Music by Reo -- 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Knights of Columbus, 100 E. Fifth St., Cahokia. Music by Reo (Ray Ortega). 618-337-1303.
Southern Gospel -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Music by One Voice Trio. Offering will be taken. Information, Tom and Sheron at 618-259-0065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cafe Series -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College, Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Music by Four of a Kind Band. Free. Parking available in Lot M3.
Square & Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Theme: Mardi Gras Night. Sponsor: Dandy Dancers. Joe Obal, caller; Jacqui Landau, cuer. Information: Jeff & Sue Larsh at 630-841-4156.
Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Belleville. Music by The Music Men.
Singles Sweetheart Ball -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Center, 301 Service St., Swansea. Admission $8. Music by Dr. Dee, D.J. Cash bar/snacks, door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Sponsored by Parents Without Partners' Belleville Chapter 559. Open to the public. Information: Janet at 618-531-9257 or 234-5937.
Ballroom Dancing -- 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park Ballroom, Highland. Music by Virgil Straeter. Information 618-654-9753.
Square Dance -- 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Gibault Catholic High School, Columbia Ave. and Moore St., Waterloo. Finger food. $4 per person. Caller Charley Engelhardt. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrille Square Dance Club. Information: Don Schilling at 618-939-7069.
Zumba Dance -- 6-7 p.m. today and Tuesday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Information, email@example.com.
Supernatural Taste of Literature -- 7-9 p.m. Friday, Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park St., Waterloo. Participants can enjoy foods tied into literature -- Dead Man's Dip. Vampires, zombies and Harry Potter characters will be attending. Participants are encouraged to wear their most "enchanting" attire. Tickets $10 in advance (618-939-6232) or $12 at door.
Mouse Races -- 8 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 137, 109 Penn St., O'Fallon. Doors open 6 p.m., pork steak dinner 7 p.m. $15 per person, $25 per couple. Silent auction. Sponsored by O'Fallon Moose Lodge 2608. Tickets can be purchased at the American Legion. Information: Jeff Jerashen 618-401-5088 or Tony Dodge 618-604-6117.
Housing Fair -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Southwestern Illinois College Cafeteria, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Free vendor fair. Workshops: 10-10:45 a.m., The Process of Buying Your Home, All About Credit; 11-11:45 a.m., Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Veterans Home Ownership Programs; noon-12:45 p.m., Foreclosure Prevention Programs, Accessibility Mods/Rehab Programs; 1-1:45 p.m., All About Your Credit, The Process of Buying Your Home. Attendance prizes. Information: 618-277-1980 or Kati@myRASI.com.
Eagle Trek -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kaskaskia Lock & Dam, 4800 Lock and Dam Road, Modoc. Sponsored by HeartLands Conservancy. Free, donations accepted. Eagle watching with spotting scopes; meet inhabitants of the Wild Bird Sanctuary, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; childrens activities; tour Kaskaskia Lock and Dam; food will be available for purchase. Contact Allie McCreary at 618-566-4451 ext. 21 or www.HeartLandsConservancy.org for more inforamtion such as directions.
Mouse Races & Auction -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Senior Center, 711 S. Main St., Smithton. Sponsored by Midwest Freedom Girls Select Softball Team. Cost: $10 at door. Silent auction. 50/50 drawing, attendance prizes, baskets, gift certificates. Information:l Tina Ledbetter at 618-236-4605.
Chainsaw Wood Carving -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford. Watch the carving of wooden sculptures. The Itchy Brothers, Luke Harris and Donnie Johnson, carve wood with chainsaws, beginning at 10 a.m. Free. Fee to tour tower is $4 adults, $2 children 12 and under; free for children 2 and under.
Bald Eagle Days -- 8:30 a.m. Sunday & WednesdayPere Marquette State Park, Illinois Route 100, Great River Road, Grafton. Scott Isringhausen, will present a program on bald eagles. Reservations required. Dress warmly and have full tank of gas. Information: call 618-786-3323.
Audubon Eagle Watch -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton. Season for eagle viewing. Enjoy view from new building or venture out to the bird blind on the water's edge. Free. Information, 636-899-0090 or Riverlands.Audubon.org.
Maple Syrup Making -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through March, McCully Heritage Project pavilion, Kampsville. Weather dependent, check www.mccullyheritage.org to find out when the sap is cooking. Public invited to participate. Contact Michelle Berg Vogel at 618-653-4687 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Super Bowl Party -- 5 p.m. Sunday, Blackmon Plaza, 127 Collinsville Ave., East St. Louis. Use back entrance. Free admission. Buffet $5. 50/50 raffle at halftime and end of game. Drink specials and giveaways. Proceeds to benefit East St. Louis Senior High Scholarship Program. Sponsored by East St. Louis Senior High School Class of 1981.
Super Bowl Party -- 5:30 p.m. Sunday, VFW Post 805, 221 W. 1st St., O'Fallon. Drink specials. Prizes and drawings. Call 618-624-6575 for information about receiving a free buffet for every member of your group.
"Influence" -- through February, Governor French Academy Art Gallery, 223 W. Main St., Belleville. Work of artists Hannah Jordan, Angelica Barlow and Ani Kramer. Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday. Refreshments provided by the artists. Information: 618-233-7542. Also, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, an Art After Five Artist Reception at the Sole Survivor Art Gallery, 2nd floor gallery, 125 E. Main, Belleville. Milton Holmes Jr., Perspectives in Pen and Ink.
Schmidt Art Center -- through Feb. 28, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville. "Art About Film: New Work," film and quilting techniques by Sun Smith-Foret with collaboragors Erica Popp and Dawn Ottensmeier. "Light Abstracted, still life and tablescape paintings by Carold Stewert. "go forward till you come to a castle," mixed media collages by M.A. Papanek-Miller.
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.
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.
Millstadt Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Cod, shrimp, walleye, desserts. Carryouts available at 618-476-1891.
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 -- 508 p.m. Friday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville. Wings, macaroni. Carry outs available. No phone orders.
Renault Fish Fry -- 4;30-8 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hall, Renault. Sponsored by Holy Name Society. Plates, sandwiches, desserts, refreshments. Carry out available. 618-458-7710.
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 Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. Information, call 618-233-9380.
Swansea Fish Stand -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, shrimp and more. Saturdays: fried chicken, fish, more. 222-7171.
O'Fallon Moose Barbecue -- 6-8:30 p.m. today and Monday American Legion Post 137, 109 N. Penn St., O'Fallon. Chicken wings (hot, plain, BBQ, Asiago/Parmesan, Mooseeyaki) $6 per pound, poppers 6 for $4, pulled pork sandwich $3, Italian beef sandwich $5, 2 Moose stix $3, ribbon fries $1, loaded ribbon fries $5.
Pancake Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, St. Stephen Church Voigt Hall, 901 S. Main St., Caseyville. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, biscuits/gravy, scrambled eggs. $6 adults, $3 children (5-12), (under 5) free. Sponsored by St. Stephen Men's Club. Information, 618-398-9928.
Ruma Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, St. John Lutheran Church, Ruma. Carry outs available or dine in, all you can eat. 8-piece chicken buckets available or Super Bowl parties.
Taco Tuesdays -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. $1 tacos, dine in only; $1.25 take out. Information, Rocky at 618-476-1180.
Cribbage -- 6:30 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. 9 games against 9 different opponents. Information: Phil at 618-288-7910 or Dee at 636-233-8032.
Country Treasures -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. Spring craft, home and garden decorating show. $3 weekend admission, kids (12 & under) free. Free parking. Furniture, primitives, pottery, jewelry, more. Information, call 618-628-7878.
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 -- 6-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, St. Henry Parish Center, 5303 W. Main St., Belleville. $5 admission fee on Friday. $5 a bag at noon on Saturday.
Rummage & Bake Sale -- 2-7 p.m. Friday 8-11 a.m. Saturday, St. Pancratius, Fayetteville. Multifamily sale, furniture, houehold, toys, clothes, holiday decor, more.
A&M Auction -- 8 a.m. Saturday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Antiques. Breakfast and lunch served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Murder Me Always" -- 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 Illinois 15, Belleville. Interactive dinner theater with local actors and audience participation. Reservations: 618-235-8237 or 618235-3310, seating is limited. Admission $20 per person for show and dinner.
"The Odd Couple" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday 2 p.m. Sunday, Highland High School Kennel, 12760 Troxler Ave., Highland. Proceeds to benefit HACSM Food Pantry. Tickets $10 through Hard Road website or Highland Chamber of Commerce. Seating limited. Purchase tickets early.
"Spelling Bee" -- 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Reservations encouraged: lookingglassplayhouse.com or 618-537-4962. Tickets $10 with discounts for LGP members, students, senior citizens and military personnel with ID.
Edwardsville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville. "A Red Carpet Affair." Proceeds to benefit Edwardsville Education Association Scholarship Fund. Cash prizes, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, best dressed contest. Bring your own snacks. Beverages must be purchased. Eight players per group ($100 per table). Registration at 6:30 p.m. Reservations: Melissa Barnett at 618-656-7100, ext. 20782, email@example.com.
Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Council 592, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $12 per person, up to 8 per table. Cash prizes. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, mulligans. Bring your own snacks. Beverages must be purchased at the bar. Proceeds to benefit 4-H in St. Clair County. Sponsored by the St. Clair County Extension and Education Foundation. To reserve a table, call 618-939-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freeburg -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Carl L. Barton Elementary School, 408 S. Belleville St., Freeburg. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10 per person, up to 10 people per table. Mulligans, 50/50 raffle. Free popcorn, soda, coffee, water, desserts. No alcohol or smoking. All proceeds to benefit Freeburg Area Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Freeburg Library. Reservations, call Linda at 618-475-3791.
Troy -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Triad High School, Cafetorium, U.S. 40, Troy. Sponsored by Triad Athletic Booster Club. 10 rounds with 10 questions per round. Soda, snack available or bring your own. Admission $150 per table (max 10 players per table). Proceeds to benefit Trial School District atheltics program. To register, go to email@example.com or call Kelly Felax at 618-667-8329 or register at door.
Waterloo --7 p.m. Saturday, St. Michael's Paderborn, 4576 Buss Branch Road, Waterloo. Doors open at 6 p.m. $15 per person, 8 people per table, 10 mulligans, survivor game, over under game, silent auction, wine pull. Sponsored by St. Michael's Church. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Reservations: Barb Jany at 618-473-2987, Jean Jany at 618-473-2651.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take items by telephone. The deadline for Local Events is noon Monday. Send information to What's Happening, c/o Lifestyle, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. E-mail to lifestyle 236-9773. For information, call 239-2547.