Noon Friday, Nov. 17, is the deadline to appear in next week’s “Around Town” listing. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Submissions will be edited and appear in the week before the event date.
Send event info via email to li[email protected]. Questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.
Thursday, Nov. 16
▪ National Alliance on Mental Illness: Family Support Group — 7-8:30 p.m. Online via Zoom. The Family Support Meetings are for family members, significant others, and/or friends of persons with a mental health condition. Third Thursday of every month. Facilitators: Diane Borawski and Pat Rudloff. For information: [email protected] or 618-798-9788.
Friday, Nov. 17
▪ O’Fallon Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary Fish Fry — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. U.S. 50, O’Fallon. Traditional menu of cod, tilapia, catfish, hamburgers, hot dogs, pork steaks and several side dishes. Dine-in and carryout. Credit cards accepted. Orders can be called in at 618-632-6229. facebook.com/KnightsOfColumbus4239
▪ Swansea Fish Stand — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays. KC Club & Event Center, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, O’Fallon. Cod, walleye, catfish, shrimp and more. Open for carryout, call-in and dine-in orders. 618-222-7171. facebook.com/KCClubEastStLouis
▪ Shiloh Eagles Fish Fry — 5-7 p.m. Shiloh Eagles 545, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Cod, walleye, catfish, shrimp and sides. Full menu. Dine-in or carryout available. For carryout, call 618-624-5412. facebook.com/shiloheagles545 or shiloheagles545.com
Friday, Nov. 17 & Saturday, Nov. 18
▪ Lebanon’s Victorian Holiday 2023 — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. West St. Louis Street, Lebanon. Join Lebanon on the brick street for carriage rides, lamplighter ceremony, cookies with sugar plum fairies, holiday parade, live reindeer, photos with Father Christmas, live musical performances and more. facebook.com/LebanonVictorianHoliday
Saturday, Nov. 18
▪ Tri-Township Library Book Sale — 9 a.m. to noon. Tri-Township Library, 209 S. Main St., Troy. Book donations accepted during the book sale and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 618-667-2133.
▪ Missouri Botanical Garden 11th annual Garden Glow — Hours vary nightly through Saturday, Jan. 6 (except Nov. 23 & 27, Dec. 24-25.) Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis. Celebrate the holiday season at the most spectacular holiday lights experience in the St. Louis area. Featuring nearly two million dazzling lights, Garden Glow transforms the iconic setting of the Missouri Botanical Garden into an enchanted wonderland rich with mesmerizing displays and unforgettable moments. Advance tickets encouraged. For hours and info: mobot.org
Tuesday, Nov. 21
▪ O’Fallon Community Thanksgiving Service — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 504 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Special Speaker: Pastor Nicole Cotton from First Church of the Nazarene in Belleville. The public is cordially invited to attend this annual community service. A Love Offering for the O’Fallon Food Pantry will be taken. A fellowship time with pie and coffee will follow. For more information, please call Pastor Donald Andreasen who serves as the Pastor’s Network Chairman at 618-632-5584.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
▪ National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group — 6:30-8 p.m. Online via Zoom. Free peer-to-peer support group for adults with a mental health condition working towards recovery. Every Wednesday. Open the Zoom app and enter 3914844542. For information: [email protected] or 618-798-9788.
Thursday, Nov. 23
▪ 10th annual Thanksgiving Feast — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23. Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 520 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. The mission is to offer a delicious, heart-warming Thanksgiving luncheon to those who can’t cook, don’t want to cook, or just want to enjoy it without the mess. Open to all residents of Shiloh, O’Fallon, Scott AFB and surrounding areas. All donated food and cash donations not utilized that day will be given to the O’Fallon and Shiloh food pantries. 618-632-8401 or [email protected].
Other area happenings
▪ U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo — 5-8:30 p.m. on select dates from Friday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 30. Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Drive, St. Louis. Escape to a wild wonderland with brand new twinkling light displays and festive family fun. For dates, tickets and other info, visit stlzoo.org/wildlights.
▪ St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: The Eight Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla — 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Ave., St. Louis. Make the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra part of your Thanksgiving plans as the melodies of the changing seasons come to life. The timeless charm of The Four Seasons transports listeners to the northern Italian countryside, brilliantly contrasting with the passionate soundscape of Argentina in The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. From Vivaldi’s iconic Spring to Piazzolla’s intense Winter, the SLSO’s own gifted violinists, David Halen and Erin Schreiber, weave a seasonal musical tapestry. slso.org
▪ United States Air Force Band of Mid-America: Spirit of the Season — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. This year’s holiday series will feature a special guest reading of “The Christmas Truce” by USAF veteran Kathy Lawton Brown, host of Classic 107.3 FM. “The Christmas Truce” tells the story of a series of unofficial ceasefires that took place along with the Western Front of the First World War during Christmas of 1914. Additionally, Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead a performance of the Muppets’ song “Christmas is Coming,” and will be available to meet with young guests after the performance. Admission to these holiday performances is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets today at afbandtix.com. This is a family-friendly, all-ages event.
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Prairie Cardiovascular – O’Fallon Welcomes Pouyan Daniel Arman, MD
Prairie Cardiovascular is pleased to welcome Interventional/Structural Cardiologist Pouyan Daniel Arman, M.D., to our team in O’Fallon. Dr. Arman is now scheduling patients at Prairie Cardiovascular – O’Fallon, located at 3 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., Suite 1800, in O’Fallon.
Dr. Arman earned his medical degree at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies. He completed his internal medicine residency at Mercer University School of Medicine in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Arman completed a cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta. He also performed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Baylor Scott & White Health in Plano, Texas, and a structural heart fellowship at University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
As an interventional/structural cardiologist, Dr. Arman uses catheter-based techniques to diagnose and treat heart and vascular diseases.
Call 618-233-6044 or visit www.Prairieheart.org to schedule your appointment with one of the doctors of Prairie.