Our neighborhood on Thursday

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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

PFLAG meeting in Edwardsville

7-8:30 p.m. at Rainbow House on Main, 808 N Main Street, Edwardsville. They provide support, education and advocacy to LGBTQ people and their allies. Contact Amy for more information, 618-977-5078 or [email protected]

Maryville Farmers Market

5-7pm at Fireman’s Park, Maryville. Each market features live music and guest food vendors.

Friday, June 3

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

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

4:30-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus at Rt. 143, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville. For phone orders, the phone number is 656-4985. Take-out or indoor seating is available. The menu consists of cod, catfish, prawns and a variety of sides. There is also a children’s menu.

Sale of books from the library of the canton of Tri

9 a.m. to noon at the Tri Township Library, 209 South Main, Troy. Book donations are accepted during the book sale and on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Masks are mandatory.

Saturday June 4

Bonifest

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saint-Boniface Catholic School, 128, rue N. Buchanan. The festival is free and will begin with the annual race for Bonifest at 8 a.m. The musical lineup begins with Tom Bertolino at 9:30 a.m., followed by Merge V at noon, the Edwardsville Catholic Schools Band at 3:30 p.m. and Mike Sonderegger at 4 p.m. and the Dirty Muggs at 7:30 p.m. at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, in addition to regular transit tickets. The Big-Bona Raffle draw is at 9 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the various ministries of St. Boniface Parish and six local charities. Raffle tickets are available online https://www.st-boniface.com/raffle. For more information on Bonifest, visit https://www.st-boniface.com/bonifest/.

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.

Archery at Willoughby Farm

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Willoughby Farm 631 Willoughby Ln. Collinsville. Sessions will take place on the first four Saturdays of each month. The resident rate is $40 and the non-resident rate is $45.00. Registration is available by calling 618-977-0941 or online. Wear closed shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Walk in the wonderful city of Waterloo

8am-10.30am at the County Courthouse Pavilion at 100 South Main Street, Waterloo. The registration fee is $3. Routes are mapped for distances of 5, 10, or 15 kilometers along city sidewalks and in Lakeview Park. Registration is open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and participants can walk at their own pace and from a distance. Additional information is available at http://www.illinois-trekkers.org.

Sunday June 5

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. On-site dinner includes all-you-can-eat chicken plus mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, salad, tea and coffee. Take-out meals are also available for ½ chicken and its accompaniments. 656-5056.

MCHS Speaker Series

2 p.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church (lower level) at 800 North Main Street, Edwardsville. The subject is the history of Madison County Indian Captivity with presenter Mary Z. Rose, Research Manager of the MCHS Archives Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 6

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, June 7

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.

Resume writing workshop

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Brought to you by Madison County Employment and Training Career Specialists. A one-hour presentation on resume writing will be followed by a question and discussion session.

Thursday June 9

Madison County Genealogical Society

6:30 p.m. in the Edwardsville Library Community Room. Joyce Williams will talk about the book she wrote on Glen Carbon. She will also talk about some of the research on her own family.
Guests are always 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 june 10

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

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

4:30-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus at Rt. 143, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville. For phone orders, the phone number is 656-4985. Take-out or indoor seating is available. The menu consists of cod, catfish, prawns and a variety of sides. There is also a children’s menu.

Saturday June 11

Edwardsville Route 66 Festival

8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Downtown Edwardsville. The Metro Milers 10K race is at 8 a.m. The festival opens at 10 a.m. with market vendors, a family area with inflatables, an exhibit from the Edwardsville Children’s Museum, the YMCA, the Edwardsville Art Center and face painting artists. Most non-car related activities will take place in City Park. The open mic event is at the bandstand at 11 a.m. and a petting zoo begins at noon. Musical performances include the Matt Taul Group at 2:00 p.m., The Nudge Band at 4:00 p.m., Midnight Piano Band at 6:30 p.m. and Dirty Muggs at 9:00 p.m. A car show begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Cassens car park and a car cruise passes City Park around 6:00 p.m.

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.

Monday, June 13

Coventry Craftsmen

6-7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Enjoy crafts, snacks and lively conversations. Adult crafters bring portable crafts such as sewing, quilting, scrapbook knitting, etc.

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.

Current events

Al Anon

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

summer reading

From May 26 to July 31 at the Edwardsville Public Library. Pack your tent, trail mix, and compass because this summer they’re going to “Read Beyond the Box!” Sign up on your own with the Beanstack app or visit the library to get started.

JewelRide Books for the Bike Reading Challenge

From May 26 to July 31 at the Edwardsville Public Library. Read books this summer and you could win a bike. Sign up on your own with the Beanstack app or visit the library to get started.

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