The GrandFamily Conference will be held on March 9, from 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Centre in Rolla. This conference addresses issues facing relatives acting as parents, and the resources available to help fill those needs. Find out about the resources available for grandparents raising their grandchildren - while your grandchildren have a good time at The Centre: Rolla's Health and Recreational Complex. This is a free event that includes a continental breakfast, free lunch, goody bags with great information, free activities for the kids and door prizes! To register or for more information, please call or stop by The Centre (1200 N. Holloway St. in Rolla), or call 573-341-2FUN. Major event sponsors include The Centre, AARP, and University of Missouri Extension.

The 105th St. Pat's Ball honors a great Rolla tradition with a delightful evening of dinner and dancing. Join us for the St. Pat's Ball Viva Las Vegas March 9 at the Havener Centre, sponsored by Coterie of Missouri S&T. The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. including a 4-course dinner, then dance the night away to live music by The Rat Pack! Tickets can be purchased on-line at Tickets are $45 per person if purchased before February 25, then $50 afterward.

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Taste of Rolla Chili Cook-Off, to benefit Special Olympics Missouri will be held Saturday, March 9 at the Eugene E. Northern Hall from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thirteen locally-owned restaurants will submit their chili to be sampled by you, then you vote for your favorite. Chili, hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Missouri. Musical entertainment will be provided by the popular local group Trilogy. Questions: Sgt. Vince Giacolone, 573-308-1213. This event is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event to support Special Olympic athletes.

The Rolla High School Drama Department and International Thespian Society Troupe 7826 is proud to present “Sabrina Fair” written by Samuel Taylor. This play runs March 7-9 p.m. in the Rolla Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Wendy King at or 458.0140 ext 14310.

The Heritage Boys in concert at Ft. Wyman Baptist Church Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Come hear one of the most talented groups in Mid-Missouri.

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha will host the seventh annual Dance XXXplosion Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Leach Theatre, Castleman Hall, Missouri S&T. Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased the Leach Theatre box office.