What's Happening: Local events Oct. 17-23

October 16, 2013 

Organ Concert -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 125 West B St., Belleville. Renowned organist Andrew Peters will perform the first half of the concert as a recital featuring St. Paul's 49-rank Schantz organ. After intermission, Peters will provide organ accompaniment to the 1919 silent movie "Bumping Into Broadway." The concer is free; an offering will be taken.

Fine Arts Concert -- 3 p.m. Sunday, Union Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. The Southwestern Illinois College Choir and Chamber Choir will sing works by Bach, Purcell, Vaughn Williams, Finzi and Britten. Free. An offering will be taken. Reception folows the concert.

Fiddler Eileen Ivers -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ivers, world-renowned American fiddler/violinist and Grammy-Award winner, will perform traditional and contemporary music with her band, Immigrant Soul. Tickets/information, visit SIUE Dunham Hall Arts & Issues Box Office between 8 a.m. and noon, or call 618-650-5774.


Square Dance -- 7 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Kare Garrison is the caller. Information: Sue Larsh at 630-841-4156.

Cactus Moon Band -- 8-midnight Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Country music and dancing.

Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois, Belleville. Music by the San-An-Tones.


Halloween Diva Style --5-8 p.m. today, downtown Belleville. Diva Night shopping event sponsored by Belleville Main Street and The Greater Belleville Chamber. Registration is at Ben's Craft and Floral, 112 East Main St. After party at Margarita's Restaurant, 117 E. Main St., Belleville. Dress in costume to win attendance prize. $5 per person.

Quarter Auction -- 6:45 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 12454 State Route 143, Highland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for previewing items. More than 20 local direct vendors with cash/carry items for 1 to 4 quarters. Bring your own snacks; beverages available for purchase. $5 for first padde, addition paddles for $1. No all-in paddles. Information, contact Tracy Gombos at 618-623-9707 or tracygombos@yahoo.com.

Holiday Boutique -- 5-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carrington Place Clubhouse, Frank Scott Parkway West, 3900 Essex Blvd., Swansea. Tonight is Prevue Night, $5 admission, attendance prizes and refreshments; Friday-Saturday, free admission. Featuring paintings, needle arts, porcelain, stained glass, jewelry and more. Information, call Carol Herndon at 618-632-2411. Sponsored by Lincoln Trail Decorative Artists.

Movie at The Hett -- 7:30 p.m. today, The Hett, McKendree University, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. Free. The movie is "Moneyball." Brad Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who used computer analysis to put together a competitive baseball team on a budget.

Roller Skating Birthday Party --7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Fun Spot Skating Center, 1400 West Blvd., Belleville. It's Fun Spot's 45th birthday. Free admission. Skate rental extra if needed. Free birthday cake. Lots of games, prizes. Information, call Greg Pearson at 618-234-4502 or 618-580-4502 or funspotrocks@sbcglobal.net.

Alton Haunted Odyssey -- Friday-Saturday, begins at My Just Desserts, 31 E. Broadway, Alton. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, Bare Bones Tours, $45; 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Witching Hour Tours, $45; 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Eating With The Entities, $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.

Haunted Happenings -- 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, East and West St. Louis Street, Lebanon. Small groups will be led around the dark streets to such historic sites as the Mermaid House and the Urban-Pesold House where they will be presented with classic ghost stories told by costumed thespians from Looking Glass Playhouse. Tours depart every 15 minutes and last approximately 90 minutes. Tours will walk six blocks and start and end at the Looking Glass, 301 W. St. Louis St. Cost $5. Reservations are encouraged, but not required; contact Don Urban at 618-537-2544 or dongi33@aol.com.

Haunted Trail & Hayride -- 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and Oct. 25 and 26, Waterloo Sportsman's Club Grounds, 4903 Sportsman Road, Waterloo. Free parking. All tickets $12 each. Food, drinks, concessions, games and featuring "The Vortex." Information at 618-458-9927 or www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.

Haunted Hayrides -- Friday-Saturday nights 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.

Beer Festival -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville. Sponsored by Global Brew Tap House and Lounge. Proceeds to benefit local chapter of Toys for Tots. Beer trailers featuring seasonal and special-release craft beers. Food tents from Herzog's Kitchen, Papa Murphy's, Craft Chophouse, Bigelo's Bistro and Cleveland-Heath. Live music and brewing demonstrations.

Chili Cook Off/Arts & Craft Festival -- 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dupo Community Park, Dupo. Food, drink, booths, car show, arts/crafts, live music, walk of honor, cow bingo, wine tasting. $5 arm bands.

Karban's Knotty Pines Fall Festival -- 5 p.m. Saturday, Karbans Knotty Pines, 4569 Buss Branch Road, Waterloo. Sponsored by Eagle Distributing. Music by The Bob Band, 3 p.m.; Old Salt Union, 6 p.m. Shocktop Volkswagen Beetle and The Monster Jeep Energy Truck and team will be present. The Bud Light Girls. Free food, attendance prizes. Information, Clayton Merritt at 618-623-8470 or clayton.merritt70@yahoo.com.

Mouse Racing -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Henry's Monsignor Voss Parish Center, 5315 W. Main St., Belleville. Admission $10. Proceeds to benefit Family Hospice and Heartlinks Grief Center. Beer, wine, soda for sale, no outside beverages allowed. Chili/Frito pies, hot dogs, sweet shoppe. Information at 618-277-1800.

Cub Scout Athletic Day -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Christ United Church of Christ, 26 N. 14th St., Belleville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $5 (includes lunch, drink and awards). For boys in grades 1-5. Register/information, contact Jeff at 314-814-9236 or Taylor.Jeffrey@jobcorps.org

Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar Contest -- noon, Saturday, The Bull Pen, 201 Kaskaskia St., New Athens. Five fiddle divisions, four banjo divisions, three guitar divisions. Admission $8; seniors (60 & over) $5; children (12 & under) free with parent. Food and drinks available. Sponsored by The Bluegrass Shack.

Vintage Voices Cemetery Tour -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Alton Little Theater, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton. Theme focusing on "Faith, Hope & Charity." Proceeds to benefit community outreach programs and the upkeep of the City and National Cemetery. Tours leave every 12 minutes. Ten performers will share inspirational stories about former citizens of Alton -- ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance at the Alton Area Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and at the main gate of the city cemetery before tours. Information at 618-462-3205.

Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off -- Saturday, downtown Mascoutah. Chili cookoff contest. Car show. Craft fair with free childrens crafts, entertainment all day, 50/50 drawing. Downtown merchants open all day.

Freaky Five 5K Halloween Run/Walk -- Saturday, Caseyville Park, 40 W. Reynolds, Caseyville. Kids fun run at 4:30; 5K at 5 p.m. Bonfire after run. Entry forms at www.caseyville.org.

Greenspace Walk -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Bluff Park Preserve, Belleville. The St. Clair County Greenspace Foundation sponsors the walk lead by Charles Giedeman, horticulturist and News-Democrat gardening columnist. Begins on the circle of Lindorf/Wedgewood in Belleville. Directions: Barbara Taylor, 618-398-2237. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes and bring your own water.

Grafton Rendezvous -- 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Banks of the Illinois River, Grafton. Sponsored by Free Trappers of the Piasa Territority. See pre-1840 history come to life and experience what a busy river port was like during that period. Traders will demonstrate and and rope making, bead working, wood carving, metal working and leather crafting. Tomahawk and knife throwing. Free admission.

Relleke Pumpkin Patch -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Relleke's, 473 Sand Prairie Lane, Granite City. Child Safety Weekend. Long Lake Fire Department will be on hand to teach about fire safety. Camel, wagon and pony rides; face painting; sand art; juggling; giand slide, roller coaster and spinning pumpkin rides; corn maze; paint your own pumpkins; train; 5-acre jungle maze; petting zoo; Straw Pyramid Slide. A tribute to Willie Nelson "Me & Paul" by Paul Jarvis & The Old Barn Boys Saturday with Buffalo Road performing Sunday. Free admission and parking. Information at 618-797-6858 or www.rellekepumpkinpatch.com.

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree -- Saturday-Sunday, 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.

Leclaire Parkfest -- Sunday, Leclaire Park, 900 Hale Ave., Edwardsville. Dixieland jazz and bluegrass, noon-5 p.m.; wine and beer garden, festival food, arts and crafts, games, pet adoptions, DAR book sale. Exhibits of historic photos and narrated trolley tours tell the story of the former Village of Leclaire. Free admission.

St. Pius V Fall Parish Festival -- Sunday, 7687 Walsh Road, Walsh. Fried chicken and pork sausage dinner ($9.50). Country store, quilt raffle.

Bike Belleville -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, North End Park in Belleville. Free. Course: Take the Richland Creek Greenway Trail from North End Park south to South Side Park and back. From North End Park you can continue on the trail to the Memorial Hospital MetroLink Station or to SWIC. Parking: North End Park, South Side Park, Hough Park. Activities: YMCA climbing wall and Fun Spot roller skating, more. (See story on page C1.)

RC Outlaws -- 11 a.m. Sunday, Glidden Park, Collinsville. Remote control racing season finale. Information: Call Gateway RC at 618-345-7468.

Trunk or Treat -- 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, parking lot in front of Willowcreek Nursing and Rehab Center, 40 N. 64th St., Belleville. Decorate your vehicle in the spirit of Halloween. Games, prizes, food. Awards for most festive. unique and scariest decorations. To enter contest, contact Andrea at 618-397-8400.


Mourning Exhibit -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday (last guided tour begins at 3 p.m.), during October, at the Col. Benjamin Stephenson House, 409 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville. Home will be decorated to honor tha death of Stephenson, one of Edwardsville's original citizens. The early 19th century militia colonel and framer of Illinois' first constitution died on Oct. 10, 1822. Fee $6 adults, $3 children (6-12). Group tours available by appointment. Information, contact RoxAnn Raisner at 618-692-1818.


St. John's Wurstmarkt -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ, 307 W. Clay St., Collinsville. Buffet style, pork sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes/gravy, butter beans, peas, applesauce, break, coffee, tea, milk, pie. Carry outs available. Adults $10, children (6-12) $5, (under 6) free. Crafts and nut sales and country store. Information at 618-344-2526.

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. 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.

Scottish Rite Fish Fry -- 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville.

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.

Summerfield Fish Fry -- 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. 618-934-3841.

Smithton Barbecue -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Smithton American Legion, 10 N. Main St., Smithton. Brats, pork steaks, chicken and ribs. Meats by Wennaman's. Eat in or carry out.

Gothic Lode Scholarship BBQ -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Memorial Post 8677 (The Barn), 5325 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by the Scholarship Committee. $18 for a side of ribs; $10 for a half-side; $8 for a pork steak with two sides; baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw, $1.50.

Madison Barbecue -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Polish Hall, 826 Greenwood St., Madison. Chicken, pork steaks, brats, homemade desserts. Free polka dance 4-7 p.m. with Mike Wisneski. Carry outs at 618-876-9056.

Troy KC Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Knights of Columbus Council 9266, 8729 Lebanon Road Troy (Blackjack).

St. Bernard Wurstmarkt -- 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Bernard Parish Center, 202 N. Broadway, Albers. Mass with bluegrass music at St. Bernard Church at 10 a.m. Pork sausage and roast beef dinner served from 10:30 am. to 5:30 p.m. Adults $9, children (6-12) $4.50, (under 6) free. Sponsored by St. Bernard Men's Club. Enjoy pork sausage and roast beef. Information at 618-248-5112.

St. Augustine Pancake/Sausage Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Augustine Parish Hall, 1900 W. Belle, Belleville. Adults $7, chaildren (4-12) $4, (under 4) free. No family pays more than $25. Sponsored by St. Augustine Boy Scout Troop 24. Information at 618-978-5821 or gbkomora@charter.net.

St. Liborius Wurstmarkt and Shooting Match -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Hall, St. Libory. Sponsored by St. Liborius Parish.

St. Stephen Pancake/Sausage Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-12 noon Sunday, Voigt Hall, 901 S. Main (Illinois 157), Caseyville. All you can eat. Adults $6, children (5-12) $3, (under 5) free. Sponsored by St. Stephen Men's Club. Information at 618-398-9928 (day of event).

Dupo Chicken Dinner -- 11:30 a.m. Sunday, VFW Post 6368, 200 N. 5th St., Dupo. Family-style all you can eat dinner. Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids, free (6 & under). Carry outs available at 618-286-9636. Includes chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, slaw, beets, tear, coffee, dessert.

Millstadt VFW Chicken Dinner -- 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. All-you-can-eat chicken dinner. Adults $10; 12 and under $5.


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.

Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Monday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. No registration required. To reserve a spot call 618-934-3841.

Card Party -- Noon Wednesday, Blessed Sacrament School gym. Doors open at 11 a.m. Bring your own cards. Lunch served at noon.

St. Mary's Card Party -- 1 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church parish center, Trenton. Sponsored by St. Mary Church Trenton Ladies Society. Pinochle, euchre and bunco will be played. Cost: $1. Bingo for fruit platters and homemade cakes. Homemade pies and drinks will be served.


Swansea Farmer's Market -- 11-3 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 280 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally gorwn produce, baed goods and crafts. Scooter's will serve jumbo chicken wings today. Inquiries: Norm Geolat, 618-978-8753 ir swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com

Holiday Boutique -- 5-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carrington Place Clubhouse, Frank Scott Parkway West, 3900 Essex Blvd., Swansea. Tonight is Prevue Night, $5 admission, attendance prizes and refreshments; Friday-Saturday, free admission. Unique items featuring paintings, needle arts, porcelain, stained glass, jewelry, more. Information, call Carol Herndon at 618-632-2411.

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.

Antique Flea Market -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Illinois 13 and 159, Belleville. Free admission and parking. More than 400 vendors and 600 tables. Antiques and collectibles, merchandise both old and new.

Used Book Sale -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday, LeClaire Parkfest, south end of the lake, Edwardsville. Sponsored by the Edwardsville Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Wide selection of popular fiction as well as topics of general interest. Books at $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperbacks. Proceeds to benefit historical studies at SIUE and other community projects. Information at 618-656-4508.


"The Importance of Being Earnest" -- 7 p.m. today through Saturday, Belleville West Performing Arts Center, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Classic comedy by Oscar Wilde. Presented by The Belleville West Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults. Jack Working (senior Jacob Cange) loves Gwendolen Fairfax (senior Reagan Deschaine). Despite the objections of Gwendolen's mother (sophomore Bailey Guinn), he proposes to her. Just one small fact stand in the way: Gwendolyn has vowed that she can love only a man named Ernest. Algernon Moncrieff (senior Dan Fults), Jack's best friend, falls in love with young Cecily Cardew (junior Allison Knapp). Within moments of meeting her, Algernon proposes. But Cecily, too, has vowed she can marry only a man named Ernest. As each man schemes to change his name to Ernest, trouble follows.

"H.M.S. Pinafore" -- 7 p.m. today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, New Athens Multipurpose Center. Presented by Open House Theatre. Lighthearted comic opera. Adults $10; 60 and older $8 today and Friday; students $8; grade school students, $5.

"The Rocky Horror Show" -- 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Alfresco Art Center, 2041 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Hard Road Theatre Productions, in association with the Alfresco Art Center in Grantie City and sponsored by TheBank of Edwardsville. Musical satire of the science fiction B horror films. Order tickets online at hardroad.org. Tickets are $15 each. Information at 618-409-6286 or cs@hardroad.org.

"Fools" Dinner Theater -- Dinner 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; dinner 12:30 p.m., show 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 E. State Route 15, Belleville. A comic fable by Neil Simon. Tickets $20 for show and dinner; $10 for show only; children (12 and under) half price; children (5 & under) free. Reservations at 618-235-8237. Buffet menu prepared by THG chefs includes spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, turkey, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes/gravy, broccoli with cheese sauce, cranberry sauce, apple crisp with ice cream, rolls, tea, coffee.

"A Fistful of Hollers" -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Benld Civic Center, 201 E. Central Ave., Benld. Interactive murder mystery by the Jest Murder Mystery Company. Cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Dinner served following Act I, when the Cowboys and Actors will continue their shenanigans after the main course. Dessert will be served during the finale. $40 per person and attendance by reservation only; call 217-835-2330 or 217-835-2265. Limited seating. Tickets cost includes show, appetizers, dinner, dessert, tea, coffee, soda, water. Proceeds go to Memorial Sign at Gazebo Park in Benld and the Third Annual Build Benld Senior Christmas Dinner.

One-Act Showcase -- 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Historic Avon Theatre, 535 N. 2nd, Breese. Clinton County Showcase presents five one- act plays by local playwrights. "Thank God It's Friday," "Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy," "Coffee With Mr. Lincoln," "Her Dying Wish" and "Jerry." Cost: adults $10, students, senior citizens, active military $9. Reservations at 618-526-2866.


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.

Ainad Shriners Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Stookey American Legion Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road, Belleville. Sign up at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Ainad Directors Staff.

Meat Shoot -- noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Kountry Korners, 5866 Floraville Road, Millstadt. Free food to shooters. 50/50.

Bassmasters Meat Shoot -- noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Swansea Improvement Hall, Swansea. Sponsored by Belleville South Bassmasters. Free ham and bean soup.

Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Millstadt Sportmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. 12-guage only. No re-worked barrels. Food and refreshments.


Belleville -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Trinity United Church of Christ, 47 N. Douglas Ave., Belleville. Doors open 5:15 p.m. Halloween Trivia Spooktacular. Costume contests for adults and kids. Basket raffles, 50/50. Purchase snacks or bring your own. Beer and wine permitted, but not served. Cost: $5 plus 2 food items for adults; children (12 & under), 2 food items. At the door $10 adults, $5 (12 & under). Reservations at 618-233-2941 or trinitybell@sbcglobal.net. Benefits the Belleville Community Interfaith Food Pantry.

Belleville -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Crehan's Banquet Room, 5500 N. Belt West, Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Hope for Heroes/EpsilonSigmaAlpha/Eastside Mardi Gras Association. Cost: $10 per person; $80 table in advance; $100 at door. Draft beer provided, cash bar, appetizers for purchase. Reservations: Jim at 618-558-7006 or Tom at 618-410-1938. 50/50 drawings and Chinese auction. Collection drive ofor items for troops overseas.

Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Signal Hill School Gym, 40 Signal Hill Place, Belleville. Brass Rail Players Halloween party and trivia night. Costumes are optional; costume party with prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. 10 rounds of questions, mulligans 10 for $10, 50/50 drawing, raffle, attendance prizes. Emcees are Shawn Chevalier and Ina Martinez, who star in the local produced web series "Intervention." Entry fee $10, up to 8 players per table. Soda, bottled water for sale, bring your own snacks, no alcohol on property. Information/reservations, call Lynn Venhaus at 618-917-8175 or lynn.venhaus@brassrailplayers.org.

Caseyville --7 p.m. Saturday, Voigt Hall, 901 S. Main (Illinois Rotue 157), Caseyville. Sponsored by St. Stephen Catholic Church Men's Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Maximum 8 players per table. Cost: $12 per person. 50/50 drawings, mulligans. Free soft drinks, snacks. Draft beer for sale. Reservations/information, call Paul at 618-344-4400 or stygar7@sbcglobal.net.

Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Heights Elks Lodge 664, 9480 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. $10 per person; 8 to a table. Reservations: Teresa at 618-235-5293.

Granite City -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church Hall, 1014 W. Pontoon Road, Granite City. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hosted by The Lincoln Place Heritage Association. Entry fee is $15 per player and teams up to 8 players. Entry fee includes chili, hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, cookies, soft drinks, snacks. Cash bar. Mulligans, 3 for $5, you can purchase up to 12 mulligans. 50/50 raffle, silent auction, attendance prizes. Information/reserve a table, call 618-451-2611.

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