Metro East Calendar of Events Aug. 8 – Aug. 14

The Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival will be this weekend at Our Lady of the Snows.

AUG. 9

Night Market on Broadway
Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
Pocket Park on Broadway, Alton
Free admission

Bring your kids, your dogs, your friends and shop local art vendors, get yourself a refreshing drink from Germania Brew House and enjoy the music of Lauren Waters and Loveshinebloom. For more information, call 618-462-5222.

AUG.  9-11

Goshen Theatre Project Presents ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’
Thur.-Sat.; 7:30 p.m.
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, 400 N. Alton, Lebanon
$15; child under 10 $10

Take a fantasmagorical ride at McKendree University. For more information, call 618-537-6863.

Grand Finale of the Alton Muny Band
Thursday, 8-10 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey

Final performance of 2018 for the Alton Municipal Band. For more information, call 618-219-5107.

AUG. 9-12

Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival Concerts
Thurs.-Sun.; 7 p.m.
Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. Demazenod Drive, Belleville

Music of mountain dulcimers, hammer dulcimers, autoharps and ukulele will be presented. For more information, call 618-651-8271.

Ceramic & Fired Arts Show
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Belle-Claire Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt, Belleville
Free parking

Ceramic and fired art items form a variety of vendors throughout the Midwest. For more information, call 618-235-0666.

Walk for Alzheimer’s & Balloon Release
Friday, 2:30-4 p.m.
Garden Place Senior Living, 480 DD Road, Columbia
Free; donations appreciated

Join in a short walk followed by a balloon release. For more information, call 618-281-4200.

AUG.  11

Disney Character Brunch
Saturday, 10:45 a.m.-noon
Alton Little Theater, 2450 Henry St., Alton

Participants will enjoy brunch provided by My Just Desserts, receive a free Disney Concert T-Shirt and have the opportunity to meet some favorite Disney characters and to audition for “Let It Go” chorus for the Big Disney Concert at the Liberty Amphitheater on Aug. 18. For more information, visit

Church Yard and Bake Sale
Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon
First Christian Church, 760 Washington Ave., Alton

A vast array of items will be sold at reasonable prices. For more information, call 618-462-7541.

Bow-wow Pow-wow
Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
Hayner Public Library at Alton Square

Young people will greet therapy dogs and even read to them. For more information, call 618-462-0677.

Wanda Mountain Boys in Concert
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 N. Broadway, Alton

An evening of traditional Southern Gospel Music in a musical style that is a cross between the Oak ridge Boys and the Statler Brothers. For more information, call 618-462-5222.

Collinsville Electronics/Appliance Recycling Drop Off
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Public Parking Lot, 227 W. Main St.
Free for all acceptable items

Television/computer CRTs accepted for fees from $20-$40. For more information, call 618-344-7232.

AUG.  12

Carillon Artistry by Joyce Anders
Sunday, 5 p.m.
Gordon Moore Park, 4550 College Ave., Alton

Bring your lawn chair, sit among the roses and enjoy the music of the bells. For more information, call 618-463-3580.

MCTB Horse Show
Sunday, noon
Triangle H Farm, 2082 S. Moreland Road, Edwardsville

Family friendly, fun horse show featuring western, English, gaited, and speed classes. For more information, visit

Evening of Jazz & Elegance
Sunday, 5 p.m.
Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville

Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church hosts individuals and groups to celebrate the history of jazz in the area. For more information, call 309-307-1750.

Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge
Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton

The Festival offers a chance to enjoy a free family outing and sample some of the most delicious peaches in the country. Also on hand will be vendors, fresh produce, live music, and activities for the children. For more information, call 618-786-2331.

AUG.  14

$2 Movie at the Wildey
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville

The movie ‘The Big Chill’ will be shown. For more information, call 618-307-1750.



–Metro East Calendar of Events Aug. 8 – Aug. 14–