Metro East Calendar of Events May 9 – May 16

The Old Town Market returns to Downtown Belleville on Saturday, May 5. (Photo courtesy of Old Town Market)

MAY 11

Free Ice Cream at Riverbender
Friday, 6-10 p.m.
Community Center, 200 W. Third St., Alton
$5 member; $10 non-member

Shivers Frozen Custard of Godfrey will supply ice cream sandwiches on Friday evening. For more information, call 618-465-9850.

Mother Son Superhero Ball
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive,  Collinsville
Resident mom $28, resident son $25

Hosted by CARD, the event will include games, music, food and a chance to wear your superhero or evening attire. For more information, call 618-346-7529.

MAY 11-16

Alton Little Theater Presents ‘Camelot’
Fri.-Sat., Tue.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
2450 N. Henry St.
$17; students $10

Haunting tale of idealism, love, honor and chivalry. For more information, call 618-462-6562.

MAY 12

School House Rockin’ Half Marathon
Saturday, 5:30-6:30 a.m. registration
CMT YMCA, 1 Town Center Drive, Maryville

Collinsville Maryville Troy YMCA is hosting the race that is held on roadways and MCT bike trails. Race will close at 11 a.m. For more information, call 618-346-5600.

Watershed Nature Center Restoration Day
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville

Volunteers help remove invasive species, establish native biodiversity, tend to wooden structures, and maintain the trails. For more information, call 618-692-7578.

Make Schon Park Shine
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Schon Park, Main St., Glen Carbon

Partners for Pets hosts an event for locals that will include bounce houses, custard treats, iguana booth, face painting, crafts and freebies. For more information, call 618-540-7387.

Granite City Free Dance
Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave.

Put on your dancing shoes or just enjoy listening to the concert. For more information, call 618-877-0513.

Daryl Wayne Dasher Performs at JAC
Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 N. Broadway, Alton

Dasher offers “An Acoustic Evening Tour.” For more information, call 618-462-5222.

Old Town Market
Saturday, 7:30-noon
Downtown Belleville

Vendors provide produce, meats, preserves, soaps, and art. For more information, call 618-233-2015.

CARD’s Spring Festival
Saturday, noon-6 p.m.
Woodland Park, Pine Lake Road, Collinsville

Learn about the programs offered by the Collinsville Recreation Dept. Event includes fishing, face painting, petting zoo, and live music. For more information, call 618-346-7529.

Illinois Trekkers Walk in Highland
Saturday, 8:30-1 p.m.
Plaza Square in Highland

The Lebanon Cedar Cruisers invite walkers to walk Highland, one of the oldest Swiss settlements in the United States. For more information, 618-588-4097.

MAY 12-13

Lewis & Clark: Point of Departure
Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford

Lewis & Clark re-enactors will demonstrate blacksmithing, candle making, broom making, coopering, cooking, weaving and carving. For more information, call 618-251-5811.

MAY 14

‘Oklahoma!’ Auditions in Highland
Monday, 6 p.m.
Highland Elementary, 1800 Lindenthal Ave.

Bring a Broadway-style piece to sing and be prepared to learn a short dance routine. Accompanist will be provided. For more information or to sign up for a slot, visit

Band of Mid-America Chamber Recital
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon

The Air Force Band of Mid-America will present a free concert. For tickets, call 618-537-6863.

MAY 16

Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.
Corner of Landmarks and Henry, Alton

Fresh local produce, crafts, baked goods. For more information, call 618-463-1016.


–Metro East Calendar of Events May 9 – May 16–