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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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Explore St. Louis’ reputation for good beer and distinctive food with a couple of day trips, and leave the driving to the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department. St. Louis’ Original Taste Tour – Eat your way across town! Board the motor coach at 9 a.m. for this culinary tour of food for which St. Louis is famous: hand-made toasted ravioli at Mama Toscano’s, pizza at Fortel’s Pizza Den St. Louis, lunch at the Bevo Mill, shopping at the Bosnian Europa Market, and a treat at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. The motor coach will return to O’Fallon by 5:30 p.m. (just in time for supper). Hurry to sign up; registration ends Sunday, May 11. The trip’s cost of $86 for residents and $92 for non-residents includes round-trip motor coach transportation, admissions and tours, food, a guide, taxes and gratuities. The course number is 39257. Prohibition is Over! – Learn about St. Louis’ colorful past and taste a few brews around town on Friday, June 20. Board the motor coach at 9:30 a.m. for a visit to the Missouri History Museum to see the exhibit, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” recalling the days of flappers, bootleggers and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carrie Nation. A private talk, “From Kettle to Keg: Brewing in St. Louis,” will explain how St. Louis beer barons weathered the era, some by literally going underground. Afterwards we’ll slake our appetite in charming Lafayette Square with lunch, a tour and beer tasting at Square One Brewery & Distillery, followed by an additional stop or two at local microbreweries for tours and tastings. The motor coach will return to O’Fallon at 4 p.m. – just in time for happy hour.

An exhibit of images created by mathematician Rosalie Wheeler opens Friday, April 18, and will remain on display through May 30 at O’Fallon’s Cultural Arts Center Gallery in the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

Rosalie Wheeler, a data scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, is a new artist whose passion for mathematics carries over into her colorful, kaleidoscope-like images of fluorite (a gemstone), roses, pansies, seeds, lily pads, a Florida sunset, and Seattle’s sea and sky.

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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.


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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A Night to Remember (Video)

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A Night to Remember honored African American history on a local and national scale. This magical evening was coordinated by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council with the help of O'Fallon's Historic Preservation Commission. Here are the highlights from that special night.