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November 2022

 

 

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Upcoming Events....  Saturday, November 5th.

Pere Marquette State Park

Pere Marquette Hosting Fishing, Hiking Programs........

 

Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Illinois recently announced that they will be hosting fishing Night Hike programs on Friday, September 30th, and on Saturday, November 5th.

 

Attendees will meet at the Pere Marquette Visitor Center at 5 pm, where there will be a program on fish and urban fishing presented by urban fishing coordinator, Scott Isringhausen.  Kids will then be allowed to fish in the bluegill pond after the presentation.

 

At 7:30 pm, there will be a program about owls, followed by a two mile night hike.  At he end of the hike, there will be a hotdog and marshmallow roast.  Refreshments and drinks will be included.  One flashlight per family is recommended........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from thetelegraph.com

 

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Turkey Shoot

Alton Motorboat Club

Godfrey, IL

 

Check out the Alton Motorboat Club Facebook.. click here

 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Visitor Overlook and Parking Area

Lock and Dam 21

Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

 

Reposted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District Facebook.. click here

 

November, 3-6, 10 and 14-16 St. Louis, Mo Area

World Wide Marine Training

2023 Midwest Class Schedule .....

 

 

Reprinted from Midwest Marine Training.. click here

 

Grafton Ferry

Last Day of Operation for 2022......

 

Last day at Grafton is November 13th. Hopefully the weather stays good until then.

 

Have a great day,

 

Denise

Calhoun Ferry Company

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Event... Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

NGRREC Interns Will Display Their Projects........

 

On Tuesday, November 15th, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center will be highlighting the work of their interns and staff during a special Neighbor Nights event.  The event will run from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 

The Neighbor Nights event will begin with an open poster session and an optional guided tour of the field station which will be held at 6:30 pm.  Guests are then encouraged to head to the Riverview Room at 7 pm to see the interns present their projects.

 

NGRREC Assistant Amy Monroe says that the NGRREC's intern program offers a unique research experience for undergraduate students in the St. Louis Metro region........

 

Click here to read more from thetelegraph.com.  With Photo.

 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Trim A Tree & Adult Gift Exchange

Duck Club Yacht Club

 

Reposted from Duck Club Yacht Club Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Ice Skating Rink Re-opening

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill

Grafton, IL.....

 

Reposted from Loading Dock Bar & Grill Facebook.. click here

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Lock 27 Closure

Mississippi River.....

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER
MILE 185.5 - L/D CLOSURE.
On November 22, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., L/D 27 (main and auxiliary chambers), in the vicinity of Mile 185.5, will be closed for dive inspections. Mariners should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster

 

 

Reposted from US Coast Guard Local Notices to mariners.. click here

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

Froge's bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo.....

 

 

Reposted from Froge's Bar & Grill Facebook.. click here

 

 

November 24, 2022, Thanksgiving Day

Mel's RiverDock Restaurant Closed

Illinois River at Hardin, IL

 

Reposted from Mel's Illinois RiverDock Restaurant Facebook.. click here

 

Friday, November 25, 2022

Christmas Tree Lighting

Grafton, IL.....

 

 

The Grafton Christmas Tree Lighting is on Friday evening, Nov. 25th
5:30pm at The Grove Memorial Park where we will celebrate the start of
the Holiday season. Take a break from the hustle & bustle of Black
Friday, grab your hot chocolate (or toddies), and hang out with friends,
neighbors or family and view the lights of Grafton. Get your holiday
photos by the lights or stop by the biggest candy cane in town (maybe
even on the river), the Grafton Lighthouse, for a unique photoshoot

 

Reposted from Grafton RiverBeat Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Great River Road

63rd Annual Great River Road Race........

 

On Saturday, November 26, 2022, the Alton Thanksgiving tradition, the 10 mile Great River Road Race, is set for it's 63rd edition.  The event will begin at 10 am.

 

The race will start and finish adjacent to Ardent Mills in Alton, and will cover five miles out and back along the Great River Road along the Mississippi River Road.

 

Each year, the Alton Road Runners Club hosts the race, with the proceeds going to fund the Road Runners' series of three races in June, July and August for children, as well as the Runners of the Year Banquet........

 

Click here to read this news story from riverbender.com.  With Photo

 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Downtown Alton, IL

20th Annual Green Gift Bazaar

 

 

Sierra Club Illinois’ Three Rivers Project and Alton Main Street to Host 20th Annual Green Gift Bazaar on Small Business Saturday

 

ALTON, IL -- Sierra Club Illinois’ Three Rivers Project and Alton Main Street are celebrating Small Business Saturday by hosting the 20th annual Green Gift Bazaar. On Saturday, November 26, this event will give community members the opportunity to purchase eco-friendly gifts for upcoming special occasions while supporting small businesses during the holiday season. The bazaar will feature over 40 vendors selling homemade jewelry, art, ceramic pottery, clothing and accessories, herbal products, and much more. Plan a day of shopping with your friends and family to celebrate Small Business Saturday and pick up unique, locally-made, “green” gifts for everyone on your list!

Join us in Downtown Alton between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 26 at two different locations—the Jacoby Arts Center located at 627 East Broadway and Post Commons located at 300 Alby Street. There is no entry fee to shop at either location. Both locations will feature vendors selling a variety of environmentally-friendly gift ideas that are made from recycled or upcycled materials, Fair Trade, or hand crafted in the United States. In addition, shoppers will receive information about sales from downtown Alton retailers and restaurants. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook at fb.me/e/2aRVrcx43.

“The Three Rivers Project works to preserve the rivers and natural areas of the Piasa Palisades region by empowering community members to act as citizen scientists. The Green Gift Bazaar offers the community a chance to lean into that role by making eco-conscious purchases ahead of the holiday season,” said Christine Favilla, Co-Coordinator of the Three Rivers Project of Sierra Club Illinois. “Sierra Club will also offer a kids’ holiday make-and-take craft booth and feature alternative gift wrapping ideas for folks who want to wrap their gifts with recycled materials. We look forward to welcoming the community to the 20th annual Green Gift Bazaar to kickstart the holiday season with Mother Earth in mind!”

“Instead of hustling through crowds on Black Friday or scrambling to buy holiday gifts last minute, join us at the Green Gift Bazaar on Small Business Saturday!” said Sara McGibany, Executive Director of Alton Main Street. “We’re proud to provide eco-friendly gift options to the community while also giving friendly local artists, independent businesses, and restaurants a boost for the 20th year in a row. We’ll also provide shoppers with ‘sales and specials’ information from downtown retailers and restaurants. We hope to see you on November 26th!”


“In partnership with the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program, we will also offer a free Holiday Light Exchange at the Jacoby Arts Center. People can bring their old strands of holiday lights and trade them in for a free LED strand,” Christine Favilla said. “Energy Star qualified holiday lighting strings consume 75 percent less electricity than old-fashioned conventional incandescent light strings. This will be a first come, first serve exchange while supplies last.”

 

 

December 2022

 

 

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Miss Augusta Holiday Happenings

Missouri River at Augusta, Mo......

 

Reposted from Miss Augusta Facebook.. click here

 

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Con Trios Yacht Club

Christmas Party 2022
Trio Banquet Center, St. Charles, MO 63301

Date: Saturday, 12/3 Time: 6:15pm - 11:00pm

Location: Trio Banquet Center, 2021 Golfway Street | St. Charles, MO

$65 per person - limited to the first 60 registered

Cocktail Attire Encouraged

BUFFET DINNER OF TURKEY, BEEF TIPS, PARMESAN GARLIC POTATOES, GREEN BEANS, SALAD, ROLL & DESSERT

Open Bar from 6:30-10:30pm

Music by House DJ

Click Here for event information

 

Saturday, December 3 2022

Santa's Chocolate Express

Grafton, IL

 

Reposted from Sanat's Chocolate Express Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Mississippi River At Cape Girardeau, Missouri

MDC Looking For Volunteers For River Cleanup........

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation is looking for volunteers for a cleanup of the Mississippi River.  The MDC and the volunteers intend to remove litter and help beautify the Cape Girardeau riverfront.

 

Angela Pierce, event organizer and naturalist at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center says that the waterways are vital to the beauty and functionality of the community.  She adds that in order to keep enjoying the natural beauty of the Mississippi River, we have to take care of it.

 

Volunteers have been asked to register online at the MDC website.  On the day of the cleanup, volunteers are asked to meet at the Broadway entrance of Riverfront Park in downtown Cape Girardeau by 2 pm.  Free T-Shirts, snacks and drinks will also be provided........

 

Click here to read this news article from kfvs12.com.  With Photo.

Click here to visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Grafton SantaCon Pub Crawl

Grafton, IL

 

Reposted from Grafton SanatCon Pubcrawl Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday and Sunday December 10 - 11, 2022

Mississippi River At Hartford, Illinois

Arrival At Camp River Dubois ........

 

Over the weekend of December 10 - 11, 2022, the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, Illinois will be celebrating the 219th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition's arrival at their winter encampment.  The free event will be held between 10 am and 4 pm in the Interpretive Center.

 

During the event there will be reenactors and demonstrators who will be demonstrating what life was like for the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during their stay at Camp River Dubois over the winter between December 1803 and May 1804.

 

There will be soldiers in period uniforms on hand, demonstrating the White Pirogue boat.  The War of 1812 artillery unit will be displaying and interpreting their cannon and equipment.  Some of the Expedition soldiers went on to serve during the War of 1812........

 

Click here to read more from thetelegraph.com.  With Photo.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

River Christmas Party

FastJax's Grocery / BBQ

 

Reposted from John Patrico Jr Facebook.. click here

 

Paddlefish Snagging.......

 

On the Upper Mississippi

  March 15 - May 15, 2022

  Sept 15 - Dec 15, 2022

 

Source:: Missouri Department of Conservation

Winter on the River Photography Contest

Entry Deadline December 19, 2022

 

Reposted from Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary Facebook.. click here

 

Friday, December 23, 2022

Lock Restrictions and Closure
Lock & Dam No. 21, UMR Mile 324.9

 

 Navigation traffic will be allowed to lock from 1700 to 0600 daily during the restriction period.
 The upper and lower guidewalls will not be available for breaking/making tows. Lines will need to be caught on the I-Wall side of the lock unless approved otherwise by the Lockmaster.
 The tow haulage units will not be operable during this time, which will prohibit double lockages upstream and downstream utilizing the tow haulage
unit equipment. Tows can still transit the lock with a double, as long as they have either a tug assist or industry self-help pulling cuts out of the lock
chamber. Tows will have to transit and stage barges at above mile marker 326 northbound or below mile marker 324 southbound to reconfigure tows.
 The purpose of the restrictions and closure is to replace land wall concrete, replace the kevel rail, and conduct lock wall joint repairs. All work will
be performed by a contractor.
 All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster. Towboat operators are
requested NOT to tie up on the guide walls during these closure periods. Please contact the lock at 217-222-0918 or on channel 14 for assistance.


Reposted from Notice To Navigation Interest #201530

 

 

December 24, 2022, Thru January 5, 2023

Mel's RiverDock Restaurant Closed

Illinois River at Hardin, IL

 

Reposted from Mel's Illinois RiverDock Restaurant Facebook.. click here

 

January 2023

 

 

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RiverWatch Volunteer Awards

Nominations Accepted Until Monday, Jan 2, 2023......

 

Reposted from Illinois River Watch Facebook.. click here

 

Exhibit Dates: January 7, 2023 - March 10, 2023

Winter On The River

Photography Contest.......

 

Reposted from National Great Rivers Museum Facebook.. click here

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Lock Restrictions and Closure
Lock & Dam No. 22, UMR Mile 301.2

 

Lock 22 will be closed to all navigation from 0700 hours on Friday, January 13, 2023 until 1300 hours on Thursday March 2, 2023.

 

Reposted from Notice To Navigation Interest #201530

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Lock Restrictions and Closure
Lock & Dam No. 21, UMR Mile 324.9

 

Lock 21 will be closed to all navigation from 0700 hours on Thursday January 12, 2023 until 1300 hours on Thursday March 2, 2023.

 

Reposted from Notice To Navigation Interest #201530

 

February 2023

 

 

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St. Louis Boat  & Sportshow Cancelled

 

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The 2023 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow... Cancelled

 

 

24 October, 2022

Hi Bill:

The following email went out to our exhibitors this morning:


Dear Exhibitors,

We wanted you to be the first to know that the 2023 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow has been canceled due to the America’s Convention Center Complex ongoing renovations. The NMMA is committed to upholding a presence in St. Louis, retaining the show’s assets for future opportunities. We are exploring the viability of other venues to produce a show in the St. Louis market, while also working with the convention center on securing future dates.

We’ll be in touch with updates and opportunities impacting your business.

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at denvall@nmma.org.

Sincerely,

Darren Envall

Vice President, Midwest Boat & Sportshows
National Marine Manufacturers Association

 

March 2023

 

 

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lock Re-Opening
Lock & Dam No. 22, UMR Mile 301.2

 

Lock 22 is scheduled to re-open to Navigation at 1300 hours on Thursday March 2, 2023.

 

Lock has been been closed since January 13, 2023 for maintenance

 

Reposted from Notice To Navigation Interest #201530

 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lock Re-Opening
Lock & Dam No. 21, UMR Mile 324.9

 

Lock 21 is scheduled to re-open to navigation at 1300 hours on Thursday March 2, 2023. 

 

Lock has been been closed since January 12, 2023 for maintenance

 

Reposted from Notice To Navigation Interest #201530

 


April 2023

 

 

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May 2023

 

 

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May 2023, Various Dates

World Wide Marine Training

2023 Midwest Class Schedule .....

 

 

Reprinted from Midwest Marine Training.. click here

 


June 2023

 

 

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July 2023

 

 

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August 2023

 

 

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September 2023

 

 

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October 2023

 

 

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November 2023

 

 

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November 2023, Various Dates

World Wide Marine Training

2023 Midwest Class Schedule .....

 

 

Reprinted from Midwest Marine Training.. click here

 


December 2023

 

 

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