St. Clair County Garden Club of Belleville -- 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Fischer's Restaurant, 2100 W. Main St., Belleville. University of Illinois Extension master gardener presentation. Anna Fitzpatrick talks on "Beauty of Fall." Debbie Mize on a study of the healing garden. $12. Reservations by Saturday to Carol Hake.
Hexenbuckel Neighborhood -- An informational Neighborhood Watch meeting was held recently in the Hexenbuckel Neighborhood (North High, East A, Lebanon Avenue and North Douglas areas) of Belleville. Featured speakers were Belleville Police Officer Jackie Laminack; Wayne Schlosser, a 27-year Neighborhood Watch Authority; and Joyce Wells, neighborhood chairman. Brochures, home and neighborhood safety information were discussed in detail.