Metro Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Sparta Home Show & Craft Fair will be held this weekend, Feb. 10-12, at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta. (Photo courtesy of Home Show & Craft Fair)

FEB.  9 


Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating for Kids 

Thursday, 6-7 p.m. 

Roxana Library, 200 N. Central Ave. 


Space is limited, so call before going. Call (618)254-6713.


FEB.  10-11 


Friends of the Hayner Library Book Sale 

Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

327 State St., Alton 

Free admittance 

Plenty of freshly stocked recent books and historical/collector volumes in addition to magazines, records, VCR tapes, books on tape and on CDs. $3 Bag Sale both days. For more information, call (618) 462-4396.


FEB.  10-12 


St. Louis Woodworking Show 

Fri. noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Gateway Center, One Gateway Drive, Collinsville 


Master woodworkers are on hand to provide seminars and general information. For more information, visit


FEB. 10-13 


Sparta Home Show & Craft Fair 

Fri. 5-7 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

World Shooting & Recreational Complex, 1 Main Event Lane, Sparta 


The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of vendors as well as the Sparta Community Hospital’s annual Health Fair. For more information, call (618) 295-2700.


FEB.  11 


Say Yes to the Dress Sale 2017  

Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Civic Memorial High School, Bethalto 

Admission is free to shop 

Prom/Homecoming dress sale at Civic Memorial High School that benefits the CMHS After Prom. $10 for first item; $15 for unlimited number of items. Anyone wanting to sell an item, be there at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call (618) 978-6554.


Jane Austen Ball in Elsah 

Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Farley’s Music Hall, 37 Mill St. 

$6; children free 

Guests are welcome to wear period costumes to dance to music by Ragged Robin. Dance instruction will be given by Deborah Hyland. For more information, call (618) 374-2067.


Pre-Valentine Comedy Show Starring Mike Toomey 

Saturday, 8 p.m. 

The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville 

$14; $22 per couple 

Mike Toomey is a regular on WGN in Chicago and has performed around the country with his sharp delivery and quick wit. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


FEB.  12


Bethalto K of C Buffet Style Chicken Dinner 

Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 132 Butcher St. 

Adults $10; children 5-10 $5 

Venue is handicapped accessible and the public is welcome. For more information, call (618) 377-6956.


Sunday Chicken Dinner in Edwardsville 

Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road 

$9; $4 children 

Menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn and salad. Take-outs available. For more information, call (618) 656-5051.


Mads Tolling and the Mads Men 

Sunday, 3-5 p.m. 

Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey 


Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, composer, and two-time Grammy Award Winner. In 2007 he formed a trio which then expanded to a quartet performing smooth jazz internationally. For more information, call (618) 468-3220.


Valentine’s Tea for Two Fundraiser 

Sunday, 1-3 p.m. 

Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer M. Adams Pkwy., Godfrey 

$35 per couple; $20 per person, $10 ages 3-10 

The Great Rivers Choral Society invites families to an afternoon of choral entertainment, lite fare and fellowship. For more information, call (618) 401-1450.


FEB.  14 


Valentine’s Day Stuffed Animal Giveaway 

Tuesday, while the library is open 

Collinsville Memorial Library, 408 W. Main St. 


Kids can check out an item at the main desk and receive a cuddly stuffed animal. Event will also be held at the Fairmont City Libraries. For more information, call (618) 344-1112.


FEB.  15 


Jeopardy at the Library 

Wednesday, 6 p.m. 

Collinsville Library, 408 W. Main St. 


Trivia for adults and teens hosted by staff member Jed. For more information, call (618) 344-111