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What’s Happening: Local events for May 14-20

Benefits

David L. Shemonia Jr. Benefit — 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday, The Bull Pen Bar & Grill, New Athens. Music by Mid Life Crises, Acoustic Crush, Hot Rod Johnny, Jezebel, West Wind and Sound by Rich Wakefield. Barbecue by FBI Fat Guys. , dessets. Attendance prizes, silent auction, raffles, pot shots, 50/50’s, wine pull, gift card pull. Bar open until 2 a.m. Selling T-shirts, cooler cups, bandana’s, bracelets. David Shemonia Jr. died at 31 years old, leaving behind three young boys. Proceeds will help pay of funeral expenses and a headstone. Any funds left over will be put into a trust fund set up at The Village Bank in New Athens.

Fallon Schlautman Benefit — 2 p.m. Saturday, Bartelso Park, Bartelso. Benefit event will be held to raise money for medical treatment for 11-month-old with a rare, life-threatening disease. Fallon Schlautman, daughter of Kevin and Katie Schlautman of Bartelso, will receive chemotherapy and needs a bone marrow transplant. Includes music, games, food, drink, gun raffle live and silent auctions. Also looking for a bone marrow donor to match Fallon. Information: www.faithforfallon.org.

Concerts

Choir and Band Concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Valmeyer Junior High School Gym, Valmeyer.

Summer Concert Series — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Vatterott College-Fairview Heights, 110 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights. Music by Sarah Michelle, Saint Oeaux, Monkh and Doorway. Free.

Samantha Fish — 8 p.m. Friday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Tickets: $16.

Carman Concert —7 p.m. Friday, St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1200 Moreland Drive, Belleville. Award winning Christian singer. Part of his No Plan B Tour. Tickets: $10-$25 ($100 for VIP; free for youths) at the church or www.itickets.com. An offering will be collected. For more information, call 800-965-9324.

Tribute to Country Music Legends — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 12454 State Route 143, Highland. Legends Band, Tom and Kathy LaQuet, Wally Davis and Scotty Macke. Don Brewer tribute to Ray Price, Sandy Macke tribute to Connie Smith, Norville Dollar as himself, Pau Jarvis tribute to Willie Nelson, Shyle Burton tribute to Patsy Cline, Jerry Stevenson as George Jones. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door by contacting Jim Voss, 618-920-2014.

Evening with Johnny Cash — 7 p.m. Saturday, Catholic Knights and Ladies of Illinois Country Club, 2800 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at door, $30 reserved seating. Tickets available at CK&LofI, 314-329-8383, or www.jcashtribute.com.

Christian Music Concert — 6 p.m. Sunday, Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 9300 Richfield Road, Fairview Heights. Contemporary/gospel music performed by Chris Himmel. Pot luck dinner at 5 p.m. Free will offering will be taken. Information: 618-397-1099 or prospectpark.yolasite.com.

Nathan Brown — 6 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, Trenton. Music followed by a dessert reception. All donations to help Brown realize his dream of marching with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps., assisting him with the required travel expenses. The Wesclin graduate and Murray State University education major plays the mellophone. He will sing a variety of music from classical to show tunes to contemporary Christian and a few pop songs. Brown will appear with the Spirit of Atlanta when they compete in O;Fallon at 7 p.m. June. 23; tickets to that event are available at : www.dci.org.

Dances

PSOP Dance — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Music by the PSOP Orchestra. Lunch served. Reservations: Al, 618-344-7787.

Events

3-Mile Thursday Evening Walks — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 451 S. de Mazenod Drive, Belleville. Walkers to meet in the hotel lobby to register at 6:15 p.m. $3 fee for all participants. Pets welcome, must be leashed, owner responsible for cleanup. Information: Rosalie, rosalie.maul@gmail.com or www.illinois-trekkers.org.

“NickFest” — noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, St. Nicholas Church, 625 St. Nicholas Drive, O’Fallon. Rides, food, games, entertainment. Friday schedule: local teen Connor Schenk will sing and play music in the vein of Elton John and Billy Joel, in addition to original music, 4 p.m.; Tim Ryan Acoustic Guitar Trio, 5 p.m; The Pedestrians (playing hits from 1970s through today), 7 p.m. On Saturday: St. Clare School Choir, 11 a.m.; O’Fallon Academy of Irish Dancers, noon; Sounds of Harmony barbershop quartet, 1 p.m.; Fiesta Latina, St. Louis Salsa Congress will perform the Salsa with audience participation, 2 p.m.; The Newlywed Game, 3 p.m.; O’Fallon Township High School Jazz Band, 5 p.m.; Whiskey Dixon (southern rock), 6 p.m. 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. Saturday; registration online at stnicholasofallon.org; fee is $25. On Saturday, kids can meet 16 characters including St. Nicholas, Queen Elsa and Princes Anna, Superman and Wonder Woman, Harry Potter and Captain Hook. Food includes smoked pulled pork and chicken kebabs, hotdogs, butger and brats. Bingo, poker stand, Big Six Wheel, raffles. Admission: Free. Parking off of Wesley Drive, south end of the church Campus.

Troy Family Summer of Fun — 6-10 p.m. Friday, Tri-Township Park, Troy. Entertainment begins, 6 p.m.; caricaturist, face painting, balloonis, bounce house. Juggling Jeff, 6-6:45 p.m. Magician, ventriloquist, 7-7:45 p.m. Bid DJ, Hula-Hoop contest, 6-8 p.m. Movie “Big Hero 6” begins at 8:15 p.m. Juggling Jeff, magician, caricaturist and showing of “Big Hero 6.” Food, refreshments, prizes. Free.

Mascoutah Springfest— 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Main and Railway Streets, Mascoutah. Food, drinks and entertainment for the family. Food and drink; 3 on 3 basketball; youth activities including face painting, bounce house, high school battle of the bands; music by Rockhouse, Mascoutah Business Showcase.

Syborg’s Kruz for Kids — 6 p.m. Friday, Syborg’s Family Restaurant, 1310 Central Park Drive, O'Fallon.

Art on the Square — 5-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Belleville. More than 100 artists will show and sell their works in the juried competition. Children’s Garden of Art area, featuring make-it-and-take-it art creations. Wine and Jazz Court. Entertainment on the main stage. McKendree University Living With Art Interior Design Stage will feature HGTV Design Star winner Tiffany Brooks on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Food court.

Splash for Rescues — Friday through Sunday, 129 Corporate Drive, Swansea. Family- and pet-friendly event is free to spectators. Vendors. All dogs are welcome to compete. On Friday: Give Dock Dogs a Try, 4-5 p.m. ($10 entry fee); Big Air distance competition, $5:30, 7 p.m. On Saturday: Extreme Vertical competition, 5 p.m.; Big Air, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. On Sunday: Speed retrieve competition, 2:30 p.m.; Big Air, 10 a.m. and noon. Presented by Camp Bow-Wow to benefit Belleville Area Humane Society. Vendors, activities. Free to spectate. All dogs welcome to enter. Open practice between all competition waves. Duck raffle on sale now, prizes ($10 per ticket), drawing on Sunday.

Celebrate Cahokia — Saturday, 509 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia. ROTC Color Guard, live music, high school singers and sports teams will be featured along with speakers from local organizations. National historic sites will be open for touring. Free.

Freedom Ride Poker Run, Brat & Beer Bash — Saturday, American Legion Hall, New Baden. Poker run registration, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Drivers $10, passengers $5. Any vehicle welcome. Brat & Beer Bash starts at 11 a.m. DJ, gun raffle, attendance prizes, washers, bags.

Mascoutah City-wide Yard Sale — Saturday, Mascoutah. List of participating addresses at Mascoutah.com

Music at Metter — 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Metter Park, 206 E. Legion, Columbia. Free. Beatles tribute outdoor concert. Food vendors.

Walk & Run For Wishes — 9 a.m. Saturday, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Korte Stadium. Special appearances: St. Louis Cardinals Mascot Fredbird, Gateway Grizzlies Mascot Izzy, Mike the Balloon Guy. Face painting, pictures with characters from Star Wars and Frozen. Registration: 7:30 a.m. (includes timed 5K run and 1K walk, starts at 9 a.m.). Food, refreshments, music, entertainment. Registration fee: $30 adult 5K runners; $25 adult 1K fun walkers; $15 students (18-22); $10 children (18 & under); free for wish families. Sponsored by Make-A-Wish Illinois.

“Wrestling at the Chase” Memories — Meet and greet wrestling stars, 3:30 p.m.; wrestling at 8 p.m. Saturday, East Carondelet Community Center, 823 State St., East Carondelet. “Wrestling at the Chase Memories” and Bruiser Brody Memorial, with Brody’s widow and wrestling friends Stan “The Lariat” Hanson, Cowboy Bob Orton and Mick Karch. First female ring announcer from WWE, Mike McGuirck, will be a special guest. Also, classic wrestling videos from “Wrestling at the Chase.” Ticket information: 618-286-4848.

“Field Of Dreams” — 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville. Tickets: $15, at www.wildeytheatre.com of 618-307-1750.

Marvel Movie — 2 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Library, Community Room, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Movie showing is “Thor 2: The Dark World.” Call 618-344-1112 or visit the main desk to sign up.

Jardin Potager Produce/Plant Sale — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site near Prairie du Rocher. Meet in the garden for an overview of tge spring jardin potager and sample produce. Heirloom plants seedlings available for a small donation benefitting the jardin project; free heirloom seeds and flyers will also be available.

Strawberry Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Eckert’s Orchards, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville. Festival food, live entertainment, free wagon rides. Kids Activities include pony rides, children’s play area, petting farm, carnival rides and inflatable. Strawberry treats available for purchase. Fees for some activities.

Grafton Winery Blues Festival — 1-9 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St., Grafton. Music on Saturday: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Ivas John Band; 5-9 p.m., Tombstone Bullet Band. On Sunday: noon-3 p.m., Pennsylvania Slim Band; 3-7 p.m., Billy Peek. Food available for purchase includes gumbo, jambalaya, hotdogs, beef kabobs. Sample award-winning wines. Information: 618-786-3001, www.TheGraftonWinery.com.

Kid’s Day at Mounds — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey, Collinsville. Activities include crafting flint arrowheads, making clay pinch pots, grinding corn and throwing spears with an atlatl. Children can play Native American games and learn to identify animal pelts and tracks, face-paingint with native designs. Storyteller will present Native American tales. Admission is free.

St. Patrick-Ruma Strawberry Festival — Sunday, St. Patrick’s Parish, 1 Pioneer Lane, Ruma. Fried chicken dinners served from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 kids, (under 4) free. Handmade quilt/cash bingo, noon. Large country store, homemade jams and baked goods, silent auction, raffle, magic shows and music. Strawberries and ice cream.

St. Jacob Strawberry Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Jacob Township Park, 239 W. Main St., St. Jacob. Food includes bratwursts, hotdogs, chicken kabobs, drinks, strawberry desserts and yogurt with fresh strawberries. Crafters, raffles, children’s activities, bounce houses, Corvette display. Paul Jarvis will entertain. Trailnet will hold five Berry bicycle rides, 7, 17, 36, 52 and 100 miles long. Sign up at www.trailnet.org; $11 members; $16 non-members; day of ride, $14 members, $20 non-members; kids $6 either way; registration from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Presented by St. Jacob United Church of Christ.

Buck Road Cemetery Celebration Service — 2 p.m. Sunday, Buck Road Cemetery, Maryville. Guest speaker: Dana Larson, educator with Collinsville Middle School. Marsha Etzkorn, of Edwardsville, will play “Taps” and the military service salute. Martha Brockus, of Edwardsville, will sing the national anthem. VFW and Amerian Legion of Glen Carbon will present the memorial prayer service at the Ostendorf military statue. Poppies will be presented to all service men and women, retired and active duty. The public is invited.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Glen Carbon Library Community Room, 198 S. Main St., Glen Carbon. Retro Classic Sunday movie.

Cancer Benefit Ride — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Frieze Harley-Davidson, 1560 N. Green Mount Road, O’Fallon. All motocycles welcome. Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple. First 100 to pre-register receive a commemorative pin. Meal ticket included in registration fee. Proceeds to benefit Luekemia & Lymphoma Society. Raffle tickets on sale now for $5 each or 5 for $20.

Gateway Triathlon at Carlyle Lake — 8 a.m. Sunday, Dam West Day Use Area, Carlyle. Hosted by 3 Disciplines Racing. The race will consist of two groups, beginner and advanced, competing in a timed swim, run and bike course. Information: 618-594-2484 or carlylelake@usace.army.mil.

USO Benefit — 11 a.m. Sunday, Route SixtySix Flea Market, Granite City. Military color guard will present colors at 11 a.m. There will be children’s games, silent auction, raffle, music from 2 to 5 p.m. by Tom Flynn. Proceeds to go to USO. Information: Rose Wilkinson, 618-581-0390.

“Yarn Paper Scissors” — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Collinsville Memorial Library Center, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Do-it-yourself crafters of all skill levels and types of crafts are welcome.

Exhibits

High School Art Exhibit — through May, Six Mile Regional Library, Niedringhaus Building, 2001 Delmar Ave., Granite City. Showcases artwork of Granite City High School students. Information: 618-452-6238, www.smrld.org.

Elsah Photography Exhibit — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 2, Elsah Village Hall, 26 LaSalle, Elsah. Theme: “Elsah — A Hidden Surprise.” Viewing at other times is by appointment.

Food

Barbecue — 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Turkey 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 — 4-8 p.m. Friday, Columbia American Legion, 375 E. Locust St., Columbia. Farm raised catfish fillets, shrimp, hot dogs, (sandwich or plate with 2 sides). Eat in or carry out. 618-281-5556.

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.

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. Highway 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.

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.

South Side Fish Fry — 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, South Side Improvement Assoc., 800 S. 6th St., Belleville. Eat in or carry out. Information, call 618-233-9380.

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. Fried chicken on Saturdays.

Troy VFW Fish Fry — 4-8 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.

Boy Scout Troop 30 Barbecue— 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Rural Family Medical Parking Lot, 251 Marketplace Drive, Freeburg. Pork steaks, brats, hamburgers, homemade sides (potato salad, slaw, green beans, pork and beans).

Summerfield Fried Chicken Dinner — 11 a.m.-2p.m. Sunday, Summerfield Lions Club, 100 E. Park St., Summerfield. Adults $10, children 5-12 $5, 4 and under free. Carryouts welcome. 618-934-3841.

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

Games

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.

Family Game Nights — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Collinsville Memorial Library Center, 408 W. Main St., Collinsville. Life sized games, include Angry Birds, Candyland, Memory, Tic Tac Toe. Registration packets available at library’s main desk. Information: Theresa or Diane, 618-344-1112.

Cribbage — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. New players wanted. Information: Yvonne, 618-344-1521 or Phillip, 618-288-7910.

Markets

Swansea Farmer’s Market — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Rural King parking lot, 2801 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Locally grown crops and crafts. Brats and hot dogs today. Information: Norm Geloat, 618-978-8753 or swanseafarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

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.

Antique & Collectible Flea Market — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Routes 13 & 159, Belleville. $2 parking fee per car. Free admission. Information: 618-233-0052 or www.bcfairgrounds.net.

On Stage

“Mary Poppins” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Looking Glass Playhouse, 301 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Tickets are $10-$12, with discounts for Looking Glass Playhouse members, students, senior citizens and military personnel; call 618-537-4962 or go to lookingglassplayhouse.com

“The Dixie Swim Club” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Alton Little Theater, Showplace, 2450 N .Henry St., Alton. The play takes place at a beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where five women from a college wim team unite every August for a long weekend over the courese of 30 years. Lives and bodies change but the women cling to each other because they make each other better. A special Mother’s Day performance on Sunday, May 10 will feature a raffle with cash and prizes. Tickets ($17 adults, $10 for children and students) can be purchased online at www.altonlittletheater.org of 618-462-3205 Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shoots

Summer Meat Shoot — noon Sunday,Polish American War Veterans Hall, 2180 N. 81st St., Caseyville. Bost: $4 per shot, 12/16 and 20 gauges only. House gun available. Raffle. Information: 618-398-5040.

Trivia

Alton— 7 p.m. Friday, 405 E. 4th St., East Alton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations: $160 per table (tables seat 8). Drinks available for purchase. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks welcome. Silent auction, raffle. Reservations: 618-688-1162, Ashlee.Lambert@caritasfamily.org. Proceeds to benefit the services provided by the East Alton Regional Office, Caritas Family Solutions.

Belleville — 7 p.m. Saturday, Crehan’s Irish Pub (Banquet Hall), 5500 North Belt West, Belleville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $10 per person (singles welcome), $80 per table (advance), $100 at the door. Maximum 10 per table. 50/50 drawing, silent auction, heads or tails, door prizes, food and beverages available for purchase. Sponsored by Eastside Mardi Gras Association. Reservations: Jim Markham, 618-558-7006.

Collinsville — 6 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 364, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. Reservations: $100 per table of 10. Bring your own snacks. Beverages available for purchase. Proceeds to Lou Baczewski’s “Path of the Past” tour. Baczewsi’s 1,500-kilometer bike tour will retrace the path of his grandfather, Sgt. Lou “Louch” Baczewski and the 3rd Armored “Spearhead” Division during World War II. Also, meet Holocaust survivor Ben Fainer, author of “Silent for 60 years.” He will be on hand to autograph copies of his book; a portion of proceeds from the sales of his book will support military families. Reservations: Lou Baczewski, 618-604-1471.

Granite City — 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Gregory Armenian Hall, 3501 Centry Drive, Granite City. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $120 per table (maximum of 8 players per table). Oral auction, booze basket raffle, mulligans, silent auction, 50/50 drawing. Bring your own snacks. Soda, popcorn provided. Cash bar. No outside drinks. Presented by Celebrate Granite City. Reservations: Celebrate Granite City, 618-451-2611 or 618-451-1353.

Shiloh — 7 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh Eagles Lodge, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Doors open at 6 p.m. $100 per table up to 8 players ($12.50 per person). Refreshments and beverages available for purchase. Bring your own snacks. Mulligans, silent auction, prizes. Information/reservations: Doug Boker, dboker@msn.com, 618-806-4216. Proceeds benefit Gothic Lodge No. 852 Masonic Scholarship Fund.

Troy — 7 p.m. Saturday, Weisemeyer Center, Tri-Township Park, Troy. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Relay for life trivia night. Cost: $80 per table. Bring own your snacks/drinks; also available for purchase. Reservations: 618-406-6755. Benefits Relay for Life.

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Mail: What’s Happening, c/o Lifestyle, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427.

Information: call 618-239-2537.

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