What's Happening: Local events May 1-7

May 1, 2014 


Cosmic Bingo for Charlie -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Swansea Improvement Hall, 301 Service St., Swansea. Proceeds benefit Baby Charlie Morris in his battle with leukemia. Doors open 6 p.m. DJ, drinks, silent auction. Cost: $25 per person, includes 6 cards, cosmic dabber, cosmic party supplies. Reserve seat/table in advance by calling Tribout's at 618-234-0388. Must be at least 18 years old to attend.


Elvis in Concert -- 7 p.m. Friday, Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Things are about to get "All Shook Up" when Terry Phillips takes the stage with his salute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Admission: $12 per person. Information: 618-786-2331.

Southern Gospel Concert -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Music by Down East Boys. Offering will be taken. Information: ton and Sheron, 618-259-0065 or southerngospel4u@aol.com.

Bluegrass & "Elvis" Show -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Jailhouse Rock, 24 Missouri Ave., Trenton. Cost: $7 adults, $3.50 children. Sponsored by Jailhouse Rock. Featuring: George Portz & his Friends of Bluegrass, Elvis tribute artist Jeff Caldwell, country singer Brenda Cook, fiddle jam. Information: 618-632-1384.

GRCS: Music from the Movies -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 Homer Adams Parkway, Godfrey. Choral concert. Greatest hits from the movies. Information: 618-401-1450.

Masterworks Concert -- 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Belleville. Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at door for adults; $5 in advance and $10 at door for students. Featuring Durufle Requiem. Tickets available from chorus members, by mai or by phone, 618-236-0182. Presented by Masterworks Chorale and Children's Choruses.

Chris Vallillo -- 2 p.m. Sunday, Espenschied Chapel, 317 County Road, Mascoutah. Chris Vallillo, Illinois award-winning singer and songwriter, present "Parallel Paths: Sandburg and his Legacy," pairing his Vallillo's music and Carl Sandburg's poetry. Free, open to public. Information: 618-566-7425, espenschiedchapel@mac.com.

SWIC Cafe Series -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus Cafe, first floor, Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville Parking in Lot M3. Free. Music by The Don James Band. Information: 618-235-2700 ext. 5561.


PSOP Country Dance -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Music by Country Western Band. Reservation: Al, 618-344-7787.

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

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


Wine Tasting Party -- 7 p.m. Friday, Michael's Restaurant, Highland. Presented by "Oldies but Goodies" Relay for Life Team. 6:30 p.m. hors'doeuvres. Music, wine, games, prizes, silent auction, hors'doeuvres. Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society. Tickets: $25 by calling 618-654-4529, 618-654-3647, 618-654-9908.

Family Health Fest -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, back parking lot at Alton Memorial Hospital (between the Medical Office Buildings), Alton. Free bike helmets are available to pre-registered children age 4 through 8th grade. Free hot dog lunch, 11 a.m.; Piasa Martial Arts demonstration, 10:30 p.m.; kids copter from St. Louis Children's Hospital landing on the helipad. Register: 800-392-0936.

Spring Farm Day -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Land, Collinsville. Visit goats, lambs, rabbits, hens and roosters. Sheep shearing, wool spinning. Hayrides, scavenger hunts, crafts, horseshoe tournament. Admission: $2 per person, maximum $10 per family. Free children under 5. Pay at the gate.

Gift Bazaar/Quarter Auction -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Edwardsville Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville. Food will be available for purchase.

Storytelling --2 p.m. Saturday, Auditorium, Cahokia Mounds Historic Site. Native American storyteller. Part of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival.

Cinco de Mayo -- 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Heights VFW Post 8867, 5325 N. Illinois, St., Fairview Heights. Free food. Pot shots, 50/50, silent auction, games, music. Proceeds benefit veterans and the community.

Millstadt Villagewide Yard Sale -- 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by Millstadt Historical Society. Complimentary coffee and maps available at Millstadt Community Center, 102 S. Jefferson St., where Historical Society members will sell breakfast burritos, baked goods, beverages, and lunch items. Participating residences and businesses will display yellow markers.

Kids Day at Fort de Chartres -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Community Park, Prairie du Rocher. 18th century games, contests, storytelling, refreshments. Free.

Mouse Races -- 6 p.m. Saturday, VFW, 415 N. Long St., Caseyville. Sponsored by Caseyville Democratic Club.

Quarter Auction -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Turkey Hill Grange, corner of Greenmount Road and Illinois 15, Belleville. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $5 paddles, additional paddles $1, all in paddles $25, absentee all in paddles $25, purchase $25 from a vendor and get a paddle free. Snacks, desserts, drinks. Gift certificates, 50/50 drawing, raffles. Funds to benefit community service projects. Information: Ginger Miller, 618-334-4574 or 5greatclips@gmail.com.

Historic Alton Shuttle Tour -- 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Narrated tour of Alton's historic sites and restored homes. Admission: $25 per person. Information/reservations: 800-258-6645.

Gun & Knife Show -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Illinois 13 and 159, Belleville. Large selection of firearms, knives, anno and accessories. Admission: $5. Free parking. Information: Bob, 618-495-2572.

Lebanon May Market -- Sunday, West St. Louis St., Lebanon. Street will be filled with plants, antiques, gardening items, artisans, food, music. Free admission.

Maeystown Fruhlingfest/Springfest -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Maeystown. Antiques and Garden Show and food fair in the village center along Maeystown Creek.

St. James Spring Fling -- Sunday, St. James Catholic Church grounds, 405 W. Madison St., Millstadt. Barbecue dinner, 2-6 p.m. Cow Patty Bingo ($10 a square), 4-5 p.m.

D.A.R.E. Car Cruse -- noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Wildey Theater, Main St., Edwardsville. Music, 50/50, dash plaques, door prizes. See movie "Stingray," filmed in Edwardsville in 1978, at 2 p.m. Tickets at edwardsvilledare.com, Wildey Theatre.com or 618-307-1750. Sponsored by Piston Pushers Classic Car Club. Proceeds benefit the Edwardsville Police Department D.A.R.E. program of District 7 schools.

Veterans Benefit Ride -- Registration begins 10:30 a.m., veteran pinning ceremony at 11:15 a.m., kickstands up 11:30 p.m. Sunday, No Jacks Bar & Grill, 4001 State Route 159, Smithton. Bikes and cars welcome. Food specials before and after poker run. Benefits Hospice of Southern Illinois. Cost: $25 registration per bike; $5 additional raffle tickets. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing. Race route: No Jacks Bar & Grill, Mascoutah American Legion, Prairie du Rocher American Legion, Waterloo VFW, Bike back to No Jacks at 6 p.m.

Trekkin' Tuesday -- 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, No. 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford. Fee: $3 to walk with the group. Hosted by Illinois Trekkers Walking Club. Information: www.illinois-trekkers.org.

Car Cruise -- 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. 50 and Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights.

Big Truck Day -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Robert E. Glazebrook Community Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey. An array of trucks for children to climb on, climb in and explore. Fire truck, dump truck, bucket truck, tractors.


Turkey Hill BBQ --4- 7 p.m. today, Turkey Hill Grange, South Greenmount Road and Illinois 15, Belleville. Pork steaks, pulled pork, brats, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, applesauce, cobblers, pies, brownies.

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.

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 -- 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. 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 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.

BBQ Dinner -- 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Cathedral Grade School Cafeteria, 200 S. Second St., Belleville. Pork steak or chicken dinner. Cost: $10. Includes two sides, dessert and drink (sides: coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, green beans)/ $5. Hamburger or hot dog dinner, includes chips, dessert, drink. Basket raffle and bake sale. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 11.

New Athens Chicken Dinner -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, St. John United Church of Christ, 301 S. Market, New Athens. All you care to eat. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (12 & under), free children (under 3). Fried chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, corn, slaw, dessert, drink. Information: 618-475-2947.

Mother's Day Breakfast -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Masonic Lodge, Freeburg. Sponsored by Masonic Lodge. Eggs, sausage, pancakes, potatoes, coffee, mike, juice. All you can eat. Carryouts available. Donation: $8 adults, $5 children (6-12), free (under 6). Information: Gary Bohnenstiehl, 618-971-7979 or 618-277-0874.

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 children (12 & under). 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 -- 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.

Luncheon, Card Party, Bingo -- noon, Tuesday, St. Luke's Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Cost: $6. Cards and bingo prizes. Menu: Ham, German potato salad, applesauce, cake, coffee, hot tea, ice tea, water. Presented by St. Luke Perpetual Help Society.


Swansea Farmer's Market -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by Robert Wagener ('60s, country, bluegrass, southern rock, original songs). Giveaways of potted plants, and cannas to take home and plant. Swansea Patriots selling hot dogs and other items. Locally grown spring crops, baked goods and crafts. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

Rummage Sale -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (1/2 price), Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2 bag), Saturday, St. Anthony Parish, 451 W. 3rd St., Beckemeyer.

Spring Rummage Sale -- 5-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Mascoutah Tuesday Woman's Club, 973 N. 6th St., Mascoutah.

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 business hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Rummage & Bake Sale -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, (specials), Sacred Heart Church, 100 S. 3rd St., Dupo. Entry fee: 1 item for Dukare Food Pantry.

Rummage Sale -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road, Granite City. Information: 618-877-1936.

Rummage Sale -- 3-7 p.m. Friday, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy. Live auction at 11 a.m. till end on Saturday. Proceeds benefit missions. Information: 618-667-6241.

Elephant Sale -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Friedens United Church of Christ, 207 E. Center, Troy. Books, magazines, clothing (whole family), kitchen items, toys, electronics, (4) 54" round tables, miscellaneous. Food available both days. Bake sale. Shop til you drop.

Spring Plant Sale -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Anderson Hospital, Physician Office Building Lobby. Annuals and perennials. Presented by Anderson Hospital Auxiliary.

Spring Plant Sale -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Community Financial Center parking lot, 800 S. Lincoln and Highway 50, O'Fallon. Sponsored by the O'Fallon Garden Club. Annuals and perennials. Local master gardeners available to answer plant questions. Fundraiser for garden club. Information: www.ofallongardenclub.org.

Rummage & Bake Sale -- 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. (1/2 price), May 8, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ($2 bag day), May 9, St. Mary's, Trenton.


"Hallelujah Girls" -- 7:30 today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Alton Little Theater Showplace, 2450 N. Henry, Alton. Reservations: 618-462-6562 or www.altonlittletheater.org.

"Chicago" -- 7 p.m. today-Saturday, Belleville West Performing Arts Center, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Tickets: $5 students, $8 adults, $6 seniors. Presented by the Belleville West Little Theatre.

"Willy Wonka" -- 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Middle School, 145 West St.; Edwardsville. Presented by Curtains Up Theater Company. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 children (18 and under). Tickets: www.curtainsuptheater.com.

"Fame Jr." -- 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Edward Fulton Jr. High School Auditorium, 307 Kyle Road, O'Fallon. Tickets: $5. Presented by Edward J. Fulton Jr. High Drame Club.

Comedy Show at Grafton Winery -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St., Godfrey. Advance reservations required. Admission: Wine Club Members, $9 show ticket/person; $13.50 dinner/person plus tax and gratuity; non-Wine Club Members, $10 show ticket/person; $15 dinner/person plus trax and gratuity. Information: 618-786-3001.


Waterloo -- 7 p.m. Saturday, VFW Hall (upstairs), 406 Veterans Drive, Waterloo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $100 per table with up to 8 people per table, includes mulligans and survivor rounds. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar available. Reservations/question: 618-281-8068 or schlegelbarb@hotmail.com.

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