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BLACKBERRY PICKING: Eckert's will host Pick-Your-Own blackberries from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at their Belleville farm, Route 15 and Green Mount Road, Belleville.

The cost is $2.99 per pound. There will be wagon rides out to the blackberry fields.

For information, call Eckert's at 233-0513, ext. 6 or visit

MUSEUM ACTIVITIES: The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will host an informational open house and member appreciation day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the facility in Historic Hanger 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport, 2300 Vector Drive, Cahokia.

Activities planned include vintage aircraft displays, guided museum tours, radio controlled model aircraft display, aircraft photo opportunities, leather bomber jacket raffle, museum golf tournament sign up, new membership drive, jazz band music and food and drinks.

For information, call 332-3664.

FUNDRAISING EVENT: A fundraising event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Edwardsville.

Dinner and trivia are planned. Ten percent of all food purchases accompanied by a certificate will be donated to the US Deaf Soccer Association.

Buffalo Wild Wings is at 249 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville.

For information, call the restaurant at 656-9464.

FALL FEST: The 2009 Troy Fall Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Tri-Township Park in Troy.

Vendors are being sought.

For information, visit and download the booth application form, or contact the Chamber at 667-8769.

GRIZZLIES EVENT: The Troy/Maryville Area Chamber of Commerce Night with the Grizzlies will be Saturday.

The Grizzlies will be playing the Evansville Otters.

The game begins at 7:05 with a pre-game picnic at 5:45 p.m. Field box seat tickets are $7 per person and the seat with pre-game picnic is $17 per person.

Reservations are due by July 31 and can be called in to Jason Murphy at 337-3000.