Metro East region events

Gateway Center in Collinsville will host the Spring Home Show on Jan. 21 and 22. Free admission and parking. (Photo courtesy of Collinsville Chamber of Commerce)

JAN. 19-28


Children’s Voices, Children’s Eyes

Thursday, 1-5 p.m.

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton


The vitality of high color, dynamic line and form, personal and art referential content created by Parker Road Elementary (Ferguson/Florissant School District) will be on display. For more information, call (618) 462-5222.


JAN. 19-FEB.  23


SWIC Faculty Art Exhibit

Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville


Included in the show will be ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography and digital imaging. For more information, call (618) 222-5278.


JAN.  20


Classic Movie Friday: Arsenic and Old Lace

Friday, noon-2 p.m.

Roxana Library, 200 N. Central Ave.


Cary Grant stars in the classic comedy. For more information, call (618) 254-6713.


Winter Concert Series: Father, Son & Friends

Friday 7-11 p.m.

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Traditional Celtic-Americana folk band with Scots-Irish roots. The pre-show tasting plus the show tickets are $14. Sponsored by the Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


JAN.  21


Cub Scout Eagle Day

Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon

National Great Rivers Museum, #2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton


Scouts will meet a live American Bald Eagle and learn about their amazing comeback story. They will get close enough to get a picture with the eagle. Then they will head outside to view wild eagles atop the Melvin Price Locks and Dam through viewing scopes and end the tour with hot chocolate. For more information, call (618) 462-6979.


The Rich Guzzi Hypnosis Show

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to get hypnotized on stage and be amazed at what happens next as he give them outrageous suggestions. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


Ice Carving at Lewis & Clark Tower

Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford


Watch an expert create an eagle ice sculpture. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.


Star Wars Party at the Library

Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

Collinsville Memorial Library, 508 W. Main St.


All ages welcome to join the party and see a special screening of “Star Wars: A New Hope”. For more information, call (618) 344-1112.


Mouse Races

Saturday, 6-10 p.m.

Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia St.


Adults only are invited to participate in the event. Sponsor one mouse for $100, a race for $250 and an event for $500. For more information, call (618) 344-2884.


JAN.  21-22


Spring Home Show at Gateway

Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive,  Collinsville

Free admission and parking

The Home Show offers everything for, in and around your home. For more information, visit


JAN.   22


Where Was God at Auschwitz?

Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Guild Ctr., National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

442 S. De Mazenod Drive, Belleville


The program will include presentations on the theological and historical implications of the Holocaust from the perspectives of Rori Picker Neiss, an Orthodox scholar and religious leader, and Mark Etling, a theology instructor at Saint Louis University.

For more information, call (618) 394-6270.


JAN.   23-24


Book Binding Class

Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Willoughby Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville


Learn the basics of book binding while making a useful journal. All materials and tools are provided. Register by calling (618) 346-7529.


JAN.   24


Parish Nurse Available for Consultations

Tuesday, 9-11:30 a.m.

Episcopal Parish of Alton, 10 E. Third St.


Parish nurse will take blood pressure readings and be available for consultation. For more information, call (618) 400-0000.





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