Benefit concert for Highland Mayor Michaelis
A “Vote for Joe” blues party to benefit Highland Mayor Joe Michaelis during his recovery from a broken neck and back will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Michael’s Restaurant, 415 Broadway in Highland.
The night will feature a performance by Highland’s own Roland Johnson & Soul Endeavor, who were voted “Best R&B Artist” in the River Front Times. Cost is $100 per couple. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets are available four Highland businesses, McGinley Inc. (phone 654-2277), Voegele Studio (phone 654-7291), Michael’s Restaurant (phone 654-8678) and Bradford National Bank (phone 651-1700).
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HHS baseball team
selling Cardinals tickets
The Highland High School baseball team is selling tickets for the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be played on Thursday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m. Immediately following, the HHS varsity Bulldogs will play the Waterloo Bulldogs. Tickets are $30 each, with a face value of $45. Contact Staci Brown at 654-7131, ext. 4112, or email@example.com to order tickets.
Woodmen of the
World trivia night
The Heartland Woodmen of the World will have a trivia night on Friday, April 10 at the Highland WOW Lodge, 13426 U.S. Highway 40, east of Highland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person with teams of eight. There will be a silent auction and dessert auction. Call Donna Brendel at 654-9378 to register. All proceeds go to the Little Egypt Woodmen Camp in West Frankfort, Ill.
Highland choir students to hold car wash
Highland public schools choir students will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Ozzie’s Detail, 717 5th St. in Highland. Washes start at $6.50.
St. George Youth
Group fish dinner
The youth group of St. George Catholic Church in New Baden will have a Good Friday fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3 at the St. George Community Life Center, 317 East Maple St. in New Baden.
The menu will include home-battered fish, fried potatoes, stewed tomatoes, mac-n-cheese, green beans, slaw, Jell-o salads, bread, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8.50 for adults; $4.25 for children ages 5-12; children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs will be available.
The NiCE Foundation (Nicaragua Christian Education) will hold its annual spring garage sale from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10; and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11. Sale items will include clothing (toddler to 5X), spring and Easter decorations, housewares, glassware, flea market items, toys, books, games, tapes, movies, bedding, furniture, baby items (strollers, etc.), and other items too numerous to mention. For more information, call (618) 792-1852.
Faith Countryside Homes indoor garage sale
Faith Countryside Homes will hold its annual indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11 in the Countryside Center, 1331 26th St. in Highland. There will be lots of household items, decorations for the home, jewelry, craft supplies, some furniture, books, puzzles and more. The funds raised will help pay for special trips, crafts, decorations, holiday dinners and monthly birthday parties for the residents.
Highland Bullets BBQ
The Highland Bullets 13U boys baseball team will have a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, April 11 at Highland’s Tru-Buy. Food and drink will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-orders and local deliveries can be made in advance or on the day of the barbecue by calling (618) 444-2940. The menu will include pork steaks, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, bratwurst and hotdogs. Each order will receive a bag of chips and a can of soda or bottle of water. Checks will be acceptable payable to the Highland Bullets.
The Highland Jaycees will put on a cosmic bowling event at Hi-Top Bowl in Highland on Saturday, April 25 starting at 7 p.m. It will cost $50 per team, and teams should consist of four to five people. To register, contact Sarah Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 882-8478. It is recommended to register early to guarantee a lane. All proceeds will go to benefit the Highland police and fire departments.
Trivia Night to benefit Allen Warnecke Scholarship Fund
A trivia contest, raffle and auctions to benefit the Allen Warnecke Memorial Scholarship Fund is going to be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Aviston American Legion.
Doors for the fundraising event open at 5:30 p.m. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a $10,000 drawing after trivia. An oral auction takes place at 10 p.m.
The oral auction includes ticket packages for the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues Sub Zero Club, as well as a six-hour, all-inclusive pool party at the Holtmann House and an autographed Stan Musial baseball bat.
There will be other assorted event passes, golf items and sports memorabilia up for bid as well. Raffle tickets are now available for a $10,000 prize to be awarded at the event. All proceeds from the April 18 event will go to scholarship awards to deserving students.
The fee is $100 per table with a maximum of 10 players per table. There will be 50-50 raffle tickets available and a heads and tails game. Snacks may be brought in. Beer will be available for purchase at the bar.
For more information or to get your team preregistered, call George Evans at (618) 660-5247.
Warnecke was an alumni of Central Community High School, graduating in the first year of its existence in 1971. He also was the first valedictorian in the district’s history. After graduating from college, he returned to his alma mater as a mathematics teacher and member of the coaching staff. In 1990, Warnecke was named the athletic director and remained a fixture in that role at Central until his death in April 2014.
Relay for Life
The Myeloma Maniacs Highland Relay For Life team will hold its fourth annual quarter auction on Thursday, April 23 at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be baked goods will be for sale. Bring your own munchies. A cash bar will be available. All-in paddles are $25 each. There will also be a silent auction. If you would like to donate, want to reserve a table or have questions, call or text Tammy Riechmann at (618) 779-2485.
Leaps of Love
Derby Dance Party
The Leaps of Love Derby Dance Party will be held on Friday, April 24 at Fairmount Park racetrack, located at 9301 Collinsville Road in Collinsville.
Doors open at 6 p.m. An appetizers buffet will be served from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music will be played by Living Loud, a classic rock band. In addition, there will be a cash bar and simulcast racing.
Derby attire is preferred. So ladies, don’t forget your hat, and gentleman, grab your bow tie. Prizes will be awarded to ladies for the best hat and gentlemen for best dressed.
The cost is $30 per person. Tickets are available online at www.leapsoflove.org until April 20 or anytime before the event by contacting Leaps of Love, 907 Main St., Highland, IL 62249. The phone number is (618) 410-7212.