What's Happening: Local events Nov. 7-13

November 7, 2013 

CONCERTS

EIU Jazz Ensemble -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. Featuring the Eastern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble. Freewill offering. Reception will follow. Information at www.unionumc.org.

Memories of Elvis -- 8 p.m. Saturday, VFW Hall 2698, 1911 N. Market St., Sparta. Sponsored by Sparta Senior Center. Starring Steve Davis and the Mid-South Revival, with special guest Anna Blair as Patsy Cline. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash food and drink bar, 50/50 drawing. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at door. Call or pick up at Sparta Senior Center, 500 W. 2nd St., 618-443-4020; VFW Hall 2698, 1911 N. Market St., 618-443-5851; Video & Tanning, 169 W. Broadway, 618-443-4902.

Gospel Concert -- 10 a.m. Sunday, Christ United Church of Christ, 26 N. 14th St., Belleville. Featuring Gospel Music Hall of Fame members Steve Hess and Southern Salvation from Nashville, Tenn., will be singing. Freewill offerings accepted.

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

DANCES

USO Dance -- 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Elk's Lodge, 1481 S. Illinois St., Belleville. Admission: $7 members, $9 non-members. Information: Dennis Vest at 618-416-1930.

Chicken and Beer Dance -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 8677, 5323 N. Illinois. Fairview Heights. Benefits Camp Hope.

Dance and Raffle -- 1-6 p.m. Sunday, St. Libory American Legion, St. Libory. Free dance and turkey raffle. Music by the Rendition Orchestra. Attendance prize drawings at 3, 4 and 5 p.m.

Seniors Lunch & Dance -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, O'Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St., O'Fallon. Lunch served at 11:30 p.m. Must have reservations for lunch. Orchestra time 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by O'Fallon Township. Reservations/information at 618-632-3517.

EVENTS

Luncheon, Bake and Craft Sale -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 800 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Soups include vegetable, bean and chicken noodle, chicken salad croissants, pie, drink for $8. Lunch/bake sale 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; craft fair 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Take outs available. Handicapped accessible. Information at 618-656-4648.

Quarter & Silent Auction Night -- 7 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah Sportsman's Club, 1539 County Line Road, Mascoutah. Doors open at 6 p.m. Quilt raffle, 50/50 raffle, bake sale. Bid paddles: $2 for 1 paddle; $5 for 3 paddles; $10 for 6 paddles; $25 all-in paddle. Bring table food/snacks. No outside drinks. Information: Jo Smith at 618-566-4918 or Sharon Peterson at 618-566-0852.

Quarter Auction Fundraiser -- 7 p.m. Friday, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Center, 200 N. Lange, Maryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bid paddle $5, all in paddles $20. Hot dogs, brats, chips, homemade cookies, soda, coffee for purchase. 50/50 sold throughout the evening. Information: Marianne at 618-345-0819 or Carol at 618-346-0677. Vendor information, contact Pam Wilhold at 618-667-2589.

Toast of Marissa -- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Main Street, Marissa. Featuring wines from five Southern Illinois wineries; Grape Stomp 5K, 10 a.m.; Grape Stop Mile Fun Run, 11 a.m.; grape stomp competition, noon-1 p.m.; grape stomping open to public, 1-2 p.m.; cookie contest, noon-3 p.m.; Gateway Vintage Racing Association car show, noon-3 p.m.; music by Tailgate Troubadours, 1-3 p.m.; music by Derek Rutter, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Vendor village, amateur wine competition.

Brewery Collectibles Show -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. Brewery collectibles and antique bottle and jar show. Dealers from all over the Midwest. More than 230 tables. Free parking. Raffle. Food and drink. Early admission at 7 a.m., $20; public admission $2 after 9 a.m.

Quilt and Art Show -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Friedens United Church of Christ, 207 E. Center St., Troy. Admission $2, includes coffee and cookies. Lunch available for purchase. Raffle for queen-size quilt, Afghan, table runner.

Learn About Raptors -- 2 p.m. Saturday, Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, off Interstates 55-70 (Exit 6) and Interstate 255 (Exit 24), Collinsville Road, Collinsville. Join experts from the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis displaying live birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and explaining their characteristics. Birds fly over the heads of the audience.

Charity Auction & Dinner -- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville West High School, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Holiday preview metro-east community charity auction and dinner. $20 for food, fruit, cider, silent auction, oral auction. The Belleville West Jazz Band will perform. Proceeds will benefit BEACON, Marion Chapter Victorious Missionaries and Xi Chi of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. For tickets and information, call Norm at 618-978-8753.

Christmas in Lebanon -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday, McKendree Piper Hall, 701 College Road, Lebanon. Holiday style show and decorating tips. Call Lebanon Chamber of Commerce at 618-537-8420 for tickets or online at ww.lebanonil.us.

Vendor Quarter Auction -- noon Sunday, Caseyville Moose Lodge, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Sponsored by Women of the Moose Chapter No. 76. Auction starts at 1 p.m. All in paddles available for $20 each, other paddles available to pay as you go. Fried chicken dinners and drinks available for purchase. Information, contact Bridget at 618-406-2674.

Veterans Day Parade -- 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Main Street, Highland. Parade steps off from St. Paul Catholic Church, 1412 Ninth St. The parade will go west on Main Street from the corner of Olive and end at the downtown Square. A short service will be held after parade. Grand Marshal will be Highland Police Chief Terry Bell.

Automotive Swap Meet -- 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville. General admission $4.

Veterans Day Event -- 11 a.m. Monday, Veterans' Monument, 737 E. Wesley Drive, O'Fallon. Sponsored by the City of O'Fallon. Featured guest speaker is Brigadier Gen. Steven A. Arquiette. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will held in the community room of the Public Safety Center.

Veterans Day Mega Skate -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Fun Spot Skating and Party Center, 1400 West Boulevard, Belleville. All-day mega skate. Admission $10, non-skaters $5, skate rental $2. Admission includes all you can eat pizza and soda all day long.

Veterans Day Serivce -- 11 a.m. Monday, American Legion Post 485, 200 S. 5th St., Dupo. Hosted by American Legion Post 485 and Veteran's of Foreign War Post 6368.

Veterans Day Service -- 9 a.m. Monday, Scott VFW Post 4183, outside Belleville Gate, Belleville. Guest speaker USAF Retired Col. Curtis O. Piontkowski. Refreshments served following service.

Therapeutic Tuesday -- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, St. Stephen Voigt Hall, 901 S. Main St., Caseyville. "Ladies Fun Night" sponsored by St. Anne Altar Society. Admission $10 per person. Games, prizes, food. Reservations/questions at 618-334-7620 or ladiesfunnight@yahoo.com.

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

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, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road. Walton's Fish Fry. Homemade desserts. Carryouts: 618-632-5222.

Freeburg Fish Bake & Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Parish Center, 6 N. Alton St., Freeburg. Baked cod, fried cod loins (plate, sandwich or pound), shrimp, grilled cheese, spaghetti, sides, desserts, refreshments. Sponsored by the Support Committee. Eat in or carry out at 618-539-3209.

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.

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 -- 5:30-9 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.

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.

New Athens Candellight Steak Dinner -- 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, at St. Agatha's Parish Center, 207 S. Market St., New Athens. Ribeye steaks, chicken breasts, shrimp, baked potato, French fries, salad bar, tea, coffee. Surf/Turf also available as well as hamburgers, cheeseburgers. Sponsored by the New Athens Knights of Columbus.

Free for Veterans -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 8677, 5323 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights. Free biscuits and gravy for veterans.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast -- 6 a.m.-noon Saturday, St. Peter United Church of Christ, Lenzburg. Sunday school craft and bake sale. Handicapped accessible. Meat available for sale. Made from scratch pancakes. Questions at 618-475-2557.

Grantfork Sausage Supper -- 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Grantfork United Church of Christ, Education Building, 206 S. Locust St., Highland. Sponsored by Grantfork UCC Men's Fellowship. Cost: $10 adults, $4 children (6-12), free (under 6). Carry outs for $10. Both packaged sausage and fried sausage available for sale.

Millstadt Wurstmarkt -- 2:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Zion Evangelical Church, 117 W. White St., Millstadt. Cost: $10 adults and carry outs, $5 children (5-12), free, children (under 5).

Corpus Christi Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish, 205 Rasp St., O'Fallon. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drink. Cost: $8 adult, $4 children (6-12), free (under 6).

New Baden Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, St. George Hodapp Hall, 318 E. Maple St., New Baden. Hosted by St. George Catholic Parish. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, coleslaw, Jello salads, bakery bread, homemade desserts and beverages. Cost: $9.50 adults, $4.75 children (5-12), free (under 5). Veterans will eat for 1/2 price $4.75. Carry outs available. Attendance prizes and raffles.

Carlyle Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Church Hall, St Felicitas Parish (Beaver Prairie), 13322 Church Road, Carlyle. Sponsored by Wheatfield Township Fire Department. Carry outs available.

Spaghetti Dinner -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul Hall, 1412 9th St., Highland. Proceeds to benefit St. Paul sixth-grade students' trip to Space Camp 2014.

Peace Lutheran Wurstmarkt -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Peace Lutheran Church, 1209 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. Pork sausage, sauerkraut, sides, homemade desserts. Adults $8.50, children 5-12 $4. Dine in or take out. 618-234-3165. All profits benefit St. Mark's Food Pantry & Crisis Center in Belleville.

Free Buffet for Veterans -- 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Belleville Elks Lodge 481, 1481 S. Illinois, Belleville. Free buffet dinner for veterans and active-duty military. Guests $5. Fried chicken, sides and dessert. Sponsored by Belleville Elks Lodge 481. 618-233-0703.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 622, 509 Henry St., Prairie du Rocher. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary.

Wurstmarkt & Country Store -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Clair Lodge #24, 225 E. A St., Belleville. Serving buffet style. Adults $11, $5 children.

Freeburg Wurstmarkt -- 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Freeburg Masonic Lodge, Freeburg. Served buffet style, pork sausage, roast beef, sauerkraut, applesauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, dessert, coffee, tea, milk. $8 adults, $5 children (6-12), free (under 6). Carry outs available. Sponsored by Freeburg Masonic Lodge No. 418 and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 542.

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.

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.

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

Euchre Tournament -- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius, 2213 N. 2nd St., Fayetteville. $5 per person. Information at 618-791-5705.

Bunko Night -- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. $5 per person, includes game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Open to public. No reservations. Information at 618-233-0513 ext. 3.

MARKETS

Christmas Bazaar -- 2-8 p.m. Friday, Hope Church, 200 Dapron Drive, Belleville. Admission $1 (includes chance for attendance prize). Vegetable soup, chili, sandwiches, corn dogs, pie, desserts. Jewelry, white elephant items, baskets, grab bags, ceramic Christmas coasters, scented roses, gift baskets, quilts, raffles, afghans, baby afghans, crocheted items. Bakery: pies, cakes, cookies, breads, cupcakes, peanut squares.

Cathedral Rummage Sale -- 6-8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Cathedral, 101 S. First St., Belleville. Friday early bird $5. Saturday free admission.

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.

Craft Fair -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 6161 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Sponsored by Edwardsville Band Boosters. Rubber band bracelets, ruffle scarves, mimi ruffle, tube scarves, jewelry, purses, Christmas decorations. Admission $2. Information at 618-656-0434.

Aviston Vendor Fair -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Hidden Lake Winery, 10580 County Road 400 E., Aviston. Afternoon of wine and shopping. Free glasses of wine while supplies last. 30 plus vendors to help kick off your holiday shopping.

ON STAGE

"Ann Frank and Me" -- 7 p.m. today and Friday, Triad High School Cafetorium, 703 U.S. 40, Troy. It's the story of an American Christian girl who is worried about boys and her dance routine. She does not have time for her reading assignment "The Diary of Anne Frank." She is a Holocaut skeptic, but she realizes how much she has to learn when she finds herself transported to Paris during the German occupation. Tickets are $5 adults; $3 students and seniors.

"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Althoff Caholic High School, Heritage Hall, 5401 W. Main St., Belleville. Musical. Cost: $5, Althoff faculty and students free. Presented by the Althoff Drama Club.

"The 39 Steps" -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-16; 2 p.m. Nov. 17, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dunham Hall Theater, Room 1031, Edwardsville. Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, then add a dash of Monty Python and you get a fast-paced whodunit packed with nonstop laughs, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. Free parking on Lot E. Tickets: adults (18 & up) $12; seniors (65 & up), children (under 18) $10; students with school ID (non-SIUE) $10; SIUE students free with valid ID; SIUE alumni, retirees, faculty and staff $10.

"Coffee and Expressions" -- 204 p.m. Sunday, Alton Little Theater Showplace, 2450 Henry St., Alton. Enjoy a coffee-house atmosphere and dine on desserts and gourmet coffee. Fifteen performers including dancers, vocalists, pianists, poets and playwrights will debut their work. Tickets $10. Reservations must be made by calling 618-462-3205. Information at www.altonlittletheater.org.

SHOOTS

BBQ/Meat Shoot -- noon Saturday, Caseyville Moose Lodge, 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Meat and money rounds, meat wheel. Information at 618-398-4477.

Meat Shoot -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Mascoutah Sportsmens Club, 1535 N. County Road, Mascoutah. Pot shots at $3 a round. Meat raffles -- T-bones, pork steak, bacon. Free bean soup. No trap shooting. Information, contact Joe Haas at 618-566-7452.

Meat Shoot -- noon, Sunday, American Legion Stookey Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road, Belleville. There will be food, a birthday cake, 50/50 drawings, a meat raffle for non-shooters. Support shirts for sale. Proceeds to benefit local veterans.

Meat Shoot & Raffle -- 12 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 485, 200 S. 5th St., Dupo. Air rifles provided, no personal air rifles or weapons allowed. Under 18 years must be accompanied by adult.

Rifle Shoot -- noon Sunday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 495 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Indoor. Iron sights only. Refreshments available. Information at 618-476-1891.

Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Hollywood Heights Volunteer Fire Department. $3 to shoot. Games for kids, crafts. Free turkey and dressing sandwiches.

Meat Shoot -- 11 a.m.-dusk Sunday, Elks 664, Highway 161 and Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup, raffles. Ham, bacon, loins, turkeys, more. House gun available 12 & 20 gauge.

Turkey Shoot & Meat Raffle -- noon, Sunday, Waterloo Sportsman's Club, Club Grounds, 4903 Sportsmans Road (3 miles south of Waterloo, 3 miles off Illinois 3), Waterloo. Follow the signs. Pork roast, pork steaks, pork sausage, ribs. Gun furnished or bring your own. Food and refreshments available.

Meat Shoot -- 12-5 p.m. Sunday, Swansea Improvement Association, 201 Service St., Swansea. House guns available, cake raffle, food, beverages, fun.

Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Shiloh Eagles No. 545, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. We shoot from inside. See your shot on TV. Free bean soup.

TRIVIA

Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bel-Air Bowl, 200 S. Belt West, Belleville. Park behind building. Sponsored by Villa Hills Volunteer Fire Department. Snacks may be brought, but all drinks must be purchased from the bar. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12 per person, maximum 8 people per table. Mulligans 10 for $10. Reserve at table by calling Jerri at 618-514-1973, Dave at 618-616-4141 or jlallen37@yahoo.com.

Granite City -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Gregory Armenian Community Center, 3501 Century Drive, Granite City. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Draft beer and soda included. Cash bar available. Bring your own snacks. $15 per player of $120 teams of up to 8. Mulligans $10, prize money, silent auction, raffles, enter your pet in photo contest. Benefits partners for Pets. Information/reservations, call Lisa at 618-792-5810.

Highland -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Fellowship Hall, Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2520 Poplar St., Highland. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person, 8-10 players per team. Bring own snacks. Soft drinks available for purchase. Hosted by the Highland Community Chorus to raise funds for its upcoming holiday concert, "A Wreath of Carols." Reserve a table at www.highlandcommunitychorus.org.

Millstadt -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Doors open 6 p.m. $100 per table, maximum 10 per table. Information at 618-980-5329.

Swansea -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois, 2800 N. Illinois St., Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Swansea Patriots "Building our Parks." Cost: $15 per person. Silent auction, heads or tails, 50/50 or more. Cash prize. Roger Schlueter, Belleville News-Democrat Answer Man, will be the emcee. Drinks available for purchase. Bring own snacks. Reservations, contact Doris Rebenstorff at 618-558-1397 or swanseapatriots@gmail.com.

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