Erin Bode, one of the St. Louis region’s brightest and most celebrated jazz vocalists, will bring her mix of talent, sophistication and class to the intimate setting of the Jacoby Arts Center Stage in Alton on Saturday.
“I do love the room,” Bode said. “The openness, the cabaret-style seating, is comfortable and easy to navigate. And the acoustics of the space is so perfect for how I like to entertain.”
The Erin Bode Group will take the statge at 7:30 p.m. at Jacoby, 627 E. Broadway in Alton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. Admission is $25 through www.jacobyartscenter.org or call 618-462-5222.
Since the release of her first album in 2001, Bode has cemented herself as an A-list performer in the bi-state area and beyond. Bode’s rich vocals are often compared to Norah Jones’. The Erin Bode Group has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and Japan. Bode has opened for Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Chris Botti and other high-profile jazz musicians. The band has six studio albums in its repertoire, including the latest, “Photograph.”
There’s nothing quite as comforting as an Old-Fashioned Quilting Bee. The St. George Ladies Sodality and Christian Mother’s Club and Quilt Committee want you to come to theirs from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. George Community Life Center, 317 E. Maple St. in New Baden. They will be quilting all evening both days, so come when you can.
Dinner with a heaping helping of good conversation will be served at 5 p.m. Monday. Refreshments and desserts will be served Tuesday evening.
The quilts created will be used at the Quilt and Cash Bingo for the St. George Picnic on Aug. 8. There will be attendance prizes, too.
A free digital fingerprint and photo safety program for children will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at George Weber Chevrolet in Columbia.
Each participant in Operation Kidsafe will get a Child Safety Kit. No database or records of children are maintained. The only record of the visit will go home with the parents. Children 1 year old and older and special needs adults are encouraged to attend.
Also, kids can get their picture taken with Easter Bunny and get some Easter goodies. There will also be hair bows for $1 to $3; dog and cat adoptions; safety classes for children and pets; vendors with freebies for kids; coloring sheets and samples. Food from T-Mo’s Fried Tacos food truck will be available for purchase with proceeds going to St. Louis Pet Rescue.
Bottles and Jars
If you collect bottles and jars, sports memorabilia or breweriana, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds is the place to be Saturday.
The Antique Bottle & Jar Show & Sports Collectibles will join forces with Breweriana Blowout XVI from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free. There will be a raffle and 50/50 drawing. Early admission at 7 a.m. is $20; admission is free at 9 a.m. An in-house bar and grill will sell food.
The Breweriana show will have thousands of items, old and new. Buy, sell and trade all in one big room. The bottles, jars and sports show will have 200-plus tables and dealers from 10 states.
Need to walk off some of that Easter candy or make room for some?
Join the Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club for a 5K or 10K group walk on Saturday in O’Fallon. The walk will start at 10 a.m. at the YMCA, 284 N. Seven Hills Road. Walkers should register at the YMCA at at 9:45. Participants will walk in town, on the bike train, through some residential area and past Veteran’s Memorial.
There is a $3 fee. Those who would like to get together for lunch can meet at 11:30 a.m. at Schiappa’s, 1411 West U.S. 50 in O’Fallon. For more information, visit www.illinois-trekkers.org or contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org