Concert Band -- 7 p.m. Friday, Suburban Baptist Church, 2500 St. Clair Ave., Granite City. Presented by the Granite City Community Concert Band. Selections include "Crown Him," "Clouds that Sail in Heaven," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "An Irish Blessing." Free. Donations appreciated.
"A Bit O'Luck, A Bit O'Blarney" -- 3 p.m. Sunday, Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Limited Edition will perform. Concert will include everything from swing to pop to Broadway with a bit or the Irish sprinkled in. Free.
Steel Guitar Jam -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Swansea Improvement, 216 Service St., Swansea. Free. All musicians and singers welcome.
Square Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Theme: St. Patrick's Dance. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Information: Jeff & Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.
Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Swansea/Belleville Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Alley Kats.
Mardi Gras Dance -- 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Elk's Lodge, 1481 S. Illinois St., Belleville. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Metro East Social Singles. Admission: $7 members; $9 non-members. No beverages can be brought on premises. Information: 618-416-1930.
Ballroom Dancing -- 4-7 p.m. Sunday, The Crystal Ballroom, Staunton. Music by The Lonnie Lynn Orchestra.
Dinner & Dance -- Sunday, Germantown American Legion, 1105 Sycamore St, Germantown. Chicken/roast pork dinner, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., meal served; 2-5:30 p.m. dancing with music by Rendition.
PSOP Dance -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Lunch served. Reservations: Al at 618-344-7787.
Zumba Dance -- 6-7 p.m. today and Tuesday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Information, email@example.com.
Funfest, Silent Auction -- 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Schiappa's pizza, salad, bread. Fun circus, carnival games, bakery booth, auction items, baskets. Monies raised to benefit Faith's programs for young children.
Egg Hunt -- 8 p.m. Saturday, St. Patrick's Church Parish Grounds, Ruma. Doors open 7 p.m. Find the right egg and win $100. Cost $10 per person. Bring flashlight. All ages welcome. Cash bar, snacks for purchase. Sponsored by Randolph County Relay for Life. Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society. Questions, call Nancy at 618-282-6559 or 314-805-3137.
Haunted 'Night at the Museum' Tour -- 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Mineral Springs Haunted Tours, 301 E. Broadway St., Alton. View 10-minute video clip on torture; tour over 50 displays in Historic Museum of Torture Devices; tour Mineral Springs Hotel; seance in the pool; tarot card reading. Tour last 3-3.5 hours. Information at 618-465-3200.
Maeystown Spring Art Show -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rock Mill and Museum and the Corner George Inn, Maeystown. Open to public, free. Featured artists are the public and parochial school art instructors in Monroe County including Diane Corzine, Tammy Fulte, Jane Huebner, Annette Rau, Sara Schoenborn and Jen Traube.
Easter Egg-Citement -- 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, & 2 p.m. each day, Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. $10 per child. Egg hunt, baby chicks, bunnies, face painting, Easter Bunny, planting a seed, yummy Easter treat. Photo with bunny, an additional $7 each.
Breakfast with Bunny -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. $5 per child; $10 per adult. Family-style breakfast served. Reservations recommended. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
Comic Book Convention -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. Free. Information: Alan at 309-657-1599 or www.epguides.com/comics.
Shamrock Shindig -- 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Collinsville Public Library, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Music by Oak Hill bnd, crafts, refreshments. Don't forget to wear green.
Jazz Fest -- Monday-Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville Campus Theatre, 2500 Carlyle, Belleville. Featuring Grammy Award-winning Bassist John Clayton. Information at 618-235-2700 ext. 5180, 866-942-7942 ext. 5180, swic.edu/music.
Basket Raffle -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Doors open 6 p.m. Hosted by St. Clair County Extension and Education Foundation. Early bird game at 6:45 p.m. for an additional fee. Admission $20, includes 6 cards for each of 18 games and one raffle ticket. Additional cards $10 for all 18 games; $2 for individual game. Bring own snacks. Bar service available. Reservations and information at 618-939-3434.
Callies 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.
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.
Columbia Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Columbia Gymnastic (Turner Hall), 21 E. Cherry St., Columbia. All sides are homemade. Information, 618-281-5309.
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 & 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, sides, desserts, refreshments. Sponsored 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.
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, dessert, refreshments. Carry outs available at 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, fries, cole slaw, potato salad, meatless spaghetti, coffee, tea, water. 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 -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Parish, basement, 1706 W. Main St., Belleville. Dine in or carry out. Cod or walleye, (sandwich, plate or by the pound), potato salad, French fries, onion rings, spaghetti, slaw, dessert. Information, Jean Cerneka, 618-660-7687.
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.
Scott VFW Corned Beef & Cabbage -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, corn/rye bread. $7 per plate. Pre-order to go between 10-10:30 for pick-up.
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.
Smithton Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Smithton Turner Hall, 15 N. Julia St., Smithton. Lenten fish fry. 618-277-9690.
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, mac/cheese, meatless spaghetti, sides.
Wurstmarkt -- 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Frieden's United Church of Christ, 820 N. Main, Marissa. Buffet-style or carry out. Adults $10, children (5-11) $4. Grilled whole-hog sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, corn, applesauce, pies, desserts, drinks.
Barbecue & Bake Sale -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church, 2020 Johnson Road (rear), Granite City. Pork steaks, baked beans, potato salad, dessert, beverage, hot dogs. Carry-outs or eat-in. $9 adults, $5 children. 618-876-0532.
All-You-Can-Eat Dinner -- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aviston Legion, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. Hog pork sausage and beff dinner. Eat in or carryout. 618-228-7311.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast -- 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, New Baden American Legion, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. $7 adults, reduced prices for kids. Featuring Behrman's sausage.
Carlyle Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Teresa, Marydale Parish, 18021 Marydale Road (6 miles north of Carlyle on Route 127), Carlyle. Carry outs available. Quilt raffle. Homemade brea, desserts, dressing.
Dupo Chicken Dinner -- 11:30 a.m. Sunday, VFW Post 6368, 200 N. 5th St., Dupo. All-you-can-eat family style. $10 adults, $5 kids, free (6 & under). Chicken, mashed potatos, gravy, green beans, corn, slaw, beets, coffee, tea, dessert. Carry-outs available at 618-286-9636.
Germantown Dinner & Dance -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. meal served Sunday; 2-5:30 p.m. dance, Germantown American Legion, 1105 Sycamore St, Germantown. Chicken/roast pork dinner. Music by Rendition.
Corned Beef & Cabbage -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, East Lodge 504, 9950 St. Clair Ave., Fairview Heights. Adults $9; children (4-12) $5; (under 4) free. Dessert, drink, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, bread, corned beef.
Corned Beef & Cabbage -- 11 a.m. Sunday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8677, Fairview Heights. $8 a plate. Drink specials. Proceeds to benefit VFW and activities. Information at 618-277-1334.
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.
Game Night -- 7 p.m. Friday, Fellowship Hall, 150 Wilma Drive, Maryville. Bring your own beverage, favorite game to play, and snack to share.
Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center, 711 S. Main St., Smithton.
Book Sale -- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, everything $1; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, everything $.50 and children's books 2 for $.25; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, bag day, bag of books $3, Mascoutah Public Library, 3 W. Church St., Mascoutah. Sponsored by the Friends of Mascoutah Library.
Book Sale -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Tri Township Library, 209 S. Main St., Troy. Books, magazines, puzzles, games, DVD and tapes accepted during library hours day of sale. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Antique Flea Market -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Illinois 13 and 159, Belleville. Free admission and parking. More than 400 vendors and 600 tables. Featuring antiques and collectibles. Merchandise both old and new. Information: 618-233-0052.
Bunker Hill Knife Club Show -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 400 Beau Chateau, Bethalto. Factory and custom made knives, collectible new and used knives, dealers from six states, Queen Cutlery representative will be present. Information, questions, call Gene Winston at 618-288-6974.
Book Sale -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Collinsville Public Library, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. All day fill bag for $2 and large bags for $3. Books, records, videos, more. Information at 618-344-1112.
"Other Desert Cities" -- 7 p.m. today, Belleville West Performing Arts Center, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Presented by Belleville West Little Theatre. Tickets $3 students; $5 adults. Sectional competition held at Belleville West High School, Friday-Saturday.
"Loot" -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and March 21-23; 2 p.m. Sunday and March 24, The Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. $10 regular admission; $9 senior citizens (60 or older), students, active duty military (with ID). Reservations at 618-537-4962, www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.
"Time and Time Again" -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, New Athens Multi-Purpose Center, 208 Kaskaskia St., New Athens. A creative and musical take on the Back to the Future franchise. Presented by Open House Theatre. Concession stand with popcorn, hot dogs, candy, soda. Tickets $10 adults; $8 seniors, (Thu-Fri); $7 students; $5 children. Call 618-475-3248.
Murder Mystery Dinner -- 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. $35 per person, includes appetizer, meal, drink (iced tea, soft drink, coffee), entertainment, tax. Chuck wagon dinner of pulled prok, barbecued chicken, baked beans, skillet fried corn, au gratin potatoes. Information at 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
"Stone Soup" -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Mainstage, Southern Illinois University, Dunham Hall, Edwardsville. Performed by the Curtains Up Theatre Company. Sponsored by SIUE Friends of Theater and Dance, TheBank of Edwardsville. Tickets $5 per person. 618-650-2774.
Comedy Night -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St., Grafton. Tickets $10 per person. Features Caseyville comedienne Christine Stedman, a Granite City High School graduate who has been a professioan comic or more than 15 years. Buffet dinner option, $15 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Information at 618-786-3001, www.TheGraftonWinery.com.
"Suddenly Last Summer" -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and March 22-23; 2 p.m. Sunday and March 24. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Metcalf Theater, Edwardsville. Tickets: adults $12 (18 & older); seniors and non-SIUE students with a valid school ID $10; SIUE students with valid ID, free. Discounted tickets available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets or information, call 618-650-2774 or 888-328-5168 ext. 2774. For mature audiences.
Ham Shoot & Meat Raffle -- noon Sunday, Waterloo Sportsman's Club, 4903 Sportsman Road, Waterloo. Drawings, prizes. Information, www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.
Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-dusk Sunday, Elks Lodge 664, Illinois 161 and Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup. Raffles. Ham, bacon, loins, turkeys, more. House gun available 12 & 20 gauge.
Meat Shoot -- Sunday, American Legion Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road, Belleville. Free food and attendance prizes.
Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke's Parish Center, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Help the St. Paul UCC adult mission team get to Minot, N.D. Mulligans, 50/50, games. Bring your own snacks. No outside beverages. Cash bar available (wine, beer, soda). $100 per table/max 10 players per table. Reservations at 618-540-9667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, First United Presbyterian Church, Multi Purpose Room, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. Sonsored by Youth Ministries. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Master of ceremonies is Bob Cook. $10 per person, 8 people per table. Mulligans, heads or tails, 50/50 drawings, silent auction. Information, reservations, call Abby Smith at 618-304-9328.
Edwardsville -- 7 p.m. Friday, Main Street Community Center, 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Doors open 6 p.m. $100 for table of 8; $12.50 per person. Cash prizes for top 2 tables. Popcorn, soda, water, provided. Proceeds to benefit Center programs and services. Register at 618-656-0300 or email@example.com.
Edwardsville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwardsville Knights of Columbus Hall, Marine Road, Edwardsville. Sponsored by Metro East Humane Society. Tables of 10 players, $150. Doors open 6 p.m. Information at 618-656-4405 or www.mehs.org.
Godfrey -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Godfrey Knights of Columbus Hall, 1713 Stamper Lane, Godfrey. Proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association's 2013 Heart Walk scheduled for May 4 in St. Louis. Soda provided, cash bar. No beverages brought in. Bring own snacks. 50/50 drawing, door prizes, silent auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. $15 per person (under 8); $120 per table (8-10). Reserve table at 618-463-7345 or MKM3394@bjc.org.
Granite City -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Gregory Armenian Community Center, 3501 Century Drive, Granite City. Presented by Partners For Pets. $15 per player (teams of 8) or $15 per player. Mulligan available $10. Draft beer, soda included. Cash bar available. Bring own snacks. Door prizes, raffles. Enter pet photo contest. Information at 618-540-7387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lebanon -- 7 p.m. Friday, Lebanon High School Commons, 909 Belleville St., Lebanon. Presented by Lebanon Band. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $80 per table, 6-8 players. Reserve a table at 618-537-4423.
Millstadt -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Father Freund Parish Center, 423 W. Madison, Millstadt. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Maximum of 8 people per table. Bring own snacks and beveraged. Soda available for purchase. Popcorn provided. Proceeds to benefit Zion Evangelical Church. Reservations, contact Lori Woehlke at 618-476-3846 or email@example.com.
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