Metro East region events calendar


 Enjoy wildlife at dusk as Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Brussels hosts a Sunset Hike on April 29. (Photo courtesy

Enjoy wildlife at dusk as Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Brussels hosts a Sunset Hike on April 29. (Photo courtesy



History of the Alton Breweries

Thursday, 7 p.m.

Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd.


Sponsored by the Alton Landmarks Association and Old Bakery Beer Co. For more information, call (6180 570-1973.


An Evening with Loudon Wainwright III

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


For more information, call 618-307-1750.


Trekkin’ Thursday

Thursday, begins at 6:30 p.m.

Begins at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 211 S. 3rd St., Belleville


Three mile walk on the Richland Creek Greenway which connects 6 city parks. Sponsored by the Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club. For more information, call 618-973-3825 or visit


Learn About Ecuador

Thursday, 7 p.m.

Waterloo Annex, 901 Illinois Ave., Waterloo

Program sponsored by the Monroe County Home & Community Education Association. For more information, call (618) 939-6098.


ISP Mortorcycle Safety Summit

Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.

Black Diamond HD Warehouse, Marion, IL


Illinois State Police Motorcycle Safety Summit to update riders on safety. For more information, call (618) 542-1111.


APRIL 29  

Bullets in the Bathtub Mystery Dinner Theater

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton

$45 per person (includes dinner)

Wear your flapper dress or fedora to the event where you may be playing a part. For more information, call( 618) 786-2331.


Sunset Hike

Friday, 7 p.m.

Gilbert Lake Division parking area, Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Brussels.


For more information, call (618) 883-2524.


Blum House Art Show

Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Blum House, Collinsville Memorial Library, 414 W. Main St.


Art show features the works from Collinsville High School. For more information, call (618) 344-1112.


Annual Chamber Auction

Friday, 5:30 – 10 p.m.

Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville

$45 per person (includes dinner)

Chamber of Commerce presents an auction with an 80s theme.  For more information, go to


Pinterest Art Party for Teens

Friday, 6 – 10 p.m. Community Center, 200 W. 3rd St., Alton

Young people get the chance to experiment with new ideas, technology, games and other activities. For more information, visit


APRIL 29 – 30

Maryville Spring Yard Sale

Friday, noon



APRIL 29 – MAY 1

St. Louis Vintage Market Days

Fri., noon – 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Dr., Chesterfield

Fri., $10; Sat. – Sun., $5

Upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market. For more information, visit


“Sound of Music” – Metro-East Lutheran HS

Fri. – Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.

6305 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville


Metro-East Lutheran High School spring musical. For more information, call (618) 920-9687.



Mississippian Culture Explored

Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Metropolis Community Center, W. 10th St., Metropolis


Annual meeting of the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology.. For more information, visit


Mushroom Jamboree

Saturday, starts at 3 p.m.

Piasa Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton


Offering food specials, games and live music by Walt Miller. For more information, call (618) 786-9463.


Feyza Eren at Jacoby Arts Center

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton


Jazz vocalist will perform jazz, R&B, and Latin style music. For more information, call (618) 462-5222.


GRCS Presents I Want to Hold Your Hand

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church, 625 Church Drive, Bethalto


Beatles tribute performed by the Great Rivers Choral Society. For more information, visit


Albion City-Wide Yard Sales

Saturday, all day

Albion, IL

Cast-offs can become treasures. For more information, call (618) 445-2303.


Flying 4 Kids Kite Fly

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon

Joe Glik Park, 710 E. Lake Drive, Edwardsville


First 50 participants receive a free t-shirt. Bring your own kites to fly. For more information, call (618) 692-7538.


New Baden Village-wide Garage Sale


Throughout town

Bargains for everyone. For more information, call (618) 588-3813.


American Music Celebration

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Union United Methodist Church, 745 E. Main St., Belleville

$7 – $10

Belleville Philharmonic Society’s last concert of the season. For more information, (618) 235-5600.


Confluence Crush Roller Derby

Saturday, 5 p.m.

Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt E., Belleville

$10; Girl Scouts $5-8; Military discount tickets $8

For more information, call (618) 233-0052.


Kentucky Derby Mouse Races

Saturday, 6 – 10 p.m.

I.C.S. Gymnasium, 320 S. Main St., Columbia


Annual community fundraiser for the Columbia Rotary Club. For more information, call (618) 281-7181.


Bash for Cash

Saturday, 6 – 11:55 p.m.

Caseyville Community Center, 909 S. Main St.

$100 for two adults (adults only)

All you can eat dinner. The event benefits Kahok Football. For more information, call (618) 531-2070.


Illinois Boots and Saddle Club Horse Show

Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.

3043 Harris Lane, Alton

Horse Show featuring Western pleasure classes, speed events, pole bending and barrel racing. For more information email



Fruhlingsfest at Maeystown

Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Maeystown historic district


Enjoy Springfest, an antique and garden show and food fair with a German flavor.  For more information, call (618) 458-6660 or visit


Salute to Veterans Poker Run

Sunday, registration at 10:30 a.m.

Frieze Harley Davidson, 1560 N. Greenmount Road, O’Fallon

$15 per rider; $25 per couple

Bikes, Jeeps and cars welcome on the ride. Ride benefits Hospice of Southern Illinois. For more information, call (618) 235-1703.


Migration Bird Hike

Sunday, 8 – 9 a.m.

The Nature Institute, 2213 Levis Lane, Godfrey


For more information, call (618) 466-9930.


Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert

Sunday, 3 p.m.

St. Clare Catholic Church, 1411 Cross St., O’Fallon

Concert presents Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” For more information, (618) 304-9094.



Trekkin Tuesday at Our Lady of the Shrine

Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Shrine Motel, 451 S. De Mazenod Drive, Belleville


Walk is on paved streets with some gradual hills. For more information, call (618) 397-1162.


Anderson Hospital Annual Baby Fair

Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville


Anderson Hospital event will feature vendor booths and free gifts. For more information, call (618) 288-5711.


Troy Historical Society Meeting

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

History/Genealogy Room, Tri-Township Public Library, 209 S. Main St.


For more information, call (618) 667-6662.


Pre-K Nature Day at Willoughby Farm

Tuesday, 10 – 11 a.m.

631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville

$3 per child

The farm and nature expert will lead activities. Bring a picnic to enjoy after playtime. For more information, (618) 346-7529.



Learn the Basics of Making Herbal Salves

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.







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