O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

O’Fallon’s Haunted Park Hunt is wickedly good after-dark fun for adults

If you’ve got a flashlight, you’re all set for a spook-tacular date night, a scavenger hunt in Dames Park for ages 21 and over. The O’Fallon’s “Haunted Park Hunt” will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 20. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams earning the most points.

The cost per couple is $30 for O’Fallon residents and $36 for non-residents. Be sure to register by Friday, October 13; no registration will be taken at the gate.It’s easy to sign up for the Haunted Park Hunt (course 210207-A):

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Fort Zumwalt Park temporarily closing to traffic and disc golf on Monday, October 9, for Celebration of Lights setup

To prepare for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights, Fort Zumwalt Park is closing to vehicles starting Monday, October 9, through January 15, 2018, so that crews can safely install holiday lights and scenes for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights display. The park’s disc golf course, “The Fort,” also will be closed during this period.

Pedestrians are welcome during daylight hours, but for safety’s sake are required to stay on the paved drive through the park, which has a designated lane for walkers and joggers. And everyone is invited to see the Celebration of Lights, which will be open the day after Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 24 through December 30, closing only for Christmas, December 25.

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O’Fallon’s Rec-or-Treat Open House at the Renaud Spirit Center features Toy Story characters Woody and Jessie

Treat your family to an evening of free Halloween-themed fun, the RSC’s Rec-or-Treat Halloween Movie & Anniversary Party. The open house is set for 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 13, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC). Celebrating its 13th year, the indoor recreation complex is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. Kids are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume. Admission, parking and all activities are free. Pizza will be available for sale and the concession stand will be open.

Event highlights include:

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Sign up for exciting trips to historic Hannibal and haunted St. Louis

Get out and about with day trips to interesting destinations, meet new friends or bring friends with you and leave the driving to the tour bus operator. On the day of departure, meet the motor coach in Civic Park, O’Fallon; parking is free. All trips include shopping opportunities and meals.

Mark Twain Tour – Travel to historic Hannibal, Missouri on the Mississippi River on Thursday, October 12, to see Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home and Museum, which includes eight buildings and two interactive museums. Mark Twain was the penname for Samuel Clemens, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Then head to downtown Hannibal on the Mississippi River for a delicious lunch followed by a visit to the unique Hannibal History Museum on Main Street. The motor coach leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 4:30 p.m. The trip’s cost of $80 for O’Fallon residents and $89 for non-residents includes deluxe motor coach transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Be sure to register by the deadline, for the trip (430802-A), which is Thursday, September 28.

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O’FallonTheatreWorks awarded $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri’s Cultural Arts Division has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the City’s community theater program, O’FallonTheatreWorks.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support the diversity of excellent arts programs across the country, including organizations like O’FallonTheatreWorks, to make the arts accessible to O’Fallon, Missouri, residents, further enhancing the vitality of their community,” said NEA Chairperson Jane Chu.

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