Member Event Notices

Yoga, Self Defense, Medicare and Waltz: L&C’s Community Education Classes Begin Soon

Lewis and Clark Community College’s Community Education classes begin the week of Oct. 25 with four eclectic courses designed to educate and enrich community members.

“We are once again proud to offer these classes at L&C,” said Division Assistant of Community Education Becky Moore. “Throughout the school year, we offer courses on an array of subjects that we hope will improve lives in our community. Whether the subject is educational or more recreational, we hope there is something for everyone.”

Upcoming classes: 

  • Medicare Mysteries – What You Need to Know – Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., on L&C’s Godfrey campus. This class is designed for people approaching or already on Medicare. Instructor: Jon Burgmann. Course fee: $30.
  • Waltz for Beginners – Tuesdays from Oct. 26 to Nov. 23, 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to grace the dance floor in this class featuring basic instruction in the elegant movements of American Style Waltz. Instructor: William Trent. Course fee: $45.
  • Practical Self Defense – Thursdays from Oct. 28 to Nov. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. on L&C’s Godfrey Campus. This is a multi-step course teaching the skill set needed to defend against an attacker. Instructor: Brendan Neal. Course fee: $40.
  • Yoga for Beginners – Dates and times TBA, on L&C’s Godfrey campus. This course focuses on the fundamentals of yoga, including posture alignment, breathwork and medication. Instructor: Nana Becoat. Course fee: $35.

A detailed list of classes can be viewed at www.lc.edu/communityed. Just click “Browse Classes.”

For more information, visit www.lc.edu/CommunityEd/ or contact Becky Moore at (618) 468-5701 or bmoore@lc.edu. Register for any of our community courses by calling or texting the Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222.

Grafton Winery & Brewhaus

Live Music
–Saturday, October 23 from 3-7 – Overhead Dog
–Sunday, October 24 from 2-6 pm – Scott & Karl

Grafton Winery the Vineyards

Join us this weekend for our first annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24! We will have live music both days, 20 plus vendors, Riverbend Axe Throwing, sugar fire, and much more!!! 

Lewis and Clark Events Calendar

Lewis and Clark Community College requires all campus visitors to follow CDC and IDPH masking and social distancing requirements. For current information regarding campus operations during the pandemic, please visit lc.edu/coronavirus.com.

10/20 – Field Station Tour, Trees Walk: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, One Confluence Way, East Alton. (618) 468-2785.

10/20 – Trailblazers Women’s Soccer vs. Lincoln Land: 4 p.m., Tim Rooney Stadium, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-6200.

10/21 – RiverWatch Winter Chloride Monitoring Training: 7 p.m., virtual event, register at https://conta.cc/2YUTrah. (618) 468-2784.

10/22 – Nursing Career Day: 8 a.m.-noon, The Commons, McPike Math and Science Complex, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-4402.

10/22 – Trailblazers Volleyball vs. Frontier: 6 p.m., George C. Terry River Bend Arena, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-6200.

10/23 – Adventures on the Water, featuring the Alton Symphony Orchestra: 7 p.m., Ann Whitney Olin Theatre, Hatheway Cultural Center, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-4731.

10/26 – Global Diversity Awareness Panel: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., virtual event, Zoom ID 919 6085 7685. (618) 468-4149.

10/26 – College Visit Days with Dr. T: 5-6 p.m., East Alton-Wood River High School, 777 N. Wood River Ave., Wood River. (618) 468-2222.

10/27 – Field Station Tour, Bat Talk: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, One Confluence Way, East Alton. (618) 468-2785.

10/27 – Brown Bag Event, Leaves of Brass, featuring the Bi-State Brass Quintet: noon, Ringhausen Music Building, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-4731.

10/27 – RiverWatch Fall Speaker Series, Asian Clams and Distribution: 7 p.m., virtual event, register at https://conta.cc/3p1oFaG. (618) 468-2784.

10/28 – College Visit Days with Dr. T: 5-6 p.m., Civic Memorial High School, 200 School St., Bethalto. (618) 468-2222.

10/28 – Filmmaker Talk: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: 5 p.m. film screening, followed by talk with filmmaker Chad Freidrichs, Ringhausen Music Building Atrium, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. RSVP at https://bit.ly/ThePruitt-IgoeMyth.

10/29 – NJCAA D1 Region 24 Men’s Soccer Championship: TBA, Tim Rooney Stadium, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-6200.

10/29 – Art Faculty Exhibition 2021: Opening reception, 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29. Exhibit on display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, through Nov. 24, Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey. (618) 468-4665.

YWCA Teams Up with Piasa Martial Arts for Self-Defense Classes October 27

Please join YWCA on Wednesday, October 27 for FREE self-defense classes as part of our Week Without Violence activities! As October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, YWCA dedicates itself to raising awareness on gender-based violence through activities and social media campaigns.

YWCA will be hosting two separate classes in our gymnasium located at 304 E. Third St. in Alton. With parking available in our lot off George Street, you may use the entrance straight into the gym. 

Johnny Hatten, Piasa Martial Arts, will be teaching these classes along with 2 female Black Belts. In these free trainings, Johnny will go over “ABC Self-Defense”– Awareness, Boundaries, and Counter– as well as hands-on, scenario-based self-defense training. Tennis shoes and clothing are required.  Piasa Martial Arts will supply shields/equipment to help practice.

Women 14 years and up are encouraged to attend either the 6pm or the 7pm classes.  Mothers and daughter teams are welcome.

Please register with us with the link provided. We can’t wait to see you! 

https://tinyurl.com/2jysm5rw

Grafton Calendar

Fri Oct 22, 2021

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

Sat Oct 23, 2021

9am – 5pm Riverside Flea Market Last Weekend, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

11am – 6pm Harvest Festival, Grafton Winery the Vineyards, 21028 Eckert Orchard Rd

MUSIC SCENE

2pm – 6pm Soulard Blues Band – Live Music, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

3pm – 7pm Overhead Dog- Live Music, Grafton Winery Inc, 300 W Main St

Sun Oct 24, 2021

9am – 5pm Riverside Flea Market, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

11am – 6pm Harvest Festival, Grafton Winery the Vineyards, 21028 Eckert Orchard Rd

MUSIC SCENE

2pm – 6pm Scott & Karl-Live Music, Grafton Winery Inc, 300 W Main St

2pm – 6pm Yacht Rockers – Live Music, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

Thu Oct 28, 2021

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

Fri Oct 29, 2021

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

6pm – 10pm Scott & Karl – Live Music, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

Sat Oct 30, 2021

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

MUSIC SCENE

2pm – 6pm Soulard Blues Band – Live Music, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

3pm – 7pm Scott Logan & Leslie Craig- Live Music, Grafton Winery Inc, 300 W Main St

6pm – 11pm Halloween Party, Grafton Oyster Bar, 215 Water St

Sun Oct 31, 2021

10am – 4pm Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor Center Open, Grafton Visitor Center, 950 E Main St

MUSIC SCENE

2pm – 6pm TBD – Live Music, The Loading Dock, 401 Front St

2pm – 6pm The Vault-Live Music, Grafton Winery Inc, 300 W Main St

City of Grafton Tourism & Marketing Committee

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OSF HEALTHCARE SAINT ANTHONY’S HEALTH CENTER IS HOSTING A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT MAMMOGRAM PARTY

In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center is hosting a Girls’ Night Out Mammogram Party on Thursday, October 21 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the OSF Saint Anthony’s Mammography Department, first floor, 1 Saint Anthony’s Way, Alton.

Girls’ Night Out offers women in the community the opportunity to obtain their annual mammograms, learn more about breast health issues from OSF Saint Anthony’s team of clinicians, and enjoy a night out with friends who also need their mammograms.  OSF Saint Anthony’s is an American College of Radiologists accredited hospital, utilizing the Genius 3D Mammography system which provides patients with the highest quality images available today.

Vendors include Roberta’s Lovely Ladies Boutique, Faith’s Fabulous Bling Jewelry, and a Pink it Up Photo Booth courtesy of Rosa Renner Photography. Each woman will receive an attendance gift, and be entered in a drawing for a special gift basket.

Insurance will be billed or women can take advantage of a cash-reduced price of $99; the radiologist reading fee is billed separately. Women over the age of 40 do not need a physician’s order for their annual mammograms.  Appointments are limited. To register, call (618) 474-6791.

The Madison County Health Department will be available at the Girls Night Out event to share information about free screenings offered to women who qualify through the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP). The free screenings include mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams, and Pap/HPV tests for eligible women. The IBCCP Program may also be able to help women who have high deductible insurance and need diagnostic breast or cervical services. For information about IBCCP, call the Madison County Health Department at (618) 296-6051.

YWCA Announces Racial Justice Themed Community Conversation Circle and Book Talks

YWCA recognizes the community need for dialogue and education about racism and has developed Community Conversation Circles to general deeper healing & transformative interactions among races.  Conversation is one way we interact with others, learn and grow. The Circle creates a safe and accepting space for participants to discuss topics that can be complex and emotionally charged. 

The Community Conversation Circle will be held on Thursday, Oct 28 from 530 to 7 pm via Zoom.   The theme will be based on the book The Color of Law.  It is not necessary to read the book prior to attending the Community Conversation Circle.

The Color of Law demonstrates that racial residential segregation—the fact that some neighborhoods are almost exclusively African American while others are almost exclusively white—is the result of explicit government policy rather than personal choice and random chance. From the conclusion of the Civil War through to the present day, federal, state, and local governments have enacted laws to confine African Americans to particular areas and prevent them from moving into others. 

Registration for this free event is required at https://tinyurl.com/3um8brstPlease contact YWCA with any questions at 618.465.7774 or email us at info@ywcaswil.org.

Alton Little Theater’s A RED PLAID SHIRT begins October 22

Playwright Michael Wilmot was a silver-haired creative genius who left a legacy of brilliant plays in his estate –which are now managed by his nieces — and so Community Players throughout London and Canada are able to honor his untimely passing AND reap the rewards of his dedication to small community playhouses.
Alton Little Theater’s A RED PLAID SHIRT will be produced October 22nd through 31st at the ALT Showplace!  Jake Tenberge, Lee Cox, Gail Drillinger, and Brant McCance take on the roles of two couples, recently retired. The women seem to have adjusted reasonably well, but the men are now lost without their careers, and they are struggling to find themselves — and therein lies the humor, wit, and mayhem that ensues. Yes, the play is bright, witty, full of surprises and represents one of the best examples of the new genre of plays called “Silver Theater” –with great parts or adaptations written for actors 55+.
Audiences will definitely love the hilarity and antics that the “guys” go through in trying to recapture lost dreams — and their wives take a little excursion in an art class that will surely increase attendance at local figure-drawing classes!
Tickets are just $20 for this delicious little gem of a play. Call 618-462-3205 for tickets.

NGRREC to Offer Field Station Walk and Talks in October

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn about the environment and tour the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center’s Field Station on three separate dates in October.

Each Walk and Talk will include a tour of the grounds and feature an educational discussion highlighting an environmental topic.

Each topic will include two walks at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The programs are suitable for all ages, from children to adults.

“We want to showcase different topics that focus on the nature found at the Field Station and in our region,” Environmental Educator Jen Young said. “We want to create programming the community is excited for and we look forward to increasing the number of our community education events.”

The October schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 6 – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wildflowers Walk
  • Oct. 20 – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Trees Walk
  • Oct. 27 – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Bat Talk, in honor of “Bat Week”

Walk and Talks are free and open to the public.

In accordance with Illinois State mandate, all visitors to the Field Station are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of vaccination status.

For more information, contact Young at (618) 468-2785 or jenryoung@lc.edu. Follow NGRREC’s Facebook page for these and other community events.

To learn more about NGRREC, visit http://www.ngrrec.org.