What’s Happening: Local events for Aug. 20-26


For Noah Gluck — 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Bel-Air Bowl, 200 South Belt West, Belleville. Bowling, 50/50 drawing, silent auction. Noah, 3, has a rare disorder called cerebellar ataxia. His cerebellum is deteriorating, affecting his balance, coordination, speech, motor and fine motor skills. He is confined to a wheelchair in public. Noah’s parents, Cassie and Matthew Gluck, want to build a bedroom and bathroom on the main level of their Belleville home so they don’t have to carry him up and down the stairs. They also hope to raise money for medical bills. Donations: www.gofundme.com/noahgluck.


Pat Travers Band — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Tickets: $30.

’50s and ’60s Music — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8677, 5325 North Illinois St., Fairview Heights. Featuring Gary and the Dynamics. 50/50 contest and prizes.

Eckert’s Concerts — 7-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Eckert’s Country Store, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville. Music by Tim Albert & The Boogiemen (blues) on Friday. Slow Down Scarlett (rock/Indie) on Saturday. Free. Kids activities.

Lindenwood Series — 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Lindenwood University Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville. The Belleville Philharmonic presents The Magical Music of Disney. Tickets: $20 per show, can be purchased the day of the show, or prior to the show by calling 844-843-5969.

Hee Haw Show — 3-5 p.m. Saturday, The Bull Pen, 101 N. Van Buren, New Athens. 6th annual Bluegrass Shack Hee Haw Show and Jamboree. Hee Haw Show, 3-5 p.m. Bands will perform from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. They include: The Harmans, of Shipman; The Worthing10s, of Ellis Grove; The Red-Haired Boys, of Marine; and The Chris Talley Trio, of New Athens. General admission $15; 12 and under, free; 13-17 and 60-plus, $10. Tickets available at the door. Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the air-conditioned hall.

Back Porch — 4-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sit “N” Bull Saloon, 31 S. Mill St., New Memphis. Free live music by Lon-L & The Petty Thieves, Saturday; The Davis Brothers Band, Sunday.

Summer Sing — 7:30 p.m. Monday, Philharmonic Hall, 116 N. Jackson St., Belleville. Presented by Belleville Philharmonic Chorale. Performing Mozart’s Regina Coeli. Another Summer Sing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, with RC Howard’s Wilderness Reflections. Registration: 7-7:25 p.m. $15 per person both evenings; or $8 per person 1 evening. 7:30-8:40 p.m. rehearsal; 8:40 p.m. refreshments; 9 p.m. performance. Information: Call Robert Howard at 618-234-8079 or email bellphil23@gmail.com

Faith Concert Series — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Chamber Recital. Free. Dessert reception to follow concert. Information: 618-632-5562 or www.faith-online.org.


Square and Round Dance — 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Theme: Hawaiian Night. Aaron Wells calling, Bob Pyles cuing. Information: Sue Larsh, 630-841-4156.

Polka Dance— 2:45-6:05 p.m. Sunday, Polish Hall, 826 Greenwood St., Madison. Music by Joe Polack (The St. Louis Express Band) Our Hawaiian Dance. Sponsored by St. Louis Metro Polka Club. Hawaiian attire encouraged. Sandwiches for purchase. Information: 314-867-7897 or www.folkfire.org/polka.


Diva Night — 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Downtown Belleville. Girls night out with prizes, deals, discounts, fun. Cost: $5 per Diva. Theme is “All Things Disney.” Registration: Ambassador Travel, 312 E. Main St., Belleville. After party: Seven/Shichi, 7 S. High St./28 E. Main St., Belleville. Details: www.bellevillemainstreet.net.

Bike Night — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8677, 5325 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights.

Bad Movie Night — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Blum House, 414 W. Main St., Collinsville. Partake of snacks and a viewing of the ultimate bad movie, “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” Free.

Holy Family Summer Festival — 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Holy Family Church, Cahokia. Good, games, carnival rides, music, beer and drinks. Music by The Cardboard Room, 7-11 p.m. Friday; Rock Solid, 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Bingo, noon. Alumni Musician Mass, 5 p.m.

Holy Childhood Picnic — Friday-Saturday, Holy Childhood Parish, Mascoutah. Fish fry at 5 p.m. Friday with live music. Picnic is Saturday: Mass at 4 p.m.; chicken dinner, all you can eat, 4-7:30 p.m., carry outs available; lightning raffle, 5:45 p.m.; quilt/cash bingo, 6:30 p.m. Games.

Freeburg Homecoming — Friday-Saturday, Freeburg Recreation Park, Freeburg. Games, food, raffles, music, washer tournament, art, craft show, carnival rides. On Friday, Budweiser Clydesdale will be on hand, 6-8 p.m.; tractor pull, farmer, antique and open classes, 6:30 p.m. Music by Stump Water Shine, 8-midnight. On Saturday, ride matinee, 1-4 p.m.; parade, 5:30 p.m.; truck pull, 6:30 p.m.; Music by Turnpike Cruiser, 8-midnight.

Centralia Balloon Fest — Friday-Sunday, Foundation Park, Centralia. Festival featuring 40 hot air balloons, races, glows, tethered balloon rides, main stage entertainment, craft fair, free children’s activity area and games, cardboard boat races, car show. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Friday. Schedule at www.balloon-fest.com

Wing Cook Off — Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Memorial VFW Post 8677, 5325 North Illinois St., Fairview Heights. Kids games and live music.

Barbecue and Car Show — 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday, New Baden Village Park, New Baden. Fun-In-The-Sun BBQ& Cruise-In Car Show presented by St. George Knights of Columbus Council 10311. Car show registration 10 a.m.-noon; on display, noo-4 p.m.; awards at 3. Pork steaks, brat patties, hot dogs, sides and desserts available for purchase. Raffles, 50-50, attendance prizes.

Little Pig Cookoff — 3 p.m. Saturday, BCDC Park, Second and Murray streets, Beckemeyer. Jim Knapp Memorial Little Pig Cookoff. Free admission. Opening ceremonies, 3 p.m. Live music, kids activities. Pork steak cookoff with People’s Choice sampling at 5:15 ($10 per person includes a cupcake). Winners announced at 7:30 p.m.

Biker Rodeo — 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Caseyville VFW Post 1117, West Wait St., Caseyville. Wheels of Freedom Biker Rodeo to benefit wounded, homeless and active veterans. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Fundraiser to benefit veterans. Cost: $5 per person., $5 additional for entry to all games. Door prizes, vendors, beer, food, music by D-J Kong. Sponsored by Wheels of Freedom.

Cosmic Bingo — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. U.S. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Price includes 6 bingo cards, glow dauber, glow hat. Additional bingo cards at $5 for 6 cards. DJ, music, fun, 50/50. Fundraiser for youth going to National Catholic Youth Conference. Reservations: 618-632-3562 or email janedotson@yahoo.com

Classic Car Cruise — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Edison’s Entertainment Complex parking lot, 2477 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville. Free. Live DJ. Classic Car Cruise with Piston Pushers Car Club. Information: www.edisonsfun.com, info@edisonsfun.com, 618-307-9020.

Pro Wrestling — Saturday, East Carondelet Community Center, 1418 State St., East Carondelet. Tickets: $11 adults, $6 children (under 12). Proceeds to benefit the Community Center. Flash Flanagan defends the SICW Championship against the Tokyo Monster, Kahagas, Tag Team action, plus seven other matches. Get tickets at 618-286-48483.

St. Paul’s Kirchenfest — Saturday-Sunday, St. Paul Parish Grounds, Highland. See story and schedule on page C1.

Car Cruise — 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights.


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 — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, American Legion, 375 E. Locust St., Columbia. Cod, catfish, shrimp, hot dogs. Sandwiches or plates with 2 sides. Eat in or carry out.

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 Century 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. U.S. 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.

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.

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 — 4-7 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.

Pancake Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Grange Hall, 8567 Illinois 163, Millstadt. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage, juice and coffee. Benefits Mid-America Horse Rescue.

Walton’s Chicken Dinner — 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. For carryouts call 618-632-5222.

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.

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, 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 (corn, tomatoes, watermelon) baked goods, brats, dogs and crafts. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

O’Fallon Farmers Market — 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, downtown O’Fallon (next to caboose). Locally grown produce.

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.

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. Presented by ECA. Admission: $5. Free parking. Guns, knives, ammo, lots more. Illinois’ largest hunting and trade show. Buy, sell, trade. Information: 618-495-2572 or www.ecahuntingandtradeshows.com.

New Baden Farmer’s Market — 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, New Baden Community Park. Local honey, homemade jams/jellies, fresh produce and plants.

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