What's Happening: Local events June 6-12

June 5, 2013 

Bellevue Park -- 7 p.m. today, Bellevue Park, Belleville. Free. Featuring Ed and Friends. Bring lawn chairs.

Edwardsville Band -- 8 p.m. today, Edwardsville City Park, 112 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. Free. Edwardsville Municipal Band. Featuring "Bugler's Holiday" by Leroy Anderson, three trumpets with concert band accompaniment. Dedicated to Mary Ann Davis, director of the Edwardsville Municipal Band, who passed away Christmas Eve. Concession stand operated by Edwardsville High School Band Boosters. Information at www.edwband.com.

Exile & Juice Newton -- 8 p.m. Friday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Tickets are $55-$65; call 618-307-1750.

Centralia Carillon -- 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, The Centralia Carillon Tower, 114 N. Elm, downtown Centralia. Featuring on Friday, Carlo van Ulft, Ill.; Saturday, Arie Abbenes, the Netherlands; Sunday, John Gouwens, Indiana. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and/or picnic. Meet and greet the performers after the last concert of the day at the tower entrance, where refreshments will be served. Free guided climbs of the tower will be available following the concerts. Information at 618-533-4381 or carlo@centralia-carillon.org.

Summer Festival -- 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Patio at Eckert's Country Store and Farms, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville. Free. Featuring Zydeco Crawdaddys on Friday; Evan Webb Band (classic country) on Saturday. Kids activities, custard, wine/beer available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; seating limited.

Outdoor Concert -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Arlington Greens Golf Course, 200 Arlington Drive, Granite City. Outdoor concert series with live music and drink specials on the patio of the 18-hole public course. Featuring The Mann Power Band, a brass band playing Motown and oldies. Admission: $10 per person/$15 per couple. Pay at gate that night. Bring lawn chairs. Information at 618-346-7529.

Bob Seger Tribute -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger concert. Tickets: $15 to $25 each, can be purchased at www.wildeytheatre.com. Information at 618-307-1750.

Concert at the Square -- 7 p.m. Monday, 10 Public Square, Belleville. Featuring the Alley Kats Band. Free. Bring lawn chairs.

Peter Mayer Group --

Concerts in the Cafe -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, first-floor cafe, Main Complex, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Music by You Can't Beat Experience Band. Free.


Square and Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Mike Corns, caller and cuer. Information, contact Sue Larsh at 630-841-4156.

GC Swing Band -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Hosted by The GC Swing Band. Free. Donations appreciated. Information at www.graniteband.com.


Marissa Coal Festival -- 5-10 p.m. today; noon Friday to 1 a.m.; 9 a.m. Saturday, to 1 a.m., Marissa Park. Thursday schedule: Ride armbands $15 5-10 p.m.; food stands open; poker stand open, Miranda Hagan performs 6-10 p.m. Schedule for Friday: ride armbands $15 6-11 p.m., food stands, kettle corn, bingo, poker; Historical Society's Academy Building open; music by Party Bus, 4-7 p.m.; music by Breech of Peace, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Events on Saturday: Legion Auxiliary's 6K Run, 8 a.m.; ride armbands $15 6-11 p.m.; food stands, kettle corn, washer tournament, dunking booth; Lions' Car Show 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; kiddy tractor pull, 9:30 a.m.; Team Rock martial arts performances, 11 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m.; Parade, 4 p.m.; Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo, 6-7 p.m.; Scott Air Force Base Band, 5-6:30 p.m.; music by Strikeforce, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Queen, princess and prince coronation, 9 p.m.

Belleville Optimist Rodeo -- 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, Mid America Airport. (See story on page C1.)

Route 66 Festival -- Friday-Saturday, Edwardsville City Park. Sock Hop kickoff at the Crystal Ballroom. Family fun, entertainment, roadside art fair, children's activity area, historic displays, 10K run. Classic car show and cruise with registration at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Middle School parking lot; show from 4-6 p.m. Cruise leaves the school at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, following Route 66 past Edwardsville City Park. Taste of the Road food court with 14 vendors and beer garden. Talent show from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Waterloo Church Picnic -- 4-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church picnic, 204 W. Mill St., Waterloo. Games, food, fun. Fish fry Friday with cod cut-ups, slaw and fries. Saturday is a chicken dinner with seating in the air-conditioned cafeteria. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served both nights. A barbecue stand both nights will have smoked pulled pork, pork steaks and bratwurst.

Schweizerfest -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday; noon-midnight Saturday; noon-10:30 p.m. Sunday; Town Square, Highland. Friday schedule: Aaron Kamm & The One Drops band, 7:30-11:30 p.m., west tent; 5 Glo Run, 8 p.m. Schedule for Saturday: 420 Crossing band, 1-4:30 p.m. in west tent; Dry Clean Only, 1-4:30 p.m. in east tent; Highland Idol competition, noon-4 p.m. on main stage; noon, washers tournament; noon-4 p.m. kids corner; noon-6 p.m. Jim Heil Caricatures and More; 5 p.m. parade; 6-8 p.m. Starlifter, U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America on main stage; Smokin' Aces band, 8-midnight on west stage; Beaucoup Bottom Band, 8-midnight in east tent. Schedule for Sunday: bags tournament, noon; Divided Highway, 1-4:30 p.m. in west tent; Chris Schmidt, 1-4:30 p.m. east tent; Family Feud Game Show, 1-4 p.m., main stage; Kids Corner, 1-4 p.m.; Parade, 5 p.m.; Dave Hylla's Good Times Band, 6:30-10:30 p.m. in east tent; Buffalo Road, 7-11 p.m. in west tent; food eating contest, 7-8 p.m. on main stage. Proceeds donated to Highland Community and charitable organizations. Information and pre-registration, contact Jennifer Jakel at 618-223-0410, Jenn1313@hotmail.com.

St. Elizabeth Parish Picnic -- Friday-Sunday, Parish grounds, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City. Music by Good Times Oldies, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday; Butch Wax and the Hollywoods 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday; Love Me Leave Me Band, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday and Well Hungarians, 6-10 p.m. Sunday. Bingo, 7-10 each night. Washer tournament, 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Family Days Saturday and Sunday with prices rolled back on selected foods to $1 from 1-4 p.m.; ride matinee, noon-3 p.m., $20. Granite City's Got Talent Contest, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. First responders will have emergency equipment on display, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Weekend wristbands for carnival rides, barbecue, wine garden, fish stand, blooming onions, Mexican food, I Dood It, pizza, Greek food, ice cream, stilt walker, face painting, balloon artist, magician and juggler. Stuffed cabbage roll (golumpki) dinner, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Belleville Brew & Que -- 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, third block of East Main Street, Belleville. Barbecue callenge and craft beer tasting. Three bands during the day; DJ, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Craft Beer Walk from noon to 4 p.m. at 20 downtown merchants. $15 per ticket for craft beer samples; 16 tastings per ticket. Barbecue Challenge 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. on East Main Street between Church and Charles. Vendors will sell samples of barbecue. People's Choice Award. Vendors will sell samples of two meats -- $1 per 2-ounce sample or $2 per rib bone.

Junefest 2013 -- 3 p.m. Saturday, Clyde Jordan Center, 6755 State St., East St. Louis. Hosted by East St. Louis AARP Chapter 4299. Bring family and friends. Fun, food, prizes and entertainment. Donation $5. Tickets from any member.

Bluegrass Festival -- Satuday, Alton Square Mall parking lot, 200 Alton Square Mall in Alton (event was moved from the Riverfront Amphitheater due to flooding). Festival activities begin at 3 p.m. with banjo and fiddle demonstrations, contests, quilting fair. Food and drink vendors. The Feed the Need concert starts at 5 p.m. to help Senior Service Plus' Meals on Wheels program. Opening acts include Marty Stuart, Marty Raybon and The Expidition Show. The Harmans will headline the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door. Call 618-465-3298, Ext. 111, go to the senior center at 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton or the Jersey State Bank in Jerseyville, or online at seniorservicesplus.org.

Collinsville Free Movie -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Public parking lot, corner of Main and Seminary, Collinsville. Movie is "The Lorax." Bring lawn chair or blankets. Soda, water, snow cone, candy, popcorn provided by Collinsville Jaycees. Guests can bring picnic supper, baskets or coolers.

Hunter Horse Show -- 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 1600 N. 81st St., Caseyville. Free. Donations accepted for Renaissance Rescue Ranch and Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds. Information: Paula at 217-899-8537.

Walking Tour -- 10 a.m. Saturday, 1106 W. Main St. (West End Park). Tour is approximately 16 blocks long and lasts about 60 minutes. 12 years & up. Benefits the Belleville Historical Society. $10 per person. Reservations at 618-236-7481.

Jazzfest & Ice Cream Social -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Groups featured are Twilight Jazz, Jubilant Jazz, Dixieland Dazzle. Gathering music by Twilight Jazz begins at 7:15 p.m. Jazz and ice cream sundaes. Free will offering to be given to Habitat for Humanity and Faith Mission Ventures.

Two Rivers Fishing Fair -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jersey County Fairgrounds, Jerseyville. Food and drinks on site. Free event. Fishing poles, bait and supplies provided. 25 outdoor educational acitvities, trout and bluegrill ponds, free gifts, prizes, more. Featuring Fredbird, Camo the Clown, Fetch-N-Fish, 4,000 gallon aquarium filled with Illinois River fish. Fairgoers will learn knot tying, fish identification, fish cleaning, casting and many other skills. Information at 618-786-3323, ext. 1.

Fishing Derby -- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Drost Park, Pavilion #1, off Schiber Court and Vadalabene, Maryville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and Derby begins at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Free. A "catch and release" event. All you need is a fishing pole, bait, and a willing supervising adult. Information: Mike at 618-975-8033 or www.vil.maryville.il.us.

Reeling in the Fish -- 9 a.m. Saturday, City of Carlyle Fish Hatchery Pond, Old Route 50, Carlyle. Kid's fishing derby. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; tournament runs from 9:30-11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for total weight in two age categories, 10 & under and 11-15. Information at 618-594-2484 or carlylelake@usace.army.mil.

Cook-Out -- 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Village Park, 40 W. Reynolds St., Caseyville. Volleyball, basketball, gospel music, horseshoes, flag football. Hosted by New Life New Beginning Church. Information: Henry Lewis at 618-660-8601.

BBQ & Washer Tournament -- noon-6 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 321, 105 E. Illinois St. New Baden. Sponsored by American Legion Post 321. Pork steak and bratwurst dinners $8 (reduced price for kids and carry out available). Washer tournament, 1 p.m. registration; 2 p.m. start ($10 per team). Portion of proceeds for Disabled American Veterans.

Antique Glass Show & Sale -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fair Grounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. A to Z depression, elegant, carnival, pattern glass, American made dinnerware and pottery of the Depression era. Admission $5. Glass identification, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.. Glass grinder, door prizes, dealers from 11 states. Information: www.midwestglassandpottery.com or Dave and Kay Tucker at 618-972-5049, tuckant@gmail.com.

Heritage Days Festival -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Schlosser Museum, 114 W. Walnut St., Okawville. Presented by Heritage House Museum Association of Okawville. Free. Try churning butter, kneading bread, cranking ice cream. Games, book fair, flea market, vendor and craft show, townwide rummage sales, turtle races, entertainment, surrey rides. Foods include apple-wood smoked pulled pork, bratwurst, corn-on-the-cob, smoked pork chop dinner on Sunday, along with potato pancakes and homemade apple butter. Back-to-back entertainment begins on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Thursday Night Thunder; 12:30 p.m., Venedy Band; 2 p.m., Chris Talley Trio. On Sunday, Bourbon Trail performs at 11:45 p.m. Heritage House action auction; Dan Schuette auctioneer. Information at 618-243-5694, tourokaw@606front.net.

Urban Farm Tour -- 5 -7 p.m. Sunday, River Bend area. Free. Showcases farms, backyard gardens, chicken coops in and around Alton and Godfrey. Must register to get a map. Plan where you want to drive and visit as many sites as possible. Sponsored by The Sierra Club and Alton Main Street. Pride Inc. Garden Tour, from noon-5 p.m.

Learn about Raptors -- 2 p.m. Sunday, Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville. Experts from the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis will bring live birds of prey, such as eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and will explain the characteristics of each. Birds will fly over the audience. Free.

Ladies Fun Night -- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Voight Hall, 901 S. Main St., (Illinois 157), in Caseyville. "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is the June theme for the monthly Ladies Fun Night sponsored by St. Anne Altar Society of St. Stephen Church in Caseyville. Food, games, prizes, vendors. Admission $10 per person. Reservations: 618-344-8620 or ladiesfunnight@yahoo.com.

Troy Historical Celebration -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tri-Township Public Library (lower level), 209 S. Main St., Troy. Evening includes dinner, prizes, fun, entertainment. Barbara Kay portrays The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at door. Sponsored by the Troy Historical Society. Evening benefits Troy Museum. Open to public. Reservations, contact Sheila at 618-978-2232 or Mae at 618-667-6662.

Prairie du Rocher Party in the Park -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, city park. Music by Lock and Load, food. Free; donations for musical guests. In case of rain, moves to American Legion Hall.

Car Cruise -- 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. No outside food or beverages allowed. First 100 cars get free, commemorative plaques.


Barbecue -- 4-7:30 p.m. , Turkey Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Highway 15, Belleville. Pulled pork sandwich and dinner, pork stead 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 -- 4-8 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.

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.

Hitz Home Salad Luncheon -- 1 p.m. Friday, Hitz Home Auxiliary, Alhambra. Variety of salads. Price $6.

Mascoutah Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carry out. 618-566-2288.

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.

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.

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast & USO Fundraiser -- 7-10 a.m. Saturday, O'Fallon Masonic Lodge, 122 E. State St., O'Fallon. $7 adults, $4 children. All-you-can-eat biscuits/gravy, pancakes, sausage, eggs cooked to order, juice, coffee. $1 from each breakfast donated to the USO at Lamber-St. Louis. Everyone welcome.

Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser -- 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Ellis Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 50 Eggemeyer Plza, Ellis Grove. Sponsored by Fire Department and Evansville Knights of Columbus. Meals $8.50. Proceeds go to rebuilding the overlook pavilion at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, which burned to the ground in November.

Chicken-N-Dumpling Dinner -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, St. John's United Church of Christ, Smithton. $9 adults, $5 children (6-12). Carry-outs available. All-you-can-eat chicken-n-dumlings, green beans, corn, slaw, applesauce, pie, dessert, milk, tea, lemonade, coffee. Information at 618-233-8496.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish Center, Shiloh. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drink. $8 adult, $4 children (6-12), free (under 6). In honor of Father's Day, dad's can register to win their next breakfast for free -- 2 drawings every 1/2 hour.

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, Millstadt Senior Center, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Admission $10 per person, which includes play and snacks.

Euchre Tournament -- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius, Fayetteville. $5 per person, no partner needed.

Bunko -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 Greenmount Road, Belleville. Old-fashioned roll-the-dice game. $5 per person. No reservation ne necessary.


Farmer's Market -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Pie Pantry will have pie! Local honey, crafts, early spring crops. Information, call Norm Geloat at 978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

Book Sale -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Tri Township Library, 209 S. Main St., Troy. Books, magazines, puzzles, games, DVD and tape donations are accepted during regular library hours or on the day of sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Rummage Sale -- 6-9 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Frank Scott Parkway and North Belt West in Belleville. Early admission Friday $2 per person. Free admission on Saturday. Sponsored by Our Lady Queen of Peace Mothers' Club/Sodality.

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


Air Rifle Shoot -- noon Sunday, American Legion Post 485, 200 S. 5th St., Dupo. Air rifles will be provided, no personal air rifles or weapons allowed. Under 18, must be accompanied by adult. Information: 618-286-3535 (after noon).

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