sept. 21 through Nov. 18 at Broemmelsiek Park. Two tractor pulled wagons take groups or individuals on a 45-minute ride. Afterwards, participants can sit around a bonfire for an hour to roast their own treats. Non-alcoholic beverages are also allowed. Advance registrations are required. Cost is $125 a wagon with a maximum of 20 people. Reservations can be made for 6, 7 or 8 p.m. on Fridays or 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. In addition to the group hayrides, individual families and small groups can make reservations for Oct. 26 and 27. Cost is $10.50 per person and advanced reservations before Oct. 19 are required. Times available are 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. and are limited to 40 participants per session. For more information, call 636-949-7475.
A FALL FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Twin Oaks Estate, 707 Emge Road, O'Fallon. There will be cars, hayrides, outdoor games, petting zoo, barrel rides, live entertainment and lunch. For more information, call 636-542-5220.
EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING WITH AMANDA MUELLER will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles. Class is for grades 6-9. Cost is $35 for Foundry members or $40 for non-members. Students will explore non-traditional drawing techniques. For more information, visit www.foundryartcentre.org or call 636-255-0270.
A BMX CHALLENGE will take place from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 22 at Brown Road Park, 100 Brown Road, St. Peters. Event is open to ages 5 to adult. Participants need to bring their own bike and helmet. In addition, participants are required to wear either elbow pads or knee pads, or wear a long sleeve shirt and full-length pants. The St. Peters Rangers Division, along with Momentum Cycles, is sponsoring this year's event. Medals will be awarded to all participants. Plus, participants have the chance to win a BMX bicycle as an attendance prize. Cost is $5 per rider. For more information or to register, call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400 or visit www.stpetersmo.net.
NIGHT OF FRIGHT will take place from dusk-10 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at the Youth Activity Park, 7801 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie. Cost is $5 and designed for children ages 8-16. For more information, call 636-561-4964.
A LUNCHEON FOR LIFE will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wine Country Gardens, 2711 S. Highway 94, Defiance. This is to benefit Our Lady's Inn, a maternity shelter for pregnant women and their children. The 3rd annual Luncheon for Life will celebrate the services provided in the St. Charles County area and to honor Rosemary Grove. Cost is $35 and reservations are required. For more information on tickets or sponsorships, contact Betsy Beauparlant at firstname.lastname@example.org, 636-398-5375, or visit ourladyinn.org.
OKTOBERFEST will take place from 4-11 p.m. Sept. 28; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 29; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Frontier Park in St. Charles. For more information, visit www.saintcharlesoktoberfest.com.
In a celebration of NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY, Greenway Network in partnership with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department will be restoring habitat for wildlife Sept. 29 in Brommelsiek Park, which is at Schwede and Wilson Road in St. Charles County. From 8-9 a.m., families with children 10 years of age and under will learn about habitat restoration and plant in a designated area. From 9 a.m.—noon, adults, groups and others will plant 500 native trees and shrubs to create wildlife habitat for a variety of animals and songbirds. With this many plants volunteers are needed. Volunteers should bring their own shovels and gloves. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration is a two step process. Send an email to email@example.com with "Brommelsiek Planting" in the subject line and include the number of people attending. A liability waiver for each participant will complete the registration.
The Alzheimer's Association's WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville. Participants will join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease and participate in a three- or one-mile walk. Participants will also learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. For more information or to join a team, visit alz.org/stl or by call 1-800-272-3900.
ST. PETERS FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK: "The Wizard of Oz," 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd; and "The Adventures of Tintin," 7 p.m. (or dusk) Oct. 19 at Shady Springs Park, 3888 Shady Springs Lane. Oct. 5 will be a theme night, so costumes are welcome and this will be a sing-along movie. For more information, visit www.stpetersmo.net.
A ROYALTEA PARTY will take place Oct. 6 at Joyce's, 918 Hemsath Road, Suite 102B, St. Charles. The event is for young ladies and their 18-inch dolls. There will be a tea party with fine china and dainty desserts. Girls and their dolls are encouraged to dress up. Participants will learn low tea etiquette, and watch a fashion show. Parents are offered refreshments and encouraged to take pictures. At the close of the tea party, participants can shop the selections of clothes for their dolls. Prices range from $2.50 to $25. Cost is $20. Reservations are required. For more information or for reservations, call 314-494-4365.
The 7TH ANNUAL TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Broemmelsiek Park. The free, family-friendly event will offer skills clinics, guided trail rides, bike safety inspection and more. For more information, call 636-949-7475.
The St. Barnabas FALL FESTIVAL will take place from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 12 on the church grounds, 1400 N. Main St., O'Fallon. There will be fried chicken and pork sausage dinners available for purchase, $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-12; and free for children under 6. There will be games, crafts and more.
A TRIVIA NIGHT will take place Oct. 12 at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $100 per table of eight. The proceeds will benefit South Middle School's annual all-school musical, choir program and drama program. The theme is, "I Plead the Fifth ... Squirrel!" This is a family-friendly event. Mulligans, attendance prizes and gift baskets will be available for sale. There will be monster chocolate chip cookies available for $5 per dozen. For more information, contact Mark Buske at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-379-1973.
SCC TRIVIA NIGHT will take place from 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building Auditorium, SCC Campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville. Cost is $25 per individual or $200 for a table of eight. Proceeds will help raise funds for scholarships. For more information, visit stchas.edu/trivia, call 636-922-8620 or email email@example.com.
PEDAL TO END POLIO will take place Oct. 14 on the Katy Trail, from Augusta to Weldon Spring and back. Registration will take place at 8 a.m. in Augusta and the race begins at 9 a.m. Riders will collect playing cards to form the best poker hand to win prizes. The 20-mile bike ride will cost $25 and includes a light breakfast, poker play, lunch after the ride and the prizes. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Rotary International's effort to eradicate polio throughout the world. Early registration is being accepted by mailing a check payable to Lambert Airport Rotary Club to Charles R. Ehlert, 36 Scenic View Court, St. Charles, MO 63303. For more information, call 636-441-3520.
CANVASES & COCKTAILS will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 13 and Dec. 13 at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles. Cost is $30 per class for Foundry members or $35 per class for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.foundryartcentre.org or call 636-255-0270.
A TRIVIA NIGHT AND AUCTION will take place Oct. 19 at the KC Hall, 121 Maryknoll Road, Old Monroe. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and events begin at 6;30 p.m. Cost is $120 for a table or $15 per person and includes beer, soda and water. The proceeds will benefit PALS (Pets-A-Lone Sanctuary) of Lincoln County. Participants can bring snacks. For more information or to make a reservation, call 314-581-6651.
FAMILY FUN DAY will take place from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles. Event is free and open to the public. Children 12 and under can decorate their own mini-pumpkin — supplies are limited to the first 100 kids. Other fall-themed art projects, a scavenger hunt and light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.foundryartcentre.org or call 636-255-0270.
There will be a FALL FESTIVAL Nov. 3 at Community of Christ, 2790 Highway K, O'Fallon. The event needs crafters, so those interested in renting tables for the festival should call 636-978-0051.
TUNERS 2012 LIVE MUSIC, 130 S. Main St. in St. Charles, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 636-724-9212 for more information. The schedule includes: The Convertables Sept. 21-22; Bone Daddy Oct. 19-20; Fetch the Bone Sept. 28-29; Serapis Oct. 12-13; and Alibi Oct. 26-27.
LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO is free and located at Mount Pleasant Estates, 5634 High St. in Augusta. Performances include Steve Ewing Band from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 22; Hudson & the Hoodoo Cats from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 2-5 p.m. Oct. 21; Ticket to the Beatles from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 29; Ralph Butler Band from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 30 and 1-5 p.m. Oct. 13; Javier Mendoza from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 6; Jake's Leg from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 7; J. Barringhaus from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 2-5 p.m. Nov. 3; Paint the Earth from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 14; Well Hungarians from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 20; Soulard Blues Band from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 27; and Joel Dumas from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Call 636-482-9463 or visit www.mountpleasant.com.
MUSIC 360 will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month through September at the Foundry Art Centre. The event is a summer music showcase of both up-and-coming and established performers from the St. Louis metro area. These local performers will play original music as well as unique interpretations of some of their favorite covers. Music 360Â is a part of the popular "Music on Main" summer concert series hosted by the City of St. Charles and is free to the community. Featured artists include Clockwork and Hot String Soup Sept. 26. For more information, visit www.foundryartcentre.org or call 636-255-0270.
GARY SINISE AND THE LT. DAN BAND will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the St. Charles Family Arena, 2002 Arena Pkwy. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range in price from $23 to $103. Parking is $5. For more information, visit www.familyarena.com.
DAVID CASSIDY will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lindenwood's J. Scheidegger Center, The Bezemes Family Theater, 2300 W. Clay St., St. Charles. Tickets range in price from $25.50 to $43.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lindenwoodcenter.com or call 636-949-4433.
COMMON GROUND will perform from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Defiance Roadhouse, 2999 S. Highway 94, Defiance. For more information, call 636-987-2075.
SYMPHONY SOCIETY OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Fort Zumwalt East High School, 600 First Executive Ave., St. Peters. Admission is free.
HUDSON AND THE HOODOO CATS will perform Oct. 5 at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Foundry members or $15 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.foundryartcentre.org or call 636-255-0270.
The ST. PETERS FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at City Centre Amphitheater, next to the Rec-Plex South parking lot. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concession stand available. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Cultural Arts Centre in the west wing of City Hall. The St. Charles County Symphony will perform a Halloween concert. Call 636-477-6600 or 636-278-2244.
RENDEZVOUS EN FRANCE, a collection of work by Serena Boschert, Cindy Banes Burkholder, Marion Burkholder, Renea Erickson, Mary Grellner, Jeanne Rohen and Joyce Spezia, will run through Sept. 20 at Framations, 218 N. Main St. in St. Charles. The event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information about this exhibit and upcoming exhibits, visit www.framations.com or call 636-724-8313.
DYNAMIC VS. STATIC ART EXHIBITION will take place through Sept. 21 at St. Charles Community College, the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christine Holtz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT THE TABLE, an art show and competition, will take place through Oct. 8 at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. The show is open to the public and free. Also exhibiting their artwork will be The St. Louis Watercolor Society Big Splash, Vince Koehr, Lisa Ober, Diana Saffo Bono, Nancy Young, Tammy Davis, Shirley Nachtrieb and Ben Lanterman. For more information on this show, call 636-397-6903 or visit www.stpetersmo.net.
THE VELVET YEARS, 1965-67: WARHOL'S FACTORY, photographs by Stephen Shore will be on display through Dec. 14 at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Centre, St. Charles. The photographs depict the scene at Andy Warhol's studio, the Factory. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call 636-255-0270 or visit foundryartcentre.org.
SCC PLAYGROUP offers weekly activities for moms and children including a monthly Mom's Night Out. New members welcome. 636-544-3613.
LINE DANCING INSTRUCTION will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Mid Rivers Mall, Dillard's Court, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. Free.
CROSSROADS CRIBBAGE CLUB meets at noon Wednesdays at Rizzo's, 1155 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville. 636-528-8379.
FREE WINE TASTING from 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday and from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday at The Wine Bottle, 810 O'Fallon Road, Weldon Spring. Owners Roger Damon and Larry Butler usually offer four wines (two white and two red) to try.
HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES will be offered for students ages 8 and up from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. The classes will be taught in a simple but effective way. Moves will be broken down into fun and easy-to-learn steps. The sessions begin with basic warm-up and break down into a hip hop combo. This class is for inexperienced or experienced dancers. Classes are ongoing and cost is $10 per session. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. For more information or to register, call 636-485-9171.
COUNTRY & WESTERN DANCE take place 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Moose Lodge Hall, 2705 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., St. Charles. $6. Lessons included. For more information, go to www.jimsdances.com or call 314-422-1571.
ST. CHARLES IMPERIAL DANCE CLUB has lessons that start on the first Wednesday of the month for beginners and intermediates of all ages at Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever Ave., O'Fallon. Lessons start the first Wednesday of the each month and cost a minimal of $25 for non-members the first month and $35 for additional lessons. Lessons begin at 6:45 p.m. and partners are not required. Open dancing takes place from 7:45-10 p.m. A monthly dance will take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For more information, go to www.scidc.com or call John or Barb Smith at 636-928-4454.
The O'FALLON PHOTO CLUB meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O'Fallon. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information about the club, go to http://ofallonphotoclub.wetpaint.com.
A JAM SESSION will take place every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. Local musicians can get together at the centre to play or sing. Others can come to watch. Admission is $3. For more information, go to www.stpetersmo.net.
SOCIAL DANCING takes place Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m. at Garden Plaza Hotel, 4341 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Peters. 636-928-1500.
ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS GAME DAY at the O'Fallon Family YMCA, 3451 Pheasant Meadows Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday. Free. Board games, cards and dominos will be played. Bring a snack and your favorite stories to share. Call Diana Kannady at 636-379-0092.
BINGO is offered at 6:15 p.m. Thursdays at O'Fallon Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever Blvd., O'Fallon. 636-240-7736.
SWING DANCE AND LINE DANCE LESSONS will take place Thursdays at Teachers Sports Cafe, 3611 N. St. Peters Pkwy., St. Peters. At 6 p.m. there will be line dance lessons, 7 p.m. Swing lessons and 8 p.m. is practice. Cost is $5 per lesson. For more information, go to www.jitterswing.com or contact Kathy Boyle at email@example.com or 636-328-7900.
OPEN ART WORKSHOP with Jerry Thomas will take place from 2-5 p.m. Fridays at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd., St. Peters. Thomas will be available to help with any artistic challenge. Participants should bring supplies and draw or paint in the medium of choice. Registration is not required. Cost is $12 for Art Centre members and $15 for non members. For more information, contact Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-878-3048.
BINGO takes place at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Wentzville American Legion Auxiliary, 504 Luetkenhaus Blvd. (formerly Old Business 61), Wentzville. For more information, call 636-327-6060.
WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTIES will take place at Dance Pizazz, 124 Jungermann Road, St. Peters. West Coast Swing dance lessons will take place from 7:30-8 p.m. before the 8-10:30 p.m. open social dancing. Admission is $12 and includes lesson, open dance session, snacks and drinks. No partner is necessary. Music varies from top 40's, contemporary, blues, hip hop and more. For more information, go to www.dance-pizazz.com or call 636-441-6854.
ST. CHARLES GHOST TOURS are available year round at 7, 9:30 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday. Other days and times can be arranged. 314-374-6102. www.stcharlesghosts.com.
The Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri offers free TELESCOPE VIEWING that takes place Friday nights, weather permitting, at the Broemmelsiek Park observatory, at the intersection of Schwede and Wilson roads, off Highway DD. Sessions begin at dark and last for about two hours. www.asemonline.org.
SOCIAL DANCES AND LEARN TO DANCE WORKSHOP are offered the second and fourth Friday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2199 Post Road, Dardenne Prairie. Cost is $8. Dance classes begin at 7:20 p.m. and social dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Dances taught are ballroom, swing and Latin. Classes are taught by professional award-winning instructors Stan Mayer and Linda Landwehr, who also teach at St. Charles Community College. For more information, go to www.stardancer.net or call 636-926-2680.
ST. CHARLES IMPERIAL DANCE CLUB has open dance, the fourth Saturday of the month from 7:30-11 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever Ave., O'Fallon. Cost $5 for club members and district club members, $8 for nonmembers. Visit www.scidc.com or call Phil or Micki Graeff at 636-441-6876 or John or Barb Smith at 636-928-4454.
O'Fallon Historical Society will offer LOG CABIN MUSEUM TOURS from noon-3 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month in Civic Park, 305 Second St., O'Fallon. Participants will learn about O'Fallon's Civil War-era history, St. Louis World's Fair history, railroad history, World War II history and more. Admission is free; however, donations are accepted. For more information, go to www.ofallonmohistory.org.
BINGO is offered at 6 p.m. Sundays, excluding holidays, at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center, 1410 S. Fifth St. in St. Charles. Dinner items are available for purchase. Event is hosted by the St. Charles/First Capitol Lions, St. Charles Jaycees and St. Peters Knights of Columbus. For more information, contact Rick Nault at 314-503-8732.
LINE AND COUPLE DANCING take place 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays at Firefighters Hall, 117 McMenamy Drive, St. Peters. $4 per person. Sponsored by Sho-Me Shufflers. 636-970-1210.
The Concert Arts Association will have REHEARSALS Monday evenings (September through June) at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake Saint Louis Blvd., Lake Saint Louis. The fee is $75 for each fall and spring session. Concerts are held in December and May. Any and all singers from Lincoln, Warren and St. Charles counties are welcome to join this non-auditioned community choir. Choral Arts Youth, kindergarten through high school will rehearse from 6:15-7:15 p.m.; and Choral Arts Singers rehearse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.concertarts.org or contact Travis Evans at 636-485-9826.
OPEN MIC NIGHT takes place Mondays at Baha Rock Club, 305 North Main St., St. Charles. For more information, call 636-949-0466.
COME PLAY WITH US will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Progress Park gymnasium in Wentzville. Cost is $1 per visit. Registration is not required. For more information, call 636-332-9236.
QUILTING GUILD at the O'Fallon Family YMCA, 3451 Pheasant Meadows Drive, 1-4 p.m. every Tuesday. Free. Quilters will work on quilts for local charities. No sewing experience is required. Call Diana Kannady at 636-379-0092.
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