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Chronicle Media Staff

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with programs at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower on Hartford. (Photo courtesy of Lewis & Clark Tower)



Garry Tallent on the E Street Band

Friday, 8 p.m.

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Enjoy a night of upbeat Americana and rockabilly music. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


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Alton Middle School Theater presents “Cats”

Friday, 7 p.m.

Cliff Davenport Auditorium, 2200 College Ave.

For more information, call (314) 667-9410.




Super Saturday Landlord Training

Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

East Room, Center for Independent Living Offices, 2735 E. Broadway, Alton


Training will cover topics of vital interest to landlords. For more information, call (618) 520-8999 or visit


March for Babies

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

Edwardsville Township Park, 6314 Center Grove Road

The March of Dimes sponsors the 3-mile walk to promote the health of babies. For more information, visit


Author Speaks at Wood River Public Library

Saturday, 3-5 p.m.

326 E. Ferguson Ave.


Authors Julie Dubray and June Herman will sign copies of their books, “Goodnight, St. Louis” ($20), and “A Goodnight St. Louis Coloring Book” ($15). For more information, call (618) 254-4832.


Spaghetti Supper and Quilt Raffle

Saturday, 4-7 p.m.

Elm Street Presbyterian Church, 101 W. Elm St., Alton

$7.50; children 4-12, $4.

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, drink, bread and dessert. For more information, call (618) 466-5421.


Riverside Brews & Bites

Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

Liberty Bank Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive., Alton


Kick off the week-long Craft Beer Week by sampling beers and beer-infused food from businesses all around Alton. Live music by “Royal Vessels,” “The Langaleers,” ”Hope and Therapy,” and “Polyshades.” For more information, call (800) 258-6645.


Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive,  Hartford

$6; children 12 and under $4

Join local Girl and Boy Scouts to celebrate Earth Day by making homemade bird feeders. Treehouse Wildlife Center will also be on hand with resident animals. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.


ASO: In Harmony with Nature

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road,  Godfrey

$10; children through 12th grade and students, faculty and staff of L&C $5

Alton Symphony Orchestra will perform music that connected composers to nature, including Haydn’s “The Creation.” For more information, call (618) 792-4002.


Belleville Ale Fest

Saturday, 4-8 p.m.

4204 Main St. Brewery Company, 4300 W. Main St.

$25; designated driver ticket $10

Enjoy a variety of samplings of craft beers, music and food in an outdoor setting. For more information, visit


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St. Louis Antique Festival

Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Belleville

$6, free parking

The St. Louis Antique Festival regularly features 90 top quality antique dealers from 32 states displaying and selling items from furniture to dolls. For more information, call (608) 346-0975.




Mushroom Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge

Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton

The great morel hunt will begin at 1 p.m. (weather and morel permitting.) For more information, call (618) 786-2331.


Metro East Community Chorale Spring Concert

Sunday, 3 p.m.

Winstanley Baptist Church, 9471 West Highway 161, Fairview Heights


The Chorale performs a varied repertoire, from classical, spiritual, sacred and folk songs to contemporary, light jazz, patriotic, and show tunes. For more information, (618) 397-2010.




Migration Bird Hike at TNI

Monday, 8-9 a.m.

The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey


Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars, camera, journal and water to witness migrating birds in the sanctuary. For more information, call (618) 466-9930.