For 911 Dispatcher -- 6 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Moose Lodge, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Benefir for Donna Wilkerson, a 911 dispatcher for St. Clair County Cencom. Mouse races and silent auction. Sponsored by the Metro East FOP Lodge 262, the St. Clair-Monroe County Fire Chief's Association, the Metro County Mutual aid group and all her 911 co-workers.
Crazy Bowl for Alex Gunnarson -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Bel-Air Bowl, 200 S. Belt West, Belleville. $20 per person for 3 games of bowling and shoes. 50/50 raffles, silent aucton, attendance prizes. Sign in at 6 p.m. Contact Joyce at 301-0301 wo sign up. Proceeds to medical equipment anf mobility needs for Alex. Alex was born two months early and has had cancer, chemotherapy and was diagnosed with low tone celebral palsy which confines him to a wheelchair about 80 percent of the time.
Garage Band Night -- 7 p.m. Friday, Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, Intramural Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Free Local bands will show off their skills at this free event that is open to the public. Bands are We Should Leave This Tree, Knot The End, The Longshot, You're Not Kablamo and Fuel the Fire.
Collinsville Chorale -- 7 p.m. Friday, St. John United Chruch of Christ, 307 W. Clay St., Collinsville. "The Envelope Please," Academy-award winning music presented by the Collinsville Chorale. Free admission. An offering will be taken.
The Jerrels Duo -- 9-midnight Friday, American Legion, 109 N. Penn St., O'Fallon. Music by a duo from the band The Jerrels. Bottle beer bucket special all day.
Southern Gospel Concert -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Nazarene Community Center, 400 N. Central (Illinois 111), Roxana. Features The Wanda Mountain Boys, Becky Lercher, The Rices, Sheron Cadle. Concert in honor of Rod Hannis. Free will offering will be taken.
Brass Spectacular -- 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 E. B St., Belleville. Masterworks Chorale presents A Masterworks Brass Spectacular. Advance tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for students; add $5 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from chorus members, by phone at 618-236-0182 or by mail.
Bluegrass in Maryville -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Fireman's Park, large pavilion, Maryville. Music by George Portz and The Friends of Bluegrass. Fiddler's Frolic by local talent. Parking available at park and Mother of Perpetual Help Church. Bring lawn chairs or sit at picnic tables. Kettle corn will be available.
Helen Campbell -- 7 p.m. Sunday, Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 9300 Richfield Road, Fairview Heights. Free with donation to Church food pantry. Helen Campbell presents an evening of John Denver Music with special guest Billy Barnett.
SWIC Cafe -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville Campus Cafe, First Floor of Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Free. Featuring Don James Band. Free parking in Lot M3.
Country Dance -- 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Music by Tom and Kathy Laquet.
GC Swing Band -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Brown Recreation Center, Franklin & Amos Ave. (one block south of Pontoon Road at Franklin Avenue), Granite City. Free. Donations to band are appreciated.
Country Western Dance -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. DJs: Carol and Bob Schwartz.
Ballroom Dancing -- 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park Ballroom, Highland. Music by Larry Haller. Information 618-654-9753.
Ballroom Dancing -- 4-7 p.m. Sunday, The Crystal Ballroom, Staunton. Featuring The Blue Knights Orchestra.
Great Godfrey Maze -- 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-dusk Sunday, Robert E. Glazebrook Community Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey. 2.4 miles of western themed maze cut into a cornfield. $6 adults, $4 (6-11), 5 and under free. Games. live musice.
Oktoberfest -- 5-10 p.m. today Roemer Topf restaurant, Mascoutah. Music by two bands from Germany in large tents outside. Brats, bier, wine. Regular dinner is available inside the restaurant.
Salsa Night -- 6-8:30 p.m. today, Main Complex Cafe, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Celebrate Hispanic heritage month. Hosted by SWIC Minority Transfer and Multicultural Student Services Center. Free. Featuring WUSauce, salsa dance team from Washington University, and free dance lessons. Information call 618-235-2700, Ext. 5360.
Hayrides 'n Hot Dogs -- 5-7 p.m. today, Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville. Roast hot dogs, marshmallows, snack on potato chips, carrots, drinks, take hayrides around the farm. $5 per person (children age 3 and under are free); maximum $25 per family. Call 618-346-7529.
Pride Inc. Party at the Dam -- 6-10 p.m. today, Melvin Price Lock & Dam, 1 Lock & Dam Way, East Alton. On the back patio on the Mississippi River. Tickets $45. Information call 618-467-2375.
Haunted Tales from the Tower -- 6-7 p.m. today, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Drive, Hartford. Storytelling begins at 7. Admission $5 per person. Information, call 618-251-9101 or www.ConfluenceTower.com. Come early and purchase a $5 Twilight Thursday sunset viewing (5:30-7 p.m.) and stay for the haunted tales for an additional $3.
Paranormal Investigation -- 8 p.m. Friday, Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton. Appetizers at 7 p.m. Join professionals as they investigate the Lodge through the night. Use the instruments, ask questions. Reveal evidence during breakfast the next morning. Call 618-786-2331, Ext. 0 for details, www.pmlodge.net.
Owl Hunt --8 p.m. Friday, Pere Marquette State Park, Visitor's Center, Grafton. Meet at the Pere Marquette Visitors Center for a program on owls. After the program, take a night hike through the park to listen for owls. The hike will be about 2 miles and a portion will be uphill. After the hike, roast marshmallows and hot dogs, drinks. Bring one flashlight per family. Free.
Haunted Hayrides -- after sun goes down, Friday-Saturday, Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm, 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt. Ghoulish fun. Fee charged. For information, call 618-233-0513.
Haunted Trail & Hayride -- 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Waterloo Sportsman's Club, 4903 Sportsman Road, Waterloo. $12 admission. Free parking. Food, drinks, concessions, games and The Last Ride. Theme is "Disturbia 101." Information, call 618-458-9927 or www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.
Alton Haunted Odyssey -- Friday-Saturday, Spirits Lounge, 300 State St., Alton. Witching Hour Tour, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., cost $45. Eating with the Entities, Saturday, 6-10:30 p.m., cost $55. All tours include a 3-hour trolley jaunt to McPike Mansion, Noll's Bakery and Confectionary Co., and Alton City Cemetery. To make a reservation, visit AltonHauntedTours.com or call 618-462-3861.
Steeleville Octoberfest -- Friday-Saturday, in front of Village Hall, Steeleville. Parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Food stands, live music, beer stand, both nights. Crafts, washer tournament, kids crafts, variety show.
Freeburg Chili Cook-off -- Saturday, Freeburg Recreation Park. Chili cookoff, craft show, flea market, car cruise, washer tournament, bike show, live music, childrens corner, truck pulls.
Lebanon Chili Cookoff -- Saturday, Horner Park, Lebanon. Crafters, artists, music.
Okawville Chili Cookoff -- Saturday, Hanover Street, Okawville. Chili tasting, best chili, people's coice, best decorated booth. Chilis to sample. Other foods available.
Pumpkinfest -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Courthouse Square, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo. Free admission. Craft and merchant booths, music, food and drinks, country pumpkin games for kids, pumpkin painting, face painting, pumpkin beer tasting, 5K Walk/Run, pumpkin cooking contest, decorated pumpkin contest, heaviest pumpkin contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, and pumpkin art and coloring contest.
Coulterville Halloween Cruise -- Saturday, City Park, Coulterville. Games, food, drinks, music. Host: Coulterville Grand Cote Cruisers Car Club.
Heritage Fall Festival -- Saturday, Courthouse Square, Waterloo. Local merchants, artist and crafters gather ont he courthouse square to sell their wares. Local chicken wings competition allows patrons to sample and vote for Best Wings in Waterloo. Other food and drinks available. Carriage rides, petting zoo.
Fall Colors Over the Confluence -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford. Enjoy brilliant reds, yellows and oranges standing 150 feet above the two rivers. Fill a day full of tours, games, food and fall fun. Information, go wo www.ConfluenceTower.com or call 618-251-9101.
Pink Pancake Breakfast & Pink Ride -- 8 a.m. Saturday, Frieze Harley-Davidson, 1560 N. Green Mount Road, O'Fallon. Free breakfast by Chris Cakes. Donations collected will go to the Illinois Wings Organization. For riders, kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.
Wiener Dog Race & Fashion Show -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Anna City Park, Anna. Arts, crafts, games, catch & release fishing, face painting, train rides, bounce houses, health screening for children, air vac helicopter, more. Race and fashion show at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3 donation to benefit Children's Medical Resource Network.
Cemetery Walk -- 3 p.m. Saturday, O'Fallon City Cemetery. Tour Mace Cemetery, St. Clair Catholic Cemetery, Tiedemann Cemetery. (See story on page C1.)
Pink-Out Concert -- 2 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh United Methodist Church. Music by Christian band 33 Miles. Free kids patio carnival with pumpkin painting, bounce houses, pizza party and games from 1-3:30 p.m. Call 618-632-6913 or visit www.Shiloh-UMC.org. This concert is offered in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health Center.
Mouse Racing -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall 592, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, O'Fallon. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville. Proceeds to benefit Optimist Childhood Cancer Campaign. $10 per person (21 and over only), cash bar, bring your own snacks (no beverages). Mouse racing, wagon of booze raffle, mouse roulette, 50/50 raffle. For information, call Joyce Krueger at 618-910-0419 or Charles Mayhew at 618-806-5145.
Vintage Voices -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Alton City Cemetery, 5th and Vine streets, Alton. "Leading Ladies & City Fathers" on Oct. 13, 20, 27 in the City Cemetery. Tickets $12 adults; $6 students; available at the CVB and www.altonlittletheater.org beginning Sept. 1, City Cemetery each Saturday 12:45 p.m. Information, call 618-462-3205.
Cruise Night -- Saturday, Shannon's Pub, Tilden. Music. Host: Coulterville Grand Cote Cruisers Car Club.
Belleville Walking Tour --10 a.m. Saturday, Veteran's Memorial (southeast corner of the Square on East Main), Belleville. Tour is 16 blocks long and lasts about 90 minutes. $10 per person. 12 years and up. To benefit Belleville Historical Society. Reservations required by calling 618-236-7481 or email@example.com.
Soccer Shoot -- 9 a.m. Saturday, OLA Field, Fairview Heights. Registration at 8 a.m. For children ages 7-13. Hosted by Belleville, Fairview Heights, Granite City Elks Lodges. Call Mike Morris to confirm at 618-779-3835.
Trunk or Treat -- 5:45-6:15 p.m. Saturday, Tri City Speedway, 5100 Nameoki Road, Granite City. Trick or treat at the race car driver's trailers. Candy scramble, costume contest, face painting, pot of gold, pumpkin decorating contest, hay rides, bobbing for apples, laser tag, after party bonefire. Kid 12 and under free. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing at 7 p.m.
Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree -- Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Country Store and Farms, 951 Green Mount Road, Belleville. Ride wagons to the pumpkin patch to look for your great pumpkin. Country music, pony rides, make-your-own scarecrows, funnel cakes, children's activities, petting farm.
Flags Over the Mississippi Struggle for the Empire -- Saturday-Sunday, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, 1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford. Interpretation of 1800s Spanish, French, British and American military life.
Old Settlers Days -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kampsville Riverfront, Kampsville. Learn of the life and times of the early settlers in Calhoun County. Oldtime crafts, mountain man encampment, childrens activities, entertainment, food. Free. Information, call 618-465-2114.
Flying Fortress -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Liberty Belle, a restored World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, will offer public flights. Flight experiences are $450. For information, visit www.libertyfoundation.org.
Family Camp Out -- 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday, Willoughby Heritage Farm, Collinsville. Bring tent, sleeping bags, food to roast over bonfire. Guided night hike. Cost $15, first tent; $7 each additional tent. Two-tent maximum. Call 618-346-7529 before Friday to register.
Highland Art in the Park -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m Sunday, Lindendale Park, Highland. Free. (See story on page C1.)
Maeystown Oktoberfest -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Grounds of Rock Mill and Museum, Maeystown. Arts, crafts featuring woodcarving, blacksmithing, jewelry, rugs, soaps, photography, paintings, felted items, paper art, fabric collages, pottery, country store, antiques, food fair featuring turtle soup, ribeye steak sandwiches, homemade pies, popcorn, bratwurst, potato pancakes, applebutter, funnel cakes, baked goods, ice cream.
AALA Fall Historic House Tour -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Home & Buildings of Alton, Alton. Self-guided tour of historic homes, buildings and churches of Alton. See 10-12 sites on the tour. Tickets on sale beginning in October at the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Tickets $12, also sold day of tour. Information, call 618-463-5761.
Bikes Around the Lake -- 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Carlyle VFW, 1250 Franklin St., Carlyle. Ride across the dam begins at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by American Legion Post 404. Information, call Skip Etter at 618-971-7889.
Halloween Movie -- 2 p.m. Sunday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Free. Movie "Monster House." Free goodie bags starting at 1 p.m., while supplies last. Concessions available for purchase. Children under 14 must be with adult. Information, www.cityofedwardsville.com or Park's Office at 618-692-7538.
Family & Friends Day -- 11 a.m. Sunday, 3 Emerald Terrace, Swansea. Sponsored by Deliverance Mission Christian Church. Each family attending will be given a family photo free. Information, call Brother Jerald S. Jenkins. at 618-341-7152.
A Great River Safari: Sunset Canoeing/Birding -- 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo. Travel in a guided canoe and view birds and wildlife. Paddled by an experienced river guide. All paddling gear included. Cost $55 per person. Information, call 636-899-0091 or Riverlands.Audubon.org.
Season of Mourning -- through October, Stephenson House, 409 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville. Special exhibit to commemorate the life and passing of Col. Benjamin Stephenson who died Oct. 10, 1822. Museum is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. (tours are not conducted after 3 p.m.) Admission fees are $6 adults, $3 children, free children (under 6).
SWIC Exhibits -- through Oct. 12, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. "Every After Has a Before" by Khara Koffell; "Musings on a Pictograph Site in South Central Montana" by Neil Jussila; "Dreams of the Tire Factory," photographs by Michael Schoeneweis and works by Peat "EYEZ" Wollaeger.
"Threads of the Everyday World" -- through Oct. 19, Sole Survivor Art Gallery, 125 E. Main St., Belleville. Presenting a new selection of works by textile artist Jacque Davis.
ARTEAST 15 Tour -- through Oct. 28, opening reception, Edwardsville Art Center, 6165 Center Grove Road (on the campus of Edwardsville High School), Edwardsville. The Edwardsville Art Center will be a venue on the ARTEAST 15 tour this year; the tour will take place the weekend of Oct. 20-21 and showcasing artists exhibiting at the EAC during ARTEAST weekend through October.
Museums -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tours Monday-Friday, St. Clair County Historical Society's Victorian-Home Museum, 701 E. Washington St., Belleville. By appointment Saturday-Sunday. Call office at 618-234-0600 or Monty at 618-277-8335 to arrange visits. Emma Kunz House Museam, 602 Fulton St., Belleville, open by appointment only, week-day or week-end. Call above numbers to make arrangements. Closed on holidays. Adults $2 each; children (6-12) $1 each.
Grange Barbecue -- 3-7 p.m. today, Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 E. State Route 15, Belleville (next to Eckert's Country Market). Carry out or dine in. Brats, pulled pork, pork steakd, homemade sides.
Aviston Fish & Chicken Fry -- 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton St., Aviston. Eat in or carry out. 618-228-7311.
Cahokia Fish Fry -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall No. 4596, corner of East 5th Street and Illinois 3, Cahokia. Eat in or carry out. Homemade desserts. Sandwiches and bulk fish available. 618-337-1303.
Caseyville Fish Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, Caseyville VFW Post 1117, 415 N. Long, Caseyville. Fried fish and other foods at 4 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m. Lighted off-street parking.
Collinsville Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, Illinois 157, Collinsville. Eat in or carry out.
Fairview Heights Fish Fry -- 3-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road. Walton's Fish Fry. Homemade desserts. Carryouts: 618-632-5222.
Fairview Heights Fish Fry -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Fairvew Memorial VFW Post 8677, 5325 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights.
Highland Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carry out. 618-654-6367.
Mascoutah Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carry out. 618-566-2288.
Millstadt VFW Fish Fry -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Open jam session from 6 p.m. Sponsored by Millstadt VFW Post 7980.
O'Fallon Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Sponsored by KC and Ladies Auxiliary. Eat in or carry out. 618-632-6229.
O'Fallon Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 805, 221 W. First St., O'Fallon. Sponsored by Sgt. Charles A. Fricke VFW Post 805 and Ladies Auxiliary. Fried and grilled fish and chicken, homemade sides and desserts. Children's menu. To go orders delivered to car. 618-624-2651.
O'Fallon Fish & Chicken Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, O'Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O'Fallon. Carry-outs available. 618-632-8879.
Okawville Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 233, 205 N. Hanover St., Okawville. Eat in or carry out. 618-243-6545.
Scott VFW Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Belleville. DJ, 8-1 p.m.
Shiloh Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Sponsored by Eagles No. 545. Cod, Walleye, shrimp, chicken strip plates. Eat in or carry out. 618-624-5412.
Summerfield Fish Fry -- 5:30 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. park St., Summerfield.
Swansea Fish Stand -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 301 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, shrimp and more. 222-7171.
Waterloo Fish Fry -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Waterloo VFW Post 6504, 406 Veterans Drive, Waterloo. Fish, shrimp, chicken, burgers, pies. Dine in or carry out by calling 618-939-7999. Sponsored by VFW Post 6504 & Auxiliary.
Chicken N Dumplin' Fundraiser -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church, 2020 Johnson Road (rear), Granite City. Sponsored by the Christian Women's Ministries. Included with main dinner, two sides, dessert, beverage. Cost $8 adults, $4 children (3-11). Carry-outs available.
Boy Scout Barbecue -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Rural Family Medicine (Freeburg Market Place), Freeburg. Pork steaks, bratwurst, hamburgers, potato salad, green beans, pork and beans, slaw.
Turtle Soup -- 10 a.m. Saturday, South Side Improvement Assoc., 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. $12 gallon, call-in's welcome. 618-233-9380.
American Legion Barbecue -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, American Legion Post 937, 3816 State Route 159, Smithton. Bratwurst, ribs, chicken, pork steaks.
Breakfast Buffet -- 8:30 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits/gravy, pancakes, cereal, fruit, sweet rolls, breads, juices, milk. Rocky 618-476-1180.
Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, St. Felicitas Church, Beaver Prairie, 13322 Church Road, Carlyle. Fried chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, slaw, applesauce, homemade bread, desserts. Carry outs available. Cafeteria style. Adults $9, children (6-12) $4.
Pork Sausage and Beef Dinner -- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aviston Legion, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. All-you-can-eat. Eat-in or carry-out. 618-228-7311.
Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Knights of Columbus Hall in Historic Blackjack, 8729 Lebanon Road, Troy. All-you-can-eat cafeteria-style, beverage, dessert. Adults $10, children (6-12) $5, kids (5 & under) free. Carry-outs available.
Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish Center, Shiloh. All-you-can-eat bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drink. Cost: $8 adults, $4 child (6-12), under 6 free.
Cribbage -- 6:30 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. Nine games with nine different opponents. Information: Phil at 618-288-7910 or Dee at 636-233-8032.
Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center, 711 S. Main St., Smithton.
Euchre Tournament -- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius Parish Center, Fayetteville. Cost $5. Information, call Becky 618-978-4999.
Swansea Farmer's Market -- 2-6 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Local honey, crafts, baked goods, pumpkins. Contact Norm Geolat at 618-978-8753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor Yard Sale -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belle Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. Early bird admission charge of $5 Friday only. More than 500 tables under one roof. Information, call 618-233-0052 or 618-235-0666. Online at www.bcfairgrounds.net.
Belleville Old Town Market -- 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, rain or shine, West Main and 1st Street. Free parking. Fresh produce, honey, baked goods, cage free eggs and yogurt. Handmade soaps, jewelry, wood turned gifts, more. Live music.
Rummage Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, O'Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St., O'Fallon. Men's, women's, children's clothing, household items.
"These Shining Lives" -- 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Belleville West Performing Arts Center, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Tickets $5 students and $8 for adults. Presented by The Belleville West Little Theatre.
"The Rocky Horror Show" -- 9 p.m. Friday, midnight Saturday, Community Arts Center, 1250 East Rexford, Centralia. Tickets on sale now $12 and $10 patrons/youth. Cocktail hour one hour before show each night, beer/wine available for purchase. For tickets, call 618-532-2951.
"Noises Off" -- 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Oct. 19-20; 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Historic Avon Theatre, 535 N. 2nd St., Breese. Comedy by Clinton County Showcase. Adults $10, students, senior citizens, active military $9. To reserve tickets call 618-526-2866 or email@example.com.
"Watch On The Rhine" -- 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Turkey Hill Dinner Theater, Turkey Hill Grange, Belleville. Cost: dinner and theater $20. Reservations at 618-235-8237.
"FAME" The Musical -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Southwestern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dunham Hall Theater, Edwardsville. Tickets: $12 adults (18, older), $10 seniors (65, up), children (under 19, non-SIUE students (with a valid school ID), and SIUE faculty, staff and alumni. SIUE students with valid ID get in free.
Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-dusk, Sunday, Elks 664, Illinois 161 and Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup. Raffles. Ham, bacon, loins, turkeys, more. House gun available 12 & 20 gauge.
Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, O'Fallon Sportsmen's Club, 1024 Scott-Troy Road, O'Fallon. Skill shoot, 22 for ladies and kids. Pork loin, ham, turkey, bacon, gun raffle, games, pot shots. Food, drink. House gun available. Information, call Doug McDaniel at 618-972-8918.
Meat Shoot -- noon, Sunday, Mascoutah Sportsmen's Club, 1535 N. County Road, Mascoutah. Meat raffles, pot shots (12 gauge, 20 gauge, or .410), trap (weather permitting), BB gun shoot (indoors). Free bean soup and $.50 draft beer. 12 ga. and 20 ga. house guns available.
Meat Shoot -- 12:30 p.m.-dusk Sunday, Collinsville KC Hall, 1 Columbus Plaza, Collinsville. Hosted by the Collinsville and Troy Knights of Columbus. Bring your own 12 gauge shotgun. Choice of meats. Ladies welcome. Outdoor food and drink. Indoor bar and grille, football TV. 618-345-1492, Ext. 6.
Shooting Match -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Pat's Place, Jamestown. Sponsored by Highland Coonhunters Association.
Collinsville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Public Library, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. $100 for a table of eight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Space limited, so reserve a table at 618-344-1112. Mulligans, 50/50 tickets, silent auction. Bring snacks and drinks. Door prizes.
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