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Listen to the music of one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac, performed by the Big Love band from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, at O’Fallon Jammin’ in Civic Park.

Formed in 1967, the British-American band Fleetwood Mac released its first album in 1968. Ten years later, the band’s 11th and most popular album to date, Rumours, won a Grammy award for “Best Album of the Year” with original songs that included “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “You Make Loving Fun.” Fleetwood Mac is still active. Big Love’s live tribute is set to provide an outdoor concert experience for Jammin’ patrons. Admission and parking are free.


If you’re an O’Fallon homeowner with unreliable or aging air conditioning, consider applying for O’Fallon’s no-interest Home Improvement Loan Program (HILP). If you’re accepted, you can beat the heat with a new central air unit and be ready for winter, too.

“With the hottest days of summer just ahead, it’s important to keep your family safe and comfortable, especially if you have young children or seniors at home,” said Jessica Hawkins, O’Fallon’s Public Assistance Specialist. “This program is designed for low-to-moderate income O’Fallon homeowners who need major help with home maintenance. The funds can be used to repair or replace air conditioning and furnace units, water heaters, sump pumps, windows, siding, roof repair.” The loans can’t be used for new construction, appliances or security alarm systems.


Help save lives and prevent a blood shortage this summer by donating blood at the 31st Annual KSHE95 and American Red Cross Summer Blood Drive on Friday, August 1, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and on Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The drive will be held at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. (For more information about the RSC indoor recreation complex, visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com .)

Fewer donations are made during summer, yet the need for blood is constant to help accident and burn victims, surgical patients and those with chronic illnesses like cancer, leukemia and sickle cell disease. Donors with blood types O-negative, B-negative and A-negative are especially needed.


If you like to swim, ride a bike and run, sign up for a morning of great exercise in O’Fallon, Missouri’s 12th Annual Alligator’s Creek Triathlon, which will be held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 17.

The race begins at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon 63366, with a 300-yard serpentine swim, followed by an 18.6-mile bike ride and a 5K run through City streets. (For a map of each course, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/triathlon.) Awards will be presented to age-group division winners and to the top three overall winners. Complimentary food and beverages will be served to participants after the race.


On Tuesday, July 29, from 6:30 – 9 p.m., O’Fallon Jammin’ will host the O’Fallon Jazz Band and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band. Admission and parking are free. Sia’s Italian Ice will be on hand to sell treats, and the Lion’s Club will have hot dogs, pulled barbecue pork, dill pickles, chips, cookies, soda and water for sale. Free photos will be available in the complimentary photo booth sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.

The O’Fallon Jazz Band will open the concert at 6:30 with a playlist of romantic music from movies across the decades: Thank Heaven For Little Girls, Someone To Watch Over Me, Hey There, You Brought A New Kind Of Love, The Shadow Of Your Smile, Polka Dots & Moonbeams, Come Rain or Come Shine, The Summer Knows, Days Of Wine and Roses, and Y.M.C.A.


If you are an artist, indie crafter or shabby chic vendor, you are invited to sell your original creations at O’Fallon, Missouri’s 30th annual Fall Fest. The event will be held in Civic Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Celebrating 30 years, O’Fallon’s popular Fall Fest features booths brimming with house and garden décor, flowers and fall decorations, holiday gifts, art, crafts, jewelry and unique accessories, festival food and beverages, and free entertainment throughout the day. Event attendance averages 5,000+.


For a fun-filled night with great perks, order tickets to “O’Fallon Parks & Recreation Night” at T.R. Hughes Ballpark on Sunday, July 27. The gates will open at 4:05 p.m., with O’Fallon’s own River City Rascals batting against the Normal CornBelters at 5:05 p.m. The ballpark is located at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Besides admission to the game, the discounted ticket price of $10 (in advance) includes pre-game and game-time activities, a food voucher for a hot dog, chips and a drink, and a box seat located along the third base line behind the visitor's dugout. Admission is free for children ages two and under. Be sure to bring your camera! Festivities include the pre-game parade, vendor booths, kids' games, face painting and more. Patrons also could win a chance to throw out the first pitch or participate in on-field games between innings.


Artists and musicians are invited to participate in the RSC Art & Family Festival in O’Fallon, Missouri. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368). In addition to showcasing the work of some of the area’s best artists, upscale crafters and musicians, free activities will be available for kids, including pumpkin painting. Food trucks will provide gourmet fare for sale, and everyone is invited to dress for exercise and take advantage of free admission to the RSC (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) to try out recreational facilities, including an indoor track, exercise machines, a weight room and an indoor aquatic complex. Annual RSC memberships will be available during the event at a 10% discount.

Artists and artisans can apply for booth space and demonstrate their art as well as sell their paintings, photography, pottery, glass designs, textile and fabric art, jewelry, sculpture, paper arts, altered books, woodenware and other artwork. The 10 x 10 space for artists includes a tent canopy, table and chairs. The cost per booth is $10 and the deadline to apply for space is July 31. For an application or more information, please contact Darren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-474-8150.

The City of O’Fallon has been rated one of the best places in Missouri in which to own a home. A recent study conducted by NerdWallet, a consumer literacy/personal finance website, considered “availability, affordability and growth” in assessing O’Fallon. The organization ranked the City as 5th in the state for homeownership.

This is the second time that the website has lauded O’Fallon. Earlier this year, O’Fallon made NerdWallet’s list of best cities for Missouri job seekers, with employers that include CitiMortgage and MasterCard’s St. Louis Operations Center.


Bring the whole family to see the animated comedy, The Nut Job (rated PG), free, on the big screen outside the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex on Thursday, July 24. Free activities for kids will begin at 8 p.m., and the 1-1/2 hour movie will start at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. Watch as Surly the Squirrel, his friends and even his foes go nuts trying to heist enough food to last through the winter. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

Admission is free, but reservations for the “Movie in the Park” must be made in advance. Register for the free tickets online at www.renaudspiritcenter.com (course number 40252) or by calling 636-474-2732. Tickets also can also be reserved in person at the RSC or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366). For more information about the event, please call 636-474-2732.