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The 14th annual St. Louis Scottish Games will be held at Spirit Airpark West Drive, Chesterfield, Mo., on Sept. 23-24. (Photo courtesy of St. Louis Scottish Games)

The 14th annual St. Louis Scottish Games will be held at Spirit Airpark West Drive, Chesterfield, Mo., on Sept. 23-24. (Photo courtesy of St. Louis Scottish Games)

SEPT. 23


Free Movie in the Park

Friday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Laderman Park, 1105 Mascoutah Ave., Belleville


Showing ”Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.” Bring your own seating. For more information, call (618) 233-1416.


Plainsong Performs at Wildey

Friday, 8 p.m.

Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


British Folk Rock team of Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts perform. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


SEPT.  23-24


Apple Butter Demonstration and Festival

Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

Rock Mill, Maeystown

Members of the Maeystown Preservation Society will demonstrate various apple peeling and stirring methods in the restored 1859 rock mill. For more information, call (618) 458-6660.


St. Louis Scottish Games

Fri. 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 a.m.- evening

Spirit Airpark West Drive, Chesterfield, Mo.

$10 on Fri.; $15 on Sat.; 2-day pass $20

14th annual event features typical Scottish heavy athletics such as caber toss as well as Scottish and Celtic music and food. For more information, call (314) 821-1286.


SEPT.  23-25


Edwardsville Art Fair

Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Edwardsville City Park, 101 S. Buchanan St.


Outdoor event for 100 artists who will display their wares. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside the Edwardsville High School gymnasium. For more information, visit


SEPT. 24


Meet the Author Brian Deason

Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Collinsville Library, 408 W. Main St.


Author Brian Deason who hails from the Metro area will be on hand for a meet-and-greet. His book is “Adventure.” For more information, call (618) 344-1112.


Associated Bank’s Alton Fun Fair

Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

104 Homer Adams, Alton


Local area businesses and vendors will be offering their goods and services. All proceeds will go to the Alton Police Dept. K9 Unit. For more information, call (918) 465-4422.


Lewis & Clark Frontier Dog Walk

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, 1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford


Take your walk on a 2-mile stroll. A guest will speak at the Interpretive Center’s theater at 1 p.m. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.


Glen Carbon and Boy Scout E-Waste Drives

Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon

5257 N. St. Rt. 157, Edwardsville

Anything metal and almost anything with a cord will be accepted. CRT, Projection and Console TVs will be accepted with a fee of $5-$35 depending on size. For more information, visit


Wing-Ding Challenge and Bags Competition

Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

VFW, 123 W. Market St., Troy

Free admission

Wing judging is at 4 p.m. and wings for sale after. Enter bags competition for $5. Bring your own seating. For more information, call (618) 667-8387.


Introduction to Belly Dancing

Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m.

Be Well Center, 221 E. Center, Alton


Enjoy aerobic exercise and learn about the rhythms of the Arabian Nights. For more information, call (618) 462-3900.


Grace’s Gift Go Gold Birthday Shabang

Saturday, 7-9 p.m.

Riverbender Community Center, 200 W. 3rd St., Alton


Event celebrates the life of Grace Skeif and honors families struggling with childhood cancer or who have lost a child to cancer. Included are live music, inflatables, arts and crafts, and a monitored playroom for children under six. For more information,


Edison’s Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, 5-8 p.m.

2477 S. State Route 157 in Edwardsville

Free admission

Come check out the cool classic cars. Edison’s restaurant will be open serving the “Piston Pusher Special” for $6.95. It includes bacon cheeseburger, fries and soft drink. For more information, call (618) 307-9020.


Danita Sings Ella at JAC

Saturday, 7-9 p.m.

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton


Danita Mumphard will fill the gallery with the soulful vocals of Ella Fitzgerald. For more information, call (618) 462-5222.


Autism Rocks

Saturday, 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

300 State St., Alton

$10 cover; must be 21 or over

Three floors of music, door prizes, raffles, and free pizza. All profits go to aid in autism research. For more information,


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 Hairpin Dr.

Fee to participate

Two-mile route. For more information, call (314) 801-8053.


Rat Rod & Raw Bike Buildoff

Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Hawg Pit BBQ Barn, 821 W. Main St., Grafton


Rat Rod builders from across the U.S. as well as Canada have put together their ‘baddest’ Rat Rod to display at the event which includes music, food and drinks. For more information, call (618) 786-7675.


An Evening with Roger McGuinn

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Legendary co-founder of Folk-Rock band The Byrds will perform with song and storytelling. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


SEPT.  25


22nd Annual Airport Open House & Fly In

Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Louis Regional Airport, 8 Terminal Drive, East Alton


Take a close look at warbirds, antique aircraft and automobiles. Free flights for kids 8-17 sponsored by Young Eagles EAA Chapter 864. For more information, call (618) 259-2531.


Columbia FestiFall

Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Metter Park in Columbia


Stroll the promenade to find unique merchandise and food including German pancakes. Free kids’ zone. Music provided by “Smash Band.” For more information, call (618) 281-7144 ext. 134.


Equinox Observance

Sunday, 6:35 a.m.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 130 Ramey St., Collinsville


Observe the fall equinox sunrise and learn of the discovery, form and function of an ancient post circle called Woodhenge that was used as a solar calendar by the Cahokians. No ceremony or ritual is presented. For more information, call (618) 346-5160.


Rockin’ on the Rivers Concert: The Owlz

Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, Hartford


Bring your own seating to the concert in the outdoor amphitheater. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.


German Beer Garden in Grafton

Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton

Bring your own seating to enjoy the music of Joe Polach and the St. Louis Express Band. Beer and bratwurst available for purchase. For more information, call (618) 786-2331.


SEPT. 27


Lego Club at the Library

Tuesday, 4-5 p.m.

Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St.


Kids should bring their imagination and the library will supply the Legos. For more information, visit



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