What’s Happening: Local events for March 12-18


Missouri Boatride with Steve Sifford — Friday, The Falls Reception Center, Columbia. Nashville artist Sifford will perform some of his favorite classic country and gospel songs. Dinner show is $39.50 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Reservations: 618-281-3255.

Lita Ford — 8 p.m. Friday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Lita Ford is the lead guitarist for The Runaways. Tickets: $35, buy at www.wildeytheatre.com.

Men’s Chorus — 7 p.m. Friday, First United Presbyterian Church, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. Featuring the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus performing a concert of sacred and secular music. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. Information: 618-233-0295.

Collinsville Chorale — 7 p.m. Friday, Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia St., Collinsville. The Collinsville Chorale will be joined by the Concord Trinity Chancel Choir in a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 S. Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis. Presented by The Collinsville Chorale. Free admission. An offering will be taken.

Dean Christopher — The Rat Pack & More — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Dean Christopher and his band does impressions of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and more from the classic era of Las Vegas entertainment. Tickets: $15, buy at www.wildeytheatre.com.

Celtica — 2-5 p.m. Saturday, The Abbey, 5801 W. Main St., Belleville. The group Celtica will perform Irish and other Celtic music.

Monty Jackson Gospel Concert — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sparta Trinity Presbyterian Church, 301 W. Bradway, Sparta. Sponsored by Sparta American Legion Post 396 as a Youth Fundraiser. Donation: $10 per person.

Missouri Boatride — Saturday, The Falls Reception Center, Columbia. Also features Dean Webb from “The Andy Griffith Show.” Dinner show is $39.50 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Reservations: 618-281-3255.

Broadway Pops — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, (rescheduled), Lindenwood University Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. Presented by Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Combo. Pops favorites from “Anything Goes,” “Carousel,” “Beauty and the Beast,” hits by Hoagy Carmichael and more. Tickets: $20 adults at door, $15 in advance; $10 students & military, $5 in advance. Reservations: 618-641-8670. Use previously purchased tickets for this new concert date.

Irish and Celtic Music— 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 301 N. Church St., Belleville. The group Celtica will perform Irish and other Celtic music as part of St. Luke’s corned beef and cabbage fundraiser.


St. Patrick’s Day Dance— 7-11 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 137, 109 N. Penn St., O’Fallon. Sponsored by the Metro East Social Singles. Admission: $7 members, $9 non-members. No one under the age of 21 admitted. Information: Tom, 618-277-4540.

St. Patrick’s Dance Benefit — 6 p.m. Saturday, Panorama Banquet Center, 200 South Belt West, Belleville. Sponsored St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dinner at 6 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. Information: Pleas at 618-581-1283 or Mark, 618-402-5406.

Germantown Dinner & Dance — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. dinner, 2-5:30 p.m. dance, Sunday, Germantown American Legion, 1105 Sycamore St., Germantown. Music by “Renditions.” Roast pork and chicken dinner.


“Taste of Hope” Dinner — 5 p.m.-close Thursday, at the following restaurants: Original Springs, Okawville; Kemp’s Korner, New Minden (all day); China Inn (all day), Little Nashville and Mill Street Pizza, all in Nashville. Twenty percent of proceeds to benefit Washington County Relay For Life. A 50/50 raffle will be going on during the month. Information: Shirley, 618-318-1867.

Quarter Mania— 7 p.m. Friday, Grant Middle School, 10110 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Grant-Illini PTO. Cost: Single paddle $2, supr paddle $25. Information: district110pto@gmail.com.

“Hallo Deutschland” — Saturday, Vici’s Front Porch & Tea Garden, 1109 Mill St., Maeystown. A taste of Germany (lunch and learn) followed by an introduction to conversational German language, culture and a tour of historic Maeystown every Saturday in March. Cost: $105, includes lunch, conversational German class, tour and book. Advance reservations required: 618-539-3665 or teatime@htc.net.

Free Movie — 2 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Memorial Library Center, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. “Blended” will be shown in the Community Room.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake — 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Clair Bowl, 5950 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Enjoy two hours of bowling fun. Free pizza, free shoe rental, prizes. Sign up: www.bbbsil.org/bowl, Anna Grimm, 618-398-3162, annag@peaknet.net.

Mouse Race — 7 p.m. Saturday, Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course, 1501 N. Waterworks Road, Okawville. Sponosred by The Kaskaskia College Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15 each or 2 for $25. Proceeds go to KC Nashville Education Center Campaign. Seven mouse races on a 6- lane track. 50/50 drawing, silent auction, mouse roulette, dice wheel. Information/tickets: Ruth Barczewski, 618-327-9136, Cathy (Wojtowic) Karrich, 618-322-5183 or 618-545-3182.

Habitat Restoration Day — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville. We will be clearning and removing invasive species and performing general site maintenance. Dress appropriately for outdoor work with boots, long pans, long sleeves. Register: 618-692-7578 or watershed@cityofedwardsville.com.

Bowling Fundraiser — 5:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. bowling begins Saturday, Hi-Top Bowl, Highland. Scotch doubles sponosred by Highland Animal Shelter. Cost: 3 games $20/bowler ($40/couple), shoes included. Youth bowlers welcome. (Age 14 & under, $15/bowler. No bumper pads.) Reservations: Christy, 618-977-0072.

Quilt Show — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Tilden Presbyterian Church, 721 Butler St., Tilden. Cost: $7, includes large salad bar luncheon, quilt display, white elephant table, country kitchen. Information: 618-587-5541.

Home & Garden Show — 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Metro East Lutheran High School, 6305 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Will showcase some of the latest products and services. We offer electronic recycling drop off and document shredding on Saturday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. as well as a shoe drive for the Shoeman water project all weekend. Free admission and parking. Mike Miller KMOX Garden Hotline Show will be broadcast life from 8 to 10 a.m. Concession stand open. Information: 618-656-0045 ext. 150, www.mehgs.org.

Mommy & Son Date Knight — 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Eckert’s Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $18 per person. During this special medieval-themed evening, moms and their sons can spend time together while they enjoy dinner, dessert, a limo ride and keepsake photo. Reserve your spot at 618-233-0513 or eckerts.com. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.

Gun & Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Routes 13 & 159, Belleville. Information: 618-495-2572.

Senior Spelling Bee — 2 p.m. Sunday, St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Kuhl Hall, 1910 West Belle, Belleville. Must be over 50 to participate. Entry fee: $50 per 3-person team. Refreshments available for purchase. Silent aution, audience participation games, 50/50, local author’s book signings. Proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s Association. Application/information: Carolyn Mers, 618-398-4726 or emersarc@charter.net.

“Taste of the Area” — 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Regency Conference Center, 400 Regency Park, O’Fallon. Sample offerings and specialties of 20 plus restaurants. Tickets: $25 per person. Advanced takcets are highly encouraged but will be available at the door. Reservations/tickets/information: 618-939-3434.

Art-citing Festival — 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Village Theater, 6500 Old Missouri Road, East St. Louis. Fundraiser presented by the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club to benefit The Delta Child Development Center. Featuring Michael Castro, poet laureate of St. Louis; Roscoe “Ros” Crenshaw; Charlois Lumpkin; Treasure Shields Redmond; Darlene Roy; Jaye Willis; and Eugene B. Redmond, poet laureate of East St. Louis. Also, Sunshine’s Community Performance Ensemble and singer Tyra J. Suggs, open mike, exhibits, book sales, vendors. (Team #Crimson Queen, Sheridan Duncan, Ms. Delta contestant). Information: 618-650-3991.

Hett Film Series — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Hett Theatre, McKendree University, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. Film featured is “Selma.” Actor Colman Domingo, who plays the Rev. Ralph Abernathy in the film, will be on hand to discuss the move and answer questions.Tickets: $5 general public. McKendree students/staff/faculty, free.


“Irish Images” — begins Friday, Str8Up Gallery @ Irish Market Place, 25 East Main St., Belleville. Featuring artists’ photographs that reflect Ireland and the Irish. $300 in cash prizes. Judging will occur on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday. Patrons can vote on People’s Choice Award. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Presented by the Irish Market Place and Straight Up Magazine.

Reflective Self Portrait — through March 31, Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Exhibit by students from Kathy Grippi’s Advanced Art class at Granite City High School.


Aviston Fish & Chicken Fry — 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton St., Aviston. Cod, catfish, shrimp, fries, baked potato, slaw, applesauce. Eat in or carry out. 618-228-7311.

Breese Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus, 480 N. Walnut St., Breese. Whole catfish, white fish, shrimp, chicken strips, French fries, potato salad, hush puppies, baked potato, macaronic/cheese, stewed tomatoes, slaw. Dine in or carry out.

Caseyville Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. every Friday, Caseyville VFW Post 1117, 415 N. Long, Caseyville. Fish plates, desserts, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Collinsville Fish Fry — 3-8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia, Collinsville. Eat in or carry out. 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, Cajun cut-ups, crab cakes, sides, desserts. Information: 618-345-2508.

Collinsville Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, Illinois 157, Collinsville. Eat in or carry out. Fried/baked cod, catfish, sides. Senior plate starting at $4.99. 618-345-1492.

Fairview Heights Fish Fry — 3-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road. Walton’s Fish Fry. Homemade desserts. Carry-outs: 618-632-5222.

Fairview Heights Fish Fry — noon-8 p.m. Friday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8677, 5325 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights.

Freeburg Fish Fry & Bake — 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 6 N. Alton St., Freeburg. Baked cod, fried cod loins (plate, sandwich or pound), shrimp, grilled cheese, spaghetti, baked potato, green beans, onion rings, French fries, homemade slaw, mac/cheese, dessert, refreshments. Sponsored by the Support Committee. Eat in or carry out. 618-539-3209.

Granite City Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Elizabeth Church, Granite City. Cod, catfish, pollock, Jack Salmon, shrimp. Eat in or carry out.

Highland Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carry out. 618-654-6367.

Livingston Fish Fry — 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Hall, 460 Church St., Livingston. Dinner, sandwiches, desserts.

Mascoutah Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carry out. 618-566-2288.

Millstadt Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt Sportsmen’s Club, 4915 Schmidt Lane, Millstadt. Cod, shrimp, walleye, desserts. Carry-outs available at 618-476-1891.

Millstadt VFW Fish Fry — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt VFW Post 7980, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Open jam session from 6 p.m. Sponsored by Millstadt VFW Post 7980.

O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Sponsored by KC and Ladies Auxiliary. Eat in or carry out. 618-632-6229.

O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 805, 221 W. First St., O’Fallon. Sponsored by Sgt. Charles A. Fricke VFW Post 805 and Ladies Auxiliary. Fried and grilled fish and chicken, homemade sides and desserts. Children’s menu. To-go orders delivered to car. 618-624-2651.

O’Fallon Fish & Chicken Fry — 5-8 p.m. every Friday, O’Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O’Fallon. Carry-outs available. 618-632-8879.

Okawville Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 233, 205 N. Hanover St., Okawville. Eat in or carry out. 618-243-6545.

Quail Club Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville. Walleye, cod, chicken, shrimp, burgers, sides and desserts. Carry outs available. No phone orders.

St. Henry’s Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Voss Center, 5305 W. Main St., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Henry’s Men’s and Women’s Organizations. Codfish by sandwich, plate or pound, baked salmon and soup, cheese pizza, sides. Carry outs available.

St. Mary’s Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Parish, basement, 1706 W. Main St., Belleville. Dine in or carry out. Cod or walleye, (sandwich, plate or by the pound), potato salad, French fries, onion rings, spaghetti, slaw, dessert.

St. Teresa Fish Fry — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Teresa School, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Cod plate with multiple sides $9. Cod available by the pound. Sides include hush puppies, mushrooms, spaghetti, slaw, applesauce, more. Eat in or carry

Scottish Rite Fish Fry — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West. Fish by the pound, plate, sandwich.

Scott VFW Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Belleville. DJ, 8-1 p.m.

Shiloh Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Sponsored by Eagles No. 545. Cod, Walleye, shrimp, chicken strip plates. Eat in or carry out. 618-624-5412.

Smithton Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Smithton Turner Hall, 115 N. Julia St., Smithton. Dine in or carry out. 618-277-9690.

South Side Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. Information, call 618-233-9380.

Summerfield Fish Fry — 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. Carry outs. 618-934-3841.

Swansea Fish Fry — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Swansea Fish Stand, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, shrimp. 618-222-7171.

Troy VFW Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Troy VFW Post 976 and Ladies Auxiliary, 123-A W. Market St., Troy. Choice of cod, catfish, Jack salmon, baked fish, chicken strips, shrimp. Dinners include bread and choice of two sides. Dine in or carry out. Information: 618-667-8387.

Waterloo Fish Fry — 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Waterloo Sportsman’s Club, 4903 Sportsmans Road, Waterloo. Carryouts avilable. Plates: fish, shrimp or chicken strips (includes fries, slaw). Information: www.waterloosportsmansclub.org.

Public Breakfast & USO Fundraiser — 7-10 a.m. Saturday, O’Fallon Masonic Lodge, 122 E. State St., O’Fallon. All you can eat biscuits/gravy, pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee. Adults $7; children $4. Proceeds to USO at Lambert, St. Louis. Reservations, at 618-944-9003.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast — 6 a.m.-noon, Saturday, St. Peter United Church of Christ, Church St., Lenzburg. Pancakes, sausage. Meat for sale. Handicapped accessible. Sunday School craft and bake sale.

Shrimp Boil — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy. Cost: $12, dine in or carry out. Information: 618-667-6241 or http://troyumc.com/shrimpboil.

Southside Turtle Soup — 10 a.m. Saturday, South Side Improvement Association, 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. $12 per gallon. 618-233-9380.

Turkey Grange Chicken Dinner — 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Turkey Hill Grange, S. Green Mount Road and Illinois 15, Belleville. All you can eat fried chicken. Traditional sides, homemade desserts. Take outs available in the parking lot trailer.

Sausage & Beef Dinner — 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aviston Legion, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. All you can eat whole hog pork sausage and beef dinner. Eat in or carry out. Information: 618-228-7311.

Friedens Sausage & Kraut Dinner— 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Friedens United Church of Christ, 207 E. Center, Troy. Dine in or carry out and curbside service by calling 618-667-6535. Carryouts and curbside available until 6 p.m. Grilled pork sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, applesauce, dessert, beverage. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (5-10), free (4 & under). All carryouts and curbside will cost $10. 618-667-6535.

Corned Beef & Cabbage — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Edwardsville Masonic Lodge, 131 Hillsboro Road, Edwardsville. Eat in or carry out. Cost: $10 adults, $3 children (10 & under). Information: 618-210-0762.

Corned Beef Dinner — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, East Lodge 504, 9950 St. Clair Ave., Fairview Heights. Cost: $9 adults, $4.50 children (under 12), free (under 3). Sponsored by O.E.S. Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, onions, dessert, tea, coffee.

Walton’s Chicken Dinner — 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. For carryouts call 632-5222.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner — 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Millstadt Community Center, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Dine in or carry out. Cost: corned beef plates, $10 (corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, bread), sandwich plate, $5 (corned beef sandwich, chips). Proceeds to benefit community program and scholarship fund. Information: www.facebook.com/millstadtcivicclub.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner — noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8687, 5325 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights. Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids.

Fried Chicken — 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. All you can eat. Adults $10, $5 children (12 and younger). Sponsored by Millstadt VFW Post.


Cribbage —6:30 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Drive, Collinsville. Nine games against nine different opponents. Information: Phil at 618-288-7910 or Yvonne at 618-344-1521.

Euchre Tournament — 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center.

Euchre Tournament — 2 p.m. Saturday, The Bullpen, 101 N. Van Buren, New Athens. Sponsored by Kaskaskia Mariners Association. Sign up at 1 p.m. Cash prizes, 50/50. Entry fees: $10, 50 percent payout.

Cribbage — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Park, Maryville. New players wanted. Information: Yvonne, 618-344-1521 or Phillip, 618-288-7910.


Rummage Sale — 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, First United Presbyterian Church, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville. $2 a bag.

Book Sale — Every Friday through April 3, Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Proceeds to benefit Children’s Dyslexia Center — Southern Illinois. Most books $2 or less, paperback $1, kids books available.

On Stage

“Mary Poppins”— 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Bond County Unit 2 High School, 1008 N. Hena St., Greenville. Tickets: $7, $6 children (12 & under). Can be purchased at Watson’s Drug Store, 214 W Main St., Greenville, or at the high school office.

“Burgertown” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, New Athens Multi-Purpose Building, 208 Kaskaskia St., New Athens. Musical about a fast-food restaurant in the Windy City with triangle burgers as the main menu item. Performed by Open House Theatre. Tickets: Reserved seating, $10, adults $10, seniors (Thursday, Friday only) $8, students $7, Children (12 & under) $5. Tickets: 618-475-3248.

“Steel Magnolias” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and March 19-21; 2 p.m. Sunday, and March 22, Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Chronicles the lives and challenges of six wonderful women in a small southern town. Tickets starting at $9. Get tickets 618-537-4962 or www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.

“Soup, Salad, Suspense” — 3 p.m. Sunday, St. John Church, Faith Hall, 307 Clay St., Collisnville. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $25, includes $15 donation to St. John’s Community Care. Serving soup, salad and desserts.


Meat Shoot — 11 a.m.-dusk Sunday, Elks 664, Illinois 161 and Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights. Free soup. Raffles. House guns, 12 & 20 gauge.

Meat Shoot — noon until dusk Sunday, Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Road, Belleville. Meat rounds. Free bean soup. Public invited.


Belleville — 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Teresa School, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. GenNext Illinois presents trivia night to help local people through the United Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction, cash prize, mulligans and 50/50 raffle. Beer and wine available for purchase; bring your own snacks. $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight. go to the Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis. All proceeds Reservations: www2.stl.unitedway.org/gennext15 or 618-233-8441 by Friday. Dayna Stock, United Way’s vice president of regions and speciasl initiatives, will be the host..

Cahokia— 7 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Church, Intersection of Illinoid 157 and 3, Cahokia. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia and silent auction. Cost: $12 per person, maximum 10 people per team. Prizes for best decorated tables. Bring your own snacks, no outside drinks. Reserve a table: Kathy, 618-593-0904 or Jim, 618-398-2860.

Millstadt — 7 p.m. Saturday, Bluff Grange, 8567 State Route 163, Millstadt. Benefits the Bluff Grange Girl Scout and Boy Scout Olympic Fencing Team. Doors open at 6 p.m. Also, silent auction. $15 per person, eight people per table. Reservations: Pearce Wilson, 314-974-3078.

O’Fallon — 6 p.m. Saturday, Katy Cavins Community Center, 308 E. 5th St., O’Fallon. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Attendance prizes, 50/50 raffle. Cost: $15 per person, with eight players per table. Light snacks provided with soda at minimum cost. Personal snacks and alcoholic beverages permitted. Reserve a table at 618-632-0216 or call Mike Bradfield, 618-628-0525.