Lifestyle briefs for May 15

Blood Drives

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will offer the following:

3-7 p.m. Monday at American Legion, 575 N. Main, Breese.

4-7 p.m. Monday at Meadowbrook Intermediate School, 401 S. Moreland Road, Moro.

3-6 p.m. Monday at Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy.

Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson Hospital, Classrooms 1 and 2, 68 Illinois 162, Maryville.

2:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cleta’s Nutrition, 3004 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Club of Belleville, 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville.

3-6 p.m. Thursday at O’Fallon Public Library, 120 Civic Plaza, O’Fallon.

3-6 p.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 325 E. Vandalia, Edwardsville.

12-2:30 p.m. Thursday at Walgreens, 1020 W. Vandalia St., Edwardsville.

4-7 p.m. Thursday at Walgreens, 6607 Illinois 162, Maryville.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Civic Memorial High School, 2 Airline Drive, East Alton.

Noon-4 p.m. Friday at Shell Community Federal Credit Union, 101 Wesley Blvd., Wood River.

5K and Fun Run

Boy Scouts of America Troop 40 will sponsor a Superhero 5K and Mile Fun Run, beginning at 9 a.m. June 5 at Klucker Hall, 14 Park Dr. in Shiloh. Register by May 23 at or call 618-980-1006. The race fee is $25 (T-shirts provided). Awards will include age group medals and special category trophies. There also will be a pancake breakfast.

Coping with Cancer

Social worker Kathy Harvey will give a talk on Dealing with Anxiety and Depression from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cancer Treatment Center, 4000 N. Illinois, Suite A, in Swansea. She will help cancer patients know what to expect and decide if or when they need outside help. To get more information or to register, call 618-236-1000. Walk-ins also welcome.

Climate Change Info

Greater Highland Area Concerned Citizens, in conjunction with its environmentally focused book group, is sponsoring an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Latzer Library auditorium, 1001 Ninth St. in Highland. The organization is sponsoring two area young people, Eden Vitoff, of Edwardsville and Charmaine Burrus, of St. Jacob, who are active in raising awareness of climate change. For more information, call Kay Ahaus at 618-520-1790.

Neighborhood Walk

Top of the Hill Neighborhood Association invites Belleville “west-enders” to put on their walking shoes and take a fun walk around the neighborhood as part of its March (Actually Walk) in May event. It will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gehrs Dental Office, West Main and South 95th. Route maps will be distributed. Park at the dental office, Signal Hill School or WERC lot. Gloves and garbage bags available for those who want to pick up trash along the route. Treats and water also provided.

Cahokia Bus Tour

Cahokia Archaeological Society will raise money for Archeology Day with its annual bus tour on Saturday. Meet at 8 a.m. in the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site parking lot in Collinsville and visit a log cabin dating back to 1790, multiple Indian mounds, an often-overlooked waterfall and the latest Cahokia Mounds archaeological dig before returning about 3 p.m. Payment of $30 is due Wednesday (bring your own lunch). Send checks to Cahokia Archaeological Society, 414 N. Morrison Ave., Collinsville, IL 62234. For more information, call 618-345-6454.

Old Settler’s Union

Historian Cindy Reinhardt will present a program on the Old Settler’s Union at 2 p.m. Sunday at Madison County Archival Library, 801 N. Main St. in Edwardsville. Madison County Historical Society also invites people to bring items of historical interest (at least 50 years old) for a “show and tell” and briefly tell stories behind them. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 618-656-7569.

Benefit Golf Scramble

The PEG Can Help Benefit Golf Scramble on June 18 at Tamarack Country Club in Shiloh will raise money for domestic violence prevention. Registration for the18-hole, four-person team scramble begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee of $85 per person includes green fees, cart rental, post-tournament dinner and prizes. Guests welcome for evening activities; cost is $15. Entry deadline is June 13. For more information, contact Rachel Budko at 618-534-4918 or

East St. Louis Class Reunion

The East St. Louis High School Class of January 1947 will hold a reunion lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fischer’s Restaurant, 2100 West Main St. in Belleville. For more information, call Louise McDaniel at 618-234-3938.