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.
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
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.
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 thewoodworkingshows.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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