BLOOD DRIVES: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drives are from:
3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, 112 N. Broder St., Troy.
3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edwardsville Knights of Columbus, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville.
3-7 p.m. Thursday at Hartford Elementary, 110 W. Second St., Hartford.
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4-7 p.m. Thursday at St. Clair Village Apartments, 409 Carlyle East, Belleville.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Creative Landscapes, 5515 Old Collinsivlle Road, Fairview Heights.
SWIC ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SPEAKS: Mike Juenger, first-year athletic director and 18-year women’s basketball coach at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, is the guest speaker at the Belleville Area Senior Men’s Sports Group meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the PSOP Building, 201 N. Church St. To make reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016.
RELAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics and plan entertainment for the 2015 Relay for Life of Belleville. The next committee meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the PSOP Building, 201 N. Church St. in Belleville. The run is from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 17. For more information, call 618-288-2320 or visit RelayForLife.org/BellevilleIL
FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: A Family Caregiver Support Groupfor those caring for anyone with a disability is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Community Care, 222 Goethe St. in Collinsville. Complimentary light dinner and care for loved ones is available with a reservation. For more information or to make a reservation, call 618-344-5008.
LEGAL WORKSHOPS: People can learn about the legal system through free People’s Law Workshops conducted by local attorneys from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southwestern Illinois College Information Sciences Building, 2500 Carlyle Ave. in Belleville.
Wednesday — “Employment Law and Worker’s Compensation” by Kevin Kaufhold and Jon Rosenstengel (ISB Room 2014)
April 15 — “Criminal Law: What to Do When Stopped by a Police Officer” by Justin Kuehn and Jarrod Beasley (ISB Room 2020)
April 22 — “Trusts and Estates” by Richard Erdmann (ISB Room 2020)
April 29 — “Real Estate and Deeds” by Maurice Griffithe (ISB Room 2014)
Workshops are sponsored by St. Clair County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and SWIC. For more information or to register, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5393, or visit swic.edu/community.
PRESERVATION TALK: Guest speaker Susan Baldwin Burian, of MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC, discusses historic preservation Friday at Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 East Illinois 15 in Belleville. For more information, call 618-234-8227 or email email@example.com.
RECYCLING DRIVE: St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Troy offers an electronics recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 112 N. Border Street. It’s an earth-friendly way to dispose of computers, laptops, video game systems/games, electronic toys, CD/CDRW/DVD drives, hard drives, disk drives, medical equipment, phones, office equipment and more. For more information, call 618-667-3614.
LIBRARY RETIREMENT: Celebrate Glen Carbon Centennial Library District Director Anne Hughes retirement during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. April 12 at 198 S. Main St. For more information, call 618-288-1212 or www.glencarbonlibrary.org.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Mascoutah School District has kindergarten registration for Mascoutah Elementary, Scott Elementary and Wingate Elementary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15 at Scott Elementary and Mascoutah Elementary. Students must be 5 or older before Sept. 1. Needed documentation includes an original, certified birth certificate (no copies) and state or military photo identification for parent. For more information, call 618-566-2152 or 618-746-4738.
TASTE OF COLLINSVILLE: Collinsville Christian Academy has its eighth-annual Progressive Taste of Collinsville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at 1203 Vandalia. People will follow a map and travel around to local restaurants, which serves samples of signature dishes. For tickets, call 618-345-4224 or visit www.facebook.com/events/608608722572090.
GERMAN YOUTH EXCHANGE: Millstadt Sister Cities Organization is seeking Millstadt-area high school students and host families interested in a Youth Ambassadors Exchange with Sister City Gross-Bieberau, Germany. Students will spend about a month with a host family and student of similar age during the summer, then reverse the process in America. Applications are accepted until April 30. For more information or application forms, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-476-7990, 314-324-7433 or 618-604-5830.