What’s Happening: Local events for March 19-March 25


Sacred Concert — 7 p.m. Friday, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City. Granite City Community Band will celebrate the Easter season by playing sacred music, including: “A New Name in Glory,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “At a Dixieland Funeral,” and “A Mighty Fortress.” A guest conductor and French horn soloist Steve Rigdon will be featured. Free.

Code 2 — 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, VFW, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Code 2 performs rock ’n’ roll and country rock. $5 cover charge. 50/50 drawings, wagon of booze, live music. Proceeds to benefit The Backstoppers Inc.

Chamber Orchestra Concert — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville. The Belleville Philharmonic will present its first chamber orchestra concert. This program represents a variety of Baroque styles. See story on page C1.

Elvis Tribute — 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh Eagles, 100 Eagle Drive, Belleville. For information/tickets call 618-624-5412 or 618-444-6136.

Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band — 7 p.m. Sunday, United Presbyterian Church, 75 E. Main St., Oakdale. Free. A free will offering will be collected to help the Worthington’s ministry.


Square Dance — 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. New Dancer Dance sponsored by Dandy Dancers New Dancer Dance. Kate Garrison calling. Information: Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.

Fireman’s Dance— 6 p.m. Saturday, Highland Knights of Columbus Hall, 12454 State Route 143, Highland. Music by Well Hungarians from 8 to midnight. Proceeds benefit the Highland and Highland-Pierron fire departments. Cash raffle, cash bar, silent auction, cooler of beer raffle, music. Food includes chicken plates; you can bring side dishes. Tickets: $20 per person/$35 per couple in advance from any firefighter, or $25 per person/$50 per couple at door.

Ballroom Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 245 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Music Men.

Polka Dance — 2:45-6:15 p.m. Sunday, Polish Hall, 826 Greenwood St., Madison. Music by Patrick Auberry (The Accordian Duo). Sandwiches for purchase. Sponsored by St. Louis Metro Polka Club. Information: 314-867-7897 or www.folkfire.org./polka.

M.U.S.I.C. Social Dance — 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia (Highway 159), Collinsville. Midwestern United States Imperial Club. Lessons for Swing I, II, III and a bonus Salsa lesson from 6 to 7 p.m. Open dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Free. 50/50 drawing. VFW sponsors and benefits from the kitchen and bar. Information: musicswingdance.com.


“Taste of Hope” Dinner — 5 p.m.-close Thursday, at the following restaurants: Subway in Okawville, Eagles Nest in Addieville, Bakery Nook in Nashville (all day), Dairy Queen in Nashville, Press Box Pizza in Nashville (all day). 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.

Quilt Bingo — 7:30 p.m. Thursday,St. Cecilia Parish Center/School Gymnasium, Bartelso. Sponsored by the St. Cecilia Lady Sodality. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Handmade quilts, cash awards for ties, attendance prizes, refreshments.

Storytime at Shrine — 10:30 a.m. Thursday , Visitor’s Center, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville.

More Than Just Desserts — 6-10 p.m. Friday, Four Points by Sheraton, 319 Fountains Parkway, O’Fallon. Cost: $30, includes silent auction, food tasting, wine and beer. Cash bar available. Proceeds benefit Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. Reservations: 618-236-2531.

Quartermania— 7 p.m. Saturday, Jarvis Senior Center, Tri-Township park, 410 Wickliffe St., Troy. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 quarter paddles; $25 all-in paddles. Food available or bring your own refreshments (no alcohol). Information: Shirley, 618-667-9337.

“Taste of the Area” — 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Regency Conference Center, 400 Regency Park, O’Fallon. Join us and sample the offerings and specialties of 20- plus restaurants located in Fairview Heights, Shiloh and O’Fallon. Tickets: $25 per person. Advance tickets are encouraged, but tickets will be available at the door. Reservations: 618-939-3434. Sponsored by the St. Clair County Exetension and Education Foundation.

“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. Cost: $105, includes lunch each week, conversational German class, tour and book. Reservations required: 618-539-3665 or teatime@htc.net.

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

Partners in Education — 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Old Highway 158, Scott AFB. P.G. Porter Lodge 142 F&AM, P.H.A. present their 1st T.J. Collins Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser. Meet and greet while making donations to scholarship fund. Light refreshments. Information: Earl D. Scott, 618-444-1758.

Free Movies — 1 p.m. Saturday, Glen Carbon Library, Community Room, 198 S. Main St., Glen Carbon. Movie is “Cine-Club Bibliotheque,” featuring a robot named Baymax whose sole purpose is to take care of people. “Casablanca” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room.

Bunny Brunch — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Millstadt Primary Center, 105 W. Parkview Drive, Millstadt. Admission $5 children. Crafts, face painting, pancake breakfast, games, prizes, Easter Bunny dance party. Proceeds benefit community programs and scholarship fund. Information: facebook.com/millstadtciviclub.

Train Show — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Glen Carbon Firehouse, 180 Summit St., Glen Carbon. Sponsored by The Metro East Model Railroad Club. View the Club’s HO scale model railroad. Admission and snacks are free. Information: Bob, 618-476-9228, Bill, 618-254-6596 or www.trainweb.org/memrc.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake — 1 p.m. Sunday, St. Clair Bowl, 5950 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. 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. To participate, individuals must raise a minimum of $100 in pledges. To sign up, go to www.bbbsil.or/bowl or call 618-398-3162.

Maeystown Art Show — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Preservation Society Rock Mill and Museum and the Corner George Inn Bed and Breakfast in Historic Maeystown. No admission charge. Sponsored by Historic Maeystown. Featured artist is watercolorist Candace Morris Buckman, of Waterloo.

Welcome Spring— 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Interpretive Center, Collinsville Road, Collinsville. Welcome spring at the “Woodhenge” solar calendar. An achaeologist will explain the form and function of Woodhenge while you wait for sunrise. At 2 p.m., William Romain will present “Ancient Skywatchers fo the Eastern Woodlands in the interpretive center. No admission fee, but suggested donation is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $2 students and $15 for families. Information: 618-346-5160 or www.cahokiamounds.org.

“From Coal Mine to Winery” — 2 p.m. Sunday, Shale Lake Winery, 1499 Washington Ave., Williamson (between Livingston and Staunton at Exit 37 off Interstate 55). Italian Cultural Association of Southern Illinois will present a program on coal mining history and the establishment of the Vineyard at Shale Lake on the face of an old slag pile. Short film about the mine. Mine photos from the “Men of the Mines” exhibit archives in Collinsville will be exhibited, along with mining artifacts. Free wine tasting. Wine and heavy appetizers available for purchase. Reservations due Thursday at 618-659-8759 or email info@icasi.us

Folk Festival — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Free admission. Music by Sadie Hawkins Day String Band. It will feature stone carving and soap demonstrations as well as activities for kids, such as face painting, balloon twisting and crafts. Vendors will be selling handmade goods. Mary Michelle Winery will be open for wine tasting at noon and the Lodge Restaurant will be serving all day. Information: 618-786-2331 or www.pmlodge.net.

Steel Guitar Jam Session — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Free. All singers and musicians welcome.


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, macaroni/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.

Columbia Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Columbia American Legion, 375 E. Locust St., Columbia. Farm raised catfish fillets, shrimp, hot dogs, (sandwich or plate with 2 sides). Eat in or carry out. 618-281-5556.

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

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 and cheese, dessert, refreshments. Sponsored by the Support Committee. Eat in or carry out. 618-539-3209.

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. Carryouts 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. Carryouts available. No phone orders.

Renault Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hall, Renault. Sponsored by Holy Name Society. Plates, sandwiches, desserts, refreshments. Carryout available. 618-458-7710.

St. Agatha Fish Fry — 4-8 p.m. Friday, St. Agatha Parish Center, New Athens. Carryouts, call 618-475-3579.

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. Carryouts 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: hush puppies, mushrooms, spaghetti, slaw, applesauce. Eat in or carry out.

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

Scottish Rite Fish Fry — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. By the pound, plate, sandwich. Contact 618-235-3350

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. Cod, walleye, shrimp, chicken wings. 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. Carryouts. 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.

Concordia UCC Barbecue — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Concordia United Church of Christ, 7600 State Route 163 (North of Millstadt), Belleville. Pork steak, bratwurst and hot dog plates (choice of two sides with each plate). Carryouts available by calling 618-476-3377. Quilt raffle chances $1 or 6 for $5. Portion of proceeds to benefit Concordia’s Cemetery Fund. Helen Mueller, 618-476-1935 or 618-410-5583.

Candelight Steak Dinner — 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, St. Agatha’s Parish Center, 207 S. Market St., New Athens. Sponsored by the New Athens Knights of Columbus. Ribeye steak, jumbo shrimp, chicken breasts, baked potato, French fries, salad bar, coffee, tea. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers also available.

Wurstmarkt — 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Friedens United Church of Christ, 820 N. Main St., Marissa. Buffet style or carry out. Sausage, mashed potatoes/gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, corn, applesauce, pies, drinks. Price: $10 adults, $4 children (5-11). Baked goods and crafts, country store.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast — 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Marine Lion’s Club, 406 E. Division St., Marine. Proceeds to the Marine Lions Club and the Gravius Memorial Library. All you can eat. Includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea, juice. Price: $8 adults, $3 children (4-12), free children (3 & under), all carryouts $8.

St. Teresa Chicken Dinner — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Teresa of Avila Church, 18021 Marydale Road, 6 miles north of Carlyle on Illinois 127. Homemade bread, desserts, dressing. Quilt raffle. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children.

Cahokia Ham & Beans Dinner — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Emeth Masonic Lodge 1030, 815 Water St., (Old Highway 3), Cahokia. All-you-can-eat ham and beans, dessert, drinks included. Price: $7.50 adults, $3 children (10 & under). Eat in or carry out. Tickets available at door. Sponsored by Emeth Masonic Lodge 10230 AF&AM.

Wurstmarkt — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Progressive Grange, 8855 Schaller Road, New Athens (3 miles south of New Athens on the Baldwin Road, then 1/4 mile east on Schaller Road). Pork sausage, roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, applesauce, cranberries, dessert, tea, coffee. Carryouts available by calling 618-475-3330.

Chicken & Dumplings — noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Belleville West High School Commons, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville. Hosted by the Belleville Kiwanis Club. All-you-can-eat chicken and dumplings, salad, green beans, applesauce, coffee, lemonade. Carryouts available. Dessert available for purchase. Tickets: In advance, $8 adults, $5 children (5-12), free (under 5); at the door, $9 adults, $5 children (5-12), free (under 5). Tickets on day of event are limited. Information: 618-233-8058 of belleville.il.kiwanis@gmail.com.

Belleville BBQ — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Fire District, 3407 South Belt West, Belleville. Sponsored by Firefighters Association. Carryouts only. Full side rib, $16; pork steak plate or 1/2 chicken plate, $8; brat plate, $6. All plates include potato salad.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner — 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Christ United Church of Christ, 200 S. 3rd St., Dupo. All-you-can-eat dumplings, green beans, carrots, cole slaw, cranberries, dessert. Cost: $8.50 adults, $4 children, free (under 5). Carryouts and deliveries by calling 618-286-4211.

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.

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.

Mouse Races — 7 p.m. Friday, Cahokia Knights of Columbus Hall, 100 E. 5th St., Cahokia. Doors open at 6 p.m. 50/50 raffle, mouse roulette. To benefit Cahokia High School baseball and softball teams. Tickets: $5.

Cosmic Bingo— 7:30 p.m. Friday, Gibault Catholic High School Gym, 501 Columbia Ave., Waterloo. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Gibault Catholic High School Men’s Club. Proceeds to support school improvements. Cost: $10 per person in advance; $25 at the door. Includes 6 bingo cards, glow dauber, glow hat. $5 per additional 6 cards. For tickets: Kermit Constantine 618-939-4681, Rich Schmidt 618-939-8514, Gibault High School 618-939-3883. 50/50 raffle, wheel barrel of brooze drawing. Drinks available for purchase. Bring your own snacks.

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

Bunko — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Eckert’s Country Restaurant, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Cost: $5 per person, includes game, prizes, beverages, snacks. Information: 618-233-0513 ext. 3.

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


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.

Rummage Sale — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Columbia High School cafeteria, 100 Parkview Drive, Columbia. To benefit Columbia High School After Prom. Featuring furniture, toys, clothing, electronics, home decor, sporting goods, more.

Book Sale — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Tri Township Library, 209 S. Main St., Troy. Books, magazines, puzzles, games, DVD, CD donations accepted during regular library hours or on the day of sale. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Flea Market — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Routes 13 & 159, Belleville. Antiques and collecticles. $2 parking fee per car. Free admission. More than 400 tables, old and new merchandise.

Craft & Vendor Fair — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Knights of Columbus, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Admission free. More than 30 crafters and vendors. Mother’s Day and Easter gift items. Easter egg hunt for kids.

On Stage

“Good People” — 7 p.m. Thursday, Belleville West Performing Arts Center, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Presented by The Belleville West Little Theatre. Tickets: $3 students, $5 adults. Annual contest drama.

“Steel Magnolias” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Chronicles the lives and challenges of six women in a small southern town. Tickets: Thursday and Sunday, $10; $9 for seniors, students, military and LGP members. Fridays and Saturdays, $12 and $11. starting at $9. Get tickets 618-537-4962 or www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.

“Shenandoah” — 7:30 Thursday-Saturday and March 26-28; 2 p.m. Sunday and March 29, Alton Little Theatre, 2450 Henry St., Alton. Musical about a man trying to hold his family together during the Civil War. Tickets can be purchased during Box Office hours (by phone or in person) Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 618-462-3205; online purchase through www.altonlittletheater.org. Reservation/ticket information: 618-462-6562.


Meat Shoot & Barbecue — noon-dusk, Saturday, Caseyville Moose Lodge 4, Caseyville. Meat rounds, paddle wheel, money rounds, 50/50.

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 — Sunday, Collinsville VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia, Collinsville. Post’s guns and ammunition. Free food. Information: 618-344-7195.

Meat Shoot — noon Sunday, Kountry Korners, 5866 Floraville Road, Millstadt. Free food. Shooting for a half a hog. Benefits Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.


Swansea — 7 p.m. Friday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2451 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Presented by Belleville Khoury League. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing, wheelbarrow of booze auction. Cash bar. Cash prizes. Cost: $100 per table with a maximum of 8 players. Reservations: 618-277-5576 or email bklinfo@khouryleague.org. Information: www.bellevillekhoury.org.

Belleville — 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke’s Parish Center, 301 N. Church St., Belleville. Fundraiser for the Belleville Historical Society. Roger Schlueter, Belleville News-Democrat Answer Man, will emcee. Reservations are $10. Silent auction, 50/50. Reservations: 618-604-0488.

Germantown — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Germantown American Legion, 1105 Sycamore St., Germantown. Presented by Clinton County Humane Society. Doors open 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar. 50/50, silent and live auctions. Hypnotist from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $80 per table, up to 8 people per table.To sign up of donate for auctions, call 618-526-4500, ccilhs@ccilhs.org, Shelly, 618-444-3242. Pay only if playing trivia.

Granite City — 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Gregory Armenian Community Center, 3501 Century Drive, Granite City. Benefits Partners for Pets Rescue and Rehab Animal Shelter. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Mulligans ($10), silent auction, raffles. Teams of 8 for $120 or $15 per person (includes draft beer and soda). Bring your own beer and snacks. Information: 618-540-7387. Reservations: www.partnersforpetsil.org.

Maryville — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 6325 W. Main St., Maryville. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Youth Mission trip to Kenosha, Wis. Cost: $100 per table (8-10 players per table). Cash prize. Drinks must be purchased on site. Bring snacks for your team. Reserve a table: 618-345-9911.

Millstadt — 7 p.m. Saturday, Father Freund Parish Center, 423 W. Madison St., Millstadt. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person, 6-8 per table. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Soda available for purchase. Popcorn provided. Silent auction, 50/50 drawing. Proceeds benefit Zion Evangelical Church. Reservations/information: Stacy Woehlke, 618-719-5512 or trivia@zionmillstadt.com.