What’s Happening: Local events for Sept. 10-16


Guitar virtuoso — 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church O’Fallon, 1111 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Featuring Chicago based, modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque.

Song4Soldiers Concert — 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park, Columbia. Gates open at 3 p.m. Featuring performances by: Pettycash Junction, Super Majik Robots, Where’s Charlie? and Superjam. $10 suggested donation. Veterans and their children can attend for free. Bring lawn chairs. On-site food and beverage vendors. Bounce houses, rock climbing, wall, face painting, more. All proceeds go to local veterans suffering from injuries, disabilities, PTSD and other struggles. Information: www.songs4soldiersstl.org

Zydeco Crawdaddys — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center, 10580 Wellen Road, Aviston.

Back Porch — 4-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sit “N” Bull Saloon, 31 S. Mill St., New Memphis. Free music by Almost Nameless, Saturday; Jim Miller Band, Sunday.

“On the Hill” Folk & Bluegrass — 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Edwardsville American Legion, Illinois 157 (across from Middle School), Edwardsville. Free. Sponsored by Edwardsville American Legion. Music by Mike Hildreth (Tribute to John Denver); Paul Jarvis (Tribute to Willie Nelson); Greg Silsby (American Vocals); and George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass with Brenda Cook.

Homecoming Gospel Choir — 6 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Church, 1509 Melmar Drive, Sparta. 80-voice choir will perform southern gospel music. Free; an offering will be taken. www.homecominggospelchoir.com.

Tunes at Blum — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Historic Blum House, 414 W. Main St., Collinsville. Free. Featuring Jeni & Dave of That 80s Band (pop, dance and alternative music).


Country Music —8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Swansea Improvement Association, 216 Service St., Swansea. Music by Cactus Moon Band.

’50s-’60s Sock Hop — 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Crehan’s Irish Pub, 5500 North Belt West, Belleville. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open to public. Sponsored by Parents Without Partners Belleville Area Chapter 559. Music by DJ Andy Scharf. Karaoke. Cash bar, snacks, door prizes. Admission: $6 PWP members, $8 non-members.


9/11 Remembrance Ceremony — 11:30 a.m. Friday, Belleville Fire Administration Offices, 1125 S. Illinois St. (intersection of Illinois 15 and 159), Belleville. Ceremony to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and pay tribute to those who lost their lives. You can view a steel column from the fallen World Trade Center. This location is the future site for the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois, which will feature the steel column. Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert, police and fire department personnel, an honor guard and a brass ensemble will participate. Oarking is available behind the firehouse. Information: 618-233-6518 ext. 1245, www.wtcmemorial.us, www.belleville.net.

Syberg’s Kruz for Kids — 6-10 p.m. Friday, Syberg’s Restaurant, 1310 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon. 50/50 raffle, silent auction, open to all makes, models and motorcycles. This event is for Joshua’s Great Things Foundation. Sponsored by Derby Tyme. Information: 618-622-0801 or www.sybergs.com

Girlie Girlz Gathering — 4-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 South Belt East, Illinois 13 & 159, Belleville. $3 admission. Food, hundreds of quality vendors catering to women shoppers, massages, tastings.

St. Joseph Parish Picnic — 4-8 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Parish, 2 N. Alton St., Freeburg. On Friday, fish fry, 4-7 p.m.; music by Turnpike Cruiser, 7-10 p.m., bring a lawnchair. On Saturday, Mass, 4 p.m.; chicken dinner, 4-7:30 p.m., carryouts available; handmade quilt bingo, 6 p.m.; music by Freeburg Big Band, 8-10 p.m. Quilt raffle, kids activities, basket stand, country store, I Dood It game. Brats, hamburgers, fries, homemade pies and cakes.

St. Stephen Parish Festival — 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, St. Stephen Parish Grounds, 901 S. Main St., Caseyville. Both days, chicken dinner, 4-8 p.m.; quilt and cash bingo, 6:30 p.m. Authentic Mexican food, raffle drawing. games, inflatables, rides. Music by DJ, 7-10 p.m. Friday; Tres Tequilas, 7-10 Saturday. A Bubble Blast is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. A silent auction will feature 300-plus items each night.

Shiloh Picnic — 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Shiloh Community Park, Shiloh. Carnival rides (armbands $18 5-11 Friday and 4-11 Saturday),various vendor booths, food and music with free parking. On Friday, Ronald McDonald Magic Show, 7 p.m.; George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass, 6-8 p.m.; music by Social Remedy, 7-11 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. On Saturday, Cadence Cloggers, 5-6 p.m.; Carrier Tunes, 6-8 p.m.; Vince K, 7-11 p.m.

St. Mary’s Fall Fest — Friday-Saturday, St. Mary’s Church Grounds, (corner of Madison Avenue and Yale Street in the Montclaire neighborhood), Edwardsville. Music by My Friend Mike, 8 p.m. Friday; J-Rob, 8 p.m. Saturday. Family entertainment by Broadway Kids, SIUE Suzuki Strings, Christian the Magician and Victory Star Twirlers. Beer garden, raffle. Fish fry, pork steak plates, fair food classics. Inflatables, paint ball, face painting. Information: 618-656-4857 or www.stmaryedw.org.

Homestead Harvest Days — Friday-Sunday, Louis Latzer Homestead, Highland. Demonstrations of threshing, old-time crafts, gas and steam engines, antique tractors, kids activities, puppet show, corn box, pedal tractor pull and tours of the most modern house around in the early 1900s. Admission: $5; children 12 and under, free; 3-day pass, $8. Live music in the pavilion: Dave Shake, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Homespun Players, 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Nice ’n Easy; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday; Pick’n Chicks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Parade of Power, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Ecumenical Worship Service, 8 a.m. Sunday. Farm Equipment auction, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Trade Fair — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site, 107 Elm St., Cahokia. A yard sale for historic re-enactors, featuring period clothing and tools, history and reference books, outdoor dining and cooking utensils, reproduction glassware and ceramics, herbs, decorative items and accessories. Sponsored by Fete du Bon Vieux Temps Inc. and Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site. Vendor spaces are $5 in advance or $10 day of event. Questions: reenactorstradefair.gmail.com.

Craft Beer Bash — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, O’Fallon Community Park, 401 E. 5th St., O’Fallon. Portion of sales to benefits O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department. Live music, local food and 30-plus craft beers. Hosted by the Global Brew Tap House in O’Fallon.

Hitz Home Run/Walk — Saturday, Hitz Memorial Home, 201 Bell St., Alhambra. Sign in and packet pick-up, 9-9:30 a.m.; 5K run, 9:30 a.m.; 5K walk and 2-mile walk, 9:40 a.m.; 1-mile leisure walk, 9:50 a.m. Entry fee: $25 day of race. Information: Faye Brown, 618-488-7704 or Sue Mosby, 618-488-2355.

Open Speed Horse Show — 10 a.m. Saturday, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Hosted by The Hoofbeats 4-H Club. Information: Lynne Mitchell, 618-521-2509 or monroecountyhoofbeats@gmail.com.

Sharon’s Ride, Run, Swim, Walk — Registration 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Parking Lot A, Edwardsville. Swim (300 yards) 7:30 a.m.; ride (20 miles) 8:30 a.m.; run (5K run) 10 a.m.; walk (one mile) 11 a.m. Money raised goes to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois.

Troy Family Festival of Fun — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tri-Township Park, Troy. Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys (Willie Nelson tribute), 9-11 a.m.; grades 6-8 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; fire, wind and ice performance by Mad Science, 9-10 a.m.; K-9 demonstration with Troy police dog Zak, 9:30-9:45 a.m.; Bubble Blast party, 10-11 a.m.; Triad Dance Team, 10:30-10:45 a.m.; Fredbird, 11-11:30 a.m.; childrens variety show with an array of characters, noon-2 p.m.; McArther’s Tae Kwon Do demonstration, noon-12:15 p.m.; bags tournament, giant Jenga, all day. All-you-can-do wristband for $6 includes: carnival games, face painter, Ardy the clown, pony rides, grab-a-dollar cash cage, human foosball, delux obstacle course. Food, vendors.

Wing-Ding Challenge — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, parking lot of Troy VFW, 123 W. Market St., Troy. Presented by Troy VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Wing cookoff; $20 for 12 tickets, $10 for 5, one ticket equals one wing section. Bags tournament at 2 p.m. ($5 entry) and bags competition. Games, music. bring lawn chairs.

Albers Yard Sale — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Albers.

Freeburg Yard Sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Freeburg. Yard sales are set up all over town.

Troy Garage Sale — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Tri-Township Park and throughout Troy. Great bargains and treasures alike can be found at the over 100 participating addresses. 618-667-8769.

Optimist Blue Army Bull Bash — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo. Thirty-five of the Champion Bull Riders’ greatest cowboys do battle against the toughest 2,000-pound, four-legged bovine athletes in the country. Activities for kids, cold beverages, and other refreshments will be available. Live music after the bull riding. Tickets are $15 (available at Waterloo Rural King, William Nobber John Deere, JV’s Bar & Grill, Schnucks, First National Bank of Waterloo, Western Junction in New Baden and Red Bud CARSTAR); $20 at the gate. Or order online at www.WaterlooILOptimist.org or call 618-477-7240. Presented by Waterloo Optimist Club.

Car Show & Chili Cook Off — 9 a.m. (registration) Saturday, New Douglas Township Park, New Douglas. 9th annual car and motorcycle show, craft fair and chili cookoff. Car show judging, 12-3 p.m.; awards, 4 p.m. Entry fee: $15, cash plaques to first 50, display only $10. Mums, gun raffle, door prizes, refreshment stand, 50/50 drawing. For the kids: Bounce house, games, skate board, tricycle and sack races, hula hoops. Live entertainment, 3-4 p.m. Dance troupe from New Douglas, 3 p.m. Willie Nelson impersonator (Paul Jarvis) immediately following. Information: Barb Bassett, 618-593-3510.

Belleville East Marching Invitational — noon Saturday, Belleville East High School Football Stadium, 2555 West Blvd., Belleville. Belleville East Marching Lancers marching in “exhibition” only at approximately 2 p.m. Awards presentation at 2:20 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $4 student, free (under 7). Concessions available on site. Bands competing: Alton, Centralia, Edwardsville, Francis Howell North (Mo.), Highland, Jefferson City (Mo.), McLure North (Mo.), Rokwood Summit (Mo.), Wesclin.

Metro East Marching Band Classic — 3-10 p.m. Saturday, O’Fallon Township High School. Bands include Efingham, Nashville, Mater Dei, Carbondale, Centralia, Highland, Hillsboro, Triad, Granite City, Collinsville, Alton, Belleville East, Edwardsville, O’Fallon, St. Charles West, St. Charles, Pattonville, Fort Zumwalt (East, North and South), Oakville, Frnacis Howell (North and Central), Jefferson City, Rockwood Summit. Tickets are $5; $3 senior and students; 5 and under, free.

Walking Tour — 10 a.m. Saturday, West Belleville Historic District, 1106 W. Main St. (West End Park), Belleville. Tour approximately 16 blocks long and lasts about 60 minutes. Cost: $10 per person (12 years & up). Benefit for Belleville Historical Society. Reservations: 618-236-7481 or rdevb@earthlink.net.

Old Millstadt Water Tower Benefit — 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Millstadt VFW Hall, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. Chicken dinner and dance sponsored by Friends of the Old Millstadt Water Tower to raise money for water tower improvements. Cost: $25 per person. Music by Best Sounds Entertainment. Reservations: Melva, 618-476-7933 or Betty, 618-476-7326.

Parish Picnic — 4:30-midnight Saturday, Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5915 North Belt West, Belleville. Chicken dinner, 4-7 p.m.; bingo, 7:30-10 p.m. Live music, raffles, silent auction, book market, quilt bingo, games, more.

Community Appreciation Day — 1 p.m.-dusk Saturday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Belleville. Free kid games, food, DJ provided. Bring covered dish.

Grafton Art in the Park — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Grove Memorial Park, corner of Main and Market streets (Illinois 3), Grafton. Free admission. Thirty plus artists are set to display their creations. Art demonstrations on candle making, basket creation pottery. Fun activities for children. Saturday music: Jersey Community High School Shades of Blue Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble and Show Choir, 11 a.m.-noon; Matt Livasy, classic rock and folk, noon-2:30 p.m.; Happenstance, eclectic, classic rock and pop, 3-6 p.m. On Sunday: Dan Sproat, classic rock and country and blues, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; McCready Logan Project, contemporary rhythm and blues, 2-5 p.m. Prize-winning artwook by Grafton Elementary School students representing Wildlife Along the River will be on display.

Apple Fest— 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Eckert’s Belleville Farm, 951 Green Mount Road, Belleville. Wagon rides, apple picking, live entertainment, festival foods, childrens activities, childrens carnival rides, farm animals. Fees charged for some activities.

Apple Festival —11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton. Apple pie walk, 12:30 p.m.; pumpkin roll, 2 p.m.; apple wine tasting, crraft vendors, caramel apples. Kids activities. Outlaw Opry performs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

American Indian Educational Days — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville. Learn about Indian customs, beliefs, dress, crafts and food. Watch experts compete in the ancient atlatl spear-throwing cmpetition.

Carlyle Wine & Art Festival — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery, Carlyle. Taste a variety of wines, vendors, crafters, art. Music on Saturday by Hear No Evil, noon-4 p.m.; Whiskey Dixon, 5-9. On Sunday, Harvest Drive featuring Jennifer Thompson, noon-4; Beaucoup Bottom Band, 4-8 p.m. $10 admission.

Biddleborn Schlachtfest and Wurstmarkt — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Trinity United Church of Christ, 5698 Biddleborn Road, Marissa. Sponsored by Trinity UCC — Biddleborn Cemetery Association. Buffet meal featuring grilled pork sausage, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, sides, homemade desserts; $11 adults, $5 children (6-12), free (5 & under). Country store, quilt raffle, games, meat sales. Free kids corner with face painting. Music by Johnny Guitar and Friends, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; The Ainad Brass Band, 1-2 p.m.; The Venedy Band, 2-4 p.m.

9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk — 9:11 a.m. Sunday, start and finish at Hough Park, North Third and West C streets, Belleville. $20 before race day at www.wtcmemorial.us/event&entry=25 $25 race day. Proceeds benefit Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois.

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


Schmidt Art Gallery — through Oct. 15, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville. “CODEX ISOM” by Ron Isom uses design, composition and symbolic contest to create esoteric connections to the universe. “A Moment in Time” by Stewart Halperin is a photographic journey of light, color, subject and movement that align to offer a moment unfolded. “Vertical Series” by Florin Hategan includes large-scale figurative prints of young adults who represent the struggle with identity and integration. “letting go, to seed” by Jessica White includes outdoor birdseed drawings that reflect the transience of nature and people.

Drawings by Kathy Gomric — through Sept. 25 Art Gallery, The Governor French Academy, 223 W. Main St., Belleville. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday on school days. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Fine Art Exhibition — through Sept. 25, Drawing Fantasies Gallery, 7100 W. Main St., Belleville. Fine art by Kathy Gomric and Ron Vivod. Hours: Monday-Tuesday, noon-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.; Thursday, noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.


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.

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. 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.

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.

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 — 4-7 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.

St. Teresa Spaghetti Dinner — 5 p.m. Friday, St. Teresa, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Teresa Youth Group Fundraiser.

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, milk, coffee. Adults $7; children $4. Proceeds to USO at Lambert, St. Louis. Reservations, at 618-944-9003.

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.

Cosmic Bingo — 7 p.m. Friday, St. Teresa School Gym, 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds to benefit St. Teresa Youth Group. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Includes 6 paper cards, cosmic dauber, cosmic hat. $5 for additional 6 cards. Spaghetti dinner for $5 starting at 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Advance sales: Nancy Furlow, 618-222-0585.

Wii Gaming— 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Six Mile Regional Library District, Delmar Location, Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Grades 6-12.

Cosmic Bingo — 7 p.m. Saturday, Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois Hall, 2800 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person, includes 6 bingo cars, glow hat, and glow dabber. Additional bingo cards are 6 for $5. Silent auction, money vault, cash bar. No outside food allowed. All proceeds to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Gateway Chaper, Team Borkowski sponsor.

Euchre — 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pancratius, Fayetteville. Cost: $5 per player. Questions: 618-791-5905.

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, eggs and crafts. Brats and dogs for lunch. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

Recycled Kids —8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Illinois 13 & 159, Belleville. Children’s clothing, toys, furniture, baby equipment. Information: Becky, 636-734-3095, www.recycledkidssale.com, beckybrooks@recycledkidssale.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.

White Elephant Sale — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Trinity United Church of Christ, 47 N. Douglas, Belleville. Housewares, knickknacks, books, treasures galore.

Trunk full of Junque, Flea Market, Yard Sale — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, East Lodge 504 AF & AM, 9950 St. Clair Ave., Fairview Heights. 10 foot spaces for $10. Water, soft drinks, food for a cost. Information: Jim Goodall, 618-407-6430, jimdgoodall@yahoo.com.

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

On Stage

Forbidden Broadway — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Sept. 17-19; 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 20, Alton Little Theater Showplace, 2450 N. Henry, Alton. Tickets: $22 adults, $10 (under 18). Broadway musical revue. Get tickets at www.altonlittletheater.org or by calling 618-462-3205 (box office hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.).


Fairview Heights — 7 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 50/50 drawing, attendance prizes, raffle items. Bring your own snacks. Cash Bar. Cost: $10 per person, 6-8 people per table. Proceeds to benefit The Four Hearts Foundation Inc. Information/reservations: 618-960-4984 or tracy@fourheartsfoundation.org.

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