The new deadline to submit information for Club News is one week before print date. For example, the deadline to be included in today’s Club News was Saturday, Sept. 2. Entries will be edited and appear in the week before the event date. Email is preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail to: Lifestyle, Belleville News-Democrat, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. Questions: call Heidi Wiechert, 618-239-2500.
Collinsville High School reunions
The 60th class reunion of the 1957 class of Collinsville High School will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10th, at Villa Marie Winery, Maryville.
The Collinsville High School class of 1962’s 55th reunion will be on Sept 29-30. There will be an evening mixer Friday, Sept. 29, at Zapata’s in Collinsville. Dinner will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at Knights of Columbus Hall, Highway 157, Collinsville. Reservations are needed. Information: Collinsville High School Class of ‘62 Facebook page or Darline@701charter.net.
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Homeless Coalition of St. Clair County
The Homeless Coalition of St. Clair County will have a community meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at 402 E. Main St., Belleville. All are welcome. The meeting will present updates about what is happening in Belleville and St. Clair County and provide opportunities to help homeless people. Information: Jesse Arms, 618-719-1154.
Belleville Metro-east Christian Women’s Club
The Christian Women’s Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Bellecourt Place, 120 N. Jackson St., Belleville. The program will be: “Quilting 101.” Speaker Linda Sill will share, “Who is your best friend?” Reservations cost $13 and are due by Monday, Sept. 11. Reservations: Sue Hammel, 618-398-0772.
Belleville Gear Jammers
The Belleville Gear Jammers will have a car show and cruise Sunday, Sept. 10, at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 5500 N. Belt West, Belleville. The car show will be at 9 a.m. and the cruise will be at 4 p.m. There is free admission and no judging. This event features dash plaques and driver prizes. No outside food or drink is allowed. Everyone is welcome.
Madison County Genealogical Society
The next meeting of the Genealogical Society will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St. Melora Sackett Becker will present: “My Parents’ Western Experience in 1928-1929.” Guests are always welcome.
St. Clair County Funeral Directors Association Meeting
The next meeting of the Funeral Directors Association will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Banquet Center of the Main Street Brewing Co. 4204, 6435 W. Main St., Belleville. Rick Rork of Pierce Chemical Company will present, “Embalming Drug Related Cases.” Attendees will receive 2 hours of embalming CE for the program. The cost is $40 per person with CEU, $30 per person without CEU and $50 for non-members receiving CEUs. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow. Reservations should have already been made for this meeting. If you need to cancel, do so before Monday, Sept. 11 by contacting Dan Schwab at 618-233-5400 or email@example.com.
The Dandy Dancers will have an introduction to Modern Western Square Dancing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Caseyville Township Senior Center, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. No partner or square dancing experience is required. Refreshments will be served. Information: Marilyn Obal, 618-632-5596 or Kate Garrison, 618-566-8752.
PSOP Book Club
The next meeting of the PSOP Book Club is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the PSOP, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. The book title is: “There Your Heart Lies” by Mary Gordon. Rose Range will lead the discussion.
Addiction Loss Support Group
The Heartlinks Grief Center of Family Hospice hosts its monthly grief support group for parents and adult siblings grieving the death of a child or sibling due to addiction from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Family Hospice office, 5110 W. Main St., Belleville. Information: 618-277-1800.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1019
The next meeting of NARFE will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Golden Corral, 3360 Green Mount Crossing Road, Shiloh. The buffet opens at 11 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon. Guests are welcome. Cathy Murphy will instruct the group on how to take legislative action when necessary. Information: www.narfe.org/chapter1019 or 800-627-3394.