Alton Church launches fundraiser on Wednesday

ALTON — Saints Peter and Paul Church, at 717 State St. in Alton, will kick off its year-long fundraiser to help renovate the church at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.

James Hanlon, a fundraising committee volunteer, said the fundraiser will help pay for renovations to the historic church.

“It’s an old limestone church over 150 years old, so it will need major repairs,” Hanlon said.

After the service, a short film directed by Hanlon’s son, Ryan, will be shown with the history of the church and details of the repairs needed. Afterwards, you will be served a dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers and other dishes. The event is open to the public.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:


• Jerseyville Street Fair: 5pm-8pm, corner Washington and Arch Street, Jerseyville.

• East Alton Farmers’ Market: 3-7 pm, EastGate Plaza parking lot, 625 EastGate Shopping Center, East Alton. Every Tuesday until October 25.

• Jersey County Farmers and Crafts Market: 4-7 p.m., Outrageous Outdoors, 902 S. State St., Jerseyville. Every Tuesday until September 22.

• Anthony Nanney and Co.: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Aerial Stretch and New Moon Restoration: 6-7 p.m., River Bend Yoga, 100 W. 3rd St., Alton.

• First Watch Party: 5 to 8 p.m., Big Daddy’s Edwardsville, 132 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Steve Mellas: 5 to 9 p.m., Grafton Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Chicago Stepping Classes: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tango Event Center, 212 E. Elm St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alton Sports Tap, 3812 College Ave., Alton.

• Zumba Fitness: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Shinobi Fitness, 127 W. MacArthur Drive, Cottage Hills.

• Yoga at the Wildey: 7 to 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Camelot Cribbage Club: 6 p.m., Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Takes place every Tuesday. For more information, call Phill at 618-288-7910.

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


• St. Peter and Paul Fundraiser Launch Mass: 6:00 p.m., St. Peter and Paul Church, 717 State St., Alton.

• Ozark Trivia: 6-9 p.m., The Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton.

• D-Lux Acoustic Duo: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Alton VFW: 7-9 p.m., Alton VFW Post 1308, 4445 Alby St., Alton.

• Brush Boutique Grand Opening: 4-7 p.m., Brush Boutique, 5302 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• The Riverbend Classics Band: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Barkers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave. Godfrey.

• The Rollens Brothers: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Civic Park, 1301 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City.

• Muddy Earl Ray: 7 p.m., Doit’s Village Inn, 4015 Pontoon Road, Granite City.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Wigglers: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wiggler’s Bar and Grill, 7243 Saint James Drive, Edwardsville.

• Celebrate Alton’s Recovery: 6:30-9:00 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1422 Washington Ave., Alton.

• Take Off Pounds Sensably (TOPS): weigh-in at 9 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., meeting immediately after the weigh-in until 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 160 E. Lorena Ave., Wood River. For more information, call 618-259-7343.

• Al-Anon Meeting: 9:15 a.m., First Baptist Church Room 107 (buzzer), 201 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto.

• Al-Anon meeting: 7:00 pm, Upper Alton Baptist Church and Kindergarten, 2726 College Ave., Alton. For more information, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit and

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