What's Happening: Local events Sept. 12-18

September 11, 2013 

BENEFITS

Marshall Crocken Benefit -- noon-midnight Saturday, New Baden American Legion, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. Proceeds will help pay medical bills for Marshall Crocken, who has had several surgeries, spent 30 days in the hospital and missed a lot of work. Quarter auction 2-4 p.m.; silent auction noon-7 p.m.; pictures and autographs with Rams cheerleaders 4-6 p.m.; oral auction 6:30-7:30 p.m. Barbecue noon-6 p.m.; pork steaks, brats, potato salad, cole slaw, chips, cash bar. Live music by Silver Stones & musical guests 8-midnight. Information at 618-623-2829.

Kenny Missey Benefit -- noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Summerfield Lion's Club, Summerfield. Scavenger hunt (starting at Ron's Lounge in Lebanon, at noon and ending in Summerfield at the Lion's Club, $15 per couple), washers tournament (at the Lion's Club at noon, $10 per person), silent auction (noon-8 p.m.), 50/50 drawings, raffle tickets, free face painting for kids. Brat or hot dog plates, noon-4 p.m. (prices announced at benefit) and chicken dinner with sides and desserts, 5-7 p.m. ($15 per person, $25 per couple, includes tea, lemonade, Kool-Aid).

CONCERTS

Christian Pianist -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Activity Center, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. Huntley Brown is a Christian concert pianist whose versatile repertoire includes classic, jazz, gospel, reggae, more. Free will offering. Concert presented courtesy of Scharf Farms.

Tunes on Tap -- 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Arlington Greens Golf Course, 200 Arlington Drive, Granite City. Music by Boulderdash, rock 'n' roll and modern country. Admission includes the live performance, drink specials, free appetizers. Admission $10 per person; $15 per coupld. Sponsored by Collinsville Area Recreation District. Information at 618-346-7529.

Songs4Soldiers -- 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Market Place Shopping Center, Columbia. Concert to benefit military veterans. Showcases four St. Louis bands: The Honey, 4 p.m., followed by Super Jam, Super Majik Robots and Where's Charlie? Food and drinkss available fom six Columbia restaurants. Proceeds benefit military veterans.

Fall Concert Fest -- 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Free. Live music outside in the plaza. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Music by The Trophy Mules.

Traditional Country Music Festival -- 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, VFW Post 6368, 200 N. 5th St., Dupo. Doors open at 1 p.m. Traditional country music from the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s. Featuring Norville Dollar, Don Brewer and Ross Key. Music by Cactus Moon Band on Saturday and Mike Todd and Friends on Sunday. $10 per person per day; children (under 12) free. Advance tickets at 618-792-3335.

Cafe Series -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College, First floor of the Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Music by You Can't Beat Experience Band. Free. Parking on Lot M3. Information at 618-235-2700 ext. 5561.

DANCES

Cactus Moon Band -- 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea.

GC Swing Band -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Listen to the sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey to Michael Buble. Free. Donations to band appreciated.

Generation Celebration Dance -- 5-8 p.m. Monday, Programs and Services for Older Persons, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. Bring your grandkids. Chicken dinner, music by the RSVP Orchestra and a photobooth with pictures. Tickets $7 per person, and can be purchased at PSOP. Information at 618-234-4410 ext. 7015.

EVENTS

Murphysboro Apple Festival -- today-Saturday, South 13th St., Murphysboro. Events: apple pie and apple butter contest and auction of champion apple pies and apple butter; applie pie eating contest; apple peeling contest; arts & crafts fair. Fiddle & banjo schedule on Saturday: registration and bluegrass music show with George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass, 5-6 p.m.; fiddle and banjo contest, 6-8 p.m.; final round contest, 8-8:30 p.m.; award presentations, 8:30-9 p.m.

3-Mile Walk -- 6:30 p.m. today, North End Park, 1204 N. Douglas, Belleville. Meet in parking lot no later then 6:25 p.m. Bring water. www.illinois-trekkers.org.

Wine for Whiskers -- 6 p.m. today, the Weingarten, 1780 Illinois 15, Belleville. "Wine for Whiskers" Fundraiser to benefit the Belleville Humane Society. Silent auction, raffle, T-shirts. Tickets $30 presale; $35 at door, includes dinner buffet catered by Papa Vito's and two drinks. Information: Michelle Meehan Schrader at 618-560-9076.

St. Mary's Fall Fest -- 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Church, 1802 Madison Ave., Edwardsville. Beer garden, fish fry, barbecue pork; blackjack and poker tables, Texas hold'em tournament (6 p.m. Saturday); games, inflatables, photo booth, face painting, bags tournament, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, quilt raffle, I Dood It game. Music by Arvell & Company, 8 p.m. Friday; The UltraViolets, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Holy Trinity Picnic -- 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Holy Trinity Church, 505 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights. Famous Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m. Friday, music by Randy Web. On Saturday, international food court, 4-8 p.m.; quilt and cash bingo; music by Pedestrians; Mass at 4 p.m.; horse rides provided by Camp Ondessonk. Booth nights: hourly raffle drawings, booths, food/grill and drinks, inflatables, silent auctions, kids games, adult games, big 6 and poker. Two Deacons and The Fiery Pit award winning wings.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Picnic -- 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, 1910 W. Belle, Belleville. Chicken dinner, 2:30-6:30 p.m.; Mass, 4 p.m.; quilt bingo, 7-10 p.m.; carnival rides and games. Music by Mike & Ray (polka), 4 p.m.; Freefall, 8 p.m.

Quarter Auction -- 2 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Lodge, 225 A St., Belleville. Enter at blue awning, food available for purchase. Sponsored by O'Fallon Eastern Star. Doors open at 1 p.m. $5 per bid paddle; $20 all-in paddles. 50/50 drawings. Information: Joyce Gibbs at 618-792-4600.

Train Show -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Glen Carbon Firehouse, 180 Summit St., Glen Carbon. Hosted by the Metro East Model Railroad Club. Visitors can view the club's HO scale model railroad. Free.

FASTT Fest Fundraiser-- 6 p.m. Saturday, Scottish Rite, Belleville. Presented by Schnucks. Tickets $30; $10 additional for reserved room. Featuring over 125 selected wines, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, chocolate fountain, area artist showcase, silent auction, gourmet beers and cash games. Benefits Foundation for Autism Services Today & Tomorrow. Information and tickets: Barb at 618-667-9319.

Belleville East Marching Band Competition -- noon Saturday, Belleville East High School, football stadium, 2555 West Blvd., Belleville. Eight area high school marching bands competing: Edwardsville, Fort Zumwalt North, Francis Howell North, Highland, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Rockwood Summit and Wesclin. Belleville East Marching Lancers march for exhibition only at at 3 p.m. Awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $6, students $4, under 7 free. Concessions by Belleville East Band/Orchestra Parents available on site.

Metro East Marching Classic -- 4:15-10 p.m. Saturday, O'Fallon Township High School Stadium, O'Fallon. Marching band contest with 19 bands from Illinois and Missour. Schedule for metro-east bands: Mater Dei, 4:15 p.m.; Highland, 6 p.m.; Collinsville, 7:30 p.m.; Granite City, 8 p.m.; Belleville East, 9 p.m.; Edwardsville, 9:15 p.m. O'Fallon will march in exhibition at 9:45 p.m. Awards are at 10 p.m.

Great Godfrey Maze -- 6-10 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. to dusk Sundays through October, Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey. 7-acre tractor trailin' corn adventure. Farm activities available from 6 to 8 p.m. include free cow bounce house, a milking cow and a tricycle tractor dash. Game corral. Admission is $6 ages 12 and up; $4 ages 6-11; free for 5 and under. Cow train rides are $2 per person. Zip line rides are $3 per person.

Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival -- 5 p.m.-midnight, Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Okawville Park. Friday events: carnival ride armbands or single-ride tickets, 6-11 p.m.; Queen pageant and Junior Miss contest in high school; music by Hot Rod Johnny, 8-midnight. Saturday events: washer tournament, noon; young farmers activities, 1 p.m.; Ardy the Clown, 1-5 p.m.; local talent show, antique tractor pull and large exhibit hall opens, 2 p.m.; Venedy Band, 4:30-6 p.m.; bingo, 5-10 p.m.; armbands or single-ride tickets, 5-11 p.m.; Hillbilly Authority, 8-midnight. Sunday events: large float parade, 2 p.m.; Okawville High School Band concert, exhibit hall opens, 4 p.m.; armbands or single-ride tickets, bingo, 4-9 p.m.; Easy Street Entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Free admission and parking.

Haunted Hayrides -- night, Friday-Saturday, Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm, 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt. Ghoulish fun for young and old through Oct. 26. Free with $10 Fun Farm admission. Information at 618-233-0513 or eckerts.com.

St. Ambrose Applefest -- 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, St. Ambrose Church, 820 W. Homer Adams Parkway (lower parking lot and Community Center), Godfrey. Friday-Saturday events: Games, inflatables, 5-10 p.m.; St. Ambrose Got Talent, 6:45 p.m. Food tent serving burgers, brats and fries. Beverage tent open till midnight. Music by Jay Hollinger of the Warehouse Project and Matt Taul of the Five and Dimers, 8-11 p.m. Friday; The Glendale Riders, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Community Center, spaghetti and meatball dinner, Saturday, 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Apple pie and caramel apples for sale during both meals. Basket winners and grand raffle winners drawn on Sunday afternoon.

American Indian Educational Days -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville. Learn about Indian customs, beliefs, dress, programs, crafts and art. Also, Missouri Atlatl Association's annual competition and demonstration of this ancient spearthrowing device.

Fireworks Bash -- 4 p.m. Saturday, Caseyville Moose Lodge No. 4, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Food, fun, activities. Firewords at dusk. Music by Moose Lodge No. 4 Rock-N-Roll Band. Lead guitar, Barney Barboza; bass, Danny Arteaga; drums, Tony Alvarez. No coolers or food on Moose grounds. Donations, contact Jo at 618-407-1363.

Brooke Stonecipher Golf Classic -- Registration 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, The Orchards in Belleville. Cost $100 adult/$60 per student (23 & under). Golf fee includes golf, cart, lunch (provided by Swiney Ribbers BBQ), four beer or soda tickets, water, margarita hole, T-shirt. Information at 618-233-8921 or Patti (Stonecipher) Zellner at 618-550-4203. Lunch and silent auction start at noon; lunch only is $10 per person.

Patriots Day and Family Fun and Fishing Day -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Frank Holten State Park, 4700 Lake Drive, East St. Louis. Free. Patriots Day ceremony honoring first responders, with speakers Mayor Alvin Parks and Carolliss Childers. Food stands open, 1 p.m. Fishing tournament for children ages 5-13. Fishing rods, reels and bait provided if needed. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hands-on activities sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources include: virtual fishing simulator and fish pond; wildlife education trailer; State Police safety demonstrations; urban fishing education trailer. Information, Brenda Crisp at 618-874-6505 or unipres@sbcglobal.net.

Walking Tour of Historic Belleville -- 10 a.m. Saturday, 1106 W. Main St. (West End Park), Belleville. 16 block long and lasts about 60 minutes. $10 per person. Benefit for Belleville Historical Society. Revervations required, 618-236-7481.

Frontier Days -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Caseyville Park, 40 W. Reynolds (Off of Illinois 157), Caseyville. Re-enactor encampment shows life as it was during Frontier Days. Visitors can talk with re-enactors and watch demonstrations of skills of the past, food cooked in a kettle over an open fire and re-enactor goods available for puchase both days. Try your hand at tomahawk throwing. Free. Information, contact Many Hats at 314-920-2697 or www.caseyville.org.

Wing Fling -- noon-6 p.m. Saturday, field next to Commere Bank, West Belleville. Competition between restaurants and businesses for Best in Taste trophy. $15 unlimited wing tasting wristband allows guest to sample wings from each vendor. Proceeds benefit the West End Redevelopment Corp.

Apple Fest -- Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Orchards, Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt farms. Wagon rides, live entertainment, festival foods, children's activities, apple picking, pony rides, farm animals, children's carnival, funnel cakes, caramel apples.

Art in the Park -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Grove Memorial Park, corner of Main and Market streets (Illinois 3) in downtown Grafton. Free. 30-plus regional artists to display their creations in mediums such as fine art, paintings, photography, glass, jewelry, pottery, more. Live music, food vendors, art activities and demonstrations. Free

Quartermania -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Caseyville Moose Lodge, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Food from noon-1 p.m. Free dessert at halftime. Questions, call 618-398-4477.

Valmeyer Church Picnic -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Valmeyer. Sponsored by St. John United Church of Christ and St. Mary Catholic Church. Indoor seating available. Barbecue, pork steaks, cutlets, brats, grilled chicken breasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, soda. Games for kids and adults. Country store. Silent auction, carryouts, raffles, attendance prizes. Music all day. Music lineup: Rich Cullen -- The One Man Band, 11 a.m.; Bud Light Brigade, noon; Pickin' Chicks, 1 p.m.; Thunder & Lightning Cloggers, 3 p.m.; Sofa King, 4 p.m. Free guided tour of the Salt Lick Trail at 2:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Wilderness Walk -- 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. Free. Hike and exploration along the 1-mile trail. Information at 618-692-7578 or watershed@cityofedwardsville.com.

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

EXHIBITS

Photography Exhibit -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Sept. 27, Governor French Academy, 223 W. Main St., Belleville. "Have Camera, Will Travel." Featuring photos by Sarah Abbott, Darlene Caviness, Suzanne Lowry.

Molas, Quilts, Textiles -- through Oct. 8, The Schmidt, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Molas, handmade recerse applique textiles of the Kuna Women of Panama. Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibition of "Sightlines," featuring the works of 14 world-renowned international artists. Carl Stewart's celebration of his brother's life, "belated," a series of textile portraits. Free, open to public. Information at 618-222-5278 or swic.edu/sac.

Carlis Chee, A Retrospective -- through Oct. 11 at the Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. One-man show featuring the work of Carlis Chee. Chee was born into the Navajo Nation in Arizona and his art depicts the beauty of he people and culture.

FOOD

Barbecue -- 4-7:30 p.m. today, Turkey Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Illinois 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 cod, baked cod, whole catfish, multiple sides. Senior plates starting $4.99. Call ins at 618-345-1492.

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. Fish and gyros. 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 -- 5-8 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.

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.

Summerfield Fish Fry -- 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. 618-934-3841.

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 Breakfast -- Saturday, Applebee's, 1699 N. Green Mount Road, O Fallon. Sponsored by O'Fallon Kiwanis Club. Information, contact Don Moser at 618-398-3523 or April Barnes at 618-624-7193 or aeb624@aol.com.

Millstadt Barbecue -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Zion Evangelical Church, parking lot, 117 W. White St., Millstadt. Pork steaks, brats, chicken breasts, German/American potato salad, slaw, baked beans. Dine in or carry out.

Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Felicitas Church, Beaver Prairie. (Look for signs on New Route 50 west of Carlyle and on Illinois 127, 6 miles north of Carlyle.) Fried chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, slaw, applesauce, homemade bread, desserts. Carry-out available. Cafeteria style. Adults $9, children (6-12) $4.

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

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.

GAMES

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.

Eucher Tournament -- 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center, 711 S. Main St., Smithton.

Bunco -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. James Parish Center, 405 West Madison, Millstadt. $8. To benefit Millstadt Senior Center.

MARKETS

Farmer's Market -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown produce, (tomatoes, melons) baked goods and crafts. The Moose will be making veggie and meat wraps. Information: Norm Geloat at 978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

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.

Craft Fair -- 1-7 p.m. Friday, Sycamore Village, 225 Castellano Drive, Swansea. 50 vendors. Celebrating National Assisted Living Week. Information: Brinda Stepping at 618-222-2571 or 618-806-7524.

Recycled Kids -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. Children's clothing (sizes 0-16 and juniors), toy, furniture, baby equipment consignment sale. No admission fee, free parking. Information, contact Becky at0636-978-3643 or www.recycledkidssale.com.

Klutter Kleanup Yard Sale -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gustave Koerner House, 200 Abend St., Belleville. Koerner Korner Klutter Kleanup Yard Sale. Donations sought; no clothing please, call 618-235-6471.

Vendors and Craft Fair -- Saturday, Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois, 2800 N. Illinois, Swansea. Antiques and collectibles. Tables still available. 1 table $30; 2 tables $45; 3 tables $60. Electric available. Call 618-235-2420 to book a table.

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.

Indoor Yard & Bake Sale -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Hall, 301 Service St., Swansea. Sponsored by Swansea Improvement Woman's Auxiliary. Table fee $10/table. Proceeds from table fees and bake sale to benefit Swansea Food Pantry and our adopted Christmas family. Information, contact Marilyn at 618-210-6029.

Slash Your Stash -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Odd Fellows Hall (basement of Capitol Theater), 202 S. Main St., Waterloo. Quilting supplies, fabrics, laces, notions, books, mosaic supplies, rubber stamps, paints, unfinished wooden items, more. Contact Gracia at 618-281-5161 to rent a table, deadline is 6 p.m. Friday.

ON STAGE

"Hamlet" -- 8 p.m. today through Sunday, North Side Park Outdoor Stage, 100 N. Main St., Breese. $10 adults; $9 students, senior citizens, active military. Tickets at 618-526-2866.

"The Drowsey Chaperone" -- 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Alton Little Theater, 2450 Henry St., Alton. A musical within a comedy. Tickets at 618-462-6562 or www.altonlittletheater.org.

"Born Yesterday" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Capitol Theatre, 202 S. Main St., Waterloo. Monroe Actors Stage Company. Tickets: general admission $12; seniors/students $10. Information/tickets at 618-939-7469 or www.masctheatre.org.

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