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June 4, 2014

What's Happening: Local events June 5-11

Quarter Mania Event -- 7 p.m. today Bel-Air Bowl, Regency Room, 200 South Belt West, Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Colleen's Cancer Kickers Relay For Life Team. All monies collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Raffle, 50/50 drawing. Cash bar, light snacks provided. RSVP to Rhonda Pour, 618-531-0521. Reserve a table:

Chicken & Beverage Dance -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia St, Collinsville. Must be 21 to attend. Six Drink tickets per person. Bring your own sides. Cost: $20 (at door $25). Make checks payable to Collinsville High School (Kahokstrong in the memo line). Send money (cash or check) to Jacob Post, 2201 S. Morrison, Collinsville. Questions: contact Jacob Post at All proceeds will go to help Collinsville special education teacher Theresa Rasp.


Concerts at Bellevue Park --7 p.m. today, Bellevue Park, 401 Bellevue Park Drive, Belleville. Music by Waterloo German Band. Free. Bring lawn chairs.

Edwardsville Band Concert -- 8 p.m. today, City Park, 112 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot. Free, open to public. Concession stand operated this week by Metro East Lutheran High School Football Boosters. Information: or James Kerfoot, 618-973-7318.

Sanctuary Choir -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. Freewill offering and reception will follow the concert. Music from Bach to Broadway. The choir will be singing in Methodist and Anglican churches in Northern England and North Devon as well as the Bristol area, staying with host families and visiting John Wesley Methodist heritage sights while in England.

Feed The Need -- 6 p.m. Saturday, Alton Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive, Alton. Gates open 5 p.m. Opening act is The Harmons. Headline is John Michael Montgomery at 8:30 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels. Tickets: $30 per person, at SSP, 2603 N. Rodgers in Alton or Information: 618-465-3298 ext. 118.

Southern Gospel Concert -- 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Featuring The Williamsons from Oklahoma. An offering will be taken at the concert. Information: Tom and Sheron, 618-259-0065 or

Roots of Rock 'n' Roll -- 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Lindenwood Auditorium, Belleville campus. Music by The Moondogs, playing'50s and'60s music. Tom Calhoun, voice of the St. Louis Blues will portray Alan Freed. Tickets: $20. On sale at Lindenwood Bookstore or 844-843-5969. Can also be purchased at the door on night of performance.

Summer Concert Fest -- 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Free. Music by Leland's Road on Friday and Matt Stell on Saturday. Kids activities offered. Custard as well as wine/beer available for purchase. Bring lawn chair or blanket.

Ugandan Thunder -- 6:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1200 Moreland Drive in Belleville. Free. Features 22-voice children's choir from the Royal School and orphanage in Mityana, Uganda. They sing in their native language and English. Dance, audience interaction, drumming. An offering will be taken.

Concerts at the Square -- 7 p.m. Monday, 10 Public Square, Belleville. Free. Music by Jim Chadderton and The Special Edition. Bring lawn chairs.

Free Concert Series -- 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Alton Senior High School Auditorium, Hathaway Hall, Lewis & Clark College, Godfrey. Featuring Fast Friends. Information: 618-779-9735.


Square & Round Dance -- 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Don McConnell, calling; Jacqui Landau, cuing. Information: Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.0

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


Aviston 150th Anniversay Celebration -- Thursday-Sunday, Aviston. On Thursday: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall open at noon, West Park Annex; queen pageant, 7 p.m. at American Legion. On Friday: Drink stands open, pre-K T-ball Kickoff, 5 p.m.; opening ceremony, food stands open, Legion baseball game (Murphysboro vs. Carlyle), 6 p.m.; Vietnam Memorial Wall opening ceremony, 7 p.m.; general store open, Rick Hegger Band with Lydia Dall, main tent, Junior Legion Baseball (Breese Red vs. Trenton), 8 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m. On Saturday: Aviston Vintage Hall display, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; tractor show, noon-4 p.m.; Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys 12:30-4 p.m., main tent; carnival rides, 2 p.m.-close; Aviston 150th parade 4-6 p.m.; general store open, The Empty Folds Band, 7-9 p.m. main tent; Junior Legion baseball (Breese Gray vs. Teutopolis), 7 p.m.; Madd Hoss Jackson Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m. On Sunday: Chuck Wagon breakfast, 8 a.m.; Mass of St. Francis Parish, 10 a.m., main tent; Polka Connection Band, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. main tent; petting zoo, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; time capsule and Journey Fort dedications, 12:30 p.m.; beard judging, raffle drawing; baseball game (Aviston Conductors vs. Shoal Creek Farmers), 1 p.m.; The Spazmatics Band, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; firefighters games, 2-4 p.m.; The Jorrells, 4-8 p.m. main tent; Vietnam Memorial Wall closing ceremonies, 7 p.m. Other activities: Civil War encampment, Saturday and Sunday, walking tours of historic Aviston, Vietnam Memorabilia Collection: Through the Eyes presented by John Hosier Jr.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser -- Friday, Oak Room, St. Boniface Church, 110 N Buchanan St., Edwardsville. To benefit Edwardsville/Glen Carbon American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. Live entertainment, silent auction. Tickets: Marge Brown, 618-656-6122,

Highland "PBJ" -- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Downtown Highland, Broadway at Fountain, Highland. Sponsored by the Highland Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Entertainment by George Portz and Ranger Dave.

Carillon Summer Series -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, Centralia Carillon Tower, 114 N. Elm, Centralia. Power Point presentation at 5:45 p.m. at Carillon Offices, 104 S. Elm, Centralia. Program: Eddy Marien, Belgium. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and/or picnic. Free guided climbs of the tower at 7:30 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Picnic --4:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton. On Friday: Beaucoup Bottom Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. On Saturday: washer tournament, 3 p.m.; polka Mass, 4 p.m.; all-you-can-eat fried chicken and dressing dinner, 3-7 p.m. in the Munier Parish Center, carryouts available; Polka Connection, 5:30-7 p.m; Aftershock, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Both days: Turner's Famous Fried Fish, beer and wine garden, quilt and cash bingo, 6-11 p.m., fancy quilt/pillowcase stand, children's games and inflatables, silent auction, food stands, poker stand, Big Six wheel, raffles.

International Horseradish Festival -- Friday-Sunday, Woodland Park, Collinsville. Live music, root toss, root golf, root sacking contests, craft fair, Bloody Mary contest, Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant, horseradish recipe contest, children's area, Horseradish Root Derby. Admission and parking are free. See story on page C1.

Jakey In June -- Friday-Sunday, 108 N. Douglas St., St. Jacob. Barbecue cookoff featuring 32 professional teams; 25-30 children in Kids-Q, 5 p.m. Saturday. Twelve of the pro teams will sell competition barbecue after 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at noon Sunday. Music by Zydeco Crawdaddies 6-11 p.m. Friday; Jason David Cooper Band, 6-11 p.m. Saturday.

Rendezvous Weekend -- 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher. Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday. Rendezvous features 1700s military units, traditional crafts demonstrations, period music and dancing, black powder shooting events and cannon firings. Food will be available for purchase. New this year: performrs who engage visitors in period games, music and puppetry. A dance for all participants and visitors is from 8 to 10 p.m. at the fort. Admission: Free. Parking $5 a car. Information: 5618-284-7230 or

St. Elizabeth Parish Picnic -- Friday-Sunday, St. Elizabeth Parish, Granite City. Tournaments, rides, silent auctions, family day (special pricing so families can afford to come out for the day), entertainment, more. See story on page C1.

Brew & Que -- 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, East Main Street between Jackson and South Charles, Belleville. Craft beer wal, noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $15 for 15 3-ounce beer samples. Barbecue challenge is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Meat samples cost $1-$2. Presented by Belleville Main Street Committee.

Fishing Derby -- 10 a.m. Saturday, Pavilion 1 at Drost Park in Maryville. Registration at 9 a.m. Derby ends at 11. Hosts: Maryville Parks and Recreation and Steel City Bass Masters. Refreshments provided by Shell Community Federal Credit Union. Anyone 14 and under may participate in this catch-and-release event. Bring a fishing pole, bait and an adult. Prizes for most fish, largest and smallest fish, most unusual non-fish.

Old Belleville Street Fair -- Saturday, Garfield and Abend Streets, Belleville. House tour, historical demonstrations, re-enactors. See story on page C1.

Mascoutah Ice Cream Festival Walk -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mascoutah Visitors Center, 200 E. Main St., Mascoutah. The Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club and Main Street Mascoutah will host the 5K, 10K and 20K trail walk. Must be off the trail by 3 p.m. Fee: $3. Walkers will get to sample ice cream flavors at businesses along the trail. Pets welcome, but must be leashed and responsible for cleanup. Information: Rob, 618-229-9678 or Linda, 618-692-4337 or

Althoff 50th Anniversary Party -- Dinner 5-7 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Althoff Catholic High School Gymnasium, 5401 W. Main St., Belleville. Tickets: $50 per couple, $30 for singles. Music by Sh-Boom. Cash bar.

Belleville Museums Open House -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belleville. St. Clair County Historical Society, Belleville Historical Society, Gustave Koerner House, St. Clair County Genealogical Society and the Labor & Industry Museum will open the following sites: Victorian Home Museum, 701 E. Washington St.; Emma Kunz Museum, 602 Fulton St.; Messinger Cemetery, 3450 Old Collisnville Road; Garfield Street Saloon, 633 E. Garfield, St.; Gustave Koerner House, 200 Abend St.; Koerner House Visitor Center, 127 Mascoutah Ave.; Belleville Public Library, 121 E. Washington St.; Labor & Industry Museum, 123 N. Church St.

Heritage Days -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Schlosser Museum property, 114 W. Walnut St., Okawville. Outdoor picnic with entertainment, surrey rides, heritage crafts, vendors, food, flea market, townwide rummage sales, games for kids. Entertainment on Saturday: Thursday Night Thunder, dulcimer group, 11:45 a.m.; Thunder & Lightning Cloggers, 1 p.m; Venedy Band, 2 p.m. On Sunday: Courtney and Angela and the Bourbon Trail Acoustics, hometown girls with a spirited erformance. A smoked pork chop dinner with potatoe pancakes and homemade apple butter will be served on Sunday. Food available for purchase throughout.

Free Movies in the Park -- 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Edwardsville City Park Bandstand, next to the public library, Edwardsville. Movie is "Frozen Sing-Along." Sponsored by Scott Credit Union.

Gardens in Bloom --10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, from United Methodist Church, 504 East U.S. 50, O'Fallon. Produced by: St. Clair County Extension & Education Foundation, benefiting University of Illinois Extension programs including Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and 4-H. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 day of tour. Children 10 and under free. On the tour: Seven home gardens in the O'Fallon area, and a plant sale and raffle at United Methodist Church, 504 East U.S. 50. Raffle winners will be drawn at 3. Winners must be present to win.

Tickets: Available at Sandy's Back Porch, Belleville; Eckert's Country Store, Belleville; Effinger's Garden Center, Belleville and Swansea; Ace Hardware of O'Fallon; Hometown Ace Hardware, Belleville; Starr Florist & Greenhouses; Terry's Home & Garden Center; and University of Illinois Extension offices, Waterloo and Collinsville.

Information: Visit the Madison-Monroe-St. Clair Unit website at or call (618) 344-4230

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program --10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, three private gardens in Alton and Godfrey. Admission $7 to each garden; children free (12 & under), discount admission tickets in advance available at Cottage Gardens, 69367 Route 11, Piasa. Information: 888-842-2442 or

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pere Marquette State Park, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Illinois Route 100, Grafton. Free admission and parking. Fishing poles, bait and supplies provided. Featuring: Fred Bird, Camo the Clown, Fetch-n-fish, 4,000-gallon aquarium. Food and drinks on site. 25 outdoor educational activities, trout and bluegill ponds, free gifts and prizes, more. Information: 618-786-3323 ext. 1 or 618-883-2524.

Rendezvous Open House -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Creole House Historic Site, Prairie du Rocher. Guided tours of French-American Traditional home.

Summer Sing Evenings -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Southwestern Illinois College Choral Room, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Sponsored by Masterworks Chorale and Children's Choruses. Information:

Car Cruise -- 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. Highway 50 and Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. First 100 cars will receive a free commermorative plaque.

Party at the Park -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie du Rocher. Live music, food.


"Belleville Celebrates" -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Richard "Pete" Kern Memorial Gallery, at the Victorian Home Museum, 701 E. Washiongton St., Belleville. The exhibit will explore how Belleville celebrated the anniversary of its founding at thre points in te past; 1914, 1964 and 1989. Artifacts, stories and photographs from these celebrations. Thereafter during regular hours of the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Opened by The St. Clair County Historical Society in conjunction with the next Belleville Bicentennial Museum Open House Day. Information: William P. Shannon IV, 618-234-0600 or

Illinois History Showcase --12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 28, Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo. Free programs focusing on early Illinois history.

Elsah -- A Gem in our Midst -- 1-4 p.m. Village Hall, 26 LaSalle, Elsah. You are invited to the Village of Elsah Museum 2014 Photography Exhibit. Exhibit open during Museum hours 1-4 p.m. and by appointment through Saturday, Aug. 2. Information:

Civil War Exhibit -- 1-4 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sundays 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. Questions: 618-531-4189.


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 -- 3-8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville American Legion, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. Cod, 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. 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 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.

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.

Salad Luncheon -- 1 p.m. Friday, Hitz Home, 201 Bell St. Alhambra. Held at the common area. Price: $6. Chicken salad, little ham sandwiches, taco salad, more. Entertainment to follow. Quilt drawing. Prizes drawn at end of event.

Granite City Strawberry Festival -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church, 2020 Johnson Road (rear), Granite City. Cost: $8.50 adults, $4 children (under 11). Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, slaw, chips, drink, shortcakes, ice crea. Eat in or carry out. Chocolate covered strawberries. Bakery goods sale includes baklava, pies, bread, cakes, cookies.

Breakfast Down Under -- 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Outback Restaurant, 4390 N. Illinois St., Swansea. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, drink. Proceeds to benefit St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises. Cost: $10 adults, children (under 5) free. Reservations: 618-234-1992 ext. 112.

Shiloh Breakfast Buffet -- 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi Parish Center, 205 Rasp St., Shiloh. All you can eat breakfast buffet. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, biscuits/gravy, fried potatoes, fruit, pastry, drink. Cost: $8 adults, $4 children (6-12), free (6 & under). This is our last breakfast.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, St. John's United Church of Christ, 7 E. South St., Smithton. All you can eat chicken & dumplings, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert, drinks. Cost: adults $10, children (6-12) $5, children (under 6) free. Carry outs: quarts $7, gallons $28.

Spaghetti Dinner -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, French Village Fire Department Station 1, 1406 2nd Ave., Fairview Heights. Cost: $7 adults, $4 children. Proceeds to benefit French Village Fire Dept. Explorer Post No. 517. Information: 618-397-0288.

Taco Tuesday -- 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, American Legion, 109 N. Penn St., O'Fallon. Dine in or carry out. Information: 618-632-8879.

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. Everyone welcome.

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

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 game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Open to public. No reservations. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.


Swansea Farmer's Market -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown spring crops, strawberries, jams, baked goods, soap, candles, other crafts. Swansea Patriots (Growing our Parks) will be selling hot dogs, brats and drinks from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753,

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.

Rummage Sale -- 6-8 p.m. ($2 a person) Friday; 8 a.m.-noon (free admission) Saturday, corner of Frank Scott Parkway and North Belt West, Belleville. Sponsored by Our Lady Queen of Peace Mothers' Club/Sodality.

Rummage Sale -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Klucker Hall, 14 Park Drive, Shiloh. Sponsored by Troop 40 Shiloh.

Rummage Sale -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 8809 W. Main St., Belleville.

Lebanon Citywide Yard Sale -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lebanon. Free map available for 20 plus neighborhood yard sales. Pick up map at the Rotary Yard Sale at the four-way-stop at the top of the hill on the day of the sale.

Waterloo Community-Wide Yard Sale -- 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, City of Waterloo. Sponsored/promoted by Great Leadies of Waterloo. Pick up maps at: UGAS, Wayne's One Stop, Midland Bank, Scott Credit Union, City Hall,,


Rifle Shoot -- noon Sunday, Millstadt Sportsmen's Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Outdoor .22 rifle shoot. Refreshments available. Information: 618-476-1891.


Belleville -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bel-Air Bowl Banquet Hall, 200 South Belt West, Belleville. Sponsored by the Lindenwood University Graduate Management Class. Proceeds to the Belleville Police Department's Shop with a Cop Program. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, prizes. Bring a gift and receive 5 free 50/50 tickets. Information: Crystal Wells, 618-520-3644 or

Collinsville -- 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Blum House, 414 W. Main St., Collinsville. Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Library District. Free. Bring your own snacks. Registration required by calling 618-344-1112 or visit the main library desk for information.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take items by telephone. The deadline for Local Events is noon Monday. Send information to What's Happening, c/o Lifestyle, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. E-mail to Fax to 236-9773. For information, call 239-2537.

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