Twilight Thursday at the Tower
Thursday, Open 7 – 9 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford
$5 per person
Catch the best view of the sunset by visiting the Tower. Check to see when sunset occurs. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.
MAY 27 – JUNE 5
Nina & Pinta Replica Tours
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Loading Dock Bar & Grill, 401 Front St., Grafton
Adults $8; seniors $7; ages 5-16 $6
The Nina and Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will be open to the public for self-guided tours through June 5. For more information, visit thenina.com or call The Loading Dock at (618) 786-3494.
Nature Hike at Cahokia
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Interpreter’s Center, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St., Collinsville
Guides will lead hikers through the fields, marshes and woods of Cahokia Mounds with an archaeologist and a naturalist. For more information, call (618) 346-5160.
Angry Birds Celebration
Collinsville Memorial Library Center, 408 W. Main St.
Free, registration required
Children ages 6 – 12 will enjoy playing a life-sized version of “Angry Birds,” making some bird-themed crafts, and watching “Angry Birds” cartoons. Register by calling (618) 344-1112.
Saddle Club Horse Show
Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.
Illinois Boots and Saddle Club, 3043 Harris Lane, Alton
Horse show will include western pleasure classes and speed events. For more information, visit theillinoisbootsandsaddleclubinc.com.
Grafton Harbor Celebration
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St.
Event includes Boat Part Swap Meet in the parking lot, followed by Blessing of the Boats and Marina. Pirate’s Love Potion Sunset Cruise begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (618) 786-7678.
Ste. Marie Village-Wide Garage Sale
Ste. Marie, Ill.
Nearly everyone in the village participates in this annual event. Maps available at all sales. For more information, call (618) 455-3173.
Memorial Day Festival
Saturday – Monday
Eckert’s Farm, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville
Enjoy outdoor festival foods and live entertainment. Free wagon rides, kids’ activities, petting farm and inflatables. For more information, call (618) 233-0513.
‘Sofa Kings’ Perform at Metter Park
Sunday, all day
206 E. Legion, Columbia
Outdoor concert featuring music and fun by the Sofa Kings (an acoustic mix of blues, country and rock sounds). Food and beverages available for purchase. For more information, call (618) 281-7144, Ext. 134.
Great Pizza Bike Ride
Monday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Begins at Millstadt Village Park
$16 for non-members at the event
Ride along the Mississippi River bluffs and through the Illinois countryside. Enjoy fresh pizza afterwards in the town park. For more information, visit trailnet.redpodium.com/great-pizza-bike-ride.
Lego Club at the Library
Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St.
Youths aged 5 – 12 will enjoy using the library’s Lego blocks to make things from their imagination. For more information, visit edwardsvillelibrary.org.
Courthouse Band Concert
100 S. Main St., Waterloo
Bring a lawn chair to enjoy live music every Tuesday night during the summer. For more information, call (618) 939-8600.
Wildey Theater’s $2 Movie
Tuesday, May 31
Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville
The feature for this date is the movie ‘Animal House.’ For more information, call (618) 307-2053.
Glen Carbon Trekkin’ Tuesday
Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.
Casey’s, 70 S. Main St.
5K and 10K options. Pets are welcome as long as you pick up after your pet. For more information, call (618) 416-5533.
St. Louis History Club Studies Area Architecture
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Blum House, 414 W. Main St., Collinsville
The new monthly St. Louis history club will learn about St. Louis Architecture at this meeting. For more information, visit www.collinsvillelibrary.org.
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