Erin Bode Group — 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton. Featuring Erin Bode, St. Louis-based jazz vocalist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar available. Admission: $25.
Concert — 7 p.m. Saturday, Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive, Bethalto. Featuring Heaven’s Mountain Band from Red Bay, Ala. An offering will be taken. The Cafe will be open 5-6:30 p.m. Information: Tom and Sheron, 618-616-2815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballroom Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Casuals.
Frog Walk — 7-9 p.m. Friday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. Fee: $5 members, $10 general public. Recommended age: 8 plus. Limited space available. Local amphibian expert Paul Shetley will lead a walk in search of frogs and toads native to the metro-east.
Easter Party — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Community Building, 909 S. Main St., Caseyville. Free admission. Games tickets 4 for $1. Pictures with Easter Bunny $4. Hot dogs, tuna, soda, chips. Sponsored by Caseyville Fire Department Auxiliary. Bring cans of food or donate money for the Caseyville Food Pantry and get a raffle ticket.
Breakfast with the Bunny — 8-11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert’s Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $6 per child; $12 per adult. Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits/gravy, cereals, fruit, fried biscuits, coffee, juice, tea, mile, soda. Reservations recommended. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.
Easter Egg-Citement — 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; noon and 1 and 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert’s Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Featuring egg hunt, baby chicks and bunnies, face painting, the Easter Bunny, planting a seed, icing cookies. Cost: $10 per child. A photo with the bunny can be purchased for an additional $7. Information: 618-233-0513.
Easter Egg Hunt — 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Washington Park Mini Park, 5600 Forest Blvd., Washington Park. Sponsored by WPEO Inc. and Tom Qualls Foundation for People and Animals. Please donate, volunteer.
Breakfast with the Bunnies — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Vici’s Front Porch & Tea Garden, 1109 Mill St., Maeystown. Bunny breakfast, sack races, crafts, face painting, egg pinata and egg hunt. Advanced reservations required by calling 618-539-3665. Cost: $10 per child, $15 per adult.
Free Movie — 1 pm. Saturday, Glen Carbon Library, Community Room, 198 S. Main St., Glen Carbon. Movie is “Into the Woods” with Meryl Streep.
Operation KidSafe — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, George Weber Chevrolet, 701 Old State Route 3, Columbia. Free digital fingerprint and photo safety program. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and receive some Easter goodies. Hair bows, $1-$3, dog/cat adoption, free photos by Bridgette Bolan Photography, safety classes for childen/pets. Food available for purchase from T-Mo’s frided tacos food truck. Proceeds benefit St. Louis Pet Rescue.
Bottles, Jars, Sports & Breweriana — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. Antique Bottle and Jar Show and Sports Collectibles combined with Breweriana Blowout. Free admission at 9 a.m. Free parking. Big raffle, 50/50 drawing. Early admission at 7 a.m. $20. In- house lunch counter, bar & grill.
Classic Movie — 2 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Library, Community Room, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Movie showing is “Stagecoach.”
Breakfast with Mrs. Easter Bunny — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, First United Presbyterian Church, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Cost: $3 per person, children (under 3) free. Continental breakfast, face painting, Harvey the Juggler, prizes, Easter egg hunt. Pictures with Mrs. Easter Bunny are $2 for 2 prints; available Sunday at church. Bring a basket for the egg hunt.
5K & 10K Group Walk — 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at YMCA, 284 N. Seven Hills Road, O’Fallon. Registration at 9:45 a.m. Fee: $3. Sponsored by Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club. Lunch at Schiappa’s, 1411 N. U.S. Highway 50, O’Fallon, for those interested. Information: www.illinois-trekkers.org or Lois, email@example.com.
Easter Egg Hunt — 5 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, 7110 State Route 162, Maryville. 10,000-egg Easter Egg Hunt. Each egg will be filled with candy and special prizes. Easter service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Remaining services Sunday, at 8:15, 9:30, 10:55 a.m.
Quilting Bee — 1-9 p.m. Monday; 6-9 p.m. TuesdaySt. George Community Life Center (in new quilting room), 317 E. Maple St., New Baden. Dinner and good conversation will be served at 5 p.m. Monday. Refreshments and desserts will be served on Tuesday. They will be quilting all evening, both days, so come when you can. Attendance prizes. Sponsored by St. George Ladies Sodality and Christian Mother’s Clu and Quilt Committee.
High School Student Art Show — through April 9, William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Students present artwork created from a variety of media, including paint, photography, clay, mixed media, graphite charcoal.
Senior Art Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 9, Liberal Arts Complex lobby, SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. SWIC will host Life Experienced: A Senior Art Competition. Nearly 60 artists 60 and older showcase their art.
Empty Bowl Soup Luncheon — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, St. Augustine Hall, 1910 West Belle, Belleville. All-you-care-to-eat soups. Cost: $10 per person; available at St. Augustin Church and at the door. To benefit St. Augustine Food Pantry. Carryouts and desserts available. First 200 attendees receive a hand-painted ceramic bowl. Ceramic bowl silent auction. Information: Wanda Knepper, 618-233-7255.
Aviston Fish & Chicken Fry — 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton St., Aviston. Cod, catfish, shrimp, fries, baked potato, slaw, applesauce. Eat in or carry out. 618-228-7311.
Breese Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus, 480 N. Walnut St., Breese. Whole catfish, white fish, shrimp, chicken strips, French fries, potato salad, hush puppies, baked potato, macaroni/cheese, stewed tomatoes, slaw. Dine in or carry out.
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.
Friedens UCC Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Friedens United Church of Christ, Hecker. Good Friday fish fry. Cod plates, sandwiches, sides. Dine in or take out.
Highland Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carry out. 618-654-6367.
Highland Fish Fry — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Council 1580 Hall, Route 143 North, Highland. All-you-can-eat fried or baked cod dinners. Plates and side dishes available. Carryouts available. Call 618-654-9049.
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 Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt Sportsmen’s Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Cod, shrimp, walleye, desserts. Carryouts available at 618-476-1891.
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.
New Baden Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. George Community Life Center, 318 E. Maple, New Baden. Home-battered fish, fried potatoes, stewed tomatoes, mac/cheese, green beans, slaw, Jell-O salads, bread, dessert, beverages. Cost: $8.50 adults, $4.25 children 6-12, children 5 & under free. Sponsored by St. George Youth. Carryouts available.
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. 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.
Quail Club Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville. Walleye, cod, chicken, shrimp, burgers, sides and desserts. Carryouts available. No phone orders.
Renault Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hall, Renault. Plates, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Carryouts available. 618-458-7710. Sponsored by Holy Name Society.
St. Agatha Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, St. Agatha Parish Center, New Athens. For carryouts, call 618-475-3579.
St. Henry’s Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Voss Center, 5305 W. Main St., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Henry’s Men’s and Women’s Organizations. Codfish by sandwich, plate or pound, baked salmon and soup, cheese pizza, sides. Carryouts available.
St. Mary’s Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Parish basement, 1706 W. Main St., Belleville. Dine in or carry out. Cod or walleye, (sandwich, plate or by the pound), potato salad, French fries, onion rings, spaghetti, slaw, dessert.
Scott VFW Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Belleville. DJ, 8-1 p.m.
Scottish Rite Fish Fry — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. By the pound, plate, sandwich. Contact 618-235-3350.
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.
Smithton Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Smithton Turner Hall, 115 N. Julia St., Smithton. Dine in or carry out. 618-277-9690.
South Side Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. Cod, walleye, shrimp, chicken wings. Eat in or carry out. Information, call 618-233-9380.
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. Information: 618-667-8387.
Waterloo Fish Fry — 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Waterloo Sportsman’s Club, 4903 Sportsmans Road, Waterloo. Carryouts avilable. Plates: fish, shrimp or chicken strips (includes fries, slaw). Information: www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.
BarBQ & Bake Sale — 11 a.m. Saturday, Millstadt Fire Department, 114 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Eat at the fire house to-go orders. Pork steaks, bratwursts, hamburgers, plates or sandwiches. Homemade German potato salad, baked beans, slaw.
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 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, Smithton Senior Center, Smithton. Partner night.
Luncheon & Card Party — noon, Tuesday, St. Luke’s Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Cost: $6. Cards and bingo with prizes. Ham, German potato salad, applesauce, break, cake, coffee, hot/iced tea, water. Sponsored by St. Luke Perpetual Help Sodality.
Cribbage — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Park, Maryville. New players wanted. Information: Yvonne, 618-344-1521 or Phillip, 618-288-7910.
Jewelry & Gift Sale — 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Gateway Regional Medical Lobby, 2100 Madison Ave., Granite City. Sponsored by the Gateway Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Every item is $5.
Book Sale — Friday, Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Proceeds to benefit Children’s Dyslexia Center — Southern Illinois. Most books $2 or less, paperback $1, kids books available.
Porch and Yard Sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Millstadt Senior Center, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Hidden treasures from local residents’ homes will be on display and on sale. Proceeds benefit Millstadt Senior Center.
“The People at the Foot of the Cross” — 7 p.m. Friday, Calvary Chapel of St. Clair County, 215 S. Jackson St., Belleville. Free. Questions: 618-806-5320.