Author Judy McGill Reading
Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
Roxana Library, 200 N. Central Ave.
Judy McGill will read from her book, Then God Said to Me: “I Have Him.” For more information, call (618) 254-6713.
Alton K of C Lenten Fish Dinner
Friday, 4:30-7 p.m.
Alton Knights of Columbus, 405 E. 4th St.
$10 adults; $5 children 6-12.
The KofC will be offering the fish dinners every Friday of Lent. For more information, call (618) 465-6913.
Holy Cross Lenten Fish Fry
Friday, 4:30-7 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 460 Church St., Livingston
$10; children $5
Dinners include fish and two sides from a selection of potato salad, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and baked beans. Dessert included. For more information, call (618) 637-2146.
Dueling Pianos at the Wildey
Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday 8 p.m.
Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville
The Winter Concert Series concludes with music, comedy and a sing-along. Sunday’s event costs $10. The event is sponsored by the Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Dept. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.
Accelerate Fashion and Trunk Show
Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
Gateway Classic Cars, 1237 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon
Nationally recognized designers from New York, Los Angeles and 13 local design houses modeling their newest spring lines. Local boutiques, food and liquor vendors included. For more information, call (618) 589-9930.
Glo Bingo Benefits Metro East Humane Society
Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
1234 Vandalia St., Collinsville
$25 (18 and older only)
Bingo on the grand scale to benefit the Metro East Humane Society shelter animals. For more information, call (618) 656-4405.
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
Fireman’s Hall, 9510 Collinsville Road, Collinsville
Presented by the C.H.S. Choir Parents Association. For more information, call (618) 346-6320.
Teens Make an Emoticon
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Collinsville Memorial Library, 408 W. Main St.
Teen Tech Craft will feature Emoticon Beads. For more information, call (618) 344-1112.
Gardening in Small Spaces
Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
Sand Bank School, 11832 Bluff Road, Columbia
LightSpring Enrichment Center hosts a workshop by Gabe Keeven on how to design and build a garden with a small footprint. Attend both the design workshop and the Healthy Tree Session for $25. For more information, visit facebook.com/LightSpringEC/.
Emmanuel Youth Group Chicken Dinner
Sunday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Edwardsville Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road
$9; $4 for children
All you can eat chicken dinner includes chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn and salad. For more information, call (616) 656-5051.
Black and Blues Anniversary Festival
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
The Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton
Over 20 local breweries participate in bringing their best for the annual event. For more information, call (618) 463-1470.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Marine Lions Hall, 406 E. Division St., Marine
Marine Lions and Library are hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast. For more information, call (618) 887-4832.
SIUE Art and Design Gallery Art Auction
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences, Edwardsville
$7; free for students, FOA members and donating artists
Doors open at 6 p.m. and auction begins at 7 p.m. Food and cash bar available. For more information, (618) 650-3073.