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Thursday, Aug. 4

Blood drive, 1-5 p.m., Arnold Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 1701 Missouri State Road. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. August donors receive $10 gift card. Call 314-658-2000.

Senior lunch, noon, first and third Thursdays, Timbers of Eureka Recreation Center, 1 Coffey Park Lane. Entertainment: Elvis impersonator Ken Roberts. Cost: $6 members, $7 residents; $8 for others. Reservations: Ann, 636-938-6775.

Creative Corner, 10-11 a.m., Timbers of Eureka Recreation Center, 1 Coffey Park Lane. Creative, messy program for ages 2-5. Cost: $10 members, $11 residents, $12 others; includes crafts and snacks. To sign up: 636-938-6775.

Bingo, 10:30 a.m., Arnold Eagles, 1725 Jeffco Blvd. Doors open 8 a.m. Call 636-282-0415.

Bingo, 10-11:30 a.m., Quad Cities Senior Center, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Call 636-937-8333.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m., High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Doors open 4 p.m. Call 636-677-3557.

Bingo and Rummikub, 9:30-11:30 a.m., House Springs Senior Center, 6180 Hwy. MM. Reservations: 636-677-4578.

Friday, Aug. 5

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Heart of the Apostles Fellowship Church, 1328 Commercial Blvd., Herculaneum. Benefits county foster children and homeless veterans. Accepting donations of new or used blue jeans. Sponsor: Comfort Quilts. To donate, email comfortquiltz@yahoo.com or call 636-725-8138.

Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 200 Boyd Street, De Soto.

Music, 7 p.m. to midnight, Herculaneum Amvets, 690 Joachim Ave. Performer: Scott Lucas. Call 636-479-4040.

Steak dinner, 4-7 p.m., Rock Memorial American Legion, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. Call 636-464-2599.

Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Festus KC, 316 N. Adams St., Festus. Cod, catfish, jack salmon, shrimp plates with two sides: $12. Dine in or carry out.

Gospel jam, 7 p.m., Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, 11411 Ware Church Road, Hillsboro. Potluck dinner 6 p.m. Call 314-313-8717.

Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festus American Legion, 849 American Legion Drive. Cod or catfish dinners with sides: $12 plus tax. Call 636-933-3981.

Bingo, 6:15 p.m., Mississippi River Eagles, 330 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Doors open 4 p.m. Food, drinks sold. Call 636-937-2988.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Back to school event, 9 a.m. to noon, Exchange Church, 2384 Starling Airport Road, Arnold. Free school supplies, children’s haircuts, first responder demonstrations, lunch, entertainment.

1970s theme picnic, 7-11 p.m., Arnold City Park, 2400 Bradley Beach Road. The city of Arnold is holding the free event, which will feature a fireworks display, unveiling of the city’s 50th anniversary showpiece, activities for children and performances by the band BUMP! Call 636-282-6686 or go to arnoldmo.org.

Cornhole tournament, 3-4 p.m. registration, 4 p.m. games start, Festus KC, 316 N. Adams St. Cost: $20 per two-person team. Cajun shrimp boil: $15 all you can eat; barbecue hamburgers, hot dogs; 50-50 drawing. Contact 636-208-9097 or duanedeclue@earthlink.net.

“How Our City Works” event, 10 a.m. to noon, Arnold Public Works Complex, 2912 Arnold Tenbrook Road. Free event features various municipal vehicles, such as dump trucks, firetrucks and police cars. Open house of newly renovated Public Works buildings. Call Karen Fay 636-282-6686 or email kfay@arnoldmo.org.

Breakfast, 6:30-11 a.m., Eureka Masonic Lodge, 616 Stockell Drive. Cost: $11 adults, $5 children. Benefits Eureka High School scholarship fund, Shriners Hospital. Call 636-405-0375 or email ajpaschke@aol.com.

Clothing bag sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peace Pantry, 8100 S. Industrial Drive, Cedar Hill. Clothing sold for $2 per bag. Call 636-285-0934.

Grace Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Cedar Hill Lutheran Church, 8600 Silver Lane. Several churches will give away shoes, clothing, hygiene items and school supplies to families with children getting ready for the school year.

Clothing drive, 10 a.m. to noon, Fox C-6 Service Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, and Seckman Middle School, 2840 Seckman Road, Imperial. Drop items of new or gently used clothing and shoes, all sizes, particularly leggings and athletic shorts, for district’s Care Closet, which benefit district families. Information: carecloset@foxc6.org.

Farmers market and thrift store, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peace Pantry, 8100 S. Industrial Drive, Cedar Hill. Vendor spots: $10. Call 636-285-0934 or email peacepantry@att.net.

Arnold Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Arnold City Park, Bradley Beach Road. Call 636-282-6686 or go to arnoldmo.org.

De Soto Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, 520 N. Main St. Sponsor: Get Healthy De Soto. Scavenger hunt. Call 636-543-5983 or go to gethealthydesoto.org.

Farmers and vendors market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Big River VFW, 1 Lynn Lane, Cedar Hill.

Ozark Food Pantry, 8:30-10:45 a.m., No. 1 Sunset Park, Festus. Call 636-933-9974.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Car show, noon, De Soto Amvets, 1075 Amvets Drive at Hwy. 21. Registration 10 a.m. to noon. Registration: $20 per class; includes drinks, T-shirt. No outside coolers, no pets. Burgers, hot dogs, brats served.

“Aim for the Stars” astronomical observation event, sunset, Jefferson College Observatory, near softball field, Hillsboro campus. Free. Call Maryanne Angliongto, 636-481-3318.

Children’s art class, 10 a.m. to noon, Home Church, 1595 Archer Drive, Arnold. Free painting class for ages 6-12. To sign up: 636-296-0565.

Crystal City Farmers Market, 1-5 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Bailey Road.

Bingo, 5 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks. 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. No smoking. Call 636-464-8960.

Monday, Aug. 8

Movie night, 5-7:15 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Movie: “Knives Out.” Free; popcorn, light snacks provided. To register: jeffcolib.org or 636-461-1741.

Arnold Historical Society, 7 p.m., second Mondays, 1723 Jeffco Blvd. Call 636-282-2828.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Arnold Eagles, 1725 Jeffco Blvd. Doors open 3 p.m. Call 636-282-0415.

Card club, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5860 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. Free games of canasta; beginners welcome. Call 636-535-9559.

Preschool story hour, 10:30 a.m., De Soto Public Library, 712 S. Main St. Call 636-586-3858.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Teen watercolor class, 6 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. For ages 13-18. Information, registration: 636-461-1914 or jeffcolib.org.

Knot Just Knitting class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5680 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. Knitting and crocheting sessions free for all skill levels. Call Mary, 636-677-8186.

Herculaneum Farmers Market, 3-6:30 p.m., Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Ave. near the parking lot. Call 636-222-4124.

Line dancing lessons, 7-9:30 p.m., High Ridge Elks, 2808 Old Hunning Road. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Soda and water available; dancers can bring snacks. Call Carol Smith at 314-609-8610.

Bingo, 6:15 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks. 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. No smoking. Call 636-464-8960.

Rummikub and Senior Squabble, 9:30-11:30 a.m., House Springs Senior Center, 6180 Hwy. MM. Reservations: 636-677-4578.

Exercise, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Quad Cities Senior Center, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Call 636-937-8333.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Tumbling tots gymnastics, 10-11 a.m., Eureka Community Center, 333 Bald Hill Road. For ages 6 months to 5 years. Cost: $8 members; $9 residents; $10 others. Call 636-938-6775.

Hillsboro Farmers Market, 3:30-6 p.m., Bridle Ridge Acres, 10533 Business 21. Call 636-262-0725.

Bingo, 6 p.m., De Soto KC, 13225 Hwy. E. Doors open 4 p.m. Door prizes, two progressive games. Call 636-586-2594.

Ladies night, 7:15 p.m., Arnold VFW, 2301 Church Road. Dance music, karaoke. Kitchen serves wings at 4:45 p.m. Call 636-296-4066.

Thursday, Aug. 11

Author visit, 6-8 p.m., De Soto Public Library, 712 S. Main St. Appearance by Debra Waller-Young, motivational speaker and the author of “The Traveling Preacher’s Wife” and “Miracles on the Cancer Journey.”

Guided kayak tour of Meramec River, begins 9:30 a.m., ends 4:30 p.m., at Robertsville State Park, Hwy. O near Robertsville. Must be 18 years old and have experience paddling kayak on moving water. Registration: $20; required in advance by calling Erik Otto, 636-257-3788.

Senior book bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Timbers of Eureka, 1 Coffey Park Lane. Winners choose from selection of used books. Free. To sign up: 636-938-6775.

Bingo, 10-11:30 a.m., Quad Cities Senior Center, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Call 636-937-8333.

Reunions

Fox 1977, Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. Golf tournament Aug. 27 at Riverside Golf Course. Call 314-402-4381 or 314-636-2560 or check class Facebook page.

St. Pius X 1972 and 1973, events planned Sept. 23-25. Info: Mary Linderer, 314-550-8557 (for 1972 grads); Linda Becker Drinen, 618-304-2591 (1973).

The Leader is pleased to run community events free of charge in the calendar. Send events to Leader Calendar, P.O. Box 159, Festus, 63028, or to news@leaderpublications.biz. Events that occur weekly are listed on a space-available basis. Only nonprofit events that are open to the public are eligible.