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Two veterans’ ceremonies will be held this Friday, Nov. 9th: 8:15 at the Grade School and 12:15 at the High School. Both active duty and retired members of the military will be honored, and the public is invited to attend.

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The BCMW Adopt- A Family Christmas Program will begin taking applications for disadvantaged families in Washington County beginning Nov. 13, 14 and 15. Applications may be filled out at the BCMW Community building at 455 South Washington Street in Nashville. 

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Washington County Hospital is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. in the lower level conference rooms of the hospital. 

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The Washington County Health Department will be offering walk-in Seasonal Flu vaccines at The First National Bank of Okawville Saturday October 20 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

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The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1019 will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at noon in the meeting room at the Golden Corral in Shiloh. Buffet opens at 11 a.m. 

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Washington County residents are cordially invited to a “meet and greet” social gathering for Brian Monsma, the new Washington County Hospital (WCH) president, on Friday, October 12, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Studio (153 South Kaskaskia Street) in Nashville.

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A shuffleboard fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 22 at the Nashville American Legion to benefit the Washington County Vocational Workshop. The Legion is sponsoring the event.

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The Village Library Garden Party will be held Saturday, September 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the of Dan and Dolores Schuette at 977 Suffishoak Rd., Venedy.

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The Heritage House Museum will be making apple butter Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd at the food stand building behind the museum.  

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Welcome to the "Okawville Area” social will be held Saturday, September 8th from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Victory II on Hanover Street in Okawville. The socials are sponsored by the Welcoming Committee of the West Washington County Progress Initiative.

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Starting this Sunday, September 2, the Okawville American Legion will host its first “Open Mic Night.” The event will run from 5-8 pm. Sign up to play or sing that night.  

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Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, friends, and the public from the area are invited to an informational event at Washington County Hospital on Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. 

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The Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo will host a fundraiser for Angel for Autism this Friday, August 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Angel for Autism, which helps provide funding for sensory rooms in the area for children with autism and special learning disabilities.

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The 71st Annual Venedy Picnic and Homecoming will be Saturday, Aug. 11. Food and drink stands start at 2pm with brats, fish sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. Chicken Dinner plates begin at 4pm. Entertainment begins at 4pm. Join the community for games, Bingo and more.

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The Addieville Area Jaycees will host their annual Charitable Golf Tournament this Sunday, Aug. 5 at RBM Golf Course in Okawville. Registration is at 1pm for the four person scramble. Entry fee is $75 or $300 per team. 

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A free movie “Madagascar” or “Big Hero 6” will be shown at the Okawville Community Club Park Friday, August 3. Voting continues until Friday on the Lions Facebook page.

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will hold a Hunter Safety class at Elkhorn Hunting and Fishing Club, located at 4317 IL Route 15 in Venedy next week. 

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The Light House of Church in Okawville will give away free backpacks and school supplies Saturday, July 28th. Items can be picked up at the church at 2001 E. Stark Street from 9 to 2.

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The Washington County Ministerial Alliance is hosting a Craft Fair and Concert on Saturday, July 14 in Memorial Park in Nashville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pavilion across the creek. 

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Washington County Hospital is hosting a CPR and First Aid Combination Class Tuesday, July 17 beginning at 6 p.m. 

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Free family movie night will be held at the Okawville Community Club Park Friday, July 6th. The movie begins about 8:30 p.m.

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BCMW has established a Hardship program for help with your gas and/or electric bills, if you are an Ameren customer. This Hardship program is made possible through a grant from Ameren Illinois.

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The Mobile Market will make its next visit to Nashville on June 19 at 10 a.m. The market is set up on the third Tuesday of each month at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building. 

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Volunteers are needed for Heritage Days on both Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.  Jobs include helping in the food service area, making ice cream, working in the country store and helping with the soda tasting or giving tours in the museum buildings.

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The Okawville Soda Festival will help recall the era not that long ago when not only Okawville, but nearly every small town had its own “Sodie Factory.” The Okawville Soda Festival will feature 16 varieties of old-fashioned glass bottle sodas, most made with pure cane sugar like in the past.