Ghosts and Hauntings of Southern Illinois

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Take a trip back in time with local Haunted Alton author Troy Taylor and discover the strange tales lurking in your own backyard. Join “There’s Something Weird in Your Neighborhood: Ghosts and Hauntings of Southern Illinois” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library to learn about the area’s history and hauntings . The night goes beyond legends and lore and reveals the real stories behind the region’s most famous and lesser-known haunts.

Here’s what else is happening in Our Neighborhood:

Wednesday October 12

Lego club

4-5 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. 5-12 years old. Just bring your imagination, the library will provide the Legos.

Free game on Nintendo Switch

1 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From 6th to 12th grade. Head to the library during this time to take turns playing games like Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and more. First come, first served.

Stop after school

3-7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From kindergarten to 5th grade. Head to the library after school to try a self-help activity. Will it be an art project, a sensory activity or a puzzle? You’ll have to go to the library to find out.

There’s Something Weird in Your Neighborhood: Ghosts and Hauntings of Southern Illinois

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Join local Haunted Alton author Troy Taylor for an evening of history and hauntings from across the region – a night that goes beyond legend and lore, and reveals the real stories behind famous and little-known hauntings from across the region. the region. Take a trip back in time and discover the strange tales that hide in your own backyard.

Thursday October 13

Preschool story time

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From 3 to 5 years old. If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands. The library will share fun tales and tunes each week. And don’t forget the bubbles.

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4:00 p.m. – 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

From 7 p.m. to 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 october 14

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

Saturday October 15

The Land of Goshen Community Market

8 a.m. to noon at 100 St. Louis St., Edwardsville. Shop for fresh produce, baked goods and crafts from local artisans. For more information, visit goshenmarket.org.

Alton Farmer’s and Craft Market

8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street, Alton. Shows, artist demonstrations and other special activities are scheduled weekly. Visit the Alton Farmers & Artisans Market Facebook page for updates.

Indoor Plant Swap

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Come between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to drop off your houseplants or unused garden seeds to give them a second life. Those who drop off a plant will have priority access to the exchange between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. After 1 p.m., the exchange is open to the public. Please no outdoor plants or unidentifiable seeds.

Coloring for adults

1 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Join us for a relaxing and fun coloring afternoon. The library will provide crayons and coloring books for adults as well as refreshments.

Barking in the park dog contest

1 p.m. at Firemen’s Park, Maryville. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration requires a vaccination certificate. This free dog show, open to purebred and mixed breed dogs, is held in conjunction with the Maryville Kiwanis Fall Festival. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Visit the Village of Maryville website for application and details. Garden chairs encouraged, cameras welcome. ounces

monday october 17

Monday Mending

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. Bring what you want repaired during the times listed so Alana can discuss the repair with you. Monetary donations are always welcome and optional. Pay it if you can.

Daughters of Isabella O’Reilly Circle 218 Meeting

6:30 p.m. at The Hall, 7132 Marine Road. Those who would like more information on joining can contact [email protected]

Bingo every Monday

7 p.m. at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. 157, Edwardville. Includes 21 games including Racehorse, Bonanza, Ed’s Lucky Number, Lightning Round and $500 Cover All. Food and drinks are available.

tuesday october 18

toddler time

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From 0 to 2 years old. They have the pounds, the bops and the bubbles. Bring your babies and toddlers to share stories and songs with all the library storytime friends.

Pasta dinner every Tuesday

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dine in or take out at the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, 58 South State Rt. Edwardville. Pasta of the week served with salad. 618-656-9774

Cribbage club

6 p.m. at the American Legion at 1022 Vandalia Street, Collinsville. Beginners welcome, free participation. Contact Phil (618) 288-7910 or Susan at (618) 978-1664 for more information.

Southern Illinois PAL

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Southern Illinois Parents of Addicted Loved Ones group meets weekly to provide hope through education and support. For parents and loved ones over the age of 18 who have someone in their life struggling with substance use or recovering from addiction. PAL respects anonymity and is free. Contact Craig at 618-567-6095 to receive the Zoom meeting link or for questions. More information can be found at www.palgroup.org.

Teen game night

6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From 6th to 12th grade. Go on a quest with other players in the classic collaborative game Dungeons & Dragons or meet up with friends to play one of the tabletop games in the library.

Wednesday October 19

Free game on Nintendo Switch

1 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From 6th to 12th grade. Head to the library during this time to take turns playing games like Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and more. First come, first served.

Stop after school

3-7:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From kindergarten to 5th grade. Head to the library after school to try a self-help activity. Will it be an art project, a sensory activity or a puzzle? You’ll have to go to the library to find out.

Woodlawn Cemetery Association Meeting

6:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel. Everyone is invited to attend.

Thursday October 20

Preschool story time

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library. From 3 to 5 years old. If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands. The library will share fun tales and tunes each week. And don’t forget the bubbles.

Halloween Movie Matinees

Noon at the Edwardsville Public Library. Bring a brown lunch bag and they will provide the drinks and popcorn. Call the library or go to their website for movie titles.

Chicken dinner every Thursday

4:00 p.m. – 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

From 7 p.m. to 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 21 october

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

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

4:30-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus at Rt. 143, 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville. For phone orders, the phone number is 656-4985. Take-out or indoor seating is available. The menu consists of cod, catfish, prawns and a variety of sides. There is also a children’s menu.

Current events

Al Anon

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

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

From October 1 to 24 at the Edwardsville Public Library. Carve or decorate a pumpkin with your family and send a photo of your creation to the library at [email protected] by October 24 to be entered to win a prize. The winner will be announced during the library’s Halloween puppet show.

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