Metro-East Living

Training for hospice volunteers

Training for hospice volunteers

The HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, an organization that is affiliated with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, is offering a free training session to become a hospice volunteer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Prairie Heart Institute, 340 W. Lincoln St., Belleville.

A variety of volunteer positions need to be filled including home care, bereavement support, clerical work and spiritual care. Information: Valerie Engelbart, 217-246-4167.

Friends of Kids with Cancer fundraiser

TGI Fridays will have a “Bar War” from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, at 6900 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights. The event features TGI bartenders in a choreographed cocktail competition and auctions. The evening is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the night will go to Friends of Kids with Cancer, an area non-profit that seeks to enrich the lives of children who have or have survived cancer or blood-related diseases. Information: