Monroe County Farmer’s Market
Thursday, 3-6 p.m.
Schnucks Parking Lot, 1000 Columbia Centre Dr., Columbia
Shop local for plants, produce, baked goods, crafts and knife sharpening. For more information, call (618) 792-3596.
Lewis and Clark Handweavers Guild Meeting
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Macoupin County Historical Society, 920 Breckenridge, Carlinville
Embroidered and decorative stitches as well as sewn on elements will be used to add detail and interest to your handwoven and other fiber projects. For more information, call (217) 854-2850.
Celebrate the Transformed St. Louis Riverfront
Thursday, 5-8:45 p.m.
50 Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
Event features the largest-ever community picnic, complete with a 2,016-foot-long picnic table. Attendees are invited to either bring their own picnic meal or purchase dinner from food trucks and other vendors. The event ends with a brief fireworks display. For more information, visit CityArchRiver.org/riverfront.
Shriners Circus Parade
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
One of Southern Illinois’ largest parades features floats, marching bands, local dignitaries and patrols of Shriners driving mini-cars and motorcycles. For more information, call (618) 874-1870.
Bike Ramble in Wood River
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Round House, 633 N. Wood River Ave.
$3 per person
Family night bike ride begins and ends at the Round House. For more information, call (618) 251-3130.
Brew & Cue in Belleville
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.
300 E. Main Street
Family friendly event featuring beer tastings on Friday night, and on Saturday a BBQ challenge and craft beer event. For more information, visit bellevillemainstreet.net.
International Horseradish Festival
Friday-Sunday, opens Friday at 5
Woodland Park, 2 Pine Lake Rd., Collinsville
Live music, food booths; root toss, golf, & sacking contests; craft fair, Bloody Mary contest, Little Miss Horseradish Pageant, horseradish recipe contest, children’s area, and the annual Horseradish Root Derby. For more information, call (618) 344-2884.
Jakey in June
St. Jacob Activity Center, 108 N. Douglas St.
Professional BBQ teams will be competing for cash and trophies and selling their products to the public. For more information, call (618) 644-03377.
Belleville’s Museum Open House
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
701 E. Washington St., Belleville
Free, but donations appreciated
Four museums are open to provide historical demonstrations, presentations and activities for the whole family. A Kids-Q BBQ Cook-Off will be held on Saturday at 4:30. For more information, call (618) 234-0600.
Raptor Awareness Day
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St., Collinsville
Learn about native birds of prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary. For more information, call (618) 346-5160.
Fishing Derby at Maryville
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Pavilion No. 1, Drost Park, No. 8 Schiber Court
Youngster 14 years or under may participate in this 16th annual fish-and-release event. Refreshments will be provided by Midwest Members Credit Union. For more information, visit vil.maryville.il.us.
Bluegrass Gospel Program
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Dr., Bethalto
Suggested donation of $7 per person
“Barry Jones and Family” will entertain. For more information, call (618) 616-2815.
Plein Air Paint-out in Maeystown
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Begins at Preservation Society Mill and Museum
Artists of all kinds are invited to come paint/draw in and around the historic village. They are free to sell their works between 3-4 p.m.at the mill. For more information or to register, email email@example.com.
Public Antique Auction
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Ahrens & Niemeier Auction Service, 8460 Hilltop Dr., Troy
A wide variety of antiques will be auctioned off. For more information, call (618) 459-3445 or visit a-nauctions.com.
Paws at the Plate Softball Tournament
Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gordy Mac Fields, 401 Edwardsville Rd., Troy
Entry fee is $200 per team
Each team must have at least 9 players and at least 5 female players. $100 cash prize.
Movies in the Park: “Inside Out”
Saturday, 8:15-10 p.m.
Edwardsville City Park, 101 S. Buchanan
The movie will be shown at the Bandstand next to the public library at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. For more information, visit cityofedwardsville.com.
Tour De Cure Bike Ride
Saturday, begins at 6 a.m.
Liberty Bank of Alton, 1 Riverfront Dr.
$15 registration fee
Join over 1,000 cyclists in the fight to stop diabetes, at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater. Choose to ride 10, 30, 50, 62 or 100 miles on routes that will take you through rural Illinois with various terrains, from flat to moderate rolling hills. For more information, call (800) 258-6645.
Adult Excavation Day
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center for American Archeology, 100 Broadway St., Kempsville
$50 per person
One-day archaeological experience for adults (18-plus). Tuition includes instruction and supplies. Field gear provided. Meals are not included. For more information, call (618) 653-4316.
Miles Davis Jazz Festival
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton
Enjoy an evening of jazz celebrating the music and life Miles Davis. There will be entertainment by Fred Walker, Dilbert Caldwell Band, Me and Bob, and Phil Dunlap Nonet. The event benefits the Alton Museum of History and Art. For more information, call (618) 462-2763.
City Wide Yard Sale in Lebanon
More than 50 yard/garage sales throughout the area. Maps available. For more information, call (618) 537-8420.
Laker’s Car Club Cruise
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
More than 100 classic cars and trucks will be on display. Music of the 50s and 60s provide entertainment. Sponsored by Wilken Insurance Agency. For more information, call (618) 537-8420.
Waterloo City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Maps of all locations are available on Great Ladies of Waterloo’s website (waterlooglow.com) and at the Waterloo City Hall. For more information, call (618) 939-8600.
Visit the Era of Trappers and Soldiers
Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fort de Chartres, near Prairie du Rocher
Free (Parking $5 per car)
Visitors will be transported back to the 1700s at the Rendezvous which is the largest gathering of its kind in the Midwest. Included will be demonstrations, period food and crafts. For more information, call (618) 284-7230.
Ainad Shriners Circus
Saturday, 2-7:30 p.m.
Belle Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville
$15 adults; $10 child
For more information, call (618) 874-1870.
Doll, Bear, Toy, Miniature and Doll House Show
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Belle Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville
Event includes door prizes, doll stringing on site and special doll programs. For more information, call (618) 233-0940.
Bark in the Park, a Canine Carnival
Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey
The event raises money for the 5As Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter. For more information, visit fiveas.org.
Artists by the River
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Dr., Hartford
See the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers through the eyes of area artists. There will be a reception honoring Sculptor Sue Lowry who is donating her copper sculpture. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.
Waterloo Car Show Benefits Youth
Sunday, registration at 8 a.m.
Monroe County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St.
Waterloo Optimist Club sponsors the car show to benefit youth activities. $20 registration fee for contest; $5 to display only. For more information, call (618) 410-2431.
Garden Walk at Willoughby
Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.
Willoughby Farm Gardens, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville
Guided walk with the University of Illinois Master Gardeners. For more information, call (618) 346-7529.
Herbal Eye Health: a Discussion
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Blum House, 414 W. Main St., Collinsville
Hands-on class taught by Community Herbalist Kristine Brown. For more information, call (618) 344-1112, Ext. 202.
— Metro East events calendar —