Events in Other Communities

Savvy Caregiver Training Sessions offered by St. John's Community Care

The series of six classes will be held:

Tuesday Evenings from 6-8pm on May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd at Fairview Heights Community Room, 10025 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
For more information or to register, call 344-5008
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Hard Road Theatre Productions 2018-2019 Summer Season

For more information on all of our shows, go to our websiteView the Flyer
Mary Poppins, Jr.  Performances are Thursday through Saturday, June 21-23, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, June 24, at 2:00 pm at the Highland Elementary Auditorium. 
Annie, Jr.  Performances are Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 15, at 2:00 pm at the Highland High School Kennel. 
Oklahoma   Auditions are on Monday, May 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with callbacks starting at 7:30 pm. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, July 27-28 and August 3-4, at 7:30 pm, and Sundays, July 29 and August 5, at 2:00 pm at the Highland Elementary Auditorium. This is the 75th Anniversary for Oklahoma.

Memorial's Skin Cancer Screening

Tuesday, May 15;  2 to 5 p.m. View the Flyer
Dr. Richard Hehmann’s Office
4600 Memorial Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 320; Belleville, Illinois
Screenings are conducted by Dr. Richard Hehmann, a plastic surgeon who is a member of Memorial’s Medical Staff and is volunteering his services.  If you are on a restricted time schedule, please understand there may be a brief wait before seeing the physician. A limited number of appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, call (618) 257-5649

Energy Efficiency Lunch and Learn

Presented by Ameren Illinois
May 15th, 2018 11:30am - 1pm
Comfort Inn, Edwardsville; 3080 State Rt. 157, Edwardsville IL

The Troy/ Maryville/ St Jacob/ Marine Chamber in conjunction with Ameren IL will be hosting a lunch and learn event on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018.  You are encouraged to attend this event to learn how your business, organization, or public-sector entity can apply for cash incentives to help pay for part of your next electric or natural gas energy efficiency project.

There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided.  Space is limited so please RSVP by Tuesday May 8th to Diana Fuller at 1.309.677.5409 or
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Wide Open Wednesday

May 16th; 3-6pm
Gateway Motor Sports
You are invited to come see what Da-Com has to offer and network with other local businesses.  You'll have a fun time with food, drink and even an opportunity to race on the track at Gateway Motor Sports!

Click here to print the Attendance Voucher for Appetizers, Drinks and Racing.

RSVP to Teresa by email: and View the Flyer

Free Workshop for Veterans

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 7pm
Cedarhurst Assited Living and Memory Care
1207 Vandalia Street, Collinsville IL

Are you a wartime veteran or surviving spouse?  You may be entitled to $1,176 - $2,169* from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help pay for senior care. Cedarhurst Assited Living and Memory Care is hosting a FREE workshop for Veterans and their families.

*Veterans Financial, Inc. is a private financial services company and not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Benefit is determined by the VA based on eligibility.

RSVP 618-215-5315 Refreshments will be served. View the Flyer

2018 Leadership Series of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee is excited to announce the 2018 Leadership Series. The series is a great way for individuals to enhance their maximum potential through professional development.
The 2018 Leadership Series is open to anyone who wants to learn from experienced professionals and will be held at Southern Illinois Builders Association in O’Fallon, Ill., from 8-11 a.m. on the following dates:
•    May 17 – Team Building (Mentoring, Leadership, Conflict Management, Managing Personalities and Workforce Development)
•    June 21 – Embracing Diversity (Equal Opportunities, Multi-Generational Balance, Recruiting and Retention)
•    July 19 – Cyber Security (Cyber Security Breach: Prevention, Repair and Recovery)
•    August 16 – Innovative Budgeting in Changing Times (Financial Vision and Best Practices)
•    September 20 – Strategic Planning (Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Visioning, Leading Change and Competitive Positioning Strategies)
The sessions cost $375 for all 6 sessions or $75 per session. Limited space is available, but companies may send multiple people to one or more sessions. For more information, please contact Liz at the Leadership Council by email at or call (618) 692-9745.  View the Flyer

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Yard Sale

Saturday May 19th 8am - 1pm
Camp Torqua; 4725 Girl Scout Rd.
Cookies for Sale!
Girl Scout Merchandise, file cabinets, retail displays, desks, church pews, camping supplies, industrial size kitchen mixer, and much more!
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Cedarhurst Job Fair

Cedarhurst Job Fair
Wednesday May 30th 12-7pm
at Ruth's House Memory Care of Edwardsville
7325 Marine Rd Edwardsville IL
Join us at our Cedarhurst Job Fair to learn how you can become part of our growing family!  Due to occupancy growth, we're hiring and offering additional employment opportunities.  Remember to bring your resume and/or application - we'll be conducting on-site interviews.
call: 618-650-9280
Participating Cedarhurst Communities: Ruth's House; Bethalto; Collinsville; Edwardsville; Highland
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Got Talent?

International Horseradish Festival
Friday June 1, 2018 from 11am-10pm
Saturday June 2, 2018 from 10am-10pm
Main Street, Collinsville IL 62234
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Have some talent you want to share with the world?  Sign up to perform at the 2018 International Horseradish Festival
We are looking for local musicians, dancers, actors, comedians and performers in general that are looking for some exposure and experience in front of large crowds.  For more information or to sign up, email
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Light Up the Night Glow in the Dark Run

June 1, 7:30pm View the Flyer
1 mile fun run, 5K Timed run at the Horseradish Fesival
Registration for 5K:
On or before May 8, $25/individual or $75/household*
May 9th or later, $28/individual or $84/household*
Registration for 1 mile run: $10/individual or $25/household* (Children Welcome)
*When registering more than 2 family members in the Fun Run, or more than 3 in teh 5K, please contact the Y to receive the household maximum discount.
Registration ends on-site 30 minutes before each race; Registration is available online at or at the CMT Welcome Center
Bonus: Register early and train with our Run Club!  Meet at the CMT Y on Mondays at 5:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30am, and/or Saturdays at 7am.
Presented in Partnership with the International Horseradish Festival
Horseradish Festival: June 1 11am-10pm  and June 2nd 10am-10pm
For more info, contact Nina Lindhorst by phone: 618-346-5600 or by email

Free Summer Movie Series at The Lory Theater!

Local businesses have come together to offer free family movies at The Lory Theater in Highland. The sponsoring businesses will be present at each movie, conducting fun activities before the show such as free raffles and giveaways. Each movie is family friendly and completely free to attend. Concessions will be available to purchase. Advanced tickets will not be available for the free movies, so come early to be sure you get in. Doors will open at 9:00 am for each 10:00 am start time. To receive a reminder about each free movie a few days before they happen, customers can subscribe to the company’s email list on their website at: or follow The Lory on Facebook. Here is a complete list of the entire series. See you at the movies!  View the Flyer
Wednesday June 6th 2018 at 10:00 am = Trolls – Sponsored by The Bank of Edwardsville
Wednesday June 13th 2018 at 10:00 am = Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Sponsored by Off the Wall Heating & Cooling
Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 10:00 am = The Peanuts Movie Sponsored by Bradford National Bank
Wednesday July 4th 2018 at 10:00 am = The Lego Movie -Sponsored by Rachael Crow Country Financial
Wednesday July 11th 2018 at 10:00 am = The Secret Life of Pets - Sponsored by First Mid IL Bank and Trust
Wednesday July 25th 2018 at 10:00 am = Sing - Sponsored by Timberline Construction
Wednesday August 1st 2018 at 10:00 am = Home – Sponsored by A Final Touch Landscaping & Lawn Care
Wednesday August 8th 2018 at 10:00 am = Wonder – Sponsored by Just 4 You Insurance and Horstmann Premiere Financial

Empowher Women’s Conference

Wednesday June 27th 9am-3pm
Gateway Center in Collinsville
We are teaming up with the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, and the Collinsville Chamber to make this a great event. Lunch will be provided, along with 3 great stage speakers and 8 breakout options. This is a great conference to learn how to make the most out of your professional career.
Individual tickets: $50
Table of 6: $280
Vendor Booth: $200
Sponsorships: $500 - $1,250
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2018 Metro East Start-Up Challenge

The purpose of MESC is to identify, recognize and reward entrepreneurship in the St. Louis Metro East region.  First Round Applications open July 1st. View the Schedule and More Info
View 2017 Winner Announcement
2017 MESC Winners
View Sponsorship Levels and View SBDC 2017 Metro East Challenge Information

Business Series with Nathan Stooke

All Classes $25  Session include lunch.  Attend all 4 sessions for $85.  RSVP to; View the Flyer

Tuesday July 10th 11am-1pm; What I'd Do Differently

Tuesday July 17th 11am-1pm; Hiring Rockstar Employees

Tuesday July 24th 11am-1pm; Leadership

Tuesday July 31st 11am-1pm; Growing Pains

Wisper University; Wisper Internet
9711 Fuesser Rd.; Mascoutah, IL 62258

CPR Party

If an emergency occurs, are you prepared to help?  Host a CPR / First Aid Party and receive your training free!  Have fun and learn.  By combining Emergency and Safety Trainers' unique teaching methods and a non intimidating setting, the result is a learning experience that ou won't forget when needed.

To book your CPR party or for more info, call us at 314-596-2497 or 573-366-3436
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Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes

Free High School Equivalency Certification* Classes
*Comparable to GED* certfication

Day and evening classes start soon in your area (as early as May 14th - please see the flyer for more information)

Sign up for a required preregistration/orientation session held at the SWIC Belleville, Red Bud, Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis Community College Center.

Learn more and schedule a required preregistration appointment: 618-235-2700 ext 5525
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On-the-Job Training Helping Your Business

Illinois WorkNet Centers offer On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save hiring and training cost for new hires.
The OJT Program Provides:
Cost Savings; Excellent Employees; Convenience

Your Business Can Participate if:
- OJT position is permanent and full-time (32+ hours/week)
- OJT position pays at least $10/hour
Contact us to learn more about how your business can participate!
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Madison County Employment and Training Services

Through the Madison County Employment and Training Department and the Local One-Stop Centers, we can recruit a qualified pool of applicants tha tmeet the specific needs of your business or organization.  The following services are provided:
- Recruitment Assistance
- Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- Labor market Information
- Testing
- On the Job Training (for qualified employees)
- Incumbent Worker Training (for qualified businesses)
- Apprenticeships
Get Involved with Madison County Employment and Training - View the Flyer

Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) can help qualifying companies upgrade the skills of existing employees that will ultimately help the company remain competitive, increase profits, and support the growth of the company.  Based on the size of the company, up to 90% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

View the Flyer for Training Quick Facts

Requirements for Registering an Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.  Registered Apprenticeship programs are customizable to match the employer's need and highly flexible in order to always meet the employer's changing requirements.

View the Flyer to find out more about creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program

2018 Free Telco Analysis

Are you paying to omuch for your phone and internet service?
Let us discover your best deal with a FREE analysis!
All we need is one month of local, long distance and internet bills to see if we can save you money.  Email your bills today to  or call Debbie at 618-443-5113 to learn more.
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2018 Grizzlies Schedule

Check out the 2018 Gateway Grizzlies Schedule!
GCS Credit Union Ballpark
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd
Sauget, IL 62206
*Dates and Times Subject to Change
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College Sitters+Nannies+Tutors

Making life easier for Moms (it’s what we do).
Whether you have a meeting at school or just need to run errands, we’re the simple solution to your day to day needs.

4 Free Sitter Hours - Offer good for 4 Free consecutive hours.  Requires new customers complete family set-up process with College Nannies+Tutors.  Customer may be billed for additional hours.  Use promo code:

Edwardsville | 618.551.0363
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Respite Care at Cedarhurst in Edwardsville

Special Pricing for Respite Services
All-inclusive Respite Care: $100/day
(Maximum of a 60 day stay - after 60 days, you are welcome to stay with usas a full-time resident.  Please ask for details.)
Offering a better solution for seniors who are recovering from a hospital or rehabilitation stay.
Call: 618-979-3602
7108 Marine Rd, Edwardsville IL 62025
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Gateway Foundation Treatment Centers

The Hidden Dangers of Alcohol

Even moderate alcohol consumption can have negative effects. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Gateway illustrates the hidden dangers of drinking alcohol.

Want to Learn More? Watch Gateway's Alcohol Awareness Month Video Series at

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Lindenwood Memorandum of Understanding

Lindenwood University is offering opportunities for members of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and their families.

View the Memorandum of Understanding for more information.

Lindenwood First Responders' Grant

Lindenwood University is Offering $3600 per year towards First Responders' Future*
* Please view the flyer for restrictions
Supporting those who protect their communities everyday.
Lindenwood University Accelerated Program for Working Adults
-Classes meet one night a week
-Earn up to 36 credit hours/year - 9 credit hours/quarter
-Earn a Master's degree in 15 months
-Students can begin the Bachelor's degree program without any previous college credits
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2017 Needs Assessment

Illinois's community action agencies are conducting a study of the needs of low-income people.  Results from the study will be considered by Illinois's community action agencies for planning, developing and delivering agency  activities, services and initiatives.  If you could please take a few moments to fill out the survey, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Take the Survey

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness 2 for $20 Special

Come Kick It with Us...
2 for $20 Taekwondo Special- 2 weeks of classes, 2 classes per week!
Enroll after the 2 weeks, and your $20 goes towards your new membership and uniform!
Offer valid for new members only.

Intersection of I-255 and Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL

Call 618-345-2953 to set up your appointment today!
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