Church women’s Lenten services begin March 2


ALTON – The Greater Alton Church Women United has announced the Lenten service schedule beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 2.

The first service will be held at Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main Street, Alton at noon.

Services will be held every Wednesday at various churches in Alton and Godfrey, from March 2 through April 13, with a final service scheduled for Friday April 15. Most churches will serve lunch for a $5 offering.

The Greater Alton Church Women United will also collect for the Food Crisis Center and the Oasis Women’ Center.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:


• Mardi Gras Concert: 6:30 p.m., Ahlemeyer Atrium, TR 141, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• Godfrey Board of Directors Meeting: 6:00 pm, Godfrey Village Hall, 6810 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• The Bearded Bandits: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• 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.

• 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


• Ash Wednesday service: noon, Main St. United Methodist, 1400 Main St., Alton. The guest speaker is Elder Michael Porter (Millennium Temple).

• Ash Wednesday at Mount Olive: noon, Mount Olive First Baptist Church, 410 W. 3rd N. St., Mount Olive.

• Ash Wednesday Fish Fry: noon, TJ’s Place, 1539 Madison Ave., Granite City.

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

• Team Quiz: 7-9 p.m., Oliver’s Main Street Pub, 140 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Wednesday Party Pong: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill, 2511 Illinois 157, Edwardsville.

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

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