Optimist Club— Noon Tuesday, Bellecourt Place, 120 N. Jackson St., Belleville. Stephanie Eddens discusses “Stress Reduction and Coping.”
Gateway East Artists’ Guild — 6 p.m. Wednesday at PSOP/SWIC Building, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. Program by Botanical Artist Jody Williams. Monthly art competition and refreshments. Information at www.geag.net.
Wednesday Club Inc. — 11:30 a.m. luncheon, Wednesday, Fischer’s Restaurant, 2100 West Main St., Belleville. Order from the menu. The Rev. James Slone, senior pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, tells a story about The Joy of Easter.
Madison County Association for Home and Community Education — 10 a.m. Thursday, University of Illinois Extension, 1 Regency Plaza Drive, Collinsville. Members will cut out bears to be later sewed and stuffed. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and dessert furnished. Information at 618-345-6684.
Xi Chi Chapter 5456 of Epsilon Sigma Alpha — 6 p.m. Wednesday, St. Clair Bowl, 5950 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Citizens Club of O’Fallon — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Township Building, 801 E. State St., O’Fallon. Business, desserts, entertainment.