East Alton community garden breaks ground Saturday

EAST ALTON – A community garden is coming to East Alton.

Renegade Gardens, a non-profit organization, will be holding a groundbreaking for the East Alton Community Garden on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at 9 a.m. at 509 5th St. in East Alton.

Renegade Gardens’ mission is to plant, harvest and distribute organic produce to local communities to promote healthy and nutritious eating and educate volunteers and participants on food independence.

Rain dates are scheduled for April 9-10. For more information, visit the Renegade Gardens Facebook page.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:


FRIDAY, APRIL 1

• Heaterz Hot Chicken Grand Opening: 11 a.m., Heaterz Hot Chicken, 1500 Main St., Alton.

• Fish Fry: 4-7 p.m., Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer M Adams Parkway, Godfrey. Every Friday until April 8.

• Edwardsville Knight of Columbus Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Edwardsville Knight of Columbus, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville.

• Borderline: 7:30-11:30 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Blarney Man: 7-10 p.m., Morrison’s Irish Pub, 200 State St., Alton.

• The Graham Band: 8 p.m.-Midnight, Chez Marilyn, 119 W. 3rd St., Alton.

• Early Bird Registration/Tour, Gillespie and Carlinville: 8:30 a.m., Trimpe 141, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Sign-up at www.lc.edu/earlybird.

• Soulshine Groove: 7 p.m.-Midnight, Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave., Godfrey.

• Telescope Nights: 8-10 p.m., The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey.

• Musical Bingo: 8-10 p.m., Clifton Terrace Inn, 4922 Clifton Terrace Road, Godfrey.

• Nektar: 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Opening Reception: Kingdom Animalia Exhibit: 6-8 p.m., The Edwardsville Arts Center, 6165 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville

• Acoustic DNA: 6-9 p.m., Big Daddy’s Edwardsville, 132 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• That Girl Band: 6-9 p.m., Recess Brewing, 307 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Lanny and Julie: 7-11 p.m., Edwardsville Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville.

• Scott and Mechelle Acoustic Duo: 7-10 p.m., Jacobsmeyer’s Tavern, 2401 Edwards St., Godfrey

• Steel Creek Classic: 8 p.m., Patrick’s Bar and Grill, 2900 Nameoki Road, Granite City.

• Goat Yoga: 2-3 p.m., Pere Marquette State Park, 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton

• Goat Yoga: 4-5 p.m., Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Boulevard, Grafton.

• Scott and Karl: 6-10 p.m., The Loading Dock, 401 Front St., Grafton.

• Steve Mellas: 7-11 p.m., Hawg Pitt BBQ, 821 W. Main St., Grafton.

• For information about Al-Anon Meetings, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meeting, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

• Bulk/Large Item Drop-off Day: 8 a.m.-Noon, 1 Henry St., Alton.

• Alton Flea Market Grand Opening: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Alton Flea Market, 711 Belle St., Alton.

• East Alton Community Garden Ground Breaking: 9 a.m., 509 5th St., Corner of Fifth and Harper, East Alton.

• Meet the Artisan Coco’s Own Copper Originals: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Ruby Wren Eclectic Boutique, 307 State St., Alton.

• Kingdom Brothers: 5-9 p.m., Chubby’s Grill and Garage, 1022 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Bake Sale for Ukraine: 9 a.m.-Noon, The Bridge Church, 504 E. 12th St., Alton.

• An Evening of Hell Hath No Fury: 7-10 p.m., Mineral Springs Banquet Center, 310 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Leadfoot: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 3rd Chute Bar and Grill, 2204 Fosterburg Road, Alton.

• Naked Soul: 2-6 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Borderline: 7:30-11:30 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Early Bird Registration/Tour, Gillespie and Carlinville: 8:30 a.m., Trimpe 141, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Sign-up at www.lc.edu/earlybird.

• St. Ambrose’s FUNDrive: 9-11 a.m., St. Ambrose Catholic School, 822 W. Homer M Adams Parkway, Godfrey.

• Pat Liston: 7-10 p.m., Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave., Godfrey.

• Nektar: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Lanny and Julie: 2-5 p.m., Foundry Public House, 126 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• NPHC Marchdown 2022: 6 p.m., First Comunity Area, 35 Circle Drive, Edwardsville.

• Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar: 5 p.m., Stagger Inn, 104 E. Vandalia St., Edwardsville.

• Bingo Saturday Night: 7 p.m., South Roxana Dad’s Club, 417 Roxana Ave., South Roxana.

• St. Paddy’s Day Bash: 6-10 p.m., O’Ryans Bar and Grill, 57 W. Edwardsville Road, Wood River.

• Gypsy Soul: 9 p.m., The Pump House Bar and Grill, 1523 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River.

• Cabin Fever: 8 p.m., Matin’s Tunes and Eats, 575 S. 6th St., Wood River.

• Craft/Vendor Show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson Road General Baptist Church, 2033 Johnson Road, Granite City.

• Justice: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Patrick’s Bar and Grill, 2900 Nameoki Road, Granite City.

• Flipside: 8 p.m., Hooch and Sixteen’s Bar, 1511 Pontoon Road, Granite City.

• NGK Band: 3-7 p.m., Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Yacht Rockers: 3-7 p.m., The Loading Dock, 401 Front St., Grafton.

• Karaoke Night: 7-11 p.m., 3rd Chute Bar & Grill, 220 W. Main St., Grafton.

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