RBGA LeadHership Seminar takes place on Friday

ALTON – The River Bend Growth Association will be hosting a LeadHership Seminar at Enjoy Church, 3303 Homer M. Adams Parkway from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, October 14.

Three dynamic speakers are on hand to share exclusive insights on hot topics affecting women in leadership positions: Nina DeAngelo, Keisha Gwin and Peggy Lewis LeCompte.

Delivering a message of “You can’t spell Aweso (me) without me,” DeAngelo is a mindset, empowerment and business coach as well as an Army veteran. His passion is to help other business owners succeed and reach their highest potential.

Gwin will share his message through “The Gifts of Imperfections: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Meant to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” With a message of “Empower, Inspire, and Uplift,” the third speaker is LeCompte, senior adviser to State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:


• Darry Garcia’s Lonesome Blues: 8 p.m., The Conservatory, 554 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Rotary Club of Riverbend meeting: noon, Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave., Alton.

• 1055 Band: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Free meditation session: 6-6.30pm, Market at Milton, 132 Milton Road, Alton.

• Field Guides: 4-6 p.m., The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey.

• “Creatures of the Night” Guided Tour: 5 and 6 p.m., Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville.

• Brighton Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m., Schneider Park, 414 N. Maple St., Brighton. Every Thursday until October 6.

• East Alton History Museum Open: 1-4 pm, East Alton History Museum, 119 N. Main St., East Alton.

• National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Illinois Zoom Meetings: 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is required to receive the meeting link. Email Pat Rudloff, [email protected] to register.

• A Course in Miracles: 1 p.m., New Bethel UMC, 131 N. Main St., Glen Carbon. For more information, call 618-288-7910 or 618-698-5088.

• Karaoke with DJ Toni: 8 p.m.-midnight, Martin’s Tunes & Eats, 575 S. 6th St., Wood River.

• Karaoke Thursday: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Marina Holiday Shores, 100 Elm Drive, Edwardsville.

• Cornhole Tournament: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill, 2511 IL-157, Edwardsville.

• The Roundtable: 4-7 pm, AOS Alternative Office Space, 219 Eastgate Plaza, East Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo: 7 to 9 p.m., Edison’s Entertainment Complex, 2477 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville.


• Broken Circle with The Fireside: 8pm-11pm, The Conservatory, 554 E. Broadway, Alton.

• RBGA LeadHership Seminar: 1-4 p.m., Enjoy Church, 3303 Homer M Adams Parkway, Alton.

• Phantasmagoria V exhibition: 10am-5pm, Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Salmon Creek: 4 p.m., Chez Marilyn, 119 W. 3rd St., Alton.

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

• East Alton History Museum Open: 1-4 pm, East Alton History Museum, 119 N. Main St., East Alton.

• Great Godfrey’s Maze 2022: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey.

• Annual Happy Hour Trunk or Treat: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Happy Hour Barber Stop, 4619 N. Alby St., Godfrey.

• Hookie: 7 p.m., Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave., Godfrey.

• Collinsville Rec Club Haunted Hayrides: 7-10 p.m., Collinsville Recreation Club, 427 S. Mulberry, Collinsville.

• Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones International Show: 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Miles Brenton: 7 p.m., 1818 Chophouse, 6170 Bennett Drive Suite A, Edwardsville.

• Wade Trent: 3-7 p.m., The Winery at Aerie’s Resort, 600 Timber Ridge, Grafton.

• Sunset Over the Vineyards: 6-9 p.m., Grafton Winery the Vineyards, 21028 Eckert Orchard Road, Grafton.

• Skylark Duo: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Worth the Fight: 7 to 11 p.m., Grafton Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Scott and Karl: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Loading Dock, 401 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.

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Elisha A. Tilghman