Southern Gospel Concert -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Offering will be taken. Featuring Master's Voice. Information: Tom and Sheron at 618-259-0065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz to SWIC -- 7 p.m. Monday, Southwestern Illinois College, SWIC Theatre, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Hear jazz the old-fashioned way when Meschiya Lake and Little Big Horns perform. Free. Information: Adam Hucke at 618-235-2700 ext. 5180 or 866-942-7942 ext. 5180.
Square and Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Caller is Bo Semith; cuers at The Tevlins. Information: Jeff and Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.
Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Swansea/Belleville Moose Lodge, 2435 N. Illinois St. Featuring The Music Men.
Country Western Singles Dance -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Center, 301 Service St., Swansea. Music by DJ Dr. Dee. $8 admission; open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Free dance lessons, 6:45-7:30 p.m. Cash bar/snacks. Door prizes, 50/50. Sponsored by Parents Without Partners Belleville Area Chapter 559. Information: Janet Keiser, 618-234-5937.
Square Dance -- 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 522 S. Church St., Waterloo. Potluck meal. Caller: John Stuart. Sponsored by the Waterloo Quadrilles Square Dance Club. Information: Don Schilling, 618-939-7069.
Ballroom Dancing -- 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Crystal Ballroom, Staunton. Featuring The Music Men.
Quarter Auction -- 7 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, Highway 50, O'Fallon. Doors open 6 p.m. Entrance fee $3 per auction number. Bring snacks. Beverages sold. Reservations, call 618-632-3670.
Alton Haunted Odyssey -- Friday-Saturday, Spirits Lounge, 300 State St., Alton. Bare Bones Tour, 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, cost $45. Witching Hour Tour, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday, 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. Reservations: AltonHauntedTours.com or call 618-462-3861.
Walking Tour -- 10 a.m. Saturday, starts at 1106 West Main St. Walking tour of historic village of West Belleville. Tour is 18 blocks long and lasts about 60 minutes. $10 per person 12 years old and up. Benefits the Belleville Historical Society. Reservations: 618-236-7481 or email@example.com
Riverbend Emptry Bowls Project -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton. Local artists donate hand-crafted cermanic bowls; restaurants donate specialty soups. Music. $20 per person. Information, call 618-978-3202.
McPike Mansion Ghostly Tours -- 7 p.m. Saturday, McPike Mansion, 2018 Alby St., Alton. Look at photos of the mansion and paranormal activity, tour surrounding grounds and crypt. Tour last 90 minutes. Cost is $20 per adult; children (13-17) $10, children (6-12) $5. Information, call Sharon at 618-462-3348.
Mineral Springs Haunted Tours -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 10, Mineral Springs Mall, 301 E. Broadway, Alton. Tour underground railroad slave tunnels under Enos Sanitarium, seance in the pool, Tarot card reading. Doors open 7 p.m.
Wine Festival -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Wine tasting, $10 per person. Information, call 618-786-2331 or www.PMLodge.net.
Perry Biggs Memorial Fiddle Contest & Bluegrass Show -- 5 p.m. Saturday, Patoka Illinois Civic Center, Illinois 51, Patoka. Dinners, sandwiches, desserts available for purchase. Fiddler contest at 6:15 p.m. Music by George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass, vocalists Brenda Cook and Lane Mayfield, Worthington Family Bluegrass Band, plus cajun music. $7 adults; $3.50 children. Information, call 618-632-1384.
Autumn Social -- Saturday, HeartLands Conservancy, 406 E. Main St., Mascoutah. Wine tasting, live music, gift auction. Cost $45 per person, $85 per couple or $35 person, $65 per couple (members rate). Information or reservations: Mary Ann Lopez Drake at 618-566-4451 ext. 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer -- 7 p.m. Saturday; noon Sunday, Poplar Junction Lanes, 301 Poplar St., Highland. Friends of Jeff McNeilly are sponsoring a 40-frame game. Limit of 60 bowlers each day. Cost $20 per person. Information or registration, call 618-654-2695.
Woodcarver's Art Show -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Exposition Hall, Illinois 13 & 159, Belleville. Admission $4 adults, children (under 12) free. Sponsored by The Belleville Holzschnitzers (woodcarvers). Information, call 636-296-9257.
AARF Auction -- 11 a.m. Sunday, Collinsville Senior Center, 420 East Main St., Collinsville. Sponsored by Animal Rescue & Relief Foundation. Collectibles, vintage and antiques. Food and beverages available. Donations of auction items may be brought to the center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Information: 406-0953.
Geocache Challenge -- 1:30 p.m. check in, 2 p.m. start, 4 p.m. finish on Sunday, Nichols Community Center, 515 E. D St., Belleville. Minimum 6 teams/maximum 12 teams with Smartphone or GPS. Information, call 618-233-1416 or 618-277-9785. Sponsored by Belleville Parks and Recreation.
Quarter Auction for Camp Ondessonk -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Holy Trinity Gym, 505 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights. Holiday gifts, raffle to win a week of summer camp at Camp Ondessonk. Information: Cindy t 618-978-3856 or www.ondesonk.com
Appraisal Day -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Collinsville Historical Museum (next to the Collinsville Library), 406 W. Main St. Collinsville. Appraising coins, jewelry, clocks, watches, antiques. Benefits museum programs. Bring photos of large furniture pieces. $5 donation per photo or item. Information: 618-344-1834.
Belleville Boxing Club -- 7 p.m. Monday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. Doors open 6 p.m. Free parking. Tickets: Gold $20 (if purchased in advance $15), silver $10. Information, call 618-698-5439.
SWIC Faculty Art, Proctor Puppets -- Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. today, SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Exhibition open through Dec. 14. Information, call 618-235-5278 or swic.edu/sac.
Cornucopia of Quilts -- Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road (on the campus of Edwardsville High School), Edwardsville. Exhibit runs through Nov. 23. Fiber arts exhibition features the work of many regional quilters.
"Visions of Cityscapes" -- Gallery show and artists reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sole Survivor Art Gallery, 125 E. Main St. Belleville. Works of Timothy E. Wagner. Also, "This Is How We Do It" live demonstration by three artists, Kathy Gomric, drawing; Charles T. Jones, pastels; Sarah Rye Bliss, pregnant belly art.
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.
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.
Granite City Fish Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Elizabeth Church, Granite City. Cod, catfish, pollock, Jack Salmon. Eat in or carry out.
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.
Quail Club Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville. Serving wings, mararoni, cod, shrimp, walleye. Carryouts available.
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.
South Side Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side Improvement Assoc., 800 S. Sixth St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. 618-233-9380.
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.
Candlelight Steak Dinner -- 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Agatha's Parish Center, 207 S. Market St., New Athens. Ribeye steak, shrimp or marinated chicken breatsts, baked potato or fries, salad bar, hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Sponsored by The New Athens Knights of Columbus.
Pork Sausage Dinner -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Marine United Church of Christ, Marine. Adults $10, children (4-10) $4, (3 & under) free. Homemade pork sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, applesauce, sauerkraut, green beans, corn, pie - all you can eat. Carryouts $10. Visit country store.
Wurstmarkt -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, St. Augustine Church, 1910 W. Belle St., Belleville. Annual all-you-can-eat wurstmarkt Adults $9; kids (6-12) $5; kids (under 6) free. Carryouts available all day $8. Polka music and dancing, 1:30-3 p.m.
Turkey Dinner and Raffle -- 11:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Doors open at 10. Continous meat raffles, attendance prizes. Carryouts available.
Cribbage -- 6:30 p.m. today Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. Nine games with nine different opponents. Information: Phill at 618-288-7810 or Dee at 636-233-8032.
St. Luke Luncheon and Card Party -- noon Tuesday, St. Luke Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. $6 per person for lunch. Cards and bingo. Menu: Chicken Pasta Casserole, Jell-O, rolls, cake and coffee. Sponsored by St. Luke Perpetual Help Society.
Quilt and Comforter Bingo -- 1 p.m. Sunday; Blessed Sacrament Gym, 8809 W. Main, Belleville. Doors open 10 a.m.; early bird game at 12:45. Booths, raffles. Bring canned good for free card.
Holiday Bazaar -- 3-7 p.m. today; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital, Heritage Room, Breese. Holiday crafts, baby quilts both days. Baked goods on Friday. Tickets for quilt raffle $1 each or six for $5. Drawing Friday, Dec. 21.
Book Sale -- 9 a.m-1 p.m. Friday, Tri Township Library, 209 S. Main St., Troy. Books, magazines, puzzles, games, DVD and tape donations accepted during library hours or on day of sale. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Rummage Sale -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today-Friday, ; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday ($2 bag), St. Anthony Parish, 451 W. 3rd St., Beckemeyer.
Yard Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, VFW Post 1117, 415 N. Long St., Caseyville. Table set up begins at 6 a.m. Only $10 per table, vendors welcome. Free admission. Proceeds to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary.
Rummage Sale -- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Concordia Lutheran Church, 2305 Grand, Granite City. Bake sale, cookbooks, crafts, household items.
Belleville Old Town Market -- 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, West Main and First Streets, Belleville. Fresh produce, honey, baked goods, cage free eggs, yogurt, handmade soaps jewelry, wood-turned gifts.
Holiday Shopping Fair -- 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church, 1209 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. Home and gift ideas. Homemade baked goods and candy from the congregation also featured. Gift basket raffle. Lunch and beverages available.
Fall Craft Fair -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Metro-East Lutheran High School, 6305 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Door prizes, kettle corn, craft, vendors. Strollers welcome. 618-656-0043.
Plowsharing Crafts Sale and Wreath Auction -- 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Millennium Room, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 340 W. Lincoln St., Belleville. Handmade jewelry, accessories, home decor items, stationery and more in partnership with Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade organization. A variety of themed wreaths will be up for auction.
Tamburitzans -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Granite City High School, 3101 Madison Ave., Grantie City. Tickets: $15. Must be purchased in advance. No sales at door. Tickets, call Norma Bellcoff at 618-978-1522 or 618-692-6150.
Murder Mystery Dinner -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Eckert's County Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. "The Haunted Hunter." Dinner of fried chicken, pork sausage or mham is $40 per person. Reservations: 618-233-0513, extension 3.
Alton Little Theater: Glass Menagerie -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-11, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 7 matinee, Alton Little Theater, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton.
"The Imagination of Poe" -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park St., Waterloo. Dan Haughey will perform his one-person show.
Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-dusk, Sunday, Elks 664, Highway 161 and Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup. Raffles. Ham, bacon, loins, turkeys, more. House gun available 12 & 20 gauge.
Turkey Meat Shoot -- noon-dusk Sunday, Collinsville Recreation Club, 427 S. Mulberry, Collinsville. Food raffles, free ham and bean soup.
Shiloh Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Shiloh Eagles, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. $.50 draft, free bean soup. See your shots on TV. Rain or shine.
Millstadt Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m. Sunday, Millstadt Coonhunters Association, 4310 Urbana Road, Millstadt. All gauge guns. Food, games, refreshments available.
Turkey Shoot -- noon Sunday, Hollywood Heights Fire Department, 1214 Hollywood Heights Road, Caseyville. Free ham and beans. Games for kids.
Swansea Meat Shoot -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Swansea Improvement Associaiton, 216 Service St., Swansea. Sponsored by Swansea Fire Department. Bake sale, food, special feature rounds.
Meat Shoot and Barbecue -- noon Saturday and Sunday, American Legion Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road, Belleville
Albers -- Saturday, Albers American Legion, 600 N. Bertha St., Albers. Registration $100. Silent auction, heads & tails games. Proceeds to Albers Elementary School. Bring snacks, no outside beverages. To register, call Mindi Rickhoff, 618-806-9920 or email@example.com. Proceeds go toward technology improvements a Albers Elementary.
Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh Eagles, Shiloh. $10 per person; tables of up to eight. Belleville News-Democrat Answer Man Roger Schlueter is the moderator. Benefits Belleville Historical Society. Cash paid to top three teams. Mulligans. Survivor round. Cash bar. Bring snacks. Reservations: 618-397-5570.
Belleville -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke's Parish Center, 226 N. Church St. $20 per person; tables of up to eight. Sponsored by Belleville Rotary to provide Christmas gifts to children served by Chestnut Health System's Early Intervention for Children of Incarcerated Parents Program. Mike Leopold is emcee. Barb Cempura, 398-3162
Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Emcee is Belleville News-Democrat columnist Wally Spiers. Cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. Bring snacks, cash bar, no outside beverages. 6 p.m. registration. $12 per person (8-10 players per team). To register, call 618-234-1992 ext. 123 or 128. Benefits S.A.V.E.
Freeburg -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph's Parish Center, Freeburg. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Up to 8 people per team. Beer, wine and soda available for purchase. Bring your own snacks. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit Youth Group's mission trip to Springfield in June. Reservations: Susie at 618-277-5239.
O'Fallon Trivia -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church, 1420 Illini Drive, O'Fallon. $80 per table with up to eight per table. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Soda and baked goods available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 553 activities.
Wood River -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Joe's Pizza & Pasta, 144 E. Ferguson Ave., Wood River. Doors open 6 p.m. Games and food $20 per person. Cash bar (no outside food or drinks), 50/50 drawing, raffle items. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois. Reservations: 618-692-8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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