Metro-East Living

Buy pottery at SWIC, eat Greek food, go to dog show this weekend

George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass include Ranger Dave Montgomery, David Dalton, Zach Hardesty, Kathie Pohlman and special guest singer Brenda Cook. They’ll be at the Mascoutah American Legion Winter Bluegrass Show on Saturday night. See listing below for more information.
George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass include Ranger Dave Montgomery, David Dalton, Zach Hardesty, Kathie Pohlman and special guest singer Brenda Cook. They’ll be at the Mascoutah American Legion Winter Bluegrass Show on Saturday night. See listing below for more information.

Games

Euchre Tournament — 7 p.m. Friday, Smithton Senior Center. Partner Night. Everyone welcome.

Food

Fish fry — 4 to7 p.m. Friday, St. Elizabeth Church, Granite City. Cod, catfish, jack salmon, shrimp, eat-in or carry-out.

Swansea Fish Stand — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, catfish, shrimp and more. Saturday: fried chicken. Information: 618-222-7171.

Aviston Legion Fish & Chicken Fry — 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday. Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken strips, 1/4 fried chicken, fries, baked potato, slaw, applesauce. American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. Eat in or carryout. Information: 618-228-7311 or www.avistonlegion.com.

Caseyville Fish Fry — 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Caseyville VFW Post 1117, 415 N. Long, Caseyville. Fish plates, desserts, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Collinsville Fish Fry — 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia, Collinsville. Eat in or carryout. Cod, catfish fillets, tilapia, sides. NO 11/25

Collinsville Fish Fry — 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Collinsville American Legion, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. North Atlantic cod, whole catfish, Cajun cut-ups, crab cakes, sides, desserts. 618-345-2508.

Collinsville Fish Fry — 4 to 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.

Highland Fish Fry — 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road, Highland. Eat in or carryout. 618-654-6367.

Mascoutah Fish Fry — 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Mascoutah VFW Post 7682, 620 Donaphan St., Mascoutah. Dine in or carryout. 618-566-2288.

Millstadt Fish Fry and Jam Session — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Millstadt VFW Post, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt.

Fried Chicken — 4 to 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.

O’Fallon Fish Fry — 4 to 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 to 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 to 8 p.m. every Friday, O’Fallon American Legion, 109 N. Penn, O’Fallon. Carryout available. 618-632-8879.

Okawville Fish & Chicken Fry — 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 205 N. Hanover St., Okawville. American Legion Post No. 233. Eat in or carryout. Information: 618-243-6545.

Shiloh Fish Fry — 5 to 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 to 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. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Swansea Fish Stand, 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, shrimp. 618-222-7171.

Troy VFW Fish Fry — 4 to 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, 618-667-8387.

Walton’s Chicken Dinner — 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Knights of Columbus, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. Carryout, 618-632-5222.

Walton’s Fish Fry — 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus, Hall, 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights. Homemade desserts. Carryout, 618-632-5222.

Events

Pottery and Art Sale – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, William and Florence Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus. Support young artists who will have handcrafted art available for purchase, in addition to a few faculty works.

Edwardsville Kennel Club Dog Show — 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday, Belle Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East (Routes 13 and 159), Belleville. Free admission and parking.

Evening in Athens — 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Ss. Constantine & Helen Church, 405 Huntwood Road, Swansea. Delicious Greek food: chicken, gyros, lamb shanks, Greek salad, Greek homemade pastries. Carry outs available; 277-0330.

Mascoutah American Legion Winter Bluegrass Show — 7 p.m. Saturday, Mascoutah American Legion, Illinois 177, across from high school. $7, adults; $3.50, children. George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass, fiddle jam, Thunder and Lightning Cloggers and country vocalist Brenda Cook. Food, attendance prizes, audience requests. Table reservations, 618-632-1384.

Winter Wonderland Vendor and Craft Fair — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. More than 50 vendors and crafters. Pictures with Santa Claus will be available. Benefits Children's Dyslexia Center.

Holiday Bazaar — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, First Congregation Church, 425 Louisa Ave., Dupo. Crafters and home-party sellers. Photos with Santa. Fresh-baked breads and cookies. Lunch will be served with soups, sandwiches, chips and drinks available. Sponsored by the church’s Women’s Guild.

Dances

Square dance — 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Gibault Catholic High School, Columbia Avenue and Moore Street, Waterloo. Finger food. Caller Dennis Mineau. Sponsored by Waterloo Quadrilles Square Dance Club. Phone Don Schilling at 618-939-7069 for information.

Ballroom dance — 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Belleville Swansea Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by the Casuals.

Trivia

Freeburg Community High School Music Boosters Trivia Night — Saturday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 6 N. Alton, Freeburg. Doors open at 6 p.m.; game starts at 7. $80 for a table of 8. Special guest host “Sir” Keith Mitchell. Silent auction, live auction, wine pull and Grub Grab, 50/50 and more. Bring snacks. Outside alcohol not allowed. Beer, soda and water available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Freeburg Community High School Music Boosters Reserve table by calling Dawn at 618-971-6253.

2016 As Seen on TV Trivia Knight — Saturday, O’Fallon Knights of Columbus, 402 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Doors open 6 p.m.; game begins at 7. Live and silent auctions, 50/50, Ugly Sweater Contest, Table Decorating Contest. Benefits Special Olympics Illinois Southwestern Area 12. Tables of eight, $240 or $30 per person. Reservations: 618-654-6689.

Change in deadline

Deadlines for What’s Happening, Thursday and Sunday briefs, Club News and Religion briefs have now changed to a single date: The Thursday at noon prior to the week the event occurs. This will go into effect Dec. 1.

For example: Noon Thursday, Dec. 1, is the deadline if you want your local event to appear in the Thursday, Dec. 8 edition of the paper. It is also the deadline for any other brief/club news set to appear Dec. 8, 10 or 11. It must be submitted to the Lifestyle section and labeled accordingly.

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Mail to: Lifestyle local events, Belleville News-Democrat, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427.

Questions: Call 618-239-2547 or 618-239-2664.

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