Metro East Calendar of Events Nov. 7 – Nov. 14

Communities throughout the region will be marking Veterans’ Day on Nov. 11. (Photo courtesy of Lewis & Clark Towers)

NOV.  8

Collinsville Community Awards Night
Thur. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive

The City of Collinsville and the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce will present awards for community service. For more information, call 618-344-2884.

Waterloo Veterans’ Day
Thur. 6:30-8 p.m.
Waterloo High School, 505 E. Bulldog

For more information, call 618-939-8600.

NOV.  10

Woodcarvers Show
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville

See some of the best carvers from around the country at the 44th Midwestern Woodcarvers Show. Event includes woodcarving competition, demonstrations, vendors and tool sharpening. For more information, call 618-235-0666.

Diabetes Fair
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-noon
Beeby Wing lobby, Alton Memorial Hospital, 1 Memorial Drive, Alton

Free health screenings, speakers, and boxed meal. For more information, call 800-392-0936.

Amare Fall Fundraiser to Fight Drug Addiction
Sat. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Greater Alton Church, 506 E. Airline Drive, East Alton

There are two competition events: Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Lip Sync Battle, noon-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 618-259-5010.

WWI: Battles of the AEF at Jefferson Barracks
Sat. 11 .m.-1 p.m.
345 North Road, St. Louis

Take a look at battles spanning from Cantigny to the Meuse Argonne. For more information, call 314-615-8800.

Give Dance a Chance
Sat. 7 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 N. Broadway, Alton

The concert is an effort to develop an audience for concert dance and to provide area dancers with performance opportunities that do not involve competition. For more information, call 618-462-5222.

Art & Craft Fair
Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Edwardsville High School, 6161 Center Grove Road

The Tiger Band Art & Craft Fair is an annual arts and craft fair with handcrafted items from over 200 vendors sponsored by the Edwardsville Band Boosters. All proceeds from this show benefit the Edwardsville High School band program. For more information, visit

Antique Brewery, Bottle & Jar Show
Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt, Belleville

Mega event for all bottle collectors. For more information, call 618-346-2634.

Troy Fall Quilt & Art Show
Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friedens United Church of Christ, 207 E. Center St., Troy

Show includes many kinds of quilts, art work in several media, as well as a bake sale, holiday market and many vendors. For more information, call 618-830-6628.

Toast of Marissa Wine Tasting
Sat. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Main Street in Marissa
Free admission

Products of five Southern Illinois wineries will offer tastings of the season’s finest. For more information, call 866-326-4256.

Open House at Garden Place
Sat. 1-3 p.m.
480 DD Road, Columbia

Free face painting and balloon artist for kids. Tours, food and door prizes. One person will win an iPad mini. For more information, call 618-971-7706.

NOV.  11

Veterans Day Ceremony
Sun. 11 a.m.
Public Square, Belleville

The guest speaker will be Major General Stephen Farmen. Event features patriotic music, bagpiper, bugler, and honor guard. For more information, call 618-233-6518, ext. 1245.

Veterans Day Celebration
Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive,
Free for veterans and active military

All military veterans and active military will receive free Tower tours all day in honor of Veteran’s Day. For more information, visit

Veterans’ Day Parade
Sun. 2 p.m.
O’Fallon Community Park to O’Fallon VFW Post 805

The parade on Sunday will precede the Veteran’s Day Program that will be held on Monday. Bring your own seating to the program. For more information, call 618-624-4500, ext. 8760.

Alton Concert: Guy Penrod
Sun. 3-5 p.m.
Hathaway Cultural Center, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey

Event features gospel music vocalist who is the lead vocalist with the Gaither Vocal Band. For more information, call 618-468-4222.

NOV. 12

Collinsville Veterans Day Parade & Ceremonies
Mon. 10:30 a.m.-noon
Proceeding from Woodland Park south to the American Legion

The American Legion will conduct a ceremony immediately following the parade. For more information, call 618-344-2884.

Kaskaskia Trail Mystery Dinner Theater & Show
Mon. 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Turner Hall, 211 E. Cherry St., Columbia
$15; children 12 & under $7

A murder mystery, “Who Killed the Director?” will also feature barbershop music. Cabaret style seating. For more information, call 618-340-8799.

NOV. 14

Clam Chowder & Brass Stew
Wed. noon-1 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music of the Bi-State Brass Quintet. The event will be at the Ringhausen Music Building. For more information, call 618-468-7000.



–Metro East Calendar of Events Nov. 7 – Nov. 14–