FAMILY FUN DAY FOR KOLE-- 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Sit 'N' Bull Saloon (adjacent 2-acre field), 31 S. Mill St., New Memphis. Family fun day featuring golf challenge with $500 cash prizes, children's games, dunk tank, 50/50 drawings, pony and carriage rides, live auction. Beer, soda, burgers, brats, hot dogs. Proceeds go to Kole's mom to help with medical expenses during his battle with leukemia.
Edwardsville Municipal Band -- 8 p.m. today, Edwardsville City Park, 112 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. Free. Featuring vocalist Emily Ottwein in the Gershwin favorite, "Someone to Watch Over Me." Concession stand by the Edwardsville Catholic School Bands Boosters. Information at www.edwband.com.
Summer Concert Fest -- 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Free. Music by Russ Anderson (gospel) on Friday and Blend (a cappella doo-wop) on Saturday. Kids activities, custard, wine, beer. Bring lawn chair or blanket.
A Night With Elvis -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Catholic War Vets, 3535 State Route 159, Freeburg. Fundraiser for Little Knights Football Club. Features Steve Brandes and The Easy Street Band. Raffles, 50/50. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 night of show, $25 advance tickets with dinner (fried chicken buffet). Tickets, call Kelly at 618-580-0734 or pick up at Greenfield's Fish Stand.
Lindenwood Concert Series -- 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Lindenwood University Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. Featuring Borderline, high-energy six-piece country group. Tickets: $20; calll 618-239-6297.
Josh Wilson -- Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, Josh Wilson, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 1111 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Tickets are available at www.FBCOworship.com or in the church bookstore. Admission is $12 in advance; $15 at door.
Ballroom Dance -- 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park, 2005 Park Hill Drive, Highland. Music by Dynamic Combo.
Ballroom Dancing -- 4-7 p.m. Sunday, The Crystal Ballroom, Staunton. Music by Rom Smolen Orchestra.
Polka Dance -- 2:45-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Polish Hall, 826 Greenwood St., Madison. Music by Rich Cullen-Dynamic Combo. $7 per person. Sandwiches for purchase. Sponsored by The St. Louis Metro Polka Club.
3-Mile Walk -- 6:30 p.m. today, Everett Moody Park, 525 S. Ruby Lane, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club. Walk starts at park benches next to the trail entrance on the right as you enter the park. Bring water. Walk/job at your own pace. Information, contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org or illinois-trekkers.org.
Waterloo Homecoming -- 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Courthouse Square, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo. Rides, games, bands, food. Parade Saturday afternoon. Optimist Club 5K Run & Fun Walk, 8 a.m. Saturday from Rogers Elementary School. Cost: $25. Registration is 6:45-7:30 a.m.
Midwest Salute to the Arts -- Friday-Sunday, Moody Park at Longacre, Fairview Heights. Juried art show, music, food. Children's creation station. Entertainment. Fair open 6-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. See story and schedule, Page C1.
Muscle Car & Bike Show -- registration from 8-noon, Saturday, Kutter Park, East Alton. Judging begins at noon. Food and drink items available for sale. Silent auction. Registration fees $20 for competition car owners; $10 for show n' go entry. Spectators free. Proceeds to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sponsored by The Southern Illinois Camaro Club and Rosewood Heights Fire Department. Information at www.mdacarandbikeshow.com.
St. Teresa Parish Picnic -- 4-midnight, Saturday, St. Teresa Parish, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Polka Mass, dancers, bier garten, bands, children's games, rides, fried chicken dinner, bingo, baskets, more.
Jim Knapp Memorial Little Pig Cookoff -- noon-midnight, Saturday, BCDC Park, Beckemeyer. Pork steak cookoff, music by 10 bands, kids area, wiffleball and washer tournaments. Free admission. Proceeds go toward park maintenance and upgrades.
BBQ & Cruise-in Car Show -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, New Baden Village Park, (corner of Illinois 160 & 161), New Baden. Registration from 10 a.m.-noon. Exhibit from noon-4 p.m. Awards presentation at 3 p.m. Sponsored by St. George, New Baden, Knights of Columbus Council 10311. BBQ pulled pork, brat, hot dog, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert. $7 per plate. Carry outs available. Scooter raffle, 50/50 raffle, music, attendance prizes. Park facilities and playgrounds available.
Quarter Auction -- 7 p.m. Saturday, New Baden American Legion Home, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. Hosted by Zion United Church of Christ New Baden. Door open at 6 p.m. Paddles $3 each or $25 for all in paddle. Drinks, snacks available for purchase or bring your own. Questions at 618-830-4162.
Hee Haw Show & Jamboree -- 3-5 p.m. Hee Haw Show & 6:30-10:30 p.m. Jamboree, Saturday, The Bull Pen (large hall), 101 N. Van Buren, New Athens. Tickets at door. General admission $15; children (12 & under) free; children (13-17) and seniors (60 plus) $10. Information at 618-475-3678 or email@example.com.
Jardin Potager -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, Prairie du Rocher. Explore the summer garden. Demonstration and discussion about summer seed saving and planting for the fall garden. Heirloom herbs, vegetables, fruits: cucumber, eggplant, summer squash, herbs available.
Car Cruise Fundraiser -- 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Fountains of Troy, 39 Dorothy Drive, Troy. Benefits Champ Therapy Dogs. Sponsored by Fountains of Troy and Priston Pushers Classic Car Club. Food for purchase, raffles, prizes. Rain date Saturday, Aug. 31. Vendors include Scnetsy, Avon, Tupperware, Thirty One, Jewely and more. Information at 618-667-1342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the Watershed -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. Ice cream, face painting, activities, music. Donation box available. Information at 618-692-7578.
St. Paul Kirchenfest -- Saturday-Sunday, 1412 Ninth St., Highland. Food (including Bavarian skillet dish prepared in a 500-pound skillet and sit-down chicken dinner), bands, games, live auction, flea market, a competitive run, bike ride. See story and schedule on Page C1.
Harvest Thyme Festival -- Saturday-Sunday, City Park, Carlyle. Crafts, kids activities, inflatables, food.
D.A.R.E. Car, Truck, Motocycle Show -- Sunday, Edwardsville High School parking lots, Center Grove Road and Illinois 157, Edwardsville. Free admission. Registration 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Vehicle and bike entry, $15; display, $10. First 250 vehicles entering the gate will get a dash plaque. Free photo of every vehicle. Attendance prizes, silent auction, vendors, free vendor bingo, 50/50 drawing. Childrens enteretainment, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free shuttle service. Model T Club will put on a demonstration at noon; they will put a Model T together in 15 minutes and have it running. Music by George Portz and Friends of Bluegrass. Proceeds benefit Edwardsville Police Department D.A.R.E. program to fight against drugs. Infomation: edwardsvilledare.com
Softball Classic -- 5 p.m. Sunday, Laderman Park, Belleville. Good food, uplifting music, kiddie games, trivia contests, softball. The Safe at Home Softball Classic, the Arndt family playing a tripleheader against celebrity players.. A not-for-profit outreach event, staffed by volunteers. Admission is free. See story on Page C1.
"Old Tales and New Discoveries" -- 2 p.m. Sunday, Madison County Historical Society Archival Library, 715 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Will cover the historical background of the Edwards Trace, and Indian trail that stretched from Kaskaskia to Peoria, along with images of known locations on the trace today. Historian David Bradley will lead the discussion. Free. Information at 618-565-7569.
Peach Festival -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Tomatoes, watermelons, peaches, more. Visitors can enjoy a cruise on the Hakuna Matata Tour Boat. Live music, craft and art vendors, wine tasting, restaurant specials, educational exhibit and historic Lodge tours. Free. Information at 618-786-2331 or www.pmlodge.net.
Mista Couture Charity Style Contest -- 7 p.m. Sunday, Laperla Dining Hall, 312 N. 8th St., St. Louis. Reception starts at 4 p.m.; includes merchandising expo, food, drink, raffle. Gents will compete in various categories from casual wear to formal wear for the title of Mr. Couture. Tickets: $15 VIP, $10 general admission. Information at 314-243-9728 or email@example.com. Part of the proceeds will go toward Brigher Days Charity, which helps create programs and services for children who are adopted, in foster care or have problems at home.
Quartermania -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Swansea Improvement Hall, 301 Service St., Swansea. Free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Super paddle $20. 15 plus vendors, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, food, drink at concession stand. Proceeds to benefit food pantry and schools in Village of Swansea. Sponsored by Swansea Improvement Women's Auxiliary. Information, contact Marilyn Roy at 618-210-6029.
Car Cruise -- 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. No outside food of beverages allowed.
Molas, Quilts, Textiles -- toda through Oct. 8. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. today, the Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Check out molas, handmade reverse applique textiles of the Kuna women of Panama. Also, Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibit "Sightlines," featuring the works of 14 internatinally renowned artists. Also Carl Stewart's celebration of his brother's life in "belated." The series of textile portraits, based on a family photo, is intended at a 40th birthday present for Stewart's brother, who died at age 3 after being struck by a car. Free, open to public. Information at 618-222-5278 or swic.edu/sac.
Barbecue -- 4-7:30 p.m. today, Turkey Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Highway 15 (near Eckert's), 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 -- 4-7 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.
Collinsville Fish Fry -- 3-8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia, Collinsville. Eat in or carry out. Cod, catfish fillets, Tilapia, sides.
Collinsville Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, Illinois 157, Collinsville. Eat in or carry out. Fried/baked cod, catfish, sides. Seniors plates starting at $4.99.
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.
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 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. Carry-outs 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.
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.
Madison Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Engelbert Hall, 10th and Washington, Madison. Adults $9, children (6-12) $4. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, French fries, dressing, green beans, carrots, slaw, dessert, coffee, tea. Carryouts available. St. Ann's quilt and basket raffles, cash prizes. Sponsored by St. Mary-St. Mark's. Information at 618-797-0725 or 618-558-2675.
All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken -- 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Adults $10, children (12 & under) $5. Sponsored by Millstadt VFW Post.
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, Freeburg. Sponsored by St. Joseph of Freeburg Men's Club. Cost: $10 per person. Information at 68-539-3126.
Bunko Night -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $5 per person, includes dice game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Open to public. No reservations. Information at 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
Card Party -- 1 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church, Parish Center, Trenton. Pinochle, euchre, bunco played for $1. Bingo played for fruit platters and homemade cakes. Desserts served with homemade pies and drinks. Sponsored by St. Mary Church Trenton Ladies Sodality.
F.R.E.S.H. Farmer's Market -- 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today, East Side Health District, 638 N. 20th St., East St. Louis. Accepting WIC vouchers, senior vouchers, cash, credit, debit and LINK.
Book Sale -- 5:30-8:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Heights Public Library, 1--17 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Friday night $5 admission; Saturday, $4 bag sale. Featuring hardback, paperback, non-fiction, children's books, magazines, etc. Most books prices at $1. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairview Heights Library.
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.
Hunting & Trade Show -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, , Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Rts, 13 & 159, Belleville. $5 admission. Free parking. The largest selection of firearms, knives, ammo and accessories under one roof. Information, contact Bob at 618-495-2572.
Highland -- 7 p.m. Friday, Michael's Restaurant, 415 Broadway, Highland. Doors open 6:15 p.m.; auction begins 6:30 p.m. Silent auction, drawings, cake raffle, bake sale. $20 per person, 8 people to a team. Finger foods and drinks. Meatballs, toasted ravioli, smokies, sandwiches, chips, relish tray, water, tear, coffee. Sponsored by Sheaves for Christ. Information: Michelle Street at 618-581-6401 or Allan Wiley at 618-669-2210.
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