The weekend’s just around the corner… prepare yourself by checking out some of these great events coming up this week!


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019

Galentine’s Day: Namaste and Rosé

O’Fallon, IL – Yoga Core and More. Come celebrate Galentine’s Day at Yoga Core and More! Grab your best girlfriends and join us on your
mats for Namaste and Rosé on February 13, 2019.

Class begins at 6:00 p.m. and will include a 60-minute all levels vinyasa flow, led by Kendra Green and Amie Kars, set to a rockin’ girl power playlist. After class, stay for complimentary wine, chocolates, and giveaways!

Galentine’s Day Party

Columbia, IL – Too Blue Boutique. We are having a Galentine’s Day Party on February 13th (weather/ blizzard permitting)! Come join us Wednesday night from 5-9pm. You will not want to miss DJ Tyson in the house and wine samples poured by Kim with Scout & Cellar. PLUS who wants F-R-E-E treats?! Everyone will get a FREE Too Blue Canvas Tote bag with any purchase. Spend $100+ to get a FREE Love Graphic Tee. Shop, drink, and feel the love!

Galentine’s Night

Collinsville, IL – Verona Coffee Company. Come out on February 13th with your BFFs to celebrate Galentines Day, coffee style! We will be open late and have special themed drinks and treats and a Galentines day surprise for all the ladies.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2019

Helping Strays/Queen of Hearts Raffle

Waterloo, IL – Hopskeller Brewing Company. Ticket sales for the Helping Strays 2019 Queen of Hearts Raffle begin on Friday, February 1, 2019. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each (cash only) and will only be sold at Hopskeller Brewing Company. Tickets can be purchased daily during Hopskeller’s normal business hours. There is no limit to the amount of tickets that can be purchased. All players must be 18 years of age.

Main Street Jazz!

Columbia, IL – Chateau La Vin. Main Street Jazz will be here on Valentine’s Day to play for you and your Valentine! Stop in and enjoy the evening with some great wine!

Night of Jazz

Belleville, IL – Cigar Inn Jazz Club. Night of Jazz..’stop by after dinner and come soak up the warm ambiance at the Inn…we’ll keep you in a “Loving” mood…enjoy your fav cigar and drink while enjoying the grooves of yesterday’s and today’s favorite jazz artists. relax in our seating area and join us for a great time…starts at 7:30pm…we’ll have the NBA/NHL games on the big screens…all domestic beers $2…This event is FREE…

Warm Clothing Drive

Glen Carbon, IL – Greater Gateway Association of Realtors. This winter has already been a cold one. Take a moment today to clean out your coat closet, glove and scarf drawer to help someone in need of warm weather clothing.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2019

Disney Enchanted Tales: Beauty and the Beast

O’Fallon, IL – Marcus Wehrenberg O’Fallon Cinema. Join us for Beauty and the Beast here at Marcus Theatres February 15-18 at 10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm. Tickets are $5!

Glo Bingo

Swansea, IL – C. K. & L. of I. Country Club. Join us on Friday, February 15 for Glo Bingo.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m.
$20 per person in advance and $25 at the door
Price includes 6 bingo cards, glow dabber & glow hat.
For reservations call:
Dave Buehlorn – 618-671-7303 or 618-277-1739
or online at ($2 per ticket service fee)
Cash Bar – Bring your own snacks
Must be 18 or older to attend
Over $1000 in cash prizes!

Whiskey Tasting

Collinsville, IL – Deans Liquor. Be sure to stop into Deans on Feb. 15th from 5pm-8pm.
Ryan from Deans will be pouring samples of whiskey that he has hand selected just for you to try.
He loves whiskey and loves to help people learn the differences in taste and profiles of each one he samples.
Stop in and join him as we raise a glass to cold weather…

SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 2019

Alexandra Kay Band LIVE at Silver Creek

Belleville, IL – Silver Creek Saloon & Grill. We are BACK!! Come party with the Alexandra Kay Band at Silver Creek Saloon in Belleville IL on Saturday February 16th! We’ve got the incredibly talented Matt Wynn opening the show again 8:30pm! Be sure to get there early if you want to see the show! It is free but there is a limit to how many people can fit in the building. $5 cover at the door! CANT WAIT! See you soon!

A Sweet Ride Dinner Auction

Swansea, IL – Rotary Club of Swansea. Saturday, February 16th 2019
Doors Open at 5:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
Free Wine Tasting, Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, Silent and Live Auction.
Tickets are $50 per person.
Tables of 8 available.
All proceeds go toward Selected Charities

Big Mike & Kevin Bowers at Schmitty’s Sunset Inn Again

Troy, IL – Schmitty’s Sunset Inn Again. Join us for a night of great LIVE music with Big Mike Aguirre & Kevin Bowers from 9 – midnight! Please note our new location in Troy, IL!

FWCC Annual Crazy Bowl

Belleville, IL – Bel-Air Bowl. It’s time for the Freeburg Women’s Club annual Crazy Bowl fundraiser!
Saturday, February 16, 2019. Check-in at 9pm, bowling starts at 9:30.
$40/couple for 3 games of bowling, snacks, and attendance prizes. We will also have 50/50 tickets and a raffle for a cooler of booze.
Please contact any member or send a pm to sign-up! Pre-payment is required.

Valentine’s Day Comedy Jam

Fairview Heights, IL – Jazzy 159. Come out for a night a laughter at the all new Jazzy 159, formerly Hey Guys Comedy Club in Fairview Heights. It will be a night for lovers and laughers as we provide you an amazing Comedy show on Valentines day weekend with an All Star Line up. We have performing from Memphis, Tennessee Ambrose Jones as seen on Last Comic Standing and Gotham Comedy Live on Axs TV. Your host from Atlanta, Georgia by way Chicago from HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Bad Boys of Comedy is Marcus Combs. Your host is East St. Louis’ own Willie Lynch, Jr. from Bounce TV’s Off the Chain, Gotham Comedy Live, and Sirius XM. General Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. V.I.P. seating is available. Get your tickets now and come out and laugh with your lover!

SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2019

Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting

St. Louis, MO – Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. We’ve teamed up with Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company to bring you a beer, cheese, and chocolate tasting event featuring (4) artfully crafted chocolates and (4) artisan cheeses paired with UCBC biers.

Join us Sunday, Feb. 17th at our Midtown Brewery & Biergarten with our own Chef Andrew (Certified Cheese Professional) and pairing expert, Amanda. They will be on hand to answer all of your beer, cheese, and chocolate-related questions! There are two tasting sessions: one at 1 p.m. and one at 3:30 p.m.

Public Workshop

O’Fallon, IL – Courage&Grace. Come join us Sunday, February 17th at 5 pm for this workshop where you can choose one of many designs to paint. All materials will be provided for you to paint your sign, customized to your home decor, your style, and what makes YOU happy!

Advanced Registration is Required! Bring your favorite beverage and your friends! See you there!

Say Yes! Prom & Bridal Fashion Show

Columbia, IL – Main Street Abbey. Blush Bridal & Tuxedo and Fashion Attic present this year’s Prom and Bridal Fashions at the newest event venue in Columbia, Main Street Abbey. See the latest trends in gowns, dresses, flower girl dresses, 1st Communion and tuxedos. Enjoy some sweet treats from Dear Diva Desserts and Sisters’ Sweets while watching some of Columbia’s top models show-off formal fashions! Local Business will be on site to share information as you plan your special day!

Yoga for Baseball

O’Fallon, IL – Yoga Core and More. Are you a high school or collegiate baseball player who wants to up your game? Could you benefit from more strength, symmetry, flexibility, and mental toughness? Do you want to have an athletic advantage over your opponents?
If so, this workshop is for you! Join Jon and Amie Kars for this introduction to yoga for baseball players. Jon is a former professional pitcher for the River City Rascals, Pensacola Pelicans, and Gateway Grizzlies. He is a pitching instructor with almost 15 years experience coaching and instructing youth. Amie is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), marathon runner, and a lifelong athlete.

MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2019

President’s Day All Day MEGA Skate

Belleville, IL – Fun Spot Skating Center. All the PIZZA & SODA you can eat ALL DAY!!! Plus 6 hours of skating FUN and games!!

President’s Day STEM Camp

O’Fallon, IL – Sylvan Learning.  School is out, but Sylvan Learning will be open and hosting students in Grades 1st-6th at a day of STEM fun. Sign your child up for a warm day indoors where their mind will be challenged before they even realize it! – Robotics, Engineering, Science, Math and More! For answers to your questions call 618-628-0018
Early drop off is available for an additional fee. Please call to inquire.

Winter Won’t Stop Us Bootcamp

Swansea, IL – Bangin’ Body Training. It’s time for Boot Camp 2019!!! Are you ready? Don’t wait to commit to your health and fitness. Let us support, motivate, and inspire you to meet your health and fitness goals. Not only are the workouts off the chain, but the education and knowledge of the staff is what is needed to support you outside of workouts. You will not be disappointed. Join us for 2019!!!

TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2019

Burgers & Brews

Belleville, IL – Eckert’s Restaurant. We really love any excuse to eat so we are bringing you Burgers & Brews every Tuesday night this winter. Each week we will feature 3 specialty burgers, all with a unique spin and offer some tasty local brews courtesy of 4204 Main Street Brewing Company to wash it down.
Learn more here:

Dine to Donate at Peel Wood-Fired Pizza

O’Fallon, IL – Peel Wood-Fired Pizza. Support band, choir and music education students throughout O’Fallon when you dine at Peel Wood-Fired Pizza on Tuesday, February 19th, 4pm-10pm. Present the official flyer to your server (see the ‘discussion’ tab within the event) – either paper, or electronic versions are fine – and 20% of your bill will be donated back to Lifelong Music in O’Fallon Schools!

Raise the Bar

Belleville, IL – Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. Ken Kreuger will be our moderator! Ken always has something interesting up his sleeve. & he just got older & wiser! (Hint—let’s toast his birthday!). Hope to see you there.

Yoga at the Wildey Theatre

Edwardsville, IL – Wildey Theatre. Come experience the Wildey Theatre and feel good in body, mind, & soul. The Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department is now offering of free yoga classes on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7-8pm staring in November and running through May. Our class will be located on the 3rd floor of the Wildey Theatre Event Center. Classes will be every Tuesday during the months of January. The class is open to all levels and best of all it is completely free. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Arrive 15 minutes early to register and set up your mat. Space is limited and small donations are welcomed.
*Limited to the first 60 people

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