Metro East region events calendar

Curtain's Up Theater Company at SIUE will present “School House Rock, Live!” May 6-8. (Photo courtesy Curtain’s Up Theater)

Curtain’s Up Theater Company at SIUE will present “School House Rock, Live!” May 6-8. (Photo courtesy Curtain’s Up Theater)


Open Play at Community Center

Friday, 6 – 10 p.m.

200 W. 3rd St., Alton

$5 for members; $10 for non-members; family $15

The Center’s focus and number one goal is to provide youth the chance to be themselves while experimenting with new ideas, new technology.. For more information, visit


Union United Methodist Church Car Cruise

Friday, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

721 E. Main St., Belleville


Aaron Kamm and the ‘One Drops’

Friday, 8 p.m.

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Aaron Kamm and the ‘One Drops’ merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River blues, Improv-laced jams, and Soulful Vocals. For more information, call (618) 307-2053.


MAY 6 – 8

School House Rock, Live!

Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.

Dunham Hall, SIUe, Edwardsville


Curtain’s Up Theater Company will delight in this sure-fire entertainment that’s simply good, clean – and educational – fun. For more information, call (888) 328-5168.



Fort De Chartres Kid’s Day

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fort De Chartres State Historic Site, Prairie du Rocher

Free, donations appreciated

Kids get to participate in historical activities throughout the day. For more information, call (618) 284-7230.


Plant Sale

Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon

244 Lakeview Acres Drive, Collinsville

Lakeview Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale offers large selection of plants and baked goods. For more information, call (618) 530-3051.


Alan Jackson Tribute

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Tim Campbell and his Chattahoochee band pay tribute to this great artist. For more information, visit


American Lung Association’s Alphabet Walk

Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon

Concession Stand, Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey

Free registration

16th annual fund-raiser. For more information, call (800) 788-5864.


May Market at Lebanon


West St. Louis Street, Lebanon


The streets will be filled with plants, antiques, architectural and gardening items, artisans, food,  and live music. For more information, call (618) 537-8420.


Spring Farm Day

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville

$2 per person; $10 per family; kids under 5 free

Event will include crafts vendors, hayrides, music and games. For more information, call (618) 346-7529.


Wildflower and Plant Walk

Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon

Pavilion, McCully Heritage Project, Crawford Creek Road off 100, Kampsville


First of the season’s monthly walks to see native prairie plants. For more information, call (618) 653-4687.


Vintage Baseball Game

Saturday, 10 a.m.

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


Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Features the Alton Baseball Club.  For more information call (618) 251-5811.


May Music & Market Festival

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monroe County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo


Annual festival includes live music performed at the bandstand all day along with craft, artisan and vendor booths. For more information, call (618) 939-5300.


MAY 7 – 8

Musical “Ocean Commotion”

Sat. and Sun, 6:30 p.m.

Brown Street Baptist Church, 3125 Brown St., Alton


All ages will enjoy the music, humor, and overall message of Ron Hamilton’s musical ‘Ocean Commotion.’ For more information, call (618) 465-8588.


MAY  8 

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Adults $28.95; ages 4-11 $10.95; under 3 free

For more information or for reservations, call (618) 786-2331, Ext. 502.


Mother’s Day Buffet at the Atrium

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Atrium Hotel & Conference Center, 3800 Homer M. Adams Pkwy., Alton

Prices vary

Presented by Franco’s Restaurant at the Atrium Hotel. For more information or to make a reservation, call (618) 462-1220.


Mother’s Day at the Tower

Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford

$2 for mothers accompanied by a family member

Mom’s treated to half price admission. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.



East Alton Senior Citizens’ Club

Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Keasler Complex, 615 3rd St., East Alton

$5 for lunch

Event begins with a club meeting followed by lunch and then BINGO. For more information, call (618) 259-7411.


Heartland Quilters Guild Meets

Monday, 6 p.m.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 228 N. 6th St., Wood River


Group aims to preserve quilts and the art of quilting. For more information, call (618) 372-8787.


MAY 10

Wildey Theater shows “Pulp Fiction”

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Lives of three seemingly unrelated people woven together in a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. Rated R. For more information, call (618) 307-2053.


Sign & Dine at the Round Table

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Round Table Restaurant, 5407 Godfrey Road, Godfrey

Lewis and Clark Community College students practice sign language and learn about the deaf. For more information, call (618) 466-6618.






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