Our neighborhood on Saturday

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Meeting with the eagle

10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Free entry. Celebrate all things eagle-related and see an American bald eagle up close. These interactive experiences include photo ops with the eagle and its handler, and question and answer sessions.


Saturday morning virtual yoga

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library. Be fit and healthy when you join them for an energizing yoga session. Register online.

Sunday January 9

Mass vaccination event

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SIUE Vadalabene Center, 35 Circle Drive, Edwardsville. The event will feature adult doses of the Moderna vaccine, as well as doses of Pfizer for ages 5 and up.

Tuesday January 11

River Kayaking Adventures with Perry Whitaker

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. online. Sierra Club Piasa Palisades speaker series. Perry Whitaker is the Missouri State Director for the American Canoe Association, a Missouri master naturalist and expert on the confluence of the Missouri River near St. Louis at the confluence of the Ohio River in Cairo, in the ‘Illinois, called the “Middle Mississippi”. There will be no live event at the Old Bakery Beer Co. due to the risk of the virus spreading. The ZOOM registration option is available through the events tab at https://www.sierraclub.org/illinois/piasa-palisades. Contact: Chris Krusa at 410-490-5024 cell / text for questions

Cribbage club

6:00 p.m. at Camelot Bowling Alley, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Beginners welcome, free access. Contact Phil (618) 288-7910 or Susan at (618) 978-1664 for more information.

American Legion Post 199 meeting

6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 199 at 58 South State Rt. 157. All Legion members are encouraged to attend meetings. Non-member visitors are welcome.

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

4-8 p.m. Lunch or take out to the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 S. State Rt. Edwardsville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Thursday January 13

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 a Zoom meeting link or in-person meeting address, contact Pat Rudloff, [email protected]

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4-8 p.m. Lunch or take out at the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardsville. Two or four pieces of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and a cookie. 618-656-9774

Friday January 14

Fish Fry every Friday

11 am-8pm Lunch or take out at the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardsville. Two pieces of cod or a fillet of catfish and its sides. 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

Saturday January 15th

Goshen Winter Market

10:00 am in the expansion parking lot on St. Louis St. Outdoors.

Monday January 17th

Woodlawn Cemetery Council

7 p.m. at the Woodlawn Chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you own a lot or have considered purchasing a lot.

36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.

10 a.m. at Mt. Joy Church, 327 Olive St., Edwardsville. The event will also be broadcast live on the Mt. Joy Facebook page. The program is free and open to the public. Organized by Martaja Hill, Granite City High School. Keynote speaker Dustin Jumper will talk about “The Dilemma and the Challenge of Growth”.

Tuesday, January 18

Cribbage club

6:00 p.m. at Camelot Bowling Alley, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Beginners welcome, free access. Contact Phil (618) 288-7910 or Susan at (618) 978-1664 for more information.

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

4-8 p.m. Lunch or take out to the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 S. State Rt. Edwardsville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Cairns watershed: water marked by art

Virtual event at 6.30 p.m. The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center will kick off 2022 with a Neighbor Nights virtual event, featuring the work of artists Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan and their project “Watershed Cairns: Water Marked with Art”. Reuter and Rowan, with a van full of glass, travel back roads through river watersheds, where they create and photograph cairns made from thrift store glassware. Registration is compulsory. Register at https://conta.cc/3mQQTmu. The link will be emailed before the event. For more information, contact Jen Young at 618-468-2785 or [email protected]

Thursday, January 20

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 a Zoom meeting link or in-person meeting address, contact Pat Rudloff, [email protected]

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4-8 p.m. Lunch or take out at the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 S. State Rt. 157, Edwardsville. Two or four pieces of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and a cookie. 618-656-9774

Gateway Wedding Show

5 to 9 p.m. at the Gateway Convention Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville. Free entry. The Gateway Wedding Show offers a variety of vendors who can help couples and event planners customize their next special event. The show will feature local wedding and event vendors, food and drink tastings, a wedding decor showroom, a live fashion show, award shows and more. . For more information on show details and free ticket registration, visit www.gatewayweddingshow.com.

Friday January 21

Fish Fry every Friday

11 am-8pm Lunch or take out at the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 S. State Rt. 157, Edwardsville. Two pieces of cod or a fillet of catfish and its sides. 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

Saturday 22 January

Watershed discovery day

10 a.m. – noon at Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Ave. Edwardsville. Join the watershed for a celebration of winter birds in the region. This free community event for families will feature hands-on activities, story time from local author Jennifer Ward, a bird feeder, an eagle camera viewing station, birding information from Wild Birds Unlimited, hot chocolate and cookies and a scavenger hunt around the watershed trails. The first 100 children will receive a plush eagle through the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery.

Current events

Al-anon

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

Start of the winter reading challenge

From December 1 to January 31 at the Edwardsville Public Library. Read books, earn badges and participate in sweepstakes on Beanstack. This challenge is for all ages, 0-109. To register, visit www.edwardsvillelibrary.org.

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