"Jubilee" -- 7 p.m. Friday, Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville. Collinsville Chorale will present inspiring choral music. Karen Fulks of St. Louis is the soloist. Free. An offering will be taken.
Garage Band Night -- 7 p.m. Friday, Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Bands include You're Not Kablamo!; 3 of 5; Carte De Visite; and Fuel the Fire. Free,
Bluegrass Gospel -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Featuring the Barry Jones Family. Offering will be taken. Information: Tom and Sheron at 618-259-0065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluegrass for a Cause -- 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Grace Church, 2100 State St., Chester. Sponsored by Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site to help raise funds to rebuild pavilion destroyed by fire. Features music by George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass. Matt McElroy, Charlie and the Girls, Mississippi Mud Puppies Cajun Band, Brenda Cook, the Gordons, the Worthington Family Bluegrass Band and Quinton Huck and Friends. Food and drink available after 4 p.m. Donation of $10 per person (children under 10 free). Information: George Portz at 618-632-1384 or Emily Lyons at 618-826-2667. In addition, donations may be made online at www.saveillinoishistory.com
Lancer Concert -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Performing Arts Center, Belleville East High School, 2555 West Blvd., Belleville. Concert will feature the Symphonic Band the Symphonic Wind Ensenble and the Wind Emsemble playing "Great Band Music." Admission $3, children (under 5) free. Hosted by Belleville East Band/Orchestra Parents.
Zumba Dance -- 6-7 p.m. today and Tuesday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt.
Country Music -- 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Music by Cactus Moon Band.
Square & Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Aaron Wells, Caller; Glenda Morgan, Cuer. Information: Jeff fand Sue Larsh at 630-841-4156.
Chicken N Beer Dance -- 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, American Legion Post 58, 6355 Hilgard Memorial Drive, Freeburg. Hosted by Jessi's Hideout Ladies Horseshoe Team No. 2. It's a St. Patick's Day Party. $20 per person; $30 per couple. Ticket price includes corned beef and cabbage, fried chicken, beer and entertainment. Silent auctions, 50/50s, raffles. Tickets available at the door or by calling 618-660-7957.
Square Dance -- 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Givault Catholic High School, Columbia Avenue and Moore Street in Waterloo. Finger food. $4 pr person. Caller: Doug Mallory. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrille Square Dance Club.
Free Movie -- 6 p.m. today, Collinsville Public Library, Community Room, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. "Chicago." Free. Popcorn, soda sold for $1.
Quarter Auction -- 7 p.m. today, St. Mary's-St. Augustine School Gym, 1900 W. Belle St., Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. All-in paddle $15, individual paddle $5. Snacks provided, cash bar available. Prize raffle, attendance prized, 50/50 drawings. Information: Tara Labukas at 618-257-0342.
Home and Garden Show -- 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Illinois 13 and 159, Belleville. More than 100 local companies displaying everything from state-of-the-art kitchens to luxurious baths, window teaments to decks, sunrooms to room additions and more. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greateer Southwest Illinois. A Home Show Guide given to every attendee. Admission is $6. Bring cans of food to donate to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry and Faith Baptist Church Food Pantr. Save another $1 with donations of linens, toiletries and cleaning supplies to benefit the Violence Prevention Center. Information call 618-343-6331 or www.localbuildersevents.com.
Quilt Show -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 406 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville. Fabric arts and quilt show. Admission $5. Light refreshments will be served.
Winter Hike -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Bluff Park Preserve, Concord & Wedgewood Circle, Belleville. News-Democrat columnist Charles Giedeman will lead the walk. Rain date is March 9. Sponsored by St. Clair County Greenspace Foundation. Information, email@example.com.
Ghost Hunt -- 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, First Unitarian Church, 110 E. Third St., Alton. Ghost hunt. Spend the night looking for resident ghost and ongoing hauntings. $40 per person. Information, www.altonhauntings.com.
Story Celebration -- 7 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Dooley Center, Belleville. Riberwind Story Celebration celebrates its 30th year. Hear stories from Riverwind Storytellers and from world-renowned guest storyteller Milbre Burch, of Columbia, Mo. Burch has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival seven times since 1984 and received a "storytelling Oscar," the Circle of Excellence Award. Free, family-oriented event. Burch also will perform "Sometimes I Sing," re-creating the voice and inner life of an abused woman imprisoned for the murder of her husband, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dooley Center. $5 at the door.
Folk Festival -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Live performances by authentic dance groups including the Thunder and Lightning Cloggers, demonstrations, live music, children's activities, restaurant specials, wine tasting, craft and art vendors. Free.
Irish Tea Festival -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Teresa's Parish Center, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. $8, payable at door, includes lunch and entertainment. Gift bag booth, Irish boutique, wine pull, pot of gold drawing (50/50). Reserve your table to Patti O'Sullivan Bond at 618-363-4816.
Quartermania Auction -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Maryville Community Center, 500 E. Division St., Maryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Paddle $5, all-in paddle $25. 60 items for bid. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Maryville.
Bald Eagle Days -- 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Pere Marquette State Park, Illinois Route 100, Great River Road, Grafton. Scott Isringhausen will speak about eagles and will lead the tour. Reservations required. Dress warmly and have a full tank of gas. Information, reservations, call 618-786-3323.
Photography -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through March 29, Main Street Community Center, 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Featuring photographs by Maxine Pakovich Callies.
"DDD&G" -- through March 22, Edwardsville Art Center, campus of Edwardsville High School, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Featuring the work of John DenHouter, Thad Duhigg, Brigham Dimick and Thom Gipe.
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.
Columbia Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Columbia Gymnastic (Turner Hall), 21 E. Cherry St., Columbia. All sides are homemade. 618-281-5309.
Evansville Fish Fry -- 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School, 810 Soldiers Way, Evansville. Dine in or carry out. Buffalo, white fish, hot dogs, fried chicken, German potato salad, sides, drinks, desserts.
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.
Freeburg Fish Fry & Bake -- 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, grilled cheese, spaghetti, onion rings, sides, desserts, refreshments. Sponsored by the Support Committee. Eat in or carry out. 618-539-3209.
Germantown Fish Fry -- 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 325, Germantown. Eat in or carry out. 618-523-4282
Highland Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carry out. 618-654-6367.
Holy Trinity Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, Holy Trinity School Cafeteria, 505 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights. Fish (sandwich or by pound), baked fish, shrimp, spaghetti, sides, desserts, refreshments. Carry outs available. 618-632-3874.
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 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.
New Athens Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, St. Agatha's Church, Parish Center, Market St., New Athens. Codfish, shrimp, sides. Beer, soda for sale. Dinner plates and carry outs available. 618-475-3579.
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. Carryouts 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. 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.
St. Henry's Fish Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, Voss Center, 5305 W. Main St., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Henry's Men's and Women's Organizations. Codfish by sandwich, plate or pound, baked salmon and soup, cheese pizza, sides.
St. Mary's Fish Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Mary School basement, 1706 W. Main St., Belleville. Dine in or carry out. Cod or walleye sandwich, plate or by the pound, potato salad, sides, desserts.
Scottish Rite Fish Fry -- 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. By the pound, plate, sandwich. Contact 618-235-3350.
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. 6th St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. Information, call 618-233-9380.
Summerfield Fish Fry -- 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. 618-934-3841.
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.
Waterloo Fish Fry -- 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Waterloo Sportsman Club, 4903 Sportsman Road, Waterloo. Lenten Fish Fry. Carry outs available. Menu: fish, shrimp, chicken strip plates, includes fries and slaw. Fish sandwich, shrimp, chicken strips, sides.
Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale -- 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, New Douglas. Spaghetti with red sauce/white sauce. Dinner includes salad, bread, dessert. Proceeds go to various charities and kitchen fund.
Breakfast Buffet -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. Pancakes and sausage buffet. Information: 618-934-3841.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast -- 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aviston American Legion Hall, Aviston. Sponsored by Friends of Aviston Scouts. Proceeds to help Boy Scouts get a new pinewood derby race track. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, has browns, biscuits/gravy, fruit coctail, orange juice, mile, coffee. Cost: Adults $8, Children (4-11) $4, (3 and under) free.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Augustine Parish Hall, 1900 West Belle, Belleville. Sponsored by St. Augustine Boy Scout Troop 24. All you can eat. Adults $7, children (4-12) $4, (under 4) free. No family pays more than $25.
St. Bernard Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, St. Bernard Parish Center, Albers. Behrmann's pork sausage, ham, biscuits/gravy, pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, juice, coffee, milk. Carry outs available.
Walton's Chicken Dinner -- 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road. Homemade desserts. For carryouts call 632-5222.
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.
Euchre Tournament -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Damiansville Gym, Damiansville. Sponsored by St. Damian Altar Sodality. $10 per player. 50/50 drawing, quilt raffle, attendance prize. Water, soda, desserts for purchase. Snacks provided or bring your own. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Luncheon & Card Party -- noon Tuesday, St. Luke Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Luncheon and card party. Sponsored by St. Luke Perpetual Help Sodality. $6 per person for lunch. Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, glazed carrots, iced tea, cake, coffee. Cards and bingo.
"Somewhere in Between" -- 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, McKendree University, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. Free. House will open 30 minutes before curtain. Jasper is 29, single, stuck in a dead-end job and desperately searching for something to make his life worthwhile. Information, contact Michelle Radke Magnussen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Sometimes I Sing" -- 7 p.m. Saturday in the Dooley Center at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. The internationally known storyteller will re-create the voice and inner life of an abused woman imprisoned for the murder of her husband in this original monodrama. $5 at the door.
Shooting Match and Meat Wheel -- noon Sunday, Chester Eagles, 402 Hacker St., Chester. Free food. Benefits local girls softball team. Enclosed indoor shooting area. Refreshments available. Information, call 618-826-3933.
Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Lukes Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Sponsored by Dr. Willard C Scrivner Public Health Foundation and St. Clair County Get Up & Go. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $120 per table of 8. Silent auction, 50/50 drawings, mulligans. Soda, water, ice provided. Bring your own snacks, beer, wine, liquor. To register or for more details, call Micki at 618-398-2778 or Barb at 618-233-7759 ext. 4459.
Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Teresa's Parish Center, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Teams of 8, $15 per person. Spnsored by Young Leadership Society, Illinois Division; proceeds to benefit The United Way. Bring your own snacks and soda. Beer and wine for purchase. Silent auction. Information, call 618-23-8522 or email@example.com.
Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. $10 per person, 6-8 people per table. Cash prizes, 50/50 drawing, attendance prizes, raffle items. Desserts available for purchase. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Four Hearts Foundation Inc. Hosted by Dr. Noelle Miles. To reserve a table, call 618-623-9959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. John Neumann Elementary School, 142 Wilma Drive, Maryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash prizes, heads or tails, scavenger hunt. $100 per table, limit 8 players. Mulligans, 50/50 raffle drawing. Bring our own snacks and beverages. Sponsored by Troy Knights of Columbus Council 9266. Hosted by Jim "The Trivia Guy" Rudy. Reservations: Norm Broska at 618-667-2115 or Bill McNamee at 618-616-4685.
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