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Thursday, Oct. 14

Blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., De Soto High School, 815 Amvets Drive. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.

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.

English as second language class, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Hills Presbyterian Church, 6247 Upper Byrnes Mill Drive, House Springs. For all skill levels. Free child care for fifth-graders and younger. Call Junia Haas, 636-677-0409.

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, Oct. 15

Barbecue pork steak dinner, 3-7 p.m., Rock Memorial American Legion, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. Dinners include sides, dessert. Call 636-464-2599.

Blood drive, Noon to 5 p.m., High Ridge VFW, 2220B Gravois Road. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.

Citizens Committee for Flood Relief meeting, noon, De Soto Community Center, 400 Boyd St. Representatives of American Planning Association will discuss study of flood mitigation plans.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Fundraising banquet, 5 p.m., Quality Inn, 1200 W. Gannon Drive, Festus. Benefits: Missouri Kids Unplugged. Tickets: $30; includes food and drinks. Silent and live auctions, raffles, dessert auction, 50-50 drawing, attendance prizes. Call Tony, 314-703-6365, or Rodney, 636-208-5353.

Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 221 Brierton Lane, Festus. Doors open 6 p.m. Admission: $120 table of eight or $15 per person in advance; $160 per table of $20 per person at door. Outside food allowed, but not alcohol. Silent auctions, table decoration prize, mulligans. To sign up: 636-937-5525 or ilchildcare@hotmail.com.

Pocus Pomme Party, 6 p.m., Pomme Creek Park, 1 Golfview Drive, Arnold. Free outdoor party featuring showing of the movie “Hocus Pocus” and large bonfire. Costume contests with family and individual categories. Hayrides: $3, cash-only concessions available. Call 636-282-2380.

Breast cancer walk, 2 p.m., Spross Park, De Soto. Registration at noon; fee $25; includes goodie bag, T-shirt. Walk goes from park to Amvets Drive to Main Street to Mahn’s Funeral Home and back. Hamburgers, hot dogs served afterward. Sponsor: De Soto Goes Pink. Advance registration at Sunray’s Tanning and Hair Salon, 610 S. Main St., De Soto.

Jefferson County Genealogy Society, 9:30 a.m., Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5680 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. Call 636-677-8186.

Big Truck and Safety Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Legion and Lions parks, Eureka. Explore trucks, tractors, helicopters; safety day demonstration by Eureka Police Department. Free.

Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Big River VFW, 1 Lynn Lane, Cedar Hill. Pork steak and chicken plates with sides: $10; hot dogs, hamburgers sold. Call 636-274-5001.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 9:30 a.m., Fox High School Stadium, 751 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold. Registration 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m. To register: lz.org/jeffcomo.

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

Shooting match, noon, De Soto VFW, 1651 Veterans Drive. Practice starts 11 a.m. Pot shots, 50-50 drawing, kitchen open. Call 636-586-9271.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Witching for a Cure block party, noon to 4 p.m., Main Street, De Soto. Food, contests, tarot card reading, wine and beer tasting, shopping at Main Street stores. Portion of proceeds benefit De Soto Goes Pink. Patio table reservations at Odd Duck: 636-535-4039.

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

Meat shoot, noon, Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road., Imperial. Doors open 10:30 a.m., practice starts 11 a.m. Free food. Call 636-464-8960.

Meat shoot, 8:30 a.m., Festus American Legion, 849 American Legion Drive. Breakfast served, board table closes 1 p.m. Call 636-937-3000.

Monday, Oct. 18

Class on accessing digital resources, 2 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free. Topics: How to access career practice exams, technology classes, family history resources, stock ratings, newspapers and journals. To sign up: 636-461-1741.

Blood drive, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jefferson County Family YMCA, 1303 YMCA Drive, Festus. T-shirts and $5 gift certificates to donors. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a blood donor card. Call 314-658-2000.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Creative Corner, 10-11 a.m., Timbers of Eureka Recreation Center, 1 Coffey Park Lane. Creative, messy program for ages 2-5. Adult must stay with child. Cost: $10 members, $11 residents, $12 others. Call 636-938-6775.

Women Dems, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesdays, Jefferson County Government Center Annex, 725 Maple St., Hillsboro.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Seminar on debt management, 10 a.m. to noon, Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free. To sign up: 636-461-1741 or go to jeffcolib.org.

Outside spooky tales, 6 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free for teens and adults; bring blankets or chairs. Call 636-461-1914.

Senior lunch, noon, first and third Thursdays, Timbers of Eureka Recreation Center, 1 Coffey Park Lane. Oct. 21 program: Aunt Barb and Uncle Bill as Henry the VIII. Cost: $6 members, $7 residents; $8 for others. Reservations: Ann, 636-938-6775.

Reunions

Northwest 1980, 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 6, at High Ridge KC, 6000 Antire Road. Admission: $5. RSVP to Karen Bonacker, wefarm7130@sbcglobal.net.

Northwest 1981, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at High Ridge KC, 6000 Antire Road. Cost: $20; includes dinner; cash bar. Deadline: Oct. 16. Mail to Tammy Conway and Jeff Newcomb, 4604 Hawks Circle, House Springs 63051.

Lindbergh 1971, June 25, 2022. Information: lindbergh71@yahoo.com.

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.