What’s Happening for Sept. 28.
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▪ 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Registration: 8 a.m. Ceremony: 9 a.m. Walk: 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. All funds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
▪ “Adventurers, Crusaders, and Entrepreneurs: The Women of Illinois Route 66” — 2 p.m. Sunday. Madison County Archival Library, 801 N. Main St., Edwardsville. 618-656-7569.
▪ Aidan RoosEvans Fan Appreciation Day — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Belle-Clair Speedway, Belleville. 13-year-old, 14-time national amateur flat track champion, Aidan RoosEvans welcomes fans before the Meents Memorial Race. Gate entry $20. www.aidanroosevans.com.
▪ American Red Cross blood drive — 2-6 p.m. Monday. First Christian Church, 5929 Old St. Louis Road, Belleville. For information or appointment: redcrossblood.org, enter: FirstChristianBelleville. Church office: 618-233-5380.
▪ Bag Sale: “Stuff Your Bag for Only $5” — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Millstadt Senior Center, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt.
▪ Belleville’s Old Town Farmer’s Market — 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. First block of South Charles, Belleville. Locally grown veggies, fruit, pasture raised beef, plants and crafts.
▪ Children’s Dyslexia Center book fair at Barnes and Noble — Saturday. Barnes and Noble, 6510 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights. Percentage of sales on Saturday goes to the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Southern Illinois. Ask for a voucher at check out. Also online: bn.com/bookfairs with ID: 12224333.
▪ Chouteau Township Senior Meeting — 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. 906 Thorngate, Granite City. Bring a side or dessert to share. All seniors 50 or older are welcome. 618-444-6771.
▪ Church of the Living God’s Manna Ministry: Community Day BBQ and Field Day — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. C.M.C. Building, 8601 California Drive, Caseyville. Bouncy house, petting zoo from 1-3 p.m., pony rides, games and food. Everyone welcome.
▪ Coffee with a Cop — 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. McDonald’s, 109 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Join neighbors and O’Fallon Police officers for coffee and conversation. Information: Capt. Kirk Brueggeman, 618-624-9538.
▪ Collinsville Coin Show — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia, Collinsville. The Metro East Coin and Currency club will have its 35th Annual Fall Coin Show. Offering a variety of U.S. and world coins, paper money, tokens, medals, books and collecting supplies. Free door prizes, free parking, free appraisals. Open to the public. www.metroeastcoincurrencyclub.com.
▪ Collinsville Area Recreation District: Giant Yard Sale — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Woodland Park, Collinsville. Free admission. Individuals can set up a booth for fees or rent tables. Information: CARD Activity Center, 618-346-7529, firstname.lastname@example.org or collinsvillerec.com. Salvation Army will pick up any unsold items.
▪ ‘Come as You Are’ Tai Chi — 5 p.m. Wednesday. Ever and Anon Park, corner of East Main and Mascoutah Ave., Belleville. Free one-hour class for all ages and skill levels. Sponsored by the Belleville Heritage Society.
▪ E-cycling event to benefit Highland Animal Shelter — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Expo Building, Lindendale Park, Highland. Accepting all corded items, metal, appliances, computer cables, mice, towers, laptops. No crt or console televisions or crt monitors accepted. Flat screens only. Information: 618-977-1829.
▪ Essential Oils — Two free sessions 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday. Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park St., Waterloo. Verna Hopkins shows how to use essential oils. Register: 618-939-6232 or email@example.com.
▪ Fall Plant and Craft Sale — 9 a.m. Saturday. Corner of Highway 50 and South Lincoln, O’Fallon. O’Fallon Garden Club will offer mums, celosia, pansies, pumpkins and gourds. Fall and Halloween craft items for sale.
▪ Friends of Mascoutah Public Library book sale — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Mascoutah Public Library, 3 W. Church. Everything $1 Friday. Everything 50 cents Saturday. $3 a bag Monday. 618-566-2562.
▪ Harry Potter Party — 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Six Mile Regional Library District, 2145 Johnson Road, Granite City. All ages party celebrating the world of Harry Potter. Take Hogwarts Courses and earn your O.W.L.s. 618-452-6238 ext 720.
▪ Memorial Auxiliary: Unique Boutique — Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 State Route 15, Belleville. Jewelry, chocolates, silk flowers, purses, quilts, tile art, clothing, embroidered items, pet gifts and more. Multiple vendors in attendance. 618-257-5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Metro-east Social Singles Dance — Doors open 6:30 p.m. Dance 7 p.m. Friday. Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. ’50s dance, optional to wear ’50s clothing. DJ: Dr. Dee. Members $7, non-members $9. Open to the public, must be 21 years and older. Cash bar, 50/50 drawing, attendance prizes. metroeastsocialsingles.com.
▪ National Bakery Day Event — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Lizzie Bob’s Bakery, 823 Lincoln Highway, Suite 102, Fairview Heights. Music, balloons, entertainment, special prizes, samples of cookies, cakes and pie. www.retailbakersofamerica.org.
▪ O’Fallon Police 2017 National Night Out — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. O’Fallon Community Park, 401 E. 5th St. Police and arson canine demonstrations. Bounce houses. Special appearance by St. Louis Metro Heroes, Cops and Kids. Food and refreshments with the O’Fallon Police Department. www.adtsecurity.com/resources/national-night-out-2017.
▪ O’Fallon Woman’s Club September meeting — 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 111 Troy O’Fallon Road, O’Fallon. All women are welcome. Information: email@example.com.
▪ Quarter Mania Event — Doors open 6 p.m. Auction 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Bel-Air Bowl, 200 S. Belt West, Belleville. Bring quarters for bidding. 50/50 drawing and raffle. No food or drink allowed in. Cash bar and snacks provided. $5 bid paddle for purchase. $25 “Cancer Kicker” bid paddle. Sponsored by Colleen’s Cancer Kickers Relay for Life Team. Over $1,000 of products will be auctioned off from local vendors. Reservations to Rhonda Pour, 618-531-0521 or ColleensCancerKickers@gmail.com.
▪ Quartermania sponsored by Holy Rosary Ladies’ Sodality — 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Holy Rosary Parish Gym, 2727 N. 43rd St., Fairmont City. All types of items to be auctioned including holiday items. Mexican food, desserts, beer and soda available for purchase.
▪ Rummage Sale to benefit Highland Animal Shelter — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Expo Building, Lindendale Park, Highland. Information: 618-977-1829.
▪ Square and Round Dance — 7-9:30 p.m. Friday. Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Aaron Wells calling. Bob Pyles Cueing. Information: Eunice Peterson, 618-660-6030.
▪ Square Dance — 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Gibault Catholic High School, Columbia Ave and Moore Street, Waterloo. Finger food. Caller Stan Mangogna. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrilles Square Dance Club. 618-566-8752.
▪ State Rep. Katie Stuart hosts job fair — 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 28. Lewis and Clark Community College, N.O. Nelson Campus, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville. A job fair to connect job seekers and employers.
▪ St. Clair County Garden Club — 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Banquet Room of 4204, 6435 W. Main. Members encouraged to bring floral designs with a Halloween theme. Cost $13. Reservations due by Friday, Sept. 29, to Dianna McCoy, 618-791-2246.
▪ St. Luke’s October Noon Luncheon — Noon, Tuesday. St. Luke’s Parish Center, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Play cards or a board game of your choice and bingo. Home-cooked lunch of salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy and sides. Tally: $7 includes lunch, cards and bingo with prizes. Bring canned goods for the food pantry.
▪ St. Mary’s Church Trenton: Semi-Annual Rummage and Bake Sale — 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday Oct. 6. St. Mary’s Church, Trenton. 1/2 price sale late Oct. 5, $3 bag day on Oct. 6.
▪ Swansea Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown crops, fruits, vegetables and crafts.
▪ Metro East Model Railroad Club Train Show — 4-9 p.m. Saturday. Metro East Model Railroad Club house, 180 Summit St., Glen Carbon. Hosted in conjunction with the Glen Carbon “GlenFest.” Admission is free. Information: Bob: 618-476-9228 or Bill: 618-254-6596 or www.trainweb.org/memrc.
▪ “Traveling Through the Mountains of Uncertainty” — 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St. Tecumshea Holmes, a theologian-educator, shares his self-learned lessons on overcoming grief and hardship in this presentation. 618-692-7556.
▪ “Walk like MADD” — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Rock Springs Park, O’Fallon. 217-523-6233 or walklikemadd.org.
▪ Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Belleville — 10 a.m. Saturday. Starts at Veterans’ Memorial, southeast corner of the square on East Main, Belleville. Tour is about 16 blocks long and lasts about 90 minutes. $10 per person. For ages 12 and up. Benefits the Belleville Historical Society. Reservations required: 618-236-7481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 50/50 Antique Auction at the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.409 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville. Variety of collectibles for auction including ceramics, crocks and jugs, Native American artifacts, old pocket knives, fishing equipment, holiday decor, costume jewelry, toys and furniture. House tours will not be available during the event. 618-692-1818.
▪ St. Clare Church Oktoberfest — 4-11 p.m. Saturday. 4 p.m. 5K run. Dinner from 4-7 p.m in the St. Clare School gym. Live music from 7-11 p.m. 3rd Street and Cherry Street, O’Fallon. Event features raffles, German dinner and drinks, “Rennen and Weg” 5K run/walk, basket raffle, bingo, games of chance, family friendly activities, pony rides, inflatables, face painting and live music from “John Spicer and the Fightin’ Side Band.” www.stclarechurch.org/ofest.
▪ Fall Festival — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Old Six Mile Museum, 3279 Maryville Road, Granite City. Pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals, food, music and more.
▪ ‘Puttin’ on the Hometown Ritz’ — 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Shenanigan’s, 6401 W. Main St., Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at the door for $35 per person or $55 per couple. Fundraiser to help establish a hospitality drop-in center for the homeless. The event features music, dancing, refreshments and raffles. Formal attire is encouraged. Information: email@example.com.
▪ Bulgarian Ethnic Harvest Festival — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. “Holy Trinity” Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1300 Grand Ave., Madison. Celebrate the culture and traditions of Bulgaria. Variety of Bulgarian dishes for sale. Live music. Inflatables for children, games, face painting. Assortment of imported Bulgarian items for sale. rebrand.ly/BulFest.
▪ Faye Fest Music and Food Festival — 11 a.m., Saturday. Fayetteville Community Park, 2516 Main Ave., Fayetteville. “Jamestown Revival,” country-soul artist Sam Lewis, “Old Salt Union,” “The Steepwater Band,” and “Well Hungarians” are among the groups performing at the festival. Entrance to the festival is free but VIP tickets are available. This event is presented by Deli Star Corporation. www.fayefest.com.
▪ Grantfork Centennial — Saturday and Sunday. Grantfork Firemen’s Park, 109 Park Road, Highland. Opening ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday. George Portz and Friends of Bluegrass Band from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Barb Kay will portray the Unsinkable Molly Brown at 3 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday: Community Church Service at 9 a.m., raising of the flag by the Scott Air Force Base Color Guard at 10 a.m., The Red Haired Boys Bluegrass Band 11-3 p.m., vintage baseball games noon-3 p.m., a beard growing contest and pie baking contest judging will be at 1 p.m., pie and quilt auction at 3 p.m. Trolley ride historical tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, vintage truck, tractor and small engine shows and ice carving will take place on both days. Bring your own seating.
▪ Aviston Legion Fish & Chicken Fry — 4:30-7 p.m. Friday. American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken strips, sides. Eat in or carryout. 618-228-7311 or www.avistonlegion.com.
▪ BBQ Thursday — 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 E. State Route 15, Belleville. Takeout or eat in pork steak or pulled pork sandwich dinner with sides. Brats and homemade desserts.
▪ Caseyville Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Caseyville VFW Post 1117, 415 N. Long, Caseyville. Fish plates, desserts, sandwiches, burgers and more. Bingo at 7 p.m.
▪ Cathedral 2nd Annual Food Truck Fest — 4-9 p.m. Saturday. 200 W. Harrison St., Belleville. 16 food trucks, boutique trucks and vendors, raffle, music and kid’s games. Parking information and more details on event Facebook page.
▪ Chicken and Beer Dance — 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday. Elks Lodge 664, 9480 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. For chicken and drinks: $20 in advance, $25 at door. For chicken only: $12 in advance, $17 at door. Bring side dish for your table. For tickets: 618-398-5363.
▪ Collinsville Fish Fry — 3-8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia, Collinsville. Eat-in or carryout. 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, sides, desserts. 618-345-2508.
▪ Collinsville Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday. Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Plaza, Collinsville. Eat in or carryout. Fried/baked cod, catfish, sides. 618-345-1492.
▪ Highland Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carryout. 618-654-6367.
▪ Mascoutah Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carryout. 618-566-2288.
▪ Millstadt Fish Fry and Jam Session — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. 618-476-1180.
▪ O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. U.S. 50, O’Fallon. Cod and bluegill, burgers, hot dogs, sides. Eat in or carryout. 618-632-6229.
▪ O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 805, 221 W. First St., O’Fallon. Fried and grilled fish, chicken, sides and desserts. Carryouts. 618-624-2651.
▪ Okawville Fish & Chicken Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, 205 N. Hanover St., Okawville. American Legion Post No. 233. Eat in or carryout. 618-243-6545.
▪ Shiloh Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Cod, walleye, shrimp, chicken wings. Eat in or carryout. Auxiliary bake sale for charity. 618-624-5412.
▪ St. Peter Lutheran Church chili dinner — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. St. Peter Lutheran Church, New Memphis. Chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts. Carry outs available.
▪ Summerfield Lions Club ‘All-U-Can Eat’ Fried Chicken Dinner — 3-7 p.m. Sunday. Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. $10 adults, $5 children, 4 and under free. Carryouts welcome with some restrictions. 618-934-3841.
▪ Swansea Fish Stand — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, catfish, shrimp and more. Saturday: fried chicken. 618-222-7171.
▪ Troy VFW Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Troy VFW Post 976 and Auxiliary, 123-A W. Market St., Troy. Cod, catfish, jack salmon, baked fish, chicken strips, shrimp. Dine in or carry out. 618-667-8387.
▪ Walton’s Chicken Dinner — 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Knights of Columbus, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. Carryout, 618-632-5222.
▪ Walton’s Fish Fry — 3-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus, Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. Carryout, 618-632-5222.
▪ Wurstmarkt — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. St. John United Church of Christ, 21 N. Walnut, Trenton. Pork sausage and roast beef dinner served buffet style. Handmade quilt raffle tickets and other items for sale. Dine-in meals $10 and $4 for children 10 years and younger. All carry-outs $10. For drive-thru call 618-224-9828 after 11 a.m.
▪ Bridge — 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. To participate, must have played bridge before. 618-310-1289.
▪ Bridge — 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Senior Center, 10025 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Caseyville Township. 618-310-1289.
▪ Cribbage Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 1 Columbus Plaza, KC Club, Collinsville. Nine games played against nine different opponents. Yvonne Bright 618-344-1521 or John Bilski 618-398-1029.
▪ Granite City Senior Club Bingo — 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar, Granite City. Admission $1. Cards 4 for a $1. For all seniors 50 and older. Refreshments served. 618-444-6771.
▪ Meat Shoot — Noon Sunday. Millstadt Sportsmens Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane. 12 gauge standard choke, maximum is .675. Shooting for t-bones, rib eyes and more. Meat raffles, cake stand, basket raffle stand and other booths throughout the day. Food and drink are available.
▪ Queen of Hearts Raffle — Ticket sales 5:30 p.m. Drawing 7:30 p.m. Every Thursday beginning Sept. 28. Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. Sponsored by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce. Becky Faust: 618-540-8238 or Cheri Wright: 314-852-9454.
▪ “Symptoms” — 8 p.m. Saturday. Sullivan’s, Belleville. Reunion of local band: Symptoms. They will be playing outside Sullivan’s under the big tent.
▪ “Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace” — 6:30 p.m. concert, Friday. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 8 N. Belleville St., Freeburg. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matthew Smith will lead a seminar on hymn writing following the concert. Seminar begins 8:15 p.m. Tickets $12 at door. www.matthewsmith.us/watch.html.
▪ ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Note: while the show features some of the songs from the Disney classic, it retains darker Victor Hugo elements. 618-537-4962 or lookingglassplayhouse.com.
Worth the Drive
▪ DuBois Center Fall Festival — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2651 Quarry Road, DuBois. Free admission and free parking. Event features: craft booths, food, beverages, live music, silent auction, quilt drawing, hands-on activities, horse rides, pontoon boat rides on lake and hay wagon rides. Some activities cost a small fee. www.duboiscenter.org.
▪ Mt. Vernon Fall Fest: Rockin’ Through the Decades — Friday-Sunday. Downtown Mt. Vernon. Opens 5 p.m. Friday. Live music. 5k for Special Olympics at 8 a.m. Saturday, register at www.active.com. Mt. Vernon Cruise-In at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Parade 10 a.m. Saturday. Great pumpkin contest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tri-State Treasure Hunt 11 a.m. Saturday. Kid’s zone activities. 618-242-3151.
▪ USAF Band of Mid-America concert to celebrate 70th anniversary of Air Force — 6 p.m. Saturday. Gateway Arch, St. Louis. Free admission and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the CityArchRiver Foundation.