Metro Events

Chronicle Media Staff


The annual Lenten season fish fries  hosted by local churches and Knights of Columbus orders return throughout the region this week. (Photo courtesy of Knights of Columbus)



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.


MARCH 10-11 


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.


Glo Bingo 

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




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.


Pancake-Sausage Breakfast 

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.