What's Happening: Jan. 9-15

January 8, 2014 

Tommy and the Trenders -- 8 p.m. Friday, Edison's Entertainment Complex, 2477 State 157, Edwardsville. Rock band. Free. First in series through March 28. Next concert is Johhny Chase, Jan. 17.

DANCES

Basic Square Dancing -- 7-9 p.m. Monday, Caseyville Township Senior Center, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Dandy Dancers will hold introduction to basic square dancing. No partner required. No experience necessary. Refreshments will be served. Information: Joe Obal at 618-632-5596 or Kate Garrison at 618-566-8752.

EVENTS

Lunch-n-Learn -- noon, Friday, Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels. Bring you own lunch and sit down with the staff to learn about eagles. Then head out for a short hike to see eagles soar over Swan Lake. Free. Information at 618-883-2524 or www.fws.gov/midwest/TwoRivers.

Itchy Brother's Wood Carving -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford. See Itchy Brothers Chainsaw Art carve a wood sculpture of the area's famous wintering bird: the American Bald Eagle. The woodcarving will be on display through Sunday. The chainsaws will start at 10 a.m. and continue until finished. Free. Admission to tour the Tower is $4 adults, $2 children 12-3, free children 2 and under.

Eagle Meet and Greet -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Alton Visitors Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Come see live eagle demonstrations by the World Bird Sanctuary. Learn about species and habitats. Journey along the Great River Road to see eagles in the natural habitat. Free. Information at 800-ALTON-IL.

Cosmic Bingo -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Association, 301 Service St., Swansea. Door open 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Swansea Fire Department Training Grounds and Explorer Post. $20 per person, includes 6 cards, cosmic dabber, cosmic party supplies. 8 per table must reserve as a group. DJ, silent auction, drinks, drawings. Information, call Brett Korves at 618-604-7125 or Jason Whitaker at 618-779-5100.

Audubon Eagle Watch -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo. Eagle viewing and education in this designated Important Birding Area at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy the view from the comfort of the new building or venture out to the bird blind on the water's edge for a closer look. Free. Information at 636-899-0090 or Riverlands.Audubon.org.

Bald Eagle Days -- 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pere Marquette State Park, Illinois Route 100, Great River Road, Grafton. Site interpreter will present program on bald eagles. Learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area and much more. All programs at park's visitor center. Reservations required. Video presentation followed by drive to view eagles. Dress warmly and have a full tank of gas. Information/reservations at 618-486-3323.

EXHIBITS

SIUE Ceramic Artists -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (on school days) through Jan. 31, Governor French Academy, 223 W. Main St., Belleville. Featuring works by Anthony Delaney, Adam Knoche and Kelsie Ward.

"Ebony Creations" -- Friday through Feb. 28, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School Campus, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. A collaborative effort with the Portfolio Gallery in St. Louis and EAC. Features the work of 30 artists represented by the Portfolio Gallery and will include paintings, photos, textiles and sculpture. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, is free and open to public. Refreshments will be provided and entertainment will include Paul Herbert Pitts and Stan Meeks.

Misselhorn 25th Anniversary -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Misselhorn Art Gallery, 611 W. Second St., Sparta. The Misselhorn Art Foundation kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration in 2014 with a reception and new exhibition of the late local artist's work. Since Jan. 12 is also Roscoe Misselhorn's birthday, his lifetime dedication to art will be honored with a commemorative lithograph, "The Railroad Ferry," which will be given as a souvenir.

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.

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 Fry -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Parish Center, 6 N. Altn St., Freeburg. Baked cod, fried cod loins (plate, sandwich or pound), shrimp, sides, desserts. 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. 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. 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.

Scott VFW Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Belleville. DJ, 8-1 p.m.

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 Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. $12 per gallon. Call-ins welcome. 618-233-9380.

St. Stephen's Winter BBQ -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, St. Stephen Voigt Hall, 901 S. Main (Illinois 157), Caseyville. Friday, pork steak sandwiches and plates for sale ($7 plate, $6 sandwich). Saturday, barbecued ribs, pork steaks, chicken, brats, hot dogs, hamburgers. Side orders, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, desserts. Carry out or eat in. Limited delivery areas. Telephone orders at 618-398-9928.

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.

New Baden Breakfast -- 8-11 a.m. Sunday, New Baden American Legion, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. Sponsored by the New Baden American Legion. Cost: $7 adults, reduced prices for kids. All you can eat, featuring Behrman's sausage.

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 --7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center.

Bunko -- 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 reservations. Information at 618-233-0513 ext. 3.

SHOOTS

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

Benefit Meat Shoot -- noon-5 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road in Villa Hills, Belleville. Proceeds will benefit H.I.S. Kids, an organization that helps children with cancer and their families. House guns provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Attendance prizes and free ham and beans.Sponsored by the River Bend Riders, Gold Wing Touring Association Illinois Chapter B.

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

Indoor Rifle Shoot -- noon Sunday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Iron sights only. Bean soup, $.50 bowl, refreshments available.

Saddle Club Meat Shoot -- noon sunday, American Legion Post 1255, 201 Eiler Road, Belleville. Sponsored by PDR Saddle Club. Free food, wheel raffle, shoot rounds, basket raffles. Covered, heated shooting area.

TRIVIA

Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday Belleville East Cafeteria, 2555 West Blvd., Belleville. Sponsored by Belleville East Lancer Bands. Doors open 6 p.m. Entry fee: $120 per table of 8 in advance, $160 at door. Free popcorn. Soda/water available for purchase. 50/50 raffle, mulligans, cash awards. Outside food is welcome. Reservations, contact Gayle at schaetzi66@aol.com or call Andrea at 618-334-5410.

Granite City -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Gregory Commiunity Center, 3501 Century Drive, Granite City. Hosted by St. Gregory Armenian Church, Holy Seraphim Choir. Doors open 6 p.m. Cost: $120 per team of eight people. Mulligans, beverages, snacks, silent auction, drawings. Bring your own snacks if you want. Registration: Andrew Asadorian at 618-920-9862 or antranig88@gmail.com.

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