Community News


CHILI DINNER: Wednesday, January 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Zion UCC in New Baden. Menu is regular and hot chili, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, salad, beverages and desserts. Price is $8.00 adult eat in and all carry outs, children 6-12 years $3.50, 5 and under are free. Proceeds to benefit youth mission trip to Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, MS.

SAUSAGE SUPPER: Saturday, January 27 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Salem UCC, 1117 West North Street, Alhambra, IL. Menu is all you can eat fresh homemade pork sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, applesauce, dessert, coffee & milk. Advanced sausage orders of links, bulk sausage, backbones and ribs may be placed at 618-488-+3733 or emailed to Pick up of orders will be on Thursday, January 24 from 12-6 PM or on Saturday, January 27 starting at 9:00 AM. Price is Adults $10, Chidren 5-10 years $5. Children 4 and under are free. All carry outs are $10.


GLO BINGO: Saturday, February 3 at St. Mary Parish Center, 325 S. Jefferson St., Trenton. Doors open at 5:30 PM and bingo starts at 7:00 PM. $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Includes 6 bingo cards for 10 games, glow hat and glow dabber. ($5 per additional 6 bingo cards.) For tickets contact Betsy Horstmann at 618-920-8921 or Lynnie Haselhorst at 618-224-9810. Bring your own snacks. There will be a cash bar. Over $1000 in cash prizes. Must be 18 or older to attend.


WOMEN’S EVENT: Fresh Grounded Faith will be hosting an area-wide women’s event on March 16-17 at First Baptist Church, 111 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon. Friday’s event is from 7:00 – 9:30 PM and Saturday’s event goes from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. For more information and to buy tickets go to or call (800) 859-7992. Individual tickets are $44 through February 19th and $49 after. Group rates available. At Door tickets, if available, are $59 per person.

On Going

HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHORUS, formerly Highland Community Chorus is announcing its new season, Celebrate Five, in celebration of HCC’s fifth year. Scheduled events:
• Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM – St. Patty’s Day Party with Mrs. Murphy and the Gang, featuring the Irish Aires at Highland’s Lindendale Park Ballroom
• Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM – Spring concert “Five Choral Treasures” at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy
• Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM – Spring concert “Five Choral Treasures” at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland
• Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM – Five and Change annual pops concert at Highland Elementary Auditorium
Season tickets are available at Individual tickets for each concert are $15, with children under 15 free. Season tickets cost $30 for three concerts. Sponsorships and contributions are welcome at any time.

LGBTQ SUPPORT GROUP: Starting September 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 3324 Old US Highway 50, Trenton, IL. This group will continue to meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is for individuals to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQ and Allied community. For more information contact Kim Hoeflein at 618-334-4593 or Lynn Brown at 618-334-0427. All are welcome – adults, students, family, friends and allies.

CONCERT SERIES: St. Paul UCC in Waterloo will be having a fine arts concert series with these performers: January 21 – Mark Parker & Shannon O’Heron; March 18 – Collinsville Chorale with special guest Heather Sorenson; May 20 – Gary Humphrey & Friends. All performances are on Sunday at 2:00 PM and are free of charge.

JOB FAIR: Every Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 20 Junction Drive West Ste. 1, Glen Carbon, IL 62034. Express Employment Professionals invite you to meet the team at their Thursday Job Fairs. You may also submit applications to the Edwardsville office at: Enjoy our food, beverages and referral raffle.

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