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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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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.

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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

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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.

Register for an all-you-can-eat, sit-down meal of sausage and pancakes with the Easter Bunny. Perfect for kids ages 2–12 and their parents and grandparents, O’Fallon’s Breakfast with the Bunny will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the O’Fallon Civic Annex, 410 East Elm Street, O'Fallon MO 63366. Kids can enjoy games and crafts as well as visiting with the Bunny, so be sure to bring a camera! The cost is $10 for O’Fallon residents and $12 for non-residents. Everyone who wishes to eat, including adults, must register in advance; no tickets will be available at the gate. Registration closes Thursday, April 10. Space is limited, so hop to it!

Choose one of three ways to register for Breakfast with the Bunny:

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EVERYONE can make a difference when it comes improving our environment. GM Earth Day is the place to learn how. Mission: Clean Stream is an easy way to do it. April 12, 2013 is when it all happens.
GM Earth Day: Come early to the festival at the GM plant in Wentzville if you want to see the mission clean stream workers off. Explore work by local artisans. Learn how to get connected to, and preserve nature with activities like making upcycled crafts, exploring a model stream and seeing how pollution moves into our rivers and streams. Also on hand will be vendors, and organizations that can help you or your family make a real difference in the world. There will also be plenty of hands-on activities with a particular emphasis on keeping very young children occupied while their older siblings are out on the creek. New this year is the Green Heroes program. Kids can earn a very special award by learning about the environment at the festival. Be one of the first to see a very special Chevy Sonic from Poage Chevrolet. All adult Mission: Clean Stream participants will be given a raffle ticket upon registration. Raffle tickets should be dropped off at the festival. The winner will be announced at Race for the Rivers on August 23, 2014.  Follow the car using #wheresmysonicThe Stream Trash ART (START) project, created by Ralph Rollins will be happening on site. You can watch artists use recycled materials and salvaged metal pulled from the streams to create new works of eco-art.Mission: Clean Stream: Volunteers from St. Charles County and the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St Peters and Wentzville join with Greenway Network and Missouri River Relief to remove trash from local streams and lakes. Mission: Clean Stream started as a joint effort to pick up litter from publicly accessible creek areas. Today, Mission: Clean Stream has evolved into a challenge, or charge, for thousands to do some serious damage to the amount of trash in waterways across the county in just two hours. Families, organizations and individuals can participate by calling the nearest community to register:

 

  • Dardenne Prairie (636) 561-1718
    • Meet at City Hall
  • Cottleville (636) 498-6565 x203
    • Meet at City Hall
  • Wentzville (636) 332-9236
    • Meet at GM, Gate 3
  • Lake St Louis (636)-695-4221
    • Meet at Jefferson Point
  • O’Fallon (636) 379-5408
    • Meet at Westhoff Park
  • St Peters www.stpetersmo.net
    • Meet at Rec Plex South lot
  • St. Charles (636) 949-3237
    • Meet at Lewis & Clark Boathouse
  • Cora Island(636) 498-0772 http:// greenwaynetwork.org
    • Meet at Cora Island Parking Area
  • Riverlands (636) 498-0772 ) http:// greenwaynetwork.org
    • Meet at Riverlands
  • Storm Drain Marking       (636) 498-0772 ) http:// greenwaynetwork.org
  • Meet at GM, Gate 3

 

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Permits (Video)

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Take a moment and watch this short video to find out how easy it is to get a permit through The City of O'Fallon's Building Division.


The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Each day of the week has a different theme.

Please note that Missouri’s 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill has been moved to Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. At that time, outdoor warning sirens and weather alert radios will sound, indicating that Missourians should seek shelter during this statewide drill. The safest shelter location is the basement or an interior room in the lowest level of a building. The drill is complete once everyone is accounted for in the designated shelters.

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