All-Bach Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, First United Presbyterian Church of Belleville, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. Presented by Dennis Bergin, organist and accompanist of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville. He was principal organist a the Bach at the Sem concert series at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis. Free.
Concert in the Park — 7-9 p.m. Friday, Fireman’s Park, Maryville. Tribute to Elvis concert by Steve Brandes. Free.
Concert Festival — 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert’s Country Store, 951 Green Mount Road, Belleville. Free. Kids activities. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Custard, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Friday, Courtney Patton (soulful country); Saturday, Jason Eady (country).
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The Poor People of Paris — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Alton High School Performing Arts Center, 4200 Humbert Road, Alton. Featuring Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris, a four-piece ensemble performing French popular and jazz music. Free.
M.U.S.I.C. Dance Club — 7-10 p.m. Sunday, VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia St., Collinsville. Presented by M.U.S.I.C. No partner needed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free dance lessons are from 6 to 7 p.m. First-time visitors are free. Admission: $5 members, $9 non-members, after first visit. 50/50 drawing. Dance to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. VFW sponsors and benefits from the cash bar.
3-Mile Thursday Evening Walk — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 451 S. de Mazenod Drive, Belleville. Walkers meet in the hotel lobby to register at 6:15 p.m. $3 fee for all participants. Pets welcome, must be leashed, owner responsible for cleanup.
Diva Night — 5-8 p.m. Thursday, downtown Belleville. Registration at Hospice of Southern Illinois, 300 E. Main St., and after-party at Club Escapade, 133 W. Main St., Belleville. Shopping event at local retailers with prizes. Registration: $5.
Nashville Maifest — Friday-Sunday, Memorial Park, 533 E. Legion, Nashville. Softball, food, inflatables for kids and music. On Friday: ballgames start at 7 p.m. on three diamonds; music by Nick Hamilton, one-man band. On Saturday: more ballgames, music by DJ at night. More ballgames Sunday. Presented by Nashville Lions Club.
Italian-American Days Festival — 4 p.m. Friday-Monday, Benld City Park, Benld. On Friday: park opens at 4 p.m.; carnival ride armbands from 6 to 10 p.m. for $20; music by The Robert Perry Band from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. On Saturday: Park opens at 4 p.m.; music by Agent 99 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. On Sunday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1 ton of free spaghetti will be served; music by Bagna Caulda Combo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Avery Hill from 3-7 p.m.; Smash band from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; carnival armbands from noon-4 p.m. for $20; Bocce Ball tournament at 1 p.m.(registration at noon). On Monday: ride armbands from 1-5 p.m. for $20. Bingo every night at 7 p.m. except Monday, starts at 1 p.m. Fish stand open each evening at 4 p.m.
Hound Dog Benefit — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Shed of Hope S-7, Fairmont City Flea Market, Illinois 111 and Collinsville Road, Fairmont City. New, used items from A to Z. Soda, bottled water, freeze pops, chips, candy bars, pickles. All proceeds to benefit Hound Dog for God’s dogs and cats. Sponsored by Tom Qualls Foundation for People and Animals, Wishing Well Ministry - Out Reach. Free bread, hot dogs. Please donate cat and dog food.
Sailing Open House — 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Carlyle Sailing Association, 20960 Hazlet Park Road, Carlyle. Enjoy the gounds, meet friendly CSA members, ride on a variety of sailboats. Visitors can pre-register. Information/directions: www.csa-sailing.org or Sebastian, 314-485-9011.
Marvel Movie — 2 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Library, Community Room, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Movie showing is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Call 618-344-1112 or visit the main desk to sign up.
Rally on the River — 1 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus, Evansville. Veterans salute at noon. 12 rally stops at area bars and Legion halls. Family painting party and scavenger hunt starts at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
Classic Car Cruise — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Edison’s parking lot, 2477 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville. Free. DJ will be spinning tunes all night. Edison’s full-service bar and restaurant will be open, and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Edison’s and Piston Pushers Car Club. Information: 618-307-9020, www.edisonsfun.com or email@example.com.
Airport Mustang Car Cruise — 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Louis Regional Airport, East Alton. Mustang car cruise to benefit the Legendary Mustang Sanctuary in Alhambra. The Sanctuary goes through the Bureau of Land Management holding facilities tor escue and find adoptive homes for “three strike” wild horses. All cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome. Attendance prizes, raffles. Information: https://www.facebook.com/legendarymustangsanctuary/events.
Walking Tour of Historic Belleville — 10 a.m. Saturday, Veterans’ Memorial, southeast corner of the Square on East Main St., Belleville. Tour approximately 16 blocks long and last about 90 miniutes. $10 per person. 12 years and up. Benefit for Belleville Historical Society. Reservations: 618-236-7481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flores de Mayo Pilgrimage and Celebration — 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville. On Saturday: Filipino tradition fo presenting flowers to Ina, 11:30 a.m.; Mass of Welcome to pilgrims, noon; Our Lady of Penafrancia procession, 1:30 p.m.; exposition of Blessed Sacrament, rosary, novena, benediction, 2 p.m.; cultural celebration, 4 p.m.; dinner (reservations requested), 5:30 or 8 p.m. On Sunday, rosary procession, 8:30 a.m.; Mass of Dedication of the Chapel of Santo Nino de Cebu and Thanksgiving for 75 years of Oblate Mission in the Philippines., 9:30 a.m.; cultural celebration, 11:30 a.m.; presentation by Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI, archbishop of Cotabato, Minanao, Philippines.
Memorial Weekend Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Eckert’s Orchards, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville. Festival food, live entertainment, free wagon rides. Kids activities include pony rides, children’s play area, petting farm, carnival rides and inflatable. Fees for some activities.
5K Walk — 9 a.m. (register) Tuesday, YMCA East, 2627 Carlyle Av., Belleville. $3 fee. Walk will start at 9:15 a.m. Pets welcome, but not allowed in the building. Information: Trudy, email@example.com, 618-670-6920 or www.illinois-trekkers.org.
High School Art Exhibit — through May, Six Mile Regional Library, Niedringhaus Building, 2001 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Showcases artwork of Granite City High School students. Information: 618-452-6238, www.smrld.org.
Elsah Photography Exhibit — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 2, Elsah Village Hall, 26 LaSalle, Elsah. Theme: “Elsah — A Hidden Surprise.” Viewing at other times is by appointment.
Barbecue — 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Turkey Hill Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Illinois 15 (near Eckert’s), Belleville. Pork steak, brats, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, chunky applesauce, 4-bean salad, brownies, cobbler, pie, cake, canned drinks. Carryouts available.
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. Fish plates, desserts, sandwiches, burgers and more.
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 — 3-8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville American Legion, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. North Atlantic cod, whole catfish, Cajun cut-ups, crab cakes, sides, desserts. Information: 618-345-2508.
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. Serving jack salmon and wild-caught grilled salmon. Homemade desserts. Carryouts: 618-632-5222.
Granite City Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 1300, 3401 Centrury Drive, Granite City. Cod, Jack salmon, catfish, shrimp, chicken strips. Eat in or carry out. 618-877-8764.
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. Cod and bluegill, burgers, hotdogs, sides. 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. every Friday, O’Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O’Fallon. Carryouts 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.
Summerfield Fish Fry — 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. Carryouts 618-934-3841.
Swansea Fish Fry — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Swansea Fish Stand, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, shrimp. 618-222-7171. Fried chicken on Saturdays.
Troy VFW Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Troy VFW Post 976 and Ladies Auxiliary, 123-A W. Market St., Troy. Choice of cod, catfish, jack salmon, baked fish, chicken strips, shrimp. Dinners include bread and choice of two sides. Dine in or carry out. 618-667-8387.
Barbecue Fundraiser — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road, Granite City. Under the canopy. Sides: Potato salad, slaw, baked beans. Pork steaks, brats, hotdogs (plate lunches or sandwiches). Delivery in the area with an order of 5 or more plate lunches. Order/information: 618-877-1936.
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; $8 seniors; $5 children (12 and younger). Sponsored by Millstadt VFW Post.
Cribbage — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. Nine games against nine different opponents. Information: Phil at 618-288-7910 or Yvonne at 618-344-1521.
Euchre Tournament — 7 p.m. Friday, Millstadt Senior Center, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt.
Bunko — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert’s Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $5 per person, includes game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
Cribbage — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. New players wanted. Information: Yvonne, 618-344-1521 or Phillip, 618-288-7910.
Swansea Farmer’s Market — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown crops and crafts. Strawberries and rhubarb are in. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Town Market — 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Corner of North First and West Main streets, on the parking lot of the St. Clair County Public Health Department, Belleville. Vendors include produce, flowers, plants, summer sausage, crafts. “Cycle of Giving” bicycle repair is present on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Clinton County Plant Sale — 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Breese North Park (watch for signs), Breese. Master Gardeners are bringing plants from their own gardens and are available to answer questions. 618-791-7748.
Craft/Flea Market — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Marissa Recreation Area, 545 Recreation Area Road, Marissa. Crafts, flea market. Food and beverages available.
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