O’Fallon IL events take place in St. Clair County, near St. Louis


Thursday February 25 at noon is the deadline to appear in the “Around Town” list for next week. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the number of submissions, events can only take place once in print form, will be changed and will appear within one week of the event date.

Email: [email protected] Mail to: O’Fallon Progress Around Town, Belleville News-Democrat, PO Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. If you have any questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.

Thursday February 25

â–ª Southwestern Illinois National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI SWI) – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Online via Zoom. Virtual support meetings for family members and other caregivers of people with mental illness. Meetings are peer-led and draw on the knowledge and experiences of the group to help each other. Registration is required to receive the link to these meetings. For more information or to register, contact Pat Rudloff at [email protected]

â–ª Applications for the O’Fallon Veterans Memorial – Until Monday, March 1. We are now accepting applications for registration at the O’Fallon Veterans Memorial for the inauguration of Memorial Day. All honorably released veterans who have lived in O’Fallon School District # 203 at some point in their lives are eligible. Applications are available at O’Fallon Town Hall, O’Fallon Public Library, the monument at 737 E. Wesley, O’Fallon, or visit the website at ofallonveteransmonument.org. For more information, call 618-632-9826.

â–ª O’Fallon Garden Club scholarship 2021 – Until Monday March 1st. Online at ofallardenclub.org. The O’Fallon Garden Club is now accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship. Applications must be residents of O’Fallon or Shiloh, or currently enrolled in or graduated from O Township High School. Fallon. The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information or to apply, visit ofallardenclub.org.

From Thursday February 25 to Saturday February 27

â–ª Virtual Midwest Boat Show – Event online at MidwestBoatShow.com. The program will include a live video broadcast of the presentation of each of Cope Marine’s (O’Fallon) boat brands. These accompanying videos and photos will take participants on guided tours and book them. Manufacturer representatives will be available via live chat to answer questions. Register on MidwestBoatShow.com.

Friday February 26

â–ª St. John’s Community Care Memory Café – 11 am to noon. Online via Zoom. The Memory Café concept provides a social experience for those living with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or other early stage dementia, and their care partner. Participants can socialize with other people who share a similar trip. To join the Zoom meeting, send an email to [email protected] 618-344-5008.

â–ª O’Fallon Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 EUS 50, O’Fallon. Dinner and take out. Credit cards accepted. Orders can be called at 618-632-6229.

â–ª Shiloh Eagles Fish Fry – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shiloh Eagles 545, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Cod, walleye, catfish, shrimp and sides. Entire menu. Dinner on site or to take away available. To take out, call 618-624-5412.

Saturday February 27

â–ª Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day – 10am Online Event. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting for the first time its ninth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” in a free virtual format. All content will be available at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 27 on YouTube. The videos will remain online for use at all times from the date of the event. To access it, search YouTube for SIUE Society of Women Engineers. For more information: facebook.com/swesiue/posts/4042956272381053

â–ª St. Louis Symphony Orchestra SoundLab: The Golden Record – 10:30 am With special guest NASA astronaut Col. Bob Behnken, a st. native of Louis. The Golden Record is a collection of sounds and music sent into space in 1977. Colonel Behnken will attend the vigil and chat with the participants. Register online for the watch party at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8KNwt_ObSvWMbQREry2Lsw (Space is limited). SLSO SoundLab is available for free on slso.org/family.

Tuesday March 2 and Tuesday March 9

â–ª Prepared Delivery Class – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon. This two-part course teaches relaxation techniques, controlled breathing, physical and emotional changes that occur during labor and delivery. Pain control options will be discussed. Both mother and support person learn to take an active part in the birth process. Fee: $ 20. To register, send an email to [email protected] For more information: hshs.org/StElizabeths/Events/Mother-Child

Wednesday March 3

â–ª Rotary O’Fallon Sunrise Meeting – 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. Online via Zoom. See the weekly email for the link or email [email protected] 618-210-8156 or ofallonsunriserotary.org

Thursday March 4

â–ª St. Clair County Genealogical Society – 7 p.m. online via Zoom. In “From Seminary to College: 193 Years of History in the McKendree Archives,” McKendree Archivist Deborah Houk provides a brief history of McKendree University and its work as an archivist in relation to a historian. It explains what types of documents can be found in archives and how to access them as well as their digitized documents and how to request information from the archives. The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited to 100. Booking information is at stclair-ilgs.org/events Where Facebook.com/SCCGS.

Saturday March 6

â–ª Prepared Delivery Class – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon. This two-part course teaches relaxation techniques, controlled breathing, physical and emotional changes that occur during labor and delivery. Pain control options will be discussed. Both mother and support person learn to take an active part in the birth process. Fee: $ 20. To register, send an email to [email protected] For more information: hshs.org/StElizabeths/Events/Mother-Child

Nitro Salsa Weather Challenge Winner

Big fan of soul and salsa, Todd Roach is the winner of the Nitro Salsa Weather Challenge, “Feeling Summer Even While It’s Snowing”, Roach is also alderman of Ward 4. Nathan Parchman of Nitro Family Foods, aka Nitro Salsa, recently had have a little fun with the recent snowstorm and sub-freezing temperatures in the Metro East.

He and co-owner Nicole Parchman, his wife, offered a free pint of salsa with any order size if subscribers posted a photo of themselves thinking about summer despite the extreme cold. They posted the contest via a video on Facebook, with Nathan, dressed in his swimsuit, flip flops, Jamaican shirt and sunglasses, venturing into his snow-covered garden to set the scene.

“We just wanted to have fun with the storm and thought it was a good way to build engagement on social media,” Nathan Parchman said.

The challenge lasted as long as the snow was still on the ground, but once melted the challenge ended.

This story was originally published February 17, 2021 12 a.m.


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