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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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Feb
5
Fri
Wisek Art @ Old Bakery Beer Company
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With roots in hip hop and street art, Jorge Medina of Wisek Art showcases a fantastic fusion of fine art and street style to create eclectic works of art that will be available for purchase throughout the evening. As you watch Jorge Medina work his magic, enjoy old style hip-hop played by DJ Pome and DJ CBS.

Feb
6
Sat
Bald Eagle Days @ Pere Marquette State Park
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am

Witness for yourself and learn about one of the Alton area’s greatest winter treasures: bald eagles.

A park guide at Pere Marquette State Park will give informative presentations about bald eagles. Visitors will learn, for example, what eagles eat, why they spend their winter months in the area, and how to distinguish between mature and immature eagles, just to name a few topics.

The presentation will include a short video followed by an observational driving tour to see the eagles. Be sure to dress for the weather and have plenty of gas in your tank. All presentations will begin at Pere Marquette Park’s Visitor Center at 8:30 am. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (618) 786-3323.

Bald Eagle Days continue select dates through March 2016. Please refer to our Events Calendar to see more dates.

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Eagle Watching with Ranger @ Two Rivers Wildlife Refuge
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy a morning of eagle watching led by refuge rangers from Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will have the chance to visit multiple areas at the refuge that are known for eagles. A personal vehicle will be needed. Attendees are reminded to dress for the weather. Open to all ages. Space is limited; please call (618) 883-2524 to register in advance.

Make this eagle watching season the best ever with an Eagle Watching Getaway at The Beall Mansion!

Birds of Winter: Raptor Saturday @ Audubon Center
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Audubon Center this winter to see and learn about the migratory birds that make this area their home during the winter months. Enjoy the view while staying warm inside the center, or venture out to the water’s edge for a closer look at nature of the Riverbend.

For more information, please call (636) 899-0090.

Make this eagle watching season the best ever with an Eagle Watching Getaway at The Beall Mansion!

Live Bald Eagles @ TreeHouse Wildlife Center
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

See a live bald eagle up close and personal each weekend in January and February at TreeHouse Wildlife Center. Visitors will have the chance to ask questions and learn about the species and their habitats.

Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call (618) 466-2990.

Make this eagle watching season the best ever with an Eagle Watching Getaway at The Beall Mansion!

Cabin Fever Party feat. Rock This Boat @ Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

By now you’re probably tired of cold, dreary winter and missing the warm sunshine of summer. Who wouldn’t be? Grafton Winery and Brewhaus is offering a taste of summer with their Cabin Fever Party Saturday, February 6th!

While it may be cold, you can still enjoy the day indoors with live island party music by Rock This Boat from 3-7 and great specials on favorite menu items, including:

  • Cubano Sandwich – $9
    Pulled Pork, Sliced Ham, Swiss Cheese, Over Easy Egg, Pickles and Citrus Aoli with chips
  • Jerk Chicken Wings – $10
  • Pan-Seared Grouper – $16
    Mango Pineapple Salsa and Basmati Rice

For more information, please call (618) 786-3001.

Birds of Prey @ Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sure, eagles may be the most popular, but they aren’t the only birds of prey in the Riverbend. Learn about the many other birds that call this area home with displays and educational activities throughout the day. Treehouse Wildlife Center will also be there with live raptors. Ask questions, take pictures, and see these amazing birds up close!

For more information, please call (618) 251-9101.

Make this eagle watching season the best ever with an Eagle Watching Getaway at The Beall Mansion!

Wisek Art @ Old Bakery Beer Company
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With roots in hip hop and street art, Jorge Medina of Wisek Art showcases a fantastic fusion of fine art and street style to create eclectic works of art that will be available for purchase throughout the evening. As you watch Jorge Medina work his magic, enjoy old style hip-hop played by DJ Pome and DJ CBS.

Dinner Theatre: “Love Letters” @ Jacoby Arts Center
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy a special Mardi Gras-themed presentation of “Love Letters”, complete with all-you-can-eat jambalaya. And what’s a Mardi Gras celebration without king cake and beads? Have it all at Jacoby Arts Center’s Mardi Gras Dinner Theatre Saturday, February 6th!

This touching romance is a theatre piece unlike any you’ve seen before. A.R. Gurney’s unique play consists of love letters between childhood friends Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner spanning 50 years. Learn their hopes and ambitions and hear their love for each other as Bankside Repertory Theatre Company takes the stage at Jacoby Arts Center February 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th.

Doors open at 5, and dinner begins at 5:30. For more information, please call (618) 462-5222.

Let the romance continue with a stay at The Beall Mansion!

Feb
7
Sun
Birds of Winter: Eagle Sunday @ Audubon Center
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Audubon Center this winter to see and learn about the Riverbend’s treasure, the magnificent bald eagle, among other migratory birds that make this area their home during the winter months. Enjoy the view while staying warm inside the center, or venture out to the water’s edge for a closer look at nature of the Riverbend.

For more information, please call (636) 899-0090.

Make this eagle watching season the best ever with an Eagle Watching Getaway at The Beall Mansion!

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