Flourish Alton reunion focuses on community development

ALTON — A two-year community development program kicks off Friday.

City Shapers – a group of business owners, nonprofits, city council members, church leaders, school officials, police officers, therapists and teachers – will host a virtual event called Flourish Alton to address community challenges. The group will spend the next two years learning the principles of community and economic development.

The Zoom meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, January 28. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flourish-alton-tickets-240475146637.


Here’s what also happens in the Riverbend:

THURSDAY JANUARY 27

• Alton Little Theater presents The Cover of Life: 7:30 p.m., Alton Little Theatre, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton.

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

• Davy Knowles: 7:30 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville

• Matt Heaton: 6-9 p.m., Oliver’s Main Street Pub, 140 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

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

• Great Rivers and Routes Visitor Forum: 7:30 p.m., Gateway Convention Center 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville.

• Eagle Days: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pere Marquette State Park, 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton.

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

• National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Illinois Zoom Meetings: 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is required to receive the meeting link. 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 p.m. to 10 p.m., Marina Holiday Shores, 100 Elm Drive, Edwardsville.

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

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

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

FRIDAY JANUARY 28

• Alton Little Theater presents The Cover of Life: 7:30 p.m., Alton Little Theatre, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton.

• Flourish Alton: 10am-12pm, virtual Zoom meeting, to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flourish-alton-tickets-240475146637.

• An Evening of Magic and Mystery: 8:30 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.), Alton Sports Tap, 3812 College Ave., Alton.

• The Graham Band: 9 p.m., Alton Sports Tap, 3812 College Ave., Alton.

• Lanny and Julie: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave., Godfrey.

• Tommy DeCarlo and the Music of Boston: 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Rock-n-Radio: 8 p.m. to midnight, Martin’s Tunes and Eats, 575 S. 6th St., Wood River.

• Bald Eagle Day at Pere Marquette Lodge: 8:30am-4:00pm, Pere Marquette State Park, 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton.

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

• Ice rink open: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Loading Dock, 401 Front St., Grafton.

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

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

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Norma P. Rex