What’s Happening: Local events for June 18-24


Bellevue Park — 7 p.m. Thursday, Bellevue Park, 401 Bellevue Park Drive, Belleville. Music by the Jim Chadderton & The Special Edition. Free. Bring lawn chairs.

Edwardsville Municipal Band — 8 p.m. Thursday, City Park, 112 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. Free. Featuring trumpet soloist Dr. Patrick Hoffman in the performance of the new band arrangement by Hoffman of “The Carnival of Venice.” Concession stand operated by Alpha Delta Kappa. Information: www.edwband.com.

Centralia Carillon — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Centralia Carillon Tower, 114 N. Elm, Centralia. Internationally known carillonists will perform 45-50-minute concerts. Detailed scheduling: www.centralia-carillon.org, 618-533-4381, carlo@centralia-carillon.org

Free Summer Concert Series — 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Eckert’s Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. Music by The Steeldrivers (bluegrass) from 7-9 p.m. on Friday; Colonel Ford Grass (bluegrass) from 5-7 p.m. Saturday and Old Salt Union (newgrass, bluegrass, popgrass) 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Kids’ activities, food, custard, soft drinks, wine, beer available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Information: 618-233-0513.

Shameless — 8 p.m. Saturday, Alfresco Performing Arts Center, 2041 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Tribute to Garth Brooks with the band Shamless. Admission: $20. Reserve tickets: www.AlfrescoProductions.org.

Happenstance — 8-11 p.m. Saturday,The Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton. Acoustic Trio. Also 9 p.m. Sunday at Annie’s Frozen Custard, 245 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville.

Maryville Concerts — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,Bobby’s Frozen Custard, 2525 N. Center St. in Maryville. Music by Zydeco Crawdaddy’s (Zydeco music) on Saturday; Abbey Road Warriors (Beatles Tribute) on Sunday. Free. No alcohol or outside refreshments allowed.

New Memphis — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Sit “N” Bull Saloon, 31 S. Mill St., New Memphis. Free. Live music on the “Back Porch.” Music by the Stan Denton & The Wanted on Saturday, Train Wreck on Sunday.

Benld Park — 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Pavilion, Benld City Park, Benld. Music by The Steamrollers. Free. Park opens at 6 p.m. Free parking. Bring lawn chairs. Foods sold: hot dogs, big smokies, Italian beef, soda, water, strawberry shortcake with ice cream.

At the Square — 7 p.m. Monday, 10 Public Square, Belleville. Music by Waterloo German Band. Bring lawn chairs. Free. Sponsored by Belleville Parks and Recreation.


Country Dance — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Music by The Country Western Band. Information/reservations: Al, 618-344-7787.

Square & Round Dance — 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Mike Corns calling and cuing. Information: Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.

Ballroom Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Swansea/Belleville Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Alley Kats.


St. Clair County East Relay For Life — opening ceremony 5 p.m. Friday, Freeburg. Survivor dinner, 6 p.m. at Freeburg Grade School Cafeteria , 408 S. Belleville St.; luminaria ceremony, 9:15 p.m. at Freeburg High School Athletic Complex, 401 S. Monroe St.; fight back ceremony, 10:30 p.m. Featuring water balloon volleyball, frozen T-shirt contest, parachute basketball. Concession stand, silent auction. Information/registration: Amanda Kernan, 618-288-2390, Amanda.Kernan@cancer.org or Rhonda Pour, 618-531-0521, rhondapour@gmail.com.

PB&J Festival — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Highland downtown square. Entertainment by Kevin Heim. Free popcorn and peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Vendors will sell food and crafts. Paint the Town Purple and pie auction.

Mouse Races — 7 p.m. Friday, Elks Lodge, 1481 S. Illinois St., Belleville. Benefits Elks Westhaven Swim Team. Information: Amy at 319-333-2933.

Glen Carbon Homecoming — 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 4-midnight Saturday, Main Street by the covered bridge, Glen Carbon. On Friday: Budweiser Clydesdale, 6-8 p.m.; music by Well Hungarians, 7:30-11:30 p.m. On Saturday: 5K run at 8 a.m.; 5-mile run, 8:15 a.m.; Parade with Fredbird and St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, 5 p.m.; music by Dirty Muggs, 7-11 p.m. Both days: Carnival rides, Cindy’s Petting Zoo, games, food vendors, smash a car, laser tag, beer gardens; Sparky the Clown and Sammy J balloon artist, 5-8 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.

New Baden June Jamboree — 6 p.m. Friday-1 a.m.; 5 p.m. Saturday-1 a.m. New Baden Village Park. Carnival rides, games, food and drink vendors. On Friday: food stands and rides open, 6 p.m; Music by Avery Hill, 8 p.m. (Sstock ATV Pull and garden tractor pull scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, have been cancelled.) On Saturday: 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m.; Parade, 5 p.m.; food and beer stands open, 5 p.m.; rides open, 6 p.m.; Truck pull (free admission, $10 pit passes), 7:30 p.m.; deejay, 8 p.m.

Caseyville Fire Department Picnic — Friday-Saturday, VFW, 1117 Park, Caseyville. Parade, 6:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday: Kids matinee, 1-5 p.m.; queen’s court coronation, 5:30 p.m. Bands both nights.

Superhero Night at the Gateway Grizzlies — 7 p.m. Saturday, GCS Stadium in Sauget. Benefits CASA of Southwestern Illinois’ mission to be a voice for abused and neglected children. The whole family can dress up for a fun night complete with superhero-themed games, bounce houses, giveaways, costume contests and fun surprises. Tickets to Grizzlies game is $10; ticket to pregame picnic and game, $25. Tickets at gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618-337-3000 ext. 21.

Faith’s Jubilant Jazzfest — 7 p.m. Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Featuring Jubilant Jazz Big Band, Twilight, Trombones 4, and vocalists Becky Filkins, Don Shafer and Jeannie Vanderkruik. Gathering music by Twilight begins at 6:45 p.m. Ice cream sundaes will be served following the program. Free-will offering will be taken.

Quilt Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 519 Hazel St., Red Bud. Close to 100 quilts on display. $3 pay person. Lunch available for puchase, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Greenville Graffiti Car Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, on the Greenville Square. Open to 1990 and older cars and trucks for judging. Open to motorcycles for display only. $15 entry fee for judging, $7 for display. Celebrity guests are Butch Patrick and Pat Priest from “The Munsters.”

Troy City-wide Garage Sale — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, throughout Troy and at Tri-Township Park.

Dorchester Kids Triathlon — start time 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dorchester Swim Club, 801 S. 74th St., Belleville. Proceeds to benefit Children’s Dyslexia Center and Dorchester Swim Team. Registration: online at iwantregistered.com. Day of sign in open at 6 p.m. Donations at 618-394-1345.

O’Fallon Relay For Life — 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, O’Fallon Township High School, 600 S. Smiley St., O’Fallon. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For information on how to get involved: Jordan Herrera, 308-672-6868; Amanda Kernan, 618-288-2320; www.relayforlife.org/ofallonil.

Garden Tour — Saturday, Stephenson House, 409 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville. Visit seven beautiful private, residential, gardens along with the gardens at the Stephenson House. Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, benefits the Madison County Extension Education Foundation. A master gardener will present a program on container gardening at 8:30 a.m. Raffle. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of tour, children (10 & under) free. Information: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms or 618-344-4230.

West Belleville Garden Tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, West Belleville. Tickets: $20 per person in advance, $25 day of tour. Proceeds to benefit West Belleville Promotional Committee. Seven gardens on view, seminars, entertainment, food.

BBQ & Blues Fundraiser — 6 p.m. Saturday, O’Fallon Knights of Columbus, 402 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cost: $20. All you can eat barbecue, silent auctions, raffles, music by The Joe Metzka Band. Information/tickets: Bruce Murphy, 618-530-4074 or 618-632-6229.

Cosmic Bingo — 7 p.m. Saturday,Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois, 2800 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door, includes 6 bingo cards, cosmic dabber, cosmic hat. Sponsored by The Little Knights Football and Cheerleading Club. Silent auction baskets, cash prizes. Drinks and food available for purchase. Reserve a spot by calling Dave Buehlhorn, 618-277-1739.

Miner’s Benefit Day — noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Glazy Squares Donuts & Ice Cream, 1833 Vandalia St., Collinsville. Music outside by Rocket Brothers from noon-3 p.m.; Quarter Draw Band from 4-7 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Miner’s Theatre. Hot dogs, chips, soda, ice cream, doughnuts for sale.

Fredbird at the Farm — 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Eckert’s Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville. First-come, first-serve, no advanced registration. Information: 618-233-0513.

Jardin Potager Heirloom Saturday —10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, outside the walls of Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 3550 Illinois Route 155, Prairie du Rocher. Garden has been planted in the style of a French habitant kitchen garden, generally tended by the women of the Illinois Country. Meet in the Fort Store building at 10:30 a.m. to sample gooseberries, 18th century style. Sample summer heirloom seed packets, plants and information will be available. Information: 618-284-7230.

Quilt Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 519 Hazel St., Red Bud. Lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $3 per person. Nearly 100 quilts on display.

Train Show — 5-8 p.m. Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Glen Carbon Firehouse, 180 Summit St., Glen Carbon. Hosted by The Metro East Model Railroad Club at an open house during the Glen Carbon Homecoming. View the Club’s large HO Scale model railroad in operation. Free.

Professional Wrestling —8 p.m. Saturday, East Carondelet Community Center. Fathers Day special event. See Tokyo Monster Kahagas at 8 p.m. Plus the SICW stars. All proceeds benefit the East Carondelet Community Center. Tickets: 618-286-4848.

Hannah’s Playground — noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Northside Park, Breese. Grand opening celebration. Barbecue donated by T-Bones Natural Meets, ice cream donated by Prairie Farms.

Summer Soltice at Woodhenge — 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville. Get a glimpse of a sacred moment in the lives of Native Americans 1,000 years ago by observing the dawn of the summer solstice at Woodhenge. Woodhenge is a calendar of posts arranged to line up with sunrise on the longest and shortest days of the year, when day and night are equal in length. No rituals or ceremonies will be held out of respect for Native American beliefs. Free. Information: 618-346-5160 or www.cahokiamounds.org.

Corvette & Mustang Nights — 5 p.m. Monday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.

Midwest Salute to the Arts Kickoff Event — 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jack Schmitt Cadillac, 915 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Wine Tasting provided by Alto Vino. Catering provided by Stur Restaurant and Lounge and Sweet Katie Bee’s Cupkake and Coffee Bar. Music by The Rough Riders. Artist demonstration by Kevin Pickard. Artwork from previous Fairview Heights Midwest Salute to the Arts winners will be on display. Admission is complimentary. R.S.V.P. to 618-632-1000, extension 100, by Friday.

Car Cruise — 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. First 100 cars will receive a free commemorative plaque.


Elsah Photography Exhibit — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 2, Elsah Village Hall, 26 LaSalle, Elsah. Theme: “Elsah — A Hidden Surprise.” Viewing at other times is by appointment.

Art Exhibition — through July 30, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Brian D. Smith: “Passage and Occurrence,” paintings that process memory through the metaphorical arrangement of color, texture and shape. Leandra Spangler: “Voyage,” paper sculpural forms inspired by nature. Adam West: “Fauxtographs,” photographs of fabricated scenes that create a playful conversation about reality and imagination.


Barbecue — 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Turkey Hill Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Illinois 15 (near Eckert’s), Belleville. Pork steak, brats, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, chunky applesauce, 4-bean salad, brownies, cobbler, pie, cake, canned drinks. Carryouts available.

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

Caseyville Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. 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. Serving jack salmon and wild-caught grilled salmon. Homemade desserts. Carryouts: 618-632-5222.

Granite City Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 1300, 3401 Centrury Drive, Granite City. Cod, Jack salmon, catfish, shrimp, chicken strips. Eat in or carry out. 618-877-8764.

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

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 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. Cod and bluegill, burgers, hotdogs, sides. 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.

Scottish Rite Fish Fry — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. 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.

South Side Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side, 800 S. Sixth St., Belleville.

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. Fried chicken on Saturdays.

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. 618-667-8387.

Father’s Day Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Sunday, New Baden American Legion, 105 E. Illinois St., New Baden. Cost: $8 adults, reduced for children. All you can eat breakfast. Featuring Behrmann’s pork sausage, pancakes.

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; $8 seniors; $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. Partner night.

Cribbage — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. New players wanted. Information: Yvonne, 618-344-1521 or Phillip, 618-288-7910.


Swansea Farmer’s Market — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown crops and crafts. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

Alton Farmer’s & Artisans’ Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 17, parking lot, corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street. Locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic crops, produce, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, fresh eggs, honey, bread, baked goods, flowers, potted plants, artwork.

Old Town Market — 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, corner of North First and West Main streets, on the parking lot of the St. Clair County Public Health Department, Belleville. Vendors include produce, flowers, plants, summer sausage, crafts. “Cycle of Giving” bicycle repair is present on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

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

Belleville Antique Flea Market — Saturday-Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. Antiques, collectibles and more. More than 400 vendors inside and outside. Parking: $2.

On Stage

The Comedy of Errors” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and June 26-27; 2 p.m. Sunday and June 28, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Metcalf Theater, Edwardsville. William Shakespeare’s classic comedy is he story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. The puns and wordplay never stop. Tickets: $15 adults (18 & older), $12 Seniors (65 & up), non SIUE students and children (under 18). Free admission to SIUE students with valid summer school ID, $12 for SIUE alumni, faculty staff and retirees. Groups discounted tickets available. Tickets/information: 618-650-2774 or 888-328-5168 ext. 2774.

Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis — 8 p.m. Saturday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Guzzi invites volunteers from the audience to get hypnotized on stage he gets them to do outrageously funny things. $16-$18.

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