Metro East Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Pontoon Beach will hold its annual Party at the Beach on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12.

AUG.  11 


Last Honky Tonk Music Series 

Friday, 7:30-11 p.m. 

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton 


Patrons will hear the incredible songs and stories of high caliber artists Daryl Wayne Dasher, Jill Kinsey (Nashville, TN) and Illinois Native Craig Gerdes (Pattonsburg, IL). For more information, call (618) 462-5222. 


Movie Night in Godfrey: Trolls 

Friday 7 p.m. 

Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane 


Bring your own seating to enjoy a family movie, “Trolls.” For more information, call (618) 466-1483. 


Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group 

Friday, 2-4 p.m. 

Alton Memorial Hospital, 1 Memorial Dr. 


Julie Clayton, a therapist with the Senior Renewal program, will lead the discussion. For more information, call (618)463-7895. 


Nathan Hall Featured at Last Rock Outdoors 

Friday, 5-9 p.m. 

Edison’s Entertainment Complex, 2477 S. State Rte. 157, Edwardsville  

Free admission to the lawn; $19.95 for dinner on the patio 

Enjoy the music and the chef’s special meal. For reservations, call (618) 307-9020. 


The Talking Dreads Perform at Wildey 

Friday, 8-11 p.m. 

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville 


The Talking Dreads deliver iconic hits driven by joyous rhythms and jubilant island vibes. For more information, call (618) 307-1750. 


Explore Waterloo Night at the Museums 

Friday, begins at 6 p.m. 

Downtown Waterloo 


Enjoy an evening of exploring the displays within Waterloo’s museums. Special exhibits will be at the Bellefontaine House and the Peterstown House. For more information, call (618) 939-8600. 


AUG.  11-12 


Shop for Ceramic and Fired Arts 

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Belle Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville 

Free; free parking 

The show features a group of manufacturers, vendors, artists, and teachers who bring the world of Ceramic Fired Arts to many locations across the United States. For more information, call (618) 233-0052. 


Party at the Beach 

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Randall D. Dalton Veteran’s Park, 5111 Hwy. Rte. 111, Pontoon Beach, IL 


Bring a blanket or lawn chair for live music from local bands. Event includes a ‘balloon glow,’ food and drink vendors and a craft show. For more information, call (618) 931-6100, ext. 2. 


AUG.   12 


FCC Yard/Bake Sale 

Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

First Christian Church, 760 Washington Ave., Alton 


Don’t miss out on the bargains and the good food. For more information, call (618) 462-7541. 


Drug Take Back Program 

Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon 

Goshen Market, 138 St. Louis St., Edwardsville 


Get rid of dangerous prescription drugs by dropping them off at the Goshen Market. Sponsored by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department and School of Pharmacy (SOP). For more information, call (618) 650-3324. 


Introduction to Norse & Germanic Religion  

Saturday, 3-5 p.m. 

Mystical Journeys, 3090 Homer M. Adams Pkwy. Alton 


Rev. Heather Choppin will teach about the gods, rituals and magical practices of the Germanic and Norse people. For more information, call (618) 433-9913. 


Woodstock the Movie at Wildey 

Saturday, 7:15-9:30 p.m. 

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville 


R-rated movie about the 3-day Woodstock event. For more information, call (618) 307-1750. 


Wood River Triathlon 

Saturday, starts at 7 a.m. 

Central Park, Whitelaw Ave. 

Free for spectators 

The event begins with a swim at the Aquatic Center, followed by a bike ride and run through the streets of Wood River. For more information, (618) 251-3130. 


AUG.   13 


Carillon Concert 

Sunday, 5 p.m. 

Nan Elliott Rose Garden at Gordon Moore Park, Rt. 140, Alton 


Come hear the music of Pam Stumpf. Bring your own seating. For more information, call (618) 463-3580. 


Peach Festival 

Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton 

Free admission 

The Festival includes fresh produce, craft vendors, Peach Pit-Pitching, and live music. For more information, call (618-786-2331.) 


Gateway Bridal Show 

Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 

One Gateway Dr., Collinsville 

$5; free for couples 

Everything needed for a big wedding will be represented by vendors. For more information, call (618) 345-8998. 


Monroe County Concert: Burnt Toast & the Jam 

Sunday, 4-7 p.m. 

Monroe County Bandstand, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo 


Event includes local band Burnt Toast & the Jam along with food vendors. For more information, call (618) 939-5300. 


AUG.   14 

Baseball Field Dedication 

Monday, 3:45 p.m. 

Alton High School, 4200 Humbert Rd. 


The new field will be dedicated to Coach Wayne Tyler who began coaching at AHS in 1962. For more information, call (618) 474-2600. 


AUG.   15 


Rockin with Robert Concert 

Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. 

Robert Wadlow Statue, 2810 College Ave., Alton 


Set up your chairs around the statue of the world’s tallest man and listen to great music. For more information, call (618) 465-6303. 


–Metro East Calendar of Events–