Our neighborhood on Saturday

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St. Andrew’s Spring Book Fair

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 406 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville. The Book Fair offers more than 20,000 used books, well organized and at affordable prices.


The Land of Goshen Community Market

8 a.m. to noon at 100 St. Louis St., Edwardsville. Shop for fresh produce, baked goods and crafts from local artisans. For more information, visit goshenmarket.org.

Alton Farmer’s and Craft Market

8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street, Alton. The Alton Farmers and Artisans Market opens its 30th season with live entertainment, artist demonstrations and other special activities scheduled weekly. Visit the Alton Farmers & Artisans Market Facebook page for updates.

Sunday May 8

Knights of Columbus BBQ

11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus at 7132 Marine Road in Edwardsville, Rt. 143. The menu consists of pulled pork, ribs, chicken, pork steaks and brats. Sides are baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad, and applesauce.

chicken dinner

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Edwardsville Moose Lodge at 7371 Marine Road, Rt. 143. Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dinner includes unlimited chicken plus mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, salad, tea and coffee. Also available to take away for ½ chicken and sides. 656-5056.

Monday May 9

Coventry Craftsmen

6-7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. 18+. Crafters bring your portable projects such as sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting and more and enjoy the company and conversation.

Bingo every Monday

7 p.m. at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Includes 21 games including Racehorse, Bonanza, Ed’s Lucky Number, Lightning Round and $500 Cover All. Food and drinks are available.

tuesday 10 may

Cribbage club

6 p.m. at Camelot Bowling Alley, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Beginners welcome, free participation. Contact Phil (618) 288-7910 or Susan at (618) 978-1664 for more information.

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

3-8 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. Edwardville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Southern Illinois PAL

7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Southern Illinois Parents of Addicted Loved Ones group meets weekly to provide hope through education and support. For parents and loved ones over the age of 18 who have someone in their life struggling with substance use or recovering from addiction. PAL respects anonymity and is free. Contact Craig at 618-567-6095 to receive the Zoom meeting link or for questions. More information can be found at www.palgroup.org.

Coyote: friend or foe?

6:30-7:30 p.m. at Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton. Meet the speaker at 5 p.m. This event has a virtual option on Zoom. To register, visit https://www.sierraclub.org/illinois/piasa-palisades and click on the Events tab. Learn about coyotes from local wildlife expert Kerry Lennartz. His lecture will focus on the behavior and habits of this species, its important role in the ecosystems in which it lives, as well as management strategies and ways to promote peaceful coexistence. Kerry works at the Tree House Wildlife Center as a wildlife rehabilitator and she will bring one or two special Treehouse residents. To register to attend this event in person or via Zoom RSVP via https://bit.ly/MayCoyoteSpeaker.

Thursday May 12

Madison County Genealogical Society

6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Edwardsville Public Hall. Mike Slater will speak on the use of ancestry DNA. Guests welcome.

NAMI meeting

7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern Illinois (NAMI SWI) family support meetings can also be held in person. To receive the link for a Zoom meeting or the address for an in-person meeting, contact Pat Rudloff, [email protected]

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4:00-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two or four pieces of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit. 618-656-9774

Friday May 13

Fried fish every Friday

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two pieces of cod or a fillet of catfish and accompaniments. 618-656-9774

Fried fish

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edwardsville Moose, 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville. On-site and take-out dining options. 618-656-5051

Saturday May 14

read to a dog

10-11 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Max the golden retriever is going to visit the library and wants to listen to you read. Each reader will have 15 minutes to read a story of their choice to Max. Registration required.

Sunday May 15

chicken dinner

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Edwardsville Moose Lodge at 7371 Marine Road, Rt. 143. Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dinner includes unlimited chicken plus mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, salad, tea and coffee. Also available to take away for ½ chicken and sides. 656-5056.

Monday May 16

Bingo every Monday

7 p.m. at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Includes 21 games including Racehorse, Bonanza, Ed’s Lucky Number, Lightning Round and $500 Cover All. Food and drinks are available.

Woodlawn Cemetery Board

7 p.m. at Woodlawn Chapel. All are welcome to attend, whether you own a lot or have considered buying one.

Daughters of Isabella O’Reilly Circle 218 Meeting

6:30 p.m. at The Hall, 7132 Marine Road. Those who would like more information on joining can contact [email protected]

tuesday may 17

Cribbage Club

6 p.m. at Camelot Bowling Alley, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Beginners welcome, free participation. Contact Phil (618) 288-7910 or Susan at (618) 978-1664 for more information.

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

3-8 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. Edwardville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Southern Illinois PAL

7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Southern Illinois Parents of Addicted Loved Ones group meets weekly to provide hope through education and support. For parents and loved ones over the age of 18 who have someone in their life struggling with substance use or recovering from addiction. PAL respects anonymity and is free. Contact Craig at 618-567-6095 to receive the Zoom meeting link or for questions. More information can be found at www.palgroup.org.

Wednesday May 18

A healthy life for your brain and body

6 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Join us to learn about research in the areas of food and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and use practical tools to help you integrate these recommendations in a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/EPL3022

A virtual evening with Michelle Zauner

7 p.m. on Zoom. Sponsored by the Edwardsville Public Library. Musician and author Michelle Zauner talks about her music career and her beloved bestseller “Crying in H Mart,” her memoir about growing up as a Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging one’s own identity were a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Sign up at https://bit.ly/May18_MichelleZauner.

Thursday May 19

NAMI meeting

7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern Illinois (NAMI SWI) family support meetings can also be held in person. To receive the link for a Zoom meeting or the address for an in-person meeting, contact Pat Rudloff, [email protected]

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4:00-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two or four pieces of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit. 618-656-9774

Cinema morning

12 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. 18+. Bring a lunch and they will provide drinks and popcorn. For movie titles, call the library at 618-692-7556 x4 or visit www.edwarsvillelibrary.org

EPL Book Club

6:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. 18+. Newcomers are always welcome. They will read “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner. Additional books are available at the checkout in the library.

Friday May 20

Fried fish every Friday

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two pieces of cod or a fillet of catfish and accompaniments. 618-656-9774

Fried fish

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edwardsville Moose, 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville. On-site and take-out dining options. 618-656-5051

Registration for the cemetery restoration workshop

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 7201 West Main Street, Maryville. Guided by professional instructors. Register before Friday, May 13. The $75 registration fee includes lunch. Call 217-525-2781 to register.

Saturday May 21

The Land of Goshen Community Market

8 a.m. to noon at 100 St. Louis St., Edwardsville. Shop for fresh produce, baked goods and crafts from local artisans. For more information, visit goshenmarket.org.

Alton Farmer’s and Craft Market

8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street, Alton. Shows, artist demonstrations and other special activities are scheduled weekly. Visit the Alton Farmers & Artisans Market Facebook page for updates.

12th Annual Metropolitan Professional Organization Honor Dinner

3 p.m. at Meridian Ballroom at Morris University Center at Southern Illinois Unverisity Edwardsville. MAPO, which is based in Maryville, is made up of professional and para-professional communities. Volunteers use their time to plan and get help for those who need guidance in leading a well-balanced life through the use of tools; religious, secular, educational and social networks. Membership fees are $50 per member. For more information about MAPO, call 618-799-8020, email [email protected], or visit https://www.metro-mapo.org/.

Coloring for adults

1 to 3 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Join us for a relaxing and fun coloring afternoon. The library will provide all supplies and refreshments.

Current events

Al Anon

For more information, call 618-463-2429. For more information, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

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