What's Happening: Local events April 3-9

April 2, 2014 

Melissa's MS Stompers -- 7 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Hall, City Park at the south end of Marissa. Benefit for Melissa Daenzer Kratz, 30, single mother of Keaton and Olivia, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and is unable to work. Entry fee: $5, at door; bring ID. Dinner menu: Italian pasta/sauces, garlic bread, salad, dessert; $7 a plate. All drinks must be purchased from the American Legion. Entertainment by RJ Entertainment. Photography by Meagan Nichole Photography. 50/50 raffle, $1 each or $5 for 6 or $10 for an arm's length. Chinese auction for gift baskets $1 each or $5 for 6 or $10 for an arm's length. Cash doantions can be made in the name of Melissa Kratz at any local Regions Bank.

Breast Cancer Benefit -- 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Turner Hall, 115 N. Julia St., Smithton. Cost: $20 pre-sale tickets, $25 at door. Benefit for Patricia Kocot, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. All proceeds go toward medical bills and expenses. Tickets include unlimited beer and music. Bring your own snacks. 50/50, silent auction, wheelbarrow of booze. Tickets/donations: Caleigh, 618-779-3675 or Tonya, 618-719-3824.

Rock for Willow -- 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville. Food and drinks available. All proceeds will beneffit the family of Willow Tolly to assist with medical bills and travel expenses related to her pancreatectomy. Door prizes and silent auction. Music by Love Me Leave Me and The Limit. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1143 and Annie's Frozen Custard. Tickets: info@LoveMeLeaveMeBand.com or 618-558-1503.

Hannah's Playground --7 p.m. Saturday, Breese Knights of Columbus Hall, 480 N. Walnut St., Breese. Music by Hair Syndicate from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets at the door only: $15 single or $25 couple, includes all-you-can-eat fried chicken. Cupcakes will be provided, and a cash bar is available. Raffle, Twister contest, life-sized Jenga, best '80s dress, photo booth. Proceeds to benefit Hannah's Playground, which will be built in Northside Park in Breese. Information: hannahsplayground.com.


Symphonic Band -- 7 p.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church & School, 1810 McClintock Ave., Belleville. The University Symphonic Band from Concordia University in Seward, Neb., 52-member ensemble on tour. Admission: free. Offering will be taken.

A Lifetime of Song -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Lindenwood University-Belleville Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. Music by Sounds of Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Plus guests, Rivertown Sound, a doo-wop quartet, SRQ, Bases Loaded and Steve Davis, Elvis impersonator. Tickets: $15 adults; $12 seniors, students; $10 active military; children (12 & under, free; call Jim Bostick at 618-632-8532.

Concert for Hope -- 7 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church of Maryville, Maryville. Music by Raise The Praise Choir & Band (60 members, seven featured soloists and a 10-piece band) to benefit African Vision of Hope. A $20 donation is requested for each ticket; $35 for preferred seating. Tickets: 618-288-7695 or africanvisionofhope.org.

Lucky Old Sons-- Saturday, The Gathering Place, 290 S. Burns, Sparta. Tickets: $35, includes show and dinner. Call 618-965-3726 or thegatheringplaceoffbroadway.com

Southern Gospel -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Music by Heavens Mountain Band. Offering will be taken. Open to public. Information: Tom and Sheron, 618-259-0065 or southerngospel4u@aol.com.

Music-Music -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Central Christian Church, 2020 Johnson Road, Granite City. Admission: $3. Refreshments following performance. Proceeds to benefit Commnity Care Center, Good Samaritan House, Phoenix Crisis Center and Catholic Charities. Presented by Church Women United.

Dennis Stroughmatt -- 2 p.m. Sunday, Espenschied Chapel, 317 County Road, Mascoutah. Dennis Stroughmatt and Swing'n'Country will perform a tribute to Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys. Tickets: $10 at door. Information: www.honkytonkfiddle.com.

The Group BCD -- 6 p.m. Sunday, Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 9300 Richfield Road, Fairview Heights. Billy Barnett, Helen Campbell and Wally Davis, The Group BCD, will perform gospel, hymns and Christian music. Information: 618-397-1099.

Masterworks Childre's Choruses -- 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville. Masterworks Children's Choruses present Voices of Spring concert. . Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students. Tickets available from chorus members, by mail, or 618-236-0182. Groups of 10 or more receive a 20 percent discount on tickets ordered in advance. Information: www.singmasterworks.org.

Homecoming Gospel Choir -- 6 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, 1111 E. U.S. 50, O'Fallon. Gospel music and traditional hymns by Homecoming Gospel Choir, featuring singers and musicians from across Southern Illinois. Free. Love offering will be received. Information: 618-632-6223, John Roberts, 618-245-9133 or www.homecominggospelchoir.com.


Cactus Moon Band -- 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Free.

Kiwanis Dance Through the Decades -- Saturday, Elk's Club, 9480 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Buffet dinner and dance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. to music from the '50s through the '80s by Nite Magic. Cash bar, silent auction, costume contest, 50/50. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at door. Sponsored by Fairview Heights Kiwanis to benefit local charities. Information/tickets: Doris, 618-234-9157 or Patti, 618-397-9798.

Ballroom Dance -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Music Men.

Square Dance -- 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Gibault Catholic High School, Columbia Ave. and Moore St., Waterloo. Finger food. Caller Mike Corns. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrilles Square Dance Club. Information: Don Schilling, 618-939-7069.


Friends of Art Auction -- 7 p.m. Today, N.O. Nelson Campus, Lewis & Clark Community College, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville. 35th annual art auction by the Friends of Art and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department. Preview at 6 p.m. Bidding for oral auction starts at 7. Also, a silent auction. Free to students, donors, Friends of Art; others pay $5. Cash bar. Proceeds to benefit students of Art & Design. Information: Dianne, 618-377-8622 or FriendsofArt.siue@yahoo.com.

Intergalactic Nemesis -- 7:30 p.m. today, McKendree University's Hettenhausen Center, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. 21st century mash-up of comic books, sci-fi and radio adventure drama. In "Book One: Target Earth," a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, her intrepid assistand and a mysteious librarian face the most serious threat te Earth has ever known: an invasion of sludge monsters from planet Zygon. Three actors voice dozens of characters, plus hundreds of sound effects, a keyboardist playing the score while more than 1,000 comic book images are projected onto a large screen. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 children ans students with ID. Information/tickets: 618-537-6863.

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"Lincoln Place: Steel Bridge Across Cultures" -- 6 p.m. Friday, SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, Commons (Cafeteria) and History Room, 4950 Maryville Road, Granite City. Featuring presentations on the Granite City neighborhood that became home to thousands of immigrants, a panel discussion, historical exhibits and ethnic pastries for sale. Doors open 5 p.m. Presented by The Illinois Humanities Council, the Lincoln Place Heritage Association, Southwestern Illinois College Sam Wolf Granite City Campus. Information: 618-451-2611.

Frog Walk -- 7-9 p.m. Friday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. Amphibian expert Paul Shetley will lead the group into the wetlands to see fronts and toads. Starts with a presentatin in the Visitor Center to learn about the calls and habitats of local amphibians. Dress appropriately for wetland activity and bring a flashlight or head light. Fee/registration: $5 members, $10 general public. Limited space available. Registration required: 618-692-7578 or watershed@cityofedwardsville.com

Colonial Trade Faire & Frolic -- Friday-Sunday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 1350 Illinois 155, Prairie du Rocher. Juried event limits all participants in various aspects of daiy life to the period 1750-1790. Merchants, artisans and craftsmen will display and sell handmade, period wares. Musket and rifle shooting. Period baking oven. Free to spectators. Food and drink provided by Boy Scout Troop 338 of Prairie du Rocher. Presented by Chasseurs du Datchurat and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Quarter Auction --6:30 p.m. Saturday, O'Fallon Knights of Columbus, Highway 50, O'Fallon. Hosted by O'Fallon Township High School Choral Department. Proceeds to benefit OTHS Choir Program. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5 bidding paddle, $25 all-in paddle. Reservations not needed. Information: othschoir.com/fundraisers.

Museum Open House Day -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Koerner House, 200 Abend Ave.; Belleville Historical Society Museum; Belleville Labor and Industry Museum; St. Clair County Historical Society Victorian and Emma Kunz museums. At the Koerner House, Colonel Friedrich Hecker Camp No. 443 Sons of Union Veterans, will display a medical tent, provide a discussion of women soldiers in the Civil War and will demonstration soldiers' equipment; Civil War artifact collection. Belleville area actors will perform an original 20-minute Civil War-era play, based on newspaper reports from 1858-1862. A Nachbarschaft Versammlung, German for neighborhood meeting, will be performed at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Members of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society wil provide reseach tips at the Belleville Public Library. Free. Information: 618-235-6471.

Breweriana Blowout -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Illinois 159 and 13, Belleville. 15th annual show and sale is billed as the largest brewery collectibles show in the Midwest. 100 tables featuring dealers from 10 states. Free admission and parking. Raffle, 50/50 drawing. Early admission at 7 a.m. is $20. Lunch counter, bar & grill. Presented by the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the American Breweriana Association. Information: Bill, 618-466-3513, 618-444-4343 or Bob, 618-377-5686, 618-580-5475.

Midnight with the Stars -- 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford. View the nightime sky from 150 feet above the ground and away from city lights. Steve Sands, member of the St. Louis Astronomical Society, will host the event open to all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m., event begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person.

Eggstravaganza -- 9 p.m. Saturday, Far Oaks, 119 Old Collinsville Road, Collinsville. Check-in between 6:15 and 8 p.m. Easter egg hunt for adults starts at 9. Rain or shine. Cost: $20 adults, pre-registration required by contacting a O'Fallon Rotary Noon Club member or calling 618-698-3394. Featuring Bonnet Battle hat contest, music by Hunter Peebles, 50/50 raffle, golden bunnies and platinum eggs, Easter Bunny visit, silent auction.

Craft Fair -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. Stephen Catholic Church gym, 901 S. Main St. (Illinois 157), Caseyville. Sponsored by St. Anne Altar Society. More than 40 vendors and crafter tables. Free, but participants are asked to bring canned or boxed food items for the Caseyville Food Pantry. Light breakfast and lunch available for sale. Proceeds help purchase and maintain needs for the church altar.

Mouse Races -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Blessed Sacrament School, 8809 W. Main St., Belleville. Sponsored by Blessed Sacrament PTO. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $5. Popcorn and bar available. Bring your own snacks. 50/50 mouse wheel, dice wheel game, raffles. Information: Sarah Shannon, 618-531-2693 or sashannon79@hotmail.com.

Easter Egg-Citement -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $10 per child. Includes egg hunt, baby chicks, bunnies, face painting, Easter Bunny, planting a seed, Easter treat. Photo with bunny for an additonal $7. Egg hunts will take place at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. each day. Information: 618-233-0513. No advance registration required.

Breakfast with Bunny -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Eckert's Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $6 per child, $12 per adult. Family-style breakfast includes scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, biscuits/gravy, cereals, fruit, fried biscuits, coffee, juice, tea, milk or soda. Reservations recommended. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.

Honors Dinner -- 5 p.m. Sunday, The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville. The Metro Area Professional Organization's 4th annual dinner honoring those who have made reat contributions to family, church, community and their personal professions. Blankets and other items will be presented to the Neew Life Evangelistic Center, Joseph Center, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center and the Fontebella Maternity Shelter. Tickets: $40 per person. Information: metroareaprofessionalorg@gmail.com or Samantha Harrelson, 907-978-1429, 618-340-9053.

Expressions of Freedom -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Services, 973 N. 6th St., Mascoutah. A show and sale of mixed media art designed and created by artists with intellectual disabilities. Wine, music, hors d'oeuvres. Free admission. Proceeds to benefit Trinity Services art program. Sponsored by Trinity Services Inc. and ALFA Foundation SW IL. Japanes artist Yayoi Kusama is the featured artist.

Community Expo -- 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Triad High School, Troy. Free and open to public. More than 75 vendors. Drawings, games, food, refreshments, attendance prizes, egg hunt for kids. Visit from the Easter Bunny. Information: 618-667-8769 or troymaryvillecoc.com.


"Elsah -- A Gem in our Midst" -- Opening reception 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Village Hall, 26 LaSalle, Elsah. Elsah Museum's 2014 Photography Exhibit. Exhibit open during museum hours 1-4 p.m. and by appointment Saturday, April 5, through Saturday, Aug. 2. Information: ElsahEvents.com.

"Art of Africa" -- through April 11, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School Campus, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Beautifully crafted art and artifacts from the African continent on loan from the Universith Museaum at SIUE.

Civil War Exhibit -- 1-4 p.m. first and third Sundays of the month and 9 a.m.-noon, every Tuesday, Mascoutah Heritage Museum, 306 W. Main St., Mascoutah. The Mascoutah Historical Society has created an exhibit on Mascoutah's involvement in the Civil War. A 203-page book on Mascoutah's involvement for sale at museum.


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.

Cahokia Fish Fry -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall No. 4596, 100 E. 5th St., Cahokia. Eat in or carry out. Homemade desserts. Sandwiches and bulk fish available. 618-337-1303.

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/baked cod, catfish, sides. Senior plate starting at $4.99. 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 & Bake -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Parish Center, 6 N. Alton St., Freeburg. Fried cod loins (plate, sandwich or pound), baked cod, shrimp, grilled cheese, spaghetti, onion rings, French fries, slaw, mac/cheese, desserts, refreshments. Sponsored by the Support Committee. Eat in or carry out. 618-539-3209.

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.

Livingston Fish Fry -- 4:30-7 p.m. Holy Cross, 460 Church St., Livingston. Alaskan white fish, catfish, shrimp, bread, two sides: French fries, coleslaw, macaroni/cheese, potato salad, coffee, tea, dessert. Cost: varied from $9 for seniors to $5 for plates. Carry outs available. Parking behind the church hall. Information: 618-637-2146.

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.

New Athens Fish Fry -- 4-8 p.m. Friday, St. Agatha's Church, Parish Center, Market St., New Athens. Codfish, shrimp, fries, cole slaw, potato salad, meatless spaghetti, coffee, tea, water. Beer, soda for sale. Dinner plates and carryouts available. 618-475-3579.

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 -- 4-8 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.

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.

St. Henry's Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Voss Center, 5305 W. Main St., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Henry's Men's and Women's Organizations. Codfish by sandwich, plate or pound, baked salmon and soup, cheese pizza, sides.

St. Mary's Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Parish, basement, 1706 W. Main St., Belleville. Dine in or carry out. Cod or walleye, (sandwich, plate or by the pound), potatoe salad, French fries, onion rings, spaghetti, slaw, dessert. Information, Jean Cerneka, 618-660-7687.

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

Scottish Rite Fish Fry -- 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. By the pound, plate, sandwich. Contact 618-235-3350.

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.

Smithton Fish Fry -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, Smithton Turner Hall, 115 N. Julia St., Smithton. Lenten fish fry. 618-277-9690.

South Side Fish Fry -- 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. 618-233-9380.

Summerfield Fish Fry -- 5:30-8 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.

Waterloo Fish Fry -- 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Waterloo Sportsman's Club, 4903 Sportsmans Road, Waterloo. Carry outs available. Fish, shrimp, chicken strip plates (includes fries and slaw). Information: www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.

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

Lenzburg Breakfast -- 6-11 a.m. Saturday, Lenzburg Village Hall, 215 N. Charles St., Lenzburg. Cost: $8 adults, $4 children (11 & under). All- you-can-eat breakfast. Sponsored by Lenzburg Lions Club. Information: Alan, 618-363-1761.

Carlyle Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Teresa of Avila Church, 18021 Marydale Road, Carlyle. Carry outs available. Cost: $9 adults, $4 children. Quilt raffle. Homemade bread, desserts, dressing.

Ham and Beans Dinner, Yard Sale -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Emeth Masonic Lodge No. 1030, 815 Water St. (Old Route 3), Cahokia. Cost: $7.50 adults, $3 children (4 to 10), free (4 & under). All-you-can-eat ham and beans, sides, desserts, drinks included. Eat in or carry out. Tickets at door. Dinner serving from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Emeth Masonic Lodge No. 1030 A.F. & A.M.

Summerfield Breakfast Buffet -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. Eat in or carry out. Cost: $8 adults, $4 children (10-4), free (under 4). Information: 618-934-3841 or Pam Watts, 618-334-3177.

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, $5 12 & under, $8 seniors. 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.

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

Euchre Tournament -- 7 p.m. Saturday, The Bullpen, 101 N. Van Buren St., New Athens. Entry fee: $5 per person. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Cerebral Palsy of Southwestern Illinois. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus of New Athens. Information: John Harwerth, 618-475-3618.

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.

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.


Jewelry & Gift Sale -- 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Gateway Regional Medical Center Lobby, 2100 Madison Ave., Granite City. Sponsored by Gateway Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Every item is $5.

Rummage & Bake Sale -- 5:30-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Activity Center, 115 W. B St., Belleville. Sponsored by Women's Guild. Brown bag special from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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 library hours or on day of sale. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Recycled Kids -- 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. No admission fee. Free parking. Children's clothing, toy, furniture, baby equipment consignment sale. Information: www.recycledkidssale.com; Becky, 636-978-3643, beckybrooks@recyclekidssale.com.

Book Sale -- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, (everything $1); 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, (everything 50 cents, kids books 2 for 25 cents); 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday (bag of books $3), Mascoutah Public Library, 3 W. Church St., Mascoutah. Information: Marian Albers, 618-566-2562.

Book Sale -- 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 18, Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Most books $2 or less; paperback $1 or less; kid books available. Proceeds benefit Children's Dyslexia, Center-Southern Illinois, a Scottish Rite charity.

Rummage Sale -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Bag sale, $2. Benefits Animal Rescue and Relief Foundation. Donation drop-off, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


"Our Town" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and April 11-12; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and April 13, The Historic Capitol Theatre, 202 S. Main St., Waterloo. Life in a simple town where nothing special happens. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students. Sponsored by Monroe Actors State Company.


Meat Shoot -- 1 p.m. Sunday, Mascoutah Sportsmens Club, 1535 N. County Road, Mascoutah. Pot shots at $3/round, meat raffles, free chili or bean soup. No trap shooting. Information: 618-566-4456.

Quail Club -- noon-dusk, Sunday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Road, Belleville. Meat rounds, paddlewheel, cake raffle, free bean soup.

Ham and Meat Shoot -- noon Sunday, Waterloo Sportsman's Club, Club Grounds, 4903 Sportsmans Road, Waterloo. Rain or shine. Enclosed heated pavilions for shoot and raffle. Gun furnished or bring your own (no wedge barrels or scopes). Food and refreshments available. Information: www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.


Belleville -- 7 p.m. Friday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2451 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Presented by Belleville Khoury League. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light snacks provided, outside food and drink welcome. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing, wheelbarrow of booze to be auctioned off. Cash bar. Cash prizes. Cost: $100 per table with maximum of 10 players. Reservations: 618-277-5576 or khouryleague.org. Proceeds will help replace 50-year-old backstop. Information. www.bellevillekhoury.org.

Granite City -- 7 p.m. Friday, St. Gregory Community Center, 3501 Century Drive, Granite City. Hosted by St. Gregory Armenian Church, Holy Seraphim Choir. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $120 per team of eight persons. Mulligans available, silent auction, other drawings. Beverages and snacks complimentary, bring your own food. Information/registration: Andrew Asadorian, 618-920-9862 or antranig88@gmail.com

Edwardsville -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville. Doors open 6 p.m. Cost: $125 per table/team up to 8. Reservations requested. Cash bar, snacks welcome. Baked goods raffle, 50/50, mulligans, heads & tails. Sponsored by Hospice of Southern Illinois. Reservations: Kathy Wilson, 618-659-7900 or kwilson@haspice.org. Register online: hospice.org/upcomingevents.

Fairview Heights -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Four Hearts Foundation, Inc. Cost: $10 per person, 6-8 people per table. 50/50 drawing, attendance prizes, raffle. Desserts available for purchase. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar, no outside beverages. Hosted by Dr. Noelle Miles. To reserve a table, call 618-632-9956 or email tracy@fourheartsfoundation.org

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