Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

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WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM

05.17 Blood drive * Auffenberg Dealer Group will host a community blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at its St. Clair Auto Mall location, 129 Auto Court in O'Fallon, Ill., just off Exit 14 of Interstate 64. Each donor will receive a free oil change voucher. The blood drive will be held in coordination with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which is a community-based blood center serving various hospitals. www.bloodcenter.org

05.18 Birds, Beer and Bluegrass * The second annual Birds, Beer and Bluegrass celebration will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Audubon Center at Riverlands, situated in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 301 Riverlands Way in West Alton. Visitors will enjoy a selection of craft beers and a barbecue buffet from Bandanas, while tapping to the bluegrass rhythms of the Local Gents. Proceeds will benefit the conservation efforts of the Audubon Center. A silent auction will feature more than 30 unique items including nature experiences (birding by canoe, private guided nature walks), wine and microbrew basket. Tickets are $60, and are available by visiting riverlands.audubon.org or calling 636-899- 0090.

05.18 Novelist to appear * Edmond P. DeRousse will discuss and sign copies of his new novel "Choice & Consequence: The Adventures of Pete Russey" in a free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park Street, Waterloo. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. The character Pete Russey is an ordinary guy dealing with a series of challenges in his life. DeRousse is a retired educator who worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections. www.waterloolibrary.org, 618-939-6232

05.19 Busch Mansion tour and benefit event * The public is invited to enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the Busch Mansion and view its artistic masterpieces at the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center's "Cocktails at the Busch Mansion" from 5 to 7:30 p. …

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