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To accommodate the O’Fallon Cup Criterium bicycle race, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will be temporarily close to vehicles at dusk on Friday, May 16, through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. The race will be held Saturday and the public is invited to attend the event, free. Spectator parking will be available at First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway (63366).

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At O’Fallon Founders’ Day, you can get a feel for an era when O’Fallon was a rural community and before school chores might have included milking the cow, and if you wanted a toy, you might have to make your own. O’Fallon Founders’ Day will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission, parking, entertainment and most activities are free. Gourmet concessions will be available for purchase, and artisans will sell hand-made wares.

Lively family entertainment will be provided by “The Great American Medicine Show,” starring Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie (10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.), and “Madame Rosa’s Museum of Oddities” (11:05 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.). Mike Pace will play the dulcimer throughout the day, and the St. Charles Model Railroad Club exhibit will be open, free (donations are welcome).

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 With “Rockin’ in the USA” as the theme for O’Fallon’s 2014 Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade, the City of O’Fallon is setting the stage for an Independence Day celebration of American music, patriotism and fun when the annual parade gets underway at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4, in downtown O’Fallon. Parade applications are now available at www.heritageandfreedomfest.com/parade.

“We’re hoping that clubs, groups, organizations and businesses will get inspired and have a lot of fun creating parade entries that will wow the judges and spectators along the parade route,” said Marsha Seymour, O’Fallon’s Manager of Tourism and Festivals.

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An exhibit of images created by mathematician Rosalie Wheeler opens Friday, April 18, and will remain on display through May 30 at O’Fallon’s Cultural Arts Center Gallery in the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

Rosalie Wheeler, a data scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, is a new artist whose passion for mathematics carries over into her colorful, kaleidoscope-like images of fluorite (a gemstone), roses, pansies, seeds, lily pads, a Florida sunset, and Seattle’s sea and sky.

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A new date has been set for this great trip! On Thursday, May 15, board the motor coach in the Civic Park parking lot at 8:15 a.m. for a day trip to historic Hannibal, Missouri. The first stop on the itinerary will be the highly-rated Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. Next, following a little shopping, it’s all aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat for a delicious lunch and a Mississippi River cruise, learning local legends and catching sight of Lover’s Leap along the way. Finally, we’ll board the Hannibal Ghost Tour trolley for an exciting glimpse of some Hannibal’s most haunted sites. The day’s journey ends with the motor coach returning to O’Fallon by 5:30 p.m.

Hurry to sign up - the deadline to register for “Hannibal” is Sunday, April 27. The trip’s cost of $70 for residents and $78 for non-residents includes round-trip motor coach transportation, admissions and tours, the riverboat cruise, lunch, a guide, taxes and gratuities.

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Vendors with services, programs and products for seniors are invited apply for booth space at the 6th Annual St. Charles County Senior Fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, October 4, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking will be free.

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Volunteer O'Fallon (Video)

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O'Fallon's Volunteer Services Department coordinates the volunteer efforts of citizens interested in helping their community grow through personal involvement. Check out this video and see how you can help your community.


HUD-required analysis will guide future Fair Housing policy

The City of O’Fallon Public Assistance Office, along with the city of Florissant and St. Louis County, will initiate a series of public meetings on April 8, 2014, as a part of the preparation of an “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).” The “AI” is a study required by HUD as a condition for the three entitlement communities to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

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A Grand Opening for O’Fallon’s new disc golf course, “The Fort,” will be held from noon – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The course winds through Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The ceremony will take place at noon on the west side of Lake Whetsel, with O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy cutting the ribbon and throwing the first disc. A commemorative golf disc will be given to the first 100 people to attend, and both kids and adults will be invited to play the game. Golf pros with Gateway Disc Sports will demonstrate disc-throwing techniques, offer tips and sell game merchandise. The St. Charles County Disc Golf Club will be on hand to recruit new club members. “We’re proud of our new disc golf course, which has features for both beginners and more advanced players,” said Cindy Springer, O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Director. “The course will be open for play, free, from spring to early fall, dawn to dusk. Maps showing the course layout will be posted, and free score cards will be available.” Disc golf evolved mainly in California with players aiming flying discs at targets instead of throwing a disc for someone to catch. Today’s disc golfers use a variety of discs designed for throwing accuracy to play a game with rules and terms similar to golf. In O’Fallon, players will throw disc putters, drivers and mid-range discs at metal baskets stationed at each hole, trying to finish the course in as few throws as possible. For more information about the ceremony, contact Festival Assistant Erin Cooper at 636-379-5574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kids ages 8 – 16 are invited to audition for The Jungle Book Kids, a musical based on Disney’s full-length cartoon feature, The Jungle Book. The auditions will begin at noon on two dates, Saturday, April 12 and 19, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. About 40 kids are needed for the cast and chorus.

With colorful characters and a toe-tapping musical score, The Jungle Book Kids is sure to be a lot of fun for the performers and audiences, too. The play will be staged on June 20-22 and 27-29.

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