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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.


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.


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.


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.


Over the next two weekends, watch some of O’Fallon’s best actors bring to life the riveting drama, Twelve Angry Jurors, the story of 12 men and women charged with determining the guilt or innocence of a young man on trial for the murder of his father. With two witnesses to the crime, it seems like an open-and-shut case. But when one juror begins questioning the testimony submitted during the trial, the jurors find their resolve tested. As the gripping final scene unfolds, patrons are sure to find themselves sitting on the edges of their seats.

Performances of Twelve Angry Jurors will be held Friday-Sunday, March 21-23 and 28-30 at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon MO 63366. Curtain time is 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.


O’Fallon, Missouri, recently received the Outstanding Award for Best Planning Practice for the City’s “Grow in the O: A Strategic Plan for Economic Development.”

The award was presented by the St. Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association


Looking forward to spring? Welcome the season at O’Fallon’s family-friendly Garden Expo & Kite Event on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free. The event opens with an Arbor Day Ceremony led by Mayor Bill Hennessy, who will be assisted by the Twin Chimneys Elementary School Earth Club in planting a redbud tree. If your only experience with kites is the old-fashioned diamond style (which wasn’t always the easiest to fly), be sure to catch the Gateway Kite Club’s kite-flying demonstrations at 10 a.m. Weather permitting, the club also will provide free kite-flying lessons and additional demonstrations with single-line kites, sports kites and fighter kites. Kids will be able to make, decorate and learn to fly their own kite, free. Prep your yard and garden for spring by shopping at Garden Expo booths filled with live plants, spring decorations and yard and garden accessories. The Garden Expo also features garden clubs, lawn and garden services, and Robinson’s Rain Barrels. Kids will be able to make a craft from recyclable materials, free. A limited number of Norway spruce saplings will be given away (one per family). Special guests include the Three Rivers Beekeepers, Gateway Gardener magazine, and St. Louis Master Gardener Anne Kirkpatrick. Renowned for her expertise with hydrangeas, at 11:15 a.m. Anne will provide tips on selecting, growing and pruning hydrangeas. For more information, please email Jennifer Hoisington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-379-5605.