What’s Happening: Local events for June 2-8


  • Concerts at Bellevue Park — 7 p.m. Thursday, 401 Bellevue Park Drive, Belleville. Music by Ed and Friends. Free.
  • Grafton’s Music in the Park — 7 p.m. Thursday, The Grove Memorial Park, corner of Main Street and Market (Route 3) in downtown Grafton. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 50/50 drawing during the concert. Bring a can or dry food donation for Grafton Food Pantry. Music by Matt Taul and Friends (Americana).
  • New Memphis — 4-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Outside on the Back Porch, Sit “N” Bull Saloon, 31 S. Mill St., New Memphis. Free. Just Another Band on Saturday; Cadillac Daddies on Sunday.
  • Concerts at the Square — 7 p.m. Monday, 10 Public Square, Belleville. Free. Music by Alley Kats Band. Bring you lawn chairs.


  • Square & Round Dance — 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by Dandy Dancers. Fred Walker, calling squares, Pat Hilton, cueing.
  • Ballroom Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by the Alley Kats.
  • Steeleville American Legion Dance — 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday, American Legion, 303 S. Chester St., Steeleville. Music by Rendition.


  • Pinta, Nina in Grafton — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through June 5, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St., Grafton. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 students (5-16), free children (4 & under).
  • Grafton’s Music in the Park — 7 p.m. Thursday, The Grove Memorial Park, corner of Main Street and Market (Route 3) in downtown Grafton. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 50/50 drawing during the concert. Bring a can or dry food donation for Grafton Food Pantry. Music by Matt Taul and Friends (Americana).
  • Amy Center Golf Benefit — Registration 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. Friday, Greenview Golf Club, Centralia. Lunch at the 19th hole. Cost: $80, includes breakfast snacks, lunch, green fees, golf cart and two drink tickets. Rain date June 17. Registration/information: 618-244-2100, http://amycenter.mvn.net/index.html.
  • St. John the Baptist Parish Picnic — 4:30 p.m.-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Turner Park, Smithton. Children’s games, inflatables, laser tag, beer garden, wine and specialty beer pull, silent auction, fruit stand, cake raffle, poker stand, Big Six wheel, fried fish, brats, burgers, barbecue, homemade potato salad. On Friday: music by Mclovin, 7:30-11:30 p.m.; cash bingo, 6-11p.m. On Saturday: Polka Mass, 4 p.m.; music by Rogers and Nienhaus, 7:30-11:30 p.m.; quilt bingo, 6-11 p.m.; fried chicken served picnic style; washer tournament, 1 p.m.
  • Jakey in June — 6 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; noon-3 p.m. Sunday, 108 N. Douglas, St. Jacob. Barbecue teams will sell their meats. Kids barbecue contest. Live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Wine and beer garden. jakeyinjune.com.
  • Schorr Lake Winery Walk — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Schorr Lake Winery, 1032 Library St., Waterloo. Fee: $3 for all walkers. Wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase. Trail will be marked with arrows and streamers to make it easy to navigate. Sponsored by American Volkssport Association. Information: Deb Kruep, 618-277-0830.
  • Ice Cream Social — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, downtown Mascoutah.
  • Street Dance — 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Mike’s Place, 100 N. Main St., Summerfield. Anniversary celebration and street dance. Bring lawn chairs. Music from 6 to 10 p.m. Sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, beer and soda available for purchase. Raffle for cooler of booze and 43-inch flat screen TV, with proceeds going to American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
  • Lebanon Citywide Yard Sale — Saturday, Lebanon. Also merchants’ sidewalk sale.
  • Lebanon Ladies Night Out Sip & Shop — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Lebanon. Stroll the brick street and enjoy appetizers and drinks, complements of participating stores.
  • Car Cruise — 5-9 p.m. Saturday, brick street, Lebanon.
  • Raptor Awareness Day — 2 p.m. Saturday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic site near Collinsville. Learn about native birds of prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary. Limited seating; no admittance after show begins.
  • Plein Air Paint Out — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Maeystown. Sponsored by Historic Maeystown. Artists are invited to come and enjoy the quiet beauty of the village. Artists have the opportunity to display and sell their creations at the Rock Mill from 3-4 p.m.
  • Fort de Chartres Rendezvous — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site near Prairie du Rocher. Participants dressed in 1800s clothing, camps, crafts, music, entertainment, food and shooting matches. $5 parking fee each day.
  • Chicken Dinner & Strawberry Festival — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Concordia United Church of Christ, 7600 State Route 163, Belleville. (3 miles north of Millstadt). Fried chicken with all the fixin’s. Dine in or carry out. Adults $10; children (6-12) $5; free (5 & under). Bake sale and craft sale. Note: Chicken is fried in peanut oil. Quilt raffle.
  • Doll, Bear, Collectible, Dollhouse and Miniature Show — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Exposition Building, 200 South Belt West, Belleville. Early-bird 8 a.m. admission is $10. Regular admission is $5; free for 12 & under. Door prizes, doll stringing on site, special doll program, silent auction. Tables to benefit the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis. Contact Kay Weber at 618-233-0940 or kweber3445@aol.com.
  • Waterloo Optimist Car Show — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Monroe County Courthouse grounds, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo. 17 classes of cars. Hot Wheels races for kids, 50-50 drawing, food, refreshments. Free to the public; fees for vehicle entries. Benefits Optimist youth groups.
  • St. Gertrude’s Chicken Dinner and Country Store — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Gertrude’s Church, Grantfork. Buffet-style chicken dinner with dressing and homemade pie. Adults $10, kindergarten through age 10, $5. Country store, quilt raffle. Carryouts: 618-675-3384.
  • 5K & Mile Fun Run — 9 a.m. Sunday, Klucker Hall, 14 Park Drive, Shiloh. Sponsored by Troop 40 Superhero. Race fee: $25. Register: 618-980-1006 or https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/OFallon/Troop40ShilohSuperhero5k2016.
  • Open House — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Weihl-Hawkins Rifle & Pistol Club (formerly Caseyville Rifle & Pistol Club), North County Road, Mascoutah. Taking applications for new members. Stop and see the 200-yard rifle range and various pistol ranges. Information: weihlhawkinsrifleand pistolclub.com.
  • Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament — 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Allen Branch Boat Ramp, Carlyle Lake, east of Fisher Road & north of Hazlet Park Road, Carlyle. Entry fee: $60 per boat, includes Big Bass Pot. Pay at ramp. Food and prizes. Information: Scott Dill, 618-792-3081.
  • 5K/10K Group Walk — 9 a.m. Tuesday, YMCA, 284 N. 7 Hills Road, O’Fallon. Register at 8:45 a.m. $3 fee for all participants. Sponsored by Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club.
  • Free Summer Movie Series — 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Lincoln Theatre, 103 E. Main St., Belleville. Movie: “Goosebumps.”
  • Car Cruise — 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn. First 100 cars will receive a free commemorative plaque.


  • Barbecue — 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Turkey Hill Grange Hall, corner of Green Mount Road and Illinois 15 (near Eckert’s), Belleville. Pork steaks, pulled pork sandwich, brats, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, chunky applesauce, cucumber salad, brownies, cobbler, pie, cake, canned drinks. Kids meal. Carryout available.
  • Aviston Fish & Chicken Fry — 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton St., Aviston. Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken strips, 1/4 fried chicken, sides. Eat in or carryout. 618-228-7311.
  • Caseyville Fish Fry — 4 p.m.-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 carryout. Cod, catfish fillets, tilapia, sides.
  • Collinsville Fish Fry — 3 p.m.-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 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, Illinois 157, Collinsville. Eat in or carryout. Fried/baked cod, catfish, sides. Senior plate starting at $4.99. 618-345-1492.
  • Fairview Heights Fish Fry — 3 p.m.-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. Carryout: 618-632-5222.
  • Highland Fish Fry — 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carryout. 618-654-6367.
  • Mascoutah Fish Fry — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carryout. 618-566-2288.
  • Millstadt Fish Fry — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt.
  • O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4 p.m.-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, hot dogs, sides. Eat in or carryout. 618-632-6229.
  • O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4 p.m.-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 p.m.-8 p.m. every Friday, O’Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O’Fallon. Carryout available. 618-632-8879.
  • Scott VFW Fish Fry — 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Scott VFW Post 4183, Belleville. Carryout by calling 618-746-9801.
  • Shiloh Fish Fry — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Sponsored by Eagles No. 545. Cod, walleye, shrimp, chicken strip plates. Sides. Eat in or carryout. 618-624-5412. Auxiliary bake sale for charity.
  • Summerfield Fish Fry — 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. 618-934-3841 or 618-334-3177.
  • 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 Auxiliary, 123-A W. Market St., Troy. Choice of cod, catfish, jack salmon, baked fish, chicken strips, shrimp.
  • Evening in Athens — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sts. Constantine & Helen, 405 Huntwood Road, Swansea. Greek food: chicken, gyros, lamb shanks, more. Homemade pastries. For carry outs, call 618-277-0330.
  • VFW Barbecue — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Parrish Trucking Co., North State Route 15, Freeburg. Sponsored by Donald M. Meisenhimer VFW Post 7074. Join us for lunch and supper. All monies raised will benefit our soldiers.
  • Walton’s Chicken Dinner — 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. For carryout, call 618-632-5222.
  • Fried Chicken — 4 p.m.-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. 22.


  • Euchre Tournament — 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center. Partner night.
  • Luncheon, Card Party & Bingo — noon Tuesday, St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Sponsored by St. Luke Perpetual Help Sodality. Cost: $7. BBQ pork on bun, slaw, corn chips, cake coffee, hot tea, iced tea, water.


  • Swansea Farmer’s Market — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Rural King parking lot, Illinois 159, Swansea.
  • Old Town Market — 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, West Main and First streets, in the parking lot of the St. Clair County Public Health Department, downtown Belleville. Locally grown produce, plants, honey, baked goods, summer sausage, apple butter, jams and jellies, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry and other crafts.
  • Hecker Village Wide Yard Sale — 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Village of Hecker. Maps and detailed list of items available at 211 W. Jefferson St.
  • Community Yard Sale — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Catholic War Veterans parking lot, 3535 Route 159 (between Belleville and Smithton). Purchase a table (10x10) for $10. Contact us at cwvauxpost370@gamil.com.
  • Community-wide Yard Sale — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Waterloo. Sponsored by Great Ladies of Waterloo. Over 100 participants, great selections and buys. Get maps online, www.waterloo.il.us or www.waterlooglow.com or Sarah Deutch, 618-939-8600.
  • Doll, Bear, Collectible, Dollhouse & Miniature Show — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Exposition Building, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. Early-bird 8 a.m. admission is $10. Regular admission is $5; free for 12 & under. Doll stringing on site. Silent auction, special exhibits.Tables to benefit the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis. Information: Contact Kay Weber at 618-233-0940 or www.kwebershows.com.


  • “Deathtrap” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Capitol Theatre, Waterloo. Tickets: Call 618-939-7469 or www.masctheatre.org. Presented by Monroe Actors Stage Company.
  • “Pump Boys and Dinettes” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Metcalf Theater, campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ticket prices: $15 adults, $12 seniors, SIUE students with a valid ID, admitted free. The Pump Boys run Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together, they fashion an evening of country-western songs that received rave reviews on and off Broadway. “Pump Boys and Dinettes” was nominated for a Tony Award in 1982. Presented by Summer Showbiz 2016. Information/tickets: 618-650-2774. Directions: www.siue.edu/maps.


  • Meat Shoot — starts at noon, Sunday, Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, 1535 N. County Road, Mascoutah. Wheel rounds, 50/50, attendance prizes. House gun available. Club supplies ammo. Food from noon to end of shoot. Information: Robert, 618-772-9811.

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