7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sponsor: SWIC Location: SWIC -Belleville Campus Main Complex Theatre, 2500 Carlyle Ave Other: For more information, contact Umali at 618-235-2700, ext. 5046 or toll free at 866-942-7942 ext 5046 It may not be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, but his Violin Sonata No. 9 still packs an emotional punch. The celebrated sonata for piano and violin will be one of the featured pieces at a recital in the Schmidt Art Center, SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.
The concert, titled “Beethoven’s Ninth,” will also feature jazz-infused music by Gershwin and Romantic pieces by Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
SWIC Assistant Professor of Music Diana Umali will play piano and Webster University Music Faculty Member Manuela Kaymakanova will play violin. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Umali at 618-235-2700, ext. 5046, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5046, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on other SWIC music performances, visit swic.edu/music.
The Premier Showing of Locally Produced Video
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County and Madison County Employment and Training Board Location: Granite City Cinema -1243 Niedringhaus, Granite City, IL Other: RSVPs are required by calling the Chamber 618-876-6400 / or email@example.com Join Us! April 18th 7:30 am Continental Breakfast at the
Granite City Cinema, 1243 Niedringhaus Avenue
for the Premier Showing of a Locally Produced Video
"Building Blocks For Success: Your Choices. Your Career. Your Future."
This Video was recently previewed in Washington DC addressing
The Lack of Job Skills That Effect OUR Workforce
This Video Stars OUR Local Business Leaders -
Each of these professional Presenters will address a skill that is needed to be successful in your present job or the job you hope to secure in the future.
Meet & Mingle ~ It's 5:00 Somewhere!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sponsor: Lascelle's Location: Lascelle's 1324 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL 62040 Other: RSVP the Chamber of Commerce 876-6400 It's got to be 5 O'Clock Somewhere ~
Let's ALL Meet & Mingle!
at Lascelles' - 1324 Niedringhaus
It is Happy Hour! We all go Dutch!
The Music starts at 6:00 BUT I'll meet you at 5:00
Gateway Motorsports ~ Midnight Madness
12:00 PM Sponsor: Gateway Motorsports Park Location: Gateway Motorsports Park 700 Raceway Blvd. Madison, IL 62060 Other: For More Info: Call 618-215-8888 or Visit: www.gatewaymsp.com Ranken Technical College Presents Midnight Madness powered by NOS Energy Drink is Gateway Motorsports Park's street-legal drag racing and drifting program. Midnight Madness offers a safe alternative to illegal street racing and is an opportunity for drivers to race each other in their street-legal cars on Gateway's quarter-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip in an informal atmosphere.
Admission is $15 for spectators and crew members and $25 to race. Spectators ages 12 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 5pm with street-legal racing from 6pm-1am
All Midnight Madness events include drifting in Gateway's drift pit parallel to the midway, food specials and DJ entertainment.
Midnight Madness is open to all licensed drivers and any street-legal car or motorcycle. All vehicles must pass a safety inspection before being allowed to compete. Minor participants (ages 16 or 17) must present a signed parental consent form completed prior to competition.
Also returning for 2019 is the popular Sharks of the Strip presented by Mirror Finish program, which was added to Midnight Madness in 2018. SOTS is the newest 1/8-mile outlaw heads-up racing experience for only the baddest and fastest street cars in the St Louis region. The top full-bodied racers will battle it out for cash, glory and the coveted King of the Sharks title. Sharks at the Strip rules are simple: Any engine and transmission combination is allowed. Any transmission controller, transmission valve body, power adder, tire type and size (slicks or radials only), suspension, exhaust, fuel types and carburetor or fuel injection system is allowed. No minimum weight. Tube chassis is permitted (must have steel or OEM roof and quarter panels). 1/8-mile race. No times displayed on the clocks.
For more information on Gateway Motorsports Park, please call (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.
Historic Route 66 Smokin' Hot "Cruise-In"
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sponsor: O'Brien Tire & Service Center, Inc. Location: O'Brien Tire & Service Center, Inc. 3924 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL 62040 Other: Phone: 618-876-7616 SMOKIN' GOOD TIME!
Smokin' Tires | Smokin' Dogs | Smokin' Cigars | Smokin' Vape Competition
CARS | FOOD | CLOUD COMP | GIVE-AWAYS
Granite City CEO Trade Show
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sponsor: Granite City High School Location: Granite City High School Gymnasium Lobby 3101 Madison Ave, Granite City, IL. Other: Visit: granitecityceo.com Explore the Startup Businesses of our Class of 2019!!!
Ladies' Night Out!
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsor: Darin Chiropractic, LLC Location: Darin Chiropractic, LLC 2013 Johnson Road, Suite D, Granite City, IL 62040 Other: Call 618-931-2050 for more information Come join in on the fun!
LADIES NIGHT OUT!!!
At the office of Darin Chiropractic
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Madison & St. Clair County Nat'l Drug Take Back Event
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sponsor: SWIC Location: Note the "take back locations" in the body of the description listed above! Other: For More Info: Call 618-234-4410 or Visit: www.DEATakeBack.com Madison and St. Clair County National Drug Take Back Event April 27
Programs and Services for Older Persons, local law enforcement and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team up to help Madison and St. Clair Counties address the crucial public safety and public health issue of prescription drug abuse.
To help curb the misuse and abuse of unused prescription pills or patches that can lead to overdose deaths, any potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription pills or patches can be dropped off for safe disposal on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following Madison and St. Clair county locations:
- Madison County Sheriff’s Office
- Madison County Administration Building Parking Lot
- Edwardsville Police Department Front/Main Lobby
- East Alton Police Department
- Hamel Police Department
St. Clair County:
- St. Clair County Sheriff Department
- St. Clair County State’s Attorney at St Clair Courthouse
- Swansea Police Department at Swansea Walgreens
- Fairview Heights Police Department at St. Clair Square
- Fairview Heights Police Station
- O’Fallon Public Safety Building
- New Athens Police Department
Liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted.
Last fall nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs were turned in at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of prescription drugs.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or call Senior Corps Programs (Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents, or Retired/Senior Volunteers) at Southwestern Illinois College,
SWIC ~ Workshop for Parents of Future College Students
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Sponsor: SWIC Location: SWIC -Belleville Campus Main Complex, 2500 Carlyle Ave Other: For More Info: call 618-235-2700 ext. 5675 or toll free 866-942-7942 ext. 5675 SWIC to Host Workshop for Parents of Future College Students
If you are preparing to send your son or daughter to college in the near future, the Southwestern Illinois College workshop, Parent 101, can help you understand the ins and outs of the college process.
This free workshop at the Belleville Campus, Liberal Arts Complex. The event is open to the parents or families of future college students in eighth through twelfth grades.
The informational presentation will Include:
– Timeline for preparing for college
– The financial aid process
– Earning college credit in high school
– Transferring courses to four-year universities
– Cost saving benefits of education and training at the community college
Check-in starts at 5:45 p.m. in the LAC Lobby.
To register online, visit https://swic.secure.force.com/events/#/list.