Home Pub bar James Killion’s birthday is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at James Killion Park.

James Killion’s birthday is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at James Killion Park.

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ALTON — The James Killion Park Beautification and Improvement Committee will host James Killion Day at James Killion Park, 2400 Washington Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.

The event is meant to celebrate Killion’s birthday and life as well as honor veterans of the past, present and future.

Mayor David Goins, members of the Killion family and local veterans will be in attendance. Food, drinks and musical entertainment by DJ Love will also be on the menu.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:

FRIDAY MAY 27

• Alton High School Graduation Ceremony: 7:00 pm, Alton High School Gymnasium, 4200 Humbert Road, Alton.


• 68th Annual Italian American Days Festival: 4:00 p.m., Benld City Park, 305 N. Main St., Benld

• Fundraiser for Amie Metz: 4 p.m., The Russell E. Dunham Memorial Post 1308, 4445 N. Alby St., Alton.

• LoveBuzz: 7 p.m., The Lodge at The Lovejoy, 401 Piasa St., Alton.

• Imposters: 8 p.m.-midnight, Chez Marilyn, 119 W. 3rd St., Alton.

• Rushmore Pop-Up with Calihoo: 3pm-7pm, Rushmore, 11 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Crossed the line: 2-6 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Z Band: 7:30-11:30 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Fitness ‘n’ Fun Spring Recital: 6 pm, Ann Whitney Olin Theatre, Hatheway Cultural Centre, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• Lady Luck: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave., Godfrey.

• An Evening with Michael Martin Murphey: 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville

• Skylark Brothers: 6 p.m., Edwardsville Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road., Edwardsville.

• Reverse: 7 p.m., Granite City Elks Lodge #1063, 4801 Maryville Road, Granite City.

• Midwest Avenue: 8 p.m. – Midnight, Patrick’s Bar and Grill, 2900 Nameoki Road, Granite City.

• Dan Sproat: 3-7 p.m., The Terrace at Aerie’s Resort Event Venue, 601 Timber Ridge, Grafton.

• Two the Hard Way: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Grafton Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton

• Scott and Karl: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Loading Dock, 400 Front St., Grafton.

• Wade Trent: 8pm-11pm, The Bloody Bucket Saloon, 201 E. Main St., Grafton.

• For more information on Al-Anon meetings, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

SATURDAY MAY 28

• Riverside Flea Market: 9am-5pm, The Loading Dock, 400 Front St., Grafton.

• Alton Farmers’ and Artisans Market: 8 am to noon, 501 Landmarks Boulevard, Alton. Every Saturday from now until October 15.

• 68th Annual Italian American Days Festival: 4 p.m., Benld City Park, 305 N. Main St., Benld. Will present the Benld Italian Club Car Show. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Raging Rivers Opening Day: 11am-6pm, Raging Rivers Water Park, 100 Palisades Pkwy, Grafton.

• James Killion Day: 1 to 4 p.m., James Killion Park, 2400 Washington Ave., Alton.

• DLuxe events and SWS grand opening and pop-up store: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 317 Homer M. Adams Parkway, Alton.

• Ride To Fight Suicide Scott Reinke Memorial: 9 a.m., Teds Motorcycle World, 4103 Humbert Road, Alton.

• Carnival Family Fest: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Abundant Church, 3986 Humbert Road. Alton.

• Number4Combo: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Chez Marilyn, 119 W. 3rd St., Alton.

• NGK Group: 7 p.m., The Lodge at The Lovejoy, 401 Piasa St., Alton.

• Saturday Sweat Bootcamp: 8 am, Nautilus Fitness Center, 4425 Industrial Drive, Alton.

• Hospital fundraiser: 3 pm, Bubby and Sissy’s Bar, 602 Belle St., Alton.

• Jeremiah Johnson: 5-9 p.m., Chubby’s Grill and Garage, 1022 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Jonathan Baker: 5 to 8 p.m., The Brown Bag Bistro, 318 E Broadway, Alton.

• Naked Soul: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Z Band: 7:30-11:30 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Wilderness First Aid Training: 8 am, The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey.

• That 80s Band: 8pm, The Regal Beagle, 3042 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• Seated: 8:00 p.m., Sunset Bar and Grill, 2807 W. Delmar Ave., Godfrey.

• Land of Goshen Farmers’ Market: 8 am to noon, 100 St. Louis Street, Edwardsville.

• Public Second Chance Bag Sale: 8 am to noon, The Glen-Ed Pantry, 125 5th Avenue, Edwardsville.

• Trent Thrun: 5-9 p.m., Stagger Inn Again, 104 E. Vandalia St., Edwardsville.

• Bobby Rolens with Jimmy Rolens: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Foundry Public House, 126 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Midlife Band: 12-3 p.m., 1818 Chophouse, 6170 Bennett Drive Suite A, Edwardsville.

• Mike Keller: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Corner Tavern, 1013 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Midwest Avenue: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Back Bar, 228 CN Main St., Edwardsville.

• Bingo Saturday night: 7 p.m., South Roxana Dad’s Club, 417 Roxana Ave., South Roxana.

• 5-point plan: 8 p.m., Hooch and Sixteen’s Bar, 1511 Pontoon Road, Edwardsville.

• Root Dig’n Nation: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Patrick’s Bar and Grill, 2900 Nameoki Road, Granite City.

• SuperJam: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Pump House Bar and Grill, 1523 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River.

• City Wide Yard Sales: All day, Grafton.

• Memorial Weekend Poppy Sales: All Day, IL-3 and IL-100, Grafton.

• Wade Trent: 12-3 pm, Aerie’s Resort Event Venue Terrace, 601 Timber Ridge, Grafton.

• John Jarrett Littlefield: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Terrace at Aerie’s Resort Event Venue, 601 Timber Ridge, Grafton.

• 1-Hour Mississippi and Illinois Cruise: 4:45-5:45 PM, Port of Grafton, 215 W. Water St., Grafton.

• Chocolate Lovers Cruise: 6:15-8:15 p.m., Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St., Grafton.

• Rum on the River Cruise: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Port of Grafton, 215 W. Water St., Grafton.

• Cabin Fever: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Grafton Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Exit 52: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Grafton Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Synergee: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Yacht Rockers: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Loading Dock, 400 Front St., Grafton.

• Worth the Fight: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Grafton Oyster Bar, 215 Water St., Grafton.

• Catfish Willie: 8pm-11pm, The Bloody Bucket Saloon, 201 E. Main St., Grafton.

• Karaoke night: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., 3e Chute Bar & Grill, 220 W. Main St., Grafton.

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