Bethalto Jaycee Carnival
Thursday, begins at 5 p.m.
Bethalto Central Park, 213 N. Prairie St.
Four-day event features carnival games, rides, food vendors and music. For more information, call 618-377-8051.
Alton Little Theater: Camelot
Thur.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
627 E. Broadway, Alton
$17, students with ID $10
A classic tale to inspire a new generation and once again embrace the magic of King Arthur’s days in his mystical kingdom. For more information, call 618-462-5222.
Documentary on Being a Back-Up Singer
Friday, 7-10 p.m.
Afterwards Books, 441 E. Vandalia St., Edwardsville
The Documentary Club (21+) will view the movie, “20 Feet From Stardom” which explores the experiences of the singers who support stars in their performances. For more information, call 618-655-0355.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.
Join the Young Friends of the Garden for the annual Fest-of-Ale and celebrate local beer with tastings from more than 20 of the region’s best microbreweries. Ticket price includes a commemorative tasting glass, beer sampling, and live music. Must be 21 to attend. For more information, call 314-577-5100.
Free Movie in Columbia
Metter Park 124 S. Metter Ave.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to see the movie ‘Moana.’ For more information, call 618-281-7144.
Art on the Square in Belleville
Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artists from around the world will be displaying their work. Event includes a children’s area, high school art competition, vendor foods, and music. For more information, call 618-233-6769.
Pup Crawl in Downtown Alton (Pub Crawl with Dogs)
Sat., Downtown Alton
Alton Main Street, 219 Piasa St. #2B
A $10 ticket gains you a bandana for your pet, food & beverage specials and a chance to win great prizes, including a pair of Cardinals tickets. Pet-related vendors and activities will be set up. For more information, call 618-463-1016.
Vaccine & Microchip Clinic in Edwardsville
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Metro East Humane Society, 8495 State Rte. 143
The Clinic is open to everyone and offers shots for rabies, distemper, and FVRCP. Microchips cost $15. For more information, call 618-656-4405.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Begins at Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St.
$60, plus $15 river picnic lunch (optional)
Alton Visitors’ Center and Big Muddy Adventures combine to offer a day-long tour of the channels and river islands in voyageur canoes. All equipment provided. For more information, visit 2muddy.com.
JAC Offers Slime-A-Palooza
Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
627 N. Broadway, Alton
Youth aged 6-10 can learn the art and science of making ‘slime.’ For more information, call 618-462-5222.
Elsah Spring Festival
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Green Tree Inn, Elsah
In addition to the local talent, artisans, and craftsmen there will be walking history tours of the village which start at the Green Tree Inn. For more information, call 618-374-2821.
A Walk Down Broadway
Sat. 7-9 p.m.; Sun. 2-4 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 N. Broadway, Alton
Program by local community actors and artists will offer favorite Broadway hits across the generations of musicals. For more information, call 618-462-5222.
Strawberry Fest in St. Jacob
Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saint Jacob Township Park, 239 W. Main St.
Everything strawberry to eat plus entertainment, amusement rides and other child-favorite activities. Presented by St. Jacob United Church of Christ. For more information, call 618-644-2142.
Kids’ Day at Cahokia
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site, 30 Ramey Drive, Collinsville
Event offers hands-on activities, crafts and games for kids of all ages. For more information, call 618-346-5160.
St. Paul Fine Arts Presents Gary Humphrey and Friends
Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
St. Paul UCC, 200 N. Main, Waterloo
Take a journey through the Great American Songbook. For more information, call 618-939-7123.
Car 101 for Teens in Wood River
Monday, 10-11 a.m.
Wood River Library, 326 E. Ferguson Ave.
The Wood River Library teams with Trickey’s Service to give teens a lesson in car basics. For more information, email lindsey@woodriverlibrar
–Metro East Calendar of Events May 16 – May 21–