Event Calendar

We hope to see you at our next event! Interested in volunteering with Addiction is Real? Send us a message at info@addictionisreal.org.

Wentzville South Middle School 

April 18, 2024 – 6:00-7:30pm
Wentzville South Middle School 
561 East Highway N.
Wentzville, MO 63385

Personal Story shared by Pam Greenberg, Presentation and Hidden in Plain View Interactive Bedroom Display. Sponsored by: Wentzville South Middle School 

Town Hall and Hidden in Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom Display

March 14, 2024 – 6:00-9:00pm
State Technical College
1 Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051

Sponsored by: Osage County Anti-Drug Community Action Team 

Byrnes Mill Parents Seminar on Juvenile Drug and Alcohol Abuse

March 11, 2024 – 5:30-8:30pm
Spring Hill Church 
6247 Upper Byrnes Mill Road
Byrnes Mill, MO 63051

Hidden in Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom Display and Personal Story Shared by Addiction is Real Board Member Tiffany Foster.

USD 232 Student Well-Being Series Event

March 7, 2024 – 6:00-8:30pm
Mill Valley High School 
5900 Monticello Road
Shawnee, KS 66226

Hidden in Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom Display and Panel Discussion. Don’t Wait Film to be distributed prior to the Event. 

Sponsored by: United School District 232

Clinton High School Registration Day

March 4, 2024 – 8:30am-6:30pm (lunch break 11:30-1)
Clinton High School 
1106 S 2nd St
Clinton, MO 64735

Hidden In Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom Display. Sponsored by: Compass Health 

Perry County Hoops and Hightops

January 27, 2024 – 12:00-4:30pm
Perry Park Center
800 City Park Drive
Perryville, MO 63775

Hidden in Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom Display will be available for tours during the Mayors Cup Basketball Games.

Sponsored by: #HopeStartsHere and Mercy 

Drug Awareness Town Hall: Fentanyl & Xylazine

January 25, 2024
Ballwin Golf Club
333 Holloway Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

Sponsored by: Councilmember Mark Harder. Addiction is Real will attend and hand out our Toolkit Books to attendees. 

Speaker Training for Addiction is Real Volunteers

January 20, 2024
O’Fallon, MO at Board Member Teri Douglas’ Home

Spend an afternoon with our Coach Donna Forgy and perfect your 10 minute personal story to share during events and a one minute “elevator speech” to explain why you are involved in this work! 

Faith Based Voters Meeting

January 17, 2024
St. Elizabeth’s
1420 S Sappington Road
Crestwood, MO 63126

Hear Board Member Shelley Miller’s personal story about her brother Jimmy and Executive Director Erin Kelley will give a presentation regarding current drug trends and how to spot risky behavior in the lives of kids you know! Primary Contact: Chris Struckhoff 

2023 Annual Appeal

November 25, 2023

Visit us here to show your support!

Holiday Raffle

November 1-25, 2023

Visit www.addictionisreal.basketraffle.org to participate!

Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) Conference

November 14, 2023

Hidden in Plain View Interactive Display and Presentation (Private Event)

November 1, 2023
Westminster Christian Academy

This is a private event. For more information please contact Lisa Rupprecht, Coordinator of Parent Community Relations (314) 997-2901, ext. 6327

Ste. Genevieve School District Event

October 26, 2023 – 4:00pm
Ste. Genevieve Elementary School 
725 Washington Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Wildwood School Parent Teacher Conferences

October 17, 2023 – 3:30-7:00pm
Rockwood School District 
17401 Manchester Rd
Glencoe, MO 63038

The Hidden In Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom will be available for tours. 

Wildwood School Parent Teacher Conferences

October 12, 2023 – 3:30-7:00pm
Rockwood School District 
17401 Manchester Rd
Glencoe, MO 63038

The Hidden In Plain View Interactive Teen Bedroom will be available for tours. 

Don’t Wait Film Viewing

October 1st – 31st, 2023

Sponsored by: TurningPointCT and Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention and Counseling. For information please contact Margaret Watt, MPH, MA (she/her): mwatt@positivedirections.org or 203-227-7644

Compass Health Community Education Event

September 12, 2023 – 5:00-9:00pm
The Crossing Church 
3615 Southland Drive
Columbia, MO 65201

This event is open to the public! Hosted by Compass Health.

St. Charles Kiwanis Cycling for Our Children – Bike Ride and Walk Event

August 12, 2023 – 7:30am
St. Charles Soccer Complex Park 
3801 Mueller Road
St. Charles, MO

Download the official event flyer here. This event is open to the public! Recommended donation to participate is $25 and includes a free t-shirt.
Registration link: Click here to join the Addiction is Real Team!
General questions: Michael Webb, St. Charles Kiwanis 
Sponsorship or large group information: Erin Kelley, Addiction is Real
Hosts: St. Charles Kiwanis and Addiction is Real 

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Conference

August 2, 2023
Progress Sports Complex 
1300 Progress Parkway
Ste. Genevieve MO 63670

Hosted by Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.

Poplar Bluff Back to School Night

July 29, 2023 – 3:00-5:00
Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center 
1200 Camp Rd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Hosted by Butler County Community Resource Council and the Butler County Health Department, We Can Be Drug Free Coalition

Cape Girardeau Health Department Event

July 14, 2023 – 5:00-7:00
The Osage Center 
1625 North Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

William Chrisman Parent and Staff Education Event

May 23, 2023 – First Session 3:00, Second Session 6:00
William Chrisman High School 
1223 N Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64050

HEAL Stop Heroin Awareness Walk 

May 7, 2023 – 11:45 gather, 12:00 walk
501 South Ferguson Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

This event is open to the public and there is no registration. Wear brightly colored t-shirts (neon) if possible or order a shirt here.

Farmington School District – Professional Training

Friday, March 17, 2023

All In Clayton Coalition Event

Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Wydown Middle School, Clayton School District
6500 Wydown Blvd. 
Clayton, MO 63105

St. Charles School District Parent University

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 9:30am – 11:00am
St. Charles School District – Administration Building 
400 N 6th Street
St. Charles, MO

Spring Hills Church 

Monday, March 6, 2023 – 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Spring Hills Church
6247 Upper Byrnes Mill Road (at Highway 30) 
Byrnes Mill, MO 63051

East Missouri Action Agency – Desloge

Friday, December 1, 2022 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
East Missouri Action Agency
903 East Chestnut Street
Desloge, MO 63601

St. Charles School District Prof. Development – St. Charles

Friday, October 28, 2022 – 8:00am – 3:00am
St. Charles West High School
3601 Droste Road
St. Charles, MO 63301

Farmington School District Event – Farmington

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Farmington Middle School
506 S. Fleming St.
Farmington, MO 63640

Clayton High School Event – Clayton

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Clayton High School
1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105