Spring has sprung and so have some exciting local events that will help you get out and enjoy this new season.  Take a look at what’s going on over the next week.  Get out, get involved, and get inspired.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Spring Book Sale – Morrison Talbott Library

Waterloo, IL – Looking for a new book to read? Stop by the Morrison Talbott Library to check the sale that they are having! The book sale will start May 2 and will end May 4. Times: 5/2/19 – 4-8 pm | 5/3/19 – 10am-4pm | 5/4/19 – 10am-1pm

Helping Strays Queen of Hearts Raffle

Waterloo, IL – 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. Time: 7:00 PM

Queen of Hearts Drawing – Catholic War Veterans

Freeburg, IL – Stop by CWV and grab your tickets as the jackpot is $130,028! Tickets on sale all week at the club until 7:40 pm Thursday evening. Food will be available from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The drawing will start at 8:00 PM. Please click on the link for more details! All players must be 18 years of age. Time: 4:00 PM

Friday, May 3, 2019

Designer Bag Bingo – Turner Hall

Columbia, IL – Well you asked for it and we are delivering! The December Designer Bag Bingo left those who attended wanting more dancing, more fun, and of course more BAGS!! Doors open at 6pm, Bingo begins at 7pm. Cash bar. Light appetizers provided, but feel free to bring in food for your table! Dancing/singing is highly encouraged. This event is a fundraiser for Historic Main Street Columbia Association to fund annual events such as Free Wednesday Night Workouts and Taste of Columbia and to support advertising efforts for local businesses and events.
2nd round of ticket sales are March 8 at 10am -$35 for Individual Seat. Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Explore Waterloo Days

Waterloo, IL – We can’t wait to get out and enjoy Waterloo! On Explore Waterloo Days we will have live music, chalk artists, walking tours, giveaways and much more! Come out and take a look for yourself!  Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Electronics Recycling Event – Crehans Irish Pub and Banquet Facility

Belleville, IL – Starting your spring cleaning? Crehans Irish Pub will be hosting an Electronics Recycling Drop-off. Anything with a battery or cord including batteries and cords. Stop by and recycle your old electronics! Click on the link. Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mommy & Me: Spring Has Sprung

Belleville, IL  – Spring is in the air and we are ready to create spring inspired recipes. Bring your kiddo out to make Strawberry Shortcake and Busy Bee Bake. Then it’s time to get our hands in the dirt and plant a flower to take home. Recommended for ages 3-5. Tickets are $18/child.  Time:  9:30 – 11:00 AM

Kids Class: Spring Fever

Belleville, IL – They all have a little spring fever here at Eckert’s! So let’s get cooking and celebrate what the season has to offer. They will create Busy Bee Bake, Strawberry Fruit Dip, and a Strawberry Shortcake. Recommended for ages 5-10. Tickets are $22/child.  Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Derby 4 Soldiers – Stumpy’s Spirits Distillery

Columbia, IL  – The 1st Ever Derby4Soldiers event! Come watch the derby live on two – 92″ big screen tv’s! Betting w/ a cause. Place your bet on your favorite horse, or on that long shot and become a winner for you AND S4S! Come early and place your bets! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Hat contest kicks off around 4pm. Live, acoustic music by Dazed n Confused STL. Click the link for more information!  Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Mascoutah’s Annual City Yard Sale

Mascoutah, IL – The City of Mascoutah will be having its Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4th.  The yard sales will start at 7:00 a.m.  Please complete and return the registration form below to participate.  All addresses must be in by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 26th.  Maps of participants may be picked up after May 1st at City Hall and will be posted on this link.  For more information, please call (618) 566-2964 x501 or email mschanz@mascoutah.com.

50th Anniversary 5k Fun Run

Fairview Heights, IL – Join the community in a fun, non-competitive 5K to celebrate 50 years of Fairview Heights and the Grand Opening of the REC, the city’s newest location for family fun! Register or Sign up the day of the 5K at the REC and stay for lots of family fun!  Time:  8:00 – 11:00 AM

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!

O’Fallon, IL – Join them at Las Casa Mexicana for another great Cinco de Mayo FIESTA!!  Live DJ!

Columbia, IL – Warm weather, cool drinks and white hot jams are in store for you . Come listen to the Fresh sound you’ve been waiting for!  Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Spring Fling!

Red Bud, IL – Join them Saturday, May 4th as they host our 6th Annual Spring Fling event! Stop in and listen to music by Caleb Atwood from 3pm to 6pm, following Brian McKevely from 7pm to 10pm! They will have a Classic Car Display starting at Noon and enjoy Smoked BBQ Brauts, along with the 2nd Place Winner of “Bring Back My Wine Slushy!” Ladies, check out the Mom’s Day Out vendor fair from 11am-3pm! Support the following small local businesses. Perfect shopping spot for Mother’s Day! Come on out and enjoy some fun!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

CINCO DE MAYO 5K RUN – Who Dat’s Southern Food

Columbia, IL – All ages and experience levels welcome to participate, run walk stroll or crawl around the block and feel the same sense of achievement as doing a 5k!! Everyone who competes the treacherous course will receive a drink and complimentary car sticker to show off your accomplishments ! Prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place as well as bonus prizes for costumes and good spirits! After party includes live music from BrightChild and we will have a cajun brunch and bloody Mary bar available as well as fish bowl margharitas!!  Race starts at 10:30 AM. THIS IS OUR KIND OF RUN!!!!  Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kid’s Class: Spring Fever in Belleville – Eckerts Country Store and Farms

Belleville, IL – We all have a little spring fever here at Eckert’s! So let’s get cooking and celebrate what the season has to offer. We will create Busy Bee Bake, Strawberry Fruit Dip, and a Strawberry Shortcake.  Child Admission – $22.00.  Start Time: 1:30 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sts. Peter & Paul Queen of Hearts Raffle

Waterloo, IL – Stubborn German Brewing – 119 South Main St, Waterloo IL 62298.  Time:  7:00 – 8:00 PM

Novels at Night

Columbia, IL – Join the book club at Bully’s Smokehouse for a book discussion on “The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena. Columbia Public Library will provide the appetizers. Copies are available for check out at the front desk. Registration required at the library front desk or call 618-281-4237.  Time:  7:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wine Cork Wednesday

Waterloo, IL – Every Wednesday join them for Wine Cork Wednesday at Vintage Wine Bar. Tickets are $1, buy as many as you like from 4-7.  They draw a ticket at 7:30pm. That person gets a chance to guess how many corks are in our old Treasure Trunk.
If number is drawn winner receives a $20 gift certificate and a free pizza. If they guess the correct number of corks they win 75% of pot with 25% going to a community organization.  Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Monroe County EMS CPR Class

Cost:  $45

Time: 6:00 PM

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