Music in the wind
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble from Central College in Pella, Iowa, will breeze into Union United Methodist Church in Belleville today for a free concert.
The program for the Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Mitchell Lutch, will include:
* Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man"
* John Williams' "Olympic Fanfare and Theme"
* John Philip Sousa's "Glory of the Yankee Navy"
* "Le Cid" by Jules Massenet
* "Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon" by Percy Grainger
* "Music of the Beatles" arranged by Sweeney.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is a 50-piece instrumental group that tours the country every year. They recently performed in Memphis, New Orleans and Merida, Mexico.
Union United Methodist is at 721 E. Main St.
Pere Marquette Lodge hosts a Bald Eagle Festival on Sunday.
A bald eagle meet-and-greet will kick off the event at 12:30 p.m., followed by a "Masters of the Sky" show on eagles and other birds of prey, presented by the World Bird Sanctuary at 1:30 p.m. There will be vendor booths, Native American-style flute music, face painting, educational exhibits, restaurant specials and wine tasting. Admission to the festival is free. Tickets to "Masters of the Sky" are $3 per person and will be sold at the lodge front desk beginning at 11 a.m.
For information about the event and the lodge, call 618-786-2331 or visit www.pmlodge.net.
More eagle events are on page C7.
If your musical tastes tend more toward rockabilly and swing, swing on over to Edwardsville's Wildey Theatre on Friday.
Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers will entertain in the third concert in a 5-concert winter series. The show starts at 7 p.m. Appetizers (included in the ticket price), provided by the Parks and Recreation Department, are available from 6 to 7 p.m. in the second-floor Marquis Room, while supplies last.
Tickets are $12; call 692-7538, purchase online at www.wildeytheatre.com or at the Parks office at 118 Hillsboro Ave. If the show isn't sold out, tickets will be available at the Wildey box office before the show. The Wildey is at 252 N. Main St. in Edwardsville.
Starved for trivia?
Trivia nights have been few and far between over the holidays, but you can re-whet you appetite little known facts at any of three events this weekend. And you'll be helping out good causes while you ponder.
* The Nurse Professional Development Council at Memorial Hospital will be tossing out the stumpers at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Henry's Parish Hall on Main Street in Belleville. Doors open at 6. Cost is $15 per person; limit eight per table. A silent auction is also panned. Proceeds will benefit Nurse Specialty Certification. No outside beverages are allowed; beer, soda and water will be available for purchase. Reservations: Amy Hamilton at 257-5878 or email@example.com
* You can give St. James Catholic Grade School Athletics a hand by attending a trivia night at 7 Friday in the St. James Parish Center, 405 W. Madison in Millstadt. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for tables of eight. Mulligans and 50/50 available. Beverages will be sold; bring your own "brain food." Reservations: Larry Toenjes at 618-476-9407 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Don Dintelman at 314-518-600 or email@example.com
* The Illinois Center for Autism will host a trivia contest at 5 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 435, 190 N. Main St. in Glen Carbon. There will be attendance prizes, a 50/50 raffle, Head & Tails, mulligans and a special prize for the first-place team. Admission is $10 per person, with eight to 10 players per table. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Registration: 618-398-7500.