What's Happening: Local events Feb. 6-12

February 6, 2014 


Jack Twesten -- 8 p.m. Friday, Edison's Entertainment Complex, 2477 State 157, Edwardsville. Acoustic music. Free.

John D. Hale -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Country, Blues and original songs. Free,


Square and Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Bo Semith, calling; Bob Pyles, cuing.


Bald Eagle Days -- 8:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 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.

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

Ice Carving -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Drive, Hartford. See artisans create one-of-a-kind ice sculptures including the American Bald Eagle. Sculpture on display until melted. Free. Tours of the Tower are $4 adults; $2 children.

Underground Railroad Tours -- 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Alton Two-hour shuttle tours start at the Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Cost: $25 per person. Stops include the old Rock House, the Enos Apartments, the Elijah P. Lovejoy monument and burial site, College Avenue Presbyterian Church and Rocky Fork Church. Sponsored by J.E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB.

le jeu de l'amour -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Lindendale Park, Highland. Doors open 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction. Featuring The (Not So) Newlywed Game, 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person, $200 per table (seats 8). Table reservation only. Sponsored by the Highland Chamber of Commerce. 618-654-3721.

My Little Honey Brunch -- Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $15 per child and $12 per adult. Brunch, ice a heart-shaped cookies, face painting, cupid photos, chocolate fountain and craft. Reservations recommended by calling 618-233-0513 ext 3.

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.

Bridal Show -- 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Redbird Club at Busch Stadium, 420 S. 8th St., St. Louis. Tickets: $10 in advance, $14 at the door on day of event. Guests will receive a guided tour of Busch Stadium's unique and versitile venue spaces set and decorated for rehearsal dinners and weddings. Wedding services vendors. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres samples available. Complimentary parking in lots A, B, C. Enter stadium through Gate 2. Reservations at cardinals.com

Swap Meet -- 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Illinois 15 and 159, Belleville. Automotive swap meet semi-annual show. General admission $4. Information: Steve, 217-491-8822.

Knee High Naturalists -- 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey. Youngsters ages 3-5 can hike, enjoy crafts and have a snack. Pre-registation required. Cost: $5 per child. Register/information: 618-467-2521 or pbrown@TheNatureInstitute.org.


Art Exhibition -- through Feb. 27, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Featuring "A Birds Eye View" by Beth Martin Eggers; "Architecture: Out of Context" by Ken Konchel; "Home From Work to Find Your Spaniel Turned into a Wolf" by Alison Ouellette-Kirby. Information: 618-222-5278 or swic.edu/sac.

"Ebony Creations" -- 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.


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.

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 Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Cod, shrimp, walleye, desserts. Carryouts available at 618-476-1891.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Shiloh Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish, 205 Rasp St., Shiloh. All-you-can-eat-breakfast buffet. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drinks. Cost $8 adults, $5 child (6-12), free (6 & under).

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.

Hoffman Dinner & Auction -- 10:45-1 p.m. dinner, Sunday, Trinity Lutheran, Hoffman (5 miles southeast of Carlyle). Auction at 1 p.m. Tickets: $9 adults (and carry outs), $5 children (3-12), free children (under 3). Smoked pork chops, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, dessert, drink. During dinner, a silent auction and Valentine cakewalk. Funds to benefit Trinity Hoffman PTL to support the school. Questions: 618-495-2246, ask for Tina Boehne.

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.

Fried Chicken -- 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. All you can eat. Adults $10, children (12 & under) $5. Sponsored by Millstadt VFW Post.


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.

"Bags" Cornhole Tournament -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cost: $20 per person, $40 partner. 90 percent payout of entry fees collected. Food, raffles. Information: Ed Slabon, 618-304-2512 or Steve Simpson, 618-623-9928.

Cosmic Bingo -- 7 p.m. Saturday, St. George Hodapp Hall, 317 East Maple, New Baden. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating limited. Cost: $15 for 6 cards, glow-in-the-dark dauber and hat. Tickets in advance or at door. Information/tickets: Marilyn, 618-588-4282.

Euchre Tournament -- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius, Fayetteville. Cost: $5.

Euchre -- 7 p.m. Monday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. No registration required, but you may reserve a spot. Information: 618-934-3841.

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

Bunco -- 1-3 p.m. Monday, CARD Activity Center, 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville. Beverages, light snacks, prizes. Bring dish or snacks to share. Cost: $5 per person, per visit, pay when you arrive. Information 618-346-7529.


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 Friends of the Library.

Yard Sale --4-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Illinois 15 & 159, Belleville. Friday, $3 early bird admission. Largest yard sale and collectibles. Information: 618-233-0052 or www.bcfairgrounds.net.

Rummage Sale -- 6-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, St. Henry Creative Learning Center, 5303 W. Main St., Belleville. Friday, $5 admission fee; Saturday, $5 a bag at noon.


"Forbidden Broadway" -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, The Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Ticket prices: $12-$10 regular admission; $11-$9 senior citizens (60 or older) and students and active duty military (with ID). Higher of the two prices for Friday and Saturday shows. Reservations: 618-537-4692 or www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.

"Hay Fever" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 14-15; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 16, Capital Theatre, 202 S. Main St., Waterloo. Presented by the Monroe Actors Stage Company. General admission $12, seniors and students $10. Tickets: 618-939-7469 or masctheatre.org. Noel Coward comedy about a family's habit of inviting guests to their home and and entwining them in a plot of games and deception.

"The Vagina Monologues" -- 7:30 p.m. Monday, Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on campus, McKendree University, Lebanon. Admission $3 or a donation of canned food or toiletries. Proceeds to benefit Bethany Place. Presented by The McKendree Univesity Young Feminists organization.


Indoor Rifle Shoot -- noon Sunday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. .22 rifle shoot. Iron sights only. Soup 50 cents a bowl.

Meat Shoot/Raffle -- noon, Sunday, Kountry Korners, 5866 Floraville Road, Millstadt. Proceeds to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Information: 618-476-1346.


Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Signal Hill School Gym, 40 Signal Place, Belleville. Ten rounds of questions, mulligans, 50/50 drawing, raffles, attendance prizes. Entry fee: $10, tables up to 8 players. Soda, bottled water for sale. Bring your own snacks. No alcohol. Sponosred by the Brass Rail Players. Reservations: 618-917-8175 or lynn.venhaus@brassrailplayers.org.

Belleville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Althoff High Heritage Hall, W. Main St. and Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 per person, six to eight participants per table. Bring your own snacks. Soda for purchase. No alcohol. Cash prizes, mulligans. Sponsored by Friends of Belleville Public Library for children's summer reading program. Reservations: 618-277-2523, leave name/number for confirmation call-back.

Cahokia -- 7 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Church, 116 Church St., Cahokia. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost $100 table, maximum 10 people. Sponsored by The Men and Women's Club of Holy Family Church. cindyhorn@weiss-ins.com

Carlyle -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, 15469 State Route 127, Carlyle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $120 per table, up to 10 contestants. Cash bar. Bring your own snacks. Proceeds to benefit the Carlyle Fire Department for the purchase of Child AEDs defibrillators. Reservations: 618-594-6164 or cegerrish@hotmail.com.

Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois. Cost: $125 per table/8 people maximum. Baked goods raffle, heads/tails, mulligans, 50/50. Reservations: Kathy, 618-235-1703 or kwilson@hospice.org; online at www.hospice.org/upcoming events.

Troy -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Triad High School's Knights Hall, 703 E. Highway 40, Troy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Triad Athletic Booster Club. Admission: $15 per person. Silent auction, attendance prizes, 50/50 drawing. Reservations: Ann, 618-667-8322 or tabctrivia@gmail.com.

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