Althoff Salute -- 9 a.m. Friday, Heritage Hall, Althoff Catholic High School, 5401 West Main St., Belleville. Four people from various branches of the Armed Forces will speak to Althoff students about their military experiences. Veterans from the Vietnam War, Afghanistan, the Pacific and European theaters of WWII will participate in a round table discussion using student questions.
O'Fallon Observance -- 11 a.m. Saturday, Veterans Monument, 737 East Wesley Drive, O'Fallon. Brig. Gen. James C. Vechery will speak. Participants includde 5th-grade classes of O'Fallon District 90, Estelle Kampmeyer and Marie Schaefer schools; O'Fallon Township High School ROTC; VFW Post 805; Marjorie Ballard, widow of Norris Ballard, World War II POW; and Miss O'Fallon Kylie Evgenides. Names of veterans newly inscribed on the monumentt will be introduced. Veterans are encouraged to wear meals and decorations. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the community room of the Public Safety Center.
Veterans Day Memorial -- 11 a.m. Saturday, Wishing Well Ministry, 204 John St., State Park Place, Collinsville. Service in memory of Brother William "Bill" Providence, of Caseyville, who was a bridge building pioneer under Gen. George Patton. Presentation of U.S. Flag to son Bruce Providence, a Vietnam War veteran. Hot dogs, coffee, soda and chili will be served. Prayers, plantings of mums and a rose bush.
Belleville Ceremony -- 11 a.m. Sunday, Public Square. (See story on page C1.)
Veterans Day Service -- 9 a.m. Sunday, Scott VFW Post 4183. Guest speaker is retired U.S. Air Force Col. Samuel Douglas.
Collinsville Parade -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Starts at Woodland Park, down Vandalia to American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia St. Ceremony and a free lunch for the public will be held at the post.
Four Voices -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. The popular jazz vocal quartet specializes in the music of the Four Freshmen and their own arrangements of American standards. Admission is free; an offering will be taken.
Jason Gray & Todd Agnew -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, Illinois 140 and Moreland Road, Bethalto. $12 general admission; $15 day of show; $10 each for groups of 10 or more at iTickets.com or at Bethalto Church of God. Christian music concert.
Tom & Kathy LeQuef Band -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Chicken dinners served starting at 6:30 p.m.
Swing DeVille -- 2 p.m. Sunday, Espenschied Chapel, 317 County Road, Mascoutah. $10 at the door. Swing DeVille quintet combines western swing and gypsy jazz in a high-energy performance.
Chicken and Beer Dance -- Friday, Holy Family Parish Gym, Cahokia. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6 p.m. DJ music until 11 p.m. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Jennifer Charlton. Information: 618-779-6000.
Cactus Moon -- 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, 201 Service St., Swansea. Sponsored by the Swansea Improvement Association.
GC Swing Band -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Free; donations appreciated.
Country Western -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. DJs: Carol and Bob Schwartz.
Diva Night -- 6-9 p.m. today, Tony's Place, 9 West Main St., Mascoutah. Cover charge is $12 for divas, includes all-night buffet and martini. Shopping among vendors; door prizes.
Quarter Auction -- 6 p.m. today, Bel-Air Bowl, 200 South Belt West, Belleville. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring quarters for bidding and $5 to purchase a bid card; $25 for an all-in paddle. 60 items to be auctioned for 1 to 4 quarters. Sponsored by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee.
Mascoutah High Fundraiser -- doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah Sportsman's Club, 1539 County Line Road, Mascoutah. Winter and Color Guard fundraiser includes quarter auction, silent auction, bake sale. 175th anniversary quilt made by the quilters at Bethel United Methodist Church will be raffled. Information: Josephine Smith, 618-566-4918.
Like-It Skate & Dance Party -- 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, Fun Spot Skating and Party Center, 1400 West Blvd., Belleville. $7 admission; $2 skate rental; $1 dance. Like us on Facebook for a special offer.
Rockin' Retro Night Party -- Saturday, Ag Building in Scheve Park, Mascoutah. Doors open and bags tournament starts at 7 p.m. Music by Small Town Famous from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10 (bring your own beverage). Bags tournament fee is $10 per person/$20 per team. Sonsored by The South Mascoutah Jaycees for ages 21 and over. Dress from your favorite decade; best-dressed award. Drawings throughout the evening. Information: Jen at 618-566-2868.
Historic Walking Tour -- 10 a.m. Saturday, starts at Veterans Memorial on the southeast corner of the Public Square in Belleville. Tour is 16 blocks long and lasts about 90 minutes. $10 per person; 12 years old and up. Benefits the Belleville Historical Society. Reservations required at 618-236-7481.
Mouse Races -- 7 p.m. Saturday Crehan's Restaurant, Belleville. Mouse races and silent auction to benefit the Belleville West Wrestling Team. Proceeds will be used to p for equipment, trael expenses, tournament entry fees and other expenses. Doors open at 6. $15 per person.
Kickin' It for TOCO -- noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, The Shanti, 825 Allen Ave., St. Louis. Fundraiser and membership mingle. Silent auction. Music by Liquid Gold, 1 p.m.; Following the Water, 5 p.m.; The Big Idea, 9 p.m. Home-baked pizza noon to close. Benefits TOCO.
Quarter Mania -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. John the Baptist Munier Center, 111 S. Julia St., Smithton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $1 or a can of food. $5 single-bid paddle and $25 all-in bid paddle. Benefits St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
Brewery Collectibles and Antique Bottle and Jar Shows -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. More than 200 tables of collectibles for sale. Free Parking, raffle, 50/50 drawing. Food and drinks available for purchase. Early admission is $20 at 7 a.m.; public admission is $2 after 9 a.m.
Holiday Extravaganza -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Eckert's Country Store and Garden Center, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Open house with cooking demonstrations, holiday decorating ideas, wine samplish, holiday food. Santa will be on hand to visit with children.
Veterans Day Mega Skate -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Fun Spot Skating and Party Center, 1400 West Blvd., Belleville. $10 admission; $2 skate rental; $5 admission for non-skaters. Includes all-you-can-eat pizza and soda. Games, races, attendance prizes, Veterans Day coloring contest.
Colorball Raffle -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, O'Fallon Knights of Columbus, O'Fallon. Free meal to first 50 players.
"Cornucopia of Quilts" -- through Nov. 23, Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road (on the campus of Edwardsville High School), Edwardsville. Fiber arts exhibition showcases the work of talented regional quilters. Traditional and art quilts.
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. 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.
Freeburg Fish Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Parish Center, 6 N. Alton St., Freeburg. Fried cod loins (plate, sandwich or pound), baked cod, shrimp. Ssonsored by the Support Committee. Eat in or carry out. 618-539-3209.
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. 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.
St. Mary's Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Church, 1706 West Main St., Belleville. Cod, wall-eye, homemade potato salad and desserts. Dine in or carry out. Fish sold by plate or pound. Jean Cerneka, 618-660-7687.
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.
Millstadt Wurstmart -- 2:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Zion Evangelical Church, 117 W. White, Millstadt. Sponsored by Men's Fellowship. 618-476-1778.
Turtle Soup -- 10 a.m. start, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. Sixth St., Belleville. $12 per gallon. Call-ins welcome. 618-233-9380. Sponsored by South Side Improvement Association.
USO Fundraiser Breakfast -- 7-10 a.m. Saturday, 122 East State St., O'Fallon. All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. $1 from each adult breakfast will be donated to USO at Lambert St. Louis Airport. Sponsored by O'Fallon Masonic Lodge. $6 adults; $4 children. Reservations: 618-632-3177.
Barbecue -- noon Saturday, Night Moves, McKlintock and Wabash avenues in Belleville. Sponsored by American Legion Post 1937.
Sausage Supper -- 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Grantfork United Church of Christ educational building. Served family style with homemade pies. $9 adults; $4 children 6-12; under 6 free. Carryouts available (adult price only). Package sausage for sale. Sponsored by Grantfork UCC Men's Fellowship.
Columbia Barbecue -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Columbia Masonic Lodge, 1207 N. Main St., Columbia. Pork steak plate with two sides or two brats with side, dessert and drink, $8. Eat in or carry out.
Ham & Bean Dinner -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Emeth Lodge No. 1030, 815 Water St., Cahokia. $7.50 adults; $3 children 10 and under. All-you-can-eat ham and beans, desserts and drinks. Carryouts available. Sponsored by Emeth Masonic Lodge No. 1030 A.F.&A.M.
Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish Center, 205 Rasp St., Shiloh. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Bacon, sausage, scambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry. $8 adult; $4 children ages 6-12; under 6 free.
Cribbage -- 6:30 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Club, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. Nine game vs. nine different opponents. Information: Phil 618-288-7910 or Dee 636-233-8032.
Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center.
Euchre Tournament -- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius Parish Center, Fayetteville. $5. Becky at 618-978-4999.
Bunko -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. $5 per person. No reservation required.
Christmas Bazaar -- 2-8 p.m. Friday, Hope Church, 200 Dapron Drive, Belleville. $1 admission. Sponsorevd by Hope Church. Christmas ornaments and decorations, ewelry, quilts, handmade doll bed, scented roses, gift baskets, bookie booth, bakery and peanut squares, crocheted items. Raffles for handmade dollhouse, American Girl Doll "McKenna" and accessories, baskets. Tot shop. Vegetable soup, chili, sandwiches. corn dogs, pie and desserts served all day. 618-234-2358.
Buck-A-Bag Sale -- 8-noon Friday, 8 N. Belleville St., Freeburg. Clothing priced at $1 per bag. Also books, stuffed animals, toys and household items. Sponsored by Freeburg Food and Clothing Bank.
Edwardsville Craft Fair -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Edwardsville High School, Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. $2 admission; $1 for senions and military veterans. More than 250 booths. No strollers. Sponsored by the Edwardsville High School Band Boosters.
Holiday Vendor/Craft Fair -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bel-Air Bowl, 200 South Belt West, Belleville.
Holiday Shopping Fair -- 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church, 1209 Royal Heights Road. Latest looks and trens for you and your home plus holiday gift ideas. Homemade baked goods and candy. Gift basket raffle. Lunch and beverages available. 618-726-7510.
Cathedral Rummage Sale -- 6-8 p.m. Friday early bird ($5), 7 a.m.-noon Saturday (free), 101 S. First St., Belleville.
Rummage Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, O'Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St., O'Fallon. Mens, womens, childrens clothing plus household items. Sponsored by O'Fallon Township.
Automotive Swap Meet -- 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. Early bird admissioon $10. General admission $3. Information: 217-491-8822.
"Twelve Angry Men" -- 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. $10 reserved seating; $9 seniors, students and military with ID. Reservations: 618-537-4962 or Lookingglassplayhouse.com. Drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial.
"What the Butler Saw" -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dunham Hall at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Comedy from Great Britain. $12 adults; $10 seniors and students; SIUE students with ID, free. Call 618-650-2774.
"Much Ado About Nothing" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Bernard Voss Center, 5315 West Main St., Belleville. $10 general admission; $8 seniors, students, military; $5 children 5-11; free for children 4 and under. Box ofice opens one hour prior to curtain. Advance tickets: 618-971-5610. Shakespeare in a modern circus carnival setting with colorful costumes and quirky characters. Costume contest during intermission at all performances; come dressed as any circus, carnival or Shakespeare character for a chance to win prizes.
"The Lion in Winter" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Capitol Theatre in Waterloo. Monroe Actors Stage Company production. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and students. Call 618-939-7469 or go to www.masctheatre.org.
"The Miracle Worker" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Heritage Hall, Althoff Catholic High School. $5 adults; $3 students; $1 seniors over 60 and children under 10.
Scott VFW -- 11 a.m.-dusk, Saturday, Scott VFW Post 4183.
Turkey Shoot -- noon Sunday, Hollywood Heights Volunteer Fire Department, , 1214 Hollywood Heights Road. Free turkey and dressing. Games for kids. Raffles.
Turkey Shoot & Meat Raffle - noon Sunday, Waterloo Sportsman's Club, 4903 Sportsmans Road, 3 miles south of Waterloo. Enclosed heated pavilions. Featuring Double G hams, pork steaks, pork roast, pork sausage, ribs. Guns furnished or bring your own. Food and refreshments available.
Elks 664 Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-dusk Sunday, Illinois 161 and Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup. Raffles, ham, bacon, loins, turkeys and more. House gun available. 12 and 20 ga.
Millstadt Rifle Shoot -- noon Sunday, Millstadt Sportsmen's club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Indoor .22 rifle shoot. Refreshments available. House gun available.
Krazy Klowns Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, american Legion Post 1255 Eiler Road, Belleville. Sponsored by Krazy Klowns.
Mascoutah Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Mascoutah Sportsmen's Club. Pot shots 12 or 20 ga., or .410. Trap (seather permitting). BB gun shoot (indoors). Free bean soup. 12 and 20 ga. house guns available.
Swansea Meat Shoot -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Swansea Improvement Association, 201 Service St., Swansea. House guns available. Cake raffle, food, beverages.
Shiloh Eagles Shoot -- noon Sunday, Shiloh Eagles, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Rain or shine. Free bean soup. See your shots on TV.
Belleville -- 7p.m. Friday, St. Augustine's Parish Center, Belleville. $80 per team, up to eight per team. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Soda and water will be available for purchase. 50/50 drawing, attendance prizes. To reserve a table, call Barb Johnson at 618-604-9559. Proceeds benefit Cahokia Therapeutic Riding Center. Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West. $12 per player. maximum of eight per table. Cash bar, bring your own snacks. Reservations: 618-235-3350 or email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the Children's Dyslexia Center.