May 18, 2024

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Rotary Clubs hosting National Day of Prayer Thursday

ALTON – Three Rotary clubs have teamed up to invite the community to join them in the National Day of Prayer at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Best Western Premier, 3559 College Ave., in Alton.

Sponsored locally this year by the Riverbend, Alton-Godfrey and Riverbend East Rotary Clubs, the National Day of Prayer is an event that reaches across denominational lines and has been organized by various individuals for decades.

Proclamations will be read from area government officials, and prayers will be given for education, the sanctity of life, healthcare workers, first responders, and other areas that are important parts of the foundation of our society.

Granite City will also host a ceremony at noon at 2000 Edison Ave.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:


• Charlie’s Drive-In Grand Reopening: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 762 N. Wood River Ave., Wood River.

• Applied Student Recital: 1 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• Hike for Health: 8-9:30 a.m., The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey.

• D-Lux Duo: 6-10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Alton VFW: 7-9 p.m., Alton VFW Post 1308, 4445 Alby St., Alton.

• Tasting at The Leclaire Room: 6-8 p.m., Bella Milano Catering, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville.

• Route 66 10K Wednesday Cruise: 6:30 p.m., Taqueria Z, 109 E. Park St., Edwardsville

• The Graham Band: 6-9 p.m., Big Daddy’s Edwardsville, 132 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Wigglers: 7-9 p.m., Wiggler’s Bar and Grill, 7243 Saint James Dr., Edwardsville.

• Celebrate Recovery Alton: 6:30-9 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1422 Washington Ave., Alton.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:45 a.m., meeting immediately follows the weigh in until 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 160 E. Lorena Ave., Wood River. For more information call 618-259-7343.

• Al-Anon Meeting: 9:15 a.m., First Baptist Church Room 107 (ring buzzer), 201 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto.

• Al-Anon Meeting: 7 p.m., Upper Alton Baptist Church and Preschool, 2726 College Ave., Alton. For more information, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meeting, visit and


• Alton National Day of Prayer: 8 a.m., Best Western Premier, 3559 College Avenue, Alton.

• College for Life Spring Performance and Art Show: 10 a.m., Ann Whitney Olin Theatre, Hatheway Cultural Center, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• LCCC Rock Ensemble Concert:7 p.m., Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• The Outsiders: 7-11 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Quarter Auction: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Alton Moose Lodge, 526 E. Delmar Ave., Alton.

• Experience HU the Sound of Soul: Noon-1 p.m., River Bend Yoga, 100 W. 3rd St., Alton.

• A Step-by-Step Guide to Wellness: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Community Hope Center, 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills.

• Open Mic: 6-9 p.m., Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave., Godfrey.

• Ladies Choice Night: 6 p.m., Jerseyville City Center Park, Jerseyville.

• Buff City Soap Opening Weekend: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Buff City Soap, 2326 Troy Road, Edwardsville.

• Cinco de Mayo Celebration: 5-9 p.m., Viva La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 1027 Century Drive, Edwardsville. Soulshine Groove will perform.

• Thursday Night Trivia: 7-9 p.m., The Hall, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville.

• Pennsylvania Slim: 5-8 p.m., Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grill, 215 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville.

• Granite City National Day of Prayer: Noon, City Hall, 2000 Edison Ave., Granite City.

• Open Mic and Jam Session: 8 a.m.-Noon, TJ’s Place, 1539 Madison Ave., Granite City.

• Annual Spring Book Sale: 5-8 p.m., Wood River Public Library, 326 E. Ferguson Ave., Wood River.

• East Alton History Museum Open: 1-4 p.m., East Alton History Museum, 119 N. Main St., East Alton.

• The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern Illinois Zoom Meetings: 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is required to receive the link to the meetings. Email Pat Rudloff, [email protected] to register.

• A Course in Miracles: 1 p.m., New Bethel UMC, 131 N. Main St., Glen Carbon. For more information, call 618-288-7910 or 618-698-5088.

• Karaoke with DJ Toni: 8 p.m.-Midnight, Martin’s Tunes & Eats, 575 S. 6th St., Wood River.

• Karaoke Thursday: 6:30-10 p.m., Holiday Shores Marina, 100 Elm Drive, Edwardsville.

• Cornhole Tournament: 9-11 p.m., Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill, 2511 IL-157, Edwardsville.

• The Roundtable: 4-7 p.m., AOS Alternative Office Space, 219 Eastgate Plaza, East Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo: 7-9 p.m., Edison’s Entertainment Complex, 2477 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville.

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