Highland Around Town - May 8 edition

This will be the last Highland Around Town. You can find a list of area events online at bnd.com/events.

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Questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.

Friday, May 10

Aviston Legion Fish Fry — 4:30-7 p.m. American Legion Post 1239, 601 S. Clinton, Aviston. Cod (baked or fried), catfish, shrimp, hush puppies, chicken strips, fries, baked potato, slaw, applesauce. Dine-in and carryout. 618-228-7311 or avistonlegion.com.

Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11

St. Andrew’s Book Fair — 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 10 (by reservation only), and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 406 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville. The Book Fair features more than 20,000 used books, organized and priced to sell. Categories include fiction (hardcover and paperback), children’s books, history, literature, pets, sports, regional history, cookbooks, gardening, art, biography, music, humor, graphic novels, religion, reference, science fiction and other genres. Other items available include DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl records, puzzles, sheet music and much more. St. Andrew’s uses a reservation system to limit Friday night participation to no more than 35 patrons at one time. Area book lovers may sign up for the sale online at SignUpGenius, which is linked on the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church website: (standrews-edwardsville.com). Those without computer access can call 618-692-8104 to make a reservation for Friday. No reservations are required for Saturday. Credit cards now accepted.

Saturday, May 11

Damiansville/Albers Village-wide Spring Garage Sales — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Multiple locations, Damiansville and Albers. (Some sales will be open Thursday-Friday, May 9-10.)

Sunday, May 12

Litchfield Pickers Market — 8 a.m. to noon. 400 N. State St., Litchfield. An open-air market filled with antique and vintage collectibles, live music and lots of great food. facebook.com/litchfieldpickersmarket

Mother’s Day Breakfast — 8 a.m. to noon. American Legion Post 1026, 600 N. Bertha St., Albers. Serving pork sausage, ham, eggs, fried potatoes, pancakes and biscuits and gravy. Cost: $13 adults, $6 kids 5-12, under 5 free. 618-248-5505.

Monday, May 13

Marine Historical Society — 7 p.m. Monday, May 13. Marine Citizens Center, 101 W. Silver St., Marine. Part of the meeting will be devoted to the planning of a car cruise to be held in October. Anyone interested in volunteering to help the Society plan this event or help at the event are encouraged to attend. The meeting as well as membership is open to the public.