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Volunteers and donations are needed for O’Fallon’s National Days of Service and Remembrance on September 11 -13. The event features community service projects honoring the everyday heroes and the memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The
- The Support Our Troops Supply Drive, which began August 11, continues through September 11 for personal care items, batteries, and small packages of snacks for troops. Drop-off sites are listed at . Donations of $15 per box are also needed to cover mailing costs. Called a “Stamp of Support,” the donations can be dropped off at City Hall, with checks made payable to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.
- The Patriot Blood Drive will be held on Friday, September 12, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Walk-ins are welcome! Take just a few minutes to save a life or three with a donation of blood.
- Citizens United in Service will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 9 - 11 a.m. at various locations around O’Fallon. Projects have been designed to support first responders and military personnel. Pre-registration is required; register at www.ofallon.mo.us.
- Clean the monuments and green space at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk
- Collect litter along Veterans Memorial Parkway
- Sort and box donated items for shipment to U.S. troops
- Write and decorate “thank you” cards for military members and their families
Kicking off an evening of celebration as the River City Rascals gear up for Frontier League playoffs, O’Fallon’s River City Rascals Pep Rally will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 5, at T.R. Hughes Ballpark, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard in O’Fallon, MO 63366. Admission is free! Fans can purchase delicious food from food trucks and beverages and snacks from ballpark concessions, and watch a free showing of the blockbuster movie, Frozen, on a big screen set up in the centerfield.
There’s more: the Sunset Amusement Band will provide popular rock and country hits, the O’Fallon Police Department’s K-9 team will give demonstrations, and from 7:30 – 8 p.m., Rascals players will meet with fans and sign autographs. In addition, a variety of free activities and entertainment will be provided throughout the ballpark from 6 – 8 p.m., including “between inning” games and giveaways, appearances by Ruffy, the Rascals’ mascot, a stilt walker/baseball juggler, face painters, a balloon artist, hula hoop demonstrations, old-fashioned bubble-blowing and an inflatable speed pitch. The St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame will be open, free. And the Rascals’ Team Shop and Box Office will be selling souvenirs and playoff tickets....
In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1, O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall) at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366, will be closed for the day. In addition:
- Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center will be open for the holiday weekend, August 30 through September 1, with regular pool hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, noon – 7 p.m. on Sunday, and noon – 6 p.m. on Monday. The outdoor aquatic complex is located in Civic Park at 403 Civic Park Drive (63366). Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/Parks&Rec for more information, or call 636-272-1626.
- On Monday, September 1, pack some refreshments, grab some lawn chairs and head to Civic Park for the annual “Labor Day Concert” at 2 p.m. Featuring music by the O’Fallon Community Concert Band, the program includes “Rhapsody of Reruns” (TV show theme songs), “Instant Concert” (33 tunes in 2 1/2 minutes), and “Opening Night on Broadway.”
- O’Fallon’s indoor recreation complex, the Renaud Spirit Center, will be closed on Labor Day, and then remain closed through Sunday, September 7, for annual building maintenance. The facility is located at 2650 Tri Sport Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.
- For the week of September 1-7, there will be no change in O’Fallon’s residential trash, recycling and yard waste collection due to the holiday. Please put trash, recycling and yard waste at the curb on your regularly-assigned day.
The City of O’Fallon was named as one of the “Safest Cities in Missouri” by the SafeWise Report in its recently released “50 Safest Cities in Missouri” report.
To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 4,000 people. O’Fallon, which ranked 17th overall, was listed as the safest large city (population 75,000+) in the State and was one of only two large cities to make the list....
Imagine some of your favorite country musicians performing live at O’Fallon Jammin’ and you’ll have a pretty good idea regarding what’s in store for the last concert of the season on Tuesday, August 26. Bringing their new country, Nashville-authentic sound to O’Fallon, NashVegas will perform from 6:30-9 p.m. in Civic Park (63366). The band’s high-energy bash features the music of today’s best country artists.
Food truck vendors scheduled for the evening include StLouisianaQ, Wing Nuts and Sarah’s Cake Shop. Conley’s Kettle Corn & Cotton Candy will sell concessions, and Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell locally-crafted beer and wine. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.) Hula hoop lessons will be available, free, and patrons can get free photos taken in the Renewal by Andersen photo booth....
The O’Fallon Veterans’ Commission is sponsoring a benefits fair for local veterans and their families. The event, which will feature booths and presentations from local businesses, will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.) at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Admission and parking are free.
The benefits fair will focus on providing information and dedicated discussion sessions on health and veterans’ health care, resumes and job hunting, job training, veterans’ benefits, personal finance, obtaining a home loan, educational opportunities and more. Specific topics and issues include how to make sense of job application systems, how to build social profiles on networks such as LinkedIn, and how to improve your credit score....
Elevating the concept of the sing-along to new heights, and possibly setting a record for laughter at an O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert, Dueling Pianos will perform on Tuesday, August 19, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. As a hallmark of the fast-paced show, the pianists will play songs by audience request, including pop, rock, country, rap and more. Concert admission and parking are free, and food trucks will sell gourmet food, beverages and treats.
“This is the first time we’ve brought Dueling Pianos to Jammin,’ and it’s sure to entertain everyone who comes out,” said Marsha Seymour, O’Fallon’s Tourism and Festivals Manager. “The musicians love to take requests for songs and encourage the audience to sing and clap along. If someone is having a special occasion like a birthday or is getting married, the pianists might call them down to the stage and serenade them. And they just might have little fun at the expense of the person they are honoring.”...
Actors and amateurs alike are invited to audition for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised), a rollicking, fast-paced comedy that lampoons all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. The New York Times claims the play is “pithier than Python. Irresistible.” This irreverent, witty romp through the Bard’s comedies, histories and tragedies was one of London’s longest-running comedies, leaving audiences teary-eyed and helpless with laughter.
Auditions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Four adults - three men and one woman – are needed to fill the cast. Auditions will consist solely of cold readings from the play in solo and group settings, and auditioners do not need to bring prepared material. The play will be performed on the stage at City Hall on October 17-19 and 24-26....