Metro-East Living

Fish fries, blood donation events and more to do this week

Multiple blood drives are going on in Southern Illinois this week.
Multiple blood drives are going on in Southern Illinois this week.

What’s Happening for March 1

Noon Thursday, Feb. 22, was the deadline to appear in today’s calendar. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the large number of submissions, non-profit events are run only one time in print, will be edited and appear in the week before the event date.

Email: Mail to: Lifestyle, Belleville News-Democrat, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. Questions, call Heidi Wiechert at 618-239-2500.


  • Screening Clinic for children with bone, muscle or joint problems — 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Anderson Hospital, 6800 Illinois Route 162, Maryville. Walk ins welcome. Sponsored by the Troy and Edwardsville Shrine Club of the Ainad Shriners. Information: 618-791-8986.

  • Fire Station One: Blood Drive — 2 to 7 p.m. Monday. 315 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Appointment: 800-733-2767 or, sponsor code: EngineHouse1.

  • Memorial Hospital Belleville: Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville. Appointment: 800-733-2767 or, sponsor code: MemorialBelleville.

  • Caseyville Moose: Blood Drive — 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. 8550 Bunkum Road, Caseyville. Appointment: 800-733-2767 or, sponsor code: CaseyvilleMoose.

  • Children’s Dyslexia Center of Southern Illinois: Book Sale — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Scottish Rite Building, 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Most books $2 or less. Paperbacks $1. Proceeds benefit Children’s Dyslexia Center.

  • Square Dance — 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Caseyville Township Building, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights. Sponsor: Dandy Dancers. Theme: Pie Night. Ozzie Pearl calling. The Tevlins cueing.

  • Ballroom Dance — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea. Music by The Renditions.

  • Evolution Elite Basketball Club tryouts — Registration 2:30 p.m. Tryouts 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Belleville East High School, 2555 West Blvd., Belleville. For high school boys. Evolution Elite Basketball Club is non-profit and seeking volunteer coaches and trainers. For further information:

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