Southern Gospel -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Music by the Joylanders. Come early for good seating. Information: Tom and Sheron at 618-259-0065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duos and Then Some -- 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 406 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville. Dr. John Korak and the SIUE Trumpet Ensemble will present music from the 17th century through today. Korak will be joined in the performance by trumpeter Rober Souza, of St. Louis, and Henry Evans, of Edwardsville. Admission is free. Information, at 618-650-3900.
Music - Music -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road, Granite City. Admission $3. Presented by Church Women United. Refreshments following performance. Proceeds to benefit Community Care Center, Good Samaritan House, Phoenix Crisis Center, Catholic Charities. Information, call Ollie at 618-877-8251.
Celestial Spring -- 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/seniors 55 plus and military; $7/students. The Belleville Philharmonic Chorale will perform three spring anthems and Haydn's Theresien Mass. See story, page C1.
Country Dance -- 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 the Dandy Dancers. Caller is Wayne Primeau; Cuers, The Tevlins. Information: Jeff & Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.
Ballroom Dancing -- 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park, 1999 Park Hill Drive, Highland. Music by Virgil Straeter. Information: 618-654-9753.
Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Swansea/Belleville Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Casuals.
Singles Dance Bunny Hop -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Center, 301 Service St., Swansea. Admission $8. Free dance lessons from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Parents Without Partners.
Square Dance -- 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Gibault Catholic HighSchool, Waterloo. $4 per person. Finger Food. Caller: George Dunbar. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrille Square Dance Club. Information: Don Schilling, 618-939-7069.
Seniors Lunch & Dance -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, O'Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St., O'Fallon. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Dancing to big band music. Call Sherri at 618-632-3517 before Tuesday to reserve your lunch.
Movie "The Artist" -- 7:30 p.m. today Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, McKendree University, Lebanon. "The Artist" is an ingenious silent film about a 1920s movie star and a young dancer set for a big break. Free. Stay afterword for an informal discussion. Information: visit www.theHett.com or cll 618-537-6863.
Art Auction -- Preview at 6 p.m. followed by bidding at 7 p.m., today, Lewis and Clark Community College's Edwardsville campus, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville. Tickets are $5 at the door. Admission is free to students and people who donated pieces. Information: 618-377-8622 or email friendsofart.siue.
Community Expo -- 5-7 p.m. today, Triad High School, 703 U.S. 40, Troy. Vendors; Fredbird, 5:30- 6 p.m.; Izzy the Grizzly, 6:15-6:45 p.m. Free and open to public. Triad Band Parents will sell food and refreshments. Drawings. Information at 618-667-8769 or www.troymaryvillecoc.com.
Trade Faire & Musket/Rifle Frolic -- 9 a.m.-late afternoon Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, Prairie du Rocher. Merchants, artisans and craftsmen will display and sell handmade period wares. Authentic re-enactors from 1750-90 period. Contests, period games, colonial cooking. Musket and rifle shooting contests. Free. Information at 618-284-7230.
Breweriana Blowout -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. Largest brewery collectibles show in the Midwest. Dealers from 12 states. Free admission at 9 a.m. Early admission at 7 a.m. is $20. In-house lunch counter, bar and grill. Free parking. Big raffle, 50/50 drawing. Information, call Bill at 618-466-3513 or 618-444-4343 or Bob at 618-377-5686.
Chocolate Extravaganza -- 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Highland Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland. Tickets $10 in advance; $12 at door. Featuring chocolate treats, games with chocolate, chocolate-themed stations, s'mores station, sundae station, chocolate art, COCOA (version of Bingo). 50/50 tickets, silent auction. Live entertainment. Reservations at email@example.com.
Mouse Races -- 6 p.m. Saturday, VFW, 415 N. Long St., Caseyville. Sponsored by Caseyville Democratic Club.
Sock Hop -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, O'Fallon. $20 in advance; $25 at door, includes buffet dinner and dancing. Music by Night Magic. Dinner at 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. Cash bar. Costume contest, 50/50 drawing-raffles, silent auction. Sponsored by Fairview Heights Kiwanis Club. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Tickets/reservations, call Marlene at 618-398-4321.
Native Plant Class -- 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. $5 members; $10 public. Limited space. Register at 618-692-7578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Train Show -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Franklin School, 301 N. Second St., Belleville. Admission $3. Sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ.
Elsah Photography Exhibit -- 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday through June 30, Village of Elsah Museum, 26 LaSalle St. Theme is "Keeping the Presence of the Past." Opening reception on Saturday, April 6.
NOTE: Information for recurring fish fries must be sent each week or before the first fish fry of the month, confirming all dates during that month.
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.
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 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. 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.
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 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.
Turtle Soup -- 10 a.m. Saturday, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. $12/gallon. Call-ins welcome. 618-233-9380.
Lenzburg Lions Breakfast -- 6-11 a.m. Saturday, Lenzbrug Village Hall, Lenzburg. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children.
Chicken Dinner -- 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Turkey Hill Grange, Illinois 15 at Green Mount Road, Belleville. Cost: Adults, $10; Kids (5-12) $5, (under 5) free. Drive-through, carryouts. Fried chicken, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, desserts, tea, coffee. Apple butter, jams, jellies for sale.
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner -- noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Christ United Church of Christ, 200 S. 3rd St., Dupo. All-you-can-eat drumplings, green beans, carrots, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert. $8 adults; $3 children; free (under 5). Carryouts and deliveries at 618-286-4211.
Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's UCC Church, 123 E. Dee St., Lebanon. Eat in, drive through, carry out. Cost: Adults, $9.50; children (under 10) $5; (under 2) free. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, green beans, slaw, applesauce, tea, coffee, milk, pies, cake. Information at 618-537-4991.
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.
Bunco -- 7 p.m. today, St. James Parish Center, 405 W. Madison, Millstadt. To benefit Millstadt Senior Center. Cost: $8. Information at 618-476-3731.
Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Friday, Millstadt Senior Center, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Admission $10 per person, includes play and munchies. Prizes. Information at 618-476-3731.
Luncheon & Card Party -- Monday, St. Luke's Hall, 301 N. Church St., Belleville. Sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella. Quilt raffle. Open to public.
Bunko -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. $5 per person, includes game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Information at 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
Jewelry Sale -- 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Gateway Regional Medical Center, 2100 Madison Ave., Granite City. Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale. Information: Shirley Ethridge at 618-931-3975 or Ramona Burnett at 618-452-2914.
Book Sale -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Tri Township Library, 209 S. Main, 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 & Bake Sale -- 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Paul Women's Guild. Brown bag special on Saturday.
Tool Sale & Guy's Yard Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Cornerstone Church, 196 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto. Plumbing, electrical, woodworking, mechanics tools, supplies, new/used antiques. Free admission. Information: Randy Hopwood at 618-535-2065.
Historical Book Fair -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke's Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Free. Sponosred by St. Clair County Genealogical Society. Information at www.stclair-ilgs.org.
"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" -- 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Collinsville High School Auditorium, 2201 S. Morrison Ave., Collinsville. Tickets $5 students; $8 adults, available at door. Performed by the Collinsville High School Players and Thespian Troupe 643.
Ham/Meat Shoot -- noon, Sunday, Polish American War Veterans Hall, 2180 N. 81st St., Caseyville. Bone-in-hams and various meat packs awarded. Raffles held throughout event. 12-, 20- and 16-gauge shells will be provided. House guns available. Information at 618-398-5040.
Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Althoff High School, Belleville. Sponsored by Looking Glass Playhouse. Cash prizes. Hosted by Belleville News-Democrat's Answer Man Roger Schlueter. $12 per person for tables 8-10. For reservations call 618-537-2544.
Cahokia -- 7 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Church gumnasium, Intersection of Illinois 157 and 3, in Cahokia. Silent auction, games, raffles. $10 per person, maximum 10 per table. Doors open 6 p.m. No outside drinks, Snacks welcome. Reservations: Kathy at 618-593-0904 or Jim at 618-398-2860.
Edwardsville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville. Doors open 6 p.m. Who's On First Trivia Night. Al Ortbals, Illinois Business Journal, is emcee and trivia creator. $100 per table/team up to 8. Cash bar, snacks welcome. Prizes for two best decorated tables. 50/50, silent auction. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois. Reservations required: Kathy Wilson at 618-659-7900 or email@example.com.
Maryville -- 7 p.m. Friday, St. John Neumann School, 142 Wilma Drive, Maryville. Doors open 6 p.m. $10 per person, teams of 8-10. Bring your own food, drinks (alcohol welcome), and spending money for raffles, silent auction (credit/debit acepted). Hosted by Collinsville Rotary Club. Information, call Elizabeth at 618-514-2302.
O'Fallon -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Katy Cavins Center, 308 E. 5th St., O'Fallon. Music by St. Louis Band, Wack-A-Doo. Doors open 6 p.m. $120 per table of 8; $15 per person. No outside beverages. Cash bar. Bring food/snacks. Mulligans, heads or tails, 50/50, silent auction. Sponsored by OTHS Boys Lacrosse Boosters. To reserve table/spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions, contact Travis Barker at 618-660-8339 or email@example.com.
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