Take a look at this week’s upcoming events around town!

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019

Family Nugget Night

Fairview Heights, IL – Chick-fil-A. Make Wednesday nights Family Night! Join us on the 23rd and 30th at dinner time and receive 2 FREE Medium Waffle Fries and 2 Medium Beverages when you purchase a 30 count Nugget!
*Offer valid only at Chick-fil-A Fairview Heights. Lemonade not included in beverage choice. Dine-in & Drive-Thru offer. Please mention offer when ordering.*

Humans of STL

Belleville, IL – Schmidt Art Center. This exhibition, in line with “Humans of” projects, will display portrait photographs of faculty, staff, and students from SWIC as well as community members from metro east and St. Louis. Along with their photographs will be the individuals’ stories meant for viewers to connect to their fellow humans and evoke compassion for their lived experiences.

Winter Won’t Stop Us Bootcamp

Swansea, IL – Bangin’ Body Training (Boot Camp). 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!!!

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2019

Friends’ Winter Book Sale

Columbia, IL – Columbia Public Library. All kinds of books are being sold to raise money for the Friends of the Library in support of Columbia Public Library.

Xtreme Bar Bingo

Columbia, IL – American Legion Post 581. 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!

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Belleville, IL – Silver Creek Saloon & Grill. RSVP your table today by clicking on the link below.
Up to 8 people/ table
$10/person includes appetizer buffet from 6:30-8:30
Doors open at 6pm
Drink Specials

Painting for Pups & Purrs

O’Fallon, IL – Courage&Grace. Join us for a fun evening of painting with friends! Bring wine and snacks! All proceeds will benefit the animals at St. Clair TNR & Rescue through TNR services and medical services.

Xtreme Bar Bingo

Red Bud, IL – The Office Bar & 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!

FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2019

Friends’ Winter Book Sale

Columbia, IL – Columbia Public Library. All kinds of books are being sold to raise money for the Friends of the Library in support of Columbia Public Library.

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Belleville, IL – Silver Creek Saloon & Grill. RSVP your table today by clicking on the link below.
Up to 8 people/ table
$10/person includes appetizer buffet from 6:30-8:30
Doors open at 6pm
Drink Specials

Bowling Tournament

Red Bud, IL – Blossom City Bowl. Gather your friends and register for the Third Annual Beautification Bowling Tournament! Payouts for winners and prize for lowest score. 50/50 Drawings and raffles. Check the details for the flyer. To register, contact us or Brad Mayberry at 618-612-7746. Get your time slot reserved before it fills.

Fortnite Tournament

Fairview Heights, IL – Sky Zone. Think you’ve got what it takes to be the best? Prove it and you can win a cash prize of up to $500, while 2nd place wins a 30-day Sky Zone pass.

NO SCUFS OR MODDED CONTROLLERS. Bring your own headphones.

the tournament will run from 6-11 p.m. Registration is open at 5:00 p.m. and games start promptly at 6 p.m. We have space for 150 players who will play solo matches (NOT SQUADS) with teams of 4. Players score 5 points per kill and 20 points per game win. If you don’t have a team, we will assign one. Tournament order will be randomly assigned and the top two teams will compete for first place. While not playing you can watch other teams or jump. Each player is guaranteed at least one round of play.

Space is limited and will sell out. Reserve your spot today online!

Disney Enchanted Tales: Lilo & Stitch

O’Fallon, IL – Marcus Theatres. Join us for Lilo and Stitch here at Marcus Theatres February 1-3 at 10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm. Tickets are $5!

SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2019

Friends’ Winter Book Sale

Columbia, IL – Columbia Public Library. All kinds of books are being sold to raise money for the Friends of the Library in support of Columbia Public Library.

Curious Kids Series at Eckert’s

Belleville, IL – Eckert’s Country Store & Farms. We are excited to host our first ever Kids Fair every Saturday from January 19 – February 23, 2019 from 10am – 2pm in our Belleville Country Store! This exciting kids event is filled with all kinds of fun activities for children of all ages. From kids entertainment, and kids attractions, games and hands on activities, your family will have a fun filled day. Each Saturday will be a different theme for the kids fair to keep things exciting and offer another reason for you to spend the day with us. Mark your calendar and plan on joining us for some warm indoor fun on the farm! Cost: $5/family. Proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit group. February 2: Let’s Get Cooking

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center. Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes skating into a city near you. Be charmed by a cast of over 50 of Disneys unforgettable characters, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and many of the Disney Princesses. Relive the magic of Disneys Frozen with Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Sing-along to over 30 songs during moments from Disney Pixars Toy Story, Finding Dory, Disneys The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more in a show to leave your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime. Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

Gibault Taste of the Region

Waterloo, IL – Gibault Catholic High School. Join us for an evening of food, beverages, and fun!
The 8th annual Taste of the Region will feature area restaurants and local food and alcohol vendors- all for you to sample!
Entertainment will be provided by the Gibault jazz band and Burkshire Lane.
Tickets are on sale now for $25. You can purchase tickets at any State Bank of Waterloo location or by calling the Gibault office (618-939-3883).
We hope to see you there!

2019 Flea Market

Edwardsville, IL – American Legion Post #199. Second Annual flea market kitchen opens at 8AM
$30.per table with 2 chairs more info or book a table 618-656-9774 or Esterling@amlegion199.com

Story Under the Hoops!

Staunton, IL – The MAC – Macoupin Art Collective. Come in for a story under the hoops! Bring a blanket! Maybe a snack! This event is FREE!

Yoga + $5 Gift Card at Eckert’s Family Farms

Belleville, IL – Eckert’s Country Store & Farms. Take a break from the city and get down on the farm! Yoga Buzz is hosting an hour-long, all-levels yoga class indoors at Eckert’s Farms in Belleville. After class, head to the General Store with your $5 certificate compliments of Eckert’s Farms! Tickets are $15 and include yoga as well as $5 gift certificate.

Johnny Rock-Itt & The Double Wide Symphony

Wood River, IL – The Pump House Bar & Grill. A sonic colonic with Johnny Rock-itt & the Double Wide Symphony

Bourbon Barrel  Beer Day

Waterloo, IL – Stubborn German Brewing Company. Do you love Barrel-Aged beer as much as we do??!! Join us in our Cellar as Chris puts all 8 of our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beers on tap together for the first time ever!

El Diablo (Barrel Aged Mexican Stout)
Morning Wood-Aged Stout (Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout)
Full Throttle Imperial Red Ale (Released at this event for the 1st time)
Bellefontaine Barleywine (Our Barrel Aged Barleywine)
Imperial Stout (Our standard imperial stout aged in Stumpy’s Bourbon Barrels)
Bagpipe Blaster (Barrel Aged Strong Scotch Ale)
Chocolate Vanilla Bourbon Stout
Pecan Pie Imperial Stout (Aged in a Stumpy’s Pecan Pie Whiskey barrel)
FEATURED WHISKEY: Barrel Buddies! Finished Stumpy’s Bourbon re-barreled in our beer barrel.

It will be “normal” beers on our main level as usual, this is a special tasting in our basement, which we call “The Cellar”. It will cost $20 for a flight of all 8 beers, or you can buy beer by the glass at $5/pour and come back upstairs to drink them or stay in The Cellar. No reservations or advanced tickets needed, just show up and be ready to sample and discuss our 8 barrel-aged beers!

Here Come The 80’s Band

Belleville, IL – Cutter’s Bar & Grill. Saturday, February 2 at 9:00 pm.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2019

Sunday Funday Bingo

Columbia, IL – American Legion Post 581. The hall opens at 10:00AM.
Lunch is served from 11:00AM-1:00PM.
Bingo starts at 1:00PM.
Colorball and raffles too!!
Must be 18 to be in the hall during or play bingo.

Super Bowl Quilt Bingo, Raffle, and Dinner

Hecker, IL – St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church. SUNDAY, February 3rd, 2019
Fried Chicken & Pork Sausage Plates, Serving 10:30 am-1:00 pm
Attendance Prizes – Raffle – Pot of Gold
Lightning Round Prior to Bingo
Quilt and Cash BINGO @ 1:30 P.M. No one under 18 allowed in the hall during bingo. BL #50884

Nacho Party

O’Fallon, IL – VFW Post 805. Nacho Party because your team didn’t make it?
That’s OK!
Bring your favorite Nachos ingredient and wear your fan gear or team colors.
We can eat our emotions and drink $2 Domestic Bottles until all the commercials are funny

Patriots vs Rams
Kick off at 5:30 – but you you should come early and get a seat!

Drinks Specials!

Xtreme Bar Bingo

Columbia, IL – Sunset Overlook. 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!

Rally for Roger

New Athens, IL – The Nail. It’s time to do what New Athens does best- support our own! On Super Bowl Sunday February 3, 2019 come down to the NAIL tavern for a benefit for Roger Middendorf. Roger suffered a heart attack in late November followed by open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm in January. He hasn’t been able to work since the heart attack and will remain unable to work until he’s fully recovered from surgery. Let’s pull together and help him and his family out!! The game will be on in the hall on a big screen TV.

MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2019

Legally Blonde – The Musical

St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre. “Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed.”
Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is coming to Stifel Theatre on Monday, Feb. 4!

Teacher Appreciation Night

Fairview Heights, IL – Sky Zone. Come find out all that Sky Zone Fairview Heights can do for your school or organization! Join us on Monday, February 4th from 4pm-8pm for Teacher Appreciation Night. Teachers, administrators & PTO leaders can jump for FREE* with their families (up to 4 additional jumpers), and get more information on fundraising options, field trips, park rentals, and much more!

Winter Won’t Stop Us Bootcamp

Swansea, IL – Bangin’ Body Training (Boot Camp). 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!!!

Girls Night Out the Show at Red Deuce

Germantown, IL – Red Deuce. Magic Mike, the #1 Ladies Night Event Is Coming to Germantown on Monday February 4th! Limited Tickets On Sale NOW!

Prenatal Yoga-Breath and Baby

Edwardsville, IL – Momentum Wellness and Learning. Whether you are a beginner, a more experienced yogi or somewhere in between, Prenatal Yoga is a new opportunity. Classes consist of a verbal check-in to give participants the opportunity to connect or share current challenges and celebrations, a grounding practice to quiet the nervous system and connect with the areas of discomfort or change in the body, followed by an asana practice that is gentle, helps yoginis to loosen and stretch and find a rhythm of movement that they can use at home, on or off the mat – and in labor and birth, too!

Ladies Night Out

Maryville, IL – The Experience Hair Studio. Ladies we are teaming up with a couple other small businesses to bring you a night of fun! We want to gear and pamper you up for Valentine’s Day!
We will provide wine and snacks!
OPEN HOUSE 430-8

There will be specials, discounts, and giveaways this night only!

Who will be there?!
LipSense (make up)
Seams For The Soul (clothing boutique)
Color Street (stick on nail polish)
Paparazzi (jewelry)
Sugar Lash (lift & tint for eyelashes)
Paul Mitchell Products & Hot Tools (haircare)

TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2019

Barn Quilt Make and Take

Waterloo, IL – Savannah’s Southern Charm. 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! This item is an indoor Barn Quilt.

Creating Business Connections

Maryville, IL – Villa Marie Winery. Join us at Villa Marie Winery for Creating Business Connections. Grow your business by meeting new people and building new relationships. Do not forget your business cards! See you there!

Lunch is $10 ( includes lunch, drink, and tip)

This event is sponsored by Ace Tech Computer Services.

Yoga Tuesday

O’Fallon, IL – O’Fallon Public Library. 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.

Taco Tuesdays

O’Fallon, IL – Global Brew Tap House. Beer and tacos, tacos and beer- what could be better? Every Tuesday we are serving up this iconic pairing. The selection of tacos will rotate throughout the year so follow us here to keep up-to-date on the freshest fillings!

Coffee & Conversation

Belleville, IL – Balance Coffee and Tea. Join us for a warm beverage and engaging conversations in theology and current topics. Buy you own beverage & conversations are free!

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.

 

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