What's Happening: Local events April 25-May 1

April 24, 2013 

Flute and Piano Concert -- 7 p.m. today, Schmidt Art Center, SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Classical chamber music performed by Diana Umali, SWIC assistant professor of music, and Shelly Monier, Southern Illinois University instructor. Featuring works of Sergei Racmaninoff, Ian Clarke and Cesar Franck. Information, contact Umali at 618-235-2700 ext. 5046 or 866-942-7942 ext. 5046 or swic.edu/music.

"Remembering Broadway" -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer Adams Parkway, Godfrey. Free. Great Rivers Choral Society, featuring songs from Broadway musicals. Information at 18-465-2315 or www.GRCS-SING.org.

Lancer Bands In Concert -- 7:30 p.m. Monday, Performing Arts Center, Belleville East Campus, 2555 West Blvd., Belleville. Featuring Lancer Concert Bands -- The Symphonic Band, The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and The Wind Ensemble. Admission $3, children (under 5) free. Information at www.lancerbands.org.

"One Voice" -- 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Benjamin Godfrey Chapel, Lewis & Clark College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Free. Smooth jazz by 13 young men and women from Millikin University, Decatur. Reception following concert to meet artists.


Country Music -- 8-midnight Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Music by Charlie England and The 3rd Generation. Sponsored by Swansea Improvement Association..

Gentleman Bandits -- 8-midnight Saturday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Silent auction, 50/50. Sponsored by Swansea Improvement Ladies Auxiliary. $5 admission. Proceeds go to auxiliary to help needy families in Swansea, Whiteside School students in need and the Swansea Food Pantry.

Polka Dance -- 2:45-6:15 p.m. Sunday, Polish Hall, 826 Greenwood St., Madison. Cost: $7 per person. Music by Eddie Korosa Jr. Food for purchase. Sponsored by St. Louis Metro Polka Club.


Quarter Auction -- 7 p.m. today, St. Henry Creative Learning Center, 5303 W. Main St., Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. All-in paddle $25; single bid paddle $5. Vendors for shopping. Information: 618-234-6061. Proceeds benefit Creative Learning Center.

Smok'n in the Park BBQ -- 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday, Turner Hall Park, Smithton. Music by Catfish and the Big Boss Blues Band performing Friday night 7:30-midnight. BBQ teams from all over the St. Louis Metro Area will be competing. Sponsored by the Smithton Volunteer Fire Company. Proceeds to benefit IFSA Burn Camp. Information at 618-791-0958.

Centralia Carillon "Cast In Bronze" -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, Centralia Carillon Tower, 114 N. Elm, Centralia. Free. Bring blankets or chairs. Show is about 25 minutes long after which the "Spirit of the Bells" will be available for signatures and interaction with the audience. Information at 618-533-4381 or www.centralia-carillon.org.

Healthy Kids Day -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, O'Fallon YMCA, 284 N. 7 Hills Road, O'Fallon. Get a jump on summer. From sports to crafts to learning. Information at www.ymcastlouis.org.

Spring Beer Festival -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Edwardsville City Park, Illinois 159 (across from Global Brew), Edwardsville. No cover. Featuring 20 craft breweries, food tents, live music, brewing demonstrations, volunteer and adoption information for Hope Animal Rescues. Proceeds to benefit Hope Animal Rescues in Godfrey. Information at www.Facebook.com/GlobalBrew.

Flying 4 Kids -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Joe Glik Park, 710 E. Lake Drive, Edwardsville. Hosted by the City of Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department. See amazing air displays by members of the Gateway Kite Club and their two-line stunt kites. Information at www.ilparks.org.

Tour de Tilden -- 9 a.m. Saturday, Tilden Village Park. Registration at 8 a.m. $20 entry fee in advance (online at active.com); $25 day of ride. Entry includes T-shirt, lunch, drink and snack on trail. 10-, 20- or 40-miles on rural, low traffic, paved course. Sag wagon. Proceeds benefit the Tilden Scholarship Fund.

Plant Swap -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Belleville Heritage Society, 200 Abend St., Belleville. Bring a plant to swap for another. Koerner house will be open for a tour of the first floor. Information at 618-235-6471.

Intriguing Trees -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. Celebrating Arbor Day with a demonstration tree planting being conducted by the Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission. Free outdoor event.

Walking Tour -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Walking tour of historic Belleville starts at Veterans Memorial, southeast corner of the square on East Main St. Tour is approximately 16 blocks long and lasts about 90 minutes. $10 per person. 12 years and up. To benefit the Belleville Historial Society. Reservations required at 618-236-7481.

Poker Run -- 11:30 a.m. registration; bikes (or cars) heading out 12:30 p.m., Sunday, No Jacks Bar & Grill, Smithton. Bikes (or cars) travel from No Jacks Bar & Grill through the race route to Mascoutah American Legion, Sparta VFW, Prairie du Rocher American Legion, Millstadt VFW and back to No Jacks Bar & Grill at 5:30 p.m. for prizes and food specials. Run to benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois' We Honor Veterans partnership and Patient care program. Silent auction, 50/50 drawings. Information at 618-235-2356 or www.nojacksbar.com.

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Program -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Place Community Center, 822 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City. Free. Lincoln Place Heritage Association presents Barbara Hale-Ernst in a program featuring the history, function and music of the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer. Information at 618-451-2611.


Elsah Photography Exhibit -- 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 30, Village of Elsah Museum, 26 LaSalle St. Theme is "Keeping the Presence of the Past."


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. every 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Lions Barbecue -- 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Southview Drive parking lot (along side of McDonald's), O'Fallon. Sponsored by O'Fallon/Fairview Heights Lion Club. Wood smoked pork steaks, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, (sandwiches or plates) choice of two sides.

Marine Corps Family Barbecue -- noon, Saturday, O'Fallon VFW Post 805, 221 W. First St., O'Fallon. Sponsored by Marine Corps League, Detachment 74. Cost: Complimentary, bring a dish. Open to all Marines and their families. Information, call Ron Schaefer at 618-416-0057.

Boy Scout Troop 11 Barbecue Dinner -- 4-7 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, St. Peter's Cathedral Grade School Cafeteria, 200 S. Second St., Belleville. Pork steak, chicken dinner $8. Dinner includes choice of two sides and drink. Sides: cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, green beans. Hamburger, hot dog dinner $4, includes chips and drink. Basket raffle and bake sale.

Chicken Dinner -- 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Church, 205 Rasp St., Shiloh. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (6-12). Fried chicken, mostaccioli, green beans, dressing, potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, desserts, drinks. Take-out available. Reservations for 8 or more by calling 618-632-7614. Cash raffle. Information at www.corpuschristishiloh.org.

Spaghetti Dinner -- 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road (Highway 162), Troy. Sponsored by New Life Youth Ministry. Silent auction for gift baskets and more. Proceeds to support students on summer mission trips to Minneapolis, Minn. and Nashville, Tenn. Cost: Lunch $8. Information at 618-667-6241 or www.troyumc.org.

Floraville Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Floraville Grange, 7 miles south of Millstadt, Waterloo. Good food, country store, quilt raffle.

Walton's Chicken Dinner -- 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road. Homemade desserts. For carryouts call 632-5222.


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 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Parish Center, 6 N. Alton St., Freeburg. $10 per person. Sponsored by St. Joseph of Freeburg Men's Club. Information at 618-539-3126.


Rummage Sale -- 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Wolf Branch Elementary School, 125 Huntwood Road, Swansea. Early bird admission $3 from 7-8 a.m. Fill a bag for $5 from 2-4 p.m. (we supply the bag). Clothes, toys, household items, books, more.

Cornbread's Garage Sale -- 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Fairmount Park Racetrack, 9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville. More than 300 vendors. Admission $5 per person, children (12 & under) free. Information at 314-983-6240 or greg.mozingo@wil92.com.

Rummage Sale -- 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 2 (1/2 price); 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 3 ($2 bag day), St. Mary's Parish, Trenton.

Memorial Auxiliary Book Bazaar -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday ($5 admission); 8 a.m.-7 p.m. May 2-3 (free); 8 a.m.-noon May 4 (free). St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. Free admission. Paperbacks and large hardcover books. Free parking. Information at 618-257-5545 or auxiliary@memhosp.com.

On Stage

"Murder at the Department Store" -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, Ag Building, Scheve Park, Park Road, Mascoutah. Cost: $25 per person, $45 a couple. Dinner and mystery dinner is included in price. Proceeds to benefit Leu Civic Center. 618-566-2175.

"Laura" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Capitol Theatre, Main St. at Fourth St.. Waterloo. Mystery set in 1940s New York is the story of murder, jealousy, vanity and obsessive love. General admission $12; seniors and students $10. Presented by Monroe Actors Stage Company. Information at 618-939-7469 or www.masctheatre.org.


Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m. Saturday, New Athens Sportsman Club, New Athens. Trap and still targets, 22 bird shot. Games, food, drinks available.

Meat Shoot -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, T.R.'s, Concordia Church Road. Sponsored by American Legion Post 1937.


Alton -- 7 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 405 E. Fourth St., Alton. Hosted by The Mustard Seed Peace Project. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Attendance prizes. Popcorn, beer and soft drinks provided. Bring own snacks. Alcohol served by the Knights of Columbus. Reservations by calling Terri at 18-466-3085 or 618-225-0696. Tables consisting of up to 8 players $120 per table, individuals $15 per person.

Belleville -- 7 p.m. Friday, SWIC Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Trivia and silent auction. Auction tables open at 5 p.m. Trivia sign-in from 5-6:30 p.m. Featuring a Best Derby Hat contest around the Kentucky Derby theme. Roger Schlueter, News-Democrat Answer Man, is the emcee. Cost: $80 per table, seats 8. Bring your own snacks or purchase Starbuck's beverages and snacks on site -- water, soda, beer and wine. Proceeds to benefit student scholarships. Details at swic.edu/auction; reserve table at 618-235-2700 ext. 5215.

Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The Answer Man, Roger Schlueter, is Trivia Master. Door prizes, 50/50, games, silent auction, cash prizes. Bring own snacks, cash bar. No outside drinks. Sponsored by the ROHO Group. Reservations or information at 618-234-1992. Benefits St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises.

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