Saturday from our neighborhood

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74th Annual Sausage Supper

1-7pm at Salem United Church of Christ, 1117 West North St., Alhambra. Drive only. Homemade fresh pork sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans and apple compote. $12 donation. Meat sale pre-orders can be picked up on Thursday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. For order forms, go to salemuccalh.org or call 618-488-3216.

Beginner knitting group with Greta


11am-12:30pm via Zoom via the Glen Carbon Library. Discover how easy learning to knit can be with a structured and interactive social knitting group. Perfect for true beginners or those looking for an easy refresher project. Different intermediate skills will be introduced project by project. Set up a 2 day course with “homework” in between. Registration required.

Sunday January 30

Scams and frauds you encounter every day

1-3 p.m. at Maryville Community Center, 500 East Division St. Presented by Steve Baker, International Investigations Specialist for the BBB. In-person and virtual sessions available. Attendees are asked to socially distance and wear masks. Zoom session can be opened with Zoom ID: 850 8666 4733; Pass Code: 236771 or mobile number: +131262667799. Part of the 16th Annual Maryville Parks & Rec Discovery Sunday Series, check the Village of Maryville website for changes.

Tuesday, February 1

Cribbage Club

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

toddler time

10 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. 0-2 years. They have the pounds, the bops and the bubbles. Bring your babies and toddlers to share stories and songs with Miss Kristen and all the storytime friends. Registration required. (January 18-April 26)

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

3-8 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. Edwardville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Wednesday February 2

Blood drive in St. John’s

1-6 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 7372 Marine Road, Edwardsville. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drop in donor turnout, cancellation of blood drives and staffing issues, leading to the worst blood shortage in more than a decade. To schedule, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767)

Thursday February 3

PFLAG meeting in Edwardsville

7-8:30 p.m. online. Contact Amy for a link, 618-977-5078 or [email protected] PFLAG Edwardsville provides support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ people and their allies. There will be a guest speaker from Alton Pride to discuss their new youth group.

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4:00-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two or four pieces of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit. 618-656-9774

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

Friday February 4

book sale

9 a.m. to noon at the Tri Township Library, 209 South Main, Troy. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Book donations are accepted during the book sale and on Tuesdays. from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If the Triad Unit 2 School District is closed on Book Love Day, the book sale will be cancelled.

Fried fish every Friday

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two pieces of cod or a fillet of catfish and accompaniments. 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

Sunday February 6

Learn about bees and beekeeping

1-3 p.m. at Maryville Community Center, 500 East Division St. Available in-person and online as part of Maryville Park and Recreation Discovery Sunday Sessions. Dennis Hessel of the St. Clair Beekeepers Association will present. Attendees are asked to socially distance and wear masks. Zoom session can be opened with Zoom ID: 850 8666 4733; Pass Code: 236771 or by mobile number: +131262667799. Check the Village of Maryville website for any changes.

Tuesday February 8

Exploration of the former “New” River Gorge National Park and Reserve

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. online via Zoom. Zoom registration is available on the Events tab of the Sierra Club Piasa Palisades group at www.sierraclub.org/illinois/piasa-palisades. Join this February Speaker Series presentation to learn more about the interesting story of Dr. Rich Keating, a longtime member of the Piasa Palisades band. For any questions, contact Chris Krusa at 410-490-5024.

Cribbage Club

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

toddler time

10 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. 0-2 years. They have the pounds, the bops and the bubbles. Bring your babies and toddlers to share stories and songs with Miss Kristen and all the storytime friends. Registration required. (January 18-April 26)

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

3-8 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. Edwardville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Post 199 American Legion Reunion

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

Thursday February 10

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

Story time for preschoolers

10 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S Kansas St. If you’re up for a story, clap your hands. Ms. Megan will share fun tales and tunes, and don’t forget the bubbles. From three to five years. Registration required. (January 20 – April 28, 2022)

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4:00-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two or four pieces of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit. 618-656-9774

Friday February 11

Fried fish every Friday

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Two pieces of cod or a fillet of catfish and accompaniments. 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

Glo-Bingo

6 p.m. at Edwardsville Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road. Bring your own snacks.

Saturday February 12

Galentine’s Day

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ink House, 117 North Second St., Edwardsville. Presented by Opale & Dentelle. Over 25 vendors, cash bar, mini photo shoots, music and makeup, eyebrow tinting and waxing. Sellers interested in participating can email [email protected]

Current events

Al Anon

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

Winter Reading Challenge Begins

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

Takeaway crafts

Pick up a craft bag to take home from the Edwardsville Public Library with all the materials needed to complete the project. A new profession will be available each month at the Youth Office.

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