Noon Wednesday, Sept. 5, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Thursday, Sept. 6:
St. Clair County 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 with emphasis on land and probate records. Free and open to the public. stclair-ilgs.org
Playgroup (birth to three years) — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 11. Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St., Highland. Includes activities to improve cognitive abilities, motor skills and sensory development in a positive and nurturing environment. Session fee: $20 per child ($15 for second child and $5 for additional). Drop in fee: $4 per child. 618-654-9891.
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, Sept. 7:
Free Fall Classic Series ‘Dirty Dancing’ — 7 p.m. The Lory Theater, 810 Main St., Highland. Visit thelorytheater.com for a list of the entire series.
Friends+Wine+Food=Fun at Poppy’s — 4 to 7 p.m. Poppy’s Inc. dba Widmer Floral & Greenhouse, 1619 Papin St., Highland. Wine tasting and appetizers. No reservations needed. Cost: $10.
Book Sale — 9 a.m. to noon. Tri Township Library, 209 South Main, Troy. Books, magazines, puzzles, games, DVDs and CDs available.
Party on the Patio to benefit orphans — 5:30 to 8 p.m. Michael’s Restaurant, 415 Broadway, Highland. Celebrate Stewards of Hope’s 10th birthday. Open house format. Free appetizers. Donations accepted to help orphans. facebook.com/events/2092090001007842
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.
Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9:
Homestead Harvest Days — 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Latzer Homestead, 1464 Old Trenton Road, Highland. Celebrate the history and recognize the significance of the farming community to America’s growth. Admission: $3 Friday, $5 Saturday and Sunday. highlandilhistory.org
Annual Fall RV Show & Sale — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Family Arena, 2001 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, Mo. Admission is free. Parking: $5 per car. stlrv.com
Monday, Sept. 10:
Marine Historical Society meeting — 7 p.m. Marine Township Senior Citizen building, 101 West Silver St., Marine. All are welcome.
‘Suicide: The Ripple Effect’ — 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Land Community College, #1 Lincoln Land Drive, Litchfield. The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who tried to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Hines now uses his own experience to help others. Free tickets can be reserved online at Eventbrite.
Tuesday, Sept. 11:
$2 Movies at the WIldey: ‘Citizen Kane’ — 7 p.m. Wildey Theatre, 252 North Main St., Edwardsville. Tickets only available the day of the show one hour before showtime.
Wednesday, Sept. 12:
Volunteer Orientation Training — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Madison County Health Department, 101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River. Learn about the Madison County Medical Reserve Corps, Public Health Emergency Response, Strategic National Stockpile, Incident Command System, and more. Registration deadline is Sept. 5. 618-296-6096.
Friday, Sept. 14:
Silver Lake Family Night Hike — 6 to 10 p.m. Silver Lake Park, north cul-de-sac, 3099 Highland Park Road, Highland. Experience the trail at night and then relax by the fire for s’mores. Wear comfortable shoes and bug spray and bring a flashlight. Resident: $2. Non-resident: $4. Registration by Sept. 12. 618-654-9891.
Wednesday, Sept. 19:
Tax Symposium — 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Registration Fee: $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 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