What's Happening: Local events May 9-15

May 9, 2013 

Bake Sale -- noon, Saturday, in front of Collinsville Memorial Library, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Bake sale for Save the Children's Programs.


Year of Faith Concert -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cathedral of St. Peter, 200 W. Harrison St., Belleville. Free. Soprano Christine Westhoff will sing a program of music inspired by the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI. Organist Timothy Allen also will perform.

Bluegrass & Country -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Faye Inn Bar and Grill, 2503 Main Ave., Fayetteville. Music by Highway 15 Traditional Bluegrass and Country Bank featuring Doc Fugate, Kenny Kuhn and Denise Voegel.


End of School Year Dance -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Weinheimer Community Building, 1100 Main St., Highland. Sponsored by the Highland Jaycees. Fourth- and fifth-graders welcome. Free water, soda, popcorn. Admission is $8 per child or $5 per child with an item donated to the Highland Food Pantry. Adult supervision provided, but parents must sign their child in and out.

Ballroom Dancing -- 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park Ballroom, 1999 Park Hill Drive, Highland. Music by Dynamic Combo. Information: 618-654-9753.


3-Mile Walk -- 6:30 p.m. today, O'Fallon Community Park Log Cabin, O'Fallon. Sponsored by Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club. Information at www.illinois-trekkers.org or contact njwilcoxen@aol.com.

Quarter Auction -- 7 p.m. today, Caseyville Moose No. 4, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Doors open 6 p.m. All in paddles only. $20 in advance or $25 at door. Food available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Caseyville Moose No. 4. Information: Jo at 618-407-1363.

Mouse Races -- 7 p.m. Friday, National Great Rivers Museum, Melvin Price Locks & Dam, No. 22 Lock & Dam Way, Alton. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Raffle and silent auction. Supports the Treehouse Wildlife Center. Tickets $15 per person. Some soda and beer provided. Snacks can be purchased. Bring your own food and drink. Information: 618-466-2900 or email treehousewildlifecenter@gmail.com.

Taste of Millstadt -- 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Road, Belleville. Silent auction, door prizes, raffle, wine and beer tastings, food from local restaurants. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20; purchase at Mertz Ford, Millstadt Pharmacy, Muskopf's Garage or at the door; or call Audrey at 618-476-1085 or Susan at 618-473-2037. Proceeds will be donated to Millstadt Consolidated and St. James schools. Hosted by Millstadt Optimist Club.

Traditional Tea -- 2 p.m. Saturday, Benjamin Stephenson House, 409 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. China teacups, tea steeped in one-of-a-kind teapots, linen tablecloths, classical music, finger sandwiches, sweet teacakes, guests wearing finest millinery. Tickets $30 per person by calling 618-692-1818, email stephensonhouse@sbcglobal.net.

Craft Fair/Flea Market -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Benld Civic Center, 201 E. Central Ave., Benld. Rental space $25 per 8-foot table. Information or to register, contact Norm Emmons at 217-835-2130.

Bowling Tournament -- 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Clair Bowl, 5950 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Hosted by The Holy Trinity Youth Group. The event is called "9 pin no tap." $100 for a team of 5 ($20 per person), which includes 3 games. 50/50 raffle and a strike pool. Money to help youth group attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in November in Indianapolis. To sign up, contact Tonya or Joe Meyer at 618-293-6637 or holytrinityyouthgroup@gmail.com.

Lewis & Clark Point of Departure -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Hartford. Re-enactors portraying Lewis and Clark Expedition members. Step on the white pirogue and visit the Settler's Cabin for a glimpse of frontier life. Displays of Lewis and Clark artifacts. Free admission and parking; donations accepted.

Randolph County Pig Party -- Saturday-Sunday, City Hall, Steelville. Barbecue cookoff, bands, beer stands, craft fair, activities for children.

Therapeutic Tuesday Ladies Fun Night -- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, St. Stephen Catholic Church, Voight Hall, 901 S. Main St., Caseyville. "Girl Time" featuring food, games and fun. Sponsored by St. Anne Altar Society. Admission $10 per person. Information, contact Angela at 618-334-7620, email at ladiesfunnight@yahoo.com.

Car Cruise -- 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. No outside food or beverages allowed.


4-Person Show -- Friday through June 14, Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road (On the Campus of Edwardsville High School), Edwardsville. Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m.-3.p.m., Closed Sunday-Tuesday. Opening reception on Friday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. Artists are Russell Wrankle, Ben Ahlvers, Greg Istock, Michael Krueger -- an interesting mix of ceramics and paintings. Information at 618-655-0337 or www.edwardsvillearts.center.com.


Grange Barbecue -- 4-7:30 p.m. today, Turkey Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Illinois 15, Belleville. Pulled pork sandwich and dinner, pork steak or dinner, brats, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, four-bean salad, applesauce, soda, water, pie, cobblers, cake, brownies. Proceeds to benefit Community Service Projects. Eat in or carryout.

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.

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, French fries, slaw, mac/choose, 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Pancake/Sausage Breakfast, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 127 N. St. Paul St., Columbia. $8 per tickets.

Mother's Day Breakfast -- 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, New Baden American Legion, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. $7 adults, reduced prices for kids. All you can eat, featuring Behrman's sausage. Sponsored by the New Baden American Legion.

Mother's Day Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Masonic Lodge, 205 West High, Freeburg. All you can eat. Carryouts available. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, milk, coffee, juice. Donation: $8 adults, $5 children (6-12), free (under 6).

Mother's Day Breakfast -- 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, East Lodge 504, 9950 St. Clair Ave., Fairview Heights. All you can eat for $6. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, biscuits/gravy, hash browns, coffee, juice, milk. Hosted by A.D. Manners Demolay. Questions, call Dad Taz at 618-402-2207.

Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish, Shiloh. All you can eat. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drink. Cost: $8 adult, $4 child (6-12), free (under 6). Mother's eat 1/2 price when accompanied by another paid adult.

Mother's Day Food -- noon Sunday, Swansea Improvement & Swansea Fish Stand, 216 Service St., Swansea. Free chicken/dumplings for Mom and her family with a 2 drink per person minimum purchase while chicken/dumplings last.

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, Smithton Senior Center, 711 S. Main St., Smithton. Everyone welcome.

Bunko -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $5 per person, includes game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Open to public. No reservations. Information at 618-233-0513 ext. 3.


Swansea Farmer's Market -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. American Legion Post 1937 barbecue available for purchase today. For inquiries call Norm Geolat at 618-978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

May Market -- 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Visitors and Conference Center, 442 S. De Mazenod Drive, Belleville. Features vendors, artisans, crafters and businesess from the St. Louis and metro-east area. Wine tasting provided by Eckert's from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 618-394-6292.

Buck-A-Bag Sale -- 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, 8 N. Belleville St., Freeburg. Sponsored by Freeburg Food & Clothing Bank. Men's, women's, children's clothing, books, stuffed animal, toys, household items.

Village-wide Yard Sale -- 8 a.m. Saturday, Village of Smithton, 101 S. Main St., Smithton.

Rummage Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Township Building, 801 E. State St., O'Fallon. Men's, women's, children's clothing, household items. Volunteer or donate at 618-632-3517.

Old Town Market -- 7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, West Main and First streets, downtown Belleville. Home-grown fruits, vegetables, bakery goods and craft items. Information: Laurie Bauer at 618-233-2015 or www.bellevillemainstreet.net.

Plant Sale -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, O'Fallon Public Library parking lot, 120 Civic Plaza (behind the Post Office), O'Fallon. Hosted by the O'Fallon Garden Club. Annuals, perennials, herbs, house plants. Proceeds to benefit community projects in O'Fallon.

Community-wide Yard Sale -- 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dupo. More than 60 homes participating. Fabulous Firehouse BBQ. Maps available day of sale at the firehouse.

Rummage Sale -- 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Christian Church, 775 N. Green Mount Road, Shiloh. Clothes in all sizes, cameras, DVDs, video games, CDs, more. Fundraiser for speakers, child care, crafts, scholarship moms.

On Stage

"Legally Blonde" -- 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and May 16-18; 2 p.m. Sunday and May 19, 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 or www.lookingglassplayhouse.com. Information at 618-304-5157.

"Little Shop of Horrors" -- 7 p.m. Friday, East St. Louis High School, 4901 State St., East St. Louis. Tickets $7.

"Late Nite Catechism" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. De Mazenod Drive, Belleville. It is a raucous, rollicking, international hit comedy. General admission seats $30. Register online at snows.org/LNC or contact the Shrine at 618-397-6700 ext. 6292 or 314-241-3400 ext. 6292.

"Blackbard The Pirate" -- 8 p.m. Friday, and 1 p.m. Saturday, O'Fallon High School, Milburn Auditorium, 650 Milburn School Road, O'Fallon. Reserved-seat tickets at Katy Cavins Community Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday and the OTHS Milburn Auditorum one hour before performance. Tickets $5 each. Sponsored by Missoula Children's Theatre using local young actors.


Air Rifle Shoot -- 12 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 485, 200 S. 5th St., Dupo. Air rifle .177 bb meat shoot and raffle (indoor). Air rifles provided, no personal air weapons allowed. Under 18 years must be accompanied by adult. Information: 618-286-3535 (after noon).


Glen Carbon -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Glen Carbon American Legion, 190 S. Main St., Glen Carbon. Entry fee: $120 for tables of 8 or $15 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar, attendance prizes. Proceeds to benefit the Professional Development Fund. Information at 618-394-6705.

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