Check out the latest upcoming events happening around town!


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2019

Barn Quilt Make and Take

Waterloo, IL – Come enjoy a low stress evening and make your very own barn quilt! Bring your own snacks and beverages to enjoy yourself or with your group of friends! Your barn quit will be a 25 x 25 inch square with your choice of color! These beauties are super cute and will be a one of a kind piece that you create for your Home!

Customer Appreciation Day

Collinsville, IL – Over 50 years and counting…and we couldn’t have done it without you.  Join us Wednesday evening at Ramon’s as we honor those who have made it all possible–YOU! Have an award-winning signature house margarita for just $4 and enjoy select appetizers distributed throughout the evening on US. Thank you for allowing our family to serve you all these years.

Business Before Breakfast

Troy, IL – Join us at the beautiful Holiday Inn Express in Troy for our first Business Before Breakfast of 2019! Teresa Pedigo (AdviCoach) is going to let you know if your business is ready to run in 2019! FREE to attend. Light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. The City of Troy is sponsoring this event.

Dazzling Jewelry Unicorns & Horses

Belleville, IL – Wednesday, Jan. 16 (6 to 8 PM). Create a one-of-a-kind unicorn or horse through drawing, painting, & using recycled jewelry for the mane. We will provide the recycled jewelry, but also encourage you to bring your own to add a more personal touch! Class Fee: $25 per person (includes all materials) *Artists under the age of 10 must attend this class with an adult.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019

MLK Luncheon with Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Scott Air Force Base, IL – Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the guest speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon! Come out to the Scott Event Center at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 and help us honor MLK’s work in advancing civil rights and promoting equality, leadership, and selflessness.

Night of Jazz

Belleville, IL – Cigar Inn Jazz Club. Night of Jazz…come soak up the warm ambiance at the Inn…we’ll get you in a “Swinging” mood…enjoy your beloved cigar and drink while enjoying the grooves of yesterday’s and today’s favorite jazz artists. Enjoy our seating area and join us for a great time…Remember…we’re streaming Wi-Fi…drink specials…starts at 7:30pm…we’ll have the NBA/NHL games on the big screens…all domestic beers $2…This event is FREE…

Murder Mystery Dinner – Death of a Blackheart

Waterloo, IL – Bootsies. JOIN US THURSDAY JANUARY 17TH for our next MURDER MYSTERY DINNER!! THURSDAY JANUARY 17TH at 8 PM We are making it easy for you, your friends, and family to “Get Away with Murder”. Join us for an evening of great food, drinks, laughter and little mystery…just sit back, relax, and guess WHODUNIT!

FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2019

Brandy Tasting

Collinsville, IL – When was the last time you sat down and enjoyed a nice glass of brandy? Have you ever even tried brandy?
Well here is your chance to learn a little bit about it. Join us on Friday, January 18th 5-8pm at Dean’s Liquor to give them a try!

Fish Fry Fridays

Fairview Heights, IL – Holy Trinity & St. Stephen Catholic Communities. Best fish in town! We’ll be serving up fish (fried and baked), cole slaw, spaghetti (yes, the original St. Alberts recipe!), fries, and other great sides! Food will be hot and the drinks will be cold! Dine in or carry out available. See you soon!

Food Truck Friday with Truckeria Del Valle

Swansea, IL – Peace by Piece Co. 10:30 AM – 2 PM. Join us for lunch from Truckeria Del Valle and SHOPPING!

Trivia Night

O’Fallon, IL – Join us for a fun-filled evening of trivia questions that even an 8th grader can answer! Cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place ($160/$80); Mulligans, 50/50, Silent Auction, Heads/Tails, cash bar (no outside alcohol, please; aged 18 and older recommended). Prize for Best-Themed Table! Doors open at 6:30; game begins at 7:00pm.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2019

Oyster Fest

Columbia, IL – The holidays are over but the fun isn’t!!!! Come out and join us for 2019’s first Oyster Fest!! Serving Oysters 4 different ways, available while supply lasts!! 11 AM-8 PM at Who Dat’s Southern Food.

Ladies Night Out Sip & Shop

Mascoutah, IL – Mascoutah American Legion. Saturday January 19th 5 to 9pm. Calling All Ladies! Do you need a night out?? Grab your girls and come out for a night of Fun, Shopping, Adult Games, Chair Massages & Sipping.  21 & Older, Please No Children! Free Admission & Parking. Crafters & Vendors. 40 Items for Raffle. DJ With Karaoke. Drink Specials at the bar.

Onesie Bar Crawl

Belleville, IL – Tickets for the 2019 Onesie Bar Crawl will go on sale, Wednesday January 2nd at 11:00 am, at Big Daddy’s….. Tickets for this events are $15 a person…. Each ticket purchased gets the following:
* Shuttle service from Big Daddys to Silver Creek…..
* A special edition 2019 Onesie Bar Crawl Coozie sponsored by Bud Light/ Grey Eagle Dist.
* A donation to the Charity—- “The Burn Camp” (Illinois Fire Safety Alliance)….. Helping victims of burn tragedy’s.
* 1 Food Buffet Pass– This years Food buffet will be sponsored by Dominos Pizza and Big Daddy’s
* After party contest, prizes and give aways at Big Daddy’s
* Drink Specials at each bar

Chiro-Med of Belleville Winter Luau 5K & Main Street Mile

Belleville, IL – It’s the 9th annual Chiro-Med of Belleville Winter Luau 5K and Main Street Mile. We are back with all of the family fun! We look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and some NEW ones 🙂

2nd Annual Moose Lodge 1221 Trivia Night

Swansea, IL – The Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge invites you to join us for our 2nd annual trivia night! This all-entertainment themed trivia will take place on January 19th, 2019 at the Moose Lodge. The price to play is $80 per table, with a max of 8 people per table. Cash bar – no outside beverages. Outside snacks are permitted and the kitchen will also have food available for purchase.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2019

Xtreme Bar Bingo

Collinsville, IL – American Legion in Collinsville. X-Treme Bar Bingo is a NO COST, NO COVER bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win awesome prizes such as: cash prizes, a 50″ TV, Netflix for a YEAR, $100 cash, St. Louis Blues Tickets and of course our progressive Jackpot game that starts out at $1,000 that increases $500 and one ball every week until its hit!

GPG Rolling for Rescues

Belleville, IL – Join Gateway Pet Guardians for an afternoon of roller skating at Fun Spot Skating Center! We’ll even have adoptable dogs at this event, so you can take a break from skating and spend some quality time with wigglebutt pups.

Sunday Funday Brunch

Columbia, IL – Top Shooters. Every 3rd Sunday of the month join us for Sunday Fun-day, There will be spectacular specials, brunch menu items, including $1.99 mimosas!

12th Annual Breese Journal Bridal Show

Aviston, IL – The Breese Journal & Publishing is sponsoring its 12th annual Bridal Show at Hidden Lake Winery on Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 11 am to 2 pm. More than 40 vendors, featuring wedding dresses, photography, invitations, honeymoons, music, catering services and more, will be on hand to inform and inspire brides on their wedding plans. Vendors from all over the area will attend the bridal show with samples, consultations and advice to make sure that the future brides-to-be plan the perfect wedding. No pre-registration is required for this FREE event, but register at the door to be eligible for prize drawings. For more information, contact Mandy Ribbing at (618) 526-7211, or email

MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2019

Xtreme Bar Bingo

Belleville, IL – Silver Creek Saloon & Grill. X-Treme Bar Bingo is a NO COST, NO COVER bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win awesome prizes such as: cash prizes, a 50″ TV, Netflix for a YEAR, $100 cash, St. Louis Blues Tickets and of course our progressive Jackpot game that starts out at $1,000 that increases $500 and one ball every week until its hit!

MLK All Day Mega Skate

Belleville, IL – All the PIZZA & SODA you can eat ALL DAY!!! Plus 6 hours of skating FUN and games!!
Skaters: $12 admission plus skate rental
Non-Skaters: $6 admission
*everyone pays admission… everyone gets pizza & soda

Create a Custom Platter – Clay in a Day

Belleville, IL – This class is designed as a 1 day project to get your hands dirty, and give you some experience on how pottery is made. In this class we will work on making custom platters. You will design your shape and size, and add texture or embellishments to make it truly unique. The slab hand-building technique you will learn is truly a versatile technique to put in your creative tool belt. You have the option to add underglaze color/design, or choose a glaze color from the dip and pour options. After you leave your creation in clay, it will be bisque fired, glazed by your instructor, and put in its final firing. We will call/email when your project is ready to be picked up. If you need your creation shipped we can do that with the cost of shipping paid before the item is shipped out.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2019

Yoga at the Wildey Theatre

Edwardsville, IL – 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.

Xtreme Bar Bingo

O’Fallon, IL – X-Treme Bar Bingo is a NO COST, NO COVER bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win awesome prizes such as: cash prizes, a 50″ TV, Netflix for a YEAR, $100 cash, St. Louis Blues Tickets and of course our progressive Jackpot game that starts out at $1,000 that increases $500 and one ball every week until its hit!

Yoga Tuesday

O’Fallon, IL – Join us every Tuesday for Yoga! Each week is a different type of Yoga Class. Please arrive on time for class. Bringing your own mat is encouraged. Wear comfortable clothing.

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