Metro East events

Learn about African improv quilting techniques at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton
on Saturday, Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of Jacoby Arts Center)

JAN. 6-8


Ice Skating at the Loading Dock

Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. noon-10 p.m.; Sun. noon-8 p.m.

401 East Front St., Grafton

All-day skate pass $10.50; skate rental $5

Enjoy indoor skating on perfect ice. For more information, visit


JAN.  6


Connecting to Our Root Chakra

Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Be Well Now, 221 E. Center Drive, Alton


Learn about the benefits of yoga. For more information, call (618) 462-3900.


JAN.  7


Making Maple Syrup at Willoughby Farm

Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville


Register to attend the program on making maple syrup. To register, call (618) 346-7529.


Wildlife Photography Workshop: Eagles and Swans

Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo.


Beginning and intermediate disc camera photographers will learn how to get better pictures of wildlife. For more information, call (636) 899-0090.


Alton-Audubon Eagle Ice Festival

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

Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St.


Artists will be sculpting on the streets of Alton. (618) 465-6676.


Live Bald Eagles at TreeHouse Wildlife Center

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

23956 Green Acres Road, Dow

Free; donations appreciated

Come see a live bald eagle face to face. For more information, call (618) 466-2990.


Improv Quilting at Jacoby Arts Center

Saturday, 2-4:00 p.m.

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton

(618) 462-5222

The program is an interactive discussion of African American Traditional Improvisational Design and Composition with textile artists Angee Turner and Sun Smith-Foret. For more information, call (618) 462-5222.


Live Christmas Tree Recycling in Columbia

Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon

Drop-off at Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park, 1200 Evergreen


Properly dispose of your live (now dead) Christmas tree. For more information, call (618) 281-7144, Ext. 104.


JAN.  9


EMS Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Classes

Monday, 6-9:15 p.m.

Alton Memorial EMS Satellite, 161 N. Bellwood Drive, East Alton


Learn the proper way to help someone going through a health crisis. For more information, call (618) 258-9930.


JAN. 9-10


Mental Health First Aid Responder Training

Monday & Tuesday, 5-9 p.m.

Centerstone, 2615 Edwards St., Alton


The 8-hour training will teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. For more information, (618) 462-2331.




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