What's happening: Local events Oct. 10-16

October 10, 2013 

Zumbathon -- 305 p.m. Saturday, Lindenwood University-Belleville Lynx Arena, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. Cost: $20. Burn tons of calories for a good cause. To benefit a Lindenwood University Belleville International Student Daniel Restrepo, pay his medical bills from a broken wrist. Certified Zumba instructors. Silent auction, giveaways, Zumba clothes, drinks, more.


Garage Band Night -- 7 p.m. Friday, Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, Intramural Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Local bands will show off their skills at this free event that is open to the public. Bands include; Jacob Williams; Joshua Skinner; Rio Debut; We Should Leave This Tree; and You're Not Kablamo. Information at 618-235-2700 ext. 5561.

"Moments To Remember" -- 7 p.m. Friday, St. John United Church of Christ, Collinsville. Presented by Collinsville Chorale. Free. Free will offering will be collected. Songs from artists such as Elvis, the Beatles, the Beach Boys along with traditional favorites from the '50s and '60s, such as "Moon River."

Workshop and Concert -- 2 p.m. workshop and 4:30 p.m. concert Sunday, Espenschied Chapel, 317 County Road, Mascoutah. Featuring Michael P. Smith, internationally known songwriter and performer. Tickets: Workshop only $30; workshop plus concert $35. Advance registration at www.jamieoreilly. Concert only: $12 advance, $14 at door, seniors (65 plus) discount of $2. Tickets available at Bee Hollow Market, Mascoutah. Information at 618-566-7425 or espenschiedchapel@mac.com.

Concert in the Park -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Fireman's Park, Maryville. Music by George Portz and The Friends of Bluegrass will play a blend of fiery bluegrass, traditional Irish and Louisiana Cajun music. To lead off the afternoon, young local fiddlers will participate in a Fiddler's Frolic. Parking at Mother of Perpetual Help Church. Bring lawn chairs, or sit at picnic tables. Kettle corn will be available. Information at 618-345-7028.0

Masterworks Chorale Concert -- 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. A Mass in time of War: Kodaly Missa Brevis, music of Poulenc, Howells. Tickets: adults $15 in advance; $20 at door; students $5 in advance; $10 at door. "Anytime tickets" (includes all 5 concerts in the 2013-14 season) $50. Information/tickets at 618-236-0182.

John Denver Music -- 6 p.m. Sunday, Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 9300 Richfield Road, Fairview Heights. Free will offering. Performed by BCD (Billy Barnett, Helen Campbell and Wally Davis). Information at 618-277-0012 or bobhelen23@charter.net.

Cafe Series -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College, first floor of the Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Music by The Don James Band. Free. Parking on Lot M3.


Quarter Auction -- 7 p.m. today, St. Mary's-St. Augustine School Gym, 1900 W. Belle St., Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. All-in paddle $25 and individual paddle $5. Snacks provided and cash bar available. Prize raffle and attendance prizes, 50/50 drawings.

Haunted Tales From The Tower -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford. Admission $5. Local haunting expert Wayne Hensley will tell frightening stories outside at the top of the Tower, 150 feet above ground. Information: 618-251-9101.

Clean Up-Paint Up-DuUp -- 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, W.P.E.O. Inc., Wishing Well Ministry, 615 N. Park Drive, Washington Park. Sponsored by Tom Qualls Foundation for Animals & People, Hero's Way Angel and Flag Stands. Featuring getting ready for Pumpkin Patch and Safe Halloween Treats Program Out Reach. Free bread, hot dogs, refreshments. Need donations of candy, pumpkins, money, bottled water, dog and cat food. etc. Information: 618-789-7072.

Haunted Trail -- 7-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Smithton Community Park, Smithton. $8 per person. Take a tractor-driven hayride to the Haunted Trail. The hayride is followed by a walk through the forest where you will encounter frightening scenes. Warning: the trail may frighten small children. There will also be not-so-scary movies for the entire family, bounce houses, a bake sale and more. The concession stand will feature hot dogs/chili, homemade bean soup, soda, water, popcorn, nachos. The Smithton Fire Department will be on hand to man the bonfire. Presented by the Smithton Commercial Club.

Haunted Trail & Hayride -- 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 18-19 and 25-26, Waterloo Sportsman's Club Grounds, 4903 Sportsman Road, Waterloo. Free parking. All tickets $12. The theme is Night Creatures. Food, drinks, concessions, games and featuring "The Vortex." The club is 3 miles south of Waterloo, off Illinois 3 (follow the signs). Information at 618-458-9927 or www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.

Alton Haunted Odyssey -- Friday-Saturday, Alton. Witching Hour Tour begins at My Just Desserts, 31 E. Broadway, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Witching Hour Tours, $45. Eating With The Entities dinner tour is 6-10:30 p.m.; $55. All tours include a three-hour trolley jaunt. Stops at Joesting House, Confederate Cemetery and MicPike Mansion. Reservations at 618-462-3861 or AltonHauntedTours.com.

Steeleville Octobertfest -- Friday-Saturday, 107 W. Broadway, Steeleville. Parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Food, music, washer tournament, kids crafts, variety show, crafts, Little Mr. and Mrs. Octoberfest coronation.

Haunted Hayrides -- after sundown Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26. Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm, 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt. Ghoulish fun for young and old. Fun farm admission, $10. Information at 618-233-0513 or eckerts.com.

Hope Car Show -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Hope Christian Church, 9273 Coach Stop Road, Columbia. Proceeds to benefit Baxmeyer & Baum Memorial Scholarship (in honor of Kathy and Kadin Braxmeyer and Austin Baum). Open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, special interest. Food, fun, attendance prizes, silent auction, dash plaques (for first 100 cars). $10 for display, $15 to be judged. Judging starts at noon. Awards presented at 3:30 p.m. Information, call Bob Wakeman at 618-541-7336 or Kathy Wakeman at kathy.wakeman@charter.net.

Cosmic Bingo -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Queen of Peace Driscoll Parish Center, 5915 N. Belt West, Belleville. Doors open 6 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Aueen of Peace 8th-grade class. $15 for 6 cards (additonal 6 cards $5). Drinks, food, fun, prizes, music. Reservations at cosmicbingo1@gmail.com.

Fall Festival -- Saturday, Prairie du Rocher Park, 509 Henry St., Prairie du Rocher. Food, music, vendors.

Pro Wrestling -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Scottish Rite building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Meet and greet at 7 p.m. with WWE superstar The Honky Tonk Man, along with Larry Matysik, former play-by-play announcer from Wrestling at the Chase. Matches feature "The Belleville Rumble." Sponsored by Metro-East FOP Lodge 262. Ticket information at 618-235-3350.

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.

Hero Inside Day -- 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Ridge Park, Fairview Heights. Rally for Hero Inside Organization, a volunteer commnity program focused on raising heroin awareness and providing an outlet and support for addicts and their loved ones. Information, contact Nick Menn at 618-550-9284 or Glenn Cole at 618-971-3602 or volunteer@heroinside.org.

Kid's Fest -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Anna City Park, Anna. Hosted by Children's Medical Resource Network. Featuring Wiener Dog Race and Wiener Dog Fashion Show at 2:30 p.m. Kids activities include arts, crafts, games, catch and release fishing, face painting, train, bounce house, health screening for children, air vac helicopter. Admission $3 donation.

Vintage Voices Tours -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Alton Little Theater, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton. Tours each Saturday in October leave every 12 minues. Ten performers ages 8 to 81 will share inspirational stories about former citizens of Alton. Stories include the Underground Railroad and passage of the 13th Amendment. Guided tours follow a 3/4-mile path and take about 50 minutes. Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for students and are sold on the day of each tour at the main gate of the city cemetery, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit community outreach programs and the upkeep of the City and National Cemetery. Information at 618-462-3205.

Freeburg Chili Cookoff -- Saturday, Freeburg Recreation Park, 300 E. Hill St., Freeburg. Chili cookoff, salsa contest, bike show, truck pulls, washer tournament, car cruise, music, flea market, craft show.

PumpkinFest -- Saturday, Waterloo Courthouse Square, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo. Pumpkin events and games for all ages, contests, crafts, entertainment, food and drinks, costume parade.

Walking Tour of Historic Belleville -- 10 a.m. Saturday, Veteran's Memorial, southeast corner of the Square on East Main, Belleville. Tour is approximately 16 blocks long and last about 90 minutes. $10 per person. 12 years and up. Benefit for Belleville Historical Society. Reservations required at 618-236-7481.

Illinois Trekkers 5K, 10K, 20K Walk -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Piasa Winery, 225 W. Main St., Grafton. Everyone must be off the trails by 3 p.m. Fee $3. Walkers will explore the Grafton area and will see lots of shops, restaurants and the Illinois River. The Piasa Winery is a quaint old pub and serves great food and drink. Information at 618-530-3211, lpw466@gmail.com, www.illinois-trekkers.org.

Demolition Derby -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Illinois 159 and 13, Belleville. Smash & Bash Demo Derby and Lawn Tractor Demo Derby. $12 adults; children 12 and under, free. Free parking. Bike raffle, 50/50 and Mad Dog Awards. Information: 618-233-0052.

Art In The Park -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lindendale Park, Lindenthal Ave. and Park Hill Drive, Highland. Free, open to public. Sponsored by the Highland Arts Council. Original works by more than 65 artsts in a wide range of art mediums. Live music, food available for purchase, activities and gallery for kids. (See story, page C1.)

Flags Over The Mississippi -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, One Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford. Native Americans, French, Spanish, English and Americans re-enactors will be represented in military and civilian period clothing from the 18th and 19th century. Cannon firing from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Military units will give 30-minute demonstrations to explain their roles in the Mississippi Valley.

Time Travel at Fort de Chartres -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site's French and Indian War Encampment, Prairie du Rocher. Demonstrations, mock battles, shooting competitions and examing camp life during teh French and Indian War. Both days, parade of colors at 10 a.m. and a mock battle around 2 p.m.

Relleke Pumpkin Patch -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Relleke's, 473 Sand Prairie Lane, Granite City. Saturday is breast cancer awareness day with the Buffalo Road Band. Bond County Antique Tractor Associaton displays all weekend. Ronald McDonald visits at noon Sunday with the RX Blues Band playing from 1-5 p.m. Camel, wagon and pony rides, face painting, sand art, juggling, giant slide, roller coaster, spinning pumpkin ride, corn maze, pumpkin picking, paint your own pumpkins, train, 5-acre jungle maze, petting zoo, straw pyramid slide. Free admission and parking. On Monday, Columbus Day, all rides and activities are open to public.

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree -- Saturday-Monday, Eckert's Orchards, Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton farms. Ride a wagon to the pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite. Country music, pony rides, funnel cakes, festival foods, childrens activities, petting farm.

St. Anthony Church Fundraiser -- Noon Sunday, St. Anthony's Church, Beckemeyer. Quilt bingo, basket stand, penny raffle, silent auction, food, drinks. Bingo begins at 2 p.m.

Masterworks Chorale Concert -- 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. "A Mass in time of war: Kodaly's Missa Brevis" plus the wartime music of Poulenc, Howells. Tickets: adults $15 in advance; $20 at door; students $5 in advance; $10 at door. (See story on page C1.)

Maryville Fiddlers Frolic -- 3 p.m. Sunday, Maryville Fireman's Park, Route 159, Maryville. Sponsored by Maryville Park Association. Free concert. Featuring George Portz and His Friends of Bluegrass. Fiddler's Frolic featuring Heather Stortz, Tim Anders and Hannah Pocuca.

Storytelling in the Treehouse -- 9:30 a.m. Monday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. Meet at the Welcome Center, walk to the treehouse for stories and activities. Free. Pre-registration requested by Friday, preceding the event. Register at 618-692-7578 or watershed@cityofedwardsville.com.

Break Word with the World -- 6 p.m. Tuesday, Room 2083, SIUE/ESL Higher Education Center, 601 J.R. Thompson Drive, East St. Louis. A poetic/social justice program for Trayvon. Featuring The Soular Systems Ensemble: Roscoe Crenshaw, Susan "Spit-Fire" Lively, Darlene Roy, Elbert Williams III, Jaye P. Willis, EBR, Sunshine's Community Performance Ensemble with special guests: Michael Castro, Vincent Manue, Treature Shields Redmon, Open Mike. Presented by the Eugene B. Redmond Writer's Club. Information at 618-650-3991 or eredmon@siue.edu.

Grafton Rendezvous -- 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Banks of the Illinois River, Grafton. Sponsored by Free Trappers of the Piasa Territory. Re-enactors in pre-1840 dress. Shooting events, tomahawks, knife throw, raffle, candy cannon. Open to public.

Millstadt Optimist Cookoff -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Liederkranz Park, Millstadt. Millstadt Optimist Club BBQ-Chili Cookoff, featuring snoots, ribs, pork steaks, chili. Vote for People's Choice. Admission $12; kids 10 and under, free. Music by Aftershock. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Association.


Senior Art Competition -- Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Talented artists from across the metro-east will showcase their artwork in "Life Experienced -- A Senior Art Competition." The exhibition will continue Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Southwestern Illinois College and the St. Clair County Office on Aging are partnering with the Gateway East Artists' Guild and Art on the Square.

Student Art Show -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Hall of Frames/Art Studio, 1961 West Highway 50, Fairview Heights. Information at 618-624-4733.

Mourning Exhibit -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 12-4 p.m. Sunday (last guided tour begins at 3 p.m.), during October, at the Col. Benjamin Stephenson House, 409 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville. Fee $6 adults, $3 children (6-12). Group tours available by appointment. Information, contact RoxAnn Raisner at 618-692-1818.


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.

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, baked potato, green beans, 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. Fish and gyros. 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.

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.

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.

Turtle Soup -- 10 a.m. Saturday, South Side Improvement Assoc., 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. $12/gallon. Call-in's welcome. 618-233-9380.

O'Fallon Breakfast & USO Fundraiser -- 7-10 a.m. Saturday, O'Fallon Masonic Lodge, 122 E. State St., O'Fallon. Biscuits/gravy, pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee. Adults $7; children $4. Proceeds to USO at Lambert, St. Louis. Reservations, at 618-632-3177.

Boy Scout Barbecue -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Freeburg Market Place, Freeburg. Pork steaks, burgers, brats, homemade sides.

Old-Fashioned Barbecue -- 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Grappa Growlers, 1501 North Belt West, Swansea. Parking in rear. Sponsored by Fairview Heights Elks. Information, contact George at 618-398-5363.

Pork Sausage/Beef Dinner -- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aviston Legion, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. All you can eat. Eat in or carry out. Information at 618-228-7311.

Buffet-style Dinner -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 321, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. Adults $8.50; children (6-12) $4; children (under 6) free. Featuring pork sausage, beef and sauerkraut with all the trimmings. Wheel raffles, 50/50 drawings.

Friedens Sausage Dinner -- 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Friedens United Church of Christ, 207 E. Center, Troy. Dine in, carry out and popular curbside service. Phone in order to 618-667-6535 and it will be delivered to your car. Carry outs available until 6 p.m. All you can eat grilled pork sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, slaw, applesauce, dessert, beverage. Cost: $10 adults; $4 children (4-10); free (3 & under). Questions at 618-667-6535.

Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish Center, Shiloh. All you can eat. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drink. Cost $8 adults, $4 children (6-12) free (under 6).


Cribbage -- 6:30 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. Nine games against nine 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.

Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Saturday, The Bullpen, 101 N. Van Buren St., New Athens. Sign up at 6 p.m. for $10. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffle tickets, lottery tree. Music by Shoes for Larry from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit The New Athens Home for The Aged.

Euchre Tournament -- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius Parish Center, Fayetteville. $5. Becky at 618-978-4999.

St. Luke Card Party -- 2-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Luke's Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Doors open at 1 p.m. Sponsored by St. Luke Perpetual Help Sodality. Fall lunchon and card party. Cost: $7. Cards, lunch, raffle prizes, country crafts, bakery booth. Lunch, chicken salad with condiments, homemade cookies.

Bunko Night -- 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 reservation required. 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. Locally grown produce (tomatoes, pumpkins, etc.), baked goods and crafts. Tacos for sale. Information: Norm Geloat at 978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

Largest Yard Sale and Collectibles -- 4-7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. $5 early bird admission, before 4 p.m. $20. Free admission on Saturday. Information at 618-233-0052.

Craft Fair & Plant Sale -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 504 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon. Free admission. Mums, ornamental kale, and other plants available for puchase. All proceeds from sale to benefit community projects. Inforamtion at www.ofallongardenclub.org.

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

Garage/Yard & Bake Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Turkey Hill Grange, 375 Illinois 15, Belleville. The eight Granges in St. Clair County combine for a huge sale.

Shiloh Eagles Indoor Yard Sale -- 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh Eagles, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Rib plates $7, kitchen open.


"Evil People" and "Villains" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Althoff Catholic High School's Heritage Hall, 5401 W. Main St., Belleville. Presented by the Althoff Catholic Drama Club. Both plays are directed toward the school's anti-bullying initiative. Cost: $5; students and faculty, free.

Local Playwrights' One Act Showcase -- 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Historic Avon Theatre, 535 N. 2nd, Breese. Adults $10, students, senior citizens, active military $9. The Clinton County Showcase presents five one-act plays by local playwrights. Reservations at 618-526-2866.


Meat Shoot & Buzz's BBQ -- 12 noon-dusk Saturday, Caseyville Moose, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Meat packages and money rounds. Shooters get a free pulled pork sandwich. Information at 618-398-4477.

Meat Shoot & Wheel -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, O'Fallon Sportsmen's Club, 1024 Scott-Troy Road, 3 miles north of U.S. 50. Skill shoot, pot shot, gun raffle, bean bag tournament, games, food and drinks. Rain date is Oct. 20.

Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-sunset Sunday, American Legion Post 321, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. Shotgun match. Win turkeys, bacon or sausage. $2 per round, shells provided, no scopes. Special shooting rounds for hams or pork loins.

Meat Shoot -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Mascoutah Sportsmens Club, 1535 N. County Road, Mascoutah. Pot shots $3 round. Meat raffles. Free bean soup/chili. No trap shooting.

Shooting Match -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Tina's Tavern, Jamestown. Sponsored by Highland Coon Hunters Association.

Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-dusk Sunday, Elk's 664, 161 & Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup. Raffles. Ham, bacon, loins, turkeys, more. House gun available. 12 & 20 gauge.

Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, American Legion Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road, Belleville. Shoot rounds, wheel rounds, attendance prizes, free food. Rain or shine, enclosed shooting area. House guns available. Questions at 618-538-5445.

Meat Shoot & Raffle -- 12 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 485, 200 S. 5th St., Dupo. Air rifle .177 BB shoot indoor. Air rifles provided, no personal air rifles or weapons allowed. Under 18 years must be accompanied by adults. Information at 618-286-3535 (after 12 p.m.).


COLLINSVILLE -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Township Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: 3 or more pet supplies per each player -- dog or cat food, treats, kitty litter, new brushes, leashes, collars, toys, carriers. Halloween Trivia Night benefits the Warren Billhartz Collinsville Animal Shelter. Raffles, mulligans, 50/50, door prizes, special games, costume contest; categories, adults, teen, kids, groups. Reservations needed, call 618-344-7787. Refreshments provided. Bring your own snacks.

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