O’Fallon IL events are held in St. Clair County near St. Louis

Friday, September 16 at noon is the deadline to appear on next week’s “Around Town” list. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the number of submissions, events can only be run once in print, will be edited and appear within a week of the event date.

Email: [email protected] Mail to: O’Fallon Progress Around Town, Belleville News-Democrat, PO Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. For questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.

Friday September 16

Shiloh Eagles Fish Fry – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shiloh Eagles 545, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Cod, Walleye, Catfish, Shrimp and Accompaniments. Whole menu. Possibility to dine in or take away. For take out, call 618-624-5412. facebook.com/shiloheagles545

O’Fallon Fish Fry — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 EUS 50, O’Fallon. Traditional menu of cod, tilapia, catfish, hamburgers, hot dogs, pork steaks and several sides. Dine in and take away. Credit cards accepted. Orders can be called at 618-632-6229. facebook.com/KnightsOfColumbus4239

Philip Fortenberry — 7:30 p.m. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. As a versatile artist whose style encompasses a wide range of musical genres, Philip Fortenberry is a performer with an equally broad career. Philip was the pianist and associate conductor of the Broadway musical Rocky, where he also received the first ‘Ghostlight Award’ as Best Broadway Musician. For tickets and info: 618-537-6863 or thehett.com.

Saturday September 17

Vine Street Market at O’Fallon Station — 8 a.m. to noon. O’Fallon Station, 212 E. First St., O’Fallon. Locally grown vegetables, flowers, fruits, eggs, cheeses and meats. A selection of bakers and sweets as well as coffee, craft drinks and artisans. Live music, terrace, food truck on site. Bikes and animals accepted. 618-624-0139 or ofallonstation.com/vine-street-market.

Missouri Botanical Garden Green Living Festival — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Green Living Festival returns in person as a series of pop-up events at institutions in the heart of St. Louis. The “Summer of Sustainability” series invites visitors to engage with experts at these events throughout the summer on a day of learning and exploring ideas for sustainable lifestyles. Admission to the Green Living Festival is included with regular admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Free for garden members. Free admission for St. Louis City and County residents until noon. 314-577-5100 or mobot.org/greenlivingfest.

Wednesday September 21

O’Fallon Sunrise Rotary Meeting — 6:45 a.m. O’Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St., O’Fallon. 618-210-8156 or ofallonsunriserotary.org.

Other events in the region

22nd Annual St. Clare Parish Oktoberfest — 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. St. Clare School Campus, Third and Cherry Streets, O’Fallon. Includes a pork roast dinner from 4-7 p.m., festival food, live music, games, raffles, kids’ activities and more. 618-632-3562 or stclarechurch.org/oktoberfest.

O’Fallon Township Higher Committee Dinner and Entertainment — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29. 801 E. State St., O’Fallon. Cost: $3. For residents of the Township of O’Fallon only. Reservation deadline: Friday, September 23.

Southern Illinois Builders Association Scholarship Application – Deadline: Friday, November 4. The Southern Illinois Builders Association is accepting scholarship applications with the following requirements:

  • Candidates must be pursuing studies in the field of construction management/engineering/architecture related to construction;

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0;

  • Submit a personal recommendation from someone unrelated to the candidate;

  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student and maintain full-time student status (12 hours minimum) – part-time students working full-time in the construction industry will receive partial awards ( written verification from full-time employer required);

  • Demonstrate that the applicant is related to a person employed full-time by a SIBA member company for at least four years (written proof required);

  • A typed report of at least 500 words on career goals and life events that made them decide to pursue a career in the construction industry. The quality of the essay will be judged.

For a complete list of SIBA scholarship requirements, please contact Donna at SIBA office 618-624-9055 or by email at [email protected]

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Retired New York City Fire Chief Dan Daly speaks during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Friday, Sept. 9, at Scott Air Force Base. Daly, who lost 343 of his fellow firefighters that day in response to Ground Zero, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey US Air Force Public Affairs/375th Air Mobility Wing
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Law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC celebrated the opening of its new office, 821 W. Highway 50, Suite 303, in O’Fallon on Wednesday, August 24, with a ribbon cutting and employee open house event. Pictured, Chairman and CEO Kevin McLaughlin cuts the ribbon. Provided

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U.S. Airmen stand during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Friday, Sept. 9, at Scott Air Force Base. The ceremony was held to remember and honor the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey US Air Force Public Affairs/375th Air Mobility Wing

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Members of the 375th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight attended a Post Office Baptism Ceremony honoring a deceased EOD member Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Galesburg. Pictured, April VandeVoorde, sister of the late Senior Airman Daniel Miller Jr., delivers remarks at the ceremony. In 2004, Miller joined the US Air Force and became an explosive ordnance disposal technician. Airman 1st Class Violette Hosack US Air Force Public Affairs/375th Air Mobility Wing

This story was originally published September 9, 2022 6:32 p.m.