Here's a list of things happening this weekend around the Rolla area:
The Doolittle Lions Club will host its second annual fall festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Doolittle Community Center. There will be carnival games, a hay ride, a bounce house, face painting, and live music provided by J.D. Fritchey and Cliffty Creek, Together Again, Dixie Union, Shirley Robertson and the Wild Rose Band, New Blades of Grass, the Jimmy Humphrey Band, Jerry Rosa and the Rosa String Band, and Change of State along with a concession stand. This event is free to the public but donations will be accepted. For more information contact Kevin Olsen at 573-529-2887, Mike Olsen at 573-202-0500 or Roy Stevenson at 573-762-2237.
The American Red Cross will hold an adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED class Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vineyard Fellowship, Rolla. The cost is $110. To register for the class, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/takeaclass.
Hope Community Outreach will host a gospel sing Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring The Liberty Belles from Columbia and several other singers.
The Toastmasters International Area 14 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at the St. Robert Municipal Building, council chambers, 194 Eastlawn Ave., St. Robert. The contest begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Rolla Downtown Business Association will host the 35th annual Arts & Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Rolla. There will be a variety of craft vendors. For more information contact Lonna Sowers at 573-364-8600 There will be a food court as well as pets for adoption will be available. To reserve a booth as a craft vendor, contact Kim Haas at 573-364-1024 or Lonna Sowers at 573-364-8600. The fee is $45 each or $55 with electricity.
Fall Harvest Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at Vichy Community Park. There will be a yard sale, music, arts and crafts, concessions, annual pumpkin filling, antique tractors and a Dutch oven cookoff.
Noah Coleman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Sybill’s in St. James. The program will be "American Indian Affairs" presented by guest speaker Chief Raphael Wahwassuck, chief of the Potawatomi Indian Tribe. For more information call Susan at 364-7923.
The Rhea Saddle Club will have a fall fest Saturday, Oct. 19, featuring a garden tractor pull, chuck wagon cooking, vendors, children’s activities and bluegrass music. Gates will open at 8 a.m. The tractor pull will take place at 10 a.m. and food will be available at 11 a.m. The bands, Ozark Rounders and Hwy 32, will start at 1:30 p.m. Admission if $3 for ages 12 and older and free for ages 12 and under. 3.00 admission. 12 and under free. To get to the club, take Highway 63 south to County Road 5320. Call Fred Allison at 364-2097.
A Doolittle citywide trash pickup will continue Saturday, Oct. 19. Residents are asked to set their things where regular trash is picked up and bundle or sack loose items. This free service is provided by the City of Doolittle for residential customers only. No businesses will be serviced. No tires will be accepted.
The Super Miner 5K run/walk, held in conjunction with the Missouri S&T Homecoming celebration, will begin at 9 a.m. at Allgood-Bailey Track on 10th Street in Rolla. Registration is $20 for the public and $15 for students in kindergarten through college. Children age 6 and younger are free. To register for the 5K, visit split-secondtiming.com/upcoming-event, locate the Super Miner 5K and click on Online Registration. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the race from 8:15-8:45 a.m.
Tours of the 2013 Missouri S&T Haunted Mine will be held from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, and from 5 to 10 p.m. Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $10 for age 11 and up and $8 for children under 10, S&T students and active and veteran military (both with valid IDs). Small children may visit from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 19, 25 and 26 to walk through the mine with the lights on. The cost is $5 per child. A $2 discount will be given to each person who brings three canned goods to be donated to the Russell House.