“SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE”: The East St. Louis Senior High School Class of 1986 will present the smooth sounds of Usual Suspects (jazz, rhythm and blues and neo-soul) at 7 p.m. June 7 at Stonewolf Clubhouse, 1195 Stonewold Trail, Fairview Heights. General admission: $15 per person in advance, $25 in advance for couples, $20 per person at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Eastside Class of 1986’s 30-year reunion campaign. An appetizer menu will be available; cash bar. Information: www.eastsideclassof86.eventbrite.com.
HOSPTALS GOLF AND TENNIS BENEFITS: St. Elizabeth’s and Memorial Hospitals plan a golf classic and a tennis tournament to raise money for technology at the two hospitals. This year’s golf tournament is June 1 at St. Clair Country Club. The competitive tennis tournament is May 29 at Kings Point Tennis Club. Participant and sponsorship opportunities still exist for both tournaments. To learn more about participating in the golf classic, call Memorial Foundation at 618-257-5659; to find out about sponsorship opportunities or to participate in the tennis classic, call Friends of St. Elizabeth’s at 618-234-2120, extension 2728.
BLOOD DRIVE: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
▪ 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Central Christian Church, 1420 Illini Drive, O’Fallon.
▪ 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Pancratius Catholic Church, 2213 N. 2nd St., Fayetteville.
▪ 306:30 p.m. Tuesday, Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy.
▪ 4-7 p.m. Friday, Crehan’s Irish Pub, 5500 North Belt West, Belleville.
▪ 1-5 p.m. Friday, Fairview Heights Rotary Club, 313 Salem Place, Fairview Heights.
STRAWBALE GARDENING: Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, will teache a clase on Strawbale Gardening at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Extension offices at 901 Illinois Ave. in Waterloo and 1 Regency Plaza Drive in Collinsville, via computer. Cost: $5 for black/white handout, $10 for color. Advance registration needed. Details: 618-939-34374, 618-344-4230, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMORY LOSS IN THE OLDER ADULT: Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park St., Waterloo will host Jodi Gardner, speaking on Memory Loss in the Older Adult at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. This program will educate caregivers of older adults about lifestyle changes caused by dementia. Other topics: life enjoyment, safety issues, community resources. Register: 618-939-6232 or email@example.com.
TAI CHI CLASSES: Belleville Heritage Society has announced the return of “Come As You Are,” Tai Chi classes at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Ever and Anon Park, corner of East Main and Mascoutah Ave., Belleville. Classes are led by instructor Dolores Gordon. Classes last about one hour. No reservations required; no cost to participate.
“IN THE MOMENT” SUPPORT GROUP: The next Alzheimer’s Association support group meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the classroom at Oak Hill, 623 Hamacher, Waterloo. The first part of the group will be educational and the DVD, “Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,” will be shown. This is a documentary of a woman’s journey with her mother through Alzheimer’s. Written information will be available and refreshments will be served. Information: 618-939-3488 ext. 1248.
5K RACE FOR RECOVERY: The 5K race and 1 mile walk to support mental health will be held at 8:15 a.m. June 27 at GCS Ballpark in Sauget. First 50 registrants receive a free ticket to the evening Grizzlies game. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwestern Illinois. Sign in at 7:15 a.m. Run and walk begins at 8:15 a.m. Register online: https://runsignup.com/NAMI5KRaceforRecovery. Information: http://namiswi.org.
KOREAN WAR HISTORY: The Illinois Korean Memorial Association has published a booklet, “A Brief History of the Korean War.” It has actual headlines, photos from Department of Defense, peace talks, maps, American commanders and more, all from 1953-53 era. To receive a copy, send $10 check or money order to Illinois Korean Memorial Association, PO Box 8554, Springfield, IL 62791. All funds go to the book project to send this booklet to Illinois schools and libraries at no charge.
OPTIMIST POSTER WINNERS: Following are the winners in the 2015 Optimist Club Poster Contest. Prizes were $100 first place, $75 second place and $50 third place in each division. Boys: Calib Gibson, first; Greyson Schmidt, second; Garrett Shanks, third. Girls: Taiya Lewis, first; Na’Zariah James, second; Elizabeth Mueller, third. Illinois District Winners — Boys: Evan Cottingham, Alton, first; Alan Haywood, Taylorville, second; Ethan Smith, Highland, third. Girls: Taiya Lewis, Belleville, first; Julia Loeh, Highland, second; Piper Bohn, Alton, third.