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.

2016 Labor Day Schedule for the City of O’Fallon, Missouri

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed for the day. In addition:

  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) also will be closed on Labor Day, and remain closed through Sunday, September 11, for annual building maintenance. The indoor recreation complex is located at 2650 Tri Sport Circle (63368).

 

  • Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center will be open for the holiday weekend, September 3 – 5, with regular pool hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, noon – 7 p.m. on Sunday, and noon – 6 p.m. on Monday. The outdoor aquatic complex is located in Civic Park at 403 Civic Park Drive (63366). Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/alligators-creek-aquatic-center for more information, or call 636-272-1626.
  • Pack refreshments and lawn chairs and head for the Civic Park Bandstand for the annual Labor Day Concert by the O’Fallon Community Concert Band with special guest the St. Charles Municipal Band. The concert will be held from 7 – 8:15 p.m. on Monday, September 5. Admission and parking are free.
  • For residents enrolled in the City’s trash and recycling program, there will be no change in O’Fallon’s residential trash, recycling and yard waste collection due to the holiday. Please put trash at the curb on your regularly-assigned day.
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Enroll kids and teens in a variety of performing arts classes starting soon in O’Fallon

Performing arts takes center stage this fall with O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation programing for kids who want to have fun and learn acting, singing and dancing for the stage.

Youth Performing Arts Classes include: “Junior Art of Acting,” “Junior Show Tunes” and “Theatre Dance Dynamics” for ages 7 – 12, and “Intermediate Art of Acting” for ages 13-16. These are 12-week programs except for “Intermediate Art of Acting,” a six-week program, and they will meet in the Lower Level of the O’Fallon Senior Center. The six-week class is $50 for O’Fallon residents or $56 for non-residents, and the 12-week classes are $96 for residents and $108 for non-residents. The enrollment deadline for all is Tuesday, September 6, with classes for ages 7-12 starting Tuesday, September 13, and the class ages 13-16 starting Thursday, September 15.

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Hoff Road railroad crossing work postponed (8/24-8/25)

8-24 UPDATE:  The railroad work at the Hoff Road crossing has been postponed to a later date. No reschedule date has been provided at this time.

 

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O’Fallon to request release of 2016 Community Development Block Grant Funds

The City of O’Fallon will request the release of 2016 CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday, August 26, 2016, following a two-week period in which the public will have the opportunity to comment on the slated use of the funds. O’Fallon’s 2016 CDBG Annual Action Plan identifies community needs and has been proposed for the following projects:

  • Home improvement loans and siding replacement grants to eligible, low-to-moderate income households throughout O’Fallon
  • Senior transportation and assistance through the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, which operates out of O’Fallon’s Senior Center
  • Public Service Agency Assistance reimbursements for eligible public service agencies which support O’Fallon residents
  • The Disabled Transportation Program which provides rides to medical and essential living appointments for residents with disabilities
  • ADA Public Facility Assistance Program funds for the removal of material and/or architectural barriers that restrict the mobility or accessibility of elderly or severely-disabled persons to public facilities
  • Program Administration providing for the salary, benefits and training of the CDBG program administrator

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Organize your household with the help of O’Fallon’s Environmental Services events

Every other month through 2016, the City of O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department holds two events that can help people dispose of unwanted items.

Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – Open to everyone, drop off unwanted appliances and electronics – basically anything that has an electric cord or takes a battery – at O’Fallon’s CarShield Field (formerly T.R. Hughes Ballpark west parking lot) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 13. The parking lot is located at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon 63366.

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Auditions coming up for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ fall drama, The Diary of Anne Frank

Open auditions for the classic World War II drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, will be held on Sunday, August 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Auditioners should bring a photo of themselves and a resume and be prepared to perform a cold reading from the script. Call-backs will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 15. Crew members also are needed to help with the production. Performances will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4 – 6 and 11 – 13.

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Annual “Support Our Troops Supply Drive” sends message of gratitude to those serving overseas

To show appreciation for deployed U.S. troops, donations of commonly used items difficult to get while stationed overseas are being collected through O’Fallon’s Support Our Troops Supply Drive. The drive kicks off Thursday, August 11, and continues through September 11, with multiple collection sites throughout the community.

“Our troops overseas deeply appreciate knowing that America remembers them as they serve, and they also welcome the snacks and practical items from home,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Manager. “Donations from this annual drive will be sorted, packaged and shipped as part of National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, one of several projects to be completed by caring citizens. We’re also encouraging people to contribute signed ‘thank you’ notes and cards for the troops, including personal messages of gratitude, which will be placed into the packages being sent overseas.”

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Call for artists to show and sell their work at the annual RSC Art & Family Festival

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, is looking for artists to showcase and sell their original fine art and unique, high-end crafts at the RSC Art & Family Festival, which will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon 63368.

The festival features a gathering of the best local artists, crafters and musicians, and gives the public a chance to meet artists and buy their original art. The event includes an open house and free family activities. Admission and parking are free, and food will be available for purchase. For an application or more information, contact Tyler Landreth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-474-8105.

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O’Fallon’s August 5th Food Truck Frenzy in Fort Zumwalt Park features music by Fanfare

Listen to Fanfare play Motown, R & B, pops and disco, and dine on culinary-style cuisine purchased from a variety of food trucks at O’Fallon’s next Food Truck Frenzy on Friday, August 5. The event will be held from 5- 8 p.m.in Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free, and kids can jump and play on an inflatable at no charge. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The evening’s food truck lineup includes Frankly Artisan Sausage, Mel’s Food Truck, Russo’s Trucktoria, STL BLT, My Big Fat Greek Truck, St. LouisianaQ, Slide Piece, Yo! Salsa, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Kona Ice and O’Fallon’s own Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar, which will sell locally-crafted wine and beer. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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Call for vendors selling art, high-end crafts and unique creations at O’Fallon’s 2016 Fall Fest

If you are an artist or upscale crafter, apply for booth space to sell your original creations at O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual Fall Fest. The event will be held in Civic Park 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 7, and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

O’Fallon’s popular Fall Fest is known for vendors selling home and garden décor, flowers, fall-to-winter holiday gifts and decorations, art, trendy original crafts, jewelry, unique accessories, delicious festival food and beverages, and free kids’ activities and bluegrass music throughout the day.

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