Highland News Leader

Around Town: Music, magic and more coming this weekend

Approximately 500 student volunteers, called Movers and Shakers, along with 65 administrators, faculty and staff helped incoming Southern Illinois University Edwardsville freshmen move into residence halls Aug. 16.
Approximately 500 student volunteers, called Movers and Shakers, along with 65 administrators, faculty and staff helped incoming Southern Illinois University Edwardsville freshmen move into residence halls Aug. 16. Provided

Noon Wednesday, Aug. 29, is the deadline to appear in next week’s “Around Town” listing. 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: lifestyle@bnd.com. Mail to: Highland News Leader Around Town, Belleville News-Democrat, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. Questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.

Wednesday, Aug. 29:

Senior Citizen Health Fair — 9 to 11 a.m. Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St., Highland. Receive helpful guides, literature and other resources from various government agencies and local businesses. Refreshments provided. Door prizes. Free and open to the public. 618-651-0405.

‘Martha Iler: Collected Works’ — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kaskaskia College Dr. Dee and Sue Boswell Art Gallery, 27210 College Road, Centralia. Exhibit available through Dec. 4. For gallery hours or by appointment, call 618-545-3025.

Highland VFW Ladies Auxiliary card party — 1 p.m. at the post home. Pinochle, euchre and bunco will be played. Hot sandwiches and homemade pies and cake available. Admission $1.

Law Library Open House and Ribbon Cutting — 11 a.m. Madison County Courthouse, 155 North Main St., Edwardsville. Join Third Circuit Chief Judge David Hylla and the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and visit the remodeled Law Library.

Thursday, Aug. 30:

Carlyle Courthouse Square Farmers’ Market — 4 to 7 p.m. 8th Street between Franklin and Fairfax streets, east side of Courthouse Square, Carlyle. Includes homemade soap and wine, baked goods, eggs. Carlylelake.com

Friday, Aug. 31:

Concert in the Park: Abbey Road Warriors — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Firemen’s Park, 300 North Donk Avenue, Pavilion #4, Maryville.

Midwest Magic Jubilee: ‘The Best of the Midwest’ — 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Theatre, Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis. Visit www.mmjubilee.com/Tickets.htm for ticket information.

Free Fall Classic Series ‘Ferris Bueller’s day Off’ — 7 p.m. The Lory Theater, 810 Main St., Highland. Visit thelorytheater.com for a list of the entire series.

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

Troy VFW Fish Fry — 4-7 p.m. Troy VFW Post 976 and Auxiliary, 123-A W. Market St., Troy. Cod, catfish, jack salmon, baked fish, chicken strips, shrimp. Dine in or carry out. 618-667-8387.

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Top Ag Cooperative CEO Kevin Hartkemeyer distributed $9,000 to area foodbanks in August. The Highland Area Christian Service Ministry in Highland, the Green Bean Food Pantry in Trenton and the Washington County Food Pantry Irvington were the chosen recipients of $3,000 each. Top Ag along with its business partners CoBank and Land O’Lakes who provided matching grants of $1,000 each to each of the three organizations. Pictured: Diane Williams from The Highland Area Christian Service Ministry receives a check for $3,000 from Kevin Hartkemeyer. Provided

Saturday, Sept. 1:

Midwest Magic Jubilee: ‘World’s Best Magicians’ — 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Theatre, Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis. Visit www.mmjubilee.com/Tickets.htm for ticket information.

Sunday, Sept. 2:

Effic Reunion Benefit Rock Concert — 8 p.m. Madison County Fair Association (Expo Building), 2025 Park Hill Drive, Highland. General admission: $15. Tailgate Party: $50 - Doors open 5 p.m. Funds benefit an All-abilities Children’s Playground. highlandillinois.com

Midwest Magic Jubilee: ‘The Stars of Magic’ — 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Theatre, Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis. Visit www.mmjubilee.com/Tickets.htm for ticket information.

Wednesday, Sept. 5:

‘Beginning Quilting’ Class — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Trenton Education Center, 520 E Broadway, Trenton. Class held every Wednesday through Oct. 3. Space limited. Pre-registration required: 618-545-3475 or 618-545-3255.

Thursday, Sept. 6:

St. Clair Genealogical Society meeting — 7 p.m. St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Guest Speaker: Diane Renner Walsh. Topic: Genealogy 101: Illinois Regional Archives Depository and Illinois State Archives, emphasis on land and probate records. Free and open to the public. stclair-ilgs.org or Facebook/SCCGS

Sunday, Sept. 9:

A.W.A.N.A. youth clubs – 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Highland Community Church, 2307 E. Broadway, Highland. Different age groups. No membership or church affiliation required. For information, 618-654-5751.

Monday, Sept. 10:

‘Intro to Computers’ Class — 5 to 7:30 p.m. Kaskaskia College Main Campus, 27210 College Road, Centralia. Class also held Monday, Sept. 17. Space limited. To register, call 618-545-3255.

Wednesday, Sept. 19:

Tax Symposium — 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Early bird registration by Aug. 31: $70. Registration after Aug. 31: $90. Cost includes parking, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Visit commerce.cashnet.com/siuebus for details and registration.

Friday, Sept. 21 & Saturday, Sept. 22:

Latzer Library Craft Supply Exchange — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Latzer Memorial Public Library, 1001 9th St., Highland. Craft items can be dropped off for the exchange during library hours Sept. 1 through 15. For more information, 618-654-5066.

Friday, Oct. 5:

Music Trivia — 6 to 9 p.m. St. Jacob Activity Center, 108 N. Douglas St., St. Jacob. Music trivia by Big Papa G. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. Get tickets by Sept. 5 for a $10 discount on a table of eight. After Sept. 5, $160 per table or $25 per player. Proceeds will go to scholarships for students in the Troy, Maryville, St. Jacob and Marine areas. troycoc.com

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