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Want some BBQ? Here’s the schedule for Saturday’s 5th annual Brew & Que in Belleville

The 5th annual Brew & Que will be on East Main Street in downtown Belleville on Saturday. A dozen restaurants and organizations will try to win the People’s Choice BBQ competition award. In this file photo, Belleville firefighters participate in the Brew & Que in 2015. The firefighters are scheduled to compete in this Saturday’s contest.
The 5th annual Brew & Que will be on East Main Street in downtown Belleville on Saturday. A dozen restaurants and organizations will try to win the People’s Choice BBQ competition award. In this file photo, Belleville firefighters participate in the Brew & Que in 2015. The firefighters are scheduled to compete in this Saturday’s contest. News-Democrat

The 5th annual Brew & Que will be on East Main Street in downtown Belleville on Saturday, June 3. About a dozen restaurants and organizations will try to win the People’s Choice BBQ competition award.

Competitors lined up for the event include: 618 BBQ Boys, Beast Craft BBQ, Tavern on Main, Hicks BBQ, Lucky’s, Wine Tap, Righteous Pig BBQ, Belleville Fire Department, The Corner Grill & Chill, Billy Goat Chips BBQ Team and Casa Maria Mexican Grill.

Here’s what you need to know to enjoy some barbecue and beer:

▪  Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

▪  Place: Second and third block of East Main Street

▪  Free entertainment: The band Scandaleros and DJ Bennie will play throughout the day.

▪  Kids: Face painting and coloring activities. Also, Ices Plain & Fancy of St. Louis will have a booth. The company offers ice cream flash-churned using liquid nitrogen.

▪  Information: Go to the Facebook page for the 5th annual Brew & Que.

Auditions for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

The Monroe Actors Stage Company will have auditions for its September show, “Bye Bye Birdie,” at 7 p.m. June 12-13 at the Historic Capitol Theatre, 202 S. Main St., Waterloo. This show is a musical comedy with dancing, and there are roles available for all ages. The audition will consist of reading from the script and a short dance portion. For more information, email Maria Wilken, the director, at mom.wilken@gmail.com or go to www.masctheatre.org/audition.html.

O’Fallon Public Library summer reading registration

Registration for the O’Fallon Library’s summer reading program, “Reading by Design,” began online on May 30 at ofpl.info/kids. This program is appropriate for children aged 2 through those who will enter eighth grade in the fall. The library will have contests, story times, special programs, crafts and prizes throughout the summer. The kick-off carnival will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 3 at the Katy Cavins Community Center, 308 E. 5th St., O’Fallon. Information: 618-632-3783.

Shiloh Troop 40 fun run registration

Troop 40 of Shiloh will have its Super Hero 5K and fun run at 9 a.m. June 17 at the Klucker Hall pavilion, 14 Park Drive, Shiloh. Early registration for this event ends June 2 and costs $25. Late registration for the run will cost $30. Discounts are available for families, Road Warriors and the Belleville Running Club. Information: 618-980-1006.

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