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Month-long celebration highlights the value of parks and recreation for local communities

If you’re feeling cramped and as though you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not alone. Nearly three in 10 adults don’t spend time outdoors on a daily basis, and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air. Those are the findings of a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This July, O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Department and NRPA are challenging everyone to get outdoors and visit the City’s parks and recreational facilities during National Parks and Recreation Month.

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Silver Bullet STL’s “Tribute to Bob Seger” will rock Civic Park from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Silver Bullet STL has some of the area’s best musicians performing the music of the legendary Bob Seger, whose “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. For five decades of hits like “Night Moves,” “Turn the Page,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Against the Wind,” “Shakedown,” and for co-writing the Eagles’ number one hit, “Heartache Tonight,” Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jammin’ concert admission and parking are free. The food truck lineup for June 17 features Giardina’s Gourmet Dogs, Cha Cha Chow and Kona Ice, with Conley’s Kettle Corn & Cotton Candy providing concessions. Hula hoops and sidewalk chalk will be available for kids’ play, free, and patrons can get free photos in the photo booth sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.

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The City of O'Fallon's Parks and Recreation Department held their first ever night time run with the "Ready, Set, Glow 5K Challenge Run". Watch this video and see what you missed.


MYAC O'Fest (Video)

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The Civic Park Bandstand was rocking on May 10th, as ten of the area's best local groups came out to compete in an epic battle of the bands. Watch the highlights here!


 

 

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O’Fallon’s Citizens First Center offers residents the quickest, easiest way to get in touch with City staff or notify the City of issues, and it’s now even easier with the launch of the new Citizens First Mobile App. The Mobile App allows residents to communicate with City staff using their iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android mobile device. And it’s free! To download the Citizens First Mobile App, visit Android, Google Play or the Apple App Store and search for “O’Fallon.”

“O’Fallon is the first City in St. Charles County to offer a mobile app for resident issues,” said Tom Drabelle, Communications and Public Relations Director. “With this App, residents will be able to ask a question on the go, report a problem or even snap a picture of a concern such as a pothole, damaged curb or streetlight that isn’t working, and report it to City staff with just a few clicks. And, the App includes the City’s new mobile business map and directory, making it easy to find a restaurant or retailer in O’Fallon.”

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Proud to bring big-name country and rock-and-roll entertainers to the metro area, O’Fallon, Missouri, Mayor Bill Hennessy announced the selection of nationally-known headliners for the City’s annual Heritage & Freedom Fest: country music’s Chris Cagle and JT Hodges on July 3, and rock bands Switchfoot, Survivor and BoDeans performing on the Main Stage on July 4.

O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon MO 63366, on July 2 (5–10 p.m.), July 3 (5–11 p.m.), and July 4 (noon–10 p.m.). July 2 is Family Night, featuring carnival rides and a midway. Full festivities with headline entertainment, fireworks, side shows and the Kids’ Zone activities will be held July 3 and 4. Admission and parking are free, with shuttle service available on July 3-4. www.heritageandfreedomfest.com

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Get rockin’ Saturday, May 10th, as the area’s best local youth bands take to the bandstand in O’Fallon’s Civic Park. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and features the area’s top young musicians. The event is sponsored by Mozingo Music and bands will compete for a top prize of a free recording session donated by Jupiter Studios.

“This is a unique event because it is planned by O’Fallon-area teenagers, for O’Fallon teenagers, and it will showcase the best young talent around,” said Conan Stott, City liaison to the MYAC. “These kids have worked extremely hard to put on a great event, and we are excited to add O’Fest to our great calendar of summer events.”

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On Friday, May 16, cheer on the racers at O’Fallon’s first nighttime 5K obstacle course, and then enjoy watching a movie with your family, free, outside the Renaud Spirit Center. The movie is part of the Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Run & Family Challenge Night entertainment, which includes music, food trucks, the Bubble Bus and kids’ activities. The race is filled, but spectators are encouraged to cheer the participants on as they try to figure out the fastest way over, around or through the obstacles along the course. The race gets underway at 7 p.m. and the movie will start after the race is over at about 8 p.m.

To watch the movie, Despicable Me2 (rated PG), bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating outside the Renaud Spirit Center recreation complex, which is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. In this funny sequel to the cartoon feature Despicable Me, supervillain Gru has retired from villainy to raise his three adopted daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes. When the Anti-Villain League taps him to find and capture a super criminal, Gru at first refuses, until his hilarious yellow minions start turning into angry purple monsters.

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