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Cover Story: Charter Communications

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ho comes to mind when you think of a “hometown superstar”? Sam Bradford? Albert Pujols? An everyday St. Louisian who has gone above and beyond? A common characteristic of all of these individuals is their drive for excellence.Whether they are perfecting their throw or providing superior customer service, hometown superstars do whatever it takes to exceed expectations. Charter, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, is on a mission to become St. Louis’ next hometown superstar. Charter is one of the leading broadband communications companies, and the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S., providing advanced TV, Internet and phone services in St. Louis, as well as more than five million homes and businesses in 25 states. Charter’s employees and customers are what make the company a hometown superstar. Gary Clark, a Senior Broadband Technician, is one of Charter’s hometown heroes and is the “cable guy” that arrives at your door. “I enjoy working for Charter because it gives me a chance to help people,” said Gary. “I have a great sense of accomplishment when I go home at night because I know I’ve made a positive impact on everyone I’ve come across today. “Over the past several years, we’ve done a complete transformation on

Charter is one of the leading broadband communications companies, and the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S., providing advanced TV, Internet and phone services in St. Louis. improving the customer experience. Today, we look through the customer’s eyes and not our own.” The company’s focus on customers’ needs is paying off. Charter has experienced a 20 point increase in The Forrester Group’s 2011 Customer Experience Index report. “One of the first noticeable customer-focused changes we made was two-hour appointment windows, instead of four-hour windows,” Gary added. “Customers used to be shocked when I would show up on time, but now they expect it.” Charter has offered two-hour appointment windows any day of the week for over two years.Today, technicians are at a customer’s home within the allotted two-hour window 93.3% of the time, and the company continues to improve upon this percentage. “Customers’ time is valuable and they shouldn’t have to wait long,” said Gary. Charter is making another big push to increase customer satisfaction in 2011. The company has begun to imple-

ment three new processes that range from improving the experience when customers first join Charter and becoming their trusted in-home technical advisor, to ensuring questions and issues are fully resolved the first time, and ensuring the right services and equipment are provided to meet their individual needs. “Our goal is to do the job right the first time, every time. Customers feel more satisfied with our services when we do it right the first time,” said Gary. As Charter continues to provide superior services and products, it is embarking on a new “hometown superstar” campaign. Charter employees, customers and St. Louis Rams star quarterback Sam Bradford will be featured, all hometown superstars in their own unique way. “We have more choices and better products than ever before and we’re keenly focused on providing consumers more of what they want,” Gary added. “We won’t stop until our customers are 100 percent satisfied, all the time.”


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Contents TIME OFF

SEPT-OCT 2011

Your Guide To What’s Happening In The St. Charles County Region

All Around Town

About The Magazine ................5

What’s Happening September Calendar/Listings 7 October Calendar/Listings....15

What’s New What’s New Here’s a look at new businesses popping up around town ..............6

Editorial Features

On the Cover: Charter Communications

Front Cover Feature Charter...........................................2 Halloween Costumes Ideas What will you be on Halloween?.................................14 A Tour of Area Wineries Here’s a sampling of some of the areas finest wineries...................22 House Calls Here’s a look at some great area businesses that will come to your home to take care of anything you need.............................................24 Vacationing .............................26 Business Briefs .........................28 Who’s Who in St. Charles .....30

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New Businesses We’re proud of the economic growth we have here in St. Charles County and are happy to welcome the new businesses that arise every day. Be sure to consider them when you’re shopping for a product or service.

The Meadows Announces Three New Stores Francesca’s Collections Francesca’s Collections provides shoppers with an eclectic, carefully chosen assortment of treasured items and is overflowing with gifts, apparel, home accessories and jewelry that reflect the most fashionable styles and desired items from all over the world. Francesca’s Collections currently operates 270 locations in 38 states. The new Parmida Home store is a boutique

of high-end home living and entertainment merchandise ranging from furniture and dinnerware to gourmet chocolate and cheese. The store features at home luxuries for entertaining guests, social gatherings, or enjoying gourmet tea with neighbors at home. Parmida Home has eight locations in six different states. And just for the holidays, The Meadows will be home to See’s Candies, a nationwide specialty retailer offering over 100 varieties of high quality chocolates and candies. See’s Candies will be located next to Victoria’s Secret by the Clock Tower.

Smashburger ribbon cutting

Eagle Bank at Delmar Gardens O’Fallon

Lindenwood University O’Fallon South

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Smashburger 1981 Zumbehl Rd St. Charles, MO 63303 636-724-6777 www.smashburger.com Four Winds Yoga Therapy LLC 1360 S Fifth Street St. Charles, MO 63301 636-322-9101

Lillians 112 S Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301 636-255-0295

Suntrup Hyundai 971 Wilmer Road Wentzville, MO 63385 636-524-4282

Metro The Spa LLC 136 S Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301 636-724-7676

Eagle Bank at Delmar Gardens - O’Fallon 7092 S Outer Road 364 O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-461-3500

Reynolds Roadhouse Restaurant 3150 Elm Point Ind Drive St. Charles, MO 63301 636-443-9001

Homes By Whittaker 3333 Rue Royale St. Charles, MO 63301 636-916-2000

US Mattress 1051 Regency Pkwy St. Charles, MO 63303 636-724-5656

Johns Barber Shop 16 Hawks Nest Plaza St. Charles, MO 63303 314-605-3721

Chic-fil-A 2106 Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63366 636-443-3341

K & B Performance 515 S Fifth Street St. Charles, MO 63301 314-484-2698

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt349 Winding Woods Dr. O’Fallon, MO 636-272-6006

Kat & Me Coffee & Cafe 409 S Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301 636-925-3808

Lindenwood University O’Fallon South 4701 Hwy K O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-627-6600

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SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

AT A GLANCE Arts & Culture

Community Events

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Kids & Teens

TUESDAY

Sports & Outdoors

Health

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

Seniors

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

• Teen Leader’s Club 1 • Music on the Meadows

• PrimeXpo Jewelry 2 and Gift Show • Encaustic Homebodies with Stephanie Rubiano • Family Camping Expo

• Farmers Market 3 • O’Fallon Farmers and Artists Market • PrimeXpo Jewelry and Gift Show • Family Camping Expo • Kids TRYathlon • Bedazzling Butterfly Boxes • Annual Japanese Festival • Music at the wineries

Visit aa Visit Farmer’s Farmer’s Market Market

Yo Gabba Gabba Live • RSC Runners’ Club 4 • PrimeXpo Jewelry and Gift Show • Family Camping Expo • Annual Japanese Festival • St. Charles Community Big (Jazz) Band Concert • Music at the wineries

• Annual Japanese Festival

• RSC Runners’ 11 Club • Flex and Strength Yoga Class • Matson Hill Masher • Rendezvous in St. Charles Concert • Rendezvous in St. Charles Concert Series • Trails for Tails • Classic Car Show • Music at the wineries

Business

• Santana with 6 Michael Franti • Lindenwood University Speaker Series • Little Learners Preschool • Fit ‘n Fun Homeschool Program (Grades K-8)

• Cardinals VS 7 Milwaukee Brewers • Small Changes, Big Rewards • Lindenwood University Speaker Series

• Concert in the 8 Park • Save our Snot Otters! • Head Smart Safe Start: Helmet Fitting • Outdoor Symphonic Pops Concert • Flex and Strength Yoga Class

• Flex and Strength 9 Yoga Class • 2nd Annual Trivia Night • Deutsch Fest-St. Charles Sister Cities • Sentimental Journey: The Manhattan Dolls • Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour • Y-Star Talent Search

• Flex and Strength 10 Yoga Class • Walt Fili Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk • Pool Paws • St. Peters Rec-Plex Fitness Fest • Kid’s Night Out (ages 6+) • Music at the wineries

• Flex and Strength 12 Yoga Class • Double Funny Comedy Show with Carl and Jeanne • SCC Democracy Days

• Flex and Strength 13 Yoga Class • SCC Democracy Days • Making Cents of Couponing • The Beat Goes On: Healthy Hearts • MOMIX in Botanica

• Flex and Strength 14 Yoga Class • SCC Democracy Days • Commemorating the Civil War Trip

• Music on the 15 Meadows • Flex and Strength Yoga Class • SCC Democracy Days • Mom’s Afternoon Out (ages 6 weeks-5 years) • Always Patsy Cline

• Flex and Strength 16 Yoga Class • Mosaics - Festival for the Arts • 6th Annual Swingin’ in the Vines/Harvest Festival • Celebrate St. Peters • Chocolate, Wine and All that Jazz • Family Movie Night

• Yoga Class 17 • Swingin’ in the Vines/Harvest Festival • Festival for the Arts • Celebrate St. Peters • Middle Eastern Dance • Pioneer Days • Foo Fighters • Murder in the Stacks Mystery Fest • 2011 Root Ball • Murder Mystery Dinner • Yo Gabba Gabba Live

• RSC Runners’ Club 18 • Mosaics - Festival for the Arts • Celebrate St. Peters • Pioneer Days at Daniel Boone Home • College Fair • Music at the wineries

• Farmers Market Cooking Class

• Chip In for 20 Rainbow Village • Pastel Painting Class

• Pastel Painting 21 Class • What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer • Diego Val Concert at SCC • Music on Main • Crazy Critters: Prehistoric Fish • O’Fallon Active Older Adults Club

• Pastel Painting 22 Class • Alison Krauss & Union Station • Taste of Wentzville Autumn Festival • Art of Drawing the Portrait Class

• Pastel Painting 23 • Movie in the Park • Toby Keith with Eric Church and JT Hodges ��� Art of Drawing the Portrait Class • Big Screen: “Cars 2” • Fall Equinox Ghost Tour • SCC Art Invitational • 25th Annual Oktoberfest

• Pastel Painting 24 • Portrait Class • 25th Annual Oktoberfest • Oktoberfest Parade • Zheng Xulan: Songs of China • Monarch Tagging Event • Touch-A-Truck Event • Rich Little • City-Wide Garage Sale • Art Fair on the Meadows • Music at the wineries

• RSC Runners’ Club 25 • Pastel Painting • Art of Drawing the Portrait Class • 25th Annual Oktoberfest • Art Fair on the Meadows • Creative Art Festival • Charity Car Show • Music at the wineries

• Kid’s Night Out 26 (ages 6+) • Art of Drawing the Portrait Class • Lou Brock Golf Classic • SCC TweetUp Week • How Sweet the Sound

• SCC TweetUp Week 29 • SCC Coffeehouse Open-Mic Night • Bone Density Screening • The Folks Next Door

• The Folks Next 30 Door • Log Cabin Invitational Tournament • SCC Idol

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• Art of Drawing 27 the Portrait Class • SCC TweetUp Week • WWE Smackdown • St. Charles Plein Air Competition (thru Oct 6) • Legislative Breakfast • The Addams Family (thru Oct 9)

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A day at the wineries

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TimeOff Treasure Hunt

Sept Arts & Culture

In the ads within this issue, we've hidden a TimeOff Clock Logo for you to find. When you find it, e-mail your findings along with the name of the ads in which you found the logo and where you picked up your copy of TimeOff. When we receive your information, we'll enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to an area restaurant. Happy Hunting!

Events

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Send Your Findings to: TOT Contest E-mail: timeoff@gatewaycreative.net Mail to: 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles 63304 Fax to: 636-536-9611

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Listings are organized in chronological order. Simply take note of the color coded categories on each page, scan the dates and locate the types of events you are looking for. Or quickly scan the calendar at the beginning of each section, then cross reference with the appropriate listings. Enjoy your TimeOff! Farmers Market Date: Saturdays Time: 6am-Noon Location: Riverside Drive, St. Charles Cost: Free to visit Contact: www.historicstcharles.com St. Charles Lions Club sponsors this yearly market.

O’Fallon Farmers and Artists Market Date: Saturdays Time: 8am-Noon Location: 900 TR Hughes Blvd. Cost: Free to visit Contact: wwwlofallonfamrersmarket.com Do your shopping locally for fresh ingredients.

Y Club

Contact: 636-379-0092 x260 Enrichment child care program offered to area elementary schools in Fort Zumwalt and Wright City School Districts.

Cost: Free Contact: 636-379-0092 x249 Join today and make new friends while becoming a leader in your community. One meeting and one or more service projects in community.

RSC Runners’ Club Music on the Meadows

Date: Every Sunday in September Time: 7am-9am Location: Renaud Spirit Center Cost: $20 club fee Contact: 636-474-2REC For runners at all levels of fitness and experience, including beginners. Various run lengths.

Date: Sept 1st and 15th Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Location: The Meadows at Lake St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 636-695-2627 Local bands perform for all ages. Food and beverage available for sale by Max & Erma’s, bring a lawn chair, coolers permitted, but please no glass.

Teen Leader’s Club (ages 13-18)

Seniors

Business

Fishing derby, camping activities with St. Charles County park rangers. Fishing derby with prizes.

Kids TRYathlon Date: Sat, Sept 3 Time: 7:15pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $25: members, $15 Contact: 636-379-0092 or www.ymcastlouis.org TRYathlon is swimming, biking and running, but, most importantly, everyone who competes will be a winner and have fun.

Bedazzling Butterfly Boxes with Stephanie Rubiano Date: Sat, Sept 3 Time: 9am-5pm Location: Foundry Art Centre Cost: $140-$125 Contact: register at www.foundryartcentre.org In this class you will learn how to use a jeweler's saw to cut wood and metal, work with the metal itself, and play with some fun cold connections.

Annual Japanese Festival

Date: Thurs, Sept 1 Time: 7pm-8pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA

PrimeXpo Jewelry and Gift Show Date: Sept 2-4 Time: Fri: Noon-6, Sat: 11-6, Sun: 11-5 Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: Free Contact: www.primexpousa.com Diamonds and gemstones, contemporary to antique, estate, costume, custom designed, gold, silver, titanium, finished beaded jewelry or supplies, minerals and gift items.

Date: 2011-2012 school year Time: Before and after school Location: on-site at local schools

Encaustic Homebodies with Stephanie Rubiano Date: Fri, Sept 2 Time: 9am-5pm Location: Foundry Arts Centre Cost: $140-$125 Contact: to register: www.foundryartcentre.org Come and spend a day creating your own dimensional 'homebody' with fabric panels and encaustic wax on a cradled headboard.

Head out to an area park or trail, and get to know your bike again.

Family Camping Expo Date: Sept 2-4 Time: 3pm-12pm Location: Klondike Park Cost: $15: ages 5 and under, free Contact: 636-949-7535 to register Weekend camping with family and friends.

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Date: Sept 3-5 Time: 3rd & 4th: 10am-8pm, 5th: 10am-5pm Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: $15-$5 Contact: www.mobot.org Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States.

St. Charles Community Big (Jazz) Band Concert Date: Sun, Sept 4 Time: 7:30pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free Contact: www.stc-muny-band.com Last Big Band concert of the 2011 season.

Santana with Michael Franti Date: Tues, Sept 6 Time: 7:30pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $80-$40 Contact: 314-534-1111 Carlos and the Santana Band will perform classics from the group's four-decades-long career.

Lindenwood University Speaker Series Date: Tues, Sept 6 Time: 7pm-8pm


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Location: Spellmann Center Cost: Free Contact: Paul Huffman 636-949-4823 Mir Tamim Ansary will be speaking on "The History of the World and 9/11 through Islamic Eyes.”

Little Learners Preschool Date: Sept 6-May 18 Time: Varies Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: Contact for details Contact: Alicia Harrington: 636-379-0092 x231 Preschool for ages 3 and up. Letter People curriculum. Field trips and fun. Contact for info.

Fit ‘n Fun Homeschool Program Date: Tues, Sept 6 Time: 2pm-3pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $40: members, $25 Contact: 636-379-0092 x233 for info Supplemental physical education classes for families educating their children at home. Grades K8

Cardinals VS Milwaukee Brewers Date: Wed, Sept 7 Time: 5:30pm-11:30pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $69 Contact: 636-949-3372 Watch our Cards send the Brewers packing! Game, dinner, transportation, gratuities and escort.

Small Changes, Big Rewards Date: Wed, Sept 7 Time: 10am-11:30am Location: Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library Cost: Free Contact: 636-344-CARE to register Progress West HealthCare and Oasis celebrate STEPtember; find out how to make small changes for big health rewards.

Lindenwood University Speaker Series Date: Wed, Sept 7 Time: 7pm-8:30pm Location: Spellman Center Cost: Free Contact: Paul Huffman 636-949-4823 Eric Greitens will be speaking on "The U.S. Special Forces and Bin Laden."

Concert in the Park Date: Thurs, Sept 8 Time: 7pm-9pm Location: St. Peters City Centre Amphitheater Cost: Free Contact: www.stpetersmo.net Listen to the wonderful sounds of the St. Charles Symphony "Under the Stars" at the outdoor amphitheater in beautiful City Centre Park.

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Save our Snot Otters!

2011 (Inaugural) Root Ball

Date: Thurs, Sept 8 Time: 10:30am-11:30am Location: Busch Memorial Conservation Area Cost: Free Contact: 636-441-4554 to register Learn about Missouri’s Hellbender salamander, the largest salamander in North America. Information and efforts to help protect them. All ages.

The City of Lake Saint Louis is celebrating 10 years as a Tree City USA with an evening celebration!

Call Now For Tickets!

Head Smart Safe Start: Helmet Fitting Date: Thurs, Sept 8 Time: 3:30pm-5pm Location: Lake St. Louis City Hall Cost: Free, or $10 to purchase helmet Contact: Must register: 636-561-4620 BJC St. Peters staff will check your child’s existing helmet or sell a new, properly-fitted helmet that meets safety standards.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Outdoor Symphonic Pops Concert

The Plaza at The Meadows

Date: Thurs, Sept 8 Time: 7pm Location: St. Peters City Hall Cost: Free; bring a chair or blanket Contact: www.sccsymphony.org Fall concert under balmy skies.

6:00-10:00pm • Cocktail attire only, please! Senator SCOTT RUPP is the key note speaker. DONATELLI’S BISTRO is serving up their fine cuisine, and the music of EXEED will get your feet on the dance floor. You may even take home a fabulous prize from the live auction or raffles!

Flex and Strength Yoga Class Date: Sept 8-Oct 17: Mondays and Thursdays Time: 4:45pm-5:45pm Location: Transfiguration Episcopal Church Cost: $63-$52 Contact: 636-561-4620 to register Increase strength, flexibility and body/mind awareness at this class. All levels welcome.

This is a fundraiser for the Tree Board. Tickets are on sale now- $45 each or 2 for $80. Call 636-625-7953.

2nd Annual Trivia Night Date: Fri, Sept 9 Time: 7pm Location: Civic Park, O’Fallon Cost: $160 table of eight Contact: 636-240-1818 Cash prizes, 50/50, special games & drawings, door prizes, prize for best decorated table and silent auction. Our theme is "Through The Years".

Deutsch Fest-St. Charles Sister Cities Date: Fri, Sept 9 Time: 7pm Location: Stegton Regency Banquet Center Cost: $65 Contact: 636-916-5534 Dinner and dance with a German dinner. German attire encouraged. Proceeds benefit St. Charles Sister Cities Program.

HOME OF THE MIZZOU TIGERS LIVE!!

FAM JAM Live Theater to Teach “Knowledge” Date: Friday, Sept. 9 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Morning Star Church 1600 Feise Road, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri Cost: Free Designed to bring parents and kids together for live entertainment. For 45 minutes, families engage in a production packed with music, drama, media, comedy and a look at the Good Book. continued on next page

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Sept Events, cont Sentimental Journey: The Manhattan Dolls Date: Fri, Sept 9 Time: 7:30pm-10pm Location: Foundry Art Centre Cost: $20-$15 Contact: 636-255-0270 Beautiful ballads with your favorite toe-tapping tunes and, of course, in classic USO fashion. Take time to honor our men and women in the military.

Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour Date: Fri, Sept 9 Time: 8pm Location: Bezemes Family Theater-Lindenwood Cost: $42.50-$24.50 Contact: Telecharge: 800-447-7400 Great music from this legendary performer.

Y-Star Talent Search Date: Fri, Sept 9 Time: 7pm-9pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $5 participation fee: free to members Contact: 636-379-0092 Everybody welcome to join us for a night of family fun & entertainment at no cost.

Walt Fili Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk Date: Sat, Sept 10 Time: 8am-Noon Location: Frontier Park Cost: $50-$60 Contact: sbeck@cablevision.com Pancreatic Cancer Research Events are a great way to increase funding for research and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.

Pool Paws Date: Sat, Sept 10 Time: 11am-2pm Location: Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, O’Fallon Cost: $10 per dog and 1 human: $3 add. human Contact: 636-474-2REC Swimming and playing games with your dog and prizes, too. Bone hunt following; additional fee.

St. Peters Rec-Plex Fitness Fest Date: Sat, Sept 10 Time: All day Location: Rec-Plex Cost: Free Contact: www.stpetersmo.net for more info FREE admission, classes,swimming, ice skating, volleyball and basketball, the special "Baker's Dozen Deal" promotion for new members, and more.

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including dance parties and rock wall climbing, bingo and more! Call for info on Tots Night Out.

Date: Sat, Sept 10th and 24th Time: 7pm-10pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $10 per child: $15 at door Contact: 636-379-0092 Activities include swimming, crafts, activity themes

Health

Making Cents of Couponing Date: Tues, Sept 13 Time: 7pm-8:30pm Location: Deer Run Branch Library, O’Fallon Cost: Free Contact: www.youranswerplace.org to register Clueless about couponing? Learn tips and techniques on how to get started.

Matson Hill Masher Date: Sun, Sept 11 Time: 10am-1pm Location: Matson Hill Park, Defiance Cost: $30-$25 Contact: 636-949-7535 Mountain bike race that travels through a heavily forested area on more than five miles of naturalsurface trails in the park.

The Beat Goes On: Healthy Hearts Date: Tues, Sept 13 Time 6:30pm-8pm Location: Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library Cost: Free Contact: 636-344-CARE to register Discussion on causes, warning signs and plans of action to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Rendezvous in St. Charles Concert Date: Sun, Sept 11 Time: 7:30pm Location: Mo. First State Capitol Cost: Free Contact: www.rendezvousinstcharles.com Cathy Barton and Dave Para perform. Free concerts: first come, first served.

MOMIX in Botanica Date: Tues, Sept 13 Time: 7:30pm Location: Touhill Performing Arts Center Cost: $35 Contact: 314-516-4949 Back by popular demand, this fantasy spectacle returns in a one-night-only encore performance!

Trails for Tails Date: Sun, Sept 11 Time: 9am-Noon Location: Frontier Park Cost: $20-$25 Contact: www.fiveacresanimalshelter.org Enjoy pet & family activities, a fun one-mile dog walk, plus vendor and informational booths. Benefitting homeless pets.

Commemorating the Civil War Trip Date: Wed, Sept 14 Time: 8am-5pm Location: Leave from Civic Hall Cost: $78-$70 Contact: 636-474-2REC Cost includes transportation, escort, gratuities, lunch, & tours. Downtown historic tour.

Rendezvous in St. Charles Concert Series Date: Sun, Sept 11 Time: 7:30pm Location: 200 S. Main, St. Charles Cost:Free Contact: holly@rendezvousinstcharles.com South Main Preservation Society welcomes Cathy Barton& Dave Para. Join us for this great time.

Mom’s Afternoon Out (ages 6 weeks-5 years) Date: Thurs, Sept 15 Time: 2pm-4pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $10 per child Contact: 636-379-0092 Let us take the little ones for a couple of hours. Registrations by the Tuesday before the date.

Wheels in Motion Classic Car Show Date: Sun, Sept 11 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Westport Plaza Cost: Free to view: Entry fee Contact: 314-576-7100 Classic car show at Westport Plaza.

Always Patsy Cline Date: Thurs, Sept 15 Time: 9am-9pm Location: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater Cost: $91 Contact: 636-949-3372 A song-filled evening & an intimate and uplifting look at the life of country music’s most beloved singer. Dinner after show.

Double Funny Comedy Show with Carl and Jeanne Date: Mon, Sept 12 Time: 10am-9pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $95 Contact: 636-949-3372 Comedy team will keep you in stitches. Dinner after the show at the Bleu Restaurant.

Mosaics - Festival for the Arts Date: Sept 16-18 Time: Daily Location: Main St., St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.stcharlesmosaics.org Major arts festival included 125 artists, Performing Arts, Mentor Me and more.

SCC Democracy Days Kid’s Night Out (ages 6+)

Sports & Outdoors

Date: Sept 12-15 Time: Varies Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: mkuelker@stchas.edu Educational forum in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks with presentations examining terrorism and its aftermath.

6th Annual Swingin’ in the Vines/Harvest Festival Date: Sept 16-17 Time: Daily

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Location: Augusta Cost: See website for reservation information Contact: www.augusta-chamber.org Two days of food, fun and great times in beautiful Augusta. See website for all the events available.

Celebrate St. Peters Date: Sept 16-18 Time: Daily Location: Lakeside Park Drive, St. Peters Cost: Free Contact: www.stpetersmo.net The Celebrate St. Peters 2011 festival will be three days of fun along the lake at the new 370 Lakeside Park. See website for all the activities.

Chocolate, Wine and All that Jazz Date: Sat, Sept 16 Time: 6:30pm-10pm Location: 311 N. Main, St. Charles Cost: $60 Contact: 636-939-3300 to RSVP United Way of Greater St. Louis hosts evening of fine wines, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate and live jazz featuring local jazz artist Denise Thimes.

Friday Family Movie Night Date: Fri, Sept 16 Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $5 per family: Free to members Contact: 636-379-0092 Eat popcorn and watch a movie with your family and friends in the Family Hub. Registration is not necessary, just come up for a good time!

Middle Eastern Dance Performance Date: Sat, Sept 17 Time: 6:30pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: $7.50-$22.50 Contact: 636-922-8233 Enjoy dinner before a performance by Ranya Renee, one of NYC’s leading Arabic-style dancers.

Pioneer Days at Daniel Boone Home Date: Sept 17-18 Time: 9am-5pm Location: Daniel Boone Home & Boonefield Village Cost: $12-$6 Contact: 636-798-2005 Witness life on the Missouri frontier. Many activities and demonstrations held both days!

Foo Fighters Date: Sat, Sept 17 Time: 7pm Location: Scottrade Center Cost: $47-$27 Contact: www.ticketmaster.com Don't miss Foo Fighters as they return to Scottrade Center with special guest Rise Against.

Murder in the Stacks Mystery Fest Date: Sat, Sept 17 Time: 10:30pm Location: Middedorf-Kredell Branch Library Cost: Free Contact:: www.youranswerplace.org to register


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Date: Sun Sept 18 Time: 1pm-3pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: mgrimm@stchas.edu More than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools from 17 states and 3 branches of the armed services will be represented at this free event.

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Farmers Market Bounty Cooking Class Date: Mon, Sept 19 Time: 6:30pm Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $35: Must register Contact: www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Join Chef Michael Lee for a hands-on cooking class using the season’s farm bounty.

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Join us for one panel or stay all day and meet eight fabulous mystery authors. Books will be available for purchase from Main Street Books.

Stage Skills (ages 10-14) Date: Sept 17-Nov 14 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre Cost: $95-$85 Contact: 636-939-2FUN Students learn improv, create their own characters and are introduced to writing their own lines to perform for the class.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show Date: Sat, Sept 17 Time: TBA Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $39.95 Contact: www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Fun evening and four-course dinner. “Comic Book Killer”: Must register.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live Date: Sat, Sept 17 Time: 2pm and 5pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $39.50-$29.50 Contact: 314-534-1111 Memorable experience, featuring a mix of classic Yo Gabba Gabba! favorites, as well as new songs and new performances.

2011 Root Ball Date: Sat, Sept 17 Time: 6pm-10pm Location: The Meadows at Lake St. Louis Cost: $45 person, $80 couple Contact: 636-625-7953 Celebrating LSL’s 10th anniversary as a Tree City USA. Keynote speaker: Scott Rupp, dinner by Donatelli’s Bistro, music by Stratisfaction. Cash bar, cocktail attire.

College Fair

FEATURES: • No minimum balance required • Free online banking with free bill pay • 24 hour telephone banking • Unlimited check writing and debit card usage • Overdraft feature with approved credit • Free paperless e-statements

Date: Tues, Sept 20 Time: Noon Location: WingHaven Country Club Cost: $200 per player Contact: 314-567-1522 x207 2nd annual golf tournament to help provide community homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.

BENEFITS: • Bank from home with the convenience and security of your community owned bank • Allowed to bank as you want!

Pastel Painting Class

Wentzville Nicole Koeneker, Mgr 636-332-3640

Date: Sept 20-Oct 25 Time: 10am-Noon Tuesdays Location: Lake St. Louis City Hall Cost: $78-$62 Contact: 636-561-4620 to register Learn to use pastels for impressionistic landscapes. Watercolor classes, 1pm-3pm, same dates. Beginner to advanced.

St. Peters O’Fallon Nina DeAngelo, Mgr Beckie Gelineau, Mgr 636-928-5888 636-978-1710

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Diego Val Concert at SCC Date: Wed, Sept 21 Time: Noon Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: asmith@stchas.edu Grab your lunch and enjoy free entertainment by Spanish and English singer-songwriter Diego Val.

Music on Main Date: Sept 21 Time: 5pm-7:30pm Location: North Main, St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.historicstcharles.com Free music and fun in St. Charles; this month, Argobast Band.

Crazy Critters: Prehistoric Fish Date: Wed, Sept 21 Time: 10am-11:30am Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Cost: Free Contact: 636-441-4554 to register Learn interesting facts about Missouri’s prehistoric fish and make a paddlefish craft. Ages 7+.

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On Saturday, September 17th, the Lake Saint Louis Dardenne Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Inaugural ‘City 2 City’ 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. The event will begin with registration and packet pick up at the Meadows at Lake Saint Louis at 7 AM. The race begins at 8 AM, and the route will continue through The Meadows, east on Technology Drive to Hanley Road and finishing at the Dardenne Prairie City Hall. A complete route map is available on www.lsldpchamber.com. For those who do not wish to run an entire 5K, there will be a shorter, one mile Fun Run, beginning at 9 AM. In addition to the race, families can also enjoy the Family Health Expo at the finish line in Dardenne Prairie with inflatables for the kids, visits from many area mascots, face painting and various other games and activities. A DJ will also be playing throughout the morning’s activities.

Alison Krauss & Union Station Date: Thurs, Sept 22 Time: 8pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $59.50-$39.50 Contact: 314-534-1111 Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will bring their Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 to St. Louis.

Taste of Wentzville Autumn Festival Date: Thurs, Sept 22 Time: 4pm-8pm Location: Wentzville Community Club Grounds Cost: $30-$15-$6 Contact: 636-327-6914/wentzvillechamber.com Come and enjoy great food from 18 local restaurants, live music and a kids’ area.

Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: $89-$76 Contact: www.ticketmaster.com Country titan Toby Keith brings his “Locked and Loaded” tour to St. Louis.

Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: choltz@stchas.edu Art exhibition featuring the work of 8 local artists working in a variety of media and processes.

Art of Drawing the Portrait Class

25th Annual Oktoberfest

Date: Sept 22-Oct27 Time: 1pm-3pm Thursdays Location: Lake St. Louis City Hall Cost: $78-$62 Contact: 636-561-4620 to register Refine and build your portrait technique in this set of classes. Adult drawing class sessions; same dates, 10am-Noon.

Date: Sept 23-25 Time: Fri, 4pm-11pm: Sat, 10am-11pm: Sun, 10am-5pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free Contact: www.stcharlesoktoberfest.com Activities and fun galore for all ages, Great food, music, arts and crafts, car show, dachshund races and fashion show, more.

Big Screen Showing: “Cars 2” Oktoberfest Parade

Date: Fri, Sept 23 Time: 7pm Location: St. Charles Community College, outside Tech building Cost: Free Contact: asmith@stchas.edu Grab the kids, neighbors and picnic baskets and join us for this movie on the big screen outside.

Date: Sat, Sept 24 Time:10am Location: Old Town St. Charles Cost: Free: Contact: 636-928-8672 Enjoy this yearly parade to kick off Oktoberfest.

Zheng Xulan: Songs of China Fall Equinox Ghost Tour

Movie in the Park Date: Fri, Sept 23 Time: 6:45-8:45 Location: City Centre Amphitheater Cost: Free Contact: www.stpetersmo.net “How to Train Your Dragon” will be showing at this event under the stars in St. Peters.

Toby Keith with Eric Church and JT Hodges Date: Fri, Sept 23 Time: 7pm

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Registration for the City 2 City Walk/Run is only $25 and will be open online until Wednesday, September 12th. Register online at www.lsldpchamber.com or call for a hard copy registration. Registration will also be open on the day of the event at $30 beginning at 7 AM. This is only the beginning of a day full of activities for the City of Dardenne Prairie and Lake Saint Louis. Enjoy the Prairie Day Country Fair from 10 am to 10 pm. Come out and enjoy a free community event where you can visit local crafters, vintage sellers, artists and booths, enjoy the Missouri River Cloggers, listen to the sounds of The Lodge Brothers, Mary Beth Johnson, and Contagious. There will be children’s activities throughout the day and a fireworks display at night. Concessions will be available throughout the event. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Lake Saint Louis being designated a Tree City USA and in 2011 being designated by the U.U. as International Year of Forests, the City of Lake Saint Louis will host the Inaugural 2011 Root Ball; An Evening Celebration! The event will be held in the evening from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Meadows at Lake Saint Louis. Tickets are $45 per person or $80 per couple. The keynote speaker will be Senator Scott Rupp. Dinner will be provided by Donatelli’s Bistro and music by Exeed. There will be a cash bar. Cocktail attire only. For tickets call 636-625-7953.

“City 2 City” Fun Run

Time: 11am-1pm Location: Renaud Spirit Center Cost: $10-$8 Contact: 636-474-2REC Ages 50+. You’ll make new friends, listen to speakers, socialize, enjoy live entertainment and other activities and of course, lunch.

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Date: Sat, Sept 24 Time: 8pm Location: Touhill Performing Arts Center Cost: $18-$16 Contact: 314-516-4949 Hear one of the most popular singers in China as she continues to mesmerize audiences worldwide with delightful folk songs.

Date: Fri, Sept 23 Time: 7pm Location: Begin at Historical Society Building, South Main, St. Charles Cost: $20 Contact: 314-374-6102 or www.stcharlesghosts.com Recommended for ages 14+. Learn about the spooky history and lore of St. Charles on this 90 minute walking tour.

Monarch Tagging Event (ages 8+) Date: Sat, Sept 24 Time: 10am-2pm Location: Busch Memorial Conservation Area Cost: Free Contact: 636-441-4554 to register

SCC Art Invitational Date: Through Sept 23 Time: 8am-8pm, Mon-Thurs

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Net a monarch butterfly, observe, tag and release. Hosted by Weldon Spring Interpretive Center.

Touch-A-Truck Event Date: Sat, Sept 24 Time: 10am-12:30pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: Free Contact: 636-379-0092 x249 Kids young and old can explore, honk, push buttons in, and climb all around the many vehicles we will have on display. Concessions will be available.

Rich Little Date: Sat, Sept 24 Time: 8pm Location: Bezemes Family Theater-Lindenwood Cost: $40.50-$22.50 Contact: 636-949-4433 Rich Little starring in Jimmy Stuart: A Look at his Life. Fun evening of impersonation.

City-Wide Garage Sale Date: Sat, Sept 24 Time: 7am-5pm Location: Lake St. Louis Cost: Free to shop: $2 for sale guide Contact: Mark your calendars for this super citywide garage sale. Guides available beginning 9/21 at Lake St. Louis City Hall.

3rd Annual Art Fair on the Meadows Date: Sept 24-25 Time: Sat, 10am: Sun, 12pm Location: The Meadows at Lake St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 636-293-6864 Enjoy the work of 20 award winning artists located right in the center of over 35 stores and restaurants.


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4th Annual Celebration of the Creative Art Festival Date: Sun, Sept 25 Time: 10am-4pm Location: Fort Zumwalt Park Cost: Free Contact: 636-474-2REC Artists, photographers, sculptors, musicians, gourmet bakers, restaurateurs and more will showcase and sell their work. Children’s activities.

14th Annual Charity Car Show Date: Sun, Sept 25 Time: 10am-4pm Location: O’Fallon Plaza Cost: Free to see; car entry fees Contact: 636-240-8552 View show cars, trucks and motorcycles vying for trophies in categories. Food, music, prize drawings.

Lou Brock Golf Classic Date: Mon, Sept 26 Time: 11am-7pm Location: Bogey Hills Country Club Cost: $350 player, $1200 team Contact: 636-949-4636 Lou & Jackie Brock invite you to the 19th Annual Lou Brock Classic to benefit Lindenwood Unversity and the Lou Brock Scholarship fund.

SCC TweetUp Week Date: Sept 26-29 Time: Varies Location: St. Charles Community College campus Cost: Free Contact: acompton@stchas.edu SCC is hosting its first “TweetUp Week,” featuring presentations and films focused on social media.

How Sweet the Sound Date: Mon, Sept 26 Time: 7:30pm Location: Scottrade Center Cost: $15-$10 Contact: www.ticketmaster.com CeCe Winans and, songwriter and producer, Donald Lawrence, will co-host the country’s biggest gospel music celebration.

WWE Smackdown Date: Tues, Sept 27 Time: 6:30pm Location: Scottrade Center Cost: $75-$20 Contact: www.ticketmaster.com See all your favorite Smackdown Superstars in one blockbuster night of action.

St. Charles Plein Air Competition Date: Sept 27-Oct 6 Time: Daily Location: Frontier Park & Historic District Cost: Free to view Contact: www.stcharlesriverfrontarts.com Artists will paint outdoors; public invited to view process. Enjoy this artistic event and competition.

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Cost: Contact Contact: 636-379-0092 x 236 to register. Senator Tom Dempsey and Senator Scott Rupp will be among the speakers at the O’Fallon Family YMCA annual Legislative Breakfast.

The Addams Family Date: Sept 27-Oct 9 Time: Varies: See website or call Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $82-$15 Contact: www.fabulousfox.com or 314-534-1111 The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy by the authors of Jersey Boys.

SCC Coffeehouse Open-Mic Night Date: Thurs, Sept 29 Time: 7pm-9pm Location: SCC Student Lounge Cost: Free Contact: 636-922-8569 Poets, prose writers, songwriters and creative nonfiction writers are invited to share their creativity or just to listen. Complimentary coffee and cookies.

The Folks Next Door Date: Sept 29-30 & Oct 1 Time: 7:30pm Location: Black Box Theater-Lindenwood Cost: Free Contact: 636-949-4433 Student Theater Productions presents this show .

Log Cabin Invitational Tournament Date: Fri, Sept 30 Time: 1:30pm Location: Innsbrook Golf Course Cost: Contact Contact: 636-745-3079 or www.innsbrookhistoricalsociety.org Four-person scramble. Players of all abilities can win prizes. 18 holes w/cart, prizes, auction, dinner and marshmallow chipping contest.

Broadway. Family style.

SCC Idol Date: Fri, Sept 30 Time: 7pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: $5 Contact: asmith@stchas.edu Come check out the local singing talent at SCC’s version of American Idol, a singing competition among SCC students.

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Legislative Breakfast Date: Tues, Sept 27 Time: 8am-9am Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA

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HOT Costumes for 2011

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chool has started, the weather is finally cooling off a little, and Halloween is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect costume for everyone in your family. Will you choose a newer fad costume or a classic? If you have several children it may be wise to choose a classic costume that can be passed along for a few years rather than a fad, which may be outdated next year. However, if your child has his or her heart set on the latest movie character, you may need to consider it for their costume for this year. Classic costumes are costumes that people wear every year for Halloween. These costumes include scary ghosts, vampires and witches as well as cowboys, brides, cute animals and of course classic movie and cartoon heroes, and more. The list of classic costumes is very long. Buying a simple costume for your baby, toddler or young child is usually easiest. A ladybug, flower, Nemo, bunny or monkey costume

What Are You Going to Be For Halloween? can be passed down to other children in future years. If you have all boys consider a Star Wars Storm Trooper, Woody, or pirate. Young girls love dressing up as Tinkerbell, a princess or bride. Many costumes need props and accessories to make them realistic, especially for older children and adults. Does the outfit need wigs, masks or makeup, and several accessories to look right? If so, will you buy the costume and accessories too, or try to make at least part of the costume? Determine how much time you have to put the costume together before making a decision. Costumes can be simple, such as a sheet with eyeholes cut out of it for a classic ghost. With a pair of round glasses and a wand you become Harry Potter, while a brown fedora and whip turns

If you have several children it may be wise to choose a classic costume that can be passed along !

you into Indiana Jones. With a bit more work, dad’s old white shirt can become a monster costume by painting blood on it. A scary painted face or mask completes the outfit. Repurposing an outfit for Halloween is a cost effective solution. A boy or girl scout uniform, nurse or doctor scrubs (add a stethoscope), or sports uniforms can all be used as costumes. Or, buy a costume that can be worn as pajamas after Halloween. This year’s “in” costumes include characters from movies and television. The Smurfs, the Game of Thrones characters, Angry Birds, Vampires, the Royal Wedding, Kung Fu Panda, Red Riding Hood, and superheroes Green Lantern, Captain America, and Green Hornet are all popular costume characters for Halloween 2011. These costumes and accessories should be easy to find this year at local costume stores or on the internet. by Gail Hess

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OCTOBER CALENDAR

AT A GLANCE Arts & Culture

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Community Events

MONDAY

Enjoy a Fall hayride

• 20th Annual 2 Best of Missouri Market • Quilt National • Victor/Victoria • Quilt National 2011 • Mo- Cowbell ? Marathon • Music at the wineries

• Masters of Fine Art Invitational

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• Center Stage 9 Theatre • Octoberfest on the River • Music at the wineries

• “The 39 Steps” Auditions at SCC

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

• Night at Wax Museum

• Young People’s 23 Theatre • “Bootterflies” Halloween Party • What My Husband Doesn’t Know

• Scary Movie Marathon at SCC

• Music at the wineries

• Halloween 31 Children’s Theatre • Trick or Treat on Main

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Deutsch Country Days

• Masters of Fine 4 Art Invitational • National Night Out • St. Louis Jazz Orchestra • Medicare Update 2011 • Lindenwood University Speaker Series • Speed Networking

• Transfer and 5 College Majors Fair • Center Stage Theatre

• Center Stage 6 Theatre • Michael Bolton • Teen Leader’s Club

• Center Stage 7 Theatre • Sugarland with Sara Bareilles • MADCO Fall Concert • Fall Festival and Craft Bazaar • Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel: Gypsy Fire

• Center Stage 8 Theatre • MADCO Fall Concert • Babysitting Basics • Fall Festival 5K Run • Kid’s Night Out • 9th Annual Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival • Music at the wineries

• Nate Phelps Lecture

• Preston Pugmire 12 Concert • Breast Cancer Update

• Ringling Brothers 13 and Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged • Clopping Clydes and Bluff Top Views Trip • Mom’s Afternoon Out (ages 6 weeks-5 years)

• Friday Family 14 Movie Night • $100 or Less Art Show and Sale • Martha Graham Dance Company • Builders’ Home and Remodeling Show • Spooky Tales • SCC 25th Anniversary Trivia Night

• Martha Graham 15 Dance Company • Builders’ Home and Remodeling Show • A.C.T. Test Tips • Town and Country Symphony Orchestra • Lindenwood Homecoming Parade • Acrobats China • Deutsch Country Days • Night at Wax Museum • Mini-Photo Session

• Charlene Strong Lecture • Celtic Thunder • Flu Shots

• Buddy Guy with 21 Jonny Lang and Jimmie Vaughn • City Centre Dance • Great River Road & 2 Ferries Haunted Park Hunt (ages 21+) • Young People’s Theatre

• Flu Shots 22 • Young People’s Theatre • Mystery Dinner Theater • Your Journey to Wellness Expo • Straight No Chaser • Halloween, Spirits of the Past • “Bootterflies” Halloween Party • Night of Fright • Music at the wineries

• Scary Movie 28 Marathon at SCC • Batboy: The Musical • Chris Tucker

• Murder Mystery 29 • Batboy • Monster Bike Bash • Frankie Valli • Teen Rec Night • “It’s a Wonderful Life” Auditions • Halloween Festival • Halloween Concert • Halloween Trivia Night • O'Fallon Chamber Day at the Dome • Music at the wineries

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• Clydesdale Tour: Warm Springs Ranch

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• O’Fallon Active 19 Older Adults Club

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For more information on any of these events, consult the listings on the following pages. • Home and 16 Remodeling Show • Deutsch Country Days • Night at Wax Museum • Augusta Chili and Beef Dinner • Rendezvous Ramble • 19th Annual O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament • Music at the wineries • Music at the wineries

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• Scary Movie 26 Marathon at SCC • Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s: The Basics • Blind Wine Tasting

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• Scary Movie 27 Marathon at SCC • Batboy: The Musical • Kimmswick Leisure Tour • Children’s Halloween Parade

• St. Charles 1 Ghost Tour Fridays and Saturdays • Farmers Market Date: Saturdays • O’Fallon Farmers and Artists Market Date: Saturdays • 20th Annual Best of Missouri Market • Heaven and Hill Tour • Kid City • Race to Cure Lymphoma

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St. Charles Ghost Tour Date: Fridays and Saturdays Time: 7pm and 9:30pm + additional times Location: Begin at Historical Society Building, South Main, St. Charles Cost: $20 Contact: 314-374-6102 or www.stcharlesghosts.com For ages 14+. Learn about the spooky history and lore of St. Charles on this 90 minute walking tour. Register soon: tour fills quickly.

Farmers Market Date: Saturdays Time: 6am-Noon Location: Riverside Drive, St. Charles Cost: Free to visit Contact: www.historicstcharles.com St. Charles Lions Club sponsors this yearly market.

O’Fallon Farmers and Artists Market Date: Saturdays Time: 8am-Noon Location: 900 TR Hughes Blvd. Cost: Free to visit Contact: wwwlofallonfamrersmarket.com Do your shopping locally for fresh ingredients.

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Listings are organized in chronological order. Simply take note of the color coded categories on each page, scan the dates and locate the types of events you are looking for. Or quickly scan the calendar at the beginning of each section, then cross reference with the appropriate listings. Enjoy your TimeOff! 20th Annual Best of Missouri Market

Race to Cure Lymphoma

Date: Oct 1&2 Time: 9am-5pm Location: Missouri Botanical Garden Cost: $12-$5 Contact: www.mobot.org Over 120 Missouri food producers and crafters offer products. Live music, kids’ corner. Outdoors, under tents. Early-bird shopping day Fri, Sept. 30.

Date: Sat, Oct 1 Time: 8am Location: St. Louis Mills Cost: $30-$25 Contact: www.racetocurelymphoma.org 6th annual 5K/10K, and 1-mi fitness walk benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. "Sprite Sprint" race for the kiddos benefits Camp Rainbow, a summer camp for kids with cancer.

Heaven and Hill Tour

Quilt National

Date: Sat, Oct 1 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Leave from St. Peters City Centre Cost: $64 per person Contact: www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect Visit some of the most magnificent churches that St. Louis has to offer, and experience some of the great Italian cuisine offered up in the historic Hill neighborhood.

Date: Sun, Oct 2 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Foundry Arts Centre Cost: $5 Contact: 314-646-7500 x101 Premiere textile art exhibition showcasing artists from around the world whose fiber work deviates from the traditional definitions of “quilt.” Exhibit continues through Nov. 4.

Mo- Cowbell Marathon

Kid City

Date: Sun, Oct 2 Time: 8:30am Location: Begin and end at Frontier Park Cost: $65-$50 to register; free to watch Contact: www.mocowbellmarathon.com to register 1st annual St. Charles County Cowbell half marathon. Come have a fantastic time with an enthusiastic crowd, over 1,000 cowbells, amazing live music much and more!

Date: Sat, Oct. 1 Time: 9:30am-4pm Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: $2 adults, kids 12 and under: free Contact: www.stlkidcity.com Kid City Expo is a convenient platform where parents can seek the best products and services for their families while spending quality time with their children.

Contact: www.foundryartcentre.org This juried "Quilt Art" exhibition benefits Safe Connections. Oct.2nd , $5: 6pm-8pm.

Masters of Fine Art Invitational Date: Oct 3-4 Time: Daily Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: choltz@stchas.edu The art exhibition will feature the work of graduate students from local universities.

National Night Out Date: Tues, Oct 4 Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Location: All over St. Peters Cost: Free Contact: 636-278-2244 x3550 for info The goal of National Night Out is to strengthen neighborhood and law enforcement partnerships to reduce crime. Turn on your outside lights and spend the evening with your neighbors.

St. Louis Jazz Orchestra Date: Tues, Oct 4 Time: 7pm Location: Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center Cost: $20 general admission; cabaret tables available for additional Contact: 314-516-4949 The orchestra brings together some of the finest jazz artists in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Victor/Victoria Date: Sun, Oct 2 Time: 12:45pm-7:30pm Location: Stages: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $91 by Sept 2 Contact: 636-949-3322 A warm and wildly energetic look at gender perceptions as seen through the eternal battle of the sexes. Dinner included in cost.

Quilt National 2011 Date: Oct 2-Nov 4 Time Daily Location: Foundry Art Centre Cost: Free

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Lindenwood University Speaker Series Date: Tues, Oct. 4 Time: 7pm-8:30pm Location: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts Cost: Free Contact: 636-949-4823 Author P.J. O’Rourke will be speaking on his book: “Don’t Vote, You’ll Only Encourage the Bastards”.

Speed Networking Date: October 4, 2011 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Garden Villas of O'Fallon


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Cost: Free for Chamber Members, $5 for others Contact: 636-240-1818 or www.ofallonchamber.org/speed-networking Networking event that is open to the public.

Transfer and College Majors Fair Date: Wed, Oct 5 Time: 11am-2pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: 636-922-8243 Students in the community can gather information regarding majors/careers from faculty, community employers and transfer colleges and universities.

Center Stage Theatre Date: Oct 5-9 Time: 7:30: 5th-8th, 2pm: 9th Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: $8-$4 Contact: 636-922-8050 Center Stage Theatre’s performance of “The Bus Stop,” written by William Inge, follows the story of love struck rodeo cowboy and the girl of his dreams.

Michael Bolton Date: Thurs, Oct 6 Time: 7pm Location: St. Charles Family Arena Cost: $70-$32 Contact: www.metrotix.com

Teen Leader’s Club (ages 13-18) Date: Thurs, Oct 6 Time: 7pm-8pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: Free Contact: 636-379-0092 x249 Join today and make new friends while becoming a leader in your community. One meeting and one or more service projects in community.

Sugarland with Sara Bareilles Date: Fri, Oct 7 Time: 7:30pm Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cost: TBA Contact: www.ticketmaster.com Terrific fall concert with Sugarland. Don’t miss this musical event under the stars.

MADCO Fall Concert Date: Oct 7&8 Time: 8pm Location: Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center Cost: $23 Contact: 314-516-4949 Modern American Dance Company consistently brings athletic, vibrant dance to the stage.

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Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel: Gypsy Fire Date: Fri, Oct 7 Time: 8pm Location: Bezemes Family Theater-Lindenwood Cost: $42.50-$24.50 Contact: 636-949-4433 Renown dance company in this stellar performance.

Babysitting Basics (ages 11+) Date: Sat, Oct 8 Time: 8:30am-Noon Location: Lake St. Louis City Hall Cost: $15 Contact: 636-561-4620 to register Presented by BJC St. Peters staff. Fee includes light snack and course certificate in infant and toddler care and safety skills.

Fall Festival 5K Run Date: Sat, Oct 8 Time: 7:30am-9:30am Location: Starting at O’Fallon Municipal Centre Cost: Contact Contact: 636-379-5502

Kid’s Night Out (ages 6+) Date: Sat, Oct 8th and 22nd Time: 7pm-10pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $10 per child: $15 at door Contact: 636-379-0092 Activities include swimming, crafts, activity themes including dance parties and rock wall climbing, bingo and more. Call for info on Tots Night Out.

9th Annual Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival Date: Sat, Oct 8 Time: Noon-5pm Location: Augusta Cost: TBA Contact: visit www.augustabottomsbeerfest.com

Octoberfest on the River Date: Sun, Oct 9 Time: 11am-4:30pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $67 Contact: 636-949-3372 2-hour cruise on the Mississippi, live German music, food and fun.

Visit the Butterfly House this October during our extended evening hours to see 2,000 spectacular owl butterflies in free flight among hundreds of vividly blooming orchids and other tropical plants!

Country Fair at Academy of Sacred Heart Date: Sun, Oct 9 Time: 10 am-5 pm Location: 619 N. Second St. Contact: 636-946-5632

Open Tuesdays in October 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays.

Cost: Free admission

Fall Festival and Craft Bazaar Date: Fri, Oct 7th and Sat, Oct 8 Time: Fri, 4pm-10pm: Sat, 9am-4pm Location: Civic Park Cost: Free to attend Contact: 636-379-5502 Great music, and shopping at booths brimming with house and garden specialties, jewelry, clothing and accessories, fall and holiday decorations, and unique arts and crafts, and delicious food and beverages.

Join in the fun at the Academy of Sacred Heart’s old fashioned fall festival. Inside and outside children’s games, sports challenges, a marketplace of fall and garden decor, musical entertainment, kettle beef and fried chicken dinners, barbeque and more. The kick off event is a 5-k run and 1 mile fun run/walk

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Date: Fri, Oct 14 Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $5 per family: Free to members Contact: 636-379-0092 Eat popcorn and watch a movie with your family and friends in the Family Hub. Registration is not necessary, just come up for a good time!

“The 39 Steps” Auditions at SCC Date: Oct 10-11 Time: 7 pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: lsnyder@stchas.edu, www.stchas.edu/calendar Audition for Center Stage Theatre’s performance of “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater.

$100 or Less Art Show and Sale Date: Oct 14-Dec 5 Time: Opening reception Oct 14: 9am-8:30pm Location: St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre Cost: Free to view Contact: www.stpetersmo.net Local artists featured; all works will be priced for sale at $100 or less.

Nate Phelps Lecture

isit with spirits from the past at Lindenwood University’s Historic Daniel Boone Home at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village filled with superstition and doubt. Watch as tales and stories from the 1800s are brought to life, and learn why townspeople were always cautious, especially at night. The first tour will begin at 6 p.m., and the last tickets will be sold at 9 p.m. This Halloween event is great for families and is a good alternative to the traditional celebrations. Visitors will be served hot apple cider as they are guided through the pioneer town and told stories about superstitions and beliefs, many of which we know today. Campfires will be stationed around the village for visitors to warm up by. Admission prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 55 and over), and $4 for children between the ages of 4 and 11. Family rates are $25 and include two adults and up to five children. Group rates are available with a two-week prior reservation. Located at 1868 Highway F in Defiance, Mo. For additional information contact APrice@lindenwood.edu or visit lindenwood.edu/boone.

Sports & Outdoors

Date: Tues, Oct 11 Time: 7 pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: www.stchas.edu/calendar, asmith@stchas.edu Estranged son of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, and LGBT Nate Phelps speak on religion child abuse.

Builders’ Home and Remodeling Show Date: Oct 14-16 Time: Fri & Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: Free Contact: www.stlhomeshow.com More than 350 booths and 200 companies will show you the latest and best in home building and remodeling products and services.

Preston Pugmire Concert Date: Wed, Oct 12 Time: 12 pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: www.stchas.edu/calendar, asmith@stchas.edu Grab your lunch and enjoy some free lunchtime entertainment by looping performer, musician and singer-songwriter Preston Pugmire.

Spooky Tales Date: Fri, Oct 14 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: Historic Heald Home, O’Fallon Cost: $18 per person Contact: 636-379-5502: must register Bobby Norfolk’s “Spooky Tales” is perfect for teens and young adults. Tours of Heald Home before or after are included in price.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged Date: Oct 13-16 Time: Varies per show Location: Scottrade Center Cost: $75-$15 Contact: www.ticketmaster.com The most electrifying edition ever, this show celebrates ‘performance power’ that boosts circusgoers’ excitement.

Clopping Clydes and Bluff Top Views Trip Date: Thurs, Oct 13 Time: 7:30am-5pm Location: Leave from Civic Hall Cost: $84-$75 by Sept 11 Contact: 636-474-2REC Head west to the rolling hills of Copper County and Warm Springs Ranch, the world headquarters of the Budweiser Clydesdale breeding operations. Winery, lunch, tour.

The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China Date: Sat, Oct 15 Time: 2pm and 8pm Location: Bezemes Family Theater-Lindenwood Cost: $38.50-$24.50 Contact: 636-949-4433 National Acrobats perform at J. Scheidegger Center

30th Annual Deutsch Country Days Date: Oct 15-16 Time: 9am-5pm Location: Historic Luxenhaus Farm, Marthasville Cost: $12.50-$5.50, under 5: free Contact: 636-433-5669 The finest and most authentic living history in the Midwest. Folkways & Skills of early Germans with 70 artisans in period attire.

Night at the Wax Museum Date: Oct 15-17 Time: 7pm Oct 15-16: 2pm Oct 16-17 Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Contact Contact: www.stchas.edu Young People’s Theater production at St. Charles Community College. Join us for this play.

Augusta Chili and Beef Dinner Date: Sun, Oct 16 Time: 11am-6pm Location: Ebenezer United Church of Christ Cost: TBA Contact: www.augusta-chamber.org for details Homemade pies and yummy chili and beef; more.

Rendezvous Ramble Date: Sun, Oct 16 Time: 3pm Location: Begins and ends Historic St. Charles Cost: Contact Contact: www.rendezvousinstcharles.com Rendezvous Ramble is an annual family bike ride sponsored by the South Main Preservation Society.

Lindenwood’s “The Lions Tail” Homecoming Parade Date: Sat, Oct15 Time: 10am Location: Lindenwood into St. Charles Cost: Free to watch

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Contact: www.lindenwood.edu/homecoming Homecoming parade includes community organization & clubs, as well as LU organizations.

Date: Fri, Oct 14 Time: 7 pm Location: St. Charles Community College, College Center gym Cost: $200-$250 per table of eight Contact: www.stchas.edu/25th or lpowell@stchas.edu Help celebrate SCC’s 25th anniversary with a night of trivia among friends! Price includes complimentary beer, soda, water and popcorn.

Date: Sat, Oct 15 Time: 4pm-5pm Location: The Meadows Cost: Free Contact: 636-695-2626 Come and enjoy great music in a welcoming atmosphere.

Date: Thurs, Oct. 13 Time: 2pm-4pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $10 per child ages 6 weeks-5 years Contact: 636-379-0092 Let us take the little ones for a couple of hours. Registrations must be received by the Tuesday before the scheduled date.

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SCC 25th Anniversary Trivia Night

Town and Country Symphony Orchestra

Mom’s Afternoon Out

Seniors

19th Annual O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Date: Mon, Oct 17 Time: 11am-6:30pm Location: WingHaven Country Club Cost: $125 per person Contact: 636-240-1818 Registration includes golf, cart, drinks on the course, lunch, dinner, attendance prizes. For members, colleagues, clients, friends & family.

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Clydesdale Tour: Warm Springs Ranch Date: Tues, Oct 18 Time: 7am-5pm Location: Leave from Memorial Hall Cost: $73 by Sept 18 Contact: 636-949-3372 Trip to visit ranch in Columbia and Crane’s Country Store and Museum. Junch at Settler’s Inn.

O’Fallon Active Older Adults Club Date: Wed, Oct 19 Time: 11am-1pm Location: Renaud Spirit Center Cost: $10-$8 Contact: 636-474-2REC Ages 50+. You’ll make new friends, listen to speakers, socialize, enjoy live entertainment and other activities and of course, lunch.

Charlene Strong Lecture Date: Thurs, Oct 20 Time: 7 pm Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: www.stchas.edu/calendar, asmith@stchas.edu LGBT activist and subject of the award-winning documentary “For My Wife,” Charlene Strong will host a lecture at SCC.

Celtic Thunder Date: Thurs, Oct 20 Time: 7:30pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $68-$49.50 Contact: 314-534-1111 Following the success of their last four shows, the new Celtic Thunder show Heritage accentuates the musical culture of Ireland.

Flu Shots Date: Thurs, Oct 20 and Sat, Oct 22 Time: Thurs, 4-8pm: Sat, 9am-1pm Location: Progress West HealthCare Center Cost: Free Contact: 636-344-CARE to register Free Flu shots in advance of upcoming flu season.

Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang and Jimmie Vaughn Date: Fri, Oct 21 Time: 7:30pm Location: St. Charles Family Arena Cost: $61-$31 Contact: www.metrotix.com Three musical legends take the stage for one extraordinary evening of guitar playing.

City Centre Dance Date: Fri, Oct 21 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: St. Peters City Hall Cost: $6 advance, $7 at door Contact: Tickets sold at City Hall Bands play a variety of music ranging from the ‘40s and ‘50s through the ‘60s and even ‘70s.

Great River Road & 2 Ferries Date: Fri, Oct 21 Time: 9am-4pm

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Location: St. Peters City Hall Cost: $65 Contact: 636-939-2FUN Join us on this narrated tour enjoying the fall colors along the Great River Road, recently designated a National Scenic Byway.

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Haunted Park Hunt (ages 21+) Date: Fri, Oct 21 Time: 7pm-10pm Location: Dames Park Cost: $18-$15 Contact: 636-474-2REC Sign up for a spooky Friday Night scavenger hunt in O’Fallon’s most haunted park! Bring your flashlight. Must register.

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Young People’s Theatre Date: Oct 21-23 Time: 7 pm Oct 21-22, 2 pm Oct 22-23 Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: afitzwilliam@stchas.edu or www.stchas.edu/ypt Performance of “Coney Island of Dr. Moreau” is a musical spoof of H.G. Wells’ famous book.

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Mystery Dinner Theater Date: Sat, Oct 22 Time: 7pm Location: Pitman Banquet Center, Wentzville Cost: Contact Contact: 636-327-6914 or wentzvillechamber.com Join us for food and fun at our mystery dinner. By the Wentzville Chamber of Commerce.

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Night of Fright

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Date: Sat, Oct 22 Time: 6pm-10pm Location: Youth Activity Park Cost: Daily fee + $2 Contact: 636-561-4964 Halloween games, activities and more. Frighten your friends in the haunted house.

Your Journey to Wellness Expo Date: Sat, Oct 22 Time: 10am-3pm Location: St. Charles Convention Center Cost: Free Contact: 636-734-3295 Over 60 exhibitors, speakers, door prizes, food samples and more! Wellness and heath topics.

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Scary Movie Marathon at SCC

Date: Sat, Oct 22 Time: 8pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $45.50-$29.50 Contact: 314-534-1111 Hear the captivating sound of ten human voices coming together to make extraordinary music.

Date: Oct 24-28 Time: Varies Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: asmith@stchas.edu or www.stchas.edu/calendar SCC will present Scary Movie Marathon, a week full of horror films and lectures on “scary” topics.

“Bootterflies” Halloween Party Date: Oct 22 & 23 Time: 11am-2pm Location: Butterfly House Cost: Butterfly House admission Contact: www.mobot.org Non-spooky family event. Crafts and games for ages 2-13 with family. Prizes and goody bag.

Blind Wine Tasting Date: Wed, Oct 26 Time: 6:30pm Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $20 Contact: www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Join us for a fun way to learn about wines.

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Oct Events, cont Batboy: The Musical Date: Oct 27-29 & Nov 3-5 Time: 7:30pm Location: Black Box Theater-Lindenwood Cost: Contact Contact: 636-949-4433 Student Theatre Productions presents this musical at Lindenwood

Kimmswick Leisure Tour Date: Thurs, Oct 27 Time: 7:45am-6pm Location: Leave from Blanchette Park Cost: $105 by Sept 27 Contact: 636-949-3372 Riverboat trip and motorcoach ride to Kimmswick, shop and lunch. See the beauty of our area.

Children’s Halloween Parade Date: Thurs, Oct 27 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Westport Plaza Cost: Free Contact: 314-576-7100 Treats and fun for little ones at Westport Plaza. Dress for Halloween and show off your style!

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Date: Fri, Oct 28 Time: 8pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $65-$35 Contact: www.metrotix.com Comedian Chris Tucker brings his stand-up tour to the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

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Monster Bike Bash Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: TBA Location: Augusta Cost: TBA Contact: www.augusta-chamber.org Sponsored by Off Track Events.

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: 8pm Location: Fabulous Fox Cost: $79.50-$49.50 Contact: 314-534-1111 Don’t miss the original Jersey boy performing all his legendary hits

Teen Rec Night (ages 13+) Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: 7pm-10:30pm Location: O’Fallon Family YMCA Cost: $5 per person Contact: 636-379-0092 A night of spooktacular fun! Dance, concessions, games, a costume contest, prizes!

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” Auditions Date: Oct 29 Time: 8:30 am Location: St. Charles Community College Cost: Free Contact: afitzwilliam@stchas.edu or

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www.stchas.edu/ypt Audition for The Young People’s Theatre performance of the classic musical “It’s a Wonderful Life,” based on the film by Frank Capra.

Halloween Festival Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: 11am-2pm Location: The Meadows at Lake St. Louis Cost: Free Contact: 636-695-2626 Family event. Children dress in costumes and receive treats. Pumpkin painting, more.

Halloween Concert Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: 7pm-9pm Location: St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre Cost: Free Contact: www.sccsymphony.org Kids are encouraged to come in costume as all the orchestra members will be dressed up!

C.H.A.M.P. Halloween Trivia Night Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: Game begins 6:30pm Location: Civic Hall, O’Fallon Cost: $120 for 8 people: includes soda, water Contact: 314-954-3845 to reserve table Proceeds benefit training and care of C.H.A.M.P. assistance dogs. Dress and decorate table for Halloween. Prizes, silent auction, etc. BYO food; alcohol permitted for over 21.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show Date: Sat, Oct 29 Time: TBA Location: Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar Cost: $39.95 per person Contact: www.rendezvouscafeandwinebar.com Fun evening and four-course dinner. “Haunted Hunter” theme. Must register.

O'Fallon Chamber Day at the Dome Date: October 30, 2011 Time: 12:00 pm Location: Edward Jones Dome Cost: $40 per person Contact: 636-240-1818, www.ofallonchamber.org/rams O’Fallon Chamber day at the Dome. Go Rams.

Halloween Children’s Theatre Date: Tues, Oct 31 Time: 5pm Location: Frontier Park Cost: Free After Trick or Treat on Main, visit Frontier Park for this 30-minute storytime.

Trick or Treat on Main Date: Tues, Oct 31 Time: 3pm-5pm Location: Main St. St. Charles Cost: Free Contact: www.historicstcharles.com Safe afternoon of trick or treating for kids aged 12 and under.


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hen autumn comes to Missouri, St. Charles County enjoys the season in watercolor delight along our back roads. It is a Godly coincidence that the roads displaying this fall beauty lead to numerous wineries; home to the same gifts of aromas, colors and flavors. September and October are the perfect months to visit our local wineries; the patios and outside seating areas will give you a chance to relax and enjoy the changing seasons with food, drink and music in a vibrant atmosphere. Whether you enjoy great wine, good food, terrific entertainment or just want to unwind, you can find everything you’re looking for at these wineries.

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Stop in their tasting room for samples of their wines and other Missouri wine selections, and treat yourself to an array of Missouri-produced chocolates, cheeses, dipping mustards and sausages. Then, find your perfect spot on Picnic Hill, slide into the comfy Adirondack chairs along the slope, or

Cedar Lake Cellars is surrounded by 95 beautiful acres and two lakes in the heart of Warren County. It is the perfect destination for lunch or dinner in the country as well as large corporate gatherings or private events. Their winery offers Missouri and California wines as well as wines from around the world. Fine microbrew beers are also available. Join them for Friday Night Happy Hour or enjoy weekend entertainment. Dining is delightful either inside the hearth room or outside on the covered patio.

Uncork Autumn!

Chandler Hill Vineyards is the place to visit for spectacular wine, food and entertainment. Their 4,500 square-foot deck provides the perfect setting; to satisfy every taste, the offer their award-winning wines along with select varieties from California’s finest vineyards. Their restaurant, led by executive chef Corey Ellsworth, provides a daily menu that sings with flavor and variety. Music is a great addition to the food and drink at Chandler. The winery offers a variety of musical performances inclusive of Light Jazz; Blues; Folk; Classical Guitar; Latin Fusion and more. Mount Pleasant Estates is the oldest winery in Augusta, with 78 acres of vineyards growing a dozen grape varieties. You can visit their huge tasting room or enjoy a dazzling fall view of the Missouri River Valley from the terrace. Mount Pleasant hosts Friday night “Dinners on the Deck” with a wonderful menu, and live music from local musicians April through October. In addition, the winery offers cellar tours, wine classes, winemaker dinners and holiday events throughout the year. Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard and Winery has all the charm and style you would expect in a country getaway destination. Its setting is smaller and more intimate than the larger wineries, but make no mistake—the view, the vineyard and the atmosphere here are perfect for a fall afternoon visit.

...at the St. Charles County Wineries

Cedar Lake Cellars

meander to the Winegarden for afternoon entertainment in a great atmosphere. Wine Country Gardens sits atop 42 lovely acres of farmland and has been lovingly developed to provide a top-notch wine and dining experience. Their 110year-old house is the focal point of the property; the Schauls began with a daylily and hosta nursery in 1997. Since then, Wine Country Gardens has expanded to include a huge pavilion, a bandstand and gazebo, patios overlooking the Missouri River Valley and a huge wrap-around porch along the front of the house. Seating is also available near the waterfall and pond. Their wine selection includes over 60 domestic and imported wines. The restaurant menu is sumptuous and includes a kids’ menu and special events dot their calendar year-round. 22

The Wine & Beer Garden at Aggie’s is a close-to-home destination for a relaxing weekend evening of wine and food. Light fare of sandwiches, soup, salads and desserts are offered along with their charming atmosphere and great wines. Whether you’re planning a party or corporate meeting, or you just need a break and want to enjoy a crisp fall afternoon with that someone special, Aggies Wine and Beer Garden is close and comfortable. Sugar Creek Winery will welcome you with live music on their gazebo, snacks on the terrace, cozy warmth in the tasting room and parlor, and conversation and great wines throughout the property. The turn-of-the-century Victorian home provides the focal point for this family-operated vineyard. The wines are christened with whimsical names and luscious flavors; all are lovingly grown and


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tended by the family who make Sugar Creek their home. Weekends are musical and mellow at Sugar Creek. Visit to enjoy their wines with a selection of cheeses, sausages, crackers and non-alcoholic beverages. Balducci Vineyards knows how to treat its guests. Food, wine and fantastic scenery; it’s all here. The property is surrounded by rolling hills, meadows and their vineyards. You can dine on their award-winning food or bring your own picnic basket and settle in for a relaxing afternoon or evening of music from local entertainers. Covered seating is also available for those crisp, rainy days that make the hillsides glisten with color. Stop in any day of the week for food, wine and solitude along scenic Highway 94. Augusta Winery takes pride in their award-winning wines and presents them with locally produced cheese and sausage on the outdoor wine terrace or in our Wine & Beer Garden. Their garden features a spectacular 10foot grape arbor above, a peaceful fountain, craft beers, and free live weekend entertainment through October. A variety

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of wine courses are taught in the Owl’s Nest and indoor seating is available there when needed. Situated in the heart of historic Augusta, you will enjoy the rustic atmosphere while you feast on award-winning wines. Blumenhoff Winery in Dutzow is open daily year-round. Established in 1979, the winery is proud to produce and sell a variety of Missouri-grown, awardwinning wines. Blumenhof has free entertainment on the weekends and a happy hour each Friday afternoon at 4pm. Visit Blumenhof for fine wines, a fun atmosphere and a serene afternoon or evening of entertainment. Montelle Winery is a destination you will visit again and again. They offer it all: fabulous wines, four kinds of brandy from their distillery and gourmet food from Klondike Café to make the experience complete. Step into their tasting room for instant relaxation and great wine sampling and conversation. Then, enjoy your wine and/or dinner of choice on the vast deck overlooking the beauty of the area. Montelle hosts live music every weekend throughout the season, and their Sunset Dinners give diners a tasteful way to spend an evening with friends or that special someone. Call or go online to reserve your table! By Robin Garrison Leach

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ook out Top Chef! Step aside Gordon Ramsay! Top chefs from St. Louis’ private clubs and restaurants will gather at Mount Pleasant to create a fabulous meal for charity. The 2011 Chefs Wine Country Barbeque, a fundraiser presented by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis, will benefit the Chefs de Cuisine Education Foundation and ACF Chef and Child Foundation. The chefs will prepare a delicious array of hors d’ oeuvres, vegetables, fish, meats and desserts for guests to sample in a tapas-style setting on Mount Pleasant’s patio. Wine selections to complement each meal will be available for purchase.

Sun, Sept 25 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mount Pleasant Estates Call 636-482-WINE, 800-467-WINE or visit www.mountpleasant.com Tickets are $50 per person

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Live Music at the Weinstrasse Wineries Augusta Wine & Beer Garden 5601 High St 636-228-4301/augustawinery.com Free live music Sat & Sun, 1pm 9/3- Ivan Smith; 9/4 Harmony Culbreath 9/5- Jan Marks 9/10- Dave Bennett;9/11 Ed Belling 9/17- Mark Moebeck; 9/18 Terry Beck 9/24- Joe Fry the Guitar Guy; 9/25 Lenny Frisch 10/1- Ivan Smith;10/2 Harmony Culbreath/ 10/8- Dave Bennett; 10/9 Arvell & Dawn 10/15- Ed Belling;10/16 Mark Moebeck 10/22- Terry Beck;10/23 Lenny Frisch 10/29- Joe Fry the Guitar Guy;10/30 Adam Stanley

Sugar Creek Winery Boone Country La, 636-987-2400/ sugarcreekwines.com Free live music every Sat & Sun, 1-5 9/3- Terry Beck;9/4- Rick Curtright 9/10- Acoustic Groove Duo; 9/11-Dennis Schilligo 9/17- Terry Beck; 9/18- Ivan Smith 9/24-Tom Nickeson; 9/25-Common Ground 10/1- Terry Beck; 10/2- Rick Curtright 10/8- Acoustic Groove Duo;10/9- Tom Nickeson 10/15- Terry Beck; 10/16- Ellen Martinez Duo 10/22- Leland’s Road; 10/23- Ivan Smith 10/29- Kaylor & Tomasino; 10/30- Rick Curtright

Montelle Winery 201 Montelle Dr 888-595-wine/montelle.com Free live music Sat & Sun, 1-5 pm 9/3- Melvin Turnage Band-12-4; SOL 5-9 9/4- Pop N Rocket, 1-5; TBA 6-9 9/5- TBA (1-4) 9/10- Bag Lunch Blues, 1-5; Terry Beck (6-9) 9/11- Arvell & Dawn, 1-5 9/17- TBA, 1-5; Lenny Frisch, 6-9;9/18-Encore Trio, 1-5 9/24-Hudson & the HooDoo Cats, 1-5; Ivan Smith, 6-9; 9/25- Lucky Dan & Naked Mike 10/1- Osage Ramblers, 1-5; 10/2-Arvell & Dawn, 1-5 10/8- Kaylor & Tomasino, 1-5; 10/9- Anita Rosamond Duo, 1-5 10/15- Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo, 1-5; 10/16- The Accidentals 10/22- Lucky Dan & Naked Mike, 1-5;10/23- Arvell & Dawn, 1-5 10/29- Art & Nancy Duo, 1-5;10/30-TBA

Balducci Vineyards 6601 Hwy 94 S 636-482-vino/balduccivineyards.com Live music on Sat from 3-7 pm and Sun 2-6 pm 9/3- Steve Leslie Band, 3-7; Crossfire, 2-6; 9/4- The Steve Leslie Band, 3-7; Crossfire, 2-6 9/10- My Friend Mike, 3-7 Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes, 2-6;9/11- My Friend Mike, 3-7 Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes, 2-6 9/17- Crossfire, 3-7 ;Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band, 2-6 9/18- Crossfire, 3-7;Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band, 2-6 9/24- Soul City, 3-7; Arvell & Dawn, 2-6 9/25- Soul City, 3-7; Arvell & Dawn, 2-6 10/1- My Friend Mike, 3-7 Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo, 2-6;10/2- My Friend Mike, 3-7 Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo, 2-6 10/8- Crossfire, 3-7; Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band;10/9Crossfire, 3-7 Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band 10/15- Dick and Jane Band, 3-7 Arvell & Dawn, 2-6; 10/16- Dick and Jane Band, 3-7; Arvell & Dawn, 2-6 10/22- Crossfire, 3-7; Stacey Collins Band, 2-6 10/23- Crossfire, 3-7; Stacey Collins Band,2-6 10/29- Smith & Logan, 3-7

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Dog Wisdom www.petwisdom.com shane@dogwisdom.com 314-494-9808 My dog eats toilet paper and hates the UPS man. If your dog is socially challenged or has other training issues, call Shane at Dog Wisdom. From potty training and chewing to jumping and barking: Shane will come to your home and work with your pet to make him the best pet on the block. Dog Wisdom will also give you the training you need to be the leader of your pack; you’ll learn how to maintain and nurture the relationship you and your dog share. The UPS man will thank you.

ack in the day, there were many businesses that made house calls. You could ring up the doctor and he’d arrive on your doorstep with a black leather bag full of diagnostic tools and a lollipop for brave patients. Milk was left on the stoop each morning, the Fuller Brush man visited with his wares and chimney sweeps made their rounds every October. Now, we buy our brushes and milk on the outside. Nearly all doctors wait for you at their offices. And when was the last time you saw a sooty serviceprovider show up on your doorstep without a four-hour windowed appointment? Before you fire up the car to haul yourself or your kids to that next appointment, take a look at some businesses and services In St. Charles County that still make house calls.

House Calls St. Charles County Services That Come To You

Aly’s Interiors www.alysinteriors.com 636-939-2597 The holidays will be here before you know it. Wouldn’t it be great to give that old dining room or dated living room décor a new look? Maybe you just want to redecorate your living space and need a professional eye to help guide you. Aly’s Interiors will come to your home and discuss your project. Whether you just need accessories or want to totally “gut” and glam up your abode, Aly’s has everything you need to make home a place you want to show off.

Love Your Mutt Mobile Grooming www.iloveyourmutt.com Nicole@iloveyourmutt.com 636-448-1334 or 888-970-DOGS Call Love Your Mutt Mobile Grooming and let Nicole pamper your dog right in your own driveway. As a certified pet technician with over 9 years of experience, Nicole will wash, fluff, buff and indulge your best friend with loving care. You and your dog will be smiling after this house call; prices vary depending on services you select.

The Clowns, LLC www.theclownsllc.om ruffles621@hotmail.com 636-978-8716 Home birthday parties are coming back into vogue, and clowns provide a classic touch that all kids love. The Clowns, from O’Fallon, have been entertaining children of all ages since 1981. Their repertoire includes magic, caricature drawing, face painting, balloon sculpturing and just general silliness. Visit their website to see all the fun they have ready to make a house call to your next home, office or school function.

Pet Howliday Pet Sitting www.pethowliday.com info@PetHowliday.com 636-336-2748 (636-336-2SIT) It’s hard to leave your dog or cat behind when traveling. Kennels are great, and many in our county provide safe, loving care. If your pet is a homebody, call Pet Howliday Pet Sitting. This business will not only make house calls for your dog, cat, parakeet or other pet while you’re out of townthey’ll stop in daily while you’re at work for a potty visit and a snuggle. They offer nearly a dozen services and solutions to various pet sitting scenarios. 24


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Before you fire up the car to haul yourself or your kids to that next appointment, take a look at some businesses and services in St. Charles County that still make house calls. St. Charles County Cab www.stcharlescountycab.com 636-281-8080 Airport parking is not a fun way to start or end a trip. And after an evening of celebrating that special occasion, you may not want to drive yourself home. Thanks to the St. Charles County Cab Service, you can get where you’re going with your eyes closed. With over 20 years’ experience, this service is just the house call you need. Seniors and those needing special attention are also welcome; your ride will take you from your front door to wherever you need to go and back.

Help When You Need It Most No Place Like Home Hair Care 636-293-5863 If you want the royal treatment, call Sandie Gater at No Place Like Home Hair Care. Then, sit back and relax as Sandie gives you professional hair care right in your own home: Shampoo…cut…perm…even a pedicure. The whole shebang. Her techniques are wheelchair friendly; her prices are affordable. This is a house call that will leave you looking and feeling beautiful.

ed in St. Charles County since 2003, this group of duty nurses, nurses’ aides and general caregivers provide personal attention in all levels of health care concerns. Transportation, meal preparation, housekeeping, bathing and personal grooming are all available to you through the Angels. Whether you need scheduled assistance or just need someone there for a little extra help: Angels on Duty will be a godsend. Books to You www.youranswerplace.org 636-978-3261 Books to You, a program provided through your St. Charles City-County Library District, offers homebound customers reading materials delivered directly to their home. Books in regular and large print as well as audio books are available. Some clients are not totally homebound. Many are individuals who are living on their own but are dependent on children or friends for transportation. Others are people whose driving is now limited to necessary trips or short distances. If you love to read and need help getting books, give this service a call.

Home Hair Care

“Making Housecalls For Your Convenience”

Serving Our Elders and Homebound Loved Ones

636-293-5863

Call Sandi Sandi Gater Licensed Licensed Cosmetologist Cosmetologist

Our All-Inclusive Grooming Services Include...

By Robin Garrison Leach

Shampoo, Moisturizing, and Blow Dry ManiPad, PediPad, Nails Trimmed & Filed Oral Hygeine Ears Cleaned & Hair Removed Brief potty walk

Angels on Duty www.angelsonduty.com 636-980-HALO (4256) For the ultimate house call, you can’t beat Angels on Duty in Home Care Services. Privately owned and operat25

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ajestic mountains, massive glaciers, untouched wilderness, and wildlife you can't experience anywhere else in the United States of America. Some by Linda Bosch of Just Cruises people plan a lifetime to see Alaska, while others move from the lower forty eight to the Land of the unknown making Alaska their home. Having been to Alaska 17 times every time is a new experience. Undoubtedly, the top destination for viewing glaciers is Glacier Bay National Park. Home to 12 active calving glaciers, anyone going to this great land should not miss Glacier Bay. Princess Cruises carries more permits into Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line. There are several different ways to experience this great land. A 7-day Inside Passage cruise begins in Seattle

and sails to Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, Victoria, British Columbia and returns back to Seattle. A 7-Day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise begins in Vancouver and takes you all the way up to Anchorage then adds in College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier. Here you will experience the blue face of a glacier and hear the thunderous cracking of the glacier calving, it’s then you realize the reality is more than you imagined. Naturalists will be onboard every Princess Ship. While you navigate the Glacier Areas they narrate for you the beautiful untouched wilderness that lies before your eyes. Adding a land package to your Cruise is like putting icing on the cake. Princess offers four outstanding Wilderness Lodges. One of my favorites is the Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge. It’s the only Lodge of its kind allowing a full view of Mt. McKinley. It is absolutely incredible! Most Princess Land packages include a stay at this lodge. Another feature of a Land Package is exploring Denali National Park and enjoying the wildlife. Perhaps you’ll pan for Gold and take home your findings.

Also, experience Direct to the Wilderness rail service, where you step off your ship onto a glass-domed railcar for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Alaska. You're invited to join us Thursday evening September 29th from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. at the All Occasions Banquet Center in St. Charles for our 19th Alaska Planning Seminar. Just Cruises, along with Amy Alford of Princess Cruise Lines will be there to help plan your Alaska get-a-way. With Princess, you can discover what it means to escape completely to Alaska. Plan your Alaska Experience carefully; choose a Travel Agent with experience. R.S.V.P. 636-970-2581 or www.cruisenut.com today!

Alaska Planning Seminar September 29, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • All Occasion Banquet Center

19th Annual

14-Day Kenai Peninsula Cruise/Tour Sapphire Princess - Fairbanks to Vancouver

R.S.V.P. 636-970-2581 or cruisenut.com

Linda Bosch, Owner/Manager Just Cruises 521 Salt Lick Rd. St. Peters, Mo. 63376

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oncierge

automotive

We Specialize in Like-New Vehicles

services

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Business Happenings This 13.1 mile race is being organized by the civic group Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles in cooperation with Big River Running Company. Actual cowbells will be given to all participants along with MO’ Cowbell long sleeve tech shirts. The post-race party will include free beer for adult finishers along with music, food and more! For more info about the MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon, visit mocowbellrun.com or call Kerin Abbey at 636-441-6880 ext. 230.

135 employees, serves over 1,000 customers in the US and Canada, and operates from a 127,500square-foot headquarters in the Fountain Lakes Commerce Center. For more info about Newco Enterprises, call 1-800-325-7867 or visit them at newcocoffee.com Photo: E.D.C., SCC and City with Newco staff

Newco Enterprises honored as “locally brewed success” Newco Enterprises, Inc. based in St. Charles, Mo., was recently honored with the Business Spotlight Award from the Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County for “being a locally ‘brewed’ success story that has become a pioneer in the Office Coffee Service (OCS) and Food Service Industries through the development of innovative products.” Started in 1972 as a brewing parts supplier, today the company holds more than 20 patents, has

MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon planned for Oct. 2

Upcoming Alliance Training Events... “Every Employee is on Your PR Team – Marketing is a CompanyWide Effort” Thurs, September 8- 9 am to noon Presented by the EDC and St. Charles Community College Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters

Grab your running shoes and come have some fun at the MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon planned for Sunday, Oct. 2nd with a start and finish in Frontier Park in historic St. Charles.

in St. Charles County “Lessons from a Mouse – How Disney Does Leadership and Customer Service” Thursday, October 13 - 9 am to noon Presented by the EDC and St. Charles Community College Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters “Don’t Just Read the News, Make the News --- Regional Media Panel” Thurs, November 10-9 am to noon Presented by the EDC and the American Marketing Association Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters

Alliance member attend all Alliance seminars for free. General admission is $80. For more info, visit edcalliance.com or call 636-4416880 ext. 230. Information supplied by the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County

Aggie’s Closet and Tea Room

Visit the

Wine & Beer Garden at Aggie’s Enjoy an evening of wines, imported beers and fine food in our beautiful garden or in the comfort of our restaurant. WINE GARDEN: Thurs-Sat 4 to 11 pm Closed Sun LIVE MUSIC: Thurs, Fri and Sat Open Mic Nite on Thurs

HOME OF THE MIZZOU TIGERS LIVE!!

September and October Performers include: Rocky and Michelle, Lisa Jones, Terry Beck, Bobby Cage, Joel Dumas, Walt Miller, Chuck Kennison, Jim McKee, Denise and Jerry Risner, Flatwoods Call or check website for schedule

• Daily Lunches • Ladies and Girls Dress-up Tea Parties • Showers • Special Events Open for Lunch Tues, Wed. 11 to 2:30 Thurs-Sat 11:00 to 4:00

• Daily Homemade Specials & Desserts • Party Catering Available

9036 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway (across from Knoll’s)

636-379-6878

Please Call or E-mail for Questions or Reservations aggiestearoom.com • E-mail: aggiestearoom@aol.com

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

Share the Excellence!

New Breakfast Menu & Lunch Items • Famous Burgers • Sandwiches • Homestyle Dinners • Ribs • Seafood • Pizza • Steaks • Appetizers • Happy Hour 2-6: Drink Specials

Try Our Weekly Specials!

1772 CLARKSON RD.

at Baxter CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017 PHONE: 636.449.6700

Superb Cellar of Size & Quality Matched to the Menu

• MON: Filet Dinner $6.99 (4 pm-close) • TUES: $3 Burger (11am- 4pm) 1/2 Rack Ribs $7.49 (4pm to close) • WED: Buy a Large Pizza for Price of a Medium • THURS: Kids Nite 4-9 pm • FRI: All-You-Can-Eat Fish • SAT: $3 Burger Lunch (11am-4 pm) • SUN: Family Fun Time

www.dinejjs.com

(Answer trivia card & win 2 FREE cones)

Inexpensively Priced www.balabanswine.com I www.selectwineonline.com

1215 S Duchesne St. Charles, MO 63301

(636) 946-3500

Fine Italian Cuisine From Family Recipies EthylsSmokehouse.com

Serving Some of the Best BBQ in Town Check Out Our Nightlife!

8505 Veterans Memorial Parkway O’Fallon, MO

636-978-7755 Open 11 am Seven Days a Week

• Wednesdays - Karaoke • Thursday- Live Music with Brad Welker • Friday & Saturday- DJ Nights • Live Music Last Saturday of Every Month • Great dinner specials • Check website for more info Judged “Best Wings in St. Charles Co.”

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Who’s Who In St. Charles County Get to know the people who make St. Charles County happen... from retailers, to doctors, to owners, to managers

Diane Schlotz, Owner Studio Bella Salon in O’Fallon

Jeff Garner CEO/President Starting Point Home Solutions

Linda Rabenberg, Owner Linda Rombach Personalized Cleaning

Lucy Marshall, PhD Biochemist & President,Trans America Product Technology, Inc.

John Knoll, Retail Development Manager City of St. Charles

Candy Branham Comptroller/Owner Branham Electric

Donna Gastreich Marketing Complete Solutions

Len Cadieux Build Back USA

Chuck Gross Director of Administration St. Charles County Government

Chuck the Cow, Mascot MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon

Mike Cunningham Business Development Officer First State Bank of St. Charles

Would you like to recommend a person to be included in the Who’s Who in St. Charles? Send photo and info to timeoff@gatewaycreative.net

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Ask about getting NFL Network and NFL RedZone!

©2011 Charter Communications. Offer good thru 10-31-11. Offer valid to qualified residential customers only who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. *Early termination fees apply; total package price Year 1 $99.97/mo and Year 2 $119.97/mo; standard rates apply after 2 years. If customer terminates agreement early, a prorated early termination fee of up to $150 is due (except in MO and LA). MO andLA only: Fee of up to $150 applies if TV and/or Internet service is terminated early; If phone service is terminated, no early termination fee will apply; however, discounted rates will end and standard rates will apply; for complete details, visit charter.com/ PGpolicy. Installation, taxes, fees, and surcharges extra; equipment may be required and charges may apply. Programming lineup may vary. Charter HD receiver required for HD service; TV must be HD capable. Services are subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, which are subject to change. Trademarks belong to their respective owners. Services not available in all areas. Other restrictions may apply. ©2011 NFL Enterprises LLC. NFL and the NFL Shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.

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Experience

Weinstrasse!

Any Day is A Great Day for Weinstrasse!

Travel one of Missouri’s most scenic roadways en route to an afternoon of fine wine and relaxation at four exceptional wineries. Wine Country is only a short drive from West County and St. Charles along Hwy. 94.

636-228-4301 • augustawinery.com

636-482-8466 • balduccivineyards.com

• Area designated first wine district in United States • Family-owned “boutique wineries” • Award winning wines and specialty foods • Live entertainment

• Free wine tasting • Rated by Readers Digest as one of the 100 most scenic drives in America • Featured in Midwest and Southern Living Magazines

See Music Schedule on Pg. 23

636-228-4464 • montelle.com

636-987-2400 • sugarcreekwines.com

Call the wineries for more information or details about specific events.

Sugar Creek Augusta Balducci Montelle


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