January 26, 2023

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Highlighted Occasion

Mississippi Earthtones Competition — Midday to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Liberty Financial institution Alton Amphitheater, #1 Riverfront Drive, Alton. The Mississippi Earthtones Competition is a celebration of our river via artwork, music and conservation. At this free and family-friendly occasion, we’ll characteristic 50+ instructional cubicles, reside music, interactive artwork experiences and performances with Jacoby Arts Heart, in addition to nice native meals and drinks. Sponsored by Alton Important Road and Sierra Membership Illinois. 618-401-7870 or christine.favilla@sierraclub.org.

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The Mississippi Earthtones Competition, a celebration of the Mississippi River via artwork, music and conservation, takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, at Liberty Financial institution Alton Amphitheater. Offered
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Quite a lot of instructional, meals and vendor cubicles will probably be a part of the Mississippi Earthtones Competition Saturday, Sept. 17, in Alton. For extra data, go to www.fb.com/EarthtonesFestival. Offered


forty first annual Belleville Oktoberfest — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. Public Sq., Downtown Belleville. Stay leisure, meals, video games and contests, kids’s space, automobile present and extra. bellevilleoktoberfest.com

Millstadt Township Farmers Market — 3-6 p.m. Fridays. Millstadt VFW Occasion Heart, 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt. That includes every thing: native vegetation, fruit, espresso, produce, flowers, honey, eggs, baked items, jellies/jams and flea market objects. No vendor charges. 618-476-3037.

Tower Grove Park Beer and Cocktail Backyard — 4-8 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays via October. Ruins Pond, Tower Grove Park, 4257 Northeast Drive, St. Louis. Take pleasure in quite a lot of seasonal and traditional Schlafly beer, 4 seasonally rotating cocktails from STL Barkeep, meals truck fare, reside music, yoga and yard video games. Free to attend. A portion of the beer and cocktail proceeds will profit Tower Grove Park. schlafly.com

74th annual Okawville Honest & Wheat Competition — 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 16; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 17; and 10 a.m. to eight:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Group Membership Park, Okawville. Stay music, carnival rides, foods and drinks, reveals and extra. Parade is 2 p.m. Sunday. For information: okawvillewheatfestival.com.

Vine Road Market at O’Fallon Station — 8 a.m. to midday Saturdays. O’Fallon Station, 212 E. First St., O’Fallon. Regionally grown greens, flowers, fruits, eggs, cheese and meats. A number of bakers and candy treats together with espresso, craft brew drinks and artisans. Stay music, patio seating, meals truck on website. Bicycle and pet pleasant. 618-624-0139 or ofallonstation.com/vine-street-market.

Metals & Electronics Recycle Drive — 9 a.m. to midday Saturday, Sept. 17. St. Clair Township Constructing, 107 Service St., Swansea. Accepting workplace gear, autos, electronics, batteries, home equipment, equipment. Charges for TV/Monitor, CRT. No paper, glass, plastic, wooden, cardboard or tires. 618-344-7232 or powerrecycling.com.

Larger St. Louis Volunteer Honest — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Gateway Arch Customer Heart, west entrance, St. Louis. Attendees can find out about native nonprofits (together with Gateway Arch Park Basis), their missions and the right way to become involved. For more information: archpark.org.

Missouri Botanical Backyard Inexperienced Dwelling Competition — 10 a.m. to five p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Missouri Botanical Backyard, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis. The Missouri Botanical Backyard’s annual Inexperienced Dwelling Competition is returning in particular person as a sequence of pop-up occasions at establishments all through the center of St. Louis. The “Summer time of Sustainability” sequence invitations guests to interact with consultants at these occasions all through the summer time in a day of studying and exploring concepts for sustainable life. Entrance to the Inexperienced Dwelling Competition is included with common entry to the Missouri Botanical Backyard. Free for Backyard Members. Free St. Louis Metropolis and County resident admission until midday. 314-577-5100 or mobot.org/greenlivingfest.

Metro East Humane Society’s Woofstock 2022 — 11 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Triangle H. Farm, 2082 S. Moreland Highway, Edwardsville. This 12 months’s theme is “Stick It to The Man for Man’s Finest Pal.” The proceeds from this family-friendly occasion will profit the homeless animals that MEHS serves. Contains reside music, demonstrations, meals and extra. Price: $10 per particular person or $30 per household. mehs.org

Road Artwork Competition — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Highland’s Downtown Sq., Highland. Carrying on a practice began centuries in the past, this annual pageant will flip the streets of downtown Highland into a brief artwork gallery. Features a road artwork competitors, baggage match, youngsters korner, reside music, foods and drinks and extra. highlandillinois.com

eleventh annual ‘Paint Historic Belleville’ Artwork Public sale — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Historic Garfield Saloon, 633 E. Garfield St., Belleville. View work of native websites of significance painted by native expertise. Work go on show at 11:30 a.m.; the public sale begins promptly at 1 p.m. Benefit from the artwork displayed, meet the artists, try images of previous work positioned contained in the saloon, and partake in mild foods and drinks on the market on our terrace. All proceeds go in direction of our mission of sustaining and preserving native structure and tales. fb.com/occasions/1399593070526373

sixteenth annual Mississippi Earthtones Competition — Midday to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Liberty Financial institution Alton Amphitheater, #1 Riverfront Drive, Alton. In celebration of the Mississippi River via artwork, music and conservation, this occasion consists of reside music, instructional cubicles, interactive artwork experiences and performances, meals and drinks and rather more. Free and open to the general public. fb.com/EarthtonesFestival

Sababa Jewish Arts & Tradition Competition — 10 a.m. to five p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Washington College St. Louis campus, Forsythe Boulevard and Olympian Manner, St. Louis. Sababa, Hebrew slang for “Superior, Cool or That’s Nice,” options native, regional, and nationwide visible artwork exhibitors, culinary experiences and musical performances, in addition to actions from native Jewish organizations. New this 12 months, the pageant will characteristic a devoted pavilion space for households and kids’s actions and leisure, together with a magician, yoga, juggling and mad science space. Guests can nosh on conventional favorites resembling knishes, pastrami, scorching canine and pretzels, in addition to kosher delicacies not usually related to Jewish tradition resembling Indian meals from St. Louis restaurant Gokul. Kosher ice cream, Dippin’ Dots, popcorn and cotton sweet can even be served. sababastl.com

Service of Remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II — 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 105 E. D St., Belleville. St. George’s Episcopal Church in Belleville will maintain a service of Night Prayer in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II. As queen, she served because the supreme governor of the Church of England, which is the historic dad or mum of the unbiased Episcopal Church of the USA. The service is open to all members of the neighborhood who want to give reward and thanks for Elizabeth’s outstanding life, service and vocation. Parking is on the market within the lot throughout the nook from the church.

Video games

Euchre — 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Smithton Senior Heart, 711 S. Important St., Smithton. Doorways open at 6:30 p.m. Associate evening. Snacks welcome. Water, soda and low will probably be obtainable for buy. Masks not required. 618-791-8769 or 618-698-3785.

Metro Cribbage Membership — 12:30 p.m. Mondays. American Legion Put up 365, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville. For extra data, contact Yvonne Shiny, 618-344-1521 or ybrightmail@gmail.com.

Theater/Live shows

Highland Thursday Evening Stay Live performance Collection: Trilogy Band — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Downtown Sq., Highland. Take pleasure in reside leisure on Thursday evenings. Be happy to carry your individual garden chair(s), blanket, cooler, and many others., and benefit from the present. The Lions Membership will probably be promoting brats, pork burgers and hen sandwiches. highlandil.gov

Philip Fortenberry — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Hettenhausen Heart for the Arts, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. As a flexible artist whose model encompasses a variety of musical genres, Philip Fortenberry is a performer with an equally expansive profession. Philip was the pianist and Affiliate Conductor for the Broadway musical Rocky, the place he additionally acquired the inaugural “Ghostlight Award” as Finest Musician on Broadway. For tickets and information: 618-537-6863 or thehett.com.

Monroe Actors State Firm presents ‘The Pajama Sport’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17; and a couple of:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Capitol Theater, 202 S. Important St., Waterloo. Romance is blossoming on the Sleep-Tite Pajama Manufacturing facility. Good-looking new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls exhausting for feisty Union rep “Babe” Williams, and, regardless of her dismissal of all issues love-related, it appears she’s falling proper again. For tickets and information: masctheatre.org.

Golden Anniversaries Dialogue: ‘Final Tango in Paris’ — 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Digital dialogue. Distraught following his spouse’s suicide, American hotelier Paul (Marlon Brando) turns into transfixed by the attractive youthful Frenchwoman Jeanne (Maria Schneider) when he meets her by probability at an house each try to lease. Intro and dialogue by Eileen G’Promote, movie critic for The Riverfront Occasions; contributor to Hyperallergic, Salon, and Vice; and senior lecturer within the Faculty Writing Program at Washington College. Discover streaming choices on JustWatch. Be a part of the dialogue free by way of Eventive.

Kaskaskia Faculty Fall Choir Live performance — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Jane Knight Auditorium, 27210 Faculty Highway, Centralia. This live performance will characteristic the Live performance Choir, KC Blues, Group Chorale and Center College Competition Choir.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Half 2’ — 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24; and a couple of p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Powell Corridor, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents the ultimate installment of the Harry Potter sequence in live performance. Justin Freer conducts because the orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s rating to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Half 2” in live performance whereas the movie performs on the large display screen. For tickets and information: 314-534-1700 or slso.org.

Golf equipment & Assist Teams

GriefShare Seminar/Group — 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Dec. 6. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fellowship Corridor, decrease stage, 1300 Beltline Highway, Collinsville. A particular weekly seminar and assist group for these grieving the loss of life of a cherished one. That includes sensible solutions and reassurance via video interviews with counselors, grief consultants and others who’ve skilled the loss of life of a cherished one. Members can begin at any time. Price: $20 for the workbook. 318-344-3151 or bklee54@yahoo.com for information or to register.

The Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness Southwestern IL (NAMI SWI) — 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Moreland Drive, Belleville. For relations or different caregivers of somebody who has a psychological sickness. Conferences held the third Thursday of every month. For data, contact Diane at diane.bski@reside.com or name NAMI at 618-798-9788.

St. Clair County Workplace on Getting old Grief Assist Group — 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. PSOP, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. Diana Cuddeback, LCSW, with Heartlinks Grief Assist Heart facilitates this peer grief assist group for older adults who’ve misplaced a cherished one. Studying in regards to the grief course of and being with others who perceive helps. This group meets on the third Monday of every month. Please name Susan at 618-234-4410, ext. 7044, to register.

Dad and mom of Addicted Cherished Ones — 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. On-line by way of Zoom. The PAL group supplies schooling, assist and hope to relations and family members of somebody who has an dependancy of substance use dysfunction. Free and open to all. For information or to affix the Zoom assembly, contact Craig at 618-567-6095. palgroup.org

O’Fallon Dawn Rotary Assembly — 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays. O’Fallon Township Constructing, 801 E. State St., O’Fallon. 618-210-8156 or ofallonsunriserotary.org

Bible Examine Fellowship Ladies’s Lessons — 9:30-11 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. St. Matthew Church, 1200 Moreland Drive, Belleville. Morning lessons embrace educating for new child via Pre-Okay. Along with different ladies, we will probably be learning the later historical past of Israel. For information or to register, name or depart a message with Jane at 618-520-8357 or Sweet at 618-363-3285.

O’Fallon Ladies’s Membership — 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 111 O’Fallon Troy Highway, O’Fallon. Breakfast assembly. Speaker Teri Rankin will discuss “Dolly Parton’s Creativeness Library.” Yearbooks will probably be prepared for pickup. Observe the change for the primary assembly of the Membership 12 months. ofallonwomansclub.org or fb.com/OFallonWomansClubInc

Highland Backyard Membership — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Korte Rec Heart, 1 Nagel Drive, Highland. A quick enterprise assembly adopted by a make-n-take led by Marge Coles of Walter Knowles Florist. Those that want to take part will probably be making a man-made Christmas ornament. Price for the exercise is $20. Guests are all the time welcome to attend.


Swansea Fish Stand – 11 a.m. to eight p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 216 Service St., Swansea. Cod, walleye, catfish, shrimp and extra. Saturday: fried hen. Open for carryout, call-in and dine-in orders. 618-222-7171. fb.com/swanseafishstand

O’Fallon Fish Fry — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Corridor, 402 E. U.S. 50, O’Fallon. Conventional menu of cod, tilapia, catfish, hamburgers, scorching canine, pork steaks and a number of other facet dishes. Dine-in and carryout. Bank cards accepted. Orders could be referred to as in at 618-632-6229. fb.com/KnightsOfColumbus4239

Aviston Legion Fish Fry — 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays. American Legion Put up 1239, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. Cod (baked or fried), catfish, shrimp, hen strips, fries, baked potato, slaw, applesauce. Dine-in and carryout. 618-228-7311. avistonlegion.com

Okawville American Legion Fish Fry — 5-8 p.m. Fridays. American Legion Put up 233, 205 N. Hanover St., Okawville. Dine in or carryout. Additionally serving lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday with a salad bar. Pizza made contemporary and served day by day. fb.com/OkawvilleLegion

Sausage Supper — 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2520 Poplar St., Highland. Drive-thru solely. Dinner is $12 and consists of 1-pound sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, inexperienced beans, apple pie. 618-654-7459.

Quail Membership Wurstmarkt — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Quail Membership, 8303 Concordia Church Highway, Belleville. Dine in or carryout.

Reservations Required

Masterworks Chorale Oktoberfest — 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Eckert’s Shed, 951 S. Inexperienced Mount Highway., Belleville. The night features a buffet with appetizers, two meats, two sides, dessert and one drink ticket, musical performances by Chorale Principal Singers, accordion music and a sing-a-long. Reservations are $30 per particular person and could be made at singmasterworks.org.

Medicare Q&A with Jon Bergmann — 6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Glen Carbon Centennial Library, 198 S. Important St., Glen Carbon. Carry your questions on the right way to register and what’s coated once you join Medicare. Requires Registration. Requires Registration. glencarbonlibrary.org

Digital Night Movement Yoga — 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. On-line by way of Zoom. A Gradual Movement blended ranges observe that may lead you thru a sequence of yoga poses that target strengthening, lengthening, and stretching. Requires Registration. Instructed by Anne Hughes. Register at glencarbonlibrary.org.

Grownup Zumba with Aimee — 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Glen Carbon Centennial Library, 198 S. Important St., Glen Carbon. Be a part of us for a night exercise with our very personal Zumba Health teacher! Are available in comfy train clothes and convey a water bottle. House is restricted. Requires Registration. glencarbonlibrary.org

Digital Saturday Morning Yoga — 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. On-line by way of Zoom. Get match and wholesome once you be a part of us for an energizing session of yoga with teacher Sarah Hartwig. House is restricted. Registration required. Register at glencarbonlibrary.org.

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Well being Heart twenty second annual Golf Event — Midday Friday, Sept. 23. Spencer T. Olin Golf Course, 4701 Faculty Ave., Alton. Registration and lunch at 10:30 a.m. Shotgun begin at midday. Dinner and shutting remarks at 6 p.m. Price: $185 per particular person/$740 per foursome. Contains meals and beverage, ticket to dinner. osfhealthcarefoundation.org/alton-golf-tournament

Mississippi Earthtones Competition Nice River Clear-up — 9 a.m. to midday Saturday, Sept. 24. Location TBD; register to obtain location affirmation as soon as the occasion is close to. The Mississippi Earthtones Competition is a celebration of our river via artwork, music, and conservation. On the Saturday following the pageant, be a part of us for a litter clear up on the Mississippi River. For the reason that pageant started, volunteers have eliminated over 45 tons of trash from the river. Be a part of us to proceed this necessary effort. RSVP at signupgenius.com/go/508044fafa829a1f58-2022. 618-401-7870 or christine.favilla@sierraclub.org.

SIUE Cougars Unleashed Homecoming Run — 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Birger Corridor, Southern Illinois College Edwardsville, Edwardsville. This 12 months’s run is obtainable each just about and in-person, that includes 10K, 5K and one mile runs with prizes awarded for the highest instances within the 10K and 5K. Members will get pleasure from a pancake breakfast supplied by Chris Truffles and post-run refreshments. The digital run could be accomplished anytime, anyplace between Sept. 17-24. To join both the in-person or digital run, go to runsignup.com/cougarsunleashed. Later within the day, contributors are invited to get pleasure from meals, drinks and video games on the Cougar Fan Zone from 4-7 p.m. at Korte Stadium. Register for the free occasion at siue-cougar-fan-zone.eventbrite.com.

Jewellery & Paper Crafts Class — 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26. PSOP, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. April Barnes from Three Sisters Crafts returns to indicate us the right way to make new choices. Make an ornamental notepad ($3) or bracelet ($5) for your self or for a present. Reserve your spot, 618-234-4410, ext. 7044 or 7034. Sponsored by the St. Clair County Workplace on Getting old.

Wine and Whiskey for the Watershed — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The Ink Home, 117 N. 2nd St., Edwardsville. This wine, whiskey, and meals expertise will characteristic a number of the space’s most critically acclaimed eating places and the world’s best vintages and most sought-after spirits. Proceeds from the occasion will profit out of doors recreation, schooling, and environmental stewardship for the Watershed Nature Heart. For tickets and information: watershednaturecenter.org.

2022 Stroll to Finish Alzheimer’s — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Southwestern Illinois Faculty, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville. Registration at 9 a.m.; ceremony at 10 a.m. For data or to register: alz.org/bellevillewalk.

Granite Metropolis Senior Social Membership Fall Dance — 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. Granite Metropolis Township Corridor, 2060 Delmar Ave., Granite Metropolis. That includes Mo Pleasure. Advance ticket gross sales via Sunday, Oct. 9. Price: $8 per particular person/$15 per couple prematurely; $10 per particular person on the door. Refreshments included. For tickets and information: Diana 618-444-6771 or Marty 618-797-6749, Granite Metropolis Township Workplace 618-877-4373.

Definitely worth the Drive

Ste. Genevieve Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to midday Saturdays. KC Corridor grounds, 600 Market St., Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Regionally produced greens, fruits, eggs, honey, canned items, vinegars, jams, jellies and freshly baked items. fb.com/SteGenevieveFarmersMarket

forty first annual Murphysboro Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest — 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Liberty Theater, 1333 Walnut St., Murphysboro. That includes George Portz and His Associates of Bluegrass. Fiddle & Banjo contest at 6 p.m. that includes southern Illinois’ best fiddlers and pickers. 618-632-1384.

Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance Mabon Celebration — 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Big Metropolis State Park, Shelter 2, 235 Big Metropolis Highway, Makanda. Mabon is the second of three harvest festivals and the second time of the 12 months when day and evening are equal in size. This stability encourages pagans to reap what they sow, each actually and figuratively. Gathering begins at 2 p.m. Ritual begins at 3 p.m. A potluck will comply with. Carry what you possibly can to share. All ages are welcome. Ample free parking is on the market at Shelter 2. Extra free parking is on the market north of Shelter 2. Carpooling is inspired. Please carry a pal or two. Effectively-behaved pets are welcome. sipagan.com

This story was initially printed September 14, 2022 11:00 AM.