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July 10, 2014

What's Happening: Local events July 10-16


Chicken & Beer Dance -- 7 p.m. Saturday, American Legon Post 137, 109 Penn St., O'Fallon. Chicken dinner, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50. Doors open at 6 p.m. Presented by O'Fallon Moose Lodge 2608, with to benefit the Chuck and Kim Crossen family, of O'Fallon. In late January, Chuck Crossen was processing a deer with several friends. The meat became stuck and, as he attempted to unclog it, his hand was pulled into the grinder. He lost all digits on his right hand and has not been able to work since that time. Tickets: $15 per person; call Gale Newgent, 618-660-5558 or Tony Dodge, 618-604-6117. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. To donate items to the silent auction, contact Marilyn West, 618-558-3615. Donations for the Crossen family can be made to Moose Lodge 2608, in care of American Legion Post 137, 109 Penn St., O'Fallon 62269.


Ed and Friends -- 7 p.m. today Bellevue Park, 401 Bellevue Park Drive, Belleville. Free. Bring lawn chairs.

Edwardsville Municipal Band -- 8 p.m. today, City Park, 112 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. Free. Edwardsville Municipal Band. Free. Featuring American Hymnsong Suite by Dwayne S. Milburn. Concession stand operated by Edwardsville Library Friends. Information:

King is Back -- 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Steve Davis will perform Elvis Presley hits in a salute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Tickets: $12, 618-786-2331. Information about lodge: 618-786-2331, online

Monty Jackson -- 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Gathering Place, 290 S. Burns, Sparta. Monty Jackson: "America -- A Trubute to Our Veterans". Tickets: $35, includes show and dinner. Call 618-965-3726 or

Summer Concert Fest -- 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Music by Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers on Friday; Aaron Eckert on Saturday. Kids activities. Custard as well as wine and beer available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The Dale Willeford Band -- 7 p.m. Monday, downtown Belleville on the Square. Free. Bring lawn chairs.


Country Western Dance -- 10:30 a.m.-2 pm. today, Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Music by SWIC College Band. Lunch will be served. Reservations: Al, 618-344-7787.


3-Mile Walk -- 6:30 p.m. today, starting at Belleville East YMCA, 2627 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Registration, 6:15 p.m. Walk starts at 6:30. Fee: $3. Trail suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Presented by Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club. Information:

Skyview Anniversary -- today through Sunday, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville. Tonight, drivers of the first 65 cars will be admitted for the 1949 admission price of 65 cents. On Sunday, you can load up the car and bring as many people as you want for $10 per car. Free trackless train rides and carnival swings for kids and a DJ on the patio all four nights. Izzy, the mascot for the Gateway Grizzlies ball team on Thursday night. Box office will open at 6 p.m. Movies on screen 1 tonight at "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past"; Friday through Sunday, movies are "Dawn of the Plantet of the Apes" and Transformers: Age of Extinction." On screen 2 all four nights, movies are "Earth to Echo" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2."

Tour de Belleville -- 8:30 p.m. Friday, starting and ending at Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. Ninth annual family-friendly road ride through the city. 15 or 5 miles. Theme is "Wizard of Oz." Festivities begin at 6:15 with music by the Straight Six Band in the church parking lot. Cost though today is $16 per person. On friday, the price goes up to $25 per person. Call Parks and Recreation at 618-233-1416.

Ladies Night Out Bingo Party -- 7 p.m. Friday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Columbia. Doors open at 6 p.m. For $20 donation, receive 3 bingo cards; indulge in dessert buffet, receive attendance prize ticket. Silent auction, raffles. Bring a new toy, receive three additional bingo cards. Proceeds to benefit Friends of Kids With Cancer and the Robert Mathews Foundation. Reservations: Mary Lou Oglesby, 618-281-4622 or Karen Dent, 618-281-3668.

Maryville Firemen's Homecoming -- 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Firemen's Park, Maryville. Parade with theme "Outdoor Fun" at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday. Carnival rides; Saturday matinee, 1-5:30 p.m. Music by My Hero, 8-midnight Friday; Sweetbottom, 8-midnight Saturday. Food. All proceeds benefit Maryville EMS.

St. John the Baptist Church Picnic -- Friday-Saturday, St. John the Baptist Church, Red Bud. Fish dinner, Friday night. Chicken dinner with homemade dressing, Saturday night. Quilt and cash bingo, music, games, both nights. 5K Knights of Columbus Red Bud Round, Saturday.

Millstadt Fire Department Picnic -- Friday-Saturday, Liederkranz Park, Millstadt. Fish, chicken, brats, burgers, chicken wings. Rides, games, Chicago ball tournament. Music: Well Hungarians, Friday; Bob Band, Saturday.

Smithton Turner Picnic --Friday-Saturday, Smithton Turner Park. World Famous Turner Fish. Music by Old Salt Union, 8-midnight Friday; Stump Water Shine, 8-midnight Saturday. Washer tournament 1 p.m. Saturday (registration 12:30).

Lebanon Fire Department Homecoming Picnic -- Friday-Saturday, West St. Louis St., Lebanon. Parade both nights, live music, carnival rides, games and food.

Knife Expo -- 2-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Illinois 13 & 159, Belleville. Largest knife show in the area, featuring antique, factory, custom knives, accessories. Admission: Friday, $3; Saturday, $4, Sunday, $4.

Randolph County Fair -- Friday through July 20, fairgrounds, Wilson Road, Sparta. Food, livestock, tractors and agricultural displays. Rides.

Open Pleasure Horse Show -- 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. show, Saturday, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo. Hosted by The Hoofbeats 4-H Club. Information: Lynne Mitchell, 618-521-2509 or Carol Kaiping, 618-939-8892.

Edwardsville Movie in the Park -- 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Edwardsville City Park Bandstand,Edwardsville. Movie: "Mary Poppins." Sponsored by Greater Madison County Federation of Labor. Free. Information: 618-692-7538.

Collinsville Movies on Main -- dusk, Saturday, public parking lot at the corner of Main and Seminary streets, Collinsville. Bring picnic supper, baskets, coolers, lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Movie is "The Lego Movie."

Vendor Fair Fundraiser -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fresh Anointing Ministries Church of God in Christ Congregational, 2901 N. 89th St., Caseyville. Door prizes, gift cards, vendors, jewelry, gift ideas, more. Free.

St. Damian's Picnic --Saturday, St. Damian Parish, 1 W. Main St., Damiansville. All-you-can-eat cafeteria-style supper in air conditioned hall featuring fried chicken, sauerbraten, mashed potatoes, dressing, slaw, corn, dessert, coffee, tea, milk. Serving begins at 3:30 p.m. Games, novelties. Shaded quilt/cash bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Mass at 4 and 5:30 p.m.

Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firemen's & EMS Picnic -- 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, Buffalo Road, Pocahontas. Bingo, 7-10 p.m., cash prizes; parade 5 p.m. Food, drinks, games, more.

Contemporary Indian Art Show --9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. More than 23 American Indian artists will display works of fine art, sculpture, jewelry, beadwork, pottery. Free admission. Preview receptio, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; drinks, hors d'oeuvres, desserts; tickets are $20 or $17 for museum members at 618-344-7316.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle Birthday Party and Car Show --10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia, Collinsville. World's Largest Collectin of the World's Smallest Things, 10 a.m. Catsup taste test, 10 a.m. Classic and custom car, truck and motorcycle show; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening ceremony, 10 a.m. Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup Pageant, 10:30 a.m. Tater Tots (smothered in catsup) eating contest, 11;15 p.m. Watermelon eating contest, 11:45 a.m. St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, noon-3 p.m. Singing of "Happy Birthday" and cutting of cake, 12:15 p.m. Ronald McDonald Magic Show, 12:30 p.m. Old-fashioned birthday party games, 1 p.m. Hula-Hoop contest, 2 p.m. Water balloon toss, 2:30 p.m. The Quarter Draw Band, 3 p.m. Food vendors, craft booths, pony rides. Special appearance by Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

Illinois Trekkers Walk --8-11 a.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. Walkers must be off trail by 2 p.m. There will be 5K, 10K, 20K distances available. Trails suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Bring water. $3 fee to walk. Pets welcome, must be leashed, owner responsible for clean-up. Information: Lois, 618-660-6396 or

Clinton County Fair -- Sunday through July 19, Clinton County Fairgounds, 1890 Methodist, Carlyle. Agricultural products, livestock, farm machinery, carnival rides, games, food. Parade, 6 p.m. Monday. See schedule, page ?????

DCI Drum Corps Competition -- 7:30 Monday, Leemon Athletic Field on campus (adjacent to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts), 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. Drum Corps Interantional competition returns to the campus with five of seven corps making their DCI St. Louis debut. The bands are: Boston Crusaders; Colts from Dubuque, Iowa; Jersey Surf from Camden County, N.J.; Louisiana Stars from Lafayette, La.; Spirit of Atlanta; Music City from Nashville; and Pioneer from Milwaukee. Ticket price: $15 to $40 for reserved premium seating. Tickets: online at or 317-275-1212.

"Against All The Odds" -- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Trivoli Theater, 6350 Delmar in the Loop, St. Louis, MO 63130. Documentary tells the story of East St. Louis. Tickets: $9 general admission; $7 seniors; $7 children (under 12). Information: or

Bike Night -- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8677, 5325 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights. Food, music, more.

Car Cruise -- 409 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. Highway 50 and Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights.

Edwardsvile Family Fun Fair -- 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Main Street Community Center, 1003 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Dance and martial arts demonstrations; bubblegum blowing, Hula-Hoops and watermelon eating contests; parachute games, blanket bingo and a scavenger hunt for youths. Free. Sponsored by area organizations. Information: 618-656-0300.


"Belleville Celebrates" -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment, Richard "Pete" Kern Memorial Gallery, at the Victorian Home Museum, 701 E. Washington St., Belleville. This new exhibit will explore how Belleville celebrated the anniversary of its founding at three points in the past: 1914, 1964 and 1989. Features memorabilia and photographs from Belleville's previous birthday celebrations. Information: William P. Shannon IV, 618-234-0600 or

Watercolor Show -- through July 19, Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton. JAC hours, 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday. Juried show loaned by the St. Louis Watercolor Society. Information: 618-462-5222 ow

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

Belleville Bicentennial: 200: through Aug. 14, The Schmidt, SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Showcasing 200 objects and photographs from Belleville natives, residents and organizations telling the tale of Belleville's first 200 years.

Andrea Hoelscher -- through Aug. 14, Schmidt Art Center, SWIC, Belleville. Photographs of fruits and vegetables by Andrea Holescher.

The Refinery Project: Images of Beauty and Industry by Tom Atwood -- Friday through Friday, Aug. 22, Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Tom Atwood is a photographer in Edwardsville specializing in portraits and landscape images. This exhibit focuses on the Phillips 66 oil refinery.

Civil War Exhibit -- 1-4 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sundays and 9 a.m.-noon, every Tuesday, Mascoutah Heritage Museum, 306 W. Ma

in 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.


Turkey Hill Barbecue --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.

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. Bingo at 7 p.m.

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. 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.

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 -- 5:30-9 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.

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.


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, blueberries, cherries, jams, baked goods, soap, candles, other crafts. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753.

Trinity Friday Market -- 4-7 p.m. Friday, Trinity Services Inc., 973 N. 6th St., Mascoutah. Homegrown produce fresh from Trinity Gardens and Farmstead near Mascoutah. Featuring tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, peppers, zucchini, watermelon, canteloupe, swiss chard. Information: Mike Lowry, 618-566-4200 or Joe Maty, 618-960-1577.

Belleville Old Town Market -- 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Corner of First and West Main streets, downtown Belleville. Rain or shine. Home-grown fruits, vegetables, bakery goods, craft items. Information:


"West Side Story" -- 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or call 618-307-2053. Musical presented by Cabaret Showcase Youth Productions Theater Group.

"The Wizard of Oz" -- 7:30 p.m. July 16-19; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20, campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dunham Hall Theater. Tickets: $15 adults (18 & older), $12 seniors (65 plus), $12 students (with valid school ID) and children. SIUE students with valid ID admitted free. All tickets general admission. Tickets/information: 618-650-2774 or 888-328-5168 ext. 2774; website

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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