What's Happening: Local events Oct. 31-Nov. 6

October 31, 2013 

Gospel Concert -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Featuring Canaan's Crossing. An offering will be taken.

DANCES

Country Dance -- 8-12 midnight, Friday, Swansea Improvement Center, 216 Service St., Swansea. Free admission. Music by The Hill Williams Band.

Square and Round Dance -- 7 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Theme: Hobo dance with hot dogs and chili served. Doug Mallory, calling; The Tevlins, cuing. Information: Sue Larsh at 630-841-4156.

Ballroom Dancing -- 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park Ballroom, Highland. Music by Larry Haller. Information at 618-654-9753.

Veteran's Dance -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 2, Swansea Improvement Center, 301 Service St., Swansea. Free dance lessons from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Admission $8. Sponsored by Parents Without Partners.

Ballroom Dance -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Casuals.

Square Dance -- 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 522 S. Church St., Waterloo. Finger food. Caller John Stuart. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrilles Square Dance Club. Information, contact Don Schilling at 618-939-7069.

EVENTS

Trunk or Treat -- 6-8 p.m. today, Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy. Snacks and candy given out in a safe, friendly and lighted invironement. Free popcorn and free wagon rides. Open to the public.

Scare Square & Pumpkin Glow -- 5:30-8 p.m. today, City Hall parking lot, 100 S. Main St., Columbia. Halloween fun, trunk-or-treating for kids and pumpkin-carving/glow contest for all ages. Free admission.

Trunk or Treat -- 6-8 p.m. today, Waterloo Courthouse Square, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo. Organizations provide a safe trick-or-treating environment for kids. Candy checkpoint sponsored by the Waterloo Fire Department and Monroe County EMS. Free admission.

Nightmare on Lakeshire -- 7:30-10 p.m. today, 11 Lakeshire Drive, Fairview Heights. Donation $3. Where the myth is real.

Halloween Program -- noon today, W.P.E.O. Inc., 6105 N. Park Drive, Washington Park. Safe Halloween treats giveaway Out Reach for State Park kids. Sponsored by Tom Qualls Foundation for People and Animals. In need of candy, pumpkins, chips, dog and cat food, any kind of food items, money, etc. Information at 618-789-7072.

Shiloh Safe Stop -- 6-9 p.m. today, Shiloh Community Park Pavilion, Shiloh. Trick or treat hours for Shiloh are also 6-9 p.m. Hot dogs, popcorn, chili and candy. Rain location is Klucker Hall Basement. Sponsored by the Village of Shiloh.

Halloween Treats -- 10 a.m.-noon today, East St. Louis City Hall, 301 River Park Drive, East St. Louis. For preschoolers.

Trunk-r-Treat -- 6-8 p.m. today, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 618 Dutch Hollow Road, Belleville.

Family Fun Weekend -- Friday-Sunday, McKendree University campus, 701 College Road, Lebanon. Athletic events, tailgating, Bearcat Comedy Night, food and supply drive, and a late night movie "Planes." Pre-game "Bearcat Country Tailgate" party at 2 p.m. on Saturday, before the football Bearcats kick off against Quincy University at 6 p.m. Tailgate party will also include inflatables, games and food vendors. Most events are low or no cost. Information at 618-537-6856 or cabtraditions@mckendree.edu.

Midwestern Woodcarvers Art Show -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. Presented by Belleville Area Holzschitzers. Award- winning craftsmen will feature woodcarvings, handcrafted toys, furniture and wildlife art. Vendors will also offer tools, books and supplies. Carvers will be on hand to help beginners and to answer questions. Hourly attendance prizes, special exhibit, demonstrations and tool sharpening. Admission $4; kids free (under 12). Information at www.iidbs.com/holz.

Polka Mass, Dancing & Wurstmarkt -- Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, St. Augustine of Canterbury, 1910 W. Belle St., Belleville. All-you-can-eat Wurstmarkt beginning at 11 a.m. Sausage and kraut and all the trimmings including dessert serving until 6 p.m. Music and dancing from 1 to 3 p.m. by the Polka Connection. Cost $9 adults; $5 children (6-12), free (under 6). Carryouts $8 all day. Questions at 618-233-3813.

Smithton Church Fundraiser -- 1 p.m. Sunday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Munier Parish Center, 111 S. Julia, Smithton. Quilt and cash bingo. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Sandwiches, desserts, refreshments served 10:30-12:30 p.m. Carryouts available. Attendance prizes, raffle, 50/50 basket, cookie raffle. Bring your own covers.

Bowling Fundraiser -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Clair Bowl, Fairview Heights. The Heartlinks Grief Center at Family Hospice is hosting "Superbowl." 3 hours of bowling and shoe rental $15 person, $15 couple, $100 a whole lane (up to 8 people) can be reserved. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing. Information/register, contact Brianne Overton at 618-277-1800 or heartlinks@familyhospice.org.

Blessed Sacrament Fundraiser -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Blessed Sacrament Gym, 8809 W. Main St., Belleville. Quilt and cash bingo. Doors open 10 a.m. Early bird game at 12:45 p.m. Booths, baskets, Christmas, bakery, etc. Crafts, baby quilts and American girl doll clothes. Raffles, pot of gold, color ball. Bring can good for free card.

Quarter Auction -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Henry Creative Learning Center, Voss Parish Center, 5303 W. Main St., Belleville. Paddle $5, all-in paddle $25. Snacks provided. Cash bar.

EXHIBITS

Schmidt Art Center -- through Dec. 12, Schmidt Art Center, Southwerstern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. "True Scale of Trees" by Mel Watkin; a series of large-scale drawings based on uprooted trees. "Gilt" by Arny Nadler; painted ceramic sculptures that reference the figure and anatomy. "American Rephotographs" by Sherwin Tibayan; projects examine the relationships between digital photographs and the history of the photograph makeup. "Paintings 1993-2013" by John M. Groessmann; features abstract paintings that seek a balance among composition, spatial construction and thoughtful color relationships.

FOOD

Scott Fall BBQ Fundraiser -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Scott VFW Post parking lot, Belleville Gate. Barbecued pork steaks, rib tips, hotdogs, chicken luncheon plates, two sides, potato salad & baked beans. Place orders at 618-444-1758 or 618-407-8038. To benefit The John Waller Education Scholarship Fund.

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.

Fairview Heights Fish Fry -- 3-8 p.m. Friday, Walton's Fish Fry at Knights of Columbus, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Carryouts call 618-632-5222. Homemade desserts.

Granite City Fish Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Elizabeth Church, Granite City. Cod, catfish, pollock, Jack Salmon. Eat in or carry out.

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 -- 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.

Quail Club Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville. Wings, macaroni. Carry outs available. No phone orders.

Renault Fish Fry -- 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hall, Renault. Sponsored by Holy Name Society. Plates, sandwiches, desserts, refreshments. Carry out available. 618-458-7710.

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 Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. Information, call 618-233-9380.

Summerfield Fish Fry -- 5:30-9 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.

Beef & Noodle Dinner -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, St. John United Church of Christ, 55 W. Church St., Mascoutah. Carry outs available from 5-7 p.m. All you can eat beef and noodle dinner. To benefit Hoyleton Ministries (Hoyleton Youth and Family Services). Featuring beef and noodles, tossed salad and/or green beans, rolls, drink, pie or other dessert. Adults $8.50, $3 children 6-12), free (under 6). Information at 618-566-7311.

Dupo Chili Supper -- 4-7 p.m. Saturday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 425 Louisa Ave., Dupo. All you can eat dessert and drink included. Donation: $7 adults, $5 children (12 & under). Benefits Du-Kare Food Pantry.

Hecker Soups & Chili -- 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Friedens United Church of Christ, 240 E. Monroe, Hecker. All you can eat soups and chili. Dine in only. Cost: $7 adults, $3 children (6-12), free, (5 & under). Information at 618-473-2214.

BBQ Fundraiser -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Schnucks parking lot, 5720 N. Belt West, Belleville. Brats, pork steaks, burgers, chicken breast, wings, two sides. To benefit Belleville West Wrestling. Questions at asears@bths201.org.

New Douglas Sausage Supper -- 2-8 p.m. Saturday, New Douglas Mid-Elementary School, New Douglas. Sponsored by the Center Schools PTO. Cost: $9.50 adults, $4 children (4-10), free, (3 & under). Carry outs available $9.50.

Marine Pork Sausage Dinner -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Marine United Church of Christ, Marine. Pork sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, applesauce, sauerkraut, green beans, corn, pie. $10 adults, $4 children (4-10), free (3 & under). All you can eat. Carry outs $10. Country store selling sausage, ribs, backbone, jellies, crafts, baked good, apple butter, quilt raffle, Christmas shop.

Collinsville Wurstmarkt -- 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 304 South St., Collinsville. Sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, corn, dessert. Cost: $9 adults and carry outs, $4.50 children (4-10). Information at 618-344-3145 or www.holycrosscollinsville.org.

Floraville Wurstmarket -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Floraville Community Grange, Floraville. Pork sausage, pork hocks, homemade pies.

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.

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.

Granite City Sausage Supper -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2101 Cleveland Blvd., Granite City. Sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, applesauce and one dessert. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (6-10), free (5 & under). Eat in or carry out. Delivery to schools or businesses with 5 or more dinners. Order at 618-877-1904.

GAMES

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 -- Friday, Millstadt Township Senior Services, 105 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Partner night. $5 per person.

Luncheon, Card Party, Bingo -- noon, Tuesday, St. Luke's Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Cards and bingo. Chicken casserole, slaw, roll, cake, coffee, ice tea. Cost: $6.

MARKETS

Swansea Farmer's Market -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown produce. Last chance to use your senior coupons. Free chili today. Information, 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 accepted during regular library hours or on day of sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Buck-A-Bag Sale -- 8 a.m.-noon Friday, 8 N. Belleville St., Freeburg. Sponsored by Freeburg Food and Clothing Bank. Featuring men's, women's, children's clothing, shoes $1 per bag, toys, books, stuffed animals, household items. Information at 618-539-5070.

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.

ON STAGE

"The Haunting of Hill House" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Alton Little Theater, Alton. Tickets are $15; $8 for high school and college students. Reservations: 618-462-6562. Curtain party, "Eight Witches Brewing Up Some Magic," 6-7 p.m. before the Oct. 31 performance. Tickets are $20 for full appetizer buffet and wicked punch and admission to "The Haunting of Hill House." Haunting music will be provided by the Alton Symphony Orchestra. Guests are encouraged to arrive in costumes.

"Sing and Swing" -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Four Points by Sherator Conference Center, 319 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights. A musical revue of popular and holiday songs from a bygone era by members of The Brass Rail Players. Enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner featuring: pecan-crusted chicken, morsel Midwest salad, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, applie pie with caramel sauce. Tickets $45 each, includes soft drinks. Cash bar. Book a table of eight and receive two complimentary bottles of wine. Sponsored by The Brass Rail Players. Reservations/questions, contact Danielle Schnable at dlschnable@gmail.com of 618-334-8636.

Tamburitzans -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Granite City High School, 3101 Madison Ave., Granite City. Tickets: $15. Must be purchased in advance, no sales at door. Tickets, call Norma Bellcoff at 618-978-1522 or 618-692-6150. Performance benefits scholarships for students attending the SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus.

SHOOTS

Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m. Sunday, Millstadt Coonhunters' Association, 4310 Urbana Road, Millstadt. Sponsored by club members. Games, refreshments, food. All gauge guns welcome. Free beer to shooters. Rain or shine.

Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Shiloh Eagles, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Free bean soup. Information at 618-624-5412.

Benefit Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Kountry Korners, 5866 Floraville Road, Millstadt. For information about benefit, call 618-476-1346.

TRIVIA

Shiloh -- 7 p.m. Friday, Shiloh United Methodist Church, 210 S. Main St., Shiloh. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person, 8 players per table. Cash prize, door prizes, movie themed evening. Mulligans, soda provided, no alcohol. Proceeds to Shiloh UMCs mission opportunities locally and around the world. Information at 618-632-6913 or gretchen@shiloh-umc.org.

Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Belleville West High School Cafeteria, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 per person, 8 playes per table (minimum of 6 per table). Cash prizes, door prizes, drawings. Soda and snacks available for purchase. No alcohol. Sponsored by Hy News and the BW English Department. Reservations at 618-222-7623 or hynews@bths201.org.

Belleville -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Althoff Catholic High School Cafeteria, 5401 W. Main St., Belleville. Sponsored by Camp Ondessonk. Proceeds to benefit Camp Ondessonk scholarship fund. Cost: $12 per person, $120 table (up to 10). Reservations, contact Connie Lanaghan at 618-980-3335.

Millstadt -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bluff Grange, 8569 State Highway 163, Millstadt. Doors open 6 p.m. Attendance prizes. $10 per person, 8 people per table. Call Tammy for table at 618-604-2891 or Rob at 618-604-2858 with questions.

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